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Reflecting on their bad karma, the EUrocrats in their wisdom decided not to repeat the same mistake as in Syria and this time to arm to the teeth the "endangered opposition" represented by the Ukrainian extreme-right.
(lifted from MoA's comments quoting, of all sources, UK's Sun: "Ukraine's special operations force has unveiled a fleet of indigenous "Punisher" stealth attack drones. The catapult-launched electric vehicle carries three powerful munitions capable of damaging military vehicles within a radius of 50 meters (164 feet). At 2.28 meters (7.5 feet) wide, the unmanned aerial vehicle can fly up to 30 miles (48.2 kilometers) at a maximum altitude of 396 meters (1,300 feet) controlled by a ground pilot with a laptop computer, The Sun reported.The aircraft has a maximum speed of 125 miles (201 kilometers) per hour and releases its explosive immediately after it locks on target. The British daily added that the munition can be preset to either burst into shrapnel or a ball of fire.
The Punisher flies alongside a smaller reconnaissance drone, the Spectre, which helps it identify targets.
"This weapon's power is its stealth capability," Engineer Eugene Bulatsev told The Sun.
According to the manufacturer, the drone has been deployed against the country's pro-Russian rebels since 2016, executing "hundreds" of successful missions.
"It has been causing havoc behind pro-Russian lines on Donbas for years because the enemy has no idea what has hit them.
"It's relatively small and light enough to be undetectable to radar and you can't see or hear it once it's airborne which makes it a nightmare on the battlefield.
"What's more, it can drop three bombs at a time or hit three separate targets then return to base to be reloaded and sent back into battle within minutes."
by Tom2 on Sat Feb 19th, 2022 at 04:24:33 PM EST

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Feb 20th, 2022 at 02:37:43 PM EST
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"tactical observations" culled from a single twitter source invites contradictory interpretation of Russian and NATO mission objectives to date--UA pacification and UA border integrity, respectively. Mainly, if these maps faithfully represent progress beyond "red lines", anglophone press is sorely uninformed about RU advances to foreclose frivolous demands from Zelensky by the time he sat at the table.

RU press toward the Dnieper--which some alt-media immediately predicted be the true bulwark of Operation --seems now an obvious frontier from which to withdraw to the two, new UA republics if NATO encourages a federal state in UA.

by Cat on Mon Feb 28th, 2022 at 06:46:54 PM EST
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I gather from euractiv and Al Jazeera talking points that nothing pertaining to ceasefire occurred Day 1, RU-UA Summit, Belarus. In sum, all the political action is happening everywhere but Ukraine. However, AJ's rough map appears to confirm MoA's insider.

And EU dusted off eurobonds, which seems to support Scholz's revolutionary aim to resume arms dealing: "EU agrees to finance arms delivery to Ukraine"

by Cat on Mon Feb 28th, 2022 at 08:34:30 PM EST
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Drones may well be the key to the relative failure of the Russian campaign in Ukraine.
I wonder if you know the meaning of the word "indigenous", Tomtom : this is the Ukrainian drone.

The Turkish ones are even meaner, it seems they did for the Chechen column, and may have rendered tank warfare obsolete.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Feb 28th, 2022 at 08:03:47 PM EST
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