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Baldric Eggling
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02.24.2022 | 1:13 AM ET

I'll post what's happening as it comes through for purposes of posterity. Doubt the veracity of what is posted here. Having lived through the Iraq war, I am sure that the vast majority of what gets reported will turn out to be either misinformation or outright ********. Posting because a lot of non-Australia members will be asleep, now. I'll report as much as I can.

So far the g****vine is:

Russia has indeed embarked on a full scale invasion of Ukraine. Air attacks, and ground forces. There has been at least one missile strike, there have been front-line Ukranian casualities ( have seen video, cannot post it here, too graphic).

Footage of an airstrike hitting Lutsk:

https://twitter.com/Conflicts/status/1496721271907889155?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1496721271907889155%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpatriots.win%2Fnew


Belarus has thrown in with Russia/is issuing support.
Reports of Ukrainian air defence having shot down multiple Russian planes, either drones or fighters. 


Some other info:



* Edited at 02.24.2022, 1:29 AM ET *

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Joshjeffords
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10.16.2022 | 2:05 PM ET

Elon is not American fire at will, wont matter he is the AntiChrist.
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10.17.2022 | 7:04 AM ET


Diplomat Elon Musk, who has only recently been asking questions, has backtracked on his decision to stop pro-bono Starlink for Ukraine.@****les It is not entirely clear how the correspondence beween SpaceX and the Pentagon has progressed. It appears that the Pentagon has not honored his request and SpaceX is continuing to service some 20,000 Starlink satellite units from its own pocket. Regardless of all diplomatic motives, this is good news for Ukraine.

It remains a strange guy that Musk, he has a very quickly hurt ego. First, he shows off his free internet for Ukraine advertising campaign. Fine of course. Win win. Then he comes with a laughably stupid 'peace proposal' which basically boiled down to let's give the Russians everything they want and we'll be good friends again. Haha. Then he got a burn from Zelensky with the 'who do you think is the nicer Musk? Musk backing Russia? Musk supporting Ukraine?' And now he is going to say again that he will pay for everything himself.

* Edited at 10.17.2022, 7:13 AM ET *

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Gobaz
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10.17.2022 | 4:59 PM ET

Mobilization Day 25 - New Russian front towards Kiev from Belarus takes shape. Drunk soldier gets weapon..



In total there now appear to be around 9,000 Russian troops in Belarus, including some 170 tanks, 100 artillery pieces and mortars over 100mm and about 200' combat vehicles. Incidentally, there is nothing that positively distinguishes these new troops in quality from what Putin has so far deployed against Ukraine from the East. And if these guys are again deployed against Ukraine with the same inferior logistics, equipment, intelligence and strategy, this too will be another massacre for Russia. Several experts believe that Putin is bluffing and that no attack from Belarus is being launched..

It has been known for some time that the Russians continue to suffer because of chronic overestimation. But it is becoming increasingly difficult to estimate what they are coming up with for backward plans. The army in Belarus is even less than the Russian invasion force in February. What is "available" in Belarus is also not ready to fight, especially not in Ukraine. Russia can no longer cannibalize its own army by haphazardly plucking "trained" soldiers from their current army units. Those Iranian drones and ballistic missiles are purely for terrorizing and not a game-changer. Own stocks of reasonably good PGMs are low at best and production capacity is not going well because of sanctions on technology that is difficult even for us to get. "Dumb" ammunition will, given its daily consumption, which is shot aimlessly, also start to run a bit low. Russians are estimated to die at a ratio of 1:6.5 in favor of 1 Ukrainian against something like 6-7 dead Russians. The corpses of the "mobilization" have been flowing back to Russia for several weeks. And so on. 

Russian artillery accurate to at least 500 meters!

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Gobaz
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10.18.2022 | 3:53 PM ET

Day 26 - "RUSSIAN MOBILIZATION IS OVER"

Putin announced last week that the mobilization would end "within two weeks". Now that seems to have happened, although it would certainly not be the first time if a "small extra recruitment" is held somewhere in the periphery. Anyway, what has 26 days of mobilization brought Putin? In summary: about 300,000 virtually untrained, unguided soldiers who have actually made strategic shifts NOWHERE. All that the mobilization has done is reduce Slavo-Russian support for the war against Ukraine, and further alienate ethnic republics like Dagestan.

Nice work Vlad.

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10.19.2022 | 9:21 AM ET

This war could not have come at a worse time for China.  They are having many issues and the loans they gave to Russia(300 billion) don't look like they will be paid back any time soon. Coincidence?

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10.19.2022 | 5:02 PM ET



This is the newly appointed Russian commander of the 'special military operation' in Ukraine, General Sergey Surovikin. He says the situation around Kherson city is difficult, civilians are being evacuated, a Ukrainian attack is likely and he does not know if Russia can hold the city. In short, Russian public opinion is being prepared here for perhaps the greatest Defeat since the Ukrainian counter-offensive began.

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10.20.2022 | 5:12 PM ET



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10.24.2022 | 3:50 PM ET

I'm kind of done with this war, gas prices and mountains of refugees.

Can someone take Putin to Saint Peter?

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11.10.2022 | 7:50 PM ET



"I am the greatest blonde man in the world. I am Tru Viking." - Alexander Gustaffsson / "The world must bow to my glory. I am a God amongst mortals. They must pay me tribute in wine and concubine for my deeds." - Jon Jones "

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11.13.2022 | 7:52 PM ET

Gotta love that Russian Strategy of Surrendering Kherson. Its almost like......ah nevermind

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11.15.2022 | 11:48 AM ET

Russia has now lost more than 50% of the land it took during the invasion. It loosing roughly 1k troops per day and is begging for negotiations from Ukraine.

When you try to take on the entire West, Europe and rest of the world and fail

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11.24.2022 | 11:24 AM ET





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