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Has Ukraine’s Army Been Reduced by Almost 50%?


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2022 Dec 1, 2:44pm   3,885 views  65 comments

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Perhaps this is why the Corporate media, representing the Military Industrial Complex, is no longer obsessed with the Ukraine/Russian War? Have we been spending $BILLONS in support of a lost cause? (Personally, I knew it was a lost cause from day 1)

If Russia wins, that would be an enormous blow to the elites that want to construct a despotic, totalitarian, One World Government.

From the article:

Ursula von Der Leyen’s did the unthinkable today — she told the truth. During a speech condemning Russia for committing war crimes, she noted in passing that 100,000 Ukrainian “officers” (sic) have been killed since the start of the SMO.

If the 100,000 dead number is true, then that means Ukraine’s total casualties — i.e., killed and wounded — is approximately 400,000. In other words, Ukraine has suffered almost 40% casualties since the start of the fighting. During the 20th Century, this type of modern warfare normally saw 3 wounded soldiers for every man killed. Using that ratio we get the 400,000 number for total casualties.

It appears that some Western analysts who previously pooh-poohed the Russian tactics, are finally beginning to realize that Russia is serious about de-militarizing Ukraine via methodical, grinding tactics. There will come a point when Ukraine runs out of men and cannot field a combat effective force. It appears that day is approaching.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/ukraines-army-reduced-almost-50/

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9   RWSGFY   2022 Dec 2, 7:15am  

DhammaStep says

And all for what?


For the same thing American Revolutionary War was fought - not being subjects of a colonial power.
10   Onvacation   2022 Dec 2, 10:50am  

RWSGFY says

subjects of a colonial power.

You think we're going to colonize the Ukraine?

My understanding is that we don't want to send any colonizers there. The deep state just wants to use Ukraine as a money laundry.
11   Hircus   2022 Dec 2, 11:45am  

I have a gut feeling this war is at least partially motivated by a desire to neuter russia now while we have the opportunity, before they grow stronger and we need to deal with an emboldened russia + chyna teaming up on us. At least I hope its something worthwhile like that.
12   cisTits   2022 Dec 2, 2:25pm  

RayAmerica says

It appears that some Western analysts who previously pooh-poohed the Russian tactics, are finally beginning to realize that Russia is serious about de-militarizing Ukraine via methodical, grinding tactics. There will come a point when Ukraine runs out of men and cannot field a combat effective force. It appears that day is approaching.


Nooooo....the Ukey Nazi Fluffers of PatNet will NOT allow that to be so!
13   richwicks   2022 Dec 2, 3:19pm  

clambo says

The USA didn't start the invasion; Putin did.


Oh my god. The US overthrew Ukraine, this led to the civil war in Ukraine. The US armed "their side" and Russia armed "their side", and THAT'S how this started.

Stupid fucking Neocons started this conflict, QUIT DEFENDING THEM.

These stupid fucking assholes have kept us in 20 years of war with 7 nations, and for WHAT? Now they are dragging us into WWIII. Quit fucking defending these stupid, sociopathic, incompetents.
14   Shaman   2022 Dec 2, 3:49pm  

Old boomers can’t really grasp that this isn’t the country of their youth anymore, and our leaders don’t do things with the best interests of our country in mind.
15   Onvacation   2022 Dec 2, 4:04pm  

Shaman says

Old boomers can’t really grasp that this isn’t the country of their youth anymore, and our leaders don’t do things with the best interests of our country in mind.

Neither can the young boomers.
16   Ceffer   2022 Dec 2, 4:09pm  

RWSGFY says

not being subjects of a colonial power.

LOL! Ukraine is already a Globalist colonial vassal State as a playground for their corrupt criminal enterprises. It's just a question of whose colonial entity they are going to be.
17   RayAmerica   2022 Dec 2, 4:18pm  

When the Soviet Union fell, Sec. of State James Baker, along with President George H. W. Bush, PROMISED Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not expand
by allowing other nations to join. They broke that promise. NATO has since expanded to the extent that Russia is now pretty much encircled. Ukraine joining
NATO would pose an existential threat to their Black Sea Fleet, and would potentially lead to the annexation of Crimea. There is no way Putin is going to allow
that to happen.

In 2014, the USA/CIA orchestrated a Coup that overthrew the duly elected government of Ukraine, which just so happened to have been very friendly with Russia.
In typical fashion, they installed a pro-NATO/USA puppet, which Russia, rightfully so, viewed as a threat to their security.

In order to understand Russia's position, try to imagine China creating a military organization that includes the membership of Canada, Mexico, the bulk of Central
America and Cuba. Do you think we might feel threatened?

I recall the Cuban Missile Crisis. JFK almost took us to nuclear war over Russia merely putting nuclear missiles in Cuba. How many member nations of NATO are there
that have nuclear missiles aimed at Russia?
18   DD214   2022 Dec 2, 4:29pm  

RayAmerica says

When the Soviet Union fell, Sec. of State James Baker, along with President George H. W. Bush, PROMISED Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not expand
by allowing other nations to join.


Did The West Promise Moscow That NATO Would Not Expand? Well, It's Complicated

Mikhail Gorbachev himself said the question of NATO's expansion didn't come up in discussions when he was Soviet leader.

https://www.rferl.org/a/nato-expansion-russia-mislead/31263602.html
19   clambo   2022 Dec 2, 4:34pm  

Putin signed an agreement to not invade Ukraine and Ukraine gave up all of their nukes.

Putin wants a puppet government in all of the countries which surround Russia; he succeeded in several of them.

In his mad mind, he needs to have buffers between Russia and the West. Why he fears the West so much is a mystery.

I guess he thinks Poland wants revenge more than it does a better standard of living, so he fears it will attack Russia someday?
20   richwicks   2022 Dec 2, 4:36pm  

clambo says

In his mad mind, he needs to have buffers between Russia and the West. Why he fears the West so much is a mystery.


Well, maybe the fact that the West has been lying for 2 decades about why it engages in war. Maybe Russia thinks what I do, that the United States is run by a bunch of psychopaths, and stupid psychopaths at that.
21   DD214   2022 Dec 2, 4:37pm  

RayAmerica says

When the Soviet Union fell, Sec. of State James Baker, along with President George H. W. Bush, PROMISED Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not expand
by allowing other nations to join.


“I was in those meetings, and Gorbachev has [also] said there was no promise not to enlarge NATO,” Zoellick recalls. Soviet Foreign Minister, Eduard Shevardnadze, later president of Georgia, concurred, he says.

https://hls.harvard.edu/today/there-was-no-promise-not-to-enlarge-nato/

Slavic Studies Panel Addresses “Who Promised What to Whom on NATO Expansion?”

https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/briefing-book/russia-programs/2017-12-12/nato-expansion-what-gorbachev-heard-western-leaders-early
22   DD214   2022 Dec 2, 4:48pm  

RayAmerica says

If Russia wins


"If" - nice word.

As my late mother used to remind me, "If" in one hand and shit in the other, which one will you feel first ?
23   cisTits   2022 Dec 2, 4:56pm  

clambo says

Putin signed an agreement to not invade Ukraine and Ukraine gave up all of their nukes.


No, he did not.

He signed a communique. We did too. Those are the diplomatic equivalent of a Memorandum of Understanding in the business world...only even less binding.
24   cisTits   2022 Dec 2, 4:58pm  

clambo says

Putin wants a puppet government in all of the countries which surround Russia; he succeeded in several of them.


So what? Has nothing to do with the state of the war nor is it America's fucking problem.
25   Misc   2022 Dec 2, 8:25pm  

The EU outnumbers Russia 5 to 1. With the US added in, Russia is outnumbered 8 to 1

Historically speaking the weaker actor is rarely the aggressor.
26   clambo   2022 Dec 3, 6:23am  

I was giving one explanation for Putin's diastrous invasion.

People are all bothered by the USA finally getting something done about Russia; we have been paying to defend Europe from those bastards for decades, Putin finally invaded someone too close to Europe and they became alarmed enough to buy weapons for Ukraine.

In 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israel was invaded by several of its neighbors. The West supplied weapons for Israel to fight back, which it did successfully.

The Arabs took umbrage and we had a Arab Oil Embargo, which may be before your memory. This essentially fucked up the world economy for at least a decade.

This is the same shit all over again, and the invaded country will prevail again because the West has the better weapons technology and training.
27   FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden   2022 Dec 3, 6:28am  

clambo says

The USA didn't start the invasion; Putin did.


we pushed Russia into it by putting puppet government in Ukraine and starting war against Russia there, its been going on for 8 years. watch that documentary: Ukraine on Fire. youll see.
28   DhammaStep   2022 Dec 3, 6:30am  

RWSGFY says

DhammaStep says


And all for what?


For the same thing American Revolutionary War was fought - not being subjects of a colonial power.


Okay. Just to be clear though: the loss of life, especially to preventable wars, should always be mourned. Even if you percieve them justified.
29   gabbar   2022 Dec 3, 6:36am  

richwicks says

Congratulations at destroying the country for nothing.

If they had just maintained status quo, we would probably be much better but they had to go and fuck it up.
30   clambo   2022 Dec 3, 6:49am  

I'm not buying the story that anyone pushed Putin into anything.
Putin's lackey in Ukraine was evidently unable to hold onto his position.
I wonder why?
But, even if NATO "provoked" Putin, why did he have to act? Russia was never in danger from the West.
The West was cooperating on many levels with Russia, enriching them buying their oil and gas.
The West was sending technology to Russia to improve its industry.
The West was accepting lots of asshole Russians into various countries to live.
I get the feeling that many here have limited or no experience dealing with assholes; you cannot really reach an agreement with them.
Sooner or later, they need their asses kicked, and Putin is having his ass kicked.
31   stereotomy   2022 Dec 3, 7:18am  

clambo says

I'm not buying the story that anyone pushed Putin into anything.
Putin's lackey in Ukraine was evidently unable to hold onto his position.
I wonder why?
But, even if NATO "provoked" Putin, why did he have to act? Russia was never in danger from the West.
The West was cooperating on many levels with Russia, enriching them buying their oil and gas.
The West was sending technology to Russia to improve its industry.
The West was accepting lots of asshole Russians into various countries to live.
I get the feeling that many here have limited or no experience dealing with assholes; you cannot really reach an agreement with them.
Sooner or later, they need their asses kicked, and Putin is having his ass kicked.

I forget who posted the link, but I disagree that Russia was never in danger from the west. After the USSR fell, there was a time when the US could have done the right thing and raised Russia from the dust like it did for Japan and Germany after WWII. This time, however, the US was to go in like a flock of vultures.

Nuland and her ilk are almost to a man and woman descendants of refugees from Russian pogroms against Jews back in the late 19th and early 20th century. They were poisoned by the hatred of their refugee ancestors and want nothing more than to see Russia completely destroyed. This is pathological hatred - they cannot be turned away, and they will not stop until they are dead. Even then, they have probably poisoned their children to continue their crusade.

Until we acknowledge the motivations of Nuland and her fellow neocons, we can never untangle the clusterfuck that is US strategic policy. They will only accept victory, and the real existential danger they pose is that they are willing to accept a pyrrhic one.
32   RayAmerica   2022 Dec 3, 7:31am  

Let's not forget America's favorite Neo-Con warmonger criminal Senator John McCain (former candidate for President) going to Ukraine in 2014 and promising, to large crowds,
that "America has your back," implying heavily that the coming Coup had America's backing.

No doubt about it; the CIA had their typical operatives spread into all the key areas of Ukraine to make sure everything went according to plan. When you think about it,
as they have done in dozens of cases, the CIA are 'election deniers,' having overthrown duly elected governments, only to be replaced by their selected puppets ... the
controllable types of the Joe Biden ilk.
33   cisTits   2022 Dec 3, 8:12am  

clambo says


I was giving one explanation for Putin's diastrous invasion


What disastrous invasion?

You've been brainwashed into believing how wars should be fought, it seems.

Real wars are fought like how it is going down in Ukraine. Like in WW2 and Korea.

I'd love to see any fucking Euroweenie nation fight a war like this. Wouldn't last a week. Hell, the US couldn't either. Biden is begging South Korea for arty shells because the Ukeys are running out, for example.

Ukraine is FUCKED. FUCKED.

It lost too many men and can not invade or conquer Russia. And that is what it would take to end the war for Ukraine victoriously. Meanwhile, Russia is just getting started. Sure they thought it would be a cake walk at first. So what?

What? You think REAL wars are fought and concluded between the time you pop the popcorn in the microwave?

Ukraine is Russia's Mexico. Would we back down if we fought a war in Mexico and it was going 'badly' like the Russian performance in Ukraine? Even with La Raza fifth columnists fucking with us behind our lines?

No fucking way we would.

Look at Russian 'performance' at the beginning of WW2. Napoleon before that.

This is nothing.
34   RayAmerica   2022 Dec 3, 8:59am  

Russia has HUNDREDS of years of experience in fighting wars. They are professionals at it. From the very start, in spite of the lying western media, Russia purposely conducted a very limited military operation in Ukraine, effectively neutralizing the Ukraine-Nazi element, while gaining control of key tactical regions in the East and the coastal areas of the Black Sea. When the Ukraines foolishly attacked the bridge connecting Russia to Crimea, and, when their pipelines were attacked, Russia took the gloves off and, in spite of media propaganda, it's been all downhill for Ukraine ever since. Suddenly, the West, which clearly overplayed their hand, is now hinting at negotiations as a means to end the war, something that they prevented Ukraine from doing at the beginning of the conflict.

History proves that the Russians are PATIENT tacticians. When Napoleon's Grande Armee invaded Russia in 1812, they made great gains as far as territory was concerned. The Russians kept falling back, drawing Napoleon deeper and deeper into Russia, while extending his supply lines. The Russians then circled back and cut of those supply lines, waited for the brutal Russian winter to set in, and let nature take its course. Napoleon fled back to France, leaving behind his decimated Grande Armee, which was now starving, freezing, diseased and defeated. To a very large extent, the Russians repeated this patient, masterful tactic on the invading German Army in 1941, obtaining the very same results.
35   ad   2022 Dec 3, 9:59am  

richwicks says

Oh my god. The US overthrew Ukraine, this led to the civil war in Ukraine. The US armed "their side" and Russia armed "their side", and THAT'S how this started.


Go back about 20 years ago and Medvedev statements to Bush Jr administration diplomats about Russian's claims to not only Ukraine but also Soviet ex republics like Latvia.

It was just a matter of time as Putin was building power within the borders of Russia for the Russian invasion to occur. The problem is that he caused other countries like Finland to fear they are next on the list.

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36   ad   2022 Dec 3, 10:55am  

RayAmerica says

To a very large extent, the Russians repeated this patient, masterful tactic on the invading German Army in 1941, obtaining the very same results.


Ukraine is not fighting like Germany or Napoleon's France. Russia is the invader not Ukraine in this circumstance.

I think Ukraine is spread thin intentionally and we do not know how many foreign fighters are on Ukraine's side like Polish special forces and mercenaries.

I think Ukraine needs to attack Russia's infrastructure like electrical grid and energy supplies.
.
37   DD214   2022 Dec 3, 11:05am  

RayAmerica says

Russia has HUNDREDS of years of experience in fighting wars

And losing some of them as well, just like we do.

19 Wars Russia Has Lost, from Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2022/07/07/19-wars-russia-has-lost-from-ivan-the-terrible-to-vladimir-putin/2/
38   HeadSet   2022 Dec 3, 11:35am  

RayAmerica says

To a very large extent, the Russians repeated this patient, masterful tactic on the invading German Army in 1941, obtaining the very same results.

Nope. The winter did in Napolean, but not the Germans. What did in the Germans was that they invaded with 190 divisions, caught the Soviets unprepared, and pushed them back to Moscow and Stalingrad. But then the Russians stood ground, regrouped and counter attacked with 360 divisions, including 105,000 T-34 tanks, most of which were built in open air factories. Pushed the Germans all the way to Berlin over the next 3 years. No regard for casualties on the Soviet side - the Soviets lost 200,000 dead in the two-week battle for Berlin, but they still took the city.
39   GNL   2022 Dec 3, 12:11pm  

So, I guess I'll never be able to figure out if Russia is winning or losing. Amiright?
40   RayAmerica   2022 Dec 3, 12:45pm  

HeadSet,

Prior to winter, the rain season turned the 'dirt roads' upon which the German army was advancing into mud. In effect, their advance came to a crawl. Then came winter.

The winter had a devastating effect on the German Army. They were ill-equipped, still clad in their summer clothing. Eventually, their machinery was unable to move due entirely to the unimaginable frigid temperatures. That wasn't the case for the Russians who were prepared to fight under these conditions. Russian planes still flew, and their tanks were able to move, while the Germans, for the most part, couldn't. Frostbite accounted for countless casualties for the Germans. Many German soldiers actually froze to death. In the midst of all of this, the Russians mounted a winter offensive which turned into a route for the retreating Germans.

Were the German's able to hang on and even eventually mount several offensive operations? Yes. But they never fully recovered from the devastating effects of that first winter in Russia.
41   RayAmerica   2022 Dec 3, 12:46pm  

GNL says


So, I guess I'll never be able to figure out if Russia is winning or losing. Amiright?

We'll see how things play out after Europe suffers through a harsh winter with limited fuel supplies.
42   WookieMan   2022 Dec 3, 1:03pm  

It's 2022. Not the 1800's or 1940's. This isn't hard core Russians/Soviets from those times. They've been modernized mentally. Also cold weather is a nothing burger with modern gear. And their equipment is from that time and outdated. They cannot attack via sea without risking their entire navy. Both sides are drunks as well. It's December for fucks sake.

Russia is going to lose half its military hardware before this is all done. Maybe more even if they "win." Not that any of it was worth shit. Again, Russia has had plans for probably years for this and couldn't execute it. We will keep feeding weapons in and weaken Russia to nothing. They already look weak. And I don't care if Ukraine loses. The damage has been done to Russia showing the paper tiger it really is.
43   Bd6r   2022 Dec 3, 7:20pm  

ad says

think Ukraine is spread thin intentionally and we do not know how many foreign fighters are on Ukraine's side like Polish special forces and mercenaries.

Two detachments of Chechens with blood feud against Russians
Transcaucasian unit
Russian legion, made up from Russian POWs who want to fight against Russia
Bashkir/Tatar unit
International legion, made up by crazies from all over world, incl Japanese, S. Koreans, Americans, etc
Not that many Poles but tens of thousands of Ukrainians trained in Poland
44   cisTits   2022 Dec 3, 8:40pm  

WookieMan says


Russia is going to lose half its military hardware before this is all done.


So what?WookieMan says


It's 2022. Not the 1800's or 1940's.


You need to get all that CNN Showing Smart Munitions Flying Down Iraqi Ventelations Sytems Etc that seems to he programmed into your mind OUT of said mind. You too @clambo

Fact is, outside the US the rest of the world fights wars like the 1940s or even the 1800s. Except for the Brits. But even then all of them can't produce enough to sustain fighting a prolonged REAL war.

Sure, 'high tech' can be a game changer. If you have it.

The Russians have 10,000 artillery pieces. Old, yes. Not as good enough range as the newer shit produced these days, so fucking what? They can't last as long before the barrels need replacing as the Russian ones can. And despite what bullshit Ukey Nazi Fluffer media stories say, the Russians are not running out yet with ammo. Ukraine is.

Quantity is its own quality when it comes to the Russians fighting wars. Esp when all the high tech gizmos are reduced to a spreadsheet column on some US defense contractor's production backlog going way out to 2026 and beyond.
45   DD214   2022 Dec 5, 4:41am  

Explosions at a pair of air bases deep inside Russia killed at least three people and wounded six others on Monday, Russian authorities said, while Ukrainian officials hinted at a capability to strike deeper within Russian territory.

The attacks serve Kyiv’s aims of disrupting Russia’s supply lines that bring military hardware and soldiers to the war in Ukraine. They also serve a psychological purpose, demonstrating Russia’s vulnerability to attack as the assault on Ukraine wears on.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/explosions-hit-russian-air-bases-as-more-missiles-strike-ukrainian-infrastructure-11670237453?mod=mktw&mod=article_inline&adobe_mc=MCMID%3D33643146269311232381034897595525346801%7CMCORGID%3DCB68E4BA55144CAA0A4C98A5%2540AdobeOrg%7CTS%3D1670243909

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/russian-air-bases-hit-as-ukraine-hints-at-more-offense-11670242077

Tune in again tomorrow for more drama on the smash hit of 2022, "As The War Churns"
46   RayAmerica   2022 Dec 5, 7:07am  

The biggest WINNER in the Ukraine/Russia 'war?'

The Armaments manufacturers, the Big Banksters, BlackRock, Fake Hero Zelensky, and the crooked politicians that are swimming in all of those $Billions that Dear Leader Biden has sent over by the boatload, much of it finding its way back here in the form of 'kick backs,' of course safely hidden in off-shore accounts.
47   DD214   2022 Dec 5, 8:09am  

RayAmerica says

The Armaments manufacturers, the Big Banksters and the crooked politicians that are swimming in all of those $Billions that Dear Leader Biden has sent over by the boatload, much of it finding its way back here in the form of 'kick backs,' of course safely hidden in off-shore accounts.


They must be delirious now and high on fumes from the stashed currencies after Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. This latest kerfuffle must be the desert portion huh ?
48   Eric Holder   2022 Dec 5, 1:27pm  

It modern military thinking any unit losing 30% of its personnel is considered "combat destroyed". As in "not able to fight anymore". Now, if AFU has indeed lost 50% of its personnel why the fuck are we seing Red Army advancing to the rear and losing 50% of the land they grabbed initially and not the other way around?

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