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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle June 4 2022 #109015
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    Well equipped reinforcements.

    The Ukrainians are on track to a million people under arms by no later than the end of July with many/most of them returning combat veterans of six conscript classes in the previous 8-years of fighting. The 8-year conflict took the lives of around 4500 Ukrainian soldiers, 6000 Russian proxy fighters, 500 Russian soldiers and 3000 civilians

    Reports on Twitter strongly point to Ukraine being able to turn new NATO kit into combat power very quickly.

    Ukraine is in a much better position to sustain a multi-year war than Russia. It has an unlimited line of credit with the West for arms and an utterly committed population.

    A deal between Russia and Ukraine is only possible as an extension of an agreement between Russia and the West or as a result of the collapse of Putin’s regime.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 4 2022 #109014
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    Ukraine has been mounting effective counter offensives

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1532997505868255233.html

    Overall that have recaptured (Russians abandoned) a lot of territory

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 3 2022 #108990
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    Russian media hair on fire.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 3 2022 #108989
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    (Being reported, but not sufficiently confirmed yet)

    “According to Haidai, the Russian army suffers significant losses in the regional center. “And the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ refuses to fight for the ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’,” he said.”

    https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3499316-ukraine-army-retakes-20-of-sievierodonetsk-controls-half-of-city-haidai.html

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 3 2022 #108987
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    The Ukrainian military “dragged” Russian troops into a trap in Severodonetsk. The enemy suffers losses and receives hard counterattacks.

    Aleksey Arestovich, the adviser to the head of the President’s Office, said this on his Facebook page.

    “I recently spoke here about the enemy’s increased operational and tactical skills – the Russian troops. And now – watch your hands. We dragged the Russian troops into a trap in Severodonetsk, pretending to” surrender “the city,” he wrote.

    According to Arestovich, now the Russian command is in shock. The Russians reported about the “capture” of Severodonetsk, and now they have received a tough counterattack from the Armed Forces of Ukraine. “The defenders of Ukraine are now liquidating Moscow comrades,” the adviser to the head of the Presidential Office noted, even though the occupiers have superiority in aviation and artillery.

    “They dragged Russian troops into a trap in Severodonetsk”: Arestovich revealed the plan of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 3 2022 #108985
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    (2 months before invasion)

    “The eight-point draft treaty was released by Russia’s foreign ministry as its forces massed within striking distance of Ukraine’s borders. Moscow said ignoring its interests would lead to a “military response” similar to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/17/russia-issues-list-demands-tensions-europe-ukraine-nato

    (3 months after invasion)

    Ukraine will be able to go on the offensive against Russia between late May and mid-June, thanks to weapons supplied by the U.S. and European countries, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said.

    [..] “Decisive fighting,” as Zelenskyy put it, over the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine is expected to begin soon. Ukraine will be able to form units for its offensive as tanks, long-range artillery and other weapons will begin to arrive from the U.S. and Europe in mid-May, Arestovich said.

    [..] Arestovich referred to three scenarios for the war. One is the “liberalization of locations occupied by Russian forces” in a month or two as a result of the Ukrainian troops’ efforts to push the invaders back. In the second scenario, Russia promptly mobilizes reserves, delaying the launch of Ukraine’s counteroffensive. The third sees progress in cease-fire negotiations following a halt to Russia’s attacks on Ukraine.

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Editor-s-Picks/Interview/Ukraine-to-launch-counteroffensive-by-mid-June-Zelenskyy-aide

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 3 2022 #108984
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    (3 months before invasion)

    “We don’t know what President Putin’s intentions are. But we do know what’s happened in the past. We know the playbook of trying to cite some illusory provocation from Ukraine or any other country and using that as an excuse for what Russia plans to do all along,”

    https://www.usnews.com/news/world-report/articles/2021-11-23/putin-spokesman-russia-wont-invade-ukraine-unless-its-provoked?context=amp

    (3 months before invasion)

    “Russia has concentrated about one hundred thousand troops near the borders of Ukraine and is preparing an attack early next year. Kirill Budanov, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, spoke about this in an interview with the Military Times.”

    Air strikes, riots and landing in Odessa – date of the Russian attack

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 3 2022 #108983
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    (11 months before invasion)

    “We tend to repeat what worked. Political scientists call it “path-dependence.” Finding himself now in what could be a tighter bind, politically and economically, than in 2012-13 and with the “Crimean consensus” eroding, Putin may reach for that which has done very well by him in the past: short victorious wars.”

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/03/15/russia-putin-invasion-ukraine-baltics-nato-475527

    (4 months before invasion)

    “Ukraine is considering several scenarios for the development of the military situation and carries out strategic planning in case it has to repel a full-scale invasion of the aggressor. Oleksiy Arestovich, advisor to the head of the President’s Office, speaker of the Ukrainian side in the Trilateral Contact Group, spoke about this on the air of the Ukraine 24 TV channel.”

    “There are 9 scenarios”: Arestovich revealed the secrets of Ukraine’s preparation for a big war

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 3 2022 #108970
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    Thanks for that Dr. D,

    God is a paradox (not really)

    Life is a mystery (thank God)

    Man chooses to create hell on earth.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 2 2022 #108953
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    Schemes is like the Russian version of Project Veritas

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 2 2022 #108952
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    Cell phones have played an outsized role in the Ukraine war. In particular, they have been used to geolocate sensitive military sites, giving the Ukrainians the ability to target Russian ships, ammunition depots, troop clusters and weapon locations.

    https://asiatimes.com/2022/05/the-fatal-failure-of-russias-era-cryptophone-system/?amp_markup=1

    The point about troop clusters seems to bare out. As the Ukrainians battle with the Russians in Severodonetsk, Russian reserves are pulled for elsewhere creating weak links in the line where effective counter offensives can be launched.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 2 2022 #108951
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    The snippet with Doug Macgregor about WH sending high tech missile systems to Ukraine.

    “I don’t know how they are going to acquire targets.” (Macgregor)

    The US military news portal reports that soldiers’ mobile phone signals can be located in order to fire rockets at positions with pinpoint accuracy

    https://pledgetimes.com/russias-next-ukraine-problem-smartphones-as-achilles-heel-russians-are-pretty-naive/amp/

    The Ukrainians claim to have killed 12 general Russian officers since late February, in part because the Russians have resorted to using cell phones when their communications systems break down.

    Russian troops are proving that cell phones in war zones are a very bad idea

    Cell phones have played an outsized role in the Ukraine war. In particular, they have been used to geolocate sensitive military sites, giving the Ukrainians the ability to target Russian ships, ammunition depots, troop clusters and weapon locations.

    https://asiatimes.com/2022/05/the-fatal-failure-of-russias-era-cryptophone-system/?amp_markup=1

    The point about troop clusters seems to bare out. As the Ukrainians battle with the Russians in Severodonetsk, Russian reserves are pulled for elsewhere creating weak links in the line where effective counter offensives can be launched.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 1 2022 #108841
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    John,

    That’s certainly what Putin would want everyone to believe. Just changing my focal length. It appears there are Nazis being lead by war criminals on both sides.

    In Luongo recent commentary he asks, “What would you do to survive? To protect your family? Your position? Your conception of yourself? Everyone’s morality has limits.”

    When I was “doom scrolling” the other day I came across a video of a line Ukrainian soldier pinned down in a trench being fired upon by a group of Russian soldiers. All human, someone’s brother?son? father? Yet all convinced the other is less than human.

    How do you get to be that guy in trench? The ones firing upon him? The guy holding the camera? Could I have found myself in such a situation had I made different choices in my youth? Will I find myself in such a situation in the future?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 1 2022 #108835
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    4/1 – Izyum (retreated)
    4/18 – Kremennays (retreated)
    5/8 – Popasnaya (retreated)
    5/12 – Rubezhnoye (retreated)
    5/20 – Mariupol (surrendered)
    Soon- Severodonetsk (in retreat)

    With the battle for Severodonetsk becoming a lost cause, the Ukrainians seem determined to get as much ranged weaponry as possible for a significant attempt to degrade Russian forces from a distance. Then what, guerrilla style warfare behind the Donbas line?

    It’s debatable (could be intentional) but the Russians have not been able to dominate the air over the battlefield so by and large we have witnessed a reliance on massive artillery barrages to take these towns and cities.

    Did Russia really plan for this bloody war of attrition? Russia may be counting on to a long war to test the West’s true commitment to Ukraine’s defense & ability to reclaim its territory.

    It’s seems like a frozen conflict is a probability and then east/west Ukraine? Somehow I suspect Putin wants more than that, maybe not all of Ukraine, but certainly Kyiv, preferably in tact not reduced to rubble.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 1 2022 #108833
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    Interesting,

    Peak to trough ~90 days
    Peak to peak ~180 days

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 31 2022 #108808
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    Can’t stop itching.

    A new global Monkeypox tracker shows that there are currently 590 suspected and confirmed cases of Monkeypox worldwide in the latest outbreak. The highly contagious disease has already spread to every continent except Antarctica.

    The global dashboard can be accessed at https://monkeypox.healthmap.org/

    Since stress affects the immune system, many researchers believe that stress could be a trigger for shingles. Researchers in multiple studies have linked chronic, daily stress, and highly stressful life events as risk factors for shingles.

    Deja vu, we just need more testing.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 31 2022 #108806
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    Phoenix,

    Nice! Could definitely see you belting out some Cranberries. Zombie, Dreams..

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 30 2022 #108771
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    Figmund,

    Your post reminded me of this story.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 30 2022 #108768
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    Archie,

    I’m not sure that would be the takeaway. (Just glad I don’t live on the east or west coast). Seriously though, here are the competing narratives if you will.

    Either the Ukrainians are basically on the point of collapse in the Donbas and the Russians are about to storm ahead–or the Russians are running very short on resources and getting a little desperate.

    It seems both sides are desperate.

    But given the fact that the Russian army numbers about 900,000 men , and before the invasion, probably at least 20% of its personnel was concentrated near Ukraine’s borders.

    The remaining combat-ready formations of ground forces are located near the western borders due to possible confrontation with the NATO.

    The 15th Alexandria Motorized Rifle Brigade from the village of Roshchinskiy in the Samara Oblast has also been sent to invade Ukraine. This brigade is the only peacekeeping unit in the country that Russia can send to solve international conflicts under the aegis of the UN.

    All the units of the Russian Armed Forces capable of attacking are taking part in the operation.

    The motorized, artillery and anti-aircraft units of all 12 Russian land armies and a separate tank division ;all airborne offensive forces: five airborne assault divisions, two airborne divisions, and one special forces brigade; six reconnaissance brigades of the General Staff ;marines of all four fleets and surface ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet; fighter, assault and bomber regiments of the Russian Air and Space Forces and fleet aviation; police and National Guard (Rosgvardiya) forces.

    This seems a bit surprising and the messaging on state TV seems to support it.

    I think I remember from previous posts that you severed. Not sure how Memorial Day sits with you, but we’ll wishes nonetheless.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 30 2022 #108763
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    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 30 2022 #108739
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    (This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

    Not sure if the is true (nyet).

    https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/science-environment/2055393-us-will-not-send-ukraine-rocket-systems-that-can-reach-russia-says-biden?amp

    Interview with Retired Russian General,

    Eye Candy meets patriotism.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 28 2022 #108611
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    “Putin cannot be defeated. And this is a big problem. Because, excuse me, a nuclear power and this increase in rates is going on all the time. And now the United States is trying to drag out the proxy war with Russia as much as possible, the White House is constantly considering the possibility of transferring systems to Kyiv salvo fire, Zelensky is begging for them. But Biden understands, just a minute, that if Russian nuclear power plants are in the affected area, if our cities are hit with a large number of victims, then we can generally consider this whole situation differently. We we can say: you supplied American weapons, you are to blame and we can strike at decision-making centers, we don’t give a damn about Article 5 or not”– said Solovyov on the air of his program.”

    Kremlin propagandist Solovyov again threatens with a nuclear strike: who this time (video)

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 28 2022 #108610
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    Just for fun,

    Oroboros, I bet you have a Putin poster hanging in your place.

    Putin

    and some Bonnie Tyler on your iTunes.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 28 2022 #108608
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    Do not know if this true yet as Russia has been calling this the red line.

    https://www.republicworld.com/amp/world-news/russia-ukraine-crisis/us-approves-transfer-of-long-range-multiple-launch-rocket-systems-to-ukraine-report-articleshow.html

    US approves transfer of long-range multiple-launch rocket systems to Ukraine: Report

    Also,

    Kremlin considering another assault on Kyiv and planning victory in Ukraine by fall – Meduza citing sources inside Putin administration.

    And

    Russia’s Defense Ministry said its hypersonic cruise missile Zircon launched from the Barents Sea hit a target in the White Sea. Russia has been threatening Sweden & Finland amid their plans to join NATO.

    Russia going Abe Lincoln.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 28 2022 #108607
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    Oroboros, why do you want to paint me as a nazi?

    Anyway, here is an update from O’Brien.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 27 2022 #108594
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    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 27 2022 #108552
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    Russian forces are heavily degraded and will struggle to replace further losses.
    Ukrainian defense are also depleted, but remain “effective overall”.

    General Zaluzhnyi: “It’s very difficult for us but we hold the ground. We fight for every stretch of the front and each settlement.”

    The tide has been turning, it will become more obvious once the military kit/forces from the West becomes operational. Also sanctions are impacting military supply chains in Russia.

    As of late, Russians have been deploying 50 year old T-62 tanks to the theater of action.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 26 2022 #108512
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    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 25 2022 #108494
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    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 25 2022 #108493
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    Per the New Russian Recruitment Bill,

    “Highly professional specialists are needed to use high-precision weapons and operate weapons and military equipment,” said one note accompanying the bill.

    According to Trent Telekom (Retired DoD Civil Servant)

    The US military and most other western aligned militaries build guided missile preventative maintenance programs around long service, highly trained non-commissioned officers (NCO’s).

    Russia does not have a professional NCO corps as the West understands the term.

    There are contract Praporshchik & Senior Praporshchik and junior officers who do a lot of technical subject related maintenance.

    And the levels of Kleptocracy rampant in the Russian military since the 2012 ascension of Defense Minister Shoigu means training & expensive diagnostic equipment have been defrauded.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 25 2022 #108492
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    Russian Lawmakers Scrap Upper Age Limit for Military Service

    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/05/25/russian-lawmakers-to-consider-scrapping-upper-age-limit-for-military-service-a77787

    Analysts say Russia may be seeking to loosen requirements for contract soldiers in hopes of shoring up its manpower in Ukraine without resorting to potentially unpopular measures like mass mobilization.

    “If the Russians are to make any serious advances from now on, it will have to be with slow, methodical operations with a significant investment in resource and manpower.”

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 25 2022 #108482
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    So Kissinger said,

    “Negotiations need to begin in the next two months before it creates upheavals and tensions that will not be easily overcome.”

    This two month window of time keeps cropping up whether it is the remilitarization of the Ukraine forces and the deployment of trained guerillas to be deployed in Russian occupied regions.

    For Russia, they need the two month window to mobilize more troops to back fill so they can redeploy their battalion groups for the next phase of the offensive.

    Then of course, the Chinese are running air and sea combat drills while Biden is in the Region. Recordings of Chinese Twain invasion planning are leaked. How much is misinformation/misdirection?

    I don’t think XI has the cojones and Putin needs an off ramp. I guess we will find out this summer. Who is gonna take the coup dog seriously? Maybe for that reason alone they should. Life seems to have no value. The irony of it all.

    Most will be swallowed up in death simply because that is what we choose.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 24 2022 #108427
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    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 24 2022 #108426
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    The Gates of Hell

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 24 2022 #108425
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    I am dumbfounded, but Kissinger for Secretary of State.

    Shoigu said, Russian troops are not carrying out strikes on civilian infrastructure where there may be people nearby. Instead, identified firing positions and Ukrainian military facilities are being hit with “high-precision weapons,” he added.

    Moscow explains Ukraine operation slowdown
The move is intentional and allows civilians the chance to evacuate, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu says

    (Shoigu is almost Bidenesque)

    But given the slowdown spin, Orlov thinks WW3 will still be over in 20 more days. (That’s good, because it will probably take more than 20 to get those Harpoons operational)

    Something a Z-tard would say,

    “Now that, Western arms shipments notwithstanding, the Ukrainian military is being whittled away at a rate that will finish it off in approximately 20 days (the calculated “Day Z”), Russia is poised to emerge as an outright victor in World War III which, just like the Cold War, which it had lost, was barely even fought. This will restore Russia’s military’s mystique of being perpetually victorious.”

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 24 2022 #108409
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    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 24 2022 #108404
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    Whatever you consume will consume you.

    [..] Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

    [..] For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.

    [doubting..] Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 23 2022 #108361
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    Dr. D,

    Basically, Lincoln was capitalizing on the premise that you can’t be oppressed by a debt you owe to yourselves.

    I find financial topics very overwhelming, but it seems we currently have some debt we owe ourselves that we could default on and no big deal.

    I miss my 5% savings account from childhood.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 21 2022 #108330
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    What Russians are being told (60 minutes tv program in Russia)

    https://twitter.com/spriteer_774400/status/1527621536831635456?s=20&t=A2ywQbDND2JJatHblX0AJg

    What Janet Yellen said,

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 20 2022 #108281
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    Missing Kovid.

    https://srbin.info/en/svet/sad-sklopile-ugovor-o-istrazivanju-kovid-19-u-ukrajini-3-meseca-pre-pojave-korone/

    […] Why did the Ministry of Defense pay a company that is supposedly a “global company for engineering, procurement, consulting and construction specialized in infrastructure development” to help implement the “program to reduce the biological threat in Ukraine”?

    And why did both DOD and the company pay Labyrinth Global Health INC to conduct the KOVID-19 study in Ukraine at least a month before the alleged appearance of the new coronavirus, and three months before it was officially named Kovid-19?

    https://www.conservativenewsdaily.net/breaking-news/wuhan-lab-publishes-study-manipulating-h7n9-virus-to-be-more-lethal/

    [..] The Wuhan Institute of Virology is believed to have engaged in the risky form of research regarding bat coronaviruses, as now-deleted webpages reveal the lab manipulating bat coronaviruses to “replicate efficiently in primary human airway cells and achieve in vitro titers equivalent to epidemic strains of SARS-CoV.”

    Now, the latest edition of the lab’s journal, Virologica Sinica, appears to contain a similar style of research with the H7N9 virus in chickens and mice. The publication’s Editor-in-Chief is Wuhan’s infamous “bat lady,” Shi Zhengli, who is the lab’s premier bat coronavirus researcher and a recipient of funds from Anthony Fauci through Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance.

    Virologica Sinica published the study “Combined Insertion of Basic and Non-basic Amino Acids at Hemagglutinin Cleavage Site of Highly Pathogenic H7N9 Virus Promotes Replication and Pathogenicity in Chickens and Mice” in its most recent edition, published February 2022.

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