If this happens Lawd…
man this is amazing, this was pointed out weeks ago
I’ve seen folks all over the internet about Russian forces only control 20% of the land.
Russia ain’t shit, if Ukraine had weapons they would fuck over the Russians.
Well let’s look at a map to see where the 20% is.
Many of us don’t understand what that 20% represent…
I think it was noted that the Russian controlled Territory accounted for 80% of Ukraine gdp in 2021.
“The offical estimate for Ukraine's GDP was $534 billion at the end of 2021”
that’s like $400b gone
I’m not saying Russia will get the $400b, I’m just stating the laughed at 20% is much more serious.
im not gonna factor the importance of Odesa, because Odesa at the moment is for Ukraine
Given that this was the map on April 20, what has changed on the part of the Russians that leads you to believe that we will see them be able to consolidate any gains made over the next few weeks let alone increase the amount of territory controlled? You have seen concern from Girkin et al. as well as other sober (pun intended) pro russian commentators that the weeks of slow, incremental gains/losses has allowed Ukraine to mobilize and train reserves while the LNR/DNR forces who were to be the russian reserves have been decimated (DPR has a 55% casualty rate ).
The funny thing to me is that ALL pro russian media sources have gone media silent over today's EU news.
Recall this was 2013/14:
Ukraine, under pressure from Russia, puts brakes on E.U. deal
Stuck between Russia and the European Union, and chafing at the need to choose between them , the Ukrainian government faltered Thursday as threats from its big Slavic neighbor mounted.
The cabinet suspended Ukraine’s preparations to sign an “association agreement” with the E.U. next Friday — after spending all year declaring its intention to do so and ushering through the parliament a packet of laws aimed at helping it meet the 28-member bloc’s expectations.
Part of the dilemma it faced is homegrown, involving the fate of Yulia Tymoshenko, the imprisoned former prime minister whose release Europe insists on. The other part has to do with Moscow.
Russia bullied Ukraine all summer long, with threats, customs slowdowns at the border and sanitation-related sanctions on chocolates and other imports — all of which at the time seemed to strengthen Ukraine’s resolve to turn westward to its European neighbors.
Some context: International leaders have condemned Russia's blockade of Black Sea ports, which the United Nations said could lead to millions experiencing famine or famine-like conditions around the globe. Satellite images have also shown what appear to be Russian ships taking stolen grain from Crimea to a port in Syria.''[Russian President] Putin is holding 23 million tons of grain to ransom. It is absolutely unconscionable. That supply could help people around the world, it could help some of the poorest countries in the world. What I am trying to argue is, I'm trying to say is it is not, it won't necessarily be decisive but it can make a big difference,” he added.
2014 was literally over the desire for connections to the EU not officially starting the path to membership but somehow it isn't a big deal. I can't wait to hear that having Finland and Sweden in NATO were actually Russian objectives for the conflict.Maybe some folks feel an EU candidacy don’t mean much,
they don’t think to highly of the EU at the moment
Or some figure Ukraine will be on the waiting list
Those military folks I listen to, said they not surprise. The EU did the correct thing for them. Ukraine Twitter heads are thrilled then you have Russian folks commenting like, “the EU don’t know if they coming or going at the moment”
for as more Russia getting Ukrainian real-estate ….
there’s a few things I see
first thing is the road from Bakhmut towards Lysychansk, is about a day or two from being altered….(good chance it is now, I haven’t check the reliable source yet, Ukraine MOD)
My thinking is, once Lysychansk get controlled, Russia likely have a ton of battalions to relocate to Kharsion. That allows the movement to head east along the coast.
oh don’t get me wrong, that wasn’t from any Russian officials2014 was literally over the desire for connections to the EU not officially starting the path to membership but somehow it isn't a big deal. I can't wait to hear that having Finland and Sweden in NATO were actually Russian objectives for the conflict.
Speaking of russophile twitter, any updates on the 50 generals killed or the 214 American mercenaries? Like I said, I fully expect to hear Russia has already destroyed 345 of the additional MLRS announced today.oh don’t get me wrong, that wasn’t from any Russian officials
just people going back and forward on twitter
How would you hear that… when NATO been the issues since before BGOL was created?
maybe I’m looking to deepI'm solidly of the opinion that none of this makes sense, period. From RU's denazification justification for attacking, to UK's claim that they are a bastion of democracy and their defeat would signal the demise of western civilization.
nope that general story didn’t go anywhere…Speaking of russophile twitter, any updates on the 50 generals killed or the 214 American mercenaries? Like I said, I fully expect to hear Russia has already destroyed 345 of the additional MLRS announced today.
She added that today’s decision strengthens Ukraine and Moldova, plus Georgia — which the EU is ready to grant candidate status once the outstanding priorities are addressed — “in the face of Russian aggression and it strengthens the European Union because it shows once again to the world that the European Union is united and strong in the face of external threats”“The countries all have to do homework before moving to the next stage of the accession process but I am convinced that they will all move as swiftly as possible and work as hard as possible to implement the necessary reforms.”
How is the real story about the Wagner base being hit the "same" as one made from whole cloth about 50 generals being killed in a day?nope that general story didn’t go anywhere…
not even like that Wagner wipeout story, I did see a confirmation that some where killed along with some injured(maybe 3 and
just saying the 300 or so from what I saw was actually like 10 and a number injuredHow is the real story about the Wagner base being hit the "same" as one made from whole cloth about 50 generals being killed in a day?
THE Ukrainian Armed Forces have destroyed a base housing Wagner Group mercenaries in the occupied Luhansk region, according to the Head of Luhanskeuroweeklynews.com
If you haven't noticed by now, the only Russian advantage that has held up is their ability to manipulate the "free thinking".
Russia has suffered officer loses not seen since WWII so of course they killed 5x as many generals as the Ukrainians in a single day just like they have killed 214 US mercenaries. They also still have all of the NATO generals and American VIPs from Azovstal but they dont want to humiliate the west by parading them around.