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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 23rd Aug 2022, 12:30
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Pretty poor show by sections of the UK press today, plastering pictures of Natalia Voyk all over their front pages. She's been implicated by Russia FFS! Why do they continually amplify their propaganda BS??
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 12:31
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Hot tip for Dugin - don’t drink the tea….
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 12:33
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BREAKING: The EU is discussing a major military training operation for Ukrainian forces….

This announcement is triggering outrage in Moscow. Higher School of Economics Professor Leonid Polyakov is citing this as proof of the EU's hand in the Ukraine war and warns it could increase the risk of World War III…
The latest in a long line of alleged provocations, which Russia will do nothing about (again).
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 12:55
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The pontoon bridge the Russians are building, no point hitting it yet I suppose, let them expend energy, resources and time building it, before taking it out before it's completed.


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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 13:21
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Caution Aviation Content: A little bit of Ukraine giving back.



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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 13:45
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Very very good articles with high res photos of the early air invasion of Ukraine as summarised by the Czech Airforce... WORTH READING

Translated versions for you
Part 1

https://czechairforce-com.translate...._x_tr_pto=wapp

Part 2

https://czechairforce-com.translate...._x_tr_pto=wapp
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 14:37
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French / German rivalry

Interesting article in today's Le Figaro,. It implies France will not want to be out spent by Germany. It would be funny if a Franco-German spending competition was added to the long list of Putain's achievements.
Obviously the data assumes all current German kit is a) decent, b) in working order.

Sorry but photo of the article won't load.
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 15:16
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Originally Posted by Tartiflette Fan
Agreement reached between Slovakia and Germany to allow supply of 30 T72 to Ukraine. Germany will supply 15 Leopard 2A4 to Slovakia, starting late '22 This had been under discussion for some time and looked like falling apart two months ago when Slovakia said that it wasn't a fair exchange and they needed more than 15. https://www.focus.de/politik/ausland..._57275780.html
I am sure this will get sorted out in due course.
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Very very good articles with high res photos of the early air invasion of Ukraine as summarised by the Czech Airforce.
Nice find, Nutty! Thank you.
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 16:24
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Blaming the UK- makes me proud in a way that we’re still seen as such a Machiavellian threat, the same way Iran still sees us…

The Kremlin's mouthpieces blame Ukraine, Estonia and the UK for Daria Dugina's death, trying to use it to mobilize the population into what they call an existential battle with the West: "Prepare the bomb shelters... The time of peace has come to an end."
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 16:54
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The Kremlin's mouthpieces blame Ukraine, Estonia and the UK for Daria Dugina's death, trying to use it to mobilize the population into what they call an existential battle with the West: "Prepare the bomb shelters... The time of peace has come to an end."
Yawn. Another day, another empty threat.
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 16:54
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Blaming the UK- makes me proud in a way that we’re still seen as such a Machiavellian threat, the same way Iran still sees us…



The Kremlin's mouthpieces blame Ukraine, Estonia and the UK for Daria Dugina's death, trying to use it to mobilize the population into what they call an existential battle with the West: "Prepare the bomb shelters... The time of peace has come to an end."
Well, she was driving a Mini though we just provide the name these days.. It annoys me these muppets on state TV spouting their sh*te are not on the sanctions lists, one of them Vladimir Suckonyov owns a villa in one of the nasty nazified western countries.. Italy!
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 17:41
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Blaming the UK- makes me proud in a way that we’re still seen as such a Machiavellian threat, the same way Iran still sees us…
Quite right. I love the desperation and fear on their faces - maybe they're worried that this alleged 'NRA' will be coming for them soon.
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 19:16
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Well, she was driving a Mini though we just provide the name these days..
Incorrect, still made in the UK.

Move on, please.
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 20:04
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Off thread, with apologies, just to set the record straight: BMW's New Mini Hatch, Coupe and Roadster are built in England at BMW's Plant Oxford facility, while the Hatch, Convertible and Countryman are assembled at VDL Nedcar in Born, The Netherlands.
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Another nutter another rant, we are all guilty apparently going back to ww2.

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Scholz has just announced the delivery of 3 x Iris-T AA systems and 10 recovery-tanks. Total value about E 500 million. No dates given. It might be coincidental, but these could not be described as offensive weapons: he still seems to sit on the fence.
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 20:44
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Originally Posted by dead_pan
Yawn. Another day, another empty threat.
For those who have access to 'Foreign Affairs', John Mearsheimer's latest piece on this conflict is well worth reading. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/ukrai...g-fire-ukraine
His take is that there is no settlement in sight or under discussion and that both sides have upped their aims, so the prospect is for further escalation, with no obvious stopping point.
He sees the destruction of the Ukraine power grid as a likely first step..
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 21:13
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Well, she was driving a Mini though we just provide the name these days.. It annoys me these muppets on state TV spouting their sh*te are not on the sanctions lists, one of them Vladimir Suckonyov owns a villa in one of the nasty nazified western countries.. Italy!
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Originally Posted by etudiant
For those who have access to 'Foreign Affairs', John Mearsheimer's latest piece on this conflict is well worth reading. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/ukrai...g-fire-ukraine
His take is that there is no settlement in sight or under discussion and that both sides have upped their aims, so the prospect is for further escalation, with no obvious stopping point.
He sees the destruction of the Ukraine power grid as a likely first step..
The thing with that is Ukraine may well have the weaponry on the way to retaliate and to hit Moscow.

I notice we haven't had any images of the Kherson bridge damage, it appears Russia has stopped sending out damage assessments for the west to assess.
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 21:21
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Blaming the UK- makes me proud in a way that we’re still seen as such a Machiavellian threat, the same way Iran still sees us…

The Kremlin's mouthpieces blame Ukraine, Estonia and the UK for Daria Dugina's death, trying to use it to mobilize the population into what they call an existential battle with the West: "Prepare the bomb shelters... The time of peace has come to an end."
Moneypenny...... you did tell Bond to be discreet???


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