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FEBRUARY 2023

US Announces Massive $2.5 Billion Weapons Package for Ukraine

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US Announces Massive $2.5 Billion Weapons Package for Ukraine

A US Army Stryker armored vehicle 

The package will include more Bradley armored vehicles and for the first time, Stryker armored vehicles

Originally published by AntiWar

The US on Thursday announced a new massive $2.5 billion arms package for Ukraine that includes Stryker armored combat vehicles for the first time.

The tranche of weapons includes 90 Strykers and 55 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, which the US first pledged to send to Ukraine as part of an over $3 billion arms package that was announced earlier this month.

The package also includes munitions for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS), Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs), and other equipment.

The Strykers are made by General Dynamics and are designed to transport troops with extra protection, similar to the Bradleys. The Stryker is lighter and faster than the Bradleys and is on wheels as opposed to tracks.

Both vehicles can be used to go on the offense, and that’s what US officials have in mind for the new transfer. Germany and France have also pledged to send similar armored vehicles.

The UK said it would send 14 of its main battle tanks, the Challenger 2, but it’s not clear if Kyiv will get more Western-made heavy tanks. Berlin is hesitant to sign off on deliveries of its Leopard 2, and US officials signaled this week that they wouldn’t be sending the M1 Abrams.

While Ukraine is receiving a significant amount of new armor, Valery Zaluchny, the commander of the Ukrainian armed forces, said in December that he needs at least 300 heavy tanks and 600-700 fighting vehicles if he is to stand a chance to drive Russia out of the territory it’s captured.

According to the Pentagon, the full $2.5 billion arms package includes the following:

  • Additional munitions for NASAMS
  • Eight Avenger air defense systems
  • 59 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) with 590 TOW anti-tank missiles and 295,000 rounds of 25mm ammunition
  • 90 Stryker Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) with 20 mine rollers
  • 53 MRAPS
  • 350 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs)
  • 20,000 155mm artillery rounds
  • Approximately 600 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds
  • 95,000 105mm artillery rounds
  • Approximately 11,800 120mm mortar rounds
  • Additional ammunition for HIMARS
  • 12 ammunition support vehicles
  • 6 command post vehicles
  • 22 tactical vehicles to tow weapons
  • High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs)
  • Approximately 2,000 anti-armor rockets
  • Over 3,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition
  • Demolition equipment for obstacle clearing
  • Claymore anti-personnel munitions
  • Night vision devices
  • Spare parts and other field equipment

US military aid for Ukraine is being pulled from funds that have already been authorized by Congress and signed into law by President Biden, which at this point amounts to about $113 billion.

Several other NATO members pledged more military aid for Ukraine on Thursday as their defense ministers met in Brussels. The UK announced it would send 600 Brimstone missiles, and Poland said it would provide S-60 anti-aircraft guns with 70,000 rounds of ammunition.

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LuhaDonetsk

Welcome to Afghanistan

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Its the ...

to bad russia didnt supply the afghans with ilgas.

jens holm

The Russians was defeated and left. Next they collapsed. What a wonderfull world.

The Objective

At this level of Western support, this war will be long and messy. It seems the worse is yet to come

Crazycanuck

Russia will fall apart soon enough EH 🤣 they are on the downhill slide as we speak 2023 is Russia’s last year.

Clyde

Hopefully uncle Nestor can get you out of Lwow and bring you to Edmonton before the Poles take over, Ihor.

Anatolio Mamontow

All that US and european vassals weaponry handed over to the Ukrainians won’t even be able to scratch the Russians in Ukraine.

Jack

i don’t get it why they “announce it” ? wouldn’t it be more efficient as a secret, a surprise on the battlefield? seems just like idiotic P.R. so they can say they did all they could, but unfortunately … the “evil” russians crushed the “brave” ukrainians

CentralAsianStudies

They have to announce it as their own population needs to know what is being sent. Also you have some members of government who don’t fully support these weapons. All it takes is one of them to slip up and say what they shipping and people start to question why they aren’t telling their country. Remember, they keep claiming to now be involved. As such they are trying to be transparent. The problem is, they are lying about how much they are sending and when. Lots of training on western systems already has been on going before official announcements. It’s all for public support and public relations thay they say these things.

Dave

„Package“, „funds“ is misleading. The arms sent by the US are under a „lent and lease“ contract. I.e. Ukraine has to pay for them. Sth. that will, if U continues as a state, leave them in complete debt-dependency. Alternatively, they‘ll become part of the EU (either by joining or being incorporated into other EU-countries, e.g. Poland etc.), in which case the EU will pay the bill.

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Florian Geyer

HATO has already lost their cowardly proxy war and the victors will not pay any US/HATO Lend Lease Bill’s.

Crazycanuck

You watch way to much RT. Russian trash EH

Anatolio Mamontow

Bankrupt United States intends to defeat the Russians in Ukraine? Ho..Ho…Ho…Ho…Don’t make me laugh!

Joseph Day

Ukraine only has to pay if they win, Russia won’t be paying Ukraine’s bills if all Ukraine is liberated

7even-N-6

Right, the rules based order can kiss my ass, they ruined it by confiscating Russian assets. Russia is going to get all their stolen assets back ten fold.

jens holm

Thats a relative.

USSR collapsed the damed thing themself. Most of the values were compared to nothing here and living in the old days. High unimployment too. Same kind of coruption and Oligarcs too.

If Ukriane was a part of USSR they should have their % of the plus as well as minus too.

Russia Is Looking Like A Fool, No Really!

😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 You brainwashed idiot, do you really think Russia is going to retrieve back their assets the West stole and on top of that get back ten fold! Keep dreaming, the only thing the Russians are going to get, is a Pole up their Ass!

jens holm

None expect Rusticans to pay anything The hardly can pay for themself in their own country.

Rustica also is no part of Europe and no solutions for energy as well as food is from there.

Crazycanuck

Russia will be a thing of the past soon enough EH

jens holm

You hve no idea about Our world about such things.

Ukriane already is totally finaced by friends like us. By that leand and lease is symbolic. Ukraine contribute with whatever they can.

You also lie about being a part of EU. They have a long list of NO NO NO for that. But we will trade with them as affiliated and help them to fit into Our systems.

As usual Your morons make Poland bigger the the are because they defeated the RedaArmy as last part of WW1. Nexct they didnt join the Russian Empire clapping in their little hands but were passive resistant.

In the same scenario the Banderas has been created by Stalin to confirm the USSR theft of parts added to the new Ukraine dummy constructio, where we now see the devatsting resuts as well as about 1/3 of Belarus west of Minsk.

Its the ...

europe kills its farmers and local domestic production and removes food safety to promote ukrainian imports. what kind of system is that

TomEN

BS.

This will fall on the american tax-payer. There will be no Ukrainian economy to repay anything.

Boba Lazarević

“Lend-lease” is correct. It took the UK 60 years to repay their WWII obligations to the US. Ukraine will need forever – if there is Ukraine left after this.

But, as another guy said, it may also fall onto the US tax payers to foot the bill. Unless they pull their collective heads out of the sand and start voting independent.

M butd

The UK received second rate war material from the US as part of Lend Lease and had to agree favourable leases to the US over various UK territories and technology etc during the war. Ukraine’s predicament is the same. Post war the US stuck it to Britain, Europe and Germany under the Marshall Plan. The Russians refused to agree to US post war terms under the Matshall Plan and have been pariahs to the US hegemon since. Ukraine in turn will be expected to turn over her land and resources to the US for the US’s military support ala the Lend Lease policy criteria.

Klausenburgischer

They have once voted for their interest the world got Trump and four years of no new American wars. Trump stopped an attempt for a war in Iran and also derailed the plans and money for the Ukraine project, this is why they tried to impeach him. With all the media telling them otherwise the Americans overwhelmingly voted for Trump again but the vote was cheated away. Stop telling people it is the American voter – there are far greater problems here. The ordinary American citizen is also their unwilling captive.

Captain Hohol

So much of this equipment is going to go missing or fall into disuse that the Ukraine government will be on the hook to the IMF for decades upon decades.

Anyone with a brain is running from western Ukraine right now.

banderitelivesdontmatter

Pentagon asks troops in South Korea to provide equipment for delivery to Ukraine – media from interfax ukraine. from the pigs snout. emptying the shelves to feed the glutton. the doorway to the EU gets more rotten by the moment…

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jens holm

Thats nice.

ericv

Meanwhile, US National debt hit 31.000 Billion dollars. Apparently that doesn’t stop the US from dumping more and more money wherever it wants. The power of controlling the printing press

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Joseph Day

And apparently your own credit rating

jens holm

Yes. Ballalaika mijav

SkyBeam

The true aim of the conflict it to put an end to US’ monopoly over the world currency.

jens holm

No its not. Number one is You cant. Number one is too many support the dominating system hard. An ´why? It works little man.

Your have nothing better to offer. You just wnat us down to the low level, where You are and we came from.

SkyBeam

Yes it is. Number one is you can. Number one is the system will crack at one point, the only question is when.

jens holm

Our systems are not as you insinuate at all.

Very much in debt here is for production and has insurrence to the rest of the of us. Here we also all are dependent in ECU, Swiss Franc, Yen, Brittish Pounds and many others.

China now and then has many dollars as well. So far they dont burn them.

The dollar printing so far has not made big inflation. Its trusted.

Now go back to Your cigarbox economy.

something

Interestingly now west presstitutes are not repeating their mantra that Russia is a weak country with GDP of Italy … as Russian crushed the entire NATO military-industrial complex capacity with fraction of the costs that was paid by western taxpayers (against their will).

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Facts

Russia crushed the NATO military industrial complex. You have never seen 5 aircraft carriers off the coast of Russia doing hundreds of bombing runs a day and you never will.

USA is a shithole, EU is becoming one

Why not?

Because USA is afraid to lose them, maybe?

jens holm

So funny.Rustica has onlyone not even having enough toilet seat You dont need radar. Go for the smoke.

USA has 4 or 5 aircraft carriers as reserve. Normal people know they are sleeping and can be ready after 2 months only.

USA has more then that. Next you have to add Nato into it. Something is wrong with Your memorycard if there is any.

TomEN

Carriers are for imperialism. They will ALL be gone in days if they get into a fight with Russa. Come close and the missiles will take you out. Stay far away and som sub will Nuke you.

Useless tax-sucking BEASTS as modern as the battleships.

jens holm

You msut be joking. Rustica has crushed nothing here in that level.

We have given Ukraine what they need for their defence only. So fx You havnt seen Our attack parts at all.

Next Your assumption for taxpayers here is far Out. We do elect politicians and employes fromthem. We all has wast majorities for what we do by elections, PM amnd Goverments.

Very much of Your knowledge about us is being crushed by Purin and Co in the usual USSR/KGB traditions.

We have changed manythings to the situation because Our systyems can. Fx we have bought Russian gas and oil because it was best to the price. Now we buy it somewhere else and temporary replace it with some coal and reopened nuke facilities.

So very few are hit by the dirty infecteds Putin arms. Prices has gone up but very few are freezing and none has no food. We here compensate the poor ones as well as it goes.

TomEN

Are you really suggesting that we have much to give? Who? How much?

Are we supposed to disarme ourselvs to let Russia destroy our equipment in Ukraine?

q_prime

Notice how both US and NATO lack armies as it seems they only have mercenaries. More people figured out the so-called empire is a house of sand heavily relying on psy-ops.

Boba Lazarević

True. And that’s because GDP is a fake indicator of the strength of the economy. It only measures consumption, without regard to where the money comes from. The Westerners spend like crazy and outconsume everybody because their money comes from the future, so to speak. Until one day it doesn’t, then their GDPs will collapse like the proverbial house of cards.

A.H.

All to go up in smoke, whit the last Ukrainian and standing building. Hope some clever cannon fodder who want to day for the shosenites cabal will offer his tank, armored vehikle to Russia and get his live safe. Russia should send all to reingenere and find weak places to destroy them in battle.

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Joe Bidet Is A Senile Pedo

Like sending a man in a wheel chair running shoes!

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Christopher

Blacktaildefence’s You Tube channel has shown the Striker and Bradley to be… somewhat lacking.

Plus these examples are most probably all old variants that were taking up space. And all the rest of the package were probably all old stock that they will send as Ukraine is the excuse they can use to dispose of it to make way for new stuff.

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jens holm

Typical Russian hill billy conclusions about us.

We are weak lame duck all less clever then You too.

And of course Yiu not even mentioned all the museum stuff Rustica themself are sending. Rusticas hardkly die there and has own wings to join heaven themself too.

So why are there no Putin Statues in Kiev.

TomEN

There will be soon…

And the Russians are getting 600 tanks pr month back online. Those 12 English ones will have a 1:50 ratio. You give odds hillbilly?

aamater

Darebácky štát USA sa zbavuje staršej bojovej techniky a odzbrojuje aj svojich vazalov z EU, ktorí sú v zločineckej teroristickej organizácii NATO. Zámer USA môže byť ten, že USA chcú po ukončení tohto konfliktu prezbrojiť celú zločineckú teroristickú organizáciu NATO a tým si zabezpečiť vysoké vlastné zisky. To, že Ukrajina vykrváca darebácky štát USA nijak netrápi. A netrápi ich ani ten fakt, že EU sa rúti do priepasti čo sa týka ekonomiky EU.

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jens holm

Yoiur penis reach the ground because You have very short legs.

7even-N-6

The good news for the remaining citizens of Ukraine is that once Russia purges and liberates the entire country, all of Ukraine’s debt will be null and void and the citizens will get a fresh new start. Russia will not pay a dam penny of whatever money the U.S, and the EU loaned Ukraine. Its a new system now, a multi polar way of conducting business. Fuck the western crooks, their monopoly on debt is history. Think about how good this situation is for the Ukrainians, once citizens of the most corrupt, poorest nation in all of Europe and all of a sudden now the Ukrainians have a chance if they choose to become Russian citizens. Its a no brainer.

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jens holm

ga ga ga ga bork bork

LED

From the list of equipment being sent we can predict a major Ukros offensive in the east and an ensuing battle of WW 2 proportions with NATO’s best strategists guiding .. I feel Russia knows very well how to deal with NAZIs.

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7even-N-6

A major Ukro offensive or as I prefer to call it, a suicidal wave of Ukrainian conscripts. At this point Ukraine will remain hiding in bunkers and retreating as their military and now their leadership is in complete disarray, political assassinations have intensified in Ukraine. This is exactly how everyone who has been following this conflict knew it would end, with the Ukrainian criminal government turning on one another, stabbing themselves in the back as they plunder whatever remains and as they fight over the welfare money given to them by the U.S. A very fitting end to possibly the most psychotic, diabolical and corrupt government in the history of Europe. Best part of it all is that the whole world is bearing witness, even as the western media tries to whitewash the crimes of this gang of murdering despots.

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jens holm

Almost only assumptions.

We in west whitewash nothing.You are told even yoiu can seee it Yoruself in Our many mediis as well as Youtubes and like that.

Rustican lovers have no idea about where I live.

They also never mention how many times UN has condemmed the russian invasion and not keeping the Minsk 2 JUST AS Ukraine.

Clyde

Russians just need to keep rope-a-doping. The onus is entirely on the US proxy to take the four oblasts and Crimea. It literally is the “health of the state”. The Russian goals of demilitarization and de-Nazification can be met just chopping the armed forces of the proxy to pieces along a buffer zone. If it takes a decade, the proxy will become a depopulated wasteland.

jens holm

The ukras has lost a lot of equipment too.

7even-N-6

Within a few years under Russian management, the resources and black earth of Ukraine will bring huge profits to the people of the new territories of Russia and the Federation. My message to those corrupt oligarchs who had taken control of all of Ukraine’s resources and black earth is you can simply suck it, just suck it, you lost all that wealth and got kicked the fuck out of Ukraine with your tails between your legs all you dirty crooks. Don’t fuck with Russia. And if that cheating, pill popping dancing whore of a prime minister of Finland keeps talking shit, Finland is next….Some people are saying she’s hot, must be blind, with that square jaw she’s a transgender guaranteed. that’s a maaaan baby…..

The Objective

With this kind of Western support, I’ll bet my last buck that Russia won’t win this war

jens holm

Hahahahhahahahahhahahahahhah. We are sitting ducks waiting for You too.

7even-N-6

Is it just me or does that Stryker armored vehicle look like an old rusty tin can from World War 2? bruh.

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jens holm

Not at all. You can look back and see PIRANA.

Thats the SWISS very good model, where many has been sold and many has been build in different modifications.

They seemes to look the same because its a good consept. Im sure the old ones are in heaven.

TomB

only small arms protection. everything higher than 12,7mm will go trough like butter, so the russian bmp1,2,3 with theyr 30mm, 76mm and 100mm guns will have many easy targets, so that even no atgms will be needed.

Albert Pike

Who is gone drive all this – who is gone train them? That’s also a logistical nightmare…

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7even-N-6

the ghost of kiev lol

jens holm

We are not where You are from. They go into Our systems, where we learn Our own to use them. Thats goes down to elementary one week lessons for removing common mines.

The main problem for the russians as well Ukriane are officers and very advanced jobs. They take years.

Mexican Beaner 🇲🇽

Imstawhoring and twatter influencers do not care about that. It is being taken care magically.

Bobo

All of this equipment will be destroyed in short order. Along with any foreign mercenaries they send with it

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DogFart

No proper health care, No proper housing, No proper protection for it’s citizens against the rising crime, infrastructure, roads and bridges are crumbling but the US administration continues to support the cabal elite at the expense of the American tax payers.

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The Objective

Worry about what America has in store for Russia in the near future not America’s infrastructure.

Joe Bidet Is A Senile Pedo

What, will JewSA send it’s crack-head transgender Brigades to Ukraine?

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Shit country makes shit military

In 2019 over 30 million Russians were lacking indoor toilets. Even in towns like Tomsk.

TomSawyer

And now take a look at Russia, my little Nazi supporter. Most Russians don’t even have toilets ^^

TomEN

Are you comparing beutiful Moscow & St.Petersburg to stinking New York or black London Mr.Sawyer?

TomB

lol you saudummes hurenkind. 50 million americunts without health insurence, 50 more million just don’t starve thanks to food stamps and soup kitchens. and lets go and take a little walk around the southern parts of LA, SF, Philly, Detroid, New York and many other US cities, than you can see ten thousands of homeless and drug addicted, lying or camping in the streets, shitting and pissing on the sidewalks and injecting the poison in open public.

Cop

So we won. What, not yet?! Jesus, are we waiting for something?

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Clyde

I don’t understand it either. Nine years of attacking the civilians in Donbas with OUN 2.0 and we still can’t get rid of the Moskals. Every day I polish my trizub triple-dong dildo waiting for the victory parade in Donetsk, and now the Rusians are in four oblasts. What is the problem?

bert33

More stuff for russia to destroy and they are good at blowing stuff up

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V for victory

Note well, especially for ukro trolls here: 20,000 155 mm artillery and 95,000 105 mm artillery. = USA is scraping the barrel bottom of its reserve. Pratically they have no more 155 left.

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TomB

this all together is less than ukros need in only one month.

Gneaus stapo

Thats why new package is approved month after month.

Keep pushing flathead and u end up with next package including more of the good stuff

Crazycanuck

Russia will never get Ukraine, they been trying for how long and got a little town, Russian trash troops are all dead just criminal thieving trash troops running around for the failed Muscovy wasteland.EH

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TomB

halt die fresse, lgbtxyz dummes homo chanuk hurenkind. we will see in few weeks and months, when the russian steam roll will slowly but steady crush the rest of ukros on all fronts, and who than will laugh last.

Boba Lazarević

The Russians are slow not because they’re “trash”, but because they’re considerate, as far as it’s possible in a war. Unlike NATO that just flattens everything in the first week of an invasion.

Chris Gr

Alois Irlmaier said in his prophecies that Russia will take Ukraine.

Gneaus stapo

Alfred Totendoeddel predicted the opposite, Mariella de Phantasia agreed and Igor Dumpkov aproved…1:3 defeat for ur Alois…next?

Shit country makes shit military

Just right. Russia lost Ukraine even before 2014.

WT Baker

I wonder when, if not already, Russia would decide to destroy these weapons before they reached the battlefield? I don’t think Russia would attack NATO locations where shipments of weapons come and go but once they make it into Ukraine territory the Russians could intensify hunting down and destroying these weapons systems. Then again Russia might be willing to destroy them when more convenient.

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Boba Lazarević

That will count for “a lot”, satirically speaking. A lot of that weaponry is incompatible. A lot of it is inadequate. A lot will end up at the Russians’. A lot will end up on the black market. A lot already is, with all kinds of extremists, and Europe is going to be a very “interesting” place to live for quite a while.

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TomSawyer

😆😆😆

Chris Gr

Ukrainian and Albanian extremists are funded by US.

Frantisek

zrozumilykh prychyn Volodymyr Volodymyrovych Putin teper udostoyivsya chyslennykh obraz.

Fleyta (khuylo), zdayetʹsya, osoblyvo populyarna, osoblyvo sered ukrayintsiv, ale takozh i sered rosiyan. YA ne dumayu, shcho tse zovsim dorechno. Yak i mudak (mudak), vin stosuyetʹsya lyshe «mulkku», yakyy, zreshtoyu, ye nadzvychayno vazhlyvym i tsilkom pochesnym orhanom, yakym volodiye polovyna lyudstva, bez yakoho navitʹ vse lyudstvo ne mohlo sobi uyavyty..

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Shit country makes shit military

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Frantisek

Putin: бнуленный. Обнулёныш. Распутин. Тиран. Тот, чье имя нельзя называть Краб. Среднестатистический. ГДРовский турист. Вован Кремлевский. Посредственность. Бледная тля. Всплывший. Ихтамнет. Царь-карлик. Моль, Окурок, Крысенок, Капутин (прозвища из КГБ). Блаженный. Путин I Крысоликий. Владимир Таврический Обиженный. Профессиональный Враль. Мутин. Пукин. Пахан. Пыня Вор. Саурон. Олигарх. Скорбный главой. Орк. Раскрученный. Тин Пу. Туалетный Путенок™ Враг народа.

Shit country makes shit military

OMG😂😂🤣😂😂🤣

Gneaus stapo

I agree with u

Frantisek

Putin: Патологический лжец. Нашист. Стремянка. Пожизненный. Двапутин. Тараканище. Друг Кадырова. Крошка Цахес, Циннобер. Мироточивый. Расхититель в особо крупных. Лилипутин™ Мстящий всему миру. Кровавый. Старик Кабаев. Плейшнер. Хан всея Руси. Цирковой лилипут. Чекист Ядерный чемоданоносец Darth Put In

Shit country makes shit military

👍👍🤣🤣🤣🤣

Clyde

How many dead Ukrainians does each emoji represent?

Gneaus stapo

No clue about shmsm but for me the two 👍stand for the rare two occasions i agreed with ur Statements/ comments

1. Kylie’s/ my mom can be difficult at times ( after i called ur mom a bitch)

2. Stapo u remind me of Eric Cartman ( after Sharing little fun Video. Lol i used tons of time phrase final solution of Russenfrage,. Ur jewrohv foreign Minister copied me)

The 😂 stand for all the wrong predictions about this conflict/ war lil Kylie made ( war over soon, kherson will not fall, 20% occupied by russia and so on)

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