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April 24, 2014 7:24 PM   Subscribe

A huge column of Russian armored vehicles moving towards the borders of Ukraine (possible NSFW.) Via r/
posted by rosswald (10 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is pretty context-free and thin to sustain an FPP. Striking visual, though. -- restless_nomad



 
life during wartime
posted by philip-random at 7:33 PM on April 24


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It was nice knowing ye, Ukraine. See you on the flip side.
posted by Dashy at 7:37 PM on April 24


Criminy.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 7:48 PM on April 24


I don't speak Russian, but I think I got the gist of those exclamations.
posted by figurant at 7:49 PM on April 24


Those are APC's, so that's likely a mechanised infantry brigade of some kind (or multiple brigades organized into a tactical command). It's hard to figure out how many troops (or armoured vehicles) that might have been, but if a tactical command has (max) 10,000 troops to transport, and an APC carries 10 troops, that's going to be several hundred armoured vehicles.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:50 PM on April 24


I wish I could Shazam my iPad.

More seriously that's terrible. I was sitting in St. Louis in about 2003-4 waiting for a train to pass and the freight was loaded with American tanks. Headed east to west. At least 100 of them. Incredibly depressing. And somewhat oppressive as a visual. Poor Ukraine.
posted by MarvinTheCat at 7:51 PM on April 24


Surely one Crimean War was enough.
posted by orange swan at 7:53 PM on April 24


I'm sorry, but is there any context to that video? I saw a few road signs go by; it would interesting to know that they said.

For all we know that was part of a practice maneuver from 2005.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:54 PM on April 24


Its true I wasn't able to find any confirmation, but the date is right and from what my Google Translate rendered it didn't seem to be picked apart by other YT'rs so I felt it was worth posting as it is pretty damn striking. YMMV.
posted by rosswald at 7:57 PM on April 24



I'm sorry, but is there any context to that video? I saw a few road signs go by; it would interesting to know that they said.

For all we know that was part of a practice maneuver from 2005.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:54 PM on April 24 [+] [!]


Eponysterical
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 7:58 PM on April 24


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