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Blasts hit Russian base in Crimea; Ukraine targets supply lines

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Another dropped cigarette?

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Sabotage or incompetent ?

5 ( +9 / -4 )

It's somewhat impressive that Ukraine has been able to fend off the Russian invasion for this long. Fighting to save one's own country, on one's own soil, tends to provide extra incentive and mental advantage.

Maybe they can actually end up "winning" this thing. (I put it in quotes because even if they "win", they will have lost so much.)

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Awa no Gaijin

Sabotage or incompetent ?

For some reason, the Russian propaganda usually chooses the incompetence angle over enemy success, when it comes to military losses. Maybe they're finally realizing how foolish it makes them look?

Or, maybe they feel that sabotage is considered so sneaky and dishonorable that it makes the enemy look bad. (They'd be wrong.)

15 ( +22 / -7 )

so UA forces are shelling nuclear power station and no one is "excited"?

like "nothing have happened"?

can you just imagine if UA "heroi" will badly damage that nuclear power station what will be consequences for whole area?

or its "kosher"?

because of "heroi"?

because of "slava ukarine heroiam slava"?

some "fact checkers" say something here...

-18 ( +9 / -27 )

Russian-dominated Soviet Union until its 1991 break-up, accuses Russia of waging an imperial-style war of conquest.

Only the most rabid anti-west supporters of Putin's expansionist movements will deny this is an 'imperial-style war of conquest', and then try to defend Putin's imperial-style war of conquest by saying the west was worse, the US/NATO did terrible things, too'. They show an understanding of the obvious by saying the US/NATO did terrible things, but fall short of showing a mastery of the obvious by denying that what Putin and his hordes are doing is terrible. Then they will say it's just the 'media' that are trying to make Putin look bad, that the pictures of dead civilians and blown-up apartment blocks are fake, but then some of the most rabid supporters of the replacement imperium's authoritarianism believe it's alien reptiles running things.

10 ( +19 / -9 )

Ruskies claim sabotage.

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For some reason, the Russian propaganda usually chooses the incompetence angle over enemy success, when it comes to military losses.

better to make a random low-ranking grunt the scapegoat, rather than make the entire military system appear incompetent.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Ukrainian ingenuity!

3 ( +10 / -7 )

Ukraine aren't claiming anything, but there have been a number setbacks for Russia in Crimea. They must be getting worried.

People in Crimea are definitely getting worried, with a number of people leaving.

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Gary

Hey so your somewhat impressed that Ukraine has been able to fend of Russian invasion this long.

It's certainly surprising yes

Iam under the impression that Ukraine wasn't able to fend of Russian forces without help from others and demanding it.

Iam puzzled as to who is more incompetent either Putin or Zelenskyy.

Nato built a wall of nations opposing Russia and Russian made a buffer zone in between.

Anyhoo both the Russian reporting versus the Ukrainian reporting iam not sure what to believe anymore .

-11 ( +6 / -17 )

Russian "incompetence" by its enlisted personnel seems to be almost as common as people accidentally falling out of windows in Mother Russia.

I find it amusing that the Russians think that "No, it's not Ukrainian action. It's our own incompetence!" sounds better.

What's Russian for "Oops"? Rick Perry wants to trademark that one too.

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so UA forces are shelling nuclear power station

there’s no proof of this.

several agencies have offered to take over the station & have suggested it be a neutral zone, but Russia have refused them all.

Russia has also planted explosives around the station & have warned they’ll blow it up before handing it back.

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Only the most rabid anti-west supporters of Putin's expansionist movements will deny this is an 'imperial-style war of conquest', and then try to defend Putin's imperial-style war of conquest

unfortunately there are several here

8 ( +16 / -8 )

Sabotage?, no, no, it’s just more careless Smokers, that’s all.

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Evidence that Russia will not get everything it's own way. I am very happy to see Ukraine hitting back at Russian bases, showing that Russia is not the only one that can strike behind the lines, and that so far they restrict targets to military assets including bases, airfields, railway lines and bridges that are used to supply the invaders. We need to see many more such hits on Russian fighting capacity inside Ukraine borders like this one. A few inside Russian territory would show the Russian people they are involved in a war and any other description by Moscow is a lie.

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so UA forces are shelling nuclear power station and no one is "excited"?

like "nothing have happened"?

UA forces are shelling the Russian artillery positions in and around the reactors, with very high accuracy weapons. The cowardly Russians using the reactors as cover for their active troops firing on Ukraine civilians. If there is a disaster at the reactors the first to die will be the Russians stationed there and the Ukraine workers enslaved by Russia to run and service them.

There is no easy answer as Russia can not be allowed to continue to use the reactors for cover while they station artillery units there to bomb the crap out of the Ukrainians within their range.

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Looking forward to the Putin fanboys explaining how getting all their stuff in Crimea blown up 6 months into the invasion was part of the plan all along.

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Looking forward to the Putin fanboys explaining how getting all their stuff in Crimea blown up 6 months into the invasion was part of the plan all along.

Simple security. If it’s blown up, the Ukrainians can’t come in and take it off them for their own use.

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Russia blamed sabotage for explosions at one of its military bases in Moscow-annexed Crimea while Kyiv hinted it was responsible as Ukrainian officials said their strategy was to destroy supply lines supporting Russia's invasion.

Quite possible sabotage, as the populations are related, intermingled, and have different political loyalties. I notice that the Kiev propaganda machine have now moved away from their previous suggestion that they used US supplied rockets to attack Crimea, aka Russia proper. Maybe some sober minds told that that is a step too far.

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Peter14

UA forces are shelling the Russian artillery positions in and around the reactors, with very high accuracy weapons. 

And you would that, why? Because the partisan media talking head say so? You do realize that the Red Cross has confirmed the long line of reports that in fact the Zelenski regime is placing military assets in the middle of civilian facilities?

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Neither side is going to win this war

That's the best comment I've read here.

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@ClippetyClop

What happened to the 'Ukroorcs'? Bring them back!

I will. Thanks for your support!! lol

Funny, you seem less than amused today. I mean especially unamused

I'm impressed by your observational skills, Ms. Marple. I'm unamused by people who are unable to check facts before writing their posts. There some here.

@Nemo

Yeah, you are just Ivan Q Publik eh?

Glad you are not denying that you are from Langley, but can you refrain from petty personal attacks and stick to the subject? Any additional insights about "covering at nuclear reactors" etc?

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Haaa NemuiToday  02:48 pm JST

Looking forward to the Putin fanboys explaining how getting all their stuff in Crimea blown up 6 months into the invasion was part of the plan all along.

Simple security. If it’s blown up, the Ukrainians can’t come in and take it off them for their own use.

Oh that finally explains why Ukraine keeps launching rockets at themselves! haha

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Awa no Gaijin

Hey so your somewhat impressed that Ukraine has been able to fend of Russian invasion this long.

It's certainly surprising yes

I am. And it is.

Iam under the impression that Ukraine wasn't able to fend of Russian forces without help from others and demanding it.

They certainly wouldn't be able to, no. It is fortunate that so many nations came to their aid, and answered their requests for help. (Requests, not demands.)

Iam puzzled as to who is more incompetent either Putin or Zelenskyy.

That's quite an easy puzzle. It's Putin, with a vastly more powerful military, both in numbers of men and amount of weaponry, as he has been held back by Zelenski's "inferior" forces for six months now.

Nato built a wall of nations opposing Russia and Russian made a buffer zone in between.

There is no buffer zone between Russia and Ukraine. You may want to check a map.

Anyhoo both the Russian reporting versus the Ukrainian reporting iam not sure what to believe anymore .

With the Russian "news" media's track record, I am quite sure who not to believe.

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If its blown up, the Ukrainians can’t come in and take it off them for their own use.

Taps side of head with finger, smiles knowingly.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Russia never had these problems at the base before invading Ukraine. Maybe they should re-think this whole thing.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

The winner gets it all, including that base, and if it’s blasted or not, doesn’t play a role afterwards.

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On the subject of Ukraine positioning weapons in their own towns and cities.

It was actually Russia that invaded Ukrainian territory and flattened many villages and towns that were completely undefended. I do not blame Ukraine at all for making defensive positions, it's their own country at stake. Kick out the invading Russian filth.

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so UA forces are shelling nuclear power station

there’s no proof of this.'

Fair enough...but then in the interest od staying impartial, why when UA says its Russia shelling its own troops do many here take that as a fact at face value / no proof required?

several agencies have offered to take over the station & have suggested it be a neutral zone, but Russia have refused them all.'

It was in fact Russia that first asked UN to send a team in for observation but the mission is stalled as Kiyv says it can not guarantee the team,s safe passage. How about staying objective.

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