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NATO seeks to buttress Russia's neighbors as Moscow attacks Ukraine on multiple fronts

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By Pavel Polityuk

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"Despite extremely large losses, the occupiers are still trying to advance" in the east and "they are planning something in the south," he said, without elaborating.

Russians never stop fighting on Russian-speaking land.

Hitler and Napoleon both learned that the hard way.

In both wars, the Russians tactically withdrew, applied the Russian winter to their advantage and then relentlessly keep pushing the enemy back.

It's time for both parties to come to the peace table, otherwise there will only be more suffering, death and destruction.

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Russia says the freezing of assets is theft, and denies that the invasion, which it calls a "special military operation" to disarm its neighbour, constitutes the war crime of aggression.

They say as they continue to try and steal land using missiles and drones.

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Bronco

"Despite extremely large losses, the occupiers are still trying to advance" in the east and "they are planning something in the south," he said, without elaborating.

Russians never stop fighting on Russian-speaking land.

Hitler and Napoleon both learned that the hard way.

In both wars, the Russians tactically withdrew, applied the Russian winter to their advantage and then relentlessly keep pushing the enemy back.

And it's Putin's turn. Note, Hitler and Napoleon were both the attacker. Now Putin is the attacker. The Russian army is still less prepared for the winter than Ukraine.

It's time for both parties to come to the peace table, otherwise there will only be more suffering, death and destruction.

Nope. Time for Ukraine to push their advantage. A ceasefire now will only help the Russians. Or perhaps you already know that.

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It's time for both parties to come to the peace table, otherwise there will only be more suffering, death and destruction.

It’s time for the Russians to get the hell out of Ukraine and stay out.

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It's time for all parties to come together and propose ways to rebuild Ukraine. Those who stand in the way are pure evil.

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Right, tell Putin to withdraw all "troops" from Ukraine, including Crimea and all other occupied areas.

Tell Putin to pay reparations for the re-building of Ukraine and to those Ukrainians who suffered from his aggression.

Tell Putin & associates to surrender to an international court to be charged with war crimes, and so on.

Then and only then Ukraine should be willing to sit at the negotiating table!

Besides, now Ruzzians are reimbursed for the losses of their sons and husbands with some ice cubes? What happened to those Ladas, the frozen fish, firewood, and vegetable bags? Running out of that supply, too?

Ukraine will prevail!

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What a tragic waste of life and resources because of one mean little man in Russia.

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Sh1mon M4sada

It's time for all parties to come together and propose ways to rebuild Ukraine. Those who stand in the way are pure evil.

There is a war going on. Maybe wait until that is over before discussing how to rebuild.

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It's time for all parties to come together and propose ways to rebuild Ukraine. Those who stand in the way are pure evil.

Don't you worry. Nobody is going to stand in the way of multi-billion dollar reconstruction contracts for Ukraine and the global corporations waiting to sign them.

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Tell Biden to stop pouring gasoline onto the fire.

Some lives could be saved.

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Russia said later its forces had taken full control of three settlements in the Donetsk region - Andriivka, Belogorovka and Pershye Travnya - and destroyed a warehouse in the southeastern Dnipropetrovsk region containing U.S.-made HIMARS shells

For the people who think the situation is rosy for Zelensky, check the location of these villages on the map.

They are rather far west.

Russian forces are surrounding the heavily fortified Bakmut porcupine where some of Zelensky's best forces are holed up.

Bakmut is a myriad of trenches and underground concrete bunkers that the Azov Battalion have been building since 2014 and has been a tough nut to crack for the East Ukrainians.

However, once their supplies lines are cut and they get worn down with 24 hour 7 day a week shelling from all sides the Azov guys will crawl out with hands up like they did in Mariupol.

No matter how tough you think you are, humans need sleep and it's the incessant relentless shelling deprives you of sleep that forces you to throw in the towel.

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Bronco,

Bakhmut is holding (Ukrainians defending it)!

Supplies are cut for Russian troops all over the front (remember those bridges that got destroyed by Ukrainian forces?) There are heavy losses on both sides, but looking much worse for the Russian aggressors!

Look for the facts and don't spread Russian propaganda all the time.

Ukraine will prevail! Ukraine will win!

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What a tragic waste of life and resources because of one mean little man in Russia

He is disgusting.

The bottom of the barrel stuff supporting or making excuses for this physically declining little man and his filthy invasion aren’t much better.

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Putin is not disgusting. He is evil with the blood of hundreds of thousands on his hands.

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Putin is not disgusting. He is evil

Disgusting, evil, despicable, contemptible, loathsome, revolting, repulsive.

The blood on his hands is indelible.

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Who could have guessed that having a homicidal maniac in the Kremlin could be so bad for everyone else in the world.

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"Despite extremely large losses, the occupiers are still trying to advance" in the east and "they are planning something in the south," he said, without elaborating.

Now this is what they want you to believe Russian heavy losses.

Ukraine claims 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed.

But.

https://www.newsweek.com/ukraine-russia-von-der-leyen-death-toll-1763553?amp=1

The video now available on von der Leyen's Twitter account lasts 2min 4sec and does not mention the Ukrainian death toll.

> However, other Twitter users have shared a 2min 16sec version of the message that contains the sentence: "It is estimated that 20,000 civilians and more than 100,000 Ukrainian military officers have been killed so far."

So apparently

Ursula von der Leyen used the number in a video address, prompting Kyiv's armed forces to state that the death toll was "classified information." Footage of her speech has since been edited to cut the reference.

Oops she let slip "classified information." .

When we say the western news is just as censored as Russia here is a rare time it is exposed!

The other false narrative is winter will bring a break in the war.

Let me remind people this is Russia not western Europe.

The Battle of Stalingrad Jul 17, 1942 – Feb 2, 1943.

Operation Ring began January 10, 1943 and Germany surendered on Feb 2 1943.

So don't believe the western pundits claiming a winter break in the fighting.

It is more likely Russia will launch a major offensive as it is a long held strategy remember Winter campaign of 1941–1942

I sometimes wonder if these western "experts" know anything about Russia.

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Funny to see the Brits here go off on Russia.

I worry about Poland and what is left of Ukraine.

Remember the Polish pilots in the battle of Britain, the Polish units in Italy, France North Africa and Germany.

Promises of a return to a free Poland, then sold down the river to Stalin.

I don't know why they trust NATO the USA and UK.

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Let me remind people this is Russia not western Europe.

The Battle of Stalingrad Jul 17, 1942 – Feb 2, 1943.

Operation Ring began January 10, 1943 and Germany surendered on Feb 2 1943.

So don't believe the western pundits claiming a winter break in the fighting.

It is more likely Russia will launch a major offensive as it is a long held strategy remember Winter campaign of 1941–1942

Most people in Western countries don't know about the winter campaign of 1941-42. Technically speaking, it wasn't the Battle of Moscow but "the Battles of Rzhev". Along with the battles of Kursk, Stalingrad, Berlin and Operation Bagration, one of the 5 largest battles in recorded history but apparently the Russians can't fight in winter......

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"..... **** more than 100,000 Ukrainian military officers ...."

now that's quite an amount of officers!

Guess the same as those more than 100 HIMARS destroyed by Russian aggressors, 10.000 tanks, and so on.

Does fake news get any better than this?

Concerning the "winter propaganda": both sides will face difficulties, but since Ukraine is much better equipped than Russia - guess what!

Ukraine will prevail!

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Antiquesaving

Yes.History.When polish allies came to help Poland in september 1939.UK,France.Same thing may repeat again.

UA position is buffering zone and tool of antirussian propaganda of USA and West.

Every know this clearly.Dont need to have some creepy talk about democracy etc.UA was and is black hole for money with corrupted,nationalist government.Dont need to mention abt human rights,political system and abusing of russian speaking minority.To know all of this dont need to read wikipedia or JT but ask neigbouring countries what they think abt UA and its gov and people mindset.

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I don't know why they trust NATO the USA and UK.

I don't know, man. Maybe it's because Poland had a pretty bad time behind the Iron Curtain? Maybe because they're afraid of Russia re-inserting itself in Ukrainian affairs?

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Why can't Russia take out a much smaller opponent on its border?

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Guys, the '100,000 Ukrainian Officers' was a mistake. She misspoke. It has since been clarified that the figure includes KIA and WIA.

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I don't know, man. Maybe it's because Poland had a pretty bad time behind the Iron Curtain? Maybe because they're afraid of Russia re-inserting itself in Ukrainian affairs?

And why was that? Oh right because the USA and UK gave Poland to Stalin!

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Antiquesaving

So don't believe the western pundits claiming a winter break in the fighting.

Something I haven't heard in the West. In fact, the opposite.

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And why was that? Oh right because the USA and UK gave Poland to Stalin!

And there it is again! "It's all America's fault!" Give me a break.

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We will see what the winter has in store for the "occupiers" from Russia!

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Antiquesaving

And why was that? Oh right because the USA and UK gave Poland to Stalin!

They didn't have any choice. Soviet troops already occupied Poland. The soviets had communists in control of the Polish administration.

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Cards fan

Today 11:42 am JST

And why was that? Oh right because the USA and UK gave Poland to Stalin!

> And there it is again! "It's all America's fault!" Give me a break.

History is a funny thing, learn it!

Tehran conference 1943 the western allies basically agreed to let the USSR have Eastern Europe.

Interesting reading and who was there? USA, UK and USSR.

So yes America.

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UA blowing up so many Russian positions with American-provided Artillery that they’re wearing our the barrels.

Difference is, we have replacement barrels, Russians don’t.

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I know its hard to admit that even with all of money,economic antirussian sanctions,proUA propaganda from every corner,censorship here and at various social sites Kiev regime loosing own ground and largely loosing this conflict?or in other words defeat of Russia is not right around the corner?

I know its hard to admit that you are at loosers side.

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Nemo

Today 12:25 pm JST

UA blowing up so many Russian positions with American-provided Artillery that they’re wearing our the barrels.

> Difference is, we have replacement barrels, Russians don’t

Sure sure, so when did Russia run out of weapons, missiles, etc .. Match no April, wait wait I know June? No no is is November yes they ran out in November, oh no?

Well I am sure if you keep up saying next month there is a chance it may one day be true.

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Can you imagine lacking the self-awareness to actually support Russia ? What a dull, friendless existence.

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Sure sure, so when did Russia run out of weapons, missiles, etc .. Match no April, wait wait I know June? No no is is November yes they ran out in November, oh no?

If they were not running critically low, they wouldn't be buying junk from Iran and DORK (I just like spelling it that way. It was a mistake at first but it seems appropriate now.) would they?

And about the obsolete tanks that they are pulling off the museum show rooms and putting back into action? That's not a sign of equipment attrician?

Funny how trends that have not fully manifested themselves YET, but which are nonetheless apparent to any sentient observer get explained away by Mini-me's fan bois.

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If they were not running critically low, they wouldn't be buying junk from Iran and DORK

Funny as far as I can tell that "junk" hase taken out much of the power system in Ukraine.

And the USA equipment is so good that the USA just tried buying Soviet S300 for Ukraine from every country it can.

The USA is going everywhere trying to find ammunition for Russian/Soviet artillery because it works under any condition and keeps working.

USA 155 howitzers need a lot of maintenance and most are now out of commission even if they have ammunition because Ukraine doesn't have the equipment to maintain them. Apparently no liquid nitrogen available.

This was reported by NY Times, CNN, BBC etc. .

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@Nemo you might enjoy this.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/11/27/world/u-s-europe-weapons-shortage/

Same here

https://buffalonews.com/u-s-and-nato-scramble-to-arm-ukraine-and-refill-their-own-depleting-arsenals/article_af15ca6d-35a3-5781-9ff4-14d3c71b76e7.html

The original article behind paywall

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/26/world/europe/nato-weapons-shortage-ukraine.html

But basically running out of weapons and it isn't Russia.

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