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Druzhina22 Jun 2022 3:37 p.m. PST

Ukrainian entrenched position on the road to Lysychansk.

On Google maps

M777s were destroyed here on Jun 22, 2022 from GeoConfirmed, a useful resource to see where things are happening.


Recent Satellite Imagery- Shows Russians Are Building Entrenching Positions Around Voskresenka and Polohy, GeoConfirmed, Jun 23, 2022.
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Video of Russian trenches and dugout near Roty, Donetsk Oblast, GeoConfirmed, Jun 23, 2022.

Just copy and paste the coordinates into Google maps to find the place. No need to use degree, minute or second symbols.

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emckinney22 Jun 2022 4:54 p.m. PST

What's particularly interesting about the location where the M777s were destroyed is how far forward it is: Severodonetsk is what, 25% of the M777's max range from there?

The recent FIRMS data explains it, though. There's evidence of artillery strikes way, way in the Russian rear, and the maximum depth of the strikes implies an arc centered on the general area where the M777s were operating.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine23 Jun 2022 1:30 a.m. PST

Seeing that I can't help wondering if WW1 might have looked a bit different if the generals, back then, had had access to Google maps…

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa23 Jun 2022 8:38 a.m. PST

Some of those images are very redolent of another era.

Legion 423 Jun 2022 9:35 a.m. PST

Interesting photos …

The M777, IIRC has a 20 mile range. But AFAIK/IIRC the Russian's predilection is with their artillery. E.g. a BTG has a much FA as Infantry. It seems they are fighting a war of attrition, almost WWI style. They don't appear to, again not use combined arms modern mobile maneuver warfare. Or at least not very effectively.

Of course many Russian FA pieces outrange all of the Ukraine FA. However, if the reports are correct, the Ukraine's FA is more accurate. With more high tech devises, etc. from the US, etc. Albeit the Russians still have numbers in FA. At least for now.

Druzhina26 Jun 2022 11:10 p.m. PST
Druzhina30 Jun 2022 2:08 a.m. PST

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