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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 4th Apr 2023, 18:08
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Let alone the 7.62mm in the mid 1970s.
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Old 4th Apr 2023, 18:37
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Originally Posted by GlobalNav
You really thought this? Maybe a lot of Russians, subjected to unending propaganda believe it, how can anyone with free access to the free press or even this forum do so?
I suspect WM thought that putting a smiley on that post was superfluous. Clearly not.
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Old 4th Apr 2023, 20:10
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Originally Posted by GlobalNav
You really thought this? Maybe a lot of Russians, subjected to unending propaganda believe it, how can anyone with free access to the free press or even this forum do so?
Of course I didn't believe that tripe. I was being sarcastic.

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Old 4th Apr 2023, 20:16
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One little indescript sheet of paper, one massive implication and stability to the sovereign rights of a Country



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Red face

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Of course I didn't believe that tripe. I was begin sarcastic.
Glad to hear it. These days one never knows. Thanks, did not mean to offend.
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Old 4th Apr 2023, 22:06
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One little indescript sheet of paper, one massive implication and stability to the sovereign rights of a Country


That should make Vlad happy.
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Originally Posted by fdr
That should make Vlad happy.
Letís hope Sweden can follow suit, perhaps on Vladís birthday.
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Beautiful!
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Old 5th Apr 2023, 00:38
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From the New York Times today (a number of articles/month can be viewed for free. I subscribe):
“Look there, Ivan is going for a walk,” said a Ukrainian commander in an underground bunker. He was watching live drone video on Tuesday of a dozen or so Russian soldiers stepping into a farm field on the outskirts of Bakhmut.

He sat up in his chair for a closer look. Artillery strikes were called in. Other soldiers in the bunker gathered around to watch.

“Oh, good!” one yelled as a puff of black smoke erupted silently on the screen beside several of the Russian soldiers.

This is one of the signature forms of combat around Bakhmut and other fiercely contested cities and towns in eastern Ukraine — bombardment, by both sides, directed by aerial drones. While troops in central Bakhmut battle at quarters close enough to hear their enemies shout and see them bleed, on the city’s periphery, the ripping apart of living human beings is a more remote affair, often witnessed on a soundless video feed.
On the commander’s screen, a scene of mayhem ensued. The tiny figures began to run, but it was slow going in the mud. The Ukrainians guessed the Russians’ foot speed and the flight time of the mortar bombs, deciding how far in front of the fleeing group to drop explosives.

“What do you think, 150 meters? No, better 200 meters,” the soldier calling in strikes radioed to the mortar crew. More puffs of smoke blossomed.

After half a dozen strikes, the Russians had scattered, some dragging the wounded, and bodies lay still in the field.
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/04/w...ia-drones.html
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.Info re Putin


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The main from the interview:

🔹 Putin was hospitalized to the Central Clinical Hospital in April 2022, after Ukraine refused to capitulate in the war and the Russian army was forced to withdraw troops from the Kyiv region.

🔹 Putin travels to his residence in Valdai on an armored train, for Federal Security Service officials the spouse of the Russian president is Alina Kabaeva.

🔹 Despite all the excuses, the palace in Gelendzhik belongs to Putin, and presidential special communications were provided there.

🔹 All of Putin's residences have exactly the same offices, so it is impossible to tell where he is by the photos/video.

🔹 Putin does not use a cell phone and the Internet, he gets information from the operative reports of representatives of the security services.

🔹 In addition to the "nuclear suitcase," all trips for Putin carry a "cube" more than two meters high with a workstation. It is used for secret negotiations.

About Putin personally:
"In terms of his behavior [Putin in 2009 and now] are two different people. I mean, we remember when the former FSB director became prime minister, then president, he was energetic, active. He was just as active up until 2020, judging by his business trips, there were really a lot of them. And now he is very isolated. He shut himself off from the world with all kinds of barriers, the same quarantine, the lack of information. His perception of reality is distorted."

Karakulov had worked as an engineer in the presidential communications office since 2009 before fleeing abroad in October 2022. Journalists call him the highest-ranking member of the Russian security services who fled the country after the start of a full-scale war in Ukraine and who condemned the invasion.


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"China does not recognize Crimea as Russian, like other territories of Ukraine "included" in the Russian Federation" - Chinese Ambassador to the EU

He also added that the statement about "boundless friendship" between Moscow and Beijing is nothing more than a rhetorical device
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Alright, it is time for another adventure in "logistical enablers" in the latest US arms shipment to Ukraine.

Specifically look at this line:

"Eight heavy fuel trucks and 105 fuel trailers."

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1...488563713.html
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So so lucky

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Old 5th Apr 2023, 10:24
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Flooding due to a dam breach

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Old 5th Apr 2023, 10:37
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They are operating even lower.


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Old 5th Apr 2023, 10:52
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Any lower and it would risk the tail boom.
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Old 5th Apr 2023, 11:06
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Remember the upset Muslims that threatened Russians because they couldn't build a mosque in Moscow, well its started.... Long may it continue.


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Is this D*ckhead now threatening China!!!

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Night time drone hunting, what are the blue lights?

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