Since the existing thread has been very rowdy lately, it was suggested to try a split. This thread can be for specific developments, preferably with links as support. Not discussion, not theorizing, and definitely not comments on the politics or intelligence of posters (these last will be deleted liberally)
There were about 50 cruise missiles shot at Ukraine today. Ukraine claims to have shot down 44 of them.
Ukrainian air defense shooting down Russian cruise missiles
Kh-101 - developed as a stealthy replacement for the Kh-55SM in the late 1990s, the Kh-101 has a conventional warhead. This missile weighs some 2,200 - 2,400 kg, the weight of warhead is 400–450 kg. According to reports, the Kh-101 has a maximum range of 4500–5500 km and a variable flight profile at altitudes ranging from 30 – 70 m to 6000 m, a cruising speed of 190–200 m/s and a maximum speed of 250–270 m/s. The missile is equipped with an electro-optical system for correcting the flight trajectory and with a TV guidance system for terminal guidance. Its official range is 4,500 km or 3,000 km with a conventional payload. It is re-targetable. The missiles are expected to be accurate within 10–20 m CEP. They are expected to be in service in required numbers by 2023. The new missile complex has been successfully tested and in recent years put into series production to equip modernized Tu-160 and Tu-95MSM bombers.
Kh-555 (NATO “Kent-C”, Kh-55SE, Kh-55Sh) - conventionally armed version with an improved guidance system and warhead. It became operational in 2000. Entered service in 2004.
Russian missile had a change of heart and returned to Russia
“Japan cannot survive without Russian oil, warns trading house chief”
The Japanese generally don’t make a stink unless they’ve exhausted every option.
Qatar has joined the Russians!!!
As per your article, that guy is “is among Japan’s most charismatic and aggressive business leaders”, and the only one making a stink. And his firm has interests in Russian oil and gas. And Russian oil and gas makes up less than 10% of Japan’s supply. That’s just some information directly from the article.
Seems not the case
The only place i can find this (the website for sirius seems not updated for some years) is what looks like Belarus media. So, the development that Qatar has jponed the Russians is again an interpretation at best
Court in Sevastopol, Russia changed status of 17 sailors from sunken ship Moskva as deceased, more are still declared as missing.
Initially, the Russian Defense Ministry had said it had evacuated the entire crew from the vessel after ammunition exploded on board.
There is talks of the first KIA of a Taiwanese volunteer has happened. If it is true, he was a 25 year-old Indigenous man. Respect for what he has done for his country, Ukraine, and justice. May him rest in peace.
Still to be confirmed by MOFA but most media outlets are carrying the news. Apparently hit in a trench.
I disagree with others. A waste of life for western MIC:
A new piece by the Grayzone:
More official source.
6 posts were merged into an existing topic: Ukraine Invasion: General Discussion, November 2022
The western MIC just can’t give up Putin’s war of aggression /s
You are such a warmonger, believing the MSM lies financed by the MIC. If only you could be smart enough to know the truth (interesting links) then peace would be achieved - by giving into Putin’s demands.