What is the cost of finishing the second Mriya?
What is the cost of hope, dignity, tenacity, and pride?
Because that is what the Antonov 225 is all about
Russia destroyed the one beacon that can unite the WORLD, against Russia right now...
Perhaps that is what changed Germany's mind about support.
The Antonov 225 built in the 1980's has been targeted. Putin could not have chosen a more suicidal path... He will be the one funding the second heavy lift craft to its fruition
Reparations Vlad? All part of invading a Sovreign nation
Zelensky is a living hero. Leads by example.... Pay the fork attention UN!
When asked if he needed extraction to a safe port, his answer was >
"I don't need transportation, I need AMUNITION!" EPIC answer, to go into the annuls of confrontations
Move over Patton, MacArthur and the rest...
Man of the millennia. Never have I witnessed the LEADER of a nation, face war on the front lines, shoulder to shoulder, bearing the entire brunt of ALL his comrades
Our meatheads could really learn something from this guy. I highly doubt it...
Putin has decided, by his actions on the 225, to stick a pointy stick in the eye of every country that employs the 225.
37 of 37 developed nations, BEG for its use, DAILY! Way to go Vlad
Maybe he wants the BIG Daddy to compensate for something? Hmmm, hmmmmm?
The oligarchs are now putting pressure on bare chested pony man, to withdraw
Yes, even Putin has advisers that he answers to. Just the destruction of the 225 will cripple the Russian economy for rebuilding the new one to today's standards of safety in the air.
Just so you know, Russia is not known for its safety conscious aircraft.
After the wall fell, we allowed a contingent of their pilots to fly our F15's, while we tried the Mig 22's I believe...
When exercises were completed, I and a pilot friend, overheard one of the Russian pilots say, "your planes are very FEMININE, your pilots have to walk the entire runways (true) to make sure you don't ingest something foreign into the engines." Broken stuff on the ground
"While our planes are designed to take-off from potato fields" This is also true
I am filled with Ukranian pride, while at the very same time, beyond embarrassed for my own country.......
Perhaps we can change the rule (you have to be born here to be president) & hire Mr. Zelenski to teach us some poignant measures of solidarity....
Thoughts and prayers are NOT going to help these people. Money is!
Leading by example, I have given my two 50 cal's, Barret 90, and McMillin Tac 50 with accompanying sighting equipment to the cause. They are in rout now. My time has come & gone, or I would be there now. Might as well give them some support, they desperately need....
The Tac 50 has the longest confirmed demise to date... Which if used on a person, is a Hague crime, punishable by DEATH.
Remember that next time you hear someone using a 50 to take troops...And bragging
About $42,000.00 of long range (Oh no you didn't). May they serve Ukrainians well.
Uranium tipped projectiles, make very short work of tanks....
By the way, Tanks are terrible in urban warfare. Target the optics, scopes on the top of tanks. Blind them with paint filled balloons. Anything to stop the sighting equipment....
Grandmothers putting sunflower seeds in the pockets of Russian soldiers, so flowers will grow from their corpses...... Brutal
Leave an everlasting scape to remind all of oppression
Godspeed to all Ukrainians
Please, don't deny Russians comfort, many are refusing to fight, walking away from their armaments... Be kind towards them. They are marching on orders, or facing death.........