That ass-clown should be kept alive so RF could have some "legitimate" head of state of former Ukraine to sign terms of unconditional surrender.
The Minsk agreements show this guys signature is worth nothing at all, and he has made promises and broken them before.
I doubt he has any real control and he just represents a face to the west that they recognise.
Whether it is worth killing him or not... don't know.
andwhy shouldn't ukraine be allowed to? they are at war with russia.
When you are at war, home soil is a fair target.
If the Russians wanna stop this then they should stop their pussyfooting
Plenty of groups around the world upset at the presence of UK or US forces... if the UK and US want to escalate then they have to be prepared for consequences too.
As you say... war is war and this isn't Russia attacking Ukraine, this is Russia defending itself from the US and her minions.
Ukraine will go on a counteroffensive as soon as it receives weapons from the West, a lot of heavy weapons have been destroyed by the Russian Army - Arestovich essentially admitted
In that case let them get these weapons... when the Ukrainian forces attack they get massacred, but destroying HATO weapons in depots means Orcs sit twiddling their thumbs. This ends when Kiev runs out of bodies...
China can't even afford to launch a military campaign against Taiwan.
Does the US really want to fight China over the Solomon Islands?
China has as much right to trade and have agreements with the Solomon Islands as anyone else does, but the US will fight China over it...
You do know fighting China will be harder than fighting the Taliban...
A third world hell hole like India stopped the Chinese on their tracks two years ago.
20 years of US democracy and freedom and nation building and Afghanistan is worse off now than when HATO went in there... Not sure you should bring such things up...
It's officially a banana republic. Well, banana republics have bananas to sell. Ukrinians have nothing left.
Even banana republics can have rational leaders...
The worst thing that could happen is when Nato soldiers are deliviering those weapons themselves and then legitimately get destroyed.
HATO soldiers would not deliver the equipment and weapons and vehicles themselves... such things would be put in cargo vehicles like trains and trucks and aircraft.... no HATO soldiers required.
The decision as to when is not hard. We need not wait for a Rose- bud, to bloom, to say that it smells sweet! If enemy forces increasing, our forces decreasing, money for war not available, enemy money for war available, then prediction easy. Act now.
The forces sent in to do the job was based on the number deemed necessary to get the job done.
It is not a huge force but taking all of the Ukraine was never their intention... capturing all of the Ukraine even with a force of 5 million would make an enormous number of vulnerable targets that the enemy could attack over and over again.
Sending a smaller force that has the fire power to defeat any number of enemy forces and give them air support and artillery support so any massed up enemy forces can be obliterated just makes sense.
Sending in extra force does not help... their problems are not related to lack of numbers, their problem is getting the enemy out of dug in fortified positions mixed in with civilians.
Having a small force there and getting the Orcs to form up and try to attack or counter attack is the ideal situation for the Russians because an attacking force is doomed to failure if the enemy are trained and know what they are doing and are well armed and have full artillery and air support.
This has nothing to do with a lack of money, or an urgency to make this end as quickly as possible.
This needs to be done right so it will take as long as it takes for the majority of Ukrainians to capitulate.
Their problems are not a lack of forces, sending in more troops or mobilising more troops at home just wastes resources and creates lots of targets for the enemy to attack and their supply lines too of course.
My reasoning is that, if we leave the situation to deteriorate to a position, where any side, through the use of massive conventional arms, as is expected in large force deployments, exerts an existential threat to the other side, that at this point, the use of nukes becomes irresistible. It is too late then to diffuse. The time to act is now, as a show of force or deterrence, for symbolic Nuke strikes, without casualties. As a means or last measure, to avert a real nuclear exchange.
The Americans have been bleating on about a potential use of tactical nuclear weapons by Putin... but they also claimed Assad use chemical weapons and that after Russia found their bio weapons labs that Russia might use biological weapons... sounds to me like they are talking about things they want to do and so blaming Russia for doing it first might ease the sting of them doing it first... already evidence of bioweapon spreading drones there...
Russia is using a small force to take out the nazis and stupid orcs... if it was just about destruction they could have nuked them without moving any forces at all.
Although I do not trust that person, I wonder what to reply to him.
A website that is called Stopfake dot org and has UK in the address is not a reliable source of information on anything at all.
THe reality is that Russia is gonna inherit this mess. NATO will say see ya later and just move back one county. So any broken bodies will be a drag on the Russian economy for decades.
You mean the way the US and EU have been pumping the Ukraine full of cash these last 8 years... the streets were lined with gold don't you know... the 5 billion Nuland spent to undermine democracy was the only money the US spent in the Ukraine that they didn't demand be paid back with interest or stole in assets and products...
Managing post-war Ukraine will be easy but they need to properly finish the military part first
And if they complete the military part to a good enough level there are likely plenty of Ukrainians who want to return home and rebuild and with restored relations with Russia... with open trade... they can return to a decent standard of living, because the Russians buy their products... unlike the citizens of the EU and US.
so how many more S-300 and Buks does Ukraine still have ?
Less and less all the time.
Pictures and videos of UKR losses over the last few days seem to indicate to Ukrops may be running out of steam. Dudes in their 40s and 50s, almost feel sorry for them:
When you don't hear both sides and are not interested in even listening to what the other side says this is what can happen, and it is sensible to feel sorry for the people caught up in this... it is not their choice to be where they are... but it wasn't Putins preferred choice either... it has taken quite some time to get to this... it is the feverish and determined work of western intelligence to create this situation and the people responsible will likely never face any consequences at all.
Why is that? Russians did **** all to them, not even Russian tourists (unlike some) have bad reputation in Cuba itself.
Always easy to blame someone else for your problems... many have been in the US for decades and still don't speak English...
Man pretty slow day. Running out of targets or ammo?
Problem of being the dominant power... switch on the light and watch the cockroaches scatter into every crack and gap... it is not just a question of having enough missiles... ask HATO in Kosovo... sometimes you start to run out of targets... but in this case the enemy seems to be planning to mount attacks or counter attacks so that will quickly stop being an issue.
More attacks on Belgorod. Russian leadership is wearing clown shoes, lol. They have threatened for a month that any attack on Russian soil would result in an attack on leadership structures in Kiev. Nothing has happened. No one is scared of attacking Russia now.
One post you lament the meat grinder wiping out large sections of the Ukraines demographic and the Russia is weak because it does not have the Nazi policy of murdering 10,000 civilians for every Russian soldier hurt or killed.
What would you suggest... Kiev already does not give a **** about its own people its own soldiers... what do you think would make them order a surrender... other than Putins head on a plate and complete surrender?
So hypothetically speaking, what will change if Russia will declare war on Ukraine? By all means, for most Ukrainians, it's already fight for survival
Good start would be to go out and kill all the goons from the US and EU in the Ukraine who made all this shit possible, including Zelensky and clean house and start dealing with war criminals within their own borders that justify their war crimes as being OK because it was against Pro Russian forces... that does not make what they did not a war crime.
But they are dumb fucks who do as they are told so Russian forces are going to kill the ones that get in their way and allow to surrender the ones with brains and they are going to do in the Ukraine what the Ukrainians were too weak to do for themselves.
Create stable situation and let them set up governing bodies at local levels and hold referendums that include options like new states if they want them, but don't include options like Nazi units, Bio or nuclear weapons, or being Americas bitch and try to kill more Russians.
Let them vote and give them what they vote for and leave.
They can and I hope they will but we have the whole of NATO looking for more weakspots in the hope of carrying out more Dolittle raids, that do little but demoralize. Because that's all they can do. And they will find them. It's going to be a constant battle. And you just have to accept that there will be more attacks, they may even damage something significant like a factory. There will be sabotage attempts around the country in general, arson and so on.
Which is rather amazing really... I mean over 1.5 trillion dollars per year in defence spending... over half from the US alone and then add up all the other countries of HATO and all they can achieve are pinprick attacks that ISIS could probably do better at...
What they believe - is that all of Ukraine will be like Mariupol and survivors will be deported and etc... According to them, 500k+ people were already sent to the far east. They believe this shit wholeheartedly.
And as it gets more and more of them killed who to blame?
I still don't believe Ukros to be in a position to mount an operation against almost 20k defending forces, but as those warehouses are 2 km from the border, it might be some attempt to catch it.
A lot of the material is probably not safe to move let alone use... worst case scenario they should blow it up in place and not try to defend it.
Putin needs Zelensky to sign the surrender documents, else the rest of Westworld, that have built up Zelensky, wont see the surrender as legitimate. Trouble is, if Zelensky signs a surrender, the neo-Nazi's will kill him.
Putin needs Zelensky to keep doing what he is doing while the Ukrainian army is neutered.... even if Zelensky signed something right now who cares... what is his signature worth exactly... as even you point out... those nazis will kill him and the ones in teh field will continue to hide behind meat shields of either conscripts or civilians or both because they know if they are captured their names will be on lists...
It is cocaine that will kill him first, so no worries.
A German lab has already detected Novachok in his system...
Swiss labs have confirmed it...
French labs are waiting for confirmation from the US embassy in France as to what they have found...
I certainly am
Else there will be no end to the war
The western bits are not worth the blood.
Instead he fled like a donkey's ass and Russia annexed the Crimea, giving the coup regime all the arguments and moral outrage it could ever hope for. For the last 8 years it has only solidified and eliminated all opponents, and went for a truly massive scale of brainwashing with bot farms, school education, media all under control churning out crap, actors and showmen as officials, and the West's best spin doctors
You can't excuse the double standards of the west... the crimea voted to join Russia... if Britain says no that the people don't have a right to choose then the Falklands should be immediately handed over to Argentina.
In 2014 Putin had no pressing reason to invade the Ukraine... Kiev had not killed thousands of its own citizens then... that was an internal issue the Ukraine had to deal with and has failed to do so up until now when they essentially escalated things to the point where Russia simply could not keep ignoring the problem.
At least his fat ass would have been redeemed by martyrdom. Would have given an impulse to the anti-Maidan resistance.
As it is, he's a traitor to those who he abandoned, and abandoned with no plan or instructions.
So entertaining that you blame the guy who got overthrown by the current main superpower and leader of the west the United States.... so it is this little Ukrainian politicians fault for all of this and not the US spending more of anti democratic coups than they spend on fighting famine around the world each year...
Give credit where credit is due... this is the west, which is clearly shown by their propaganda they claim is independent western media coverage that Nazi Germany would have embarrassed about how one sided it is being...
But then Germany abstained from a UN vote banning the glorification of nazism so perhaps the nazis remain in power there.
banderite wormins didn't have any advantage against the organized structure.
Being prepared to openly murder people on both sides to motivate people to come out and support your coup, not to mention the number of officials you could buy for 5 billion US dollars... what chance did a corrupt structure like the Ukraine government actually have?
The Kremlin already issued a warning about striking decision centres. The warning has been ignored. It doesn't mean Russia is idle. They will follow through on their threat when a target and opportunity presents itself. A big juicy one. And no-one will have any right to cry about it
So many people expect the instant knee jerk reaction that we get from the US... demands Turkish fighter jets be shot down in retaliation are a good example... Putin is not that simple... the response will be measured and designed to be more effective than just starting a fire in an oil depot somewhere in the Ukraine.
You can hide under your pillow if you want to ignore the truth, but the simple matter of it is, if you threaten to do something several times, and your enemy not only continues as before but ramps up attacks and also continues to attack civilians , yet to fail to retaliate each and every time and only continue with more threats, you sure as hell end up looking weak and indecisive.
But you are equating no instant response with no response...
And as pointed out... relations with Russia and the west are broken... I doubt Putin could care less what the west thinks... the warnings have been made and when the responses are put into effect there can be no crying or wailing from the west about it being unfair... they have been warned and the warning was ignored...
Remember before this invasion... certain members were gloating about how weak Putin was to give the west these red lines and do nothing when the west crossed them... and now Monster Putin violating international law invading a european country with white people in it... you can't bomb white europeans... except if they are Serbs of course...
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the destruction of a large batch of weapons from the US and the EU for the Armed Forces of Ukraine by "Caliber"
Rocket troops and artillery of the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation, according to the agency, struck 573 targets during the night
Yeah, sounds like they are not running out of targets....
That’s my point, why bother threatening, just do and shut up.
I think it makes sense... it is like not targeting Ukrainian forces barracks till they start attacking Russian forces and then strike the Barracks... you are sending a message that says we can kill you if we want and right now we don't want to... but piss us off and we can and we will.
If they want to escalate then there will be consequences for that so they will know why what happened happened.
Kiev withdrawal I have no issues with, but if someone has a valid tactical explanation why the border areas were given up, feel free to enlighten me because I cant see them.
These attacks on Russian territory by drones don't require enormous formations of enemy... small groups with drones could sneak in there and launch attacks whether there were Russian troops tied up holding that territory or not.
Might come as a shock but drones are still rather difficult targets and will represent a threat no matter where Russian troops are located... sending Russian troops to occupy large areas of land to prevent launches of drones will just lead to the US providing longer and longer ranged drones... is that worth the extra man power it would take to occupy the territory that is otherwise not very important...
After the entry of the Russian troops into the cities, there will be a cleansing and prosecution of all those on the lists, moles in the special services are the main problem for Bankova.
Hahaha... when Russia does it it is ethnic cleansing.... you know... a war crime... if it was the US doing it it would be justice for the victims of the criminal elements holding the local civilian population hostage for the last 8 years...
What a motherload. I heard about this but I thought it was only for the Kherson region. Turns out it's for all of the Ukraine. So Russia knows straight away who all these people are and where they live. Guess they'll have to settle to living in the forest, or moving away as Russian forces advance, if they're not willing to give themselves up.
Facial recognition software will make finding these people much easier and quicker...
TB2 shot down over Kursk
Not bad, but not the magic solution to Russian air defence that so many in the west have claimed....
It is indeed that old abandoned farm (milk farm, not poultry), at approx 50.454949,36.493143.
They base ammo and artillery in a shopping mall then a milk farm would have enormous but largely open milking sheds that are covered from eyes in the sky.
The light fences inside that control where the cows walk can be removed and all the milking machinery removed and you could stack a lot of ammo in there...
Good intel... the west will claim it was a maternity hospital or cancer ward.
Well, looking how those eastern countries are involved in this war, Russia will smash them hard after they take Ukraine. Baltics will be annexed. Then Romania will be destroyed which will create a natural land route to Serbia.
They would have to give them a really serious reason to start WWIII... Russia will simply block off its borders with the west and look to the rest of the world for trade and relations. I suspect they will withdraw all embassies in the EU... why talk to the farm dog when the farmer is the US.
It seems that now everyone in Europe hates Russia except Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and most likely Hungary. Bulgaria and Greece must not even shout, because they are obviously under a strong protectorate of the West and the NATO pact.
Russia invested a lot of money in US debt until the US started to use it as a weapon, and has spent good money upgrading its rail and road network and its north sea route to support trade between Asia and the EU... you wouldn't do that if you were an enemy.. buying US debt means you are betting on the US economy not tanking because you want them to pay you back, and making trade cheaper and faster between the EU and Asia is not something an enemy would be a part of... they wanted trade and development and growth and so did China who spent a lot of money on large numbers of land and sea trade routes from Asia to the EU... but that didn't suit the US because they would suffer in such an arrangement... why trade with the US when the EU and Russia and Asia would have everything they already need so the sank it... but the trade routes can service the countries on the trade routes which can continue past the EU to Africa now...
When the EU grows up and wears big boy pants and can make its own decisions maybe trade is possible but they are going to get cold and hungry before that happens and a few countries are going to have to tell their politicians that if they don't care about their peoples lives then they might find themselves on the ends of ropes or kneeling under guillotines...
US espionage has mostly been against its own allies... the key to power is money but also knowing where the bodies are buried... with those two things you control Europe... lot of bodies there.
Send him back castrated, missing his fingers and shot in the knees
Show him photos of what the Ukrainian forces have done to Russian soldiers in captivity and then tell him that Russians are civilised unlike Ukrainians or Germans or Americans and they respect law and ethics and morality, while the west use these as weapons against their enemies and have no morals or ethics.
It is likely a temporary arms depot and not a long term storage facility.
It is a camouflaged military facility... a bit like Iraq painting their Scud missile launchers up to look like busses and also the vehicles carrying extra missiles.
You can't blame a shark for eating people in the water. Or any other animal. But if you consider yourself a human being you have to hold to certain standards
Besides, we need our pilots back sound and intact as well.
If you sink to their level then why the fight... they have already corrupted you to the point you are as bad as they are... what worse thing could they possibly do?
Because the West is the one pulling the strings in Ukraine and they have to learn what Ukraine does to its prisoners has consequences
You do that by tracking down the people responsible and holding them to account... even if you hold the trial in absentia... make it clear what these people did and who they are.
This has to do with the US policy of kidnapping and arresting Russians before the war in Ukraine
I seem to remember he said they asked him for dirt on Putin and to work for the CIA and when he refused they put him in jail on made up charges for crimes allegedgly committed outside the US.
If Russia is to swap they need to arrest innocent people from any other country and put them in jail too... that would be fair.
Trading real criminals for fake ones encourages arresting people for no reason so you have someone to trade... a sort of kidnapping that bandits in Afghanistan would consider OK.
So far 523 killed and 347 wounded.
Maybe an answer to the Moskva and attacks on Russian soil?
With it being British instructors perhaps they think they have something to do with the incursions into Russian territory, or maybe it is the hardware the UK is sending... either way it is revenge against the west for stoking this fire thinking it kills Russians and does not hurt the west... they are losing people too... hope they think it is all worth it... and over time as families in the UK get notifications perhaps they will realise this shit is not worth losing sons over... sons following the orders the Blowjo... not someone I would risk anything at all for.
Late last night, the Finnish foreign ministry tweeted that Haavisto discussed with his Croatian counterpart Gordan Grlić-Radman and the latter confirmed that Zagreb supports NATO’s open-door policy, and if Finland decides to apply for the NATO membership, the Croatian government and parliament will be in favour of Finland joining."
He didn't say Finland and Sweden can never enter... he set the price... so it will come down to whether that price is paid or he backs down...
We'll see what happens I guess. I guess I don't have any illusions that Washington will ultimately impose its line over anyone straddling the fence.
It could be interesting because other HATO states might look at them getting what they want and realise this is an opportunity they can't miss either... demands might start popping out of the woodwork...
Sweden and Finland will cease to exist, that will happen, because the government of those countries is consciously sacrificing its population in the event of a great war. However, the population in those countries probably thinks "now the Russians are done". And there is no end to the madness and delusions of the population of the West, all because of unscrupulous propaganda .
The western media has built the conflict up to be a tragedy for Russia.... a huge mistake... so when terms seem to seriously favour Russia how are they going to explain it to their own populations who think 50 thousand Russian soldiers must be dead by now and their entire airforce and all their missiles spent?
That's insane. Waiting for something to leak from their side that sheds more light on it.
Information they will be desperate to keep secret...
So these ships, they cannot be kept in waiting feint mode
Course they can... they can stay on ships for weeks if needed...
It will be another moskva, this hesitancy and deliberation is what causes this
A few Corvettes with Redut would be enough to protect the ships from drones and anti ship missiles and a few minesweepers for mines too.
There needs to be adamant actions taken
No there doesn't. The suggested presence of ships off the coast near Odessa should be enough to make Kiev think twice and three times about invading Moldova or any of its breakaway regions and that is all they have to do... when they are ready Odessa will be dealt with but why rush in to such a fight if they don't need to.
Rushing into a city to fight risks unnecessary Russian deaths and it doesn't help the Ukrainian civilians much either.
But Strelkov seldom sees the big picture. A drastic move such as mobilization, even partial, will mean an escalation and could prompt the Europeans to arm up too. Just a thought.
Perhaps solving military tasks is preferable with less people, just professionals is all. Mobilization is for if things go out of control.
Mobilisation is not cheap so you only do it if you think you really need it and it would be hard to justify at the moment really.
The fact the Russians invaded gave the EU all the reason it needed to arm up, the idea you shouldn't because it might trigger them is silly, they are already triggered
The Russians were hoping the EU would see sense and follow their own interests instead of buying in to the US bullshit, but it seems the EU has its own bullshit in regard to Russia... and that is fine, but Russia is now under no illusions that the west want them dead so moving forward it is all rather clear... continue in the Ukraine till the threats have been properly neutralised and dealt with and then look to the rest of the world for trade and development and growth that is mutual and not one sided like it is with the selfiish west.
I do agree with you mostly. But I quote him because he has battle and command experience and is well read on military matters so some of his criticisms are valid, and I post them as he provides a useful counterpoint to the hurra patriots. Also, when he does write, he gives operational summaries that are better and more detailed than those of Cassad.
We appreciate you posting it, but just want to remain aware that this guy is not attached to connected to the Russian political or military organisations running this war... his opinions to not reflect the views of the Russian forces and should be taken as an educated opinion only.
Eventually an admission......Russia lacks missiles of caliber
Is english your first language?
They are saying they are going to modify and improve the performance of their next generation missiles... they are not saying they are running out of anything at all.
Anyway... the slow advance are the result of 3 main reasons:
They don't need to advance at the moment... let Ukrainian forces be destroyed trying to attack them in their current positions... they seem to be slaughtering them with little to no combat losses.
1. Enemy leadership alive, kicking, and untouched = coordinated command/resistance, and political defiance.
Enemy leadership alive and kicking and useless and totally ineffectual = leave them in place they are doing more good than harm... ordering counter attacks makes killing Orcs easier.
2. Civilian considerations - gag orders.
Call it what you like there are no reasons to advance if the enemy are coming to you and you have the bulk of their forces cornered and about to be rendered...
3. Enemy tactics and resupply (from the West)/freedom of movement.
They would stay in their bunkers if there were no weapons to hand them to push them into suicide attacks... if they sent food instead they could hold out for years, but sending weapons that get them killed in failed ambushes is getting through the male Ukrainian population just nicely.
The first one being the most important one and the reason, if this keeps on, that the war will last several months, even a year+ unless a side capitulates under the banner of compromise.
Putin's and cadre's lil game with the Ukranian leadership/West is very costly.
The advice you give to Russia is always a good indication of what they shouldn't do... how often has getting rid of Putin been the solution these last few years... take out Zelensky because obviously he is the military mastermind that is at the core of their success on the battlefield and why they have the Russians under pressure.... I wonder how they keep them armed with this target rich battlefield... ironically even the Germans were amazed at the Soviets that just kept running into the line of fire of their machine guns... now Ukrainians are doing it to the Russians... but they choose to be Ukrainians don't they.
However, the issue with you is your posts are low energy and rather rare. Do they pay you that little or are you one of McNamara's morons?
I would describe them as flamebait generally...
Better yet, and closer to the truth, I'm American, ask GarryB, he's sure of it.
I couldn't care less... the country of origin on your passport means less than what you say here... that is what I judge you on and always have.
Pretty sad your need for attention over your nationality and your fear of revealing it, but as I keep telling you... keep it a secret... I couldn't care less.
In fact as a mod I am ordering you not to reveal your nationality and for no members to try to weedle it out of you... how about that.
Would be funny if I were Russian in lineage.
Wouldn't make any difference at all... Navalny and Yeltsen were both Russian weren't they... they either did sell out Russia or would be happy to sell out Russia... just a question of price...
BTW. My personal opinion is that the US has it's eye on conquering Russia for it's natural resources, and the Ukraine conflict is just a part of that longer term plan. I base that opinion on the US track record of what it has done, over the past few decades, to other resource rich countries eg. in the Middle East and in South America.
Yeah but based on that record wouldn't you also wager that they are going to fail miserably and destroy the position and most of the power the US had at its command by trying to use them as weapons... and end up much much weaker.
Russia had neither the power or the interest in destroying the US... but it is killing itself trying to hurt Russia... of course Russia is not going to stop them.
So wtf they mad at Russia for
Because the chemicals in the Kool Aid tell them to hate Russia because that is where all their problems come from and when the west breaks up Russia and the USs billionaires get slightly richer and everyone in the west gets quite a bit poorer then everything will be fine... the problem has always been the top 1% not making enough money... or black people getting shot or something... anything other than what is really going on.