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Ukrainian Kamikaze Drones Edge Closer to Moscow

[b]● Weaponized drone crashes only 60 miles from Moscow.
● Putin orders borders tightened.
● No comment on attack from Ukraine.
● Hackers transmit Air Raid Alert over Russian TV.[/b]

[i][c=666666]Ukrainian servicemen fire a Soviet era Grad multiple rocket launcher at Russian positions in Kharkiv area, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File) [/c][/i]


The war between Ukraine and Russia crept closer to Moscow when a Kamikaze drone operated by Ukraine crash landed within 60 miles (100 kilometers) of Russia’s capital.

The fact that the drone (which according to the Kremlin, was launched and controlled by Ukraine), was able to penetrate Russian air defenses and early warning systems, as well as prompt the closure of the airspace over St Petersburg during the incident has drawn the ire of President Putin. The incident has prompted the Russian President to order increased levels of alertness and protection at border areas.

Although the drone caused no damage or casualties the abortive attack was one of many drone strikes successful and unsuccessful that have become common in Russia’s South, West and regions bordering Ukraine.
In keeping with past practice Ukraine has not commented on the drone attacks – nor claimed responsibility.

Adding to the growing concerns of the Russian authorities, an air raid warning interrupted programming at a number of Russia’s television channels. The country’s Emergency Ministry issued a statement saying that the alarm was a hoax caused by hostile hackers’ “targeting servers of radio stations and TV channels in some regions of the country.”

The response to the drone attacks from Russian pro-war Hawks was quick. Igor Korotchenko, a retired Russian army colonel and active military commentator called for strikes on the Ukrainian Presidential office in Kiev, a sentiment echoed by other Russian Milbloggers.
GeistInTheMachine · 31-35, M
@TheLordOfHell I fail to see what Ukraine gains in terms of military advantage from striking Moscow aside from goading on a future as an irradiated neutral buffer state, so If you're pro Ukraine, I wouldn't cheer this on, personally.
GeistInTheMachine · 31-35, M
@PatKirby What's the end game, do you think? What does victory look like for Ukraine?
GeistInTheMachine · 31-35, M
@PatKirby Honestly, they (Moscow/Russia) already felt threatened to be doing this shit.
PatKirby · M

Yes but the world has changed and Ukraine supposedly wants to be part of the West. It's kinda like a malicious divorce, one side wants out but the other side just won't let go.
NATO is the kind of defensive alliance that expands and provokes and threatens.
Americans see nothing strange in claiming that is self defense.
After all. Israel may defend itself! But Palestine may not!
This is how you kill truth and rule.
They killed MLK, they blew up the Nordstream pipeline. That's how they rule.
GeistInTheMachine · 31-35, M
@Roundandroundwego They've always been cloak and dagger. Because it works. Most people don't question the overall program, they just want to argue about the minutia. But when the time comes for performative nonsense, they're all lockstep with the Washington State Dep. Blob.
GeistInTheMachine · 31-35, M
@Roundandroundwego NATO Is like a shield. Ostensibly it's for defense, but it can also be used to bludgeon the countries that threaten Uncle Sam's hegemonic neoliberal and neocon agenda.
2cool4school · 46-50, F
@Roundandroundwego @GeistInTheMachine
It’s not like the CIA is just sitting idle on the sidelines here or in many other areas of conflict in the world today.
Magnolia21 · 22-25, F
Well, that's certainly something Putin didn't want to happen. Went from "Divine Right" to "Oh no we're under attack!" in only a year.
GeistInTheMachine · 31-35, M
Can't wait for this unecessary clusterfuck to go nuclear.

Shit's so fucked. Honestly.
Teirdalin · 31-35
@GeistInTheMachine That's a great description of it. lol
a guy i work with has a good bit of Ukrainian heritage and insists that Russia isn't going to get out of this without Moscow getting burned to the ground.
Elessar · 26-30, M
@stound Or when they'll no longer be able to sustain being at war. Which is the point of the sanctions. It's just that it'll take time (read: years) to get to there.
TheLordOfHell · 41-45
Go ninja go ninja go! Put those bastards in their places!

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