Russia-Ukraine War 2022

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Unread post06 Dec 2022, 02:48

S-125, like MIM-23, can in some versions do a top-down dive on their target. If it misses, the shock was meant to be intensive enough to kill lift over the aircraft and break the wingspar.
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Unread post06 Dec 2022, 06:45

On the night of December 6, an unknown drone attacked the airfield in Kursk. According to the governor of the Kursk region Roman Starovoit, as a result of a drone attack, an oil storage tank caught fire. The fire is extinguished.

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Kursk

Ha ha.

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BMP-1 73mm low-pressure gun used for indirect fire missions.
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BMP-1

The one-man turret often receives much criticism, but UKR prefers BMP-1 because it can be used as a poorman's SPG, and weapon of such a caliber was not banned during the ATO.

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A completely destroyed BMP-3
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BMP-3


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Some improvised MLRS. Quite sophisticated.
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improvised MLRS
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Unread post06 Dec 2022, 09:07

M113 in Bakhmut.
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M113


RUS documented the debris of HIMARS attack on Alchevsk yesterday. Two M31 Unitary Warheads didn't detonate.
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Alchevsk


Destroyed RUS equipments near Sviatohirsk.
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T-72B3 Uragan


Four people were killed by the missile attack yesterday. The number of missiles launched is still 70, much less than expected.

Something happened to this Tu-95.
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Tu-95
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Unread post06 Dec 2022, 16:23

A better view.
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Tu-95


Extraordinarily accurate artillery fire by K2 'Bat'.
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K2 54th brigade


RUS complaining about the poor artillery support. The wanting of counter battery and IRS assets.
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arty

If one has Smerch, why use Lancet instead?
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Unread post07 Dec 2022, 07:23

Two Polish volunteers were killed near Bakhmut on Dec 5.

Girkin escaped to Moscow, continuing his war on the internet.

BTR-4 killed T-80BV with ATGM at a close range.
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BTR-4 T-80BV

Remember the event, the crew with broken arm, but didn't know what was the cause.

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Simonyan talking about they are being too kind, soft, and trusting, and the consequence of losing.
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Simonyan

Based on the Soviet, and Chinese, history, these guys will be eliminated once they outlived their usefulness. The more loyal, fanatic, important, outspoken, the quicker they will die.

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Ukraine currently received 30 Gepard SPAAGs from Germany.

Rheinmetall, after acquiring Spanish ammunition manufacturer Expal Systems S.A, plans to establish the production of 35mm ammunition for Gepard anti-aircraft guns in Spain.

Edit: the correct name of the firm is Expal Systems S.A
https://www.asdnews.com/news/defense/20 ... systems-sa

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DONETSK, December 6. /TASS/. Maria Pirogova, a member of the parliament of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), has been killed in shelling by Ukrainian troops, a spokesman for the DPR People’s Militia told TASS on Tuesday.

https://tass.com/politics/1546565

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The 24th brigade fighting near Bakhmut. Reporters can visit this position. The situation is not too bad.
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Bakhmut


The 93rd brigade fighting near Soledar.
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Soledar


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Germany offered the Patriot air defence system to Poland last month after a stray missile crashed and killed two farmers in a Polish village near the Ukrainian border. 

Warsaw had initially rejected the offer, saying it would be best sent to Ukraine. 

After some deliberation, Germany has refused to place the system in Ukraine, so Poland has now accepted the initial offer. 

Mariusz Blaszczak, the Polish defence minister, said on Twitter that he was "disappointed" by the decision.

"Deploying the Patriots to the western Ukraine would increase the security of Poles and Ukrainian," he said.
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Unread post07 Dec 2022, 15:14

Thanks for all you updates. Just a small correction about the Spanish firm.

It's Expal Systems S.A Rheinmetall AG on November 14 concluded a purchase contract with MaxamCorp. Holding S.L. of Madrid with.
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Unread post07 Dec 2022, 17:29

What Ukraine Means for Lithuanians Haunted by Soviet Past

Most people in the West do not understand the fear of losing their lives, their freedom, their country, their identity and their dignity — lucky them. They have not been threatened by an outside force in a very long time. Such fears have become theoretical and meaningless, so empathy can go only so deep until it hits the foundation of self-interest.

But for us, those fears are real. The horror and indignities committed by Russians in Ukraine reverberate through Eastern Europe, to Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, where people are recounting how the same atrocities happened on their land decades ago. For those who do understand, there can be no space for economic calculations or mental gymnastics. Standing up to a bully does not make you irrational, even if you fear you may lose.

Ukrainians are fighting for their freedom and their right to exist. Lithuanians celebrate their wins and cry for their losses. We admire Ukrainians for their bravery and dignity in their battle for survival. Our part of Europe understands the stakes and knows the enemy. Ukrainians are also fighting for our future.

Eastern Europe shares a past, linked by our trauma and loss. In the future, there is no safety or prosperity for us if Russia wins.


https://newlinesmag.com/first-person/wh ... viet-past/

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RUS talking about the situation around Yakovlivka, east to Soledar.
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Yakovlivka

Akhmat means Chechen. Musicians means Wagnerites. Those convicts have three options: go forward to be killed by UKR, retreat to be killed by RUS barrier troops, or stay put and freeze to death.
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Unread post08 Dec 2022, 03:25

zhangmdev wrote:What Ukraine Means for Lithuanians Haunted by Soviet Past

Most people in the West do not understand the fear of losing their lives, their freedom, their country, their identity and their dignity — lucky them. They have not been threatened by an outside force in a very long time. Such fears have become theoretical and meaningless, so empathy can go only so deep until it hits the foundation of self-interest.

But for us, those fears are real. The horror and indignities committed by Russians in Ukraine reverberate through Eastern Europe, to Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, where people are recounting how the same atrocities happened on their land decades ago. For those who do understand, there can be no space for economic calculations or mental gymnastics. Standing up to a bully does not make you irrational, even if you fear you may lose.

Ukrainians are fighting for their freedom and their right to exist. Lithuanians celebrate their wins and cry for their losses. We admire Ukrainians for their bravery and dignity in their battle for survival. Our part of Europe understands the stakes and knows the enemy. Ukrainians are also fighting for our future.

Eastern Europe shares a past, linked by our trauma and loss. In the future, there is no safety or prosperity for us if Russia wins.


https://newlinesmag.com/first-person/wh ... viet-past/


Many things connect people to each other. One thing that will always connect two completely different groups or ethinicities to each other is a common tragedy/pain. Soviet Russia's take over and brutal control of Eastern Europe is a common pain many of those former Soviet Bloc countries still share. People who do not experience these types of pain or tragedies do not have a frame of reference of understanding. This is why places like Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, Romania, etc all have been very vocal and supportive of Ukraine.
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Unread post08 Dec 2022, 03:36

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Unread post08 Dec 2022, 03:43

They are not 'completely different groups'. During the post-WW2 'territorial adjustment', Stalin forced Poland to give up Vilnius to Lithuania, and Lviv and the eastern part to Ukraine, and to make up the losses, Poland took the eastern part of Germany. So Polish, Lithuanian, Ukrainian are very close. Of course, Poland has long abandoned the revanchist ambitions.

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As expected, the green mobiks are not used as rear echelon troops guarding checkpoints, they are used as meat in front of the more experienced troops to attract fire. They are just as disposable as Wagner convicts. Putin just denied that would be another mobilization. But, he also promised there would be no mobilization back in the early days.

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Rumored:
Germany to transfer 18 RCH-155 howitzers to Ukraine


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Ukrainians started to equip forward positions with laser warning indicators. If it went off, the Yooks would pop smoke to obscure their positions.

The ground is frozen on top, but not yet deep, but heavy equipment can roll on it now pretty well.

By the way, seen any Russian air? I’ve seen nothing for…weeks. Except for HF warnings Russian bombers are active.

No. Well, drones, but no offensive manned air, other than Yook. This area is not a good place for Russian air to be at any usable altitude.

Before I left went on Levofloxacin, which is a pretty powerful drug.

You know what’s funny? There’s a lot of pro-Ukraine OPSEC out there. I have no idea what their current order of battle is, strengths of units, etc. I’ve never even seen an estimate of how big the Yook army is right now. 300,000? 500,000? No idea how many Ukrainians are under arms.

But I also saw pictures of garbage trucks and garbage men doing morning pickups in Bakhmut proper. Which was odd.

And, have lost 3 drones. One was to obvious gunfire, one ran out of batteries, and one just quit.

https://ukrainevolunteer297689472.wordp ... direction/

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South Korea gave 100 pickup trucks and 5 mini-excavators.
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SsangYong Musso


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Investigation: International Legion soldiers allege light weapons misappropriation, abuse by commanders

(The Kyiv Independent) collected a body of testimonies showing that specific instances of light weapons and small arms disappearance are linked to the alleged mismanagement by specific commanders in the International Legion.

https://kyivindependent.com/investigati ... ropriation

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Captured T-72B3 mod 2016
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T-72B3


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Never saw this before: MO-120 RT-61, Mortier de 120mm Raye Tracte Modele F1, 120mm rifled heavy towed mortar of French origin.
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MO-120 RT-61

https://stateofguns.com/mo-120-rt-61-mortar-504/

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'Russian Peace'
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rocket debris
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Unread post08 Dec 2022, 08:38

From Germany last week.

20 DINGO MRAP'er (in total: 50)
2 stk M1070 Oshkosh TT (in total:12)​

To come later.
18 RCH 155
80 Pick-up's
90 anti-drone sensors and jammers (in total 100)
2 hangar tents
7 hook trucks (8x6)
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Unread post08 Dec 2022, 14:55

viperzerof-2 wrote:https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/our-first-detailed-look-at-russian-su-27-flanker-jets-in-the-ukraine-war

Su-27sm at the front.


Hey -what about the Super Flanker SU-30's? OR the Super Duper Flanker SU-35's? Were they not massively improved/modernized versions of the venerable SU-27? And why is it that both of these Super Flankers need help from Mig-31's now, and yet they still can't get the job done? The fact relic SU-27''s are being used says a lot. Between this, the rumored Mig-29's taken from storage and mobilizing T-64's, it's apparently back to the future time.

Also, Russian propaganda is hitting new highs (or lows, depending how you look at it).

See here: The Russian's T-72's aren't really getting creamed in Ukraine. Nope. At least, not anymore.. because THIS version isn't just better - it's Javelin proof!

https://militarywatchmagazine.com/artic ... tion-2020s

I wonder who, if anyone is dumb enough to read this, then put through a big order for "new" T-72's. Probably the same people who'll pay through the nose for factory fresh 2023 SU-35's, with a PESA radar.... :doh:
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Unread post08 Dec 2022, 16:24

S-300 attack on the bus depot in Mykolaiv.
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Mykolaiv


Putin justifying RUS actions to the media inside his well-lit and air-conditioned palace.
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Putin


This tank was posted before. It was restored and serving the UKR cause.
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T-72B3 mod 2016


Improvised MLRS.
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rockets pods on BMP
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Unread post08 Dec 2022, 17:53

Peskov:
Here you can think until you are blue in the face. Zelensky knows when it can all end. It can end tomorrow, if there is a desire,

But there’s still a lot of work to be done to liberate territories. You know that in a number of Russia’s new regions, there are occupied territories that will have to be liberated.

one of the main goals of Russia’s special military operation is to defend people living in southeastern Ukraine and living in the Donbas. And as part of efforts to protect these people, these territories were formed and incorporated [into Russia] as a result of referendums that were held there. That’s what the president was talking about,

that denazification and demilitarization also remain part of the goals of Russia’s special military operation.

A state going to spend 1/3 of its budget on the war, but this troll still refuses to use the word 'war' and 'invasion'. This is how a nation and people collectively went insane.

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But the winter war awaits
https://news.sky.com/story/ukrainians-f ... t-12763043
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Unread post09 Dec 2022, 10:34

RUS got shelled. Location is Patrisa Lumumby Street 97 at 48.597924, 38.045351 - the "Bellona" furniture store, Bakhmut.
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Bakhmut


Girkin criticizing the RUS armament industry. He said there were more engineers than bombs, and they were all millionaires, in Dollars. In nine months, he never saw a RUS weapon could fly by itself for 70km and make a hole on the bridge over the Dnieper river. RUS did not have this capability.
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Girkin

:lmao:

Destroyed T-72B mod 1989
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T-72B mod 1989


Four police officers were killed by mine/booby trap in Kherson.

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Pikachu guy and a working BMP-1AM
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BMP-1AM
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