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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 20th Apr 2023, 10:08
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Boredom

Originally Posted by bugged on the right
For goodness sake Nutloose, post something. Anything.
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Sorry to bore you! I find it quite a privilege to be able to see the combined multinational surveillance activities taking place every day. Literally whilst walking to the pub, theyíre flying overhead. The area Iím staying in is also populated by about 85% Ukrainian refugees, which adds another dimension to my perspective.
As 212 man says, sorry to bore you. I was, however, of the opinion that this is an aviation oriented web site, to do with flying machines and everything about them and interesting in different ways to different people and most certainly, I would suggest, not boring to many. Personally I find lots of posts on this thread have little to do with aviation and even some that have no relation to this egregious war being conducted by Russia. But someone somewhere might be interested in such posts, so i merely ignore them and pass them by. And yes, as 212 man says, it is, to me, quite a privilege to watch those who were once upon a time my colleagues and friends going about their business.
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Old 20th Apr 2023, 11:00
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The Russian government has already spent a third of its budget for 2023 amidst a record level of spending and a collapse in oil and gas revenues, according to Russian economists. The government will need to make a 40% cut in daily spending to meet its annual budget. ⬇️

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Old 20th Apr 2023, 11:25
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Repairing military vehicles at the front.

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Old 20th Apr 2023, 11:32
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Well leave them to go about their business. This is certainly a military aviation thread but we don't need a running commentary on what is appearing on a flight tracking app. Please start a new thread. Perhaps call it "What are they doing now?" You might also include some ATIS info as well.
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Old 20th Apr 2023, 11:55
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It appears the propogandists are ramping up the USA nuclear exercises and saying they are preparing a strike on.... Hmmmm difficult one that.. Russia? possible... China? maybe but doubtful... Poland?, yup it has to be Poland.... Where do they get these people from?

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Old 20th Apr 2023, 12:32
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Good news, inflation is falling in the UK, apparently according to Russia, Prostitutes are cheaper meaning your pound can stretch even further..

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Old 20th Apr 2023, 13:52
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Nutty, they could only have got that information from extensive investigations by their spies!
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Old 20th Apr 2023, 14:32
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Friendly reminder to focus on the war, and post the Jet Blast worthy stuff in Jet Blast.
Uncle Fred began a whole thread for that stuff.
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Old 20th Apr 2023, 15:23
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This isn't good news


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Old 20th Apr 2023, 16:43
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Cancel Culture on PPrune

Originally Posted by bugged on the right
Well leave them to go about their business. This is certainly a military aviation thread but we don't need a running commentary on what is appearing on a flight tracking app. Please start a new thread. Perhaps call it "What are they doing now?" You might also include some ATIS info as well.
Ah! Cancel Culture on an aviation thread. Who are "Them" and what business do you want them to go about? And as for "We" who are they and what business are they about that you feel that you represent all of "We" Or is "We" a misnomer or misspelling of "me"

That I should find someone who is not a moderator telling me to go elsewhere on these pages is, no matter the thread, utterly disgraceful. I will leave the matter here and if the moderators wish to say anything I welcome that. I will say that I find the presence of a commentary on a very important part of what this thread is about more interesting than a Russian statement on the supposed cost of a prostitute in London.

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Old 20th Apr 2023, 17:04
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Originally Posted by ACW342
Ah! Cancel Culture on an aviation thread. Who are "Them" and what business do you want them to go about? And as for "We" who are they and what business are they about that you feel that you represent all of "We" Or is "We" a misnomer or misspelling of "me"

That I should find someone who is not a moderator telling me to go elsewhere on these pages is, no matter the thread, utterly disgraceful. I will leave the matter here and if the moderators wish to say anything I welcome that. I will say that I find the presence of a commentary on a very important part of what this thread is about more interesting than a Russian statement on the supposed cost of a prostitute in London.

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Sorry to say that I think you are over-reacting to a reasonable request which included "please" and made a valid suggestion which would have been a smooth way forward. I am sure that "cancel culture" was not involved.
The forum is a broad church and more-or-less self moderating. Please count ten and keep us informed on a new thread. Please.
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Old 20th Apr 2023, 17:04
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Them refers to overflying aircraft presumably doing their jobs (their business). We have a pretty good idea of what they do. There are some very prolific and well informed posters who are a lot of readers primary source of information. You can refer to 'we' as me if you like. I don't care But please refrain from posting spotters sightings from apps I can consult myself. It clogs up a good thread with unnecessary trivia.
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Old 20th Apr 2023, 18:24
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An indication the Russian military is heading into Potemkin land. From Moscow Times (not a Russian paper)
The commander of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet has been removed from his post, President Vladimir Putin’s envoy to the Russian Far East said Thursday.

The reshuffle was announced a week after the Pacific Fleet was ordered to stage surprise combat drills to repel a theoretical enemy landing.

Presidential envoy Yury Trutnev said Admiral Sergei Avakyants, 66, who has commanded the Pacific Fleet since 2012, will now head a new organization that oversees military training and patriotic education.

“Avakyants, who until recently commanded the Pacific Fleet, will be in charge of the the headquarters,” Trutnev said.

Russia’s Pacific Fleet, which is based in the port of Vladivostok, has not commented on the reshuffle.

There is no public information about Avakyants' replacement.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu put the Pacific Fleet on high alert Friday for snap exercises in the southern part of the Sea of Okhotsk to repulse rocket and aviation attacks on Sakhalin Island and the southern Kuril islands.

The southern Kuril islands are at the heart of a decades-long dispute between Mosc
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2023/...mmander-a80886
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Old 20th Apr 2023, 21:58
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Lol,


i do wonder if he actually said this..

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Old 20th Apr 2023, 23:04
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Perhaps replace it with a turret tossing competition. Marks for height, distance and artistic impression.
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Old 21st Apr 2023, 03:51
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How would you accidentally bomb your own city?
Russian plane accidentally strikes Russian city near Ukraine border leaving 20m crater | Ukraine | The Guardian
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix
I canít explain it, but I hope itís a trend.
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Originally Posted by GlobalNav
I can’t explain it, but I hope it’s a trend.
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Looked at the RT website this morning which has a small article posted as the fifth story on the home page.

State media heavily playing it down with deflection focusing on the continual Ukraine attacks of Belgorod. A couple of images showing minor damage to the road and a few cars. Nothing to see here. Move along, types of comment.

The final sentence perhaps gives a clue that the 'accidental' release may have been a malfunctioning glide bomb (or perhaps incorrectly selected conventional bomb) that dropped on Belgorod instead of flew to its intended target?

Quote: "The Russian military has stepped up airstrikes against Ukrainian targets over the past several weeks, using specially modified FAB-500 glide bombs dropped from strike aircraft such as the Su-34."
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Old 21st Apr 2023, 08:24
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Thanks, Uberteknik, for that headsup.
This Kyivpost article the other week shows an intriguing image of a lashup of applique-wings on a conventional bomb - allegedly Russian - purportedly attached to Su-34.

https://www.kyivpost.com/post/15165

It is unclear, at least to me, what triggers wing extension on release of the bomb, and I'd rather not be below the release point.
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