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  #2894839 31-Mar-2022 16:00
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Why Ukraine is exceeding expectations against Russia's air force

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Ukraine is performing better than expected against a Russian air force with much newer and advanced planes.

But how has this been possible?


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  #2894943 31-Mar-2022 19:46
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Vice : Russian Oligarchs Keep Getting Screwed Over by Yacht Selfies

Instagram posts from Polina Kovaleva, the unofficial stepdaughter of Russia’s foreign minister, and Olga Sechina, the ex-wife of Russian oil executive Igor Sechin, were examined by investigators attempting to trace luxury assets.

Three weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine, a series of Instagram photos showing a young Russian woman making a duck face into the camera from the back of a luxurious yacht and posing in a bikini next to an emerald-green pool went viral on Twitter.

Within days, Polina Kovaleva, said to be the unofficial stepdaughter of Russia’s foreign minister, was banned from entering the UK and all her property there was frozen.

There’s a lesson here: Partying can be dangerous in the age of Instagram. Ask any oligarch.
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SaltyNZ:

 

We let them get away with Hong Kong because it was only a city full of markets and banks, and we have plenty of markets and banks of our own. But Taiwan makes All The Chips, and we want our chips. And they don't want to lose us as customers either. If Europe is willing to freeze for Ukraine, what might we cut off to spite China over Taiwan?

 

So hard for an evil dictatorship these days. You just can't please everyone anymore.

 

 

Isn't Hong Kong a Chinese territory that was leased to the British for 99 years? 

 

Edit- one could argue the British basically annexed Hong Kong for an agreed period.


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  #2895027 1-Apr-2022 02:57
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/retreating-russian-troops-leaving-chernobyl-26596437

 

Claims that the Russian troops are suffering radiation sickness. Went in there with no protective gear.

 

"Only days ago, Russian troops trampled unprotected one of deadliest area, Chernobyl's 'Red Forest', kicking up radioactive dust."

 

Also sounds like they were digging trenches, with radioactive dust going everywhere. 

 

 


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  #2895042 1-Apr-2022 08:21
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Kiwis complaining about the surface of our new Transmission Gully highway, but it's nothing compared with this ...

I hope the person who first had this idea knew the mines didn't have a magnetic trip switch.

Brave driver, guider, and cameraman.


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  #2895153 1-Apr-2022 10:22
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kingdragonfly: Kiwis complaining about the surface of our new Transmission Gully highway, but it's nothing compared with this ...

I hope the person who first had this idea knew the mines didn't have a magnetic trip switch.

Brave driver, guider, and cameraman.

 

I may be naïve, but isn't there some way of sending something from a distance rolling through these to trip them and therefore render this rather dangerous activity unnecessary? 

 

 

 

I'm thinking a remote-controlled steamroller or a roller-brush-type device.  





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  #2895158 1-Apr-2022 10:28
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Don't want to destroy the road?

Thanks to Motorola, "smart mines" have been a thing for decades.

My first though was a rope loop around a mine, and dragged off to one side. But then I thought, maybe there's an motion detection feature.

I wouldn't be surprise if there's a wireless way to disable the mines.

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  #2895208 1-Apr-2022 10:34
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kingdragonfly: Don't want to destroy the road?

Thanks to Motorola, "smart mines" have been a thing for decades.

My first though was a rope loop around a mine, and dragged off to one side. But then I thought, maybe there's an motion detection feature.

I wouldn't be surprise if there's a wireless way to disable the mines.

 

 

 

There was a video a couple of weeks back of one Ukrainian maniac just picking one up (anti-tank mine, not anti-personnel) and moving it off into the ditch on the side of the road. I assume the anti-tank mines are a lot less sensitive than anti-personnel but I still have to admire his gigantic gonads.





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  #2895236 1-Apr-2022 11:21
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SaltyNZ:

 

There was a video a couple of weeks back of one Ukrainian maniac just picking one up (anti-tank mine, not anti-personnel) and moving it off into the ditch on the side of the road. I assume the anti-tank mines are a lot less sensitive than anti-personnel but I still have to admire his gigantic gonads.

 

 

No wonder the Russians are losing!

 

 





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  #2895400 1-Apr-2022 15:20
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SaltyNZ:

There was a video a couple of weeks back of one Ukrainian maniac just picking one up (anti-tank mine, not anti-personnel) and moving it off into the ditch on the side of the road. I assume the anti-tank mines are a lot less sensitive than anti-personnel but I still have to admire his gigantic gonads.

 

 

Unless they got anti-lift devices attached they're relatively insensitive and so mostly safe if handled carefully. I wouldn't expect anti-lift in these cases since (a) having decaying Soviet-era anti-handling devices monkeyed with by conscripts is a recipe for disaster and (b) Ukraine will be part of Russia in under a week once we've got rid of all the nazis so it would be foolish to sow the landscape with packs of explosives that can't be handled or removed.

 

 

Having said that, the guy who did that was incredibly brave, but not necessarily suicidal.

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  #2895562 2-Apr-2022 08:33
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Why are three of them doing this?

The first tag is Ukrinform / Укрінформ, the Ukrainian National News Agency

Translation of Youtube text:

#Ukrinform #war #stoprussia

"Demining" of the road near Borodyanka in Kyiv region



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  #2895564 2-Apr-2022 08:46
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I found this website https://www.thedefensepost.com/

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Sweden is not a NATO member and is officially non-aligned.

However, since Russia invaded Ukraine conflict began Sweden has shifted its neutral policy and sent arms to Ukraine. The supply includes 5,000 anti-tank weapons manufactured by Saab, plus 5,000 helmets, 5,000 body shields, and 135,000 field rations.

Sweden TV4, 2 March: Nuclear-armed Russian planes violated Swedish airspace

Conscious action for the purpose of intimidation

Two of the Russian planes that violated Swedish airspace near Gotland on March 2 were equipped with nuclear weapons, TV4 reports. According to information from the channel, the violation was a deliberate act with the aim of intimidating Sweden.

On March 2 that the unusual formation took off from the Russian air base Kaliningrad. Four planes - two attack planes of the type Sukhoi 24 which were escorted by two fighter planes of the type Sukhoi 27. The two attack planes were, according to TV4 Nyheter sources, equipped with nuclear weapons. Something that the Russian pilots were clear about. Due to the conflict in Ukraine, the Swedish Air Force had increased preparedness and could see early on that the Russian pilots were heading for Gotland.

The Armed Forces does not want to comment on whether the two attack planes were equipped with nuclear weapons. On the other hand, it is clear that the violation itself must have been deliberate.

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Air Force Chief Carl-Johan Edström: "We've assessed it as a Russian conscious action. Which is very serious especially as Russia is a warlike country," says .

Carl-Johan Edström: "We have analyzed the incident and it is clear that I can not rule out incorrect navigation, but everything indicates that it was a deliberate act. That they violated Sweden's borders"

The violation of Swedish territory lasted for about a minute. The air force deployed two JAS 39 Gripen that met and took pictures of the intruders.

It was confirmed that the Russian planes were equipped with nuclear weapons.

Stefan Ring, military strategic expert: "The incident as an expression of a clear strategy on the part of Russia. This is a signal to Sweden that Russia has nuclear weapons and they could also use them"

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Really, Putin couldn’t do more to change Swedish public opinion towards joining’s NATO nuclear umbrella could he.


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