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Will Putin Invade Ukraine?

Started by Cassia, January 20, 2022, 01:29:34 PM

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Hydra009



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Unbeliever

I think Ukraine is trying to expand the list even now...
God Not Found
"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman


SGOS

Putin was met by China's president with a gesture of friendship that I would call luke warm:

Quote(NYT) Sergey Radchenko, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, said the statement appeared to telegraph "a reproach to the Russians, that they're not acting like a great power, that they are creating instability."

I don't know if it's because like the rest of the world, China sees Russia's reasons for attacking Ukraine as unjustified or because great powers are not supposed to get their asses kicked.

Dark Lightning

Quote from: SGOS on September 16, 2022, 08:24:11 AMPutin was met by China's president with a gesture of friendship that I would call luke warm:

I don't know if it's because like the rest of the world, China sees Russia's reasons for attacking Ukraine as unjustified or because great powers are not supposed to get their asses kicked.

Why not both?




Dark Lightning

I always thought that exploding cigarettes were a childish type of prank. The Russians are making it explode into a real art form.

Shiranu

All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. - Moses Ben Maimon

Hydra009

Yeah, that's horrible.  They found mass graves in Izyum with at least 440 bodies.  Some showing clear signs of torture.

I'm happy that they're being liberated and no longer victimized by Russian nazis, but I really wish this had never happened at all. :(

Hydra009


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Hydra009

Recent map:



Awfully nice of them to use yellow and almost-yellow in their legend.  Very helpful.

Anyway, you can practically taste the Kherson watermelons.  Russian positions are also threatened in several other places - Ukrainian counteroffensives could push towards Melitopol and effectively cut Russian supply lines in a massive way.  Same with a push towards Donetsk and then south towards Mariupol.  And of course, Russian forces continue to lose ground east of Kharkiv and it's within the realm of possibility that this front collapses all the way to the Russian border, allowing Ukrainian soldiers the chance to secure the land border with Russia and then sweep south and west, uprooting the entire Russian presence.  Anything's possible.

Personally, it's a safe assumption that Russian units continue to degrade and be hollowed out by attrition, and as the 1st Tank Guards Army found out, there's only so much attrition you can take before you're no longer able to do pretty much anything.

All Ukraine has to do is keep firing and all the Allies have to do is keep supplying Ukraine, and sooner or later, one of the above counteroffensive opportunities will present itself.  Putin and his cronies are living on borrowed time and each second brings them closer to defeat.

Hydra009

Ammo depot near Melitopol explodes

Yesterday, there were explosions at a Russian airfield nearby.