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spsteve

Southern Axis Update: Russian forces in western #Kherson Oblast may be attempting to fall back to more defensible positions in a controlled withdrawal to avoid the chaotic retreat that characterized the collapse of Russian defenses in #Kharkiv. https://twitter.com/TheStudyofWar/status/1571705171360776194?t=QlHnGsbYupWwv2bMMjnkyA&s=19


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Seatoo

Only that they exist tbh


spsteve

Lol. They can be handy to lump certain accounts together for various topics.


youguanbumen

Is it known to what extend people in Crimea would prefer to return to Ukrainian control? The 2014 events seem to have had broad public support there, or am I wrong? Edit: as for the downvotes, this is an honest question.


Bromance_Rayder

Safe to say that a lot of people who *did* support Russia are quickly changing their minds based on recent events (and if they are even remotely aware of what the next few generations look like for Russia).


mhdlm

yeah they had broad support thats why russia had to send their own soldiers to dissolve the parliament and then their army to hold the place lmfao. fucking russians just stay in your shithole.


guidodid

Ex crimean resident stepping in. Sevastopol definitely would have always wanted Russia. I would guess 80%. The rest of Crimea does not want Russia. Especially cities like Simferopol, Yalta and Yevpatoria. Many of my friends, when they went to vote were told they had already voted (and they didn't). In the town we lived we only know two families who wanted Russia there Nobody in our neighborhood. Now Ukrainian flags are flying, blue and yellow balloons are seen everywhere. But the appointed authorities are cracking down on this.


WelpSigh

Thanks. I appreciate your perspective as someone who actually lived there.


moleratical

It's impossible to know. Crimea probably had a greater affinity to Russia than any other part of Ukraine, but Russia rigged the election and occupied the area and then started importing Russians. However even today I doubt most Crimeans want to be part of Russia, before 2014 most certainly did not.


canadatrasher

It would be fine once refugees return and russian colonizers leave.


Throbbing_Furry_Knot

It's always hard to know with these things, but ignoring nationalism factors I would say Ukraine has both the carrot and the stick to motivate people in Crimea to want to be part of Ukraine. They will almost certainly have control over Crimea's only supply of water even if they don't take Crimea itself, and what looks like Ukraine joining EU and getting some kind of Marshal Plan could unleash Ukraine's economic potential and make it a success story like Poland which is quite appealing.


youguanbumen

I’d also assume that a Crimea beholden to Russia would just be too big of a security risk for Ukraine.


inspiredcrypto

They are probably honest downvotes


Bribase

[Some details here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE5afkEqG08&t=672s). Crimea is definitely an outlier in terms of affinity with Russia, but some of that may have been manipulation. The important point being that, if Crimea wants a referendum on which country to belong to, do it without a Russian occupation.


youguanbumen

Thanks I’ll have a watch


Lem_201

Prior to the time people of Crimea started to see armed soldiers on streets, pro russian party got 4 percents of the votes in elections.


WelpSigh

What election? The last one I see is the 2012 parliamentary election and Wikipedia says the Russian parties won in Crimea.


youguanbumen

Okay, that’s a convincing data point


glmory

Except those people are gone. Now they are much more pro-Russian. So what? We can’t reward Russia for replacing people with Russians so like it or not Crimea is Ukraine and those who want to can move to Russia.


Weekend833

I've got three feeling that there'll be a lot of happy-crying by Ukrainians in Crimea when the yellow and blue roll through there, and a lot of ugly crying by Russians.


Kageru

With the people who were imported to skew the preference towards Russia or with the original inhabitants? Also what would you use as a source of information given having the wrong opinion in Russia can get you locked away?


Tiduszk

The problem with the idea of taking current local sentiment is that much of the pre-2014 population has left or been forced out, the rest have lived under constant russian propaganda for 8 years, not to mention the likely tens or even hundreds of thousands of russians who have colonized it since then.


youguanbumen

How pro-Ukraine was the pre-2014 population? Crimea attempted to become independent when the USSR fell apart, right?


WelpSigh

I've tried to get the answer to this very question before. What I've heard from Ukrainians here on Reddit and elsewhere is that it was not really like the rest of Ukraine - tons and tons of ex-Russian naval forces and their families, not uncommon to see Russian flags, and a lot of antipathy toward the government in Kyiv. That was in 2014 as the Ukrainian government was deeply corrupt and falling apart, I have no idea what current attitudes would be now that the Russian government is proving a completely not ideal steward.


Tiduszk

Crimea voted for independence from the USSR as part of Ukraine in 1991.


pcx99

In an act of cultural genocide, russia also destroyed [ancient monuments](https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1571610965728268292.html) from the 9-13^th century near Izyum.


canadatrasher

Quick article about that place: https://rest.guru.ua/izyum/places/1121-poloveckie_kamennye_baby_na_gore_kremenec_/


DeltaWingCrumpleZone

Welp at least they’re cursed now… the invaders, not the statues


Chance-Shift3051

Lots of rumors. Where is it most quiet ?


Burnsy825

I love these replies. UpVotes all of you. Nobody's giving away shit.


Chance-Shift3051

Hate to break it to you, This is not where Russia is going to figure out the source of the next Ukrainian counterattack


Weekend833

Well, I'm married, and I was being completely honest. ... I just gave away my sex life.


WaxyWingie

Peoria, Illinois. The armpit of the Tornado Alley is dead silent this time of year.


Leading-Mix802

Racks on farmington is hopping


wittyusernamefailed

Altamont Kansas. Place was DEAD AS FUCK!!!!!! Like literally nothing to do there ever!


pconners

Space


moleratical

If a tree falls in a vacuum does it make a sound?


Eldar_Seer

Maybe Putin could take a cue from Tim Curry's character in Red Alert.


Ten_Horn_Sign

You… you want news of the least-new-worthy places?


Chance-Shift3051

That or the places with the tightest opsec


Ten_Horn_Sign

North West Ukraine ought to be fairly quiet.


pcx99

Well... Kherson is very active and Ukraine is making tons of progress in the Donbas. No one talks about Zaporizhzhia except for a few russian bloggers freaking out about a huge massing of Ukrainian forces to the north of Mariupol and Melitopol. So he's actually got a pretty good strategy ;)


Eldar_Seer

> to the north of Mariupol and Melitopol. That's basically the *entirety* of the southern front, innit?


pcx99

Kinda. The geography is weird because of the lake and Dnipro river. They call Kherson south but its hundreds of KM away from where Ukraine is allegedly massing their troops.


Chance-Shift3051

He said said Zaporizhzhia


pcx99

Zaporizhzhia.


Weekend833

My bedroom.


kittypuppyunicornyay

Australians: There are petitions open within the AU government asking for assistance with matters related to Ukraine. If you could please sign and share 💙💛 Declare Russian Government and Military a Terrorist Organisation: https://www.aph.gov.au/e-petitions/petition/EN4333 Assist Ukraine to rebuild by adding Ukraine to the Generalized Tariff system: https://www.aph.gov.au/e-petitions/petition/EN4280 Send further Military Aid: https://www.aph.gov.au/e-petitions/petition/EN4279


lazy-bruce

Done and well done on setting up.


Nabucodonosor89

> Thread. Russia's declining influence can be seen throughout the post-Soviet world and here's few signs: https://twitter.com/DrAlakbarov/status/1571653782664089600 > Vladimir Putin’s jet also landed in Uzbekistan – but president Shavkat Mirziyoyev was not there to welcome him, sending his Prime Minister Abdulla Oripov instead. > On the frontlines in Ukraine, Russian forces are suffering from increasingly obvious manpower shortages that make a mockery of attempts to portray Russia as the world’s number two military power. > The Kremlin has been forced to withdraw troops from deployments across the former Soviet states while also recruiting soldiers from among the Russian prison population. > Russia’s withdrawal of nearly 1,000 troops from Armenia to bolster the faltering invasion of Ukraine was a signal to the countries of the South Caucasus that Kremlin influence in the region is in decline, which is likely to be filled by Turkey and other actors. > Azerbaijan, which has pursued a multi-vector foreign policy and has not joined Russian-led initiatives, has used Moscow’s waning influence to bolster its geopolitical position in Karabakh and other areas of the South Caucasus. > Even Georgia under pro-Kremlin oligarch Bidzina Ivanishvili has not officially backed Ukraine over the Russian invasion and has instead joined Armenia in helping Moscow evade sanctions. > Kazakhstan's president Tokayev said that Kazakhstan would not be recognizing the independence of the breakaway states in Eastern Ukraine that Vladimir Putin says he's liberating. > Kazakhstan also didn't hold a military parade to celebrate the Soviet interpretation of its World War II victory > Both Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan expanded cooperation in rerouting energy supplies to Europe bypassing Russia. > Long-serving Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov spoke out in support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, including in Donetsk, Luhansk, and Crimea. > In Moldova, which depends on Russian energy supplies and hosts hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees, President Maia Sandu said her government is following Russia’s actions in Transnistria with “caution and vigilance.” > A few days after the Russian invasion in Ukraine, Moldova applied for European Union membership, along with Georgia and Ukraine. > Even Russia’s closest ally, Belarus, President Aleksandr Lukashenko only managed to survive a prolonged popular uprising in the fall of 2020 once he received support from Putin. > The collective grievances of Belarus’s society have not been solved. > Despite Russia's objections, Russian only remains a state language in Belarus, although it retains the status of an official language in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan...for now. > Azerbaijan switched from the Cyrillic to the Latin alphabet in the early 1990s while Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are at different stages of the same transition. > Just four countries have joined the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union, and the intergovernmental military alliance the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has 6 members, Russia included. > Large pro-Ukraine protests were held in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Moldova. Even in countries like Kyrgyzstan, where the government banned anti-war protests, a few brave activists still filled the streets. > Russian culture is losing its dominant position among younger generations in post-Soviet states. These more diverse and new generations are formed by domestic as well as foreign influences, whether from Turkey, the Persian Gulf, or Europe. > Russia's weakening influence does not necessarily mean post-Soviet countries will seek a closer alignment with the West. > Political incumbents in Central Asia and the South Caucasus may be more inclined to seek closer ties with China and Turkey. > Post-Soviet states are not pawns that are moved around on Moscow's chessboard. > Russia’s neighbours are turning into active players in the international arena—and have not hesitated to play external powers against one another to extract maximum benefits. > Central Asian states are becoming more like other countries in Asia and Africa—searching for multilateralism rather than solely attaching themselves to Russia. > Russia is just becoming just another neighbour, along with the EU, China, Turkey, and Iran. > More people in former Soviet states in Central Asia and the South Caucasus now see Russia as an agressive neighbour engaging in genocidal violence rather than as an historic ally. > And Moscow's imperialistic and nationalist crusade in Ukraine is boosting this negative image. > It wouldn't surprise me if Uzbekistan like Kazakhstan in further undercutting Russian influence likely to develop energy infrastructure to pump oil and gas into existing networks that lead from Azerbaijan to Turkey and onward to Europe. > In a nutshell, Ukraine and Moldova are now within the EU sphere of influence. > Azerbaijan has bolstered a strategic alliance with Turkey > Georgia’s unnatural pro-Russian stance is going downhill. > Meanwhile, China has replaced Russia as the preeminent power in Central Asia. > Russia is just became China's junior partner after military fiasco in Ukraine and economic isolation from the West. > And yes, it was Ukraine that is serving as the catalyst for Russia’s retreat and opened pandora's box for Moscow.


youguanbumen

> Even Georgia under pro-Kremlin oligarch Bidzina Ivanishvili has not officially backed Ukraine over the Russian invasion and has instead joined Armenia in helping Moscow evade sanctions. Could someone explain the situation in Georgia?


spartan_forlife

It seems we are going to see a reset of the world geopolitical system that we have not seen since the end of WW2. The next few months are going to be very interesting.


Cortical

Putin did wish for a new world order. should be more careful around monkey paws in the future.


Never_The_Hero

Can someone give me a little update? I something big going down? By the way, I follow a couple of Russians on youtube. One today said he expects something big to go down within the next 1-3 weeks. He said obviously he can't say much because he's in Moscow and he doesn't want a 15 year prison sentence. But basically just watch because things are about to get crazy.


FlappingHands

Konstantin on Inside Russia?


Never_The_Hero

Yes sir


Chance-Shift3051

Big for Moscow?


Never_The_Hero

no with the leadership


CaptainObvious_1

Glad that’s on Reddit now


dxrey65

Don't worry, we're not going to tell Putin.


Chance-Shift3051

Ooooooooo


BernieStewart2016

I heard from people tallying western weapon shipments that Ukraine likely still has enough forces for one more offensive push. If true, it could be used to exploit the Kharkiv/Lyman breakthroughs. It could be used to cut the land bridge via Zaporizhzhia. It could be used to brutally end the siege of Kherson. It could simply be placed in reserve as a precaution against further Russian strikes. Or maybe it doesn’t exist, as Ukraine still needs time to train up new fighting formations with newly captured equipment. Either way, there are plenty of options for Ukraine: they could attack again with multiple options of advance or they could consolidate. Either path will only make them stronger. We can armchair-wargame all we want, but in the end we just need to trust the soldiers and commanders at the front in making the right call.


minorboozer

I think time favours Ukraine here, even if they only hold their positions until the end of their winter. 1) Ukraine have soldiers being trained in UK, Spain and other countries. As time goes on, more soldiers are trained, and seem to be of a higher quality than the Russians opposing them (note the recent success around Kharkiv included recently west-trained troops). 2) Both sides have to provide winter gear to their troops, and that's going to be much more difficult for the Russians to do, especially around Kherson. 3) The west keeps sending supplies to Ukraine, whilst the Russians will struggle to replenish their equipment losses (they'll struggle to replace the losses in manpower too if they don't mobilise).


Rannahm

War rages on. Ukrainian counter offensive in Kherson continues, slowly but surely the Ukrainians are gaining ground. Russians are struggling with supplying their forces in the west bank of the Dnieper due to the bridges being blown up and Ukrainian hitting Russian pontoon bridges and ferries. There are growing rumors that the Russians are planning to withdraw their forces from Kherson, these are just rumors for the time being. The Zaporizhzhia and the Azov coast sector remains "calm". The Russians continue to attack towards Bakhmut with reports of heavy shelling on Ukrainian positions in the south of the town, according to Ukrainian soldiers in that sector the situation is "Difficult", Russians are making very painfully slow progress in this sector. The attack in this sector is being carried out by mostly Wagner mercenaries. North of Bakhmut something interesting is happening, the Russian defensive positions appear to be deteriorating very quickly ever since the fall of Izyum/Kupyansk happened, the Russians appear to have gone completely on the defensive here, and the Ukrainians have been pushing them back towards Lysychansk. Overall the situation in that area is very unclear, but what is clear is that the Ukrainians appear to be gaining the initiative in that sector at least. The Kharkiv counter offensive stopped west of the Oskill river, probably to secure the territory west of the river, and get the logistics in order for the next push. Lyman appear to be the current focus of the Ukrainians and Russians in this sector, the Russians threw in what they had available in order to hold Lyman, which so far has held, but their situation is becoming more difficult by the day with Ukrainians getting positions to attack the town from 3 different locations, creating a real opportunity to encircle the Russian units in the town. And that's it. I have no idea what's happening in Russia or Moscow. Only thing i hear from Russia is the typical genocidal talk that they have been spreading for the past 8 years.


will-o-tron

Lol well that’s pretty vague… it’s a war, of course something is going to happen in 1-3 weeks. Look, I can just say “Dude trust me, something big is going to happen in 1-3 weeks”, then I just have to sit back and wait for anything substantial, and then say “See?! I told you so!!!” This “Moscow friend” didn’t have anything more concrete to share? Something that Russia is planning? If not, then it’s pretty much worthless


Never_The_Hero

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9xjwBmdkic Basically because of some weird things that are happening. He talked about Kadyrov quitting and coming back. About the Moscow mayor has basically vanished and is eerily silent. People disrespecting Putin on an international scale. He just said shits about to hit the fan. Pretty good video though if you're interested in someone that lives in Moscow but knows whats really going on Just keep in mind he can't say much because it still carries a 15 years prison sentence,. This was the 1st video he actually spoke a little more risky.


Nvnv_man

Ok the thing about Moscow mayor—there’s about 5 or so top guys opposed to all this. They are chose silence, in order to maintain their position. Moscow’s mayor is one. Prime minister, another (he’s actually the one who said in Russian media something along the lines of, “I discussed my thoughts w Putin privately. I won’t do so publicly, instead, I’ll be silent.” And has continued his work in silence). Then also naryshkin, Kozak, and dmitriyev. All of them were men who interfaced with foreign nations, investors, billion-dollar conglomerates—knew that this was a terrible choice. They all also are forward-looking, and could see that this would isolate. But telling Putin truth is like telling a trumper the election wasn’t stolen. Waste of breath.


ourferocity

oh i watch this guy. he lived in the US for like 10 years. i like his stories about what russia was like in the 90's and his perspective on everything.


Gotisdabest

>Can someone give me a little update? I something big going down? There are lots of rumours since it's still night. The rumours are exaggerating a bit, I think, but I believe we may see the offensive restart very soon.


WaxyWingie

I was given to understand by certain sources online that Putin was seen on the back of a pickup truck near the downtown of Topeka, Kansas, early this morning. This unusual occurrence was heralded by a V of seven tie-dye ducks headed south down Main street, followed shortly by one very grumpy poodle with an espresso in his left paw (headed also in the same direction). Upon arrival at the town square, Putin got off the truck, looked around in a dazed and confused manner, climbed back up, and declared in a shaky voice: "Drive on, Felicia!". It was unclear as to what the significance of this rumor is, or why Putin would use English to communicate with his no doubt Russian speaking driver. You cannot take everything you hear online for 100% truth, and I would personally wait for confirmation on the bit about the poodle.


Dolly_gale

It's the [sunflower state](https://www.douglasma.org/faq/what-is-the-state-nickname-of-kansas/), after all.


font9a

Ukraine will continue to keep Russia contre pied even if its small probing attacks. Russia does not have an answer to fast maneuver forces that Ukraine has been training.


equalsign

The Kharkiv offensive never stopped. It just slowed to a more sustainable pace as Ukrainian troops rested, consolidated gains, and approached more difficult terrain / fortified areas. As you said, it's hard to know how much weight to put into tonight's rumors. I'll believe when they're confirmed by Ukraine's government.


jgjgleason

Yup. They took a week to solidify gains, reorganize, and prep captured gear for use.


spsteve

Man the rumors are working overtime tonight; https://twitter.com/EPICGOPFAIL/status/1571673156300988418?t=t06iDucNxQYLEMysP_OwPA&s=19


Deguilded

There were surrender rumors around Kherson. Nothing came of it.


Southern_Jaguar

I know a lot of the reports have said there were talks of negotiated surrender of Russian in Kherson but nothing specific like if it’s smaller units or a whole division.


spsteve

"Man the rumors are working overtime tonight;"


ConsistentRub934

Just watched 1420's new video "Russians react to losing the war" and even putin enjoyers start hating on him, really wondering if he will last the war right now...


digableplanet

Funny. 1420 started popping up in the YT feed the past week. The only connectuon I could make was that channel was served to me because I watched ONE Bald & Bankrupt video. BB is propaganda adjacent. Especially that detainment video that the Russia police so eagerly released with BBs Russia cocksucking and walking back on everything. 1420 appeared to be trash 30 seconds in the video.


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CookPass_Partridge

Any source you can share on this?


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guidodid

It's a valid question. You say it's state propaganda but instead of providing any proof you make personal attacks. Where is your proof 1420 is state propaganda? You made the claim, back it up


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ConsistentRub934

He still refers to the war as a "special operation" though. I do see a world where the extremists in Russia run him over because he is not extreme enough lol


ForgingIron

>He still refers to the war as a "special operation" though IIRC it's illegal to call it a war in Russia. Even outspoken anti-war Russian youtubers like NFKRZ dance around the W-word or censor it


SkillYourself

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ydVNkBrkZtk Ukrainians using a captured T-72B3 to tow the captured T-90M towing a thrown track back to base.


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SkillYourself

apparently he got sick of people stealing his videos and posting them out of context for telegram.


kurtgolf90

Quality on the video is bad, so not sure if it's he's video


nugohs

Then he should embed (somewhat less intrusively) the context, not slather self promotion over the entire thing..


wittyusernamefailed

Patrick Batemen would be sooooooo jealous.


spsteve

https://twitter.com/neonhandrail/status/1571395245904134146?t=DGbYYroLKSnPUWN8V0yHdQ&s=19 This is interesting because of the text here: Ukrainians "... in the village, some time ago" #Bilohorivka,Luhansk Oblast ... I have been hearing that video is up to 6 days old. If Ukraine was in Bilohorivka 6 days ago...


YuunofYork

No, I think that's accurate, but they didn't stay there. It would make sense that some of these reports dating to the Kharkiv offensive correlate to reconnaissance conducted when RF temporarily/partially abandoned Lyman, Svatove, Bilohorivka, and other areas. They returned when they saw Ukraine wasn't following up on regions east of the Oskil, but not before footage like this got out. There's video of UA on the road to Kremina isn't there? But obviously they had a more specific mission or were just scouting.


Hegario

Ukrainians aren't currently announcing any captures until they're 15km past the village because they don't want Russian artillery immediately shelling those places.


YuunofYork

Yes, but these aren't villages and there's basically no way to keep it from getting out on the Russian side of things. From what I've seen today, it's possible Bilohorivka has changed hands or at least been RF-abandoned but not UA-occupied yet, but the others I and the OP are mentioning here, no chance that's happened in the six days since this footage. Which is why as I said I think that footage belonged to recon ops back when they had the opportunity to do them.


spsteve

It is unlikely they wouldn't have left recon forces but otherwise yes that's possible. We really haven't seen any footage from anything near the front thats current in a while so it is very murky. The opsec is amazing though.


HereIGoAgain_1x10

Feel like they send more probing "recon in force" type attacks than we know. Probably weeks in advance to judge assets in the area, artillery response time, what planes Russia would send and how important a certain area would be to them.


spsteve

That's just good planning imho.


Chance-Shift3051

That didn’t have to be the main force. Those lines seemed porous, Ukraine could very well have flooded the new theater with small, self sufficient units.


spsteve

I have a funny feeling I am getting NO work done tomorrow.


Never_The_Hero

Whats happening?


Eldar_Seer

... Are we about to get another F5 Monday?


spsteve

I have a funny feeling we might.


Uhhh_what555476384

So, I ducked out for a few days to follow some gold ole fashioned American Sports Ball, what's happening?


ForgingIron

Ukraine is at Russia's 30


DGlennH

The Ukrainian run game has been really impressive here in the second half. Russian D line is having a hard time out there.


DGlennH

Putin is making the same faces Aaron Rodgers was making in Minnesota last week. He and his shit excuse for an army aren’t having a good time in Ukraine. Rumors are flying today about more liberated territories. Iranian drones are in the field and are causing some problems, but I’m confident that will be rectified soon. It’s halftime in Chicago and the Bears are losing. While it’d be nice to see them win, I don’t think they have this one.


greentea1985

Russia is looking worse every day. It been confirmed that Ukraine has crossed the Oskil and liberated the eastern half of Kupyansk. It is strongly rumored that Ukraine has crossed the Siversky Donetsk near Bilohorovka (place the Russians lost so much attempting to cross the river) and liberated the town as well. Currently there are rumors swirling that Ukraine has either liberated Lysychansk and is fighting in Severodonetsk or Ukrainian forces are fighting right now to liberate Lysychansk. Ukrainian forces are either just outside Choronobaivka or may be on the outskirts of Kherson proper while the Russian forces in Kherson are fighting amongst themselves or against Ukrainian partisans. There’s a lot of fog and rumor at the moment. Most of it suggests things are getting even worse for Russia.


ToddPolt

Remember when Tom Brady murdered that innocent tablet? That sums up with Putin is feeling Lately


Ten_Horn_Sign

Great time to be a window installer in Ukraine I tell you what.


grindcoredancer

in Kyiv a lot of companies give you 20-30% discount if you need replace your windows because of missiles.


Frodojj

*.msi file?


panorambo

The best kind.


mistervanilla

Hilarious. Except not at all.


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coosacat

That is a really interesting podcast; Hertling always explains things very clearly. I laughed a little at the other guy's (Sykes?) turn of phrase with the "China looking lustfully at Taiwan" bit.


Insider20

It has been posted before, but I hadn't listened his podcast. If so many people post it then it must be good. I'll check it out


WaxyWingie

That guy also had some solid Twitter threads on the subject.


SaberFlux

[Previous post](https://old.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/xgc04v/rworldnews_live_thread_russian_invasion_of/iov674z/) Day 207 of my updates from Kharkiv. Today there was no shelling, and it hasn’t happened in about a week by now, so we are most likely out of range of their Uragans now, and they very rarely use Smerch. They still do missile strikes almost every day, but today there was no missile strike, at least not yet, but it is already very late, so it might not happen at all, hopefully it doesn’t. They still continue to strike our critical infrastructure. Almost 2 hours ago, at 2am, they fired around 8-10 missiles at Zaporizhzhia, after the explosions some districts in the city lost electricity, which means they were aiming at power plants again. There are also some reports saying that some missiles were fired at one of our nuclear power plants, the one in Yuzhnoukrainsk, but there was no critical damage. About that supposed protest in Belgorod, it doesn’t look like it happened after all. There were no news about it at all in Russian telegram channels, which is where it was announced in the first place, I guess not many people saw it, and those who did probably wouldn’t want to risk going to a protest anyway. I’m pretty sure they made some dumb law, which states that you cannot gather with more than 2 people in public. Not that long ago there were some news, where someone’s meetup, which had nothing to do with war, was stopped by the police just because there were more than 2 people present on it. [Next update](https://old.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/xi1aen/rworldnews_live_thread_russian_invasion_of/ip4z13q/)


Osiris32

> but today there was no missile strike, at least not yet, but it is already very late, so it might not happen at all, hopefully it doesn’t. I hope it stays that way. A full 24 hours without your city coming under attack would be nice. I hope you've had a good day. I hope you and your family are able to begin feeling normal again. And thank you for giving all of us an "on the ground" insight into what's happening. You have been an invaluable source of information for a long time. Take some pride in that.


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Nvnv_man

What the heck, negro is not a taboo word. Dr Martin Luther King says it. Dr. James Cone says it. We sing negro spirituals at my church. But yes, Russians are racist towards black people from the west—strangely not towards Africans or their own biracial micropopulation.


earthforce_1

They can't admit that Ukraine is kicking their asses, so they claim they are fighting all of NATO somehow.


spsteve

One solitary black guy is wiping them out lol.


GhostSparta

I think it’s Malcom Nance. What a badass


WeekendJen

Malcolm Nance has big Philly energy and that is the antidote to the average russian. They cannot grasp how individuals could be so unimpressed by shows of wealth and power, its equivalent to being ungovernable.


spsteve

It is Malcolm Nance. But to see them lose their shit over one video because it was a black man is hilarious to me. Their little FAS addled brains just can't comprehend it without imploding


maccollo

There was this funny interaction on one of these shows where they are going on about this exact thing, and then one of them appears to see the absurdity of the whole thing. [https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/1570835842255704064](https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/1570835842255704064) Watch the end.


Hodaka

The hosts start talking like angry cops when guests start making sensible remarks.


DismalClaire30

In fairness I like the visual of Stoltenberg saying: "The time has come. Send in the black battalions."


wazzerwiffle

“Have you ever heard of the emancipation proclamation?”


LystAP

Going to march towards the sea (of Azov) like only a Sherman can.


cfoco

I don't listen to hip-hop


owennagata

Racial attitudes in Europe are different than US in general. What \*is\* the typical Russian opinion of black/brown people?


Bonheur_Ampute_

It's pretty similar to how black people were viewed in the US about 200 years ago.


J4ck-the-Reap3r

Largely animal adjacent. It's dangerous to be black in Russia. They've made a few political moves to get leverage on African countries, but the people as a majority are about the same as your average KKK member.


gradinaruvasile

If so, then why mention it? A simple logical conclusion eould be that the sub human blacks are kicking the ass of the great patriotic russian army. They really dont give a shit about the implications of their scenarios. And there are people who believe it…


sturdy_octo_potato

The enemy is incredibly strong and pathetically weak at the same time - a core tenet of fascism. Kinda how the Nazis used to say that the Jews are cockroaches, but they control the whole world at the same time. The claim doesn't make any sense, but it ain't supposed to appeal to logic.


CliftonForce

No wonder the Redhats love Russia.


FlappingHands

They probably want the BBC but are in denial about it.


ToddPolt

Moscow: “we need to counter strike these black soldiers. Make potato salad with raisins.” “Sir, doesn’t that violate the Geneva Convention?” “DO IT!”


LauraIngallsWildling

I’ve seen some shit in these threads. Shit I wish I’d never seen. *potato salad with raisins* is officially in that list. Anyhoo brb barfing Edited “this thread” to “these threads” cause accuracy


Prank_Owl

Ah yes, the black genetically enhanced cyborg devil worshipping Jewish super soldiers from NATO. I believe they're under the direct command of Hunter Biden and Hillary Clinton.


herrcollin

Maybe they'll send Steven Seagal to take care of it.


Uhhh_what555476384

God willing, Deus Vault, Inshallah!!!!


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coosacat

LOL - they're showing video of Malcolm Nance, over and over. Especially the one where he says "What now, bitches?". Nance has become the big black bogeyman for the Russia media.


firehigherdesire

Debriefing of a Russian soldier would probably look like this: https://youtu.be/ArhD7CqVgeE?t=64


etzel1200

Russia did use Wagner mercenaries recruiter in CAR, but there were few.


zulan

The Germans felt the same in the 1920's. Check out this medal from Goetz minted to protest the French occupation with colonial troops after WW1. http://www.historicalartmedals.com/MEDAL%20WEB%20ENTRIES/GERMANY/GOETZ-WATCH%20ON%20THE%20RHINE-BW784.htm


cheetah_chrome

Jfc They made that into a medal? To wear?


Osiris32

Holy shit is that fucked up.


wittyusernamefailed

1 single soldier rocking that Black Airforce Energy, and the Russians entirely lose their shit. besides thought they WANTED to take on all of NATO, they should be overjoyed!


kushcrop

Is this all from the Malcolm Nance video?


Bribase

The important thing to bare in mind with this kind of false allegation is that it's not going to lead to a war with NATO. Not at this stage anyway. They aren't that foolish. This basically amounts to "we're getting pasted by the enemy, so the job of state television is to exaggerate who we're up against. Otherwise it just looks like we can't invade for toffee."


panorambo

The things I bare in my mind... are not things at all ;)


gradinaruvasile

Ant they come up with the idea of black people, viewed as sub humans kicking the great russian army in the nuts. But hey, it was said on television it must be true. *


nooo82222

They need better propaganda,here let me help them “We don’t have the A team Russia army in Ukraine, only the d team. “


Nathan-Stubblefield

Mr T from the A Team has arrived, so I pity the poor fools. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._T


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Dolly_gale

Can you come up with a face-saving exit statement too?


OneTrueDweet

Vladimir Putin sits at an average sized table. His demeanor is relaxed, joy can be seen behind his eyes. “What’s up, fellow peace lovers! I, Vladimir Putin, have just returned from a lengthy unannounced vacation only to find my KGB body double had staged a coup and totally tried to fuck yo our good friend Ukraine’s day. Well let me tell you, Daddy Vladdy will not let that shit fly. My body double has been defenestrated, then refenestrated, then defenestrated again, as is the traditional Soviet.. I mean Russian execution. Papa Putin pledges to fund the rebuilding the effort by announcing our half price natural gas extravaganza to the rest of the world, effective immediately.” He then proceeds to backflip out of his seat, drops the mic, and hits a perfect Renegade. The UN responds with an equally on point Renegade. World Peace has been achieved. The simulation ends.


doctordumb

To be so openly backwards on national tv is hilarious and a testament to a significant proportion of the population feeling the same or having no issue with what’s said… oh wait… I forgot about that little pinhead tucker Carlson… he wouldn’t have a platform if a bunch of buttheads didn’t agree with him.


The_Band_Geek

"Fuck Tucker: Tucker sucks." ~George Carlin


dbkate

Le Gasp! And kicking your worthless asses all over the place too. Oh goodness gracious what has the world come to!


Eldar_Seer

Didn't know we had a program to mass produce clones of Malcom Nance.


UselessSage

Nance’s Twitter is one of the better ones.


flukus

Must be embarrassing to be getting your ass kicked by people you think are genetically inferior.


spsteve

Ask the original Nazis. They will tell you.


Osiris32

The Luftwaffe. Ask them about the 99th Pursuit. Or ask the Waffen SS about the black artillerymen of the 333rd that they so casually murdered after they stood to their guns to defend retreating allied soldiers during the initial portions of the Battle of the Bulge.


spsteve

https://twitter.com/KubiBorglar/status/1571653355679907841?t=z_LK5L0brg8Gdx5-QEkung&s=19 "WarMapper has posted this map just a few minutes ago (he changes his maps only after proofs of liberation(🇺🇦)/capturing(🇷🇺)) and there actually might be some fightings on the outskirts of Lysychansk, I don’t think that they’re already in the town but let’s hope for it🙏 "


Nathan-Stubblefield

So a blue arrow from a yellow area captured a pink kitty cat just west of Lysychansk. Got it.


nugohs

The kitty looks possessed though.


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hibhch

I think that was a miscommunication.


spsteve

Infinitely aware. Was the first to post it to this thread. Been a raging debate for a couple hours if it is true/possible.


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spsteve

Apparently the videos we have seen today are 6 days old according to one tweet I saw earlier.


doctordumb

That’s so wild… in this day and age. Tell me (because I haven’t had cable since the Neanderthals were alive): does CNN at least have theme music for the Ukraine War? For as long as I live I will never be able to get the Iraq 2.0 war music out of my head.


spsteve

Couldn't help you there. Haven't had cable in years!