Will There Be Changes in Russia?

PUTIN’S ADDRESS TO THE RF FEDERAL ASSEMBLY

Victor Hvozd

Twenty years ago, in early 2000, V. Putin came to power in Russia. As the end of Putin’s fourth constitutionally-mandated term of office is approaching (ends in 2024), the question of maintaining his power is rising again. On the pages of our website we have already considered possible options for the Russian ruling elite to resolve the aforementioned problem. Let’s look at them again in the context of the current situation in Russia

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Suleiman: Reasons and Consequences

PART 2

Vadiym Volokhov

The death of Major General Qasem Soleimani, Commander of the Special “Quds Force” of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as we have already mentioned, later caused a number of events that in some way affect not only Iran but the whole situation all over the Middle East. It is time to analyze the aftermath of General Q. Soleimani’s death

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The Persian Gulf

GEOPOLITICAL ASPECTS OF THE CONFLICT

Victor Hvozd

“Borysfen Intel” has already touched upon the problem of another exacerbation of the situation in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East, which has created a threat of armed conflict between the United States and Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran, IRI) with the involvement of neighboring countries. At the same time, this problem has a deeper character and geopolitical consequences, for Ukraine included, and thus needs deeper analysis

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Soleimani: the Reasons and Consequences

THE QUDS FORCE COMMANDER’S DEATH WILL IN NO WAY WEAKEN IRAN, BUT WILL AFFECT THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Vadym Volokhov

January 3, 2020, news agencies of the world spread the news about the death of Major General Qasem Soleimani, Commander of the special “Quds Force” of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Certainly, the blow is quite strong, but in no way will it weaken Iran and in some way will affect the whole situation in the Middle East

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Germany’s Reaction to Berlin’s Refusal to Provide Military Assistance to Ukraine

COULD GERMANY HAVE DONE MORE IN SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR UKRAINE?

Serhiy Polyovyk

Interview with Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko for German agency Redaktions Netzwerk Deutschland (RND) about Germany’s refusal to provide military assistance to Ukraine has come as a surprise to European experts. And European media, including the German RND, Spiegel, N-tv.de, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, etc., have even found it necessary to react to it. Thus, the RND has taken V. Prystaiko’s statement as a direct request to Germany to provide such assistance

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How the Partners in the “Normandy” Format Are Getting On: Germany

THE INTERNAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS AND SCENARIOS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF EVENTS

Roman Kot

The Paris meeting in Normandy format on the 9th of December 2019, undoubtedly was just the first step towards resolving the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, and it is obvious that this process will take years. The effectiveness of Ukraine’s further efforts to force Russia to peace under this format will depend not only on Ukraine’s efforts, but also on the level of Berlin and Paris’ support for Ukrainian initiatives. This, in turn, is directly related to the domestic dynamics in Germany and France. So, let’s analyze what is happening within these two countries

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NATO Is Responding to Russia’s Preparations for War

ON THE ACTIVITY OF RUSSIAN SUBMARINES IN NORTH ATLANTIC

Serhiy Polyovyk

A few days ago, some European media, including the German Handelsblatt and the Austrian Die Presse, reported about Russian submarines’ unusual activity in North Atlantic.
Purposeful in nature, publication of such information took place after the London Summit of NATO. There were also reports of testing new Russian ground, sea and airborne missile systems, the use of Russian combat aviation in Syria, unprecedented concentration of heterogeneous troops and weapons of the Russian Armed Forces in Crimea, the planned testing of submarines and training of the Russian Navy in the ocean.

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France’s Role in NATO Does Not Suit Macron, Does It?

DOES EUROPE REALLY NEED STRATEGIC AUTONOMY?

Serhiy Polyovyk

Recently, French President Emmanuel Macron announced his intention to visit Moscow next May. Independent European analysts have long noted E. Macron’s affection for Russia. And his statement about participation in the Moscow parade once again testifies to the dominance of the nuclear leader’s own interests over the principles of democracy, over observance of conditions of collective security in Europe and solidarity within NATO.

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