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Message 2108229 - Posted: 8 Oct 2022, 6:37:49 UTC

The direct link between USSRRussia and Crimea has been damaged by a fire:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63183404
I'm not sure how much traffic uses that route, but it's not going to be useable for a bit thanks to that fire.
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Message 2108232 - Posted: 8 Oct 2022, 7:44:14 UTC
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With 2 lanes of the road bridge gone (how damaged the other 2 lanes are yet to be determined) and by the time that the fire on the rail bridge goes out I doubt that the spans there would be all that strong anymore, but what timing to blow it just as a fuel train was passing by.
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Message 2108234 - Posted: 8 Oct 2022, 8:03:44 UTC

Both sides of the road bridge have collapsed, and the integrity of the rail bridge will be compromised as concrete starts loosing its strength if heated to about 250C, so I am told, and diesel burns at 1300C which is enough to melt the rebar.

It was the main transport link into Crimea and southern Ukraine so supplies of every kind will be hampered. Making the problems for the Russians in Kherson even greater.
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Message 2108235 - Posted: 8 Oct 2022, 8:08:54 UTC

It's certainly going to make life very interesting for the occupiers of Crimea now.
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Message 2108242 - Posted: 8 Oct 2022, 13:54:52 UTC

I was misinformed about the road bridge, only one side collapsed.

The bomb was in a truck, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2C2RVe_Wf8
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Message 2108245 - Posted: 8 Oct 2022, 14:53:23 UTC
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BBC interview with Zelensky
Surprised John Simpson didn't report accurately enough.
Asked if Putin will survive if Ukraine wins the war, Zelensky responds: "I don't care".
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Edit.
As for the Kerch bridge, it would be interesting to know what direction the truck was heading: Towards Russia or Crimea?
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Message 2108251 - Posted: 8 Oct 2022, 16:14:16 UTC - in response to Message 2108245.  

BBC interview with Zelensky
Surprised John Simpson didn't report accurately enough.
Asked if Putin will survive if Ukraine wins the war, Zelensky responds: "I don't care".
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Edit.
As for the Kerch bridge, it would be interesting to know what direction the truck was heading: Towards Russia or Crimea?

Towards Crimea.
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Message 2108256 - Posted: 8 Oct 2022, 16:26:46 UTC - in response to Message 2108251.  

Towards Crimea.
Which matches a note on the BBC Live page on the bridge fire:

Three people died in the explosion on the road and rail bridge linking Russia to Crimea, Russia's Investigative Committee says.

They are believed to be passengers of a car that was near a lorry which Russia says exploded just after 06:00 local time this morning and led to oil tankers on the rail section catching fire.

"The bodies of two victims, a man and a woman, have already been recovered from the water and their identities are being established," the committee added.

It says investigators have found details of the truck and its owner - registered in Russia's southern Krasnodar region - and a search of his home is now underway.
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Message 2108258 - Posted: 8 Oct 2022, 16:31:52 UTC - in response to Message 2108251.  

Thanks.
One of Pootin's false flag moves?
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Message 2108283 - Posted: 9 Oct 2022, 0:12:11 UTC

Russians who don't want to be shipped off as cannon fodder?

That's a pretty big explosion. Was the truck carrying arms? Or was it full of fertilizer?

Very interesting a fuel train was in exactly the right spot to take shrapnel and burn. That is not a coincidence.

Smells like PooTin or a well placed coup start.
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Message 2108301 - Posted: 10 Oct 2022, 9:34:32 UTC

If the situation wasn't so serious, this would be hilarious.
So the deliberate targeting of civilians is just a "special military operation"?
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Message 2108317 - Posted: 10 Oct 2022, 21:46:16 UTC

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Message 2108326 - Posted: 11 Oct 2022, 0:36:18 UTC

First it was HIMARS and now it's NASAMS after PooTin's little sissy fit.

Biden promises Ukraine 'advanced air defense systems' after Russian missile barrage.
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Message 2108358 - Posted: 11 Oct 2022, 12:03:20 UTC

It looks like Germany will beat the U.S.'s NASAMS with their own IRIS-T SLM arriving even sooner.

German IRIS-T SLM Air Defense System Arriving In Days.

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Russian troops war criminals pour into Belarus ‘by the trainload’.
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Message 2108453 - Posted: 13 Oct 2022, 18:09:57 UTC

Russia launches another mission.
Special "evacuation" operation
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Message 2108454 - Posted: 13 Oct 2022, 18:18:36 UTC - in response to Message 2108453.  

A special evacuation is usually preceded by much Putin. :^p
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Message 2108458 - Posted: 13 Oct 2022, 18:32:36 UTC

I wonder how many will be forced to leave in that direction?
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Message 2108489 - Posted: 13 Oct 2022, 21:45:47 UTC

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Message 2108496 - Posted: 13 Oct 2022, 22:13:30 UTC - in response to Message 2108453.  

Russia launches another mission.
Special "evacuation" operation

How are they going to do that evacuation as all the river bridges are out of commission, and most crossings are by barge which get sunk frequently.
One of the reasons why the Russians are in such a bad state that side of the river is because they cannot get supplies, one of the reason Russians are abandoning fighting vehicles, no fuel.

It was a brilliant Ukrainian move to make a push towards Kherson, so that the Russians would send thousands of troops there, and then the Ukrainians trapped them by destroying the bridges.
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