Can Russia still impose itself militarily in Ukraine?

“The Special Military Operation in Ukraine is proceeding according to plan”. This is how General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, presented his daily briefing yesterday, Thursday March 10, after 15 days of war. However, many information radically contradict this statement, and it seems, on the contrary, that this military operation which was to be only a formality for the super-powerful Russian army, is turning into a veritable quagmire for Vladimir Putin. Faced with appalling losses in man and material, a difficult progression, distended lines, a Ukrainian resistance much more efficient and determined than envisaged as well as a response and mobilization...

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Is the Mediterranean again an area of ​​concentration of forces?

Traditionally, when we think of geographical areas under tension where many military forces are present, it is common to refer to the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, or more recently to the Western Pacific, especially around the China Sea. . On the other hand, the Mediterranean, and in particular the eastern Mediterranean, which was between the Second World War and the end of the 60s one of the most active areas militarily speaking, has since slipped, in the overall perception, towards the status of a secure area, allowing a significant commercial traffic. But for the past decade, many nations bordering the Mediterranean, as well as others there…

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Is Turkey Deploying Special Forces to Strike Armenia?

Yesterday, Monday, October 26, Russian air forces based in Syria, according to several concurrent sources, heavily struck training bases and Ankara-backed rebel forces in northern Syria, killing at least 56 rebels and injuring more of a hundred. These strikes would have, according to sources close to the Turkish power and reported by the Russian collective Wargonzo, provoked the anger of President Erdogan, who would have ordered the dispatch of special forces and troops to the border with Armenia, in order to carry out military actions directly in the country in retaliation. Russian strikes against forces close to Ankara constitute…

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Turkey at the heart of a node of polymorphic crises in the Eastern Mediterranean

By misuse of language, reference is generally made to the strong tensions between Greece and Cyprus and Turkey when it comes to the crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean. This theater concentrates, in reality, a large number of actors, all with different objectives, and yet all in tension as a result of the out-of-control behavior of the Turkish president in the area. France, Russia, Egypt, Israel, European Union, all are today involved in a crisis which could have considerable implications. President Erdogan has indeed launched, in recent years, a series of military operations and troop movements that have led all of his neighbors, such as…

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These 5 international crises that threaten world peace

In just a few weeks, several areas of international tension have evolved into crises threatening to turn into open conflict, with a significant risk of extension, to the point of threatening even peace on a planetary scale. Indeed, these major crises have this in common that they all involve, directly or indirectly, nuclear nations that are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, most of the time facing each other. In this article, we will provide a quick summary of the 5 major crises that potentially threaten to escalate into conflict, and involve nations with nuclear weapons. 1- The Belarusian crisis For little…

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Russia and Turkey more antagonistic than ever

It will become more and more delicate to play the cordial agreement between the Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart RT Erdogan, so much the zones of confrontation multiply between the two countries. Because after Syria and the clashes between loyalist Syrian forces supported by Moscow and Islamist paramilitary forces supported by Ankara, and the increasingly direct involvement of the two countries in the Libyan conflict, each supporting a side, it is now the turn of the confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan to crystallize the strong antagonisms between Moscow and Ankara. For the past few days, military engagements between Azeri forces, actively supported…

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Turkish drones in Syria and Libya reportedly destroyed around 1 Pantsir-SXNUMX air defense systems

Commissioned in the early 2010s, the Russian Pantsir-S1 medium-range anti-aircraft defense system quickly presented itself as a formidable opponent for any air force. Particularly complete, mobile and economical to purchase, the Pantsir-S1 could be purchased in large quantities and represented a small bubble of protection against any air vector: plane, drone, missiles, helicopters. In any case, this is how its designer, the KBP design office, has long presented the Pantsir-S1, heir to a long tradition of mobile air defense systems. In recent months, however, operational realities have overtaken commercial discourse. Widely engaged in Syria and…

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Could the Libyan civil war redefine modern air combat? Part 1/2

Since the Western intervention in Libya in 2011, and even more so since 2014, the country has been plunged into a protean civil war based on real geopolitical chaos. Over time, tensions have crystallized between two factions that both claim control of the entire Libyan territory: the Government of National Unity (GNA) based in Tripoli, and the Libyan National Army (ANL) of the Marshal Haftar, who is trying to seize the country's historic capital. In recent years, foreign interventions in support of one or the other of the two camps have multiplied and radically changed in scope. Force deployments...

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Syrian Pantsir S1 anti-aircraft systems cut to pieces by Turkish drones at Idleb according to Ankara

Any publicity is good to take, said Andy Warhol. The Russian company Almaz-Antei, which manufactures the Pantsir S1 anti-aircraft close protection system, has hardly shared this opinion in recent days. Indeed, according to the Turkish authorities, and videos ostensibly published on the internet, Turkish armed drones destroyed 8 of these systems around the city of Idleb, the focus of an armed confrontation between Syrian forces loyal to Bashar al Assad and the pro-Turkish Islamist militias supported by the armed forces of Ankara. These videos, and the mediocre results they present for the Syrian Pantsir S1, are all the more damaging as the system is…

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With 2 Syrian Su-24s and 6 Turkish drones shot down in 24 hours, is the conflict in Syria about to rock?

In the past 24 hours, even as Russian President V. Putin and his Turkish counterpart RT Erdogan have been talking on the phone to try to defuse the spiral of engagement at work in Syria, the clashes on the ground have reached a new level. step towards a more global and massive engagement between the belligerents. On the Turkish side, the destruction of 2 Syrian Su-24 planes, shot down by its F16s, is claimed, as well as multiple drone strikes having destroyed many tanks, artillery pieces and even a Pantsir S1 anti-aircraft system, in an operation baptized “Shield of Spring” launched in retaliation for the death of its…

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