Unconfirmed reports Casey Ryback happened to be in Ukraine

Possibly working in unison with Chuck Norris: Ukraine Claims over 5,000 Russians Killed So Far.

Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar claimed on Monday that roughly 5,300 Russian troops have been killed since the Russian assault began on February 24.

Ukraine’s state Ukrinform news service translated Maliar’s Facebook post claiming the high number of Russian casualties, plus Russia’s loss of 29 combat aircraft, 29 helicopters, 191 tanks, 816 armored fighting vehicles, and 74 artillery pieces, among other equipment captured or destroyed.

I guess there’s no footage of this colossal carnage because it occurred in the kind of ‘Dark Territory’ where phones and communications couldn’t work in Under Siege II.

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20 Responses to Unconfirmed reports Casey Ryback happened to be in Ukraine

  1. Boambee John says:

    Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar

    Unfortunate name!

  2. Ivan Denisovich says:

    Comical Maliar?

  3. Boambee John says:

    Good one, Ivan.

  4. Petros says:

    What’s the point in pretending that they are winning?

  5. Ivan Denisovich says:

    What’s the point in pretending that they are winning?

    My guess is they think it boosts morale thus encouraging continued resistance.

  6. Chris M says:

    What’s the point in pretending that they are winning?

    Who, freedom protestors? Ukes? Ruskies? Commos?

    Still, looking like a good place to be a scrap metal dealer when this is done.

  7. Ivan Denisovich says:

    Thanks, BJ, although I don’t want to leave the impression that I’m glib about the war and their predicament.

  8. C.L. says:

    You leave no such impression, Ivan.
    We all want peace in Ukraine.

    Ridiculing lies is not glib.

  9. Ivan Denisovich says:

    Comical Ali was mocked because of the absurdity of his statements, given how close the Americans were. Likewise I would say this lie can be mocked for its ridiculousness. But more generally, is it okay for truth to be the first casualty of war for the presumed greater good?

  10. C.L. says:

    The so-called noble lie. There’s been a lot of them around lately.

  11. Ivan Denisovich says:

    So never justified?

  12. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Steven Seagal is of course a close friend of Vlad’s, and has a Russian passport. So maybe he’s been giving the Russian Army some tips.

    On the other hand he does seem unhappy about the current unpleasantness and has been hoping for rapprochement.

    Putin pal Steven Seagal speaks out on Ukraine invasion: ‘I look at both as one family’ (28 Feb)

    Obelix isn’t happy either. That bodes poorly for the Russian wine industry.

  13. cuckoo says:

    I won’t believe it until I see Russian troops with snow on their boots at Flinders Street station (obscure historical reference).

  14. Boambee John says:

    cuckoo says:
    3 March, 2022 at 7:53 am
    I won’t believe it until I see Russian troops with snow on their boots at Flinders Street station (obscure historical reference).

    The story supposedly came from a journo mis-hearing a reference by a Scottish station master to troops from “Ross Shire”. (Even more obscure historical reference.)

  15. cuckoo says:

    It took less than a week for ‘WAR! what is it good for?’ to go from the wall-to-wall lead item on the 6pm bulletin to no. 3 behind queensland floods and a carjacked baby.

  16. cuckoo says:

    Something I’ve seen twice already on ABC/SBS is video of lines of Ukrainians marching towards the Polish border in which the first people you see are black. SBS interviewed their idea of a ‘typical’ Ukrainian fleeing the conflict: she was Pakistani.

  17. Tel says:

    Putin pal Steven Seagal speaks out on Ukraine invasion: ‘I look at both as one family’

    Ukraine and Russia both pretend to be democracies, but now and then throw opposition political leaders into prison to ensure there’s no change of government (so does Singapore pretend to be a democracy, but perhaps we aren’t suppose to talk about that).

    They both are built on an intricate system of endemic Mafia-style corruption at every layer … to the point where people no longer have a sense of doing it the right way, because everyone always does it the wrong way.

    They both have traditions of deep cynicism, a preference for strong, clear spirits, and great stubbornness over grudges from 100 years ago … and both enjoy playing around with leftover Soviet era heavy weaponry. These people have so much in common!

    There are some important differences: Ukraine is led by a comedian, known for off colour jokes … while in contrast the Russian leader calls his invasion force “peacekeepers” and if I’m not wrong he said something about winning hearts and minds … clearly Putin prefers a more deadpan delivery for his humorous remarks.

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