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So 75k killed or wounded in his "Special Military Operation" for very little gain, a military ground down to ineffectiveness and a "gain" cut off from resupply.

Not a good look for Putie.

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Ukraine has used Western-supplied long-range missile systems to badly damage three bridges across the River Dnipro in recent weeks, making it harder for Russia to supply its forces on the western bank.

Blowing up the bridge is significant.

On July 2, CNN, citing U.S. officials, reported that Russia lacks the power to control the occupied Kherson region. This article says that "RIA reported on Thursday that Russian security services had uncovered a group of Ukrainian agents". Therefore, we now have acknowledgement from the Russian side that there is an active insurgency in Kherson.

It has been said over and over that Russia is poorly equipped and doesn't have the expertise to fight an insurgency. Russian forces are too small to dominate such a big country and they performed very poorly for a variety of reasons.

The effectiveness of this Ukrainian resistance movement will be key to ending the Russian occupation.

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Let's go, Ukraine! Send the invaders home!

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Not quite the “red wedding” a particular poster was gleefully predicting many months ago.

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Bob FosseToday  09:35 am JST

Not quite the “red wedding” a particular poster was gleefully predicting many months ago

I know, right? It's almost like the Russian army is run by drunken buffoons and corrupt morons who's only trick is to blow up civilians.......

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The Russians are never going to make it to Odessa at this rate, much less Portugal.

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But by all means, let the ranting about NATO plots and defeating "Nazism" begin!

Don't forget to talk about the "referendums" that people in the conquered areas (did I say conquered? My apologies. I meant to say "LIBERATED!") are "encouraged" to take part in. (But in the event one cannot vote: no worries. Your vote will be cast in a manner that Vlad believes you would choose to were you willing or able to.)

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Blowing up the bridge is significant.

Large potholes on the bridge does not equate to “blowing up”.

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Ukrainain have no choice to win, because if they do not they will be in the stone age by Christmas, Russian are waiting Ukrainain with those Vaccum bombs as a last defense , Russian have violated all the norm of war, Ukrainain say they are the saviour of democracy,when they are not a democratic government themselves,all of Ukrainain best soldiers are dead or injured in the East,they say 20percent of Ukrainain soldiers are compotence for battlefield

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FizzBit

Blowing up the bridge is significant.

Large potholes on the bridge does not equate to “blowing up”.

I'm pretty sure the Russians wouldn't be bothering with pontoons if they could use the bridges.

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Large potholes on the bridge does not equate to “blowing up”.

I triple-dog-dare you to try to drive an armored vehicle across it all buttoned up with no flotation device. Can you tread water while attached to a 35 ton APC?

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Nemo,how many Ukrainain dead , probably 100 of thousands,and 10 of thousands maimed that will be a burden on the US ,the US is not willing to fund veterans,that were injured or maimed in service to the US,tell what they think of Ukrainain,they are not letting Ukrainain pile up in US , becoming a burden of the US

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Why Ukrainain have already lost Google Ukraine Battlefield Ready Soldiers

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Not one person has starve , because of Ukrainain,I have not missed one meal, especially dependent on contaminated Ukrainain food

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Google Contaminated Ukrainain Food

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I triple-dog-dare you to try to drive an armored vehicle across it all buttoned up with no flotation device. Can you tread water while attached to a 35 ton APC?

Pot holes can be fixed in hours or days. That $3-5 million rocket used to make the pot hole is not easily replaced. The warmongers are a funny bunch.

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Pot holes can be fixed in hours or days.

You didn't happen to notice all that twisted steel in the "pot hole" did you? (BTW, when you can see the river through the bottom, It's not a "pot hole".)

Yeah, that is called "rebar" it's used for structural stability and when it gets all twisty like that, you don't just fill it in and go about your business.

Well, maybe the Russians do. Perhaps that is why they are faring so poorly....

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Nemo,I own rent in your head,I hope it not a long term lease

Perhaps, but your footprint can be measured in square millimeters. If you used grammar and punctuation, you MIGHT take up as much as a half a square centimeter.

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Nemo,faring poorly,they just wiped out most Ukrainain hardened fighters in the East

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RIA reported on Thursday that Russian security services had uncovered a group of Ukrainian agents in Kherson who had been paid to pass on the map coordinates of Russian forces there to Ukraine for targeting with artillery.

I guess Russian propaganda is trying to paint Ukrainian partisan fighters as 'paid agents'.

The idea that these might be people motivated to defend their homeland from foreign aggression can't be allowed to penetrate their information sphere.

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/ukraine-bombs-russian-forces-in-drive-to-retake-south

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Avenger,their are probably thousands of Russian agents in Zelensky government

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Why do you continue spreading the lies about what's going on? You're part of the problem. Bye bye G7.

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Pot holes can be fixed in hours or days. That $3-5 million rocket used to make the pot hole is not easily replaced. The warmongers are a funny bunch.

A) Himar missiles cost about 100,000- 150,000$ US, not 3-5 million dollars (which is the cost of the whole system, not the cost of each missile).

B) These clearly aren't just "pot holes" - video clearly shows gaping holes and structural damage to the bridge. You can't just fill those up with asphalt and start running trucks over them like you would with a pot hole on the road.

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Come on, Ukraine! Stick it to them!

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FizzBit

Pot holes can be fixed in hours or days.

Sure. And if they were just potholes, they would just fix them instead of building pontoon bridges.

But we are talking about structural damage.

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Ukraine will not win the Megamillion tomorrow

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Nemo,faring poorly,they just wiped out most Ukrainain hardened fighters in the East

This "statement" has no basis in reality (or English structure, but that is another post).

The Russians did manage to push Ukraine back through abundant shelling. They most certainly did not "wipe out" their fighters as we see them every day fighting.

Wishing doesn't make it so. If it did, the society's desire to relieve its collective bladder on Vaddie's grave would have been realized by now.

And now back to reality.

The Russian army is exhausted and spent. The US and Western supplied weapons are coming on stream and are having an effect. And most importantly, in no way shape or form is Ukraine's will to resist and fight impinged.

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The area ukraine is bombing is Russian speaking Ukrainians. I think the Ukraine regime killing its own citizens will further radicalism them and make them welcome Russia even more. Zelensky knows this, that’s why any Russian speaking citizen who gets a Russian passport faces 15 years in jail.

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The area ukraine is bombing is Russian speaking Ukrainians. 

Population of Kherson Oblast = 82% Ukrainian, 14% Russian (pre-war).

I think the Ukraine regime killing its own citizens will further radicalism them and make them welcome Russia even more. 

Nice to note that you agree they are Ukrainian citizens.

Pre-war surveys indicated more than 90% opposition to joining Russia in the Kherson Oblast.

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FizzBit,

"Large potholes on the bridge does not equate to “blowing up”."

Did you see those potholes? Did you see how they tried to fix them? Static, besides a couple of other things definitely ain't the Russian's major.

Yrral,

"Not one person has starve , because of Ukrainain, ......."

Yes, you're 100% right this time! No person starves because of Ukraine! The problem is your buddy in Russia, named Puta, sorry, Putin!

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@northenlife

The idea of criminalizing obtaining Russian citizenship was backed by Ukrainian Deputy PM and Minister for the Re-integration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Irina Vereschuk. The official openly admitted the legislation was driven more by political rather than legal motives.

Minister for the Re-integration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Irina Vereschuk

from RT News

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@rainyday. You are confused. 100% are Ukrainians, In that region 50% are Ukrainians who speak Russian. Not Russian citizens. Also they don’t want to to become part of Russia and Russia doesn’t want them to join. They just want a free, independant life as Ukrainians to speak their own language without fear of rape and torture by neo-Nazis.

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They just want a free, independant life as Ukrainians to speak their own language without fear of rape and torture by neo-Nazis.

But being raped and tortured by Russian Neo-Nazis, as they are now, is OK?

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-wing_authoritarian_personality

In psychology, the right-wing authoritarian (RWA) is a personality type that describes somebody who is highly submissive to their authority figures, acts aggressively in the name of said authorities, and is conformist in thought and behavior.[1]

-a high degree of submission to the authorities who are perceived to be established and legitimate in the society in which one lives.

-a general aggressiveness, directed against various persons, that is perceived to be sanctioned by established authorities.

-a high degree of adherence to the social conventions that are perceived to be endorsed by society and its established authorities.

Authoritarians tend to be lacking in general knowledge, particularly on issues with which they disagree.

Authoritarians also are often unaware of just how different they are from most people. They tend to believe they are very average.

The tendency of authoritarians to avoid anyone who isn't like them reinforces their belief that they are normal. They have relatively little contact with normal people.

RWA are essentially adult children and this site is full of them. The shyt rolls downhill as they say. It always starts at the top.

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@Nemo

The Russian army is exhausted and spent

The Russian army fights with only volunteer force, smaller than the Ukroarmy. Meanwhile in Ukraine men from 18 to 60 are banned from leaving the country, draft men are hunting for fresh recruits on streets. Yeah, it's obvious which army is exhausted and spent.

The US and Western supplied weapons are coming on stream and are having an effect

Tha same streams as in South Vietnam and Afghanistan-2021? I hope NATO also have aircraft on the ready for a quick evacuation.

@rainyday

But being raped and tortured by Russian Neo-Nazis, as they are now, is OK?

Tell this fancy stories to the dozens of thousands of ex-Ukrainians who fight in the Donbass forces alongside the Russian army to kick out the Ukronazi trash. Donbass was raped and tortured since 2014. Now it's payback time.

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Now it's payback time.

Ah, so the purpose of the Russian invasion is revenge now, is it?

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Also they don’t want to to become part of Russia and Russia doesn’t want them to join. They just want a free, independant life as Ukrainians to speak their own language without fear of rape and torture by neo-Nazis.

Exactly - that's why the fight against the Russian forces is so important. I would call Russian invaders "fascist" rather than neo-Nazi, but I guess the linguistic lines get blurred.

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the dozens of thousands of ex-Ukrainians who fight in the Donbass forces alongside the Russian army

Dozens of thousands. Sounds complicated. Wouldn’t it be easier to say gazzilions?

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FizzBitToday  09:44 am JST

Blowing up the bridge is significant.

Large potholes on the bridge does not equate to “blowing up”.

If the potholes are enough to prevent the passage of 46-48 ton T-90 tanks, then yes, it is.

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@rainyday

Ah, so the purpose of the Russian invasion is revenge now, is it?

For the Russians the purpose is denazification, they did not have to endure the horrible crimes of Ukroforces since 2014. For the people of Donbass - the puspose is freedom from the Ukronazism, retribution to perpetrators. Can't blame them for that.

@Ah_so

I would call Russian invaders "fascist" rather than neo-Naz

Very surprising the amount of effort some make to cover with fancy semantics the ugly reality of Ukrainian ultranationalism, which is in fact is fascism.

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@OssanAmerica

If the potholes are enough to prevent the passage of 46-48 ton T-90 tanks, then yes, it is

If other APCs or trucks can use the bridge, then it is not "blown up", "destroyed" etc. It is just not usable for tanks.

@Bob Fosse

Dozens of thousands. Sounds complicated. Wouldn’t it be easier to say gazzilions?

Is something between 80 - 100 thousands (figures vary) in Donbass forces more comprehensible to you? Gazzillion - is more suitable to the Ukroforces.

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I see that Aka got its talking points a little late today. Maybe the big wigs had to think up a different way to explain away the ass-kicking they are taking in the South?

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Dozens of thousands. Sounds complicated. Wouldn’t it be easier to say gazzilions?

Is something between 80 - 100 thousands (figures vary) in Donbass forces more comprehensible to you? Gazzillion - is more suitable to the Ukroforces.

Dozens of thousands is now between 80,000 to 100,000? Where did you get your updated information?

Figures vary indeed.

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Why is Russia trying to Annex the Ukrainian areas they have invaded then? Do you support that?

@rainyday. You are confused. 100% are Ukrainians, In that region 50% are Ukrainians who speak Russian. Not Russian citizens. Also they don’t want to to become part of Russia and Russia doesn’t want them to join. They just want a free, independant life as Ukrainians to speak their own language without fear of rape and torture by neo-Nazis.

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Did’ya know the U-army also bombed a prison with Ukrainian POWs? Their own.

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Russia controls territory almost the size of the UK, responsible for 80% of Ukraine's GDP.

Ukraine is almost 100% landlocked and depends on US funding just for daily necessities.

And yet, JT & other"experts" claim they are winning!!!

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And yet, JT & other"experts" claim they are winning!!!

Follow sports instead.

Claiming Russia are winning is not a good look any way you try to shill it. Cheering the death and suffering of civilians is in rather poor taste.

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the dozens of thousands of ex-Ukrainians who fight in the Donbass forces alongside the Russian army

You mean the men who have their Ukrainian passports taken off them before they are conscripted, against their will, to be front-line cannon fodder for the Russians?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/20/pro-russian-separatists-step-up-forced-conscription-as-losses-mount

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Good! Keep on going Ukraine!

The victory will be yours!

And get those sadistic marauders first!

Hang 'em by their balls!

People who follow the news know what I'm talking about.

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Guess what I was a team member of, decades ago, actually it was for fire control.

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"Claiming Russia are winning is not a good look any way you try to shill it. Cheering the death and suffering of civilians is in rather poor taste."

You should extend your advice to the BBC then.

They claim Ukraine is "winning"

Perhaps they've been watching too many sports?

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Claiming Russia are winning is not a good look any way you try to shill it. Cheering the death and suffering of civilians is in rather poor taste."

You should extend your advice to the BBC then.

They claim Ukraine is "winning"

Perhaps they've been watching too many sports?

If the BBC start posting here I’ll tell them.

In the meantime I’m telling you.

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The Russian army fights with only volunteer force, smaller than the Ukroarmy

And this line is just laughably false.

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