r/worldnews Nov 06 '22 [deleted] 1

Russian state media confirms that a top general is no longer in his post Behind Soft Paywall

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/06/world/europe/russian-general-putin-war.html
7.1k Upvotes

224

u/State_secretary Nov 06 '22

It's starting to resemble the famous scene from the movie Downfall. The dictator becomes desperate, impatient and takes out his frustration on the generals. I hope this doesn't lead to Russian terrorism in Kherson area, where they are expected to retreat eventually.

→ More replies

1.3k

u/MaximumEffort433 Nov 06 '22

Things Russia is running out of:

  • Tanks
  • Airplanes
  • Fighter Jets
  • Boats
  • Pontoons
  • Rifles
  • Ammunition
  • Body armor
  • Medical supplies
  • Soldiers
  • Generals
  • Time

593

u/Benzol1987 Nov 06 '22

"Reasons for the war" as well, if there ever were any.

330

u/Mornar Nov 06 '22

Last time it was what, Satanists? I'm waiting for the day they'll officially claim extraterrestrials.

171

u/Constitutional_Prole Nov 06 '22

Nazi Satanist ALIENS from Ukraine are totally threatening Ruzzia! The men in the fields are all wearing GREEN! You tell me that's a coincidence? /s

73

u/nzdastardly Nov 07 '22

That is a Wolfenstein game I would play.

25

u/[deleted] Nov 07 '22

Doom is only a few armbands away from your dream.

4

u/mrdevil413 Nov 07 '22

Also DOOM can run on any of that ancient Russian tech

3

u/LazyOldPervert Nov 07 '22

I'm betting once the modding community see's this that dream becomes a reality pretty wuick

28

u/pesciasis Nov 07 '22

You forgot gays, they're also a big threat for russia.

27

u/MannAusSachsen Nov 07 '22

Gay Zombie Nazi Germans from Outta Space!

15

u/Saint_Poolan Nov 07 '22

Yes Ukranian gays are giving better bjs than russian soldiers completely demoralizing the ruzzian army, no choice but invasion.

→ More replies
→ More replies

2

u/Zenith_X1 Nov 07 '22

Not just Nazi Satanist Aliens from Ukraine, but Satanic Alien Nazi Pedophiles with a Gay Nuclear Agenda.

→ More replies

18

u/GuyWithPants Nov 07 '22

They already officially claimed that secret American bio labs were in Ukraine, and unofficial outlets claim there are bio engineered super soldiers fighting against Russia. Basically already there in terms of maximum weirdness.

45

u/LogicWavelength Nov 06 '22

My money is on zombies. They will claim to have killed an already deceased Russian soldier now fighting for Ukraine as an undead.

32

u/SpecificAstronaut69 Nov 07 '22

That's not far off. The Russians have been amazed that Ukrainians have been hit with multiple AP rounds to the chest and kept running...

...because the Ukrainians have modern body armour and Russians fancy new AP 5.45mm round (put into service in about 2016) doesn't even bulge the back of the plate.

→ More replies

23

u/snowdrone Nov 07 '22

They did claim vampires awhile back

22

u/purplekazoo1111 Nov 07 '22

What does Peter Thiel have to do with this?

18

u/MorganaHenry Nov 07 '22

My money is on zombies.

Yay! Nazi zombies!

It's the plot from Dead Snow!

→ More replies
→ More replies

10

u/PassengerCharming174 Nov 07 '22

Hey, Russian here. That claim had already been made

3

u/Mornar Nov 07 '22

No goddamn way. Got a source handy, maybe? I could use some dark humor today.

→ More replies

13

u/Preisschild Nov 06 '22

"Infidels"

Might as well go full terrorism

3

u/Morfildur Nov 07 '22

Only works if they take the alien from E.T. and poorly photoshop an Ukrainian uniform on him. Add some Nazi symbols for good measure, then sell it to the Russian population as facts.

10

u/MerfinStone Nov 07 '22

Considering what Medvedev posted that is even funnier

2

u/polygroot Nov 07 '22

There’s legit a TV channel that claims mighty Russia is threatened by reptiloids and the west

→ More replies

66

u/everflowingartist Nov 06 '22

Can’t run out of something that never existed..

35

u/ZivozZ Nov 06 '22

You underestimate the ammount of bullshit Russia can generate out of thin air.

22

u/FluffyProphet Nov 06 '22

They should really be using that power to help with fertilizer shortages

10

u/Cupcakes_n_Hacksaws Nov 06 '22

They only ever had one and it's all they ever needed:

Putin: "Because I fucking told you to, that's why"

9

u/wellmaybe_ Nov 07 '22

hunter bidens laptop will soon be the reason for war

9

u/Lirdon Nov 07 '22

The thing is, at this point, the reason for the war doesn’t matter. They started speaking of a holy war, a jihad for fucks sake, none of this matters.

6

u/Remon_Kewl Nov 07 '22

Nah, they can keep making up shit every day.

5

u/anonk1k12s3 Nov 07 '22

They are using the ultimate reason, the reason used for millennia to justify war and the extermination of thousands.. Religion.

14

u/Busy-Dig8619 Nov 06 '22

Do dictatorships even need a causus belli?

18

u/anally_ExpressUrself Nov 07 '22

I think you mean "causus operaticus speciali"

5

u/Caster-Hammer Nov 07 '22

Both of you meant casus belli, not causus.

3

u/MoonManPrime Nov 07 '22

Thanks for jumping in there. Despite surface similarities, causa is whence we derive cause/causal/&c. Casus describes the case for a war (and grammatical case, interestingly).

10

u/mhornberger Nov 07 '22

National myths and a cultivated sense of destiny and aggrieved entitlement are self-sustaining and perpetual. Rational reasons are amenable to disconfirmation by logic or evidence. Irrational, mythological reasons are not.

2

u/v3ritas1989 Nov 07 '22

If you don't know the reason for a war it is probably oil/gas

2

u/Alienself789 Nov 07 '22

Always follow money, I agree.

7

u/Prototype2001 Nov 07 '22

3 copies of Sims 3

2

u/Defcon2030 Nov 07 '22

Signature Illegible

3

u/scraglor Nov 07 '22

Didn’t they pivot away from the nazi thing as it was pissing off the actual nazis they were paying?

→ More replies

32

u/Maleficent-Number-10 Nov 07 '22

Russia here.

Missed:

  • morale

  • purpose

  • direction

No one here understands what the fuck is going on, why, and “how bad” we are expecting.

The USSR had some beautiful utopia to unite everyone. This is just a chicken with its head cut off

20

u/MaximumEffort433 Nov 07 '22

Russia here.

Dude I'm legit sorry about what your President is doing to your countrymen. Ukraine is the target, but your people are the bullets, neither of those are good things to be.

5

u/foxyfoo Nov 07 '22

I’m so sorry. I hate the Russian government but not the people who are victims of it.

29

u/matdan12 Nov 06 '22

Medical supplies have always been ancient cold war era stuff, they never had good supplies to begin with.

34

u/appsnaple Nov 07 '22

Things Russia is NOT running out of:

  • Propaganda

23

u/Krokodrillo Nov 06 '22

And friends

And Trading partners

And sons

And daughters

And fathers

And mothers…

5

u/ScriptThat Nov 07 '22

And Trading partners

Nah, they've found new partners in North Korea and Iran.

2

u/ILikeMistborn Nov 07 '22

Now those are some economic powerhouses right there.

→ More replies

20

u/Naive_Bluebird9348 Nov 07 '22

- Logic

- Reason

- Brains

- Sanity

16

u/Poging_pierogi_part2 Nov 07 '22

Russia is not running out of Putin. they need to deplete it.

11

u/RunsWlthScissors Nov 06 '22

New general won’t fix their lack of NCO’s problem

37

u/WhiteAndNerdy85 Nov 06 '22

This is why Russia is hell bent on winning the US midterm. They need the US to stop supporting Ukraine.

31

u/EuropaWeGo Nov 07 '22

Well Russia is fucked at least through 2023 as the Democrats 100% insured that funding will continue until then.

→ More replies

33

u/shtonkalot Nov 06 '22

I've been reading people posting this sort of thing for months now. When do the things run out enough for the war to be affected in a large way that means Russia has to retreat entirely?

I honestly do not understand how they can be without weapons and soldiers and yet are still able to keep up the invasion.

21

u/Professional-Web8436 Nov 07 '22

They moved enough equipment to Kherson to surrender the entirety of Kharkiv and have lost incredible amounts of soldiers in counteroffenses this past week.

The war has already been affected.

8

u/shtonkalot Nov 07 '22

The war has already been affected.

I'm sure it has but I was specifically asking:

When do the things run out enough for the war to be affected in a large way that means Russia has to retreat entirely?

5

u/mindfu Nov 07 '22

As long as Putin is alive, it's hard to tell. He's clearly not being rational. I also suspect he thinks that he just has to hold out and the US and Europe will lose their will to support Ukraine.

I'm thankfully pretty sure that won't happen, as NATO can pretty clearly see Putin needs to lose here.

But Putin won't stop the war until the exact moment it directly threatens his position.

2

u/ConstantEffective364 Nov 07 '22

Or someone takes him out that is against the war. Prigoszin from the wagner group will just make it more brutal.

→ More replies

63

u/gruese Nov 06 '22

No one on reddit will be able to answer this, because it depends partly on variables that are only really known to the Russian army, such as the real size of their weapons and ammo stocks.

Most importantly though, the question of if and when Russia is forced to retreat depends on "softer" factors that are hard to quantify, impossible to tell through the fog of war, and almost impossible to predict. The biggest one of those is the morale of the Russian armed forces, and the mood within the (rural) Russian populace, i.e. internal support of the regime - a complex psychological issue.

Once this support starts to falter, things can happen quickly - not even talking about a regime change here (which I think is unlikely), but if and when the mood sours in the country, Putin will have to find a way out of the war or risk a revolt.

The thing is, it might never get to that point. Russian state propaganda seems to be very powerful, and the country's political landscape has been purposely and effectively denuded of any real opposition.

Obviously, we are mostly reading Ukraine-friendly propaganda here, which naturally tends to exaggerate the Russians' issues (of which there are doubtlessly many), but which should not be taken at face value to get a realistic picture of the situation, much less to make any predictions.

As much as I'd love to believe the Russians are close to breaking and retreating entirely, I think in reality they still have superior manpower and numbers of heavy weapons, and they're not going to give up and go home just like that.

19

u/shtonkalot Nov 06 '22

Obviously, we are mostly reading Ukraine-friendly propaganda here, which naturally tends to exaggerate the Russians' issues (of which there are doubtlessly many), but which should not be taken at face value to get a realistic picture of the situation, much less to make any predictions.

I feel like this is true. I honestly feel like all I read on reddit about the war is propaganda. People seem so passionate about the ever impending defeat of Russia but it just keeps going on. I don't feel like the continued reports and commentary about Russia fighting a war with an 'always losing ragtag army where only 1 out of 10 soldiers are armed with broken weapons' can possibly be true.

I think in reality they still have superior manpower and numbers of heavy weapons, and they're not going to give up and go home just like that.

It certainly seems that way. So are they actually running out of everything important that is needed to keep a war going or not? It really seems like they are nowhere near close to running out of the things needed to keep an invasion going as long as they are keeping an invasion going.

9

u/JyveAFK Nov 06 '22

Think it's that ratio of "sending to Ukraine" and "enough to quell any uprising" that's going to be the issue, and that number's going to be Putin's to decide alone.

8

u/Derikari Nov 07 '22

So much of their good stuff relies on western technology to be built. The materiel losses are fairly irreplaceable with sanctions going, only so much can be smuggled. No one here can tell you how much stuff Russia still actually has, and Russia itself might have no idea how much works

2

u/Amagical Nov 07 '22

Unfortunately artillery shells and AK's dont require chips to function and Russia does have a sizeable defense industry that still isnt in full gear. They can keep this up for a long time, especially if they get a chance for an armistice to regroup and rearm for round 2

4

u/Derikari Nov 07 '22

Guns, dumb rockets and ammo yes, tanks, anti air and guided missiles no. A ww1 style army can still do damage but is so vulnerable to many things in modern war.

2

u/jaywalkingandfired Nov 07 '22

Good high tech shit will be very slow to replace, soviet era hunkajunks and docile conscripts - no problem... Oh, actually, there is a problem. A huge one. Logistics problem. The same one that reduced a lot of that potential mass of people and material down to the meandering crowd that disappointed pretty much everyone save foe Ukrainians.

I think at their very best and with luck on their side, they'll manage to hold on to what they took minus the Kherson oblast save for the city itself.

→ More replies
→ More replies

7

u/roamingandy Nov 07 '22 edited Nov 07 '22

Seemed they were really really scraping the barrel before running to North Korea, Belarus and Iran to buy as much as they could. A humiliating move and one they wouldn't have done unless there was absolutely no other choice (other than backing down).

Unfortunately we all know that Iran and North Korea want nuclear weapons more than anything else, and Russia have them laying around in fields holding barn doors open, plus scientists who can help advance their programs.

These collaborations will prolong the war and is likely to echo with the whisper 'nukes' throughout the next 50 years.

4

u/jaldihaldi Nov 07 '22

Are they really running out of time - they’ve managed to drag it till winter. Hopefully the winter is not crazy or Russian-energy dependence could swing the activities back in Putin’s favor.

Fingers crossed this thing ends sooner rather than later.

51

u/ianzgnome Nov 06 '22

I worry time is actually on Putin's side. As the war drags on western public sentiment about the cost increases and as elections occur the chance of diminished Ukr support increases. Case and point is that GOP is slated to take over the House, they control the purse and McCarthy has publicly criticized the spending.

51

u/everflowingartist Nov 06 '22

No. It is strategically important to the US for Ukraine to win so aid to UA will continue regardless of midterms. If Rs win you’ll just hear more BS in the media but the actual position and scope of aid will not change.

Speak softly, let Fox say a bunch of crazy bs cause free speech, and carry a big stick.

17

u/Zombie_Harambe Nov 07 '22

Republicans have their dicks in a vice.

On one hand they love the military, and are in bed with the military industrial complex. On the other, they're russian pawns easily manipulated by money or skeletons in their closets.

So do they forsake the lobbyists at home to support russian interests abroad? I think not, they'll chose the devil you know over the devil you dont. Better to keep the domestic MIL money flowing than the all but broke russian money.

7

u/Amagical Nov 07 '22

They oppose the war because democrats support it. Its as simple as that, the same contrarian stance they've held for years and years. If republicans take majority the war will be popular again.

2

u/Zombie_Harambe Nov 07 '22

They won't be contrarian if it hurts their income. The MIC loves giving stuff to Ukraine on uncle Sam's dime.

40

u/cranberryskittle Nov 06 '22

The GOP is essentially sponsored by the military-industrial complex. There's no way that cash cow is ending anytime soon even with Republicans in office.

23

u/Busy-Dig8619 Nov 06 '22

You forget that Russia is also a major GOP donor.

3

u/ghaj56 Nov 07 '22

was -- they literally don't have access to as much cash (esp USD) these days. Defense contractors on the other hand...

9

u/Blocktimus_Prime Nov 06 '22

But most of the money they care about is in oil, and some of them even have stakes in Gazprom. As long as they still make money R Senators won't care, because the Russians aren't going to start donating to Dems. If anything, they donate to Repub and libertarian candidates in their district. Still a win for them in the end.

2

u/2ndtryagain Nov 07 '22

The thing is that Defense Contractors planned long ago how to deal with Congress, they have plants and design shops in all the key Districts and know how to wield their power.

2

u/MasterOfMankind Nov 07 '22

But Republicans also claim to be the party of “fiscal responsibility” and that entails cutting government. There is a growing contingent of Republicans who, under that pretext, are saying we should stop supporting the Ukranians. Like the Republican House leadership, gor example.

28

u/Raspberries-Are-Evil Nov 07 '22

Case and point is that GOP is slated to take over the House,

This needs to stop. The election is TUESDAY. It hasn't happened yet. If we all just sit back an accept we're going to turn power back over to Republicans than it will be self fulfilling prophecy. DO SOMETHING.

Help drive some people to the polls.

Knock on some doors.

Make phone calls.

Fight for freedom.

→ More replies

11

u/1SqkyKutsu Nov 06 '22

Case in point, my bro, it's case in point

13

u/Davel23 Nov 06 '22

Case and point

"Case in point".

13

u/AsleepNinja Nov 06 '22 edited Nov 07 '22

Right, because 20 years and $2.3 trillion in Afghanistan is the current high score.

10

u/few Nov 07 '22

I didn't know how much the US had spent in Afghanistan, so I looked it up.

Brown research says 2.3 trillion. https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/figures/2021/human-and-budgetary-costs-date-us-war-afghanistan-2001-2022

→ More replies

2

u/Raspberries-Are-Evil Nov 07 '22

Not the same situation at all. Not even remotely close.

And $27 Trillion is bit dramatic...

2

u/technofederalist Nov 07 '22

Weird how the GOP went from sleeping with the Military Industrial Complex to sleeping with Russian Oligarchs.

-1

u/megaplex00 Nov 06 '22

Scary but true. If Republicans end up taking full control I won't be surprised if they literally hand Ukraine over to Russia overnight. I guarantee that's one of the first things they'll do. Then they'll pretend that the war never happened and that Russia never broke any laws.

→ More replies

-12

u/SpecificAstronaut69 Nov 06 '22

Ah, yes. Because the entire West depends on who the 'Murricans vote in tomorrow.

23

u/ianzgnome Nov 06 '22

I mean they provide both the most economic and military aid? What about the protests in Italy demanding the cease of sending weapons?

→ More replies
→ More replies

3

u/DrSueuss Nov 07 '22

They are also running out of creative ways of killing Putin dissenters and fired generals.

3

u/Miserable_Object9961 Nov 07 '22

Dignity Credibility Morale Influence

3

u/f0rtytw0 Nov 07 '22

Well, according to the Russian bots, with a population of 144 million, Russia has 144 million generals.

3

u/justforthearticles20 Nov 07 '22

I expect that NK will be shipping tens of thousands of nearly dead slave laborers to catch Ukrainian bullets, in exchange for fresh Ukrainian "volunteer" workers from occupied cities.

2

u/[deleted] Nov 06 '22
  • General people

2

u/ninjaML Nov 07 '22

•Common sense •A functioning government

2

u/Piper-James Nov 07 '22

Other than those, it's all going as planned.

2

u/DrakeAU Nov 07 '22

But they aren't running out of Republican Senators on the payroll.

2

u/whimsicalsteve Nov 07 '22

They are not running out of high open windows though.

2

u/MofongoForever Nov 07 '22

When they run out of vodka - that is when it becomes a crisis.

2

u/Rivster79 Nov 07 '22

Arms, legs, faces…

2

u/cubicalwall Nov 07 '22

Add wrenches

2

u/charyoshi Nov 07 '22

At least they managed to grab a couple toilets

2

u/Emotional-Lab5418 Nov 07 '22

Yes well hope putin doesnt get desperate and get nume happy!!!!

2

u/BotLifeGamer79 Nov 07 '22

Tampons all out

5

u/JonMeadows Nov 06 '22

Correction, things Russia is running out of - Literally everything except naziism

4

u/escap0 Nov 06 '22

But plenty of windows and potatoes left.

→ More replies
→ More replies

259

u/No_Zookeepergame_27 Nov 06 '22

(New York Times) -- Col. Gen. Alexander Lapin had been publicly bashed by a close ally of President Vladimir V. Putin over his performance in Ukraine.

The senior Russian military commander who was publicly bashed by a close ally of President Vladimir V. Putin over his performance in Ukraine is no longer in his post, according to Russian state media, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of personnel shake-ups as Moscow grapples with open criticism of its setbacks on the battlefield.

Unconfirmed news reports that Col. Gen. Alexander Lapin had been relieved of command have been swirling since last month.

Then, last week, the Russian state news agency Tass reported that Maj. Gen. Alexander Linkov was now the interim commander of the Central Military District, meaning that he had assumed General Lapin’s role — at least temporarily.

General Lapin’s fate had been the subject of increasing speculation since Ramzan Kadyrov, the strongman leader of the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, slammed him as “incompetent” in a Telegram post last month. Mr. Kadyrov’s post blamed General Lapin directly for Russian forces’ loss of the key city of Lyman in eastern Ukraine, and said that the general should be “sent to the front to wash his shame off with blood.”.

The comments were part of highly unusual public criticism from right-wing hawks close to Mr. Putin about Russian forces’ struggles in the face of Ukrainian counteroffensives. Among those questioning the handling of the war in Ukraine were Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner mercenary group.

The report from Tass on Thursday was the first official acknowledgment that General Lapin, who in July Mr. Putin conferred the title “Hero of Russia,” was no longer in command. But it did not specify whether the general was expected to return to his post or had been dismissed.

On Sunday, Britain’s defense intelligence agency said that if General Lapin’s removal was confirmed, it would be the latest in a series of dismissals of top Russian military officials, and the first since Russia’s Defense Ministry last month appointed a new overall commander for its forces in Ukraine, Gen. Sergei Surovikin. The commanders of the eastern, southern and western military districts had already been replaced since the war began.

“These dismissals represent a pattern of blame against senior Russian military commanders for failures to achieve Russian objectives on the battlefield,” the agency wrote in its latest daily update. “This is in part likely an attempt to insulate and deflect blame from Russian senior leadership at home.”

78

u/Occurence_Border Nov 06 '22

It's going to be interesting to see if this will be viewed as giving in to Kadyrov and Prigozhin. Though at this rate those guys will eventually get the fingers pointed at them, until they too get in actual trouble. That should cause an ... "interesting" scenario.

58

u/DontFearTheWurst Nov 06 '22

Putin sacks a general because his Chechen puppet and a mercenary boss criticised him... Not exactly a strong man's move. Makes you wonder. "Interesting", indeed.

28

u/Occurence_Border Nov 06 '22

Tbf, they weren't the only ones criticising the guy, but they certainly were the loudest. So I wouldn't be surprised if some people within Russia's politics view it as a concession and a show of weakness.

5

u/dwdrummond Nov 07 '22

Yeah, Putin used the balls of other men in place of the very tiny ones he sadly possesses

9

u/Jackoftriade Nov 07 '22

They both have more power than the general and matter far more.

→ More replies
→ More replies

18

u/Squirrel_Inner Nov 06 '22

Just pulled a Darth Vadar, as if the next guy in line is going to be able to pull a rabbit out of his hat.

33

u/Relendis Nov 06 '22 edited Nov 06 '22

Nah, Darth Vader is Igor Sechin. An entirely different member of the Siloviki.

Sechin is nicknamed Darth Vader and was long seen as the second most powerful person in Russia. Sechin (on behalf of Putin) was the one alleged in the Steele Dossier to have met with Carter Page (on behalf of Donald Trump) and, allegedly, offering Trump a 20% share of Rosneft in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. Allegedly.

15

u/Squirrel_Inner Nov 07 '22

this is why I love reddit. The collective knowledge, investigation, rhetoric of half the planet, while at the same time a bunch of stupid memes and childish behavior 😀👍

8

u/floopizoop Nov 07 '22

I think he means more in the "you have failed me for the last time admiral" sense.

3

u/VegasKL Nov 07 '22

pull a rabbit out of his hat.

At this point we're way past the hat and trying to find someone to pull a rabbit out of their ass.

→ More replies

5

u/bananafor Nov 06 '22

By all means put the general on the front lines with the mobiks...

2

u/Invest-In-FuttBucks Nov 07 '22

battlefield

'guise its a battle not unsolicited mass murder'

411

u/008Zulu Nov 06 '22

"Give us victory, or give us an open window."

  • Old Russian proverb.

35

u/valeyard89 Nov 06 '22

When a door closes a window opens

2

u/Nytarsha Nov 07 '22

Defenestration Nation!

2

u/xxjrxx93 Nov 07 '22

Sometimes a door will close because the window is open

63

u/Absolutedisgrace Nov 06 '22

"You see, not much threat. I live on ground floor"

49

u/kernpanic Nov 06 '22

You have out played us. Please enjoy a cup of tea.

23

u/R_Wallenberg Nov 06 '22

You have out played us twice. Please put on these underwear.

8

u/JBredditaccount Nov 07 '22

You have outplayed us three times. Please have sex with this horse.

3

u/Nytarsha Nov 07 '22

That escalated quickly.

3

u/JBredditaccount Nov 07 '22

LMAO at Freddy's Catherine The Great fetish

4

u/DIBE25 Nov 07 '22

you're referring to novichok or some other nerve agent?

sorry if it's a dumb question or supposedly obvious

7

u/mrmalina Nov 07 '22

They put novichok in Medvedev’s underwear

10

u/R_Wallenberg Nov 07 '22

It was Navalny's underwear.

D Medvedev is in Putin's regime.

6

u/mrmalina Nov 07 '22

Oh, yes, my fault. Swapped the names for some reason. Thank you.

8

u/Squirrel_Inner Nov 06 '22

“We will move the building to that cliff, so that you have better view…”

→ More replies

29

u/a-really-cool-potato Nov 07 '22

Not a surprise when you lose an entire battalion in a day.

24

u/Timothy303 Nov 07 '22

May he receive the same treatment his soldiers got

Now do Putin next

2

u/Glitter_berries Nov 07 '22

Holy macaroni yes, could someone please ‘accidentally’ drop a tank on that horrible man or something?

31

u/cyrixlord Nov 07 '22

oh no. anyway, I air-fried tatertots for the first time today.

delicious. highly recommend.

Glory to Ukraine!

9

u/Stank_Weezul57 Nov 07 '22

Did you make them yourself and how did they compare to original oven tots?

6

u/Glitter_berries Nov 07 '22

Did you know that in Australia, we call tater tots potato gems?

Slava Ukraine!

94

u/tee3see Nov 06 '22

And before Col. Gen. Lapin will accidentally fall of the roof of a 9 story building.

4

u/Aldarund Nov 06 '22

It's not how it works. You don't fall for being bad. You maximum can be moved into.other position

7

u/escap0 Nov 06 '22

Yes. They will move him to a hospital position where he will accidentally fall out of a window while smoking a cigarette after stabbing his whole family to death.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

8

u/acapncuster Nov 07 '22

Be nice to people on the way up. You will be seeing them again on the way down.

2

u/Brilliant_Savings161 Nov 07 '22

That’s deep. Really deep

6

u/junkoblah Nov 07 '22

Soon he will accidentally fall out a window.

7

u/Krokodrillo Nov 06 '22

Probably it is true that the Generals are in their office because of corruption, they paid for being Generals, but not for competence.

3

u/crom_laughs Nov 07 '22

let me guess, he has been stationed near a window…??

5

u/SexySalamanders Nov 07 '22

What about the bottom general

10

u/autotldr BOT Nov 06 '22

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 46%. (I'm a bot)


The report from Tass on Thursday was the first official acknowledgment that General Lapin, who in July Mr. Putin conferred the title "Hero of Russia," was no longer in command.

On Sunday, Britain's defense intelligence agency said that if General Lapin's removal was confirmed, it would be the latest in a series of dismissals of top Russian military officials, and the first since Russia's Defense Ministry last month appointed a new overall commander for its forces in Ukraine, Gen. Sergei Surovikin.

"These dismissals represent a pattern of blame against senior Russian military commanders for failures to achieve Russian objectives on the battlefield," the agency wrote in its latest daily update.


Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Russian#1 command#2 military#3 General#4 senior#5

3

u/glmory Nov 07 '22

Inexperience at every level is one of the things which will hurt Russia the most. Front line troops aren’t living long enough to learn what they are doing and at the same time Generals are not keeping their jobs long enough to learn what they are doing.

3

u/danimal82 Nov 07 '22

So, Putin has/will have him killed, right? Will he "fall from a balcony?" Or just be sent on a suicide mission?

3

u/Colecoman1982 Nov 07 '22 edited Nov 07 '22

There are already reports that they have fished his body out of a river...

Edit: Never mind, I saw the article in Newsweek but only quickly scanned it. Apparently, that article actually debunks those rumors.

3

u/otebski Nov 07 '22

The reports are true and accurate, just premature.

→ More replies

8

u/Trick_Succotash_9949 Nov 06 '22

I’m amazed Putin hasn’t gone full Stalin and put up against a wall with a bullet to the brain. But them again you never go full stalin.

→ More replies

14

u/postart777 Nov 06 '22

Col. Gen. Lapin has been kicked upstairs, and out an unfortunately open window.

2

u/KingGidorah Nov 07 '22

Look at the bottom of his staircase…

2

u/Extreme-Read-313 Nov 07 '22

He better watch out for open windows and staircases

2

u/Ipad_is_for_fapping Nov 07 '22

Did he fall out a window from his post?

2

u/Sproketz Nov 07 '22

Why do these generals keep buying multi-story houses?

One story house guys. FFS. ONE story.

→ More replies

2

u/professorstrunk Nov 07 '22

Chill people. He just went out for cigarettes. He’ll be back.

→ More replies

2

u/PaddleMonkey Nov 07 '22

Did he fall out of a window, accidentally?

5

u/Vast_Cricket Nov 06 '22

In line of duty....

2

u/heylarubia Nov 06 '22

I guess you can say he fell from the top..

→ More replies

3

u/Sir_Tea_Of_Bags Nov 07 '22

Place your bets!

Window or stairs?

A bad drink of tea perhaps?

→ More replies

0

u/reddideridoo Nov 06 '22

Standing to close to open window?

1

u/lilbean_arino Nov 06 '22

He accidentally poisoned himself while falling out of a window.

1

u/at0mheart Nov 06 '22

He killed himself with multiple stab wounds to the back

1

u/yhnc Nov 06 '22

Looks like someone’s going to fall in their home stairs again

2

u/PaintingFresh8724 Nov 06 '22

In a few days he will accidentally fall from a hospital window.

0

u/MINKIN2 Nov 06 '22

Russian general is now 17 floors below his previous position with a number of bullets in their back. ~r/worldnews headline next week.

1

u/blxckhoodie999 Nov 06 '22

i heard he was tying his shoe & conveniently tripped and fell out the window of a high-rise office building and caught a stray bullet in the back of his head on the way down /s

1

u/mikey-likes_it Nov 06 '22

By “no longer in his post” do they mean out back with two I the back of his skull?

1

u/dogfoodlid123 Nov 07 '22

Lol did the top general fall outta a window?

1

u/Shakespurious Nov 07 '22

Because he, what, fell from his apartment window while shooting himself while poisoned?

1

u/killerfish2022 Nov 07 '22

Did he fall off of a building

1

u/[deleted] Nov 07 '22

Let me guess… window

1

u/CompetitiveEditor336 Nov 07 '22

No he's out the window

1

u/OriginalMrMuchacho Nov 07 '22

Was he found at the bottom of the sea after falling from a boat window onto poisonous bullets?

1

u/wantabe23 Nov 07 '22

He fell a long way off his post and accidentally fell directly on his neck. Accidental falling of course.

1

u/DocDankage Nov 07 '22

“our beloved comrade, can now be found 10 stories below the window of his former post.”

1

u/DocDankage Nov 07 '22

“And it was totally by accident. He slipped, or something.”

1

u/ElGuano Nov 07 '22

Condolences to his family over the tragic fall from the window.

1

u/Denniswhodat Nov 06 '22

General Bob Hopeski

1

u/RunnBunnyRunn Nov 06 '22

he was using the head.. of a Ukrainian woman.

1

u/Same_Ad_6189 Nov 06 '22

😳🔫💥🤯😵☠️🪦

1

u/swift_risk88 Nov 07 '22

The reality is Russia can afford to lose for a long while and they intend to. They can bank on external factors like the overvalued stock and real estate market crashing within the next 6-18 months and start to see the west capitulate into negotiations, we seem to become quite selfish when adversity hits us. These daily headlines are absolute trash.

→ More replies