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drray23

(7,686 posts)
Fri Apr 22, 2022, 12:27 AM Apr 2022

I think the war in Ukraine is reaching a turning point.

A number of things were revealed today making me think that. First, the main issue in providing the Ukrainians with weaponry was that one had to find soviet Era things still in working order and transfer it to them. There is a limited supply of that.

A good example is the artillery. Ukraine was using equipment firing 152 mm rounds like the Russian ones do. We are now sending them howitzers shooting 155 mm rounds, US and NATO standard.

We have a vast supply of this kind of ammo. It's going to be a game changer. With NATO behind them Ukraine will outsupply Russia.

They also now have state of the art drone systems so new its classified and was custom designed for them.

Today, one of the senators on the Intel committee was interviewed by Nicole Wallace and also said Ukraine had a lot of assistance from the US on intelligence gathering. He did not want to elaborate for obvious reasons.


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OAITW r.2.0

(25,625 posts)
1. Add to this a top secret Russian, hi-tech military facility mysterious destroyed.
Fri Apr 22, 2022, 12:41 AM
Apr 2022

If I am a Ukrainian, I want to take this war to the Russian people. Let them experience Maripol (p) directly.

relayerbob

(6,622 posts)
2. A major R&D facility and RU's largest solvent factory were destroyed by fire today
Fri Apr 22, 2022, 12:49 AM
Apr 2022

I bet (and keep hearing rumors) of more advanced material going in there without the headlines. The Switchblade numbers were all over the map, so who knows what was sent?

Also a report that between repairs, captured and newly arrived imports, coupled with the RU losses, the UKR army now has the same or more tranks in theater. And anyone thnking Russia has huge numbers of reserves - they don't. Best estimates that they have had 3000 usable tanks at the start of the war, and they have keep a lot of territory defended, esp Kalinigrad.

So, yes, got to agree, we are at a turning point.

Wounded Bear

(59,281 posts)
3. A lot of the intel we're giving the Ukrainians is satellite based, I'm sure...
Fri Apr 22, 2022, 12:52 AM
Apr 2022

our eyes in the sky are second to none. Wouldn't have taken long to set up comm links to transfer info/data to them, and maybe even close to real time info.

Kaleva

(36,853 posts)
4. I think we are assisting in targeting RU generals
Fri Apr 22, 2022, 01:34 AM
Apr 2022

The US got to be very good at finding and taking out high value ISIS targets.

If true, I doubt the US are killing the generals but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the US is providing UKR with Intel about their locations

SergeStorms

(19,222 posts)
5. Those Generals were located....
Fri Apr 22, 2022, 02:53 AM
Apr 2022

because they were using their cell phones. 🤪

No one can believe the stupidity of these guys using their cell phones. Maybe Ukranians have some method (courtesy of a NATO country) that can jam the Russians' Army communications equipment, or these Generals have a shitty cell phone plan. Maybe Ukraine and U.S. intelligence knows, but they're not telling us.

PortTack

(33,286 posts)
6. Agree! I hope they Pound their asses into the ground!
Fri Apr 22, 2022, 03:53 AM
Apr 2022

russia is spreading its material and troops way too thin to be successful.

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