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« Reply #225 on: April 01, 2022, 08:25:32 pm »
Ukraine accuses Russia of using white phosphorus against civilians
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russia of using white phosphorus bombs against civilians in his country. David Johnson, a principal researcher at the RAND Corporation and a retired army colonel, joins CBS News' Elaine Quijano to discuss the effects of the weaponry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnr-dNz90Og

Bucha after the Russians left -- the streets are littered with corpses
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My brother sent this to me. Town of Bucha northwest of Kyiv. The amount of dead citizens on one street alone…I just can’t even process.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIViqdiaOW8

Let's talk about Ukrainian helicopters and Russian oil....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwpEXFlxuEY

I think Beau is correct in his assessment that the Ukrainian attack on Russian soil, especially a large oil depot, will change the dynamics of the conflict.

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« Reply #226 on: April 01, 2022, 09:20:13 pm »
U.S. official confirms Ukrainian strikes on Russian territory
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Ukraine is denying any involvement in an attack on a Russian oil depot in Belgorod, but a U.S. official confirmed to CBS News that Ukrainian helicopters did carry out the strike. Holly Williams has the latest.

#Ukraine #Russia #UkraineNews
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF0J1jOJFJM

Hell of an assault....

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« Reply #227 on: April 02, 2022, 01:53:11 am »
If this is the same Russian army in these two videos that invaded Ukraine in 2022 (which it looks like it is) then it makes sense why the Russians are suffering so many casualties, this army does not stand a chance against a modern Western armed and trained military. The tactics displayed by these Russian soldiers are atrocious! These must be conscripts also?

Russian Combat Footage - Chechnya 1996
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Combat footage from the First Chechen War.  Video by: Alexander Sladkov.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whFO7DYxBFo

Check out the barbarians in this video. All of them look like Turanian criminals! What a strange film...
Чечня
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDRQVkkWGPs

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« Reply #228 on: April 02, 2022, 01:32:08 pm »
Two Ukrainian tanks defeated a whole Russian battalion – Arestovych about the situation at the front
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Ukrainian servicemen demonstrate heroism at the frontline. In particular, two Ukrainian tanks rolled towards the enemy's reinforced tank company and destroyed it completely. This was stated by an adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Oleksiy Arestovych. He also noted that Armed Forces have liberated more than 30 settlements in the Kyiv region and continue to fight fiercely in all directions of the frontline.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UwUk9qExgw

Ukraine: Putin ‘loses another colonel’ as Russia continues to face setbacks
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A Russian colonel has reportedly been killed in Ukraine as Vladimir Putin’s troops continue to be hit by major setbacks more than a month into the war.

Colonel Vitaly Slabtsov, 43, was an elite paratrooper with the 83rd separate air brigade based in Ussuriysk in eastern Russia.

The exact nature of his death is unclear but his brigade is believed to have suffered major losses amid fierce fighting with Ukrainian troops.

Mr Slabstov is the latest high-profile Russian military figure to be killed.

At least eight other Russian colonels are believed to have been killed during the war in Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmyssHvh3u4

The training of high ranking military officers is usually a major investment for any military and they are not easily replaced. It takes a long time for any military to produce just one General.

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Re: Ukraine
« Reply #229 on: April 02, 2022, 11:35:48 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/stephens-putin-didnt-miscalculate-130030674.html

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The conventional wisdom is that Vladimir Putin catastrophically miscalculated.

He thought Russian-speaking Ukrainians would welcome his troops. They didn’t. He thought he’d swiftly depose Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s government. He hasn’t. He thought he’d divide NATO. He’s united it. He thought he had sanction-proofed his economy. He’s wrecked it. He thought the Chinese would help him out. They’re hedging their bets. He thought his modernized military would make mincemeat of Ukrainian forces. The Ukrainians are making mincemeat of his, at least on some fronts.

Putin’s miscalculations raise questions about his strategic judgment and mental state. Has he lost contact with reality? Is he physically unwell? Mentally? Condoleezza Rice warns: “He’s not in control of his emotions. Something is wrong.” Russia’s sieges of Mariupol and Kharkiv — two heavily Russian-speaking cities that Putin claims to be “liberating” from Ukrainian oppression — resemble what the Nazis did to Warsaw, Poland, and what Putin himself did to Grozny, Chechnya.

Several analysts have compared Putin to a cornered rat, more dangerous now that he’s no longer in control of events. They want to give him a safe way out of the predicament he allegedly created for himself.

The conventional wisdom is entirely plausible. It has the benefit of vindicating the West’s strategy of supporting Ukraine defensively. And it tends toward the conclusion that the best outcome is one in which Putin finds some face-saving way out: additional Ukrainian territory, a Ukrainian pledge of neutrality, a lifting of some of the sanctions.

But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong? What if the West is only playing into Putin’s hands once again?

The possibility is suggested in a powerful reminiscence from The New York Times’ Carlotta Gall of her experience covering Russia’s siege of Grozny, during the first Chechen war in the mid-1990s. In the early phases of the war, motivated Chechen fighters wiped out a Russian armored brigade, stunning Moscow. The Russians regrouped and wiped out Grozny from afar, using artillery and air power.

Russia’s operating from the same playbook today. When Western military analysts argue that Putin can’t win militarily in Ukraine, what they really mean is that he can’t win clean. Since when has Putin ever played clean?

“There is a whole next stage to the Putin playbook, which is well known to the Chechens,” Gall writes. “As Russian troops gained control on the ground in Chechnya, they crushed any further dissent with arrests and filtration camps and by turning and empowering local protégés and collaborators.”

Suppose for a moment that Putin never intended to conquer all of Ukraine: that, from the beginning, his real targets were the energy riches of Ukraine’s east, which contain Europe’s second-largest known reserves of natural gas.

Combine that with Russia’s previous territorial seizures in Crimea (which has huge offshore energy fields) and the eastern provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk (which contain part of an enormous shale-gas field), as well as Putin’s bid to control most or all of Ukraine’s coastline, and the shape of Putin’s ambitions become clear. He’s less interested in reuniting the Russian-speaking world than he is in securing Russia’s energy dominance.

“Under the guise of an invasion, Putin is executing an enormous heist,” said Canadian energy expert David Knight Legg. As for what’s left of a mostly landlocked Ukraine, it will likely become a welfare case for the West, which will help pick up the tab for resettling Ukraine’s refugees to new homes outside Russian control. In time, a Viktor Orban-like figure could take Ukraine’s presidency, imitating the strongman-style of politics that Putin prefers in his neighbors.

If this analysis is right, then Putin doesn’t seem like the miscalculating loser his critics make him out to be.

It also makes sense of his strategy of targeting civilians. More than simply a way of compensating for the incompetence of Russian troops, the mass killing of civilians puts immense pressure on Zelenskyy to agree to the very things Putin has demanded all along: territorial concessions and Ukrainian neutrality. The West will also look for any opportunity to de-escalate, especially as we convince ourselves that a mentally unstable Putin is prepared to use nuclear weapons.

Within Russia, the war has already served Putin’s political purposes. Many in the professional middle class — the people most sympathetic to dissidents like Alexei Navalny — have gone into self-imposed exile. The remnants of a free press have been shuttered, probably for good. To the extent that Russia’s military has embarrassed itself, it is more likely to lead to a well-aimed purge from above than a broad revolution from below. Russia’s new energy riches could eventually help it shake loose the grip of sanctions.


This alternative analysis of Putin’s performance could be wrong. Then again, in war, politics and life, it’s always wiser to treat your adversary as a canny fox, not a crazy fool.

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« Reply #230 on: April 03, 2022, 01:00:57 am »
Well, this is definitely not shaping up to be another Chechnya. And, I had no idea until today that the Russian military does not have an NCO corps like America and other nation's armies do. This is one major reason why Russian tactics are so bad. Ukrainian soldiers are also saying that without the Russian air-force they would be able to repel the Russian infantry completely. I understand the importance of not under estimating Putin too, however. But lest we forget those Russian tanks and ammo convoys are not cheap, and Russia is losing them left and right. Ukrainian forces often leave a battle with more equipment than they started with.

Putin certainly does not have complete control of Ukrainian air space, let alone Russian airspace, if Ukrainian forces can strike a Russian oil depot on Russian soil. I do not see why Putin would blow up a Russian oil depot on Russian soil....

Key lessons from the Ukraine conflict about conventional warfare
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The Ukrainian military’s use of weapons systems and tactics on top of Russia’s tactical failures have allowed Ukraine to outperform the more powerful Russian military.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJkJI-fH_-U


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« Reply #231 on: April 04, 2022, 09:26:00 pm »
Ukraine warns Russia's killings in Bucha are 'just the tip of the iceberg'
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UKRAINE'S Foreign Minister today warned NATO Allies, Russian killings in Bucha are 'just the tip of the iceberg'.

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba today told the media: "What you've seen, the horrors that we've seen in Bucha are just the tip of the iceberg of all the crimes (that) have been committed by the Russian Army in the territory of Ukrainevso far.

"And I can tell you without any exaggeration, but with great sorrow, that the situation in Mariupol is much worse compared to what we've seen in Bucha, and other cities, towns and villages nearby Kyiv."

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO_M4Uoh37Y

White House: Russia intends to destroy Ukrainian forces in the east
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ABC News National Security and Defense Analyst Mick Mulroy says Russia committed war crimes and should be held accountable.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhDi1e4CfrM

'Ukraine can win if we do what’s right’: retired US intelligence officer | On Balance with Leland Vi
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Dmitri Alperovitch is a former NATO advisor and Jerry Boykin is a retired former undersecretary of defense for intelligence.

Mondayy night, they joined On Balance to give an update with what’s going on in the Russia-Ukraine war, including whether the world should be shocked at the atrocities in Bucha. 

#Ukraine #Russia #Poland #America #VladimirPutin #JoeBiden #VolodymyrZelenskyy #Bucha #Kyiv
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym2BM_qW6wQ

Growing atrocities from war in Ukraine spark outrage
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Ukrainian officials said more than 400 civilians were found dead in a suburb of Kyiv. President Joe Biden called Vladimir Putin “a war criminal.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82_9QVaa6R4

Pretty sure Putin was a criminal long before he became a war criminal, just saying....

“Mass graves” and “hundreds of bodies” found near Kyiv - BBC News
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The United Nations is calling for an independent investigation into evidence that war crimes have been committed by Russian forces around Ukraine’s capital Kyiv.

As Ukrainian troops have re-entered areas close to the capital, after Russian forces retreated, they have reported finding mass graves and hundreds of bodies.

The BBC has seen evidence of bodies of civilians lying in the street in the town of Bucha, some with their hands and feet bound. 

Russia says the scenes have been fabricated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEjt7eL6tZk

Because Russia does not have a history of atrocities associated with it....

Pentagon Press Secretary On Images From Bucha, Ukraine: 'It Turned My Stomach'
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Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby discusses with Nicolle Wallace the latest from Russia's invasion into Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLPberM9Txw

Just keep in mind the Pope and Putin recently have been speaking of the spreading "anti-human" sentiments, and Russia even stating that the Neo-Nazis in Ukraine are "anti-human"....

Vindman: Bucha, Ukraine Killings Show Russian ‘Callousness For Human Life’
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“It shows a general callousness for human life,” says Lt. Col. Vindman on the Russian atrocities in Bucha, Ukraine. “Certainly they are callous with their soldiers’ lives, they’re going to be callous with the civilians’ lives.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yA8I5c9Q7c

Putin: 'I'm not a murderer, and I'll prove it to you by murdering you!'. Not much different than how the Jews treated Jesus to be honest. Putin certainly is no Christian either! Putin most certainly is expressing his love for the in-group human-beings he appreciates when he calls out Neo-Nazis for being "anti-human". If you get in Putin's way, then you probably are not a human-being in his eyes.

'Bucha mass grave found' as Ukraine accuses Russian soldiers of **** & murder
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Ukraine's defence minister on Sunday accused Russian forces of an array of atrocities.

Oleksii Reznikov said the crimes came to light after Ukrainian forces moved into cities and towns after the invaders withdrew.

"This is not a special operation, these are not police actions. These are ordinary racists, fascists, and inhumane, who simply committed crimes against civilians, ****, killed, shot them in the back of the head.

 The whole world needs to know about this."

An image from eyewitnesses in Bucha shows hands poking out of what appear to be victims in a mass grave, and bodies lying in the streets.

Bucha lies 23 miles northwest of the capital Kyiv, an area Ukrainian troops said they recaptured on Saturday.

A reported 410 residents had been killed during a month-long occupation by the Russian army.

Russia's defence ministry denied the Ukrainian allegations, saying footage and photographs showing dead bodies in Bucha were "yet another provocation" by Kyiv.

It said Russian military units had left Bucha on March 30, and that civilians had been free to move around the town or evacuate while it was under Russian control.

But the reports and images of dead civilians brought outraged pro-Ukrainian demonstrators to the streets of Berlin on Sunday.

"It is horrible, it is not about the war. It is not the war right now. They want to erase the Ukraine as the culture, as the people."

And that sentiment echoed across Western capitals.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken described images of dead bodies there as "a punch in the gut."

And the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Britain, along with the European Union's foreign policy chief, expressed outrage over the reports from Bucha.

Reznikov vowed to document the alleged atrocities, and said Ukraine would weigh bringing charges in the International Criminal Court.

”There is a whole list: these are war crimes, these are crimes against humanity."

The images of corpses in civilian clothes left behind by departing Russian troops has prompted calls from officials in Ukraine and Europe for tougher sanctions on Moscow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrbHXral3X4

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« Reply #232 on: April 05, 2022, 11:53:35 am »
Zelenskyy Accuses Russia Of 'Terrible War Crimes' In Address To U.N. Security Council
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In an address to the United Nations Security Council, President Zelenskyy condemned Russia’s alleged war crimes and called on member states to hold Russia accountable for atrocities that the Ukrainian president says were carried out upon Ukrainian civilians.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHePsvUU3gs

Bucha killings: Russian UN envoy rejects Russia's responsibility, blames Ukraine • FRANCE 24
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Russia on Tuesday accused Ukraine of staging new civilian deaths in a number of locations in an effort to pin the blame on Moscow.
#Ukraine #UN #Russia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBsqdBSk-Ls

EU vows tougher sanctions on Russia over civilian killings in Bucha
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The EU foreign policy chief said on Monday that the bloc is urgently discussing introducing tougher sanctions on Russia as it condemned “atrocities” reported in Ukrainian town of Bucha.

Russia must be hit with the “maximum level” of sanctions for its atrocities in Ukraine, UK foreign secretary Liz Truss said on Monday as German chancellor Olaf Scholz said western allies would agree on further sanctions on Russia in the coming days over its invasion of Ukraine and the "atrocities" committed by Russian troops in Bucha.

France on Monday said it would expel 35 Russian diplomats as part of a joint European action after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

The European Union's foreign policy chief, said the bloc is working on drawing up additional sanctions 'as a matter of urgency'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I284_fDb0MQ

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« Reply #233 on: April 05, 2022, 12:04:36 pm »
'This will become a battle of attrition': Military analyst
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ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with retired Army Gen. Robert Abrams about Russian troop deployments in Ukraine, how Ukraine has fended off Russia and how long the war may last.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_I5jHGD84c

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« Reply #234 on: April 05, 2022, 09:07:59 pm »
Debunking Russian claims that attack on Mariupol maternity hospital was staged • FRANCE 24 English
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A video released by a Russian government-linked account, interviews Mariupol maternity hospital airstrike victim, Marianna Vishegirskaya. The Kremlin claims that this woman, a known beauty blogger in Mariupol, was an actress who faked the photos of the attack, staged by Ukraine. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF4XrGgtry8

Russian troops tortured and executed a village mayor and her family, Ukrainian officials say
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Ukrainian officials and local residents have said the mayor of a small town, along with her husband and son, were executed by invading Russian forces that had until recently occupied the area. Mayor Olga Sukhenko and her family were shot and thrown into a pit in a forest behind a plot of land with several houses that the Russian forces then took over in the town of Motyzhyn, they said.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-accused-killing-ukraine-mayor-olga-sukhenko-family-motyzhyn-mass-grave/

U.S. Calls To Suspend Russia From U.N. Human Rights Council
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The U.S. is calling for Russia to be stripped of its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council after reports that Russian forces may have committed war crimes in Ukraine. During a visit to Bucharest, Romania, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Russia’s actions in Ukraine subvert every principle the Human Rights Council stands for.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haVQh7UuNCc

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Re: Ukraine
« Reply #235 on: April 05, 2022, 09:37:13 pm »
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Debunking Russian claims

I would say that Russian claims debunk themselves by the very way they are stated. For example, after each massacre is found, a Russian official immediately says: "Our troops didn't do this!" How can they know for sure that their troops definitely didn't do this? Someone who was actually sincere would not claim certainty about a negative. A sincere response would be something like: "To the best of my knowledge, I do not know of any order given to do this, but I cannot discount the possibility that some of our troops might have been acting outside orders."

That Russian officials can claim without investigation that none of their troops acted outside orders:

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Bucha killings: Russian UN envoy rejects Russia's responsibility

 is a warning sign of intrinsic Turanian dishonesty.
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« Reply #236 on: April 05, 2022, 10:21:08 pm »
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"To the best of my knowledge, I do not know of any order given to do this, but I cannot discount the possibility that some of our troops might have been acting outside orders."

Excellent point of course! This is what someone being honest should sound like....

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« Reply #237 on: April 06, 2022, 12:33:12 pm »
They DO actually believe they're fighting "Nazis"!!!

Pro-Russian fighters with 'Nazi patches' are 'honoured for killing Nazis'
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PRO-RUSSIAN fighters wearing 'Nazi patches' are allegedly 'honoured for killing Nazis' in Donetsk, Ukraine.

The pro-Russian fighters were honoured on April 3 by the Putin-sponsored head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, who said the man’s unit had killed “more than 250 Nazis” in Mariupol.

To justify its invasion, Russia has aggressively promoted the falsehood that Ukraine is being run by Nazis, with President Vladimir Putin branding the assault as a “special operation” to “denazify” the country.

As part of its propaganda efforts, the Kremlin has sought to distort the size and influence of Azov Battalion, a far-right paramilitary group active in the southern city of Mariupol that was absorbed into Ukraine’s National Guard.

Footage of the awards ceremony was released by Pushilin on his Telegram channel. In a statement accompanying the video, Pushilin said awards were given to fighters who had “especially distinguished themselves” in Mariupol.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k25GUk2-jS0

'This is the Russian army, it’s what they do': Retired Col. Steve Ganyard
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ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with ABC News contributor retired Col. Steve Ganyard about Russia’s alleged war crimes, and Vladimir Putin’s new military strategy in the conflict.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJHgxH7VSp4

'We Don't Know What The Final Goal Is': Why Russia's Invasion Is So Dangerous
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Professor Nina Khrushcheva joins Morning Joe to discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine and her latest column 'Putin's War Will Destroy Russia.'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisFxivxUzs

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« Reply #238 on: April 07, 2022, 12:07:28 am »
Russia wants to partition Ukraine apparently. Western Ukraine will be a gulag for all Ukrainians who are hostile to Russia to live in. The eastern part of Ukraine will be for pro-Russian Ukrainians. They are also already speaking of military tribunals to convict Ukrainians who are hostile to Russia after the conflict.

Let's talk about Russian state media telling us what's coming....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcPIhiIAUoU

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« Reply #239 on: April 07, 2022, 11:10:12 am »
'Out to get the Russians': The 73-year-old Vietnam vet fighting in Ukraine • FRANCE 24 English
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Out of the thousands of foreign volunteers to have taken up arms in Ukraine, 73-year-old Florida retiree Steven Straub is perhaps the oldest. But he is hoping his combat experience as a veteran of the Vietnam war will come in handy in the fight against the invading Russian forces.
#Ukraine #veteran #Vietnam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb4CEhVUKvU

Pentagon: Russian Forces Have Withdrawn, But They Aren't Going Home
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Russian forces have fully withdrawn from the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, and the city of Chernihiv to its north, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Pentagon Press Secretary Jack Kirby joins Morning Joe to discuss the withdrawal and Russia's plans to invade Eastern Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP7AaVTNib4