Good false flag material if you ask me... explode a tactical nuke at some Ukrainian city close to the border and there will be no European leader with the balls to resist
Western propaganda at its finest... if Russia didn't have nukes it would be artillery shells filled with Novachok because like the Syrian government the Russians are evil and have no respect for life and just want to murder people in large numbers using weapons internationally banned... except the only country to have actually used nuclear weapons against civilians was the US in Japan and also in the Marshall Islands...
There is no need to waste any sort of nuclear weapon on the Ukraine.
EU countries were part of genocides. Don't hink they will stop all their relations with their number 1 gas provider that has huge stocks left for the sake of Ukrainians.
But what if their boss tells them to...
The only dynamic that matters is the rabiate dedication much of the 'Western partners' have to the destruction of Russia. A dynamic that has withstood the test of time and should be the main prisms through which this whole charade is viewed
Russia understands that and will be looking to the rest of the world for trade and cooperation.... if the west makes the Ukraine follow the Minsk agreement then that is all Russia needs... even if a new regime takes power in Kiev though the ballot box and drops all its bullshit regarding speaking the Russian language and apologies and those criminals guilty of war crimes brought to justice and these separatist regions return back to the fold Russia will be happy... they are not looking for more land.
They just want stable neighbours.
If Putin lets this slide and pulls his turd back in there'll be advanced NATO missile systems on Ukrainian territory within 12 months.
If that were the case and nothing written on paper could stop it if that is what they want to do, then Putin will push their buttons... improved ties with Mexico for instance... nuclear weapons for Iran... the justification for Israel to have nuclear weapons was in case its neighbours get nukes... so that means it would be OK if Iran gets nukes... right?
If the OSCE mission is "depleted" of observers there will be no one to monitor the front line in Donbas, clearing the path for provocations on a large scale that may turn into large scale war. No records, no evidence that is all that "somebody" needs for blame. Depletion started.
Oh please... the OSCE are so biased that they would carry ammo for the first Kiev troops to attack and still blame it all on a Russian invasion.
They shot down a stealth bomber through pure luck because it had not jamming support that night
You can't shoot down something you can't see with blind luck it would be impossible.
Their IADs was completely destroyed/suppressed incapable of hampering NATO air operation.
But that is the point their IADS was fully intact at the end of the conflict... one HATO official actually commented that from day one to the last day their aircraft were always in danger and so SEAD missions were all failures... at no stage were HATO aircraft safe in that airspace.
This has nothing to do with the fact that an old radar could get a solid lock on a VLO aircraft. The AA battery had no jamming support either.
You can't shoot down something you can't get a lock on and can't detect... luck had nothing to do with it... that is why is should be celebrated... it was skill and professionalism.
Stealth just greatly reduces detection range He shot it down from around 10 miles. That’s not impressive. That’s terrible. It shows that stealth really works. If NATO didn’t slack off and had jamming support and proper route planning they would have lost zero planes and that old Soviet AA is essentially useless.
Stealth aircraft are supposed to be invisible.... that is not Serb talk, that is US Speak about their own stuff, so if ancient obsolete SAMs and radars can bring down super US stealth fighters... well the world is burning...
Biden will announce the return to the Nuclear deal with Iran, and because of the US and allies Russia will not attack Ukraine next week, improving is ratings and winning the Nobel prize.
Well with Oblama getting a prize for doing nothing I guess Spongebrain Poopypants could win one too... but they would lose even more credibility... if that is possible.
They had hoped the bullying effect to win over the russians fast, but the tactic has failed and Russia doubled down even further, ergo it has turned into a long game and they are realizing they cannot fight it
Sanctions will work, they just need one more round and Russia will fold... NOT.
Biden wanted guarantees command centers would not be hit, and I dont think he liked the response
I suspect the Russians are tracking communications and the part he did not like of the response was probably that command centres above those in Kiev would be hit if anything started...