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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 24th Jul 2022, 13:00
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Ambassador Brink: US 'seriously considering' declaring Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink said on July 24 that Washington was looking into the decision, but it has to be "carefully analyzed in accordance with American law."

A resolution calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism was registered in the U.S. Senate on May 10.

On June 23, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee supported the resolution.
Main additional effect of the above, under US law, would seem to be that the government could implement sanctions penalising any person, company or country engaging in any trade with Russia under declared categories.

Also, Russia will lose immunity from being sued in American courts…


https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuarta...-of-terrorism/

Why Russia Should Fear Being Declared A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

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“Once the United States finally designates Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, Russia will be stripped of any immunity under the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act,” said Camp in an interview.

“This will result, most importantly, in litigants being able to obtain not just compensatory damages, but punitive damages against Russia.

“In my view, such judgments that will be able to be entered against Russia will be nearly infinite in amount and will cripple Russia’s ability to operate financially outside of Russia for decades to come, inflicting more financial suffering upon Russia than any sanctions currently being imposed or sanctions that would be imposed
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Old 24th Jul 2022, 14:48
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As a structural engineer this will bring tears to your eyes. This is the dam bridge i believe.







I've seen worse repairs.....
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Old 24th Jul 2022, 15:23
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Originally Posted by GeeRam
I've seen worse repairs.....
Reports of six more explosions in that area. Can wet concrete defeat HIMARS?? Doubt It!!!


S300 / S400 SAM system trashed south of Kherson.


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Old 24th Jul 2022, 15:29
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
As a structural engineer this will bring tears to your eyes. This is the dam bridge i believe.







Are they the same contractors used for Brize Norton's runway?
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Old 24th Jul 2022, 15:35
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According to Kherson Oblast Acting Governor Dmytro Butrii, Russia is trying to force local businesses to operate as Russian companies.

For that, owners need Russian passports…..
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Old 24th Jul 2022, 16:02
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Main additional effect of the above, under US law, would seem to be that the government could implement sanctions penalising any person, company or country engaging in any trade with Russia under declared categories.

Main additional effect of the above, under US law, would seem to be that the government could implement sanctions penalising any person, company or country engaging in any trade with Russia under declared categories.
Presumably Germany's gas supplies would be exempted?
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Old 24th Jul 2022, 16:22
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It would seem some parts of an S-300 system have been destroyed in Kherson Oblask, including a R-149AKSh-1 command and signal vehicle. No doubt an expensive bit of kit.


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Old 24th Jul 2022, 16:50
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Odesa still trying to put out the fire on the ship.


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Old 24th Jul 2022, 19:47
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That certainly does not look like a bulk grain carrier. Perhaps a pilot boat or small harbour craft.
FYI Wheat dust explodes in a very spectacular way and burning grain is hard to put out. Much the same as coal dust.
There have been some big Grain Elevator explosions over the years.

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Old 24th Jul 2022, 21:51
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Polish defence minister had an interview, details translated into english, from the korean side apparently they are asking for unrealistic pricing, hence why the talk is all from poland and nothing from South korea


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Old 24th Jul 2022, 22:45
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Originally Posted by rattman
Polish defence minister had an interview, details translated into english, from the korean side apparently they are asking for unrealistic pricing, hence why the talk is all from poland and nothing from South korea

I've seen several articles in the Korean press but little detail coming from Poland. Where was this published?
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I've seen several articles in the Korean press but little detail coming from Poland. Where was this published?

Someone transcribed it from this interview
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Old 25th Jul 2022, 06:15
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Sorry to interfere your politics debate usually seen in jet blast, but this sounds like a juicy opportunity.

On 18 July 2022, intelligence identified a Russian military vehicle refit and refurbishment facility near Barvinok, in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast, 10km from the Ukrainian border.
At least 300 damaged vehicles were present, including main battle tanks, armoured personnel carriers, and general support trucks.

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Russian army quality control. Now hit something beyond a few metres…

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Turns out the Polish-S. Korean weapons deal is much larger than thought.

The spokesperson of the Polish Armaments Agency @krzysztof_atek confirmed today that Poland is buying:

1000 K2PL MBTs
672 K9 self-propelled howitzers
Up to 1400 Borsuk IFVs
48 FA50 fighter jets
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Old 25th Jul 2022, 10:52
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Turns out the Polish-S. Korean weapons deal is much larger than thought.

The spokesperson of the Polish Armaments Agency @krzysztof_atek confirmed today that Poland is buying:

1000 K2PL MBTs
672 K9 self-propelled howitzers
Up to 1400 Borsuk IFVs
48 FA50 fighter jets
Looks like someone is planning a party.
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Russian army quality control. Now hit something beyond a few metres…
It's the law of averages, if its that far out at one end, then it may be the opposite at the other, so somewhere in the middle it might be spot on.
No wonder the Russians abandoned the vehicle, it must have been shooting at everything bar what they were aiming at.
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Old 25th Jul 2022, 11:21
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Originally Posted by Ninthace
Looks like someone is planning a party.
Actually it looks like someone has had enough of the bullsh*t from Germany, or in other words, how to kill your arms industry in easy lessons..


- 180 K2 to be upgraded to K2PL. - 820 K2PL produced in RoK and Poland. - K3PL a future MBT developed in cooperation between Poland and Republic of Korea. - T-72's, PT-91's and Leopard 2's will be completely withdrawn from service.
Ok, an update, because this is huge! Informations I will provide below, is from Armaments Agency spokesman Col. Krzysztof Płatek. Polish MoD plans: MBT's: - 116 M1A1SA to be upgraded to M1A2SEPv3. - 250 new built M1A2SEPv3.
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Old 25th Jul 2022, 11:33
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Gepards have started arriving in Ukraine.


So now it’s official: Polish-provided PT-91 Twardy tanks are already in Ukraine. How many of the 232 operated by the Polish military have been transferred - unknown.


Uk to host the Eurovision song contest on behalf of Ukraine BTW.
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Old 25th Jul 2022, 12:12
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Actually it looks like someone has had enough of the bullsh*t from Germany, or in other words, how to kill your arms industry in easy lessons..
On which note I was tempted to wander up to Oerlikon's stand at Farnborough and asked them "How's business?"

I reckon the Koreans and Turks did a roaring trade at the show.
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