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stirly80

Video of a Ukrainian Marine quadcopter UAV dropping a munition on a Russian Ural truck. https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1574917835695980544?t=-XsTvoCoB-VZ5DDI8QIThg&s=19


jnoyo85

Off topic. Following since day 1! It seems that, at least on the Reddit app, when I open this thread, I can only scroll down a certain number of comments before it just ends. Like literally 20-30 comments down and that’s it. I need to see how are Ukrainian brothers and sisters are doing!!!


MedSPAZ

Experiencing the same on the iPhone Reddit app.


OrderOfZune

Use a different Reddit app. There are plenty. On Android I use Sync, on iPhone I use Apollo. Even if you use something else, it’s bound to be better then the official app.


jpf137

Use browser old.reddit.com version. Simples.


desslox

Sort by live.


jnoyo85

Thank you so much! Problem solved!


fattes

Weird, I check these on a daily basis and mine started doing this as well!


stirly80

Ukraine's 93rd Mechanized Brigade claimed it shot down two Russian Su-25 aircraft in Donetsk Oblast. The video shows soldiers launching two Igla MANPADS. https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1574900306927919128?t=ejq5ZiCG2OT-a5nGQDNtkQ&s=19


flukus

According to [wiki](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sukhoi_Su-25_operators) they've got 192 operational, so that's 1% of the total force gone in one go.


stirly80

Video of a pair of Ukrainian Su-24 bombers dropping bombs on a Russian tank. https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1574867755848843266?t=L2SbJGt0DN-45roEyTadmQ&s=19


salondesert

Incredible footage


alton_britches

Seven months into the war and the Ukrainian Air Force is hitting tanks at or behind the front lines with 50 year old Cold War aircraft. What air defense doing indeed.


ilikeyouinacreepyway

All going well, How long do you think before Svatove is either liberated, or close to.. like encircled like Lyman is It is fairly deep in behind current front lines


Cortical

it really depends on how strong Russian defenses in Kreminna are, and how fast the northern thrust from Kupyansk can advance.


coosacat

Thread from the Kyiv Independent. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1574959423449341952.html >ISW: Russia may attempt to reframe invasion of Ukraine as 'counterterrorism operation.' >The Institute for the Study of War said in its latest assessment that 🇷🇺 officials may try to justify their occupation of annexed Ukrainian territory as a “counterterrorism operation.” >Sergey Aksyonov, the Russian-appointed head of Crimea, said on Sept. 26 that Russian officials may temporarily shut down the Zaporizhzhia plant while conducting their "counterterrorism operations" in newly-annexed territories. >Aksyonov cited a Russian federal law that allows for the suspension of radiological facilities during counterterrorism efforts.


the_fungible_man

>SW: Russia may attempt to reframe invasion of Ukraine as 'counterterrorism operation.' Reframe for internal consumption? Like that really matters at this point. ​ >Aksyonov cited a Russian federal law that allows... Russian federal law is whatever Putin needs it to be, the Duma seems little more than a rubber stamp.


coosacat

I'm assuming for internal consumption. Putin's partial mobilization isn't being met with enthusiasm, so maybe he thinks he needs to push a narrative about Russia actually being under attack, to boost support. Might explain the damage to the Nord Stream pipelines, because I can't think of any other reason for anyone to do that. He's going to frame those as a terrorist attack against Russia.


Norwester77

I thought the Zaporizhzhia NPP was already shut down.


stirly80

You still need to keep the reactor cooled, but i think you're right about the rest of the plant being shut down.


elihu

I think recently used fuel rods need substantial cooling for a few weeks or so after a full plant shutdown. After that they get a lot easier to manage. Shutting down the last reactor was kind of a balancing act; without at least one reactor running, they're entirely dependent on external power for plant cooling but if they keep the reactor running then there's a bigger risk that any catastrophe will be a lot worse than if they had just turned it off.


count023

I believe that the fuel pools need to be kept cool for 30 years before they can go into dry storage (aka, no need to actively cool), even if the reactor is off. I'm not a nuclear physicist, but i saw one explain that a few weeks ago when ZPP kept getting it's power cut.


lisaseashell

Have the protests stopped?? I’m only finding things from 2 days ago


Personal_Person

Yes the protests in Russia were really small, and the police came and broke them up. Just like day one the Russians folded immediately against any pressure.


UtkaPelmeni

Yes


stirly80

A Russian armored column was stopped by engineers from Ukraine's 95th Air Assault Brigade, presumably with mines, including a Russian tank (T-80BV?), two MT-LB, a BMP, and an IMR-2. https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1574897115893047327?t=-pq_kWeSIT21jbYe8w4ZXg&s=19


font9a

great work, lads!


ilikeyouinacreepyway

I wonder if RU willl need to abandon equipment in Lyman to get themselves out


glmory

More likely they don’t get out.


coosacat

https://twitter.com/EuromaidanPress/status/1574956813232971777 >On military base in Poland, 55 US troops &translators on iPads field repair queries about weapons that are on battlefield, via secure chat apps >UA front-line soldiers send videos asking how to salvage weapons that otherwise would be considered irreparable The tweet includes a link to a WSJ article about it, but it's behind a paywall.


Nightsong

You have to love American logistics. The US will bring the tech support to you... or as close as they can.


bfhurricane

It is particularly demoralizing to the enemy when they learn the US’s toughest logistics challenges are whether to open a KFC or a Taco Bell in theater.


gbs5009

I remember reading a (possibly apocryphal) story about a customer support representative who got a call from a country with an ongoing coup attempt whose guards were locked out of their palace armory.


coosacat

There was a story a few months ago about a soldier in the US, who had been training Ukrainians on Javelins or something, who got a call from one of the soldiers he trained with a question/problem, which he answered for them. I don't know if it was true, but it's certainly possible.


nerphurp

On military base in Russia, 55 Russian troops and commanders on flip phones field appraisal queries about washing machines and porcelain toilets in civilian homes, via unsecure cell calls. RU front-line soldiers send photos asking how to salvage home appliances that would otherwise remain unlooted.


Chance-Shift3051

That’s a mind blowing yet totally expected innovation.. > hello us army. Yes. Please state your problem. Javelin is failing to fire while a tank is firing on you? Please hold


schizophrenicism

There was an old anecdote about us military calling the customer support line for their sniper rifle during a firefight. Guess we took it to heart.


DarkSideMoon

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/us-marines-called-customer-support-get-their-rifle-working-during-battle-87136?amp That basically happened lol.


ReturnOfDaSnack420

A lot of the right wing Russian mouth pieces in the USA are pushing hard the conspiracy that the NordStream attack was an American attack on Europe. The reason they seem to claim is Biden, being the evil maastermind he is, is forcing Europe to become energy dependent on the US instead of Russia and also attack fossil fuels in general. Seems like an especially stupid conspiracy but it seems like that is at least one of the talking points Russia is going to try and push.


TriflingHotDogVendor

So then Biden is the most pro US oil president in history and also the most anti US oil president in history.


ReturnOfDaSnack420

LMAO exactly! you have to love the cognitive dissonance.


Michaeldgagnon

There is a PLAUSIBLE story for the allies here. Germany itself or with our help or with all our mutual blessing taking out this pipeline does undeniably mean that political pressure from citizens can no longer force governments to stop supporting Ukraine in exchange for Russian gas because of winter prices. Even the possibility is gone now. It is not a chip on the table. The case is sound. The true wackiness is you can make equally plausible arguments for Russia being behind it. It is disingenuous and lazy to suggest theres 1 sided evidence or probability. (An attack by the US against Germany is obvious nonsense and nobody serious would suggest that)


jpf137

Fixing it is not really that hard, but it would need to happen in a cooler post-sanctions scenario :)


a-mixtape

It was released that the CIA had warned Germany of its dependence on Russian energy a month ago. So, that’s been debunked.


flukus

> forcing Europe to become energy dependent on the US instead of Russia Even if true that would be a step in the right direction.


jpf137

The main propaganda tactic at this stage of the war is to sow division between the US and Germany, so that sort of claims is to be expected. Also, russia didn't abandon the US civil war II objective.


MonicaZelensky

Predictable, traitors


calooie

It's all very conspicuous in its coordination. Something unexpected happens and abruptly the same old pro-Russian shills have the same complex conspiracy theory prepackaged and immediately ready to deploy? Almost as if the entire operation was planned in Moscow months ago as an emergency measure and has now been activated.


font9a

the best theory I've read so far is that this is putin putting the grips on his energy oligarchs who are increasingly getting fed up with his bullshit. Without the pipelines the energy companies have little leverage on europe after the war, and less ability to fold up putin. so this could all be internal russia power moves.


SpellsaveDC18

That’s totally what I think it is too, internal politics. It’s like Cortes burning the ships and telling his men there’s no way back. From a certain perspective it’s great news, because it shows there’s internal conflict.


ReturnOfDaSnack420

hmmmm that's a pretty good conspiracy theory as far as they go, in addition to straining relations among Western allies this could also be a motivating factor for Putin if Russia did it.


font9a

Something like 4 gazprom execs have been suicided in recent weeks.


1800lampshade

Lol what backflips that they have to go through to go from 'we want American oil independence' to 'we want everyone dependent on us for oil!' One has to come before the other here


coosacat

https://twitter.com/MrKovalenko/status/1574951655044325377 >Today, #Ukraine air defense shot down all 5 Russian cruise missiles X-59 that were launched from the Su-35 jets over the Black Sea in directions of Odesa, Kryiviy Rih, and Melitopol. EDIT: I did a Google Lens translation on the screenshot included with the tweet, and it says "Another Su-35 fighter launched an Kh-59 missile **from** the direction of Melitopol. And it was destroyed by air defense forces."


Cortical

Melitopol? that's odd, no?


coosacat

Yeah, it was a mistake - should have been **from** the Melitopol direction. See my edit. :)


etzel1200

Mykolaiv?


Norwester77

I assume they weren’t actually trying to *hit* Melitopol??


coosacat

Kovalenko messed up the translation a little; he should have said **from** the Melitopol direction. I added a edit to my post. :)


Ralife55

Are you sure your not mixing up Melitopol with Meriopal? The first is still in Ukrainian hands and near Kherson.


Norwester77

Melitopol (in Zaporizhzhia Oblast) and Mariupol (in Donetsk Oblast) are both currently under Russian occupation. EDIT: Are you maybe thinking of Mykolaiv (which is near Kherson and held by Ukraine)?


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westtownie

World Special Military Operation 1


font9a

nah, russia would need some allies for that.


theawesomedanish

How about... WW5!


ForgingIron

World War 120?


stirly80

But, but... it's a special military operation lol


Sir_Francis_Burton

Sorry, Russia. You lost to Ukraine and only Ukraine. Their friends helped a little with some guns and stuff, Russia’s friends helped them with some guns and stuff. Don’t blame Ukraine for having more helpful friends. But Ukraine vs Russia is looking bad for Russia going in to the eighth round. Another left hook has the Russians reeling. An uppercut could end it.


42069getit

How would it be ww3? Seems like a direct war with Russia would just be a regional conflict.


MikeAppleTree

Russia is going down the North Korea road more like it.


YuunofYork

Doh, I guess I'm lost, then. I'm supposed to die historic on the fury road.


MeteorPhoenix

Russia can't even take Kharkiv, let alone the world.


753951321654987

Naw but he can go out in flames.


MeteorPhoenix

A man who gets a comically long table because he's terrified of Covid isn't going to press the red button.


TXTCLA55

Let's also not forget this is the country that lost a battleship to an enemy without a navy and whose leader talks about "high tech weapons" while he has a windows XP PC, two land line phones, and a fax machine at his desk. Russia is pathetic.


ConnorChandler

I think any hope that Putin would act logically went out the window when he declared conscription.


reddixmadix

The guys spent most of the war deep on bunkers, but I'm supposed to believe he's not afraid to die. Afraid of COVID! Gave the mobilization order then ran away from Moscow. He does a lot of cowardly things, clearly designed for self-preservation. No way this guy nukes anyone.


WC-BucsFan

Has Kyiv Independent posted the casualty graphic lately? I check this daily and haven't seen it in over a week. It has to be over 50k Kia right?


reddixmadix

https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1574664922495127552 They post it daily, just check their feed.


danielcanadia

You can go to DefenceU for original


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gbs5009

They did a very good job of matching up the BS translations with the pacing, tone, and the recognizable words to English speakers.


embadasser

FAKE, stop spreading fake shit.


LIGHT_COLLUSION

It's satire, like the Hitler in the bunker videos.


etzel1200

Oh come on, it’s funny. God damn, do Russians not like humor when they wake up?


lolkkthxbye

That’s amazing. Space cadet uniform!


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Still-Bar-3775

Fuck off asshole with the autism shit.


BeardedBassist21

I mean it starts believable. Trails off...


YuunofYork

I found this hilarious and well-crafted, until it became apparent 50% of the people responding to it think it's real. I forgot facts are so fake today, we now have people who are just incapable of distinguishing satire from reality. C'mon guys, this is why we can't have nice things.


bloodlatte

Fuck Solovyov and the rest of the Kremlin cunts, but the subtitles here are very incorrect. Still says stupid shit, just not to this satirical extent.


etzel1200

It’s the new hitler’s bunker meme format. Of course he’d never actually get mobilized.


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kdubsjr

This should be the new hitler in the bunker meme format


GTthrowaway27

Lmao that has to be satire. Right? Right??


GTthrowaway27

“Send the minorities” “Meat grinder” “You have no balls”


blahblah320

All the parts other than the meat grinder part are believable. If Solovyov’s audience was a vast majority ethnic Russians who don’t give a shit about minorities I’m sure he would gladly say the same thing. But his audience does include a lot of minorities.


etzel1200

It is satire, but those are all too real.


GTthrowaway27

Right, too accurate to be their TV.


Sidwill

That is fucking hilarious, is this guy like a Russian Hannity or something?


BeardedBassist21

...kind of, actually. Yeah


Sidwill

Outstanding. So this guy has been pushing the war for Putin on Tv I presume?


BeardedBassist21

Yeah, but my knowledge of Russian state TV is pretty limited beyond the last few months. Solovyov seemed reasonable in the interview where Lukashenko was whining about not being a colonel, but he's been an unhinged warmonger for months. Then you've got Simonyan (the brunette woman) also pro-war, but tries to seem more concerned than like outright evil. And there's Skabeeva, the woman with the weird hair bump look who is low-key kind of hot but just massively bitchy, arrogant, pro-war etc. Other than that I don't really know the people


Vineyard_

(Before anyone goes and shares it thinking it's serious, the subtitles are apparently satire. The fact that I have to point this out says more about Russia than anything else I think)


wu-wei

Just like when people write bigly things, tremendous things in the voice of you-know-who and even though it's batshit word-salad one still wonders... did he really say that?


jumpenjack

Thanks. I wanted to believe but makes sense this is too ridiculous.


salondesert

I totally believed it at first, tbh But the bits at the end about shitting yourself and surrendering made me think, "Nahhh..."


BeardedBassist21

Yeah it seemed believable at first but as it went on, there's no way they got into it like that


greentea1985

He is so upset. I guess he thought his connections and age would keep him safe. It's so disgusting when they suggest who should be sent instead.


AbleApartment6152

Jesus fucking Christ. Is this an accurate translation? it reads like a parody. What a disgusting display. Lord have mercy on us and run a comet into their studio.


newfagotry

It is a parody. The Russian TV version of 'Hitler in a bunker'.


TeachingRoutine

It's a parody, it becomes more ridiculous the further it gets forward. That said, the way Russia works nowadays, I don't blame you for getting confused...


stirly80

🗺️ Officer of Russian Bars-13 unit stationed in Lyman says Ukrainian forces captured (read liberated) Katerynivka, Nove, Kolodyazi and Novoselivka settlements in Donetsk Oblast. He adds the situation is becoming critical for the Russian forces in the area. https://twitter.com/Militarylandnet/status/1574841822433742886?t=r9yXdWTMwz988GQ2V_tEDg&s=19


Hoborob81

I read this and all I could think of in my head was the "Die MF Die" Song by Dope..


INeed_SomeWater

Just looks like a way to get ppl to download telegram. fts


Star_Tropic

Technical question about the Nordstrom's Pipeline. Cant it be turned off at the start? Why is the "sea boiling." Is it just what is in the pipe that is being depressurized?


MercuryFoReal

Actually, I think we're on the wrong floor for submarine pipe repair. Isn't that on the bottom floor with the men's? I know, it's confusing, the one downtown has the men's on the third floor, but that's just how these things are.


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Star_Tropic

Yes the Nord's Stream.


kdubsjr

My understanding is that it’s basically Russia polluting European waters with excess gas they can’t sell so they don’t have an incentive to turn it off. The other comments about keeping it pressurized so it doesn’t collapse from the external pressure make more sense though


flukus

It's not even a pollutant though, terrible for greenhouse emissions, but I doubt it will hurt anyone directly.


stirly80

From what i've seen there was gas in the pipe to keep it pressurised, apparently they do that to keep the pipes safe from damage from the pressure of the sea above.


etzel1200

It can be turned off. Presumably it has, it would be the 1000 km pipe depressurizing. I assume they have other shutoffs they could use closer.


pixelwhip

I'm no expert but won't filling 1000km of metal pipe with seawater effectively destroy all of it due to eventual corrosion from the inside?


glmory

Am no expert, but expect the cathodic protection system would protect the metal from corrosion. Should be able to confirm wall thickness with a “pig” and put it back in service. Only this pipe will never return to service.


thatsme55ed

Yep, which is why it was full of gas in the first place. Tiny cracks or fissures wouldn't allow enough water in and the drop in pressure would alert the operator there was an issue.


MercuryFoReal

Edit: damn, replied to wrong comment, curse you mobile!


Jrj84105

When I was in 6th grade I had a social studies assignment to interview an old person basically. I interviewed my grandpa. I thought it would be cool since he was in D-Day and what not. Instead he told me about Berlin and about the old men and a boy my age he had to kill. It was a short interview but it was effective in teaching me not to glamorize war. What Putin is doing is an atrocity that must never be forgotten. I hope people have the nerve to speak the truth for decades to come even if it is hard to hear and even harder to speak.


sarbanharble

My grandad was an engineer on a gunboat that helped evacuate British soldiers from Dunkirk. I was the first in the family he told of the stories. How the propeller would stall from chopping through bodies in the water. When the AA gun would stop firing, someone went up with a shovel to scoop the remains of the body overboard, since that was all that was left after being strafed, before taking his place on the gun.


NGC6611

my grandfather neverever talked about the war to my dad or other members of the family (winter war & continuation war as we call it here in finland) there were some times he told me things that weren't too scary but those were in my mind when i was doing my military service. my grandmother asked him once 80/90s that there is a trip to vyborg should we go. "went there with a rifle, wont go again"


rudkap

Im sorry, but If your grandpa was involved in D-Day it would have been impossible for him to have fought in the battle of Berlin.


katha757

He didn’t say battle of Berlin, just referred to his time in Berlin.


rudkap

Why did he have to kill an old man and a young boy in Berlin, then? Western Forces didn't enter Berlin until 2 months after the German surrender. If this did happen,its more likely to have occurred in areas of Germany that the Western Allies were actually fighting in.


Still-Bar-3775

So he was just a murderer?


thek00laidman

He probably just got his grandpa's story a little mixed up. There's no reason to go full asshole about it.


doctordumb

Wow. Thanks for sharing that. Heartbreaking. This is why freedom and peace are so important - so that no one ever has to experience that. Unattainable ideal but the best way we know how to get close.


syllabic

I think this failure of a mobilization is what happens when your supreme leader orders a mobilization but you don't actually have a plan to execute it soviets had a plan, but it was too expensive so they scrapped it years ago. nobody bothered to come up with a new one and all the military brass were making (stealing) too much money to care just grab any random people off the street, OK you are a soldier now. that's exactly what I would expect from a bunch of bureaucrats who had never been given explicit plans and were just told to figure it out themselves


NGC6611

"infantry wins battles, logistic wins wars" -- pershing (?) us military is basically a logistic company with guns. and i mean this in a good way. there's actually a company of 2nd marine logistics coming here to train for 2 months on the shallow and island riddled waters of our country


YuunofYork

When you're told every hour of every day that you're the envy of the world with unstoppable will and have the best minds, morals, and franchised fried chicken eateries, you start believing corners can be cut because someone'll be in the wings to oversight your bullshit. Therefore people only focus on short-term goals, and a headhunting thug's only goal is to fill a quota for boss man. 'Somebody' will surely sort out who is really supposed to be in the recruitment camp at the camp, because that's not your job and sucks to be them. You're not getting shot today.


pantie_fa

yeah, dudes who were appointed because of connections, and not because they had any relevant skills or talent.


Kageru

There was a comment earlier about someone being captured 3 days after getting drafted. It made me wonder if being captured is considered de-facto surrender and thus the guy is now a criminal facing a 10 year jail term in Russia if he is released. One article suggested "surrender without approval" is the test, which he surely didn't have. It's such a brutal position to put an individual in.


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hayjay2000

This is wild if real and not propaganda.


AmorousAlpaca

This looks like Russia propaganda to me. The colors, the location, the veiled threat? Seems more like "Watch your neighbors, they could be Nazi's. You are in danger. You need Russia's protection."


SovietMacguyver

Is that implying special forces, or some rando with a badge?


etzel1200

Some rando with a badge. Kind of badass tho.


Erek_the_Red

I'm not saying it isn't photoshoped, an old picture, or some badass with a camera. But remember there were about 2 million ethnic Ukrainians in Russia as of the 2010 census, the second largest minority after the Tartars.


Jbergsie

Well that definitely is red square in Moscow. Checked it vs Google images


josuejonesy

Whats that badge?


jimmylogan

The origins of these colors (blood-soaked blue and yellow flag): https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraina/comments/u4zcd4/just_in_case_you_were_wondering_why_there_is_also/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


jimmylogan

Everyone is talking about UIA, even wiki talks about this as UIA’s flag. If you search Ukrainian sources, you will see a bunch of references of this flag used by Zaporizhzhia cossacks in 16-17 century, see for example here (not many English language sources): https://uacrisis.org/en/the-red-and-black-flag-is-symbol-of-ukraine-s-liberation-struggle Ultimately, this flag is viewed by Ukrainians as something symbolizing defiance and fight for freedom.


Bahamas_is_relevant

Ukrainian coat of arms on Ukrainian nationalist colors. On one hand, would be nice if Ukrainian intelligence has genuinely infiltrated Moscow, on the other said colors were associated with Stepan Bandera’s forces and he was a collaborator during WWII so not so nice imagery.


sarbanharble

Are the colors specifically and purposefully associated with Bandera, or are there other associations?


Bahamas_is_relevant

It was the flag of Bandera’s Ukrainian Insurgent Army, who fought both sides early on in WWII, but as the Soviets started to advance they began collaborating with Nazi Germany. Bandera individually was a collaborator and close with the Germans for virtually the entire war.


sarbanharble

Thanks for explaining


doctordumb

Welcome newcomer


LifeguardEvening2110

Ukraine in rampage and rage mode (Red and Black instead of Blue and Yellow)


stirly80

Lithuania to provide nearly 25,000 Ukrainian soldiers with winter uniforms. According to Lithuanian media outlet Delfi, the country's Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas said Lithuania will purchase winter uniforms “worth several million euros” and transfer them to Ukraine. https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1574860431952322563?t=Fd3mhso9dual61ymPUcTxg&s=19


font9a

Meanwhile russian conscripts need to make their own.


westtownie

🍻Lithuania! I had a lithuanian co-worker once, the nicest person I’ve ever met, true story


nonosam

Here in a few months you'll be getting Russians to surrender just by dangling a coat in front of them.


The_Dutch_Canadian

Why wait a few months? Just dangle a Mickey of vodka and a baked potato in front of them and they’ll surrender.


GroggyGrognard

It's even easier than that, now. You put out a bunch of speakers that play the noises of LG washers and dryers, and spray concentrated Persil upwind of Russian troop formations, and they come running over in droves.


stirly80

This got me chuckling, bravo.


lokisHelFenrir

I vote to call it booze for boomsticks.


stirly80

Recently elected Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni declares her support for Ukraine... https://twitter.com/JimmySecUK/status/1574869686298222625?t=DCg9sR-Mbegi54FwLpPHYw&s=19


thek00laidman

Shouldn't be that surprising. She didn't run on a platform of going pro-Putin. She ran on domestic social reform and a bunch of dog-whistle fear mongering. She's going to have her hands full with that and doesn't need to give the EU reason to immediately clash with her as she pursues domestic policies counter to EU ideals.


xdeltax97

Wow talk about unexpected.


dracony

Now that is unexpected. I thought she would join the Orban gang. Although she seems a petty scary person, watched some random live speech she did and there is that unhinged sparkle in her eyes.


Theinternationalist

Meloni has been singing the Ukraine tune for a while, it's one of her future coalition partners Salvini who literally wears pro-Putin memorabilia and Berlusconi who acts like he doesn't understand what is going on in Ukraine. Plus, when you're a far rightist, best to find places that work with the rest of the Union (and Poland) so they won't fully isolate you (which sometimes happens in Hungary, since the Poles really hate Orban's apparent Russophilia).


quite_a_gEnt

Well fascists do have a history of fighting russians


the_fungible_man

A new thread by WarintheFuture (Retired Australian Army Major General Mick Ryan), on Russia's mobilization. [https://twitter.com/WarintheFuture/status/1574946970573029376](https://twitter.com/WarintheFuture/status/1574946970573029376)


Tri-guy3

Nitter? tia


the_fungible_man

https://nitter.net/WarintheFuture/status/1574946908484706304#m


Tri-guy3

Dèkují!


65a

The Drive is not impressed with the results of mobilization: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/ukraine-situation-report-untrained-russian-draftees-reach-the-front No food, no medicine, no water, just an AK and a mag or two. One guy was conscripted last week and is now a POW.


stirly80

Chechen soldier undergoing an amputation without anesthesia. NSFL https://twitter.com/bigSAC10/status/1574837035889823764?t=ktm-v_f0SdMyg4eDA5Jm7g&s=19


Cogitoergosumus

Without someone sterilizing the actual wound that guy isn't looking so hot in the next 48 hours. Not sure that guy is going to make it.


Wonberger

I’m sure that hunting knife was sterilized


WoahayeTakeITEasy

I mean...his hand was hanging on by a thread, pretty literally. I don't think anesthesia would have helped much at that point.


clarkrd

much appreciated for your comment. I'm avoiding it.


lifejustice

"when I put the anesthesia in, you are going to feel a little poke. Let me know if it hurts"