JRL NEWSWATCH: “Ukraine spy chief says Russian offensive slowing due to fatigue” – Reuters

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

“Ukraine’s top military intelligence official [Kyrylo Budanov] said … Wednesday that Russia’s military offensive was slowing because of moral and physical fatigue in their ranks and Moscow’s ‘exhausted’ resource base. … one of the strongest signals by Kyiv that it believes Russia’s offensive power may be waning. … Moscow claimed the capture of the eastern region of Luhansk in early […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russia Confounds the West by Recapturing Its Oil Riches” – WSJ

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“Moscow is raking in more revenue than ever with the help of new buyers, new traders and the world’s seemingly insatiable demand for crude.” “Russia pumps almost as much oil into the global market as … before its invasion of Ukraine. With oil prices up, Moscow is also making more money. Demand from some of the world’s largest economies has […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russia can’t stop war, even if Ukraine drops NATO hopes – Putin ally” – Reuters

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“… [Dmitry Medvedev] said on Friday that Moscow would not stop its military campaign in Ukraine even if Kyiv formally renounced its aspirations to join NATO. … [N]ow deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, [Medvedev] also said … that Russia was prepared to hold talks with … Zelenskiy subject to certain conditions. Even before the February invasion, Moscow made clear […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Are sanctions on Russia working? The lessons from a new era of economic warfare” – The Economist

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“… [A] war of attrition is taking place along a thousand-kilometre front …. … [A]nother struggle is raging — an economic conflict of a ferocity and scope not seen since the 1940s, as Western countries try to cripple Russia’s $1.8trn economy with a novel arsenal of sanctions. … [I]t … reveals a great deal about liberal democracies’ capacity to project […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Is the U.S. mission to support Ukraine getting a named operation?” – Military Times

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“Six months into the U.S. effort to bolster Ukraine’s military with equipment, while reassuring NATO allies with troops and aircraft throughout Eastern Europe and Germany, the plan is for troops to remain activated for the foreseeable future. … [T]he Biden administration [reportedly] plans to put a name on this support effort …. [b]ut a Pentagon spokesman couldn’t confirm …. ‘I’m […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Ukraine has survived half a year, but the war is probably not half over” – Washington Post

Ukraine Map Highlighting Donbas, adapted from image at defense.gov, with photo credit to Peggy Frierson, DOD

“… Ukraine has all but announced its intent to launch a counteroffensive aimed at retaking the strategic southern city of Kherson. It has made progress toward that objective in the form of daring, successful drone and sabotage attacks deep behind Russian lines in Crimea. This further shows the already demonstrated utility of U.S. equipment such as the HIMARs artillery system. […]

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JRL NEWSLINK: “How Many of Russia’s Economies Can You Fit Into Germany’s?” – Russia Matters

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One way geopolitics experts (and pundits) try to help the general audience size up a challenge posed by a less familiar country is to compare it to a better known country (or, in the case of an American audience, a U.S. state). That cognitive trick has been recently applied by Andrew A. Michta, an American political scientist at the George […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Zelenskyy says Ukraine has been ‘born again’ by resistance to Russian invasion” – Financial Times

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

“… Zelenskyy has vowed that Ukraine will fight Russia’s invasion ‘until the end’ … [speaking] on the 31st anniversary of [Ukraine’s] independence from the USSR. … in a video address from Kyiv’s Independence Square … Zelenskyy said his country had been ‘born again’ by its resistance to a war ordered by … Putin. … He pledged that Ukraine’s military, increasingly […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Car-bomb killing sows unease among cheerleaders of Putin’s war” – Washington Post

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“… Dugina’s death rocked … Russian TV anchors, journalists and other commentators … serv[ing] up propaganda justifying … Putin’s invasion …. The killing immediately heightened a sense of vulnerability among Russia’s most elite and visible promoters of the war in Ukraine, who now realize that they might be targets and that the government is potentially unable to protect them. … […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Where Ukraine war stands after 6 months” – AP

Ukraine Map Highlighting Donbas, adapted from image at defense.gov, with photo credit to Peggy Frierson, DOD

“When … Putin invaded Ukraine … an unprovoked act of aggression, many expected a quick victory. Six months later, the largest military conflict in Europe since World War II has turned into a grinding war of attrition. The Russian offensive has largely bogged down as Ukrainian forces increasingly target key facilities far behind the front lines, including in Russia-occupied Crimea. […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Who Will Get Rid of Putin? The Answer Is Grim” – New York Times/ Oleg Kashin

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“What’s easier to imagine … Putin suddenly declaring an end to the war on Ukraine and withdrawing his troops or a Russia without [] Putin that revises his policies, ends the war and begins to build relations with Ukraine and the West on a peaceful new foundation? … [P]rotests against the war have been completely choked off …. Critical public […]

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JRL NEWSLINK: “6 Ideas to Explore: Russia Analytical Report, Aug. 15-22, 2022” – Russia Matters

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1. Russian leadership expects a long war in Ukraine and, according to Vladimir Putin, the United States is the one “attempting to draw out this conflict.” Unsurprisingly, Putin’s proposition is shared by his senior diplomats. Gennady Gatilov, Russia’s permanent representative to the U.N. in Geneva, has told FT that he expects a long conflict. “And the more the conflict goes […]

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Imperializing Russia: Empire by Default or Design?

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(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 799 – Marlene Laruelle – Aug. 22, 2022) Marlene Laruelle is Research Professor and Director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine is both a strategic conflict with the West to reshape the post-Cold War […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russia rules out peace deal to end Ukraine war” – Financial Times

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“Ambassador Gennady Gatilov warns Moscow expects a prolonged conflict.” “Moscow sees no possibility of a diplomatic solution to end the war in Ukraine and expects a long conflict, a senior Russian diplomat has warned …. Gennady Gatilov, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva … [said] the UN should … play[] a bigger role in attempts to end the […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “U.S. Steps Up Enforcement of Its Long List of Russia Sanctions” – WSJ

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“Biden administration pushes to close loopholes and lobbies countries like China and India to curb trade with Russia.” “The U.S. has imposed … powerful sanctions against Russia[] … to punish it for the invasion of Ukraine. Now, U.S. officials are pushing to ensure they are effective, closing loopholes, lobbying other nations for support, and cracking down on people abetting Russia’s […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russia’s Struggles: We explain why the last several weeks of the war in Ukraine have gone poorly for Russia” – New York Times

Ukraine Map Highlighting Donbas, adapted from image at defense.gov, with photo credit to Peggy Frierson, DOD

“… [T]he most recent phase of the war has gone better for Ukraine than many observers expected …. [H]ere are the three scenarios we described … Russia starts to win. … [and] continue[s] to take over more of eastern Ukraine, as … in the spring, and ultimately control[s] all of the Donbas … The war falls into a stalemate. … […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “5 things you need to know about Russia’s intelligence failures ahead of the invasion of Ukraine” – Washington Post

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“… 1. A clandestine branch of Russia’s security service was deeply involved in the Kremlin’s failed war plan, assuring officials … that Ukraine’s government would fall quickly and deploying operatives to install a puppet regime. … 2. FSB officers were so confident … that they spent the final days before the war arranging [Kyiv] accommodations …. 3. The FSB’s Ukraine […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Europe’s powers gave Ukraine no new military pledges in July, data shows; Europe’s military support for Ukraine has been decreasing since April, according to data from the Kiel Institute.” – Politico

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“Throughout … July, Europe’s six largest countries[, the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Poland, reportedly] offered Ukraine no new bilateral military commitments … the first month that … happened since Russia invaded in February. … [D]espite historic shifts in European defense policy — which have seen  once reluctant countries like France and Germany ship arms to Ukraine — military […]

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JRL NEWSBLOG: “The war in Ukraine: Stay cool on Kherson: Why Ukraine’s army should not rush to recapture the whole province” – The Economist

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“… There is growing chatter that the Ukrainian army is preparing a counter-offensive in and around … Kherson in the south. It has damaged or severed most of the bridges … connect[ing] the city to other Russian-held territory, isolating Russian forces …. It is pounding Russian ammunition dumps and command posts with rockets. Ukrainian generals are buoyant; one says the […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Zelensky faces outpouring of criticism over failure to warn of war” – Washington Post

Screenshot file photo of Volodymyr Zelensky Gesturing, from Congressional Teleconference, adapted from image at doggett.house.gov

“Until this week, Ukrainians seemed to see … Zelensky as beyond reproach, a national hero who stayed in Kyiv … risk[ing] … personal safety to lead his country against invading Russian troops. Comments he made .. justifying his failure to share with Ukrainians details of repeated U.S. warnings that Russia planned to invade have punctured the bubble, triggering … public […]

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Ukrainian Southern Counteroffensive ‘Unlikely’ as Russia Bolsters Forces

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(Moscow Times – James Beardsworth – Aug. 18, 2022) A significant Ukrainian offensive to recapture Russian-occupied territories in its southern regions is seen as increasingly unlikely by experts as Moscow moves reinforcements to the area and Kyiv re-focuses on targeting Russian military capacity in the rear. Ukrainian officials have repeatedly threatened an imminent attempt to recapture the city of Kherson, […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Ukraine’s Black Sea deal also helps Russian farmers, economy” – AP

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“… [S]hip after ship loaded with grain has sailed from Ukraine after being stuck … for nearly six months. More quietly, a parallel wartime deal met Moscow’s demands to clear the way for its wheat to get to the world, too …. While the U.S. and its European allies work to crush Russia’s finances with a web of penalties for […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Five takeaways from The Post’s examination of the road to war in Ukraine” – Washington Post

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“… 1. The United States intelligence community penetrated multiple points of Russia’s political leadership, spying apparatus and military, and found … Putin preparing for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. … 2. Every decision on arming Ukraine was predicated on not giving Russia a reason to attack the United States and NATO. … 3. Biden dispatched his top intelligence official to […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russian visa issue” – Anders Åslund

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(Anders Åslund Twitter – twitter @anders_aslund – Aug. 16, 2022 “I feel deeply disturbed by the agitation to refuse all Russians visa to the EU because most Russians support Putin’s war in Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of liberal Russians who oppose the war have fled Russia. They must not be punished! Instead, the EU should interview all the Russian applicants for […]

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European Military Aid Commitments to Ukraine ‘Dry Up’ After 5 Months of War – Research

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(Moscow Times – August 18, 2022) Major European governments promised no new military aid to Ukraine in July, the first month this has happened since Russia invaded its pro-Western neighbor, according to research published Thursday. Ukraine, which relies heavily on Europe’s military and economic aid, received only around 1.5 billion euros ($1.5 billion) in new pledges of support in July, […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Ukrainians believe they’ll win the war, a survey finds” – Washington Post

Maidan Square in Kiev, Ukraine

“They’re optimistic about the future, despite months of trauma.” “The Pentagon announced $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine last week …. [T]he U.S. treasury has authorized $4.5 billion in budgetary assistance …. … likely … welcome news in Ukraine, where a survey reveals citizens remain determined to repel Russia’s invasion, no matter how long they think the war may […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Playing With Fire in Ukraine; The Underappreciated Risks of Catastrophic Escalation” – Foreign Affairs/ John J. Mearsheimer

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

“Western policymakers appear to have reached a consensus … [that the] Ukraine … conflict will settle into a prolonged stalemate, and eventually … a peace agreement … favor[ing] the United States … NATO allies … [and] Ukraine. … Few imagine … U.S. forces … directly involved … or … Russia[n] … use [of] nuclear weapons. … Although disastrous escalation may […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russia’s Repeat Failures: Moscow’s New Strategy in Ukraine Is Just as Bad as the Old One” – Foreign Affairs/ Dara Massicot

Ukraine Map Highlighting Donbas, adapted from image at defense.gov, with photo credit to Peggy Frierson, DOD

“… Russia invaded Ukraine … put[ting] its military forces in an unsustainable position … tak[ing] on more operations than they could bear[,] … nearly all its soldiers surg[ing] simultaneously and rapidly into Ukraine … along multiple fronts. … without … necessary protective measures …. vulnerable to ambushes, counterattacks, and severe logistical problems …. Moscow was overconfident [on multiple counts] … […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “The Zelensky Narrative is Shifting” – Newsweek

Screenshot file photo of Volodymyr Zelensky Gesturing, from Congressional Teleconference, adapted from image at doggett.house.gov

“… [T]he Ukrainian president has enjoyed nonstop adulation from the American press and audiences with celebrity glitterati. But now, the reality of his rule … is becoming undeniable …. The Biden administration had previously been as deeply committed to escalation in Ukraine as Senator Lindsey Graham or actor Ben Stiller were, but suddenly even the West Wing is beginning to […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Putin’s disposables; Russia is forcing Ukrainian conscripts into battle; Locals are trying to help them escape” – The Economist

Ukraine Map Highlighting Donbas, adapted from image at defense.gov, with photo credit to Peggy Frierson, DOD

“… Russian forces and leaders in the occupied ‘people’s republics’ of Donetsk and Luhansk are said to have mobilised some 100,000 men. Ukrainian officials say 25,000 conscripts from the occupied territories have been killed or are [MIA] …. Russian sources mention about 3,000 dead …. [D]ata suggest … Ukrainians from the separatist republics are dying at a higher rate than […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “The U.S. Is Afraid of Losing in Ukraine — or Winning; Russia’s war is forcing a cornered Putin regime to bet on red lines it can’t afford to enforce.” – WSJ

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

“… NATO … [with] a collective GDP 25 times … Russia’s[] is … massively superior to Russia [in terms of conventional military strength] …. Thanks to [Putin’s] expensively failed war, he … knows he has less and less … to counter a Western intervention except the threat of nuclear armageddon, which isn’t what [his] … billionaire [supporters]… signed up for. […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russian Economy Contracts Sharply as War and Sanctions Take Hold” – New York Times

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“The country’s gross domestic product from April through June declined 4 percent from a year earlier, new government data shows.” “The Russian economy contracted steeply in the second quarter as the country felt … economic consequences [from] … its war in Ukraine … believe[ed] to be the start of a yearslong downturn. … Western sanctions, which cut off Russia from […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “A disaster is looming at a huge Ukrainian nuclear power plant” – Washington Post

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“Grave alarm about a possible nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine is escalating …. Artillery shells … raining on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant … could strike … in a way that … disperse[s] radioactive materials and … widespread contamination … [like] a dirty bomb [] or interfere with its … cooling system, leading to a meltdown. The plant[] [is] occupied by […]

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War With Ukraine as Other Means to Speed Up Reversal of Russia’s ‘Civilizational Choice’

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(Russia Matters – Simon Saradzhyan – russiamatters.org – Aug. 12, 2022) Simon Saradzhyan is the founding director of the Russia Matters Project. To Vladimir Putin, the war in Ukraine is obviously not an end in itself. Rather, it is one of multiple means by which he’d like to attain multiple aims. Of these, one appears to be somewhat overlooked and undeservedly […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas” – AP

Ukraine Map Highlighting Donbas, adapted from image at defense.gov, with photo credit to Peggy Frierson, DOD

“In a growing challenge to Russia’s grip on occupied areas of southeastern Ukraine, guerrilla forces loyal to Kyiv are killing pro-Moscow officials, blowing up bridges and trains, and helping the Ukrainian military … identify[] key targets. … [S]preading resistance has eroded [local] Kremlin control … and threatened [Russian] plans to hold referendums … as a move toward annexation …. As […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Sanctions are working – whatever Putin says” – The Spectator

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“Don’t believe … Putin’s hype. The Russian economy is not OK. With western sanctions jeopardising up to 40 per cent of the country’s GDP, Putin’s assurances of an economic pivot to the East are a sham. And his weaponising of gas supplies to Europe is the financial equivalent of strapping on a suicide vest. That, roughly, is the message of […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “On the Kherson front lines, little sign of a Ukrainian offensive” – Washington Post

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“Waiting on weapons deliveries, Ukrainian gains on the ground have stalled.” “On the front line in southeast Ukraine, there is little sign that a major counteroffensive is brewing. For weeks, Western intelligence and military analysts have predicted that a Ukrainian campaign to retake the strategic port city of Kherson and surrounding territory is imminent. But in trenches less than a […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “After Ukraine, Is Kazakhstan Next in the Kremlin’s Sights?” – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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“A social media post by … Medvedev warning that northern Kazakhstan could be next in line after Ukraine was quickly taken down, but … reflects the mindset of Russian hawks … entirely in keeping with Russian political dialogue, where few taboos remain.” “… [G]enerally regarded as Russia’s closest ally after Belarus … [Kazakhstan] has always participated in … Russia’s integration […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Western sanctions have had ‘limited impact’ on Russian oil output, says IEA” – Financial Times

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“Rerouting of Moscow’s crude to India, China and Turkey has helped offset curbs elsewhere.” “… Moscow’s exports of crude and oil products to Europe, the U.S., Japan and Korea had fallen by nearly 2.2mn barrels a day since its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the [International Energy Agency] said. But the rerouting of flows to countries including India, China and Turkey […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Contradicting Kremlin’s Account, Crimean Officials Detail Explosions’ Extent” – New York Times

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

“Blasts at an air base in the Russian-occupied territory damaged 62 apartment buildings and forced hundreds into shelters. Satellite imagery showed destroyed fighter jets.” “… The images and the report by local officials on Wednesday contradicted the Kremlin’s earlier account of what had happened in Crimea, a strategic peninsula in southern Ukraine that Russia illegally annexed in 2014, and suggested […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “U.S. Says Russia’s Prized Kerch Bridge Is A Fair Target For Ukrainian Forces” – The Drive/ Emma Helfrich

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

“The $3.5B bridge Russia built to connect with Crimea is a major strategic and economic asset that Moscow seems very concerned with protecting.” “… [When] a senior U.S. official [was asked] whether … there were any preclusions about the use of … HIMARS[] in Ukraine against certain targets … the official responded … ‘Russian … capabilities and logistics nodes within […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “As Ukraine Holds the Line in Donbas, Russian Fire Shatters Cities in Moscow’s Path” – WSJ

Ukraine Map Highlighting Donbas, adapted from image at defense.gov, with photo credit to Peggy Frierson, DOD

“In Bakhmut, cluster munitions injure civilians as the infrastructure is gradually destroyed.” “… Russian artillery shells and rockets constantly rain on Bakhmut … destroying bit by bit a once elegant Ukrainian town of 72,000 … that used to be famous for … sparkling wines …. Russian forces started pushing toward Bakhmut more than a month ago, after seizing … Severodonetsk […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Stop Tiptoeing Around Russia; It Is Time to End Washington’s Decades of Deference to Moscow” – Foreign Affairs/ Alexander Vindman

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“… Recognizing the poisonous Russocentrism of U.S. foreign policy is the first step toward a better approach to U.S.-Ukrainian relations. … Even if Putin is … replaced …, the United States should not assume Russia can change for the better; rapprochement must be earned, not given. By freeing itself from its Russocentrism, Washington will also be better able to engage […]

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VIDEO: JRL NEWSWATCH: Ukrainian families navigate green corridor to Russian-occupied territories – CNN

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“CNN’s Nic Robertson speaks with Ukrainians navigating the route toward Russian-occupied territory, south of Zaporizhzhia, to reunite with family. Flooding in the region has turned the road to mud.”  Click here for: Ukrainian families navigate green corridor to Russian-occupied territories – CNN, Aug. 6, 2022 

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VIDEO: JRL NEWSWATCH: “How is that Kremlin bank account looking?” – Fox

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“Imported items including i-phones are still available.” “… ‘We’ve had some figures for the first half of 2022 released …’ Peter Mironenko of ‘The Bell’ tells Fox …. ‘… On the one hand … in the second quarter[] GDP fell around 4% and in the third quarter we will have about 7%. This is recession. But the scale is much […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russia Having ‘More and More Difficulties Conducting War in Ukraine’: Rice” – Newsweek

Ukraine Map Highlighting Donbas, adapted from image at defense.gov, with photo credit to Peggy Frierson, DOD

“… Rice isn’t the first military expert to suggest Russia’s soldiers, who have been painted as inexperienced and suffering from low morale, have been a reason for Russian failures. Some soldiers have reportedly been sent to the front line with little to no training …. [Reportedly even since the spring,] military leaders have had to promote unqualified soldiers to leadership […]

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Moscow Doesn’t Release All the Data It Collects But Doesn’t Keep Two Sets of Books or Falsify What It Does Issue, Former Kremlin Expert Says

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(Paul Goble – Staunton, July 15, 2022) It is widely but incorrectly believed that the Kremlin keeps two sets of books, one that is more or less accurate on which it relies and a second that is fundamentally distorted in order to make things look better to the population than they in fact are, Dmitry Nekrasov says. According to the […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Amnesty International’s report criticizing Ukraine is dividing the rights group” – NPR

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

“[An] Amnesty International … report … accusing the Ukrainian military of stationing … troops and artillery near hospitals, schools and residential buildings in ways that may amount to war crimes. … [has been getting] harsh pushback from Ukrainian officials and civil society leaders. … [including] Amnesty’s … own Ukraine operation. ‘We did everything we could to prevent this report from […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Is Russia high on war crimes?” – The Hill

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“… the bombing of the theater and hospital in Mariupol … the destruction of Severodonetsk, Lysychansk and Kharkiv … mass executions in Irpin and Bucha … daily rapes[;] [t]he bombing of the shopping mall in Kremenchuk and the city center in Vinnytsia[] … the destruction of over 50 Ukrainian POWs and the online castration of a soldier […] Don’t the […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Zelenskyy advisor says Ukraine will hold peace talks when it has military might to repel Russia” – Fox

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“Ukraine says peace talks will not happen until it has more advanced military capabilities to take on Russia.” “A top advisor to … Zelenskyy and … chief negotiator on [Ukrainian] peace talks with Russia, Mykhailo Podolyak, said … there are four ‘components’ Kyiv needs before negotiations with Moscow can continue – all … [relating to] advanced military equipment. … [such […]

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