Why Russia Wants to Buy Mistral Class Warships


The Russian armed forces are influenced by a new concept of possible armed conflict. At present, Russian forces are not preparing themselves to one massive conflict, as in the period of bi-polar world, but the main stress is put on power-projection, into the spheres of Russian interests, i. e. into post-soviet republics. The Russian armed forces ought to be able partake in three regional conflicts simultaneously. That's why organizational and technological changes are presently in motion. The acquisition of French first Mistral-class vessels is an organic part of this process. The theme is particularly topical in the context of the current Ukrainian crisis.

Jakub Harašta, born in 1988. He graduated from the master's program in law and legal science in the Faculty of Law at the Masaryk University in Brno. He acted in the Law Office of Valterse Gencse in Riga, Lithuania and he also served as a law clerk. Now, he is an Assistant at the Institute of Law and Technology of the Masaryk University and an external PhD candidate, ibid. In his professional activity, he focuses to the area of cyber security and cyber warfare.

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