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  1. 35 minutes ago, rollover said:

    A-10 a slow-flying, 50 years old planes dominating the sky? You're having a laugh, mate!

    US is just clearing old junk and sending it to Ukraine with big fanfare. And you are failing for the swindle.

     

    "The close air support plane has been in use since the 1970s. The Pentagon said has crafted a complex plan to move forward with the retirement of A-10 “Warthog” combat aircraft. President Joe Biden’s proposed 2022 budget of $715 billion proposed cutting some older aircraft and ship programs. The cuts included the beloved A-10 “Warthog”, a slow-flying, twin-engine plane. The A-10s being retired are among the oldest in operation."

    Same age as most of the Russian airforce and specifically designed to tear up Russias 50 year old armour.

  2. 14 minutes ago, MerchantNavy said:

    I don't believe Russia would be targeting civilians deliberately. What would could they possibly gain other than negative PR? 

    The said that was the target. Claims its military because its called the Officers House.

    https://www.mk.ru/politics/2022/07/15/minoborony-rasskazalo-ob-udare-kalibrami-po-domu-oficerov-v-vinnice.html

  3. 7 hours ago, Si1 said:

    Indeed, after the winter war (so Russia fired the first shots) but nevertheless allied with Hitler in one of the bloodiest dirtiest sieges in history

    I'm not giving sympathy. Just historical context as to why everyday people in Russia, especially the older ones, think westerners are Nazis.

    History is not clean cut.

    Moscow also sees itself as a victim of foreign invasion,while lording over 20 colonies in the biggest,oldest continous empire in the world. 

    Every accusation the Russians make are to cover their own crimes. The flattened cities they have just liberated were destroyed by the Ukranians, of course.

  4. 10 hours ago, Si1 said:

    on a tangent, I just read some stuff about the Siege of Leningrad in WW2.

    Basically, for civilians and soldiers alike, imagine hell on earth, then make it far worse. It was absolutely the most horrible thing. It wasn't just nazi germany either, Finland joined in. And that's why the ruskies are extremely suspicious of threats from the west. You might think living under Putin is bad, but the threat of ever being invaded/challenged by people they think might be nazis, that would be far worse, especially to the older generations who might have 1st or 2nd hand memories of WW2. They would rather Putin as their protector I guess.

    Finland joined in?

    Russia invaded Finland.

    Russia invaded the Baltic states and Poland with their Nazi allies.

    In 1920 they attempted to invade Germany and France.

    Don't give me sympathy for poor little Russia. 

  5. 33 minutes ago, reddog said:

    Seems a bit bizarre that Russia needs to get drones off Iran.

     

    Obviously Iran has got a lot of experience in Yemen, but surely their drones are just made out of off the shelf parts?

     

    Surely Russia could do that themselves?

    They downed and captured intact one of the most advanced US drones. Iranians are perfectly capable engineers.

  6. 21 hours ago, Staffsknot said:

    And you keep going HIMARS HIMARS HIMARS like a bad record. No not because of HIMARS they have not got sufficient HIMARS for everything to be that - especially as they have yet to get all the original 8 in operation let alone the full 12 US sent.

    The Ukranians are sticking HIMARS up as every attack and Social Media is full of images for PR purposes. Its a campaign to intimidate the Russians into fearing it / believing every attack is it. Its mythmaking like every Luftwaffe pilot believed he'd met a Spitfire when shot down.

    HIMARS is currently only being used at night with a shoot and move turnaround of 3 mins max or they risk the unit. They are laid up during the day.

    Its not blowing up all those assets and it is only being used sparingly at high value targets for effect. But its also a PR weapon too.

    12 HIMARS couldn't hit the target list people are claiming and they don't have more than 6 fully operational as we speak!

    What the system does give is an ability to hit Russian facilities in occupied cities - the Russian tech could not without risking civilian casualties.

    This is why I keep saying its hyperbole as is most of the other bits you wrote. The talk of all the supply issues being down to HIMARS is just utter crap

     

    Ukrainian source says they have only been given (in the first week) 96 m31 rockets so far, possibly true are they are expensive 

     

  7. 1 hour ago, Riedquat said:

    Yeah, and even if it's true how much do they lose for every missile system they hit? No-one pretends any system is completely impossible to hit. Well, apart from perhaps Russia.

    The issue is not the launchers is the supply of ammunition.

    Because Himars can reload in 5 minutes versus 1 hour for the Russian MLRS, they could consume 70 tones per day, which has to be brought in from abroad. Each rocket can be individually targeted, making it even more efficient. But they won't be short of launchers even if some are lost.

    The video of a Himars being destroyed is beyond  a joke, its meaningless.

     

  8. 7 minutes ago, rollover said:

    Putin claims Russia has barely started campaign in Ukraine

    Putin said: "we don’t reject peace talks. But those who reject them should know that the further it goes, the harder it will be for them to negotiate with us.”

    He accused Ukraine’s western allies of fuelling hostilities, charging that “the west wants to fight us until the last Ukrainian”.

    “Today we hear that they want to defeat us on the battlefield. What can you say – let them try. Everyone should know that, by and large, we haven’t started anything yet in earnest,” he said.

    Guardian

    He got that right, nobody in Ukraine is asking for a cease fire. Building up for a counter attack.

    Kherson could  be days away.

  9. Igor Strelkov, the Russian officer who ran the 2014 invasion. He's a savage critic of Putin, preferes a full on invasion. His assessments are more realistic than any other Russian source -

     

    >>1. Opponent.
    - Over the past month, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been continuously increasing the number of troops and military equipment in all directions - both "active" and "sleeping", creating a steady superiority in manpower, artillery and armored vehicles in many of them. At the same time, the enemy continued to form strategic reserves, limiting their entry into battle even at the height of the battle for Severodonetsk-Lysichansk.
    - As a new element of the tactics of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, special attention is noted to the destruction by rocket artillery and unmanned aircraft of important rear facilities of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Armed Forces of the LDNR, primarily large ammunition depots that were not covered or weakly covered by air defense forces.
    - Local superiority in manpower allowed the enemy in many areas to occupy previously abandoned territories without a fight, complicating the tactical position of our units and subunits operating in these areas.
    - Apparently, the emphatically defensive nature of the battle for Severodonetsk-Lysichansk on the part of the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was deliberate. The battles were only dragged out with the aim of gaining as much time as possible and inflicting maximum losses on the Russian strike force. After the loss of the main positions was a foregone conclusion, the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to withdraw the core of its defending troops, avoiding the encirclement of even a small part of them - both in Severodonetsk and in the area of Lysichansk and Zolote-Gorskoe. At the same time, however, most of the defenders' equipment was irretrievably lost.

    Conclusion: The Armed Forces of Ukraine are completing preparations for their own active operations in one or more directions. Whether the enemy will first wait for a new attack by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation or will take his actions in a proactive manner - I will not undertake to predict.<<

    https://t.me/strelkovii/2864

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