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Putin orders Russian military to add 170,000 troops for total of 1.32 million

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How many deaths is he ordering today?

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ThubanToday 06:47 am JST

The Russian military is getting bigger and they're battle hardened.

How exactly are conscripts and convicts battle hardened? Through their own losses?

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Good luck, Mobiki. Don’t forget to buy black dresses for your mothers before you get sent to Ukraine.

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Boosting Russian troops is an appropriate response to "the aggressive activities of the NATO bloc,” the ministry said.

What BS. There are no NATO bloc activities, ket alone aggressive ones.

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Thuban

NATO's plan to defeat the Russian people has failed.

NATO has no plans against Russia.

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NATO has no plans against Russia.

LOL

The bubble is strong with this one

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TaiwanisChina...

How many deaths is he ordering today?

A lot fewer than Zelenskyy.

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Russia warned everyone long before these events. it needs security guarantees and not drawing countries neighboring Russia into NATO. No guarantees were given, which means everything is going as it should be.

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Mr KiplingToday 08:43 am JST

TaiwanisChina...

How many deaths is he ordering today?

A lot fewer than Zelenskyy.

You have no proof of that: if it is Russia's turn to charge into minefields, could be very expensive for them indeed.

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nik

Russia warned everyone long before these events. it needs security guarantees and not drawing countries neighboring Russia into NATO. No guarantees were given, which means everything is going as it should be.

Russia didn't ask for and didn't need security guarantees.

It asked for Ukraine to not be allowed to join NATO. Ukraine wasn't planning to join NATO, so why did Putin ask for this? It was because he was planning to invade Ukraine and needed a pretext for the imperialism. It's that simple.

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With a flick of the switch, Putin is warming up his meat grinder for some serious use.

It'll be interesting to see how and if the Russian public reacts to this latest order.

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The Russian military is getting bigger and they're battle hardened.

LOL, no it’s not. And only if drunk = “battle-hardened”.

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Creating employment's a straightforward craft

When the nation's at war and there's a draft

If every worker were staffed in the army and fleet

We'd have full employment and nothin' to eat

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Putin wants Russian women to give birth to cheap cannon fodder:

He has urged Russian women to have eight or more children amid soaring casualties in his war against Ukraine.

Russia’s birth rate has been steadily falling since the 90’s and the country has suffered more than 300,000 casualties since the start of the Ukraine conflict.

Putin:

> “Recall that in Russian families our grandmothers and great-grandmothers had both 7 and 8 children. Let us preserve and revive these traditions. Having many children, a large family, should become a norm, a way of life for all the peoples of Russia.”

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nikToday 08:55 am JST

Russia warned everyone long before these events. it needs security guarantees and not drawing countries neighboring Russia into NATO. No guarantees were given, which means everything is going as it should be.

Sorry, but sending an angry demand letter and invading a third party is not a rational or a wise way to go about improving your national security.

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*invading a third party the next day

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Putin's urging of Russian women to have eight or more children reminds one of Hitler:

Hitler instituted the Mother’s Cross, to encourage German women to have more children.

Once female members of the Hitler Youth (the League of German Girls) turned 18, they became eligible for a branch called Faith and Beauty, which trained them to be mothers. Each year, in honour of Hitler's mum a gold medal was awarded to women with seven children, a silver to women with six, and a bronze to women with five.

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NATO provoked this. The immediate goal for Moscow will be to crush the nationalists next door and shore up a buffer zone. And there is no timetable.

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JJE

NATO provoked this.

Nope. They didn't.

The immediate goal for Moscow will be to crush the nationalists next door

You mean the Ukrainians in the own country...

and shore up a buffer zone.

There is no need for a buffer zone, and Putin doesn't feel the need for one.

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Why the long face, old shaky one?

the U.K. Defense Ministry tweeted in a regular update that Russia has “likely suffered 150,000-190,000 permanent casualties,” a number that included troops that have been killed and permanently wounded.

Clearly those body bags are still being filled up. More Russian lambs to the meat grinder.

Fascist Russia has found itself in another Afghanistan. The Ukrainians are never going to roll over - their very nation will cease to exist if they did.

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The UK MOD is tweeting out nonsense like muppets blowing smoke from their rear end trumpet.

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JJEToday 01:04 pm JST

NATO provoked this. The immediate goal for Moscow will be to crush the nationalists next door and shore up a buffer zone. And there is no timetable.

Perhaps Russia needs some buffer zones carved out of it and the fascists there exterminated.

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NATO has no plans to move against Russia, this is true, but based on countless Russian threats and actions, reported from Moscow, and genuine fear in the countries bordering present-day Russia, NATO does have defensive plans against possible sudden Russian attack. To not have such defensive plans would be foolish in the extreme.

Russia is the one wishing to expand, reigniting the old warm dream of Novorossiya, before which all western countries will fall. And we know exactly which countries are lined up in her sights first...

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Ok guys, looks like it's time to book those one-way tickets to... anywhere outside Russia.

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