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Section: Institute for the Study of War (USA)

      Russian-backed Separatists Postpone Disputed Elections
      Oct08

      Russian-backed Separatists Postpone Disputed Elections

      By Daniel Pitcairn Key takeaway: Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have postponed unrecognized local elections from October and November 2015 to February 2016. The elections would have violated the “Minsk” peace process which requires the vote to proceed under Ukrainian law. The postponement will mitigate risks of armed conflict...

      Russian Military Activity: September 2015
      Oct02

      Russian Military Activity: September 2015

      Download the PDF Russia mobilized and transported forces and equipment to Syria under the guise of military exercises. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

      Putin Ushers in a New Era of Global Geopolitics
      Sep28

      Putin Ushers in a New Era of Global Geopolitics

      Download the PDF The positioning of Russian aircraft in Syria gives the Kremlin an ability to shape and control U.S. and Western operations in both Syria and Iraq out of all proportion to the size of the Russian force. It can compel the U.S. to accept a de facto combined coalition with Russia, Syria, Iran, and Lebanese Hezbollah, possibly in...

      Ukraine Crisis Update: September 23, 2015
      Sep24

      Ukraine Crisis Update: September 23, 2015

      Russia and the separatists continued their operational pause in eastern Ukraine as Russia turned its attention toward its creation of a forward operating base in Syria ahead of President Vladimir Putin’s speech at the UN General Assembly on September 28. Tags Ukraine Project Ukraine …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

      Ukraine Crisis Update: September 9, 2015
      Sep10

      Ukraine Crisis Update: September 9, 2015

      Download the PDF Russian-backed separatists have dialed back offensive operations in connection with a September 1 ceasefire agreement. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

      Ukraine Crisis Update: September 3, 2015
      Sep03

      Ukraine Crisis Update: September 3, 2015

      Download the PDF Russian-backed separatists initially abided by a short-term ceasefire beginning September 1, which was designed to reduce the number of civilian casualties during the first week of the Ukrainian school year. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

      Ukraine Crisis Update: August 26, 2015
      Aug27

      Ukraine Crisis Update: August 26, 2015

      Download the PDF Russian-backed separatists continued to engage Ukrainian forces with indirect fire along the front line in Donbas, as talks resumed on the implementation of the February “Minsk II” ceasefire agreement. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

      Ukraine Crisis Update: August 20, 2015
      Aug21

      Ukraine Crisis Update: August 20, 2015

      Download the PDF Russian-backed separatists launched a rare artillery barrage on the northeastern outskirts of the strategic government-held port city of Mariupol on August 16. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

      Ukraine Crisis Update: August 12, 2015
      Aug13

      Ukraine Crisis Update: August 12, 2015

      Download the PDF On August 10, Russian-backed separatist forces launched their largest combined arms assault against Ukrainian forces in the past two months. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

      Ukraine Crisis Update: August 5, 2015
      Aug06

      Ukraine Crisis Update: August 5, 2015

      Download the PDF Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine continued to launch indirect fire and probing infantry attacks against Ukrainian forces in a similar pattern to recent weeks as negotiators from Kyiv, Moscow and the separatist “republics” convened in Minsk to discuss the failing February 2015 ‘Minsk II’ ceasefire agreement....