Cover Osteuropa 9-10/2014

In Osteuropa 9-10/2014

Moscow’s Battle Plan
Background on Russia’s War in Ukraine

Martin Malek

Deutsche Fassung


Russia’s occupation and annexation of the Crimea was not an improvised reaction to the fall of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. It followed plans that had long ago been worked out by the general staff. The same applies to the management of hybrid war in eastern Ukraine. Despite all the denials from Moscow, the facts show that Russia is a warring party. Russia is supporting the insurgents not only with money, training, weapons, and heavy military equipment; it is also intervening in Ukraine with its own troops.

(Osteuropa 9-10/2014, pp. 97–118)