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Posted in: Fierce battles rage in Bakhmut as Ukraine calls for planes See in context

The Russians themselves are reporting more Russian deaths than that. About 14,000

According to Mossad, it's more than 14 000. Or was as of last week. 18 480 to be precise.

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Posted in: Fierce battles rage in Bakhmut as Ukraine calls for planes See in context

According to Mossad in the brief they prepared for the Israeli regime last week the losses are as follows:

Ukraine losses:

302 Aircraft

212 Helicopters

2750 (S)iHA (I don't know what that is)

6320 Tanks and armored vehicles

7360 Howitzers

497 Air defense systems

157 000 Dead

234 000 Injured

17 230 captured

234 Dead US military trainers (mercenaries)

2458 Dead trainers from other NATO countries.

317 NATO trainers captured.

Russian Losses:

23 Aircraft

56 Helicopters

200 (S)iHA (I don't know what that is)

889 Tanks and armored vehicles

427 Howitzers

12 Air defense systems

18 480 Dead

44 500 Injured

323 captured

This is according to the Israeli intelligence and reported in Israeli media.

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Posted in: U.S. to send Ukraine longer-range bombs in latest turnaround See in context

Russia uses Russian based weapons systems to target Ukrainian civilian populations and the Ukranian army. Ukraine needs Ukrainian based weapons systems to target the Russian army inside Russia. It's not rocket science.

If any country gives the crazed, desperate Nazis weapons to hit Russia, Russia will hit those countries. It's already been communicated. And Russians have excellent anti-missile defenses while the imperialist powers admit they have no defense against Russian hypersonic missiles.

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Posted in: 5 Ukrainian civilians killed as warring sides mull next move See in context

And the Russians thought they were going to take Kyiv in 72 hours. Suddenly you believe their propaganda?

The only problem is, there is no record of anyone in the Russian government or military having said that. You think 30000 Russian soldiers could occupy a city of 3 million? They camped outside of Kiev and launched negotiations. When it became apparent NATO wasn't allowing it's Nasty puppet regime to negotiate, the Russians started fighting a war, much to the detriment of especially Ukrainians but also people all over the world.

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Posted in: 5 Ukrainian civilians killed as warring sides mull next move See in context

It would end up with the end of Russia, and the deaths of the families of the Kremlin from follow-up nuclear weapons from the Americans, so I don't see them doing it. It's an empty threat.

It's an empty threat so USA should go ahead and give the Ukraine nukes and delivery systems? USA is in such deep and rapid decline, rather than lose empire I think a lot of crazed warmongers in government, the media, Hollywood (Sean Penn called on the USA gov to not rule out a nuke first strike on Russia and was applauded) are considering nuclear war.

No one can win a nuclear war. Hypothetically speaking, even if US/NATO launched a massive first strike that completely took out all of Russia's nukes, it would have to be so large that the fallout and dust in the atmosphere would lead to the end of civilization at best.

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Posted in: 5 Ukrainian civilians killed as warring sides mull next move See in context

Inferior to which tanks? And which parts of the competing tanks are superior to the non-top secret parts of the US tanks? I mean, I assume you know what you're talking about, and you didn't just call it "inferior model" without actually having any clue whatsoever one way or the other, right?

I'm not an expert but Russians on Telegram are scornful of the Abrams tanks. They have a powerful gun but are lacking in every other way. The worst thing about them is how (relatively) fragile they are for tanks. They say the Abrams are basically copies of the Leopard tanks with a slightly bigger gun but lots of electronics only there so Americans can say it isn't a copy of the German tanks. And they are putting their money where their mouth is. A private company is offering rewards of 150000 rubles for the first person/crew to take out a German tank but only 100000 for an American tank.

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Posted in: 5 Ukrainian civilians killed as warring sides mull next move See in context

All the more reason to give the Ukrainians whatever military they need to finish their reclamation of Crimea and eviction of Russia.

The only thing is nukes unless China along with NATO allied with the Ukraine. Even then it would be doubtful. And nukes would only mean no one gets Crimea, Florida, Scotland, Kyushu or anything else.

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Posted in: 5 Ukrainian civilians killed as warring sides mull next move See in context

This was another wayward Ukrainian AA missile which even the Ukrainian government isn't contesting.

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Posted in: 5 Ukrainian civilians killed as warring sides mull next move See in context

As of last night Japan time a new decree from the Ukrainian government.

Every male between 20 and 55 years of age to be conscripted in Ukraine—regardless of family status, profession, physical or mental health, or any other consideration.

Lists are to be prepared by every employer, organization, or institution (the document in question concerns the Kiev region specifically). I anticipate the summons will be handed out directly through the workplace as well.

The person who posted the document online Roman Donetsky, added, “the end is near, Ukrainians.”

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Posted in: EU official says Russia shifting war focus to NATO and the West See in context

Major lesson for Japan, Taiwan and Asia in general from the Russian aggression is that China will behave in the exact same way given the chance created by appeasement. The Russian war effort is not possible for even one month without tacit but intense Chinese help. In return, Russia will help China achieve its Asian ambitions and more.

If Russian expels American occupation forces from Europe and China does from China, it'll be better for everyone, not least Americans who may be able to have access to universal health care, lower taxes, higher wages, better public services, cheap housing for the poor and etc.

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Posted in: EU official says Russia shifting war focus to NATO and the West See in context

Good luck with that, Putin. If you couldn't beat Ukraine, I doubt you are any match for their patrons.

Unfortunately for NATO, all its most formidable weapons short of nukes, in which Russia has superiority vs USA, France and UK combined, have been or will shortly be burned up in the Ukraine.

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Posted in: EU official says Russia shifting war focus to NATO and the West See in context

Statement from the Russian Embassy in the UK:

Whilst in Kiev some days ago, former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson added his voice to the score of self-revealing public statements by European politicians that confirm the intentional double-dealing and procrastination by Western states on the issue of a negotiated settlement on Donbass in 2014-2022.

We regret that forgeries, fraud and falsification have become an inalienable part of the Western foreign policy toolbox. This is as ugly as it gets. These methods run counter to the objective of building stable European security, unless the goal is actually the notorious “rules-based world order” NATO and the EU are so fond of.

As for Mr Johnson, we call on him to never forget that thousands of innocent civilians of Donbass have become victims of his and his colleagues’ “diplomatic charade”.

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Posted in: Ukraine urges Australian Open to ban Djokovic's father from attending See in context

Free speech Ukrainian style has already been adopted by Western regimes.

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Posted in: Rybakina, Sabalenka to meet in Australian Open women's final See in context

Rybakina was born in Moscow and has lived there her whole life. She's as Russian as Georgy Zhukov was. Sabalenka was born in Minsk and lives in Belarus. She's as Russian as Iron Felix was. It will be poetic justice if Khachanov and Djokovic reach the final.

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Posted in: Japan decides to ease medical rules on COVID-19 on May 8 See in context

Let's do it sooner! From March 1 please. And make wearing masks strictly voluntary.

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Posted in: U.S., Germany sending battle tanks to aid Ukraine war effort See in context

Weird. Been hearing for the better part of a year that Ukraine is winning yet, every month NATO needs to escalate still more.

The Russians on Telegram, which includes guys on the front, are saying the German tanks are better than the American tanks but still far inferior to the T-90 and all that venture to the front, and they are doubting that will be many, will be destroyed.

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Posted in: FAO: Rising prices, food insecurity add to ranks of hungry See in context

The imperialist powers of Europe and North America are on the one hand, buying up 90% of Ukrainian grain and still doing all they can to block exports of Russian food and fertilizer to poorer regions of the world.

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Posted in: Poland pushes for more tanks for Kyiv; will seek German OK See in context

There are far fewer videos of Javelin missiles turning Russian junk into molten coffins for obvious PR reasons...

There was also video of them but they mostly left the theater of combat several months ago. Too expensive and too few to only leave a dent and scorch mark on the tank.

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Posted in: Poland pushes for more tanks for Kyiv; will seek German OK See in context

It's not 1943. The age of grand tank battles has long been over.

A 19 year-old separatist with his smartphone in his living room can take out a tank with a drone.

On the modern battlefield these things are mobile coffins.

There are many videos on Telegram of the much vaunted "Switchblades" bouncing right off Russian tanks. Even Russian drones typically burn the tank but the Nasties inside can get out and scurry to safety.

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Posted in: Poland pushes for more tanks for Kyiv; will seek German OK See in context

Russia can't just build a heap of T-90 tanks in response.

Already has in anticipation.

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Posted in: Poland pushes for more tanks for Kyiv; will seek German OK See in context

As for the American and German tanks, the concerns about training, logistics and theater of combat are very real but the biggest concern is how it will look to show "the best, invincible tanks" destroyed and on fire by the 10s or 100s. However many they send and however many of those venture to the front. The British don't really have to worry about that because no one buy their tanks other than the British themselves.

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Posted in: Sakhalin exception: The Russian energy Japan can't quit See in context

Europe has simply switched from a dependency upon energy from a Russian dictator to a dependency upon energy from Middle Eastern dictators.

On the one hand Western regimes denounce the Russian general public because Putin is so popular and on the other hand, say elections in Russia are a sham and Putin is a dictator...... This is very typical and they are very consistent in this kind of nonsensical rhetoric. The only question is why so many of the general public seemingly take it serious.

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Posted in: Sakhalin exception: The Russian energy Japan can't quit See in context

Japan can quit but at this time, much to the consternation of Japan's excellent US "ally", doesn't want to commit economic hara-kiri.

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Posted in: Ramstein summit fails to agree on Leopard tanks deal for Ukraine See in context

The Russian campaign has stalled, even with its small recent advances. The world's largest country with one of the biggest armies has taken so little at such great cost to the 100,000 Russians killed.

100000 + the 75 000 the Ghost of Kiev took out with lighting bolts from his backside.

But in all seriousness, this is just still more projection but a gross understatement. Even German intelligence is reporting Ukraine has now lost about 150 000 soldiers killed. They informed the government that the one more big problem with German tanks is not enough able bodied soldiers left. Obviously there are enough to man a tank but for 100 of more tanks and all the support staff they need, not enough Ukrainians left. They informed the government Germans would have to man the tanks and that isn't happening.

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Posted in: Ramstein summit fails to agree on Leopard tanks deal for Ukraine See in context

If irregular forces in Syria can so easily take out the much vaunted Leopard tanks, I'm sure the Russians have nothing to worry about. As a matter of fact, they obviously don't. They are mocking the British tank period and saying the American and German tanks are average to good in the theater of operations they were for. That is densely populated Germany with it's road network, autobarn, maintenance facilities and etc. In the fields of the Ukraine, they are hopelessly unsuited. Far less formidable than the several 100 T-72s the Russians have already destroyed.

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Posted in: Japan to lower COVID-19 to flu status in spring See in context

Downgrading classification will also lead to a decrease in new cases here in Japan because reporting requirements will be relaxed also and testing won't be free anymore

As of late last year it was very hard to get tested in Japan. The numbers as far as infections is way higher than those reported. Though if one was seriously ill, as in having trouble breathing, the treatment is probably first class.

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Posted in: Japan to lower COVID-19 to flu status in spring See in context

No more masks. Can't wait!

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Posted in: NATO allies pledge more arms for Ukraine; Germany holds out on tanks See in context

It would be, if they had an answer for these advanced tanks. But they don't.

The Russians don't have an answer for American and German main battle tanks? i.e. The Russians can't destroy them?

What is it? Everyone knows this is very far from the truth but what makes someone say it anyway? Is it trying to justify for yourself the cost to tax payers? Is it just publicly stating ones fantasies? I really can't guess.

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Posted in: Japan to roll out plans to back Ukraine at 'appropriate time,' U.S. official says See in context

top talking in such a way...U even don't imagine the losses chez ukraniens. On telegram today a video: long-long corridor , dozens of ukranien soldiers are put parallel one another in a row... А man with the word "press" tells that in Soledar there are some such angers with the bodies of killed ukrs...it's a scary picture. Stop arming Ukraine!

That's a few days old now. The reporter is Murad Gazdiev from RT. Yesterday evening, Japan time, they announce the number of POWs. They said 100s, with dozens of foreign mercenaries. So far confirmed from USA, Canada, UK, Scandinavia and the Baltic states.

A rabidly anti-Russian Belgian politician said a few days ago, the arming of Ukraine is looking like an anti-Ukrainian sadistic slaughter.

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Posted in: Japan to roll out plans to back Ukraine at 'appropriate time,' U.S. official says See in context

some LDP old timers believe they can work out a deal for the 4 islands off of Hokkaido

I doubt that. The Russian amended the law to absolutely rule out giving any territory away. At the time they specifically referred to those islands. Now they are saying the same thing about Kherson, Zaporozhye, Dobass. More likely, much to Kishida's irritation, some LDP old timers are unwilling to sacrifice the Japanese economy in the service of rapidly failing US imperialism.

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