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#1 Gregory

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 1616 PM

Either that, or Georgian aggressors are invading the peace-loving republic of South Ossetia
http://www.russiatod...ews/28629/video
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 1738 PM

Apparently volunteers from Russian Federations are streaming into North Ossetia to repel Georgians.
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#3 Archie Pellagio

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 2131 PM

Apparently volunteers from Russian Federations are streaming into North Ossetia to repel Georgians.


Are these like the Chinese "volunteers" in korea and germans in Spain? <_<
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 2247 PM

Are these like the Chinese "volunteers" in korea and germans in Spain? <_<


Mmm...something like that, but on a considerably smaller scale. The Russian Federation is probably not going to officially dispatch "volunteers", but it's not going to stop anybody who's interested in going either.
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#5 Marek Tucan

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0151 AM

So I guess a lot of ex-Czechoslovakian equipment is seeing some action... We sold a lot of stuff to Georgia...
42xD-30 122mm howitzer
24xvz.77 DANA 152mm SP howitzer
6xRM-70 122mm wheeled MRL
10xT-55AM2
50xT-72 variants (of those, 15 was "for collectors" officially, dunno whether in fact as well)
12xSu-25K
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#6 Tomi Sarvanko

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0227 AM

Hmm, are "we" still sleeping? Time to wake up, there is war going on. Seems to escalate quite fast.

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#7 Marek Tucan

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0229 AM

Hey! You checking out Czech news servers or what? ;)

Btw those T-72's are Georgian or Rus... Ahem, Ossetian? ;)
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#8 Tomi Sarvanko

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0235 AM

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This is communication between a Russian member(Q_duhov) and Ossetian one (Repuhov Oleg)who is in the battlezone

Quote:
Q_Duhov ‎(2:31):

Oleg is that you?

Репухов Олег ‎(2:31):

Yes

Q_Duhov ‎(2:31):

How is the situation?

Репухов Олег ‎(2:31):

Talking throught mobile phone

Situtation is fked

Репухов Олег ‎(2:32):

Town is on fire

Q_Duhov ‎(2:32):

Georgians news report that they entered the city, is that true?

Репухов Олег ‎(2:32):

Looks like help

Not true

They took Mugut

Репухов Олег ‎(2:33):

They are retreating!!

Q_Duhov ‎(2:34):

Our forces?

Репухов Олег ‎(2:34):

They are shooting artillery from Gori

Grads are used against the villages

No

Just shot Grad against the town

Q_Duhov ‎(2:35):

Georgians are retreating?

Репухов Олег ‎(2:35):

From some positions

Q_Duhov ‎(2:37):

Georgians claim that they took Demis. What can you say about it?

Did they also take Mygut and Didmuha?

Репухов Олег ‎(2:38):

No, they just fired Grad

I am talking about Demis

But Mugut is totatly under Georgian controll.

Репухов Олег ‎(2:39):

They are claiming that help is on the way.

Репухов Олег ‎(2:40):

And to our neighborng postions.

Forces is arriving to Nikozi.

Репухов Олег ‎(2:41):

Are you still here? Communication is bad.

Репухов Олег ‎(2:42):

They are closing in on the town from Nikoz and Teka.


Q_Duhov ‎(2:42):

Yeah

I am writing

Репухов Олег ‎(2:43):

Where is the damn help?

Репухов Олег ‎(2:44):
If this goes on in the same way the then the city can fall.

Q_Duhov ‎(2:45):

Hold on. Aircraft inbound.

Репухов Олег ‎(2:45):

Yeah. they flew over and left.

Q_Duhov ‎(2:50):

Hold us informed, you are our only source.

Репухов Олег ‎(2:51):

I cant promise anything

Town is still under artillery attack.

Репухов Олег ‎(2:52):
Looks like close combat is invetible.

Репухов Олег ‎(3:10):

They also reached police station. In 3 minutes. Very bad news.

Репухов Олег ‎(3:21):

Our forces are asking for reinforcments. Our ammo is low.

Репухов Олег ‎(3:26):

Help is not arriving in time.

Q_Duhov ‎(3:26):

Have you seen jets?

Репухов Олег ‎(3:26):
No

Репухов Олег ‎(3:27):

They are shutting down our communications

Репухов Олег ‎(3:28):

I dont know what peacekeepers are doing

They just hit the town again

Репухов Олег ‎(3:29):

Tanks in Mugiti

Where is help?

Репухов Олег ‎(3:30):

Tanks just drove throught Mugiti.

Репухов Олег ‎(3:31):

They are not even shooting, they just went throught.

Репухов Олег ‎(3:33):

I hope this ends soon. They just hit the town again. I cannot take it..

Репухов Олег ‎(3:36):

They are firing from artillery.

Репухов Олег ‎(3:41):

Help is needed right away.

Zunar is under fire again
Репухов Олег ‎(3:42):

Damn, we need aircraft and choppers.

Репухов Олег ‎(3:47):

One more collun 1k long.

Q_Duhov ‎(3:47):

Georgian?

Репухов Олег ‎(3:48):

Yes

Репухов Олег ‎(3:50):

When will our help arrive?

Репухов Олег ‎(3:54):

I meant that how far away are they?

Q_Duhov ‎(3:54):
You need to hold out for few more hours.

Репухов Олег ‎(3:54):

Damn, thats too much.
Репухов Олег ‎(3:55):

We have nothing to shoot with.

Q_Duhov ‎(3:55):

1000. vollunters are on the way from Abhazia and other from Norht Ossetia, they will be there soon-

****, i can only come tommorow.

Репухов Олег ‎(3:56):
WE ARE IN DIRE NEED OF HELP!

Репухов Олег ‎(3:58):

We wont hold out for more then 2 hours.

Репухов Олег ‎(4:01):

There are too many of them

Репухов Олег ‎(4:06):

Russia needs to do something or else the town is fked.


Репухов Олег ‎(4:07):
They are firing Grad
Alot is on fire.

We need help.

Репухов Олег ‎(4:08):

Looks like an ambulance was hit.

Репухов Олег ‎(4:10):

10 more minutes and we are ****ed.

Репухов Олег ‎(4:11):
We need to crush Gori and Nikozi.

Репухов Олег ‎(4:15):

Town is on fire.

Репухов Олег ‎(4:16):
Houses are demolished

Репухов Олег ‎(4:21):

When will the help arrive? The town is surrounded.
Репухов Олег ‎(4:22):

ааааааа

Q_Duhov ‎(4:23):

How are you?

Репухов Олег ‎(4:32):

WHERE IS THE HELP??

Репухов Олег ‎(4:33):

They are breaking through.

Репухов Олег ‎(4:37):

Tanks went thorught Tzunar.

Репухов Олег ‎(4:38):

Where is the dammed help?
Репухов Олег ‎(4:39):
Oleg answer me.

Q_Duhov ‎(4:39):

Oleg, you need to hold out to the morning.

Репухов Олег ‎(4:40):

They are almost inside the town
Wont be able to hold out to the morning.

Town will fall by then.

Репухов Олег ‎(4:41):

Meybe in 20-30 minutes.

Damn, they are hitting the town again
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0409 AM

This could get really hairy really fast. I hope Russia has the sense and decency to stay out of this. We don't need a new Cold War between Russia and NATO over some 45,000 South-Ossetians.
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#10 Tomi Sarvanko

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0433 AM

This could get really hairy really fast. I hope Russia has the sense and decency to stay out of this. We don't need a new Cold War between Russia and NATO over some 45,000 South-Ossetians.


This conflict has as much to do with South-Ossetians as Operation Iraqi freedom had to do with the WMD.
Russia is stepping up back to the chess board. Its "soldiers" has been eaten long enough.
Hopefully this wont turn out too hairy.

Edit
While writing this F-18 Hornet is making high G turn 500m over my office. Talk about the back ground music. ;)

Edited by Tomi Sarvanko, 08 August 2008 - 0438 AM.

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#11 Marek Tucan

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0502 AM

Georgia apparently called for a mobillisation.

Edited by Tuccy, 08 August 2008 - 0503 AM.

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#12 Tomi Sarvanko

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0512 AM

Russian 58th army on the move.

http://life.ru/video/4932
Tanks, APCs, IFVs, Heavy AA-systems (Sa-17) and mobile artillery.

Edited by Tomi Sarvanko, 08 August 2008 - 0520 AM.

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#13 Sardaukar

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0516 AM

Interesting weaponry,,I take this guy is Georgian...

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#14 Tomi Sarvanko

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0529 AM

Interesting weaponry,,I take this guy is Georgian...

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And camo... Caught my eye too. My bet is he is on the Georgian side. Nationality? Who knows. How close the Georgia is to the NATO?

Edited by Tomi Sarvanko, 08 August 2008 - 0534 AM.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0532 AM

Either that, or Georgian aggressors are invading the peace-loving republic of South Ossetia
http://www.russiatod...ews/28629/video


Well apparently they've had 2 referendums on the issue, both of which the secessionists won. On the condition that there was not too much engineering of the result it's pretty clear which caption is more apt.
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0534 AM

And camo... Caught my eye too. My bet is he is on the Georgian side. Natinality? Who knows. How close the Georgia is to the NATO?


The US has been trying to get them in and has been giving them a lot of material assistance, the Europeans (especially the Germans) have been stomping on the brakes at every turn.
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0538 AM

Well apparently they've had 2 referendums on the issue, both of which the secessionists won. On the condition that there was not too much engineering of the result it's pretty clear which caption is more apt.

OTOH there are reports of a wee bit of expulsions in Southern Ossetia in 1990s, bringing the Georgian population from majority in 1980s to 30% minority...
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#18 Tomi Sarvanko

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0601 AM

Ukraine joins the game


Ukraine's Defense and Foreign ministries have confirmed the statement made by Eduard Kokoity,
president of the breakaway republic of South Ossetia, about delivering military equipment to Georgia.
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0604 AM

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Georgian tanks move along a road near the city of Tskhinvali, 100 km (62 miles) from Tbilisi, August 8, 2008.


Is that a T-80BV? Didn't know they had those...
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#20 Tomi Sarvanko

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 0608 AM

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Georgian tanks move along a road near the city of Tskhinvali, 100 km (62 miles) from Tbilisi, August 8, 2008.
Is that a T-80BV? Didn't know they had those...


Probably T-72M1V. Look at the wheels.

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Btw those T-72's are Georgian or Rus...
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