SRS Putin declares war in Ukraine, surprising no one

Mazy D.

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Oct 10, 2000
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Even if he is not dead, he won't be useful anymore. It's definitely a minus one for the Russians. I've heard an interesting speech by some UA officer who was saying that returning heavily wounded Russians home is better than killing them because they will overwhelm the system with constant care they require and spread negative/demoralized view of the war. If they lost an eye or an arm, they won't return to Ukraine to fight, but they are likely to start drinking and cause problems at home
 
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Boing

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Jun 30, 2007
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A day of almost continuous fighting. Ahoy, because of how many Russians have driven people here, more and more people are growing. The captured convicts call the figure 2,000 people for the entire area. You're already starting to believe it. Now everything is becoming similar to chronicles from the Second World War, the whole earth is covered with gifts.

 

wildflower

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May 17, 2002
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No place for older men
I have a question about the Ukrainian drone operators. I'm just assuming that they are at many different locations - they don't need to be in one place. And I'm assuming they're teenagers, not able-bodied men and women. I also assume they are not under any central command.

Does anyone know?
 

Mazy D.

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Oct 10, 2000
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Canada
I have a question about the Ukrainian drone operators. I'm just assuming that they are at many different locations - they don't need to be in one place. And I'm assuming they're teenagers, not able-bodied men and women. I also assume they are not under any central command.

Does anyone know?
Why could they not be women or able-bodied men?
 

Tomash

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Aug 31, 2003
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can't stand that dude in general - took forever to get youtube to stop recommending his dumbass face to me



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He's the McDonald's of content.
 

Tomash

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Aug 31, 2003
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During WW2 the dead Nazi and Soviet soldiers were bulldozed in foxholes and/or trenches together by the Soviet bulldozers without the proper burial services cuz they under Stalin's order kept advancing and advancing rapidly without any delays on the Eastern Front.
They're still advancing at a break-neck pace, just eastward.
 

Tomash

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Aug 31, 2003
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Houston, TX
I just always see these vids with near-direct hits and the guy still drags himself or limps away
Ruptured organs take time to kill.
Lost limbs and blood loss take time to kill.
Concussions you don't wake up from take time to kill.
Shrapnel to the torso takes time to kill.
Don't underestimate the power of that one last burst of adrenaline.
 

Mazy D.

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Oct 10, 2000
34,616
Canada
They certainly could be, but I'm assuming these people would be needed more doing other things.
From the videos I've seen, operators are not from a separate drone division. These are regular soldiers who fight during the day and do what soldiers usually do, but maybe for one hour a day they go out with equipment and launch these attacks. My cousin's husband is one of them and I've heard it directly from him.
 
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whatever

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Feb 18, 2004
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drone ops with things that drop are certainly with front line units. an extremely important squad level piece of kit that i sure as hell hope NATO adopts.
 
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