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Dec 3 4 tweets 2 min read
Several sources are claiming that there'll be an agreement between Russia, Ukraine & the IAEA about Russian heavy weapons being pulled back from Energodar & the Zaporozhye NPP. If this is true, the only conclusion is that nuclear blackmail *does* work, Russia just sucks at it. It's a bit of an impossible situation as letting the Ukrainians continue to shell the NPP also... sucks, but such an agreement would be worthless if it doesn't include Ukrainians pulling back artillery from Nikopol, which they won't do, even if they sign an agreement.
Nov 15 6 tweets 2 min read
Can anyone 1) confirm that this pic of debris was published by Polish media 2) identify the munition? Image Or is that a part of something else
Nov 10 11 tweets 2 min read
Okay, so, about Kherson. I’ll try to give an explanation as to what happened, without any constructs like "secret deals" or w/e. I don’t have any special information, this is just my personal view of the situation. TL;DR is that Surovikin's explanation is (mostly) correct. The supply situation on the right bank was pretty fucked up, all the bridges were badly damaged, the pontoon crossings were actively being targeted. Supply was possible & satisfactory for the moment but the situation could change rapidly, esp. with AFU coming closer to the river.
Nov 6 5 tweets 2 min read
Pavlovka turning into a killing field, with Russians continuing frontal assaults & Ukrainians pouring in more and more reinforcements. Terrible fighting & high casualties all around. Very grim indeed. It seems that both sides have overestimated their capabilities in that area. As Tom says, this little village near Ugledar is seeing more fighting right now than the whole Kharkov front during its collapse.
Nov 1 4 tweets 1 min read
My personal estimate of RuAF casualties is higher but three sources point to a number of ~7,000: RU MOD claimed around 6000 some time ago, BBC has confirmed a bit over 7000 & the Ukrainian government claims 70,000 (dividing/multiplying their claims by 10 is a good rule of thumb) My personal estimate is to multiply RU MOD casualty claims by two and add the same number for Rosgvardiya/Donbass/Wagner to arrive at overall RU casualties, i.e. 6x2x2=24. The rule of thumb for Ukrainian claims is to divide or multiply by 10, they claimed 9k a while ago, so 90k.
Oct 31 4 tweets 2 min read
I don't know if these are the same helicopter but the pictures and the video appeared at roughly the same time and the wreck that was photographed near Konstantinovka is definitely a Ukrainian Mi-8. Yes I think only the Ukrainians still use the round nose Mi-8. The one on the video is either a rather old Russian one or Ukrainian.
Oct 25 4 tweets 1 min read
Ahhh, the OSINT experts at work ImageImage Even the 🇺🇦-accounts that used to be at least *somewhat* honest/diligent have really stopped trying. DefMon, Jihadi Julian, Rob Lee just openly posting very obvious fakes & misattributions
Oct 19 5 tweets 1 min read
Putin: "Martial law will be imposed in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions." Putin has also ordered the creation of a Special Coordination Council under Prime Minister Prime Minister to centralize & coordinate SMO-related decision-making, including economic questions.
Oct 18 5 tweets 2 min read
Rumor is that Russia is preparing to evacuate civilians from Kherson, as a massive Ukrainian attack on the city is expected. If the rumors are true, the Battle for Kherson is likely to begin soon. The AFU have amassed a lot of troops, the Russian army has dug in. General Surovikin confirms that civilians will be evacuated from Kherson, as a Ukrainian assault and massive missile/artillery strikes against the city are expected.
Oct 17 4 tweets 1 min read
Russian drones attacking targets in Kiev. A series of explosions are being reported. Air defence seems... so-so Strikes are also being reported from Sumy and Dnepropetrovsk.
Oct 13 4 tweets 1 min read
Dead Russian and dead American descend to the depths of hell.
The devil asks them:
— Which hell will you go to, Russian or American one?
— What's the difference?
— In American hell you have to eat a bucket of shit every day, and in Russian hell you have to eat two buckets The American chose the American hell but the Russian thought: "I've lived in Russia all my life so why should i change anything now?"
They meet after a month. The Russian asks:
Oct 12 9 tweets 2 min read
Now that Bakhmut is in the news, I get a chance to a bit about one of my favorite topics: bizarre early Soviet figures. The Soviets renamed Bakhmut to "Artyomovsk", after "Comrade Artyom", which was the Bolshevik underground pseudonym of "Fedor" Sergeev" aka "Big Tom". Image His biography is murky. He was allegedly born in a village, there's no information about his parents, he went to school in Yekaterinoslavl & then the Imperial Technical School (now the Bauman School); after he was expelled, he suddenly turned up in Paris.
Oct 11 4 tweets 2 min read
Rough estimate of Wagner progress in/around Bakhmut They are, but when have such trivialities ever stopped the Orchestra?
Oct 8 4 tweets 1 min read
Head of Crimea Aksyonov says that the undamaged part of the Crimean bridge is now open to cars and busses. All vehicles are being inspected at checkpoints First cars crossing the Crimean bridge after the attack
Oct 8 4 tweets 1 min read
Ministry of Defense: "By decision of the Defense Minister, Army General Sergey Surovikin was appointed commander of the Joint Group of Forces in the area of the Special Military Operation" General Surovikin is an Army General, current Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Commander of Group Z/ Army Group South. He was specifically mentioned as commander of the Russian troops that captured Severodonetsk & liquidated the Gorskoye-Zolotoye pocket.
Oct 8 9 tweets 3 min read
>wake up
>the ukrainians have suicide bombed the crimean bridge welp, this should be the final red line after which we'll learn if the kremlin plans on making good on any of their threats & winning this war
Oct 6 4 tweets 1 min read
When I first read about that, I thought it was a hoax or taken out of context, but no, that's exactly what he's saying. Calling for a nuclear first strike against Russia. Zelensky's press secretary Nikiforov trying to do damage control, claims Zelensky was talking about sanctions(?), not military action.
Oct 5 4 tweets 1 min read
One of the hints that the Kremlin could *possibly* change the legal status of the SMO soon is that several regions are forming Territorial Defence units; however, according to Russian law, the Territorial Defence is "a system of measures implemented during martial law". From the 1996 federal Law on Defence:
Oct 4 7 tweets 1 min read
Today is the Day of the Russian Space Forces & the 65th anniversary of the launch of the first satellite, i.e. Sputnik Day. If not meteorological, some kind of flash mob? It does look like "Light pillars" but those only appear when it's very cold iirc.
Sep 30 7 tweets 2 min read
Ukrainophobia and Russophobia have become pavlovian reactions of both of our nations. It does look ridiculous from the outside. Serb-Croat type of stuff

But it wasn't always like that. Prior to now, majority of Russians were sympathetic to Ukrainians. I was pro-Maidan in '13 Not because i was rooting for Ukrainian nationalism, but it just looked cool. I wanted to burn and destroy shit too as a teen. As to Ukrainians - i didn't have much of an opinion whatsoever. I'm partly Ukrainian just like millions of Russians so they always seemed like a relative
Sep 29 4 tweets 1 min read
From Putin's statements during today's Russian Security Council meeting, regarding problems during the mobilization Image This mechanism is obviously quite rusty, it was last used in August 1945; work quality mostly depends on management in the local military commissariats. Many are staffed almost exclusively by sluggish civilian bureaucrats, so things have to be shaken up.