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They literally just proved they can't be trusted, yet another time by saying they wouldn't prisoner swap the ukr soldiers by declaring the ukr azov battalion a terror organisation. They did this RIGHT AFTER the surrender was complete.

Have they actually done this, or has the designated knobber just mouthed off in Parliament? We've seen many examples of this through the conflict. I'm not sure why they do it, but it seems to be a practised routine.
 
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Have they actually done this, or has the designated knobber just mouthed off in Parliament? We've seen many examples of this through the conflict. I'm not sure why they do it, but it seems to be a practised routine.
It's not confirmed, just rumoured that they may do this right now, I think it's more tricky for Russia publicly & politically on the domestic side because it's Azov and how they've been portrayed as the personification of Nazi's so it's a bit weird invading to kill nazi's to then let nazi's go in a prisoner swap
 
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Have they actually done this, or has the designated knobber just mouthed off in Parliament? We've seen many examples of this through the conflict. I'm not sure why they do it, but it seems to be a practised routine.
Not done it yet. So far, just threats. They are going hard with the line that the azov battalion is nazi.
 
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Murdering the POWs would be an interesting way to guarantee elevation of the Azov battalions reputation from suspect right wingers to Ukranian heroes.
 
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Murdering the POWs would be an interesting way to guarantee elevation of the Azov battalions reputation from suspect right wingers to Ukranian heroes.

It would be for the internal audience though.

Russia - at least while Putin and Lavrov, etc. are at the top are past caring what the rest of the world thinks.

There is a chance they will sell the defeat of Azov as a victory and move to consolidate existing gains, in an attempt to wind down the war, but I'm not very confident Putin is looking for an off-ramp here as some want to believe.
 
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Seeing how the Russian playbook works since 2014 the first thing the Russians will do is tourture those Azov commanders until one of them admits on camera they are Nazi's and confirm everything the Russian propaganda machine has been saying since February.
 
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Ukranian government has put together virtual tours of war torn cities using drone footage.

It's pretty horrific, but you can view the virtual tours here:

Irpin: https://kyivregiontours.gov.ua/en/war-tours/irpin1

Bucha: https://kyivregiontours.gov.ua/en/war-tours/misto-buca

Hostomel airport: https://kyivregiontours.gov.ua/en/war-tours/gostomel

Borodyanka: https://kyivregiontours.gov.ua/en/war-tours/borodanka


Horenka: https://kyivregiontours.gov.ua/en/war-tours/gorenka



Hopefully they can add some others like Kharkiv and Mariupol
 
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Ukranian government has put together virtual tours of war torn cities using drone footage.

It's pretty horrific, but you can view the virtual tours here:

Irpin: https://kyivregiontours.gov.ua/en/war-tours/irpin1

Bucha: https://kyivregiontours.gov.ua/en/war-tours/misto-buca

Hostomel airport: https://kyivregiontours.gov.ua/en/war-tours/gostomel

Borodyanka: https://kyivregiontours.gov.ua/en/war-tours/borodanka


Horenka: https://kyivregiontours.gov.ua/en/war-tours/gorenka



Hopefully they can add some others like Kharkiv and Mariupol

War in the modern era is very very weird.
 
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dont buy a house on the main road.


That's mainly because Russians are idiots who think driving columns of tanks down a main road is a good idea. It would be a good idea if you weren't in a freakin war with an enemy looking to blow you up
 
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Its quite interesting how some right wing parties seem to have links to Russia and/or Russian money, like the Tories, Trump and Marine le Pen. All seem to like using fake news and telling lies in much the same way
 
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Its quite interesting how some right wing parties seem to have links to Russia and/or Russian money, like the Tories, Trump and Marine le Pen. All seem to like using fake news and telling lies in much the same way
Well it ain't worked well for Putin in the UK. We have done more to ruin his day than most. Ukraine is still our friend too.
If there was a scandal to be made, I am sure Lavrov would be all over it.
 
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Its quite interesting how some right wing parties seem to have links to Russia and/or Russian money, like the Tories, Trump and Marine le Pen. All seem to like using fake news and telling lies in much the same way
It is and it isn't. Up until the invasion, rightly or wrongly Russia wasn't perceived as the enemy, pretty much as China isn't who has also donated to our political parties.

The more I look at this situation with stories of Putin being "drained of fluid," and "operations," the man is dying. The Russians clearly are going to let him have one last chance of creating a legacy then look to normalise relations with the west when he carks it in a few months by blaming him for all the madness.
 
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