Private Military Companies

“Private sector” of the Russian Invasion

Within the last four years, i.e. the period of direct aggression of Russia against Ukraine, the Russian private military companies (PMCs) have become an inseparable military attribute of the Kremlin’s policy aimed at pursuing its own agenda abroad, using the methods that are nowadays commonly regarded as hybrid.

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Syria is Getting Hotter

On December 11th 2017, five days after he announced his expected intention to run for the fourth time for Russia’s presidency, Vladimir Putin visited Hmeimim air base, met Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, and declared that Russia’s military mission in Syria had been “accomplished.”

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