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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Oh, but it does. The Ukrainian armed forces have a severe problem with collapsing morale.
    Because you're a dumb fucker you don't realise it's the russians who have morale problems - they know they don't need to be there.

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    Both sides are having problems with morale, especially in the heavily contested areas. The Russians can rotate their troops or pause in their advance. They have always had the advantage in numbers, just a matter of how they use that advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    The Russians can rotate their troops or pause in their advance.
    That is not true. The Russians have a severe manpower shortage vs the Ukrainians, and it has been pointed out in several of the articles I have posted in this thread. Not to mention that Russian logistics has proven to be horrid throughout the entire course of this war.

    I mentioned weeks ago that the Ukrainians should withdraw to Lysychansk, which is a highly fortified area that sits on a ridgeline with a commanding view of the entire valley down into Severodonetsk, a city that by the way has very little strategic or tactical value. The next stage of this fight will be at a major disadvantage to the Russians.

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Don't trust your lying MSM- trust sab!
    You buffoon, you said the same exact thing when you claimed the MSM and western intelligence were lying about the fact that they had evidence an invasion was imminent. You bleated on for months with the same crap.

    You were made a fool of, and you were wrong then, and you are wrong now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Both sides are having problems with morale, especially in the heavily contested areas. The Russians can rotate their troops or pause in their advance. They have always had the advantage in numbers, just a matter of how they use that advantage.
    You're missing the point. They *really* don't want to be there.

    More than 100 Russian national guardsmen have been fired for refusing to fight in Ukraine, court documents show, in what looks to be the clearest indication yet of dissent among some parts of security forces over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
    The cases of the 115 national guardsmen, a force also known as Rosgvardia, came to light on Wednesday, after a local Russian court rejected their collective lawsuit that challenged their earlier sacking.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/27/115-russian-national-guard-soldiers-sacked-for-refusing-to-fight-in-ukraine

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    Russian Air Force Struggling in Ukraine Because of Combat Losses: U.K.

    Russia's air force is struggling to support Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine because of combat losses, the U.K. Ministry of Defence said Friday.

    In its daily intelligence update, the ministry said Russia is being forced to deploy retired pilots to operate warplanes because of high casualty numbers.

    Russia has moved to using retired personnel who are now working as contractors for Wagner, a Russian private military company, to conduct close air support missions, the ministry said.

    "Ukrainian forces have announced that the pilot of a Russian Su-25 Frogfoot ground attack aircraft shot down on 17 June was captured shortly afterwards," its latest update said.

    "The pilot has confessed to being a former Russian air force Major, who had taken employment as a Wagner military contractor and had flown several missions during the conflict."

    The ministry said that the use of retired personnel, now working as Wagner contractors, indicates that the Russian air force likely is struggling to support the invasion of Ukraine with sufficient aircrew, and that this is likely due to a combination of Russia's insufficient numbers of suitably trained personnel and its combat losses.

    "Whilst conducting his missions, the Russian pilot reportedly used commercial GPS devices rather than Russian military navigation equipment," the update said. "This likely indicates that Wagner aircraft are older models of the Su-25 and that the Russian air force is not providing Wagner with up-to-date avionics equipment."

    The U.K.'s defense ministry said days earlier that Russia's air force has consistently underperformed throughout the Ukraine war.

    Russia's failure to consistently deliver air power is likely one of the most important factors behind the Kremlin's "very limited campaign success" in the conflict, which began 120 days ago, the ministry's Monday update said.

    Putin's air force has so far operated in a "risk [averse] style," meaning it has rarely penetrated deep behind Ukrainian lines and has not been able so far to "gain full air superiority," the ministry said.

    Monday's update said that Russia's air combat training has for years been "heavily scripted and designed to impress senior officials, rather than to develop dynamic initiative amongst air crews."

    Russia, therefore, has developed "an impressive roster of relatively modern and capable combat jets" within its air force but has failed to develop the "institutional culture and skill-sets required for its personnel to meet Russia's aspiration of delivering a more Western-style modern air campaign," the British defense ministry said.

    "This has led to a greater than planned weight of effort falling to ground troops, who are becoming exhausted; and on advanced cruise missiles, stocks of which are likely running low," it said.

    Newsweek contacted Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs for comment.

    Russian Air Force Struggling in Ukraine Because of Combat Losses: U.K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Russia's air force is struggling to support Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine because of combat losses, the U.K. Ministry of Defence said Friday.
    I can't believe that, Russia has so many fighter planes that the few that have been downed shouldn't even make a dent.

    It's be nice if true

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    I can't believe that, Russia has so many fighter planes that the few that have been downed shouldn't even make a dent.
    Sure, but how many of them are in operational condition? Many have not been maintained over the years, and others have been cannibalized for parts. It has been a well known fact the Russian military brass was trousering most of the money it was given for maintenance over the years. There are more sources other than just British intelligence that are confirming this.

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    Because of its vassal status, it is clear that the UK is being used as the clearing house for much drivel. Saves the much more important USA from embarrassment I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Because of its vassal status, it is clear that the UK is being used as the clearing house for much drivel.
    Was that your excuse when British intelligence predicted the invasion that you claimed would never happen? Remember how you said the same fucking thing back then, only to be made a fool of? It beggars belief that you are still spouting the same utter nonsense.

    You are thick as pig shit, a bot and a propagandist. Nothing more.

    Oh, and nice shitty graphic that is twenty fucking years old and most likely inaccurate, and at any rate it is meaningless. The Russians are so popular in those areas.
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    Car Bomb Kills Russia-Installed Official in Occupied Ukraine

    All those Russian speakers in Kherson seem to be putting up a good fight on the partisan front.

    A Russian-appointed official in southern Ukraine’s occupied city of Kherson was killed in an apparent car bomb attack, local authorities reported Friday.

    Kherson’s so-called "military-civilian" administration told the state-run TASS news agency that one person died in a car explosion in a residential neighborhood in the early morning.

    "Today, my friend, head of the department of family, youth and sports of the Kherson region, Dmitry Savluchenko, passed away," the Moscow-appointed deputy head of Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, said on Telegram.

    He added that Savluchenko died "as a result of a terrorist act in the city of Kherson."

    Savluchenko's death marks the first confirmed death of a pro-Russian official in an attack in occupied Ukraine.

    The Interfax news agency had earlier reported that the Moscow-installed official died in an explosion after a bomb was planted in his car.

    Gruesome footage shared by pro-Kyiv social media accounts shows a badly damaged car parked in front of an apartment block and a body lying in the distance.

    It is the latest in a string of apparent car bombings reported out of Kherson in recent weeks. The targets of the attacks, believed to be pro-Russian figures, have escaped serious injuries until now.

    An aide to the head of Kherson administration loyal to Kyiv welcomed the attack, which killed a "pro-Russian activist and traitor."

    "Our partisans have one more victory," Sergiy Khlan said on Facebook.

    The Russian army conquered most of the Kherson region at the start of its Feb. 24 offensive.

    Russian forces have since installed pro-Moscow “military-civilian administrations” in occupied areas and introduced Russian currency, media and internet services.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “simplifying” the citizenship process for Ukrainians in occupied Kherson and partially occupied Zaporizhzhia, as well as the breakaway Donetsk and Luhansk regions, on May 25.

    Since shifting the focus of its invasion eastward following a failed effort to capture Kyiv, Russia has said its main objective is to “liberate” areas of eastern and southern Ukraine predominantly populated by Russian speakers.

    Car Bomb Kills Russia-Installed Official in Occupied Ukraine - The Moscow Times

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    Latest Dreizin report

    Ukr forces & “murder tourists” (foreign mercs) abandon Severodonetsk industrial zone, city is 100% under Russ/Lugansk control; Ukr propaganda shifts hard to “we never needed that place, it was just a sneaky distraction for dumb Russ”; Noose tightens on Ukr in Lisichansk city, birthplace of 2014 Lugansk “Russian Spring”; Ukr withdrawal from Lisichansk west to Seversk and Slaviansk under way, by some accounts; *****NO SIGN OF LINDSAY GRAHAM… SOMEONE DO A WELLNESS CHECK???*****; To prove it is still a drunken gas station and not a real country, Russia launches ~40 cruise missiles overnight June 24-25, hitting as far as Lvov; Russia has massively stepped up its intel/surveillance—has been striking Ukr regional senior command centers & foreign arms marshalling points w/ increasing frequency, has likely already damaged or destroyed *most* U.S. M-777 cannon sent to Ukr; fate of Ukr force in Gorskoe-Zolotoe cauldron unclear, appears most attempting to exfiltrate on foot, incl. thru mine fields, many in civilian clothes—Russ victory here may be a starving bug hunt rather than “clean” mass surrender, nonetheless, many trophies taken incl. hundreds of U.S./Swedish AT-4 bazookas, millions of $ of high-end combat/trauma medical gear, piles of abandoned body armor; Ukr forces in/near Kharkov hard-pressed as Russia counter-advances near city, NOW HIDING IN HOSPITALS TO AVOID AIR/MISSILE STRIKES, *****PREPARE FOR MEDIA SH*TSTORM RE POSSIBLE RUSSIAN STRIKE ON HOSPITAL IN THIS AREA*****


    Ukr forces & “murder tourists” (foreign mercs) abandon Severodonetsk industrial zone, city is 100% under Russ/Lugansk control; Ukr propaganda shifts hard to “we never needed that place, it was just a sneaky distraction for dumb Russ”; Noose tightens on Ukr in Lisichansk city, birthplace of 2014 Lugansk “Russian Spring”; Ukr withdrawal from Lisichansk west to Seversk and Slaviansk under way, by some accounts; *****NO SIGN OF LINDSAY GRAHAM… SOMEONE DO A WELLNESS CHECK???*****; To prove it is still a drunken gas station and not a real country, Russia launches ~40 cruise missiles overnight June 24-25, hitting as far as Lvov; Russia has massively stepped up its intel/surveillance—has been striking Ukr regional senior command centers & foreign arms marshalling points w/ increasing frequency, has likely already damaged or destroyed *most* U.S. M-777 cannon sent to Ukr; fate of Ukr force in Gorskoe-Zolotoe cauldron unclear, appears most attempting to exfiltrate on foot, incl. thru mine fields, many in civilian clothes—Russ victory here may be a starving bug hunt rather than “clean” mass surrender, nonetheless, many trophies taken incl. hundreds of U.S./Swedish AT-4 bazookas, millions of $ of high-end combat/trauma medical gear, piles of abandoned body armor; Ukr forces in/near Kharkov hard-pressed as Russia counter-advances near city, NOW HIDING IN HOSPITALS TO AVOID AIR/MISSILE STRIKES, *****PREPARE FOR MEDIA SH*TSTORM RE POSSIBLE RUSSIAN STRIKE ON HOSPITAL IN THIS AREA***** – Ukraine War & Aftermath

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    Another steaming turd of propaganda BS.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Fantastic fairy tale.
    Absolutely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Car Bomb Kills Russia-Installed Official in Occupied Ukraine
    Bright spots . . .



    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Fantastic fairy tale.
    Absolutely.
    Embarrassing

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    ‘Butcher of Aleppo’ sacked as Vladimir Putin shakes up Russian top command again

    Russia’s top general in Ukraine appears to have been sacked over the slow pace of progress in the Donbas, amid reports that he was a drunk who had lost the confidence of Vladimir Putin.

    If confirmed, the dismissal of General Alexander Dvornikov, called the “Butcher of Aleppo” for his destruction of the Syrian city in 2015, would mark yet another major shake-up of Russian military command, suggesting Putin is unhappy with how the war is unfolding.

    The British Ministry of Defence said on Saturday that the Kremlin has recently fired several generals including Gen. Dvornikov and commander of Airborne Forces General-Colonel Andrei Serdyukov.

    The Russian Ministry of Defence has not commented but it follows weeks of unconfirmed rumours of Putin’s dissatisfaction with his performance.

    Despite being in command of Russian forces fighting in Ukraine since April, Gen Dvornikov, 60, has not been seen in public for more than a month. During this time, the Russian army’s main victory has been to inch forward towards capturing the Donbas city of Severodonetsk, which Ukrainian forces on Saturday had “almost left”, according to the regional governor.

    However, Moscow’s army has been dogged by Ukrainian resistance, with its infantry unable to claim many towns as captured despite them being nearly levelled by Russian artillery.

    Gen Dvornikov had likely simply taken too long to capture Donbas, which has been Putin’s priority target since his failure to capture Kyiv in March, said Samuel Ramani, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London.

    “Dvornikov was given a June 10 target date to conquer Severodonetsk and while he missed that deadline, he used his trademark Aleppo-style offensive tactics,” he said.

    Mr Ramani also described the sacking of Gen Serdyukov as commander of Russia’s airborne units as “a stunning demise”.

    Gen Serdyukov had commanded around 2,000 Russian paratroopers in January when they deployed to Kazakhstan to help crush unrest. The Kremlin considered the mission to have been a major success and Gen Serdyukov had been earmarked for promotion.

    Putin has been accused of micromanaging military operations from the Kremlin, frustrating generals who have complained that he is not competent. Rumours have been circulating for weeks that he had fallen out with Gen Dvornikov in particular.

    In a YouTube interview earlier this month, one of the lead journalists in the British open-source investigative journalism group Bellingcat, Christo Grozev, said that Gen Dvornikov was known to be a heavy drinker and that officers who worked with him in Syria didn’t trust him.

    “The reputation of Dvornikov from Syria within the army was not very high. They presented to the public that he was a tough strategist, but they already knew that his ability to coordinate different types of troops was not very high,” he said “He drinks alcohol to excess and decides on situations, such as when to start war, in the middle of the night without any intelligence support.”

    Other open-source investigative media outfits have reported that General Gennady Zhidko has replaced Dvornikov as overall commander of Russian forces in Ukraine. He is also a deputy Defence Minister, with a brief to maintain political and ideological discipline within the Russian army, and like Dvornikov was involved in Russia’s military operations in Syria.

    It is the latest shake-up to the Russian military command in Ukraine. In March, frustrated at his forces failure to capture Kyiv, Putin reportedly sacked eight Russian army generals as well as the head of the FSB intelligence unit that he blamed for supplying him with dodgy pre-invasion intelligence.

    He has also fired the heads of various regional security organisations since the start of the war because they have not shown him enough loyalty and replaced the FSB operation tasked with spying on Ukraine with a military intelligence unit.

    A Russian military analyst who asked not to be named said that the fast rotation of generals betrayed the chaos within the Russian military organisation.

    “The exact command structure of Russian forces in Ukraine is murky,” he said. “Top generals are serving as tactical field commanders at the front which is unusual and a sign of desperation.”

    Several Russian generals have already been assassinated in Ukraine as they tried to command from frontline positions.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-ne...eneral-sacked/

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    NATO predicts how Ukraine conflict will end

    The head of the alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, says peace negotiations will ultimately bring an end to the conflict

    "The conflict between Russia and Ukraine will probably end with a negotiated settlement, but that does not mean the West should stop sending arms to Kiev or reduce sanctions pressure on Moscow, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Saturday.
    “Most likely, this war will end at the negotiating table,” Stoltenberg told the Spanish newspaper El Pais, acknowledging that an outright military victory was not on the cards.
    “Our responsibility is to ensure that Ukraine is in the strongest possible position and to help it remain a sovereign and independent European nation,” he said.

    The best way to bolster Kiev's position ahead of talks with Moscow is “to provide strong military support, economic support, and push through tough sanctions against Russia,” the NATO chief added.
    However, he declined to say when negotiations between Russia and Ukraine could take place."

    Continues at:

    NATO predicts how Ukraine conflict will end — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union



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    How long before European and other economies find the war too costly and push for a settlement? It's in the news already and I imagine the pressure will rise in the Autumn. The Donbas region will end up in Russian hands as a compromise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    How long before European and other economies find the war too costly and push for a settlement? It's in the news already and I imagine the pressure will rise in the Autumn. The Donbas region will end up in Russian hands as a compromise.
    And what a brilliant fucking idea that would be. Letting puffy think he can steal what he wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    How long before European and other economies find the war too costly and push for a settlement?
    I think the US will continue to support Ukraine for as long as it takes, and it will drag the other NATO allies along, even if they are kicking and screaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    That is not true. The Russians have a severe manpower shortage vs the Ukrainians, and it has been pointed out in several of the articles I have posted in this thread. Not to mention that Russian logistics has proven to be horrid throughout the entire course of this war.

    I mentioned weeks ago that the Ukrainians should withdraw to Lysychansk, which is a highly fortified area that sits on a ridgeline with a commanding view of the entire valley down intoSeverodonetsk, a city that by the way has very little strategic or tactical value. The next stage of this fight will be at a major disadvantage to the Russians.
    NaGastan Retreat 1.

    Ukraine war: Kyiv orders forces to withdraw from Severodonets


    Published 1 day ago

    Ukrainian forces have been ordered to withdraw from Severodonetsk, according to the top regional official.

    "The eastern city has endured weeks of bombardment, as Russian forces try to take complete control of the region.

    A Ukrainian retreat would be significant because it would leave all of Luhansk under Russian control, except for the city of Lysychansk.

    Luhansk, a mainly Russian-speaking region in east Ukraine, is a key priority for President Vladimir Putin.

    Together with the Donetsk region it makes up what is collectively known as the Donbas - a large, industrial area which has been the focus of a Russian-backed separatist movement since 2014."

    Ukraine war: Kyiv orders forces to withdraw from Severodonetsk - BBC News

    Ukraine forces to retreat from embattled Severodonetsk: Governor | Russia-Ukraine war News | Al Jazeera

    NaGastan Retreat 2.

    Ukrainian troops may pull back from Lysychansk front line to avoid encirclement -governor


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    KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) -

    Ukrainian troops may need to pull back from the key frontline city of Lysychansk to avoid being encircled after Russian forces captured two villages to its south, regional governor Serhiy Gaidai said on Thursday.

    The retreat of Ukrainian troops from Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk, the last two Ukrainian-held cities in Luhansk, would bring Moscow closer to one of its key war aims of capturing all of that region.

    Divided by a river, the cities have become a key battleground in Russia's assault on the industrial heartland of Donbas and the fighting is nearing a "fierce climax," a top official said on Wednesday.

    The General Staff of Ukraine's armed forces on Thursday confirmed the loss of Rai-Oleksandrivka and Loskutivka, around 5 km (3 miles) from Lysychansk, and said that Russian troops were trying to surround Ukrainian forces there.

    It did not say how it would respond, but Governor Gaidai said Ukrainian troops might have to pull back.
    "In order to avoid encirclement, our command could order that the troops retreat to new positions," he said on national television. "All of Lysychansk is within reach of their fire. It is very dangerous in the city."

    The Ukrainian military almost never shares details concerning its strategy, but chief commander of the armed forces Valery Zaluzhny conceded that Ukraine was having to make defensive adjustments.

    "We are forced to conduct a mobile defence, to occupy more advantageous lines and positions," Zaluzhny said in an online post that did not name specific areas. "The price of freedom is high."
    In an evening update, the Ukrainian military said Russian forces backed up with additional reserves had resumed their offensive south of Lysychansk, after Ukrainian troops earlier pushed them back.

    SUPPLY ROUTES STILL OPEN


    The war has entered a brutal attritional phase in recent weeks, with Russian forces concentrating overwhelming artillery firepower on this pocket of the Donbas, which Moscow claims on behalf of separatists.

    Gaidai said Lysychansk could still be reached by road, allowing civilian evacuations to continue.

    Russia's TASS news agency had earlier cited Russian-backed separatists as saying the city was surrounded and cut off from supplies.

    Meanwhile a senior Ukrainian defence official said Ukrainian troops were holding out in a part of Sievierodonetsk, which is mostly controlled by Russian forces.

    Despite damage to supply routes, these troops could still receive weapons and ammunition and evacuate the wounded, said Oleksiy Gromov, Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Department of the General Staff.

    Britain's defence ministry said on Thursday Russia's recent advances were putting the Ukrainian forces holding out in Lysychansk-Sieverodonetsk under increasing pressure.

    "However, its (Russia's) efforts to achieve a deeper encirclement to take western Donetsk Oblast (region) remain stalled," the ministry said in a daily update on Twitter.

    Ukrainian troops may pull back from Lysychansk front line to avoid encirclement -governor | Reuters

    Ukraine loses key district south of Lysychansk to Russian forces

    Today, 26/06/2022, the "maybe" retreat is underway from Lysychansk city to the west..

    Unfortunately, the stated "supply route", or now more aptly described as "retreat route", are now being bombarded by the Russia artillery from the south and north, turning the road into something similar to this:

    Ukraine war mega thread-route-death-jpg


    Iraq, "Highway to Death".
    Much to bsnobs pleasure, no doubt.

    Tomorrow or the day after, the reports of Tass, BBC, Reuters .... will be shown who to be the more truthful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Iraq, "Highway to Death".
    You really are a clown. There is not even a close comparison. First off, the Russian's shit air force could never do what America did in Iraq. Secondly, these are very small victories in the larger strategic war. Russia was crushed in Kyiv, it was crushed in Kharkiv, and it was crushed in Chernihiv. It was forced to retreat out of the north of Ukraine entirely. It has been ground up like hamburger in Donbass, and it will not be able to sustain the losses for much longer.

    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Tomorrow or the day after, the reports of Tass, BBC, Reuters .... will be shown who to be the more truthful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    And what a brilliant fucking idea that would be. Letting puffy think he can steal what he wants.
    Life's shit sometimes, but we all know that. The alternative is a destabilised Europe with ever increasing inflation, gas and oil shortages, and a striking populace.

    Either NATO goes in and defends Ukraine, which will never happen, or it's cheering on from the sidelines with the inevitable Russian takeover of the Donbas and calling it quits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Either NATO goes in and defends Ukraine, which will never happen, or it's cheering on from the sidelines with the inevitable Russian takeover of the Donbas and calling it quits.
    So Russia takes one small city after taking massive losses and months of trying, and suddenly you are all doom and gloom and waiving the white flag. Did you forget what Ukraine did to Russia in the north part of the country?

    This war is far from over.

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