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Been a while since I posted any updates. The situation is not particularly clear as one side counters claims of the other. What I will say is that the true picture right now is probably skewed as troops move around and battles become more concentrated.
As Russia realised their bittzrieg tactic would not work they pulled troops back from Kiev area to concentrate on the East and South. The main concentration is the East and there is reasons for that. As Mariupol finally fell, RF could move vehicles more freely from Russia through Luhansk saving them a longer journey from Crimea. They of course held Kherson from the first day of the war but were stalled trying to come through Mikolaiv which meant they have never been in a position to attack the key coastal city of Odessa. They also hoped for a commando style attack on Odessa from the Black sea but took losses in ships/boats and retreated to safer waters. So the situation right now in the East appears to see RF holding around 90% of these areas. But RF have been quite flawed in their strategy. Whether they admit it or not they pretty much have used a scorched earth policy, smashing residential property everywhere they go. This is not going to win hearts and minds and probably is resulting in a greater local resistance loyal to Ukranian troops. While i]Russia also have taken so much area it is one thing taking a town or city, but a completely other thing holding and governing it, and as they move in all directions they need to leave behind some troops and Police to uphold order. Many towns or cities though are so destroyed there is little left to even watch.

So what are UF doing? Well firstly they were taking huge losses in the East from continual artillery barrages so pulled a lot of troops back in order they did not become encircled like the Mariupol defenders. Yes in some cases they would have been forced to retreat. But the important thing here is they appear to be digging in to certain areas and can inflict greater losses on RF without having to counter attack which leads to less losses but holds the RF from the progression they would like. This is deliberate as UF get into position the longer range artillery from the West set up.

But eh bigger news is that UF have been conducting a larger counter attack in the South. They are a few miles from Kherson and this appears to have woken some resistance in the area to carry out some sabotage operations. In addition over the last week UF have claimed to have blown up around 15 ammunition dumps and ammunition trains as well as several command posts, killing more Colonels and generals in the process. It has been noticed that vehicles have been moving from Belarus to reinforce losses in the East. RF tactics are becoming more erratic as they hit residential units whether deliberately or because they are now being forced to use older inaccurate weapons. Why then is UF not winning? Well basically because RF have just so many troops and ammunition/guns but that is changing. There is mobilization in the East and Southern areas under Russian control as they seek to bolster their ranks without having to recruit actual Russians who largely are resisting any type of conscription. As a result many of these troops are untrained and even over 50. A lot of them are used for defending air bases and warehouses. So the more RF are stretched the more their weaknesses will be seen.

There have hardly been any RF planes or helicopters hit in recent weeks after seeing 2-3 daily being shot down. This is because they stick to their own front lines and rarely venture further into Ukraine knowing UF have many air defence systems. Meanwhile UF are being supplied with aircraft and conducting many raids particularly around Kherson.

But the war will drag on because of numbers, something Zelensky is trying to address by recruiting more troops to which he hopes for an army of one million, obviously not all front line. He likely will not make that number but their troops are being trained properly. 10 thousand in UK are being trained while there are others in countries like Czech rep. Trained troops are worth far more than untrained. While better weapons are flooding into Ukraine as well as superior radar and other comm devices.


The RF losses so far are claimed as

37470 troops..probably up to 3 times more injured
1649 tanks
3829 Armed personelle vehicles
838/247 artillery systems/MLRS
109 Anti aircraft warfare systems
217/188 planes/helicopters
676 UAV
155 cruise missiles destroyed
15 ships/boats
2699 fuel tanks/tankers
66 special equipment


It is impossible to say how much ammunition and troops were hit in various raids recently
 

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Been a while since I posted any updates. The situation is not particularly clear as one side counters claims of the other. What I will say is that the true picture right now is probably skewed as troops move around and battles become more concentrated.
As Russia realised their bittzrieg tactic would not work they pulled troops back from Kiev area to concentrate on the East and South. The main concentration is the East and there is reasons for that. As Mariupol finally fell, RF could move vehicles more freely from Russia through Luhansk saving them a longer journey from Crimea. They of course held Kherson from the first day of the war but were stalled trying to come through Mikolaiv which meant they have never been in a position to attack the key coastal city of Odessa. They also hoped for a commando style attack on Odessa from the Black sea but took losses in ships/boats and retreated to safer waters. So the situation right now in the East appears to see RF holding around 90% of these areas. But RF have been quite flawed in their strategy. Whether they admit it or not they pretty much have used a scorched earth policy, smashing residential property everywhere they go. This is not going to win hearts and minds and probably is resulting in a greater local resistance loyal to Ukranian troops. While i]Russia also have taken so much area it is one thing taking a town or city, but a completely other thing holding and governing it, and as they move in all directions they need to leave behind some troops and Police to uphold order. Many towns or cities though are so destroyed there is little left to even watch.

So what are UF doing? Well firstly they were taking huge losses in the East from continual artillery barrages so pulled a lot of troops back in order they did not become encircled like the Mariupol defenders. Yes in some cases they would have been forced to retreat. But the important thing here is they appear to be digging in to certain areas and can inflict greater losses on RF without having to counter attack which leads to less losses but holds the RF from the progression they would like. This is deliberate as UF get into position the longer range artillery from the West set up.

But eh bigger news is that UF have been conducting a larger counter attack in the South. They are a few miles from Kherson and this appears to have woken some resistance in the area to carry out some sabotage operations. In addition over the last week UF have claimed to have blown up around 15 ammunition dumps and ammunition trains as well as several command posts, killing more Colonels and generals in the process. It has been noticed that vehicles have been moving from Belarus to reinforce losses in the East. RF tactics are becoming more erratic as they hit residential units whether deliberately or because they are now being forced to use older inaccurate weapons. Why then is UF not winning? Well basically because RF have just so many troops and ammunition/guns but that is changing. There is mobilization in the East and Southern areas under Russian control as they seek to bolster their ranks without having to recruit actual Russians who largely are resisting any type of conscription. As a result many of these troops are untrained and even over 50. A lot of them are used for defending air bases and warehouses. So the more RF are stretched the more their weaknesses will be seen.

There have hardly been any RF planes or helicopters hit in recent weeks after seeing 2-3 daily being shot down. This is because they stick to their own front lines and rarely venture further into Ukraine knowing UF have many air defence systems. Meanwhile UF are being supplied with aircraft and conducting many raids particularly around Kherson.

But the war will drag on because of numbers, something Zelensky is trying to address by recruiting more troops to which he hopes for an army of one million, obviously not all front line. He likely will not make that number but their troops are being trained properly. 10 thousand in UK are being trained while there are others in countries like Czech rep. Trained troops are worth far more than untrained. While better weapons are flooding into Ukraine as well as superior radar and other comm devices.


The RF losses so far are claimed as

37470 troops..probably up to 3 times more injured
1649 tanks
3829 Armed personelle vehicles
838/247 artillery systems/MLRS
109 Anti aircraft warfare systems
217/188 planes/helicopters
676 UAV
155 cruise missiles destroyed
15 ships/boats
2699 fuel tanks/tankers
66 special equipment


It is impossible to say how much ammunition and troops were hit in various raids recently

We will support Ukraine to the end say the US and EU. Utter hypocracy.
Get on with it, it's only Ukrainian blood getting spilled. International MSM are lowering and lowering the War down and down their agenda.
Barely a mention, before how hot it is outside and domestic and international shit economics, while giving the War/Invasion a cursory explanation for a severe crisis of Capitalism. I guess that if I was a big investor with shares in the armaments industry I would be pretty chuffed and not worrying about the cost of living disaster.

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We will support Ukraine to the end say the US and EU. Utter hypocracy.
To be fair that's how most wars are waged that aren't World Wars.

It's the communists arming some smallish country against the USA/West in some far flung corner of the world; Korea, Vietnam etc or the USA/West arming in the same way; currently Ukraine but there's been others and then there's Afghanistan who have been interfered with both ways and are currently in self destruct mode.

You're right though, it's the arms industry that comes out best. That can be in straight sales or showing off how good their products are at killing and maiming to gain future sales.

The Russian warplane industry isn't looking too good at the moment with neither red on red produced aircraft being particularly effective.

I read a while ago the reason the Ruskies hadn't deployed their latest tank was that it would get ripped a new one by the stuff the Ukrainians are getting sent and that would affect future sales to Russian minded countries!

Utter hypocrisy indeed.
 

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Several more ammunition dumps and control headquarters have been hit. Russia obviously have millions of ammunition, but day by day they are going to require finding a whole lot more as masses go up in flames.

RF probably in an attempt to stem the flow of ammo dumps being blown up appear to have sent truckloads of ammo to a theatre hall in Kherson

A video of a little girl age about two was released of her minutes before she was killed by more incoming shells from RF in a residential area.
RF hit the centre of Vinnitsa which is miles from the front line. They hit with high precision missiles which are accurate to 2 and a half metres...so it was a deliberate attack on civilians yet again. A baby was found lying dead in a pram. 2 other children and at least 21 others were all killed with over 50 injured and 42 missing. Russia claim they were militants, but few people are listening to Russia nowadays.

The EU will not recognise Russian passports issued to Ukranian citizens

Estimated 37,870 RF troops killed so far
 

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Multiple missiles landing on Dnipro tonight
 

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Whether the info in this video is correct or not, I can't say, but it all pretty much in line with what has been said on Ukranian news sites..and saves me typing

 

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As the war is still going on here is a few things from last wee while. Ukraine has been pushing back most offensive moves in the East as Russia try to consolidate what they have and move further inland. However Russia are moving some of their forces which get depleted by the day further out towards Kherson where they are in a sticky situation. UF have bombed three bridges to the South where RF would seek to use to either reinforce or retreat. The move comes as a little surprise to some in the West as many felt it better to leave an option to retreat and potentially avoid a bloodier battle in urban areas. Ukraine obviously felt the threat of reinforcements was higher and perhaps seek to isolate Kherson and trap RF as they had done to them in Mariupol.
Over the last couple of weeks UF have been setting favourable conditions for a counter offensive in Kherson by attacking and destroying 50 ammunition dumps (which also may include ammo trains. Several fuel dumps and a few command centres killing many senior officers. A lot will depend on the troops RF bring South at which one tank on it's way today ran over a car killing 2 kids and their parents on the main highway.

Russia have been trying to recruit from mostly rural areas and from various provinces, so much so that at least one is realising what is happening and refusing to send more young men. Meanwhile Wagner are recruiting from Prisons, promising a years contract for eventual freedom, but pointing out it is likely only 20% of prisoners will avoid death or serious injury. Remember when Russia complained Ukraine might let prisoners loose when Russia attacked? Russia also are against merceneries but clearly it is one law for them...

Two SU-25s have been shot down in the last two days as Ukraine are furthered bolstered in air defences from the west and have now 16 HMARS. There is nowhere in Ukraine cannot hit now and they art taking out a whole lot of RF missile launchers and rocket launchers. Russia though still have superior numbers in just about everything however lack quality in recruits who are basically cannon fodder. RF appear to be just blowing everything and anything up in their path whilst UF target military targets to great effect, so much so that Zelensky said their losses are down to about 30 a day from over 100 a day.

Iran has been said to have sent several drones to Russia which prompted Israel to strike and destroy a factory/warehouse in Syria which is supplying Iran with drones.

Slovakia are considering supplying a further 11 Mig-29 aircraft stating that the Czech rep and Poland will then cover Slovakian airspace. Slovakia also seek financial aid to purchase new planes.

Kazakhstan is strengthening it's army, fearing a war with Russia. A senior official stated, "If they (Russia) didn't have Ukraine to insult it, would we be next?

Belarus plans to purchase 1000 body bags. Why? No idea, maybe donation to Russia. Lukanchenko continues with his world war rhetoric and how Belarus will destroy anyone who dares attacks them, whilst in reality no one cares about Belarus. My own thoughts is he will not launch an offensive unless it appeared guaranteed Russia would overcome Ukraine.

While it might appear the front line is fairly short, if the occupied East was moved to Europe it would cover London to Berlin.

Moscow Police were called to a flat where someone had changed their wifi service to "glory to Ukraine", A neighbour had reported this


Meanwhile in Turkey a couple of Poles who had initially spoken to a couple of Russians soon attacked the Russia tourists over their views on the war. The Police took the Russians away for medical treatment whilst the hotel manager threatened to throw the Russian couple out.

PT-9T Twardy tanks from Poland are in use by UF

The first 3 German Gepard self-propelled air defence tanks have also arrived, another 12 are expected

Just reported is a command base in Khrustaine where it is believed 100 RF have been killed.

Russians urge the military to strike Kiev when Boris is next in Kiev..yeh I understand the pain you will feel here...one even stated they should use the headline Hasta La Vista

Fresh after sacking a couple of his cabinet, Zelensky has now dismissed the head of special operations Grigory Galagan and replaced him

Hungarian prime minister has been criticised for stating Hungary should not mix Europeans with non European people. "We are not a mixed race and we should not become a mixed race" he stated

At least 1044 children have been killed or seriously injured as a result of RF attacks. It is difficult to give a true figure

Finland have banned issuing visas to Russians

Ukranian estimates 39,700 RF dead
1730 tanks
222 planes
188 helicopters

In Slovyansk the mayor has asked residents to leave as there will be no way to effectively heat apartments as even if there is electric the sewer and water systems will freeze up. He also stated RF would soon try and seize the city anyway. There is believed to still be 22,000 people in Slovyansk

Meanwhile China warned US of possible military response to Nancy Pelosi's upcoming trip to Taiwan.


So no early end to this war in sight and it is going to get even messier in the world
 

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Thx for putting that all together @Davy - i think one thing we can all see clearly - it's all a right joe strummer.
 

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To put into perspective what I said about Russia recruiting from poorer areas, in Kyrgyzstan they are recruiting for people with minimal requirements. For example No military training required, criminal record acceptable, delete your social media and bring a phone that does not have a camera. Pay is 240k rubles per month. The wars may change but the abuse of the poor never goes away.

5 people died at a Russian checkpoint in Vasilievka where it is increasingly difficult to get through these points. Over 1200 queing cars are being added to daily while only around 20-150 cars get through each day. Horrendous things happen in the queue. Meanwhile the Russians claim that there is no queue and no one wants to leave

Poland will not compete at any international event where Russia or Belarus is represented. saying they cannot support anything which may promote normality of an aggressor country


Another RF oil depot was set ablaze last night in Donetsk


A supply of HMARS and Phoenix Ghost drones from USA are en route to Ukraine

Ukraine claim to now have many transportation routes which Russia use under their sights and this is restricting Russian manouverability.
 

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On the other hand, the reality of a positioning of a fractuous NATO, intra positioning of European countries, Italy, Germany, France and the UK regarding Ukraine and the disgraceful throwing of Kurds under the NATO bus, to appease Turkey, in the name of NATO membership expansion.
It's no laughing matter but I had to, watching, the Tory ' leadership' debate last night, with the two would be Prime Ministers, in reality, cheer leaders for US imperialism, flexing the new anti Chinese imperialism line. Pet poodles though in reality an irrelevant flea on the back of the larger nascent Chinese imperialist dog.



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30 years since the Soviet Union collapse.30 years of Ukrainians treating their disabled like shit.
 

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30 years since the Soviet Union collapse.30 years of Ukrainians treating their disabled like shit.
I’m sure the disabled folk who had no wheelchair spaces on trains feel much improved by being bombed and murdered.
 

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30 years since the Soviet Union collapse.30 years of Ukrainians treating their disabled like shit.
The Soviet Union disabled people were in some sort of utopia then?
 

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30 years since the Soviet Union collapse.30 years of Ukrainians treating their disabled like shit.

You know how the Russians treat their disabled population eh?
 

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The young boys tied to benches all day in straight jacket contraptions we saw on the news was all the fault of the Soviet Union?
 

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It's taken 30 years for the Ukraine to rectify the situation?
 

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Whataboutary at it's best.
Hardly. The question I was suggesting was had things changed for the worse in the 30 years since the Soviet Union? A point of time and administration of your own choosing.

How do other Soviet Block countries compare?

Is the treatment of disabled people perhaps part of the Soviet Block mindset?

Have things improved or got worse in all these countries?

Any whatabootery I'd suggest is on you deflecting from the Russian atrocities by somehow suggesting the Ukrainians deserve what they're getting because of the way they treat their disabled people.
 
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