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I wouldn't be surprised if the back channels between the White House and the Kremlin are hopping right now with some variation of "it's the same as a nuke, don't you dare".
If the Russians were to blow the dam, they would only be flooding themselves. The topography of the landscape would mean the floodwater would flow more towards eastern bank of the Dnipro river, where the Russians have taken up their positions.Reports now coming in that the Russian's have announced they are withdrawing from Kherson due to their inability to resupply their troops. If true (and major media sources are reporting) this would be a major coup for Ukraine and a vindication of their strategy which will regain them a major city without the bloody task of weeks of urban combat.
Of course the cynic in me worries that this is a Russian trap, the most heinous of which would involve them blowing the Nova kakhovka Dam once Ukrainian troops have entered the city and washing them away in a biblical flood. As strategically idiotic as this would be (it would wipe out the vital Crimean canal and flood plenty of settlements on the Russian side of the river) there is a powerful thread running through Russian media voices of the 'if we can't have it, no one can' type.
The moment Russia failed to take Kyiv, was the moment Russia lost the war.Its all very well Zeilinsky and the west saying we cannot let Russia win this war but i dont see any alternative. Russia will not stop until the war is won. No one is gonna stop Putin im afraid. You can halt and slow it down but ultimately theres only so far you can go without starting WW3. If Putins inner circle wanted to stop this war, they would have done already. I really dont see many alternatives.
I don't know what a G20 is or what Russia's response was. This thread is where I get my Russian Ukraine news. Spill it.Given Russias seeming response to G20 today this war isnt going to end anytime soon. I thought there was at least some hope after the pulling out of Kerhson and various leaders talking of peace but it seems that is as far away as ever after todays attacks.
A Russian missile, fired into western Ukraine was intercepted by a Ukrainian air defence missile near the border with Poland. Unfortunately, the result was both missiles crashed into Polish territory and killed two innocent people.No, this is an American produced missile, donated to Ukraine, and shot up by Ukraine.