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1 point · 6 hours ago

So some of there Russian soldiers are appearing twice in the recorded figures. Once as WIA, then returned to the front while injured to be upgraded to KIA status. How depressing for them, but WIA does not get your family a Lada, so there is that bright spot for them...

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Score hidden · 3 minutes ago

Neither does KIA for the most part...

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46 points · 2 days ago

I won't have a chance to post a daily recap for Saturday the 26th. If I do it will come out at about the same time as Sunday's.

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27 points · 2 days ago

don't stress, we're always thankful for your summaries, take some you time!

2 points · 2 days ago

They sometimes have nothing to do with mistakes or cruelty. The classic example is airborne units across lines executing prisoners. It's a war crime by definition, but if there's nowhere to send POWs it's a tactical decision.

But then there's Russia, who builds toy bombs as part of a standard retreat. That's very different, and can be viewed as abnormal even within the scope of war crimes.

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6 points · 2 days ago

You legit just described bad people being cruel.

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1 point · 2 days ago

As for dehydration - can't you just eat snow? I mean if you're not in a city ofc.

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24 points · 2 days ago

You actually can cause further cold issues even if it's clean, better to boil it first. (Snow temperature vs body temperature).

But it's more that people don't realise they're dehydrated so don't drink enough. Same same with food (although I eat a lot by default so didn't have issues).

One thing I did forget to mention - cold and wet is often way worse than much colder temperatures.

It's why proper gear is so important, particularly boots/socks, frostbite on your feet is often hard to notice until it's too late.

So the whole cold issue has already started for them and will continue into spring.

8 points · 2 days ago

If you're working hard in the cold to the point where you need to remove layers to keep from perspiring, then it's my understanding that it's safe to eat clean snow while you're hot. If you have a plastic bag on you, you can melt snow using your body heat while you're still feeling hot from the workout.

The danger of eating snow is when you're hunkered down in the cold and not producing any excess heat.

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1 point · 2 days ago

Good point, and we did discuss this but the general point was 'carry enough water instead' to avoid any risks.

But as I said, I wasn't in extreme cold and Im not well versed in the advanced stuff, just basics. I'll defer to anyone with experience or knowledge.

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26 points · 2 days ago

Putin, the empath:

'I feel your pain' Putin tells soldiers' mothers

https://www.youtube.com/post/Ugkxfja1SZVNjOCgn3RwOwhBrUadI11Q3iSu

Daily Telegraph, UK - link to blog post

He keeps finding new ways to be a cunt

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5 points · 2 days ago

Weren't they found to not actually be mothers but Putin people?

6 points · 2 days ago

this

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8 points · 2 days ago

That's not entirely true. I know that at least for us Germans the assumption prior to any offensive/defensive training scenario is that the enemy has at least manpower superiority, while our arsenal is limited, often only what the squad is carrying plus maybe a mortar strike call-in. This is done to ensure that the scenario - even though there is no credible risk of dying - is challenging; SL, 2ic and the squad has to work together in order to repel the incoming forces, and under this pressure it becomes much more visible to the observers when somebody is "messing up".

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2 points · 2 days ago

The concept is similar in most allied militaries, we all ensure it's as difficult as possible without being a rickroll by the enemy.

It's so soldiers and commanders are forced to adapt and overcome, deal with pressures, losses, etc.

From what we've seen from Russia and given how corrupt and widespread lying is, I find it hard to imagine their training quality even at their best is even comparable.

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4 points · 2 days ago

I am in Australia. I tried to donate to the Olena Zelenska foundation via bank transfer to contribute to the medical fund - specifically mental health.

I went into my local bank (Westpac Australia) and I told them I wanted to donate $30 AUD and I copied the Account/BSB off the foundation website.

The bastards at the bank wanted the $30 AUD to donate AND another $32 Westpac Australia bank transfer fee.

Nicely done Westpac Australia - profiting off people wishing to donate to charity.

I didn't donate sadly - and the smart arse teller smiled at me and said it the rules - sorry.

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2 points · 2 days ago

Yep, they are bastards. Points at banking royal commission

I'm surprised you can't do it online somewhere with a credit card.

We're living pay-to-pay at the moment but I'll be donating the moment we have more than a couple of dollars to rub together.

Maybe try this article, it may give you easier options to donate to https://www.sbs.com.au/language/ukrainian/en/article/ukraine-crisis-how-to-donate-from-australia/27oanlhna

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1 point · 2 days ago

This is true. But they did conquer all they could. The dark side of the Roman empire

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1 point · 2 days ago

You are viewing a civilisation and a world from 2000+ years ago through the lens of modern concepts and norms.

This is silly.

Just about every nation state prior to the modern era engaged in war and invasion.

And for most of that time it was viewed as the right thing to do, Rome was just really good at it (and so were others).

You are also oversimplifying things, Rome was on the receiving end of lots of wars itself, there's a reason it doesn't exist anymore.

History, life and geopolitics are not black and white for the most part. The war in Ukraine is one of a few examples where right and wrong are easily discernible.

But the only reason that is even possible is because of the rules-based world order formed after World War 2.

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12 points · 2 days ago

From the report (US based):

As families across the nation sit around the table, American troops are sacrificing so much this Thanksgiving while deployed. NBC News’ Keir Simmons reports from the Baltics, where more than 1,200 soldiers are part of a NATO show of unity as tensions continue in Ukraine.

So US troops in the Baltics with heat, light, water, basketball courts, and full traditional T-giving dinners are "sacrificing so much" while Ukraine is experiencing "tensions"?

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17 points · 2 days ago

I understand what you are saying but it's still a dumb thing to point out.

Just because one person is suffering more, doesn't invalidate the suffering of someone else who is suffering less.

Both are suffering. That sucks.

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