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    Re: Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    OMG! How did MTG and her merry band of idiots miss this? US military aid has arrived in Moldova, designed to support the democratically-elected and pro-western/pro-US government there. In case you have your head up your ass, like MTG does, Moldova has petitioned to join both the EU and NATO but the Putinites are fighting that, mostly by supporting the communists in the "break-away" provinces of eastern Moldova. There are Russian troops on the ground in eastern Moldova, not a large number, but they are there to assure a pro-Putin/pro-commie influence.

    BTW, Russian troops have moved onto and are now occupying a portion of a US base in Africa, Angola, I think. The Biden admin agreed to this to "help the situation there."
    Nope, it is Niger...

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    The Putinites are complaining that Ukraine is using US and French-built missiles to strike targets inside of Russia. Complaining? Let that roll around in your head for a moment. Never mind that Russia has been using weapons made in China, North Korea*, and Iran to attack Ukraine, oh! and never mind that Russia is the antagonist in this conflict, the evil invader. Go home! I bet the attacks will stop then.

    * Using North Korean weapons, especially artillery shells, is like playing Russian roulette. They are just as likely to malfunction and kill the crews as they are to harm Ukrainians.

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    Apparently the ever-clever Ukrans have fit a different warhead on the US-built ATACMS missiles. This is just speculation as it appears they used ATACMS missiles to attack and sink the latest Russian ships to be lost. A British weapons' expert was a guest on a YouTube channel and he was analyzing the recent attack that has sunk the minesweeper and the guided-missile "cutter." Given their location at the time of the attack, which has been confirmed, the Ukrans had to have either used a cruise missile or the ATACMS system. Video footage released, though of a poor quality, does not show a cruise missile approaching the ships. Cruise missiles are large and rather slow and can be easily videoed. Instead, all that can be seen prior to something striking the ships is a blurry streak of light, which the exhaust of the ATACMS would have, and a thin trail of white smoke. However, the US supplied only cluster-bomb warheads to the Ukrans with the delivery of the ATACMS systems. This strike was clearly not a cluster-bomb warhead as it penetrated the deck and exploded inside the ship(s). Next, the ATACMS missiles are not very accurate at long range. Well, at 180 miles, the approximate distance of this attack, the system is rated to be within 90 meters of accuracy, which is why the ATACMS sports the cluster-bomb warhead and is intended for known, stationary targets. Both of the Russian ships were sitting at anchor and had been for over a week, they were spotted by Ukran drones. Still, if it were the ATACMS system the Ukrans must have done something different with it, like providing an armor-piercing warhead.

    The loss of these two combat vessels brings the total to 12, out of 25 combat ships, in Putin's pre-war Black Sea fleet. The Ukrans have also sunk/damaged another 17 support/supply ships of the Black Sea fleet since the war began.

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    Tidbits...

    Russia is being its antagonist self by claiming islands as their own in the Gulf of Finland, connected to the Baltic Sea. They are isolated and uninhabited rocks in the gulf, small islands. Finland has an unmanned lighthouse on one, to warn ships, and a communication microwave tower on another one of the islands. The world has recognized these islands as belonging to Finland since the 1920's when an international treaty made it so. Putin doesn't care about treaties. He is threatening to attack Finland if they interfere in Russian soldiers and engineers occupying the islands. We shall see.

    Ukraine has launched a drone "mother ship" designed to carry an array of drones, including the kamikaze drones. Actually, this is their second attempt at this. About 18 months ago they experimented with the concept, but the "mother ship" drone was too slow and unwieldy and was an easy target. This latest version is much improved.

    Speaking of attack drones, there is video footage of a Ukran drone dropping grenades on African mercenaries fighting for Russia. It's rather pathetic and somewhat disturbing. Four Africans get spotted in a destroyed village, apparently without guns because they were not holding any, instead they picked up boards from a wrecked house and were swatting at the drones hovering overhead. There was a scouting drone recording the video and an attack drone carrying grenades, which would swoop down just out of reach of the Africans swinging the boards at it. This went on for some 15 minutes, as the Africans kept walking along a road through the destroyed village. Finally, tired of the game, the grenades were dropped killing all four Africans. The Ukran drone operators were toying with them.

    The Ukrans have foreign soldiers too, but they are professional and well-equipped. The International Legion is composed of three battalions of four companies each of infantry, as well as an artillery battalion and an armored vehicle battalion. Not sure of the total numbers, but a typical battalion in Ukranian doctrine has about 700 soldiers. These may not be that large. Video footage of a platoon of these soldiers shows them cleaning up an area near Chasiv Yar. These soldiers spoke Spanish, but their country of origin was not disclosed. In one sequence they surround a building occupied by Russian soldiers, toss grenades through the windows and a firefight ensues. Finally, grenades have the desired effect. One of the legionnaires enters then steps out and reports there are wounded Russians, he is ordered to kill them, which he does with his automatic rifle. I know enough Spanish and seeing what was happening it was easy to follow their progress.

    Elsewhere Russian advances at Robotyne and at Krynky have been reversed. Ground seized during the last several days has been taken back by the Ukrans.

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    No longer "news" as this is the same ole, same ole with the evil Putinites. Overnight a Russian cruise missile struck a venue, a restaurant/meeting place being used by a family to celebrate a couple's 50th anniversary. About 250 people were gathered, there were some deaths and lots of injuries, no confirmed numbers yet. This was a deliberate terrorist attack designed to frighten the Ukrainian people into demanding their government surrender to Putin. Putin has spies in Ukraine whose job it is to report events like this so they can be targeted for a terrorist attack. PURE EVIL!

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    Re: Russia

    Putin is making overtures for "peace" which he really is not interested in, but rather he wants a pause in the war so he can rebuild his wrecked military. This shows Putin knows he is losing the war, otherwise he wouldn't be offering an end to hostilities. His wanting the border to be fixed based on current ground being held is pure bullshit! No way. Get your sorry ass out of Ukraine, including Crimea, and then peace can be addressed. The Russians have completely abandoned their main airbase in Crimea. Those planes still operational have been relocated to bases much deeper inside of Russia. They have lost all of their air defenses, including the radar sites, and are defenseless against Ukran drone and missile attacks in Crimea.

    Putin's big push in Kharkiv has run into a solid brick wall as the Ukrans have counter-attacked and settled the frontline. Putin's offer of "peace" is an admittance of weakness. Nope! Kick his ass!

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    Re: Russia

    Putin's much-ballyhooed offensive in Kharkiv has ground to a halt. The Ukrans are counterattacking and driving the evil invaders back. Putin rushed this offensive; pundits agree he lacked sufficient forces to undertake such an ambitious offensive. He had only 40,000 troops to participate in the actual attack, plus some reserves and support troops. Experts projected he needed over 120,000 troops.

    Russians did seize another village west of Avdiivka, but this was expected as the position had become untenable for the Ukranians who withdrew in good order.

    Ukrans liberated more ground near Krynky, in the Kherson region.

    And Ukraine attacked more bases and military installations inside of Russia, while the Putinites conducted more terrorist attacks against civilian targets, four separate attacks in Kharkiv City. Reports of deaths among women and children.... PURE EVIL!

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    Re: Russia

    Biden referred to Putin as a "cruel tyrant." Congrats Joe, you got something right. Of course, TASS, Putin's propagandists took issue with it. But acknowledged Putin prefers Biden as US POTUS over Trump. Notwithstanding the crooked US lamestream media trying to make the case for the opposite.

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