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Russia announces nuclear drills after Western officials talk of deepening involvement in Ukraine

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An untrained puppy seems to be making noise from the Kremlin.

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Sensible precaution to the violent rhetoric coming out of NATO mouthpieces, not to mention provocations.

The focus will be on the Southern Military District, which includes the new territories. So, this will sharpen up the defensive posture in these key areas.

This is an internal military training exercise. The usual hypocrites need to learn to mind their own business. Moscow doesn't need a permission slip from NATO to act on matters of national security.

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Meanwhile, Ukrainian drones hit two vehicles Monday in Russia’s Belgorod region, killing six people and injuring 35 others, including two children, local authorities said. The area has been hit by Kyiv’s forces in recent months.

Savage stuff and more evidence the notion "Kyiv doesn't target civilians" is false. Desperation moves by the regime.

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JJEToday 07:08 am JST

Sensible precaution to the violent rhetoric coming out of NATO mouthpieces, not to mention provocations.

No it is not a sensible precaution as even battlefield nukes used in Ukraine will result in NATO clearing a path for Zelenskyy to do what needs to be done.

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You got an crazy American congressman,saying putting American troops into Ukraine

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John,the US has no treaty to protect Ukraine with nukes

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There are French Foreign legion troops already in Ukraine, though not on the front lines, they are taking over tasks to allow Ukrainian conscripts to sent to the front. A building holding some FFL to the north of Odesa was hit last week so there are not so many this week.

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even battlefield nukes used in Ukraine will result in NATO clearing a path for Zelenskyy to do what needs to be done.

Delusional. Frighteningly so.

-5 ( +10 / -15 )

Desperation moves by the regime.

Well, yeah, that’s one way to describe the threat of nukes.

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Lol, the Moscow regime is the one that's not invited to Ukraine.

all uninvited guests will be eliminated. The corpses of French and other foreign military personnel will not be sent home. those are the rules.

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

Here we go,

COVID could not do it, but Putin might.

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Why is the west or NATO fault if Ukraine with all the aid failed to solve this conflict?

Either start talking or Win this damn war.

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

The whole point of a deterrent is to deter people, but the overprivileged, spoiled politicians running the Western nations seem to have forgotten this and are willing to call Russia's bluff. The reason why this war began was because the West ignored Russia's concerns, telling themselves that Russia would never actually do anything.

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TobleroneToday 07:55 am JST

even battlefield nukes used in Ukraine will result in NATO clearing a path for Zelenskyy to do what needs to be done.

Delusional. Frighteningly so.

You sure about that? If Putin is ready to violate all basic decency, he should expect Europe to green light an appropriate response.

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WoodyLeeToday 08:54 am JST

Why is the west or NATO fault if Ukraine with all the aid failed to solve this conflict?

Either start talking or Win this damn war.

Are you aware that defeating a fascist country that has prepared for 80 years for land warfare is difficult? Especially if you are #30 on the military expenditure list?

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Hello Kitty 321Today 09:01 am JST

The whole point of a deterrent is to deter people, but the overprivileged, spoiled politicians running the Western nations seem to have forgotten this and are willing to call Russia's bluff. The reason why this war began was because the West ignored Russia's concerns, telling themselves that Russia would never actually do anything.

Russia warned there was a problem with a misaddressed letter three months before the invasion. In any event, Russia has no right to determine the security arrangements of Eastern Europe.

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Russia has every right to determine its security arrangements. And if that means someone takes a haircut, Moscow won't hesitate. A hostile NATO teaming up with nationalists on their border was a completely unacceptable scenario. The fact they used coups and criminal violence against ordinary people was even more provocative.

No sympathy for these types. All of their own doing.

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Russia has every right to determine its security arrangements.

Everybody does, within their own borders. Yet Putin, his Kremlin stooges, and all the Russian apologists are trying to deny Ukraine that right. Honestly, they can all take a flying leap.

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Incorrect. Smaller countries have to yield to bigger ones.

Case in point: Cuba and the ruthless violence threatened upon it by the USA if it hosted Soviet missile forces within their own borders.

It's the same thing here. Ukraine doesn't have that right and never will.

What's good for the goose, is good for the gander.

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Lol, the Moscow regime is the one that's not invited to Ukraine.

They think Ukraine belongs to Russia. It unequivocally does not.

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Nato and the US forced this war on Russia. It could well be they are stupid enough to force the use of nuclear weapons. Putin has always said what will happen if certain lines are crossed, and has followed through.

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TobleroneToday 10:47 am JST

Nato and the US forced this war on Russia. It could well be they are stupid enough to force the use of nuclear weapons. Putin has always said what will happen if certain lines are crossed, and has followed through.

In the real world, no one will buy the excuse from Russia, "I'm just an animal. You can't flash something red in front me and expect me not to react!!!".

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TobleroneToday 10:47 am JST

and has followed through.

He has a never followed through. Just a yapping puppy.

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Incorrect. Smaller countries have to yield to bigger ones

Smaller countries can also ally with bigger ones, can they not? Otherwise what you are implying is that larger countries can just run roughshod over smaller ones without fear of consequences. I’m not interested in living in that kind of world.

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Putin has always said what will happen if certain lines are crossed, and has followed through.

bring it, baby boi

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The problem with crying wolf so many times is that nobody believes you or is scared anymore. Russian tale, I believe. So you guys should know this already.

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JJE and Toblerone- do you agree with the world that Ukraine is not Russia?

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French President Emmanuel Macron repeated last week that he doesn’t exclude sending troops to Ukraine, and U.K. Foreign Secretary David Cameron said Kyiv’s forces will be able to use British long-range weapons to strike targets inside Russia. 

Not surprising Kremlin responded to the ever escalating warmongering noises coming from Macron/ Cameron & co about sending NATO troops to fight in Ukraine. The neocons and their servants continue pushing the red line and bringing Europe closer to an all out conflict.

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Incorrect. Smaller countries have to yield to bigger ones.

False. That’s a purely imperialistic way of thinking. And Cuba is still not aligned politically with the U.S., yet Russia is always trying to force political alignment.

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Are you aware that defeating a fascist country that has prepared for 80 years for land warfare is difficult? 

Is it now? Why, your JT expert team posted repeatedly that the Russian convict rabble with nothing but shovels and museum tanks after running out of missiles 2 years ago were gonna scatter at the first sight of Abrams and other game changers. What gives.

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Typical putinist rhetoric, blame and deflect, rinse repeat ad nauseam..

Which also happens to be a fact bruh.

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Ramsey's KitchenToday 11:15 am JST

Are you aware that defeating a fascist country that has prepared for 80 years for land warfare is difficult? 

Is it now? Why, your JT expert team posted repeatedly that the Russian convict rabble with nothing but shovels and museum tanks after running out of missiles 2 years ago were gonna scatter at the first sight of Abrams and other game changers. What gives.

You're pretending to be neutral, remember? Doesn't matter what internet commentators have said in the past.

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JJEToday 11:18 am JST

Ukraine falls into Eastern Europe, which is Russia's front yard and squarely in it's sphere of influence.

So, yes Russia does own it if it doesn't play ball.

It's a similar concept to the Monroe Doctrine over there - Moscow reserves the right.

The Monroe Doctrine is no longer in effect if Cuba and Venezuela are any indication.

Smaller countries have to yield to bigger ones.

Russia is smaller population-wise than the US, EU, and China. The former must yield to the latter according to you.

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Russia is the largest country in Europe by population and the largest country in the world by area.

Moscow is helping the oppressed people of the Donbass who faced relentless persecution since 2014 and securing its national security interests.

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JJE

Russia is the largest country in Europe by population and the largest country in the world by area.

Russia spans from Europe to Asia. Not the largest population in Asia.

So why does it need Ukrainian land?

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Donbass people don't want to be bullied and wished to join RF. Crimea has been Russian since the 18th century. And since there is no neutrality, Moscow thinks they need to be cut down to a more manageable size.

With so much Russian land they could have easily moved across the border.

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Doesn't matter what internet commentators have said in the past.

Lol, the mother of all backflips.

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Moscow warned that Ukrainian strikes on Russian territory with U.K.-supplied weapons could bring retaliatory strikes on British military facilities and equipment on Ukrainian soil or elsewhere.

Any strike againt Britain outside Ukraine would be an attack on a NATO member and mean Russia has declared war on NATO. Russia is all bluster, it wants a war againt NATO as much as Putin wants a bullet through his head.

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JJEToday 11:43 am JST

Russia is the largest country in Europe by population and the largest country in the world by area.

And I guess that matters somehow?

Moscow is helping the oppressed people of the Donbass who faced relentless persecution since 2014 and securing its national security interests.

None of which are legal reasons to start a war.

And since there is no neutrality, Moscow thinks they need to be cut down to a more manageable size.

So why is it Ukraine can't claim its rightful territory but the horde state gets to cut others down to size?

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Nope. Moscow is also the most nuclear armed country on earth.

That's called self-awareness.

If people minded their own business and refrained from meddling, this would not have happened.

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JJE - so you are saying that nuclear-armed nations get to do whatever they want? Seems like an argument in favor of making more nuclear-armed nations, if you ask me.

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JJE - give us another argument instead of Might Makes Right, if you have one.

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Moscow is helping the oppressed people of the Donbass who faced relentless persecution since 2014 and securing its national security interests.

None of which are legal reasons to start a war.

Really, so why can US cite its national security / interests every time it gets involved in a war/ conflict and that is perfectly fine by the neocon cheerleaders? Do as we say not as we do, as usual.

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U.K. Foreign Secretary David Cameron said Kyiv’s forces will be able to use British long-range weapons to strike targets inside Russia. 

Just as Russia is using Iranian and North Korean weapons in Ukraine. It is exactly the same thing. Since it is ok for Russia to do so, it is also ok for Ukraine to follow Russia's example and use foreign weapons inside Russia.

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Now, Moscow and Muscovites are in much more danger than 3 years ago.

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Nobody was threatening Moscow until Russia invaded Ukraine.

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