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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2023 9:32 p.m. PST


"The Dnipro River runs more than 1,300 miles, beginning near Smolensk in Russia and emptying into the Black Sea. It is the third-largest river in Europe and is nearly two miles across at its widest points. It cuts across Ukraine for over six hundred miles, from north to south, and bisects several of Ukraine's largest cities, including the capital, Kyiv.

The Dnipro and its reservoirs power no less than six major hydroelectric stations that together comprise one of the "largest hydropower systems in the word." It provided water for the reservoirs at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on the banks of the river and one of its tributaries, the Pripyat River, provided water for the cooling at Chernobyl. It is difficult to understate the importance of the river in Ukraine's history, where it was a key part of the trade networks for luxury goods like walrus ivory and amber, linking the Baltic and Black Seas as far back as the Vikings and the ancient Greeks. The Dnipro River is a defining geopolitical and historical feature of Ukraine…"

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Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2023 5:12 p.m. PST

Rivers have shaped history very often. Everything is based on terrain and situation.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2023 4:48 p.m. PST

It is reported today that the US is sending AVLBs. I mentioned this a while ago, about the Ukraine needs AVLBs … There are no shortage of rivers in Europe.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2023 3:24 p.m. PST



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