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Author Topic: War in Ukraine News Update - Junior Reporter Edition  (Read 13790 times)

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Re: War in Ukraine News Update - Junior Reporter Edition
« Reply #300 on: June 24, 2022, 11:51:58 am »

All hail the goat, destroyer of invaders!

Quote from: The Guardian
A Ukrainian goat has been hailed a national hero after it triggered a string of Russian grenades around a hospital in Zaporizhzhia, injuring at least 40 Russian soldiers.

Russian forces were setting up a tripwire and had pinned grenades around the edge of a local hospital in the village of Kinski Rozdory, placing the trap as a “circular defence”, according to Ukraine’s chief intelligence directorate.

The goat, who had escaped from a farm, is said to have headed straight for the boobytrap, with the Russian munitions exploding in a chain reaction, injuring dozens of soldiers who were waiting in ambush.


A goat on a destroyed Russian tank on display in Saint Michaels Square in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images


Ukraine’s defence intelligence said:

“As a result of the goat’s ‘chaotic’ movements, the animal ‘disposed of’ several grenades. As a result of a chain reaction, several [Russians] sustained injuries of varying degrees of severity.”

At least 40 Russian soldiers are thought to have been injured. The condition of the animal is not currently known.

The goat has since been hailed as “the Goat of Kyiv”, a reference to the mythical pilot, the Ghost of Kyiv, who is credited to have downed as many as 40 enemy planes during Russia’s invasion of the capital.

I sure hope the goat didn't die with the bang, though I'm pretty sure he didn't survive.
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Re: War in Ukraine News Update - Junior Reporter Edition
« Reply #302 on: June 24, 2022, 05:48:19 pm »

...yeah, goats have always been the bane of pretty much anyone that places wires.

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« Reply #303 on: Today at 02:20:57 am »

...yeah, goats have always been the bane of pretty much anyone that places wires.
Ain't that the truth, I've yet to see a fence that could stand up against a determined goat.
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« Reply #305 on: Today at 12:10:45 pm »

Interesting, I thought Belarus was already in this war. They just weren't being officially acknowledged.

This is either just Russia being desperate, or a non-story. If Belarus is already part of this war (since Russian troops use it as a staging area), then firing missiles from their airspace is completely unremarkable.
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Re: War in Ukraine News Update - Junior Reporter Edition
« Reply #306 on: Today at 12:22:33 pm »

My guess is they're probably not wasting the lives of their men to the degree Putin wants them to.
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« Reply #307 on: Today at 01:36:26 pm »

Belarus... Their failure in the summer of 2020 costs so much Ukrainian blood. It is how it works, when one nation decides against fighting for freedom, another nation will have to. If Ukrainians chose not to fight, Poles (or Kazakhs or citizens of Baltic States or...) would face the same choice X years later.


And yep, Belarus territory was used for strikes from day 1, Belarus keeps their forces at the border forcing us to keep precious reserves there. With Belarus being neutral it would be a very different war.
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