Ukraine advance as Russia retreats

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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9/11/22, 4:19:42 PM 
Ukraine advance as Russia retreats

Fresh from seizing Izium, Ukraine appears to push toward more Russian-held territory.

KYIV, Ukraine — A day after routing Russian forces in a lightning advance that seized hundreds of square miles and a strategic town in the northeast, Ukraine claimed additional territory on Sunday in an offensive that has swiftly reshaped the battlefield in the nearly 200-day-old war and left Moscow reeling.
Ukraine’s rapid gains in the Kharkiv region have significantly weakened Russia’s hold on eastern Ukraine, which it has used as a stronghold to wage its war since February. Ukrainian officials said on Saturday that their troops had retaken the city of Izium, a strategically important railway hub southeast of Kharkiv that Russian forces seized in

The map showed Russian forces having withdrawn to the eastern side of the Oskil River, about 10 miles east of the city of Izium, with the river appearing to represent the new front line in the region.That would indicate that Ukrainian forces have driven Russian troops from almost all of Kharkiv Province. In the last few days, Ukrainian forces have seized a large slice of territory in the region, including the city of Izium, an important logistics hub, overturning Russian gains made in a war that began around 200 days ago.the spring after a bloody, weekslong battle.Ukraine’s advance now puts pressure on territory that Russia holds in the Donbas, an eastern Ukrainian region that comprises Donetsk and Luhansk provinces.For Russia, the Oskil river represents the last natural barrier before the border with the Luhansk region.

Ukraine’s military said in its evening update that Russian troops “hastily” withdrew from the town of Svatove in the Luhansk region. Russia’s Defense Ministry released a new map of areas it claims to control in the Kharkiv region that appeared to confirm a pullback amid the Ukrainian offensive. The map showed Russian forces having withdrawn to the eastern side of the Oskil River, about 10 miles east of Izium, with the river appearing to represent the new front line in the region. That would indicate that Ukrainian forces have driven Russian troops from almost all of Kharkiv.

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link XDFIX Joined: Mar 1, 2003
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9/11/22, 4:40:11 PM 
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All I will say is "chicken merry hawk deh near" - for men like Putin it's death before dishonor!

link FanAttick Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/11/22, 5:03:38 PM 
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Where is Baghdad Terminator Bob?

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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9/11/22, 8:24:32 PM 
Termie is missing

Commie is allegedly busy selling passports for Hilaire

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link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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9/12/22, 1:10:10 PM 
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Russia’s Defense Ministry released a new map of areas it claims to control in the Kharkiv region that appeared to confirm a pullback amid the Ukrainian offensive. The map showed Russian forces having withdrawn to the eastern side of the Oskil River, about 10 miles east of Izium, with the river appearing to represent the new front line in the region. That would indicate that Ukrainian forces have driven Russian troops from almost all of Kharkiv.


Termie said the Russians went back to get better equipment from North Korea and Iran.

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link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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9/12/22, 2:01:09 PM 
Kremlin says Putin aware of situation on frontline: The Kremlin on Monday insisted that Russia would achieve all the goals of the "special military operation" in Ukraine, despite its damaging setback in Kharkiv over the weekend. “The special military operation continues and will continue until the initial goals are achieved,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a conference call with journalists. Russian President Vladimir Putin is aware of the situation on the frontline, he added.

Russia plays up China's support as it retreats in Ukraine: As Russian forces suffer a string of stunning defeats in Ukraine, Moscow is playing up Beijing's support for its invasion ahead of a key meeting between Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping this week. Russian troops were forced to flee the strategic city of Izium — their main bastion in northeastern Ukraine — on Saturday after a swift Ukrainian counteroffensive. It was Moscow's worst defeat since its retreat from Kyiv in March — and a sign that the war might be entering a new phase.

Zelensky's message came after a week of stunning transformation on the battlefield of eastern Ukraine, as the country's forces punctured Russian defenses and recaptured more than 3,000 square kilometers (more than 1,100 square miles) of territory.
Russia's recent collapse in Kharkiv has been met with stinging criticism from Kremlin loyalists -- and prompted the question of how Moscow will respond to its failure.

link FanAttick Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/20/22, 8:31:38 AM 
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Where’s Comrade Terminatorov? lol

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 15, 2003
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9/20/22, 10:46:56 AM 
Termie said that the Russians retreat and blew up a dam that flooded civilian areas and swept away a pontoon bridge and left thje Ukrainians on the other side. He was overjoyed at the brilliance of that strategy that the Ukrainians walked right into that trap.....

Granted the Russians had to be abandoning their tanks and equipment as they cant even as much as turn on the engines less they get picked off by a rocket.
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link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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9/20/22, 11:00:58 AM 
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termie mekkin weapons for dem big grin

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 23, 2004
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9/20/22, 12:41:09 PM 
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Termie said that the Russians retreat and blew up a dam that flooded civilian areas and swept away a pontoon bridge and left thje Ukrainians on the other side. He was overjoyed at the brilliance of that strategy that the Ukrainians walked right into that trap.....

Granted the Russians had to be abandoning their tanks and equipment as they cant even as much as turn on the engines less they get picked off by a rocket.


Yet another example of the single narrative. Will these single narratives ever end? lol

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9/20/22, 1:12:58 PM 
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Hope the Ruskies brought their swimming gear!

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9/20/22, 1:35:17 PM 
In reply to FanAttick They late with the comrades talking points, but he coming

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link carl0002 Joined: Apr 15, 2003
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9/20/22, 2:46:21 PM 
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Yet another example of the single narrative. Will these single narratives ever end?


This one is at least two sided.... Termie's fantasy and then there is reality....

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link seaegg99 Joined: Apr 5, 2005
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9/21/22, 1:42:46 PM 
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Trying to find ways out of Russia. Comrade, are you searching a way out?

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9/21/22, 2:57:33 PM 
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Trying to find ways out of Russia. Comrade, are you searching a way out?


Comrade Terminator is ready and waiting to defend Mother Russia and Emperor Vlad. He ain't no draft dodger. lol

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9/22/22, 11:48:58 AM 
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link cricketmad Joined: Mar 2, 2009
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9/22/22, 1:25:46 PM 
Russians are now fleeing to Georgia to avoid being drafted .

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