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Seria „kosmiczna” – część 2

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Obok wiodących zastosowań militarnych należy uznać, że zobrazowania satelitarne, a zwłaszcza #SAR, mają gigantyczny pozytywny wpływ na cywilne bezpieczeństwo państw z takimi możliwościami 1/n
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Zobrazowania SAR są trudniejsze do interpretacji niż zdjęcia optyczne, ale pozwalają dostarczyć unikalnych danych np. w obszarach takich jak zwalczanie kłusownictwa morskiego oraz…piractwa, monitorowanie szkód górniczych, katastrof naturalnych, wyrębu lasów,
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A nawet w zakresie nawigacji morskiej pokrytych krą lodową. Zastosowań jest wiele. W kontekście Polski za bardzo ciekawe można uznać monitorowanie szkód górniczych na terenach wydobycia. Z takich usług korzystało już np. @JastrzebieZdr
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#Kaliningrad - "The land border between the 3
#Baltic states & #Russia, #Belarus, which for all intents & purposes a military district of the Russian Federation, & Kaliningrad is 1,635 km..." #Latvia National Security Advisor Jānis Kažociņš tells #EUDFF22
"The land border between the #Baltic states & @NATO is a massive 104km" per #Latvia's Kažociņš

Kažociņš calls it "a massive challenge"
EU currently providing #Ukraine w/long-rage artillery, tanks & #MLRS, per @eu_eeas Amb Charles Fries at #EUDFF22

"We have adapted our offers to the #Ukrainian needs"
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Thread: 23 May 2022: Day 89 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Britain's intel: #Russia has lost more men in three months in #Ukraine than the Soviets did in nine years in Afghanistan b/c of "poor low-level tactics, limited air cover ... and a command approach ... [that] reinforce[s] failure and repeat[s] mistakes"
#Russian soldier ranting about the war on #Ukraine being for the "future of the white nation ... We are all that's left". The West, he says, is lost to Arabs, blacks, Asians, and homosexuals (he uses different words).

[Video via @sternenko, English subs added by @ZeroZhvk]
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This article by @andrewduffEU is sadly typical of group think in & around the Brussels bubble.

“Nobody who knows how the Brussels institutions work-without a strong government-can be confident the EU is fit to internalize #Ukraine’s national problem.” 1/

politico.eu/article/ukrain…
It’s a well informed piece (from an #EU perspective) that on the surface might sound eminently reasonable- like some other recent attempts to fob off #Ukraine with 2nd class options. BUT, the quote in the previous tweet gives the game away. It shows 🇺🇦 is seen as a problem 2/
Rather than being recognised as the #EU’s best geopolitical opportunity in a generation, #Ukraine is presented as a cost, a burden to be borne, not a huge potential benefit to be embraced, or a possibility for EU renewal to be welcomed. 3/

ip-quarterly.com/en/integrating…
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Thread: 11 May 2022: Day 77 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Croatia alarmed by #Hungary's irredentist noises. Have been similar problems with #Ukraine.
The equivalent of the whole population of Estonia has been deported from Ukraine to Russia.
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Thread: 3 May 2022: Day 69 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Pentagon says #China is avoiding direct military assistance to #Russia's attempt to erase #Ukraine ... for now
Truly bizarre for #Russia to have picked this fight with #Israel; so needless. Jerusalem had kept quiet for two months about Moscow's use of the "Nazi" pretext for the attack on #Ukraine and walked a fine line in general over the war, now forced to change
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1/ Dear all, many among you have asked me about my opinion on #oil, #logistics, #pipelines, price movements and a reality check on the #german #embargo plans. So I decided to make another explanatory thread. Grab a beer, this may take a while to read.
2/ It has often been said that oil is a global #commodity that travels on the seas. That view is not wrong, but incomplete. In fact, much oil is shipped by pipelines, on all continents. For an imcomplete but illustrative overview, see
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_o…
3/ Most pipelines either distribute incoming seaborne supplies to inland consumers (e.g., refineries), or they route domestically produced oil to seaports where it is loaded on #tankers.
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1/ Dear all, before everyone freaks out complete re the #supply #disruption of #natural #gas to #poland and #bulgaria which was initiated by #gazprom yesterday, i thought i'd make a little explanatory thread.
2/ first, consider poland. it exports about 10 bn m3 annually from russia. Image
3/ however, natural gas is not so important for its primary energy supply. poland still heavily depends on #coal, in particular for its electrical energy production. Image
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BREAKING: #Druzhbana oil depot near #Bryansk, Russia is apparently on fire. I’m not yet sure if this is a junction of the #Baltic Pipeline System-2 (BPS-2) - the longest pipeline in the world. Very bad news for Russia if so. 1/5
The BPS-2 pipeline begins in #Unecha, runs North (passing through #Bryansk & #Smolensk) & ends at #Ust-Luga at the Gulf of Finland. 2/5
The pipeline I was constructed (at a cost to 🇷🇺 of over $4bn) so Russia could have an alternate route to bring oil to Europe so it didn’t have to go through Belarus. 3/5
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Just in: A new plea from #Ukraine's @ZelenskyyUa for more weapons/security assistance

"Without additional weapons, this war will turn into an endless bloodbath that will spread misery, suffering and destruction...No one will stop Russia except Ukraine with heavy weapons"
"We have destroyed more #Russia|n weapons & military equipment than some armies in #Europe currently possess" per @ZelenskyyUa in the video

"But this is not enough"
"#Russia still has the capacity to attack & not only against #Ukraine" warns @ZelenskyyUa

"#Poland, #Moldova, #Romania & the #Baltic states will become the next targets if the freedom of #Ukraine falls"
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Tightening the noose around Russia.

#Russia,despite its large size, but its ports and seaports are limited to the north on the Baltic Sea or to the south on the Black Sea, and it passes over the straits and coasts of countries belonging to NATO, which makes it easier for the
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West to tighten the screws on it.
Because of #Russia’s weakness, the West succeeded in persuading several countries of the former Warsaw Pact, such as Latvia, Estonia and Poland, to join #NATO (the anti-Russian alliance).
Thus, #America secured from tightening the screws on
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the #Russian ports in the Baltic Sea, and Russia was satisfied with ensuring the subordination of the republics that had independence from the Soviet Union to it and that they remained loyal to #Moscow!

At the beginning of the millennium, #America tried to drag the Republic
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JUST IN: Details on additional US troop movements in response to #Russia|n aggression

Aviation elements, ground forces "will move within the EUCOM Area of Operations to @NATO’s northeastern & southeastern flanks...expected to be in place later this week" per sr defense official
MORE-US troops on the move within @US_EUCOM to @NATO's NE/SE flanks:
-infantry battalion task force of abt 800 personnel, from #Italy to the #Baltic region
-up to 8 F35 Strike Fighters from #Germany to operating locations along NATO’s eastern flank
...per sr defense official
MORE-US troops on the move within @US_EUCOM to @NATO's NE/SE flanks:
-battalion of attack aviation-20 AH-64 helicopters-from #Germany to #Baltics
-attack aviation task force-12 AH-64 helicopters--#Greece to #Poland
...per sr defense official
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Made a mess of these threads. Integrating them here
#Ukraine's President Zelensky said a few hours ago he is still going to Germany tomorrow for the Munich Security Conference. Whether this is supposed to promote calm or what is unclear; it's a hell of a time for him to leave his capital.
President #Biden just said in his White House address that the US believes the #Russians will invade #Ukraine in the next few days and "they will target Ukraine's capital, Kiev". Image
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HAPPENING NOW: "War in #Europe started already more than 8 years ago when #Russia's annexation of part of #Ukraine took place" #Estonia FM @eliimets tells @CNASdc #CNAS2022
Signs #Russia pulling back from #Ukraine?

"At the moment we cannot talk about deescalation. It definitely takes quite some time to see" per #Estonia FM @eliimets to #CNAS2022

If it proves to be true, "we, from our side, welcome it"
"We have seen that they would like to reestablish the time of buffer zone around its borders" per #Estonia FM @eliimets on #RussiaUkraineCrisis

"Russia does not want to have democratic & prosperous countries around its borders"
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NEW: @POTUS not alone saying #Russia amassed 150,000 troops along #Ukraine's borders

New report from #Estonia's foreign intel service says "Russia mobilized 150,000 men...deploying units & capabilities from all its military districts, including the Far East, & all 12 armies"
Per #Estonia's foreign intelligence service, #Russia's deployed:

-3 motor rifle divisions
-1 airborne division
-1 naval infantry brigade
- +60 motor rifle & tank battalions
- abt 10 Iskander missile battalions
- +30 artillery & rocket artillery battalions

to border w/#Ukraine
More" #Russia has set up full logistic support for the force groups, bringing in additional command & rear units & forward-deploying munitions in the Ukrainian direction" per #Estonia intel
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#Russia's government not being very subtle about how this is going to go with #Ukraine: a provocation will be staged and the Russians will claim to be acting in self-defence when they invade, while screaming about 'Western false-flag operations'.
Integrating this thread from Feb. 11 here
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US intelligence believes #Russia is preparing to stage a false flag incident to justify its initiation of hostilities in #Ukraine. Been a lot of signs for months that Moscow was plotting provocation to ignite this.
#Russia's representative to international organisations in Vienna. At this stage, Moscow isn't even trying as it prepares its provocation to begin the offensive in #Ukraine.
I think we'd all worked out the Russian script that far, but all the same nice to know NATO has, too.
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1/21 #ISTC20 #Sesh9
Hi shorebird folks! 1more4U2go! Migratory shorebirds connect. Movements, presence & phenotypes signal the state of habitats. Let's develop tracked individual migratory birds as sentinels (of connected parts) of Earth. #ornithology #globalchange @WaderStudy
2/21 #ISTC20 #Sesh9
Recently, 100 units of fossil energy produced 104 energy units of food, thanks soil-based processes. Now, 100 units fossil energy yield 16 food units, the 84% loss equals release of CO2 & active nitrogen threatening climate & biodiversity. #globalchange #dairy
3/21 #ISTC20 #Sesh9
Looking at scale of a country then, steep decline of specialized #dairy #farmland #wader, black-tailed #godwit (#grutto) in Netherlands signals growth of unsustainable, climate & biodiversity threatening, practices in agriculture. #globalchange @WaderStudy
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#Estonia #Latvia #Lithuania #Baltic #NATO #Russia
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The Baltic States have become the scene of NATO military actions especially aimed at provoking Russia and Belarus. At the end of September, this year’s largest military exercise “Sword 2020” will take place in Latvia.
Approximately 1000 Vidzeme Brigade bodyguards and soldiers, representatives from the Lithuanian Armed Forces Volunteer Defense Forces and the NATO Extended Presence Battle Group will take part in the training.
They will carry out the tasks over a wide area, covering seven counties. The urban environment, forests and meadows will become a battlefield.
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1/ 20.07.2020
Truly extraordinary 🥳🥳
SSTs in the russian #arctic #ESAS #greenland
+5-6c over average
This is the climate event of the month .
#Baltic joining
#US lakes
Heat blob in NE #Pacific
#ClimateCrisis #climatechange #GlobalWarming #GretaThunberg Image
2/ This is the latest trend
ESAS and west Greenland strongly ⬆️⬆️
#ClimateCrisis #climatechange #GlobalWarming #GretaThunberg Image
3/ SST of the US lakes...Just incredible
Lowest ice on record this winter...here is the result

Loss of Albedo anyone? who cares 🥳🥳
#ClimateCrisis #climatechange #GlobalWarming #GretaThunberg Image
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The Lithuanian 'National Threat Assessment 2020' holds some interesting #insights on the #Baltic region & #Russia's broader efforts there and around the world... vsd.lt/wp-content/upl… #GlobalTrends #Security #Geopolitics Some takeaways..(1/4) Image
2/4 #Russia's strategic position via Kaliningrad...#Baltics #Security #Geopolitics ImageImage
3/4 Examples of #CyberAttacks on #Lithuania from both Russian and Chinese sources...#CyberSecurity #InformationWarfare #Risks Image
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(1/4) #Germania ha redevenit un potentie marin, ma ti-ci vez ne anc globalmen quam ante li #guerre in 1914 ma con #submarines. Tis constructet in recent témpores per Germania es micri, usa #hidrogen, e talmen posse explorar sub li aquas litoral durant

#Occidental #Interlingue Image
(2/4) semanes sin besonar energie nucleari. Li flotte del hodial Germania possede du principal missiones: participar in expeditionari operationes (missiones contra #pirates, mantention del pace, etc.) e control del Mar #Baltic, quel ha devenit plu e plu important. Ta it usa Image
(3/4) submarines nominat Tip #212A con li numerós U-31 tra U36, con un longore de 57 metres e un equip de 27 persones. Li custa por un #submarine Tip 212A es circa 371 million euros, tre modic e atractiv por landes con fort economies ma sub li nivelle de mund-potenties. Talmen Image
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In the early part of the first millennium CE, the #IndoEuropean language known as Proto-#Germanic diverged into an East branch (which included #Gothic) and a Northwest branch.

Northwest then split into West and North branches when Proto-#Norse developed in #Scandinavia. Image
Until the 8th century, #Germanic #languages, including Proto-#Norse, were written in Elder Futhark, the earliest #runic #alphabet.

The name #Futhark comes from the initial phonemes in the names of the first six #runes:
ᚠ ᚢ ᚦ ᚨ ᚱ ᚲ
F U Þ A R K

By the beginning of the #Viking Age around 800 CE, Proto-#Norse had evolved into Old Norse, and #Scandinavia's writing system transitioned from the 24 #runes of Elder #Futhark to Younger Futhark's 16 runes.

The #Swedish #Sparlösa #Runestone from ~800 CE features both #alphabets. Image
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For the first time ever, movers and shakers met to discuss #data needs, available #policy options and the opportunities for different sectors in the transition towards #healthy and #sustainable #foodsystems in the #Baltic region

#nordicsolutions norden.org/en/news/baltic…
Participants jointly mapped forces at play in transition to more sustainable & healthy diets in Baltic region which ensured:
🌟High levels of participation and local ownership
🌟Common narrative & theory of change
🌟Better understanding of priority areas + system leverage points
With agreement on the urgency to act and the system leverage points, 3 joint projecs were conceived:
🍽️🌍 Define & develop criteria for sustainble healthy Baltic diet
💻👩‍🔬 Coordinate existing data across the region
🌬️💡Create Baltic future food “lab” for new innovative ideas
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