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    • WOULD SSN DRONE HELP OR HINDER?
    • QUEST TO SOLVE MYSTERY OF JETLINER MH370
    • ARE INDEPENDENT AIR FORCES OBSOLETE?
    • HALF A CENTURY FOR VETERAN CRUISERS
    • NUSHIP MAKES A HISTORIC VOYAGE
    • FIGHTING SEA CRIMINALITY
    • A LAST LAMENT ON THE SOLENT
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Crimea & Ukraine - FLASH NEWS PDF Print E-mail

UKRAINIAN NAVY FLAGSHIP HEADS HOME

And Proves She did not Defect to Pro-Russia Faction

 

Report and photographs by Special Correspondent Cem Devrim Yaylali, Istanbul

Hetman Sahaydachny

The flagship of the Ukrainian Navy, the Krivak Class frigate Hetman Sahaydachny, passed through the Turkish Straits and is today in the Black Sea. Despite conflicting reports (see our accompanying coverage) the Hetman Sahaydachny was flying the Ukrainian flag, indicating the ship is currently in the hands of pro-Kiev sailors rather than defecting to the pro-Russian autonomous region of Crimea.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 07:58
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CRIMEAN SPECIAL REPORT PDF Print E-mail

RUSSIAN MARINES AND PARAS SEIZE CRIMEAN PENINSULA

by Charles Strathdee

 

HETMAN AT SOUDA 

A Russian naval infantry brigade tasked with protecting the base at Sevastopol was deployed to spearhead a well-executed operation to seize control of the Crimean peninsula in the Ukraine. Meanwhile, airborne troops from Russia itself were flown in to airheads that had been secured earlier to reinforce the marines.

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UNTIL THE ARMIES CAN WALK ON WATER ‘EXQUISITE’ NAVY KIT IS ESSENTIAL PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:34

Odin’s Eye

 

EXQUISITE KIT 1

 

Severe storms battered parts of the British Isles during Christmas 2013 and into this year, initially leaving many thousands of people in numerous regions without electricity or help to battle flooding.

 

Prime Minister David Cameron thought it a good idea to show he was giving support to beleaguered communities shivering miserably in the wet darkness by visiting them. He experienced their fury rather than expression of thanks.

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Odin’s Eye – Ukraine & Crimea Commentary Special PDF Print E-mail

SEVASTOPOL POWER PLAY LAYS DOWN PUTIN’S ‘NEW WORLD ORDER’

 

‘A big struggle is taking place right now. Not a struggle over the Crimea, or Ukraine, or Russia, it’s a struggle for the world order…Right now, Putin stands only one step away from becoming the world leader, the key figure, the embodiment of liberty and independence from US hegemony.’

Professor Alexander Dugin, Moscow State University,writing in Komsomolskaya Pravda.

 

Putin and Yanuk 

During the Ukrainian and Crimean crises of 2014 President Vladimir Putin of Russia has not used the same script as other world leaders. While the West’s foremost nations talked the talked, promising billions they could ill afford in financial aid to sustain the new government in the Ukraine, Putin’s troops walked the walk.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 14:30
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HAS GLOBAL BRITISH NAVY LOST THE FIGHT AT HOME? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:26

by Francis Beaufort

 

GLOBAL UK NAVY 1

 

 

The Royal Navy’s destroyers and frigates are maids of all work, indeed ubiquitous on the seven seas. And let’s not forget the survey vessels that hardly ever see their home bases, the hunter-killer submarines on patrol for almost a year at a time.

 

Then there are the aviation units forward-deployed East of Suez for years and Royal Marines embarked in the amphibious vessels for long-distance deployments. The Royal Marines were also for several years engaged in combat with the Taliban in far away, landlocked Afghanistan.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:33
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