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Offline AndyH

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Re: Cold War 2 and Space Exploration
« Reply #20 on: 02/27/2022 12:58 pm »
Have any of Russia's anti-space assets been spotted moving towards Ukraine? Not just hard-kill systems (which appear to all be stationary anyway, and would be a dramatic escalation inviting NATO response) but denial systems like their optical dazzlers and RF jammers.
Haven't seen any open source info on that sort of equipment moving.  It doesn't appear the powers that be in Moscow are thinking far enough ahead to move that sort of equipment as they're pretty fixated on a 4-day victory and upset enough with the poor performance to bring in Chechens and troops from Belarus.  (We'll ignore that part where Belarus changed their constitution yesterday to allow Russia to bring nukes into their country, and that Putin put his nukes on alert...)

Oh, the good news?  Peace talks were just announced between Ukraine and Russia on the Belarus border just north of Chernobyl (Pripyat). 

ETA...and just to be sporting, another pair of short range ballistic missiles were launched from Srn Belarus a bit ago - at least one was shot down near Kharkiv.  It doesn't sound like anyone's standing down in prep for the supposed peace talks.  I hope to heaven it's not a trap...and at this point, I wouldn't rule it out.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/02/26/belarus-constitutional-referendum-vote-russia-nato/
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/president-vladimir-putin-ordered-russian-nuclear-deterrent-forces-83140871
https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-kyiv-referendums-belarus-alexander-lukashenko-3acd50c10b125bc45515ccc23a0daa4f
https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1497929907195756546


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https://twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/1497957138647375876
https://twitter.com/MarQs__/status/1497957843441434630
« Last Edit: 02/27/2022 03:13 pm by AndyH »

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Re: Cold War 2 and Space Exploration
« Reply #21 on: 02/27/2022 07:02 pm »
The meeting is tomorrow morning 28th February. There has been a lot of people saying that they broke their word etc when it hasn't even started yet.

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Re: Cold War 2 and Space Exploration
« Reply #22 on: 02/27/2022 09:23 pm »
The meeting is tomorrow morning 28th February. There has been a lot of people saying that they broke their word etc when it hasn't even started yet.
It was initially scheduled for Sunday afternoon EET 27 Feb, but the scale of the fighting and the continued attacks from Belarus caused a 24 hour push.  Belarus' president Lukashenko assured the participants that no attacks would be launched from Belarus from the time the participants started to travel until they returned home.  That was quickly broken, and it resulted in a delay and in the EU sanctioning Belarus.

There's a possibility that the combination of the continued SLBM launches and that Belarusian troops have joined Russia both on the ground and in the air will put the talks on hold indefinitely.



https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1497930611096363013
https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1498010244605263878

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Re: Cold War 2 and Space Exploration
« Reply #23 on: 02/28/2022 05:34 am »
This is not a general "news of the war" site. Thread locked for at least a few hours, maybe indefinitely.
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