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  • Ukrainian pilots shooting down Russian drones with WW2 Spitfire-style planes in humiliating blow to Putin’s war machine

    06/22/2024 9:33:29 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 80 replies
    Sun UK ^ | 6/22/2024 | Rachel Bunyan
    Dramatic video shows Kyiv's propeller-driven Yak-52 hunting down a Russian drone. UKRAINE are using WW2-style planes to hunt down Russian drones on the battlefield in a blow to Vladimir Putin's increasingly desperate war effort. Air Marshal Greg Bagwell, a retired RAF commander, told The Sun Ukraine has taken inspiration from Britain's famous Spitfires and are making headway in the skies against Vlad's meatgrinder troops. In a scene reminiscent of WW2, dramatic video showed Kyiv's propeller-driven Yak-52 plane in an intense dogfight with a Russian drone in the sky above southern Ukraine in April. The 1970s two-seater training aircraft chased Vlad's...
  • From «rotten herring» to «unknown hero». Vladimir Yakovlev on special propaganda methods for justifying the war

    05/21/2024 8:57:43 AM PDT · by MeganC · 7 replies
    The Insider ^ | 24 March 2022 | Vladimir Yakovlev
    There are only three types of propaganda to which you are exposed every day: white, gray and black propaganda. White propaganda does not involve distortion of facts for achieving political ends. Gray propaganda involves such distortion, but only to a minor degree. Black propaganda allows for every possible distortion of reality to achieve propaganda objectives. The more shameless the propaganda, the more powerful its effect on the audience. Black propaganda is the most powerful because it is not constrained by the need to stick to the facts. I studied at the Journalism Faculty of the Moscow State University, we had...
  • Ukraine says it has sunk a Russian Black Sea patrol ship near Crimea

    03/05/2024 7:07:44 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 78 replies
    NBC News.com ^ | March 5, 2024 | Yuliya Talmazan
    Ukraine said Tuesday it had sunk a Russian patrol ship off the coast of occupied Crimea, claiming another victory over the Kremlin's forces in the hotly contested waters of the Black Sea. Moscow did not confirm the claim, which would represent the latest blow to its naval power as Kyiv strikes targets deep behind the war's front lines, even as its army suffers setbacks on the battlefield. Ukraine’s military intelligence agency said that it had used high-tech sea drones in an overnight attack on the large patrol ship Sergey Kotov near the Kerch Strait, which separates the annexed peninsula’s eastern...
  • Russia averaged nearly 1,000 casualties per day in February, marking a new record, UK intel says

    03/03/2024 3:53:33 PM PST · by Apparatchik · 114 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3 March 2024 | Alia Shoaib
    Russian forces suffered an average of 983 casualties per day in Ukraine in February, the highest since the war began, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in an intelligence update on Sunday. The UK department said the increase in casualties, which included both killed and wounded soldiers, was likely due to "Russia's commitment to mass and attritional warfare." In February, Russia finally captured the embattled Ukrainian town of Avdiivka, which sits just north of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. War analysts have noted that Russia's tactics to take Avdiivka often involved "human wave" assaults, attempting to overwhelm Ukrainian positions with...
  • Shooting Down 11 Jets In 11 Days, Ukraine Nudges The Russian Air Force Closer To Organizational Death-Spiral

    03/01/2024 11:44:02 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 107 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 29, 2024,03:13am EST | David Axe
    The Russian air force lost another Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bomber on Thursday, the Ukrainian air force claimed. If confirmed, the Thursday shoot-down would extend an unprecedented hot streak for Ukrainian air-defenses. The Ukrainian claim they’ve shot down 11 Russian planes in 11 days: eight Su-34s, two Sukhoi Su-35 fighters and a rare Beriev A-50 radar plane. But those 11 claimed losses are worse than they might seem for the increasingly stressed Russian air force. In theory, the air arm has plenty more planes. In practice, the service is dangerously close to collapse. Exactly how the Ukrainians are shooting down so many...
  • Shooting Down 11 Jets In 11 Days, Ukraine Nudges The Russian Air Force Closer To Organizational Death-Spiral

    03/01/2024 5:24:58 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 127 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/19/2024 | David Axe
    The Russian air force lost another Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bomber on Thursday, the Ukrainian air force claimed. If confirmed, the Thursday shoot-down would extend an unprecedented hot streak for Ukrainian air-defenses. The Ukrainian claim they’ve shot down 11 Russian planes in 11 days: eight Su-34s, two Sukhoi Su-35 fighters and a rare Beriev A-50 radar plane. But those 11 claimed losses are worse than they might seem for the increasingly stressed Russian air force. In theory, the air arm has plenty more planes. In practice, the service is dangerously close to collapse.
  • 10 Shot-Down Jets In 10 Days. Russia’s Aerial Surge In Ukraine Is Getting More Of Its Pilots Killed.

    02/27/2024 2:55:45 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 103 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/27/2024 | David Axe
    The Ukrainian air force claimed it has shot down 10 Russian warplanes in 10 days: nine of the Russian air force’s best Sukhoi Su-34 and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter-bombers and also a rare Beriev A-50 radar plane. -snip- The Ukrainian defense ministry announced this month’s ninth and tenth shoot-downs—both involving Su-34s—on Tuesday. “Oops, we did it again!” the ministry quipped. “And now it's 10 destroyed Russian planes in 10 days!” How the Ukrainians are shooting down so many jets is unclear. It’s possible the Ukrainian air force has assigned some of its American-made Patriot missile launchers to mobile air-defense groups that...
  • 02 Feb: Ukrainians CONDUCT A SUCCESSFUL COUNTER ATTACK. Russian Gains REDUCED TO ZERO.

    02/03/2024 10:24:37 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 166 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 2-2-2024 | Reporting from Ukraine
    VIDEO: WAR COMMENTARY SUMMATION 02 Feb: Ukrainians CONDUCT A SUCCESSFUL COUNTER ATTACK. Russian Gains REDUCED TO ZERO. War in Ukraine Explained Reporting from Ukraine 463K subscribers 2-2-2024 5:00 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh5ecYbONTs I am Ukrainian. My country has been invaded by Russia. In this video I will tell you what happened on the seven-hundred-ninth day of the war. Day 709: Feb 02 Today, there are a lot of updates about the battle near Vuhledar. But first of all, more information became available about the combined strike on Crimea. Russian sources reported that Ukrainians tricked the Russian air defense system by first launching...
  • Entire platoon of Putin's army fled their trenches on the Ukrainian front line and tried to escape to Crimea with Russian commanders threatening execution for deserters, Ukraine claims

    01/12/2024 3:44:33 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12 Jan 2024 | Elena Salvoni
    An entire platoon of the Russian army fled their frontline trenches and tried to escape to Crimea as commanders threatened execution for deserters, Ukraine claims. Oleksandr Shtupun, the spokesman for the Tavria Grouping of Troops, said that 'nearly 40 invaders' had 'recently' tried to escape to the peninsula, which has been occupied by Russia since 2014. 'I'm talking about an entire platoon of the Russian army. There were reports that they were being hunted down in an attempt to bring them back,' he told Espreso Tv, adding that the deserters were armed. The military spokesperson also reportedly said that a...
  • Update from Ukraine | Ruzzia is losing the Critical equipment in Avdiivka | Ukraine wins the fight

    01/03/2024 11:09:32 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 137 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 1-4-2024 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Ruzzia is losing the Critical equipment in Avdiivka | Ukraine wins the fight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZksUfLnycsQ MilitaryLand.net It’s time to look into the future and talk about what awaits us in 2024. In a few weeks, it will be ten years since Russia annexed Crimea and invaded Donbas. Now the focus on will shift back to the beginning of the website: Ukrainian regular and volunteer units. If you like the maps, please stay tuned for more details. *** Great interactive maps with viewer controlled Map magnification tool to use for each Front! https://militaryland.net/maps/
  • Update from Ukraine | Ruzzian Tactics is Just Stupid | They waste their army in Avdiivka

    01/01/2024 10:47:59 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 93 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 1-2-2014 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Ruzzian Tactics is Just Stupid | They waste their army in Avdiivka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BldXQoXUHQ The reveal of 152nd Mechanized Brigade: 152nd Mechanized Brigade joins 151st, 153rd, 154th Mechanized Brigades and makes a public appearance. The brigade received its official insignia, motto – There shouldn’t be fear in us, and military unit number – A4948. https://militaryland.net/news/the-reveal-of-152nd-mechanized-brigade/ [NOTE: two summaries per week, released on Wednesday and Sunday] *** Great interactive maps with viewer controlled Map magnification tool to use for each Front! https://militaryland.net/maps/
  • Ukrainian Air Force Destroys Russian Landing Ship in Major Strategic Blow

    12/25/2023 7:47:47 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 125 replies
    BNN ^ | 12/25/2023 | BNN
    In a significant development in the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the Ukrainian Air Force successfully targeted and destroyed the Russian landing ship Novocherkassk. The military action took place in the early hours of December 26, in the port of Feodosia, located in the occupied territory of Crimea. The event was announced by the Ukrainian Air Force Commander, Mykola Oleshchuk, and signifies a strategic blow to the Russian military’s capabilities in the region. The Novocherkassk, a large landing ship, represents a significant asset in the Russian Navy. Its destruction likely involved the use of Storm Shadow/SCALP-EG missiles. This loss...
  • Ukraine Shoots Down Three Russian Warplanes in Blitz Operation

    12/22/2023 3:50:30 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 75 replies
    Wall Street Journal - MSN ^ | 12/22/2023 | James Marson
    Ukraine said it shot down three Russian warplanes in one of its most-successful operations against Russian air power since the start of the war. Ukraine’s Air Force said the three Russian Su-34 fighter-bombers were downed around midday Friday in the south of the country. There Russia has used the jets to launch cruise missiles and guided bombs against Ukrainian-held cities on the western bank of the Dnipro River and Ukrainian soldiers who have established a foothold on the eastern side. Russian officials didn’t immediately comment, but Russian war bloggers close to the Kremlin acknowledged the losses and said they could...
  • 07 Dec: NO NEED FOR INVITATION! UKRAINIANS ATTACK FIRST! | War in Ukraine Explained

    12/08/2023 1:09:39 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 85 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 12-7-2023 | Reporting from Ukraine
    07 Dec: NO NEED FOR INVITATION! UKRAINIANS ATTACK FIRST! | War in Ukraine Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aukQOCs_ojE&list=RDCMUCcNB1tZYpeDetqCadElv9Ow&start_radio=1 Invasion Day 651 – Summary December 6, 2023 The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 6th December 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). https://militaryland.net/news/invasion-day-651-summary/ Dec 7th The Swedish Brigade received Rosomaks 21st Mechanized Brigade got Polish armored personnel carriers. VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVndZVgjFJY Other operators of Polish supplied Rosomak armored personnel carriers are the 57th Motorized Brigade and 44th Mechanized Brigade. https://militaryland.net/news/the-swedish-brigade-received-rosomaks/ [NOTE: two summaries per week, released on Wednesday and Sunday] *** Great interactive maps...
  • Update from Ukraine | Ruzzian Plan Failed in Avdiivka | USA is close to agree on Supplies

    12/08/2023 3:02:58 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 117 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 12-8-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Ruzzian Plan Failed in Avdiivka | USA is close to agree on Supplies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phYEPNQkPMo Invasion Day 651 – Summary December 6, 2023 The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 6th December 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). https://militaryland.net/news/invasion-day-651-summary/ Dec 7th The Swedish Brigade received Rosomaks 21st Mechanized Brigade got Polish armored personnel carriers. VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVndZVgjFJY Other operators of Polish supplied Rosomak armored personnel carriers are the 57th Motorized Brigade and 44th Mechanized Brigade. https://militaryland.net/news/the-swedish-brigade-received-rosomaks/ [NOTE: two summaries per week, released on Wednesday and Sunday] ***...
  • Meet The Ukrainian Sniper Who Broke World Record After Killing Russian Soldier From 3.8 Km Away

    12/07/2023 7:20:02 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 32 replies
    NDTV World ^ | 06 December 2023 | Anjali Thakur
    Mr Kovalskiy waited for hours in freezing temperatures before he shot the targetThe Ukrainian sniper who killed a Russian soldier from a record 3.8 kilometres (around 2.3 miles) is a 58-year-old ex-businessman, Vyacheslav Kovalskiy. The shot by Mr. Kovalskiy, spanning 12,468 feet, covered a distance greater than that of two Brooklyn Bridges in approximately 9 seconds, ultimately resulting in the death of the enemy soldier."I was thinking that Russians would now know that is what Ukrainians are capable of," the previously unidentified sniper told The Wall Street Journal in his first media interview."Let them sit at home and be afraid."The...
  • Update from Ukraine | How Will Ukraine Attack on the South? | Bakhmut situation is critical

    04/08/2023 5:56:08 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 72 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 4-8-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | How Will Ukraine Attack on the South? | Bakhmut situation is critical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNpcb5DDn7U ****NEW SUMMARY Military MAPS & COMMENTS here: Invasion Day 408 – Summary April 7, 2023 Jerome News The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). https://militaryland.net/news/invasion-day-408-summary/
  • Ukrainian commander says there are more Russians attacking the city of Bakhmut than there is ammo to kill them

    03/03/2023 8:37:14 AM PST · by Mariner · 167 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | March 3rd, 2023 | Chris Panella
    A Ukrainian commander said the situation in Bakhmut, a city in eastern Ukraine, is "critical" and that there are more Russian troops surrounding the city than there is ammunition to kill them all.Volodymyr Nazarenko, a deputy commander in the National Guard of Ukraine, told Ukrainian NV Radio that the fighting is currently going on "round the clock" as Russians relentlessly push to capture the city, according to a translation from Reuters."They take no account of their losses in trying to take the city by assault," Nazarenko said, adding that Ukrainian troops are trying to "inflict as many losses on the...
  • Russian military convoy has advanced from Ivankiv to outskirts of Kyiv, satellite images show (17 miles long)

    02/28/2022 8:10:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 6,731 replies
    CNN ^ | February 28th, 2022 | Paul P. Murphy
    A Russian military convoy that was outside of Ivankiv, Ukraine, on Sunday has since made it to the outskirts of Kyiv, satellite images show.On Sunday, the convoy was roughly 40 miles northwest of the Ukrainian capital, according to images provided by Maxar Technologies.Maxar said that roughly 17 miles of roadway is chocked full of the convoy, which consists of armored vehicles, tanks, towed artillery and other logistical vehicles. The private US company said the convoy was located on the T-1011 highway at Antonov air base around 11:11 a.m local time.Antonov is roughly 17 miles from the center of the Ukrainian...
  • Attack On Europe: Documenting Russian Equipment Losses During The 2022 Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

    03/01/2023 5:16:52 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 76 replies
    ORYX ^ | Since February 24, 2022 and daily | ORYX
    This list only includes destroyed vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. Therefore, the amount of equipment destroyed is significantly higher than recorded here. Small arms, ATGMs, MANPADS, loitering munitions, drones used as unmanned bait, civilian vehicles, trailers and derelict equipment are not included in this list. All possible effort has gone into avoiding duplicate entries and discerning the status of equipment between captured or abandoned. Many of the entries listed as 'abandoned' will likely end up captured or destroyed. Similarly, some of the captured equipment might be destroyed if it can't be recovered. When the...