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Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-23 and Invasion

Started by mongers, August 06, 2014, 03:12:53 PM

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Legbiter

First videos of entire squads of freezing Russians huddled in dugouts being taken out by Ukrainian drones dropping ordnance on them. :hmm: 

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Iormlund

Half the dudes on that vid don't even flinch after the grenade explodes. And there's also at least two visible corpses on frame outside the dugout.

DGuller

I wouldn't read too much into not flinching, I'm sure Russian soldiers are already used to grenades dropping on them.

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grumbler

Interesting to see that the BBC is accepting the Russian claim that it annexed Crimea.
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Tamas

Hilarious if true:

QuoteRussia probably firing missiles stripped of nuclear warheads, says UK
Russia's stock of long-range missiles is so depleted that it is likely removing nuclear warheads from ageing nuclear cruise missiles and firing the unarmed rockets at Ukraine, the UK Ministry of Defence says.

Its latest intelligence update says imagery has shown the wreckage of an AS-15 Kent cruise missile – apparently shot down – that was designed in the 1980s "exclusively as a nuclear delivery system".

The ministry tweeted:

The warhead had probably been substituted for ballast. Although such an inert system will still produce some damage through the missile's kinetic energy and any unspent fuel, it is unlikely to achieve reliable effects against intended targets.

Russia almost certainly hopes such missiles will function as decoys and divert Ukrainian air defences.

Whatever Russia's intent, this improvisation highlights the level of depletion in Russia's stock of long-range missiles.


My suspicion is that they are not shooting missiles designed as nuclear warhead-carriers as decoys, I think there's something like a daily/weekly quota of missiles strikes to be made based on official stockpiles, but a significant portion of the official stockpile's budget went into some high-ranking officer's dacha.



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Legbiter

Quote from: Iormlund on November 25, 2022, 06:03:45 PMHalf the dudes on that vid don't even flinch after the grenade explodes. And there's also at least two visible corpses on frame outside the dugout.

In December the temperatures will drop to an average of -10° Celsius at night. :pinch:
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jimmy olsen

I've seen some Russians who seem to have died of hypothermia already on Reddit.
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Quote from: jimmy olsen on November 26, 2022, 08:47:41 PMI've seen some Russians who seem to have died of hypothermia already on Reddit.

Which subs are they active in?
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