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    Post  JohninMK Sun Dec 17, 2023 3:00 pm

    Wonder if this will generate a response?



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    Post  JohninMK Sun Dec 17, 2023 3:02 pm

    Best radar target since WW!

    Fun comments at https://twitter.com/djuric_zlatko/status/1736075367218020690/photo/1

    Ukraine announced the start of serial production of the AQ-400 kamikaze UAV.
    Warhead - 32 kg, flight range - 750 km. It is planned to produce up to 500 drones per month.

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    Post  Walther von Oldenburg Sun Dec 17, 2023 4:34 pm

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    Nikolaevkskaya area. Su-25 shot down. 17.12 18:15

    It is reported that in the area of ​​the settlement. Elizavetovo, a Su-25 attack aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force was hit.

    Our Buk-M3 worked perfectly.

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    Post  Hole Sun Dec 17, 2023 4:46 pm

    That's 2S1
    If this were a western SPG it wouldn´t work anymore.

    Wonder if this will generate a response?
    The general response to such incidents is the killing of 500 to 1.000 Ukro fighters daily.

    It is planned to produce up to 500 drones per month.
    It took them nearly half a year to produce this 3 examples.

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    Post  lancelot Sun Dec 17, 2023 5:00 pm

    The warhead is like half of a Geran-2.

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    Post  GarryB Mon Dec 18, 2023 6:41 am

    Got camo netting but it seems that its well prepared dugout was below groundwater level. Oops. At least the engine started but maybe it got winched out. That's 2S1, Soviet 122mm SPG?

    It is amphibious, so it either got stuck in the mud as the water rose up or the rear door was left open and it flooded...

    But after this boasting the guy was sent to the Avdeevka area, where he spent only a few days. Now here’s his photo with a candle and a funeral table. - FRWL reports

    So an idiot Ukrainian soldier boasted on Tiktok that he had a cushy assignment that made him safe and comfortable and days after posting that to Tiktok his photo and a candle are shown indicating he got killed. Karma works fast there I guess.

    The general response to such incidents is the killing of 500 to 1.000 Ukro fighters daily.

    But the information can be stored for retrieval when things get a bit harder and nastier and Russia needs to escalate to get the job done.

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    Post  Backman Mon Dec 18, 2023 7:30 am

    Posting for the clip at the bottom. This was some local meeting in ukraine. 

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    Post  Backman Mon Dec 18, 2023 9:06 am

    ALAMO wrote:
    kvs wrote:The Kiev and north-east "parade" with around 100,000 troops was designed to shock and awe the Kiev regime into a peace deal.
    It succeed in this regard until NATzO instructed the Kiev regime to tear it up.   I do not think it is a mistake to try to avoid bloody war.
    The world knows what went down when BoJo visited Kiev.   Attempts to cover it up by claiming there were some other negotiations
    that nobody every heard about before which Putin "broke off" are pathetic.
    There was no military mistake.   No collection of Russian generals would believe that 100,000 troops are enough to take over the whole
    of Ukria in a blitzkrieg.   Give them some credit, they are not internet fanboi wankers.

    The worst in this story is a fact, that people with this kind of harsh statements are living in a bubble filled with own farts, unable to smell the roses.
    First, you have a moron from the Pentagon claiming that Kiev will fall in 3 days.
    One applies that moronic statement to the Russkie as a second step.
    And call them ignorant because they have not succeeded in something that was never their goal.
    It is fukin amazing, how short memory and lack of linking the dots some people can represent.


    A fukin' 400+k strong army, national guard and other military, battle hardned, trained, equipped, motivated and nazi lead/oriented.
    They have been  smashed. Simply crushed, as a pig challenging RAM truck.


    By April 2022, this army was non existing

    I know you'll call me an idiot for asking this but anyway...

    Why is there such a contrast between the war now and the war in the first 3-4 months ? It is like total opposites. Yes there was overly aggressive thunder runs into Ukraine. But those thunder runs got tangible results. Russia was taking on a Ukraine military in its best shape. A military that Ukraine could only dream of now in 2023. We seen what Russia was capable of. Mariupol was a fortress and the pride of the regime. With the best forces. And Russia went in there and just took in 2 months and 3 weeks. The speed of the capture saved most of the city from being destroyed.

    Couldn't there be an intermediate step between the war we have today and that ? It took over a year to take Bakmuht. Why can't Russia take its time to gather a force and then go Mariupol style on another one of these cities ? Especially since the Ukraine army isn't anything close to what it was in April of 2022.

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    Post  ALAMO Mon Dec 18, 2023 9:46 am

    Take a look at the charts with KIAs, it will clear you the picture.
    Intense battles of the Feb-April led to big human losses which is the perfectly last thing Russian authorities would like to have in the long term.
    They accepted that in a short campaign leading to a peace agreement, but the whole environment changed rapidly on April 22.

    Considering this young guy, it deserves a wider note.
    He was a volunteer.
    The Ukrs cut off his squad, and they have fought to the last men and bullet.
    The guy has left an epitaph on the wall, asking to tell his family that he died there fighting to the last for the Fatherland.
    I can't find that now, but will try later - the brick from the wall was already taken out and secured as a memory.
    An obvious vibe of Brest Stronghold defenders.

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    Post  Belisarius Mon Dec 18, 2023 9:58 am

    An epic air strike with a 1,500 kg high-explosive bomb on an elevator on the right bank of the Dnieper, where Ukrainian Armed Forces reserves are being accumulated for transfer to the bridgehead in Krynki.
    https://t.me/lost_armour/1934

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Dec 18, 2023 11:13 am

    wo Majors #Report for the Morning of 18 December 2023; pub. 07:00:round_pushpin:

    🎯 Once again, a night attack by a Geranium UAV hit the military airfield of #Starokonstantinov in #Khmelnitsky region.

    ▪ In the #Kherson direction, fighting continues near #Krynki, with enemy channels reporting the involvement of armoured vehicles by the RF Armed Forces. Our UAV operators do not stop destroying the enemy's manpower on the water. Yesterday the enemy concentrated on replenishment of personnel and evacuation. Reported the destruction of an enemy aircraft in the sky above #Yelizavetovka, which is in the rear of the enemy's direction.

    ▪ On the #Zaporozhye front, the state of the ground did not allow the AFU to fully engage armoured vehicles. The infantry attacks on #Verbovoye were repelled, at #Rabotino ours counterattacked, there are local battles. Enemy artillery continues to work on our positions.

    ▪ In the #Maryinka sector, the RF Armed Forces are developing success, they have begun advancing towards #Kurakhovo, the enemy is fighting back with strikes by FPV drones on our equipment. To the south, our troops are fighting near #Novomikhaylovka.

    ▪ In the #Avdeyevka sector, the RF Armed Forces are conducting an offensive on the northern outpost of the front near #Stepovoye, enemy resources have reported attacks by our troops near the Coke Plant. On the southern edge of the front, there is fighting near #Pervomayskoye and #Vodyanoye.

    ▪ West of #Artyomovsk (#Bakhmut) the RF Armed Forces are attacking the settlement of #Bogdanovka and are advancing towards the settlement of #Ivanovka along the route to Chasov Yar. Heavy fighting is taking place near #Kleshcheyevka for control over the heights.

    ▪ In the #Kupyansk sector, fighting near Sinkovka and also in the area of #Kislovka, no significant changes in the frontline.

    💥 In the #Belgorod direction, an action by the Ukrainian Defence Ministry's GUR near the village of #Terebreno in the Krasnoyaruzhny district was stopped. The enemy attempted to hold events involving traitors who had previously defected to its side, but the attack was repelled. On the #DPR civilian population, the enemy fired 129 rounds of ammunition, and a resident of #Donetsk was wounded.

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    Post  Hole Mon Dec 18, 2023 11:28 am

    I know you'll call me an idiot for asking this but anyway...
    The battles in the past year took so long because the aim was to maximize the losses of Ukro/NATO.
    The current speed of some operations is faster because that aim was achieved to a large extent.
    The Ukros are burning through their last reserves.

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    Post  lancelot Mon Dec 18, 2023 2:49 pm

    Backman wrote:Why is there such a contrast between the war now and the war in the first 3-4 months ? It is like total opposites. Yes there was overly aggressive thunder runs into Ukraine. But those thunder runs got tangible results. Russia was taking on a Ukraine military in its best shape. A military that Ukraine could only dream of now in 2023. We seen what Russia was capable of. Mariupol was a fortress and the pride of the regime. With the best forces. And Russia went in there and just took in 2 months and 3 weeks. The speed of the capture saved most of the city from being destroyed.

    Couldn't there be an intermediate step between the war we have today and that ? It took over a year to take Bakmuht.  Why can't Russia take its time to gather a force and then go Mariupol style on another one of these cities ? Especially since the Ukraine army isn't anything close to what it was in April of 2022.
    The difference is back then the Ukrainian army was mostly located right next to the Donbass. The Russians basically caught them with their pants down. That's why Russia could make such deep thrusts into Ukrainian territory in the north and south. If you look at it, the front line next to the Donbass itself, where Ukraine had most of their forces, didn't move nearly as much.

    After Ukraine mobilized they started attacking the rear areas of the Russian combat lines. It would have been hard to sustain those advanced positions without Russian general mobilization to guard the rear. There was also the (wrong) expectation that the peace talks would be successful.

    Anyway this should also work. The main difference is progress is slower, but it will also be a lot less costly to Russia, and more costly to Ukraine.

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    Post  ALAMO Mon Dec 18, 2023 3:13 pm

    ALAMO wrote:T

    Considering this young guy, it deserves a wider note.

    Oki doki, I have found that.



    Whoever will find me, please tell my mother, sister and brother. Rudakov Roman Aleksandrovitch, city Bataysk.


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    Post  franco Mon Dec 18, 2023 5:08 pm

    From the file of VP's War Crime Charges....

    Since the beginning of the special operation, the Office of the Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights has helped reunite 48 children with their Ukrainian relatives living in Ukraine and other countries .

    This was reported by the Children's Ombudsman of the Russian Federation Maria Lvova-Belova.

    “There are also the opposite situations, when children live in Ukraine, but want to visit their loved ones in Russia,” said Lvova-Belova, as quoted by the press service.

    According to her, serious support in the reunification process is provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross, Qatar, the envoy of Pope Francis, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, and the State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus.

    https://twitter.com/GeromanAT/status/1736735471131144642

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Dec 18, 2023 6:46 pm

    Could be 20-30 depending on spares etc. High maintenance vehicles.

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    Post  Arkanghelsk Mon Dec 18, 2023 7:07 pm

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    Su34 at morozovsk - rostov airbase, the ice protected the machine, but other sources say it is in fact inoperable and must be repaired

    At the very least, concrete shelters should be built as bases like Saki, Morozovsk, belbek and other frontline bases

    It's retarded to say it's not needed, sure cruise missiles would destroy such hangars, but a plastic drone won't

    Also, VKS has lowered friendly fire but that su25 was downed because of poor IFF

    This needs to be resolved by improving the IFF registry , I understand sanctions have hurt us in this regard, but it is necessary to find alternatives for this

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    Post  ALAMO Mon Dec 18, 2023 7:13 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Taking into account the unit cost of $10 million

    That ends the joke already.

    Edit :

    https://t.me/intelslava/53924

    The thing starts to look like smoking the Japanese out from Iwo Jima if you ask me ...

    S0:33+
    Soldier : our own? our own?
    The voice from the cellar : we are your own, we are your own!
    Soldiers are a bit puzzled, so arguing : nah, khokhols. Who are you?!?
    Soldiers : what kind of "your own", ****!
    Voice from the celler : Polyanitsa, Polyanytsa!

    A strange call for a grenade if you ask me ... dunno scratch Laughing

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    Post  Airbornewolf Mon Dec 18, 2023 8:17 pm

    Ukrainian T-72 strikes RF AT mine in the area of Rabocino in the Zaporozhye region



    Various RF suicide drone strikes on Ukrainian vehicles



    Ukrainians in hole mistake Russians for their own and demand the password
    Happened at Marinka

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    Post  PapaDragon Mon Dec 18, 2023 9:39 pm

    Backman wrote:....
    Why is there such a contrast between the war now and the war in the first 3-4 months ? It is like total opposites. Yes there was overly aggressive thunder runs into Ukraine. But those thunder runs got tangible results. Russia was taking on a Ukraine military in its best shape....

    Are you serious here?

    What results are you talking about? Russia wasn't taking anything on, they were just prancing around like complete idiots

    They didn't perform any artillery preparation, they didn't carry out mass airstrikes, they didn't take out any strategic infrastructure and they didn't neutralize enemy manpower

    They didn't even bother to form a proper frontline, instead they just drove in long convoys straight into obvious ambushes and stopped every time they would run into some random civilians instead of driving right through them

    In the end they all got what they deserved when Ukrainians ambushed and assraped them all

    They disrespected Good Lord Darwin and for their stupidity the Good Lord Darwin smote them down from their insolence

    Good Lord Darwin suffers no retards







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    Post  Hole Mon Dec 18, 2023 9:48 pm

    A strange call for a grenade if you ask me ...
    Time to get some flamethrowers out of storage. Twisted Evil
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    Post  PapaDragon Mon Dec 18, 2023 10:00 pm

    Airbornewolf wrote:...
    Various RF suicide drone strikes on Ukrainian vehicles


    Moron drone operator at 2:00 wasted perfectly good drone on a disabled IFV instead of taking out those three vermin just chillin 30 meters away like nothing happened



    Airbornewolf wrote:
    Ukrainians in hole mistake Russians for their own and demand the password
    Happened at Marinka


    At least these guys know what they are doing, no pussyfooting, dump grenades in and call it a day thumbsup

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    Post  ALAMO Mon Dec 18, 2023 10:44 pm

    Hole wrote:
    Time to get some flamethrowers out of storage. Twisted Evil


    They do have those.
    Only calling RPO What a Face

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