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Retaining_H2O 57 points ago +58 / -1

Yes, paintball guns. Also, notice that none of the "soldiers" are wearing helmets. They all have bare heads, but they have face and eye protection. Notice that at least 3 of them have large pressurized CO2 bottles.

Either Reuters is full of sh*t... or Ukraine is in worse trouble than we thought.

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queue-anon 24 points ago +24 / -0

They give the reddit-tards that are volunteering paintball guns

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brimshae 15 points ago +15 / -0

41% of those redditors still managed to off themselves.

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Bullseyed 10 points ago +10 / -0

Haha, trannies.

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eel003 10 points ago +10 / -0

Yep. However no hoppers for the paint ammo..so I think Airsoft BB's like Silo and Novritsch use on their YT channels.

They sting but they will not Keeel (Think Doug Marcaida)

Stock photo from the last European Airsoft gathering, perhaps?

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RealCleanUpPhilly 8 points ago +8 / -0

Look at the second guy from the left and the guy behind him - he has a big hopper on the air rifle.

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eel003 6 points ago +6 / -0

Zoomed to 400% now I see the hoppers...

I guess they are down to the teargas pepper markers...lol

I stand corrected :)

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Ground_zero_7777 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's definitely not Airsoft, Thats paintball.

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MarkusCincinnatus 7 points ago +7 / -0

Ivan Badassov, Russia’s most daring soldier, now wears a polka dot uniform

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RealCleanUpPhilly 6 points ago +6 / -0

Kek. Those are some large CO2 bottles, though. This is very serious paintball.

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LetsG0Brandon 3 points ago +3 / -0

HPA, high pressure air. Those tanks are stupid expensive.

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MileHiLife 5 points ago +5 / -0

"...or Ukraine is in worse trouble than we thought."

Well, they are crouched down in an open field. Discussing strategy?

Either way, bad optics

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SvixGale 26 points ago +26 / -0

JMHO:

The fact that a photo like this has been published even ONCE calls into question EVERYTHING - EVERYTHING - that the MSM has published about Ukraine.

EVERYTHING.

Not only that; this is certainly NOT the first time this has happened; haven't there been multiple examples of the media using clips from video games & otherwise posting literal fake news??

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InarosPrime 6 points ago +6 / -0

Don't forget all of the photos of mannequins during COVID. Some of them had a ridiculous amount of machines hooked up - more than any person would have - just for dramatic effect.

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Steven4385 11 points ago +11 / -0

Just like the wooden AK-47 mock ups a couple months ago. LOL

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Blandeaux 4 points ago +4 / -0

That would be more believable, military and police both train with mock guns. Never heard of any one training with paintball, but it would be fun.

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VoatAnon1984 9 points ago +9 / -0

Good ole’ tippmann 98

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DextertheCat 6 points ago +6 / -0

Hey, maybe this is a better way of fighting wars. Let's just use large scale paintball matches to resolve national conflicts. Have some uninvolved neutral country referee the battles and point out the "casualties". They remove themselves from the battlefield. Wouldn't that be an ideal solution? Think of how much fun war would be, instead of the shitshow it is today and for the last few thousand years.

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sgtnoodle 5 points ago +5 / -0

Wasn't there an old star trek episode where a warring civilization got tired of rebuilding infrastructure, so they set up a neutral computer to run battle simulations, then civilians had to report for euthanasia?

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zen10101 1 point ago +1 / -0

For sure! And for all you nerds, like me, you may remember that the lead character in that episode during their “virtual computer war” was named, get this, “Anon 7”! You can’t make this shit up!!

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zen10101 1 point ago +1 / -0

FYI, imho, someone in the Star Trek franchise figured out that wokeness was absolute bs and this year, 2022, they aired the season 2 of Star Trek Picard—a 10 episode story arc that included: references to Q, a scene where they humorously referenced Q type comms, cloning, leftist hive-minds (the Borg), totalitarianism in government, illegal biological experiments on humans, eugenics, crimes against humanity…all set in the Star Trek universe’s past, which just happens to be in the year 2024. 😜😜😜

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DextertheCat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yep. That was one for sure. I don't remember the episode, but it was definitely one.

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the_earth_is_flat 6 points ago +6 / -0

Source please, the URL in the photo doesn't work.

Edit: I found it. https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-says-it-has-repelled-russian-incursion-sumy-region-2022-05-16/

2nd edit: The piece of shit "journalists" changed the photo in the link above, here's another link in wayback machine so that the photos can't get changed. https://web.archive.org/web/20220516191036/https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/ukraine-says-it-has-repelled-russian-incursion-in-sumy-region/47597146

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Redpillian 1 point ago +2 / -1

Nice. (I must ask, if the earth is flat why is their 24hr sunlight in Antarctica?)

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the_earth_is_flat 3 points ago +4 / -1

Apparently the videos that show the 24 hour sun in Antarctica are fake. This is the only time lapse video I've seen of it which looks pretty fake (at least the sun flares are obviously fake, who knows what else is in the video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgZa9oZDN5g

This is a really good flat earth documentary that I highly recommend watching. https://odysee.com/@EricDubay:c/200ProofsEarthisNotaSpinningBall2019ExtraEdit:e

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Redpillian 3 points ago +3 / -0

Gotta love the down voters, too scared to voice their opinions..

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Bullseyed 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wayback link is dead.

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the_earth_is_flat 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's working for me now, maybe it was down at the time. Is it working for you now?

If it's still not working they haven't changed the swissinfo site yet. https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/ukraine-says-it-has-repelled-russian-incursion-in-sumy-region/47597146

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teppischfresser 5 points ago +5 / -0

I showed this to a coworker and he goes, "Well, that's clearly just a training picture!" "Yes, no shit, but they use it under a headline talking about current warfare as if this is a relevant picture."

He came to me about 15 minutes later, "if it makes you feel any better, the new York times used a picture with real guns." See this shit I have to deal with?

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Binome169 4 points ago +4 / -0

I saw these pics on telegram…… it’s training for the draftees who have no military experience….

Ukraine is running out of bodies to throw at the front lines….

They’ve even raised the maximum age to 70……! 😂😂

WWG1WGA

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HunnyB 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well I guess it's better than the wooden guns and them running around yelling bang bang.

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RachelkillsBam 4 points ago +4 / -0

Tippmanns: The AK-47 of paintball guns 🤣

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LetsG0Brandon 2 points ago +2 / -0

Good ol days of response trigger "loophole"

Vent off a portion of gas to a piston that resets the trigger. Braaaaaap!

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MICHIGANisRED 4 points ago +4 / -0

The war is so bad, they can't show us the real pictures.

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MudPuddlePie 4 points ago +4 / -0

Because they think people are too stupid to know the difference.

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TravInTexas 3 points ago +3 / -0

Many are unfortunately

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1Pissedoffredhead 3 points ago +3 / -0

I thought this was a war? What in the world are they doing with paintball guns?

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SmolPedeBestPede 4 points ago +4 / -0

Exactly. There is no war here.

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GAWker 2 points ago +2 / -0

Green team pictured taking a peanut butter and jelly sandwich break.

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RealCleanUpPhilly 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lulz because the whole Wag the Dog MSM lie that Ukraine is posing any kind of issue for Russia is invention. What is one more fake photo when it is all lies? You can see the big hoppers on the top of the air rifles for the paintballs. Lulz. We need to be able to sue in a class action for harm to the public from fake news.

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Jagworms 2 points ago +2 / -0

Because the war is cosplay.

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rherrell 2 points ago +2 / -0

Bright green armbands, definitely a paintball side discussing strategy.

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bubble_bursts 1 point ago +1 / -0

Dont you know? Russians hate getting paint on their face!

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CokeOrPepe 1 point ago +1 / -0

Because the war is fake, that's why.

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blacksmith21 1 point ago +1 / -0

No matches on TinEye, so I have to assume this is an original Reuters photo vs something from an entirely different event.

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AngelCole 1 point ago +1 / -0

This is a game, maybe??

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Vstablegenius45 1 point ago +1 / -0

Cause in the movie Lord of War nick cage had sold off all the Ukrainian AK47 weapon stockpile years before kek

Lord Of War AK Clip

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WeAreThePlan 1 point ago +1 / -0

Has any REAL stuff come out of Ukraine?

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VoxDawg [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Caption in the Reuters link says that this was a training exercise, but even they aren't interested in publishing pics from what we are to assume is a hellish warzone.

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Aarrow 1 point ago +1 / -0

In all fairness guys, it does say the photo was from April 15'th when soldiers were training... In the web archive link:

"FILE PHOTO: Members of the territorial defence force attend training, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, outside an abandoned building in Sumy, Ukraine April 15, 2022. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra reuters_tickers"

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VoxDawg [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes, I had a separate comment here acknowledging the pic caption, but the question remains: In an area that is oft-described as "war torn," why aren't they using actual combat photos?

One would think there are load of them. After all, we've been told several journalists have died covering this incursion.

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marvinthehaggler 1 point ago +1 / -0

Tonight on LARPWars...

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Apple-Bag 1 point ago +1 / -0

Look like Tippman

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yeldarb1983 1 point ago +1 / -0

Because neo-libs don't know a gun from their own asshole, and the media doesn't care about facts when Google searching images for their clickbait.

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Libraritarian 1 point ago +1 / -0

My guess is because the photo is of a paintball game not a war. And judging by the guy in front with his mask up and they are all grouped up, they arent even playing. Just some guys getting ready to play.

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MarkusCincinnatus 1 point ago +1 / -0

So why no photo from the big war?

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Libraritarian 1 point ago +1 / -0

Again just guessing the headline from Reuters saying 'Ukraine.. repelled Ruasian incursion' is propaganda and no such photos exist.

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MarkusCincinnatus 1 point ago +1 / -0

right, because the big war doesn’t exist like they’re pretending

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TheBman 1 point ago +1 / -0

I do believe this operation was run by retard joe himself.

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Cyberhawk 1 point ago +1 / -0

OmG wArS! Donate fast to help! Just send money to the DNC, they’ll get it to the right people, FAST!

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needorganization 1 point ago +1 / -0

Just having a little fun for the day??!

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NazisWereSocialist -2 points ago +1 / -3

Why are you guys freaking out about this? it's almost certainly footage of a training exercise, now what would be interesting is if you could prove this was external governments in Ukraine training soldiers.

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VoxDawg [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

No one is freaking out about it. We're showing the retarded nature of the MSM, who thought a training exercise pic would be a good image to broadcast when there's a "war" going on.

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NazisWereSocialist 1 point ago +1 / -0

fair enough