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    Post  higurashihougi Mon Oct 02, 2023 6:07 pm

    https://sputnikglobe.com/20231002/former-uk-defense-sec-suggests-ukraine-mobilize-younger-recruits-1113849525.html

    Former UK Defense Chief Suggests Ukraine Mobilize Younger Recruits

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said on Sunday that at the moment, the average age of Ukrainian soldiers at the front is above 40 years, so it is worth thinking about increasing the scale of the mobilization of the country's male population, as Britain did in 1939 and 1941.

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    Post  kvs Mon Oct 02, 2023 6:22 pm

    The antibiotic resistant bacterial strains in Ukraine are purely the result of filthy conditions and malnourishment at the front. Antibiotic
    types are limited and have been abused for decades. Now the chickens are coming home to roost. It has nothing to
    do with coof vaxxing. Not that coof vaxxing stopped the spread or infections. In fact, the more boosters you got, the more infections
    you have and the more intense they are. Vaxxing with one target antigen that is obsolete for new strains locks the immune system
    into a fixation on that target and degrades its ability to make antibodies for new strains. This is published research literature information.

    Also, any report about Ukraine and Russia needs to be filtered for BS.


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    Post  JohninMK Mon Oct 02, 2023 7:22 pm

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    In the past 2 months, US 🇺🇸 military aid to Ukraine 🇺🇦 has decreased by 74% of what it was in the 1st half of 2023 and 63% less than it was in 2022

    Military aid for Ukraine is more crucial now than ever. A decrease in military aid only prolongs this war and costs Ukrainian lives

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    Post  ALAMO Mon Oct 02, 2023 7:25 pm

    There are fascists in the ranks of the Ukrainian army. Let’s take the Azov regiment –   this is clearly a fascist regiment. It shocks me that red carpets are being laid out for them abroad. Those who call for similar phenomena in 2023 are trampling on the legacy of the Slovak National Uprising. We must resist fascism and Nazism in all its manifestations" - new Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico

    It's rolling downhill.

    After the start of the SMO, China practically did not directly supply drones to Ukraine.

    This is evidenced by data from the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China.

    From March to December 2022, Chinese companies did not deliver a single drone to Kiev, and in January-August 2023, only five UAVs were imported from China to Ukraine.

    Moreover, before the war, in January-February 2022, Ukraine purchased about 530 UAVs from the PRC for 904 000 dollars.

    It was previously reported by the New York Times that the Ukrainian military is experiencing a shortage of components for drones due(from) to China.

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    Post  nomadski Mon Oct 02, 2023 8:31 pm

    MRSA , or bacteria resistant to anti-biotics , comes about , because of the liberal use of anti - biotics . Does Russia have ballistic missiles or Air- launched missiles for bunker busting ? There is no need to take out the entire bunker system . Just the entrance and exits . If these bunkers are ex-Soviet , then Russia should surely have the plans ? And know where the entrance and exits are ? If not then entrance and exits can be found by analysis of soil and air in the IR range . This is how the Americans found Saddam's bunkers . Why can Russia not do the same ? Wagner's Son to do more monstrous things , like Godzilla's son ?






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    Post  franco Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:10 pm

    According to the Dnepropetrovsk funeral home, about 22 thousand Ukrainian military personnel have been buried in the city since February last year. In two dozen regions of the country, according to reports, the bodies of 400-500 thousand Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers were buried.

    In addition to this, the casualties include missing persons. The deaths of many of these people were not included in hospital records and therefore were not officially recorded. Also, the lists of those killed at the front will not include military personnel who met their death in the rear.

    Thus, the total irretrievable losses of the Ukrainian army amount to up to 800 thousand people. Together with those who left the battlefield without permission and various types of malingerers, this number can reach about 1 million people.

    Ukrainian sources: since the beginning of the Northern Military District, the number of dead Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers is approaching 1 million people

    Along with this, one of the documents of the Ukrainian Migration Service states that there are only about 23 million people left in the country, 7 million of whom are men of military age. From this number we can subtract 2 million released from mobilization, 1 million currently in the army, and half a million killed and wounded.

    It turns out that Kyiv can put approximately 3.5 million more citizens of the country under arms. However, only a minority of these people can conduct combat operations, since their motivation and professionalism leave much to be desired.

    Earlier, former American Marine Brian Barletik said that there are practically no Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers left in Ukraine trained according to Western standards - almost all of them died in battle.

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    Post  Hole Mon Oct 02, 2023 10:01 pm

    Western standards - almost all of them died in battle.
    Main reason why they died.

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    Post  Airbornewolf Mon Oct 02, 2023 10:01 pm

    VDV battling in ukrainian trenches at Kremenaya


    RF ATGM hit on British-supplied Mastiff of the ukrainian army Zaporozhye direction


    RF Grad's bombard Ukrainian positions Cool


    RF Iskander ballistic missile strikes Ukrainian Camp


    RF Tornado-S Strike on Ukrainian millitary Train

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Oct 02, 2023 10:13 pm

    There are a lot of comments about about the US reducing the money and gear flow. This is a comment from the horse's mouth, the money man at the Pentagon. Note the implication on those long term production contracts that were supposed to have been placed. All there seems left from the US atm seems to be short term money out of the White House.

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    The head of the Pentagon's financial service, Michael McCord, said that the US has completely run out of funds for long-term financing of Ukraine through the Initiative for Security Assistance to Ukraine, which also provides money for the production of new weapons.


    The Pentagon warns the US Congress that money is running out to replace the weapons that the US sent to Ukraine, which is why the equipping of some units has already slowed down," according to a letter from the US Department of Defense addressed to congressional leaders.


    https://t.me/intelslava/51598
    The US administration has frozen contract projects to provide assistance to Ukraine due to the lack of long-term funding, the State Department reports.

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    Post  Airbornewolf Mon Oct 02, 2023 11:16 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:https://sputnikglobe.com/20231002/former-uk-defense-sec-suggests-ukraine-mobilize-younger-recruits-1113849525.html

    Former UK Defense Chief Suggests Ukraine Mobilize Younger Recruits

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said on Sunday that at the moment, the average age of Ukrainian soldiers at the front is above 40 years, so it is worth thinking about increasing the scale of the mobilization of the country's male population, as Britain did in 1939 and 1941.

    "Fight Russia to the last Ukrainian"

    Meanwhile, Kiev be like:

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    Post  mnztr Mon Oct 02, 2023 11:20 pm

    kvs wrote:The antibiotic resistant bacterial strains in Ukraine are purely the result of filthy conditions and malnourishment at the front.  Antibiotic
    types are limited and have been abused for decades.   Now the chickens are coming home to roost.   It has nothing to
    do with coof vaxxing.  Not that coof vaxxing stopped the spread or infections.   In fact, the more boosters you got, the more infections
    you have and the more intense they are.   Vaxxing with one target antigen that is obsolete for new strains locks the immune system
    into a fixation on that target and degrades its ability to make antibodies for new strains.   This is published research literature information.

    Also, any report about Ukraine and Russia needs to be filtered for BS.  



    meeat the grinder needs more meaaat.

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    Post  mnztr Mon Oct 02, 2023 11:22 pm

    Airbornewolf wrote:

    RF Tornado-S Strike on Ukrainian millitary Train
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    is that close enough to take out everything w shrapnel?

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Oct 02, 2023 11:30 pm

    mnztr wrote:
    Airbornewolf wrote:

    RF Tornado-S Strike on Ukrainian millitary Train
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    is that close enough to take out everything w shrapnel?

    Note the simultaneous puff of smoke on the locomotive, that's likely to be damage.

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    Post  PhSt Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:23 am

    Airbornewolf wrote:

    RF Tornado-S Strike on Ukrainian millitary Train


    NATO Trolls are alleging that its a miss. But is the Tornado aiming to hit the tracks? would have been better if they also launched another round to destroy the train.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:34 am

    JohninMK wrote:A decrease in military aid only prolongs this war and costs Ukrainian lives

    Good. The aim is to destroy this fcking NATOista-Nazi regime. The best way to do that while minimising the cost to Russia is to bleed these fckers white in attrition warfare.

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    Post  Arkanghelsk Tue Oct 03, 2023 5:31 am

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    At the very least the VKS pieces of shit could put some tires on them

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    Post  nomadski Tue Oct 03, 2023 5:58 am

    What ? You think these are real ? Well there is no harm in painting some tyres on the ground also ! The shadows around the edge , cast by the sun , are achieved by placing small pyramid cones, with one surface exposed to the sun , and changing colour ( getting whiter , when hotter ) ,  and darker when cooler . You get a realistic shadow effect !



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    Post  ALAMO Tue Oct 03, 2023 8:25 am

    PhSt wrote:
    NATO Trolls are alleging that its a miss. But is the Tornado aiming to hit the tracks? would have been better if they also launched another round to destroy the train.

    There is not much more then can do.

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    Post  Airbornewolf Tue Oct 03, 2023 9:34 am

    ALAMO wrote:
    PhSt wrote:
    NATO Trolls are alleging that its a miss. But is the Tornado aiming to hit the tracks? would have been better if they also launched another round to destroy the train.

    There is not much more then can do.

    "it is  a miss"

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    those NATO fanbois never saw what shrapnell does in real-life.  lol1
    these are extremely sharp shards of metal flying at rediculous speeds.

    ever picked up a fresh piece of shrapnell from an artillery rocket/grenade?.
    most likely you cut your fingers holding it without kevlar gloves, heavy in the hand as well.

    oh yes, Those soft-shell vehicles are rendered inert lol1
    i dont know if there where people in that wagon, but if so. they are swiss cheese as well.
    on the off chance it was an Locomotive, it got its guts torn up.

    People are often underestimating just how damaging and lethal heavy shrapnel is.

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    Post  GarryB Tue Oct 03, 2023 11:16 am

    Regardless, I hope Russia remembers its losses in its future dealings with the Empire of Scum.

    Already a western article suggesting the oil price cap has failed so they want it dropped so they can save the planet by shipping Russian oil in their nice safe modern ships instead of the worn out old bits of crap the Russians have been shipping it in instead.

    Don't they understand they have burned their bridges... no going back.


    Iranian 122 mm Grad compatible rocked, Arash, officially presented by the Russkie MoD.

    They will get lots of testing... hope they give full feedback to Iran so they can include such information in their adverts and for their upgrade programmes.

    This is worrying

    Sounds like a great excuse to stop taking their casualties and their immigrants...

    I wonder if it was something they were working on in those US bio weapons labs that were illegal to have in the US but OK to have in the Ukraine and Europe...

    And don't forget the ~40 military biological research facilities run by everyone's favorite "uncle sam"

    Doing stuff that would not be legal in the US or Europe... but as long as you pay all the bribes and say it is to kill more Russians and you could probably do anything you wanted in Ukraine and Georgia etc etc etc.

    NATO Trolls are alleging that its a miss. But is the Tornado aiming to hit the tracks? would have been better if they also launched another round to destroy the train.

    Tornado-S is an upgraded Smerch, so with that one explosion there are 11 more rockets on that single launch vehicle... they are clearly using that drone to spot the target and check for damage so I would expect after deciding on aiming corrections that they would have launched a few more rockets at that target and then moved...

    People are often underestimating just how damaging and lethal heavy shrapnel is.

    And also ignoring the number of tubes there are on a Tornado-S vehicle... this was the first rocket to test if it is on target... they could launch the remaining 11 rockets very quickly before they move off watching the drone feed to see the effect of their attack.

    The target was the vehicles so there is no huge hurry.

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    Post  ALAMO Tue Oct 03, 2023 11:51 am

    It is a 70 y/o design, that Iran has produced for some 30 years.
    What in detail you would like to improve there? Laughing

    Edit : there is some news running here, that Ukraine is to change the military age and extend it ... for pensioners. The legislature is being pushed through Rada at the moment.
    I'm not even sure how to comment on that, as it does not need any comment.

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    Post  franco Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:13 pm

    All Western military experts watched with shudder the meeting between Vladimir Putin , Deputy Defense Minister Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and former Wagner commander Andrei Troshev .

    After all, following the results of the meeting, it became finally clear that the “musicians” were returning to the NWO zone. Putin instructed the former Wagner chief of staff, retired colonel Andrei Troshev (he was previously responsible for logistics), to begin forming volunteer units that could be used in the Northern Military District zone. The formation of these units will be controlled by Yevkurov.

    The decision to entrust Troshev with the organization of “volunteer” units is intended to encourage former “musicians” to sign contracts with the Ministry of Defense, according to military analysts at the Center for East European Studies (OSW) from Poland.

    Moreover, what is important, Troshev will not be a full-fledged replacement for the deceased Yevgeny Prigozhin . He does not gain control of his former enterprises, in particular the Concord group, which used to purchase food for the army.

    Currently, there is also no indication that Troshev will lead the “musicians’” operations in Africa, OSW writes. Control over them will most likely be exercised by Russian military intelligence. In particular, Yevkurov himself led a Russian military delegation to the Libyan city of Benghazi to meet with representatives of the Libyan National Army, led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar . And at the end of September, Haftar paid a return visit to Moscow, meeting behind closed doors with Yevkurov.

    Thus, a complete division of functionality has occurred, and Colonel Troshev (he has the call sign “Sedoy”) will fully concentrate on the “Ukrainian” direction, CNN emphasizes.

    And this is very bad news for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. On the eve of Putin’s meeting with Colonel Troshev, press secretary of the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ilya Yevlash stated: supposedly the “musicians” who were in Belarus were sent to the Northern Military District zone after signing a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense. However, they are supposedly no longer an independent force, as some have been deployed to train soldiers and some are fighting as part of various units.

    Now, following the meeting, CNN emphasizes, it is clear that a full-fledged “Wagner 2.0” will soon appear in Ukraine. The Ministry of Defense just needs to provide it with armored vehicles and other heavy weapons.

    At the peak of its power, Wagner numbered tens of thousands of people. At least 50 thousand convicts were given freedom in exchange for a chance to prove themselves on the battlefield. Thousands of Russian volunteers, including many former special forces soldiers, became “musicians.”

    It was thanks to iron discipline and training that the “musicians” were able to take Bakhmut and Soledar, which the Ukrainians had turned into fortified cities. The assault on Bakhmut was directly commanded by Anton Elizarov, who also fought in Syria, Mali and the Central African Republic, writes Reuters. According to Reuters (an American publication, and therefore unfriendly), it was allegedly Elizarov who was appointed the new commander of the “musicians”.

    There were up to 5 thousand Wagner fighters in Belarus, writes military observer Adam Rajic in The Strategist. About 200 should be instructors in special units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of Belarus.

    Rajic cites British military intelligence, which reported in mid-September that hundreds of Wagner fighters began to be deployed to Ukraine in many different units. Moreover, the operations were so secret that even British intelligence officers did not know in which units the “musician” served: the Ministry of Defense or other PMCs.

    A military researcher specializing in Russia, Carole Grimaud , in an interview with Le Parisien, estimates the number of “musicians” who have returned to the Northern Military District zone to be at least 500 people. According to Grimaud, the most preferable site for them is Bakhmutsky, where Wagner has proven itself best.

    Grimaud believes that most of the former “musicians” who still remain in Belarus will still sign contracts with Troshev. After all, these are, as a rule, professional military men who know almost nothing else.

    For example, little is known about Colonel Andrei Troshev, who will lead the new “orchestra”. The Polish publication Defense24 writes that he served in the Soviet and then Russian army. He was an artilleryman, fought in Afghanistan, and then participated in both Chechen wars. After transferring to the reserve, he was allegedly an employee of the special services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    Colonel Troshev always held high positions at Wagner. He was involved in logistics and then headed the headquarters. He was deputy commander of the “musicians” fighting forces in Syria. He was a member of the so-called council of commanders - this is the top management of Wagner.

    For military operations in Syria, Troshev presumably received the title of Hero of the Russian Federation. This is confirmed by the famous photograph of the awarded “musicians” with Vladimir Putin. It was thanks to Troshev that the “musicians” managed to push the militants beyond the Euphrates.

    NOTE: apparently the old Wagner is split into two. Those working for the MoD are under Andrei Troshev and those that remain a PMC owned by younger Prigozhin will be commanded by Anton Elizarov. There has to be some layer of deniability between the government and any PMC.

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    Post  JohninMK Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:17 pm

    More Tornadoes descending from the heavens

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    Post  ALAMO Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:29 pm

    Outstanding accuracy.
    And presented not fo the first time.

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    Post  franco Tue Oct 03, 2023 5:45 pm

    Not sure how many of the viewers here read the daily MoD briefings. Normally the estimated front line seriously injured or killed Ukrainians run from 600 to 900 with it rarely being above 1,000 or just as rarely below 500. In the past couple of weeks there have been several days where it has gone below 500. Good indication of the reduced fighting happening. Here is totals (400) from the October 2nd briefings and those of today's briefings:

    Summary of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of the special military operation (as of October 02, 2023)

    The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continued to conduct a special military operation.

    In the Donetsk direction, units of the "Southern" grouping of troops, supported by aviation and artillery fire, repelled three attacks by assault groups of the 110th mechanized, 59th motorized Infantry and 5th assault brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of the settlements of Krasnogorovka, Nevelskoye and Andreevka of the Donetsk People's Republic. During the day of hostilities, the enemy's losses in this direction amounted to up to 180 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded, two armored combat vehicles, three cars, as well as two self-propelled artillery installations "Gvozdika".

    In the Krasnolimansky direction, two attacks by assault groups of the 67th Mechanized Brigade and the 5th Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine in the areas of the settlements of Chervonaya Dibrova and Belogorovka of the Luhansk People's Republic were reflected by the professional actions of units of the Center group of troops, air strikes, artillery fire and heavy flamethrower systems.

    The losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces amounted to over 60 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded, as well as two pickups.

    During the counter-battery struggle, the following were hit: the self-propelled artillery installation "Acacia", as well as two howitzers: D-20 and D-30.

    In the Kupyansk direction, units of the "Western" grouping of troops, supported by aviation, artillery fire, multiple rocket launchers and heavy flamethrower systems, defeated the manpower and equipment of the 44th, 66th mechanized and 25th Airborne Brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as the 107th Territorial Defense Brigade in the areas of settlements Borovaya of the Kharkiv region, Novoye of the Donetsk People's Republic, Novoselovskoye and Makeyevka of the Luhansk People's Republic.

    The enemy's losses during the day amounted to up to 65 Ukrainian servicemen, two cars, as well as the M109 Palladin howitzer and the M777 artillery system manufactured by the United States.

    In the Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian grouping of troops in cooperation with army and assault aviation defeated the manpower and equipment of the 47th, 65th, 117th and 118th mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of the settlements of Workino, Malaya Tokmachka, Novodanilovka and Verbovoye of the Zaporozhye region. Up to 35 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored combat vehicles, including one Bradley BMP and three pickup trucks were destroyed.

    In addition, during the counter-battery struggle, the following were hit: the self-propelled artillery installation "Carnation", the M-46 gun, the D-30 howitzer, as well as the AN/TPQ-48 counter-battery radar made in the USA.

    In the South Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok group of troops repelled an attack by assault groups of the 128th Territorial Defense Brigade in the area of the Priyutnoye settlement of the Zaporozhye region. Assault aviation strikes and artillery fire defeated the manpower and equipment of the 72nd mechanized and 79th airborne assault brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of the settlement of Konstantinovka of the Donetsk People's Republic.

    Up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen, two pickups were destroyed, and the US-made M777 artillery system and the D-20 howitzer were also hit.

    In the Kherson direction, as a result of fire damage, up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen and two cars were destroyed during the day.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12480633@egNews

    Today's briefing they bounced to a total of 665. https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12480806@egNews

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