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Message 2118724 - Posted: 4 May 2023, 9:02:56 UTC - in response to Message 2118711.  
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Smells like a practice run for a coup.
...or a lame excuse to cancel the annual Victory Day military parade because any Russian would realize there were fewer tanks, guns and soldiers parading by.
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Message 2118726 - Posted: 4 May 2023, 9:48:16 UTC - in response to Message 2118627.  
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Saboteurs derail Russian freight train with explosives 37 miles from Ukraine and destroy power cables in double blow to Putin
Lots of photos showing the destruction in linked article
first photo of destroyed power line: very long insulators, five conductors in a bundle conductor laying on the ground... Did somebody really destroyed a 750 kV mainline in Russia? Puuuh... How long does it take to replace such pylon? Who did this? The Ukrainians or Russian factions opposing Putin?

It's a very large, sparsely populated country... Can they secure their 330/750 kV grid everywhere in Russia? Nuclear power plants are better never disconnected from the grid... cooling. The Ukrainians mastered several such grid disconnections caused by Russian attacks at the Zaporizhia NPP with emergency power. Are the Russians capable to do that too? Reliably?

Scary prospects for the near future.
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Message 2118733 - Posted: 4 May 2023, 12:16:25 UTC

In this age of electronics, sometimes KISS is more effective.
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Message 2118740 - Posted: 4 May 2023, 13:58:39 UTC - in response to Message 2118733.  
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In this age of electronics, sometimes KISS is more effective.


Reminds me of Independence Day (the movie!) where the invaders knocked out all the advanced communications so the entire counteroffensive was coordinated through ham radio in Morse code...
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Message 2118791 - Posted: 5 May 2023, 15:08:00 UTC

I suppose that's one way to manage one's prisons.
Easy solution to prevent overcrowding
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Message 2118911 - Posted: 7 May 2023, 13:42:11 UTC

Ukraine is already starting the partying!


Eurovision 2023: Ukraine's champions Kalush Orchestra get Liverpool party started
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Ukraine's reigning Eurovision champions Kalush Orchestra have got the party started in this year's host city Liverpool with a performance to open the fan village.

The band kicked off the official Eurovision build-up on Friday, watched by fans on Liverpool's waterfront.

The celebrations will continue until the grand final on Saturday, 13 May.

Kalush's Tymofii Muzychuk said the band members were sad it was impossible to hold this year's Eurovision in Ukraine...




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Message 2119098 - Posted: 10 May 2023, 21:26:26 UTC

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Message 2119191 - Posted: 11 May 2023, 23:21:46 UTC

I reckon that PooTin and his ex-Chef are really getting worried now.

Ukraine says counterattacks effective near Bakhmut, after Wagner chief accuses Russian brigade of fleeing.

As PooTin mouthpieces try to convince the people otherwise with the usual lies.

Russia denies reports of Ukrainian breakthroughs along front lines.

Meanwhile some bridges and orc ships maybe in big trouble.

U.K. Crosses Putin's Red Line by supplying Ukraine with long-range "Storm Shadow" missiles.

And PooTin's Prison Recruiting Isn't Replacing Huge Military Losses so he has another plan.

Russians Offered Up to 8 Times Average Salary To Fight in Ukraine.

But I bet he's hoping not to have to pay them all as he's already Spent Year's Worth of Savings in Just Four Months in his ever failing war.

At the rate PooTin's going there won't be much of a Russia left for his people to enjoy.
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Message 2119262 - Posted: 12 May 2023, 21:14:01 UTC

1 of PooTin's criminals isn't happy about the U.K. supplying Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine, but could it be because he could wind up on the wrong side of destroyed bridges?

Russia Threatens to Destroy U.K. for Giving Ukraine Storm Shadow Missiles.

As PooTin's ex-Chef is getting more desperate and shrill with no flank defenses left to protect him.

Prigozhin Says Russian Military Fleeing Bakhmut.

I guess that he has realised that he has 3 choices, surrender, die or fight his way back through orc lines. LOL
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Message 2119348 - Posted: 13 May 2023, 21:53:54 UTC

PooTin's orcs arn't doing very well at all, but they can run.

Russia Loses 27 Artillery Systems, 12 APVs and 6 Tanks in a Day.

Russia’s Air Force Has a Very Fiery Day at the Border as It Tries to Bomb Ukraine.

Meanwhile Head of Russia's crime agency suggests nationalising key parts of economy to help with their war efforts as Russia's Deployment of Ineffective Unit Highlights 'Severe Shortage'.

I wonder if PooTin realises now how defenseless he's leaving his country with his insane vendetta?
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Message 2119398 - Posted: 14 May 2023, 15:07:50 UTC
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Unfortunately, we have from Vlad Vandalizer Pootin the Destroyer:


Ukraine Eurovision act's city Ternopil attacked before performance


On a much more positive note, see Message 2119399


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Message 2119405 - Posted: 14 May 2023, 15:53:34 UTC

Russian commanders getting too close to the front line, again.

Russia Says Two Military Commanders Killed in East Ukraine
Russia said Sunday that two of its military commanders had been killed in combat near the frontline hotspot of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine.
In a rare announcement of its losses on the battlefield, the Russian Defense Ministry said the commander of the 4th motorized rifle brigade,
Vyacheslav Makarov, and the deputy commander of the Army Corps for military-political work, Yevgeny Brovko, had been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine.
The announcement came as fighting continued for control over Bakhmut in the eastern Donetsk region.
Colonel Makarov was killed as his brigade repelled attacks by Ukrainian troops south of the settlement of Krasne, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
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Message 2119427 - Posted: 14 May 2023, 23:07:30 UTC

Yes PooTin's orcs and their hardware is being drastically thinned out.

I found some interest clips on this FB link.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=729875909143942
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Message 2119429 - Posted: 15 May 2023, 0:29:35 UTC
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Well the number of PooTin's aircraft shot down in a day grew to 5 and it seems that all were self inflicted casualties.

Russian air defenses shot down Russian aircraft over Bryansk Oblast, Ukraine’s Air Force says.

And PooTin's ex-Chef adds further supporting evidence.

Wagner Founder Thinks Russia Shot Down Its Own Aircraft.

The costs are adding up for PooTin.

You won't believe just how bad Russian equipment losses have been.
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Message 2119446 - Posted: 15 May 2023, 12:40:41 UTC - in response to Message 2119398.  

Unfortunately, we have from Vlad Vandalizer Pootin the Destroyer:

Ukraine Eurovision act's city Ternopil attacked before performance
At this weekend we also had Volodymyr Zelenskyj's first visit to Berlin. Chancelor Scholz met him at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin's newly constructed government district next to the historic Reichstag building (German parliament). On the terrace of the Chancellery, he showed him (photo) the view over the center of Berlin, which was completely destroyed at the end of WWII. The rubble was then cleared, but only to create a void death zone for decades, one of the ugliest fronts of the Cold War. The victims of the war in Ukraine are the most terrible tragedy, they will always be remembered. But Ukraine, its towns and villages will be rebuilt, like Germany after the war, only better and more beautiful than before.

Well the number of PooTin's aircraft shot down in a day grew to 5 and it seems that all were self inflicted casualties.

And even these numbers, they sum up. There are lots of military experts, intelligence analysts, economy experts who do counting and calculating and there's an ever more clear picture where this will lead to:

Marcus Keupp is an economist and military analyst at the Swiss ETH Zurich university. He trains Swiss military officers, teaching war economics. He and others have analyzed the numbers of this war from day one and he's convinced: in October 2023 the Russian resources will be exhausted, the war will be over. Other experts may make more conservative predictions, but the numbers are undeniable. He points out that no war in history has been observed in as much detail (photos, social media, messengers, drones) and evaluated economically as this one. The forecasts are based on numbers, from geolocated photos of military equipment, rather than on models and assumptions as in previous wars.

A long article by Keupp in the most influential Swiss newspaper: Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)
Marcus Keupp - "Und deshalb sage ich, Russland wird den Krieg im Oktober verloren haben" [...and that's why I say Russia will have lost the war by October]
sorry only in German; I don't find the trick to link it via e.g. Google Translate...
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Message 2119464 - Posted: 15 May 2023, 21:32:45 UTC

Is PooTin's ex-Chef planning on surviving the war by surrendering?

Leaked documents reveal Wagner boss met with Ukraine officials to exchange Russian military secrets.

And was PooTin's hand in the poison cabinet again because he wasn't getting his way?

Rumours Putin’s puppet pal Belarus dictator Alexander Lukashenko ‘seriously ill’.
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Message 2119507 - Posted: 16 May 2023, 15:06:24 UTC

Events are getting stranger and their sequence seems to be accelerating...
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Message 2119529 - Posted: 16 May 2023, 22:58:44 UTC

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Message 2119546 - Posted: 17 May 2023, 9:26:37 UTC - in response to Message 2119529.  

PooTin is certainly getting everything that he didn't want.
What does he want? World domination? A "Russky Mir" from the Atlantic to the Pacific? Or at least all of Eastern Europe? He want to stay in power to preserve his wealth, to deter rivals from overthrowing (and killing) him. In the 19th century one may had suggested him a way out: a nice island, far away in the South Atlantic, almost tropical, a bit windy... where he can spend his twilight years in a respectable little palace there... on St. Helena. But bad luck, the 21st century only offers a trial at The Hague and a prison cell in London or maybe Madrid.
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