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    EU in recession not Russia. It is what it is.
    MOSCOW, April 14 (Reuters) - Russia's economy ministry revised higher on Friday its 2023 gross domestic product (GDP) forecast to 1.2% growth from a 0.8%


    Because dictatorships are super dooper honest about their eoncomies.

    Sneks, are the white millenials fleeing to Russia now?

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    About par for the course.

    News from the front is looking very good for UKR so far.
    Exactly. They only had 2 Leopards and a half dozen Bradleys over 4 days in widespread offensive. It looks like they are going to split Crimea off from the Donetsk.

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    Exactly. They only had 2 Leopards and a half dozen Bradleys over 4 days in widespread offensive. It looks like they are going to split Crimea off from the Donetsk.
    They lost a bit more than that, but indications are that Russia has been getting its kicked in, and there is a break through developing, with UKR having the reserves to pump into it.

    Looks like they have three main axes, and have done a LOT of damage just with the probing attacks.

    As you mentioned, if they make it to the coast, Crimea is gone for RUS. I imagine the line to get over the bridge is insane.

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    They lost a bit more than that, but indications are that Russia has been getting its kicked in, and there is a break through developing, with UKR having the reserves to pump into it.

    Looks like they have three main axes, and have done a LOT of damage just with the probing attacks.

    As you mentioned, if they make it to the coast, Crimea is gone for RUS. I imagine the line to get over the bridge is insane.
    If you look at it regionally there are 3 axes but it looks like the main thrust is in the south. Infantry has been pushing the flanks back in Bahkmut for a month. If the Ukrainians can put up the blue and yellow over Sevastopol it is going to be a huge blow to Putin's legitimacy. His rump state will have shown its ass.

    Would love to see it.

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    You believe a totalitarian dictatorship's self-reporting on its economy???

    Really?

    Are you really that ing stupid? Srsly?
    Yes, he’s ing stupid…just look up post history and it’s basically par for the course what you’d expect from a middle aged loner. Complete boomer cringe. No original thoughts of his own, slave to iden y politics, and when he does post (at least itt), his sources are worse than hater’s KimDotCom or Steven Seagal


    But yeah, that Russian economy is doing so well that they can’t fulfill promised military shipments to outside countries, gas is cheaper than ever and……..

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    These leave a mark.


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    Control the battlefield, recover your kit, and get them back in the game.


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    Another front??


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    Another front??

    I think the war of attrition is coming home to Russia, and UKR won it. If RUS is shifting out of that to the south, then local UKR units may find some cracks they can exploit.

    Russia has run out of manpower.

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    These leave a mark.

    For every combat loss you lose some number of machines (tanks artillery, trucks whatever) to maintenance deadlines.

    Take out the maintenance units, and it is as good as adding extra combat losses.

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    Honestly, taking out an EW system is a greater prestige target than AD or artillery imo. Take out EW and radars and they’re basically shooting blind

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    Rofl, after more than a year of war they are finally unifying the command:


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    Honestly, taking out an EW system is a greater prestige target than AD or artillery imo. Take out EW and radars and they’re basically shooting blind
    they brought this up in the study of war ISW
    good stuff

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    Rofl, after more than a year of war they are finally unifying the command:

    they are also referring to the special military operation as a war much more often

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    Honestly, taking out an EW system is a greater prestige target than AD or artillery imo. Take out EW and radars and they’re basically shooting blind
    RUS EW capabilities are fairly robust, but have been seriously degraded, like everything else.

    The shaping operations targeted their arty, and that was seen in the huge uptick in their reported figures for RUS arty destroyed. Even allowing for the likely inflation factor, they really wiped a lot of tubes in the last month.

    And again, they have been beating the out of those tubes, which have likely had a lot of mechanical failures.

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    Just another normal day in ruzzian reich.

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    Rofl, after more than a year of war they are finally unifying the command:

    Yes consolidate the military under one person. Coup chances increase.

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    The noose is tightening. It’s all about Melitopol now. It will likely be highly attritive and not the rout Kharkiv was, but if they can make that push to the sea before the summer is out then Crimea is closed off and Putin will be viewed in Russia as the rest of the world views him now.

    His own state media is prepping for the defeat amidst the nuclear saber-rattling


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    Developments happening as we speak, and we still have night time coming (where UA has tactical upper hand offensively):






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    Developments happening as we speak, and we still have night time coming (where UA has tactical upper hand offensively):





    Yeah they are basically on top of that air base. No way it is still operational. That seriously degrades their air power in the region and that is the only edge they have.

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