Putin to send 'doomsday' warning to West at Russia's WW2 victory parade

  

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Via:  hallux  •  2 weeks ago  •  18 comments

By:   Guy Faulconbridge - Reuters

Putin to send 'doomsday' warning to West at Russia's WW2 victory parade

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LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin will send a "doomsday" warning to the West when he leads celebrations on Monday marking the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, brandishing Russia's vast firepower while its forces fight on in Ukraine.
Defiant in the face of deep Western isolation since he ordered the invasion of Russia's neighbour, Putin will speak on Red Square before a parade of troops, tanks, rockets and intercontinental ballistic missiles.



A fly-past over St Basil's Cathedral will include supersonic fighters, Tu-160 strategic bombers and, for the first time since 2010, the Il-80 "doomsday" command plane, which would carry Russia's top brass in the event of a nuclear war, the Defence Ministry said.



In that scenario, the Il-80 is designed to become the roaming command centre for the Russian president. It is packed with technology but specific details are Russian state secrets.
The 69-year-old Kremlin leader has repeatedly likened the war in Ukraine to the challenge the Soviet Union faced when Adolf Hitler's Nazis invaded in 1941.
"The attempt to appease the aggressor on the eve of the Great Patriotic War turned out to be a mistake that cost our people dearly," Putin said on Feb. 24 when he announced what he called a special military operation in Ukraine.
"We will not

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Hallux
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1  seeder  Hallux    2 weeks ago

Gee Vlad, you're more repetitive than one of  Aesop's Fables.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @1    2 weeks ago

joe should send him a punch bowl for the occasion, made from depression glass, and labeled moscow...

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  devangelical @1.1    2 weeks ago
depression glass

My mom loved that stuff, especially pink and blue pieces.  

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Hallux @1    2 weeks ago

He's also most likely desperate and bluffing heavily.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Hallux @1    2 weeks ago

"Russia's vast firepower" jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

Vastly reduced, and not being replaced.  I  suspect this article is substantially correct

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 weeks ago

From the execution of the war in Ukraine they may shoot themselves in the foot.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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2.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Kavika @2    2 weeks ago

Lol nah, the one thing the Russians can do is put on a parade. Bout the only thing their military can do with any competence.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3  Thrawn 31    2 weeks ago

Lol yeah, okay Putin. What is with this guy and the Russian leadership in general always threatening nukes? Yes Putin, we know you have them, but everyone also knows that if you decide to use them you are basically committing suicide. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Thrawn 31 @3    2 weeks ago

He is already dying from cancer.  I doubt he really cares at this point.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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3.1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.1    2 weeks ago
He is already dying from cancer.

What did his oncologist tell you his chances are? 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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3.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

He stands a very good chance of being served some chicken soup flavored with some herbed polonium

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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3.1.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Greg Jones @3.1.2    2 weeks ago

Oh my, that is serious.

 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3.1.4  Thrawn 31  replied to  Greg Jones @3.1.2    2 weeks ago

with any luck one of his treatments won't go so well. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

A message to Putin --

As Ukrainian border guard Roman Hyrbov said to the Russians on the ship Moskva (since sunk!), who demanded that he and his fellow defenders on Snake Island surrender: 

Иди на хуй 

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @4    2 weeks ago

The Russians probably wished that they hadn't taken Snake Island. In the last couple of days Ukraine drones have taken out two Raptor patrol boats, and one Serna class landing ship and blew up the ammo and or fuel depot on the island. 

All of this was accompanied by a video of the attacks and destruction. 

Additionally, Ukraine has claimed a missile hit Admiral Makarov Russian frigate and she is on fire.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @4.1    2 weeks ago

By the time this is over, let's hope the Russians regret the whole damned thing.

 
 
 
Kavika
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5  Kavika     2 weeks ago

This just in. The tiny outgunned Ukrainian Air Force just hit Snake Island. Two Su 27 came in at a super low level and had major hits on the island. There is a video of this in the link. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @5    2 weeks ago

Good

 
 

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