‘Unheard of’: Ret. US Army Major reacts to drone strike in Russian airfield

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  1. Dear citizens of the United States of America, I am from Ukraine, unfortunately I do not speak English well, so I use a translator. I want to express my sincere gratitude to you for helping my country! You probably do not often hear words of gratitude from Ukrainians, but believe me, we are grateful to you for all the help! Democracy, freedom for us are not empty words, for which we are now fighting with your help! And we will definitely win, because this is the evolutionary path of mankind! Thank you again! God bless America! Glory to Ukraine! 🇺🇸🤝🇺🇦🕊️

    1. You are very welcome. I wish we would do more and hope that our government keeps it up. Your desire to stand up to Russia is an inspiration to the world.

    2. Thank you so much for your heartfelt words. 😊💕 We in the US feel absolutely terrible about what Ukraine is going through and we want to help. The bravery and resilience of Ukrainians is an inspiration to us. I have to admit that we in the US complain about various things in our own lives when you all are facing much bigger problems… But we’re still standing with you and praying for you. Victory is coming! 💙💛💙💛💙💛

    3. ​@Andrew Birchley Are you aware that tax money (yours and mine) is being misspent (and for sure also stolen by your incorrigible Ukranian idols) in this avoidable war.

    1. Russia is fair game. They should have been doing this 6 months ago. Remove all the explosives from a HYMAR and its range is 800 to 900 Kilometers. That strike on the rear of that plane was NOT explosive but a Blunt Projectile hit. An altered HYMARS could do it. Leave it to the Ukrainians to HACK US tech to do what needs to be done. So much for only giving them short range missiles, LOL!

    2. @Batman hey troll you don’t have any vodka so you just drank petroleum. It’s very cheap now. Keep on dreaming …

    1. @Keith Mc AND just REAL MILITARY OPERATION NON CIVILIANS SOLF TARGET INCLUDE JUST PUTIN.S MILITARY POSITION

    2. La realidad es ojo por ojo, diente por diente, ya es hora de ha erles saber que ellos tambien son carne de cañon, Santa ya le dejo un regalito de navisad y de seguro no ha terminado de hacer la reparticio

    3. Glory to the Russian Resistance! Down with poo tin! Freedom and Democracy for all of Eastern Europe! Free Alexi Navalniy! Glory to the Heroes of Eastern Europe! Glory to Ukraine!

    4. @gregory uschold suppose your neighbor nation creates a separatist nation out of one of your provinces, declares them independent. How would you expect your nation to respond to that? How is what Ukraine did in Donbas any different? Other than that it’s not your country?

      I don’t condone what Ukraine did. But, it is no different from what most other nations would have done to preserve their national integrity.

      As for NATO expansion. There was never an official “agreement” made with Russia to not expand eastward.

      Even if there was an agreement with the old Soviet Union, that entity no longer exists. So, that agreement is null and void.

      The geopolitical scenario has changed since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Some of those Soviet countries themselves were asking for NATO membership. So, how can the “agreement ” with the Soviet Union be valid when parts of the Soviet Union itself were asking NATO to break it?

      Also, if Russia wasn’t a threat, most of those eastern nations wouldn’t even consider joining NATO. It was an act of self preservation. NATO cannot ask/force countries to join them. Countries have to ask for membership first. Then, all the current members have to unanimously agree to bring in the new member.

      There are lots of distorted / alternative facts that you can find in both western and Russian media. Make sure you look out for them. Don’t buy Russian propaganda that there was an official agreement between Russia and NATO (Russia isn’t the Soviet Union) There never was. If there was, it should be easy to find the text of such an agreement. I couldn’t find one.

      The agreement with the Soviet Union is irrelevant. Since it cannot be enforced after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Especially, after parts of the Soviet Union were asking for NATO to break it.

  2. The nerve of Russia to say they had to close schools and business 🤬when they keep shelling non military targets 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    1. Well first off I don’t give a crap about businesses, second off businesses & educational institutions believe they can shape & form a government using long term strategies. Looks look at Biden & his business dealings & Ukraines war! Hmmm. I believe this administration had a part of it. & there are plenty of qualified military officials who can state to this. Retired & few currently working in divisions of armed forces. As last thing the US COULD Afford unless printing more currency & using laws to bend its currency ability & lose other countries as a potential trading partner & there we go with inflation, & currency invested into foriegn countries. Oh wait it wasn’t all my money it was fund holders! Haha unions & teachers. There are few good teachers & plenty time a dozen shitty teachers who don’t care, claim to for position status besides that, yea right. Welcome to the union system. Applies to all union system. Few firms manage all unions $$$$ of its employees. Haha!!!!! It’s all to funny to me! Ain’t my damn problem. Just don’t print more $ as it will only create more conflicts of issues. Plus heads up! The USPTO is a target. It holds certain information relating to its payment system, & theirs your global conflict. The infrastructure is weak that’s why they promote VPS ETC, meanwhile they sell the data & still are regulated by laws their are zero protections. It’s a waste of $$$ unless you enjoy that aspect until you have none!

      Think about it! We’re only 350 Million out of 7*billion. Ouch gotta hurt plus even EU Countries are viewing Russia as more secure. Only way to discredit it is by harming it either through I want citystunts misleading information etc… & one thing known about the US it’s news is a lot of BS! So is it’s holding companies that offer social media platforms. It’s their business think about it.

  3. Thank you to all countries and all people who help and support Ukraine. Please Donate and help Ukraine get through this winter. Slava Ukraine.💙💛💙💛 Ukraine has been defending itself from Russian murderers, Terrorist, baby killers and war criminals since 2014.

    1. Glory to the Russian Resistance! Down with poo tin! Freedom and Democracy for all of Eastern Europe! Free Alexi Navalniy! Glory to the Heroes of Eastern Europe! Glory to Ukraine!

    2. @Scallen this is a silly comment, all weapons donated by NATO are closely monitored, if there would be suspicion that some of these weapons are sold to 3rd countries that would be the end of the NATO donations, this is why the Russians have set up a fake selling point on the dark web to discredit Ukraine, but as usual, the Russians are not that clever and were found out quickly by a journalist who followed up the story, this happened back in August, after the first HIMARS stopped the advances of the Russians completely

    3. @Michelle Rainer lol you sound like CNN word for word , if what you say is true then there wouldn’t be Americans in the Ukraine inventorying said weapons . Nothing Is just green there is always a price to pay .

  4. Private companies in the U.S. and west can sell the parts for advanced weapons that can be assembled in Ukraine and therefore Ukrainian made. Ukraine has every right to defend itself from Russian attacks wherever the location.

    1. To even try it and hit a target you need a combination of GPS and image recognition, I am sure people working for them either got software or they took off the shelf software and produced something. They would have to refine, test with cheap drones, and then test with higher speed missiles.

    2. @myko freder Boeing plug and play image radar, accurate down to 1 sq mtr. and cheap off the shelf. And you can use any GPS Chart Plotter, the same as on ocean going private yachts sailing from A to B on remote settings.
      I know a couple that sailed around the world on auto-pilot.
      Even Google Maps can be used to follow main roads to a target.
      Just feed the signal into the propulsion systems.
      How do drones know the way around obstacles ?
      Sensors linked to cameras linked to flight controls.
      Simple.

  5. What gets me is that these drones traveled 300+ miles over Russia air-defenses and were not even noticed. LOL

    1. @Henri Hämäläinen Exactly. I am very much looking forwards to when they are forced to turn them on, and they start shooting their own planes out of the sky 😂

    2. @Larz Kruber You’re probably correct. There are most likely many Russian owned yachts with better air defense systems on them.

  6. Imagine that,Ukraine actually attacking Russia. How dare they defend themselves. Putin’s going to complain it’s not fair.Moscow’s not far away and Vlad might get a Christmas present he doesn’t want.

    1. @Jim Smithson Right. Just demonstrating they COULD hit Moscow is gonna be pretty alarming to the Kremlin and awaken the population for sure.

    2. @K H Problem with that plan is electric grids are too disperse. You can’t “take them out”. They’re relatively easily repaired.

    3. I believe they were drones being flown by drunk Moscow mobiks. The small guy should investigate. Weren’t Russia supposed to be out of drones? Hair splitting time in the Kremlin 😂😂😂

    4. @neosapiens
      This was not about Saddam,it was about whether electric power stations are fair game in a war.You have to read the comment I was replying to before you jump into commenting.

  7. Amazing courage from this Country, we could all learn lessons here…. Love, Support and Best Wishes to the good people, warriors and the great leader of the Ukraine from us here in the UK …Please stay strong ….Karma is on its way to the enemies and their supporters wait and we will see.xx

    1. Randy please wipe the blood off your face and treat your radiation burns from the Russian ICBM that just hit you. Gary Kerr

    2. @S. Roy HAHAHA . Thanks Roy . I can’t stand his childish posts on YouTube . He has the wit of a seven year old . ..with apologies to seven year olds . This guy has to be a bot .

    3. @UClYN0TdR0cejnjiamM9DMNQ

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      Ukraine: Russia’s unlawful transfer of civilians a war crime and likely crime…
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      Russia’s Igor Strelkov: I am responsible for war in Eastern Ukraine

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  8. How does it feel Russia??? Not so nice when the destruction and devastation caused in Ukraine comes to your front door…
    Slava Ukraini 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦

    1. @Human Beings R Thinking BeingsUS went to the ME because 911
      Russia had no reason other than NATO which isn’t a good reason to go to war

    1. @𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘄𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗱𝘆𝗺𝘆𝗿 𝗭𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗸𝘆𝘆 Imagine being brainwashed by a guy that doesn’t let his country get invaded by Russia for the 100th time

    2. The problem is, the Ukrainians don’t know Russia has the 2nd strongest military in the world and they will win. So it is unfair, to the Russians, that Ukraine is fighting back. Russia is not used to going to war with a country that fights back; they are used to killing women and children and only bombing legitimate military targets such as hospitals, shopping malls and playgrounds.

  9. Ukraine was a major air weapons designer and manufacturer for Russia in the old days. They have plenty of engineers and techs to build and modify missiles.

    1. @Manager of the Bot farm Children also legit targets they will grow and become adults, isn’t that right Mr. KGB?

    2. agree Ukraine should continue targeting military facilities especially those airbase and missile launcher where it is located. It is a good idea to hit all power infrastructure of Russia as well

    3. russia should target and attack US air bases and their weapons storage facilities then . that would also be defensive

    1. 80% of the world supports Russia. That is India, China, Asia except for the American puppet Japan, Indonesia, Africa, the middle East, central and sth America, all support Russia and you need to ask yourselves why ?

    2. The G-7 + Australia supports Ukraine. The rest of the world does not. Indonesia, Asia except for Japan a american puppet, India, China, the whole middle east even Israel, all of Africa, nearlly all central and South America all support Russia. Perhaps you need to ask yourselves WHY ?

    3. Thank everybody in America except the Putin wing of the Republican Party also known as MAGA and their leader, our former President and criminal/traitor, Donald Trump. He’s the Putin lover who blackmailed Zelenskyy for weapons Congress approved. He was impeached the first time for that. Trump has a loyalty to Putin so much so that in a televised press conference in front of the entire world Trump sided with Putin over our own intelligence service on the issue of Russia interfering in our 2016 election. Trump called Putin “genius” and “savvy” for invading Ukraine. Putin publicly supported Trump’s Presidency and according to the 2019 Mueller Report Putin interfered in our election to get Trump elected. Just before our last election in November MAGA Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga) said “Under Republicans, not another penny will go to Ukraine,”
      It was discovered this summer that Donald Trump stole thousands of US government documents when he left office. Many were top secret compartmentalized, our nation’s most secret military documents with intelligence on our allies. It is still under investigation but I hope Trump did not give up intelligence on Ukraine or the weapons we sent Ukraine to Russia in exchange for helping Trump get elected. There’s also accusations Putin has video of Trump with hookers giving golden showers in a Moscow hotel room. There are also accusations Putin has financial ties to Trump which are now under investigation. Basically I’m saying America has traitors who are not friends of Ukraine.

  10. The fact that Ukraine was able to take a 70’s drone and repurpose It into a cruise missile able to strike a military plane from 1800km while Russia cannot destroy ukrainian position without razing an entire city to the ground and killing civilians in the process really says a lot

    1. Doesn’t surprise me at all. They had the airframe and the engine – That stuff is still competitive with modern (600+MPH, 600 mile range) . Probably all the electronics are updated (ergo very small) … Made lots of room for the new warhead.

    2. Do you really think it’s Russia against the Ukraine? It’s not, it is the USA using Ukraine to war with Russia

    1. If it,s gone be something left of it. Us,Uk,Eu ,nato will fight roosian till the last ucrainer. Just more money and missiles and demilitarize and denazification, will be complitly.

    2. You ask gods blessing even as Ukrainian N@zee thugs are raiding churches and monasteries across Ukraine and you ask for Gods blessing. The Kiev regime is anti-religion

  11. My family is from a small village just a few miles from the Engels Airbase. It’s amazing that Ukraine was able to hit a target that deep inside of Russian territory. Kudos to them!

    1. @Russian Girl from Canada eventually soon russia will be fine for sure but without putin and his garbage government chin up Russia is a wonderful country with nice people too!
      I know russia since 1972 was cccp than lately 2013 ! love russia Putin is an imbecile

    2. @MRD I lived in Russia for 25 years, and I know it’s history and dominant mentality pretty well. And yes, there are smart and nice people over there, nad I still have friends. But Putin is not the only problem, and the democratic future within the current borders is very unlikely.

    3. Hard to change when all the reasonable people leave. TBH I find that a bit cowardly, you create a monster and then wash your hands of it by leaving rather than taking responsibility.

    4. Things may only get worse for people living in Russia unfortunately.
      I hope the people who did get out are doing well in their new homes.

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