SRS Putin declares war in Ukraine, surprising no one

Boing

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According to the surviving driller, it was like this: he went out on the deck of the platform to smoke, saw flying harpoons with washing machines, he suddenly dug out of surprise - the cigar fell out, the platform immediately ignited.




translation :rofl:
 
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Dr. Charisma

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BERLIN, June 20 (Reuters) - Germany is "very confident" NATO will reach an agreement with Sweden and Finland over bid for membership of the alliance but it would not be a "catastrophe" if this did not happen by the summit in Madrid next week, a German government source said.

"As nice as it would be to announce concrete steps .. it would not be a catastrophe if it needed a few more weeks," the source said. "What is decisive from our point of view is there are no unsurmountable problems".


Sweden and Finland applied to join the Western defence alliance last month, in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But they have faced opposition from Turkey, which has accused them of supporting and harbouring Kurdish militants and other groups it deems terrorists.
Bet on your fucking lives the Germans or French will fuck this up at some point too whether intentional or not
 
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Boing

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Long vid


Flights to the surrounded Mariupol. Unique history of helicopter raids to "AZOVSTAL"​

33,431 views Premiered 81 minutes ago 00:00 Fights for Kyiv 01:00 When it became clear that Mariupol will be surrounded? 02:50 Circular defense 03:45 Raid planning 05:40 Search for volunteers for a special operation 12:28 "The idea is not good , but I'm taking it" 17:04 Departure of 33 volunteers in the first raid 21:28 How were the pilots able to fly through enemy territory? 24:07 Evacuation of the wounded 29:20 "All died, except 1 fighter of GUR and 1 "Azov" 32:53 Return from "Azovstal" ENG SUB Тony Suslovich, Zhukov Sergiy, Julia Palatna, Vitalii Bilyi, Sergey Gorbanyev Unique shots and testimonies of direct participants. Within 7 missions, 16 Mi-8 planes flew, loaded with the necessary equipment, provisions, water, medicine and ammunition. Dozens of recruits were also sent to the city.

 
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ludewig

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Key Takeaways
  • Ukrainian sources stated that the coming week will be decisive for Russian forces to complete the capture of Severodonetsk and that Russian forces will focus troops and equipment on the area.
  • Ukrainian sources confirmed that Russian forces control all of Severodonetsk with the exception of the Azot industrial zone, where fights are ongoing.
  • Russian sources are likely setting information conditions to justify slow and unsuccessful advances towards Slovyansk from the southeast of Izyum and west of Lyman.
  • Russian forces are likely intensifying operations to interdict Ukrainian lines of communication along the T1302 Bakhmut-Lysychansk highway in order to support escalating operations in Severodonetsk-Lysychansk.
  • Russian forces continued to focus on resisting further Ukrainian advances north of Kharkiv City towards the international border.
  • Russian forces are continuing defensive operations along the Southern Axis.
  • Ukrainian partisan activity is continuing to complicate efforts by Russian occupation authorities to consolidate control of occupied areas.
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Ukrainian officials are emphasizing that the coming week will be decisive for Russian efforts to take control of Severodonetsk.[1]
Deputy Ukrainian Defense Minister Hanna Malyar reported that Russian leadership has set June 26 as the deadline for Russian forces to reach the Luhansk Oblast administrative border, which will likely result in intensified efforts to take full control of Severodonetsk and move westward towards the Oblast border.[2] Head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Serhiy Haidai reported that Russian forces control all of Severodonetsk except for the industrial zone as of June 20, which is the first explicit Ukrainian confirmation that Russian forces control all of Severodonetsk with the exception of the Azot plant.[3] Russian forces will likely continue efforts to clear the Azot plant and complete encirclement operations south of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk by driving up the T1302 Bakhmut-Lysychansk highway.


Russian authorities likely seek to leverage the consequences of Russia’s blockade on Ukrainian grain exports in order to cajole the West into weakening its sanctions. Head of state-owned propaganda outlet RT Margarita Simonyan stated on June 20 that the famine caused by Russia’s blockade on grain exports will force the rest of the world to lift sanctions in order to curb further effects of global famine.[4] Simonyan’s statement is especially salient considering a report by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office that Ukraine had generated 12% of global wheat and barley exports and that Russia’s blockade has trapped over 20 million tons of grain in storage.[5]


The UK Ministry of Defense claimed on June 20 that consistent failures of the Russian air force have significantly contributed to Russia’s limited success in Ukraine.[6] The UK MoD emphasized that the Russian air force has continually underperformed and been largely risk-averse, failing to establish air superiority or give Russian forces a decisive advantage in Ukraine. The report additionally claimed that training procedures for air force personnel are scripted and designed to impress senior officials but do not adequately prepare personnel for the challenges of active air combat.
 

ludewig

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On June 20, Chargé d'Affaires of Lithuania V.Umbrasiene was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry. She was strongly protested in connection with the ban imposed by Vilnius on the transit of goods by rail through the territory of Lithuania to the Kaliningrad region.
 

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