Why are they needing to create such units though?
They likely started the conflict expecting a potential enemy collapse and therefore they might only occupy Donbass and Lugansk territory, but now they might end up taking the entire Black Sea coast and more territory in the interior of the country and having volunteers even just as a structure or backbone around which local Ukrainians not happy with Kiev can work together to rebuild and create new states as they please.
If Russia only deployed 80k as stated here, that leaves 100ks of regular forces to rotate with, whom are much better equipped to fight in a real war due to do their years of training etc. Is it not risky sending in barely trained units or what am I missing here folks?
Think of the war in Afghanistan... the west didn't need enormous numbers of troops... just a relatively small contingent of special forces and advisors to operate with local forces to call in artillery or air strikes when the enemy formed up to fight, or manage the attack using local forces for the basis of the operation.
Those idiot Russians, allowing Ukro Nazis to shoot and not incinerating them all already.
Ukraine is not a person... you can't just cut off its legs and arms in one blow and expect it to not be able to respond.
Exactly. This MP seems like a clown. This was his minute of fame.
How low can politicians go
And in the west it is generals and politicians that say stupid things and nobody stops them because they want to see the reaction it gets before they decide how to react... look at calls for Putin to be murdered or Assange to be killed etc etc.
Everyone is a badass warrior tough guy until they need to actually put their own ass on the chopping block
Once that happens they all discover their inner hippie
To be fair it is one thing to stand up to a home invader or single bully, but it is something else when an entire country is destroying your country...
Hard to say what you would do unless you had experienced it yourself... everyone thinks they would be brave, but fear can be powerful and make you do strange things or cling to very weak reasons to run away...
Thanks for sharing. It must be two accidents at the same time. Or two saboteurs.
Might have been captured ammo being stored in two separate locations with timed fused rounds hidden within them that explode at the same time...
Would explain why no casualties... and simultaneous explosions... if they were staggered explosions they might just destroy captured ammo which would make the sabotage ineffective.
They actually look like the kind of bombs they use at airshows for pyrotechnics
Which are normally just petrol bombs with something small to ignite them...
I don't believe it was accident as area of explosions was too far apart. At the end of the day, someone in BSF command chain needs to be kicked out, as this is not the first **** up they did.
No investigation.... just fire some people... wow... how dumb are you?
Well I certainly don't consider the Crimea as part of the Ukraine, but if we're to entertain the notion for a minute
Dforce is correct in the sense that they consider Donbass and Lugansk and Crimea to be their territory... which is contradicted by the way the shell and bomb the first two areas over the last almost decade.
Surprisingly enough it faded from memory very quickly, I guess killing fuckloads of enemies since then will have that effect
The best solution moving forward....
Really dumb to not have some hangars to cover your aircraft. Russians are dumb on that point.
Hangars would have redirected the blast waves and ended up with the same result if it was an accident.
Moskva- was a lack of oversight
If the Moskva was a successful antiship missile attack using either neptune or harpoon or both why on earth have they not followed it up with attacks on other ships and fixed ground structures for which anti ship missiles are rather good at engaging.
Unless it wasnt a missile attack and it was Kiev capitalising on an accident or mistake... faulty Rif launch or it hit a mine...
The premise is, why the **** do you send a ship to do a job, which if it fails will not be replaced ?
The real question is how much money did they save by not upgrading a ship they were going to operate.
I understand normally the Black Sea is a backwater, but even still the money they saved not giving it upgrades and improvements will be spent on dealing with the wreckage and lost sailors.
I understand them not scrapping it, but there is no excuse for not upgrading its air defences and basic systems... at the very least to make it a more useful platform for a range of tasks.
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I agree, but not a good reason to repost all the videos he posted... just click the like button on his original post in future please.
If she was ambushed by Ukropi AShMs (with or without clandestine NATOstani assistance) then its a black eye for Russian navy, but also a learning experience. Never get complacent, always assume the worst is possible, never ascribe benign motives behind anything that NATO does or says.
If their AShMs worked they would hardly stop using them... why no attacks since?
I think a failed Rif launch is a more likely source of fire and fire on any ship is always a serious problem...
There's a list of provocations against Russia in Syria too. The su 24 shoot down , swarm drone attack on base and a few others.
They could have surrendered quietly and avoided all this bloodshed, instead they tried to get the whole world to fight Russia and these pinprick attacks are just further evidence of their malice and evil intent which is why the Ukraine that were knew is likely not going to exist much longer moving forward and the current regime cannot be left in power either.... they are sealing their own doom.
Each cowardly attack means their peace options get smaller and less appealing to them, but that is the price for making Russia fight.
We both know it was no "accident"
How can we know?
An attempted Rif launch where the missiles main rocket motor fails to ignite and the missile after being catapulted into the air falls back down on the deck and splits open and the solid rocket fuel bursts into flames... S-300 missiles have 150kgs of HE as a warhead and weight about 1.8 tons much of which is solid rocket fuel... would that start a big enough fire to risk a ship in a storm?
I would say that would explain what happened perfectly... the safety fuses on the warhead should prevent a 150kg explosion but the HE would burn along with the solid rocket fuel.
No amount of "game changers" can change any game for a fucking imbecile
All the so called game changers are coming from western propaganda... meanwhile MSTA and Malka and Pion and Tuplip and Grad and Uragan and Smerch and Iskander and Su-25 and Su-34 and Su-35 etc etc etc get their work done over and over and over.
Kazakhstan will keep doing what it's doing because it can. There is zero deterrent at play. Power is nothing if not properly used. There is a clear calculation on the part of the Kazakh elite here that's at play and they are becoming more emboldened with every move until something gives.
You can say that but that does not make it true... I am sure Russia and Putin wont forget them selling weapons and ammo to the British to supply to Kiev.
That was 10 'red lines' ago.
The red lines mean nothing and everybody knows it.
Winter is coming... so many are so impatient and want immediate results... the instant gratification generation...
Russian Air Force bases are protected by S-400, Pantsir, Tor and even BUK. Despite that Ukraine was able to strike the air base in Crimea.
You make two claims in those two sentences... can you prove the second, because if you can't then your point is meaningless.
Besides... Kiev attacking a military target... that would be a change.
The presence of anti radiation missile with Ukraine means that Russian air defenses could not be switched on
The existence of an ancient ineffective anti radiation missile that could be shot down by TOR or Pantsir or BUK or S-400 or S-300... whose effective launch range from 15km up in the air is about 150km which means it would be shot down as would the aircraft that tried to launch it.
Russian air defences around an air base can run 24/7 because their general location is going to be well known anyway... or do you think if they turn off their radar the enemy might think there is no air defence there?
So Ukraine has successfully carried out the first part of SEAD that is suppression.
Ukraine has done nothing except again claimed credit for what was probably an accident.
Ban Russians in the rest of the world... Erdogan just went to Sochi to sign agreements with Russia to increase trade and tourism to get Russians to holiday in Turkey... Turkey is not part of the EU but it is part of HATO... if a HATO country wont ban Russians how could they possibly get the rest of the world to do the same?
It was sabotage on the ground, not a missile/air strike
We don't know what it was... it might have been a faulty fuse for ordinance or it could have been an accident and fire while fuelling up Kh-22M missiles...
With Kazakhstan, Russia not only has not ever had, nor has now - any such conflicts whatsoever, but it is in fact a military ally of Russia in the CSTO. Russia even saved the leadership back in January.
I am frankly incensed by this treachery. How could the Kazakh elite stoop so low and act so primitively and audaciously? And it's not in the interest of the common people of Kazakhstan or anything of the sort. Just a stupid, bold provocation by the ruling elite, with all their mansions in London - at the behest of their new Western friends, against their largest economic partner and military ally.
Do we know it is government sanctions sales or the acts of a few dishonest individuals just trying to make some easy money...
If Russian troops would have reached the western borders of Ukro in a month, nobody would even dare to breathe loud.
That applies to the ex-USSR states either.
I hope that Russian planners know better what&why they are doing.
They could only reach those borders by bypassing all the cities and major population centres and then they would be terribly vulnerable to flank and rear attacks on their supply columns and support units... where would the artillery be based where it could be protected... attacks could come from any direction... and for what... they probably don't want most of the land or the people on those parts of the land.
They wanted a meat grinder and that is what they have been running 24/7.