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Mon May 2, 2022, 07:32 AM

What happens when a desperate Putin throws another 300,000 conscripts at Ukraine?

It seems to me that Putin may have an unlimited supply of fighters, incompetent as they may be. We know that, to Putin, human beings are fungible. Putin's choices are limited... it's either to throw more bodies into this war or nukes. Your thoughts?

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Reply What happens when a desperate Putin throws another 300,000 conscripts at Ukraine? (Original post)
Raven May 2022 OP
dem4decades May 2022 #1
Duncanpup May 2022 #2
mucifer May 2022 #6
ProudMNDemocrat May 2022 #3
Lovie777 May 2022 #4
Jim__ May 2022 #5
drray23 May 2022 #7

Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2022, 07:34 AM

1. I'd rather more bodies.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2022, 07:37 AM

2. Just a bigger body count

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Response to Duncanpup (Reply #2)

Mon May 2, 2022, 08:10 AM

6. But also more Ukrainians tortured and killed

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2022, 07:37 AM

3. Putin THINKS he is winning because he has the NUMBERS.

So did Xerxes underestimate the the tenacity of the Spartans when millions of Persians descended upon them. That action united a Free Greece to eventually defeat the Persians. But then, Putin does not read History of any kind.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2022, 07:37 AM

4. UA have at this point and time . . ..

in training across the country as well as parts of the world, soldiers learning weaponry and combat training which are supposed to be ready in a matter of weeks.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2022, 07:43 AM

5. One of the Russians' problems in Ukraine has been the logistical problem of keeping the troops ...

... supplied. I'm not sure if Russia has solved its existing logistical problem. Throwing 300,000 more troops into Ukraine would seem to compound it.

I also wonder how difficult it would be for Russia to integrate these raw(?) troops with the existing troops in the field. I think most militaries could accomplish this fairly easily; but the Russian military appears to be extremely inefficient and poorly trained.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2022, 09:28 AM

7. his problem is that they are running out of equipment. ammunition. etc..

So, adding more soldiers in the battlefield will only increase the logistical issues. It has been reported that the sanctions already are having the effect that some critical components needed to build weapons are not available anymore for Russia. They lost the equivalent of two years of tank production on the battlefield, are running out of precision guided missiles as well as other things.

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