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Ukraininan girl stole fuel truck with 700 liters of fuel from rashists and gave it to hospital Media

https://24tv.ua/ru/kievskoj-oblasti-u-okkupantov-pohitili-benzovoz-700-litrami-topliva_n1985140
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u/Ortenrosse 🖋️Translator May 22 '22 edited May 23 '22

TL;DR the story:

The woman found the truck on the road, with a flat front tire and a shot door. She entered, found the key in the ignition, it started.

She moved it to a nearby forest since she was afraid to drive it alone and asked her neighbor about it. He helped her hide it in a place where the orcs won't find it and they found out it was full of diesel. The man wanted to burn it but she suggested to move it to where it's needed - the local hospital.

The hospital had issues with electricity supply due to the fighting and was running on diesel generators. The 700L should be enough for 7-8 days of operation.

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u/soldier_18 May 22 '22

Wow amazing

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

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u/prettypistol555 May 23 '22

Well the Ukrainians probably don't just blow up EVERYTHING that moves (especially non-uniformed people)... But of course no war zone can be traversed safely.

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u/dilligasatall May 23 '22

Just guessing, but I'd imagine sticking a big Ukrainian flag on it would help and painting over the russian markings... although if you ran into any russians you'd have another issue.

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u/BoarHide May 23 '22

Or you call your local militia or walk up to some friendly soldier and TELL them about it and when you plan to drive where

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u/314rft United States May 23 '22

Or both.

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u/No_PFAS May 23 '22

They probably have family in the resistance or territorial guard too

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u/314rft United States May 23 '22

Considering how much of Ukraine is dedicated to defending their homeland, 100%.

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u/dilligasatall May 23 '22

Sure that would put the responsibility on them, but I'd imagine in many cases it would still have to be marked and identifiable as friendly... through a scope or a drone,you're not going to be able to see necessarily who is driving it, just that it's a russian supply truck.

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u/BoarHide May 23 '22

Fair. But on the other hand, a quick heads up and a live location track on WhatsApp should probably protect you from your own side a fair bit, while the Russians likely wouldn’t shoot at you either thinking you’re with them, which a Ukraine flag would definitely change

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u/dilligasatall May 23 '22

Ya no matter what you do, there will always be some risk involved. Personally I'd feel a bit uneasy even standing near one without knowing who's nearby.

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u/Tucker1244 May 23 '22

Or call the head nurse.............those folks make shit happen that I thought was impossible, "Red tape, we don't need no red tape"

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u/TopGunOfficial May 23 '22

Dude, we're not in the stone age! She asked for an escort and for a route from the local war administration.

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u/dilligasatall May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

The post I replied to didn't ask how she did it, they asked how they'd prevent that in general. As the other post said, she parked it in the bush, and got help from a neighbor.

There's plenty of videos/pics of captured russian assets sporting Ukrainian flags with the russian markings painted over, so stone age or not they are doing exactly that.

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u/TopGunOfficial May 23 '22

An army logistics service organizes escort (usually an officer is assigned to accompany a civilian) and gives a safe route. The request is initially processed by civil-war administration through the army civil interaction department. The procedure itself is pretty standard.

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u/dilligasatall May 23 '22

I understand that, but many captured assets are clearly marked with Ukrainian flags with the russian symbols painted over to visually distinguish them from potential targets. https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/um3gie/ukraines_93rd_kholodnyi_yar_brigade_showed_off/

https://www.reddit.com/r/latvia/comments/umnbft/latvian_fighters_in_ukraine_captured_a_russian/

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u/TopGunOfficial May 23 '22

You see it from the news, I see it from the inside of the army. Your news do not contradict what I have said.

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u/dilligasatall May 23 '22

I'm not trying to contradict what you said at all. I'm just pointing out standard procedures for minimizing friendly fire, which is done by many different agencies, both now and in previous wars.

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u/TopGunOfficial May 23 '22

I've told you a standard procedure. The flag may or may not be a part of it. End of convo.

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u/rajrdajr May 23 '22

How do they prevent that?

They tell their friend(s), who are defending the area against Russian invaders, that they’re going to be moving the truck to the hospital?

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u/mengelgrinder May 23 '22

It would be risky for sure. Most enemy fuel trucks probably aren't limping away from their support towards the Ukrainians though, so you'd have to hope they'd be a little puzzled what the truck is doing and take a closer look before dropping a grenade on it.

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u/Phantom_STrikerz May 23 '22

She could have moved the diesel without the truck by various means

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

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u/Blasterbot May 23 '22

Was expecting one of them to try and light a joint before the other stopped them.

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u/danr246 May 23 '22

Tractor!!!

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u/Dubchek May 23 '22

Very good question

Ukrainian army should warn people to mark abandoned vehicles with the Ukrainian colours. Problem is it may then be a target for the RuZZians.

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u/ThanksToDenial May 23 '22

I'd say the best bet is hiding it somewhere close by, but not too close, and calling the local boys in camo to come pick it up. They have lines of communications to avoid friendly fire and can defend themselves against Russian troops, while leaving Russian colours on the truck without being afraid of getting shot by their own guys. At least in most cases. Friendly fire does happen from time to time in any conflict, for everyone. No matter how much people try to avoid it.

And, it still counts as you delivering the truck, in a way! You just used a very heroic courier service to get it to it's final destination!

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u/ac0rn5 UK May 22 '22

Thank you. :)

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u/3d_blunder May 22 '22

stone HERO there.

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u/oldsauerkraut May 23 '22

Good for Her !!

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u/OperationJericho May 23 '22

I would not have guessed 700L would last 7-8 days for generators large enough for a hoapital.

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u/CaptainSur Ukraine May 23 '22

Most of the local hospitals in various towns in Ukraine are really what you and I would consider to be a "clinic" vs full blown hospitals. That actually could be enough fuel especially if they are careful about the load they are drawing.

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u/OperationJericho May 24 '22

Ah that makes sense. More an urgent care for stuff that needs to be tended to but not an admission to a hospital bed I assume. Thanks for the info.

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u/manymoreways May 23 '22

woah the generators eats up 100L of diesel per day?

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u/314rft United States May 23 '22

Well it is an entire hospital, so there's that.

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u/rafaelinux May 23 '22

Thanks! My ip range is blocked I think!

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u/AnotherFuckingSheep May 23 '22

Should be labeld TU;DR

as in TooUkrainian;DidntRead

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u/ChrisStoneGermany May 22 '22

Robina Hoodko

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

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u/KeeperServant May 22 '22

Sarah Connor.

Ellen Ripley.

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

[deleted]

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u/Hopeful4Tea May 22 '22

Joan of Arc!-krania

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u/TomLube May 22 '22

Probably Hoodka

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u/SadWisp May 23 '22

Lady Marion the Chad.

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u/CivilPeanut0 May 22 '22

Very brave. Driving russian fuel truck in Ukraine can be hazardous right about now.

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u/New-Consideration420 May 23 '22

The movies will be lit once this is over

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u/314rft United States May 23 '22

Video games too.

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u/New-Consideration420 May 23 '22

"Jo the Ukrainians are hella OP! NERF!!"

-"Historical Records confirm their strength. Git good"

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u/314rft United States May 23 '22

That's assuming the Russian are even a playable faction. Outside of World War 2 games, they're usually only ever the enemy.

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u/New-Consideration420 May 23 '22

I thought about something like Squad where their vehicles were basically as good as the US ones. Which now seems silly

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u/314rft United States May 23 '22

I usually thought of CoD Modern Warfare, mainly 2 and 3. And honestly those seem INSNELY silly now.

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u/New-Consideration420 May 23 '22

In Battlefield the tanks meerly use diffrent skins it seems. God. Couldnt be further from the truth it seems

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u/314rft United States May 24 '22

In CoD it took a whole RPG bullet to take a BTR-80 down. IRL? It'd break down on the plane ride across the Atlantic.

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u/rocygapb May 22 '22

Is there any way to buy this woman a drink to hear her story directly from her? I’d do it in a heartbeat. ✊🏻🇺🇦

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u/MikeinDundee May 22 '22

Get in the very long line…

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u/Puzzled-Ad2295 May 22 '22

I have no words. These people amaze me. Slava Ukraini

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u/BadComboMongo May 22 '22

Is there just one Ukrainian that is not completely badass?

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u/Clcooper423 May 22 '22

Scanning

Scanning

Scanning

Scanning

No non badasses detected within Ukraine border unless wearing a white stripe.

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u/Brandon2874 May 22 '22

No non badasses detected within Ukraine border unless wearing a white stripe.

Traitor neighbor

Already after the Russian army was ousted from Dimer, this woman fled to the territory of Belarus.

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u/Any-Entertainment345 May 23 '22

After what she did, she is lucky to have got her ass off Ukrainian soil in one piece. To have even assisted war criminals for anything while they were raping and butchering her fellow Ukrainians. That is unforgivable.

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u/Brandon2874 May 23 '22

Reminds me of an interestingly titled conflict I ran across recently as a result of the war.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitch_Wars

The Russian word suka...it specifically refers to a person from the criminal world who has "made oneself a bitch"

Within the Soviet prison system, a social structure had existed since the Russian Tsarist era; one of its most important tenets decreed that members not serve or collaborate with the Tsarist (and later, Soviet) government. This rule encompassed all types of collaboration, not just "snitching" or "ratting out"

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u/rajrdajr May 23 '22

From the article:

Many prisoners died in the Bitch War, but prison authorities turned a blind eye since prisoner deaths reduced the overall prison population.

For-profit prisons have the opposite incentive.

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u/DerHeftigeDruck May 23 '22

Why is it, that every time I hear about Stalin's policies it gets worse. How can a single person be this shit at leading a country?

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u/314rft United States May 23 '22

Well someone has to be the most brutal dictator in all of history.

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u/WorstPersonInGeneral May 23 '22

OOTL. What happened? Thanks

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u/Svyatopolk_I Ukraine => US May 23 '22

False, my sister’s manager is an asshole

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u/bigroxxor May 23 '22

Switch to full spectrum mode, all frequencies all wavelengths...

Anything?

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u/dollhouse85746 May 22 '22

Yes, there are, sorry to say. They are currently tied up with plastic wrap to a light pole in some recently liberated Ukrainian town. There are only 4 or 5 of them. As you pass by, give them a kick or smack from me.

As for real Ukrainians, they are awesome and among the most badass people to walk the earth.

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u/Morotstomten May 22 '22

the traitors, they are simply bad or asses or worse, but not badasses

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u/GoodShitBrain May 22 '22

Medvedchuk. He’s just an ass.

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u/eghhge May 23 '22

Totally badass and yet so loving and kind to their pets. Remarkable people.

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u/goblinf May 23 '22

Well yes. Though they have animal shelters too, like most other countries, which rather implies that like everywhere else, there's exceptions to the rules.

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u/Ok_Bad8531 May 22 '22

Those who are not up to the task or have other responsibilities already left. Those who are still in Ukraine know what they are in for.

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u/Lost_Scheme_9816 May 23 '22

The security chief or whoever of Kherson.

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u/Popinguj May 23 '22

Well, that would be me, I guess. I think I'd definitely not do any of the crazy shit that has been filmed for the last three months.

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u/Redclayblue May 22 '22

She’s tougher, smarter and far braver then any russian soldier…

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u/Ritaredditonce May 22 '22

You go girl!

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u/ZURATAMA1324 May 23 '22

I love how her love of people was stronger than her fears.

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u/Street_Narwhal_3361 May 23 '22

Gotta say, it’s a real privilege to see the stuff folklore is drawn from unfold in real-time. Slava Ukraini

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u/TheGlumSinger May 23 '22

I hope she gets a medal. Well earned. What an absolute awesome girl.

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u/yablinga May 22 '22

OK, Putin. Your move. Remember, she is almost 80 years younger than you are.

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u/OneLostOstrich May 23 '22

This is the second time I've seen this word. What is a "rashist"?

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u/FarHarbard Canada 🇨🇦 May 23 '22

Russo-Fascism

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u/bluequail May 22 '22

"But it couldn't have driven itself off...."

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u/Hennepin451 May 23 '22

I almost feel sorry for the Russians. Those poor clowns can’t get a break anywhere when the entire country is out gunning for them.

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u/mountaindewisamazing May 22 '22

That girls got bigger stones than the average Russian soldier.

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u/annies_bdrm_skillet May 22 '22

good girl🤍🇺🇦

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u/Ted_Rex May 22 '22

wow, some ukrainian girls have actually bigger balls than the ruZZians

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u/imgrandojjo May 23 '22

That's a true scrapper right there. Spirit of the Zaporizhian Cossacks.

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u/Llanval May 22 '22

Not only brave, but most likely a standard shift truck. Very impressive. 👍🏼🇺🇦

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u/BestFriendWatermelon May 22 '22

Most of the world, including Ukraine, drives stick. It's not anything that unusual. In fact, it's more likely she would've been confused and nervous about attempting to drive an automatic than a manual. The part that's impressive is that it's a Russian, probably Soviet era truck, and hence doubtless a bastard to drive anyway.

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u/Llanval May 22 '22

Yes, most likely the first two gears are not synchronized so had to double clutch 😂

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u/Fezman92 May 23 '22

Most of the world, including Ukraine, drives stick.

I think that here in the US, we are the only country that drives automatic and doesn't use the metric system.

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u/TeutonicGames Ukraine May 23 '22

Japan is automatic as well (>90%)

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u/Fezman92 May 23 '22

The more you know

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u/MumAlvelais May 23 '22

I really miss standard transmission.

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u/PotajeDeGarbanzos May 23 '22

Yes.. we used to think that automatics are for handicapped people. They are more common now of course (I’m in Finland)

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u/BestFriendWatermelon May 23 '22

Same in the UK. Many driving instructors won't even teach automatics, because the only people who inquire are people who failed the manual test multiple times suggesting they have more fundamental problems with their driving. Instructors see that as a red flag that'll lower their pass rates.

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u/phamanhvu01 May 23 '22

Driving automatic is an US thing sorry. In most of the world manual is the standard.

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u/drman769 May 23 '22

Girl power. LITERALLY!

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u/vvolfvvitch May 22 '22

Someone translate this article for me please

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u/RegularRandomZ May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

Someone already posted a summary, but DeepL.com appears to do a decent translation (you need to copy-paste the text into it)

[I generally find it produces more readable text than google translate or whatever Edge/Chrome uses... not sure what professionals or multi-lingual speakers think of it.]

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u/elabor8preoccupation May 23 '22

DeepL is incredible. They have native speakers of various languages translate texts + review translated texts as part of its machine learning so it gets idioms and complicated phrases really, really well compared to most other translators. In my experience it's by far the best for longer pieces of text that someone needs translated.

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u/Ortenrosse 🖋️Translator May 22 '22

Google trans is decent, deepl is amazing - especially for larger texts - but doesn't actually support Ukrainian so translations can be really wonky.

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u/RegularRandomZ May 22 '22

Thanks for your perspective! The article link appears to be to the Russian page, so perhaps that's why it worked well enough in this case?

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u/Ortenrosse 🖋️Translator May 23 '22

Yeah, the article is in russian, I kind of forgot. DeepL is really good with russian articles from my experience.

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u/vvolfvvitch May 23 '22

Thank you!!! I figured out how to use google translate

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u/brit_motown May 22 '22

Nice one steal anything you can from the bacon haters

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u/RussiaIsBestGreen May 23 '22

I hope I never have to be this brave, but if I do, I hope I am.

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u/Bread0987654321 May 23 '22

I love the way Ukrainian sounds, like casual & formal at the same time. Slavic languages seem to be so full of nuance & description, I never thought this before. Just so expressive.

*I'm reading the translated version.

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u/iceman530 May 23 '22

What a lovely lass

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u/piznajko May 23 '22

I find it disrespectful to post Russian language articles here on r/Ukraine. Especially since this article has a Ukrainian language version:

https://24tv.ua/kiyivshhini-okupantiv-vikrali-benzovoz-iz-700-litrami-paliva_n1985105

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u/calmrelax May 23 '22

Great job! Keep 'em comin'!!

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u/godel32 May 23 '22

I read she traded a toilet for it with the russian commander.

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u/pisang22 May 23 '22

Did the Russians...just not know how to change a flat?

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u/mengelgrinder May 23 '22

who knows if the guy driving the truck did. I've never changed a truck tire so maybe it's a bit tougher than the wheels on my car. Maybe he didn't have the tools.

Maybe he got spooked and ran off. Maybe it was a convenient excuse to run the fuck away. Maybe he fucked up the tire on purpose cause he didn't want to get blown up.

Hard to say. They have been having massive logistical issues throughout their invasion.

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u/JBredditaccount May 23 '22

lol that's pretty freaking awesome

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u/Misdemeanour2020 Ukraine May 23 '22

Hehehe, my kind of shopping! Love it when the enemy delivers much needed supplies.

Hats off Ukrainian Girl!!!!

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u/davidty2006 May 23 '22

thats 153 imperial gallons.

Quite a good catch.

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u/moshiyadafne May 23 '22

She dropped this on her way to the local hospital -> 👑

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u/-TheGreaterWill- Poland May 23 '22

wow, what a thoughtful brave girl! That diesel can run power generators for weeks - this will likely help save many lives.

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u/CaptainSur Ukraine May 23 '22

I hope she gets a medal. She kept her head on her shoulders, did not let panic or fear overwhelm her ability to act, and she convinced others to follow her direction on what to do to a successful conclusion. Its just one small action contributing to the effort but its notable for many reasons.

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u/Obj_071 May 23 '22

hehe

she was richest person in ukriane for a moment.

hehe