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Footage of British and American volunteers in Ukraine striking a Russian BTR Ukraine Conflict /r/all

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u/DreamsAndSchemes Artisan Crayola Chef May 27 '22 edited May 27 '22 Silver Wholesome Take My Energy Table Slap

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lol it’s not coming down, the reports are on ignore. funny how those top two always seem to appear. don't worry about reporting me for self harm either, I blocked those PMs months ago.

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8: It threatens violence or physical harm at someone else

Uh, yeah. We know. Maybe if the Russians stayed in their house they wouldn't be getting their teeth kicked in.

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u/LtCmdrData May 27 '22 edited May 27 '22

There are number of videos showing BTR's driving separated from others and getting destroyed.

I do not understand what is going on. What is the typical context?

Single Russian unit guarding small forest road or scouting? Are they being attacked behind the lines? Are Russians driving into battle in so sparse formation that they can not support each another? Or does this happen in the aftermath of some bigger engagement where Russian forces are defeated and disorganized.

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u/gargoso May 27 '22

It has been happening all the time since start of the war lol.

In alot of vehicles they do not have communication according to Russian soldiers that has been captured.

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u/Lysol3435 May 27 '22 edited May 27 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Masterpiece

I’ve also heard that a lot of the nav in their jets isn’t working, so they’ve been dick taping commercial GPS to their dash

Edit: I’m leaving it

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u/BelBivTebow May 27 '22

Don’t you dare change that

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u/Bayou_Blue May 27 '22 Wholesome

Who are we to dicktate what he can or cannot do?

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u/abitlazy May 27 '22

We must own our cock-ups.

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u/BEX436 May 28 '22

Our mistakes must long be remembered.

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u/creamdreammeme May 27 '22

Ha dick tape

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u/NetCitizen-Anon May 27 '22

Dick tape for the side being led by a dick tater.

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u/creamdreammeme May 27 '22

Oh he do be lookin like a dick tater tho

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u/ellilaamamaalille May 27 '22

In Sweden and Finland it is called jesustape, because it saves.

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u/gwinerreniwg May 27 '22

Last time I dick taped, I had a hell of a time getting all the adhesive off afterwards and it hurt like hell. Damn. Those poor Russians.

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u/Imperator0414 Army Veteran May 27 '22

NOW THAT'S A LOTTA DAMAGE!

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u/NavierIsStoked May 27 '22

Just rub gasoline on it, it will get that adhesive right off.

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u/timmytim82 May 27 '22

I want to see an episode of Mythbusters where they build and fix everything with dick tape.

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u/TaylorONEism May 27 '22

Haha I saw dick tape and immediately thought, this makes sense still. Then I thought, oh wait he meant duct tape. Yeah don’t fucking change it haha.

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u/Life-Gur-2616 May 27 '22

The "Edit I'm leaving it" was even better than the original comment 😂

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u/Aracelie May 27 '22

Thanks, now I can't get the image of guys taping GPS to their dicks out my head, so I'm leaving that with the rest of you just out of spite.

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u/Emergency-Article785 May 27 '22

Artillery observers, spotters or general reconnaissance or even just lost. A bit of all maybe.

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u/harrychronicjr420 May 27 '22

As a forward observer this was my number 1 fear.

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u/Endarkend May 27 '22

With the messed up situation with their comms and nav, the "just lost" seems to be more of a "usually" than an "or even".

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u/feuerstahlhelm May 27 '22

I am a little confused on their nav problems.

Russia has jammed GPS, supposedly. So that's out for them.

Russia has their version of GPS: GLONASS. But they only have 23 satellites for it. They need 24 minimum for optimal operation. I've only toyed with GLONASS once and it was pretty basic - but it worked well enough to be useful. And yet, the Russians still seem disoriented.

I suspect the Russians lack field orienteering skills.

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u/feuerstahlhelm May 27 '22

If they are forward observers (artillery spotters/recon) they should have comms. But my guess is they don't. Which means they would have to drive the information into the nearest comms-capable location.

Otherwise, they'd stay concealed and observe the strike to help dial it in for effect.

This looks like they have driven themselves into some sort of bog and gotten stuck or impeded.

Lost? Left behind? Sacrificial? Hiding from their own command? Who knows?

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u/Illier1 May 27 '22

The Russians have been shown time and time again to have the remarkable ability to put themselves in the worst positions.

When they aren't just sitting there in open fields they half-assed hiding and don't actually screen for enemies.

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u/persistent_admirer May 27 '22

Not sure how it is now, but when I was in the Navy (cold war days) Russian sailors, mostly concripts, were required to train their replacements. Guys getting out are just trying to check the boxes and go home. Something will get lost on every transition. Multiply this through 30 or 40 years and the knowledge base is going to seriously be reduced. Also factor in the Russian business model of government controlled amament producers with no competition and now you have poorly trained, non motivated personnel operating outdated and barely functional equipment. Explains a lot of whats going on over there.

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u/einarfridgeirs dirty civilian May 27 '22 edited May 28 '22 Helpful Press F I'll Drink to That

It goes deeper than that. I´ve been reading up on Russian culture and listening to a lot of these intercepted radio transmissions and cell phone calls coming out of the war. There is something fundamentally different about how Russians approach not just war, but just life in general that is causing them major problems.

For one, Russian men die young from the most foolish things on a basis so regular that would probably prompt some kind of public outcry in the west. It's a cultural phenomenon over there that I can only really compare to the very US-specific phenomenon of school shootings. Yes, alcohol is most often involved, but other nations can get smashed on a regular basis without losing lives left, right and center. I´m sure we have all seen the "crazy Russian" videos of young men climbing derelict structures and hanging off ledges without safety gear. This is part of a what seems to me to be a kind culture of willfully courting possible death or injury to show how manly or cool you are. And yes, young men(of military age) do this all over the world, but the Russians just take it to a whole new level.

In the intercepts you hear, Russians soldiers constantly talk about being lucky or unlucky. They repeatedly describe units that got sent on assault without proper recon or air cover and got decimated as "unlucky bastards" and then laugh it off when their significant other on the other end of the call asks if they aren't afraid. "Nah man, I´m lucky". No you are not lucky you fucker, you just haven't been sent on a shit assignment that will get you killed - yet. There is this kind of fatalistic outlook where the soldiers seem at the same time to feel totally powerless to influence whether they live or die but also personally protected because they are lucky or aren't afraid. What happened to those guys from that other platoon isn't going to happen to them.

One guy recounted a story about how some guys he knew at a nearby checkpoint had gotten a hold of some liquor and drunk themselves silly, and then all of them got massacred by a Ukrainian attack, and then in the next breath assures his friend that he shouldn't worry because he too smart to drink too much! Motherfucker you are on the front line of the biggest shooting war in over half a century, you shouldn't be drinking anything.

So it isn't just that they don't know proper tactics and procedures for keeping themselves alive in these situations - if you were to show them the proper way of doing things, I sincerely suspect that a big chunk of them would fail to be able to internalize them or recognize their value.

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u/alienzippo May 27 '22

Gonna add my purely anecdotal observation here (My ex’s family was Russian). I noticed that Russians have a very similar mindset to American Exceptionalism, but harder. My experience is that they will “Power Through” things the hardest way possible. Their “heroic effort” doesn’t take into account any alternates. I mean, I get it, they made a country out of tundra, taiga, and steppes, but sometimes it seemed like they had to do it the worst way possible. Like I said, just my anecdotal observations.

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u/BootDisc May 27 '22

Russia and East Europe took a different path from the west after the plague. Their revolutions didn’t really work out and surfs were still surfs. This is like… 1600.

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u/einarfridgeirs dirty civilian May 27 '22

Funnily enough yes, Russia abolished serfdom wayyyy later than everyone else....but they also adopted it way later than everyone else. When serfdom was at it's height in say, France or England, it did not exist in what is now Russia. They just stuck to their good ol´slavery.

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u/Many-Composer1029 May 27 '22

I have relatives from Russia on one side of my family, and their sense of fatalism can be difficult to understand. There's a deeply ingrained sense of 'what happens, happens' or 'it's God's will'. They genuinely believe there's no amount of education or preparation that can help you. One of my uncles ran out of gas during a snowstorm and had to walk 5k to get more. He just shrugged 'Well, these things happen'. Um, no they don't, if you remember to fill your gas tank before you run out.

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u/NomadRover May 27 '22

People tend to forget that it wasn't too long ago that teenagers and ten yr olds were working dangerous jobs. The safety culture is a very recent phenomenon that comes from a lot of educational campaigns, laws and liability associated with those laws.

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u/chronos_alfa May 27 '22

It sort of happens when you get born in a country where generations of people cannot change anything. Elections are rigged and corruption spreads everywhere. Sooner or later people just give up under these circumstances.

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u/stomy1112 May 27 '22

This is wild, thank you for this insight.

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u/drewster23 May 27 '22

https://www.vice.com/en/article/gqdx44/full-v13n4

Only the poorest are conscripts these days (cost around 5k to get out of conscription) and basically bred into war criminals by horrible cycle of mandatory abuse.

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u/Dense_Career_8995 May 27 '22

I’d heard about this, but I wouldn’t have imagined it was that bad!

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u/NomadRover May 27 '22

There were babushkas who mentioned that the Russian soldier was amazed by a running toilet. He had never seen one.

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u/rullerofallmarmalade May 27 '22

Jesus that was awful read but explains so much the state of their military in this war. When you send out an army of young boys growing up with the dredges of society who have been taking turns torturing and raping one another makes sense they have no discipline. If you know that in 18 years your child will be horribly tortured if you don’t have 5000$ handy you would do everything in your powers to have that money available and protect your kid. 18 years is 6,570 days. If you saved a dollar a day you could protect your child. What kind of parent doesn’t do that

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u/Dense_Career_8995 May 27 '22

Honestly, I’m amazed the Russian military is doing as well as it is.

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u/Healthy-Cupcake2429 May 27 '22

It's massive. The Ukrainians are out manned and out gunned by a lot.

Throw that much man and metal at something and there's going to be some outcomes. Look at Mariupol, they say they took the city... But there's literally nothing left. Samething they did in Grozny.

If your standards for success are that low and perfectly willing to stack your dead high enough to "serve as a ramp over the walls" you're bound to get over sometimes.

Maybe that's why they chose Zed... They watched the World War Z movie and took notes from the Zombies 😳🤔

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u/Sputnikoff May 27 '22

As well? Compare Russian military advance in 3 months vs German advances in the first 3 months of summer 1941

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u/VOZ1 May 27 '22 edited May 27 '22

I’m no military expert, not by a long shot, but everything I’ve read says that armor and infantry are meant to travel together and support each other. Armor has firepower, but is very vulnerable to anti-tank infantry (as we see in the OP). The overwhelming majority of video I’ve seen of Russians in Ukraine is armor with zero infantry support. There are probably a variety of explanations—poor discipline, poor planning and logistics, not enough units to properly support—but the reality is very obvious. The Russians are getting absolutely annihilated by modern AT weaponry because they have no infantry support for their heavy or light armor.

Edit: really appreciate all the informed replies!

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u/mengelgrinder May 27 '22

The armor doesn't have much infantry support because they have a bad habit of running over the infantry.

Also the armor and the infantry is poorly trained, so the infantry don't want to stand next to the giant sitting duck targets

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u/[deleted] May 27 '22

You'd assume the infantry in this situation would be spread in proximity around the armor since these ambushes seem able to happen from quite a distance.

They are really fucking up here man. Regardless of how bad ass Ukrainians are for fighting back, if the Russians were truly organized this would be pretty quick. I can't believe how poorly they are performing.

The fact that that is possible makes me wonder what other systems in society are this entropic and we don't really notice or understand unless we specialize. There's a ton of people involved who are doing absolutely nothing to fix these issues for the Russians. Not that I'm rooting for them but I mean strategically.

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u/Barnettmetal May 27 '22

I've had to deal with Russia for a trip that was organized involving a robotics trade show type thing, won't get into the details but everyone agreed that being there and dealing with people on the ground, logistics, organization, transportation... just fucking everything, was an absolute shit show from top to bottom. Russia is a mess.

This is why I was perplexed when memes started circulating a few years ago about how badass the Russian military is and how weak the US has become blah blah blah. I was like... have you guys ever been to or dealt with Russia in any way? Its basically a third world country. EVERYTHING is tainted by corruption and inefficiency.

My guess is that alot of their military spending is squandered on corrupt officials, gross incompetence and laughable inefficiency. Their biggest success really in recent history has been their ability to do space launches which... wow those are some brave cosmonauts...

Sad for the innocent young men with poor training who never asked to be in Ukraine.

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u/confoundo May 27 '22

This is why I was perplexed when memes started circulating a few years ago about how badass the Russian military is and how weak the US has become blah blah blah.

I'll give you one guess as to who was spreading those pro-Russia memes around.

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u/m3t1t1 May 27 '22

Russia went from 2nd world to 3rd world real quick. Lmao

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u/Joan_Brown May 27 '22 edited May 27 '22

All for a slice of pizza

Oh, wait, sorry Gorbachev, your successor had something else in mind

Poor guy is still alive, can't imagine how he feels nowadays

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u/ConditionOfMan May 27 '22

wow those are some brave cosmonauts...

I can't speak for the rest of Russia, but the Soyuz is the most reliable spacecraft to date.

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u/Kulladar May 27 '22

From what we've seen on the internet lately I think the Russians are actually learning a little and changing their tactics, but the LPR and DPR are still the wild west. The Russians are bringing 60 year old BTR-70s and T-64s out of storage and giving them to untrained rebels basically.

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u/Endarkend May 27 '22

They started out rolling loud and wide all over Ukraine thinking they'd blitz their way to taking the country.

Now there's a bunch of people seemingly lost in the wider Ukraine, causing troops to have to hunt them down, while the major force is focussing on the Eastern front.

Remember, initially, they were riding up on Kyiv itself. There were even skirmishes and bombardments near the Polish border.

Now almost the entire region above Kyiv and West of it is so low conflict life is going back to a guarded normal.

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u/qainin May 27 '22

guarding small forest road

My guess is that they are in that forest hiding. They probably don't want to be there and don't want to fight. They may be hiding from their officers mainly.

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u/11B_Geek_with_gun May 27 '22

Sounds very plausible (hiding from the officers).

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u/Goodspike May 27 '22

Sounds very plausible (hiding from the officers).

Assuming the officers are still alive.

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u/PHATsakk43 May 27 '22

Looks like they get their wish. They are no longer there and aren’t fighting anymore.

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u/prodoggy4life May 27 '22

Is that a Matador?

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u/ConnorLovesCookies May 27 '22

The fact that the “ador” part stands for anti-door is kinda funny

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u/Admiral_Benguin May 27 '22

Hahaha. When I was active in Singapore (non-conscript) we had a running joke about how the only door we'd ever reasonably use it on was knocking on the door of the afterlife of whatever armor we'd hit it with in HEAT mode.

HESH is cool in theory and all but we were pragmatically never really going to use it, seeing as we had better tools for all the various possible uses

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u/ah_harrow May 27 '22

I think it went to Afghanistan as a replacement for legacy systems like the M72 as an antistructure munition so this is apt.

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u/dan4daniel United States Navy May 27 '22

Did that probe look like HESH mode or HEAT mode to you?

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u/ItsKaptainMikey May 27 '22

I've watched this over and over and over.

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u/milanxyy May 27 '22

Look at his mate peaking out of the bush to the right just as he launches the rocket. Holy shit this is intense

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u/azzmuncha May 27 '22

Very good clip they got on camera!

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u/ItsKaptainMikey May 27 '22

I think he was happy that he didn’t trip into the projectile’s path

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u/milanxyy May 27 '22

Indeed. That was way too close

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u/kiwi_troll May 27 '22

So close to just walking into that fire line.

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u/Nixons_BACK May 27 '22 Gold Helpful

WHOSE THE VIETCONG NOW

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u/nuckollsandwich May 27 '22

When the trees start speaking....english?

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u/MrBeanEatBeansWithMe May 27 '22

When the trees start speaking Bri’ish and American

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u/VacuumEntrepeneur May 27 '22

"Fakkin' shoot it naah"

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u/The_Evening420 May 27 '22

“Get over here you Russian sumbitch, Imma shoot the Red outta you”

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u/CupofLiberTea May 27 '22

“WHY ARE YOU RUNNING?”

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u/The_Evening420 May 27 '22

“WERE YOU BLINDED BY ITS MAJESTY?”

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u/the_incredible_idiot May 27 '22

"Paralyzed? Dumbstruck?"

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u/Badger_Meister May 28 '22

" Noble Oligarchs, surely you understand that once the Americans and British attacked..."

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u/WallabyInTraining May 27 '22

When the trees start making a cuppa.

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u/_Hopped_ May 27 '22

CAM ON INGERLAND SCOR SOM FACKIN KILLS

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u/SpankWhoWithWhatNow Marine Veteran May 27 '22

Bri'ish and 'Murican

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u/pizzabox53 May 27 '22

this gave me a good chuckle

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u/aphillyatd420 May 27 '22

This is actually pretty nuts seeing Americans and British actively attacking Russian vehicles. I know it's been happening but it's just weird to see. I can get use to seeing it though.

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u/Toast_On_The_RUN May 27 '22

They seem like some motivated soldiers too, theyre literally like 100yrds from that btr thats crazy.

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u/SHOWTIME316 May 27 '22

Considering the fact that they are there entirely of their own volition, I'd have to say the motivation to fuck up some Russian shit runs perpetually at max capacity through their veins lol.

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u/CollegeIsPay2Win May 27 '22

Yeah how exactly does the volunteer thing work?

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u/Dezideratum May 27 '22

Easy-peasy. You have military experience? You have a passport? You have every right to fly to a neighboring country/Ukraine. Go volunteer your services.

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u/Deesing82 May 27 '22

i mean that part sounds fairly easy, but i imagine they were curious about how you actually integrate soldiers from foreign armies

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u/QtheDisaster May 27 '22

Foreign Legions basically, you gather them all up, divide in units that'll work well and send them into hell. Trading where applicable.

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u/CupofLiberTea May 27 '22

Does Ukraine have any foils or ultra rares?

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u/TheNickelGuy May 27 '22 edited May 27 '22 Gold Helpful

The Ultra rares I know of are:

Ghost of Kyiv #06

Snake Island #13

President Zelenskyy #01

Iron Balls Zelenskyy #02 (evolution w/ post-Russia Invasion Trap card)

Also the infamous spell cards "Russian Warship, Go Fuck Yourself" and "I don't need a ride, I need ammo!" secret rares.

I've also heard that there's a rumored "Putin's Victory Day in Ukraine" secret rare card, but it never made it through due to incompetence. It was supposed to be a "Day One" release.

Edit: thanks for the gold - Slava Ukraini! Heroyam Slava!

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u/catoftrash May 27 '22

Stick soldiers who speak the same language together. Already in practice today.

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u/zflanders May 27 '22

Yeah, I've been thinking this, too. For folks of a particular persuasion, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage (temporarily) real-live Russians on the ground while shouting "Wolverines!!!" There are many operators out there who couldn't be anywhere else right now.

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u/shingdao May 27 '22 edited May 27 '22

this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage (temporarily) real-live Russians on the ground while shouting "Wolverines!!!"

Many foreign fighters who initially joined the International Legion of Ukraine have since left for a myriad of reasons. Some left because their expectations didn't match what they were experiencing on the ground. If you're not prepared to fight and die, you have no business there.

The WaPo did a recent article on the International Legion for the Defense of Ukraine. Some excerpts below:

Some legionnaires have walked away, Magrou said. There have been “quite a lot of people who change their minds,” though he declined to give numbers.

People “make emotional decisions to come,” Volzhanin said. “But then the reality hits at a certain point. What we want to do is make sure that reality hits early on in the process.”

To that end, interviewers ask bluntly, “Are you truly prepared to die?”

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u/zflanders May 27 '22

I'm sure. War sorts out the serious from the unserious very, very quickly.

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u/WhatsAFlexitarian May 27 '22

Iirc a Finnish volunteer who did an ama mentioned that a lot of people from US are not used to fighting a war w/o air superiority, and apparently that's terrifying to them. I can't imagine

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u/shingdao May 27 '22

I think CNN recently featured a former US marine now fighting in Ukraine who said the same thing. They are essentially guerilla fighters.

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u/interfail May 27 '22

I got in a conversation a few months ago with a British guy who had moved from the official army to working as private military in Central Africa. Said he barely lasted a few months when he realised how different it was not having air support and evac just a radio call away.

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u/NickBlasta3rd May 28 '22

Similar thing talking to a few friends who contracted in Afghanistan after getting out.

  • No air support. At all
  • No FO
  • No little birds, A10s all the way up to B52s
  • No ISR
  • No QRF
  • PMC convoy getting ambushed was 10x scarier than any one while active

Yeah, direct action raids for kill/capture missions are nice and all but without the whole package, IDK man.

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u/LICK_MY_SCROTUM May 27 '22

I'd be surprised if a bit of money and resources isn't passed under the table to them from Uncle Sam

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u/zipadyduda May 27 '22

I think mostly just a desire for action and excitement. Yes the aggression of Putin has provided an outlet. But these are guys who bored shitless sitting at home when there is a fight going on.

There were similar sentiments during the first Golf war, but many in the US have less of a kinship with the middle East than with Europe. Ans that was over fast.

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u/Honey-Badger May 27 '22

Churchill must be looking up and loving every second of it.

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u/Karabungulus May 27 '22

Looking..up?

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u/devi83 May 27 '22

Yea, he lives on the moon.

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u/John_EightThirtyTwo May 27 '22

Looking..up?

Yeah, he's in Hell for what he did to the Irish.

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u/LeKnut69 May 27 '22

Like waking up to the sound of rain on the roof and seeing that you have 6 more hours of sleep until the alarm goes off. Fuckin get some boys

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u/IBeBallinOutaControl May 27 '22

Yeah I have to admit I'm surprised the uk and us arent more reluctant about letting it happen. If one of these guys gets captured they might try and torture them into admitting they are current special forces. Increases the risk of NATO/Russian conflict or getting paraded on tv.

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u/JTP1228 May 27 '22

Yea but at this point, maybe they want that? Russia has shown it would be very incapable of fighting NATO

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u/DecentFart May 27 '22

That assumes Russia wants to start the fight with NATO.

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u/ShuRugal May 27 '22

^^^

The entire point of Russia invading Ukraine was to attempt to topple the Ukrainian govt to prevent them from joining NATO (which Putin viewed as a prelude to NATO inventing a pretext to attack Russia). the LAST thing Putin wants is conflict with NATO, there's no way he personally survives that.

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u/JefferyTheQuaxly May 27 '22

putin debatebly cant even survive invading a smaller nation 1/3 your size let alone any other world power.

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u/beavertime May 27 '22

which Putin viewed as a prelude to NATO inventing a pretext to attack Russia

No he didn't. No one ever imagines a scenario where NATO invades Russia. Russia has nukes. No one wants full on war, and if NATO truly invaded Russia, nukes would be used with absolute certainty.

Russia thinks it has some sort of ownership over all of the former Eastern bloc, and has been endlessly doing little land grabs, with increasing shamelessness. Russia took Crimea and most of the world yawned. Russia defacto took the Eastern part of Ukraine -- even downing a civilian jetliner in the process -- and the world mostly yawned. Why not just take all of it, then? There is a time limit on that, given that once it's a part of the EU or NATO it's no longer easily accomplished.

So Russia did yet another land grab (more quietly, Russia has basically claimed all of Belarus because that clowncar of a president invited them in). If the Baltic states weren't already a part of NATO, Russia would have been endlessly claiming more and more land into those countries.

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u/Sandvich153 May 27 '22

Holy fuck his mate almost stepped in front of that

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u/dennys123 May 27 '22

I noticed that too, when I seen the barrel from his weapon my heart stopped for a second

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u/M4-68-M9 May 27 '22 edited May 27 '22

The whole time I'm just wondering who's covering the backblast area until the end I hear something like "get out the backblast".... Good Job guys!!

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u/Old-Bat-7384 May 27 '22

I was thinking, "yo maybe these intervals need to get bigger and someone keep those backblasts clear", too.

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u/hepokattivaan Reservist May 27 '22 edited May 27 '22

There are many separate clips of this engagement around on different twitter channels, don't know where the full video is, but here's a few more clips;

Longer drone footage; https://twitter.com/Blue_Sauron/status/1530094769078210560

Breaking contact; https://twitter.com/Red_Pill_Remedy/status/1530076270125539328

BTR is a pretty long vehicle, seems like the first AT hit struck the troop compartment (don't know if there were troops inside) and the driver kept going in to the forest, later it gets hit again in the mid section but the footage stops there. The Brits and the Americans seem to get out without casualties.

AT used seems to be the MATADOR

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u/maxxxahoes May 27 '22

I was wondering what AT weapon It was. Thanks!

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u/t3hmau5 May 27 '22

It looks like it was hit twice in the open and then several times after it stopped in the wood line

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u/TheIncredulousMom May 27 '22

Working with the British military is awesome. They are bad asses.

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u/ResearcherMoney1621 May 28 '22

I have a friend in the military, not sure what he does but he does a lot of joint training with the Brits. He says they are absolutely terrifying. They are on a complete different level in terms of physical fitness, how quick they can think on their feet in combat situations and their ability to just take over situations.

I wasn’t shocked to hear the brits are top tier, (and no one hate me for saying this, it’s just what I was told) but I was shocked when he explained just how superior their armed forces are compared to American armed forces in his experience. He said basically the British are all trained elite soldiers, while American forces have the numbers and unlimited money. I guess American forces focus your training on specific tasks/situations depending on your role while the brits train you for everything. And they are all capable of running 40 miles at a 5 minute pace and doing 1,000 straight pushups (maybe I exaggerated slightly). He said during PT, the brits would smoke the Americans and my friend is in like Olympic athlete shape. But together they are just a brutal force to reckon with.

10/10 would not want to be a Russian in the same forest as those guys.

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u/Turtleman616 May 28 '22

Theres a reason the S.A.S are are known in every corner of globe. Ive seen this said by so many different documentaries and other commentary aswell that the british military is a force to be reckoned with.

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u/VladL4m3r May 27 '22

Operation Flashpoint.

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u/einarfridgeirs dirty civilian May 27 '22

You know the new Arma: Reforger comes will full modding tools right?

The ironic thing is that for the Russian kit, you really don't need to create all that many new models. They are using pretty much the same vehicles.

The netcode is a bit janky still, but the engine looks absolutely gorgeous.

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u/Jordan-Wolf May 27 '22

So like.. why are we so scared of the Russian's again? Minus nukes obviously, they seem pretty.. bad at this war thing

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u/kevin9er May 27 '22

Nukes is a pretty good answer. Step one boot in to their territory and Los Angeles is gone 20 minutes later.

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u/QuaintSofaChallenge civilian May 27 '22

It's absolutely surreal to watch Americans (and Brits) go to war with Russians. In any event, why are so many people fighting also recording themselves?

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u/sticky_spiderweb May 27 '22

Because it’s badass lol

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u/pompousmountains May 27 '22

Because it’s badass lol

Exactly what I was going to say. Imagine being able to send this sick shot to your buddies. Fucking worth it

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u/daymanAAaah May 27 '22

Do it for the gram

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u/Wallazabal Royal Air Force May 27 '22

Ally as fuck.

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u/lollergagging May 27 '22

There are many reasons to record war from as many angles as possible. One of the most important may be accountability. There's no questions on what really happened when there's video evidence of it, especially multiple videos.

Another is training. The soldier and future soldiers can review the videos to see their successes and failures. It's a good way to learn and better your tactics.

Another is data. The command center has access to a lot of these videos live and that's extremely important. Knowing what, where and when can save soldiers lives. That data can keep soldiers from walking into an ambush or help soldiers better position themselves for their own ambush. Think of an RTS game with the fog removed.

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u/pugesh May 27 '22

Another pretty good reason is historical, this is clearly a very important moment in history and it can be quite rewarding to contribute to an archive of knowledge

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u/rathlord May 27 '22

It’s also just gravely important for society. Most modern humans have no understanding of war or what it’s like. I think everyone would be well served to watch footage of important historical wars every few years. Gain some perspective on their lives. Maybe people would realize that all the dumb shit they moan about all day really isn’t that bad in the grand scheme of things, and remember how awful the world actually could be.

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u/Cyrillus00 May 27 '22

Video coverage of Vietnam is a huge reason the public perception of the war turned negative. The inverse is happening here.

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u/kevin9er May 27 '22

The difference is the role of invader vs defender for those doing the filming.

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u/MegaSeedsInYourBum May 27 '22

There's no questions on what really happened when there's video evidence of it, especially multiple videos.

Especially with the war crimes being committed. If you’re operating in the same area that Russians are shooting civilians in, you want to be able to prove it wasn’t you when they try and blame the West for the killings.

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u/Flaxinator May 27 '22

I'd add another reason to that list: PR. It's in Ukraine's interest to have videos like this doing the rounds as it makes them look good/effective and and the Russians bad/incompetent. Helps keep up support in Western countries.

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u/ATLEMT May 27 '22

I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s to cover their asses similar to a cops body cam, it can possibly prove what they did there if it ever comes up.

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u/ShirtlessKyloRen May 27 '22

While you are partially right when it comes to combat in the war on terror. It's mostly because shits just cool

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u/nw-redditor May 27 '22

Why do people take pictures of their dinner? Why did that suddenly increase 10 years ago given that people before that time hardly took those pictures? Well, people now have cameras on their phones which they also now carry around everywhere. We’re getting all these videos of war because now soldiers all have easy access to camera phones they carry around everywhere.

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u/Chromattix May 27 '22

This is the right answer. There's nothing more to people taking more pictures and videos of stuff now other than the sheer fact it's so much more cheaper and convenient to do so now. Imagine how well history would be documented if society had smartphones and the internet from the get go.

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u/gargoso May 27 '22

Documentation, history, medals, bragging rights etc.

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u/WeekendIndependent41 May 27 '22

Because this is the first TikTok war. Vietnam was the first TV war.

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u/tipperzack6 May 27 '22

Got to get that content.

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u/Chitanda_Pika May 27 '22

Are they retired soldiers who picked up arms once more? I can't imagine them being still officially in the military.

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u/Byrhtnoth_Byrhthelm May 27 '22

Yes. Mostly veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq - Ukraine has been pretty serious about weeding out war tourists and those without military experience, and NATO countries have not committed active troops (so no active duty or currently serving personnel). These are all private citizens and experienced volunteers.

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u/blender4life May 27 '22

You are correct. At least for the US you can't volunteer for a conflict we aren't officially part of while on active duty

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u/JKenny101 May 27 '22

Something about hearing an American and British accent in a warzone ❤️❤️

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u/Datazz_b May 27 '22

D Day anniversary is 10 Days away

Lets get it!!!!

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u/watch_over_me May 27 '22

You know you're fucked if the enemy force hears both a British and American South accent.

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u/APulsarAteMyLunch May 27 '22

"Oorah, mate!"

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u/TheMorrell May 27 '22

Love to see it as a Brit. Always got annoyed at the stereotypical British soldier accent in movies then this video comes and confirms it

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u/SisyphusGains May 27 '22

British guy sounds like Captain Price.

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u/Xavious666 May 27 '22

You're not wrong and I'm from England...

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u/OttoFun May 27 '22

Ramirez get off that fucking roof!

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u/johnlocke32 May 27 '22

I don't see no burgertown

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u/UncleKensRice May 27 '22

When the boys go hard at paintballing 🔥

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u/Isychros May 27 '22

Why do I hear Captain Price's voice in the background?

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u/DragonfruitOk6901 May 27 '22

"Take em' out, or let them pass. Your call."

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u/Corsak May 27 '22

When you are a strong, masculine (and possibly homoerotic) Russian soldier in an armored steel truck of death, and you just get nae-nae'd by some dude named Brian with an angry pipe

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u/69_Moe_Lester_69 May 27 '22

When trees start to speak bri'ish

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u/Intruder313 May 27 '22

Disappointed not to here a 'Woohoo!' or 'Fackin' av' it!' on impact

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u/manwithanopinion May 27 '22

One tank roaming alone is a setup for failure. I feel like the Russian soldiers have lost discipline, motivation and military know how to take on the Ukrainians but it is impressive how a small group of 4 can take out such a big machine.

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u/voss_c May 27 '22

This is why Russia can’t win, we do this for shits & giggles.

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u/Empyrean_Truth May 27 '22

America casually eating war chips from it's war couch Feeling kinda warlike today Bald eagle noises

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u/DJJbird09 May 27 '22

British and American volunteers with real world, tactical, effective combat experiences from all of our middle eastern wars. They are going to destroy the inexperienced Russians.

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u/Tv-human May 27 '22

It looks like it hits

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u/Icedanielization May 27 '22

British and Americans are fighting Russians. A sentence like that would sound like it was WW3.

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u/Jamersob May 27 '22

This is literally a showcase of Russian incompetence

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u/bluetundra123 May 27 '22

I never thought I'd see a video of British and American soldiers fighting Russians.

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u/ThatDudeWithoutKarma United States Air Force May 27 '22

Get rekt orcs.

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u/SkidmarkoftheBeastx May 27 '22

What a waste of human life on all ends. I do not understand why Russians just do not turn around and start killing the Russian govt.

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u/qainin May 27 '22 edited May 27 '22

The reason the Russian military is so bad, is that a large portion of the budget is used at interior ministry troops to beat and jail Russian citizens that doesn't like Putin. Some of them have been deployed in Ukraine, and has turned out to be untrained for real combat and have performed horribly.

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u/LavishnessFinal4605 May 27 '22

Idk, the VDV, Spetsnaz, and elite tank regiments also seemed to have performed quite horribly in Ukraine.

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u/tiki_51 May 27 '22

Spetsnaz turned out to be good at doing a bunch of cool meme shit for YouTube videos but not much else

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u/DreamingIntoTheVoid May 27 '22

Yeah. I saw a video once of 'Russian special forces' using a jump board to do a forward flips and throw axes at an archery target. It was around that point I realised the Russian military were circus clowns.

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u/sgerbicforsyth May 27 '22

For what it's worth, as far as I understand it the title of Spetsnaz no longer means an elite and highly trained unit like Green Berets or Seal Team 6. It's just what they call someone that is part of a specially trained unit like a SWAT team or counter terrorism group would be called Spetsnaz because they have special and specific training.

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u/Z3RREN May 27 '22

Spetsnaz "Spetsialnoye Naznacheniye" literally means special purpose, so they're not really elite soldiers, I guess.

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u/daNoobek May 27 '22

They probably really are "special"

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u/roostershoes May 27 '22

Ralph Wiggum voice “i’M sPeShUL”

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u/Maleval May 27 '22

VDV is a glorified riot suppression force, their purpose is to look tough, get propagandized to all hell, beat up protesters, toss knives and axed while doing backflips and occasionally parachute onto an important location held by a bunch of civilians with rifles who've had enough of Russian oppression. The civilians then shit themselves because "OMG its the VDV" and run away.

Doesn't really work when you're fighting an actual military that doesn't let you get air superiority and has artillery.

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u/Micosilver May 27 '22

It's one of the reasons, but it goes deeper and further. When USSR broke apart, Soviet Army had a huge network of military officers schools, for every profession. Every major city had a few. When Putin's gang got into power - they closed them so they could sell off the real estate.

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u/[deleted] May 27 '22

This guy is a military strategist

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u/Green_AA May 27 '22

Go Bryan and all! Thank you guys!

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u/Refrigerator-Gloomy Royal Australian Navy May 27 '22

fuck that is terrifying and intense. Good on the lads fighting the good fight. I wish i coulod volunteer too but am currently serving and australian.

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u/PapaGeorgio19 United States Army May 27 '22

Russian insanity, no wonder they are refusing to fight…sitting ducks

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u/F1_Sky Finnish Defense Forces May 27 '22

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u/AnswersQuestioned May 27 '22

Does that first guy with his tube not fire anything?

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u/PandaCatGunner May 27 '22

Anyone who reports this is a prick

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u/Russiansarefascists May 27 '22

Warm welcome motherfuckers

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u/BiggDeebo May 27 '22

Oooo killem

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u/Lngtmelrker May 27 '22

Wish we could of had people like this at the school in Texas instead of those coward, LARPING, loser cops.

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u/PrestigiousOffer7612 May 27 '22

Get some! Slava Ukraini 🇺🇦 🌻

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u/Dinhead May 27 '22

Hi guys, sorry let me just lick the cheetos from my fingers before I explain what these guys did wrong.

Ugh, a little cola first *gulp* *burp* *fart*

Ahh, now to me it seems like they should spread out more. Communication is key. That guy almost stumbled on the firing line of the rocket. *burb*

First guy didn't even fire but exposed their position. *faaaaaart*

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