25 Feb 2022

China lifts restrictions on Russian wheat imports

Restrictions on imports of Russian wheat have been relaxed in China to address food security concerns and could ease the impact of Western sanctions on Russia’s economy. The decision was made earlier this month during President Putin’s visit to Beijing and the announcement was made this week. This agreement is

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24 Feb 2022

U.S., Allies Poised to Hit Russia With Broad Sanctions for Ukraine Invasion

The US and its allies are poised to unveil harsh sanctions against Russia after the country launched an unprecedented invasion of Ukraine. President Biden has called the military operation an “unprovoked and unjustified” attack on the nation. Western powers hope that the fresh slew of penalties will punish Russia and

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24 Feb 2022

Ukraine vows defiance as Russia launches major invasion

On Thursday, Russia launched an unprecedented military invasion against Ukraine that has already left dozens dead, prompting international condemnation. Western leaders have vowed their unity with Kyiv, however, US President Joe Biden has proclaimed that he would not send US forces to fight the Russian army in Ukraine. Early Thursday,

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22 Feb 2022

Russia orders troops into Ukrainian rebel-held regions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops to occupy two rebel-held regions in eastern Ukraine, claiming that they are recognized as independent states. Russia stated that the troops will act as peacekeeping forces in the regions, which the country has backed since 2014. The troops have not been deployed yet,

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21 Feb 2022

Russia “Pre-positioning” Cyber-Attacks for Potential Invasion

Last week, the UK and US governments attributed DDoS attacks on Ukrainian organizations to Russian intelligence, with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reporting that they were almost certain the attacks were the work of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU). A Foreign Office spokesperson stated that the attack showed a

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21 Feb 2022

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Resources for the Crisis Management Team

The Russian aggression against Ukraine will have impacts far beyond the region. All companies and all government organizations (including those at local and state levels) should evaluate the potential impact of these hostilities on operations. Those organizations that have a formal Crisis Management Plan should activate it if it has

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21 Feb 2022

Ukraine tensions: Biden agrees in principle to summit with Putin

United States President Joe Biden has agreed to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the crisis over Ukraine. The talks were proposed by France and the United States will only participate if Russia does not invade Ukraine. The Kremlin stated that there were not solid plans

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18 Feb 2022

What The C-Suite Needs To Know About The Threat To Space Based Systems (and what to do about it)

OODA recently updated the analysis below on threats to space based assets (with a focus on what the C-Suite needs to know) because of tensions with Russia and continued testing of satellite destruction capabilities the most recent of which (Nov 2021) caused significant increases in dangerous space debris.  We recommend this be read in conjunction with our report on what the C-Suite needs to know about the cybersecurity threats due to the coming Russian invasion of Ukraine, see links in the document for more.

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18 Feb 2022

Russia: Putin to oversee huge nuclear drills amid Ukraine tension

It was announced by Russia that President Vladimir Putin will personally oversee military drills involving “strategic forces” on Saturday. The exercise will include multiple practice launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles and cruise missiles according to the defense ministry. Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko will also be overseeing Saturday’s drills.  The drills

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16 Feb 2022

Ukrainians wary of Russian claims of withdrawal

Russia’s defense ministry announced a planned reduction in troops on the Ukraine border and published footage of tanks returning to garrisons while Putin notes that he doesn’t “want war” as he repeats his security demands in negotiations with Ukraine and the West. Ukraine is skeptical on any claims regarding reduction

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