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by Mortyman
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concord(JQF) to test remote air traffic control tower system
Replies: 12
Views: 2164

Re: Concord(JQF) to test remote air traffic control tower system

The system is already operational in Norway.

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by Mortyman
Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concord(JQF) to test remote air traffic control tower system
Replies: 12
Views: 2164

Concord(JQF) to test remote air traffic control tower system

Concord signs agreement to test remote air traffic control tower system by Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace CONCORD — The City of Concord took the first major step in implementing and testing a remote tower system at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport. City officials and representat...

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by Mortyman
Mon Apr 04, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The director of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roskosmos, is sending a clear message to NATO and Jens Stoltenberg. On his private Telegram channel, Roskosmos director Dmitry Rogozin on Monday shared a satellite image of NATO headquarters in Brussels. - On this day, April 4, 1949, representatives ...

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by Mortyman
Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It was mentioned in another forum that Putin had failed to clearly give examples as to why NATO or its expansion, was a threat specifically aimed at Russia, or a subterfuge for US dominance of Europe. Did NATO ever specifically deliate their "basic purpose" after 1991? NATO's actions in t...

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by Mortyman
Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Osprey down in Northern Norway.
Replies: 7
Views: 2648

Re: Osprey down in Northern Norway.

The wreckage was spread across 300 meters

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by Mortyman
Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

According to Deutsche Welle who cites a doctor in the town of Mazyr: * Many badly wounded Russian soldiers are sent to Belarus. * Some sources claim that the hospitals has become overcrowded * Many badly wounded Russian soldiers withour arm, leg, eye and ear * Some of the soldiers comes so lte that ...

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by Mortyman
Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 472
Views: 27090

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

NIKV69 wrote:
Paid the most I ever have for a gallon today. $4.99 hows that hopey changey stuff working for ya?


You have nothing to complain about. Compared to prices in Norway / Europe, that is cheap.

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by Mortyman
Mon Mar 14, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

From what I hear from Norwegian news media who has talked to a representaive from the Norwegian scool of combat, Russia is getting low on what one can call "contract / proffesional" soldiers ... They will have to start using conscripts and reservists soon, wich is even less prepared. https...

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by Mortyman
Sun Mar 13, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

And there's talk of Finland and Sweden joining NATO. Yes, but nothing more then talks at the moment. Both Sweden and Finland have said that now is not that time to join Nato. Finland:; https://svenska.yle.fi/a/7-10013987 Sweden: https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/andersson-om-nato-medlemskap-skulle...

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by Mortyman
Sat Mar 12, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Not going well for the Russians ... Russian soldiers from the Kirkenes brigade are said to have been killed in Ukraine Russian forces, which are usually stationed just a few tens of kilometers from the border with Norway, have suffered heavy losses during the attack on Ukraine, according to the Ukra...

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by Mortyman
Thu Mar 10, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Quite a lot of NATO and Allied Air activity in Eastern Europe at the moment USAF C-130J in Norway right near the Russian border near Murmansk NATO stepping up its game? International participants for the Cold Response NATO exercise that will take place in march and april is currently arriving in No...

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by Mortyman
Wed Mar 09, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 13816

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

I have seen reports that Putin cannot be deposed because he's too powerful. They say that the sanctions will only hurt the poor Russians. The Ukrainian people have shown what a united country can achieve. If the Russians can't do the same, I'm not all that concerned with their suffering. Think of a...

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by Mortyman
Tue Mar 08, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Heartbreaking ... 'Sorry to bother you': CNN obtains audio of Russians calling Ukrainian hotline As President Vladimir Putin offered his support to the mothers, wives and girlfriends of Russian soldiers, CNN's Alex Marquardt reports that many of these women would prefer to know where their husbands ...

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by Mortyman
Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Why does Russia need a "buffer zone"? Their old buffer zone was smaller, poorer countries who they subjugated and oppressed, who finally got their independence. NATO has not desire to go to the Urals. Buffer zone was needed for their protection and slow down potential enemy. There is no n...

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by Mortyman
Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do news reporters travel?
Replies: 9
Views: 2403

Re: How do news reporters travel?

In the case of the Iraq war, journalist were embedded with among others US troops. It's not all good, as journalist tends to be controlled on what they can report or not then.

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by Mortyman
Sun Mar 06, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The German embassy in South Africa responded sharply when their Russian colleagues talked about their "fight against the Nazis" in Ukraine. On Saturday, the Russian embassy in the capital Pretoria posted a tweet thanking them for all the messages of support from people and organizations in...

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by Mortyman
Sun Mar 06, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

What happens if he finds a pretext to invade Finland? How long did it take fir Russia to build up it's invasion force for Ukraine? How long since the US put out the first warning of the build up? My guess is at the first sign of any Russian build up along Finland's border, Finland will immediately ...

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by Mortyman
Sun Mar 06, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Bring on a nuclear exchange then. Putin has to understand that the world will not put up with his bullying. He just makes veiled threats and we all run away scared. Maybe he needs to understand that without a secure, independent Ukraine there can be no world. Russia is now preparing to bombard Ukra...

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by Mortyman
Sat Mar 05, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 25903

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

U.S. Postpones Long Range Missile Test Amid Nuclear Tensions With Russia https://time.com/6154110/icbm-nuclear-test-russia/ Didn't the Soviets almost launch a retaliatory strike in the 70's after Norway launch a small weather rocket? Prudent move - we should be keeping all our ships and aircraft a ...

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by Mortyman
Sat Mar 05, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The question is really were NATO puts the line for article 5 engagement .. Is a cyberattack on a NATO country enough ? Is sabotage to an oil rigg or pipeline of a NATO country enough ? Does it really have to be direct armed attack ? For now it seems not, but it could be.

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by Mortyman
Sat Mar 05, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

And again you are spreading fake news. Russia never applied for NATO membership, that’s how it works (and also admitted by you earlier in this thread) It’s clear they knew they were dealing with. BS. Russia didn’t want to become NATO member, otherwise they had applied for it (never did). They did c...

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by Mortyman
Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Norwegian air ambulance helicopter with greeting

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by Mortyman
Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 13816

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

Can the FSB stage a coup? Seems like Putin is not populare there either ... Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said on Ukrainian television on Tuesday that his country received information about a planned assassination attempt on President Volodymyr Zelens...

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by Mortyman
Tue Mar 01, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 25903

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

In the last 24 hours, Russia has been accused of using cluster munitions against, among other things, a kindergarten and a hospital in Ukraine. The Norwegian intelligence service (E-service) now confirms that the weapons are used in Ukraine. https://www.aftenposten.no/verden/i/0GlvV0/vaapenet-drepe...

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by Mortyman
Tue Mar 01, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

In the last 24 hours, Russia has been accused of using cluster munitions against, among other things, a kindergarten and a hospital in Ukraine. The Norwegian intelligence service (E-service) now confirms that the weapons are used in Ukraine. https://www.aftenposten.no/verden/i/0GlvV0/vaapenet-drepe...

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by Mortyman
Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The Kremlin adviser says he is embarrassed and depressed about the war Andrei Kortunov, the director general of Russia's Foreign Ministry, said he had long believed that a military operation was unlikely, according to Sky News, which described him as a Kremlin adviser. - I think it is very embarrass...

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by Mortyman
Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 25903

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

Former Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev has called on Russian diplomats to resign in protest of the war in Ukraine. "I urge all Russian diplomats to resign in protest," he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. "Dear Russian diplomats, you are professionals and not free propagandists. &q...

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by Mortyman
Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Former Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev has called on Russian diplomats to resign in protest of the war in Ukraine. "I urge all Russian diplomats to resign in protest," he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. "Dear Russian diplomats, you are professionals and not free propagandists. &q...

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by Mortyman
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 25903

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Reference Thread

Norway has decided to donate up to 2,000 M72 LAW anti-tank weapons to Ukraine in adittion to previous announced helmets and other protective gear. https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/norway-send-weapons-ukraine-change-policy-2022-02-28/?fbclid=IwAR0QcDpEdA-7XDpB4XmAxM3GiQbzEW62AOErt4b2wvTtGoPq8_I...

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by Mortyman
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

Norway has decided to donate up to 2,000 M72 LAW anti-tank weapons to Ukraine in adittion to previous announced helmets and other protective gear. https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/norway-send-weapons-ukraine-change-policy-2022-02-28/?fbclid=IwAR0QcDpEdA-7XDpB4XmAxM3GiQbzEW62AOErt4b2wvTtGoPq8_I...

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by Mortyman
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

Is this why the usial trolling hasn't been going on here, so far? Too preoccupied with standing in line to take out their own savings, rather than trolling for Putin? :stirthepot: The absence of the troll bots has been noticeable. Speaking of which, I'm surprised there haven't yet been widescale cy...

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by Mortyman
Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

The Norwegian government with Primeminister Jonas Gahr Støre has announced that it would * not send weapons to Ukraine. But will send other military equipment, such as helmets and other protective gear. * Furthermore, Norway has previously opened up for ammunition produced in Norway to be re-exporte...

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by Mortyman
Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

Russian official apologises for war in Ukraine at UN climate meet The Russian head of delegation at a major UN climate conference apologised for his country's invasion of Ukraine on Sunday, which he said lacked justification, according to several sources who heard him speak at the virtual meeting. T...

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by Mortyman
Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

I must say I am dissepointed in Sergey Lavrov. I would think that he could talk some sence into Putin, but seems like that is not the case either.

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by Mortyman
Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

Pi7472000 wrote:
How is Finland responding to Russia? Do they support Ukraine? They seem to be in a tough position as Russia has a lot of control over them.


Russia has no control over Finland.

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by Mortyman
Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

Do not see the need for diplomatic ties: - Put padlocks on the embassies Dimitrij Medvedev - We no longer have a particular need for diplomatic ties to the West, Russia's former president Dmitry Medvedev wrote on his page on the Russian social media VK on Saturday. He now sits on the security counc...

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by Mortyman
Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Kazakhstan says no to helping Russia Kazakhstan, one of Russia's closest allies, has rejected a request from Moscow to help Russia in the war against Ukraine, reports NBC. Furthermore, the former Soviet republic on Friday said that it does not recognize the breakaway regions of Luhansk and Donetsk a...

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by Mortyman
Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Just saw on French TV a quick answer from the German government spokesman about cutting Russia off SWIFT. He said it would "complicate things" for buying energy and for all the German companies doing business with Russia. I don't know if it was on purpose but he basically implied his gove...

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by Mortyman
Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Apparently Ukraine has shot down a Russian military transport plane with paratroopers on board, according to the Ukrainian General Staff. The plane was of the type Il-76 and it was shot down near Vasylkiv, a city located about 40 kilometers south of the capital Kyiv, according to a statement from Uk...

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by Mortyman
Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Nato ERF is mobilising. Germany will send an additional battlegroup and Patriot Air Defense to Slovakia, Denmark is mobilising 20 (!) F-16, and many other NATO partners are also contributing. That all should have been in Ukraine already. Yes, Ukraine. Stoltenberg keeos deploring Russian actions but...

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by Mortyman
Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Chinese State Banks Restrict Financing for Russian Commodities At least two of China’s largest state-owned banks are restricting financing for purchases of Russian commodities, underscoring the limits of Beijing’s pledge to maintain economic ties with one of its most important strategic partners in ...

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by Mortyman
Fri Feb 25, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvNi_xZMejo
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A Old Man survived after his car crashed by Russian tank in Kyiv.
Video shows an old man driving on the road but the Russian tank deliberately crashed his car . Luckily old man will survive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvNi_xZMejo

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by Mortyman
Fri Feb 25, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

France has nuclear weapons. There is zero risk of an invasion of French territory. If you think Macron is negotiating for his image and his presidential campaign, it's partly true. But you have to conclude that it's working or he wouldn't be doing it. Just like Putin is invading Ukraine to make Rus...

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by Mortyman
Fri Feb 25, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Looks like Zelensky is losing faith in NATO providing actual assistance. Moderated language, saying ready to discuss "neutrality" with Moscow. Maybe trying to salvage something to ensure the nation remains intact at the end of this, rather than sacrifice Ukrainians in bloody battles?: htt...

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by Mortyman
Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352507

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

So France is the pointman for the EU? Macron has wanted to be a big man on the world stage for awhile. Let's see what he accomplishes. Everyone digs on the US for leaving A-stan, a country that has successfully fought the US, USSR and British Empire. yet, hardly anything is said about France admitt...

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