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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 25th Feb 2022, 15:35
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Now thats what you call BALLS, shades of Tiananmen Square

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Old 25th Feb 2022, 15:35
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Originally Posted by RAFEngO74to09
Probable War Crime - no doubt from this view its a civilian vehicle that the tracked vehicle deliberately crushed. https://twitter.com/WW32022/status/1497219112015118353
I'm not pro Vlad (in the slightest) & know nothing about tracked vehicles - but is it possible that the corner was overcooked & the rear end lost on the gravel that has collected in the no-mans-land of the junction?
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Spoke too soon viz-a-viz sanctions !!
Russia kicked out of the Eurovision Song Contest !
Finally someone is applying muscle !!!

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Originally Posted by El Grifo
Out if interest Nutloose, what do you think Biden could possibly do, without escalating the already delicate situation into an extremely dangerous, possibly catastrophic situation.
I'm butting in here, but he could deliver more Stingers and Javelins as desperately requested by the Ukranian president - but he'd have to believe that there would still be Ukranian soldiers to use them in the four/five days (?) needed to get them into the country.
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Originally Posted by Thrust Augmentation
I'm not pro Vlad (in the slightest) & know nothing about tracked vehicles - but is it possible that the corner was overcooked & the rear end lost on the gravel that has collected in the no-mans-land of the junction?
But just to make sure of doing a good job, they reversed back over it again...
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Originally Posted by El Grifo
Out if interest Nutloose, what do you think Biden could possibly do, without escalating the already delicate situation into an extremely dangerous, possibly catastrophic situation.
Unless of course you think the Nuclear option is a valid one !
Genuinely interested in hearing any creative way out of this delicate but nasty situation.
I for one, would suggest some actual, solid sanctions, instead of the existing pizz-poor, hollow, verbal versions !

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First thing would have been not to keep repeating we will not put troops in... that instantly gave Putin the go ahead, why give them the easy route instead of keeping them guessing.

As for a way out, that sadly appears to have long gone, arming them with cruise missiles early on might have helped, as defensive weapons of course.
but when Russia announced "peace" keepers, the west should have done the same.
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But just to make sure of doing a good job, they reversed back over it again...
Or possibly reversed back onto the road?
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Originally Posted by Tartiflette Fan
I'm butting in here, but he could deliver more Stingers and Javelins as desperately requested by the Ukranian president - but he'd have to believe that there would still be Ukranian soldiers to use them in the four/five days (?) needed to get them into the country.
I think Estonia are.

Illia Ponomarenko@IAPonomarenko·1h🇪🇪Estonia sends more Javelins, more equipment to 🇺🇦Ukraine. We need them in the field now!!
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Putin's latest . What's the fear of NATO? Just cold war paranoia?

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GunsareUs Ukraine style

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For those posting twitter links that some people cannot see, put them in quotes and the link is visible.

Enemy losses as of 3 p.m.: 80 tanks, 516 armored vehicles, 10 aircraft, 2,800 manpower.
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GunsareUs Ukraine style
Black Friday or what !! :-(

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Old 25th Feb 2022, 16:00
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
I wondered if they feared a suicide bomber so neutralised the threat.
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Firing the gun (does it have one?) would be more effective. You wouldn't want to put your belly on an IED.

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Old 25th Feb 2022, 16:01
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Vlad's call for Ukraine's military to overthrow their government suggests that Russia's military campaign may not be going exactly to plan. Sounds like the Ukrainians are putting up far more resistance than was expected.
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Or possibly reversed back onto the road?
Really?? Good luck explaining that to the insurers.

Reminds me of Jasper Carrot's segment about genuine Australian insurance claims: "I had to swerve three times before I hit him!!"
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Poland closing its airspace to Russia

https://www.timesofisrael.com/livebl...g-at-midnight/

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GunsareUs Ukraine style
Its difficult to make out exactly what is being handed out there. One of the blokes seems to pick up what looks like a pump-action shotgun.
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 16:14
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Poland closing its airspace to Russia
Be good to see Cyprus do that. Screw up a lot of holidays.
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Poland showing courage

Will the EU now grow a backbone and follow ?


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Poland closing its airspace to Russia

https://www.timesofisrael.com/livebl...g-at-midnight/
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 16:20
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By virtue of Poland being an EU member, I'm assuming that it is up to the individual member states to make that decision and not the collective EU.
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