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Feb 23 2022: Original post

As a Russian-speaking Ukrainian currently living in Poland, I have a complicated relationship with my home country. I have relatives and friends hailing from Russia; half of my family speaks Russian. Everybody in my school in Kyiv (i.e. Kiev) spoke Russian back in the early 2000s. It is true, there are millions of Russian-speaking Ukrainians. But just so you know, Ukraine is not a part of Russia; it was not created by fucking Lenin. Many Ukrainians have never been and do not want to go to Russia or be its part. The language vs. culture question is absurd. The Russian language was forced upon Ukrainians for centuries, and still, Ukrainians are different culturally. The mad tsar Putin is literally a blackmailer who imposes fear and anxiety on the entire Ukrainian nation. Everyone I know back in Kyiv prepares alarm briefcases with water and medicines, just in case of bombing, or plans to move, as I did after 2014. This is a fucking nightmare. I have anxieties of my own; I cannot stand this shit anymore. Please! This is an awareness thread. You have to know.
Ukraine is not Russia and does not want to be a part of it!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GUrNPPTSWM
Russians murdering civilians and looting.
Clear and shut case.
If anyone wants to find the unedited NSFW video, it floats on the internet.

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As far as the war goes with all its horrors for more than two months, it is still impossible to comprehend such deeds. And that is just a single war crime that happened to be well-documented with surveillance cameras. I couldn't sleep thinking about it and about that "woman with flowers" that experienced "an injustice" in Warsaw worth mentioning here. I just can't. I can't. I am trying to understand, but that is just beyond me. Those soldiers quite probably were just your regular Russian soldiers, not even some kind of self-professed Nazis.

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We can only hope this unjust war ends soon.

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well their faces are out there now. if they are found there's surely a handy tree and a rope nearby.

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@MeisterLeuchte
well their faces are out there now. if they are found there's surely a handy tree and a rope nearby.

You don't feed you bread, let someone hang, without trial or investigation. Modern, democratic and fair.

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call me old-fashioned but if you shoot unarmed people in the back to loot the place you have waived your right to live on this world. easy as that.
in my opinion of course.

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@MeisterLeuchte
call me old-fashioned but if you shoot unarmed people in the back to loot the place you have waived your right to life on this world. easy as that.
in my opinion of course.

Any crime must be punished, especially military. But first you need to accurately identify the perpetrators and prove that the crime was committed.

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good thing there were cameras in and around that building then!

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Those were not russian cameras, therefore every video from them is FAKE!!111 /s

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Please, don't take my bread!

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I'm helping you, so you can rest for a while. Go on a walk, or at least stretch a bit. Sitting at the computer for prolonged periods of time is bad for your health ;)

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i like your take more then the one from BaZillus

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@Prosac
i like your take more then the one from BaZillus

Yes, my letter Z is the most important, and it was intended when I came up with a nickname many years ago. =)

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i already knew that, Aliens!

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Thank you, it was great to ride a bike after a working week.

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@MeisterLeuchte
good thing there were cameras in and around that building then!

You apparently to be a crime specialist, video analyst? I am not, but sure here we need specialists.

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So it's not like accusations of Nazism without real evidence.
Bazilus it's good to have you, you bring so much wisdom to this thread. It's a shame you're not Putin's first adviser.

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@Glorow
So it's not like accusations of Nazism without real evidence.
Bazilus it's good to have you, you bring so much wisdom to this thread. It's a shame you're not Putin's first adviser.

No problem, enjoy, my tips are free.

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@Q09066930
I couldn't sleep thinking about it and about that "woman with flowers" that experienced "an injustice" in Warsaw worth mentioning here.

Wow, how you got hooked.

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Enjoy.

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Russian ‘tank graveyard’ after 52 vehicles blown up in one battle as Putin forced into retreat
some say it were 73 vehicles.
how do the ukrainians do this? and how do the russians manage to screw up so badly?
the destruction is unbelievable. brought a single manly man tear to my eye. almost gave me a boner, too.

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it was a known crossing point. So the ukrainians waited untill they laid the ponton bridge and started crossing.
Then the used their artillery and su25 plane

The stupid part is that the Russian tried the crossing not once but again on another day when the first one failed

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Ever heard of Chornobaivka? There's an airport that Russian forces are desperately trying to capture. They are deploying their vehicles and/or aircrafts ​there and Ukrainian forces are shelling them to ashes. Just for Russians to redeploy new vehicles and/or aircrafts there and to be shelled again.
Now for the part you are interested about. How many times do you think this has happened? Twice? Thrice? No, just yesterday Ukrainians reported on their 19th shelling of Chornobaivka.

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Wait, what? The glorious story of Chornobaivka is not over yet? No matter how appalled by my warmongering country I am, I also can't help feeling embarrassed by incompetence of our army.

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@ngrazer
Now for the part you are interested about. How many times do you think this has happened? Twice? Thrice? No, just yesterday Ukrainians reported on their 19th shelling of Chornobaivka.

Let's discuss and laugh how many times the Ukrainian military (nationalists of Azov and company) bombed the "separatists" in Donbas.

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BuT aZoV!1!

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Don't really follow how these two are connected. Besides, as much as I'd like to, why would I? You've proveт numerous times already that whenever the conversations goes in the direction that doesn't suit your agenda, you'll just start making nonsense excuses and blame others on russophobia.
If you still want to really learn something new though, you can check earlier pages of this topic and find about these 'peaceful separatists'.

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@ngrazer
Blame others on russophobia.

Please, someone already, give me link to my words about those Ngrazer says.

Somebody, please!

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that's still a thing? i remember the ukrainians blowing up the place for a second time after the russians had just cleared the rubble and brought in new gear after the first strike. like 2 months ago.
if it's funny the first time it's always funny!

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Fucking animals. Almost crashed the tank too.

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that happens, when you let monkeyZ drive a tank

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oh boy, tiktok batallion seems to have run out of traffic lights to denazify....

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Russia is swaying Twitter users outside the West to its side -- The Economist

An army of suspicious accounts began churning out pro-Russian content in March
 
Ukraine and Russia are fighting mainly in eastern Ukraine, but they are courting allies around the globe. Ukraine needs other countries to abide by Western sanctions. That means winning hearts and minds in places like India and Turkey.
 
To Western ears, Russia’s portrayal of Ukraine’s leaders as Nazis sounds absurd. But just as Ukraine’s military strength surprised the Kremlin, the effectiveness of Russian propaganda might also be underestimated. An analysis of recent Twitter posts suggests that Russia’s online information operations may be focused outside the West—and already bearing fruit.
 
To measure the impact of Russia’s online influencers, we studied 7,756 Twitter accounts identified by casm Technology, a British analytics firm. All used the #IStandWithPutin or #IStandWithRussia hashtags at least five times in the war’s first 12 days.

The article is behind paywall, so I cited a little more than usual.

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In a newsletter for the first quarter of 2021, Twitter reported that the platform's daily monetized audience (mDAU) was 199 million worldwide.

8000 accounts, this is 0,0000402% of total.

Even Ilon Mask thinks about fake/spam accounts.
I wonder how many of these belong to anti-Russian propaganda. To be able to compare scales.

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ровно 0, а теперь выйди с треда, ватан

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@draconov
ровно 0, а теперь выйди с треда, ватан

Наивный человек.

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О, руzzня что-то сказала, нифига себе

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There's definitely botting from both sides, would be silly to deny that. In what proportions - that's another question.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SccU8PIErbI
The first guy is absolutely brilliant with his reply.

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Bhahah. Absolutely brilliant, that is true.

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https://odysee.com/@seytonic:c/hacktivists-disrupt-russian-vodka-supply:3

0:00 Ukraine IT Army Targets Russian Alcohol
2:29 National Emergency declared over… Ransomware
5:06 CIA Uses Instagram to Ask Russians For Tips
6:31 PlexTrac
7:13 Outro

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if you are curious to see how Z tanks look up close after being hit with a panzerfaust 3 you can look for
"Ukrainian destroy multiple Russian Tanks with German Panzerfaust 3 in Kharkiv"
on the tubes.
not pretty, not much left.
german engineering in da house!

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Nice work on those tanks!
Interesting thing to notice is that the tank head is usually blown off in russian tanks.

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because russian army is losing it's head
but to be serious, doesn't someone mentioned here, that their ammunition is usually stored in the turret ring, so if the tank got hit and the ammunition explodes, the head makes a nice pop

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Yep.

View attached image.
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Sitting on a powder keg, literally :D :D

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So Ukraine just won the Eurovision song contest. And by a complete landslide (around 600 points with more than 400 from the public's votes, which is a new record). I don't know if many Ukrainians were able to watch the show, or even were in the mood to but it's nice to see so much support for Ukraine coming from all corners of Europe.

Their song was pretty good too (they were in my top 3 with Moldova and Bulgaria, not that it means much of course, but at least one of my picks won :D)

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I wonder how many of the people who voted them with an SMS has donated at least 1€ for food, medicines...
I think some people has wrong priorities :/

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Don't be so pessimistic, I'm sure many donated as well as voted for the song.

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To give you some information
Belgium almost 2 months ago had a 3 week period where whoever wanted could organize actions to raise money for Ukraine.
On a population of 11.5 million, it raised 24.8 million Euro in total.

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I am optimistic about this. The new Ukrainian fundraising initiative United24 collected 25 million dollars in its first week.

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If anyone wonders, that flute without fingerholes is called telynka. Here is some more of it: https://youtu.be/QPby01qNro8

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That was pretty nice, thanks for sharing :)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcIhT21IhHI
New release of Good times bad times,
Gives a good overview of the current state of the war.

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Funny how the music in the report is strongly reminiscent of videogames. Deus Ex: Human Revolution or something.

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Report on Finland’s Accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

On Sunday 15 May, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy finalised a report on Finland’s Accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). The report will be submitted to the Government in plenary session today at 17.00, and will be submitted to Parliament once it has been adopted.

Draft report itself

On the other note, Turkey to hold talks with Sweden, Finland over NATO membership

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Government adopts report on NATO membership

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a fundamental change has taken place in the security and operating environment of Finland and Europe. On Sunday 15 May, the Government adopted the Report on Finland’s Accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Report itself

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5-rjfJ9gSw
From America with Love :)
Howitzer 155mm M777
Superior range compared to their Russian counterparts.

Happy Hunting
Glory to the Ukraine

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Does 2C19 and 2C35 tell you something, or is it just about the old stuff that you've heard about for storage? 29 and 40 km, if not to use the corretiable shells, and with them 80 km. Which is much higher than 24 km, no, if you take Excalibur, then you can get 40 there, or even all 60, but you need the shells themselves for 160,000 US dollars 1 pc. Although there is no control unit, and this is an electronic sight, they forgot to put it or did not, due to the fact that 1 howitzer is already in the DPR and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are studying it, so Excalibur is not suitable for this modification.
And so almost everyone has already switched to self-propelled artillery, moving away from the towed one due to the very large development of counter-battery radars. There is no time to deploy, shoot at the target, and then collapse the battery, you can get a retaliatory strike.

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You mean the 2S19 and 2S35 Msta.
Nice piece of equipment but as with all equipment it is only as good as its weakest link.
It's no secret that the Russians are using mostly "dumb" munitions ( lack of budget, corruption and let's just call it how it is inferior tech)
I have a lot of faith in the Ukrainians using their equipment effectively compares to the Russians who have made too many to count strategical blunders. Blunders that are easy to cover up when fighting Syria, Chechnya or Georgia but not so much when you are fighting the West's tech.
Excalibur rounds may cost 112K Usd per unit but have a 92% accuracy report which makes them very deadly in capable hands.

You are right self propelled artillery is easier to move around and reposition in a battle zone.
The reason that the US/Ukraine haven't picked for example the M109 self propelled artillery is simply due to the fact that NATO standard equipment takes time for the Ukrainians to learn, time they don't have to waste at the moment. Towed artillery is easier for Ukrainians to become proficient at using in a short period of time.

At the moment the West is still in the phase of providing resources to Ukraine to help Ukraine stay afloat however they are ramping this up to more and more NATO war winning equipment.
Started with Nlaws and Javelins to slow/stop Russian advances to now more gear to start counter pushes to get the Russians out of Ukraine.
Just look for signs of the ongoing transition to NATO standard hardware in the coming weeks/months delivered to the Ukraine.

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You mean the 2S19 and 2S35 Msta.

2C19 is Msta-C (self-propelled, not to be confused with 2A65 Msta-B, which is towed, but they can not be taken into account, since most of them are in storage), but 2C35 is a Coalition, although very similar in appearance.

Nice piece of equipment but as with all equipment it is only as good as its weakest link.
It's no secret that the Russians are using mostly "dumb" munitions ( lack of budget, corruption and let's just call it how it is inferior tech)

3OF39 "Krasnopol". Old and ancient. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuEU7uNg2N0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXi7-szxoX4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY5Sn1i9fqc https://www.youtube.com/shorts/I5UlE8wkLUk

Excalibur rounds may cost 112K Usd per unit but have a 92% accuracy report which makes them very deadly in capable hands.
You are right self propelled artillery is easier to move around and reposition in a battle zone.
The reason that the US/Ukraine haven't picked for example the M109 self propelled artillery is simply due to the fact that NATO standard equipment takes time for the Ukrainians to learn, time they don't have to waste at the moment. Towed artillery is easier for Ukrainians to become proficient at using in a short period of time.

I do not dispute that all weapons in the right hands can cause a lot of damage. Just like one ballpoint pen when used correctly (a blow to the eye). The main thing is to understand what this weapon can do and how it can be used.

Well, towed artillery can be mastered by those who have already dealt with this, then in a very short time. There is no need to study complex schemes, but at the same time it is necessary to study the sighting complex, but they forgot to put it on. Why I said this in the previous message. M982 Excalibur wants not only a thrower for shooting (in this case, the M777A2 howitzer), but also a guidance tool (laser illumination of the target), and even without Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuze Setter does not want to work. And to get high accuracy, it would be necessary to have a digital fire control system, which just greatly increases the accuracy of shooting, but it was also not installed. It looks like they put the M777, and this is a bare platform.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M777_howitzer
! [M77A2] (https://topwar.ru/uploads/posts/2022-05/amtf7_pfku7rwcmwyzui_ktbor3mtvhseb_ii1c6cjtwnoxmokqqkdzhqzlgqmv1mg2ffoiouccflrw-qgf43sb_.jpg)

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Very knowledgeful
Thank for clarifying.

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Who could it be?

We do not know the real background, whether they were really refugees, or perhaps people involved in the repair and in the process they had problems with the owner, but in any case, judge for yourself the adequacy.

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A Ukrainian textbook with a bomb between the words Kyiv and Rus was shown on the federal television channel, and textbook was detonated at the test site. I could not find this absurd fabrication on the Internet, give the link from your handbook.

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Ukrainians would most likely use "Україні" instead of "Украине". Also, this seems more like a building team gone haywire - there's no furniture, the apartment looks like it's been just renovated. LOL at the swastikas too - why are they even there??

EDIT: Wait lol, they wrote "Слава УкраинЫ", that doesn't make any sense at all

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@Vassay
Ukrainians would most likely use "Україні" instead of "Украине". Also, this seems more like a building team gone haywire - there's no furniture, the apartment looks like it's been just renovated. LOL at the swastikas too - why are they even there??

Yeap, apartment its beed after vandals right after renovated, or It could be was rented without furniture.
If it be ukrainians, why they use swastikas, because many here are sure that there are no nazis in/on Ukraine.
If it be russians, why they use words "Слава Uкраины".
Lot of questions.

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The power outlet could be Greece atl least. Though could be any other country that uses the same standard.
There are some nazis in Ukraine, as there are some in russia, Britain, or US. Problem is, they usually don't advertise their presence like that, because this is generally frowned upon, and is actually punished by Ukrainian law.
Renting the flat without any furniture? Quite unlikely, haven't seen that even once, and it's super clean, so definitely just after a renovation.

One thing to know for sure - no Ukrainian human would ever write "Слава УкраинЫ", this is nonsense, and everyone who's ever been in Ukraine knows how to say and write it properly.

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@Vassay
One thing to know for sure - no Ukrainian human would ever write "Слава УкраинЫ", this is nonsense, and everyone who's ever been in Ukraine knows how to say and write it properly.

You don't have to go far, even here on the forum people distort the names of presidents and names of countries. And you say people never mistyped.

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This is different. People usually modify the words or names to imply some meaning, to joke, or put down. Writing the patrioric message wrong on purpose seems extremely unlikely. Moreover, in russian, you can say "слава россии", it would work as both "Слава кому?" and "Слава чего?". In Ukrainian this would not work at all: "Слава Україні" vs "Слава України". Any Ukrainian citizen knows the correct way to write and say the phrase is the first one.

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@Vassay
This is different.

Oh, this is different. It explains everything nowadays.

@Vassay
People usually modify the words or names to imply some meaning, to joke, or put down. Writing the patrioric message wrong on purpose seems extremely unlikely

By the way, do you know that educated people take such behavior of interlocutors not as an insult, but for the ignorance of the interlocutor?

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It is different, and I wrote a detailed comment about why that is different, describing two reasons why.

It doesn't really matter how peolpe are seeing such alterations. They show the person's feeling towards the subject. Usually the more hurt the person is, the more likely they are to alter the names.

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A real example is a little lower, seems they climb on the light. =)

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совкодрочер хрюкнул, да есть неадекваты везде, но адекватных беженцев БОЛЬШЕ.

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NEXTA on Twitter: "⚡️#Russian hackers Killnet announced the launch of a global cyber attack on the #US, #UK, #Germany, #Italy, #Latvia, #Romania, #Lithuania, #Estonia, #Poland and #Ukraine. " / Twitter
https://twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/1526161387310948353


[Recent Examples.]
Hackers’ bid to block Ukraine’s Eurovision win is thwarted | News | The Times
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hackers-bid-to-stop-the-music-thwarted-tj6c66nnd

Italy prevents pro-Russian hacker attacks during Eurovision contest | Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/italian-police-prevents-pro-russian-hacker-attacks-during-eurovision-contest-2022-05-15/


Russian cyber attackers, who have been successful and unsuccessful recently, are going to launch cyber attacks naming specific countries.
Naturally, 🇺🇦 is also a target.

In any case, attacks that slow down Internet connections are like weapons of mass destruction that undermine global freedom of communication.
Many of the methods seem to be using botnets.
People may want to scan their home computers for malware and spyware contamination by updating their security software to the latest version.
Is your router old? You may want to check all equipment that can connect to the Internet.

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lol... what an idiots I literally have no others words and an urge to laugh

I hope they fail as miserably as their military does. Need some good laugh in these trying times.

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Complete failure. I think this is the ending people want to see.
I've been monitoring the planet long enough to be convinced!(๑•̀Θ•́)و✧Yup♪
Well, I guess the only way to be sure would be for everyone to press the scan button.🔎🐛

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I'm laughing here, but yes. Of course people should be aware of stuff like this and do basic scans of PC and pay extra attention.
Any idiot can "hack" you if you don't pay much attention, click links and download files. And even then you are still open to have your PC attacked.

I think we actually already have some outages for some local email providers and similar. But IMO that is anyway short term problem. I hope governments have at least sort of protection or thought put into this.. So a DOS attack performed by bunch of morons wouldn't take down a fucking taxing system.

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I received a message on my yarn phone.🥫📞(((((((❓
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Is it a correspondence from some kindly other alien?
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Fact is stranger than fiction.😂True!?

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cucumber enlargement pills?

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The Occupant - a short film made up of found footage from a captured Russian soldier's phone.
In Russian/Ukrainian with English subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIZIspwem2s

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Pretty good video. Would have been better if he had shared his opinions on the war. But I guess he couldn't dare expressing/documenting that. Or really had none, limiting himself to being a tool.

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There's Ukrainian YouTuber who interviews captured Russian soldiers, he questioned the guy from the film as well (here's a link, but there are no English subtitles). Basically, you're right, this lieutenant limits himself to simply being a tool. He didn't know anything, didn't think to refuse to participate in invasion, no second thoughts, no thoughts at all. No reflection on occupation of an independent country (in the film there's a telling moment of him talking to a Chechen man and not understanding his pain, so no surprises here).

The most interesting moment of the interview for me is when this Russian officer can't wrap his head around the fact that Ukrainians united in their desire to be a civilized European country. "How are you all...? Why did you even think about something like that?" He's completely puzzled.

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Maybe there's some common ground between the 2 sides of this conflict: Putin's goal of de-naZifying Ukraine can be achieved by the destruction or expulsion of Putin's genocidal Ruzi military forces there.

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Open message to Biden
It is not necessary to believe on word. You easy can check all this happened events by yourself.

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Every point in this video was twisted, this is ridiculous.
Russia has started the Donbass conflict 8 years ago, russia has supplied weapons and people to feed this conflict. Now they cam to Ukraine with full forces, and are destroying our cities, and claiming it's Ukraine's fault? What kind of a twisted thinking is that?
Biolabs topic was beaten to the death, they were general purpose biloabs, every country in the world has them, even freaking russia. Moreover, some viral cultures were imported directly from russia.
As for training our forces by outside contraxctors? Don't see anythign wrong with that, a country with a strong army is a safe country.

In the end, russia was the one to open aggression. It was the one to go to another country and start the war. It was the one who shot over 2 THOUSAND rockets onto Ukraine's territory, and it was the one who destroyed Mariupol. There can be no guessing who is the bad guy here.

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As you say, you know better. If 8-10 years without stop gonna tells me around the everyday what a bad Russia, maybe and I gonna believe in that either.

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so you admit, that your state media is telling you all the time about the bad west and you believe this?
i can't say the same for Germany, as someone interested in politics and even some of our politicians had good relations with russia, the heck, even a lot of energy came from russia, how would that work, if the media tells us all the time they are bad?
not to mention all the russians living here or russia today even had a channel on the TV until the invasion, can you say the same about russia? i guess not

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@Prosac
so you admit, that your state media is telling you all the time about the bad west and you believe this?

Our media for the most part convinced us that west partners is our friends, but in fact it turned out that the west did not care about Russia. Only the attitude towards russians sportsmen in recent years speaks volumes. Seems west even forgot why the Greeks came up with the Olympic Games.

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and because russia was offended it started a war, nice narrative
but it would suit the stubbornness i've heard much about
and the propensity for violence i witnessed myself

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@Prosac
because russia was offended

Russians never offended, we just doing.

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okay, then only stubborn with a propensity for violence?

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Lot of people with a propensity for violence in the world.

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but not so much in the "civilized" world

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state approved ''juicing' speaks volumes. tbh should be dealt many year ago (including many 'western' countries as well)

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Well, I wasn't thinking russia was bad until 2014 happened. Then russia took Crimea by force (don't even start with the fake voting), then it came to Donbass, and ruined the two prefectly fine regions of Ukraine. Now russia has fully invaded my country on a basis of... who knows really, the claims change twice a day. Just because yuor ruler wanted more land.
russian tv spews hatred, saying Ukrainians are not even a nation, that we are the "lesser men", that we should be eradicated, destroyed.

So you know what, it's not the TV, radios, or any other propaganda. It's only what russia does that made me hate it.

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@Vassay
Well, I wasn't thinking russia was bad until 2014 happened.

As I said, you are being misrepresented, how did you still not notice this for such a long time, that is the question.

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There is a clear evidence of russia being behind Crimea steal, as well as russia being behind the Donbass conflict. There is no point in denying that, you're only gonna look silly.
Right now russia has invaded my country, again, there is no point in denying that.

There is nothing to misinterpret. If I came to your house, kicked you in the balls and said "the bedroom is now mine", I would be the bad guy. But russia, doing all of the above, is somehow "innocent".

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I'm not going to convince you of anything, the person himself must want to know the truth.

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There is only one truth here, no gray areas.

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Agreed, only one truth.

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i did the nottruth form Владимир Богданович Резун :D

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Happy cakeday!

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Also, like I wrote before, this WAR has touched me personally. My wife's aunt lived in Irpin, close to Kyiv. Her home is partially destroyed now, so whe can't live there anymore. Did the house collapse from the propaganda? Was the house misled to think russia is bad?

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@Vassay
Also, like I wrote before, this WAR has touched me personally.

You keep repeating the word "war", but President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has not yet declared an official war. Have you wondered why?

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I won't go into semantics, though the same question goes for your president. Guess they had some reservations.

What's happening right now is not some kind of a fucking joke. People are dying, both russian and Ukrainian. This is purely because russia came to our land. We have lived peacefully before that.

Take a look at the house I was talking about. Just take a minute and really look at it. This is Irpin, near Kyiv. The aunt did and still is speaking russian, never hurting a fly in her life. russia came in and bombed the shit out of her house. This seems okay for you?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/iqCA2HKgyc5tnSYo8

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So I know why Russia calls its actions a special military operation. After all, when a country declares war on a neighboring country, it puts all its production on a war footing, general mobilization is announced and all that.

And as I already wrote as for me, any military action is regarded as terrible. Because people are dying there and this is doubly terrible when civilians die in these events.

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Awesome, now here are the big questions. Who's fault is this? Who started the war (or whatever you call it, because the word "war", along with word "peace" seems to be forbidden from showing in public)? Who fired over two thousand rockets ontho who's land? And finally, who destroyed almost 95% houses in Mariupol? Take your time, I'll wait.

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I already answered parth these questions in thread, you do not believe me. I see no point in continuing to discuss this.

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Indeed, it seems so. You're never gonna admit the reality, so further discussion is unnecessary. Should have not unmuted you.

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@Vassay
You're never gonna admit the reality, so further discussion is unnecessary.

I, in turn, hope that sooner or later you will want to know the truth.

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Russia literally bombarded these cities. What deeper truth you want to find there ?
Even IF your claims of Ukraine being at fault in Donbas come out as truth, Russia still bombarded all these cities. You still murdered these people and you still invaded a sovereign country.

Its fascinating how you try to twist everything around.

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It's futile. In a country where government will put you in prison for sharing a point of view that's different from the "official", it's silly to say you know the truth.

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I'm just surprised what exactly they think they are doing there.. This Bazilus comment caught me off guard - I mean one thing is to talk about their point of view for the war... Blame west or Ukraine ... we have heard it all...

But whatever the reason, they still invaded.. They still went for Kiev and they still proudly boasted about destroying UA military and airforce.... They literally have admitted of bombing Ukraine. I mean we have eyes on what is going on 24/7 .... And Bazilus comes here and implies its all lies

Whatever he believes was the cause of war doesn't lessen what has been done... Or are they seriously still trying to push propaganda of how Ukraine bombed their own cities ... while incidentally they had moved their bombers, ships and military near Ukraine for peace keeping missions of handing out bread......

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Who knows? Denial is strong in russia these days, because it's getting harder and harder to cope with the reality. It clashes with what the propaganda is saying, and the war goals change every week, so people don't even know what the mission is anymore. I think Katz outlined it all pretty nicely in his yesterday's video, methodically going over the goals of this "operation". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvmHfp-YtCo

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@ChrisKutcher
Russia literally bombarded these cities.

Russian targets are strategic objects, if the Ukrainian armed forces use certain citizen objects as military barracks, warehouses and hangars military equipment, all questions are for these very military.

If our Mordor so want killing everyone (as some here says), why Russia use specific targets? Seems people never asked this question.

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Specific targets ? Have you actually seen any footage from the war ? Or only the ones rt.com shows ?
Your military is just bombarding left and right randomly.

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@ChrisKutcher
Your military is just bombarding left and right randomly.

The fact that you are told all sorts of nonsense, I know. You can believe in what you want. Democracy, you know.

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https://www.reuters.com/news/picture/russias-invasion-of-ukraine-from-above-idUSRTS7RFXQ

Some great military targets here :) Apart from tanks of course
Are you really surprised people are becoming aggressive at you? Literally trying to defend this nightmare.......

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Terrible photos, but most of them are places of open combat clashes between the Ukrainian and Russian military. How do you think they should fight? How is it in the game, without destruction and with respawns in a new round?

Do civilians die at the same time? Of course they can die, when they were not allowed to leave.

Russian military does not want destroy civilians and trying to safe them, don't believe Western propaganda. And if you really want the truth, look for footage of the bombings of Donetsk and Lugansk from 2015 to this day.

@ChrisKutcher
Are you really surprised people are becoming aggressive at you?

Of course not, but if a person is told for several years in a row that the color red is black, and at the same time everyone around them says so, he will quite believe it himself.

At the same time, a reasonable person who knows where black is and where red is can only try to show the truth. Whether to accept it or not is another question.

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i'm sorry for you that you are exposed to such brainwashing

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@Prosac
i'm sorry for you that you are exposed to such brainwashing

You are informative as always, the same song.

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i really meant it, haven't you talked about yourself, because it sounded so

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Oh no, not randomly. Schools, hospitals, kindergartens, and cultural places all have very high probability of getting bombed.

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People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) often play the victim while being the agressor. (full analysis)
Putinism is a bit like the NPD, it's the same symptoms:

  • Grandiose sense of self and an unlimited need for power.
  • Lack both self-awareness and self-reflection.
  • Difficulty being aware of their behaviors and how these affect others. They might not be able to “see it” even when you point it out to them.
  • They might feel attacked when you contradict them or tell them they’ve done something wrong. This just doesn’t align with their inflated sense of self.
  • The tendency to have low introspection combined with an exaggerated sense of superiority may leave them unable to see the situation in a way that doesn’t fit their worldview.

If the pro-Putin people still want to be seen as victims, they can say they suffer of mental illness, no one will object.

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@Glorow
People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) often play the victim while being the agressor.

If you mean me personally with this instructive message, then I'm afraid you are mistaken.

Unlike the aggressive and sometimes uncivilized interlocutors in this thread, who consider it necessary to insert something offensive in any answer to me.

But anyway. Personally I, consider all those present to be equal participants of disscusion. Yes, to some I point out their tactlessness, this is happens.

We all have our own opinion, I respect that.

Update: They even come to my Steam profile already. =)

View attached image.
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The concern is that Putin and his supporters are playing the victim as they invade Ukraine.

Sorry for your profile, but it doesn't even compare to the aggressiveness you can see in online games. So cheer up (for your Steam profile, not about the war).
If you are still worried about your profile, try to understand that it is painless compared to the suffering of Ukrainians.
You are among the lucky ones, you're not on the real front. And if you were, at least you would have a soldier's weapon, civilians don't have that luxury. I don't know if you really think this war is just, let's assume you do. Just by seeing the reality, you could have a nervous breakdown or a post-traumatic stress disorder.

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@Glorow
The concern is that Putin and his supporters are playing the victim as they invade Ukraine.

Where you listen this nonsense. Seems you not seen his speech before operation starts.

@Glorow
Just by seeing the reality, you could have a nervous breakdown or a post-traumatic stress disorder.

I've seen enough death on both sides. And I still think Ukrainian news media channels presents them pretty specific. The devil is in the details. But thank you for your concern for my mental health.

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@Bazilus
Where you listen this nonsense. Seems you not seen his speech before operation starts.

You have more confidence in a dictator's speech than in reality.

@Bazilus
I've seen enough death on both sides.

Don't lie about that. Russian media show only a small part of your military losses. And about the Ukrainians (if this isn't a fake news), Russian media only show what serves Putin's purpose.

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@Glorow
You have more confidence in a dictator's speech than in reality.

If you believe your media without check, that's your choose. But I trying checking everything by myself.

@Glorow
Don't lie about that. Russian media show only a small part of your military losses. And about the Ukrainians (if this isn't a fake news), Russian media only show what serves Putin's purpose.

Already wrote, about i looking time to time the official media, including Ukrainian and Western ones.

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You talk about trusting the media without verification, um, ok.
I don't follow the Russian media, so out of curiosity, what's happening in Ukraine is still called a special military operation? not a war?
It doesn't matter anymore but I'm curious about it.

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@Glorow
You talk about trusting the media without verification, um, ok.

That your words.

You still don't know the difference between a special operation and a war? You not wonder why Ukraine has not yet declared officially war to Russia?

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Come on, just say if the Russian media still calls it a special military operation.

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@Glorow
Come on, just say if the Russian media still calls it a special military operation.

Find out for yourself, or does your democracy not allow you to watch banned media? Or maybe you scared about you change opinion after watch them, rolf?

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You've probably been the most active in this thread lately. And now you fear to answer this simple question.
Here we go again: Come on, just say if the Russian media still calls it a special military operation.

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@Glorow
And now you fear to answer this simple question.

Good morning, okay, you won. I'm afraid - afraid. =)

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Come on, it's easy to answer: Just say if the Russian media still calls it a special military operation.

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@Bazilus -> Good morning, okay, you won. I'm afraid - afraid. =)

I'm AFRAID that although "you fear to" isn't listed in Google Translate, it's still acceptable for a movie like "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring".
You get caught trusting Google Translate without check.
Courage, responding if the Russian media still calls it a special military operation is less scary than waking up a Balrog (the thing that lies in the darkness of Khazad-dûm).

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Updated Reports & statements post with some new sections and reports, including Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2022), additional opinion polling in Russia, and some other reports. The list grows longer and longer.

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53 min ago
Sweden signs application for NATO membership
https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-05-17-22/h_7f1548a7f95fcba29520df12b3e2d514


Russia will also have difficulty trading from the sea to neutral countries.
Shipping insurance premiums are also tragic for bringing the war to the Black Sea.
These will not be expected to be bypassed from the sea when they are adapted to the Baltic Sea as well.
I am not sure to what extent prices will be affected by the fact that the logistics receptacles will change dramatically from east to west.
Russia Gov began with the ”Z” scene in XYZ. It probably won't end until 💤.

Isn't it time for the Russian people to purge a government that has betrayed its people?
 The future will be worse than prices this and unless an immediate ceasefire is issued, it will be hell in six months in the winter.
 If not, perhaps it is time for India and China to act against Russia.

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@Kappaking
The future will be worse than prices this and unless an immediate ceasefire is issued, it will be hell in six months in the winter.

Because of all these western sanctions, someone will definitely suffer. Seems many of them who the introduce them, not much caring about the consequences.

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you mean like Putin didn't care about consequences when he invaded Ukraine?
there is only one culprit and if you don't want to see it, i'm sorry for you

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They call Putin as Vladimir Vladimirovich (i.e. with respect as per the Russian language) so I doubt there is a point of trying to persuade them that Putin is what he is khuylo.

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Yeah.. seems like they are so deep into Kremlins propaganda there is absolutely zero chance of any change within Russia.
We have to only hope Russia can't hold out this attack and Ukraine crushes them, so they can't gloat for whatever measly victory they want to claim in Donbas. The ruined economy in EU, UA and Russia is solely on Kremlins and Putins shoulders.

Disgusting.

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@ChrisKutcher
The ruined economy in EU, UA and Russia is solely on Kremlins and Putins shoulders.

The people who imposed sanctions are to blame for the destruction of the economy, who, standing up in a pose, decided that, because of someone out there in distant Russia, the population of their countries should suffer.

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@Prosac
you mean like Putin didn't care about consequences when he invaded Ukraine?
there is only one culprit and if you don't want to see it, i'm sorry for you

You are always trying to distort my words. The President of Russia still not impose hard sanctions, perhaps some mirror one. But you may think otherwise.

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is that a compliment from the master of distortion?
but tbh, my post wasn't meant to distort, because you talked about someone who did something and didn't cared about consequences and i was talking about the same

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Westem?
Under these circumstances, Russia is dependent on overland supplies.


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The reality, however, is such a situation.
The Middle East is also making a lot of noise about the fact that Russia has acted like a declaration of war.
The situation is more imminent and irreversible for Russia than anticipated.
It has destroyed its own routes for landing and transporting goods from neutral countries.
The economic blockade and nationalization of the Russian people is accelerating, draining and exploiting their vitality.
The traitor in Russia is probably the government itself.
It is natural to assume that these are also problems due to the mobilization of Syrian mercenaries of Russian forces in Ukraine and the lack of control due to the depletion of manpower on the Syrian side.
A year from now, Russia may be off the map.

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@Kappaking
While reading your replies, you get the feeling that you are from another planet, perhaps the colloquial Japanese style prevents the online translator from conveying your thoughts right.

Update: I'm sorry if i choose your country wrong.

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I am sorry if my space translator is malfunctioning.
The content of Twitter and articles in the press are in the language of humanity, so you know what the intent is.
Because Russia has a Tower of Babel called "Roskomnadzor". Translation results must be difficult.
Rather than trying to find out which is the cause, it is better to think about it without forcing a reply.
Often the cause is not on both sides.

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We have already discussed the work of Roskomnadzor in Russia, it prohibits access to obscene information. But I'll repeat, denying access physically does not mean that personnaly I will be punished for using VPN and watch/reads these resources. Or any other russian citizen.

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Purge a government? How do you imagine it? By democratic procedures? All recent elections in Putin's Russia were fabricated. Make a revolution? All military and police forces in Russia are in Kremlin's hands. It's not like Ukraine in 2014. Russian military power is huge and Putin will use it against Russian people without hesitation. There is a hope that Kremlin's elites will make a coup d'etat. Or Putin will die because of some disease. It's more likely than a revolution or removal by elections.

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I have grown to believe that Putin himself is not the entire problem here. There are also highly influential figures like Nikolai Patrushev, Sergei Glazyev, and even Vyacheslav Volodin, whose views are similar to Putin's. One of them could be Putin's successor if we talk about coup d'etat or death by disease. What then? Current political landscape in Russia is very one-sided, and it is not like there is a reason to believe that something would radically change if Putin suddenly disappears.

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Any coup as Q already said would lead just to another of his supporters or someone as bad as him taking over even if opposed.
KGB and Kremlin is filled with power hungry psychos who would do anything to be able to control the amount of resources and power the government has now. Its perfect place to grow their own personal empires, wealth and influence. None of them care about the countries well being. Everyone has their money outside of the country.

Its rotten to the core. Of course I agree, some purge of government never will happen. But coup wouldn't change anything either.

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Maybe coup wouldn't change anything for people of Russia, but at least it could stop the war.

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From that point of view - yes

No doubt political games are going on inside Kremlin as well. For starting the war FSB could have had some underlying plan not related to Ukraine as well. To either get rid of Putin or switch him over to someone else. But no need to dwell into conspiracy theories that much ...

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@ChrisKutcher
Any coup as Q already said would lead just to another of his supporters or someone as bad as him taking over even if opposed.
KGB and Kremlin is filled with power hungry psychos who would do anything to be able to control the amount of resources and power the government has now. Its perfect place to grow their own personal empires, wealth and influence. None of them care about the countries well being. Everyone has their money outside of the country.

Before writing any nonsense. It would be better to deal with your own power, which belittles some of your citizens. Here is Your comment about this.

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How did you turn me saying that there are specific Russian nationalists who make hell of living for other people into "power, which belittles some of your citizens" ?

At least we have democracy and we can actually vote which of the incompetent idiots will represent us. You have a sick dictator at power who murders and jails opposition. And above all finances terrorism. I mean Kremlin literally belittles and oppresses anyone who opposes them, but hey - everyone else is bad but not them.. At times it's like a broken record...... Whatever Kremlin does, you try to turn it around and blame on everyone else...

For example there where Russian political party that was against taking down the occupation monument. As they are minority they can't do shit. That's how democracy works. But of course you would have voted for murdering every one of them so there is no opposition right ? Is that "not belittling" in your playbook ?

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@ChrisKutcher
At least we have democracy and we can actually vote which of the incompetent idiots will represent us.

Democraty you say, but I heard that a young man was detained at your place and he is facing 5 years in prison for the Russian flag during the мay 11 events. It lie?

@ChrisKutcher
But of course you would have voted for murdering every one of them so there is no opposition right ?

You sick.

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Only poeple in Russia could face 5 years in prison for waving the wrong flag. Don't beleive your Putin propaganda bullshit.

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lol this is plain bs. thats the shit you're used to read and that's the shit putin's media feeds you with.

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Not sure what exactly you mean by "bs". But okay.

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bullshit

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What's with the card game?

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i dont give a shit about the card game.

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i think you missed the first entry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshit

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Seems in turn, you missed this my reply.

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you seem confused, my reply wasn't to that post, get your facts right, oh sorry, there was something i forgot about your "facts", seems like you really internalized this behaviour

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@Prosac
you seem confused, my reply wasn't to that post

You seem to be fooling around because Steamgifts messages history include all replies show with message on.

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whatever, you still missed the first entry of Bullshit on the Wiki

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@Prosac
whatever, you still missed the first entry of Bullshit on the Wiki

Whatever, you still missed 7th line of BS on the Wiki.

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from the top or from the bottom?

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Of course from left.

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on which page?

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Hah, that was actually funny.

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sorry, can't access RT because it's banned because of fake news

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@Prosac
sorry, can't access RT because it's banned because of fake news

Looks, you still newbie in sphere finding ways to blocked resources. =)

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i don't care, it will be just another video in russian, which i can't understand a word of

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@Prosac
i don't care, it will be just another video in russian, which i can't understand a word of

If you really didn't care, you wouldn't reply to my messages. Anyway, without try you never knows what was under my link. =)

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really? maybe i just wanted to mock you?

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@Prosac
really? maybe i just wanted to mock you?

Of this I had no doubt.

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Only people who caused public disturbances got arrested. You are most likely being fed absolute distorted bullshit over the arrest.
Maybe don't read news on state controlled propaganda channels next time.

I am sick ? You are the only one supporting a government who actually does this. We literally have Russian political party and they are still in government because they still have some support from Russians living here. And that is absolutely fine. But they are not majority so don't expect Latvia to turn into another dictatorship controlled state.

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But they are not majority so don't expect Latvia to turn into another dictatorship controlled state.

I sincerely hope so.

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It would be better to have them be part of another country's territory anyway, if only to call "Putin dead" and attach "new Putin" over the people.

If it is the Russian people who are the "serfs" of the "Russian government," and if the government plays the Russian Empire as an anachronism, then it would be better for the people of Russia to be the "serfs" of the "Russian government," than for the people of Russia to be the "serfs" of the "Russian government" and to try to do the work of governing the country.
📝Крепостное право в России

It would be much more humane to have people from other countries as officials and governments, rather than trying to govern the country as Russian citizens.

They (Putin, oligarchs, or government agencies, etc.) are simply repeating the composition that denies communism, in which royalty and czars seize power and exploit the people.
Even the military has lost over 30% of its ground troops deployed to Ukraine due to unreasonable and unworkable orders.
Thirty percent means fighting eight hours a day, 24 hours a day in three shifts.
What would happen as a reality if that means fighting 24 hours a day in two shifts at 12 hours a day?
If the opponent is the same, you would win.
With unstoppable reinforcements, it is unrealistic.

The troops on the ground can no longer afford to rest, and if they do not withdraw at once, they will be in a state of collapse.
However, if there is a ceasefire and these troops and soldiers return to Moscow, the revolution will take place as it is.
In other words, Russia now seems to be like a dying old man with dementia who keeps prolonging his life by increasing the number of external enemies.

The Russian people need to make efforts to hasten that period.
It should be resolved before there is no place on earth left to lament the worst.

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And just like that, Putin is the biggest influencer for NATO. Finland and Sweden joining. The total opposite what he wanted.

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https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russian-negotiator-says-ukraines-azov-fighters-dont-deserve-live-2022-05-17/

Russian negotiator says Ukraine's Azov fighters 'don't deserve to live'

Going by the typical Kremlin playbook again. Peaceful Russian military peacefully invading a sovereign country and even has the audacity to call for death penalty of the defending force. Pathetic. This piece of shit should be tried along the Russian military for war crimes they have committed.

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Not to mention that there are border guards, marines, the police, and even Territorial Defense units inside Azovstal, not only Azov fighters.

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What are you talking about? There's only AZOV in Ukraine. No army, no police... Every man with a weapon is called AZOOOOOV by russians /s

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@Vassay
What are you talking about? There's only AZOV in Ukraine. No army, no police... Every man with a weapon is called AZOOOOOV by russians /s

Do not distort, that's what your media says so. Respectable military are not threatened by anything in Russian captivity.

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russian state tv spent a whole month preaching that russian forces were all attacked by Azov group. over the whole Ukraine, none the less. So no, it's not OUR media.

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@Vassay
russian state tv spent a whole month preaching that russian forces were all attacked by Azov group.

I don't know what exactly you watched, but no.

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Russia will probably play it out along the lines of "these were evil nazis supporting hitler and making nuclear weapons to drop on poor Russian soldiers, so we had to kill them all with our peaceful intentions"

This is like a bad take on Futuramas Benders joke.

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I mean, if they will make a proper trial, with concrete evidence - sure, go for it. Ukraine will also put russian soldiers on trial, at least those who were documented to have commited war crimes.

But, knowing russia, if they even make a trial, it will be a circus, like with all political trials in the past 10-20 years.

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Yeah, sadly we know a fair trial wont ever happen. Corruption and basically dictatorship of Putin wouldn't bring anything fair to the trial. They would make up some theater of "dictatorship" and just murder everyone over falsified proof. And you can't even rely on people to ask for fair trial - they have been zombified to think everyone who is not Russians are evil. And Ukrainians are supposedly the root of all evil in their eyes.

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It's like Ukrainians deny russians happiness by just, you know, existing. Crazy how one nation can be so preoccupied by hate that they don't pay attention to what's happening inside their country.

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I think it stems down to being a citizen of a large country. They are arrogant enough to not care about the outside world but susceptible enough to believe anything they are told about the outside world. Mix it with citizens being poor and oppressed enough not to visit the world and you have a formula for disaster. Nationalistic, racist and all around hateful bunch of people. And on the other hand you have rich and arrogant who live in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and have their lives too good to care for outside world making them arrogant and impressionable. And once their favorite country in the world gets shit for doing something they didnt know or care about, of course they will believe its the evil west oppressing the poor Russia. And this is why neighboring countries have problem with this as well - hateful arrogant people attacking others just for not speaking Russian... while they themselves are drunk, stupid and arrogant. But hey, at least they are nationalistic.

And before Bazilus runs in to say how I am generalizing - Of course I am not meaning everyone is like that. There are enough intelligent people who know whats going on outside the country and can form their opinions. But the majority of this arrogance is IMO why Putin can be so successful. He feeds his power on this. And so does Kremlin and whoever will replace Putin.

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It would be nice to change the methodology, it does not correspond to reality. They don't think about replacing it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXYC8rWoMVo Buryatia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze_U5CaMw7Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXZyZ6Zf1NY Karelia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbJREn9593c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNu9_gpQOdY Kabardino-Balkarian Republic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVapfTG2Z_s And it's just beautifully shot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtU0spms1bE And this is to make the ass burn

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first step, put infamous Z on childrens clothing
second step, give them uniforms and weapons
god damn retards

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Had never heard of Badma-Khanda before. Thanks for sharing.

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There seems to be talk of how there actually are no Azov man between the ones that got evacuated (excluding some heavily injured fighters). Allegedly Russians have "evacuated" Azov man to Russia and has started talking of how they are about to refuse to do exchange of POVs if they are classified as war criminals. So typical of Russia to stab someone in the back again. If this fact will be approved then it's just another deal Putin will have backed out of in the middle of doing.

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I love Russia's favorite line.
"We are attacking but we are only defending ourselves"

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All abusers say that line. "I prevented the worse from happening", "You made me do it".

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That is so true!
"They made us attack Ukraine.. because Ukraine was planning to attack us in a month."
I have heard that line quite a few times.

I must have missed that secret mobilization somehow.

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Even if Ukraine were to attack russia, what then? russia is an enormous country, and has three times as many people. What would such an attack bring? What would be the point? This is stupid, no mater how you look at it.

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Unfortunately, there is no death penalty in Russia, in any case, all millitary crimes will be investigated and those responsible will be punished, don't worry.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grYivSA22MY Everything is in accordance with the letter of the law.

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Which law? Publicly humiliating POWs is a violation of the Geneva convention. Russia does it and Ukraine does it and both should stop. It's disturbing, dehumanizing and disgusting.

In fairness, Slutsky may also be alluding to alleged war crimes taking place in Donbas over that past 8 years, but regardless, as a negotiator it seems like a fairly stupid and counterproductive thing to say if you're truly interested in coming to terms.

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@melisand
Publicly humiliating POWs is a violation of the Geneva convention. Russia does it and Ukraine does it and both should stop. It's disturbing, dehumanizing and disgusting.

I seen some videos when Ukrainian nazi military maded such things. Can you show me or give key words for search when russian forces made something like this. It is preferable that video without stitching and editing.

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Which law? Publicly humiliating POWs is a violation of the Geneva convention. Russia does it and Ukraine does it and both should stop. It's disturbing, dehumanizing and disgusting.

Also counterproductive. I guess filming interrogations is necessary, but making them public is not. That part is not okay on the Ukrainian side as well, unfortunately. As I see it, it is all part of information warfare, but initiative people don't understand that it gives the opposite result.

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Russian and Ukrainian officials claim that negotiations have stopped entirely.

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https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2022/05/17/rusland-kritiek-op-televisie/
This retired Russian Colonel saying how it is.
Sorry only Dutch subtitles, if anyone has the clip with English subtitles, please post.

( I really don't like that woman for some reason that I can't put my finger on yet.)

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maybe because she got some ghetto/gopnik attitude?
i mean her body language isn't very friendly and resembles a bully in my opinion

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I think its the eyes.

I love how she says that the West is so hostile towards us.
She says it like she really means it, as if she is totally surprised by it.
Oh well
Slavia Ukraine!

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I see that there is a consensus that Khodaryonok is like a more subtle version of Girkin: he is exactly there to sell the Russian public the idea that their victorious victory in the three-day special military operation might be a little less victorious after all.

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Would be nice if that worked. It is high time to end this pain, russia should get the fork out of Ukraine and leave us alone.

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Great man! Have a good day.

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Do you mean the "Iron doll of Putin TV" (as someone nicknamed her in 2013) Olga Skabeyeva? xD

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1 hr 42 min ago
Former Russian colonel criticizes the country's invasion of Ukraine on state television
https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-05-17-22/h_03b8b926d3f8aa69994c715250c7dd00
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In rare public criticism of the conduct of Russia's military operations in Ukraine, a former senior Russian officer has warned on state television that the situation will get worse.

(excerpt)


This former high-ranking Russian military official has been aware of the reality of the situation since around February and has been issuing warnings on TV.
And this time, too, he seems to have been conveying the "reality" to Russian households through state-run broadcasting.

This is the achievement of Ukraine's national security.
Let us wait for the day when Russia comes back to reality.

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you did get the irony?
this is a comedy video and all it does, is playing down the reality

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@Prosac
you did get the irony?
this is a comedy video and all it does, is playing down the reality

Dear god, save me from such people. =)

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there is no god, only Putin

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As you wish.

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good i pointed out irony before, as you clearly don't understand it

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Reminds me of something…wait, isn’t it West’s fault that irony is so twisted nowadays? I mean with that American-sponsored COVID-19 outbreak, American conspiracies in Ukraine and around the world, Americans embracing cars and McDonald’s and ruining the climate, Americans lying everyone about Moon missions…it seems like those Americans ruined irony as well. Don’t you think? /s

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shhh, Big Brother is watching you

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There was this famous Russian stand-up comedian Zadornov. His defining style was to tell something silly about Americans and finish it off with the phrase „well, stupiiiid [people]”. It is funny how Russians don’t even register how they are inclined to blame everything on Americans - even their own faults. And not only Russians.

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Ahh, right.. This is the same thing I keep on hearing from people who lived through Soviet occupation as well. They where constantly bombarded by how evil Americans will murder, bomb and rape everyone. Constantly putting terror into their minds. People not understanding what's the problem - why would Americans want to bomb them all.

Then the soviet union fell and everyone realized it was all sick lies. No one wanted to bomb them, but of course dictatorship requires population of stupid and afraid people for it to work. Putin is going by the book on this... Sadly even in information age it has been possible to keep a whole country on it's toes over non-existent enemy

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The funny part is that like Ryzhehvost told below those jokes by Zadornov were indirectly aimed at the Soviet people themselves; they exposed the Soviet way of thinking so everyone could laugh at themselves, while laughing at those "stupid Americans". Sadly, modern-day pro-Kremlin Russians don't even register that irony anymore.

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Zadornov is a sad example of what happens to all russians after some time. When he was younger he used to say "Americans are stupid" ironically, and actually meaning that it's russians are stupid and not developed enough to understand other nations. But he repeated this phrase so often that to in the end of his life he actually believed that Americans are stupid, not ironically.

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Yes, exactly! I'm glad you see it that way because those Americans are so evil they even twisted irony! And now we have those Nazi Ukrainians...whew. Did you know that they eat kids? Pure evil.

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Nazi Ukrainians from the dark side of the moon?
pretty close to Aliens!

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Zadornov was a funny anti-american stand-upper, until he became completely anti-american

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But the moon landings are true!
Seriously though, we just sponsored a coup in Pakistan. You're welcome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhxTwcslfCY&ab_channel=AwakenWithJP

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I will only tell you that the Russian people desperately love to hear how Americans condemn USA, Ukrainians condemn Ukraine, Europeans condemn Europe...I hope every intelligent person could draw their conclusions.

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Great video by the way, thanks! I am still concerned that all that reasons does not include the main one, the ultimate truth Earth is flat

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Thanks for the reminder that conservatives can't do satire.

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We like to think so. heh.

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https://youtu.be/7_KfYQ_eJKQ

Well, well, well. Somebody give an award to Putin for being the best NATO recruiter in the world.

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"Task failed successfully" (c)

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Impressive how it all back fired into his face.

Had a goal of halving the potential border with NATO ---> NATO border will be increased x2.
Wanted to Demilitarize Ukraine ---> Ukraine is flush with weapons now.
Intended on having a quick victory ---> Going to be awhile and defeat is inevitable.
Wanted to absorb Ukraine into its influence ---> pushed Ukraine more than ever towards the West.
Ruined his own economy ---> Most EU countries will be free of Russian gas and oil by 2027.
(Can read a lot about that in Belgian and Dutch news these days.
USA is laughing because they have been given a perfect excuse to break Russian's back militarily speaking.
Russia's posturing as 2nd biggest army in the world is ruined, everyone knows now it is just a paper bear.
All its soft power influence that it had build up over the last 15 years is gone now.
And he managed to wake up / unify NATO from its slumber.

Putin deserves the Darwin Award for sure.

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Shame he dragged the country down with him =(

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I am not sure about that
In my opinion I believe that every country has the government that they deserve.
A given government is in power because the people has elected or is tolerating it.

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Well that Putin got into the position to cause such harm, I'd at least partly blame on us in the West too. We could have done more and better, to prevent a situation where the Russians were desperate for some "strong leader figure".

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I am interested in hearing your thoughts.
You are right that some things could have been handled better.
I understand that in the late 90's the West could have tried more to gain a closer relationship with the Russians while Yeltsin/ Gorvachov were willing. Even Putin was more moderate at that time.
But I guess that you dont erase out years of suspicion on both sides just like that.
Also Bush's announcement that Georgia and Ukraine can join NATO could have been more tactful.

We will never know how an alternate timeline where the Western and Russia partnership would turn out.

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Margarita Simonyan called the minister who betrayed Russia: "What do you want?"

Margarita Simonyan, reflecting on the life of the country in the 90s, reminded of the only ones who lived well. As a rule, they are now on the other side of the ocean. Among them is a minister from the 90s, who communicated with American chefs from the position: "What do you want?"

RT editor Margarita Simonyan on the air of the program "60 minutes" explained what a "short respite" the United States would again like in relation to Russia. The one that was in the 90s, when we all lived, to put it mildly, not in the best way:

"As for Biden. Of course he would, and they all would... Moreover, they are working on it every day, every hour, every year - all these Bulk and all foreign agents, whom we finally began to call foreign agents, exist with their money only for us to turn... like him (Biden. - Ed.) said, in a short respite after Gorbachev."

The only question is, for whom is this respite, Simonyan continued:

"This is not a respite for us, but for them. Did you have a good life in the 90s? No, of course not. And I don't really. And I do not know a single person, to be honest, who lived better in the 90s than now. Maybe, except for the Minister of Foreign Affairs Kozyrev, whom, probably, they would like to see as a minister now... Who now lives in Miami and who communicated with them exclusively from the position of "What do you want?"

Of course, the United States had a respite, and it consisted in plundering Russia:

"They took away any of our resources. Remember how we started fighting in the 2000s, when Putin became our president. How much shouting there was! And about Yukos, and about Sakhalin-1 and Sakhalin-2... It's not even remembered now. And it is necessary to remember!" - emphasized the editor-in-chief of the TV channel.

https://spb.tsargrad.tv/news/margarita-simonjan-nazvala-predavshih-rossiju-chego-izvolite_371068

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Margarita Simonyan the same woman who claims that Russia is at war with NATO?
I thought there was no war at all....
But in Russia it is a war when it is convenient for Russian propaganda as with everything else.

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How convenient it is to tear out the pieces from the context that are needed without laying out the entire interview. Or Poland, Slovenia, Germany, and do not forget about the United States is not a member of NATO, it seems not, they are its participants, but arms supplies from these countries are being conducted, than this is not a war with the whole of NATO, but only with the hands of Ukrainian soldiers, although Biden needs it, he is ready to fight to the last Ukrainian a soldier, but he won't send his own at the same time.

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cry me a river of how NATO is so bad

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Well, I'm pretty sure that you do know most aspects yourself. And imho it wouldn't have been necessary to switch to a bff relation,
But it was a tragedy how badly the transition went along and how little we did to improve the situation.

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Both Yeltsin and Putin had proposed Russia join NATO in the past.. What a different world it would be now if that idea had been encouraged. But it was never going to happen because some very powerful people had a different agenda. Some very interesting answers can be found in a BBC documentary "The Power of Nightmares" You can watch it on youtube or find a synopsis on wiki if you are inclined.

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Thanks for the recommendation melisand, I will have a look.
Things would have been different for sure better or worse we will never know.
Powerful people indeed had an agenda that stopped Russia from joining ( From what I remember is that Russia expected to just be able to join and NATO is all about being on the same wavelength and adjust your institutions accordingly which I doubt Russia would just want to do.)
Finally would like to make the point that Russia would also have had an agenda for joining NATO.

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I'd be interested in your opinion if you get to it.
I think Yeltsin intended to transition Russia to some form of democracy along with a market economy and understood that it was going to take some time. My understanding was that Clinton was very interested in helping Russia get to that point and was working towards that goal with Russian leaders, but the ball got dropped along the way. Russia (and Yeltsin) surely needed a lot of support in order not to turn into the wild west both economically and politically after the dissolution of the communist regime - and the internal backlash that caused. The obvious explanation was that Clinton got distracted by his struggle with internal politics at home. But it looks like other influences were already in place that were working to stop him.
After all, the allies bent over backward to help Germany and Japan get back on their feet, and that in order to avoid a repeat performance of very egregious behavior. So why was that logic not applied to Russia as well. It's difficult to make sense of it.

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At first the population didn't do a lot to shake Putin off, and right now it's gonna be quite hard to kick him out. I'm betting on either him dying of natual disease cause, or from an armed coup. Truly bloodless change of regime is almost impossible in this situation.
Still, along with a big chunk of "vatniks" there are good, peaceful people who just want to live calmly. I'm worried about those.

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Had a goal of halving the potential border with NATO ---> NATO border will be increased x2.

If the border has increased, then we need to look at what will happen on the territory, since all the exercises have already been held, including Sweden and Finland, or have we already forgotten about it?

Wanted to Demilitarize Ukraine ---> Ukraine is flush with weapons now.

It is littered with scrap metal. Old and outdated stuff is pushed there, which still needs to be disposed of. The newly delivered M777 have already passed this procedure. The Ukrainian battery of 155-millimeter M777 howitzers manufactured by the United States in the area of the settlement of Podgornoye has been disposed of. https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2022/05/18/raketnye-voyska-nakryli-batareyu-gaubic-m777-proizvodstva-ssha-minoborony

Intended on having a quick victory ---> Going to be awhile and defeat is inevitable.

Where it was written about a quick victory. Stop writing it all the time, there was no such thing. There are plans and they are adhered to, sometimes there are shortcomings or unaccounted-for factors that affect both one side and the other. According to the plan, there are 100 tons of diesel, but in reality a Caliber has arrived and there are no these 100 tons.

Wanted to absorb Ukraine into its influence ---> pushed Ukraine more than ever towards the West.

Unless at least one document says about the seizure. It is written about disarmament, but then let them do it themselves somehow, although it will not be very clear how it will be, and some are already thinking about the partition of Ukraine.

Ruined his own economy ---> Most EU countries will be free of Russian gas and oil by 2027.
(Can read a lot about that in Belgian and Dutch news these days.)

Yes, there is such a thing, there will be a drop in GDP, there will be only 3% growth. And they said even earlier that they would refuse Gas and Oil, so it's not a secret. Although companies open ruble accounts to pay for gas, they do not want to, but they do. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-17/eni-to-open-euro-ruble-accounts-with-russia-s-gazprombank-l3a8sbbp https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-17/eu-says-opening-ruble-accounts-for-russian-gas-breaks-sanctions?srnd=premium-europe

USA is laughing because they have been given a perfect excuse to break Russian's back militarily speaking.

I would like to see how they will break, just for this purpose it is necessary to force them to stop producing military products, and with this there are several difficulties and the biggest difficulty is minimal cooperation with other countries, no, there is cooperation within the country, but with foreign firms at least, it's just that since 2014 the military began to introduce and do not accept weapons. https://topwar.ru/196372-krupnaja-partija-osnovnyh-boevyh-tankov-t-90m-proryv-otpravlena-v-vojska.html

Russia's posturing as 2nd biggest army in the world is ruined, everyone knows now it is just a paper bear.

Show who positioned the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation as the 2nd largest army in the world. If Business Insider, then they consider the software only to be driven by one tricky formula without taking into account part of the terms, and they take part of the terms with multipliers and use only publicly available information. Comparisons of armies of different countries of the world in terms of military power and strength is not entirely correct, since it is only possible to determine whose army is stronger in practice and on the battlefield, and the amount of equipment, troops and the size of the military budget is only a theory. Nevertheless, various ratings covering these parameters allow us to assess the approximate state of the armies of the world. And since the group of only 200,000 people who take part, preliminary forecasts and analysis of losses according to the data presented showed that by March 1, 2022, 45,000 losses and then, in theory, we need to think about withdrawal and replenishment, and for some reason an attack and blocking of armed groups is being carried out. This is where the part began to ask questions about the reality of these losses and how many of them actually are.

All its soft power influence that it had build up over the last 15 years is gone now.
And he managed to wake up / unify NATO from its slumber.

Soft power is a force in which weapons are not used, but politicians who support the Russian Federation work. But here, if they don't want to listen, they can already use brute force. It is interesting how the awakening from hibernation happened, the arms concerns want to have time to share the pie and bite off the fattest pieces, like Slovakia with its 130 million euros for the delivered C-300 or the Swedes with their helmets for 9 million euros for 5,000 helmets.

Putin deserves the Darwin Award for sure.

At least they found out what they give the Darwin Prize for. But as I remember that you wanted to have an operation, so Biden is really waiting for you when you come and do it. And so if there is an accusation of the president, it means that this president is doing everything right, due to the fact that the opponent wants to look like "Whatever you want", and they show him the middle finger and indicate their conditions.

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Finland and the Baltics have been having exercises with some NATO member for over 20 years. Nothing new there.
I think it is you who has forgotten about the Russian "exercises"
Also your argument is nonsense since the point is that NATO border with Russia will double if Finland joins and Putin made a big thing about not wanting to bordered by NATO members.

Outdated tech? Stingers sure, M777 that is an old reliable piece of equipment that has had several upgrades over the years.
But dont worry, Ukraine will receive more and more NATO standard tech over the coming months if necessary.
On an extra note, so you are saying that Russia is being held off and pushed back by old and outdated scrap?
Great argument.

There was no such thing??? Really
Rush Kyiv, capture the airport and drop in supplies and heavy equipment to capture the city and topple the government.
Even Zelensky has said that one the first few days, the Russians came close to capturing him in Kyiv. There is more than enough evidence that Russia tried to push for a quick sub week victory. You are also one of the people who believe that phase one Kyiv attack was just a diversion???
Sacrifice 1000's of vehicles and 8.000 soldiers in a diversion? you are mad.

Russia wanted to topple the government, turn Ukraine into a puppet state for Russia and create Nova Russia province in the South.
That I would call absorbing Ukraine.

I am aware that EU countries open accounts in Ruble to pay for gas and oil which they still need.
It was stated that EU wants to get rid of Russian oil and gas by 2027 - 2030. Depending on the country.
Impossible for EU to just drop Russian oil and gas in a year without hurting themselves too much.

No need for Russia to stop producing.
Ukraine will outmatch ( with the help of the West) Russia pretty soon when it comes to munitions.
Russia has already shown it fails miserably in logistics. And Russia can make more tanks but it takes 90 days and it will be the same inferior tech with none of the upgrades. ( Russian info here)

Are you saying that Russia predicted to have 45.000 losses?? I call BS on that then.

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Finland and the Baltics have been having exercises with some NATO member for over 20 years. Nothing new there.
I think it is you who has forgotten about the Russian "exercises"

And the list of these exercises is possible, but without taking into account the "Iron Wolf-2021", it's still Lithuania. It's just NATO exercises almost every month.

Also your argument is nonsense since the point is that NATO border with Russia will double if Finland joins and Putin made a big thing about not wanting to bordered by NATO members.

Yes, there will be a longer border, but in the current situation, if there are no new bases, the situation will not change in general.

Outdated tech? Stingers sure, M777 that is an old reliable .......

Sorry, but remove the M777 from this list. It needs to be repaired or changed. They have already been damaged or even destroyed part of them. And if the rollback hydraulic cylinder gets damaged, then it can only be changed. As for the FIM-92 Stinger, it is necessary to shoot a triangle at the target for its guaranteed destruction or defeat, which is quite difficult with the great dominance of aviation. And if the flight altitude is 5 km or more, then it will not even be possible to reach the height due to the fact that only 3.8 km maximum.
I'm not worried about deliveries. If you want to carry, then carry, just do not forget about those who have been trained, if you give a monkey a grenade, then the probability that the check will be pulled out is minimal, but the fact that this grenade will be thrown is very high, and perhaps a check will be thrown, and the grenade will be left.

On an extra note, so you are saying that Russia......

Deterrence and repression. You know the plans of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, then write them, I would also like to know them. If a decision is made to withdraw due to the current situation, then such a decision means, if a decision is made to withdraw due to rearmament and replenishment of personal assets, then this is different.

There was no such thing??? Really
Rush Kyiv, capture the airport and drop.......

And did they enter Kiev, there is no need to lie, I do not remember this due to the fact that it did not happen. Neither Boryspil nor Zhuliany were captured. Not to be confused with Antonov Airport (Gostomel). Further, transoport planes did not arrive at the airport. There was a landing from helicopters.
Well, why not donate 1000 pieces of equipment of the armed forces of Ukraine, it still needs to be dragged for scrap. And why 8000, and not 30,000, if we really talk, then we need to say big numbers, it's still a lie, but it's more scary this way. If you look, then about 3,300 total since the beginning of hostilities.

Russia wanted to topple the government, turn Ukraine into a puppet state for Russia and create Nova Russia province in the South.
That I would call absorbing Ukraine.

Read the plans, they are listed and available. No one is going to overthrow or change the government of Ukraine, although Zelensky has already prepared conditions in the EU for bringing him to a sacred sacrifice.

Impossible for EU to just drop Russian oil and gas in a year without hurting themselves too much.

This was voiced from the very beginning when sanctions were imposed, but apparently the EU leadership decided to go to the prince and imposed sanctions, then said "Solve the problems yourself." This is certainly an interesting solution. First, create problems, and then force to solve the introduced problems by those who suffer the most from the introduced solutions and say that the problems need to be solved. But in order not to have an easy solution, then force the solution of problems to also keep sanctions.

Ukraine will outmatch ( with the help of the West) Russia pretty soon when it comes to munitions.

In order to surpass, it is necessary either to bring ready-made or to make on the spot. The factory is not done in 1 hour, this is not a computer game. If there is a delivery, then Iskander or Caliber will arrive at the warehouse and there will be no warehouse, so they have already done it near Lviv. 10 calibers and there is no warehouse with fresh delivery.

Russia has already shown it fails miserably in logistics. And Russia can make more tanks but it takes 90 days and it will be the same inferior tech with none of the upgrades. ( Russian info here)

Forgot to attach the link. If it's about the T-72B3, then it's an upgrade, yes, it's cheap, but it's not always expensive, it means good. Sometimes a product is made well from the very beginning and it does not make sense to redo it more globally, but it is better to do it in a new way due to the fact that it will be cheaper this way.

Are you saying that Russia predicted to have 45.000 losses?? I call BS on that then.

Summary of losses of Russian troops from the General Staff of Ukraine
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the morning of May 19 reported that the total combat losses of the Russian military from 24.02 to 19.05 approximately amounted to:
personnel — about 28,500 (+200) people;
tanks — 1254 (+3);
armored combat vehicles — 3063 (+20);
artillery systems – 595 (+9);
MLRS — 199 (+0);
air defense systems — 93 (+2);
aircraft — 203 (+1);
helicopters — 167 (+0);
Operational-tactical level UAV — 455 (+14);
cruise missiles — 103 (+1);
ships /boats — 13 (+0);
motor vehicles and tankers — 2157 (+20);
special equipment/ special equipment — 43.

In addition, the headquarters stated that "the greatest enemy losses (over the past day) were observed in the Slavyansk, Krivoy Rog and Zaporozhye directions."
https://telegraf.by/file/2022/05/FTGbrHFWIAYKybE.jpg
And this is from England, but on April 25, 2022
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10751671/15-000-Russian-troops-killed-Ukraine-Defence-Secretary-Ben-Wallace-tells-MPs.html

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"And did they enter Kiev, there is no need to lie"

---> "Russian troops made two failed attempts to storm the presidential compound in the early hour of 24 February while Mr Zelensky sought shelter with his wife Olena Zelenska and two children, aged 17 and nine."
https://inews.co.uk/news/world/zelensky-almost-captured-russian-forces-first-hours-war-1603773
This was global news.

This also clearly proofs Russian intent of toppling Ukrainian government.
Which is logical, because the quickest way to end the war is by capturing the government.

Russian plans leak?
https://nypost.com/2022/03/01/belarus-dictator-alexander-lukashenko-appeared-to-show-russian-plans-to-invade-moldova-through-ukraine/

"In order to surpass, it is necessary either to bring ready-made or to make on the spot. The factory is not done in 1 hour, this is not a computer game"
The West has a huge stockpile of munitions and equipment especially the USA.
The western factories keep on producing munitions as we speak same as Russia.
Western munition factories are in greater number than the Russian munition factories.
If the West runs out of a certain component such as chips they make a call to Taiwan and a day or 2 later Taiwanese chips arrive where they are needed. Russia doesn't produce most of its own components and at the moment the countries with these components wont ship them to Russia.
Given a long enough time line, it is inevitable that Russia is going to be outmatched when it comes to munitions and equipment.
Russia's only hope is that somehow for some reason the West stops sending munitions to Ukraine.

"preliminary forecasts and analysis of losses according to the data presented showed that by March 1, 2022, 45,000 losses and then"

Thanks for the info on Russian losses but I am interested in where you get the number 45.000 from?
At the present time it is considered that Russia has lost 1/3 of its invading force.
Which will be at 70000 then seeing how Russia started with about 200.000 men.
( note that these are all dead soldiers but a combination of Killed and Wounded)

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https://inews.co.uk/news/world/zelensky-almost-captured-russian-forces-first-hours-war-1603773
This also clearly proofs Russian intent of toppling Ukrainian government.
Which is logical, because the quickest way to end the war is by capturing the government.

Yes, the yellow press. If you want, you can make about 100 pieces of such news right now, and they will be different.
If the special forces were working, then they would have taken him or the order to kill him, then they killed him, although just killing with capture will not do anything, due to the fact that those who are on the ground of a military clash do not really want to follow the orders of Ukraine. And so, according to this attack, it is necessary to look at those who benefit, and one of them is Arsen Avakov, who possessed (I don't know now, I need to clarify) personal military forces.
And so there is another option. If the situation is bad, then show that measures were taken at one point, then it will be possible to direct it in another direction. If you make a throw-in about the fact that they wanted to attack the president, then you can remove the question about the beginning of a Special operation, and this is about the fact that foreign intelligence does not know how to work.

Russian plans leak?

Yes, the video is very beautiful. On the map of economic development, without being accompanied by the voice of what they really say, we let music and text, but the text can be absolutely any, the main thing is that there is an agenda for the situation.
Would you read this meeting https://president.gov.by/en/events/soveshchanie-s-chlenami-soveta-bezopasnosti-i-rukovodstvom-soveta-ministrov-1646152770 he doesn't need a war. Moreover, even the article says "ALLEGEDLY", and they immediately realized that this was not true. Like the Belarusian journalist Tadeusz Giczan (a very Belarusian name) working from Poland (NEXTA edition) could come up with this due to the fact that Transnistria does not really want to listen to Chisinau. After all, CEPA has already submitted a plan for the division of Russia, but the plan failed, and here any fuck will come down to get money, the main thing on the agenda.
And so when 40,000 fighters hang on the left flank and can reach Kiev, then either you send reinforcements in the form of 100,000 to the LDPR, exposing your flank, or you leave it in place to cover Kiev itself, but without reinforcements for the troops who are being pressed.

The West has a huge stockpile of munitions............ for some reason the West stops sending munitions to Ukraine.

Well, there are the necessary goods in another country, the warehouse is full. There is an opportunity to transport it, transport capabilities allow. But for this we also need an intermediate warehouse where weapons will be accumulated. Which will then be used. If it came and immediately left, then this is one thing, but there is accumulation and transfer, and this is at least a few hours. At this moment, the rocket calmly reaches and hits the targets. Satellite Cosmos-XXXX (satellite number) Of course, it will not tell you anything, but these are satellites of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, this is intelligence, and this can be prepared in advance and take the necessary actions. The better the intelligence, the less fog of war.
Chips from Taiwan. Neon, like the ruby substrate, were supplied from the Russian Federation and Ukraine, there are no reserves, but for how long they will last. Of course, you can buy in China, but even there the prices have become not small. And without Neon, the laser cannot draw a pattern on the substrate, and without a pattern there will be no chip.
Perhaps I didn't write to you, but I wrote earlier. Military products in Russia are not made in cooperation with other countries, such as in the United States. This has already been done since 2014, and some had to be completely redone with a change of the element base, and some had to be done with the launch of production in Russia. Just this is done so that when the technological chain breaks, the entire production does not suffer completely. If you do everything yourself, then there is no dependence on the fact that someone will not bring the necessary parts, although it sometimes comes out more expensive, but there is also no dependence.

Thanks for the info on Russian losses but I am interested in where you get the number 45.000 from?
At the present time it is considered that Russia has lost 1/3 of its invading force.
Which will be at 70000 then seeing how Russia started with about 200.000 men.
( note that these are all dead soldiers but a combination of Killed and Wounded)

That's just how everyone writes about the enemy's losses, but no one writes about their losses. In reality, there are about 3,300 losses. And so I just followed the path of English journalists and brought the figures of losses from the ceiling, the main thing was to show that there are a lot of them, it's still not necessary to prove that this is a real figure. In fact, they can be found out, but it is necessary to conduct analytical work. That's just 3300 is from the analytical work.
https://sova.news/2022/05/13/allei-na-kladbishhah-i-sotni-oficzerov-chto-izvestno-o-poteryah-rossii-v-ukraine/

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Nothing new, Russian government lot of times said about NATO continue moving to our borders. This only confirms their words.

My congratulations to Finland and Sweden, this is big step.

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Do explain please how a defensive alliance endangers you ?

It only affects you if you plan to attack anyone from the alliance. Don't start wars and NATO literally doesn't affect you. This NATO excuse has been laughed at by everyone in Europe due to it's fallacy

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Do explain please how a defensive alliance endangers you ?

Since Russia twice proposed its candidacy for membership in NATO and we were refused with strange reasons, questions began to arise. For example, from whom it is defending right now? In itself it was created as a defensive alliance against the USSR, but this country collapsed 30 years ago, and the defensive alliance blooms and smells.

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When was that? And what strange reasons were those you speak of? Never heard of that story, there never have been serious approaches or disussions, though there has been indeed a cooperaton between NATO and Russia. But you kinda blew it after annexing crimea

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia%E2%80%93NATO_relations

And do be fair, there were no serious discussions for Ukraine to join NATO or EU anytime soon, but now that Russia started the invasion you kinda drove the West to "expand".

Not to speak of NATO being brain dead, because there has not been any thread in a long time, but that changed too thanks to Putin. Putin is the resurector of NATO.

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And do be fair, there were no serious discussions for Ukraine to join NATO.

Ukraine was against NATO membership by vast majority before the annexation of Crimea - Popular opinion in Ukraine. It is kinda stupid to bring it up all the time as some kind of reason and "West's fault" if Ukrainians themselves were against NATO membership before Russia's "brotherly" blow in 2013-2014.

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1954 USSR asked but they were fully expecting a NO because NATO was about keeping the Soviets out, The Germans down and Europe free.
USSR really just asked so they would have a pretext to start their own Warsaw pact.
And when those little countries got freed from it. They were more than happy to run towards NATO after all the communist abuse they received.

In the 1990's they came a looking again but USA was saying no.
Also because Russia felt that it was big and special and didnt want to go through the waiting process and aligning their institutions with NATO.

NATO worked because all members have the same vision and goals, Russia wouldnt have fit in seeing how their believe are drastically different.

NATO also became a relic really after the fall of the USSR.
Useful for Putin to scare Russians and get him his depotism at home.
Much like North Korea does with America.
But thank you to Putin for blowing new life into NATO.

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When was that?

You have already been answered some upper. Sometimes it is useful to know the history. And linking to the pro-western wikipedia is stupid enough, they of course won’t lie about the USSR and Russia there. =)

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So because the Soviets have been rejected by NATO in 1954, just after Stalin died (who was not much better than Hitler) who ruled the Soviet Union for like 3 decades, and Russia also been rejected just after the Soviet Union broke apart, you guys are playing the soreheads and blaming the West to be evil and what not? I mean can you blame them, in all seriousness, to have neglected such proposals at that point in time?

If when Putin was in charge the first time, he had a serious ambition to join NATO, it probably could have happened, if there were any signs of democratic structures in the country. But to my knowledge there hasn't been any ambition as this mofo is still in his imperialistic Soviet thinking. He's always been and it shows.

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That's what I understand was a force, even having collapsed the Soviet Union, the memory of it is so strong that it still inspires fear in people. Counrtry who won WWII. Country that collapsed 30 years ago. Even Stalin left 68 already years ago. Oh, god.

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Russia thinks they were the only ones to have won the second World War. And it's such a hypocrisy you admire that mass murderer Stalin, who was the same kind of piece of shit as Hitler. No wonder you guys stand with Putin who is the same bastard leader. The irony is you're saying your fighting nazis and bring freedom to the world, but it's the opposite of what you're claiming. you're terrorising your brother country with Nazi like actions, even have your nazi like wannabe swastika Z symbol and now wonder why the world is against you. You guys certainly have your own interpretation of what fascism is supposed to be, contrarary to what it actually is. Russia obviously didn't learn from the actions of Nazi Germany, instead they still glorify their shitty Soviet attitude. Russia could have done much better after the fall of the Soviet Republic, it's a shame of what has become of it.

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Russia thinks they were the only ones to have won the second World War.

What a mess in your head, you can’t even calmly answer without insulting.

Russia has never declared that it win the Second World War, then our now country did not exist.

In the Second World War, the Soviet Union and allies won, but the losses that USSR gained are simply unthinkable in terms of the number of people. They all heros, thanks to them for they sacrificed lives for this win. This is why every 9 may we honor they. And everyone in the world mades same who knows and remember real history.

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Russia has never declared that it win the Second World War, then our now country did not exist.

Only major difference between soviet union and Russia for the most part is the fact no one is under your occupation anymore. You so like to talk about good old times and putin is literally playing by communist playbook. There really is no surprise Gorbachev was refused the idea of joining the NATO. No one would say it our loud but just because you let go all the occupied countries didn't mean anything had changed in the ideology and government. And that is more and more clearer by day. Countries around Russia need protection from you. Call it Soviet Union or Russia, doesn't change much... the power hungry regime that has nor regard towards human life is alive and strong

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Only major difference between soviet union and Russia for the most part is the fact no one is under your occupation anymore.
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Call it Soviet Union or Russia, doesn't change much... the power hungry regime that has nor regard towards human life is alive and strong.

Another one saluting the Soviet Union with fear. Who was intimidated by fairy tales and false history.

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saluting with fear ? What ?
With disgust more like. Sad to see Russians and neighboring countries to have to endure Kremlin and its fascistic regime.

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How is that stupid?
Compared to Russia who won't lie? you are mad.

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How is that stupid?
Compared to Russia who won't lie? you are mad.

Oh, who would say. You generally dwell in your own thoughts and pass them off as someone else's.

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How can you say that?
When it is you who always goes " They must be lying" if sources don't fit your narrative.
Blaming others for conjecture while using conjecture yourself all the time.

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@codasim
How can you say that?
When it is you who always goes " They must be lying" if sources don't fit your narrative.
Blaming others for conjecture while using conjecture yourself all the time.

You seem, to have a short memory.

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Ah yeah, I stick by that.
Have seen enough of you to come to the conclusion that you approve of rape, murder, and destruction by your continuous silence and calling it lies.

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Ah yeah, I stick by that. Inside you are a silent genocidal maniac.
Have seen enough of you to come to the conclusion that you approve of rape, murder, and destruction by your continuous silence and calling it lies.

You continue on doing it, you are hopeless.

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And your continuous silence. Proofs my point.
I just call you out on your twisted views
Having silence about the atrocities your goverment commits makes you just as guilty as they are imo.
If you cant handle that. That is your problem.

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And your continuous silence. Proofs my point. I just call you out on your twisted views Having silence about the atrocities your goverment commits makes you just as guilty as they are imo.

You watch and reading only what you want seen. And skipping all other information.

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Yes NATO has expended Eastwards.
But never in their time has there been a troop build up past Germany.
So when Putin says he is threatened by NATO, he means he is threatened that more his homebase sees the freedoms and right we have and fears that there will be more and more demand for democracy and rights by the Russian people.

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not to forget, how these countries prosper and russia not

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In your wet dreams.

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should we talk about your wet socialistic dreams now?

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Well, if inflation is 15% and the refusal of food with heating is prosperity, then yes, the population of these countries is getting richer.

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Freedom that there should be one Gay, one disabled and one with a different skin color in this, even if he does not know how to work. If they fail, then only a white heterosexual man can be fired, and the rest cannot be touched. Then the question arises, why do they have more rights than this man, in what is he worse?

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pretty bold theory

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how does that relates to your theory, that diversity people can't be fired?

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