Started by Beorning, January 21, 2022, 07:27:30 PM
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Quote from: Humble Scribe on August 25, 2023, 11:04:32 AMI wouldn't count on any successor to Putin being any nicer or less inclined to keep fighting. His biggest threat comes from the right, and they think he hasn't been tough enough on Ukraine.
Quote from: inkybus on August 25, 2023, 12:07:27 PMI'm more optimistic in the sense that Putin's successor will see that crippling their own nation by letting so many young men needlessly die in enemy territory is not the way to make Russia a better country to live in. They're going to have a bit of difficulty getting new families if they continue sending able-bodied men to the meatgrinder.Plus, you know, the whole thing about the smarter russians fleeing the country to somewhere they won't bleed out within a few months for a worthless cause, draining the pool of intellect and making the whole place dumber as a consequence.
QuoteThe US says Russia is executing its own soldiers and has threatened entire units with execution for failing to obey orders.National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications John Kirby told reporters: “We have information that the Russian military has been actually executing soldiers who refuse to follow orders, we also have information that Russian commanders are threatening to execute entire units if they seek to retreat from Ukrainian artillery fire.”
Quote from: Al Terego on October 28, 2023, 02:41:51 PMIt was the same under Stalin during WW2 .
QuoteA senior Ukrainian military officer with deep ties to the country’s intelligence services played a central role in the bombing of the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines last year, according to officials in Ukraine and elsewhere in Europe, as well as other people knowledgeable about the details of the covert operation.The officer’s role provides the most direct evidence to date tying Ukraine’s military and security leadership to a controversial act of sabotage that has spawned multiple criminal investigations and that U.S. and Western officials have called a dangerous attack on Europe’s energy infrastructure.Roman Chervinsky, a decorated 48-year-old colonel who served in Ukraine’s special operations forces, was the “coordinator” of the Nord Stream operation, people familiar with his role said, managing logistics and support for a six-person team that rented a sailboat under false identities and used deep-sea diving equipment to place explosive charges on the gas pipelines. On Sept. 26, 2022, three explosions caused massive leaks on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which run from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea. The attack left only one of the four gas links in the network intact as winter approached.https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/11/11/nordstream-bombing-ukraine-chervinsky/
QuoteChervinsky did not act alone
Quote from: Chulanowa on November 18, 2023, 04:22:49 AMSo apparently there's an update on the Nord Stream pipeline sabotageI think that the best part of the article is this line:Was that ever a thought? Was there ever anyone who looked at this pipeline getting blown up 110 meters below the Baltic Sea and going "Hmm, must have been some lone wolf extreme swimmer!"
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