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u/Lord_Ciar · 13 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

When it gets warm the snow and ice melt and roads and fields become hard to use. The winter is actually easier to prepare and execute an offensive. The spring is terrible, but great for defending the conquered territory.

Manstein, in his book "lost victories" fought the Soviets in exactly the same weather and in exactly the same places. He talks about it extensively. For anyone interested in the militairy paramaters in this conflict, this is very interesting reading.

Additionally: Leclerc tanks may be one of the best tanks in the world. That's quite a powerful addition to Polish defence. Surely, an expensive one without a doubt.

u/skv9384 · 3 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

> FSB? what’s that stand for? FUCKIN SEXY BEASTS!!!!!!!!!

ROFL. Great find OP!

Well at least Strelkov has admirers from all sexual orientations:

u/feels_good_man · 2 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

> There is not a single Party of Regions held seat in the new government.

That's true, but from what I understand that's because the actual Party of Regions has been dissolved, people like Kinakh and Yefremov are still sitting in their seats, just in the opposition now.

> so why do it then? other than to ignite the East's separatism?

Ethnic politics are often zero-sum, this could have been a way to appease Pravii Sektor and their ilk - show that their ridiculous demands are being listened to, and they shouldn't foment further violence.

> what was the point of going after the Russian language law right after the Yanukovich takedown? I struggle to come up with a rational explanation.

Ethnic conflicts are tough to wrap one's head around, I highly recommend this book:
I can't say I've come up with a rational explanation as much as a sympathetic one - Yanukovich was seen by some as yet another anti-Ukrainian oligarch in charge of Ukraine, willing to cave to Moscow for his material improvement. He also received the most support from what a lot of people might see as the region (south and the east) that has historically wanted to separate and might see as a region that hates being Ukrainian and wants to dissolve that identity and link with Russia. This was in some ways, a reassertion of Ukrainian national identity, a way of saying "This is not Russia".

> it's not just a talking point though. it's a really hot-button issue that enrages people, much like banning Victory Day (May 9th) celebrations. and that button was deliberately pushed, sending a clearly incendiary message.

As far as I can tell this is just a rumor,
If they are indeed cancelling Victory Day, that would be...strange.
Not quite Latvia's march:

Edit: formatting hard

u/CitizenDK · 0 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

It works out to something like 227 million dollars a year for 22 years. That is a lot of money to spend on propoganda and building pro-western organizations. You may say that's a good thing. I disagree.

But, I think you are willfully ignoring the stated goals of the State Department in those documents This applies to Russia as well as Ukraine. So, does that aid go to Ukraine to do with as they will, or does it go to promote the State Dept. agenda of putting a friendly govt. in Here is what is stated by the State Dept.

> For Eastern and Southeastern Europe, this goal is best met through these countries’ accession to the European Union and NATO

It is unambiguous. So you can't sit back and say that the US isn't meddling.

This is the CIA playbook. It's been in use since the 50s. I recommend reading Phillip Agee's Inside the Company. He lays out in detail exactly how the CIA operated in Central America.

Inside the Company

u/roma258 · 1 pointr/UkrainianConflict

I think the Lithuanian part of the program was pretty limited. If you're interested in the subject, I'd highly recommend this book gives great context to current events.

u/Sayting · 3 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

Russian Roulette is a good man of the street sort of view but lacks any context for decisions made behind the scenes due to their lack of access.

Not a video series but I would recommend:

>Lessons from Russia's Operations in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

It also goes into and explains some of the Byzantine politics driving the Russian intervention in Donbass with Oligarchs sponsoring groups in an effort to influence the Kremlin by creating facts on ground.

Edit: Found a free copy:


u/Absenteeist · 13 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

I find this part strange:

> But during all 23 years of independence of our country the ideals of the West Ukraine have been forcibly dominating – in direct or indirect form. And the people from S-E just have been living, working, and tolerating.

And yet for the past four years the president was from Donetsk and his Party of Regions, which has its electoral and financial base located primarily in the east and south-east of Ukraine, has held the most seats in parliament since at least 2006. How is this western domination?

Just because a view is from an “insider” doesn’t make it unbiased or more true. I know people inside Ukraine who feel exactly the opposite from this writer.

I’m also frankly tired of this whole “the west are Nazis” narrative. Any thinking person should question it based solely on how simplistic it is. If you care about the truth, research it yourselves from reputable sources. You can start here, or go deeper with a book like Ukraine: A History, by Orest Subtelny.

u/LiveLongAndFI · 3 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

If you enjoy statistical analysis in this article you might like book Freconomics. It has two chapters dedicated to spotting fraud using statistical analysis.

u/zxcdw · 4 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

There's a whole book written about the subject, Innumeracy. Lots and lots of people don't understand numbers and how to interpret them, leading to all sorts of weird things.

A good read, from cover to cover.

u/phila6 · 1 pointr/UkrainianConflict

Отлучная статья от ребят которые предсказывали какой-то конфликт на одной из границ Украины еше пару лет назад, почитайте.

Чуствую к завтра эту статью переведет Petr i Mazepa.
Very good article from people who predicted some kind of conflict within Ukraine borders couple of years ago. Their book is worth a read.

Have a feeling will translate it into Russian by tomorrow.

u/picklemeparsnips · 9 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

You are better off reading The Shock Doctrine as it has more background and much better sources from several credible people.

Or of you are just literally challenged you could always watch the film of the book, but that is the lite version.

The IMF are gangsters and every where they go they leave a trail of debt and exploitation. Ukraine will be no exception.

u/GeorgeBerger · 12 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

Poor Strelkov. Widespread rumors he'd fled the area along with his deputies, allegations of his complicity in ethnic cleansing in the Balkans decades ago, starring in some weird M/M erotica on Amazon, and now the CIA slander and character assassination comes to Donetsk itself...

A man who took any notice of reality might get depressed by all that, but not Strelkov. :)

u/balticpuppet · 0 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

Sure, but they are also much bigger and they have a lot more to lose at this point economically. By the way if you want some good insight about how Russian army fights, take a look at this book

Its from the Chechen wars, but the Army more or less still works the same.

u/PheryPhunny · 1 pointr/UkrainianConflict

> Regardless, you heavily implied that Russians specifically didn't follow the news about Ukraine or that it was unfair to ask Russians about Ukraine.

No I did not, I simply said that normal people don't care about the news. I have no idea how you got that out of it. I only mentioned Russia, Ukraine, or anything related to that conflict once.

>To be completely honest with you, I respect all of the people who said "I don't know" or "I don't follow it" more than the ones who started spouting shit about fascists.

Those that don't know anything about anything but just give bullshit answers are followers. An interesting book that follows up on this idea is

It's just a form of indirect brainwashing.

u/Snerler · 5 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

I am going to disagree that there is not "unbiased" info on the conflict. That line of thinking plays into Russian PR tactic exactly as they want. Russia's whole thing is that "there is no truth" so there is no way to judge a situation that Russia is involved with. This book and many other essays go into detail and examples.

I think the conflict is clear as day when future generations look back. Nobody can dispute:

  1. Russia opposed Ukraine making an economic agreement with Europe (EU association).
  2. Russia brought armed forces into Ukraine and occupied Crimea.
  3. Russia sustained the war against Ukraine in Ukraine's East.
  4. 9,000+ Ukrainians have been killed.

    The rest of the details about the conflict are insignificant in the grand scheme of things. There is lots of biased opinions on whether some individual shells were fired by the Russians or the Ukrainians, etc etc. Those events should be discussed with an understanding that we don't know exactly what transpired.

    But as for a basic overview for people who never heard of Ukraine there is plenty of unbiased info because the basics are not disputable.