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posted on Mar, 22 2022 @ 09:57 PM
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Ukrai ne on offensive, Russian combat capability falls below 90%: Pentagon update

Russian forces estimated below 90% combat capability for first time

"Let me remind that is a that is of the combat power that they assembled in Belarus, and in the western part of their country prior to the invasion, it is not an assessment of all Russian military power," the official said. "But we assessed it for the first time they may be just a little bit below 90% on that. And no indications, no tangible indications of reinforcements being brought in from elsewhere in the country, no tangible indications of foreign fighters that have flown into the country ... no indications that they've moved in foreign fighters from Syria or elsewhere.

"And on resupply, again, no tangible indications that they are making an effort to resupply from outside the theater there that they're pulling in from elsewhere around the around Russia. But we do continue to see indications that they are having these discussions and that they are making those kinds of plans."


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edit on 22-3-2022 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 02:01 AM
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22 March update


Key Takeaways

* Russian forces are likely moving to a phase of protracted bombardment of Ukrainian cities due to the failure of Russia’s initial campaign to encircle and seize Kyiv and other major cities.

* Ukrainian forces conducted successful localized counterattacks northwest of Kyiv.

* Russian forces in northeastern Ukraine did not conduct any offensive operations in the past 24 hours.

* Ukrainian forces repelled several Russian assaults in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in the past 24 hours.

* Russian forces continue to make slow but steady progress reducing the Mariupol pocket.

* Russia may have failed to appoint an overall commander for its invasion of Ukraine, leading to Russian axes of advance competing for limited supplies and failing to synchronize their operations.


Last bullet is a huge no-no for military operations.

More at URL above.

Cheers



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 03:23 AM
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Remarkable BBCWorld report: farmers in Vosnesensk ambushed Russian forces as they approached the small community, halting their advance by blowing up the bridge, destroying all Russian tanks vehicles, inflicting heavy Russian losses and full retreat.


Farmers kicking ass; Ukraine taking back a key suburb of Kyiv; Russia pulling helicopters from a strategic airport in Kherson; Russian combat power dipping below 90% due to logistics, command and control issues and morale problems...

Putin is a master strategist



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 03:50 AM
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a reply to: F2d5thCavv2


The likes of Hitler and Stalin shunned united military commander structures to play generals off against each other or division of responsibilities concerning force structure. They are motivated by the fear of a coup or being overshadowed by senior military commanders. So tyrants tend to handicap their war machines by making unwise decisions and not tolerating dissent.



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 03:57 AM
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Why would this propaganda be morw trustworthy than the previous? may as well be the UN TROOPS that got to train on the evil ottawa protesters.



originally posted by: wordforword
Remarkable BBCWorld report: farmers in Vosnesensk ambushed Russian forces as they approached the small community, halting their advance by blowing up the bridge, destroying all Russian tanks vehicles, inflicting heavy Russian losses and full retreat.


Farmers kicking ass; Ukraine taking back a key suburb of Kyiv; Russia pulling helicopters from a strategic airport in Kherson; Russian combat power dipping below 90% due to logistics, command and control issues and morale problems...

Putin is a master strategist



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 04:09 AM
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From a very reliable source in Ukraine: Russian forces had to retreat their advances while attempting to enter a small suburb on the outskirts of Kyiv, after a small pack of stray dogs and feral cats united together to take the Russian forces by surprise. According to eyewitnesses the Russians suffered many fatalities during the ambush, as well as many of their tanks being completely destroyed.

Wow just incredible...



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 04:12 AM
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Anonymous started hacking and leaking docs from the companies that continue to operate in Russia by paying taxes to the budget of the Kremlin's criminal regime. They gave the companies 48h to leave Russia. They didn't listen.

Nestle is first.

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It is 10 GB of data of e-mails, passwords and clients of one of the largest food company in the world.

After all the outcry to stop trading with Russia, Renault was granted permission from Macron to go back and resume trading.

The Guardian


The French carmaker Renault has resumed manufacturing in its plants in Moscow, bucking the trend of many other large global companies that have cut ties with Russia over its war on Ukraine.

Renault had suspended production at the plant last month, citing logistical problems after the invasion of Ukraine on Vladimir Putin’s orders. However, Renault’s decision to restart manufacturing has the backing of the French government, which is its main shareholder, according to sources cited by Reuters.



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 04:18 AM
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a reply to: Ebergberg

What other propaganda we are talking about? I like to munch on all the propaganda. Please, give me some



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 04:33 AM
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originally posted by: Navieko
From a very reliable source in Ukraine: Russian forces had to retreat their advances while attempting to enter a small suburb on the outskirts of Kyiv, after a small pack of stray dogs and feral cats united together to take the Russian forces by surprise. According to eyewitnesses the Russians suffered many fatalities during the ambush, as well as many of their tanks being completely destroyed.

Wow just incredible...


Dammit, how did I miss this one? Is there a video on this? Russia now unites dogs and cats? Is that a promise of piece we were looking for?

P.S.: You have to be smart to be a cynic, but wise not to be one.




posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 04:43 AM
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originally posted by: Navieko
From a very reliable source in Ukraine: Russian forces had to retreat their advances while attempting to enter a small suburb on the outskirts of Kyiv, after a small pack of stray dogs and feral cats united together to take the Russian forces by surprise. According to eyewitnesses the Russians suffered many fatalities during the ambush, as well as many of their tanks being completely destroyed.

Wow just incredible...


Dont mess with Ukrainian Feral Dogs and Cats

All true friend of friend with an iphone and news label told me

Stay Safe

Riouz



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 05:44 AM
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Before March 11, Shoigu appeared in public every few days. Sources told wwwagentsmedia that he’s having heart problems. Valery Gerasimov, the head of Russia’s General Staff, is also missing from the public eye.

Telegram



Since March 11th out of public eye; for TWELVE DAYS OF WAR the head of the Ministry of Defense of Russia is nowhere to be seen. Hmmm...

Has anyone looked for him in his $18 million mansion though.

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posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 05:44 AM
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Not a fighter jet, but someone finally cashed in on Ukraine's offer...



The first Russian soldier fulfilled all the conditions and came to hand over the tank of the Russian army.For which he will receive $ 10,000 and comfortable living conditions. After the war, he can apply for Ukrainian citizenship. In the photo, special forces check it.


twitter.com...



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 07:04 AM
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Ukraine calls on Germany and France for help amid fears it is running out of the weapons needed to fight off Russian invasion
The military only has two weeks before it uses up its supply of anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles, foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba

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posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 07:18 AM
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* Ukrainian forces repelled several Russian assaults in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in the past 24 hours.


I feel like it's reports like these that truly show how poorly things are going for Russia.

These are supposed to be the Oblasts that want to join Russia. And yet even there Russia is struggling to gain any ground.

If they can't even take cities that the separatists seized eight years ago, what hope do they have taking Kyiv?



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 07:34 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

One bit is apparently Russia is forcibly conscripting men from the two "people's republics" to fight in the war. Never a popular policy.

I suppose the question now is, with the war moving into a stalemate period, will Moscow try to hold onto what it has seized in Ukraine given the logistics and morale problems, or will Putin direct usage of weapons of mass destruction in an attempt to cow Ukraine into surrendering?

Cheers



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

The Russians themselves are spreading bad news about themselves. Jeez.


Link to Tass.com, the optimistic Russian news site




posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 07:50 AM
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originally posted by: F2d5thCavv2
I suppose the question now is, with the war moving into a stalemate period, will Moscow try to hold onto what it has seized in Ukraine given the logistics and morale problems, or will Putin direct usage of weapons of mass destruction in an attempt to cow Ukraine into surrendering?


Russia employing chemical and nuclear weapons in Ukraine in a failed attempt to break a Western Front style deadlock is more likely than most people admit. Aside from the Western Front, gas was employed by both sides in the Iran - Iraq War.

Weapons of mass destruction are no substitute for the economic/logistical base required for manoeuvre. Unlike in France 1914-18, there is no shortage of real estate for manoeuvre warfare to occur in Ukraine.



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 07:58 AM
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a reply to: xpert11

It's good that Russians will always accuse others of what they about to do themselves. The best intel there can be.



posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 08:31 AM
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In the center of Moscow, somebody threw a Molotov cocktail into the Kremlin wall.

Video on Twitter


Russia’s main YouTube “alternative,” RuTube, is waiving its pre-moderation delay on all uploads … if you verify your identity with your passport. In other words, you can post vids “without censorship” if you agree to risk 15 years in prison. A sick joke.

Twitter


A pro-Putin commentator has been paid ~2000 euro by the Italian public broadcaster RAI for each media appearance. These are taxpayers money, and many Italian citizens are rightfully outraged. When Italian TV invites Ukrainians to speak on air, they are of course paid nothing

Twitter link

The Kiyv Independent

6 dead Russians exchanged for 2 living Ukrainians.


Link


A court in Moscow has fined a woman named Ekaterina Vorobyova 50,000 rubles ($480) for walking around with a backpack with the word “peace” written beneath the crossed-out word “war.” No mention of Ukraine, but this somehow “discredits” Russia’s military.

Russian lang link

Russia uses Stalin's methods of war - barrier troops that shoot at their own soldiers so that they do not retreat - Fedir Venislavskyi, a member of the parliamentary committee on national security and defense.

Twitter link




posted on Mar, 23 2022 @ 08:51 AM
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Since March 11th out of public eye; for TWELVE DAYS OF WAR the head of the Ministry of Defense of Russia is nowhere to be seen.


Putin has had him either imprisoned or executed i would assume.



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