Armies of Russia's War in Ukraine

Armies of Russia's War in Ukraine

Hook, Adam (Illustrator); Galeotti, Mark

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

06/2019

64

Mole

Inglês

9781472833440

15 a 20 dias

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Introduction: brief overview of the complex relationship between Russia and Ukraine, and the ejection of President Yanukovych in the 'Maidan Revolution' of February 2014. * Taking Crimea: summary of Russia's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, the forces involved, and the military lessons learned. * 'Hybrid War' in the Donbas: overview of the war's progress to date, and such incidents as the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. * Russian Proxy Forces: local militias, volunteers, Cossacks and mercenaries; career of 'Igor Strelkov', 'defence minister' of the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic; the Vostock Battalion, Chechen veterans organized by the GRU; Russia's difficulty in controlling its proxies. * Russian Regular Forces: the battalion tactical groups - order of battle; the battle of Debaltseve - a month-long conflict which obliged Russian regulars to intervene; the battle of Zelenopillya - destruction of Ukrainian mechanized units by Russian artillery. * Ukrainian Auxiliary Forces: volunteer militias bankrolled by oligarchs - orders of battle of volunteer battalions. * The battle for Donetsk Airport - the vicious four-month 'battle of the Cyborgs'. *Ukrainian Regular Forces: structure, equipment, tactics, and developing capabilities; Ukrainian Army order of battle; Ukainian Navy and Naval Infantry. * The Future ? Identifiable trends, e.g. drone-controlled artillery; blending of militias; intelligence; deniable regular forces; and Russia's use of mercenaries as part of 'hybrid warfare', in Ukraine and later Syria.
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