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Firefight from rebel Motorola unit's perspective (English subs).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_PDohuuqt0

Firefight from Ukrainian army perspective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17UHw7Twlxw

Ukrainian Army Grad volley.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhQIs5Hd2hw

DPR militia in Miusinsk (English subs).

Pro-Ukrainian militia caught in ambush.

Im posting this up so everyone can get an idea of the kind of terrain etc involved.

There is a lot more where this is from, including footage from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Palestine. There is also hundreds of videos of past conflicts as well including ww2 etc. Check out http://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage if you're interested.

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With the helmet camera it looks scarily like a video game.

Interesting to see actual small unit tactics and what real soldiers do and how they react. Rather different from CM2.

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Wonder where the rebels got that T-72 from when the Ukrainians are using T-64 exclusively (rethorical question btw). Also amusing how the rebels claim to have plenty of disposable RPGs, guess the local gun stores had a huge surplus.

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With the helmet camera it looks scarily like a video game.

Interesting to see actual small unit tactics and what real soldiers do and how they react. Rather different from CM2.

Luckily for these soldiers they don't have someone on a keyboard or mouse giving em human wave orders in a desperate bid to win points...

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Luckily for these soldiers they don't have someone on a keyboard or mouse giving em human wave orders in a desperate bid to win points...

Or even worse, someone who orders a squad to clear a minefield by running through it until all mines are exploded :D.

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Impressive. What they shooting at? The Ocean? Good way to catch large quantities of fish.

It was interesting as I had thought that the crews were supposed to stay in the armored transports when firing missiles. You'd think they would be vulnerable to counter measures outside.

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does the Ukrainian military have a standard uniform because from what I have seen in pictures and videos it looked like they used whatever they could get their hands on some of them had a british desert

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does the Ukrainian military have a standard uniform because from what I have seen in pictures and videos it looked like they used whatever they could get their hands on some of them had a british desert

The standard i believe before the war was variants of the soviet ttsko pattern uniforms. Now you see lots of paramilitaries and guys drawn up for service bringing their own stuff bought or donated from the surplus market like the desert dpm you mentioned.

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The standard i believe before the war was variants of the soviet ttsko pattern uniforms. Now you see lots of paramilitaries and guys drawn up for service bringing their own stuff bought or donated from the surplus market like the desert dpm you mentioned.

thats probably true now more recent pictures it looks like they have better gear and less random stuff I asked that because I am trying to figure out what the Ukrainians will look like in black sea

I can assume what the americans will and I saw the some Russian units from one of the streams but Ukrainians have donated gear in game or will it be more of standard uniform

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I recently saw an interview with a Ukrainian soldier in the ATO who said they hadnt been supplied with enough uniforms, boots, food and ammunition. This could explain the rag-tag appearance. They arent very happy with their leadership right now it seems. I can dig out the interview if anyone is interested?

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thats probably true now more recent pictures it looks like they have better gear and less random stuff I asked that because I am trying to figure out what the Ukrainians will look like in black sea

I can assume what the americans will and I saw the some Russian units from one of the streams but Ukrainians have donated gear in game or will it be more of standard uniform

i get your question guess we'll have to wait and see but....here are some links showing what the future might be for the standard camo for the Ukrainians in the real world and assuming CMBS...

http://www.worldmilitary.org/en/ukraine/voennaya_forma/field_combat_uniform/camouflage_uniform/project_of_new_camo_uniform_for_ukraine_national_guard/UA-PNGU-00001

more on Ukraine camo

http://camopedia.org/index.php?title=Ukraine

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What really strikes home watching these videos is the terrain they fight in. Watching the endless videos from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan shows a lot of sandy terrain, mountains and some light vegetation. These videos from the Ukraine look like they could have been shot on the road that leads to my house.... Lots of foliage, familiar housing, street signs that would make sense to me if I were there. Kind of crazy to think that it is indeed possible I may have to set an ambush somewhere on the main road that runs through the island (connected to main land by bridges) to stop some badness from coming through. Civil War is anything but civil, and seems to be in vogue this decade.....

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what happened was I saw a ton of different camo pattern in use so including foreign like ACU's so I thought it was mostly donated stuff but this raises another question why use that many different camo patterns what not use just one or two

Well most militaries i've seen do that its either from desperation and lack of supply or its just by decisions from above picking patterns/uniforms. So for the Ukrainians and the rebels its because they have no choice. But if you look at lets say the Germans in WW2 with their variety or the Russians through the Chechen wars till kinda recently it can be by choice.

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Most recent situation (map):

http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/kot_ivanov/71733898/23862/23862_original.jpg

Found in the fight zone: remains of the first stage of the 57E6 missile launched by Pantsir-S1 system (SA-22 Greyhound). Military bloggers tie it to the recent series of Ukrainian aircraft loses.

http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/andrei_bt/18425682/253770/253770_original.jpg

Picture of the whole missile: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantsir-S1#mediaviewer/File:Pantsir-S1_missile_maks2009.jpg

French volunteers fighting for Donbas freedom fighters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1SPc8jxAEM#t=162

More Iloviansk footage:

Some earlier events:

Ukrainian Right Sector combatants traveling by bus lost their way and reached wrong checkpoint (drastic):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K9MgdFwmiw&list=UU_r7f9GjEfEKQGqGU_v6tBw

Fighting in Antracit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZjXpKNn0IA#t=113

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Really interesting to see international volunteers in there, I didnt really expect that. Theres a huge contrast in stories from both sides, which is to be expected I guess. It would be nice to see see some truly unbiased reporting on the situation, but the nature of the whole conflict makes that pretty unlikely to happen. Time will tell in the end I guess. Thanks to everyone for your contributions.

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