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    Post  ATLASCUB Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:09 am

    They did not say they're not employing UAV's. There is an almost 100% chance UAV's will be used somehow. There is however clearly no indication whatsoever that drone warfare for this current phase of the war will be at all employed. We would have seen signs of that already through photos of mobile operation commands and the birds themselves flying, at least on the Donbass etc.

    Will UAV's come online later to mop and monitor, absolutely possible. What is clear is that it's not integrated with VDV assaults operations, nor with the moving battalions.

    Russians are showing great tactical planning when it comes to troop movement and formations to encircle, and outflank their opponents. However their tools and hardware to facilitate victory for the operations is just lacking in some areas and it's a lot of Soviet legacy - mirroring top military leadership lineage settling on what's comfortable for them, as they were taught, and were brought up with. That must definitely change, and not at the current pace but at a much more accelerated, prioritized pace, in my opinion.


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    Post  Finty Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:11 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q7FuPINDjA

    Audible shelling/art...
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    Post  Krepost Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:18 am

    Russian Mi-24 destroys Ukrainian BUK M1 on highway:

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    Post  kvs Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:20 am

    The situation with Odessa is complex. There were legit reports of fighting near it early yesterday but it has gone quiet. It looks like the regime managed
    to throw back the first wave. I have no details. The bridge detonation sort of highlights that things did not go well. Russian forces
    could have secured it.

    The resistance in Odessa makes sense. The regime has to keep its goons active to repress the city and its surroundings. It is also
    a strategic port asset. Zelensky ordered reinforcements to Odessa.

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    Post  Urluber Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:25 am

    Many reports that liberation of Kiev has begun.
    This is allegedly in some metro area. Sounds quite heavy



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    Post  Autodestruct Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:25 am

    The situation with Odessa is complex.

    Odessa was just a distraction for the Ukrainians. Trying to take the city would take a lot more force than a few commandos. The Russian military just didn't want the Ukrainians to be sure where the real attacks were coming from during the early hours of the war.

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    Post  Krepost Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:29 am

    kvs wrote:The situation with Odessa is complex.   There were legit reports of fighting near it early yesterday but it has gone quiet.   It looks like the regime managed
    to throw back the first wave.   I have no details.   The bridge detonation sort of highlights that things did not go well.   Russian forces
    could have secured it.  

    The resistance in Odessa makes sense.  The regime has to keep its goons active to repress the city and its surroundings.   It is also
    a strategic port asset.   Zelensky ordered reinforcements to Odessa.  


    There was never any fighting in Odessa.
    The only clash in Odessa Oblast is the capture of Snake Island by Russian troops.
    Odessa is very important and will be taken eventually as it allows land access to Transdniestria.

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    Post  kvs Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:40 am

    Krepost wrote:
    kvs wrote:The situation with Odessa is complex.   There were legit reports of fighting near it early yesterday but it has gone quiet.   It looks like the regime managed
    to throw back the first wave.   I have no details.   The bridge detonation sort of highlights that things did not go well.   Russian forces
    could have secured it.  

    The resistance in Odessa makes sense.  The regime has to keep its goons active to repress the city and its surroundings.   It is also
    a strategic port asset.   Zelensky ordered reinforcements to Odessa.  


    There was never any fighting in Odessa.
    The only clash in Odessa Oblast is the capture of Snake Island by Russian troops.
    Odessa is very important and will be taken eventually as it allows land access to Transdniestria.

    My sources say otherwise. Neither you nor I know what is going down.

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    Post  kvs Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:42 am

    Another factor in this operation was the ripening situation in Moldova. It is currently under a turbo-NATzO regime and was probably
    going to stage some sort of action, in coordination with Khuyiv, against Transniester. These plans would appear to be on ice.

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    Post  Urluber Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:44 am

    Biggish explosions.

    Thoughts are with Russian forces out there.

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    Post  ATLASCUB Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:48 am

    Krepost wrote:Russian Mi-24 destroys Ukrainian BUK M1 on highway:


    They looked deserted? At least whomever was operating them was sleeping at the wheel.

    Poor souls. RIP.
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    Post  Regular Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:51 am

    Krepost wrote:Russian Mi-24 destroys Ukrainian BUK M1 on highway:


    Finally, real footage of Ghost of Kiev is revealed

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    Post  Airbornewolf Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:10 am

    Zelensky seeing Kadyrov's men:






    Zelensky now in bed:                     
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    Post  ATLASCUB Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:41 am

    That command center in Kiev must be very well located and protected.

    Russian special forces clearly trying hard to penetrate and get close to it.

    Moving light armor through Kiev would indulge heavy casualties by riding amongst so many buildings, and alleyways. May require it if these SOF teams can't get it done. The other option being, flattening the place and surrounding area through aerial bombardment but that will probably involve a lot of civilian casualties and terrorize the populace, who despite whatever propaganda is being pushed elsewhere, has mostly stayed indoors and "cooperated".

    Tough job for sure. respekt
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    Post  EkErilaz Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:48 am

    Krepost wrote:Russian Mi-24 destroys Ukrainian BUK M1 on highway:

    There is a claim this is a mix of clips, the helicopter attack is claimed to be from 2014, a UKR heli attacking separatists.
    And the second is supposed to be from CNN today of a wrecked UKR BUK outside poltava. I can see how it is suspicious, the colour of the smoke changes mid clip from white to black.
    I have not seen the helicopter attack clip before but some other heli aviation nerds say they are 100%sure
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    Post  Big_Gazza Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:51 am

    This has been posted before, but I'll post again as its simply geopolitical gold.  Take the time to listen, especially to the solidly (overwhelmingly) pro-Russian statements of the Chinese (starting 13:25) and others from geopolit analysts (36:00, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard) regarding the utter futility of Western sanction!  Razz Razz Razz

    Those retards who babble about sanctions are just ignorant fuktards repeating obsolete shibboleths.

    Happy days!   thumbsup    



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    Post  bitcointrader70 Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:57 am

    Uh oh.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/marcorubio/status/1497348285333389313

    Marco Rubio US senator on intelligence committee tweeted asking how many paratroopers can an ll76 carry.

    Might be true that Ukraine got one.
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    Post  The Ottoman Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:03 am

    Second IL76 is downed, within a hour.
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    Post  Big_Gazza Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:03 am

    bitcointrader70 wrote:Uh oh.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/marcorubio/status/1497348285333389313

    Marco Rubio US senator on intelligence committee tweeted asking how many paratroopers can an ll76 carry.

    Might be true that Ukraine got one.

    Laughing Laughing Laughing

    It just proves that Rubio is an idiot who believes the bullshit he reads on Twatter.

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    Post  bitcointrader70 Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:04 am

    Big_Gazza wrote:
    bitcointrader70 wrote:Uh oh.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/marcorubio/status/1497348285333389313

    Marco Rubio US senator on intelligence committee tweeted asking how many paratroopers can an ll76 carry.

    Might be true that Ukraine got one.

    Laughing Laughing Laughing

    It just proves that Rubio is an idiot who believes the bullshit he reads on Twatter.
    He has access to us intelligence…..
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    Post  Big_Gazza Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:05 am

    The Ottoman wrote:Second IL76 is downed, within a hour.

    Suspect

    Wow, some just can't keep their quivering lips from the crack pipe...

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    Post  Autodestruct Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:05 am

    Or he's just latching on to information he wants to believe. That story makes as much sense as the ghost of kyiv. The supposed crash site is well away from conflict zone around kyiv and yet no photographic or recorded testimonial evidence.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:06 am

    bitcointrader70 wrote:
    Big_Gazza wrote:
    bitcointrader70 wrote:Uh oh.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/marcorubio/status/1497348285333389313

    Marco Rubio US senator on intelligence committee tweeted asking how many paratroopers can an ll76 carry.

    Might be true that Ukraine got one.

    Laughing Laughing Laughing

    It just proves that Rubio is an idiot who believes the bullshit he reads on Twatter.
    He has access to us intelligence…..

    ..but he still acts like a total moron. This is just a stupid kabuki show designed to shore up morale of their Ukrorat clients, nothing more.

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    Post  The Ottoman Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:13 am

    Arkanghelsk wrote:I think most people are questioning why Russia is not swinging haymakers and smashing the enemy

    They see Russia sort of tip toeing through Ukraine and it irks people

    They want the war to be over in 1 day

    Then again it also means Russia has built a cloud of omnipotence and people expect Russia to maul enemies quickly

    Americans took 30 days to finish the Iraqi army

    Russia is 2 days into its operation and people think it should be over,  iraq was not supported by Russia while Ukraine is supported by the entire west.

    This is game changing warfare we see,  Russia fights the largest army of europe and has taken their capital city in 2 days... people need to let it sink in.

    Georgia was not even this quick,  and Russia has used very small forces thus far to achieve results in only 2 days

    Please mate, the capital of Ukraine is next to the border of Belanus. Ofcourse Russia is surrounding Kiev (still not taken).

    A very costly war. Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk was more than enough for Russia. Putin made a costly mistake.
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    Post  ATLASCUB Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:14 am

    Marco is a shame to his kin. We all have our share of traitors at the service of the empire.

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