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Freelance writer, blogger; military and security policy. Ex-FRDF Recon, Reservist, IPSC Shooter, Mech. Engineer by trade. Unspecified Expert
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Sep 6, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
The massive #Vostok2018 starts on 9.11.

The drill will pitch the Russian Easter Military District and the Pacific Fleet against the Central Military District and the Northern Fleet.

Drill area will stretch from #Finland to #China.

Western and Southern MDs shouldn't take part Source:…
Sep 1, 2018 7 tweets 7 min read
The same #Russian T-62MV without ERA, that was spotted on a train at Kamensk Shakhtinsky on 31.8 was unloaded before noon 1.9 and spotted heading towards #Ukraine on a trailer.

Same road also showed several other Russian military convoys.
#OSINT Ping @20committee @edwardlucas @IlvesToomas @Ukrainolution @terischultz @AndriiOlefirov @loogunda @Pabriks @ericgarland @JeffersonObama @andrewmichta @Aviation_Intel @noclador @VeikoSpolitis @lauferlaw
Aug 20, 2018 6 tweets 5 min read
Re-capping an intensive day by #Russian armed forces:
- Central and Eastern Military Districts were fully alarmed into a snap drill
- 2500 Spetsnatz deployed close to #Ukraine
- Military medical units deployed close to Ukraine
- 40 000 troops will be loaded to trains in East
1/2 - Novorossiysk naval base alerted and swept for mines
- Various communication and command formations deployed
- Special Recon unit prepared for an airdrop in the Karelia
- Unknown number of central Military district units loaded to trains
- Large Chinese force in Russia. 2/3
May 11, 2018 5 tweets 8 min read
#VantagePointNorth: Joint drills in the north
"they have also highlighted the worrying fact that despite some improvements the US forces are still not ready to face a peer level high intensity war."
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