Russian-Ukrainian War: current analysis, 2014-2015
Keywords:Ukrainian-Russian War of 2014-2015, annexing of the Crimea, occupation of the south-east of Ukraine, DPR, LPR
The paper covers potential military and political consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian War of 2014-2015. The main causes of the outbreak of this military conflict are reviewed from March 2014. The strength and reliability of the factors produced in respect of the involvement of regular military units of the Russian Federation Armed Forces in the hostilities in the territory of Ukraine are ensured by references to Russian and foreign sources. Short-term conclusions are drawn for both belligerent parties and practical guidelines offered for improvement of the national security system of the independent Ukraine. For illustration purposes there are some historical examples of Ukrainian-Russian wars in the past given. The paper briefly reviews some federal legislative documents which stipulate the use of the Russian Armed Forces in an alien territory and points out that it is only one person - the RF Chief of Defense, the President of Russia - who makes decision on their deployment overseas. The author brings to notice the development of a new type of wars, so-called 'hybrid wars', by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which involve no declaration of war and assign the main part to information and psychological operations.
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