By Colby Howard,Ruslan Pukhov
Brothers Armed contains 4 sections. part one lines Crimea s political background from the 15th century until eventually its 2014 annexation by way of Russia. a very important point of that historical past is Nikita Khrushchev s doubtless arbitrary but finally fateful choice to move Crimea from the jurisdiction of the RSFSR to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. sour emotions and a deep-seated wish to correct a old flawed partly ended in Russia s unexpected determination to annex Crimea a few two decades after the autumn of the Soviet Union.
Section deals a detailed exam of the army reform efforts of either Russia and Ukraine following the cave in of the USSR. whereas Russia s military skilled many turning out to be pains in its attempt to maneuver from a Soviet-era conscription-based military to a flexible rapid-response military staffed typically with agreement infantrymen (an attempt nonetheless underway), Ukraine enable the strong army strength it inherited from the USSR easily founder and rot amid bureaucratic malaise and a failure to correctly verify strength destiny army threats.
Section 3 encompasses a set of essays interpreting the political conditions and occasions resulting in the annexation of the Crimea, together with the function of Russia s troops stationed in Sevastopol with the Black Sea Fleet, in addition to the little eco-friendly men.
Section 4 seems to be on the demanding situations within the highway forward for Ukraine and its army, together with the threat of a full-blown Russian army invasion.
First version; contains 20 photographs, map and index.
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