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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The general in command of Ukrainian ground forces said his troops have routed three of the best Russian brigades fighting on the front lines in the eastern Donetsk region of Ukraine. General Oleksandr Syrskyi also said on Monday that the recapture of two eastern Ukrainian villages in recent days " Klishchiivka and Andriivka, both of which are located on higher ground near the destroyed town of Bakhmut " was an important breakthrough. "In the fighting in the Bakhmut section, some of the enemy's best units have been crushed and have completely lost their combat power," Syrskyi said in a statement.



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Russian Soldiers Divide Up Ukraine in Ominous Military Service Ad

... A Russian military recruitment advertisement in which soldiers discuss how they will live in property seized in Ukrainian cities has gone viral on social media.

The 45-second clip shows two troops in a trench discussing Ukrainian real estate prospects that might come to fruition following the war.

With production values giving the ad the feel of a war film, the video starts with dramatic music accompanying fast-moving frames of the purported soldiers with their faces covered in masks, making their way through trenches amid gunfire and smoke. The clip shows fast cuts of them loading and firing weapons. ...

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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-09-19 12:00 PM | Reply

Really optimistic soldiers in the ad lol. Of 1.2 million committed to the fight, 372,000 are dead and double that wounded with somewhere between only 25% and 50% of wounded being able to return to their unit.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-09-19 01:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And that's the death benefits paid by the Kremlin numbers, whom just ordered another 250,000 death certificates compared to the pre-invasion 10,000 annual order. No telling what the real number is.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-09-19 01:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

250,000 death certificates

That's a lot of mac-n-cheese to pay out to their mothers.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2023-09-19 01:33 PM | Reply

Don't forget the bag of potatoes.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-09-19 01:58 PM | Reply

Don't forget the bag of potatoes.

No small thing... it's vodka in kit form.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-09-19 03:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

AvtoVAZ is busy making White LADAs for all those families needing to visit graves.

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2023-09-19 04:39 PM | Reply

I believe it.

#8 | Posted by fresno500 at 2023-09-20 06:59 PM | Reply

#2 Where did you find those stats?

#9 | Posted by Karabekian at 2023-09-20 09:34 PM | Reply

OSINT, Kremlin announcements, etc.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-09-21 08:51 AM | Reply

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