The War in the Ukraine

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"But last week, US officials told the Washington Post that they feared the satellite could be used by Moscow to spy on troop movements in Ukraine.

Russia has struggled to achieve military objectives in Ukraine and the officials alleged that Moscow's space agency, Roscosmos, told Tehran that it planned to maintain control over the satellite for 'several months or longer' to assist with its war effort.

The unnamed sources added that the satellite could give Iran and Russia 'unprecedented capabilities' to almost continuously monitor troop movements and bases."

Russians need an Iranian satellite monitor troop movements in Ukraine? One satellite. They have their own version of GPS. They don't have any other spy satellites?
 

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"Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday’s explosions — or that any attack took place.

Ukrainian officials have stopped short of publicly claiming responsibility for the explosions, while poking fun at Russia’s explanation that munitions at the Saki air base caught fire and blew up and underscoring the importance of the peninsula that Moscow annexed eight years ago."

Spontaneous combustion.
 

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Ukrainian special forces operating 150 miles behind the front lines.
 

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"In a statement on Thursday, Ukraine's nuclear agency Enerhoatom said that 'Russian invaders again shelled the Zaporizhzhia plant and territories near the nuclear facility'."

They shelled the plant that they themselves currently occupy?

"Ukraine says Russia has turned the site into a military base, launching attacks from there, knowing that Ukrainian forces are unlikely to retaliate.
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The Russian-installed officials issued a mirroring statement, accusing Ukraine of carrying out the shelling."

Sounds more accurate.
 

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"The Ukrainian daily Ukrainska Pravda reports that a pro-Kremlin Russian journalist, Sergei Sreda, revealed the Wagner HQ in a Telegram post on 8 August. He posted photos of his visit to the HQ and a sign in one of them identified its address as Mironovskaya 12, Popasna."

oops..
 

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If Ukraine is behind it then it's a silly escalation. They should keep the battle to front lines. Hitting targets outside of the main fight will open up their own refugee and diaspora community as targets for Russians and their many allies who won't hesitate to do the dirty work.
 

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If Ukraine is behind it then it's a silly escalation. They should keep the battle to front lines. Hitting targets outside of the main fight will open up their own refugee and diaspora community as targets for Russians and their many allies who won't hesitate to do the dirty work.

 

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"The problem for the Kremlin is that most Russian people are not going to die for Putin or for the restoration of 'the great Empire'. Recruitment isn't possible in current circumstances because there is no civil consensus in Russia for the war."

That's depressing. Plenty of people seem to want to die for the 45th President.

"They just send them in like dumb little chickens! They'd hardly even held a gun before. They're cannon fodder. The generals think, 'We've got a volunteer: great, in you go!'"

Interestingly the 50 year old Ukrainians fighting a defensive retreat in Luhansk a few months back said the same thing.
 

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We have a few more MIGs and Soviet hardware we can pass on to you so we can exchange it for free American equivalents.
 

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"On Monday, Ukraine's Kakhovka operational group in the south said that one regiment of Russian-backed forces had left its positions in the Kherson region.

It added that Russian paratroopers providing the back-up had fled the battlefield.

Ukraine's Hromadske TV said three of its sources in Ukraine's military confirmed that the first line of defence had been broken."

It's a rout! They're running all the way back to Rossiya...

"According to Western military sources, Kyiv's strikes on the river crossings are part of a targeted effort to isolate Russian troops on the right (western) bank of the river with the ultimate goal of recapturing the entire Kherson region. Moscow relied on the bridges to resupply their troops stationed west of the Dnipro river, who are now at risk of becoming isolated from the rest of Russia's occupying forces."

Another couple thousand rounded up to face trial at Ukrainian courts.
 

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Update from the eastern front. Only outnumbered 3 to 1 in Donetsk.
 

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With all the negativity in this thread, let’s remember Putin seems to be a genuinely funny guy:

 

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The Kharkiv route continues, with Russian forces failing to reinforce the new front lines and hampered by the loss of artillery following the fall of Izyum. But what isn’t getting much media attention is the smaller but significant gains around Kherson:


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Meanwhile, Azerbaijan and Armenia are going at it hard and no one is watching.

I actually saw some impressive footage of an Azerbaijani Bayraktar TB2 being used as an FO to guide in an Israeli suicide drone taking out an Armenian S300 missile launch system. Guessing they won’t be crowd funding their next Turkish drone though.
 

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Meanwhile, Azerbaijan and Armenia are going at it hard and no one is watching.

I actually saw some impressive footage of an Azerbaijani Bayraktar TB2 being used as an FO to guide in an Israeli suicide drone taking out an Armenian S300 missile launch system. Guessing they won’t be crowd funding their next Turkish drone though.
Those Azeri dogs will never get Nagorno (Kara)back!
 

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Putin is now threatening to cut-off gas to Russia, because the Russians are still supplying Ukraine with massive amounts of arms and ammunition.
 
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