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20 Aug 2022

“It's very significant, of course. It's not the only efforts the Ukrainians have been achieving quite well. The result of this has been two-fold - one, the Crimea population has been put under alert and this has created panic in Crimea, with people trying to flee this area, which is no longer considered safe. The other one is that this panic has reached Russian high command to the point where mobilisation has been ordered in Crimea, which is interesting, both on a military side of things, but also on a political one, because the Russian Federation is wanting everyone to believe that Crimea is a part of Russia. How can you mobilise only a small segment or area of the country and not call this a general mobilisation for the entire country? It is not clear how many people living in Crimea were still sympathetic to Ukraine. But we know for a fact that there has been a lot of passive resistance, and also individual or group attacks against Russian forces, Russian interests, and Russian command posts. We've seen this in Crimea and we've seen this elsewhere in the country.”

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Editor-in-chief at the Swiss Military Review
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