The War in the Ukraine

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With Russia at war, fascism has taken hold of its young people, Canadian researcher finds

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"Members of the Youth Army movement hold a large copy of the Soviet Banner of Victory during a gathering of members and supporters of the Russian Communist Party on the eve of Victory Day, in Moscow on May 8."

Ukraine war: Russians in Germany split over Putin's invasion

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"Yevgenia was sporting the St George's Ribbon - a Kremlin-backed symbol often used by Russian troops fighting in Ukraine. Like many at the rally, she and her friend held aloft a Soviet flag, as Russian flags were banned."
 

"He added that Kyiv also destroyed six Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, which travel on a ballistic trajectory and are capable of reaching speeds of more than 11,000kmh (7,000mph). Russia has claimed in the past that these could not be taken out by any of the world's air defence systems."

Someone must have read those leaked documents closely and are betting the end of May is when the final Soviet anti-air missiles get depleted.
 


At some point Assad speaks at the Arab League after a near decade absence. What is the point of this especially when he wanted to make a deal with Israel for weapons and crap on Palestine?
 
15 months into the 72hr war to conquer Ukraine, Russian has just lost its 2,000th visual confirmed tank (so probably closer to 3k total).
 

Mykhailo Podolyak was asked about the strikes while appearing on a breakfast television show.

“'We have nothing to do with this,' he said, but added that Kyiv is 'watching with pleasure and forecast an increasing number of attacks'

He also joked that perhaps some Russian drones – fired at Ukraine – had decided to 'come back'."
 

"Witnesses said that a security guard who works at the polyclinic happened to be drunk at the workplace and did not open the shelter. Last night, people knocked on the door for 15-20 minutes, but he was drunk again."

Another article (behind a pay wall) said he was arrested by the police.
 


The counteroffensive has started!



The counterattack has been repulsed.

....at least arms dealers will be getting more requests again since they don't look like they are rationing ammunition anymore.
 

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
 

"But it's still not clear which countries will be willing to provide the jets, how many, or even when."

"It took Pulse, a Belgian pilot, three years to master his F-16 fighter. We've been asked to use his call sign, not his real name."

It will take a Ukrainian less than half the time. 6 months.
 
Will we see Merkavas fighting Russian tanks in Ukraine, or will these allow someone to ‘donate’ their existing tank stocks to Ukraine? It sounds to me like Poland is striking a deal with Israel to allow them to give the Merkavas to Ukraine while maintaining the pretense of Israeli neutrality.

 
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Ukrainians asking for investment into oil extraction. Is there a different shade of the pink hue that shows the reach of Russian artillery and short range missiles?
 
Always a solid analysis:

 

"I also asked for his reaction to President Putin telling an international conference in St Petersburg last week that he was a disgrace to the Jewish people. Mr Zelensky lost many of his relatives in the Holocaust, including his grandfather, and it was clear that he was taken by surprise by the question.

He took a deep breath, put his head down and a few seconds later said he wasn't quite sure how to answer the question.

'It's like he doesn't fully understand his words. Apologies, but it's like he is the second king of antisemitism after Hitler.'"

I like this Hitler guy. Both victims continue to use it on each other. What a lasting legacy...
 

"The war was needed... so that Shoigu could become a Marshal, so that he could get a second Hero Star… the war wasn't for demilitarising or de-nazifying Ukraine. It was needed for an extra star."

The war isn't because of some return to Soviet Union ideology of Putin and his own personal ambition - it was because Shoigu needed a star on his uniform. Now it makes sense. Crystal clear.

"Prigozhin also blamed the war on oligarchs, condemning 'the clan which in practice rules Russia today'."

....isn't he an oligarch too? Or is he in the military now looking for a star?
 
Coup attempt in progress now

25K paramilitary equivalent to Blackwater driving from the south where they are closer to Russian palm trees than the capital against a 1M active armed forces plus 1M in reserves notwithstanding the countless domestic security who are better armed than your usual enlisted man. I am going to say this is a distraction from the real conflict.
 
25K paramilitary equivalent to Blackwater driving from the south where they are closer to Russian palm trees than the capital against a 1M active armed forces plus 1M in reserves notwithstanding the countless domestic security who are better armed than your usual enlisted man. I am going to say this is a distraction from the real conflict.
They have some support in the army leadership and especially in the reserves. I agree that the coup is doomed, but this could get messy over the weekend - a blessing for the Ukraine forces.
 
 
Some FSB border guards and the entire 22nd Special Forces Brigade have sided with Prigozhin. Lots of military convoys converging on Rostov-on-Don - with Russian mil bloggers claiming they are army and national guard units joining Wagner. So far they haven’t faced much resistance, but taking Moscow will be a lot harder.

At this rate, they could reach Moscow by this evening.
 

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