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Ukraine War Thread Part 2

Old 25th Apr 2023, 16:51
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So satire is alive in Roozia then? And she can't be prosecuted because averythng she says is positive
I'm not so sure she's not serious. I think someone else added the video background.
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 21:01
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A Tour around a captured KAMAZ, they’re about $1.5 mil each.


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Old 25th Apr 2023, 22:27
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Ok, that whole "running out of missiles" thing was produced last year. People just found OUT about it recently and so in their minds it is a recent thing. We have been providing RIM-7 missiles to Ukraine for Buk since January:…

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Old 26th Apr 2023, 02:06
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
A Russian troop shortage? I wonder if they have a box in the trenches for him to stand on..



https://twitter.com/NOELreports/stat...C92fLuh-ktAAAA

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The velocity of the rounds exiting the barrel of that rifle he's holding is the same as a 6'8" weightlifter holding the same rifle. My guess is low CG and profile benefits him far better in many situations than the tall guy as well. I've read of many like him as "tunnel rats" going below to kill in Viet Nam. In the Pacific in WWII, the video is also probably a good example of the size comparisons of the island Infantry combatants throughout the war. The tall guys took their lumps from the short Japanese as well.

I'm just a Civvy, but my guess is 99% of the fights this guy might find himself in aren't boxing matches.
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 06:16
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https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-put...220033457.html

Exclusive: Putin's plans to keep the Baltics in check

The Russian Presidential Administration’s strategy documents for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania show a Kremlin “out of touch” with realities in the NATO and EU member states at its doorstep.
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 08:16
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Psyops 101 by UKR MOD.
Very good.


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Old 26th Apr 2023, 10:29
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What’s not to like…

Great, mercenary infighting.

Wagner PMC fighters threatened to shoot mercenaries from Gazprom's Potok PMC. The mercenaries from Wagner directly complain to Prigozhin.

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Old 26th Apr 2023, 11:27
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They're now claiming there is treason in Russia as Wagner runs short of ammo.... Gazprom PMC, I hope British Gas don't get ideas


Prickozhim is now worried everyone who is anyone in Russia now want their own PMC for future power struggles back home, and that they are trying to reduce Wagners size...Keep sending them to Ukraine, They will help with that..


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Old 26th Apr 2023, 11:32
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Google maps have updated Mariupols maps showing the destruction..

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More trench clearing.

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Old 26th Apr 2023, 11:47
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Former commercial pilot Denys delivers his regular update on the conflict. Unusually he elaborates about corruption within Ukraine.
In same breath talks of the failure of Ukraine Govt/ military to defend with mines, eastern Ukraine, allowing Russian forces to take Donbas with ease. He says corruption is rife and is more concerning for long term health of the country than Russian expansionism

​​​​Depressing.

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Russia in some parts are using thermal blankets.

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Oooohh dear, how sad.

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Old 26th Apr 2023, 12:09
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BBC report on Ukraine drones

Detailed update report on Ukraines use of drones.
There is something absurd about cramming troops into narrow trenches that are so easy to identify by your enemy using a $1k toy adapted to drop munitions into this confined space.


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More Russian defence trenches dug along the left bank of the Dnipro

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I never thought of this, but British vehicles supplied to Ukraine are favoured because......

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Strange, a fire in Cyprus..

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Good warning.

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"This is going to end in hell": Russian oligarchs believe that Russian authorities are leading the country into abyss.

While the Kremlin pretends that everything is under control, the oligarchs start talking openly about the upcoming catastrophe….
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Originally Posted by ORAC
"This is going to end in hell": Russian oligarchs believe that Russian authorities are leading the country into abyss.

While the Kremlin pretends that everything is under control, the oligarchs start talking openly about the upcoming catastrophe….
Which is why all the Oligarchs are looking at their own PMC's as they can see the writing on the wall.
IMHO several things point to a general breakdown.

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The Russian Army, their general powerbase is no longer as it was and probably would struggle to defend the outlying states from insurrection and dissent, along with their overseas commitments such as Syria etc.
2/
Their budget is in tatters, funding a war that it looks like they can no longer afford, their main earners in Gas and Oil a shadow of its former self and with that other large earner, Nuclear energy to also be hit by sanctions, it will get worse. Militarily, I do not think they will have the budget to replace their material losses any time soon..
3/
Conscription, the way it was handled was woofully inept, engineers, those responsible in key infrastructure, heating, power, water, food, production etc were whisked off the streets and sent to be slaughtered in their thousands decimating the factories and infrastructure required to run the Country back home, people that will take two generations to replace.
4/
Police, the latest to be conscripted from the likes of Moscow, meaning a rise in crime, and with the returning prisoners released for serving in Ukraine, a larger criminal base of trained and possibly armed thugs released from prison and finding a lack of police to keep a lid on things.
5/
Conscripted youth slaughtered on the fields of Ukraine for what, Putins vanity, meaning those jobs I mentioned in three will have to skip 2 generations, as the youth that would have filled them is also gone, meaning the generation after them will need to take their place.
6/
High end skills, such as in computing, finance, etc, lost to the country when those with the funds, saw the writing on the wall and fled early on, probably never to return.
7/
Finally, a Country now cut off from the world by just about everyone they used to trade with, who will not wish to trade with nor operate in Russia for a significant time into the future. A Country that is a pariah in the world and far from strengthening it's place and position in the World, has destroyed it and the myth that the Russian Military once had, they have bolstered the Wests resolve and brought NATO back together bigger and stronger than before as no one could have envisioned, and strengthened the cooperation of European countries and the USA.

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