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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 26th Feb 2022, 17:38
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Here you go, the Ghost of Kiev in a picture shared by Ukraines former president Petro Poroshenko.
Whether this pilot is the ghost of kiev or not is irrelevant, the story is great.

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Old 26th Feb 2022, 17:40
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Ukrainian soldier walking down the road with a UK-supplied NLAW towards a destroyed convoy

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Old 26th Feb 2022, 17:44
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They are really handing it out in that video. Getting to the supply lines
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:04
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Reference the apologia for Russia above.

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Regardless, the hypocrisy of Russia is breathtaking.

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It really is the most flagrant hypocrisy by Russia and its apologists. Those who wish to claim the genocide and/or persecution of ethnic Russians in Ukraine, Crimea or the Donbas should perhaps consider how the ethnic Tatar or Roma - both indigenous to Ukraine - have fared in either of those Ukrainian occupied territories over the years since 2014, or indeed Russia at any point. Their own record is hardly unimpeachable or inspiring.

My personal view is that Russia, the Soviet Union before it, has no place lecturing other nations on how to protect their minorities given their own track record of forced resettlement, assimilation and prohibition of traditions. Adding the Sami and Karelian peoples onto the list, among others, I'll consider my tuppence spent.

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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:09
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Looking at the maps, looking at the pictures. looking at the messages I would dare to say: NOTHING is working as planned for the Russian Forces. Disaster for them is glancing more and more around the corner.
Guess they did not take old Bismarck's saying seriously enough: The best battle plan will last at best until first contact with the enemy.
Not Bismark - Moltke the Elder
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:17
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:24
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Change of policy from Germany, they are now sending 1000 ATGW and 500 Stingers to Ukraine.

Major reversal of policy by Germany…..

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe...lz-2022-02-26/

According to a defence source, the UK has offered to conduct "logistics operations" to support the delivery of the donations after the Ukrainian president called for more aid. Not sure what that will entail….

https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-i...tands-12551824
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:27
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And they will be well received and used…..

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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:28
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:33
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American Express has just blocked the accounts of all Russian card holders worldwide. Won’t affect most Russians but it will hit all the billionaires and their families who are black card holders who spend millions a week….
I'm a Russian bank originated Amex card holder (Sberbank) issued here in Moscow, and have been since 2005... card still works!
Would be more worried if my Sberbank Visa/MC stop working... now that WOULD cause issues.
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:33
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SWIFT GONE

JUST IN: Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Western countries have agreed to disconnect Russia from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) banking network.

https://twitter.com/ABC

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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:35
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Mods - is there any way to get the various threads on the current war in Ukraine merged? They are mostly all saying the same stuff and it gets confusing as to which thread you have been contributing to.
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:40
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Whichever way this goes do you think this is going to bring more pressure on the formation of a European armed forces? Quite amazed they haven’t had one already.

Wouldn’t have a huge overhead as units could just be rotated in and out from member countries. I guess the main stumbling block would be that these forces wouldn’t be under the control of their own governments but under the control of the EU. I suppose like a European Nato. Any attack on one member is an automatic attack on all.
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:44
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:45
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Poroshenko interview

Former President Poroshenko - an incredible interview IMO. Quite inspiring.

He says the Javelins and NLAWs are working.

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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:53
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Originally Posted by Flyhighfirst
Whichever way this goes do you think this is going to bring more pressure on the formation of a European armed forces? Quite amazed they haven’t had one already.

Wouldn’t have a huge overhead as units could just be rotated in and out from member countries. I guess the main stumbling block would be that these forces wouldn’t be under the control of their own governments but under the control of the EU. I suppose like a European Nato. Any attack on one member is an automatic attack on all.
CDS and PUS put a statement out at the start of this on MODNET. They left comments enabled. First comment from an Infantry SNCO - so are you going to stop the cuts now? Response - ‘Ack’.

This is your alarm call Boris. Do something about it while you can. What did Churchill do …
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 19:01
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Former President Poroshenko - an incredible interview IMO. Quite inspiring.
Asking the West to supply advanced AA systems to Ukraine... so that their troops can deploy them.. Forgive my ignorance but surely these require considerable expertise to operate?
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 19:02
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CDS and PUS put a statement out at the start of this on MODNET. They left comments enabled. First comment from an Infantry SNCO - so are you going to stop the cuts now? Response - ‘Ack’.
'Ack' being staff officer speak for 'Erm'.
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 19:03
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Russian aircraft destroyed in last 24 hours according to the Ukrainian Air Force Command:

1 x SU-30, 11 x helicopters, 2 x Su-25, 2 x Il-76.
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 19:08
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