The Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s main intelligence directorate terror plot foiled in Crimea August 2016 SITREP I will keep updating this post over the next couple of days. I have a large amount of information mostly in Russian, that’s why it takes me long time to translate. Please, keep checking back for updates. How it’s all started A shootout took place on Crimean border early on Saturday August 7th The shooting
Vladimir Putin took part in a Federal Security Service board meeting. Meeting participants summed up the results of the Federal Security Service operations in 2014 and set priority targets for 2015. PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Good afternoon, colleagues. We always attach great importance to the work of the key power agencies pertaining to national security. Today, within the framework of this expanded board meeting we will summarise the results
Note: normally the meetings of the Russian Security Council are held behind closed doors. This time, however, the press was allowed in just to record the beginning of the opening remarks of Vladimir Putin. Then the press was asked to leave. Clearly, this is intended as a message to the Russian people. I have bolded out the part which appear the most important to me. The Saker ——-Good afternoon, colleagues.
The recent discussion with Lysander, Joe and others about possible Russian actions to prevent a NATO attack on Syria has lead me to conclude that it might be to look into this topic in a separate post. So here is my point of view on what Russia is really up to. As always, I offer that as a basis for discussion and I hope that you guys will contribute your