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daftandbarmy

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Russia State coffers are overflowing at the moment and the Oligarchs are making more money than ever.

They are predicting an almost $300 billion budget surplus this year which is going to make up entirely, the seizure of Russian Reserves held in the West.

The craziest part is third party Countries are now also making money off Western sanctions. For instance, India is buying Russian Oil and then reselling it to European Countries at a marked up price.

Unrelated to this, I was reading on Telegram channels that apparently Uralvagonzavod (Russian Armoured Vehicle/Tank Manufacturer) is hiring 3000+ workers.

Also, big merger between Sukhoi + Mig: Su-35 & MiG-29 Are Now One! Russia Merges Sukhoi and MiG Into One Company Under UAC

Did I mention before that I don't agree with our strategy we are using to combat Russia.

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Thr problem is we have been sanctioning only Russian imports, while very little of their exports have been targeted. If we hit them with massive tarrifs, and export sanctions, make it harder for their ships to be insured, etc...we might start hurting them
 

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Thr problem is we have been sanctioning only Russian imports, while very little of their exports have been targeted. If we hit them with massive tarrifs, and export sanctions, make it harder for their ships to be insured, etc...we might start hurting them

Problem with your thesis:

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The Russians are using globalization against us 😉. The answer to the Russian question isn't Sanctions, it's another S word.... I'll give you a hint:

It starts with S and end with elf-Sufficiency.

All of the Green Countries (Sanctioning States) are reliant on all the Grey Countries (Whom Russia is Allied/Aligned with) for their commodities and substantial amounts of their manufacturing.

Russia is cleverly using outsourcing against us.
 

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Another Reddit Roundup

Cannae

https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/v3crtt
Section assault

https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/v3aoja
Pro-Ukrainian tunes at the Kremlin

https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/v30m2b
1000 km front line


A bit more of the Russian Navy in the Black Sea written down


Hellfire to Ukraine (along with the previous Brimstone)

https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/v3dk7b https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/v3c423
GMRLS to Ukraine

https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/v2sbtw r/ukraine - UK to give Ukraine 80km-range MLR systems - defense secretary
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KevinB

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Problem with your thesis:

RgSTm4MHtKknLogvp_Svlk1EnBlGzF0CuExLB65XSi0.png


The Russians are using globalization against us 😉. The answer to the Russian question isn't Sanctions, it's another S word.... I'll give you a hint:

It starts with S and end with elf-Sufficiency.

All of the Green Countries (Sanctioning States) are reliant on all the Grey Countries (Whom Russia is Allied/Aligned with) for their commodities and substantial amounts of their manufacturing.

Russia is cleverly using outsourcing against us.
The grey are unalligned at best to Russia. There is a lot more green leaning out there.

But yes, the way that sanction are being employed is woeful.

I’m of the opinion we should naval blockade Russia as long as they are conducting this ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine. Anything attempted to leave will be seized regardless of flag of vessel. I figured unrestricted submarine warfare was out…

Yes brinkmanship is my middle name ;)
 

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The grey are unalligned at best to Russia. There is a lot more green leaning out there.

But yes, the way that sanction are being employed is woeful.

I’m of the opinion we should naval blockade Russia as long as they are conducting this ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine. Anything attempted to leave will be seized regardless of flag of vessel. I figured unrestricted submarine warfare was out…

Yes brinkmanship is my middle name ;)
A question that no one is asking is this: 'What will happen to Russia's marine fleet and oil/gas industry when they need maintenance/repair/renewal/investment to begin occurring in these 2 areas.' How much of this can effectively occur without access to all of the 'green' areas on that map. Sure, some of that can be sourced from China and some other areas, but, much like the previously used examples of Chinese sourced tires, the quality of a number of these items may in fact be questionable.

A number of Russian tankers are used primarily in the Black/Med Seas, calm waters and short distances from ports. With them now having to traverse the Suez and cross the western Indian Ocean into India and then through the Straits of Malacca and on to China, the 'wear and tear' on them will be significantly higher than previously. This in turn will mean much greater time spent 'in the docks' over the next few months. It will be interesting to look at the volume of oil shipped via water in the July-Sept timeframe. I suspect them to collapse then.

Also, maybe some well-timed information slipped to some enterprising Somalia pirates re positioning of Russian tankers might make an interesting story, coupled with NATO anti-pirating efforts being moved a bit further south.....
 

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I think this guy has just updated his Great-Grandfather's tactical maps to power-point presentations and is just re-hashing them and none of us know the difference.....
Battle of Kursk 2.0?
 

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A question that no one is asking is this: 'What will happen to Russia's marine fleet and oil/gas industry when they need maintenance/repair/renewal/investment to begin occurring in these 2 areas.' How much of this can effectively occur without access to all of the 'green' areas on that map. Sure, some of that can be sourced from China and some other areas, but, much like the previously used examples of Chinese sourced tires, the quality of a number of these items may in fact be questionable.

A number of Russian tankers are used primarily in the Black/Med Seas, calm waters and short distances from ports. With them now having to traverse the Suez and cross the western Indian Ocean into India and then through the Straits of Malacca and on to China, the 'wear and tear' on them will be significantly higher than previously. This in turn will mean much greater time spent 'in the docks' over the next few months. It will be interesting to look at the volume of oil shipped via water in the July-Sept timeframe. I suspect them to collapse then.

Also, maybe some well-timed information slipped to some enterprising Somalia pirates re positioning of Russian tankers might make an interesting story, coupled with NATO anti-pirating efforts being moved a bit further south.....
I wish to subscribe to your magazine.... :)
 

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ISW's key take-aways for the day ...
  • Russian operations to advance on Slovyansk from the southeast of Izyum and west of Lyman continue to make little progress and are unlikely to do so in the coming days, as Russian forces continue to prioritize Severodonetsk at the expense of other axes of advance.
  • Russian forces continued assaults against Severodonetsk and Lysychansk in order to claim full control of Luhansk Oblast.
  • Russian forces made incremental advances around Avdiivka.
  • Ukrainian counteroffensives in northwestern Kherson Oblast pushed Russian forces to the eastern bank of the Inhulets River and will likely continue to disrupt Russian ground lines of communication (GLOCs) along the T2207 highway.
  • The Kremlin continued to pursue inconsistent occupational measures in southern Ukraine, indicating both widespread Ukrainian resistance and likely Kremlin indecision on how to integrate occupied territory.
 

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Published footage of the repair of Russian military equipment damaged in the battles in Ukraine and the restoration of captured equipment in Ukraine. For the speedy return of military equipment to service, specialists use the method of modular repair by replacing faulty units with serviceable ones from the repair fund, or removed from Ukrainian captured equipment, the maximum repair period is three days.

Hey, @Soldier35, found this on the Darkweb too.

More videos of RUAF and DPR and LPR doing test firing after conducting repairs on their remaining tanks that UKR hasn’t yet destroyed. Great job keeping them working! 👍🏼
 
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