Russian troops in Crimea take part in a naval review

Fortress Crimea

  • Moscow has moved troops and advanced weapons to Crimea
  • The military buildup gives Russia a new advantage in the Black Sea region
  • It is now the most likely arena for a potential confrontation with the West

NATO circles have focused their attention in recent years on the Baltic states, which along with Poland have expressed concern about possible Russian aggression and demanded security reassurances. That focus, however, is now gradually widening to include developments in the Black Sea region, which is as likely as the Baltics to become a flash point for confrontation.

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Professor Stefan Hedlund
The Kremlin’s ambition to control the Black Sea has a strategic nuclear component
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What's inside
  • Moscow has moved troops and advanced weapons to Crimea
  • The military buildup gives Russia a new advantage in the Black Sea region
  • It is now the most likely arena for a potential confrontation with the West
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  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
  • Also considered useful for the administrative university facilities, to better understand the possibe effects of current decisions.
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