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  1. The Russians needed the bridges to invade – now they don’t want the Ukrainians chasing them as they are driven out. Grimly funny. Thank goodness the Ukrainian drones don’t need the bridges to dismantle the remaining tanks as they run…

    1. I wouldn’t be so triumphant, i am clearly worried by the Russians. It is obvious they did change their tactic and they want clearly to finish off Donbass at first and protect their supply lines.
      The fact they have replaced bold moves per war of attrition is not good for the Ukrainians. It is clear to me Nato needs to supply as many weapons as fast as possible to contain the Russians so that they can counter.

  2. So they blow up bridges and then they can’t counter attack? Now Ukraine doesn’t have to focus on those areas right? They can focus on other areas

    1. This just shows how good the world has it to live under Pax Americana, the period where the US has been the most powerful nation in the world. Just imagine if Russia or China were the most powerful nation in the world. The world would be a more chaotic, dangerous place, and liberal democracies would have much less influence in the world

    2. Dude, they don’t want to counterattack! They want to go home to mama dont you see! If they cut off all routes to Ukraine, they will have a good excuse not to go back, at least for now. Just let them go home.

  3. I don’t understand why the Russians are retreating over these bridges. putin told me that the special military operation only took 3 days to take over all of Ukraine.

  4. “When I look into Putins 👁💀👁eyes I see the KGB.” Republican Senator John McCain

    1. This just shows how good the world has it to live under Pax Americana, the period where the US has been the most powerful nation in the world. Just imagine if Russia or China were the most powerful nation in the world. The world would be a more chaotic, dangerous place, and liberal democracies would have much less influence in the world

  5. The good news, blown bridges mean a counter attack is less likely by the Russians in that area

    1. This just shows how good the world has it to live under Pax Americana, the period where the US has been the most powerful nation in the world. Just imagine if Russia or China were the most powerful nation in the world. The world would be a more chaotic, dangerous place, and liberal democracies would have much less influence in the world

    2. Not a single army in this world is as stupid as we are led to believe.
      No, it’s about eradicating the desire for independent self-determination in Donbass and Luhansk region …

    3. Finland and Sweden say a big thank you to Russia for staying longer in the meat grinder.

  6. Years ago I knew a Russian fellow – Constantin was his name – who had been an engineering student in Russia before the war. He was drafted to build bridges so the Russian Army could move men and equipment to the front to meet the invading Nazis. When the Russians were forced to retreat, he blew up the bridges he’d built. Then he was captured and was made to build bridges for the Germans – or die. When the Germans retreated – he blew up those bridges. Eventually he was recaptured by the Americans – and built bridges for them. I knew him in San Francisco when he was a spry and upbeat old man – he told the above as one long funny story…

    1. But infantry can cross rivers quicker then mechanized. I would think that Ukraine will use boats and cross quicker then Russia thinks.

  7. Beautiful shift from ‘We’re coming for you!’ To ‘please God just let us run away!’

  8. When you’re on the run from a superior enemy, which you attacked first and angered, the best course of action is to slow the pursuer down! 🥺

  9. We thought that RUSSIA has the 2nd best army in the world. That was a mistake: Russia has the 2nd best army in UKRAINE ;-))

    1. @irina 2781 Russia is a confirmed weak country militarly. Didn’t you see those scraps they are parading in ukraine?

  10. Ukraine needs more air force, air defence systems and they need to keep using intelligence.

    1. Our country needs our government to get their head out of their backside, and start focusing on Americans.

  11. I believe Ukraine’s strategy is a bit different. They are well aware that they can’t attack and push back Russians everywhere at once. They can very well slow down their advancement and make it very costly, because they fortify every inch of terrain in front of the Russian invasion, and only give ground when their defenses become too damage to hold, from Russian shelling. However, the biggest Russian logistical base, right now, is Belgorod. If they manage to cut off, or at least get within shelling range, of the supply lines south from Belgorod, all Russian troops deployed to Ukraine will suffer. Right now, Belgorod is so densely packed with troops and supplies that five minutes of heavy bombardment of the area could cripple Russia’s troops for weeks. For Russia, it will take weeks at least to rerout troops and supplies through some different area more to the South. Worse, by then Ukrainians may have advanced even further and recovered even more terrain in the Donbas, due to the sudden weakening of all Russian troops in Ukraine, to the point that there no longer is a safe land connection between Russia proper and their troops in Southern Ukraine except through the long bridge in Southern Crimeea. (The more Western equipment Ukraine gets, and the faster it gets it, the more likely this scenario becomes.) Once Crimeea remains the only available route for Russian supplies, Russian troops in Ukraine are doomed – that route has very low bandwidth, they can’t even get their food rations through there. With several tens of thousands of Russian hostages, Ukraine would have a rather strong position for negotiating a convenient peace. Plus, the Russians isolated in Southern Ukraine may get well include most if not all war criminals that Ukraine wants to put on trial.

    1. @Florin Jurcovici , I understand the history of the Russian Empire and the bigotry of the different ethnic groups there. While this current fight may seem to represent a continuation of those ethnic disputes and battle for power, there is a bigger picture.
      Can you not see that this is merely another brother war? Despite their differences these people are brothers who share a common culture. This is a culture war between traditional European culture and a “Woke” Western culture that deems European culture as not worthy of saving.
      And you are either totally blind or intentionally lying when you claim Russia always seeks to expand Westward. Since 1991 Russia has conceded much, surrendered all of the lands it had acquired after WWII, including Ukraine, which prior to WWII had been a part of the Russian Empire for centuries.
      It is the US and its allies that have expanded “East,” NOT Russia expanding “West.” A child could see this. Are you a child? I think not. I think you’re just a liar.

    2. “Right now, Belgorod is so densely packed with troops and supplies that five minutes of heavy bombardment of the area could cripple Russia’s troops for weeks” ………doubtful.

  12. You understand when Ukraine blows up bridges in the most contested areas to slow Russia’s concentrated push, but for Russia to be doing the same really indicates they’re losing control of the situation.

    1. @Sam Gibson
      It’s obviously very difficult for you to have to sit there and watch Russia lose.
      Maybe you should go help them.

    2. George Clooney had this great line in “The Peacemaker” where he said the Russians couldn’t find snow in winter. I’m beginning to think it wasn’t entirely hyperbole.

  13. Imagine having to blow up a bridge to slow the enemy advance while you’re retreating…but you’re actually the invading force.

    1. @DaDon What in the world are you talking about? All nuclear tip ballistic missiles are hypersonic. Minuteman has a speed of Mach 23.

    2. @Sunday Nomad btw Russia took all those towns around Kiev in less than a month then retreated on their own! If Russia wanted to they could of held those towns and called in massive reinforcement and encircle Kiev or at the least caused a blood bath! Russia can bomb anywhere in Ukraine at will! But Russia goal was never to take Kiev at that time. They anticipated they would be able to take out zalensky and or the population turning against the Kiev regime giving the history of Ukraine distain for their presidents after their first term. But Putin underestimated the people of western Ukraine support for the EU ideology and the Nazi influence in Kiev. So the initial operation turned into a fixing one to pose a threat and keep Ukraine troops tied up in that region.

    3. @Mikael S600 Nobody besides Russia has acknowledged these parts of Ukraine as either parts of Russia or independent. How is Ukraine going to take them back? By fighting, duh.

  14. The old saying has it the Russians feel safe, when their troops guard the russian border from both sides.

  15. 1 thing I want to add is that the ukrainians have regained control over the town of Chuhuiv where they can still cross the Severski Donets river, which they did. Chuhuiv also has a military base btw. They also control some villages east of Chuhuiv. From there I think the next major goal is to go to Kupiansk and cut off Russian supply routes to Izyum. Or they can go directly to Izyum and get in behind enemy lines. But Kupiyansk is closer from there. If they can do it (and I think they will), it would cause huge problems for the russians.

    1. @Whitey Inurface LOL… If Ukraine is defeat how do you read map evolution showing russia retreat weeks after weeks and not able to push on est further than few KM? A victory according to plan? 😂😂

  16. Putin fangirls in the West will have a hard time explaining why Russia’s wonderful army is blowing up bridges behind them as they retreat in Ukraine. Doesn’t sound very dominant, destroying your only path toward a future offensive in that area.

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