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This is my 129th daily thread on #PutinsWar

The killing continues: #Ukraine still under real pressure in the eastern #Donbas region, but signs that the US supplied weapons in particular are beginning to cause real problems for #Russia.

All the news, all day, right here⬇️
#Mykolaiv came under heavy attack in the early hours this morning. We are still awaiting full details.

At least 8 missiles were launched by #Russia's army. Some landed in #Nikolaev according to the mayor
Although it's Day 129 of this thread and the full invasion, please remember this war started over 8 years ago.
In two weeks it will be the 8th anniversary of the MH17 massacre when 300 were murdered by #Russia. Had we acted decisively then, we wouldn't need to spend billions now.
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Happening now: Most destabilizing factor in the world today - "There are so many" @ODNIgov Dir Avril Haines tells @SilveradoPolicy @Google Leadership & Service Forum
NEW: "The mismatch between what we perceive to be #Putin's even near-term military objectives & the fact that his military can't actually achieve them is a destabilizing factor" per @ODNIgov Dir Avril Haines "It has raised the potential for escalation"

Another destabilizing factor - "The way in which disruptive technologies are emerging in many respects, the kind of convergence of so many fields of science" per @ODNIgov’s Haines
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Day 124 of #Russia war in #Ukraine: 4 #HIMARS in Ukraine - "All indications are they are employing them very well" per senior US defense official

Says US working to get the additional 4 HIMARS in country, training wrapping up soon
#Russian missile strikes vs #Kyiv - "We're not quite sure abt the #Russian objective of the strikes", per senior US defense official

Says could be protest vs #G7 or due to introduction of #HIMARS to #Ukraine
Little #Russia|n movement out of #Severodonestk, per senior US defense official
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[A LA UNE A 20H]
La ville de #Severodonetsk dans le Donbass (est de l'#Ukraine), théâtre de féroces combats entre les armées ukrainienne et russe depuis plusieurs semaines, est "entièrement occupée" par les forces russes, a annoncé son maire Oleksandre Striouk #AFP 1/5 Image
[A LA UNE A 20H]
La Russie va livrer "dans les prochains mois" au #Bélarus des missiles capables de transporter des charges nucléaires, a annoncé Vladimir #Poutine en recevant Alexandre Loukachenko, en pleines tensions entre leurs pays et l'Occident autour de l'#Ukraine #AFP 2/5 ImageImage
[A LA UNE A 20H]
La principale organisation marocaine de défense des droits humains a réclamé une enquête, au lendemain de la tentative d'entrée de près de 2.000 migrants subsahariens dans l'enclave espagnole de #Melilla durant laquelle 18 personnes ont péri #AFP 3/5 Image
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1/ 25 Juin 2022
As i often pointed out here.. no need to go on crazy speculations even if everyone knows that there is a ton of manoeuvers (mouvements) in the #Severodonetsk area.
People talking abt it right now just want to become junkies. this is also why i take a "break" today
3/ Gen staff last report -
Part 1
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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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Update #Ukraine .
Im Überblick:
- Ukr. Truppen bei Zolote fast eingekesselt, laut manchen Quellen "Kessel de facto schon zu";
- massive ukr. Raketenangriffe auf die "Schlangeninsel";
- Litauen verhängt Transitsperre für Kaliningrad, Moskau droht mit Konsequenzen.
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Ukr.Verbände bei Zolote-Hirske sind beinah eingekesselt - nach einigen ersten Meldungen, die jetzt gerade (Mittwochvormittag) kommen, ist es schon geschehen.
Die Lage entwickelt sich rasant, folgendes ist derzeit bekannt:
Am Dienstagmittag erreichten russ.Verbände Pidlisne
Das russ. Vorrücken auf dieser Richtung wurde am Dienstag auch vom ukrainischen Generalstab sowie von westlichen Kriegsreportern bestätigt.
Die Rede war von "bedeutenden Vorstößen".
Ukr. Verbände bei Zolote-Hirske seien "jetzt fast umzingelt".
#Ukraine #Donbas
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കഴിഞ്ഞ ദിവസം ലോക ചരക്ക് ഗതാഗതം മാറ്റി മറിക്കുന്ന ഒരു സംഭവം ഉണ്ടായിട്ടുണ്ട്.

INSTC എന്ന ഇന്റർനാഷണൽ നോർത്ത് സൗത്ത് ട്രാൻസ്‌പോർട്ട് കോറിഡോറിൽ ആദ്യമായി ഒരു ട്രയൽ ചരക്ക് നീക്കം തുടങ്ങി.

റഷ്യയിലെ സെയിന്റ് പീറ്റേഴ്‌സിൽ നിന്നും 40 ടണ് ചരക്കുമായി ഒരു കപ്പൽ കാസ്പിയൻ 1
കടലിലിലെ astrakhan തുറമുഖം ലക്ഷ്യമാക്കി നീങ്ങി തുടങ്ങി.
അവിടെ നിന്നും ആ ചരക്ക് കാസ്പിയൻ കടലിലെ ഇറാനിയൻ തുറമുഖം ആയ Anzali യിൽ എത്തും.

പിന്നിട്ട് ആ ചരക്കുകൾ റോഡ് മാർഗ്ഗം ഇറാനിലൂടെ, ഇറാന്റെ തന്നെ, പേർഷ്യൻ ഗൾഫിലെ തുറമുഖം ആയ ബന്ദർ അബ്ബാസ്സിൽ വന്നു ചേരും.

ബന്ദർ അബ്ബാസ് തുറമുഖത് 2
നിന്നും കപ്പലിൽ കയറുന്ന ചരക്ക് ഇന്ത്യൻ തുറമുഖം ആയ നവസേവ എന്ന ലക്ഷ്യ സ്ഥാനത്ത് എത്തും.
ഈ റൂട്ടിൽ വരുമ്പോൾ പരമ്പരാഗത സൂയസ് കനാൽ റൂട്ടിൽ എടുക്കുന്ന 40 ദിവസം എന്നത് 20 ദിവസം ആയി ചുരുങ്ങും.
അതിന് അനുസരിച്ച് ചരക്കു നീക്ക ചിലവും കുറയും.
വാജ്പേയ് ഭരണകാലത്ത് 2002 ഇൽ ഇങ്ങിനെ 3
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1/4 Latvia reports more than 400 attempts to break the sanctions against #russia and #belarus. Most perpetrators are forging their documentation for their cargo to appear legal, as there are some categories of goods to which the sanctions don’t apply.
2/4 EU claims that control is centered around product codes, but the first list of sanctions contained only product descriptions, not codes. Together with Ministry of Foreign Affairs #Latvia, we have compiled a list of permissible and prohibited codes to optimize the process
3/4 The chain of culprits is very long - the customer, supplier, carrier, loader. There are always going to be people playing the russian roulette and trying to cash in on illegal activity. Thanks to brilliant work of Latvian partners, however, all their efforts will fall flat!
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The #EP4U Conference is starting NOW! We've got a great day planned looking at #Enlargement, #FundamentalRights, #Migration, and #ClimateAction with our great speakers!

We're live on @YouTube, and we're collecting key highlights here on @Twitter


We're in the opening session with TEPSA Executive Director @MariamKhote and @Hertie_Security's @bctallis

"We value youth for what it may become. Youth is unsullied by the realities of live, and there is a massive potential in young people as a result"

- @bctallis (@Hertie_Security)

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🔥Wiretapped conversations of #Russian embassy in #Belarus. The "brotherly" Lukashenka turns out to be not so brotherly after all. Do you think it violates the The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961?
(eng subs incl)
❗️❗️❗There are still a lot of recordings of embassies and consulates of other countries. We will continue to reveal the Lukashenka's regime's dark secrets. Many interesting leaks soon👊📛
Raw recording are available in an encrypted archive to protect the privacy of ordinary citizens.…
Pwd would be provided to journalists.
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Friday, June 3 | #RussianWarReport🇷🇺
@DFRLab examined:
• Belarusian troop move toward #Ukraine
• Kremlin media claims @NATO officers killed in #Mariupol
#Russia blames sanctions for world food crisis
• Russia attempts to limit #VPN's and #Tor 🧵⬇️:…
@NATO In May, Belarusian President #Lukashenka ordered the creation of a military command center in southern #Belarus on #Ukraine's border. On June 2, videos of Belarusian equipment, including anti-aircraft missiles, being transported via rail appeared online.
@NATO Veterans Today, a US-based site known to circulate antisemitic and conspiratorial content, published an article implying NATO officers were killed in #Mariupol. Pro-Kremlin media outlets in Russia quickly amplified the article from which it spread on #Telegram.
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The road to freedom: how seven people were breaking out of #Russia-occupied #Berdyansk for three days in an old ‘Lada Devyatka’ car.

Aliona Semko recounts the story 🧵

"Where are you going? At least they don't shoot in here," I kept hearing from people around.

Like me, they felt uncomfortable under #RussianOccupation but fear of the unknown paralysed their desire to live free. Fear & uncertainty cost them freedom.


Before #UkraineRussiaWar, a 230-kilometre distance from Berdyansk, a port city west of #Mariupol, to #Zaporizhia in the Southeast of Ukraine could be easily done in 3 hours by minibus.

In May, this route took people fleeing Berdyansk three days.

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🧵#100daysofwar. They said, #Ukraine would fall in max.3 days, but we surprised the whole world. Maneuvering defense, sophisticated tactics, top-level military skills. Huge motivation and spirit in the army and society. In this 🧵 some major conclusions so far 1/
Military summing up:
1A)#Russia failed in majority of attacks: #Kyiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Odesa, Mykolayiv.
1B) RU “success” in major part of #Luhansk region isn’t due to RU offensive, but rather bcs of tactical step back of #UAarmy. 2/
1C) Where UA army seriously fought in Luhansk obl (#Sievierodonetsk, Popasna, Rubizhne), Russians can’t take the towns for 3 months already!
Their only tactics is to destroy city to zero (Popasna, #Rubizhne), to occupy this empty land 3/ #ArmUkraineNow
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I was denazified until the age of 14 when I started to speak Belarusian every day for the first time. My family is from Ukraine, so naturally, this is not their mother tongue. My Belarusian friends never used it. I never heard it in kindergarten. My first teacher barely knew it Image
My high school - the prominent Yakub Kolas Lyceum - was different. This is where I learned Belarusian and completely switched to it.The regime didn't like the school & closed it. We studied underground. Outside my school, people looked shocked whenever I spoke Belarusian in Minsk
Lukashenka made Belarusian the language of the "opposition". His officials almost never use it. At universities, there are only a few lecturers who can speak it. There are only a few schools in Belarusian. "Are you from a village?" one would hear if they use Belarusian publicly
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The Polish army has begun deploying its troops along the Ukrainian border to occupy western Ukraine. Belarus's president has said that if #Poland launches a military operation in #Ukraine, #Belarus will launch an offensive in the western part of the country.
#UkraineRussiaWar Image
if the Poles enter Ukraine - all hell will let loose
#Belarus will enter from the west north #Volyn to block the Polish army.
and maybe Ramzan Kadyrov will get the orders he is waiting for
#UkraineRussiaWar #Ukraine️ #Kiev #Lviv Image
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Thread: 24 May 2022: Day 90 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
We will be dragged inexorably to breaking the #Russian naval blockade of #Ukraine, but we will insist that it be via the most tortuous route
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I want #Germany and #France to take a good look at their policies of ignoring a problem and allowing it to get worse. Millions will die of starvation because they have ignored: 1. Russian occupation of #Moldova (#Transnistria), 2. #Belarus turning into a Russian slave (1/3)
3. #Rusia's annexation of #Crimea and 4. Russia stealing grains and destroying agricultural facilities in the temporarily occupied territories of #Ukraine and beyond. I know that doing business with Russia was important, but (2/3)
preventing millions of people dying or suffering from starvation would also be somewhat important. And let's look at the facts: #Germany has a population of 83 mln & #France 67 mln. Total: 150 mln. People at risk of starvation: 300 mln. It's not fair! It's undeserved! (3/3)
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🧵We are a group of volunteers exploring existing and non-conventional options for moving #Ukrainian #grains, #wheat and #agricultural products into the #European #Railway Network for distribution to EU #Export terminals, primarily, but not exclusively on the #Danube Waterway.
Why, what's stopping this?

Similar to @Apple, @Microsoft or @Android Operating Systems, #Ukraine's and #Europe's #trains, #locomotives & #wagons operate on physically different track widths.

While having similar functionalities, they don't "play well with each other".
Specifically, a Ukrainian train cannot travel on a European railway (track) and European trains cannot travel on Ukrainian railways.

The width, called "Gauge", between rails is different. Ukrainian is 1520mm wide, while European is 1435mm.
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Thread: 16 May 2022: Day 82 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Israel denies the reports that it had agreed to send Blue Spear anti-ship missiles to #Ukraine via Estonia…
#France's President Macron has ideas about how to approach #Russia that were self-evidently dangerous to European security half-a-decade ago.
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#Poroshenko-#Patria-#Niinistö -sotarikokset, alkaen #Maidan2014, #kansanmurha #Donbass'ssa paljastuvat salatuista #ETYJ -arkistoista.
- Valejuristi anoo raivokkaasti pikaista syytesuojaa sotarikollisjärjestö #NATO'lta.
- Elinkautinen myös salaajille.
#Patria-#WZM Ahmoilla ryssien kimppuun?
”Novorossijan kronikka | 11.02.15”, Sevastopol.
#Niinistö'n #Puola'n-valtiovierailulla 30.3.–1.4.2015
– "Sokka on irti ja kaikki variaatiot kolmannesta maailmansodasta, #WW3 on käyty vaalien alla", hän totesi.…
Death Toll Up To 13,000 In #Ukraine Conflict, Says #UN Rights Office | Feb 26, 2019
- Some 13,000 people have been killed, a quarter of them civilians, and as many as 30,000 wounded in the war in eastern Ukraine since it broke out in April 2014; the #UN.…
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I dont know if every single country has this shape of human, like Finland? #Denmark looks like a gnome who lost his shoe, and a bat. Image
#UK and #Ireland, like a little owl and mongoose working in burger place Image
#Finland as we have pictured the shape here Image
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1/ an excerpt from our lead story in last week's newsletter, on the leaked #RoeVWade decision:

"The most discouraging aspect of the leaked Roe draft opinion is its intention to vest in state legislatures final authority on abortion rights,
2/...with a directive that women seeking reproductive autonomy should vote, lobby or run for elective office to obtain their desired policy outcome.
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#Russland/s Krieg in der #Ukraine ist auch ein Kampf um Erinnerung. Wer hat das Recht auf das Erbe der #Sowjetunion und wie geht man mit der komplexen Geschichte der untergegangenen Weltmacht um? Am #TagderBefreiung spitzt sich dieser Konflikt der Symbole zu - ein Thread 🧵/1
Staatenbund, Bundesstaat oder (groß-)russisches Imperium? Die #Sowjetunion war alles davon. In der westl. Wahrnehmung verschwimmt diese Differenzierung. Im Englischen wird #Russia/#SovietUnion meist synonym verwendet, auch in Deutschland findet oft keine Unterscheidung statt /2
Die #Sowjetunion ging 1922 aus Sowjetrussland hervor als #Lenin seine Hoffnungen auf die Weltrevolution aufgeben musste. Er war nicht nur Ideologe sondern auch Pragmatiker der Macht: Nur knapp 50% der Bevölkerung waren Russen, andere Nationalitäten erhielten zunächst Freiräume/3
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