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Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

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Fleeing shelling, civilians 

Just yesterday I read reports that Putin had told a group of Russian mothers that he 'felt their pain" and that Russia was not attacking civilians. Will he now claim the shelling of civilians was done by Ukrainians, or ape his partners in Iran and say it was the USA and Israel. Russia needs to take its barbaric hordes back across the border into sovereign Russia and leave Ukraine and all other sovereign nations alone to let them sort out their own problems How much money has the Kremlin paid out to families of Russian soldiers killed fighting Putin's war? How many Russian military personnel have been killed fighting and/or fleeing so far?

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Last year Ukraine and Russia provided around 30% of the world’s exported wheat and barley, 20% of its corn, and over 50% of its sunflower oil, the U.N. has said.

The Ukraine and Russia...

The ports in Russia are open and food is ready to be exported to hungry children.

People are starving because of sanctions.

Those sanctions only serve the political elite of the West and are harming children in Africa.

Lift the sanctions and stop this nonsense.

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Those sanctions only serve the political elite of the West and are harming children in Africa.

Lift the sanctions and stop this nonsense.

Russia could have it done. They know what they need to do. They won’t though. They don’t care.

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Russia is firing ageing cruise missiles stripped of their nuclear warheads at Ukrainian targets because Vladimir Putin's stocks are so depleted.

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Russia could have it done. They know what they need to do. They won’t though. They don’t care.

They do care, they are ready to ship the food.

The elite in the west imposing the sanctions are literally saying...

Do as we say or else we won't allow you to send food to people who need it.

Sanctions have never changed the Kremlin's behavior, they have only caused suffering in Europe, Africa and have actually backfired in bringing Russia and India and China closer together and also by forcing countries to find alternatives to the US Dollar.

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Wallace, should people have the option to leave Ukraine,instead of freezing to death, Zelensky have now turn on the Mayor of Kiev

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They do care, they are ready to ship the food.

No they don’t. It’s irrelevant whether sanctions have changed Russia’s behavior. What’s relevant is whether Russia can have sanctions lifted by doing what needs to be done. They won’t though. They don’t care.

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Yesterday I saw drone footage of a drone dropping a grenade into an open foxhole where about 10 Russians were sleeping in the open - no top cover to protect them from artillery or the elements.

The grenade just missed hitting the outer wall of the dugout but it definitely should have caused a bug out. Instead only one of the soldiers moved and that was to try to huddle up to another soldier for warmth.

I was pretty shocked as these guys are on the verge of getting blown up and couldn’t quite understand it when a commentator helped me out.

“They’re deployed without blankets, tents or in some cases basic cold weather gear. They’re in an uncovered foxhole in Ukraine in winter. They have no source of heat. These guys are suffering from moderate to severe hypothermia and their brains are incapable of registering the danger. Even if they could, their bodies are incapable of reacting.”

So, as the weather gets colder, Mini-me’s fan bois should remember that contrary to lore, cold affects Russians too, more so when they’ve been drinking vodka.

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 Just yesterday I read reports that Putin had told a group of Russian mothers that he 'felt their pain" and that Russia was not attacking civilians. 

The column of civilians leaving Kherson is proof enough that Putin's a bare-faced liar who wears his fascist mindset brazenly on his sleeve. His mendacity still fools too many Russians because, as someone once wrote: when only obedience is required and no longer character, then the truth goes and the lie comes. We can take some comfort from this thought since a reckoning for Putin must surely come due when the senseless losses of young Russian lives reach a tipping point ultimately unmasking the monstrous nature of the Kremlin's gangster clique.

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out of the southern Ukrainian city

Hmmm....is it.

They celebrate moving back into a war zone that Russia supposedly annexed but are sad they have to leave.

Duh !

They jumped the gun on the decision to move back.

Same with Kyiv.

I hope this ridiculous war in Ukraine ends asap !

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Awa,Even in sport,their is a mercy rule,where the referee,stop an defenseless person from fighting,why have not the towel not been thrown

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It's the best people can do, run for your lives and find refuge, Russia is not going to stop..

If the comedian does not make peace negotiations with Russia, he will regret it..

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Not to Worry, the U.S. is at war too but from within, The U.S. sees more than 600 mass shootings for the third year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXYUahtRRJk

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The ports in Russia are open and food is ready to be exported to hungry children.

People are starving because of sanctions.

Those sanctions only serve the political elite of the West and are harming children in Africa.

The sanctions do nothing for the political elite of the West, they serve to restrict Russian income to stifle its ability to murder Ukrainian's in their homes!!

Lift the sanctions and stop this nonsense.

Stop the invasion and sanctions will stop.

Russia could have it done. They know what they need to do. They won’t though. They don’t care.

They do care, they are ready to ship the food.

They do NOT care, the refuse to stop the murdering and targeting of civilians in their invasion of a neighboring country.

The elite in the west imposing the sanctions are literally saying...

Do as we say or else we won't allow you to send food to people who need it.

The West and others are saying, Stop the invasion or we will strangle your economic ability to wage war and kill innocents.

Sanctions have never changed the Kremlin's behavior, they have only caused suffering in Europe, Africa and have actually backfired in bringing Russia and India and China closer together and also by forcing countries to find alternatives to the US Dollar.

Sanctions reduce Russian cash and ability to manufacture arms, import critical components used to manufacture weapons that are daily killing people.

Russia is the bad guy. Russia is the cause of all this misery not the West or Ukraine.

Remove Russian troops from every inch of Ukraine and there will be no sanctions on Russia.

Except those that are applied for other crimes it has committed before the Ukraine invasion.

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Sorry can't resist.

So I see more "Russia running out of missiles (or anything else you would like to claim) "

Are those saying this stuck in repeat since March, no April, no May, no June, maybe July, nope August he will be out of stock in August, wait September October November definitely December.

Sounds like Nostradamus make the same prediction multiple times and different dates and you may get lucky at one point and get something right.

The only people out if weapons are the Europeans and USA, as yesterday Germany accused the USA of war profiteering by selling gas at 4 times the USA domestic price and charging more to replace the weapons the Europeans gave to Ukrane.

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YrralToday 09:39 am JST

Awa,Even in sport,their is a mercy rule,where the referee,stop an defenseless person from fighting,why have not the towel not been thrown

Because although Russian forces have been pushed back from thousands of square kilometers and lost enough equipment to arm a small soviet army, they refuse to surrender to the UA forces. Blame Putin for that.

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Awa,Even in sport,their is a mercy rule,where the referee,stop an defenseless person from fighting,why have not the towel not been thrown

Who is the referee in this particular "sport"? This might be better compared to a playground fight where the biggest bell there decides to make an unprovoked attack on someone smaller or seemingly weaker (as such people are wont to do), but underestimated their would-be victim's tenacity and fortitude. Can't really blame the latter for hitting back and being determined to end the fight they didn't start.

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Peter14, Republicans will implement the mercy rule in January

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Peter14, Republicans will implement the mercy rule in January

No Larry they wont. Bipartisan support for Ukraine is more than enough to stop the rouge republicans from dictating and if that is insufficient the President will veto.

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Putler claims that Kherson is ‘forever Russia’ and that its citizens are Russian citizens.

So why is he shelling them? Does he not feel their pain?

/s

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Antiquesaving

Sorry can't resist.

So I see more "Russia running out of missiles (or anything else you would like to claim) "

This is true.

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Bronco

14,000 people died in East Ukraine during the 8 years of shelling by the Ukrainian forces against civilians.

Not against civilians. Against DPR, LPR and Russian forces. Unfortunately, around 3,000 Ukrainian civilians have died in this war that Russia started.

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Bronco

Putin has probably killed 40,000 Ukrainian civilians, men, women, and children. His troops have murdered, raped, tortured, and mass graves. Bombing civilian targets is a war crime.

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2020hindsights

Today 11:23 am JST

Antiquesaving

> Sorry can't resist.

> So I see more "Russia running out of missiles (or anything else you would like to claim) "

> This is true

When?

April?

May?

June?

July?

August?

September?

October?

November?

Oh wait I got it, no one said what year, so if Russia runs out in April 2025 then you can all say "see we told you April".

I cannot understand, how people can blindly follow the USA and Ukrainian propaganda.

I know you all accuse me of listening or repeating Russian propaganda, but sadly for you I don't bother because it is propaganda so I ignore Russian news and sites.

I prefer India, and other independent countries that tend to not believe it repeat the USA/Ukraine or the Russian propaganda and verify things independently. But they don't say what you like so they are bad, they don't say what Russia likes so again bad.

Sad that in 2022 if we want facts we have to look to India and other non aligned places, because our own supposedly free press is no longer free and is fully political.

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I cannot understand, how people can blindly follow the USA and Ukrainian propaganda.

I know you can't. Imagine whining about US/Ukrainian propaganda while the Russian imperialist rape and pillage Ukraine. My god.

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wallace

Today 11:29 am JST

Today 10:31 am

> Sorry can't resist.

> Really?

Yes, really go back read your comments and those of the rest, read the western news.

Every month since March the "Russia out of weapons" is repeated.

Don't you get tired of saying it over and over every month?

We are finishing November and you and The rest are still repeating after 6 plus months "Russia running out of weapons" Six (6 ) months.

I guess if you keep saying it every week then your odds of it becoming factual after a few years increase.

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Which news source to trust in reporting the war in Ukraine?

Trusted news sources from Ukraine and Russia

Fojo Linnaeus University

https://fojo.se/en/trusted-news-sources-from-ukraine-and-russia/

PACE University

https://libguides.pace.edu/ukraine

Perceptions of media coverage of the war in Ukraine

Dr. Kirsten Eddy and Dr. Richard Fletcher

https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/digital-news-report/2022/perceptions-media-coverage-war-Ukraine

Most of the news and communication coming from Putin/Russia is fake news.

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What city was that where civilians were bragging to CNN about killing drunk Russian soldiers while they were urinating?

It was indeed! If they’d stayed home and gotten drunk they’d still be alive. But they participated in an invasion of a sovereign state on a bs excuse and were then stupid enough to get drunk while abusing the people they were “liberating” and now they’re dead.

But how nice of you to shed a tear for the enemies of democracy.

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Antiquesaving

2020hindsights

This is true*

When?

Well, they are buying from North Korea and Iran, so that should keep them going for a while longer. Their main problem now is that they are running out of precision missiles, and it is showing.

I cannot understand, how people can blindly follow the USA and Ukrainian propaganda.

I don't.

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