Russian invasion of Ukraine | Fewer tweets, more discussion

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https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/krieg-in-der-ukraine/lieferungen-ukraine-2054514

Weekly update on German support for Ukraine.

Not many deliveries this week, only the following items:
- 2 HX81 armoured trucks
- 7 Themis UGV
- ammunition for Leopard 1 MBT

The last point should be the most interesting as it indicates that the tanks should be delivered soon.

More interesting is what is newly pledged:
- 64 Bandvagn 206
- 66 APC

The government doesn't specify what kind of APC, but media reports indicate that it will be the TPz Fuchs, probably a mix of variants that are in stock or can be shortly made/upgraded, up to the new Fuchs Evolution, Ukraine would be the first army to get that model.
 

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It may have been answered already, but are those Chechens the type to surrender quickly or they will prefer getting their asses kicked? In either case, we already know they are not that competent.
They are there for show only imo. They've been deployed to various spots in Ukraine and seemed to spend most of their time filming social media clips of their guys firing heavy weapons. If they were useful, they would've surely already been used in areas the Russians cared about (like Bakhmut)
 

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Didn't we have a poster who told us they were superior to the EU soldiers and amongst the best soldiers in the world about 6 months ago?
 

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They are there for show only imo. They've been deployed to various spots in Ukraine and seemed to spend most of their time filming social media clips of their guys firing heavy weapons. If they were useful, they would've surely already been used in areas the Russians cared about (like Bakhmut)
Wasn’t it them who got absolutely obliterated by an arty strike or whatnot on some snowy road at the start of all this?
 

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Didn't we have a poster who told us they were superior to the EU soldiers and amongst the best soldiers in the world about 6 months ago?
Was that the guy who shoved boiled eggs up his bum? Unbelievably, this is a genuine question.
 

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Wasn’t it them who got absolutely obliterated by an arty strike or whatnot on some snowy road at the start of all this?
There were quite of few of these episodes where they got clobbered, then swiftly disappeared from social media for a while. Seems Kadyrov and his goons are very good at looking tough at parades inside Chechnya, but less effective during actual wars.
 

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Like Russia, Ukraine has laid thousands of mines along its front line. And to advance into occupied territory, its troops now need to get through these lines without tipping off the Russians, who would notice if heavy machinery were brought in or explosions were set off. This means sappers must go out to the fields and quietly remove the mines.
 

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Honestly, if this was taken in the skies over Ukraine, it is one of the biggest testaments to the inept status of the Russian military in a single photograph that I could think of.
How do you mean? These can be launched quite deep inside UA airspace.
 

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How do you mean? These can be launched quite deep inside UA airspace.
Any major power that isn’t playing amateur hour at warfare would have eliminated Ukrainian air defenses and the Ukrainian Air Force within the first week of combat. That Russia didn’t, and is now being attacked by cruise missile carrying aircraft is unreal. If you went back in a time machine to February 2022 and told people this would be the reality in the air, they’d laugh you out of the room.