Dforce wrote:¨flamming_python wrote:
But I'm assuming here the satellite pics are true. There were a lot of people in that area; I know those parts. Saki is a very popular resort town in the Crimea. If it were missiles, people would have seen them. So far no reports.
Well it was popular yesterday, today many seems to be leaving occupied Crimea. Might be good to do that while that bridge is still there, I guess?caveat emptor wrote:Craters are too shallow and small to be made by missiles with few hundred kilogram warhead.
Sure, they are, much more in line with smoked cigarette butts.
We're Russians, we don't give a shiт. It's our land. Don't know who it is that's leaving. I know 90% of Indian students left, but even among them there is the 10% that have stayed put.
As for who else left - dunno maybe the same people who emigrated from Russia outright to go to Georgia, Finland, Israel or wherever else too over the last few months. Screw them as well. There is no compromise to be made in an existential war against the latest Western expansionists. Washington, Zelensky and pals are for some reason convinced that shelling some villages in the Kursk region, a raid on an oil depot in Belgorod, or pulling off an attack on an airbase will destroy Russian morale by exposing some vulnerability or whatever. There is none to expose. It's the West (and earlier Nazi Germany) that banks on its myth on invincibility. Russia never had one. And its entire population will mobilize to its defense even if current assets were to prove insufficient. It is not 1 airbase that the Ukraine will have to hit to win the war, but all of them. It will have to shell all the villages to chase a significant amount of people away. Strike all the towns and cities. Otherwise no-one gives a damn, same as those holiday-makers in Saki who watched the fireworks then went back to drinking beer after a few minutes.
Once the Ukraine is dealt with it will be the turn of the next country that volunteers to contest 'occupied' Crimea.