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During the Annual Address to #Russia's Federal Assembly president #Putin talked about the "Zircon" hypersonic missile:
_ range of 1000 km
_ can be launched from ships or submarines
_ its speed is Mach-9
The first submarine equipped with the "Poseidon" nuclear torpedo will be operational in spring - president Putin
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"The #US should abandon its illusion that it can achieve global military dominance, the world is changing, Washington has to realize it" - president #Putin
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Having a good time with #NewYearsEve?
Let me ruin it with this map of the military situation in Eastern Europe, which shows us:

1) #Russia's massive military buildup vs. #Ukraine & #Europe: 33x brigades & 35x regiments. (@USarmy in total: 31x brigades & 7x regiments/groups)

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2) If #Russia annexes #Belarus, then #Putin will forward deploy his tanks to #Poland's border & the doorstep of #Lithuania's capital #Vilnius. He will also threaten #Ukraine's capital #Kyiv from the #North and it will be easy for Russian troops to close the #Suwalki Gap.

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3) #Poland's best brigades are based near #Germany. They must move East to protect #Warsaw & be an operational reserve to come to the aid of #Lithuania. Poland also needs more tanks; & modern attack helicopters, infantry fighting vehicles, fighters, guided missile artillery.

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1. Why is #Putin moving so fast to absorb #Belarus and finish off US allies in #Syria? Because two people know what Putin did during 2016: Putin and Mueller. Trump is too much a fool for Russians to have trusted him with everything. Just enough to expose him to major crimes.
2. Putin's SVR and GRU run signals intel all over DC. They are picking up @realDonaldTrump's minions on their cell phones and emails. They know Mueller is close. Also, I think GRU may have hacked the US DC CM/ECF system. I observed some very odd stuff on the docket on Thursday.
3. IMO cases that are coming will name many members of @SenateGOP @HouseGOP and impact three large law firms in DC & NY. The amount of signals traffic from all this would be huge. Many lawyers think email is secret. Even think their cell phones are safe. So silly.
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Time did the right thing today by awarding #TimePersonOfTheYear to journalists. It inspired me to look back at how @UN_SPExperts have emphasized the epidemic of attacks on journalists/ism just this year
following are just some of the attacks on journalists we highlighted. a core fact is that most attacks, and most abuses of human rights, are not held accountable.
the @Time 'award' takes place against the backdrop of @realDonaldTrump's attacks on truth
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Today we release our annual @wiiw_news Autumn #Forecast Report, with macroeconomic projections for #CESEE out to 2020. Below, a thread on the highlights 1/13
#Growth still looks quite good for most, notable upgrades this time for #Poland, #Serbia, #Hungary. But downgrades for several #EU members, plus #Turkey, #Macedonia and #Belarus. 2/13
Over the #forecast period we expect best growth performance in #EUCEE and #WesternBalkans, although both will slow by 2020. Outlook for #CIS & #Ukraine weaker. 3/13
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#Europe "an increasingly complex & competitive security environment," SACEUR/@US_EUCOM Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti tells #SASC in opening statement
"Our adaptation to the environment has made significant progress...particularly under the European Deterrence Initiative" per Gen Scaparrotti, calling it "the largest reinforcement of Euro-Atlantic Defense in a generation"
Gen Scaparrotti also says @NATO alliance "is strong" and that "European allies & #Canada have turned a corner on defense spending with increases in each of the past 3 years" adding $46 billion to defense spending
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1/ Yury is the 1st person to complete treatment at @MSF’s #tuberculosis treatment programme in #Belarus. Here's his story in a few tweets ⬇
2/ Yury is celebrating a moment he thought would never arrive: he has been cured of a complicated form of TB bit.ly/2vQFBl3 #XDRTB
3/ “I thought everything had ended. That everybody would turn away from me.” Yury learned he was sick with #XDRTB in 2013. #tuberculosis
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