Marko Bojcun Russia calls for new talks but once again without Ukraine’s participation Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov announced on 30 October that Russia is ready " as always” to enter into serious negotiations over the war in Ukraine. He made the offer to the United States and the Western powers, not to Ukraine. He admitted … Continue reading War and Resistance Report No. 9
SEA CHANGE IN EURASIA Marko Bojcun Ukraine’s counter-offensive that drove Russian forces out of Izium on 10 September and forced them to retreat has triggered a sea change in the balance of geopolitical forces across Eurasia. China has blocked Russia in the struggle to shape Eurasia into its own great power platform. Think of the … Continue reading War and Resistance Report No. 8
Who is ready to fight this war “to the last Ukrainian”? Marko Bojcun To paraphrase Vladimir Putin, just who is ready to fight this war “to the last Ukrainian”? Ahil Rustamzade, the respected military analyst, recounts in an interview for Kyiv’s Zerkalo tyzhnia on 10 June how Moscow ordered the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s … Continue reading War and Resistance Report No. 7
How is the Russian army performing on the battlefield? Marko Bojcun The Russian state under Putin has made a determined effort for the past twenty years to rebuild its armed forces, to equip them with the latest weapons, educate the ranks and professionalise their commanders. Its forces have gained valuable experience fighting in Chechnya, Syria, … Continue reading War and Resistance Report No. 6
Marko Bojcun Smoke rises above Azovstal Iron and Steel Works in the southern port city of Mariupol Are we now looking at a long war of attrition? American Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin made a surprise visit to Kyiv on 19 April. Blinken announced a marked increase in US weapons … Continue reading War and Resistance Report No. 5
WAR AND RESISTANCE REPORT NO. 4 MARKO BOJCUN Ukraine’s army and territorial defence have repelled the Russian army so far for three essential reasons: first, its regular army, territorial defence brigades and volunteer battalions have a stronger motivation and sense of purpose in defending their homeland than the invading Russian enemy; second, they have employed … Continue reading ARE PUTIN’S EGGS HARD BOILED OR STILL TOO SOFT?
Marko Bojcun Over 300 members of the Trade Union of Metallurgists and Miners of Ukraine, from the Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant in Dnipro organise a battalion of the local the Territorial Defence Force to resist the invasion. “Denazification” Mariupol, Bucha. Irpen. Borodianka, Troatianets, Kramatorsk, the outskirts of Kyiv...By the time this blog is published the list … Continue reading War and Resistance Report No. 3
Report onthe War, No.2 by Marko Bojcun The Ukrainian negotiating position Russia and Ukraine have set out their respective conditions and demands for ending the war and sent their representatives into direct negotiations in Istanbul. On 29 March Volodymyr Zelensky declared that Ukraine was ready to become a neutral state, belonging to no military bloc, … Continue reading ON THE CURRENT STATE OF NEGOTIATIONS