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Putin Has a Problem: Russia Can’t Sustain Ukraine War Casualties

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Russian Artillery Firing. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

Ukraine War Update: The British Ministry of Defense assesses that the Russian military has lost one-quarter of its total invasion force in Ukraine. The losses include some of Russia’s best formations

In its daily operational estimate on May 2, the Ministry describes Russia’s losses:

“At the start of the conflict, Russia committed over 120 battalion tactical groups, approximately 65 per cent of its entire ground combat strength. It is likely that more than a quarter of these units have now been rendered combat ineffective. Some of Russia’s most elite units, including the VDV Airborne Forces, have suffered the highest levels of attrition. It will probably take years for Russia to reconstitute these forces.”

Ukraine’s own Ministry of Defense has been publicizing its accounts of Russian military losses since the beginning of the war. Their reports are a great tool to document the state of the war, but they also serve the purposes of psychological and information warfare. The average Ukrainian can track the progress of the war daily and understand what Ukraine’s military is doing in the field. Further, the international community can see the effectiveness of Ukraine’s forces, possibly making them more inclined to help with weapons and money

According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, since the start of the war, Ukrainian forces have killed approximately 23,800 Russian troops (and wounded approximately thrice that number); destroyed 194 fighter, attack, and transport jets; 155 helicopters; 1,048 tanks; 459 artillery pieces; 2,519 armored personnel carriers; 152 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems; eight boats; 1,695 vehicles; 76 fuel tanks; 80 anti-aircraft batteries; 271 unmanned aerial systems; 38 special equipment platforms, including bridging vehicles as well as four mobile Iskander ballistic missile systems; and 84 cruise missiles. 

The Russian military continues to bleed men and materiel at an unsustainable rate. Over the last weekend alone, the Russian military reportedly lost some 800 men killed (and two or three times that number wounded); 62 tanks; 101 armored personnel carriers; 129 vehicles; 24 artillery pieces; eight anti-aircraft batteries; seven fixed-wing aircraft; and 40 unmanned aerial systems of all sizes. If the report is accurate, the Kremlin cannot keep this up.

Ukrainian Casualties 

But Ukraine has been suffering casualties too. Although the Ukrainian military has done a much better job than Russia’s of documenting enemy losses, we know that Ukrainian forces have lost at least 3,000 troops killed and 10,000 wounded since the invasion began. Those are the official numbers provided by Kyiv. The real figures are probably higher. 

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Russian T-80 tank. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

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Javelin anti-tank missile being fired along with a mortar. Image credit: UK government.

Moreover, according to the office of the Ukrainian president, 143 Ukrainian troops have been awarded the title “Hero of Ukraine,” the highest award for valor under fire. More than 10,000 troops have been awarded lesser medals. 

1945’s New Defense and National Security Columnist, Stavros Atlamazoglou is a seasoned defense journalist specializing in special operations, a Hellenic Army veteran (national service with the 575th Marine Battalion and Army HQ), and a Johns Hopkins University graduate. His work has been featured in Business Insider, Sandboxx, and SOFREP.

1945’s Defense and National Security Columnist, Stavros Atlamazoglou is a seasoned defense journalist with specialized expertise in special operations, a Hellenic Army veteran (national service with the 575th Marine Battalion and Army HQ), and a Johns Hopkins University graduate. His work has been featured in Business Insider, Sandboxx, and SOFREP.



  1. Alex

    May 2, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    Russia comes to an end:

    Politico reported thousands of foreigners fighting on the side of Ukraine
    Combat-trained Americans, along with thousands of other foreigners, are participating in the military operations in Ukraine on the side of Kyiv. Such an assessment is given in an article published in the American edition of Politico. The publication refers to retired military and employees of American PMCs, who are currently on the territory of Ukraine.

    The material notes that in Ukraine, in particular, the Task Force Yankee group, headed by the American Harrison Yosefovitz, operates. He previously worked as a police officer in Chicago, Illinois, and also served in the US Army (ground forces).

    On April 29, CNN, citing the family of an American citizen and PMC mercenary Willie Joseph, reported his death in Ukraine. According to the mother of the mercenary, he went to Poland on March 12 and crossed the border into Ukraine on March 12-13. The woman noted that in the group of mercenaries, in which her son was, there were citizens of “a variety of countries.”

    The mercenaries come from the USA, Canada, Georgia, Great Britain, Poland and Romania.
    More than a thousand mercenaries have already been destroyed. About a thousand more refused to participate in hostilities and returned to their former extremist deployment sites.

    The remaining 4.8-5 thousand foreign mercenaries should return to their states, since, according to international law, they are deprived of legal protection and “at best” they will face long-term imprisonment. As we understand, most likely they will never return home. an easy walk to hunt people turned out to be a trap forever.

    Representatives of the military-civilian administration of Kherson raised the Russian flag on the building of the local executive committee in the Russian-controlled village of Chernobaevka, where the Kherson international airport is located.
    Russian security forces also removed Ukrainian signs from the building of the local administration.
    According to the residents of Chernobaevka, the former head of the village administration, Igor Dudar, fled to the territory controlled by Ukraine. During his reign, the Eternal Flame was extinguished at the monument to the fallen heroes of the Great Patriotic War, and photographs of veterans were taken from the village Board of Honor. Now, as assured in the military-civilian administration, all this will be corrected.

    Over the past day, from 8:00 am on May 1 to 8:00 am on May 2, 159 people, including 29 children, were evacuated from Mariupol to Bezymennoe, Novoazovsky District. Then people flee to Russia. Do you need more evidence of who is the aggressor and the killer, and to whom they run for help? Yes, propagandists and liars cannot change this.

    During the day, Russian air defense systems destroyed 10 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of the settlements of Vesele, Borshchevo and Balakleya in the Kharkiv region, Kisylivka in the Kherson region, Mayak in the Zaporozhye region, Dokuchaev, Korsun and Khanzhinkovo ​​of the Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as in the area of ​​the city of Lugansk. Western drones turned out to be just targets for Russia and Donbass.

    High-precision air-launched missiles hit 38 Ukrainian military facilities in a day. Among them are four command posts, 30 strongholds, areas of concentration of manpower and Ukrainian military equipment, and three warehouses of missile and artillery weapons in the areas of Pervomayskoye and Ilyichevka settlements.

    The Osa AKM air defense system and a battery of multiple launch rocket systems in the Arkhangelovka area were also destroyed. Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces hit 27 strongholds, areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as a depot of rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition in the area of ​​​​the village of Chervonoe, Zaporozhye region. Up to 160 personnel and 26 units of Ukrainian armored vehicles were destroyed.

    During the day, the missile forces hit nine strongholds and areas of concentration of manpower and equipment, as well as the BM-21 Grad and an artillery battery in firing positions. Artillery subunits hit 26 command and control posts, 78 strongholds, 359 manpower and equipment concentration areas, and 67 artillery firing positions. Six ammunition depots, up to 280 personnel and 43 units of weapons and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed.

    In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, Russia has destroyed 146 aircraft, 112 helicopters, 683 unmanned aerial vehicles, 281 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,756 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 316 multiple rocket launchers, 1,234 field artillery and mortar guns, as well as 2,563 units of special military vehicles. All this is confirmed and documented. Now tell us about 200,000 dead Russians and 5,000 destroyed Russian tanks, clowns.

    The Ukrainian authorities are seeking the evacuation of all those at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol to the territory controlled by Kyiv in order to hide the presence among the military countries.

    Among those at the plant there are a large number of characters who will confirm the presence of mercenaries, and perhaps acting officers of the Western armies on the side of the Ukrainian radicals.

    Does the elimination of the influence of a few dozen (even thousands) of Nazis deserve to put a country of forty million at risk? This is not a completely correct question. This is a question that concerns the fundamental security interests of the Russian Federation.

    We all remember the beginning of Nazism in Ukraine:
    persecution of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Russian language and the Russian media was carried out, sales of all printed materials in Russian were stopped, laws were adopted to promote Nazi theory and practice.

    The whole world understood that Ukraine is not worth starting a nuclear war, for which all the peoples of Russia are ready, but the peoples of the West are not ready. However, if crazy politicians want to try, it will be as President Putin said: “… we will all go to heaven, and you all will just die …”. Most importantly, the majority of Russians supported his words. Are you ready for war with Russia? Then go ahead and try it.

    • h

      May 2, 2022 at 7:07 pm

      Is this the same persecuted Russian Orthodox Church that had a roof blown off of one of its churches in Odessa by a missile on May 2nd when Russian naval ships fired missiles at Odessa, also killing a 15 year old boy and damaging infrastructure?


      May 2, 2022 at 9:52 pm


    • Professor

      May 3, 2022 at 4:05 pm

      Does “poutine” pay for his lies in Rubles or dollars? even the russina propaganda is idiotic

  2. speedster

    May 2, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    The great Pareto, theory shows the Russian losses are even greater than the article percentage.
    The Russian losses x 4= 95,000 dead and wounded
    The illegitimate invasion force was 140,000
    Pareto, point 1 28,000 20%
    Pareto, point 2. 22,000 20%
    Pareto, point 3 18,000 20%
    Pareto, point 4. 14,000 20%
    Pareto, point 5. 12,000 20% 94,000

    Invaders military efficiency reduced by Pareto,
    Point 1. 20%
    Point 2 4%
    Point 3. 0.8%
    Point 4. 0.16%
    Point 5. 0.03% surrender white flag

    Since the great Pareto, formula is universal the article did not quite cover the total humiliation of the red faced remnants of the embarrassed invaders.

  3. speedster

    May 2, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    The russians missiles have a failure rate of 60%, which is a failure rate normally associated with a socialist country. There is no incentive to ensure quality in socialist countries unlike market economy countries where quality has great importance.
    The RUSSIANS have fallen into the trap of seeing the trees but not seeing the wood. While Putin destroys Russian military in Ukraine, the Chinese,who have grievances against Russia for 19th century land grabs, are in great glee, because Russia would not be able to prevent China getting its former Chinese border territory back.
    Putin thinks he has pact with China, but look at the pact Stalin had with Hitler, that was broken with invasion. I can’t think of angry country traveling come to Russia’s aid after what it has done in Ukraine.

  4. Reyland

    May 2, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    Being a putinist is a helluva drug.

  5. speedster

    May 2, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Russia’s place in the global corruption index is 136.
    Russia is one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
    Corruption by its very nature twists truth and facts, so that the leading politicians can enrich themselves, very much like a criminal mafia.
    Russia is still a socialist country as indicated by its alliance with socialist China.
    Ironically the nazis, russians are so obsessed with were fellow socialists, which explains Stalin’s pact with Hitler before the German invasion of Russia. The Nazi party was called the national socialists.
    Evidence of the close connection between modern Russia and the nazis is the half swastika on Russian invaders tanks.

  6. L'amateur d'aéroplanes

    May 2, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    Update on the aid that France has provided to Ukraine

    In a statement, the Elysée takes stock of the aid that France has provided to Ukraine since the beginning of Moscow’s invasion of its territory:

    On the humanitarian level

    €100 million in humanitarian aid, announced on March 1 to meet the needs expressed by the Ukrainian authorities and neighboring countries;

    615 tonnes of equipment delivered with the support of the European Union (EU), including medicines and medical equipment, generators for hospitals, aid for accommodation (tents, blankets, hygiene kits ), food aid (and 200 tonnes of seed potatoes to increase food security), rescue and fire-fighting equipment;

    About fifty emergency vehicles (ambulances, fire vehicles).

    On the military and security level

    Supply of lethal and non-lethal defensive equipment for a value of 100 million euros (means of protection, optronic equipment, armaments and ammunition, weapon systems meeting the needs expressed by Ukraine).

    Regarding the documentation and investigation of the crimes committed

    Dispatch of a technical team made up of two forensic doctors and about fifteen gendarmes from the Criminal Research Institute of the National Gendarmerie (IRCGN), experts in crime scenes and victim identification. Implementation of a chain of examination and identification of bodies, and deployment of a DNA LAB, a rapid and projectable genetic analysis device. At the request of the Ukrainian authorities, their mission will be extended;

    Advance payment of the annual contribution to the International Criminal Court, amounting to 13 million euros;

    Additional exceptional contribution of €500,000 to the International Criminal Court;

    Provision of two specialized magistrates and ten investigators.

    On the financial plan

    300 million euros in loans guaranteed by the French State via the French Development Agency, in budgetary support.

    On welcoming refugees

    More than 51,000 people have been counted on the territory from Ukraine, as of April 28, 2022;

    More than 90,000 accommodation places have been identified on national territory for people fleeing the war in Ukraine (29,000 people use these accommodations as of April 28, 2022);

    Extension of residence permits of Ukrainian citizens;

    Implementation of a temporary protection mechanism including a right of residence, access to the labor market, access to housing, social assistance, medical assistance, the right to legal guardianship for minors not accompanied as well as access to education;

    Centralization of aid from communities, associations, companies and individuals.

  7. Alex

    May 2, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    While the Bandera Nazi has a new fit of Russophobia and shows his lack of education (like all Bandera Nazis), we will talk about the truth:

    Canadian General Kadier was captured while trying to escape from Azovstal.

    In the dungeons of the Azovstal plant there are foreign generals, in particular, those who arrived from Canada, Britain and the USA.

    There is information that the general commanded the biological laboratory No. 1, in which 18 people worked. The laboratory worked with deadly viruses.

    Currently, Trevor Kadier has been taken to Moscow, where he is testifying. If the information about the capture of the Canadian general is confirmed, then Twitter users are offering to test new types of biological weapons on which he worked as a punishment.

    This mercenary was constantly in touch with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    As we can see, any lies and propaganda fail sooner or later. How much this general and other foreigners who are sure to be captured will tell interesting things.

    • h

      May 2, 2022 at 5:54 pm

      You crack me up Alex! Who said trolls don’t have sense of humor?

      Alex is saying that a lieutenant general of the Canadian Armed Forces who resigned on April 5, 2022 and went to Ukraine to participate in war on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, was somehow “in charge of a biological lab” when captured less than four weeks later in the middle of a city being reduced to rubble by indiscriminate Russian bombing.

      Next he’ll be telling us Hugo Drax was there as well in a lab under Azovstal manufacturing satellites to release toxins from space to depopulate the planet.

      • CK

        May 2, 2022 at 6:41 pm

        Yes, it is pathetic, as everything else he says.

        Thanks Alex, I’ll believe it when I see it reported elsewhere besides a known troll on this website, a single, Kremlin-aligned Twitter account, and one lone Russian website, which you have parroted, word for word.

  8. speedster

    May 2, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Bandera, was born in 1909 and died in 1959.
    If some comment keeps mentioning Bandera, it’s because the commentator does not realise that Bandera, died over 63 years ago.
    Wait does this mean Putin, invaded ukraine, thinking the long deceased Bandera, was still alive? Ooops! Oooops!

  9. Vladolph Putler

    May 2, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    I will have to side with Alex a bit on this article. The author I am sure, realizes that Ukraine not just understating, it is DRAMATICALLY understating their own casualties. 😛 Surprisingly- Ukraine has seemingly been pretty forthcoming on Russian casualties though. Even amending the numbers down substantially when open sources (such as Oryx) pointed out moderate volumes double counts.

    Russians are definitely inflicting casualties. Probably in loosely similar numbers. They took some pretty lopsided casualties initially, and continue to during LOC maneuvers- still with the moron tactics- but the heft of steadily depleting Russian long range munitions tends to balance things out.

    And of course Ukrainian civilian casualties are high. Russians are grotesquely brutal against the innocent, gratuitously blasting civilians since they are rather ineffective against Ukrainian military targets.

    Russia is in a bit of a pickle. They don’t have the combat power to do much, and thus cannot pull a “save face” but the longer they wait, the more formidable their enemy becomes. And matching it is politically tricky for Putin. I think the Ukrainians are holding back for these reasons, and will “pick” at HVT’s for a while as they whittle territory back.

    Because they enjoy that option. It’s gonna be a long, slow, and deep defeat for Russia.

    Enjoy those stolen washing machines! Russians won’t be able to afford them again for a loooOOOoong time. 😉

    • CK

      May 3, 2022 at 7:37 am

      Agreed. There are increasing rumours that Putin will announce the general mobilisation on the 9th. How they intend to arm, feed, train and mobilise that many people, seeing what we have seen so far, remains to be explained, but it’s the good old Russian tactic – just throw bodies at the problem!

      Of course, removing that number of people from the economy given the current situation is also not great.

  10. Alex

    May 3, 2022 at 9:55 am

    William Scott Ritter, Jr. is an American military analyst. Intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served in this position for about 12 years. He became the Marine Rapid Deployment Force’s lead analyst on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Iran-Iraq War. United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq.
    During Desert Storm, he served as an adviser to General Norman Schwarzkopf on ballistic missiles. Ritter later worked as a security and military consultant for the Fox News network. According to an interview he gave to Democracy Now! in 2003, he also had a long official relationship with the British foreign intelligence agency MI6.
    If the Bandera Nazis start squealing that he was bought by Putin, then let them shove their squeal up their ass.
    Here are Scott Ritter’s words:

    “Do you want to name the best students of military science today? These are Russian officers! And we treat them like children – “these are Russians.” And they are the most educated and trained officers of all who can be found. They understand everything better than us. They didn’t spend 20 years kicking down doors and slaughtering families in Iraq or crawling up hills in Afghanistan to kill a shepherd, that’s what we did, and the Russians think big.

    We think in small arrows. We watch a video of how a Russian column is destroyed or three tanks are knocked out. War is hell, people die there, and if you look at the little arrows, you will think that the Russians are defeated. But look at the big arrows! The Russians kept the 100,000-strong group of Ukraine in Kyiv. If they are not threatened, they will move forward for reinforcements.

    Therefore, you (Russians) send 40 thousand soldiers from Belarus and hold the enemy in place. You have 80,000 enemy forces in Odessa, you send 30,000 soldiers from Crimea – their (Security Council of Ukraine) group is stuck. You have 100,000 enemies in the Donbass, and you, the Russian troops, cannot let them go to Kyiv. You send the militia of Donetsk and Lugansk to the front line. The most difficult situation! But you clung to the enemy and hold him, don’t let him move!

    You are conducting a through attack to break through the corridor to the Crimea. And Mariupol is a key city on the way, we had to take it. The only city for which the Russians fought. Why? Because he was the only one that mattered. The rest played no role.

    You will not take 3 million Kyiv with a force of 40 thousand. It doesn’t happen! You will not take 1.6 million Kharkiv with a force of 50 thousand. But you will take Mariupol. They had to take it. This was a strategic necessity.

    This whole phase was the preparation of the battlefield. The Russians have destroyed fuel storage facilities in Ukraine. What is a tank without fuel? Coffin! And the truck? Another coffin. Warehouses of ammunition and food are blown up. A soldier who is hungry and thirsty will be killed.

    The Russians have rearranged everything for themselves in order to prepare for a massive pincer attack that will fall into the forces of the Ukrainians, who will have no food, no water, no fuel, no ammunition. Here’s what the second phase will look like.

    The Russians have moved away from Kyiv, they no longer need to hold that grouping, it will not be able to move without fuel anyway. They’re stuck! If they leave the city, Russian aircraft will destroy them. There will be no reinforcements, the enemy in Donbas cannot move. They are trapped.

    The Russians have closed the ring and will destroy everyone. Or they will capture a huge part of the Ukrainian army. And when that happens, there will be nothing left. And the Russians will be able to demand whatever they want. That’s why I say the Russians will win. Because I see the situation. I do not flatter myself with the illusions that “the Russians could not take Kyiv and Odessa.” THEY DIDN’T TRY!”

    • Richard

      May 3, 2022 at 11:44 am

      You mean the same William Scott Ritter Jnr, who was convicted and sentenced to prison for illegal sexual activity with a minor and who spent 2 1/2 years in state prison? Yes, a very reliable source … 😀

      Why are Russians so absurdly, even laughably, bad at propaganda and fail a telling even remotely believable lies?

  11. Alex

    May 4, 2022 at 8:06 am

    Richard: You’re a liar. Remind me how many US soldiers were convicted but immediately acquitted of rape and murder in Vietnam?

    German journalist Thomas Röper: Ukrainians are very afraid that the Russians will leave.
    The journalist spoke about the distortion of facts in the Western media:

    “I was three times in the south (Ukraine). The first trip was also to Melitopol. And so, on this trip, I was most impressed by the fact, or the fear that you see there in the eyes of people. And not among those who do not agree with the military operation, and according to my estimates, this is a minority. It is they who swear, the camera writes, and they will say how much they disagree. And those who agree are the majority.

    I see it in the squares, when there are hundreds of people, they walk past the soldiers and say in a whisper: “Thank you guys, don’t leave.” They are very afraid, and they said it directly. They are very afraid that the Russians will leave and there will be reprisals. What, in my understanding, happened in Bucha, by the way.

    And the fact that now, Alina said, from Mariupol is another such example. The woman was afraid to just speak the truth. Afraid that, God forbid, the Russians would leave and there would be reprisals. I don’t want to take too much time now, I just want to give one example, because the West always says it’s Russian propaganda if they say that Azov and other units of the Ukrainian troops use civilians as a “human shield”.

    I write in German, and the other day I read an article in the German magazine Spiegel, which is probably known to many. And there was a very surprising offer. So they wrote… Everything, of course, sounded very positive, but they wrote that in Mariupol… More precisely, they (the newspaper) were told by people in Zaporozhye who had come from Mariupol, telling them that their national battalions held them, “politely of course”, held peaceful residents to the basement, and took positions in the apartments above these basements. It sounds in the Western media as if they are protecting them. Excuse me, what is this? If the fighters take up their combat positions above the basements where civilians are sitting, and how voluntarily they went to this basement.

    Most people know the truth, but the Western media do not need this truth, they have a different manual, you need to do everything the other way around, and if it doesn’t work out the way America wants, you get sanctions, but the EU countries, not Russia, they will die after the first package of sanctions.

    • Richard

      May 4, 2022 at 10:04 pm

      To quote you Alex: “Richard: You’re a liar. Remind me how many US soldiers were convicted but immediately acquitted of rape and murder in Vietnam?”

      1) William Scott Ritter Jnr was convicted AND served 2 1/2 years. Charges included “unlawful contact with a minor, criminal use of a communications facility, corruption of minors, indecent exposure, possessing instruments of crime, criminal attempt and criminal solicitation”. Ritter rejected a plea bargain and was found guilty of all but the criminal attempt count in a courtroom in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, on April 14, 2011. In October 2011, he received a sentence of 1½ to 5½ years in prison. He was sent to Laurel Highlands state prison in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, in March 2012 and paroled in September 2014.

      A comparison with Vietnam rape cases would only be relevant if indeed Ritter was not convicted and served jail time. Which he was and did. So, no lies involved, just facts. Ritter’s comments about ANYTHING are now completely compromised and worthless.

      If this is the best source you have for your pathetically veiled propaganda, then you probably have a job lined up in the Russian Foreign Office. They are just as bad at lying and propaganda as you are.

  12. CK

    May 4, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    It’s pointless to argue with this troll. He is not here for engagement, as he has realised recently pretty much everybody on this board is against him. He has been transparently exposed as the exceedingly obvious Internet Research Agency employee he is, working for Yevgeny Prigozhin – an oligarch with close ties to Putin.

    He is either operating out of the IRA headquarters building at 55 Savushkina Street, St.Petersburg if he is lucky, or more likely, out of a shed in the massive Arsenal Machine-Building Factory at Komsomol, 1-3, also St.Petersburg, if he is unlucky.

    I gather the latter, seeing as he is exceedingly stupid and dim-witted, as you have noticed. His tactics are fairly simple:

    Paragraphs and paragraphs of bollocks, dubious claims about “independent journalists”, random documentarians, conspiracy theorists, deluded claims that of course, have no backup, lie after lie after lie.

    Classical Kremlin troll approach. Just flood the internet, the comments, the media, with tosh, doesn’t matter what it is, just make sure you write some old nonsense. Make sure to say the claim is supported by some dude in Germany, France, the states. If it’s a “documentary” (usually from youtube) then the better.

    Anything that victimises Russia, always the victim, always the bullied, never the problem. It’s always the Nazis. It’s always some pseudo-historical point.

    Anyone that has had the misfortune to study his “tactics” sees the forest for the trees, the pattern of lies, disinformation, blanketing of random claims, deflection, obfuscation, and other words beyond your vocabulary.

    It’s hopeless Alex. Your lies are as short as your intellect. What a pathetic job, to sit in your government shed, spreading your pathetic, government lies.

    A pathetic job for a truly pathetic man. A better match could not be made in heaven.

    Having realised he can’t gain traction on this board now, he has resorted to two simple strategies:

    1) Be the first to comment on any article. This ensures anyone reading the article for the first time will inevitably stumble upon whatever his message of the day is, before it gets buried.

    2) Ideally, be the LAST person to comment on any article. Have the last say. For the same reasons as above. If there is a large discussion, people will usually scroll all the way down, and voila, you see his targeted message again.

    And that’s it. Every day, he blankets every article with the same copy + pasted content, over and over again. Saturation. This is how he ensures the message is seen one way or another.

    Funnily enough, if you copy + paste some of his bollocks onto google, you find other websites where you can almost verbatim find 100% matches. These are either Alex himself operating elsewhere, or the “daily script” these idiots are given by their supervisors to disseminate for this day, sent by other colleagues. You can find dozens of duplicates on similar websites.

    Unfortunately, the shoddy or non-existent moderation and supervision of this website allows this to happen day, after day, after day. Anywhere else, he would have been banned by now.

    To know more, one can google Internet Research Agency, look up the guardian article published a few days ago on the troll factories in St.Petersburg, and also look up the account by an ex employee who spoke about it.

    Very illuminating stuff!

    • Richard

      May 4, 2022 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you CK. I will cease to engage. It is clear that replying to his fact-free and gibberish isn’t worth the time or energy.

      • CK

        May 5, 2022 at 9:50 am

        Welcome! The gist of the strategy is – blanket the internet with claims. If you don’t know what to believe, you won’t fight for anything.

  13. Steve

    May 12, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Some high-level observations. The supposed Fascist European members of NATO tend to have fewer tanks, artillery, but lots of anti-tank capability. Th exception is the United State. But the vast majority of tanks are sitting in North America. Russia disposition is the opposite. The various military elements are very heavy on tanks and artillery. So, what army is oriented for offense and which for defense? Kind of hard to threaten if a massive economy like Germany has only a few hundred activated tanks.

    My take is Russia is in a pickle. “Murder Death Kill” counts are overrated. its more about depleting a military formation to the point it is unable to function. If the team is missing it’s equipment or has a few new members, effectiveness goes down. Just like sports you are only as good as your weakest link. With satellites the intelligence agencies have a pretty good idea of what is not functioning. The western intelligence agencies probably know the fart rate of both sides, there hardware is so good. Their take is with current resources the latest Russan offensive is approaching Culmination.

    Russia will have to make the decision to either give up or expend everything to win. Just as it was inevitable that Germany would have eventually beaten Czechoslovakia in 38, it was also inevitable, a victory would have been pyric as it would have broken Germany. Russia is stuck in the same situation. To win the python must choke to death.

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