Our patches! Ukrainian!
Oh, Ukrainian? OK ... So just give us the rifle ... and your buddy too ... The war is over for you ...
They were sitting for two days, separated by 20m, chaffing each other, and none of them realized that they chat with the opponent.
Sad thing is that they have so much in common there was no violence or fight... if the Russians had been American and the Ukrainians had been Taliban the Americans would have opened fire and leveled the forest trying to kill every single one.
German or US crews would refuse to operate them since it means having kh-31 and kh-15 flying towards them and dying.
Wont be Kh-15, more like Kh-31, Kh-58M, Kh-25MP or the new Kh-69.
If it was Kh-15 there would be lots of dead... Kh-15 is a short range attack missile used by strategic and theatre bombers used to blow its way though serious ground and air defences and only carries a nuclear warhead.
That is why they withdrew it from service.
You are totally right though, Patriot is a complex system that requires trained operators otherwise it would be a sitting duck and more a missile magnet than defence system.
And for a long time I've been asking why Russia isn't arming groups vs US interests worldwide.
When Russia stoops to their level then they just become another west trying to screw the rest of the world of its resources... if Russia just wants to act like the US then they should have just let the US win... it would have been quicker and easier.
This is about shifting the world from a US centric place driven by them earning more money than they need while everyone else fights over the remaining scraps, to something where everyone can grow and develop and other countries don't need to feel threatened by that, where military gangs don't rule regions, where international law is applied fairly and evenly on everyone and not just those who lack the power to veto it.
Obviously its Mr Hairsniffer Biden sending them to their deaths.
But that fact needs to be out in the open. That way, Banderastan might crumble a little sooner.
Reality is going to be a real bitch and many will not cope well, but the clown will be getting his pieces of eight from those that support him and death threats to not cross those that don't support him... if he ends up leading a government in exile then let them enjoy their western debt burden... if he ends up with a icepick through the brain... the west is more likely to create their own Guano than accept any government the people in the territory of the Ukraine might vote in under Russian "occupation".
The west is going to cry about this as long as they have cried about the situation in the Kuriles and Crimea and Kaliningrad and many other places where things didn't go their way.
Zelensky is the product of a corrupt political system, getting rid of him does not fix the system, atm he is a "useful idiot".
Exactly, if he goes now, he will likely be replaced by something similar or worse like Porochenko... who wanted this conflict.
Give it a few more months of suffering and all those banned political parties are going to start to look rather more appealing and relevant and lots of people who ran to Russia but also to the west might think peace is the only solution and even neutrality with friendly relations with Russia can be made profitable and comfortable over time, while becoming part of Russia will result in a faster recovery in the next 6 months than they have had under US Stooges for the last 8 years... and actual peace.
Of course the trials will be interesting too... and all those WWII monuments they are going to be building and incorporation of real history being taught in their schools will be a revelation too.
Russia is more interested in disarming US interests worldwide, the best way to do it is to stop using the US dollar.
As more countries come onboard with this idea, the easier it gets.
When OPEC finally tell the US "Sorry, we no longer accept $US as payment for oil purchases" that will be a tipping point.
Not just the US dollar but western shipping companies, western insurance for shipping goods, western markets setting prices for goods and taking payments for trades on their markets they didn't do anything for except skim some money from... cutting out the western middle man making a tidy sum for doing very little.
I was quite wrong. Kalibr flies very low. Here it is less than 50m from the ground.
It is like a plane on autopilot... it can fly at any altitude you set it to fly at... generally the flight plan will be generated based on locations where things get shot down a lot and where known radar gaps are located so it might fly along a river for a bit at very low altitude but the first 500km of flight might be over friendly territory so flying at medium height at higher speeds than it can reach a lot altitude would save fuel and extend range... way points will be chosen to fly around heavily populated areas to reduce the chance of being shot down or spotted, and where possible targets will be approached from unexpected directions so it might fly around something and hit them from a westerly direction for instance.
Places with lots of high tension power lines like near power stations means flying low is not safe at all, but most of the time they will fly low.
After this war the EU will be on its knees and there could be a big chance that EU doesn't oppose Russia taking the Baltics in exchange of energy supply and help for EU industry that is being completely eaten by the US.
Europes problem is that Russia is looking to the rest of the world... as they commit more and more gas capacity to other countries their capacity to sell to Europe diminishes, and given a choice of whom to sell to if there is competition even outbidding the rest of the world might not be an acceptable option to Russia who might be happy selling China and India energy at a reasonable price so both can boost their usage of clean gas and reduce their use of dirty coal... which should of course free up plenty of coal supplies for Europe to generate all the energy they need.
U-rope should have tried harder to have some sanity and dignity. Instead it chose to wallow in the hate it has had for Russia
over the last 1000+ years. An example of being so paranoid about your neighbour that you allow yourself to be ass-raped by
They can't even pretend they don't know what the US is doing... they are being more European than the Europeans and expect to be thanked for destroying the production industry in Europe to be moved to the US.