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        It’s Ukraine, without the article. It’s more respectful towards the country.

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          Thanks for pointing it out. I always write “the Ukraine” because it’s how we write it in my native language. I didn’t even know in English the article is used for non sovereign counties. It’s really hard to avoid the extra article here, as in for example German, we use “the Ukraine” exclusively, as it’s female. It’s the same with the Netherlands, the Turkey, the Switzerland. Never even heard before this could imply denying sovereignty.

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            In English it implies it’s a geographical region rather than a nation’s name. The exceptions are for nations that have an adjectival element. The United States, The Democratic Republic of Wherever, etc.

            It’s petty semantics that passes by most, but the people that translate Russian official statements in English are aware of the difference and made a point of it for decades specifically to attack Ukraine’s standing in America and the Commonwealth.

            Generally speaking, it’s a minor enough distinction that no one would care if Russia didn’t.

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          Yeah, the “the” is Russian propaganda, intended to strip Ukraine if its sovereignty.

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        It is actually Reddit policy about threatening violence and harm to others. But it is silly, because that’s the article title. Perhaps it was removed by automation?

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    Thanks, Republicans. Because of GOP delays, there is insufficient air defense now. Great job, you fuckin fascist supporting assholes.

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    Zelenskyy vs Putin, 1v1, let’s see how strong and manly this russian sack of lard really is.

    EDIT: Yes, he knows Judo and various other martial arts, but:

    • There’s no video evidence of him being particularly skilled in any of these, especially beyond the level of sports-fighting for points.
    • For the past 25 years, his image has been inflated by a massive propaganda apparatus
    • He’s 71
    • Zelenskyy isn’t
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      Zelenskyy vs Putin, 1v1

      If only every war was decided by the two most pompous shitbags slapping each other around, rather than tens of thousands of 20-year-olds getting slaughtered with high explosives.

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      Counterpoint: he may not be tough, but he definitely knows how to fucking cheat. We should probably have him fight a polar bear just to be safe.

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        Comrade, why would I put Novichok in your underpants?

        Besides, your Polonium tea is getting cold.

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      He’s being quite restrained here, I think. I’ve been wishing someone would take ‘one for the team’ and try knocking him off for years (along with most of the twats we have riddling our news cycle with their insecurities, like trump, musk, etc…)

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      I was thinking this today. One of those Cessnas with a fab 500 would do nicely.

      I wonder if he has air defense or if they’ve been sent to the front as well

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    Hell, I haven’t seen any children die and have a strong moral opposition to killing, but I’d take the shot if I had it.

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    I saw someone else point this out. Did you see all the skinhead children there? Putin was just denazifying that hospital.

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    I guess it would be cool if nation leaders fought in a ring with their fists instead of sending their people to die, and bombing shit. Putin vs Zelensky, Netanyahu vs Hamas guy. Etc.

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    Fixing the headliner - Zelenskyy: “Seeing children die makes me want to beg for more money from the capitalist powers”

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    Odd that he so ardently supports Israel despite them mostly killing children.