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Yes it is officially part of Molfova but Transnistria which is a part of it is an unofficial breakaway region that has some financial and fiscal authority. Russia have around 1490 permanent troops there. Moldova have so far supported Ukraine. The sea of land is relatively small but crucially on the border of ukraine and Moldova and East of Odessa.

Russia have so far failed to make a breakthrough towards the East of Odessa as troops in Mikolaiv block their way, hence the build up in Kherson. The South is the Black sea and you know what happened there. So a possible Western front could open up if Russia convince people in these areas that Ukraine are attacking them. It makes absolutely no sense for Ukraine to open up another front but could be very useful to Russia if they can fly troops into Transnistria.

There is a slight danger of involving Moldova into the conflict and Ukraine have already stated if Russia take Odessa their next move would be into Moldova.

Only if Zelensky was as cunning and evil as Putin would he try an attack on Transnistria hoping to involve Moldova, but then he would have to hope RF invaded Moldiva as it is unlikely Moldova is going to move troops into Transnistria with Russian forces stationed there unless they wanted an unlikely pre-emtive strike.

Hope that clears it up or you are confused as I am
Clear as mud Dave 😂 Thanks though
 

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Estimated RF losses to date.

23,500 Troops
1026 Tanks
2471 Armoured personnel vehicles
451/151 Artillery systems/ MLRS
80 Anti-aircraft warfare systems
192/155 Aircraft/ Helicopters
245 Tactical level UAVs
1786 Vehicles and fuel tanks
8 boats/ships
32 Special equipment
84 Cruise missiles

It is estimated 1000 tanks take 4 years to make on Russia manufacturing operations
 

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Interesting that it has a huge ammunition dump from the Soviet era.RF might want that? Would make some bang though
 

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In Belgorod, Russia yet another ammunition dump appears to be on fire 🤡

Also a bridge over the Seversky Donets in Belgorod has had reported explosions and the bringer is currently shut to traffic


UF are claiming to have destroyed a group of RF who were planning to shoot down a civilian plane over Belarus/Russian border and blame it on Ukrraine

Counter attacks around Kharkiv are having an effect on RF ability to surround UF in the region. A lot more are expected in the coming days
 

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Despite Prednostovie being pro-Russian, it appears not all people feel the same about the Russian air force as thousands are fleeing both in the direction of Moldova and Odessa...yes they actually believe it is safer to be in a Ukranian city at war than leave theirselves at the mercy of Russian troops.

RF attacked agricultural train ladened with fertilizer in Mikolaiv. 600 kg exploded

An anti-terrorist operator who has previously survived two heart attacks and a complex heart operation, died after being kidnapped and tortured by RF He has also been raising two children alone for five years who are now orphaned
 

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Despite Prednostovie being pro-Russian, it appears not all people feel the same about the Russian air force as thousands are fleeing both in the direction of Moldova and Odessa...yes they actually believe it is safer to be in a Ukranian city at war than leave theirselves at the mercy of Russian troops.

RF attacked agricultural train ladened with fertilizer in Mikolaiv. 600 kg exploded

An anti-terrorist operator who has previously survived two heart attacks and a complex heart operation, died after being kidnapped and tortured by RF He has also been raising two children alone for five years who are now orphaned

The earlier pre-printed newspaper in Transnistria (easier to spell than the other name) also makes an appeal from Russia to come and protect them from Ukraine...and is this why everyone is fleeing the territory one day in advance of the newspaper date? Be interesting to see if it is published If it is expect Helicopters to attempt to fly in to the area.
 

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Estimated RF losses to date.

23,500 Troops
1026 Tanks
2471 Armoured personnel vehicles
451/151 Artillery systems/ MLRS
80 Anti-aircraft warfare systems
192/155 Aircraft/ Helicopters
245 Tactical level UAVs
1786 Vehicles and fuel tanks
8 boats/ships
32 Special equipment
84 Cruise missiles

It is estimated 1000 tanks take 4 years to make on Russia manufacturing operations
If the Russians have lost 23,500 troops, and I would imagine Ukraine must be a similar figure, that's 50,000 human lives, wiped out for no apparent good cause. People's son's, daughters, parents 😪
The human race can be utterly disgusting when it chooses to be
Nuclear weapons are described as a deterrent, when really , they are just a resource which when you have them, allows you to bomb the fuck out of anyone you want , without retaliation.
I'm aware, it's not just Russia who have employed this mindset.
It's all so sad and depressing 😓
 

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Re, my previous post. I'm just watching saving lives at sea. Dozens of people putting their lives at risk , in the most atrocious weather conditions , to save 1 surfer.
Is this really the same species which kills at will , by the millions ?
Utterly bizarre.
 

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Re, my previous post. I'm just watching saving lives at sea. Dozens of people putting their lives at risk , in the most atrocious weather conditions , to save 1 surfer.
Is this really the same species which kills at will , by the millions ?
Utterly bizarre.
It is only humans who kill indiscriiminitly though some animals will kill for territory or a partner. Greed and the desire for power which is not always separate is the main motivator. Perhaps in Putins case it may be more about the loss of power the USSR experienced than simply wielding power. He clearly feels an injustice as done.

I find no pleasure in putting the statistics up and they are only what Ukranian government release. The BBC quoted allied sources which were significantly less especially in terms of aeroplanes. But whatever the real figures it is again many poor people fighting for the elites. A survey found the majority of ground troops were from poor Russian areas as well as Georgia, Kazakhstan etc

Ukranians have also suffered heavy losses though they do not release military figures often. In fact it seems a small number of civilians killed it I suspect that is o ly because they only publish confirmed deaths and there will be a lot of dead under the rubble. Again when Ukraine send dozens of mortars or missiles they can only guess what losses there may be so could be more.

In every war there are horrible people who show their true colours and few people mourn their death.But the vast majority have little or no idea what they are fighting for and until or unless the people rise in enough numbers to say no more,it will always be the way.

The movie about the 2014 Ukranian uprising shows a deeply unpopular
Government shooting at students and civilians whilst their leader desperately holds on to power. He was forced to fall eventually but the same thing happened in China and Belatus and was put down violently. There is no easy answers.

Deeply religious sects and orders and some individuals will not fight under any circumstances. Others feel some sense of loyalty or justification and perhaps in a smaller way believe they need to fight to hold o to the little power they have in their own lives.

I have a couple of Ukranian friends and a Russian friend. None of them have joined the fighting and for me it seems inconceivable they might go head to head and kill each other...but that is often the reality
 

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As if things could not get more grotesque!...Victor Shlinchak who is journalist and editor in chief of the Glavkom website described a horror he came across while at a meeting with the minister of defence Alexei Reznikov who told him this account. Russians killed a young Mother in one of the liberated towns which had been under occupation. They tied her still living baby to her on the ground. When Ukranian forces took the baby from the Mother, a mine that was sandwiched between Mother and baby blew up. The baby is of course dead. There was no word on the person removing the baby from it's mother. There is no other word than monsters.

UK Intelligence believe that Russia will use Transnistria in the same way they did with Crimea, by stating they need to protect Russian's there and need to send troops and armour there, where they will declare Transnistria as an independent state, and use this as a pretext to invade Moldova.

Around one million Ukranians have already returned from Poland. More people are returning than leaving

Finland plan to build more fences on the border with Russia due to increasing tensions

Shelling began as soon as the 100 or so were evacuated from the Avostol steel plant. It is hoped there will be a cease fire tomorrow to evacuate more civilians.

Poland sent 232 T-72 tanks, multiple rocket launchers, unmanned aerial vehicles and self propelled howitzers

A draft resolution on the use of US military to protect Ukraine has been submitted to congress.
This document, if passed, would allow the US to use it's forces to respond to the use of chemical or nuclear weapons against Ukraine


As well as stealing million of tons of grain, RF have also destroyed warehouses with farming and agricultural feed and fertilizers in the Dnipropetrovsk area.

There are reports that the Belgorod region in Russia are under martial law due to various explosions on a train bridge, and military sites

The countries who have delivered/donated the most military equipment to Ukraine 1. USA 2. POLAND 3. ESTONIA 4. UK

Between joint forces and East forces today, UF Claim to have destroyed at least

57 Soldiers
3 tanks
1 Infantry fighting vehicle
2 light armoured towing vehicles
22 artillery systems
3 artillery tractors
4 drones
38 combat armoured vehicles
10 automative equipment
 

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Saw a report on Moldova on the bbc website. Also had a look at wiki to see they have little in the way of military and agreed to not exceed a certain amount of weapons to appease Russia and USA. In view of calls here for Ukraine to simply lie down, the reality for Moldova if Russia come calling is that they will simply have to just give them whatever they ask for. Perhaps to some that is the best way and will save lives. Other's will see it as another step for Russia to extend their reach towards Europe and where will it end?

 
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Russians killed a young Mother in one of the liberated towns which had been under occupation. They tied her still living baby to her on the ground. When Ukranian forces took the baby from the Mother, a mine that was sandwiched between Mother and baby blew up. The baby is of course dead. There was no word on the person removing the baby from it's mother. There is no other word than monsters.
Inhuman.

Some of these guys aren’t soldiers they are just deviants.
 
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RF made some slight gains overnight The situation should improve soon for UF as many Howitzers are on their way from various countries with thousands of shells.

Two Raptor class patrol boats which have 3 crew and can carry up to 20 marines were sunk around Zmeinii island. They have been using these boats to replace lost troops on the island. There were 24 of these boats ordered for the Russian Navy of which 17 had been received according to wiki.
 
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Russia appear to be investigating a possible cholera outbreak near the border of Ukraine..is it yet another prelude to accusations of Ukraine making biological weapons? We will see

I have not seen any update on that newspaper which should have circulated today in the Transnistria area. So it could have been a hoax, or Russia may have pulled the plug as it had been shown 2 days before.

Forest fires in Siberia are spreading at alarming rates as there is no troops to help fight the fires

Lavroz made some crazy statement about comparing Zelensky to Hitler and said the latter had "Jewish roots". This appears to be in some way Lavroz stating Jews being responsible for the holocaust! Israel called this false and outrageous. Russia's anti-semitism does appear to be showing it's ugly face. They also hit the area where the Babi Yar memorial complex is.

As Moaty printed on another thread, yet another fire in Russia, this time at a gunpowder plant in Perm...it should be noted Perm is well out the range of any missile Ukraine has so either saboteurs or accident. The company manufactures charges for grad and smerch multi-launch rocket systems

RF burned down one of the best and most historic schools in Ukraine which is over 100 years old. Lisichansk gymnasium was built by the Belgians and was included in the top 100 schools in Ukraine. It withstood 2 world wars and the 2014 uprising but according to the head of Luhansk RMA, Serhiy Gaidai..was burned down by animals without any cultural values in 2022.

A large fire is burning in the steelworks where hundreds of civilians and injured troops are trapped

Russian ships and subs continue their incessant missile strikes on Ukraine

RF erected a pontoon bridge over the Seversky Donets river
 
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The instance of the mother and baby is absolutely bloody horrific.
How can a humane person do that to another human being?
Bewildering. Truly bewildering.
 

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The instance of the mother and baby is absolutely bloody horrific.
How can a humane person do that to another human being?
Bewildering. Truly bewildering.
and some people do not believe evil exists
 

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More evidence Pooh'ton has Parkinsons

 
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