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Power blackouts hit Ukraine amid Russian shelling

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It's time for Ukraine to quit pussy-footing and send missiles into Russia. Quid pro quo.

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Putin inflicting as much misery as possible on the people he wants to rule is a good reason for the Ukrainians to keep fighting for their freedom, and for other democratic countries to continue supporting them.

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It's time for Ukraine to quit pussy-footing and send missiles into Russia. Quid pro quo.

Barely a month ago I would have said no, don’t do it, but with the reports of the blocking units that are being set up, sending missiles behind them may be the only way to save the poor Russian soldiers who have had enough and only want to go home. The Kremlin warnings about a terrible escalation show us how afraid they are of it happening, knowing that that they’ll come under the eye of their own who will see that it was Russia who invited the war in through their front door.

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When you have to conscript unwilling boys and recruit convicts to fight there is a serious problem. I could live for a time by candle light, but add bombing not sure I’d be so happy. Free me, free me from a happy life. Please let me live under draconian laws.

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When you have to conscript unwilling boys and recruit convicts to fight there is a serious problem. I could live for a time by candle light, but add bombing not sure I’d be so happy. Free me, free me from a happy life. Please let me live under draconian laws.

And meanwhile, the Wagner group have themselves a fancy new logo and a nice cushy high rise in the middle of St. Petersburg.

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this must be hoax as we read here that russians are running out of ammo and buying from dprk?

or is reality/again/very different?

we read here that heroi are winning with all of material,financial and medial support of western democracies but seems that situation on the ground is/again/very different?

are we reading here lies everyday masked as one and only truth?

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Cricky...

When you have to conscript unwilling boys.

Not a single one. All the 300,000 recently called up were reservists. All had had finished military service and were receiving monthly payments to be reservists. 300,000 is more that the total military force of the UK, France and Italy combined. Lets see if this makes a difference to the front lines in December.

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Russia now seems to be switching its goal from de-Nazification to holy war against Satan :(

Is Medvedev a member of the Unification Church?

Medvedev says Russia is fighting a sacred battle against Satan

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/medvedev-says-russia-is-fighting-sacred-battle-against-satan-2022-11-04/

p.s. Self-correction: It's not holy war. It should be called holy special operation :)

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300,000 is more that the total military force of the UK, France and Italy combined. 

Italy alone has 340,000.

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It's time for Ukraine to quit pussy-footing and send missiles into Russia. Quid pro quo.

Ukraine doesn't have any missiles that can hit anywhere but the border zone. NATO would have to send missiles to Ukraine but the Russians have made it clear, any such attack will be considered an attack by NATO. And the important thing to remember here is that the Russians have hypersonic missiles which the 'undesirables' have no defense against while the Russians have outstanding defenses from the 'undesirables' missiles.

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while the Russians have outstanding defenses from the 'undesirables' missiles.

How does this square with HIMARS having destroyed pretty much any Russian stuff the Ukrainians wanted to hit with them for the past 4 months?

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How does this square with HIMARS having destroyed pretty much any Russian stuff the Ukrainians wanted to hit with them for the past 4 months?

Extremely well. It was always about cost. Are the Russians able to afford anti-missile missiles to take out the US$240K each HIMARS shells. Now they seem to have done that. NATOs Nazis still able to hit civilian targets with them but even that is becoming rare.

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Mr KiplingToday  08:03 am JST

When you have to conscript unwilling boys.

Not a single one. All the 300,000 recently called up were reservists.

Do you has access to you tube? Tick-tock? Technically I’m a reservists but now in my golden years I don’t want to go to war again. “ Not a single one??

If you had been to war, fighting, living in a hole, scared to death each night you would understand nobody wants to do that. So just relax in your armchair knowing you don’t have to dig a hole to sleep in.

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@Bronco

Hit the infrastructure under the premise of it being an "apparatus of regime security"

And this is straight from Purim’s playbook.

“…the overnight shelling of rural areas damaged several houses”

Terrorize the civilians because he can’t win against the UA military

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we read here that heroi are winning with all of material,financial and medial support of western democracies but seems that situation on the ground is/again/very different?

I haven’t read that Ukraine is winning in any article. Comments, yes but not any article. The moment Russia crossed the border, both sides lost.

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Keep provoking Russia..

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Russia’s army can’t win on the battlefield, so Putin’s decided to bomb Ukraine to smithereens. More war crimes pile up as the war criminal in chief wages a senseless war against a peaceful neighbor.

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Not a single one. All the 300,000 recently called up were reservists. All had had finished military service and were receiving monthly payments to be reservists. 300,000 is more that the total military force of the UK, France and Italy combined. Lets see if this makes a difference to the front lines in December.

Precisely what the Russian government tells it's people but runs counter to the videos posted by these "reservists/unwilling conscripts" that are many and freely available online.

Some have said they received no training, while others said one days training, before being sent to the front lines with a hand full of rounds for rusty AK47's. The majority seem to have come from minority communities, hence there open protesting. These are the unlucky ones rushed to fill gaps in Russia's crumbling lines. Others may be getting trained and better outfitted before deployment but we will need to wait for their tik-tok videos to know.

The people that left en mass to avoid the draft obviously knew they could be called but certainly did not want to fight. Many who protested were drafted on the spot.

It remains very sad that Russians can not trust the reports from their own government because their ulterior motive is to get people on board with their invasion, even with the huge cost in Russian lives. Exactly why it is minority communities that bear the brunt of the burden for the draft.

It is astonishing that posters here can make posts directly from Russian new sources that for the moment have zero credibility for telling the truth and reporting rather than simply releasing exactly what the government tells them to release, and they seem to really believe it all.

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@TokyoLiving

Keep provoking Russia..

Keep provoking, Russia..

Fixed it. Punctuation is important!

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@Peter14

There was an Australian guy who the corporate media picked on. He went with the call-sign "Ninja". No indication he ever had anything to do with Japan so I can't tell you why he chose that name. The good news is that being from Australia and all it was fitting he was turned into a sunflower in waiting for next spring. Maybe the Russians can export his sunflower oil to the UK. If the UK still exists next autumn. One less angry and very annoying little dog so desperate to be heard even if it means self-harm. Again, very fitting that sunflower was Australian.

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Putin's deranged Hiroshima threat: Russian leader tells Macron the 1945 atom bomb is proof 'you don't have to launch a nuclear strike on a major city to win a war.

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SvenToday 11:44 am JST

There was an Australian guy who the corporate media picked on. He went with the call-sign "Ninja". No indication he ever had anything to do with Japan so I can't tell you why he chose that name. The good news is that being from Australia and all it was fitting he was turned into a sunflower in waiting for next spring. Maybe the Russians can export his sunflower oil to the UK. If the UK still exists next autumn. One less angry and very annoying little dog so desperate to be heard even if it means self-harm. Again, very fitting that sunflower was Australian.

Three Australians have been killed by Russian forces in Ukraine, including a field medic.

The recently killed Australian was killed in Luhansk region where he managed to "plant" many Russian sunflowers in Ukraine soil. So for three Australian lives, many more Russians had to perish to achieve it.

While such stories have nothing to do with the continuing Russian war crimes of destroying civilian infrastructure of power and water distribution, it is heartening to know Russian soldiers are dropping like flies to sprout sunflowers next spring. Many nations have a few soldiers adding to Russian casualties. Brave volunteers fighting the Russian criminals.

And in all the reports of the recent Australian who died, not a single one ever mentioned "ninja". That falacy seems limited to JT poster's who are pro criminals.

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Putin's deranged Hiroshima threat: Russian leader tells Macron the 1945 atom bomb is proof 'you don't have to launch a nuclear strike on a major city to win a war.

All that is required is to be the only one in the world with an atom bomb. Unfortunately for Russia that has not been the case for many decades. It is no longer an option unless your ready to die yourself.

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The forces of fascism are betting that the combination of war crimes, freezing civilian populations and cutting funding by the fascist wing of the GQP will force a negotiated settlement that they cannot win on the battlefield.

Biden should fund them through the end of foreseeable hostilities and the Ukrainian population should buckle down. If they don't give in AND the West maintains supplies, they win.

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Peter14

Putin is thinking about using tactical nuclear weapons.

Strong rumors of Putin suffering from ill health, Parkinson and cancer. True or not. I do not know.

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The Russian military has shown by its war in Ukraine that would be no match for combined EU forces.

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The recently killed Australian was killed in Luhansk region where he managed to "plant" many Russian sunflowers in Ukraine soil. So for three Australian lives, many more Russians had to perish to achieve it.

This is known as "fascist political erotica". The mercenaries are even cannon fodder for the cannon fodder.

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