Russia / Strategy Media Update – 12 August 2017

To Inform is to Influence

Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting.

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Russians conduct amphibious assault exercise in Kaliningrad, likely to scare the Swedes and Finns who have exposed island territories in the Baltic Sea. More on Butusov’s comments on invasion scenarios – will the Russians try for the Crimean corridor and extend to Transnistria, will they push for Kyiv, or both? Ukrainian Ministry for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons publishes a map of the range footprints of advanced Russian weapons deployed to Crimea, and as a bonus, do the same for Kaliningrad, the intent being to educate “some politicians and public figures in several European countries” – likely futile as Russian money is more important than unwanted facts. Notable is the long range SS-N-30 / 3M14 SLCM variant deployed on the Buyan-class corvettes, and the derivative SSC-7 / 9M728 Iskander K GLCM. Ukrainians also comment on Putin’s drive to deploy…

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