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    Apparently things aren't looking so good in Ukraine.

    Hope everyone has a good drone or knows a good drone operator.

    Red army taking Ukrainian trenches.





    The red army has apparently decommunized Svetlodarsk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVzxQb2UorE



    (NSFW) Russian Filmmaker's Mariupol Documentary Trailer Already Released

    https://funker530.com/video/nsfw-rus...eady-released/

    The trailer for a Russian filmmaker's documentary about the Siege of Mariupol has already been released. The footage is brutal and surprisingly honest from this perspective.

    Currently, we don't know what the full tone of this documentary is going to be. If I were a betting man, I would have my money on the fact that the filmmaker's bias will bleed through in almost every way. I hope that I am wrong however, and what we end up with is a shocking and real tale from the Russian perspective, showing the challenges the average Russian Soldier faced day-to-day during the Siege of Mariupol.
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    Extracts from Putin's speech on Ukraine
    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe...ne-2022-02-21/

    "As a result of Bolshevik policy, Soviet Ukraine arose, which even today can with good reason be called 'Vladimir Ilyich Lenin's Ukraine'. He is its author and architect. This is fully confirmed by archive documents ... And now grateful descendants have demolished monuments to Lenin in Ukraine. This is what they call decommunisation. Do you want decommunisation? Well, that suits us just fine. But it is unnecessary, as they say, to stop halfway. We are ready to show you what real decommunisation means for Ukraine."

    ON UKRAINIAN STATEHOOD

    "Ukraine never had a tradition of genuine statehood."
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    MAN! That trench video was intense. RIP to the Ukrainian defenders.
    My dad died, and my grandfather died, and my great-grandfather died. And the guy before him, I don't know. Probably died.

    Norm MacDonald

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    That is an insane amount of destroyed armor.

    Quote Originally Posted by mack7.62 View Post
    Documented Russian tank losses. Likely hundreds more with no photo or video record or that can't be identified as Russian or Ukrainian.

    (711, of which destroyed: 389, damaged: 22, abandoned: 54, captured: 243)

    https://twitter.com/oryxspioenkop/st...79155028152322

    Oryx
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    #UkraineWar: Russia is now visually confirmed to have lost 700 tanks since it began its invasion of Ukraine three months ago.

    This includes:

    - 18 T-64s
    - 417 T-72s
    - 133 T-80s
    - 20 T-90s
    - 112 Unknown tanks

    Full list: https://oryxspioenkop.com/2022/02/at...equipment.html
    My dad died, and my grandfather died, and my great-grandfather died. And the guy before him, I don't know. Probably died.

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    Russia’s Shrinking War
    The goals of Russia’s invasion keep getting smaller. But its depleted military is still failing to make major advances, and time is on Ukraine’s side.


    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...w&is_new=false


    Also...

    Russia raises army age limit to 50

    Olga Ivshina
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    The Russian parliament has passed a law raising the age limit for people signing up to the army to 50.

    It follows ongoing attempts by Russian officials to recruit more soldiers as Russian casualties in Ukraine mount.

    Under current legislation, only Russians aged 18 to 40 and foreigners aged 18 to 30 can enlist as professional soldiers in the Russian military.

    “Highly professional specialists are needed to use high-precision weapons and operate weapons and military equipment” and such specialists may be aged 40 to 45, said a note accompanying the draft bill.

    According to the new law Russian citizens and foreigners up to the age of 50 will be able to sign a contract with the military.

    The note said the amendment would also help attract those in civilian professions to join the army, including medics, engineers and communications experts.

    Since the start of the war in Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defence and the so-called Wagner private military company have launched a vast and persistent campaign to recruit new soldiers both officially and unofficially.

    Based on open sources, BBC Russian has identified at least 46 Russians aged over 45 who have been killed in Ukraine after the start of the invasion. This includes a 63-year-old retired general, who was shot down operating a Su-25 fighter jet.
    My dad died, and my grandfather died, and my great-grandfather died. And the guy before him, I don't know. Probably died.

    Norm MacDonald

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    Two interesting tidbits about Russian tanks, possible pulling ancient T-62's out of mothballs because all their more modern tanks use Western electronics. But they are going to have to train up a lot of loaders in a hurry. And two the reason they have not built more T-14 Armata's is because they have limited numbers of the very large Western supplied machine tools needed and since 2014 sanctions they could not get more so they have been used on T-90 production.

    Trent Telenko
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    It looks like the Russians are going for T-62M's because they don't require western electronics for their fire control like the T-90 or updated T-72 tanks.

    The T-62M was an early 1980's upgrade so there are likely warehouses of that era Russian electronics available.

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    This explains why no new Bumerang or Armata production for eight years -- all the machine tools of required size are tied up in the T-90 program; and there's no way to import more to set up a new line thanks to 2014+ sanctions.
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    There is a lesson here for our weapon systems that rely on Chinese, or other countries that could be compromised by the ChiComs, for our electronics.
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    The Stinger is a good example, don't make any for 15 years then all of a sudden use a bunch of them and want more but the components used to build Stingers are no longer made.
    “The Trump Doctrine is ‘We’re America, Bitch.’ That’s the Trump Doctrine.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack7.62 View Post
    The Stinger is a good example, don't make any for 15 years then all of a sudden use a bunch of them and want more but the components used to build Stingers are no longer made.
    Further evidence that the US Government is stupendously incompetent.
    What if this whole crusade's a charade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glocktogo View Post
    Further evidence that the US Government is stupendously incompetent.
    Hence the importance of at least minimum-rate perpetual production on critical systems...
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