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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 2nd Mar 2022, 13:57
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Bounty offered

Not sure how they will find out about the offer:

$1 million bounty on Putin offered by Russian businessman (msn.com)

A $1,000,000 bounty for the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin was offered to military officers by Russian entrepreneur Alex Konanykhin in a post he published on social media this week, as Russia continued its invasion of Ukraine.

"I promise to pay $1,000,000 to the officer(s) who, complying with their constitutional duty, arrest(s) Putin as a war criminal under Russian and international laws," wrote Konanykhin on LinkedIn. "Putin is not the Russian president as he came to power as the result of a special operation of blowing up apartment buildings in Russia, then violated the Constitution by eliminating free elections and murdering his opponents."

"As an ethnic Russian and a Russian citizen, I see it as my moral duty to facilitate the denazification of Russia. I will continue my assistance to Ukraine in its heroic efforts to withstand the onslaught of Putin's Orda," added the businessman. Orda is the Russian word for "horde," a predatory, plundering gang.

The post was accompanied by an image with a photo of Putin and the words "Wanted: Dead or alive. Vladimir Putin for mass murder."

Konanykhin has a turbulent history with the Russian government.

According to a 1996 article in The Washington Post, Konanykhin studied at the Moscow Physics and Technical Institute before abandoning his studies and opening a student construction cooperative. He then branched out into a number of other businesses, including banking, stocks and real estate.

By the age of 25, he had an empire of over 100 firms. By 1992, his companies were worth about $300 million. He was even a part of then-Russian president Boris Yeltsin's first delegation to Washington that year.

In 1996, while living in the US, Konanykhin and his wife were arrested by federal immigration agents on charges of violating the conditions of their American visas. The case was seemingly sparked after Russian authorities claimed that he embezzled $8 million from the Russian Exchange Bank in Moscow.

The case went on for weeks, with FBI agents testifying that the Russian mafia had taken out a contract on Konanykhin's life as well as a former KGB agent who testified that he had serious doubts about the charges filed against the oligarch.

During the trial, Konanykhin testified that some of his corporate aides at the Russian Exchange Bank began pressuring him for money and made threats, prompting him to move to Hungary, according to the Post. He claimed that he was then threatened with violence again, prompting him to flee to the Czech Republic and then to New York.

Konanykhin complained about the threats to Russian officials and even Yeltsin himself. At a certain point, authorities stopped investigating the threats and began investigating him instead, claiming he had illegally wired $8 million from the bank to his personal accounts overseas. Russian authorities claimed that his version of events was fake and aimed to slander his former employees.

A settlement was eventually reached and he was freed from detention and eventually granted political asylum. Just a few years later, however, the Board of Immigration Appeals revoked the political asylum and ordered that he be deported. Konanykhin and his wife attempted to flee to Canada but were arrested.

The deportation of the couple was cancelled following a number of emergency hearings after U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis found the decision unlawful, saying "I have the firm impression that it is the strong desire of people in the executive branch to return this man to Russia for what reason I cannot tell. It stinks," according a report by the Moscow Times. He was granted asylum again in 2007.

In 2011, he founded TransparentBusiness, which helps companies manage their remote workforce. He is also part of Unicorn Hunters, a show which allows unicorn founders to pitch to millions of investors around the world.

Natan Rothstein contributed to this report.
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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 14:23
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I recall Azerbaijan tried this once or twice then gave up. Silly idea really - smacks of desperation on the part of the Russians.
It didn't work too well during Operation Aphrodite with the BQ-17s either
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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 14:57
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Sorry. Ihave a degree in English and am a qualified interpreter, but can make no sense of that. Can you re-write unscrambled ?
He's saying that it would be better to actually test that the convoy was U/S, rather than find out the hard way that it was simply sitting idle while "peace talks" were underway.
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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 15:07
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Originally Posted by Ewan Whosearmy
He's saying that it would be better to actually test that the convoy was U/S, rather than find out the hard way that it was simply sitting idle while "peace talks" were underway.
Bloody hell - talk about the fog of war ! I hope people involved say "Attack" or "shoot " and avoid convoluted verbosity as evidenced above.
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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 15:12
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Post deleted because I was an arse and didn't read the comment properly.

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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 15:16
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Another for the Farming collection, this time a Tor-M2 short-range air defense system.


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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 15:21
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One seriously lucky individual

more freebies..


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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 15:35
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Originally Posted by NAROBS
How about testing the hypothesis ? Before assumption makes an ASS of me and thee ?

Random, progressive nibbles on the head of the convoy, so if the assumptions about the reasons for the stalling of the column are wrong, at least the defenders will have a maximised notice period to prepare, whilst the Russians move the debris ?
Different play on it, dropping the bridge after the column has passed thus trapping it.

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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 15:44
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Leaked documents revealing the invasion was approved on 18th of January to run from the 20th of Feb to the 6th of March, says they have been verified.

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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 15:58
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If I was Ukrainian, I would be immensely proud of what those people are doing and have achieved.

I am not Ukrainian, but I am still amazed and in awe of what they are doing.

I wish them well and hope most sincerely that they prevail and survive the probable and inevitable Putin reaction to his humiliation - which will affect us all.

As an aside, I think the title of this thread needs amending.
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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 16:17
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I dont know if true, they are also receiving more drones from Turkey it says.

#Ukraine's #Bayraktar defeated the fuel train from #Belarus along with the access roads. All the equipment standing near #Kyiv can't go now - this is one of the key operations and a huge step forward | EMPR #RussiaUkraineWar

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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 16:38
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That would mean poor air defense on the Russian side, as those drones are not really fast/manoeuverable/stealth aircraft...
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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 16:49
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I wonder if it is referring to the film here

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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 16:52
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#Russian enemy losses as on March 2 via MoD of #Ukraine reports:
Personnel - 5840
Aircraft–30
Helicopters – 31
Tanks‒211
APC‒862
Artillery systems–85
Anti-aircraft systems-9
MLRS-40
Fuel tanks-60
UAV-3 Light speedboats – 2
Vehicles - 355
#RussiaUkraineWar #RussianArmy
Creeping up
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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 17:01
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Different play on it, dropping the bridge after the column has passed thus trapping it.
Anyone remember the problems XXX Corps had reaching the Arnhem Bridge?
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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 17:08
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BBC reporting civilian death toll now exceeds 2,000.
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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 17:45
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Very good write up on how it is going.

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India has scheduled 26 C-17(?) evancuation flights over 3 days to evacuate its nationals apparently 60% of the estimated 20,000 in Ukraine had fled to neighbouring countries by this morning.

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/...193889323.html
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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 18:13
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Another ship reportedly hit near Mykolaiv, east of Odessa (Banglar Samriddhi (flag of Bangladesh)).

One crew member dead. Opposing claims as to who was responsible.

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Foreign legion starting to form in Ukraine.

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