Russia's Invasion of Ukraine (Official Thread)

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Lyutyi drones coming in one after another.


A direct Ukrainian drone hit filmed from Russian perspective.


Fast and agile. The Ukrainian Lyutyi drone roaming the Russian sky before it hits its target.


Not only the night , but also a cheerful morning in the swamps: now the oil refinery in Tuapse, Krasnodar Territory of Russia, has come under attack from a UAV

A siren sounded in the city, the sound of drones flying was heard, and people wrote about the work of “pe-ve-o” online.

Local authorities confirmed a drone attack on an oil refinery, where “as a result of the fall” of one of the two UAVs, “an outbreak occurred on the territory of the refinery.”

 

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Russia’s Victory Day Campaign Just Ran Into A Wall Of Ukrainian Mechanized Troops​

Russian attacks in northern Ukraine are losing momentum

Whatever the Russian military is trying to accomplish in northern Ukraine—open a new front for a major offensive or, alternatively, create a diversion to distract Ukrainian troops from the ongoing Russian offensives in the east—it’s not going great for the Russians.

“In the Vovchansk region, Ukrainian defenses have been significantly strengthened, and attacks on the enemy are becoming more effective,” Butusov reported. “The Russians cannot knock out our troops from positions in the city and its surroundings.”

The situation is the same in Lyptsi. “Ukrainian troops have significantly intensified their attacks on the enemy on this part of the front, and are gradually capturing the tactical initiative,” according to Butusov.

In a week of hard fighting, the Ukrainians have halted the Russian advance. On May 12, the Russia suffered its greatest single-day loss of its 27-month wider war on Ukraine. In 24 hours, more than 1,700 Russians were killed or wounded, according to the Ukrainian defense ministry.

Struggling against stiffer Ukrainian defenses, Russian forces are trying something new—attacking in many small groups instead of fewer big ones. “Assault groups, typically the size of platoons, engage with a stronghold before merging with other assault groups,” the Ukrainian Center for Defense Strategies explained. “This reduces losses during the approach to the target but slows the pace of advance.”


 

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Russia’s Victory Day Campaign Just Ran Into A Wall Of Ukrainian Mechanized Troops​

Russian attacks in northern Ukraine are losing momentum

Whatever the Russian military is trying to accomplish in northern Ukraine—open a new front for a major offensive or, alternatively, create a diversion to distract Ukrainian troops from the ongoing Russian offensives in the east—it’s not going great for the Russians.

“In the Vovchansk region, Ukrainian defenses have been significantly strengthened, and attacks on the enemy are becoming more effective,” Butusov reported. “The Russians cannot knock out our troops from positions in the city and its surroundings.”

The situation is the same in Lyptsi. “Ukrainian troops have significantly intensified their attacks on the enemy on this part of the front, and are gradually capturing the tactical initiative,” according to Butusov.

In a week of hard fighting, the Ukrainians have halted the Russian advance. On May 12, the Russia suffered its greatest single-day loss of its 27-month wider war on Ukraine. In 24 hours, more than 1,700 Russians were killed or wounded, according to the Ukrainian defense ministry.

Struggling against stiffer Ukrainian defenses, Russian forces are trying something new—attacking in many small groups instead of fewer big ones. “Assault groups, typically the size of platoons, engage with a stronghold before merging with other assault groups,” the Ukrainian Center for Defense Strategies explained. “This reduces losses during the approach to the target but slows the pace of advance.”



This is a deceitful way of spinning the deteriorating situation for Ukraine. Western intelligence has estimated that Russia has about 50,000 soldiers committed to this new front. That is not enough to make a deep push into the oblast let alone take the city of Kharkiv. David Axe knows just like the Ukrainian command knows this new front is to extend the line of contact from Belgorod, further stretch Ukrainian reserves and at some point advance to the Kupyansk sector. It's been publicized for several months now that they were going to attack Kharkiv. Ukraine had over a year and a half to prepare defenses and have units in the ready but yet they still had to rush reserves to the area. Reserves that came from other active sectors all along the frontline.

There's active fighting on the outskirts of Liptsy and the northern part of Volchansk is practically under Russian control now. It's only a matter of when they cross the Vovcha River not if. What wall have they run into? When the Russians tried to attack Vuhledar and got destroyed by those mine fields and artillery, that was a halted advance. Or when Ukraine launched their summer 23' counter offensive to cut the land bridge and got put into a kill box in Robotyne. The advance in Kharkiv has slowed in comparison to the first few days but has not been halted.
 

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This is a deceitful way of spinning the deteriorating situation for Ukraine. Western intelligence has estimated that Russia has about 50,000 soldiers committed to this new front. That is not enough to make a deep push into the oblast let alone take the city of Kharkiv. David Axe knows just like the Ukrainian command knows this new front is to extend the line of contact from Belgorod, further stretch Ukrainian reserves and at some point advance to the Kupyansk sector. It's been publicized for several months now that they were going to attack Kharkiv. Ukraine had over a year and a half to prepare defenses and have units in the ready but yet they still had to rush reserves to the area. Reserves that came from other active sectors all along the frontline.

There's active fighting on the outskirts of Liptsy and the northern part of Volchansk is practically under Russian control now. It's only a matter of when they cross the Vovcha River not if. What wall have they run into? When the Russians tried to attack Vuhledar and got destroyed by those mine fields and artillery, that was a halted advance. Or when Ukraine launched their summer 23' counter offensive to cut the land bridge and got put into a kill box in Robotyne. The advance in Kharkiv has slowed in comparison to the first few days but has not been halted.
Wrong. What you and your Putinist buddies are failing to see is every meat grinder action Russia takes since the failed invasion of Ukraine is merely to push the front as far west as possible to protect what they already captured, and stop Ukraine from being in range of their borders forces. Putin wants to create a bombed unlivable buffer zone. We know this from captured Russian soldiers at the front and from Putin’s own mouth.

Reports are already coming in at Russias inability to capture Volchansk that they are pulling a Bucha and executing civilians. You say “it was a feint to draw reserves from the front” you don’t execute a feint that causes the highest death toll of the war. Russia is sending their own reserves to the North and Putin today said it was to create a “sanitary zone” to protect against Ukrainian artillery attacks.

Putin knows it’s only a matter of time before the west starts authorizing offensive operations on Russian troops positioned within Russia with western missiles.


Russia is desperate because western weapons are starting to arrive in mass to the front and as Zelensky said this is the first time since the war began that they have each brigade fully stocked with munitions. This is just the start as Ukraine is starting to get their own drone industry up and running again. As to why you are seeing near weekly attacks against Russian infrastructure.

Russia had a sixth month window where Ukraine was basically fighting on its own to make any significant push in Ukraine and they failed. As to why Putin went hat in hand to China to wrangle out any financial and material support he could.

Russia has been turned into a vassal state of China with the majority of its defense material being produced from China. China themselves are walking a tight rope as the U.S. at any time will sanction them and cripple that particulars industry and they cannot afford that as their economy is starting to come undone as well as the U.S. is continuing to see record growth.

This is just not a war Russia was ever going to win.
 

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Remember when America toppled the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan in a matter of weeks, and still lost those wars during the occupation?
Russia hasn't completed phase 1 yet...
Good luck with the occupation if they ever get there.
 

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Remember when America toppled the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan in a matter of weeks, and still lost those wars during the occupation?
Russia hasn't completed phase 1 yet...
Good luck with the occupation if they ever get there.

You’re blinded by decadence

Russia is strong

 

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Ukraine celebrating Usyks victory by pounding Crimea once again.
 

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Ukraine must've been finally been restocked


Europe really needs to get its shyt together

idk how Europe can't spare more patriot systems either

Zelensky is only asking for 2





 
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Wrong. What you and your Putinist buddies are failing to see is every meat grinder action Russia takes since the failed invasion of Ukraine is merely to push the front as far west as possible to protect what they already captured, and stop Ukraine from being in range of their borders forces. Putin wants to create a bombed unlivable buffer zone. We know this from captured Russian soldiers at the front and from Putin’s own mouth.

Reports are already coming in at Russias inability to capture Volchansk that they are pulling a Bucha and executing civilians. You say “it was a feint to draw reserves from the front” you don’t execute a feint that causes the highest death toll of the war. Russia is sending their own reserves to the North and Putin today said it was to create a “sanitary zone” to protect against Ukrainian artillery attacks.

Putin knows it’s only a matter of time before the west starts authorizing offensive operations on Russian troops positioned within Russia with western missiles.


Russia is desperate because western weapons are starting to arrive in mass to the front and as Zelensky said this is the first time since the war began that they have each brigade fully stocked with munitions. This is just the start as Ukraine is starting to get their own drone industry up and running again. As to why you are seeing near weekly attacks against Russian infrastructure.

Russia had a sixth month window where Ukraine was basically fighting on its own to make any significant push in Ukraine and they failed. As to why Putin went hat in hand to China to wrangle out any financial and material support he could.

Russia has been turned into a vassal state of China with the majority of its defense material being produced from China. China themselves are walking a tight rope as the U.S. at any time will sanction them and cripple that particulars industry and they cannot afford that as their economy is starting to come undone as well as the U.S. is continuing to see record growth.

This is just not a war Russia was ever going to win.
US cannot sanction China - what world are you living in when Zelenskyy himself is doing this ?

 
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