Fourteen months into Russia’s wider war on Ukraine, separatist troops still aren’t protecting their tanks from attacks by $500 drones. Worse, they haven’t learned to stop sending tank after tank into the same kill zone. 59th Mechanized Brigade capture There’s a field near Nevel’s’ke, just west of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region, that’s a virtual graveyard for Russian tanks.
In the span of just three days starting on Wednesday, drone operators with the Ukrainian 59th Mechanized Brigade knocked out no fewer than four T-72 and T-80 tanks apparently belonging to Ukrainian separatists fighting under Russian command.
The back-to-back drone strikes underscore the deadly effectiveness of the inexpensive racing drones that Ukrainian— and Russian—forces have transformed into tiny, inexpensive missiles. They’re also a reminder that bad leadership gets soldiers killed and equipment wrecked. After the first couple of losses, any competent commander would stop sending tanks into the same kill zone.
The open fields and tree-lined roads west of Donetsk, the seat of the separatists Donetsk People’s Republic, for months have been a nightmare landscape for Russian and allied forces. The Russian marine corps early this year headtopics.com
Record turnout projected as Thais vote in battle of old rivals
Thais were forecast to have voted in record numbers on Sunday in an election expected to deliver big gains for opposition forces, an outcome that would test the resolve of a pro-military establishment central to two decades of intermittent turmoil. Read more >>
Four Russian military aircraft shot down near Ukraine, Russian daily reportsRussian news outlet Kommersant said two Russian fighter jets and two military helicopters had been shot down on Saturday close to the Ukrainian border, in what would be a spectacular coup for Kyiv if confirmed.
Attention USC grads: even superheroes fail, but they keep goingMarvel Studios exec Kevin Feige urges the more than 20,000 USC students who graduated Friday to take risks.
‘Alaska Daily,’ ‘Big Sky’ and ‘The Company You Keep’ Canceled at ABCThe three dramas were at the back of the ratings pack among the network’s hour-long offerings this season.
‘The Company You Keep’ Canceled By ABC After One SeasonABC has opted not to renew for a second season The Company You Keep, its new drama series starring and executive produced by Milo Ventimiglia. The Company You Keep did not perform as well as ABC&8… The Company You Keep did not perform as well as ABC’s two other midseason 2023 entries, fellow drama Will Trent, which has been renewed for a second season, and comedy Not Dead Yet, which is looking good for renewal
‘Alaska Daily,’ ‘Big Sky,’ ‘The Company You Keep’ Canceled at ABCABC has canceled the drama series “Alaska Daily,” “Big Sky,” and “The Company You Keep,” Variety has learned. Hilary Swank starred in “Alaska Daily” …
The Writers Strike Has the Power and the Determination to Keep GoingBolstered by the support of industry unions—and more than a few celebrities—the theme on the frontlines of the WGA strike in NYC was solidarity in numbers.