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Started by Atticus on Jun 23, 2021 12:44:20 PM
Russian ship fired warning shots at Royal Navy destroyer, Moscow says

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/23/russ
ian-ship-fired-warning-shots-at-royal-navy-destroyer-hms-defender-moscow-says


Now who will give odds that the ship was in Ukranian waters at the time the Russians opened fire?

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Atticus - 23 Jun 2021 12:44:44 (#1 of 468)

Ship*

FFS. Admins help!

ReverendBlueJeans - 23 Jun 2021 14:24:48 (#2 of 468)

It was in Ukrainian waters. The Russians are claiming they shot at it, the RN are saying they didn't. Which is kinda the opposite from how these things usually unravel.

tasselhoff - 23 Jun 2021 14:35:47 (#3 of 468)

RN saying they had prior warning of Russian (live fire) exercises in the area.

Jacob_Richter - 23 Jun 2021 14:37:10 (#4 of 468)

Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward,

bossab2 - 23 Jun 2021 14:40:41 (#5 of 468)

BBC providing its usual role.

tasselhoff - 23 Jun 2021 14:43:44 (#6 of 468)

What's that, boss?

chacqueschirac - 23 Jun 2021 14:44:45 (#7 of 468)

Bullshit peddling.

bossab2 - 23 Jun 2021 14:45:46 (#8 of 468)

Official Propaganda for the British Government

AdonisBlue - 23 Jun 2021 14:47:06 (#9 of 468)

Weren't the Russians sailing close to the UK recently? So we sent our little baby boatymcboatface into Ukrainian waters. Bet they were shitting themselves.

tasselhoff - 23 Jun 2021 14:49:00 (#10 of 468)

What have they said? The link in the header is the Graun, not the Beeb.

chacqueschirac - 23 Jun 2021 14:49:55 (#11 of 468)

The have a fucking hack on the fucking ship.

Which says everything you need to know.

chacqueschirac - 23 Jun 2021 14:59:00 (#12 of 468)

Here's the Russian account squeezed through a translation engine:

"At 12:06 and 12:08 the Border Guard Ship carried out warning fire. At 12:19, an Su-24M aircraft carried out a warning bombardment (four OFAB-250 high-explosive fragmentation bombs) on the course of the Defender guided-missile destroyer, the military said.

"At 12:23 p.m., by joint action of the Black Sea Fleet and the Border Guard Service of the Federal Security Service of Russia, the USS Defender left the borders of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation," the statement said.

The military said the Black Sea Fleet and border guards had stopped the British destroyer from violating the Russian state border.

The 250 kg high-explosive fragmentation aviation bomb (OFAB-250) is a universal aviation bomb and is effective in engaging military-industrial targets, lightly armored and vulnerable hardware and manpower. It is also designed to engage aircraft in open positions, artillery pieces in open and closed positions, vehicles (railway rolling stock, vehicles, sea and river transport ships), fuel depots, pontoon crossings and enemy manpower."

https://www.interfax.ru/russia/773545

tasselhoff - 23 Jun 2021 14:59:31 (#13 of 468)

Given I have no idea what said hack has said, it doesn't tell me all I need to know.

ReverendBlueJeans - 23 Jun 2021 15:01:07 (#14 of 468)

Yes, like I said, little Chackers, Russia are saying they bombed it, the RN are saying they didn't.

Is your stance, good old Johnny Putin for bombing the interloper? And good old Johnny Putin for not bombing the interloper, if it turns out Johnny Putin is fibbing? Or what?

I know you're OUTRAGED! You always are. But what about, exactly.

chacqueschirac - 23 Jun 2021 15:01:32 (#15 of 468)

The fact that a hack is on the ship is overwhelming evidence that it is on a propaganda mission.

He's there to peddle bullshit.

tasselhoff - 23 Jun 2021 15:04:17 (#16 of 468)

But the Russians got their propaganda in first. Was he somehow meant to know this was going to happen?

cozzer - 23 Jun 2021 15:04:20 (#17 of 468)

the USS Defender left the borders

I know Giggles is always going on (and on) about the USA controlling the UK's military, has it got this far?

ReverendBlueJeans - 23 Jun 2021 15:04:52 (#18 of 468)

The fact that a hack is on the ship is overwhelming evidence that it is on a propaganda mission.

But, er, you've just posted the story from the Russian end, old Chackerchum.

'Nothing happened, we weren't shot at,' is rubbish propaganda if you're suggesting they're fishing for an EVIL JOHNNY PUTIN! story.

I think you're too busy being OUTRAGED! to make your story make sense.

GyratingTrampoline - 23 Jun 2021 15:05:05 (#19 of 468)

There was a huge aircraft carrier hanging around in Lyme bay over the weekend. Dunno whose though

AdonisBlue - 23 Jun 2021 15:05:25 (#20 of 468)

Poor fish, bombed to fuck for nothing

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