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    Post  Arrow Sat Dec 31, 2022 1:10 pm

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    Post  Dr.Snufflebug Sat Dec 31, 2022 1:11 pm

    Huge strike ongoing.

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    Post  ALAMO Sat Dec 31, 2022 1:14 pm

    Wouldn't be surprised if they turn out to be the same people who expressed outrage over the Russian withdrawal from Snake Island and Kherson because of the same Ukrainian tactics.

    Luckily I have none of such an idiots on my radar, so I don't even get what you are talking about Laughing Laughing  yet ...
    To get an impression how those poor bastards are being treated in propaganda war, I have just lurked into our most popular among "yntelygentsya" newspaper.
    They have been informed - today - that we see another sign of Russian weakness and the proof of them being weaken and weaken, as the rocket strikes are smaller and smaller, and the pauses between are longer and longer.
    That happened two days after something thaw was called the biggest strike in a whole conflict, and we have a continuous and mass cruise missiles strike along the entire 404 any single day for a few days. Today there are massive strikes again, all over 404 again, made with strategic aviation, Calibres and R-500.
    They really figuring out this bullshit, all day long.
    So imagine some poor bastard who is cut off from both (!!) Ukrainian and Russian sources, lacking language skills. He will just take this shit for granted. Because there is no other. English coverage is both naive and shallow. Any single one.

    Edit : today's sky over Astrahan.

    https://t.me/intelslava/42924

    https://t.me/intelslava/42927

    Tens of them.

    It looks Ch-32 is you ask me.

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    Post  Hole Sat Dec 31, 2022 1:22 pm

    At least 10 strikes on Kiev.
    Vinnitsa
    Kharkov
    Nikolaev

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    Post  ALAMO Sat Dec 31, 2022 1:36 pm

    The ones in Kiev are being reported as HUGE and multiple.
    So this time it might not be their own S-300 on havoc ...

    It will be a good moment, right?

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    And a calming panorama of Nikolayev.

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    110% of the missiles were intercepted, sir!

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    Post  littlerabbit Sat Dec 31, 2022 2:09 pm


    Poor little advisors.... santa

    https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1609168191325933572

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    Post  ALAMO Sat Dec 31, 2022 2:11 pm

    ... yet some info that the damage is a way too small, so probably they get own medicine of AD missile origin ...

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    Post  Dr.Snufflebug Sat Dec 31, 2022 2:25 pm

    2nd massive wave incoming.

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    Post  VARGR198 Sat Dec 31, 2022 2:49 pm

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    Post  Dr.Snufflebug Sat Dec 31, 2022 3:02 pm

    The contrails seen over Astrakhan must have been Kalibrs from the Caspian flottilla.

    A lot of them though. Every Buyan available, full complement?

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    Post  ALAMO Sat Dec 31, 2022 3:15 pm

    Yeah, that was my second thought as the trajectory would mean some crazy turn for a bomber to make. Still it is a bit too far to make the exhaust trails like this, the starting stage is long gone at that distance.
    Interesting.

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    Post  Dr.Snufflebug Sat Dec 31, 2022 3:27 pm

    I assume it's just jet contrails. Can't say I'm an expert but it sounds logical to me that they would fly quite high to begin with for fuel efficiency while over Russian territory, before dropping down to terrain-following mode once in UA.

    Astrakhan had 0-5 degrees C at ground level this morning. Typical jet exhaust contrails form at around -25 and below, temperature does drop rapidly with altitude though.



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    Post  SolidarityWithRussia Sat Dec 31, 2022 3:43 pm

    So Zelensky needs direct Nato support to keep the war going and the US is not insane enough to attack Russia by itself. The only way out might be some useful idiots in the EU, who are dumb enough to start a direct conflict with Russia. Right now I can only think of Poland and the Baltic states to be possible candidates for overconfident Nato stooges that could provoke another war. Maybe they are the real reason, why Russia has send so many troops into Belarus to deter them.
    At least that is how I interpret this message: One false move and you are dead, Poland.

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    Post  ALAMO Sat Dec 31, 2022 3:59 pm

    Oh oh oh .. we have missed one tiny thing in the background ...
    A regular Autumn conscription just ended in the Russian Federation ...
    120k troops ...

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:30 pm

    Please please please let the Baltic shithole nations be stupid enough to attack Russia. thumbsup

    I'd like NOTHING more than to watch the Russian army sweep into the nazi dirt patchs and drive those fvckers into the Baltic Sea.  The Russian-speakers should however stay to be the nucleus of the new Russians oblasts.  I suggest that Russia officially changes the name of these areas, as a break with the past is useful when absorbing a recalcitrant enemy.

    Those baltic clowns who can swim and who manage to get past Kaliningrad can find ready employment in Pooland as whores or toilet cleaners. Twisted Evil

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    Post  Hole Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:53 pm

    Putin will congratulate the Russians on the New Year from the headquarters of the Southern Military District.
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    Post  JohninMK Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:56 pm

    Although the analyst is a Brit at RUSI he understands things (he has a pilots licence) and has some interesting views on the RuAF fighting in the air since the beginning.

    Start around 6.30 and end around 43.00 if you want to avoid the really partisan stuff. It starts at 34.00 on a discussion as to which aircraft the UAF should use after a ceasefire Laughing so you could stop there.

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    Post  Hole Sat Dec 31, 2022 5:19 pm

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    Hotel was successfully intercepted.

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    Post  JohninMK Sat Dec 31, 2022 5:25 pm

    Uncertainty as to who generously gave the NY gift. Laughing Note the EU flag out front, often flown in front of buildings they funded.

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    💀🇷🇺🇺🇦The Ukrainian telegram channel "Legitimny" writes:

    In Kiev, they hit the facility where foreign advisers are located, now the characters are being urgently evacuated.

    Now the Russians are hunting not just for air defense / radar, but also for foreign advisers.

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    ⚡There is information that during the strike on Kyiv, something flew to the hotel where the Western advisers were. At the moment, there is an evacuation of foreign specialists.





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    Post  JohninMK Sat Dec 31, 2022 5:42 pm

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    The 1st Army Corps (Donetsk People's Militia) and 2nd Army Corps (Lugansk People's Militia) have, as of today, been integrated with the Armed Forces of Russia, reports the Russian Ministry of Defence.

    The Donbass militias are joining the Russian army with all their banners and battle flags. While they have been under the overall operational command of the Southern Military District for a while, now it's official.

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    Post  franco Sat Dec 31, 2022 5:47 pm

    The 1st Army Corps (Donetsk People's Militia) and 2nd Army Corps (Lugansk People's Militia) have, as of today, been integrated with the Armed Forces of Russia, reports the Russian Ministry of Defence.
    The Donbass militias are joining the Russian army with all their banners and battle flags. While they have been under the overall operational command of the Southern Military District for a while, now it's official.

    https://twitter.com/RWApodcast/status/1609196678015320068

    NOTE: the announcement posted earlier in Military Reform had stated the 2nd Corps is officially the 2nd Guards Army Corps.

    To the best of my knowledge;
    The 1st Army Corps (Donetsk) has 4 regular Motor Rifle brigades, 2 Motor Rifle regiments, 2 territorial defense regiments and 4-6 territorial defense battalions plus an artillery brigade.
    The 2nd Guards Army Corps (Lugansk) has 3 regular Motor Rifle brigades, 1 Motor Rifle regiment and 4-6 territorial defense battalions plus an artillery brigade.

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    Post  Scorpius Sat Dec 31, 2022 5:49 pm

    Although the analyst is a Brit at RUSI he understands things (he has a pilots licence) and has some interesting views on the RuAF fighting in the air since the beginning.

    Start around 6.30 and end around 43.00 if you want to avoid the really partisan stuff. It starts at 34.00 on a discussion as to which aircraft the UAF should use after a ceasefire Laughing so you could stop there.

    The video says complete nonsense that does not correspond to reality. Another vestoid enjoys a coolade. It's not worth the time spent watching.

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    Post  diabetus Sat Dec 31, 2022 6:14 pm

    Actually guided rounds like the guided smerch or tornado S would be very useful in large numbers in places like Bakhmut where Ukraine is using fixed fortifications. I'm not sure why this continues to elude Garry. Mark positions with UAS, destroy then simultaneously with guided rounds, then magically take way fewer losses in infantry and vehicles.

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    Post  diabetus Sat Dec 31, 2022 7:23 pm

    Not sure why Russia continues to launch cruise missiles in daylight. It would make it basically impossible for Manpad operators to even fire at them if they were launched at night.

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