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  • Ukrainian forces low on just about everything they need shut down a large Russian mechanized assault in a telling front-line fight

    04/01/2024 1:43:19 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/1/2024 | Chris Panella
    Ukrainian forces in a priority section of the front line near Avdiivka appear to have defeated a large Russian mechanized assault involving tanks and fighting vehicles over the weekend. -snip- On March 30, Ukrainian troops outside occupied Avdiivka fought off a Russian battalion-sized mechanized assault, the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based think tank, said. ISW cited a Ukrainian serviceman who, on March 31, said that elements of Russia's 6th Tank Regiment sent 36 tanks and 12 BMP infantry fighting vehicles into a battle on the front line near Tonenke, a village east of Avdiivka. The serviceman said...
  • Russia Launches Mass Production of FAB-3000 World's Most Destructive Bomb Amid Ukraine Conflict

    03/30/2024 1:08:03 PM PDT · by delta7 · 56 replies
    Defense News ^ | 22Mar24 | Defense News
    In a striking development amid ongoing military operations in Ukraine, Russia has commenced mass production of the FAB-3000, recognized as one of the most destructive aerial bombs globally. This pivotal advancement was announced by Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu during his visit to an aviation bomb production facility in the Nizhny Novgorod region on March 21, 2024. This initiative marks a critical expansion in Russia's military capabilities, particularly emphasizing its strategic implications for the war in Ukraine. Russia launches the mass production of its FAB-3000, considered one of the most destructive aerial bombs in the world....
  • Russian T-72B3 Destroys US-Made M1 Abrams as Russia's Strategy of Attrition Grinds Ukraine Down

    03/10/2024 12:56:23 AM PST · by ganeemead · 30 replies
    Oldest Russian tanks still in use (as tanks) with current upgrades are at least a match for US tanks.
  • Video Shows Tank Academy Barracks on Fire in Central Russia

    03/07/2024 4:43:18 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/7/2024 | Yevgeny Kuklychev
    Russian tank academy building caught on fire on Thursday, March 7th, according to the Defense Ministry's statement and videos circulating online. One video posted by Astra, a Telegram news outlet, was captioned: "A tank academy barracks is on fire in Kazan." The barracks of the Kazan Higher Tank Command School, located in Kazan, Central Russia, which trains soldiers deployed to tank units in Ukraine, was seen engulfed in smoke as fire raged
  • TO THE BOTTOM Heartstopping moment Ukraine’s ‘Group 13’ drones sink Russian warship ‘Caesar’ in ‘Valentine’s Day gift for Putin’

    DRAMATIC footage shows the moment a squad of Ukrainian special officers blasted one of Vladimir Putin's prized warships - killing all on board.
  • Update from Ukraine | Ukraine is Planning the New Big Attack | One more Ruzzian convoy Ambushed

    12/17/2023 7:20:25 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 132 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 12-17-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Ukraine is Planning the New Big Attack | One more Ruzzian convoy Ambushed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1lmCaduMgk Militaryland news: Invasion Day 661 – Summary. The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 16th December 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). https://militaryland.net/news/invasion-day-661-summary/ [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/
  • End the Ukraine fiasco now

    12/07/2023 7:37:41 AM PST · by Starman417 · 75 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-06-23 | DrJohn
    It's time. Actually, it's past time. Back in August, Joe Biden sent $250 million to Ukraine for its highly touted counter offensive against Russia. This was supposed to be the turning point in the conflict. It wasn't. Finally, the realization that many of us had long ago has hit home. The meeting in Brussels, less than two weeks into the campaign, illustrates how a counteroffensive born in optimism has failed to deliver its expected punch, generating friction and second-guessing between Washington and Kyiv and raising deeper questions about Ukraine’s ability to retake decisive amounts of territory.As winter approaches, and the...
  • Russians' Support for Ukraine War Hits Rock Bottom: Poll

    12/01/2023 5:28:25 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 1, 2023 | Brendan Cole
    However, a poll by the research group Chronicles indicates that, ahead of the 2024 election, Putin might have an uphill battle in maintaining the population's support for the war as they feel its economic consequences. The survey found that pro-war Russians are a minority and were outnumbered by those who favor peace. It found that the core of support for the war was only 12 percent, compared with 22 percent in February, one year after the start of what the Kremlin calls a "special military operation.".. More than half (52 percent) of respondents said they experienced anxiety or depression, an...
  • Putin says he is ready to end war as fighting with Ukraine is 'tragedy'

    11/22/2023 6:58:37 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 106 replies
    Express Newspapers ^ | Wed, Nov 22, 2023 | CHARLIE BRADLEY
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow is ready to end the war in Ukraine, branding it a "tragedy". The Kremlin chief, who sent his troops into Ukraine last February, blamed Volodymyr Zelensky for the continued violence. Putin is reportedly poised to use his speech at an upcoming G20 meeting to urge world leaders to work out a strategy for ending the war. In a virtual meeting on Wednesday, the Russian president said: “Military actions are always a tragedy. And of course, we should think about how to stop this tragedy. Ukrainian President Zelensky signed a decree in October 2022...
  • Putin offers staggering sum for new recruits as Russia desperate to bolster shriveling forces

    11/17/2023 10:56:28 AM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | 17 Nov 2023 | Peter Aitkin
    Moscow is trying to bribe its citizens into signing up to serve in the military as Russian President Vladimir Putin watches his forces continue to shrivel up in Ukraine the longer the conflict lasts. "Putin has launched a full-on recruitment drive," Rebekah Koffler, a strategic military intelligence analyst and the author of "Putin’s Playbook," told Fox News Digital. An analysis from The Atlantic Council found that Russian armed forces have turned to the civilian population to help fundraise for additional equipment, including drones, thermal sights, vehicles and medicine, through a group called "All for Victory," run by propagandist Vladimir Solovyov....
  • Update from Ukraine | Ukraine Continue to Push the Ruzzian Army on the South | Verbove is next

    11/15/2023 4:22:28 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 259 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 11-15-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Ukraine Continue to Push the Ruzzian Army on the South | Verbove is next https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBqrvqOtXZQ Recap Deployment Map changes – Week 45 November 13, 2023 https://militaryland.net/news/recap-deployment-map-changes-week-45/ [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/
  • Damage to Russian Black Sea Ship 'Significant' After Crimea Strike: Ukraine

    11/09/2023 5:18:03 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 6, 2023 | Isabel van Brugen
    Ukrainian attack on a shipyard in annexed eastern Crimea last week caused "significant" damage, a Ukrainian military spokesperson has said. Ukraine's Southern Command spokesperson Natalia Humeniuk made the remarks on national television on Sunday, commenting on the November 4 strike by Ukraine on the Zaliv shipyard, also referred to as Butoma, in Kerch, which reportedly hit Russian cruise-missile carrier Askold. Schemes, a project by U.S.-funded Radio Liberty, published satellite images by California-based global-imaging company Planet Labs that appear to show the aftermath of the strike on the vessel, which is armed with a Kalibr strike missile system. "As for the...
  • Attack On Europe: Documenting Russian Equipment Losses During The 2022 Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

    11/06/2023 6:37:00 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 28 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. Loitering munitions, drones used as unmanned bait, civilian vehicles 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 a vehicle is captured and then...
  • Update from Ukraine | Ruzzians were kicked out from Krynky | Landing Operation goes well

    11/05/2023 6:02:22 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 194 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 11-5-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Ruzzians were kicked out from Krynky | Landing Operation goes well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmSV3YQAY8g Invasion Day 619 – Summary November 5, 2023 https://militaryland.net/news/invasion-day-619-summary/ The weekly recap of the latest unit changes on our Deployment map. https://militaryland.net/news/recap-deployment-map-changes-week-44/ [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/
  • Russia-Ukraine war not a 'stalemate,' Zelenskyy tells NBC News

    11/05/2023 6:22:13 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 27 replies
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy rejected claims that the war with Russia has reached a stalemate in an exclusive interview with NBC News’ "Meet the Press" on Sunday, as his military’s struggling counteroffensive and the war in the Middle East threaten to sap Western support. "They thought they would checkmate us, but this didn’t happen," Zelenskyy said, rebuffing recent suggestions from U.S. military officials, other allies and even the commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s own armed forces that the war had entered an impasse after 20 months of fierce fighting
  • CNN: Ukraine's counteroffensive has failed; Zelenskyy aide to Time: "We're not winning"

    11/04/2023 6:57:44 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 81 replies
    TWITTER ^ | 03 NOVEMBER 2023 | CLANDESTIN/CNN SEGMENT
    CNN with a brutally honest segment that the war is virtually over for Ukraine. Even Biden's flacks Kirby, Miller and Blinken are questioning whether we should continue aid to Ukraine.
  • Ukraine’s commander-in-chief on the breakthrough he needs to beat Russia - General Valery Zaluzhny admits the war is at a stalemate

    11/02/2023 7:25:29 AM PDT · by Fury · 67 replies
    The Economist ^ | 11/01/23 | The Economist
    Five months into its counter-offensive, Ukraine has managed to advance by just 17 kilometres. Russia fought for ten months around Bakhmut in the east “to take a town six by six kilometres”. Sharing his first comprehensive assessment of the campaign with The Economist in an interview this week, Ukraine’s commander-in-chief, General Valery Zaluzhny, says the battlefield reminds him of the great conflict of a century ago. “Just like in the first world war we have reached the level of technology that puts us into a stalemate,” he says. The general concludes that it would take a massive technological leap to...
  • Update from Ukraine | Ruzzian Meat Waves Tactics in Avdiivka | Can they win it?

    10/22/2023 6:27:24 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 65 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 10-22-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Ruzzian Meat Waves Tactics in Avdiivka | Can they win it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ASZyPGq2D4 The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 24th October 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). [NOTE: two summaries per week, released on Wednesday and Sunday] Recap Deployment Map changes – Week 42 zhutatko October 22, 2023 https://militaryland.net/news/recap-deployment-map-changes-week-42/ *** Great interactive maps with viewer controlled Map magnification tool to use for each Front! https://militaryland.net/maps/
  • Ukraine breaks through enemy lines in Russia-controlled south: ‘Russian losses are really staggering’

    10/22/2023 6:35:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 80 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 21, 2023 | Matthew Sedacca
    Ukrainian forces ramped up their attacks on Russian-held territory in the south while holding off Moscow’s assaults on the eastern town of Avdiivka, according to military experts and officials. The Ukrainian military broke through the enemy lines after intensified assaults across the Dnipro River, near the southern city of Kherson. “Ukrainian actions appear to be larger than previously observed tactical raids,” the think tank Institute for the Study of War said in a report. In the town of Avdiivka, just nine miles from the Moscow-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, Kyiv’s forces managed to repel and hold their ground...
  • Update from Ukraie | Ruzzian Army Fails Again | Everything goes well for Ukraine

    10/20/2023 7:31:56 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 152 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 10-20-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Ruzzian Army Fails Again | Everything goes well for Ukraine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvlSgd4WL9M The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 18th October 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). [NOTE: two summaries per week, released on Wednesday and Sunday] https://militaryland.net/news/invasion-day-602-summary/ *** Great interactive maps with viewer controlled Map magnification tool to use for each Front! https://militaryland.net/maps/