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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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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Will NATO Be Able to Restrain Russia?

WESTERN EXPERTS’ CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS

Victor Hvozd

In the face of Russia’s aggressive foreign policy, the question of the USA and NATO’s ability to hold back its expansion is quite important. This refers, first of all, to the Russian military sphere, which is considered the source of the most critical threats to the world and European security, as well as directly to Ukraine’s one

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Over The Abyss

ЯДЕРНЕ ПРОТИСТОЯННЯ У СВІТІ І УКРАЇНА

Віктор Гвоздь

Незважаючи на те, що США та Росія готові до певних змін своїх позицій в бік покращення, у військовій сфері вони фактично знаходяться у стані протистояння. І навіть більше, останнім часом таке протистояння починає виходити на новий рівень. Це стосується насамперед активного розширення масштабів їх підготовки до можливої ракетно-ядерної війни. До того ж набуває нового вигляду і взаємний ядерний шантаж. Такий процес розпочався після того, як відносини між Заходом та Росією загострилися внаслідок російської агресії проти України, коли обидві сторони, по суті, пішли шляхом ескалації «холодної війни» між США/НАТО і СРСР у 1950–1980-х роках: від нарощування угруповань звичайних сил на Європейському театрі військових дій — до посилення їх ракетно-ядерних потенціалів стратегічного та тактичного рівнів.

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Economy in Exchange for Sovereignty

Should We Stake On Russia?   Victor Hvozd Despite the clear constitutional definition of Ukraine’s external course, the election campaign in our country again gave relevance to this issue. Thus, despite Russia’s continuation of its armed aggression against Ukraine, a number of Ukrainian political forces openly advocate restoration of relations with the aggressor without any commitments on its part. In support of this, the arguments are put forward about “positive effects” of such a step, which supposedly would contribute to the development of the Ukrainian economy and increase the standard of living…

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Returning Russia’s Rights in the PACE

A Catastrophe or a Warning for Ukraine?   Since 2014, the support of our state by Western countries and international organizations in the confrontation with Russia is critically important for Ukraine. First of all, this concerns the USA, the EU and NATO’s actions to contain the aggressive policy of Moscow through sanctions and increasing of military presence in Europe, as well as financial, economic and military technical assistance to Ukraine. In general, our Western partners’ attitude to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine remains unchanged. But lately, some European countries have been making attempts to reach agreement with Moscow, including at the expense of certain concessions in its favor.…

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