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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2021 7:23 a.m. PST

Help me understand how these patrol boats are going to counter a Russian threat to Ukraine. Thanks.

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Oddball22 Nov 2021 7:33 a.m. PST

Just the site of these warships will transform the Russians into compliant puppies.

Also I read somewhere that Uncle Sugar is giving the Ukrainians some kayaks for close in work.

Everything is great, no worries.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2021 7:37 a.m. PST

Kayaks make more sense. You can easily and quietly deploy divers off of those.

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2021 10:56 a.m. PST

Why don't they just leave rafts around with old men shaking their fists at passing Russian ships. That will be as combat effective as old coast guard patrol ships.

Oddball22 Nov 2021 11:30 a.m. PST

Tgerritsen,

How did you find out their secret plans?

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2021 12:19 p.m. PST

I think I read recently that the Russians have put 92,000 troops on the border and the Ukrainians expect a Jan or Feb invasion.

Realistically, what part of such an operation would involve naval forces? The Russians running around the Black Sea in modern warships would be a threat to the Ukraninan rear, not?

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2021 2:07 p.m. PST

How else will the blankets and bottled water get there?😉

HMS Exeter22 Nov 2021 2:32 p.m. PST

Why isn't some benevolent supporter underwriting the recruitment of Chechen and Dagestani militants to go to Ukraine to operate as "contractors" supporting the Ukrainians in the "disputed" eastern areas? It'd be the sort of thing the Russian separatists would find an excellent motivator to pull up stakes and move to Rostov.

Thresher0122 Nov 2021 4:52 p.m. PST

Kayaks are certainly a lot more survivable in that theater.

Cuprum222 Nov 2021 5:58 p.m. PST

HMS Exeter, great idea. The more jihadists put to rest, the better.

Zephyr122 Nov 2021 9:04 p.m. PST

"Help me understand how these patrol boats are going to counter a Russian threat to Ukraine. Thanks."

They are being redeployed to the Ukraine because they weren't very effective as a force projection in the Mongolian desert…

Cuprum222 Nov 2021 11:34 p.m. PST

Another thing is surprising. Ukraine inherited from the USSR the most powerful shipbuilding capacities, including military ones.
And why now all that Ukraine can claim is handouts from abroad?

Legion 423 Nov 2021 9:14 a.m. PST

Well it may be just for "optics", which many in DC are masters of, i.e. "Look I sent warships to intimidate Putin !" …

I am the greatest leader since GW, US Grant, and FDR !" …

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