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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 25th Feb 2022, 09:54
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Hard to tell, but I guess we've seen footage from shootdowns in other conflicts (and airshow midairs), and heard accounts from pilots involved, suggesting that smaller tactical fighters can turn into significant fireballs when exploding. In addition, darkness and the camera used may also affect the visual impression of the fireball.
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Think it’s fair to say Russian armour is now in the Kyiv….

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I must admit I feel ashamed to be British today, I feel the US and UK have sold the Ukraine down the river having promised to come to their aid in return for them giving up their Nuclear weapons.
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Tremendous bravery.
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 10:47
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Think it’s fair to say Russian armour is now in the Kyiv….

https://twitter.com/uxmarksthespot/s...760915457?s=21
Video of the driver - man in his 60s I think, extracted from car alive thankfully.
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That tank video tells you all you need to know about Russian soldiers.
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 11:02
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Regarding the armour being Ukrainian, the BBC was reporting earlier that streetfighting in a suburb of Kyiv was between Ukrainian forces and Russian 'saboteurs' who had infiltrated in captured Ukrainian armoured vehicles.

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Old 25th Feb 2022, 11:17
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Gotta laugh. There's a Russian oil tanker filling up at Sullom Voe...
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Refugees starting to arrive in Poland and Romania….

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Wreckage from last nights shooting down over Kyiv. SU-25?

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Old 25th Feb 2022, 11:26
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Russian Grand Prix Cancelled

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...-b2023203.html

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Now being reported as Moldovan flagged, not Romanian - but the second ship under fire in 2 days (the other was Turkish out of Odessa)

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They hit a Turkish one yesterday too.

https://news.am/eng/news/688627.html
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Romania intercepts Ukrainian Su-27

On Thursday 24 February 2022 around 06:15 hrs LT two Fortele Aeriene ale Romanei (FAR, Romanian Air Force) F-16 Fighting Falcons took off to clarify an air situation regarding an unauthorised flight in the northern part of Romania, which was approaching the Romanian airspace.

When the unknown aircraft was in Romanian airspace it was visually identified as a Ukrainian Air Force (VVS UKraine) Sukhoi Su-27. The F-16s escorted the fighter for immediate landing at Baza 95 Aeriana, Bacau in northern Romania around 07:05 hrs LT. After landing the Ukrainian military pilot turned himself in to the Romanian authorities and the legal measures required in these situations will be taken.

Romania strictly applied the national procedures and international rules applicable in such situations, proceeding to the interception and visual identification of the aircraft that entered the Romanian airspace.

According to a communiqué of the MoD: “The leadership of the Ministry of National Defense has taken all the necessary reaction measures, both those that belong directly to the institution and those of support for the other components of the national security system, according tot he insterinstitutional cooperation plans, elaborated in time”.
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https://news.am/eng/news/688630.html

Russia acknowledges that Volodymyr Zelenskyy is the president of Ukraine, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, TASS reported.

"Yes, of course, Zelenskyy is the president of Ukraine," the Kremlin spokesman said in response to a related question.

Peskov refused to say again what Moscow expects from the Ukrainian leader.
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Looks like the Russians will have a street by street urban warfare fight on their hands for Kyiv…

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From the Independent

Ukraine says 1,000 Russian troops killed today

Ukraine’s defence ministry has said that 1,000 Russian troops were killed today as Putin’s troops moved deeper into the capital.

“Russia has not suffered such a large number of casualties during this period of hostilities in the entire period of its existence in any of the armed conflicts it has started,” the defence ministry added in a statement on Twitter.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...ml#post-577078


🇺🇦Ukraine’s military: Russia has sustained nearly 1,000 fatalities today.
Yesterday, between 400 and 800 more.
https://twitter.com/IAPonomarenko
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