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This is a very interesting short report that has been posted by @Osinttechnical. There are a few insights on war and #leadership that we might gain from this summary, assuming the account from a 'Russian soldier' is authentic. 1/15 🧵
2/ First, the most lethal thing on the battlefield remains a human. But, the most lethal and effective weapon system on the ground in #Ukraine is artillery. The decline in the amount & use of #artillery since the Cold War must be fixed in western armies.
3/ But, as recent studies (including some really excellent reports from @RUSI_org) have shown, the industrial base for weapon and munitions production has declined. This will need to be redressed quickly.
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Incredible photos of our artillerymen from the Operational Command "West"

Suddenness, firepower and filigree accuracy - qualities inherent in a high-class #artillery unit.
They have already got the 155-mm American #M777 howitzers and are destroying #RussianArmy by liberating #Ukrainian land.

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The recently formed special forces unit of #Azov (their brothers-in-arms heroically hold the defense of #Azovstal in #Mariupol) spent two weeks on a combat mission in one of the hottest areas of the #Zaporizhya direction.
Despite the fact that 🇷🇺 systematically used #aircraft and #artillery, the special forces gave a decent rebuff and occupied new frontiers.
"The guys showed their best side", - the unit commander "Tooth" told our correspondent.
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What #Ukraine needs asap to win the war: heavy #artillery
You might have seen that 🇺🇲 is already helping a lot. This is true. #Ukrainians are thankful a lot. But it’s not enough for 🇺🇦 to protect the whole world from a massive threat to humanity.
Artillery is the “bread and butter” of war. Ukraine’s “main” artillery calibers are 122 and 152 mm. The problem with 152 mm is that #Ukraine DOES NOT produce ammo of this type (all it has is the legacy from the Soviet war machine).
Thus, even though 🇺🇦has 152 mm cannons, it is quickly running out of ammo. Given the intensity of the conflict, it won’t be long before 🇺🇦 doesn’t have any 152 mm ammo left. If that happens, 🇺🇦 forces won’t be able to shoot back, and 🇷🇺artillery will overwhelm them.
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65 Arsenal - a storage base for #artillery and #rocket ammunition built in 1918 in #Balakleya to supply the #RedArmy. After the collapse of the #USSR , the arsenal was handed over to the #Ukrainian Armed Forces. The #Russian Army has taken control of the arsenal.
This is being reported as one of the largest heavy artillery storages in all of #Ukraine
#Russia posting imagery of Enormous quantity of ammunition left behind by retreating #Ukrainian forces at #Balakleya .
I had written about the prepositioning of such stores by #Ukraine much earlier . ImageImageImageImage
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Looks like #western & #Australian analysts are finally waking up to what I've been publicly stating here for the last two weeks .
#Kiev & #Kharkiv are distractions , the real game is in #southeastern #Ukraine .…
In the Southeast sector #Russia has no #logistics problems with supplies getting trucked in via the DPR & LPR .If anything the #Ukrainian forces stuck here have logistics trouble with supply lines stretching to #Lviv nearly 1200km away ,nothing is getting out of #Kiev ,#Kharkiv .
To their credit #Ukrainian forces seem to have Prepositioned significant ammunition , troops & equipment in hardened dispersed storages in the east which they're using to fight on .
Of late #Russians have been Targeting these stores unerringly.
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#LPR troops during the night conducted successful battles against Ukrainian nationalists from several directions inside Severodonetsk and Rubezhnoye, - the Russian Defense Ministry
This is in the same general area as the attached post
#RussiaUkraine #Su25
#RuAF Su-25 in Ukr ...night footage
(Repost...better quality video)
The Russian Defense Ministry will soon provide new information about the work of American biological laboratories in Ukraine and developments in the field of biological weapons.
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How #OSINT and #Geolocation is helping the Russian #WARINUKRAINE by helping Russians #Artillery to adjust fire onto targets in #Ukraine.
As an ex-gunner in the Royal Artillery, I will start by defining artillery as ordnance that is capable of long-range indirect fire at a target too distant to be seen. I.e. does not need line of sight to the target. Which includes Mortars, Artillery shells, Rockets and Missiles.
Artillery needs an observer to be effective, whether that is a person on the ground giving adjustments, or electronic means, such as a drone or the like. The observer adjusts the fire by telling the guns adjust the aim left, right or up and down to hit the target.
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Local media reports that the UAF troops from the territory of Ukraine launched a rocket at #Belgorod, which is a Russian city near the border with Ukr. It was reportedly shot down
Captured UAF Manpad and #NLAW in the #Kiev area ImageImageImageImage
The Rus Army captured a large UAF field camp in the #Kherson region with large quantities of supplies and equipment
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@bsarwary reported about the story behind today's artillery exchange between #PAK border forces and #AFG #Taliban in #Kunar Province.
Earlier, @Natsecjeff and @OSINT_Insider also reported about the heavy fire exchange between Taliban& PAK security forces on Durand Line, in Kunar.
Sources in AFG #Taliban have confirmed to Tribal News that the clash with the #PAK army has been going on since today 4pm.
The PAK army is shelling AFG from its bases in Mohmand&Bajaur while TB are responding to their shelling from Sarkano&Asmar in #Kunar.
#PAK #drones are also seen over border areas of #Kunar Province near the Durand Line, where #Taliban are exchanging #artillery fire with Pakistani military forces.
Below is a video shared by @paykhar allegely showing Taliban's artillery firing towards PAK.
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A beautiful scene that belies the lack of modern High calibre #artilleryguns in the #IndianArmy & serves as a reminder that 21 years after the Field #artillery Rationalization plan was drafed to remedy deficiencies exposed during #Kargil they remain diminished.
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The FARP projection envisaged the acquisition of around 3000 #artillery pieces which were subdivided into 814 truck-mounted guns, 1,580 towed guns, 100 tracked self-propelled guns, 180 wheeled self-propelled guns and 145 ultra-light howitzers.
Some 2819 guns in all.
Out of this projected requirement only the requirement for ULWH ( Ultra light weight howitzers has been addressed with the ongoing acquisition of 145 @BAESystemsInc @MahindraRise M777 155/39 guns.
There is some chatter on an additional 290 gun requirement that remains open.
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#Thread - 1/9: According to media reports, #Russia and #Japan have been in contact over the #Kuril Islands in recent months. New #ISI #intelligence #report shows that despite the negotiations Russia continues to build #military #infrastructure in the islands.

#IMINT #satellite
2/9: Coastal defense system in #Iturup Island, 18th Machine Gun #Artillery Division.
3/9: Coastal #Missile Systems Deployment, #Iturup Island: Two #Russian #Rubezh coastal missile systems.
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33. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
21. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria🤨👇🏼…
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06/01/2019 - 78 years ago today, the longest-serving #UnitedStates #President, #Franklin D. #Roosevelt (#FDR) addressed the 77th #Congress with his "#Four #Freedoms" speech with the intent to shift #US #foreign #policy from that of #neutrality to #interventionist.
#FDR promoted the idea that the people of the world, in all nations, shared entitlement to four freedoms: that of the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want and the freedom from fear.
#FDR is arguably one of the most 'successful' #US Presidents. Some would argue that on the basis of his numerous social policies such as 'the New Deal'. Others, however, would argue that his role during the second world war was more prevalent to his success & everlasting legacy.
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