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NEW: US targeting #Russia|n-linked destabilization/influence campaigns in #Moldova

@USTreasury sanctioning 7 individuals, 1 entity, all linked to #Russia|n intelligence ImageImageImage
Per @USTreasury, those sanctioned include:

-Konstantin Prokopyevich Sapozhnikov, the leader of the malign influence group who organized a plot to destabilize the #Moldova|N gvt earlier this year

-Yury Yuryevich Makolov, who helped w/logistical support for the plot
Per @USTreasury, those sanctioned include:

-Gleb Maksimovich Khloponin, who gathered info/intel for the plot to destabilize the #Moldova|N gvt

-Svetlana Andreyevna Boyko, a member of the malign influence group who helped with budgeting for the destabilization plot
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A tragic school shooting in Belgrade on Wednesday, May 3 left eight students and a security guard dead, with the suspected 13-year-old gunman allegedly using his father's two handguns to carry out the pre-planned attack, police say. ImageImageImageImage
Six other pupils and a teacher were hospitalized, some with life-threatening injuries. The young suspected attacker, who will be placed in a psychiatric institution due to being below Serbia's age of criminal responsibility, surrendered to the police after the shooting. ImageImageImage
The devastating event has prompted Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic to announce stricter #guncontrol measures, including a moratorium on new gun licenses, revisions of existing permits, and increased surveillance of shooting ranges and civilian weapon storage.
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Der Bruder (15 ) von einem, bei uns bestens integrierten jungen Afghanen wird auf Balkanroute/Bulgarien nicht nur abgewiesen, sond. von offiziellen Behörden beinahe totgeschlagen.
Kontakt nach Entlassung aus Gefängnis abgebrochen.
Wir wissen nicht, ob er tot ist
Wenn man fragt, warum 15 Jähr. alleine auf der Flucht: Iran wollte ihn nach Afghanistan deportieren, oder Soldat rekrutieren, Türkei deportiert nach Afghanistan/zu Taliban.
Bruder in 🇦🇹 , was sollte der Junge sonst tun?
Krieg gegen Geflüchtete muss enden! @EuropeanCommiss
Die europäische Abschreckungspolitik fordert permanent Tote!
Ist das der Preis, den wir bezahlen wollen? Diese Verbrechen auf uns nehmen?
#Balkan #Mittelmeer #Ägäis
Ist Europa nicht in der Lage humane Lösungen zu finden? @vonderleyen @YlvaJohansson @Dunja_Mijatovic ?
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Very interesting meeting today organized by @RivoltiB in #Zugliano, discussing #Eu externalization of migration policies. #Pushbacks, role of #Frontex and role of states along the #Balkan route. @AdrianaTdn @IcsOnlus @CoordEuropa @BalkansCaucasus @pfmajorino
@annalisacamilli explains the double standard recently applied by the #Eu vis-a-vis European and non-European refugees and how more humane #migration and #refugee policies are possible.
@roargh Milena explains the pattern and practice of #pushback with #Croatia being number 1 in #Europe in terms of violations
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Mighty Sovereigns Of Ottoman Throne : Sultan Murad I

By Ekrem Buğra Ekinci

👆🏻 widely used illustration painted by court painter Konstantin Kapıdağlı in the early 19th century shows Sultan Murad I , the 3rd ruler of Ottoman beylik that turned into an empire .

👆🏻👉🏻📸 Credits : Büşra Öztürk - Daily Sabah
While his predecessor , Osman & Orhan ghazis , had gathered a nation & created a state , Sultan Murad I improved his lands , making a prosperous country from it for all citizens .
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Ich erklär jetzt mal kurz den #Balkan...
Ein Österreicher beschimpft/beleidigt einen Nord-Mazedonier während einem Fußballspiel. (Anmerkung: Ich muß Nord-Mazedonier schreiben, weil sich ein paar Griechen aufregen würden, wenn ich nur Mazedonier schreibe). Der Nord-Mazedonier...
besitzt die nord-mazedonische Staatsbürgerschaft, hat aber einen albanischen Migrationshintergrund. Der Österreicher, der einen serbischen Migrationshintergrund hat, hat wohl deshalb in seiner Beschimpfung die albanische Mutter des Nord-Mazedoniers erwähnt und einen Beischlaf...
mit dieser angekündigt. Das hat er aber nicht nur einfach so gesagt, sondern die Mutter des Nord-Mazedoniers als Skipetarin bezeichnet, was im Serbischen/Kroatischen/Slowenischen/Bosniakischen/... ach jugoslawischem als Herabwürdigung von Albanern benutzt wird.
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Vienna attacker was born and raised in #Vienna
He also had "Albanian roots" (parents from North Macedonia)

The gunman shot dead in the Vienna attacks was also one of 90 Austrian Islamists who wanted to travel to #Syria

Why is it relevant?…
The #Balkans play an important role for #ISIS, which sees them as a buffer and a future battleground. The region already has established networks that can be used to transfer people and to raise support for ISIS.
ISIS has popped up in all corners of the globe, not being contained in the territory it physically controls in Iraq and Syria. Its goal is to create a Caliphate, an Islamic state which holds religious authority over the ENTIRE global Islamic community.
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4 covers of "Le Petit Journal" dedicated to #Serbia in WW1. (1/2).
Courtesy of, found on a Tweet that I cannot find again, hence RT. ImageImageImageImage
4 more covers of "Le Petit Journal" dedicated to #Serbia in WW1. (2/2).
Courtesy of, found on a Tweet that I cannot find again, hence RT. ImageImageImageImage
3. These 8 covers show pro-Serbian feeling & encouragements pushed in #Paris during #WW1.
At the time, #France was trying to obtain the establishment of a #Balkan front in order to help #Serbia, pincer #Quadruplice & alleviate Western front.
80,000 French died there.
And we won.. ImageImageImageImage
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1-I’ve been covering the #refugee #migrant crisis for 5 years and I thought I’d write down a few of my experiences following the largest migration of people the world has ever known. I hope this thread raises awareness of the complexity around the subject. pics ©_edwardcrawford Migrants wearing face masks...
2-What I find interesting about the refugee/migrant crisis, particularly on social media. Is that people with little or no experience seem to be the most vocal and convinced of their opinions. Image
3-I’ve covered the migrantion crisis for 5 years & worked on the ground extensively. I’ve visited dozens of refugee camps & illegal migrant encampments. I’ve spent hundreds of hours with refugees & migrants. Listening to their stories and trying to make sense of this crisis. Image
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631 yıl önce bugün 15 Haziran 1389'da Türklere #Tuna nehrine kadar olan toprakları ve #Balkan kapılarını ardına kadar açan bölgede Türk ve İslam nufusu iskan edilerek hakimiyeti pekiştiren 1.Kosova Muharebesi sonucunda başta savaş meydanında Şehit düşen 3.Osmanlı Padişahı ImageImageImage
Sultan 1. Murad Han olmak üzere tüm şehitlerimiz rahmet ve saygı ile anıyorum..ruhları şad olsun..
Savaşın tarihi tartışmalıdır. Batı kaynaklarında 15 Haziran 1389 (19 Cemâziyelâhir 791) tarihi genel olarak kabul görmekle birlikte bunun eski takvime dayalı olması sebebiyle 28 Haziran’a rastgeldiği üzerinde de durulmaktadır.
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Bir ayağımız #Travnik ve #YeniPazar'da bir ayağımız #Tiran ve #Prizrende gövdemiz Anadolu'da ortak bir Medeniyet ve Kültür'ün mirasıyız biz..

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Bir ayağımız #Travnik ve #YeniPazar'da bir ayağımız #Tiran ve #Prizrende gövdemiz Anadolu'da ortak bir Medeniyet ve Kültür'ün mirasıyız biz..

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Bir ayağımız #Travnik ve #YeniPazar'da bir ayağımız #Tiran ve #Prizrende gövdemiz Anadolu'da ortak bir Medeniyet ve Kültür'ün mirasıyız biz..

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Around 3000 BCE in eastern #Europe, a Proto-Balto-Slavic #language started to diverge from #ProtoIndoEuropean.

The #Slavic branch of the #IndoEuropean #languages began about 2,000 years later when Proto-Slavic deviated from Proto-Balto-Slavic.

[Image:…] Source: The Indo-European L...
As the #Slavic-speaking area expanded during the first millennium CE (striped area on map), Proto-Slavic transitioned to Common Slavic. The #language underwent minor changes that occurred mostly uniformly across eastern #Europe, thereby maintaining mutual intelligibility. A map of eastern Europe sho...
Around the year 1000 CE #CommonSlavic began to split into the South, West, and East branches to which all modern #Slavic #languages belong.

Roughly 315m people speak a Slavic #language, mostly in Eastern #Europe (including the #Balkan peninsula), #CentralAsia, and #Siberia. A map of Europe highlightin...
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1-The #United_States, is blocking a motion for the creation of an international court to try Islamic State members (#Isis) for crimes against humanity.
.2/ Prosecutor from #Paris Rémy Heitz, Peter Germanos military prosecutor of #Lebanon, as well as criminal lawyer Philip Arnel of the #UnitedStates, were among the names proposed to lead the international court. Sources.
.3/ Currently between 2000-to 5000 #Isis members & fighters from #Syria, #Iraq & other countries are now in the custody of the #US-backed #SDF, following the capture of the last #Isis territory on March 23.
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