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    Post  Arkanghelsk Sat May 18, 2024 9:34 pm

    bandit6 wrote:I am just saying that there are many Russian dead on the battle field everyday . The receipts are there. and while Ukraine can't win, neither can Russia don't understand why y'all ladies are getting worked up.

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #56 - Page 39 Scree183

    66 in all of April isn't bad

    It's too bad Ukraine recycles it's FPV footage to exaggerate losses

    But the reality is that in all of April Russia lost 66 men

    And Ukraine has lost 6000 men pwnd pwnd pwnd

    At least do a fact check before you reveal yourself as an epic moron

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    Post  ALAMO Sat May 18, 2024 9:45 pm

    Is calling a moron a moron is a chah and mate? dunno
    So many questions, so few answers ...

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    Post  Hole Sat May 18, 2024 9:54 pm

    On paper they have huge stocks, but in reality, 
    Not even on paper.
    Shit, even the money is made of thin air.

    Zelensky approves mobilization of convicts
    They handed weapons to convicts in the first weeks of the SMO to "defend Kijüf".

    the Ukrainian army received about 800 tanks of Soviet and Western production, more than 3.5 thousand armored combat vehicles, about 1.5 thousand artillery pieces, about 270 MLRS, more than 250 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM), 7.7 thousand portable Air defense systems, up to 290 thousand anti-tank weapons, 130 aircraft and helicopters, over 30 thousand UAVs.
    This is more than most european NATO countries combined could send into battle.

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    Post  Hole Sat May 18, 2024 9:57 pm

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    Another FrankenSAM

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #56 - Page 39 Cfbdc710
    Looks like some serious turtle shell for that engineer vehicle.
    Propably for assault mine clearance.

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    Post  JohninMK Sat May 18, 2024 10:06 pm

    Seems it could actually be a UA team of sappers demolishing the last UA stronghold in town. There is a view that they may have brought it down with some of their soldiers still inside. Got to spin the right PR  Very Happy

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy Sun May 19, 2024 12:47 am

    bandit6 wrote:It would be nice if most of the fanboys here take a look at the proukraine telegram and forums. Russia is paying a heavy cost in manpower. While it's not as high as Ukraine it's not sustainable

    So, Ukrainian losses are sustainable and Russian losses are not. Am I correct? Russians are dying in this war for sure—there's a war, after all. The reported difference in casualties varies depending on the source, ranging from 10:1 to 7:1 so far. Ukraine is running out of its human resources much faster. That's the point in forcing nazi regime to surrender.







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    Post  lyle6 Sun May 19, 2024 2:37 am

    66 Russian troops dead in 1 month.

    Without fighting directly in WW3 the US is seeing veterans cobain themselves or go the way of floyd at a rate of 22 per day.

    That's just the suicides.

    Then there's the 100k deaths from opiod overdoses per year that's mostly affecting white americans...

    Bitches shouldn't throw stones from inside glass houses is all im saying.

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    Post  SeigSoloyvov Sun May 19, 2024 6:23 am

    Lol 66? Of course you would all believe that, Russia has lost way more then 66 confirmed

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    Post  SeigSoloyvov Sun May 19, 2024 6:28 am

    bandit6 wrote:I am just saying that there are many Russian dead on the battle field everyday . The receipts are there. and while Ukraine can't win, neither can Russia don't understand why y'all ladies are getting worked up.

    Of course many Russians are dying everyday this is war, that said Russia can win but it can also very easily loose to it depends on the Russians themselves and what they do.

    One cannot disagree if they have any shread of common sense that Russia has miss calculated and made bad decisions during the war and but it's their war to loose still, they have the card's.

    The win or loose will be determined by how they play them

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    Post  GarryB Sun May 19, 2024 7:45 am

    There are trains full of oil/fuel going to China on a daily basis, each of which
    could fuel the whole SMO for a week.
    (Propably exaggerated a little, but you get the point.)

    More importantly if Russia was running out of energy to keep the SMO going they would reduce exports which would do more damage to the west than it would do to Russia... that is why they don't want the Russian refineries hit...

    The west is more vulnerable than Russia is to energy supply problems.

    It would be nice if most of the fanboys here take a look at the proukraine telegram and forums. Russia is paying a heavy cost in manpower. While it's not as high as Ukraine it's not sustainable

    They have been wrong since 2014 when they thought no to peace talks and they can win with the power of HATO and the west to destroy weak corrupt Russia.

    The nazis managed a fighting retreat at the end of WWII where they inflicted serious casualties on the advancing Soviet forces... but they had competent generals and soldiers that had experience and knew what they were doing.

    The only comparison is their propaganda which is probably better now... the west is in rather more denial than the Germans were...

    It didn't take till 45 for the Germans to realise they were losing on the Eastern front.

    That's the real reason they don't increase support

    They keep sending money because most of it never gets to Kiev... it goes straight to ammo and weapons production in the west to replace what they have sent.

    Any ammo or hardware they send now is either scrounged on the open market or from warehouses of shit stored since the 60s that they wouldn't dare sending before at the risk of being called corrupt. That ship has sailed now.

    I am just saying that there are many Russian dead on the battle field everyday . The receipts are there. and while Ukraine can't win, neither can Russia don't understand why y'all ladies are getting worked up.

    One dead Russian is too many over this civil war but the Ukraine kept shelling Russia and murdering their own people and eventually they had to act.

    The west intervenes for rather less all the time, but refuses the moniker of aggressor... they prefer bringer of peace and stability, or democracy bringer as they carpet bomb and murder indiscriminately because collateral damage is their fault for making you do this right?

    Another FrankenSAM

    Probably the best use of such missiles from their perspective because their fighter aircraft would not get close enough to Russian aircraft to be able to use them.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sun May 19, 2024 8:56 am

    Some hilarious quotes from commenters on The Duran, just had to share Razz

    Zelensky: Urkaine is losing only because Russia is winning. If Russia had not won, Ukraine would never have lost.

    Russia - a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma
    America - a meme, warapped in its hubris, inside a mountain of debt

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sun May 19, 2024 9:09 am

    Mir wrote:Why do you think the west is so "interested" in Russia. Russia has vast resources (not just oil and gas) unlike any other country in the world.

    Look where Ukraines oil/gas reserves are located... Twisted Evil

    These deposits will make a nice contribution to Russias strategic hydrocarbon inventory once the territory East of the Dnepr is finally liberated.

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    Post  ALAMO Sun May 19, 2024 9:11 am

    Mr. Arestovich get a new transfer from Kremlin, obviously Laughing

    https://t.me/DDGeopolitics/110917

    And how do you react, if someone has torched a gas tank in your place?

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #56 - Page 39 Photo329

    Like that.
    Europe's second largest gas storage located in Lvov region has left the chat.
    For good.

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    Post  Mir Sun May 19, 2024 9:23 am

    Big_Gazza wrote:

    Zelensky: Urkaine is losing only because Russia is winning.   If Russia had not won, Ukraine would never have lost.


    That sounds vaguely familiar...unshaven

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sun May 19, 2024 9:35 am

    Going a little Off Topic Embarassed

    kvs wrote:That map does not show the Bazhenov formation.   This is a huge (two trillion barrel estimated) non-conventional oil reservoir zone.

    Bazhenov is HUGE, and while it (at least partly) is a tight oil formation (ie will require some form of hydraulic fracturing to produce) it represents a strategic reserve for Russia once (a) fracking technologies have been mastered (ie let the stoopid Murkanz make the mistakes and learn from their collective failings and misfortune) and (b) Russia finally starts to run low on conventional onshore/offshore oil deposits.

    I think it will be DECADES before Russia needs to seriously tap the Bazenov reserves given that there is so much exploration still needed on the East Siberian continental shelf and I expect there will be bumper discoveries still to be made there.

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    Post  ALAMO Sun May 19, 2024 9:37 am

    Hole wrote:
    This is more than most european NATO countries combined could send into battle.

    This is on par with combined UK, FR and GER armies.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sun May 19, 2024 9:55 am

    franco wrote:... I have been bombarded lately with Nigerian workers...

    Americans up to their old tricks, but they have run out of Afghans so it looks like they have substituted with another indentured people.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sun May 19, 2024 10:18 am

    Hole wrote:Russian special military operation in Ukraine #56 - Page 39 9e642e10
    Another FrankenSAM

    Designed to fire to the rear of a high-mobility vehicle so that the Ukronazi can rapidly advance backwards towards the Dnepr and fire missiles at the (pursuing) Russians as they are retreating forwards.  Razz

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    Post  Mir Sun May 19, 2024 10:38 am

    Hole wrote:Russian special military operation in Ukraine #56 - Page 39 9e642e10
    Another FrankenSAM

    They are likely to attempt a Black Sea crossing with that thing.

    Quite apparent that they not only ran out of AD missiles, but also Migs and Su's.

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    Post  Karl Haushofer Sun May 19, 2024 11:01 am

    Explosions in oil depot in Vyborg near Finnish border. Either Ukrainian drones are really impressive or Finland has started to take part of the war.

    Edit: why dislikes?

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    Post  JohninMK Sun May 19, 2024 11:11 am

    ALAMO wrote:
    Europe's second largest gas storage located in Lvov region has left the chat.
    For good.

    A bit more. I note that Russia has left the pipes on the left side of the picture intact. Might this mean that the gas underground is still there but trapped?


    Remy Lind reports: The Bilche-Volitsa Gas compressor Station in the Lvov region of Ukraine was destroyed.

    All main Buildings, main control room (management), SERB (operations and equipment), Administration Building, entrance (security alarm), gas pump unit (very significant damage) were destroyed. Worn gas pipes remain available. The second largest gas storage facility in Europe – that’s all.

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    Post  JohninMK Sun May 19, 2024 11:25 am

    A pretty sober analysis

    Summary for the Morning of May 19, 2024; published at 08:15

    The past week was marked by Shoigu's departure for a new position and Belousov's appointment as the new defense minister. On Tuesday, May 14, 2024, the Investigative Committee of Russia announced the opening of a criminal case and the detention of Kuznetsov, head of the Personnel Department of the RF MoD, for acts of corruption committed when he led the 8th Directorate of the General Staff of the RFAF (protection of state secrets). The board of the MoD has not yet made any drastic staffing changes, though such changes are expected and deemed necessary. As with the arrested Timur Ivanov, "everybody knows everything," but a one-time crackdown on all officials may have unintended consequences.

    Belousov has inherited significant challenges. "Beautiful reports" still hinder an objective assessment of the situation and correct managerial decisions, which is why he emphasized, "you can make mistakes, but you can't lie." Immediate priorities include improving the supply of small drones, electronic warfare, optoelectronic and sound-monitoring complexes, communications, strengthening air defense, and optimizing the military economy for "normal combat." The tasks outlined by the Supreme Commander have been set by the new Minister, indicating much work ahead.

    In the new Kharkov direction, our troops are creating a buffer zone with heavy battles taking place. Several settlements, where the AFU defense has collapsed, have been occupied. The enemy is embroiled in scandals and theft related to constructing engineering barriers but has managed to deploy reserves from other directions, slowing our advance near Liptsy and Volchansk. The Russian Army is responding with maneuvers and artillery strikes.

    The enemy is conducting daily shelling of the frontline Kursk and Belgorod regions, using weapons supplied by NATO countries against the inhabitants of Belgorod. Promised retaliatory actions against Kiev have yet to materialize.

    The advance of our troops on the Ocheretino ledge west of Avdeyevka has slowed, while heavy fighting continues to the south. The RFAF maintains the initiative in the Kupyansk direction near Kislovka. Bloody battles are ongoing near the eastern part of Chasov Yar. The assault on Krasnogorovka in the South Donetsk direction continues, as well as in Staromayorskoye and Urozhaynoye on the Vremyevka ledge. On the Zaporozhye front, our troops are storming Rabotino, suffering heavy losses from AFU drones and artillery, with little opportunity for entrenchment in the destroyed village. Progress from Verbovoye is slow but hopeful.

    The week was characterized by massive drone and rocket attacks by the AFU in Crimea and Krasnodar territory. The enemy targets military airfields, oil refineries, and port infrastructure, inflicting significant economic damage, which exceeds the cost of organizing effective air defense.

    Overall, the Russian Army retains the initiative along the front, opening a new direction that diverts AFU forces from other sections. Ukraine's military machine, supported solely by NATO, is being systematically destroyed. There is a noted "window of opportunity" for our aviation, as enemy air defense systems are depleted or knocked out, with limited time before new systems are delivered from the West.

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    Post  Arrow Sun May 19, 2024 11:29 am

    ATACMS
    https://m.vk.com/video-123538639_456308577

    Ukraine has more and more of these systems.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sun May 19, 2024 11:43 am

    Karl Haushofer wrote:Edit: why dislikes?

    The Ukro agent wonders why there are dislikes...

    Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz

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    Post  JohninMK Sun May 19, 2024 11:44 am

    A senior pilot like him represents a difficult to replace loss for the UAF, plus another Su-27 gone with him.

    The Russian Army killed the chief of staff and deputy commander of the air squadron, Lieutenant Colonel Vasilyuk, in battle

    ▪The chief of staff and first deputy commander of the aviation squadron, Lieutenant Colonel Denis Vasilyuk, was killed during a combat mission, the 831st Tactical Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said in a statement.

    ▪Vasilyuk was a fighter pilot of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, since the beginning of the war he has flown dozens of combat missions and was a full holder of the Order of Courage, the UA publication says.
    - RVvoenkor

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