On December 1, the armed forces of Ukraine made an official announcement for the first time that Russia is beginning to withdraw its forces from the territories of the bank of the Dnieper river opposite the city of Kherson, which is currently the main front line of the occupiers in the south, informs the media "Reuters".
The statement provided only limited information and did not mention that Ukrainian forces had crossed the river. Officials in Kyiv also stressed that Russia had increased the intensity of shelling and strikes from the opposite coast, causing another blackout in Kherson, where power was restored just three weeks ago.
Since Russia's withdrawal from Kherson last month, the Dnieper River now forms Ukraine's southern buffer zone.
Russia has ordered civilians to leave towns within 15 kilometers of the river and withdrawn its civilian administration from occupied Nova Kahovka. Ukrainian officials have previously stated that Russia has also withdrawn part of the artillery near the river to safer positions further away, reports "Reuters".
"A decrease in the number of Russian soldiers and military equipment is also observed in the city of Oleshku," said representatives of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, referring to the city opposite Kherson.
Most of the Russian troops stationed in the region are recently mobilized reservists, indicating that Moscow 's best-trained professional troops have already left the area, Reuters writes.
According to Ukrainian military intelligence, the Russians are withdrawing their military from the village of Mykhailivka, the city of Polohy and the village of Inzhenerne in the occupied part of Zaporizhzhia Oblast; they offer local residents in the village of Burchak in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the opportunity to evacuate.
Questions…Mods - probably a good time for a thread split.
Roger I thought that was what you where getting at - I just like to belabor points
I still think that buying into US DOD Programs at Ground Zero makes more sense, as one can get significant Industrial Offsets in being a partner.
There is absolutely nothing in the US Inventory that Canada couldn't use - some items maybe not practical for a smaller military (CVN's for example as the RCN could basically crew the Ford and would need to call it a day beyond that) - but the items themselves could be used.
Sometimes working with a US Program at certain points even can generate a PIP or Block II, and satisfies the OEM, the US based Customer and the CAF, isn't that right @Good2Golf
When one sees the extreme deficit of equipment that the average Canadian Soldier has just at the individual level, and then what is missing as one moves up to larger formations, then looks at the cost of what was spent on the deficient, or insignificant quantity etc items the CAF does or does not have and sees what the equivalent items are in DOD, the CAF budget could be used a lot more efficiently in working more seamlessly with DOD down here -- which is a win win for everyone - as the CAF doesn't need to spend as much, the CAF is better outfitted, and We down here don't resent you as a freeloader all the time...
Decent Dual Tube NV, useful MFAL, Comms - wait, Comms again.Questions…
- What does the Canadian soldier, at the individual level, lack compared to their American counterpart?
The Army (and to a certain point the RCAF and RCN have deluded themselves as to operational equipment needs for quite some time.- Bruh, have you seen who’s running our country right now? (Hint, literally one of the dumbest guys on Earth…)
Even if he fell out a window <please! oh please! 🙏🏻> the person who would replace him is even scarier than he is, for different reasons!
What you suggest makes sense, especially if we’re looking at individual kit. But good decisions aren’t our thing right now. Maybe try back in the spring to see if management has changed?
Until you run out of transmission line transformers. Those take more than a few minutes to build.Ukrainian electrical system a lot more resilient than feared.
For those of us that live, or have lived in BC, that have survived ice storms and hurricanes it shouldn't come as big a surprise as it might. Splicing lines, replacing poles and towers, swapping transformers..... routine maintenance.
Its the same theme over and over again and again - abandoned - no equipment - broken equipment - shitty commanders - no training - crappy food or little food - bad accommodations or lacking proper equipment to sleep in the rough - no comms - no idea of what's expected of them - poor morale - little discipline - the list goes on and on.Company "commanded" by a Sgt definitely not lead. These poor guys are f'd.
Or even if they have it, its use is suspect, to wit some RCAF using NVG for higher level transit and ops, then flipping up the goggles and flying un-aided (eyes and white light only) near the ground. 😵💫The Army (and to a certain point the RCAF and RCN have deluded themselves as to operational equipment needs for quite some time.
Are Russians not saying those things, or are we just not seeing them say it? Also, how many who have said those sorts of things have gone MIA?Its the same theme over and over again and again - abandoned - no equipment - broken equipment - shitty commanders - no training - crappy food or little food - bad accommodations or lacking proper equipment to sleep in the rough - no comms - no idea of what's expected of them - poor morale - little discipline - the list goes on and on.
But here's the thing - never once do you hear even the slightest hint of munity, never once do you hear them say, "good people, loved ones, avenge us, rise up and overthrow those in power who have caused us all this misery, all this pain and suffering." You NEVER hear that at all. It's only "good people, help us get better equipment or tell the leaders to do a better job with us so we can get on with the job at hand. Look, we're still here, we've not surrendered, we've not ran back home."
So, do I feel 'sorry' for these guys - to be honest, no - no I don't. And the reason is they still don't understand that their situation is directly the result of their shitty, corrupt leaders who put them in the direct situation that they are currently in. These guys still believe in all the propaganda that they've been fed since Putin seized power. They still want to 'do the right thing' and finish the job in the Ukraine, but they are not being given the right tools, the right leaders to do it. Until you start seeing the above video where its being filmed from a Ukrainian POW cage and all the complaining is being done in the same manner but instead of saying "we as a group decided to surrender because of a lack of food, lack of equipment, leaders that ran away, being shelled by our own troops, etc, etc" - none of this matter and they sure as shit don't have my sympathy.