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    There will be a “negotiated” settlement. Ukraine will lose territory.

    Europe will not want this on their doorstep for much longer.

    It has been a useful exercise for US and Europe to assess Russian attack capacity in region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    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.
    You think the west will go back to (or in the case of the EU) continue to but Russian Oil & Gas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    There will be a “negotiated” settlement. Ukraine will lose territory.
    Nope. It is funny how you lot piss your pants and run at the first little loss by the Ukrainians without acknowledging the fact that they held that line under massive artillery fire and fought back, inflicting massive casualties on the Russians.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Europe will not want this on their doorstep for much longer.


    They have no choice, and they are not the ones calling the shots here. They will follow the lead of the US, who will continue to support Ukraine for the long haul.

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    The US knew this invasion was going to happen, at this stage they could have warned the Russians that they were aware, and any action taken against Ukraine would be met with the full force of the West.

    But no, US allowed the invasion of a sovereign nation and all it done was to tap Zelensky on the shoulder to tell him what was coming.

    I may be a bit cynical, but to me this war suited the US.

    Please do not give the old “Ukraine is not in NATO” bullshit. Let’s remember neither is Taiwan which the US has pledged to defend not just send arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    It has been a useful exercise for US and Europe to assess Russian attack capacity in region.
    When Russia utilises a small proportion of its military facilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Nope. It is funny how you lot piss your pants and run at the first little loss by the Ukrainians without acknowledging the fact that they held that line under massive artillery fire and fought back, inflicting massive casualties on the Russians.
    Realism vs Romanticism

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    Obese Russian general, 67, called up to fight in Ukraine as Putin 'scrapes the barrel'

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    An obese Russian retired general has been sent to fight on the frontlines in Eastern Ukraine because Vladimir Putin is running out of senior officers.

    The 20 stone general, 67, is now said to be in charge of Russian special forces operating in the region after the unit’s former commander was seriously injured in an artillery strike.


    The veteran of Russia ’s disastrous war in Afghanistan is known as General Pavel.


    A senior intelligence source last night told the Daily Star Sunday: “Putin is now scraping the barrel.


    “Most of his best and battle-hardened senior commanders have been killed or injured fighting in Ukraine so he is resorting to sending second rate officers to the front who don’t last very long.

    “He is now dragging generals out of retirement and one of those is General Pavel.


    “Putin is like a mafia boss who no one can refuse to obey. If a retired general gets a message from Putin saying mother Russia needs you to fight in Ukraine there is not much you can do. There is now escape from Russia thanks to the sanctions.”

    Pavel was a soldier for more than 40 years and became a commander of Russia’s special forces but that was 25-years ago when he was younger and fitter..


    He is understood to have served in Syria just before retiring from active service five years ago.


    Up until recently he was living in a Moscow suburb but is understood to have been ordered to return to active service last month.


    The officer is so fat that he has to have his uniform specially made and wears two sets of body armour to cover his substantial girth.


    He is understood to require five meals a day washed down with at least a litre of vodka.


    Russia is believed to up to 10 generals in the war in Ukraine and as many as 30 senior officers.




    Latest estimates also suggest that as many as 30,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in action and up to 100,000 have been injured.


    Russia has reportedly lost over 4,000 tanks and armoured vehicles, 216 combat aircraft, 183 attack helicopters and 620 drones.

    It can also be revealed that intelligence sources believe that Russia is on the verge of running out of precision weapons, such as guided missiles and even artillery rounds.


    The source said: “Both Russia and Ukraine are sustaining a lot of casualties and war stocks of ammunition are running at very low rates.


    “Russia has also lost a large number of tanks and armoured vehicles and these are complex pieces of equipment which cannot be easily replaced.”

    Obese Russian general, 67, called up to fight in Ukraine as Putin 'scrapes the barrel' - Daily Star
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    I hope he doesn't die because they'll have to use a shit ton of gas to cremate the fat fucker.

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    They can make an awful lot of soap out of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Realism vs Romanticism
    We will soon find out.

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    Today's battlefield update. If you want to skip straight to the maps/tactical assessment it starts at 18:55, but the entire video is worth the watch...


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    Aftermath of the first HIMARS MLRS strike in Izyum...


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    stripping off their clothes for photographs on Sunday to outdo Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has often appeared shirtless in images disseminated by the Kremlin.
    It's times like this you miss Angela Merkel.

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    Except it isn't a Default at all- the West (well US) has prevented their avenues of paying, everyone knows this, and Russia has ample funds to pay.

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    ^Two questions.

    One’s multiple choice.


    1. As a Financial Advisor (your previous occupation) would you tell your clients to invest in Russian Bonds?


    If you answered yes to the question above........


    1. How long would it take for the firm you worked for to release you after hearing what you’re telling your clients?



    1. 5 minutes?
    2. shortly after management returned from lunch?
    3. They would be fine with the suggestion. I worked for a Russian firm.
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    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Sabang: "Everything in Russia is rosy"
    Any fucking idiot with half a brain cell: "....given the damage already done to the economy and markets, the default is also mostly symbolic for now, and matters little to Russians dealing with double-digit inflation and the worst economic contraction in years."

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    the default is also mostly symbolic for now
    Precisely. Rest is just yada yada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Precisely. Rest is just yada yada.
    So like most of your posts then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    So like most of your posts then?
    Most?

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    NATO Puts 300,000 Soldiers on High Alert as G-7 Expresses ‘Serious Concern’ About Belarus Nuke Deal

    In its biggest transformation since the end of the Cold War, NATO is set to increase the number of its forces on high alert from 40,000 to 300,000. Speaking ahead of a NATO summit in Madrid this week, the alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, also said the organization would boost troop deployments in European countries closest to Russia, which it now considers the “most significant and direct threat to our security.” News of NATO’s plans comes after G7 leaders issued a statement expressing “serious concern” after Russia announced “it could transfer missiles with nuclear capabilities to Belarus” on Saturday, TASS reports. Belarus’ self-styled dictator Alexander Lukashenko asked Putin to help his country develop a “symmetrical response” to what he claimed to be nuclear-armed NATO flights near Belarussian airspace.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/nato-p...-deal?ref=home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
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    Everything you post is an error you nitwit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Everything you post is an error you nitwit.
    Says the man who claims Ukraine is winning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Says the man who claims Ukraine is winning
    Nice to see what side you are on, you fucking bottom feeding shitbag.

    I guess you will be eating the corn nuts out of skiddies shorts next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Nice to see what side you are on, you fucking bottom feeding shitbag.

    I guess you will be eating the corn nuts out of skiddies shorts next.
    Yep I am on the side of reality, and unfortunately Ukraine are losing.

    Quite how me stating the facts makes me a “bottom feeding shitbag” I am quite unsure.

    Can I suggest Snubby that you invest in a good old fashioned TV - turn on the news and you will get a clue about what is happening in Ukraine.

    Those crazy YT videos you keep promoting are just aimed at loonies like you.

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