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Issue 190, 17 October 2022

Situational report CAO 13OCT2022 Key takeaways Monday delivered no frontline changes; Russian Monday’s attacks on energy infrastructure confirm a pattern of strikes destined to cripple Ukraine’s electrical grid; Frontline in…
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Issue 109, 19-20 June 2022

Situational report CAO 20JUN2022 Russian forces generally maintain their offensive initiative from Kharkiv to  Bakchmut. Within this area, Ukrainians nevertheless try to counterattack, most notably around Izyum, but it is…
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Issue 83, 17 May 2022

Situational report CAO 17MAY2022 Key Takeaways Russian forces probably made some gains on Tuesday. From the defenders’ point of view, the situation around Popasna looks increasingly fragile as Russians appear…
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The build-up

News
More than three weeks ago I wrote a short post on this blog about the movement of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine. There I linked the deployments of…
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Smerch from Kaliningrad

Analysis, News
On 29th March the Russian daily newspaper, Izvestia, reported that the Kaliningrad-based 244th Artillery Brigade had been equipped with BM-30 Smerch (Tornado) multiple rocket launcher system (MLRS). The authors claim…
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