The War in Ukraine

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There is a 20x200km land strip near Kupiansk, that is not part of the "annexed" zones. Unsure if Ukrainians focus there now, to avoiding giving the russians excuses for the next week, or if they just focus on grabbing more inward, and ignore the nuclear threat. I think they will ignore the threat and attack both, Russians don't need valid excuses to do stupid things.

 

One thing nobody is explaining is where should Ukraine focus next. The south area are in theory easier to defend after occupation, as they have no border with Russia. But they are probably heavily defended by the russians now, and perhaps the logistics value of the east is more important.

 

But one questions why they don't attack:

- down to Mariupol and cut the annexed areas in half?

- Kherson, which is within 20km? And it's the door to Crimea.

- Donetsk city, which is within 10km, and is the center of this mess?

 

Perhaps they are just waiting for southern troops to come to help on east, and then attack an undefended south.

One thing is sure: east is now easier to attack, because russians keep falling back and have no long term defense placements.

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34 minutes ago, MikeMelga said:

forcing US and Europe to force Ukraine to concede land.

 

And how could we do that, pray tell?

 

If we cut off weapons and support they would be slaughtered and Russia would take all.

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I think the Ukrainian armed forces react to the situation on the ground and this determines their next objective to a much greater extent than a grand plan made in Kyiv (which is how Russia fights). This is a far better way to fight as there can be no leaks from spies because there's nothing to leak. 

 

It's a kind of organised guerilla warfare. I'm sure it will be written about in books in the future.

 

 

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Maybe for a change NATO / USA should act and not react.

 

Don't wait for Putin to do something and then reply. How about cleaning up the Nuke silos ( secretly captured by some convenient social media :P ) and moving a few submarines around. How about having some big US ships in the black sea ( BTW, why are they not there to begin with? have they conceded this sea to the Russians )

 

Nobody has to do anything, but no harm in flexing some muscles.

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3 hours ago, fraufruit said:

 

And how could we do that, pray tell?

 

If we cut off weapons and support they would be slaughtered and Russia would take all.

No, US threatens to cut weapons and forces ukraine to sit on negotiating table. That's Putin's plan. I don't think it will happen and I don't support it.

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14 hours ago, MikeMelga said:

No, US threatens to cut weapons and forces ukraine to sit on negotiating table. That's Putin's plan. I don't think it will happen and I don't support it.

 

I see.

 

Zelensky has already said he won't negotiate with Putin.

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Russians now murmuring that the borders of at least some of the Oblasts they think they've annexed are subject to "consultation" with the residents lol. They know they cannot hold never mind regain control of all the territory of the 4 Oblasts (and Crimea is hardly safe looking for Russia either anymore!) so they spin it as a consultation, all democratic like. What a pack of spinmasters. How gullible is the average Russian I wonder?

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Elon Musk Suggests UN-monitored Referendum In 'wantaway' Ukraine Areas

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- Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is will of the people. - Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev’s mistake)....

...This is highly likely to be the outcome in the end – just a question of how many die before then, Musk said.

 Exactly my view.

 

The Ukrainian answer: Fuck off

 

 

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Referendum in "wantaway" areas? Fine by me, as long as the UN does the same for Russia.

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I take it all back, Musk is a diplomatic genius. Why didn't anyone else think of this?

 

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15 minutes ago, El Jeffo said:

I take it all back, Musk is a diplomatic genius. Why didn't anyone else think of this?

I did. Just look up my previous postings.

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Musk is either afraid of having a russian sniper on his back, or as usual he's tweeting from the toilet between joints with friends.

Seriously, just focus on engineering!

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6 minutes ago, MikeMelga said:

Seriously, just focus on engineering!

Be careful what you wish for. Or are you suggesting he should no longer allow Ukraine to use skylink?

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19 minutes ago, jeba said:

I did. Just look up my previous postings.

 

 

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4 hours ago, jeba said:

Be careful what you wish for. Or are you suggesting he should no longer allow Ukraine to use skylink?

Starlink. His tweet was wrong on so many different levels, but the worst is it sounds amateurish. He knows shit about it and tweets a naïve solution.

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„A Czech crowdfunding campaign has successfully raised more than $1.30m (£1.17m) to buy a modernised tank for the Ukrainian army.

 

Dubbed "a gift for Putin", the campaign received donations from 11,288 individual donors, and organisers say it is the first purchase of its kind.

 

The modernised Soviet-era T-72 tank named Tomas will be sent to Ukraine. The fund was backed by the Czech defence ministry and Ukraine's embassy in Prague.

 

In a message posted to Twitter, the Czech Defence Minister Jana Cernochova joked that contributors had bought Russian President Vladimir Putin - who marks his 70th birthday on 7 October - "a proper present"."Many thanks to all of you who buy him 'gifts' in the form of support for Ukraine," she quipped.

"Once again, thank you very much for your generosity and solidarity. We must continue to help Ukraine! All of us. And we will!"

 

The Ukrainian ambassador in Prague, Yevhen Perebyynis, tweeted: "The Czech Republic has become the first country where ordinary people bought a tank for [the Ukrainian Defence Ministry]."

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63121649

 

 

 

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