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    Post  zorobabel Sun Mar 26, 2023 5:07 pm

    My guess is Kiev is trying to slow down the RU advance in Bakhmut while they pray to receive Western systems with at least minimal training. In this way, I think the threat of a major UKR offensive is real. On the other hand, if RU captures Bakhmut before Ukraine has the chance to prepare such an offensive, the frontline will quite quickly move to the Slovyansk-Kramatorsk line, forcing Kiev to divert said forces to the defense of these cities. Just a question of timing at this point, so we wait and see.

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    Post  Hole Sun Mar 26, 2023 5:49 pm

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    Post  Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E Sun Mar 26, 2023 8:42 pm

    @sentdefender
    Newly Upgraded T-62MVs recently spotted on a Train somewhere in Russia; these Tanks have most likely just finished their process of Modernization at the 103rd Armored Tank Repair Plant in the Southeast and will soon make their way to the Front-Line in Ukraine.


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    Marder seems at Kremenaya
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    A German-Produced Marder 1A3 IFV seen on the Ground in Ukraine for what appears the first time; Rheinmetall is planning to send at least 100 Marders to Ukraine in upcoming months.

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    Post  Ispan Sun Mar 26, 2023 10:00 pm


    Another technical article, from reports compiled over this winter and that I couldn't get sorted out and presented until now, this one about drones

    https://guerraenucrania.wordpress.com/2023/03/26/problemas-rusos-2-drones/

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    Post  Hole Sun Mar 26, 2023 10:21 pm

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #40 - Page 33 Fsj77i10
    The bear is hungry
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    70 Ukro "fighters" gave in in the last 2 weeks. Low figure = lot of KIA´s.
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    Post  JohninMK Sun Mar 26, 2023 11:26 pm

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    Macedonia officially announced the imminent transfer of 12 Mi-24 attack helicopters to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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    Post  ALAMO Mon Mar 27, 2023 7:50 am

    Post  Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E Yesterday at 8:42 pm

    @sentdefender
    Newly Upgraded T-62MVs recently spotted on a Train somewhere in Russia; these Tanks have most likely just finished their process of Modernization at the 103rd Armored Tank Repair Plant in the Southeast and will soon make their way to the Front-Line in Ukraine.


    Comments in the background are good ones.
    "Another echelon with tanks"
    "Lok how clean those are"

    Not sure if you have noticed, all retained BDD package on the turret.

    70 Ukro "fighters" gave in in the last 2 weeks. Low figure = lot of KIA´s.

    The kid in front looks 16 y/o.

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    Post  GarryB Mon Mar 27, 2023 7:56 am

    After the end of the SMO, hopefully with the liberation of all territories, this will be the reason
    why the west won´t lift the sanctions. They will claim that Russia is owing them the money now
    and has to pay it back.

    Why would Russia want to restore relations with countries that armed nazis to try to kill Ukrainians and Russians.

    Note there is no question mark there on purpose because it is not really a question that needs an answer.

    This is a general direction of all Shilka mods carried worldwide.

    That is why I made the comment... this Russian vehicle seemed to have the old radar and no optics upgrades... just add on armour plate to protect the crew from small arms fire. The image you show of the upgraded Shilka does not have any added armour... just upgraded electronics...

    In a battlefield like the Ukraine I would say replacing the old radar with a stabilised optronic system you could probably enlarge the ammo box size by double... in Afghanistan they ripped out the electronics and doubled the ammo carried, so I would assume modern electronics could be in the form of a laptop sized computer with upgraded servos and equipment freeing up ton of internal space for more ammo to be carried.

    Against drones the original radar would likely not be a lot of use, but against ground targets it would be devastating, and with four liquid cooled cannon the effects on target would be impressive.

    The HE payload of each round is actually quite significant so you could actually use them the same way they use aircraft fired 80mm rockets with a lofted trajectory because the range would be known so a 200 round burst of HE rounds would create a patch of heavy fragments in a field 5-6km away fairly quickly if needed...

    Macedonia officially announced the imminent transfer of 12 Mi-24 attack helicopters to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    Always important to know who your friends are.

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    Post  bandit6 Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:01 am

    The ICC has recently sent people, Africans, to jail for recruiting and arming child soldiers. I wonder if the will do the same against the Ukrainian Army and President?

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    Post  GarryB Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:12 am

    The ICC is a magical tool... a rubber stamp tool to prove the west is morally superior to everyone else, but the one thing it wont be is a double edged sword....

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    Post  Kiko Mon Mar 27, 2023 11:20 am

    Berdichevsky: Avdiivka is destined for the fate of Mariupol, by Daria Volkova for VZGLYAD, 03.27.2023.

    DPR deputy Berdichevsky: Residents of Avdiivka are pro-Russian.

    Residents of Avdiivka share with the Russian Armed Forces data on the location of equipment and manpower of the enemy. However, it is obvious that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not going to leave their positions just like that, and the city is waiting for the fate of Mariupol. Donetsk deputy Vladislav Berdichevsky told about this to the VZGLYAD newspaper. Earlier it became known that Kyiv began the evacuation of utilities from Avdiivka.

    “Now in Avdiivka, our forces are actively destroying fortified areas built by the enemy. Heavy flamethrower systems of volley fire "Solntsepek" are working. The Armed Forces of Ukraine, apparently, are not going to leave the city. So I do not rule out that the fate of Mariupol is destined for the settlement, ”says Vladislav Berdichevsky, deputy of the People’s Council of the DPR.

    “Residents who still remain in Avdiivka are pro-Russian. They regularly share with us data on the movement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as on the concentration of enemy manpower. In this regard, the Ukrainian authorities turn off mobile communications in the city and begin to withdraw utilities from there,” the interlocutor emphasizes.

    “Ukraine realizes that the settlement is no longer subject to it. The logic of President Zelensky is simple - if the territory soon comes under the control of Russia, why do anything there. At the same time, I would like to note that Artemivsk and Avdeevka are now almost the hottest spots in the Donetsk direction,” Berdichevsky concluded.

    Earlier it became known that the Ukrainian authorities began the evacuation of utilities from Avdiivka. This was announced by the Ukrainian mayor Vitaliy Barabash. He also recommended that the remaining residents leave the city as soon as possible. At the same time, the politician warned the population about plans to turn off mobile communications in the village.

    Recall, adviser to the acting head of the DPR, Yan Gagin , said that near Avdiivka, work is underway based on the experience of Soledar and Artemovsk - to cut the transport arteries through which the enemy can supply his group in the city. In his opinion, the Armed Forces of Ukraine risk getting into the operational environment.

    On Friday, the acting head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin , said that Russian units had achieved a number of successes in the Avdiivka direction. At the moment, Russian troops are advancing towards the settlement from different sides. At the same time, he noted that the enemy "continues to resist and transfer reserves."

    https://vz.ru/news/2023/3/27/1204849.html

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    Post  Hole Mon Mar 27, 2023 12:16 pm

    Not sure if you have noticed, all retained BDD package on the turret.
    But still the tracks are not covered by ERA. No
    They never learn!
    lol1 lol1 lol1

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    Post  franco Mon Mar 27, 2023 12:21 pm


    Volodymyr Rogov, chairman of the “We are with Russia ” movement , said that the Ukrainian army continues to regroup its forces in the Zaporozhye direction. According to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have concentrated up to 75 thousand people, despite serious losses during an offensive attempt last week. Rogov said this in an interview with TASS .

    “There are at least 75,000 militants in the Zaporozhye direction in total with the Vuhledar direction,” he said.

    According to him, the city of Zaporozhye was taken out of one regime into another, a similar format through the Ministry of Integration (Ministry for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine - Gazeta.RU).

    “The Zaporozhye region was transferred to the list of areas of possible hostilities, before that it was in the status of a territory of active hostilities. This suggests that they do not expect our arrival, and the conclusion is that they themselves will go, they have hope that they will be able to push back the front line, ”said Rogov.

    The chairman of the movement “We are together with Russia” also pointed out that the attempted offensive of the Ukrainian troops on March 23 was thwarted by the RF Armed Forces, destroying up to 400 Ukrainian soldiers.

    “Our artillery and MLRS worked out in positions. More than two dozen targets were covered, these are large targets - parking lots of heavy equipment, locations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. After these losses in the Orekhovsky direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are regrouping, replenishments are coming, ”Rogov specified.

    Earlier, Vladimir Rogov reported that explosions were heard in Melitopol on the morning of March 27 , presumably related to the operation of the air defense system.

    https://www-gazeta-ru.translate.goog/army/news/2023/03/27/20065477.shtml?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  Hole Mon Mar 27, 2023 12:30 pm

    Air power is active in Zaporoshye.
    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #40 - Page 33 Fsn-qh10

    By the way... didn´t the same guy claim last week or so that there were around 80.000 enemy fighters assembled?
    Either he is just repeating BS and can´t get his numbers right or the Ukros managed to loose 5.000 fighters even
    before their "counter-offensive".

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    Something with a HEAT warhead hit the side of a T-72B3M.

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    Post  franco Mon Mar 27, 2023 12:38 pm

    The Russian military-industrial complex is developing "very rapidly" and will produce three times more ammunition than NATO countries can supply to Ukraine, Vladimir Putin said. And possible deliveries of 400 tanks to Kiev will be blocked by the fact that Russia, for its part, will produce and modernize more than 1,600 vehicles, the head of state said. The superiority of the Russian Federation in ammunition is all the more important because the experience of the SVO has shown that artillery now dominates the battlefield, and the presence of a large number of shells gives a great advantage over the enemy, experts say. Izvestia correspondents visited the Yuzhnodonets direction and watched how our artillery thwarted enemy attacks with artillery fire under Ugledar.

    FULL ARTICLE: https://translated.turbopages.org/proxy_u/ru-en.en.21dac112-64216ee2-dec6ab67-74722d776562/https/iz.ru/1488935/bogdan-stepovoi-andrei-fedorov/snariad-vne-ocheredi-u-rossiiskoi-armii-ne-budet-nekhvatki-boepripasov

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    Post  Hole Mon Mar 27, 2023 12:45 pm

    I saw news that the TOS-1 is receiving new rockets with a range of 10km.
    Also the Kitolov-2M 122mm laser-guided projectile is in use. Propably for some time but it was never "promoted".

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #40 - Page 33 Fsliwr10
    Artillery can strike targets around the city
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    Somehow related to this conflict

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    Post  franco Mon Mar 27, 2023 12:46 pm

    MOSCOW, 27 Mar-RIA Novosti. Foreign mercenaries are rarely captured, because they do not participate in open battles, they "try to stay on the second line of defense," Yan Gagin, an adviser to the acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, said in an interview.

    "All along the front line, from the very summer, English, Polish, and Georgian speech appeared on the air. There are a lot of Poles and Georgians there, a significant number. These are most likely soldiers of their own countries who disguise themselves as mercenaries. This is often practiced by NATO countries, " Gagin said on the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

    As for the Ukrainian prisoners, he noted that recently there are practically no foreign mercenaries among them.
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    "They try to stay on the second line of defense, not to engage in open conflicts and fire contacts. Accordingly, they believe that it should be done by the Ukrainians themselves, " said the adviser to Pushilin.
    As reported earlier on Sunday, a group of militants wearing Polish and Georgian stripes was destroyed by a Russian air strike in the battle for Avdiivka. At the disposal of RIA Novosti was the corresponding video shot by assault groups of the Russian Armed Forces.

    https://translated.turbopages.org/proxy_u/ru-en.en.fd1b1a7a-64217281-547bd082-74722d776562/https/ria.ru/20230327/naemniki-1860919353.html

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    Post  kvs Mon Mar 27, 2023 1:50 pm

    Mercouris seems to have come up with the right interpretation of Medvedev's and Putin's statements. Putin refers to 1,600 rebuilt
    tanks and Medvedev refers to 1,500 new tanks. The total is 3,100 which is about three times more than what the Kiev regime
    will have after it gets 450 tanks from NATzO.

    Martyanov talks about 3,000 tanks in one of his latest videos.

    The point is that the industrial capacity for military production in Russia is very large. Russia does not need several years to ramp it up,
    unlike NATzO.

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    Post  SeigSoloyvov Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:15 pm

    Chances are Putin is referring to the same tanks as Medvedev but used different words. Assumptions aren't facts
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    Post  Mir Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:31 pm

    Does it matter? We all know who's going to win the "attrition war" when it comes to production of hardware. The facts are crystal clear.

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    Post  ALAMO Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:34 pm

    But still the tracks are not covered by ERA. No
    They never learn!
    lol1 lol1 lol1


    The hull bottom has no ERA cover neither.
    What a crap!
    Laughing Laughing

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    Post  flamming_python Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:39 pm

    franco wrote:MOSCOW, 27 Mar-RIA Novosti. Foreign mercenaries are rarely captured, because they do not participate in open battles, they "try to stay on the second line of defense," Yan Gagin, an adviser to the acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, said in an interview.

    "All along the front line, from the very summer, English, Polish, and Georgian speech appeared on the air. There are a lot of Poles and Georgians there, a significant number. These are most likely soldiers of their own countries who disguise themselves as mercenaries. This is often practiced by NATO countries, " Gagin said on the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

    As for the Ukrainian prisoners, he noted that recently there are practically no foreign mercenaries among them.
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    "They try to stay on the second line of defense, not to engage in open conflicts and fire contacts. Accordingly, they believe that it should be done by the Ukrainians themselves, " said the adviser to Pushilin.
    As reported earlier on Sunday, a group of militants wearing Polish and Georgian stripes was destroyed by a Russian air strike in the battle for Avdiivka. At the disposal of RIA Novosti was the corresponding video shot by assault groups of the Russian Armed Forces.

    Don't know if I believe that

    We see in videos from the Nazi side that mercs take part in direct combat often enough. That's what they're there for.
    When there was nowhere to run, as in Mariupol, then mercs were indeed taken prisoner. But typically they avoid captivity, more than likely they are highly prized by the Kiev military leadership and withdrawn in case they are outmatched or there is a threat of encirclement.

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    Post  ALAMO Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:50 pm

    There is lot's of Polish language in the air for sure, but the overall number given by the Russian propaganda is bullshit, too.
    Half of Rus TG channels are jerking about our VM statement that it was a tragic week and three Polish mercs have meet Bandera.
    So if the number of 3 is something 'tragic" enough to be commented, just apply that to the phantasmagoria how 2.5k Poles were supposed to die in a year.
    I will help you, a year is 52 weeks.
    So even if multiplied by that "tragic level of losses" we get a 150+/- number, nor 2.5k

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    Post  famschopman Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:51 pm

    The numbers are not a surprise. 100, 200, 300 or 1000 more or less than what the West can provide. It was never a surprise, not for anyone here but certainly it should not have been a surprise for any of the Western countries involved in this proxy war. Neither was the ability for Russia to provide sufficient manpower on the battlefield. Neither was the ability to work with a large variety of long-mid- and short range artillery and missile systems. Neither was the availability of high end electronic counter measure systems. Neither was the ability to suppress air dominance with a wide variety of air defense systems. Neither was the availability of significant amounts of ammunition.

    It should have been clear - a long time ago - to the West that Russia is not backing down, on the contrary. Those who follow the conflict are well aware of the casualty rates between Ukraine and Russia, and are also pretty sure that the current KIA/WIA/MIA figures for Ukraine are much higher than publicly shared. All this information probably known for all Western participants as well.

    The projected powerful NATO vehicle has been truly exposed with its pants down and the world is aware (dangerous assumption, I admit). No proper armor, no airpower, no trained forces, out of bullets, out of shells and no industry to solve the deficit and no cheap energy to power up the industry.

    The US is slowly but surely destroying itself from the inside; Europe still unable to decide on their own destiny. France in fire. Deutsche Bank close to default.

    At one point you must come to the conclusion (and this point was reached a long time ago) "even with all the best luck in the world we cannot win this war with Russia, the end result is simply inevitable". It just makes me wonder, what is their end game? There is nothing for them to gain, literally nothing.

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    Post  Kiko Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:04 pm

    The Kremlin: Russia will not change its plans on tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, 03.27.2023.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Criticism by Western countries will not affect Russia's plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

    "Such a reaction, of course, will not change Russia's plans," the spokesman told reporters the West's reaction to Russia's plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on March 25 that Moscow and Minsk agreed on the deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus without violating international commitments.

    Putin clarified that this is not a transfer of nuclear weapons to Belarus but of emplacement and indicated, referring to the practice of nuclear sharing within the framework of NATO, that the United States had been doing it in several countries for a decade.

    According to the president, the construction of a tactical nuclear weapons warehouse in Belarus will end on July 1.

    The French Foreign Ministry called on Moscow to review its decision, and other countries, such as Japan and Lithuania, criticized it.

    In turn, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, warned that Brussels will respond to the decision with new sanctions.

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    https://sputniknews.lat/20230327/kremlin-rusia-no-cambiara-planes-sobre-armas-nucleares-tacticas-en-bielorrusia-1137376724.html

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