I have called out dumb russian mistakes,
You call giving the Orcs the chance to surrender a mistake and also Russians shooting people that shoot at them rather than laying down their arms and surrendering genocide...
How many western conflicts would you say they went in too soft trying to minimise deaths of their opponents... not many if any.
In fact the US slaughtered Iraqi troops retreating from Kuwaite as the US demanded and the Iraqis complied with and they still massacred them... they even put it in a video game and called it genocide but in the game it was the evil Russians that killed the retreating troops of the enemy.
Hilarious... which is why Russia wont worry too much what the west says any more... why should they?
I really cannot fault an enemy for failure if they did their best despite being put in a situation they had no hope of winning.
They had 8 years to implement the agreed peace process and they spent that time shelling their own people and you think they made no mistakes.
Perhaps genocide is the solution... starting in the west...
Your rather narrow sighted aren't you.
Funny comment considering western Kool aide clearly makes you blind.
It's a numbers game. There are millions of Ukrainians who can be combat trained and be used in a nearly endless meat grinder, until the Russian economy starts to suffer from constant war expenditure.
No there are not. Orcs are surrendering including their hard core nazi ones. How long before the nazis further back realise they are running out of cannon fodder and their chances of getting sent to the front get higher and higher and they bolt to the west. Conscripts wont send conscripts to the front like nazis do.
Annexation wont solve the NATO encroachment problem, all you are doing is moving your border closer to NATO.
Putin wont be annexing anything... the nazis and banderites will be removed and the rest can vote their own future with a range of very specific options put before them if they want peace.
They can federate, come up with a fancy name, but they need to be a buffer zone between NATO and the Russian Federation.
Finland is joining HATO eventually if not now, so Russian HATO borders are going to be a reality... no buffer states required.
So the grenade/bomb is dropped. Take ten such drones and you got a mini carpet bombing.
Excellent idea... it looks like a 40mm under barrel grenade with plastic tail fins added to make it land point first. Cheap and simple and already in mass production... just need to bypass the built in safety... perhaps electrically fire the propellant stub on the way down or make a version with the propellant section replaced with more HE and modify the impact fuse so when it is released it pulls a safety pin like some iron bombs use for safe handling with aircraft.
Why is it considered trolling? Why the hell aren't the Russians putting more forces to take the city? It's a strategic location, especially for supply lines.
What use is taking and holding cities.... fighting for them would be very bloody and costly for both sides... and would tie up a lot of Russian forces which would be a waste.
Better to have them out and mobile.. let the orcs come out away from their meat shields to play in open country where air power and artillery can do the work.
I don't know if it's possible for Russia but I hope that in future they will abolish the conscript system.
For the west war is fun and games, but for countries where war and full mobilisation is not about supporting Americas next war, but about national survival then having a population that can use and respects fire arms is a good thing.
India has fought so many large & medium conflicts but conscription has never been imposed although a provision for military conscription exists in the Indian constitution. It's a general conscription has always been unpopular among India military planners.
Which explains Indias stance on the issue but why do you think Russia should do the same?
magic solution to fix it but a good step to compensate for the lack of male population would be to recruit females in large quantity.
It is not an accident that the countries with the most experience of real war have the lowest number of females in their military forces.
Pretending women are the same as men is ridiculous... and femenists agree... when was the last time a femenist demanded women were put on the draft?
There's no shortage of military age men in India & yet Indian govt. has taken active steps to attract female population to join the military. Now in every military sector females are recruited including combat unites.
OK so India has done something... how about looking at how that has gone so far before deciding to just blindly copy it.
US experience of women on combat ships is interesting... during Desert Storm a US ship had to turn back to the US because it had a large percentage of females in the crew and as soon as they got their orders to head to the middle east for war they all got pregnant... I remember they called it the Love Ship.... after a TV show of the same name.
Russia could have done the same & they actually need females to join in large numbers to fulfil the required quantity of troops but sadly they've turned full 180 degree on their rabid communism & now they are full-blown cuckservatives.
Russia has not had problems with womens rights like the west has and does.
Russia has conscription so it doesn't need any women at all to choose to join.
Russia currently has no problems with numbers and training... their training facilities are state of the art and probably better than most HATO training centres.... the Germans built their first one and Russian companies completed them and built other training centres for the other military districts.
Ukrops are also in the same page. Ukrops are enlisting male kids & 50+ older men while sending their fit & healthy women to Europe to become whores & strip club dancers. Unless she has kid there's no reason that a military aged females can't do some menial military tasks. Com on! even YPG from Middle-East has female fighters slaughtering ISIS.
Don't confuse a few capable and dedicated young lasses with the general population... most women would be bloody useless on a battlefield... many men are too.
Even with training women could be amazing but equally they could be terrible.
Wiki still lists a longer range for excalibur rounds. I have wondered why they don't use discarding sabot rounds for longer range, for example, a 122mm round in a sabot. Should be able to get 8-10 km more range.
Range means nothing without accuracy and knowing where the enemy targets are located.
Apparently, the "heroes" do not have the strength to sit out until the morning, they want to eat. The surrender resumed, the night shift began.
People on the ground in Mariupol describe it as „By nightfall, "Azov" climbed from all the cracks, like cockroaches“
More likely they watched what happened to the first group and when they didn't hear the volley shots of firing squads the rest realised the Russians are far more humaine and civilised than they were or the US or the UK or French or Germans in their turn ever were to any enemy.
Also, how would Russian helicopters deal with starstreak missiles which are optically guided?
Remaining low and fast is normal procedure, and using radar to detect vehicles at max range and using optics to examine said vehicles to determine the threat level would be normal.
So NATO VIPs stuck in Azovstal were just propaganda then?
HATO VIPs would hardly come out first... send expendibles first... the EU way....
Its defined by adopting an ethnic supremacist mindset that extolls superiority of the tribe, zero tolerance of opposing ideologies, use of extreme political violence to supress all resistance to the official narratives, the official recognition of an "inferior" peoples onto whom all regime failures are blamed, and official encouragement for the persecution of that hated group, up to and including large scale killings.
A coincidence it also describes the west?
I expect it to be a lot longer mil. operation than any in RF history.
No time limit on this job... getting it right is important... you should be pleased nazis are being removed from your home country...
GB, do u still insist that Russia doesn't want any part of Ukraine?
Putin is still saying he wants a denazified demilitarised neighbour... if they want their own independence he will not demand they join the RF, but it sounds rather like the people of the south and east didn't enjoy the nazis from the west of the country and their games and bs, and they might decide to join the RF themselves.
Whether Russia accepts them straight away or demands a cool down period for them to sort themselves out and make clear decisions is another matter, but it will be their choice even if some options wont be on the table. (ie Russia wont offer EU or HATO membership as options for them of course).
US shifting media focus to Africa as ukraine losing despite 55 billion donation
US looking to lash out/distract/payback African countries for not following orders
Ten weeks after most African nations declined to join the west’s anti-Russia crusade, the US is set to pass a law to “hold accountable African governments and their officials” who they say “are complicit in aiding [Russian] malign influence & activities.”
Excellent... as long as the US keeps doing what it is doing Russia is going to find plenty of potential trade partners around the world.
The guy next to him in hat , thinks of defending his actions , justifying them , but unlikely to fight again ! ......see , no need for court of law ! They can not hide the truth . It is written in their faces .
In the Donbass they will find that the Russians they thought they were fighting were just Ukrainians like them who happen to speak Russian... for which they have been killing these last 8 years... hopefully they get to build things and restore the damage they did...even if they can't bring the dead back to life.