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19th Feb 2022, 11:46
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Posted By A_Van

In reality, the Ukrainian army started massive...

In reality, the Ukrainian army started massive shooting along the whole front line. Heavy artillery is involved (that was supposed to be taken away from the front line as it was "confirmed" by OSCE)....
16th Feb 2022, 16:29
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Views: 8,401,510
Posted By A_Van

The probability of conflict is very high indeed,...

The probability of conflict is very high indeed, unfortunately. And it does not depend on Russia or Ukraine or various European “negotiators”. It does not even depend on the current POTUS. The US...
20th Jan 2022, 17:05
Replies: 10,379
Views: 8,401,510
Posted By A_Van

Ha, according to this doc the number of refugees...

Ha, according to this doc the number of refugees and asylum seekers is 4931. What they call IDP's are, to a large extent, people whose homes were destroyed by Ukrainian artillery and aviation in 2014...
20th Jan 2022, 16:50
Replies: 10,379
Views: 8,401,510
Posted By A_Van

Would you please provide a proof link? Sounds...

Would you please provide a proof link? Sounds like nonsense or a fake news.
The truth is that three to five mln Ukrainians immigrated abroad to work there (where they earn more than at home)...
29th Dec 2021, 11:53
Replies: 10,379
Views: 8,401,510
Posted By A_Van

No, I am living in the middle of the events...

No, I am living in the middle of the events addressed, having friends and relatives in the Ukraine too. While you are somewhere far away being brainwashed by BBC, CNN and other russophobic...
27th Dec 2021, 12:26
Replies: 10,379
Views: 8,401,510
Posted By A_Van

This already happened, but in the opposite...

This already happened, but in the opposite direction. Pro-nazi Ukrainian nationalists threw bottles with this "cocktails" to the Russian consulate in Lvov (Lviv). Russia replied with the diplomatic...
24th Jun 2021, 15:24
Replies: 152
Views: 38,788
Posted By A_Van

You are omitting a well-known issue concerning...

You are omitting a well-known issue concerning prior notification. As there is nothing said clearly about this in the Convention, many countries in the world interpret in different ways. E.g., some...
23rd Jun 2021, 17:51
Replies: 152
Views: 38,788
Posted By A_Van

It is reported here that it was not "close to"...

It is reported here that it was not "close to" but 3 km (well, about 2 NM) inside the border. And did not react to any signals sent.



Definitely, a deliberate provocation. Not a serious one...
4th Mar 2021, 16:02
Replies: 269
Views: 36,416
Posted By A_Van

Absolutely agree. The problem with leg(s) seemed...

Absolutely agree. The problem with leg(s) seemed to come later.
As a general comment, of course they do progress from one flight to another. But calling it great success appears too optimistic....
22nd Feb 2021, 16:14
Replies: 36
Views: 8,342
Posted By A_Van

There was no panic here at that time, at least in...

There was no panic here at that time, at least in military. Maybe some politicians, foreign affairs and other civvies - I don't know. But not in the campus I served.
11th Feb 2021, 16:28
Replies: 18
Views: 2,549
Posted By A_Van

One of my memories of the first visit to ESTEC...

One of my memories of the first visit to ESTEC was a shocking surprise that so many people there spoke relatively poor English. At least, worse than I expected. Especially in terms of pronunciation....
10th Feb 2021, 17:23
Replies: 18
Views: 2,549
Posted By A_Van

Both are correct. I have been working with ESA...

Both are correct. I have been working with ESA (and ESTEC in particular) since early 90's on joint international projects and visited ESTEC every 2-3 months sometimes. ESTEC is indeed a nice place...
8th Feb 2021, 16:47
Replies: 11
Views: 4,836
Posted By A_Van

Disinformation about "27 sailors" came from...

Disinformation about "27 sailors" came from non-Russian media, BTW.
And we have a perfect example of disinformation here from Easy Street a couple of posts above who wrote that
"a Typhoon doing...
6th Feb 2021, 11:05
Replies: 54
Views: 12,774
Posted By A_Van

I did not. It was nothing but a sarcasm. Just to...

I did not. It was nothing but a sarcasm. Just to show that non-Russian media often generate nonsense.

As for that old incident, I assume some e-interference might have taken place (though I doubt...
2nd Feb 2021, 10:23
Replies: 54
Views: 12,774
Posted By A_Van

Sure, I have no doubt that the situation was...

Sure, I have no doubt that the situation was largely exaggerated in that article. I just gave a reference to a source an English because in Russian media it sounded more unbelievable.
1st Feb 2021, 15:43
Replies: 54
Views: 12,774
Posted By A_Van

It seems that Donald (Cook, DDG-75) is still...

It seems that Donald (Cook, DDG-75) is still scared and "invited his twin" DDG-78 to join the party. Some years ago an old Su-24 played tricks on him :-)

What frightened the USS Donald Cook so...
31st Jan 2021, 06:03
Replies: 12
Views: 3,769
Posted By A_Van

There were 3 crew members on board. ...

There were 3 crew members on board.



Аh, this explains high numbers in the US. Here, it's different: only those count who are considered "covid-ill" at the moment of death.
Anyway, if it is...
30th Jan 2021, 12:32
Replies: 12
Views: 3,769
Posted By A_Van

I wonder where the number of ""28 lost crewmen"...

I wonder where the number of ""28 lost crewmen" came from?
As for crashes, there was only one crash similar to the one shown in the movie. However, it was not on the second day after the explosion...
24th Nov 2020, 16:29
Replies: 14
Views: 5,591
Posted By A_Van

US put restrictions to inspect Alaska and Hawaii....

US put restrictions to inspect Alaska and Hawaii. This is much more serious and unequal than closing Kaliningrad region, as the latter is quite small in territory. Nevertheless, Russia was OK to...
9th Nov 2020, 09:47
Replies: 34
Views: 13,002
Posted By A_Van

You probably meant MiG-25, not -23, didn't you? ...

You probably meant MiG-25, not -23, didn't you?
25 had max speed of about 3000 km/hr (2.83 M), while 23 had 2500 only (2.35M).

As for MiG-23 in US, about a dozen of them came from Egypt and AFAIK...
1st Sep 2020, 10:26
Replies: 20
Views: 7,347
Posted By A_Van

AFAIK this was over the Black Sea, wasn't it? If...

AFAIK this was over the Black Sea, wasn't it? If so, what "Uncle Sam's soldiers" were doing there, especially with a strategic bomber? No surprise that "Ivan" was a little bit more tough than usual....
24th Jul 2020, 06:47
Replies: 21
Views: 4,735
Posted By A_Van

After the US established its Space Command the...

After the US established its Space Command the need to find or invent any trace of hostile activity in space grew accordingly.

Looks like the current US administration is planning to deploy...
29th Jun 2020, 06:36
Replies: 15
Views: 3,926
Posted By A_Van

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said late...

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said late on Sunday the intelligence community told him they did not find media reports suggesting Russian units in Afghanistan offered to pay the Taliban to...
30th May 2020, 07:14
Replies: 439
Views: 310,413
Posted By A_Van

ORAC, it seems to be the 3rd accident with...

ORAC, it seems to be the 3rd accident with StarShip protos since Nov. '19. Aren't SpaceX too much in a hurry with this launcher?
22nd May 2020, 18:10
Replies: 208
Views: 42,879
Posted By A_Van

Could you please elaborate more with proven...

Could you please elaborate more with proven facts?

Here are the facts that I studied in the course of WWII history.

1. The agreement (Protocol) concerning division of the post-war Germany...
22nd May 2020, 13:19
Replies: 208
Views: 42,879
Posted By A_Van

No need to imagine. Just look back into early...

No need to imagine. Just look back into early 60's. The US deployed Jupiter missiles in Turkey that could reach Moscow in some 10-15 min. In return, Khruschev deployed missiles in Cuba (and Castro...
15th May 2020, 11:08
Replies: 271
Views: 122,422
Posted By A_Van

Sure it was not. My message was that it was at...

Sure it was not. My message was that it was at the same very early stage - a concept - like this "Tempest" is now.




Correct. Provided there would be a ram/scram jet engine available at low...
15th May 2020, 07:06
Replies: 271
Views: 122,422
Posted By A_Van

The operation against Japan began exactly as it...

The operation against Japan began exactly as it was agreed at the Yalta (Crimea) conference in Feb. 1945 where Britain and US urged the USSR to join the war against Japan in 2-3 month after "Hitler...
10th May 2020, 18:04
Replies: 26
Views: 6,599
Posted By A_Van

I did, as did millions in Moscow and suburbs on...

I did, as did millions in Moscow and suburbs on the route. Even know some guys who were REALLY up there in cockpits.
7th May 2020, 16:22
Replies: 208
Views: 42,879
Posted By A_Van

Exactly. 3-4 years ago we traveled to the island...

Exactly. 3-4 years ago we traveled to the island of Hainan with my wife using Hainan airlines. I had tons of reservations about Chinese carriers but this one had a perfect dept/arr times and ideal...
3rd May 2020, 17:41
Replies: 208
Views: 42,879
Posted By A_Van

Russia blaming who? Britain? Are you kidding?...

Russia blaming who? Britain? Are you kidding? Never heard about that. Of course there might be some idiots who even blame e.g. Israel.
It's like blaming UK for remains of hurricanes that sometimes...
3rd May 2020, 06:38
Replies: 208
Views: 42,879
Posted By A_Van

I am not a fan of China at all and share some...

I am not a fan of China at all and share some feelings of those who wrote they felt uncomfortable while staying in that country. I was very interested to travel there to see various "wonders of the...
1st Apr 2020, 16:56
Replies: 28
Views: 14,636
Posted By A_Van

Maybe nets and belts came after the picture was...

Maybe nets and belts came after the picture was shot?
Anyway, the plane has already reached Goose Bay, i.e. the pond was crossed OK.
23rd Mar 2020, 16:31
Replies: 50
Views: 20,739
Posted By A_Van

Are you all sure that NATO planes always fly with...

Are you all sure that NATO planes always fly with transponders ON? I am not. It is often (not always, to be fair) specially underlined in reports that transponders were off.
What about these talks 4...
22nd Mar 2020, 17:22
Replies: 50
Views: 20,739
Posted By A_Van

A question for those who are nervous about those...

A question for those who are nervous about those flights: do you know how intensive are NATO flights near Russian borders in north-west?

A: About 800 flights of reconnaissance aircraft and some...
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