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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 18th Nov 2022, 11:06
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This is a tough one. Ukrainians are taking group of POWs who lie down when another Russian soldier is opening fire. Firefight ensues with the result of the whole Russian squad is shot.

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Old 18th Nov 2022, 11:11
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#Russian tactical radios

1/ Long story short: it is FUBAR.
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But if you want some more details, enjoy. But keep in mind it is not a comprehensive 🧵. The more I read in 🇷🇺 forums, the more questions arise. I hope some readers have better knowledge than me and answer them.

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Old 18th Nov 2022, 11:16
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Originally Posted by Pali
This is a tough one. Ukrainians are taking group of POWs who lie down when another Russian soldier is opening fire. Firefight ensues with the result of the whole Russian squad is shot.

https://twitter.com/PaulJawin/status...38372588429317
Poor sods, they were finally safe, but for one.
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 11:29
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Originally Posted by Lonewolf_50
Globalism at its finest.
Nothing new. The "Blitz" a versatile, reliable 4x4 truck, that moved around Wehrmacht in WW II was made in thousands by Opel factory in Germany, that was actually owned by General Motors. About one third of total production before WW II was purchased by Third Reich.
After Nazis made difficult to extract profits out of Germany, a barter scheme was imposed to circumvent the restrictions. It worked well into WW II.
When Peugeot factory was taken over by Nazis after invasion of France, clever engineers put fine "design improvements" into their trucks, that made them unreliable, like wrong/too low oil level markings on oil dipsticks, that caused premature wear of engines, etc.
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 11:32
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They’re so short of mx they fired a nuke version with a dummy inert warhead?? 😱😱😱

You don’t understand how risky that is until you remember even the USAF gets dummy and live mixed up…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_U...apons_incident

One of the shot down Russian missiles was a X-55 with a blank warhead. X-55 are usually delivery systems for nuclear warheads. Unit price of the missile is 13 Million USD.

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Old 18th Nov 2022, 11:58
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Why would they do this? Warning shot sort of thing before escalation? Frustration about Kherson retreat, summit unity and China staying distanced?
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 12:23
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More likely incompetence, surely? Every chance they put an inert warhead on rather than a live one by mistake.
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 12:52
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🥶🥶🥶🥶

​​​​​​​The first snow fell. And that means it’s time to check out the innovative "tents" made of plastic film for the Russian newly mobilized. Voronezh region, Russia.
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 12:57
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Originally Posted by Pali
This is a tough one. Ukrainians are taking group of POWs who lie down when another Russian soldier is opening fire. Firefight ensues with the result of the whole Russian squad is shot.

https://twitter.com/PaulJawin/status...38372588429317
A clip whichs puts the events in some context - it cuts at the end so no conclusions can be drawn.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFoota...eb2x&context=3
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 12:58
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 13:05
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Originally Posted by Pali
This is a tough one. Ukrainians are taking group of POWs who lie down when another Russian soldier is opening fire. Firefight ensues with the result of the whole Russian squad is shot.

https://twitter.com/PaulJawin/status...38372588429317

Ignore the title, this is the aftermath of the same event. Graphic.

https://www.reddit.com/r/UkraineWarV...eb2x&context=3
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 13:12
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AVIATION CONTENT:

Weathers turning.


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Old 18th Nov 2022, 13:22
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 13:47
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Another Zuzana 2 was delivered to Ukraine. Another 16 are in production. One was lost so far.

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Old 18th Nov 2022, 17:35
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Originally Posted by Wokkafans
A clip whichs puts the events in some context - it cuts at the end so no conclusions can be drawn.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFoota...eb2x&context=3
I think it was historian John Keegan who noted that the moment of surrendering was the most dangerous moment for a soldier.

If (and anything is possible) the UKR were guilty of war crime, we can be sure that Zelensky would wish the most severe punishment. The moral high ground must be maintained at all costs.
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 18:17
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A fascinating look at Putin and how his mind works with regards to the Ukraine invasion from Fiona Hill.

Amazing that Putin still perceives himself as being worthy of sitting at the 'toptable' on the world stage.
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 18:47
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Originally Posted by Wokkafans
A clip whichs puts the events in some context - it cuts at the end so no conclusions can be drawn.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFoota...eb2x&context=3
It is clear from the first video that the Ukrainians are taking the surrender of RF troops, and that they are still in pretty close contact - lots of gunfire around.
So one crazy guy decides to not surrender. It is clear from the second (drone video) that the cameraman of the first video was killed by said russkie.
Given the position of the machine gunner I cannot find reason to doubt his actions as he was next in the firing line, as someone said any of those lying down could also be armed with handweapons.
No crime here I think, just the millionth example of russians being russians.
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 19:18
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Originally Posted by Usertim
It is clear from the first video that the Ukrainians are taking the surrender of RF troops, and that they are still in pretty close contact - lots of gunfire around.
So one crazy guy decides to not surrender. It is clear from the second (drone video) that the cameraman of the first video was killed by said russkie.
Given the position of the machine gunner I cannot find reason to doubt his actions as he was next in the firing line, as someone said any of those lying down could also be armed with handweapons.
No crime here I think, just the millionth example of russians being russians.
Also note at the start they were face down, only watched the video once because I am not into death porn, but several soldiers were face up. Maybe they panicked when the shooting started and tried to stand, or maybe it was part of the plan
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Old 18th Nov 2022, 20:03
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Russian media “Mash” showed footage of tonight’s strike of a Ukrainian naval drone on the Sheskharis oil harbor in Novorossiysk.

Explosion was at the eighth berth in “Tsemess Bay”.
Earlier Russian company Transneft, which owns the berth, stated there was no explosion 😑

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