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Movie of the Week: Brest Fortress

 Aleksey Kopashov as “son of the regiment” Sasha Akimov  3/27/2015 Brest Fortress: Geopolitics Lessons from a Regimental Orphan By J.Hawk White Tiger is not the first Russian film to predict the coming of war in Eastern Europe. Brest Fortress did it as early as 2010. The movie itself tells, through the eyes and narration of […]

US Humvees delivered to Poroshenko

3/25/2015 US Humvees delivered to Poroshenko By J.Hawk The US (in other words, Joe Biden, who evidently is Obama’s discount Dick Cheney) promised Ukraine a total of 30 armored and 200 unarmored Humvees. That seems to be the extent of the US military aid to Ukraine. The Europeans still don’t want to see any “lethal” […]

Debaltsevo: Junta’s Stalingrad

2/26/2015 Debaltsevo: Junta’s Stalingrad By Klim_Vo Translated from Russian by J.Hawk Junta’s losses over the last month stagger the imagination. DPR Ministry of Defense published data concerning the losses of Ukrainian occupation forces which they suffered during battles with Novorossia’s defenders in the vicinity of Debaltsevo and on other sectors of the front between January […]

“We are losing”–Maidan die-hard toys with the idea of military dictatorship

2/26/2015 We are losing By Yuriy Kasyanov Translated from Russian by J.Hawk Let’s speak openly. We are losing the war. The string of battlefield defeats, punctuated by the so-called “peace agreements” demonstrates the political powerlessness of the government and the total inadequacy of the military high command. Let’s count. The agreement to let Girkin [a.k.a. […]

UAF’s Looming Artillery Shortage

2/23/2015 Ukraine is taking Soviet-era D-48 85mm anti-tank guns from mothballs By Evgenuss Translated from Russian by J.Hawk The D-48 was developed in the late 1940s and officially adopted in 1953. Series production continued between 1953 and 1957, with a total of 819 guns manufactured. The reason these guns are being taken out of mothballs […]

Ukrainian-Polish-Lithuanian Brigade to Become Operational in 2015

2/20/2015 Poroshenko creates the Ukrainian-Polish-Lithuanian militarybrigade. Its command to be located in Poland. Translated from Russian by J.Hawk Petro Poroshenko signed the law ratifying the agreement with Lithuania and Poland on the creation of a joint military unit. “The brigade is being formed in order to participate in international operations on the basis of a […]

US-supplied armored Humvee captured by Novorossia militia

2/19/2015 US-supplied armored Humvee captured by Novorossia militia By J.Hawk The vehicle was one of the many seized from the UAF at Debaltsevo and its vicinity. It seems to be in perfectly good working order. I suppose the most surprising thing about it is that the UAF had no time to put it up for […]