Ukrainian Fuel Supplies?

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mezsat2
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Ukrainian Fuel Supplies?

Post by mezsat2 » 27 Oct 2022 10:03

Zelensky continues to beg for F-16s, Leopards and Abrams tanks. Does he have a grasp
on the kind of fuel these machines consume? Much of their refining capability has been
destroyed.

Now, it's unknown how much petrol they may have stored underground, wherever, but
they better have plenty of fuel available for them or it's a total waste.

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Re: Ukrainian Fuel Supplies?

Post by Cult Icon » 27 Oct 2022 19:59

Ukraine cannot win the war militarily; they can only win the war politically with results on the battlefield and with their propaganda.

Now that the Russians have started drafting their reservists overtly (rather than covertly, with the BARS program (38,000 reservists)) the Russian political leaders are now exposed to a new layer of political risk. Russian capabilities are only going to improve with time.

Lobbying for more flashy, white Elephant western weapons would not improve Ukrainian operational art, which has only scored one operational success and two tactical successes so far in the war. They are better off lobbying for more NATO training and logistical support/supplies, at least covertly to avoid Russian detection and retaliation.

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Re: Ukrainian Fuel Supplies?

Post by mezsat2 » 02 Nov 2022 10:53

You didn't exactly answer my question sir.

My basic point in posting is this- can Ukraine logistically support
the weapons it's asking for? That is, not just from a fuel standpoint,
but an ammunition, staffing standpoint.

From what I've seen thus far, the Ukrainian women are better soldiers
than the Russian conscripts.

Will Vlad start drafting women into his doomed forces? Stalin obviously
made great use of them.

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