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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaelixWW View Post
    Smells like desperation.
    Those gitz need to get the boyz all together in one space-like for em to get caught up propa in the WAAAGH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrouded View Post
    Well, I suppose the concepts of rape, theft and murder are quickly taught.
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    And again, let’s presume equity in schools is achievable. Then why should a parent read to a child?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaelixWW View Post
    Smells like desperation.
    A lot of things get "considered" and never actually end up enacted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaelixWW View Post
    Smells like desperation.
    Yeah, I don't see how anyone could spin increased recruitment age and reduced training into "things are going according to plan".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santti View Post
    Well, I suppose the concepts of rape, theft and murder are quickly taught.
    Sergei, you have scores, very high.
    Your time from squat to charge is impressive.
    But you must learn order of thing.
    It is theft, rape, THEN murder.
    Giving points though, arson before rape makes it special.
    Candlelight is romantic, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrouded View Post
    You dont need training when you can just:
    Don't sweat the details!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalcker View Post
    A lot of things get "considered" and never actually end up enacted.
    That only lessens the stink of desperation; it doesn't eliminate it.


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    and genius is that genius has its limits."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yunru View Post
    You dont need training when you can just:
    funny you should say that...

    I think it has been linked before but hey, this should never NOT be repeated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynep View Post
    No, of course the fate of Ukraine will be decided on the battlefield, I wasn't talking about Ukraine at all. I was talking about Russian people remaining in Russia and not fleeing. These people, normal in other aspects, are now in their majority supporting murder and genocide of a neighboring nation, and are blaming problems created by their leaders on the imaginary entity called "West". Russian Federation was never a great power, Soviet Union was. But most Russians don't even think about that, they're in a delirious imperialistic enrage, and their problems will worsen until they calm down. But how will they do that? I don't see a realistic way.
    Are you saying people in this very thread harping about "Russian actions uniting NATO/West" are victims of delusion? "West" is as real as people that consider themselves belonging to it.

    Same can be said about Russia. If Russian warmongering imperialism works - and US have shown that it often does - then it works. Got to see it through. People will only "awaken to it being wrong" if it obviously fails - and so far if Russia "fails" then it's very slow-motion failure that doesn't trigger panic responses.

    And in some areas - like military campaign - it seems to be actually winning.

    Economy is more of "holding" then "winning" - even if rouble shows best rally in a decade - but a lot of Western moves seem to be entirely counterproductive to their goals of "staying strong while making Russia weaker".

    Maybe Western "sanction kick" will actually spur Russia into real action. Or maybe modern world will come crashing down. Let's watch and make notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalcker View Post
    Are you saying people in this very thread harping about "Russian actions uniting NATO/West" are victims of delusion? "West" is as real as people that consider themselves belonging to it.

    Same can be said about Russia. If Russian warmongering imperialism works - and US have shown that it often does - then it works. Got to see it through. People will only "awaken to it being wrong" if it obviously fails - and so far if Russia "fails" then it's very slow-motion failure that doesn't trigger panic responses.

    And in some areas - like military campaign - it seems to be actually winning.

    Economy is more of "holding" then "winning" - even if rouble shows best rally in a decade - but a lot of Western moves seem to be entirely counterproductive to their goals of "staying strong while making Russia weaker".

    Maybe Western "sanction kick" will actually spur Russia into real action. Or maybe modern world will come crashing down. Let's watch and make notes.
    Not really though. People have seen russian equipment in action, and it is mediocre at best. Some country are asking themselves if they really should buy russian equipment like helicopter or the now infamous S400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaelixWW View Post
    That only lessens the stink of desperation; it doesn't eliminate it.
    Ukraine started from desperate move of banning every capable man from leaving the country; it keeps desperately asking for more heavy weapons too. Ukrainians, like in that WaPo article upthread, get sent to front lines after shooting 30 bullets "to save costs" without any training.


    In Russian case expanding age range gets newly-retired military back - people who already have experience and might only need little refresher, if any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Not really though. People have seen russian equipment in action, and it is mediocre at best. Some country are asking themselves if they really should buy russian equipment like helicopter or the now infamous S400.
    People have seen Western equipment in action, and outside of "best hits compilations" it performs quite badly too.

    Reality isn't as good as advertised! So shocking! /s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalcker View Post
    Ukraine started from desperate move of banning every capable man from leaving the country; it keeps desperately asking for more heavy weapons too. Ukrainians, like in that WaPo article upthread, get sent to front lines after shooting 30 bullets "to save costs" without any training.


    In Russian case expanding age range gets newly-retired military back - people who already have experience and might only need little refresher, if any.

    - - - Updated - - -

    People have seen Western equipment in action, and outside of "best hits compilations" it performs quite badly too.

    Reality isn't as good as advertised! So shocking! /s
    Or the toll is so huge that they need to call back older people to drive those T62 to battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalcker View Post
    Ukraine started from desperate move of banning every capable man from leaving the country; it keeps desperately asking for more heavy weapons too. Ukrainians, like in that WaPo article upthread, get sent to front lines after shooting 30 bullets "to save costs" without any training.


    In Russian case expanding age range gets newly-retired military back - people who already have experience and might only need little refresher, if any.

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    People have seen Western equipment in action, and outside of "best hits compilations" it performs quite badly too.

    Reality isn't as good as advertised! So shocking! /s
    Not really though ? I mean Western equipment have beaten every piece of russian equipment and we did not send planes or actual western tanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalcker View Post
    Let's watch and make notes.
    I have made notes of the predictions you have made and linked so far; starting from your first and third posts in this thread (next up is your fourth post; which explained why Russia shouldn't attack before NS2 was approved as it would threaten the project whereas NS2 itself would weaken Ukraine more; it seems not even Russia is listening to you).

    To put it mildly they don't match reality - have you changed the way you make them yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Not really though ? I mean Western equipment have beaten every piece of russian equipment and we did not send planes or actual western tanks.
    If i show you videos of Ambrams being blown up by Kornet, does that mean Ambrams is "beaten" and would be useless against Russians?

    "Every piece of equipment" can be destroyed or disabled with certain hits. If you shoot thousands each day you could get one lucky video a day even if 999/1000 fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalcker View Post
    Let's watch and make notes.
    Is that May 9 major victory celebration still going ?

    Talking about spur into real action , US and EU sends more and bigger weapons every day and a military mission to unblock Ukrainian ports is considered.
    The degenerate terrorist actions of Russia push the west closer to a direct confrontation. Fuck around and find out some more.

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    You know, I wish we made our own "special operation", and went and kicked the "nazis" out of Ukraine.

    All these weapon deliveries is great, but enough is enough. If helping Ukraine is not good enough of an incentive, then to help get trade with Ukraine back to normal, for our own sake.
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    And again, let’s presume equity in schools is achievable. Then why should a parent read to a child?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalcker View Post
    Ukraine started from desperate move of banning every capable man from leaving the country
    Ukraine, as the victim of aggression from a much, much larger country, is easily forgiven their smell of desperation.

    Russia, as the laughable "military superpower" and the instigator of this attempted genocide... not so much.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shalcker View Post
    People have seen Western equipment in action, and outside of "best hits compilations" it performs quite badly too.
    Russian losses in that regard exceed Ukrainian losses. I'm pretty sure the equipment is not nearly as comparable as you'd like to pretend it is.


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    Beyond the usual pissing war involving anything @Shalcker posts the reality is that Ukraine is facing a fairly desperate situation over the last few days in the east.

    Given recent Russian troop advances, you can check them out on Livemap or here: https://www.scribblemaps.com/maps/vi...Ukraine/091194, it seems like Ukraine is going either be forced to withdraw from their last holdings in Luhansk or face encirclement of several brigades worth of troops in the east.

    If you wish to know why Tom Cooper on medium has the answer: https://medium.com/@x_TomCooper_x/uk...22-58432b03f40

    The Russian military doctrine emphasises bypassing urban areas while on advance: if defended, these are to be isolated by foremost units (‘first echelon’) and then invested by troops of the ‘second echelon’. With other words: outflanked and besieged, if necessary, but not assaulted by advancing units.

    So far in this war, we’ve seen next to nothing of this. On the contrary, the Russians are all the time rushing to capture every village and town, regardless how minor, and regardless of losses. Nominally, at least, this was ‘logical’, considering Putin’s illusions about Ukrainians not being keen to fight, and the RFA receiving the order to bring as much of Ukraine under control within the shortest possible period of time, while all the time operating at the end of critically thin supply links. With other words: it needed roads to keep its troops supplied. And, well, roads are usually connecting urban areas: nobody is constructing them from nowhere to nowhere…

    Unsurprisingly, the Ukrainian tactics was to convert every place into a ‘fortress’: entrench where buildings are providing additional protection — and defend. With the RFA violating its own doctrine so often, it’s even less surprising this caused it shameful failures and catastrophic losses as we’ve seen, for example, in the area north-west of Kyiv, in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Izium, not to talk about Severodonetsk, Popasna, and especially in Rubizhne (this time I’m talking about Rubizhne north of Severodonetsk).

    Well, after all of this, somebody there in Moscow came to his senses, and the RFA is now back to its original tactics — apparently with quite some success.
    Also this

    https://medium.com/@x_TomCooper_x/uk...2-9b21e72d911e

    The RFA is fighting in battalion tactical groups, and these BTGs have a minimal capability to keep themselves supplied. For this purpose, each of tactical armies (every tactical army is controlling between 2–3 and 20 BTGs) has its own supply brigade. The number of such highly-specialised units is very limited: I think there are only 10–12 in all of the RFA, and they rely on trucks. However, this is not as important as it might appear because the RFA is even more dependent on the use of railways to keep its troops supplied. Not sure about the total number of railway brigades of the RFA, but think to recall reading there are about 20 of these.

    In this war so far, the shortage of supply brigades resulted in a situation where every single tactical army was capable of simultaneously supporting the advance by only one BTG. But, in the Popasna area, the RFA is running an offensive involving some 5–6 BTGs.

    How comes?

    It’s simple. Contrary to the situation elsewhere in Ukraine, there is a excellent railway network in the Kadiivka-Alchevsk area, only 30km east of Popasna — i.e. in the area controlled by the Separatists already since 2014.

    Moreover, by taking Popasna and then Volodymyrivka, the Russians have secured an additional branch of railway, which they can now connect to the system in the Kadiivka-Alchevsk area.

    Pay attention: the RFA advance from Popasna on Vrubivka is run along another branch of railway, too.

    With other words: the way this operation is run, they can bring their supplies by train straight to the frontlines. No need to try doing that by truck convoys: not only is the RFA meanwhile critically short on trucks, but its truck convoys remain one of primary targets for the Ukrainian artillery.

    ‘Problem solved’, and then a crucial problem — that of logistics. This is why the RFA is proving as capable of successful offensive operations in the Popasna area: its artillery can continue blasting Ukrainian positions day and night, the Guards’ Terminators can’t run out of ammo for their 30mm guns…
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    Quote Originally Posted by CostinR View Post
    Beyond the usual pissing war involving anything @Shalcker posts the reality is that Ukraine is facing a fairly desperate situation over the last few days in the east.

    Given recent Russian troop advances, you can check them out on Livemap or here: https://www.scribblemaps.com/maps/vi...Ukraine/091194, it seems like Ukraine is going either be forced to withdraw from their last holdings in Luhansk or face encirclement of several brigades worth of troops in the east.

    If you wish to know why Tom Cooper on medium has the answer: https://medium.com/@x_TomCooper_x/uk...22-58432b03f40



    Also this

    https://medium.com/@x_TomCooper_x/uk...2-9b21e72d911e
    Ukraine is receiving influxes of new equipment and trained men. Russia has taken cities that Ukraine has then been able to retake.

    Russia has failed to solve domestic production and economic problems that are clotheslining it’s already hobbled military. I don’t doubt that they’ll be able to eek out some success by throwing men at the problem, but the systemic issues that they’ve been facing and that by all accounts have been deepening have not been alleviated.

    Plus… rail lines can be destroyed.
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    Words to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Ukraine is receiving influxes of new equipment and trained men. Russia has taken cities that Ukraine has then been able to retake.

    Russia has failed to solve domestic production and economic problems that are clotheslining it’s already hobbled military. I don’t doubt that they’ll be able to eek out some success by throwing men at the problem, but the systemic issues that they’ve been facing and that by all accounts have been deepening have not been alleviated.

    Plus… rail lines can be destroyed.
    I think that's an overly rosy outlook there.

    What will happen is that Russia will take most of Donbas, dig in and then it will be a long war of attrition until there will be some sort of political breakthrough.

    The initial Russian idiocy has ended and they have concentrated now on getting what they actually can and they absolutely can take Donbas as it is now.

    On Ukrainian end, the weapon shipments that matter will take another month the least to arrive and be deployed - then it remains to be seen if Ukraine can actually push Russians out of positions they have taken. Both Kherson and Mariupol, aren't going to just fall over and it will be city battles with huge losses there both military and civilians. And it's not even Donbas.

    Assuming Ukrainian counterattack happens in July, as I see it - absolutely best case scenario would be liberation of Kherson and maybe some smaller parts of Donbas, but that's about it.

    Then it will turn into a huge war of attrition that can last almost indefinitely until Russia will be forced to withdraw and who knows when that will come. Maybe it will happen once Putin croaks or is deposed in a year or two and maybe not even then - depending on who be the successor.

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