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 Post subject: Things are going worse for Russians than I thought
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 1:26 pm 
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I haven't been saying much about the war in Ukraine since it's well covered in other venues, but this clip really amazed me. Reservists in a combat zone armed with bolt action Mosin-Nagants??? They're out of AKs???

Going by their chin whiskers, I'd say they're most likely Chechen conscripts. I'd also say they go on very short patrols. Like 3 laps around the parking lot and call it good.

BTW, white tape on their arms is used to ID they're (nominally) Russian. UKR troops use blue or yellow tape in the same way. SW

https://twitter.com/i/status/1525055727286599682

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 Post subject: Re: Things are going worse for Russians than I thought
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 11:57 am 
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Much improved ballistics over the A/K, but that's about it.
I would tend to agree that a supply issue is very highly likely to blame.

From what I've seen of the early fighting on t.v., they are very wary of getting within range of the Ukrainians.

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