Russia vs Ukraine

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I certainly can't pretend to know this situation well, but I've always said that Putin will only be stopped by his own people. Still believe that.

Are Russians seeing the latest bombings on civilians in Ukraine and turning against him?
are you seeing the indiscriminate shelling of civilians in Donetsk by Ukrainians?
 

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I know a few Russian families trying to get out to Slovenia, but haven't been able to.

Stories from Russians living in Slovenia who've been very vocal against Putin they have seen their relatives in Russia lose their jobs due to their relatives (in Slovenia) being so open and against Putin.

Madness really
the tragedy for ordinary Russians will be that there will be a divide going forward between Russians within Russia and those who had previously immigrated to Western nations who will be seen by domestic Russians as 5th columnists supporting Russia's enemies
 

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Stuck an apartment building this morning in Odesa killing more than 15 I believe? Getting more desperate it seems?
you will know when the Russians get more desperate --> they will start destroying the bridges over the Dneiper, the command centres in Kiev, the power grids, the internet towers etc.
 

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the Russian PR is funny --> a goodwill gesture to leave Snake Island for the sake of grain shipments

the Russians cannot properly defend the island as it is small and within range of Ukrainian artillery from the coast but the Ukrainians cannot reclaim it as it would be subject to Russian fire from their navy, air force and cruise missiles
Russia made the smart move. They have started bombing other ports. Unfortunately they don't seem to care if it's military or civilian target.
 

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Russia made the smart move. They have started bombing other ports. Unfortunately they don't seem to care if it's military or civilian target.
the Russians have been considerably more humane in their targeting than we have seen in other wars or that the Russians would be with another country other than Ukraine
 

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the Russians have been considerably more humane in their targeting than we have seen in other wars or that the Russians would be with another country other than Ukraine
They seem to be getting progressively worse. Targeting two busy civilian areas in a short period of time. Still more humane than the US though.
 

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They seem to be getting progressively worse. Targeting two busy civilian areas in a short period of time. Still more humane than the US though.
and it's only going to get worse as the war drags out
 

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The Russians are idiots if they think winning a war at the expense of expendable casualties is worthwhile.
Ukraine looks determined to make sure its not worth their effort.
 

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Is anyone else getting Russian propaganda on YouTube, TikTok, etc? I think I'm being targeted :expressionless:
 

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How much power does Russia have over Europe with oil and gas? Can they fuck over them by cutting it all together ? And inturn would that fuck Russia over also or they turn to Asia.
 

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How much power does Russia have over Europe with oil and gas? Can they fuck over them by cutting it all together ? And inturn would that fuck Russia over also or they turn to Asia.
Slovenia is 90% dependant on Russian gas and has no where to store reserves. So we're fucked come winter
 

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How much power does Russia have over Europe with oil and gas? Can they fuck over them by cutting it all together ? And inturn would that fuck Russia over also or they turn to Asia.
in turning away from Russian energy, the Europeans have ensured the price of gas and oil will go up and they will have to pay more for it to be shipped from Qatar or Saudi Arabia or the US etc. instead of getting it via pipeline from Russia

the EU are idiots
 
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