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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by Cult Icon » 06 Dec 2022 19:11

IFVs and infantry conduct a training exercise in house to house combat:

" ◽️ This "city" at the training ground in Belarus was built specifically to work out the main elements of tactics. "Cleaning" the settlement is one of them. To act, for greater efficiency, you need to suddenly.

💥 Under the cover of heavy equipment fire, the servicemen of the Western Military District block possible escape routes and go forward, "combing" the settlement meter by meter. Although the enemy here is conditional, all the actions of the infantry are real.

The pace of combat coordination of Russian servicemen of the regional grouping of forces in Belarus is high. Servicemen of the Western Military District continue to improve their skills, daily, seven days a week, both day and night, going to the firing lines."

https://rutube.ru/video/771266e66e9663f ... 13a5fbaf7/

Reservists from Saratov conduct infantry training. This includes an attack on a settlement by a BTR mounted infantry squad. Interestingly they are not inside the BTR, but mounted on top as often seen in the war.

https://rutube.ru/video/69cd5a0e04357bf ... d944300c3/

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by Cult Icon » 06 Dec 2022 19:15

Reservists train in house to house fighting in the Ukraine:

https://vk.com/bo_reserve?z=video-12475 ... -124751034

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by ljadw » 06 Dec 2022 20:24

Gooner1 wrote:
03 Dec 2022 23:50
Excellent analysis by Mikko Laaksonen of the opening monthsbased on the recent RUSI report https://rusi.org/explore-our-research/p ... -july-2022

1/17 Own conclusions on @RUSI_org report: #Russia set out to conquer and annex all of #Ukraine and to commi t #genocide by murdering #Ukraine government and all those who would resist #russification.
2/17 The plan was based on mistaken assumptions of opinions of #Ukraine population and military, in particular a faulty perception that the majority would not resist a #Russia invasion
3/17 #Ukraine intelligence estimated that instead of the overambitious actual plan the #Russia main effort would be a general attack in #Donbas. While dispersal was mostly done in time, redeployment started too late.
4/17 The result was that the decisive battles became meeting engagements with a disoriented, tactically incompetent attacking #Russia force and smaller, but determined, tactically competent #Ukraine force.
5/17 The main reason why #Russia invasion plan failed was president #Putin and the untenable targets set by him for a force too small and incompetent for the task. Due to deception, the main forces did not get their orders in time.
6/17 The #BTG organization was main reason why the #Russia ground forces were slow to adapt and why they suffered immense materiel losses. The uneven units had not trained together and were hard to lead.
7/17 #Ukraine had during the 2014-2022 phase of the war managed to modernize its army and air force mostly by refurbishing and modernizing legacy #Soviet tanks, artillery, airplanes. It had a large reserve with combat experience against #Russia from #ATO
8/17 #Russian actions could and did not significantly prevent mobilization in the cities they were not able to seize. In #Kyiv, #Chernihiv, #Sumy, #Kharkiv, #Mykolaiv and #Odesa this would in the end be decisive.
9/17 #Russia plan mostly succeeded in south, where #Melitopol, #Kherson and #Berdyansk were taken relatively easily. Ukrainian units were insufficient. The southern offensive dissipated when it continued too far north of #Mykolaiv and #Ukraine mobilized sufficient forces
10/17 The battle for #Kyiv was decided by time bought for mobilization by special forces delaying the northwest attack and the #Ukraine mobilization in the bypassed cities of #Chernihiv and #Sumy. These allowed to cut the supply routes, and once threatened, #Russia had to retreat
11/17 In the #Kyiv, #Chernihiv and #Sumy area, forested terrain and rivers provided the defender with advantages to set up ambushes and obstacles, which were lacking in the south.
12/17 In #Kharkiv the main attack and encirclement on the city was prevented by battles in the city surroundings. This is addressed in the report less clearly.
13/17 Media and social media reporting overrepresented the role of #Western anti-tank weapons and #drones. The decisive weapons in defense were artillery and tanks, which #Ukraine used competently.
14/17 #Ukraine used tanks unconventionally in large part for indirect fires. This was not only due to lack of artillery. #Russia adopted this tactic in #Donbas. This should be studied in more detail.
15/17 #Russian air defense and air campaign was at the start disoriented and failed to suppress #Ukrainian air force and defense. This was corrected relatively fast. After the air defense of both sides solidified, both air forces could no longer penetrate the battlespace.
16/17 #Russia could strike in the depth of #Ukraine with ballistic and cruise missiles with success. It shifted to less precise and suboptimal systems when stockpiles of modern #Iskander, #Kalibr were reduced.
17/17 #Russia regrouping, attack in #Donbas were partly successful. Ukrainian defences were worn out by mass artillery fire followed by assault waves. The slow grinding attack was blunted as #Ukraine received precision #MLRS and artillery to attack the Russian artillery logistics

https://twitter.com/MikkoLaaksonen1/sta ... 1216976896
Point 1 is totally wrong
Point 2 is mainly wrong
Point 3 is without importance
Point 4 is wrong
Point 5 is wrong
Point 6 is wrong
Point 7 is wrong
Point 8 is unimportant
Point 9 is irrelevant
Points 10 till 17 are unimportant and irrelevant .
And I see that the nationality of Laaksonen is hidden and also the fact that he is not neutral in this question .

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by Gooner1 » 06 Dec 2022 20:45

Helmut0815 wrote:
06 Dec 2022 18:18
Video of Flakpanzer Gepard shooting down a russian terror drone/cruise missile: https://www.n-tv.de/mediathek/videos/po ... 65347.html


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I think a lot of nations are rapidly rethinking about the provision of SPAAG for their forces.

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by Gooner1 » 06 Dec 2022 20:54

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06 Dec 2022 15:23
European NATO:

" his firm was now responsible for about 25-30% of European output of NATO-standard 155mm artillery.

“Artillery ammunition are very scarce goods today,” he said in an interview. “I estimate it will take 10-15 years to refill (Western armies’) stocks” as a result of the war in Ukraine."

"Strnad said CSG now had capacity of 80,000-100,000 of artillery shells per year, a significant chunk of the annual capacity in Europe which he put at 270,000-300,000."

"Ukraine, which Strnad said was firing 40,000 shells per week from several hundred, Western-supplied howitzers against Russian invaders."

https://www.reuters.com/article/ukraine ... NL8N32R4T9


USA:

"recent deals for tens of thousands of 155mm artillery rounds that the Ukrainians are using up almost as soon as they arrive. By the spring, “we will be able to do 20,000 rounds a month,”"

"U.S. will get that rate up to 40,000 rounds a month in the spring of 2025."

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/12/0 ... e-00072125


These are very low projected figures.
I wouldn't worry too much about NATO nations being able to outproduce Russia.

Of course the Ukrainians also use old Soviet calibres

"Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General: Well, what we have seen is that production has increased. And partly, we have been able to increase, our NATO allies have been able to increase production of Soviet era equipment and Soviet era ammunition, which is extremely urgent and needed because Ukraine still has a lot of Soviet artillery or Soviet era artillery, and they need ammunition, they need spare parts. And some of our members in the eastern part of the Alliance, they have those production facilities and they have ramped up production. I met with many industry leaders last week, and we discussed in detail how they can ramp up production. Of course, some of these increases can happen quickly, some has already taken place. Other will require more time. Partly, you can increase production by having more shifts, by utilizing existing production lines more. But, of course, sometimes there is a need for new production lines, new facilities, and that will require investments. And that, by nature, will take some more time but production has already increased. But we need also to do even more to also ensure more long-term investments in additional production lines."

Ukraine itself has also begun production of 152mm and 122mm shells.
https://mil.in.ua/en/news/ukroboronprom ... mm-shells/

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by Cult Icon » 06 Dec 2022 21:00

now, we need one of those US/UK think tanks to argue about Ukraine's failures to eject the expeditionary force from occupying their country... :lol:

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by peeved » 06 Dec 2022 21:20

ljadw wrote:
06 Dec 2022 20:24
Gooner1 wrote:
03 Dec 2022 23:50
Excellent analysis by Mikko Laaksonen of the opening monthsbased on the recent RUSI report ...
https://twitter.com/MikkoLaaksonen1/sta ... 1216976896
...
And I see that the nationality of Laaksonen is hidden
As usual, what you see and what is true are two different things:
Mïkko Laaksonen
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Tietokirjailija, tutkija, suunnittelija, yrittäjä. Turku. Lieutenant, Finnish #NAFO Navy reserves.
ljadw wrote:
06 Dec 2022 20:24
and also the fact that he is not neutral in this question .
No good people should be neutral in a criminal war of aggression wrought by evil Rusnazi imperialists and their war criminal minions.

Markus

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by Gooner1 » 06 Dec 2022 21:40

Cult Icon wrote:
06 Dec 2022 21:00
now, we need one of those US/UK think tanks to argue about Ukraine's failures to eject the expeditionary force from occupying their country... :lol:
Failure to eject the occupying forces from their country yet...

Of course the answer is the failure of the NATO nations to provide modern jets, tanks and IFVs yet ..
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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by Cult Icon » 07 Dec 2022 01:54

or analyze the successes of how Russia was to deceive the idiot West about their intent to invade and at the same time, was able to sanction-proof their economy with import substitution and their friends including China, Iran, North Korea, etc.. :lol:

Or how wishful thinking and poor intelligence took over the Western media and they confused the beginning of the war with the 'beginning of the end' :lol:

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by Cult Icon » 07 Dec 2022 02:06

Russian state television interview with "Red Backpack guy", probably the most famous DPR soldier in the battle of Mariupol due to his prominent appearance as a 'heroic leader' in a set of newsreels. Putin awarded him "hero of Russia". His foot got amputated after he stepped on a land mine.

https://vk.com/milinfolive?z=video-1235 ... -123538639

https://sun6-21.userapi.com/impg/_-zHbe ... type=album

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by Cult Icon » 07 Dec 2022 04:48

The Kh-101 used by Russia were recently manufactured.

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/81 ... 020c3d6d5e

"Conflict Armament Research (CAR) investigators have documented new evidence that cruise missiles deployed by Russian Federation forces in a recent attack in Kyiv were almost certainly manufactured at most two months prior to their use. CAR’s latest documentation shows that Russia is still able to manufacture guided weapons after months of sanctions."

". The remnants bore marks indicating that the weapons were produced between July and September 2022 (see Figure 1) and between October and November 2022 (see Figure 2). "

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by Cult Icon » 07 Dec 2022 08:03

Reservists from Tatarstan assembled and sent to the rear area of Ukraine. Looks like approx. 2 battalions:

https://rutube.ru/video/52af2b8bc098517 ... 391fe0713/

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by ljadw » 07 Dec 2022 11:06

peeved wrote:
06 Dec 2022 21:20
ljadw wrote:
06 Dec 2022 20:24
Gooner1 wrote:
03 Dec 2022 23:50
Excellent analysis by Mikko Laaksonen of the opening monthsbased on the recent RUSI report ...
https://twitter.com/MikkoLaaksonen1/sta ... 1216976896
...
And I see that the nationality of Laaksonen is hidden
As usual, what you see and what is true are two different things:
Mïkko Laaksonen
@MikkoLaaksonen1
Tietokirjailija, tutkija, suunnittelija, yrittäjä. Turku. Lieutenant, Finnish #NAFO Navy reserves.
ljadw wrote:
06 Dec 2022 20:24
and also the fact that he is not neutral in this question .
No good people should be neutral in a criminal war of aggression wrought by evil Rusnazi imperialists and their war criminal minions.

Markus
You talk as a Hollywood propaganda movie .Putin is now a Nazi :roll:
The truth is that most governments ( including the government of Finland ) do not care about what happens in Ukraine,because it is not their business.

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by gebhk » 07 Dec 2022 13:43

"Putin is now a Nazi"
Clearly not, to say so would be silly, there is little or nothing to suggest he espouses Nazi political ideology. However it is pretty obvious that he is happy to make full use of many political techniques that were also used (perhaps in some cases even pioneered) by the Nazis. Therefore to say that he behaves in some respects like a Nazi is not an unreasonable, if arguable, point of view.
The truth is that most governments (including the government of Finland) do not care about what happens in Ukraine,because it is not their business.
Given the enormous economic ramifications I doubt very much that there is any Government on earth that does not care about what happens in Ukraine and if there is such a one then it is unbelievably stupid. Given their proximity to Russia and their relative history that goes treble for the Government of Finland. Pundits like yourself made similar if not identical noises in the 1930s and we all know how well that turned out. Just one more familiar noise that adds up to an uncomfortable feeling of deja vu that I have had for years now in relation to Russian progress.

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Re: news from Russo-Ukraine Front

Post by Gooner1 » 07 Dec 2022 14:18

gebhk wrote:
07 Dec 2022 13:43
Given the enormous economic ramifications I doubt very much that there is any Government on earth that does not care about what happens in Ukraine and if there is such a one then it is unbelievably stupid. Given their proximity to Russia and their relative history that goes treble for the Government of Finland. Pundits like yourself made similar if not identical noises in the 1930s and we all know how well that turned out. Just one more familiar noise that adds up to an uncomfortable feeling of deja vu that I have had for years now in relation to Russian progress.
Probably confused that his own government's (Belgium) support of Ukraine is the norm.
https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2022/08/a ... apons.html

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