Hans Petter Midttun
Hans Petter Midttun is educated at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, the Norwegian National Defence Command and Staff College and the Norwegian Defense College, as well as education from the Federal Defence Forces of Germany. He has broad international experience from both operations and postings abroad (NATO, Germany, Spain, Belgium, and Ukraine). The service includes seven years in command of frigates and six NATO deployments. Midttun put into operation, tested and verified the operational capabilities of one of the newest frigates in the Norwegian Navy. He served at the Norwegian Joint Headquarters and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) before being posted to Ukraine as the Norwegian Defence Attache (2014-2018). Based on previous experiences, Midttun is presently publishing articles and analytic works on the security situation in and around Ukraine as a private person.
Ukraine suffered a major diplomatic defeat as Western weakness allowed the G20 to adopt a declaration failing to assign clear blame for Russia's devastating war
Russo-Ukrainian war, day 564. Russia continues demanding banks are reconnected to SWIFT before rejoining grain deal
Russia not fully blocking Black Sea but uses tricks to control shipping lanes and create appearance of control. Ukraine needs more reserves to break through Russian lines according to Estonian intelligence.
American intelligence sees a "realistic possibility" Ukraine can break through the rest of Russia's lines in the south in 2023. Russian trade volumes have returned to pre-war levels. Ukrainian forces made further gains near Bakhmut and in western Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
Armenia has reportedly provided its first aid to Ukraine since the war began. Over 7 million artillery shells and body armor have been procured or received since the invasion began. Romania denies Russian drones reached its territory.
Ukraine is poised to quicken the pace of its advance in the south after conclusively penetrating Russia's first main line of defense, which the Kremlin had devoted most of its engineering efforts towards fortifying. Russian forces are now reduced to defensive "patches" amid dwindling reserves, but progress remains grueling for Ukrainian troops facing dense minefields.
Daily report day 556 – 2 September 2023 According to information from the General Staff as of 06.00…
Biggest drone attack on Russia, Crimea. Ukrainian forces destroyed four Russian planes during a drone strike on an…
Russia has concentrated over 100,000 troops in the Kupiansk-Lyman direction of the front in Kharkiv Oblast and Luhansk…
Russia launches eight cruise missiles; Ukrainian air defense destroys four; other four might have been false. Ukraine hits…
Ukraine launches 42 drones on Crimea; Russia says all drones destroyed. Ukraine advances despite Russia’s desperate resistance in…
US citizens urged to leave Belarus immediately. Five bombers damaged in recent drone attacks on Russian airfields. Ukraine…
Many NATO-promised weapons have yet to arrive, leaving Ukraine counteroffensive shorthanded.
Zelenskyy: Ukraine to receive 42 F-16 fighter jets. Ukrainian drones attack Kursk, Rostov and Belgorod regions in Russia.…
US approves sending F-16s to Ukraine from Denmark and Netherlands. Another drone attack on Moscow. Moldova modernises railway…
Ukraine liberates Urozhaine in Donetsk Oblast. Russia destroys grain hangars in Odesa region. NATO official who mentioned Ukrainian…
A NATO strategist prompted Ukrainian fury and NATO backpedaling after arguing Ukraine could trade territory for NATO membership, a slip that reveals how much the Alliance is willing to play along with Russian aggression
Ukraine advances in the Donetsk-Zaporizhzhia Oblast border area. Russia strikes Odesa with 15 Iranian-made drones and 8 missiles…