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Zelenskyy hails Ukraine's soldiers from a symbolic Black Sea island to mark 500 days of war

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He announced that five commanders of the defense of the Azovstal steel plant, a grueling months-long siege early in the war, were returning on the plane with him.

Remember when Russia claimed it would torture and kill Nazis in Mariupol? Yeah, not so much.

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The POWs who were returned from Turkiye look a whole lot healthier than the ones returned from Russia, who tend to look emaciated and gaunt. Welcome home.

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What happened to that 3-day-limited operation?

500 days - Ukraine resists, Ukraine prevails!

Good to see that 5 more POWs returned to their homeland.

I strongly assume yet another achievemnet by President Zelenskyy after his talks with Erdogan.

And I strongly assume there will be more positive news for Ukraine in the days, weeks, and months to come.

Ukraine prevails!

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back from trip?

no chance to win.

Peace will prevail!

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EastmannToday 08:49 am JST

back from trip?

no chance to win.

Peace will prevail!

Considering there is no peace with fascism running amok, I'm glad you are on the Ukraine side now.

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With the retaking of Snake Island, the Russian plan to launch an amphibious invasion of Odessa, cut off Ukrainians access to the Black Sea, and to link up with Russian soldiers in Moldova died.

Sorry Mini-me. No domination of the Black Sea, in fact your “fleet” is now hiding in the Azov Sea to stay out of missile range lest it end up like the Moscova.

No, land locking Ukraine to make the a vassal state in order to export.

No flanking NATO or “liberation” of Moldavian territory.

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Peace will prevail when Ukraine prevails.

And unlike The murdering midget of Moscow’s 3-day “special military operation”, there is a military solution. Ukraine WILL win this war if it is properly supplied and equipped.

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What a contrast....

Zelenskyy leads his troops from the front lines at a island his forces re-took from the Russian invaders...

While Putin faces a revolt and hides in various bunkers afraid his private warlord will return to lead his troops in another march on Moscow...

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EFD,this just like bible prophecy,and when will it happen

Says the one who’s been flapping it’s guns about a July 4th UA collapse for months.

July 9th today and it’s Zelenski talking to the troops on Snake Island. The Midget from Moscow is the one in hiding.

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The island’s Ukrainian defenders were captured but later freed as part of a prisoner exchange.

So this is presented as what we were told happened at the time?

such a casual media lie. The “dead” defenders were even given medals posthumously.

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BBC News, Feb 25, 2022 " ****Snake Island: Ukraine says soldiers killed after refusing to surrender - Ukraine has honoured 13 soldiers who were killed defending a tiny island after reportedly swearing at a Russian ship that ordered them to surrender.

In unverified audio clips, the borders guards defending Zmiinyi Island in the Black Sea are told to "lay down your weapons" or "be bombed". "Russian warship, go to hell," they respond. Ukraine says they were then killed by air and sea strikes. Russia denies the account, saying they all surrendered. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has awarded each of the guards the posthumous title of "Hero of Ukraine". " On our Zmiinyi Island, defending it to the last, all the border guards died heroically," Mr Zelensky said."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60522454

The story of the Snake island defenders who our unbiased and truthful media told us died heroically fighting to the last man, only to later re emerge during a prisoner swap was one of the first bs stories sold to us at the beginning of the war, later to be folowed by Ghost of Kiyv et al. After that, many realized that indeed the " good guys " are just as good at bs as the " bad guys " when spreading misinformation and any claims from both sides should not be taken at face value. Naturally, the hardcore pro NATO posters refuse to acknowledge this fact.

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David vs. Goliath

It's not over yet, so we must help David as much as possible to defeat this cruel giant.

Long live Ukraine!

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Naturally, the hardcore pro NATO posters refuse to acknowledge this fact.

Propaganda is a tool that has been used by every side in every war. It's naive to think that Ukraine wouldn't use it as well as Russia, and it's pointless to get angry about it.

This entire war is based on Russian propaganda; Putin has used everything from Nazis to NATO to justify the attempted destruction of an entire nation. Perhaps your ire would be better directed in that direction.

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