The good news is that most of the European countries are busy showing middle finger to the demands of catching & repatriating poor Ukro passported cannon fodder.
And if you ask me, this is another example of how the things differ from the official shitstream narrative.
Nobody will send the Ukrainians, because most of them are hard-working for local economies.
Which raises the problem of Kievs hit squads who even Kiev admit are out of control... what if they start taking out EU politicians that are not supporting Kiev enough or hard line anti Russian enough... how will the EU take that I wonder...
Cruise missiles and kamikaze drones hit storage facilities for British Storm Shadow missiles, depleted uranium munitions and also a radio intelligence and training center for sabotage groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
So those demanding everything being hit immediately ignore this sort of thing where not hitting targets and just watching to see what is stored where means when you want to you can find the places the enemy are storing Storm Shadow missiles and destroy them in a group.
Took them months to relocate. More pathetic than anything else.
They probably went through all their options and burning more fuel and putting more hours on these aircraft probably made more sense than beefing up the airfields closer to the Ukraine... and I would say these aircraft have fairly low hours on them so a bit of operational use and a few hours in the air should not be a problem.
Even having moved their aircraft they will still need to think about defences against a variety of threats anyway.
And it's still to close to nato from where they can infiltrate drones and operators.
If HATO had the balls to attack directly nuclear armed Iskander missiles would be the response... always answer stupid with dumb.
It is the only language the stupid understand.
What if NATO hosts Ukrainian UAVs on Finnish soil to launch attacks on Russia's north to test how Russia will react when another red line is crossed? I hope Russia don't hold back this time and sterilize both Finland and the Baltics to make way for its future Russian inhabitants.
If HATO wants to play such games Russian drones can head towards HATO targets too...
People at Bankova are not particularly happy that the Russians did not fall for the prepared trap. This would be an excellent case before the UN General Assembly.
If Russia had fallen for that trap then Kiev would say if Russia hits commercial privately owned ships going to Ukrainian ports then Kiev can attack commercial ships going through the Black Sea to Russian ports.
It is a war. Ukraine govt buildings are legit targets. But no. They convene an emergency natl security council meeting at the Kremlin and decide to do nothing.
Do you suggest they list their responses and show a timetable or schedule for their responses over the next few days and weeks?
This would appear to be Armenia’s finger in Russia’s eye. Clearly, Big Bucks Washington bribed someone in Armenia. The Russians are yet to learn that Putin’s idealism exists nowhere else and that they must out-bribe the Americans.
If they want to **** with Russia and with the US to get the furs and jewelry and the inner city apartment they will find Russia will lose interest... if Armenia wants the US to counter Turkey and Azerbaijan for them instead of Russia then that is fine. Armenia is in an awkward location for Russia surrounded by unfriendly states and hostile places... if Armenia wants Russia to go away I am sure they will be happy to oblige and let the US sort out their problems.
Armenia can only lose with that sort of game.
America does not give a shit about them other than they are close to Iran and to Russia and they would like to have bases there.
And instead of warning the weak, essentially militarily irrelevant EU countries, the Kremlin warns its own citizens.
No point bullying EU countries to be nicer to Russia... makes more sense for Russians to realise the EU and the west hates them and the sooner they cut ties completely the better for Russia and Russians. If you want to go to these countries expect all your stuff stolen and to be put in jail for some reason or another... enjoy your trip idiot.
It is not Russias job to make EU countries like Russia... let them hate... Russia clearly does not need Europe and should look elsewhere for trade and good relations.
The persona of irresoluteness, indecision, inability to act that the Kremlin broadcasts to the world encourages Washington to ever more provocations that will eventually go too far.
Amazing... so it is not Americas fault... the Russians are to blame... but why would the Kremlin care about escalations from Washington... their clumsy actions and silly outbursts and abuse of power in international organisations is what is breaking the US grip on the entire planet and causing most of the rest of the world to realise what an unreasonable colonial monster the west really is.
Never interrupt your enemy when they are making a mistake.
After Ukraine is liberated and all its inhabitants are exterminated, Finland and the Baltics will have be next on the extermination list.
When the nazis are gone from power in Kiev and the actual people get a real vote for someone that is not a stooge for the west they will get to pick from a few choices... none of which will include EU or HATO membership... once that is settled there is no need to bother with Finland or the Baltic states.... any Russians in those regions not happy with being second class citizens can be offered work and houses in Russia... even the pensioners... and then Russia can essentially close their borders to these regions except the path to Kaliningrad but I suspect they will be stupid enough to try to close that... Russia can deal with that as they please but I personally think what they should do is boost ship access to the region so road and rail access becomes superfluous.
Russia does not need to rebuild Finland or the Baltic states... they should just put up a few layers of walls and close the border crossings completely.
@garryb the 600mm 500km range KN-25 you mentioned isn't what they use instead of iskander it's a direct copy of HIMARS look at the system and look at HIMARS it's 99% identical.
Not sure you understand the concept of identical or the concept of 99% because HIMARS is a 227mm calibre rocket that maybe reaches 80km and you use the words 99% and identical to a system you describe as 600mm calibre, so twice the calibre of Smerch, and 500km range.
Which of course is not impossible because it doesn't manouver like Iskander does and does not have a working rocket motor for its entire flight... but you call it their HIMARS... so it is comparable to Uragan at 220mm?
Now that the INF treaty is toast I think Russia needs to reinstate the mobile GLCM. Not just Iskander-K/9M728 but the full range Kalibre.
Now the INF treaty is gone how about a 4-5 ton scramjet powered missile with a range of 5-6,000km or more...
Everybody knows that Russian reponse would be exactly the same as it has been on the gazillions of red lines already crossed by NATO since February of last year.
Members like yourself keep whining that nothing is done, and I agree, nothing is done immediately... but after what has happened has been fully analysed and they work out what Kiev did and how they normally target those responsible which goes barely reported as attacks on HQs and fuel dumps and ammo storage sites.
They have already mentioned Storm shadow stores being hit and I would suspect a few other targets will also have been attacked... but some members want nuclear war.
The west is fucked up and some just want it all to end... well do it yourself... Russia isn't the world policeman like the west claims to be so no blue suicide from them.
I would rather say build a new one by canibalizing parts of this one.
2 years is the time needed to build a new one.
Where was it going to be used when its upgrade was complete and how long was that going to be.
If the damage is significant then scrap it. If it is superficial then fix it up. Not really a big deal to be honest.
Being one Kilo class sub short in a couple of years time when it would have been put back into the water is not the end of the world and has no bearing on this conflict at all.
Let's see where that finger ends when azerbaijan attacks them again in october and US soldiers just go back home because EU need more azeri gas than armenian fingers.
Russia just needs to be clear to the whole country and the region of Nagorno Karabakh... if they want to suck up to the US and be a western bitch and I suspect much or it probably comes from the women watching that stupid Kardashian programme, then that is their choice and Russia will respect that... they can leave all the agreements and organisations with Russia and be hard core anti Russian... Russia has better things to do with their soldiers than piss around protecting people this stupid and selfish.
The newspaper writes that after the tragedy, all Western media “immediately believed” and published Zelensky’s version, where he blames Russia for everything. At the same time, it was determined from the video from the scene that the rocket was launched from the direction of Druzhkovka, controlled by Kyiv.
Would they like to review the evidence of a certain Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine perhaps....
Meanwhile back on topic, love the way they still fire using a bit of string
Bro, that is a Tulip... a 240mm mortar firing 130kg HE bombs.... if you had a bit of string that allowed you to fire it from 3m further away I would suggest you would take that when you could. Airplugs to very little with such shock waves going straight through you with each shot. Ear plugs and ear muffs and you still feel it through your bones when you fire.
I know you guys like a good fire
Like pissing into the crater of an active volcano....
From zero to one hundred , zero being a total defeat and one hundred being total victory for Russia , where do you all think Russia is now ?
So you are after opinions? What value would that have? How patriotic or anti nazi a person is? How optimistic or pessimistic they are?
I reckon you could probably guess already to be honest.
I think the nazi nutters are tough and stubborn... they can't afford to lose and surrender and peace does not really work for them and they are not going to win.
Russia is equally determined not to lose, while the west claims they can't afford to lose it... I bet right up until they left Afghanistan they would have said they were fighting for democracy so they can't afford to lose... what would happen to the world if they lost for democracy, but of course they never fight for democracy.
They fold and will run away leaving a mess and claiming they did everything they could and Kiev was not tough enough and couldn't do the HATO think properly which is why they lost... which I am sure would piss off a lot of Ukrainians... but most of them are nazis so that is probably a good thing.
Looking at what they did in Afghanistan they will evacuate some top officials if they can and leave the rest to the dogs... or in this case justice...