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Financial Times (unlocked): Kyiv was saved by Ukrainian ingenuity as well as Russian blunders
Posted by: hal
Date: April 10, 2022 12:43PM
How Kyiv was saved by Ukrainian ingenuity as well as Russian blunders

[www.ft.com]

A good timeline of events leading to the ouster of Russian forces from Kyiv... and how smartphones and yoga pads helped them do it.

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Re: Financial Times (unlocked): Kyiv was saved by Ukrainian ingenuity as well as Russian blunders
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: April 10, 2022 01:08PM
Not unlocked. Paywalled.

Try this link:
[newsnationusa.com]

...Had to find it for this:

Moscow’s forces were thwarted, too, by pieces of foam mat — the Ukrainians call them karemats — costing as little as £1.50. The mats prevent Russian thermal imaging drones from detecting human heat. “We held the karemats over our head”, said Konoko, explaining how his men moved stealthily in tiny groups at night.

In that way soldiers armed with anti-tank weapons supplied by the US, Britain and others could sneak up on the Russians, fire their deadly and accurate missiles and then slip away...




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Re: Financial Times (unlocked): Kyiv was saved by Ukrainian ingenuity as well as Russian blunders
Posted by: hal
Date: April 10, 2022 01:19PM
Weird - it's locked for me now too. Good find Tiangou... that's the same article...
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Re: Financial Times (unlocked): Kyiv was saved by Ukrainian ingenuity as well as Russian blunders
Posted by: gadje
Date: April 10, 2022 04:32PM
it seem the same article but I cannot see the map.
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