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And The Coming Insurgency? The Ukrainians have a history of insurgent warfare against the Soviet Union. In post-WWII the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists was supported by the Central Intelligence Agency and was credited with killing 35,000 Soviet soldiers, police, and Communist Party officials. U.S. military doctrine cites a ratio of 50 counterinsurgents for every 1,000 inhabitants. Based on Ukraine's population, the Russians would need a force as large as 800,000 soldiers and police to fully pacify all of Ukraine. The Ukrainian government is prepared to conduct a resistance movement - you can learn more on their website entitled Center of National Resistance setup by their special operations forces command. James Dobbins, a former assistant secretary of state for Europe, explores this topic in detail. "Could Insurgency Offer Ukraine a Decisive Edge?", The RAND Blog, April 6, 2022.

References about Ukrainian Resistance
to the Russian Invasion and Occupation

Resisting Russia, by Marta Kepe and Alyssa Demus, RAND Corporation, August 2023, PDF, 76 pages. Insights into Ukraine's civilian-based actions during the first four months of the war in 2022.

Little Green Men: A Primer on Modern Russian Unconventional Warfare, Ukraine 2013-14

News Articles and Reports

July 4, 2023, "Against the Odds: Lessons from the Ukrainian Resistance", by Oleksandr V Danylyuk, RUSI.

March 4, 2022, "Ukraine conflict: Ukrainian special operations forces in focus",


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