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  1. I’m from Russia. All our lives we have been shown on TV that we are the strongest army in the world. And everyone believed the TV. Now I understand that everything is bad with us. I wish health to Ukraine.

  2. “Later this month”. Seriously? They should be sitting down right now and making that decision and committing to it. Hesitation killed the cat.

  3. The guy who said good morning Vietnam Is being accurate with the type of war Russia chose. Even if they occupy the territory they overtake the people they’ve killed won’t be forgotten in those areas.

    1. @DraftTheHippies Plenty of that kind music from Afganistan War era. Kino and it’s Viktor Tsoi being the most famous. Wonder what he would say.. St. Petersburg used to have his photos etc in public places during his anniversaries and such, bet there won’t be any this year… Unless his views are sickly twisted.

      For this war more suited would be Grazhdanskaya Oborona’s song Vse idet po planu (All is going according to plan) – they chant it on propaganda TV – again, just like during Afgan war and well.. Even with more ridicilous results.
      Not so long ago I used to listen quite good cover of that sometimes and just how actual it became again almost from word to word.

      No need for new music 😀 Idiot dictator clique living in the past made it so that even the old songs fit. It’s just funny that don’t the folks wanting Soviet Union back remember that song and laugh at TV when they in full serious chant that “all is going according to the plan” (which is not even disclosed… again)

  4. “An aggressor must be defeated on the battlefield and shown to be defeated.” Do not agree with Margret Thatcher all that often. This is the exception.

    1. @Sicarii Justiniani sounds logical, if that’s what the people want then especially so.
      Conversely, the US acts as though it owns any country where English is spoken, regardless of what the people want.

  5. Good job on standing and fighting Ukraine 🇺🇦
    The real men of the world right now, says alot
    I am sorry for the losses it’s not cool

  6. I feel bad to see these young people, who should be doing other things for the development of the country, now have to take up arms to defend themselves and the country. All this because of the ambitions of Vladimir Putin and his cronies! God bless you and protect you.❤🙏🙏

  7. The more sophisticated the weapons, the more training is required. So this conflict becomes like unloading a moving freight train. The average foot soldier cannot be given a Patriot missile system and start knocking down planes and rockets. Advanced artillery incorporates computerized sighting systems, drones, and intel that the average soldier has never been trained to operate. The other challenge is transitioning from old Soviet weaponry to more modern and capable NATO armament. Again, better and more effective weapons require well-trained troops. Ukraine can win this war, but it will not be able to do so soon. Winning is not just about weapons, but also about a force capable of using them effectively. If the West is to beat Putin, everyone must commit to defending Ukraine for the long haul, and that will require patience.

    1. @Jeffrey Heronemus And you’re gonna be one of the few people who know what the “Dragon” is.. The javelin was a wet dream back then

  8. 2,500 years ago, Sun Tzu said “There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” Sun Tzu clearly appreciated the value of wars speedily under-taken and quickly concluded. Prolonged wars are, needless to say, costly and drain soldiers of their staying power. “I have heard of war being waged with foolish haste,” he noted, “but have never seen a war skillfully prolonged. The quicker this thing is over the better. Screw Putin’s nuclear threats. NATO is 10 times more powerful than Russia. Putin is using nuclear extortion to get what he wants. “The Soviet understands only one language: action. Respects only one word: force.” – Dean Acheson (51st U.S. Secretary of State, set the foreign policy of the Harry S. Truman administration)

    1. @hersham Yeah, well good luck with that when Putin has no intention of peace talks.

      Okay, I used an arbitrary figure in 10, but it’s not far off the mark. The collective military capabilities of the 30 countries that make up NATO outnumber Russia in terms of aircraft, at 20,723 to 4,173, and in naval power, with 2,049 military ships, to 605. Russia’s ground combat vehicle capacity is more competitive, however, with 12,420 units, to 14,682. But when you take into account the full force of the US, the UK etc. and the fact that the western alliance military intelligence network, logistics, command structure and advanced weapons capability are collectively far more superior than the Russian military.

      For example, if NATO put it’s full force into Ukraine they would push Russia out in a matter of days or weeks. That’s a fact.

      In terms of the nuclear option, Putin could use it in a preemptive strike anyway, so instead of appeasing him which didn’t work on Hitler, it should be made clear to Putin that if he wants to use nuclear extortion to shake down the west, we have nuclear weapons also, and that they are on stand=by to strike the Kremlin, where ever Putin is located and other major targets within Russia. Call Putin’s bluff.

      In the geopolitical game of poker where everyone is cheating, Putin is holding a couple of pairs, and collectively his opponent; the west is holding a Royal Flush.

      And BTW, Europe is already suffering. Like a rotten tooth that needs to be extracted, it’s less painful to have it removed ASAP and not wait until it creates sepsis.

    2. @Chinese Chicken Is that right Chicken Brain? In your dreams! You’ve obviously fallen for the Russian and Chinese propaganda narrative.

    3. @hersham Russian aggression needs to be stopped. Putin has a choice leave Ukraine. and they can set back their economy to a Soviet economy of the 1960’s.

    1. dude we all remeber his smile, you remeber the smile of that trooper !!! “It’s a machine gun!”

  9. American MLRS are precise weapons unlike the indiscriminate grads and MLRS systems that Russia and Ukraine now operates. Providing Ukraine with LARGE numbers of these systems will save the lives of many Ukrainians where Russian troops often try to hide behind

  10. Soviet era weapons? I think the M2 machine gun went into service in the 1930’s.
    Still the best heavy machine gun ever made, and scares the he’ll out of anyone on the wrong side of the barrel!

    1. The Dshka is also a good universal machine gun, and it is cheaper to produce, more numerous and uses Russian ammo.

    1. @John Berholtz Other countries have mental health problems. What they don’t have are military rifles with high capacity magazines. Rampant gun violence in the public square is a uniquely American problem. The US certainly has a gun problem and anyone who says differently is either lying or doesn’t care.

  11. Finally Ukraine 🇺🇦 is getting a gun that was designed in 1918 … but sure has withstood the test of time…

  12. Praying for you Ukraine! Go, win, be strength, be safe.God willing you will win you can do it!

  13. They could surely use a bunch of 105mm howitzers. We must have hundreds of them in storage. They would be good for taking out thermobaric weapons from outside their range, among other things, and they are easier to move around.

  14. It is shocking and inspiring, at the same time, to see how resilient the Ukrainian people are. It is further shocking to see how the world has not helped them enough. They have begged and pleaded for heavy weapons since the beginning. Now, almost four months later they are FINALLY getting what they truly need.

    1. Are you serious? The vietcong were resilient, these people come across like panhandlers. I haven’t seen one video of anyone saying thank you for any of the weapons they have got thus far. You see them taking delivery of aircraft full of javelin and other guided weapons systems worth a hundred million. The next thing they say is its not enough. Being resilient is making do with what you have.

  15. We all need to have more respect for our men, because men is the first one to protect our country. The Ukraine soldier’s are heroes 🦸. I hope and pray for the Ukraine 🇺🇦 soldiers to be safe and to win the Putin war crimes.

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