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Sergey Soygu, Russian defence minister, has subbed #America like eight times in his speech. FTT, he's right. America has lost the war in #Afghanistan.

"#Africa is of particular concern because our Western partners have not allowed them to stabilise economically."

Is he right? Image
He just reminded us that the Soviet Union supported many liberation movements with #Africa, and has offered a hand of friendship.

P.S I hate it when they (and they're all guilty of this) of talking of Africa as a country.
Another direct sub: "we will sign agreements with our African friends without imposing our ways on you like our Western partners do."
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Ein Text voller Auslassungen, Legenden + Verkehrung der Tatsachen. Dass dem deutschen Überfall auf die UdSSR der Hitler-Stalin-Pakt, die einvernehmliche Zerschlagung Polens + die imperiale Aufteilung Osteuropas vorausging, ist #Putin keine Zeile wert. /1 zeit.de/politik/auslan…
Putins historisch-politischer Exkurs ist ganz aus russischer Großmacht-Perspektive verfasst. Dass die Befreiung von der Nazi-Barbarei in eine neue Gewaltherrschaft im östlichen Teil Europas mündete, hat darin keinen Platz. /2
Dazu passt die Legende, die "Expansion der NATO" sei Ursache für die neue Spaltung Europas. Die NATO war nie eine Bedrohung Russlands. Vielmehr suchten die neuen Demokratien in MOE eine Rückversicherung gegen die Wiederkehr imperialer Ambitionen im Kreml. /3
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Special report: UEFA & the love-in with Eastern European strongmen. Refusal to challenge or condemn homophobia, cosy meetings between @UEFA president Ceferin & Belarus Lukashenko & Russia Putin. Orban’s homophobic Hungarian govt has 2022 Europa final (1/9) theathletic.com/2665233/2021/0…
#hun: LGBT representation & support stripped from education. No right to marry, adopt kids, legal recognition of gender reassignment. Latest bill added to child abuse motion, conflating LGBT with paedophilia. Yet UEFA rewards Orban pre-2022 election (2/9) theathletic.com/2665233/2021/0…
Thing is; polling shows Hungarians aren’t opposed to LGBT people in huge numbers. 59% support same sex adoption (62% in France). Star player Peter Gulacsi spoke out in support. Orban building a voter coalition but doesn’t reflect majority view. (3/9) theathletic.com/2665233/2021/0…
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Democracies united against autocracy: Joint statement by #US, #EU, #UK, #Canada on #Belarus #sanctions over forced landing of Ryanair flight, politically motivated arrest of journalist Raman Pratasevich & Sofia Sapega, continuing attack on human rights and fundamental freedoms.⬇️
US Treasury: #Belarus #sanctions "hold accountable those who continue to suppress the democratic aspirations of the Belarusian people through abuses of human rights, attacks on the free press, and disregard for other fundamental freedoms… crushing the pro-democracy movement…"
Today's #sanctions on #Belarus designate 16 individuals & 5 entities in 4 categories:
(1) Lukashenka's close associates
(2) Perpetrators & Facilitators of Violent Suppression of Peaceful Protests
(3) Notorious Akrestsina Detention Center
(4) Orchestrators of Fraudulent Election
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Режим в Минске знает, что урож. Гродненской области татарин Мацей Сулкевич национальный герой Азербайджана?
Памятник Сулкевичу и улица будет в #Belarus? Флаг беларуских татар не запретят?
@BelarusMID @bel_embassy_az @azpresident @RTErdogan @bel_embassy_az @azembassy_minsk @MOD_BY
Считаю, что @BelarusMID @bel_embassy_az @azpresident @AzerbaijanMFA @azembassy_minsk в праве ходатайствовать об установлении в Беларуси памятника и названии улицы Матею Суркевичу уроженцу Беларуси, борцу за свободу и независимость Азербайджана 1918-1920
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Памятник и названия улиц уроженцу Беларуси и национальному герою Азербайджана, Матею Суркевичу должны иметь место в знак дружбы беларуского и азербайджанского народов.
➡️az.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C9%99mm…
@BelarusMID @bel_embassy_az @azpresident @AzerbaijanMFA @azembassy_minsk
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#BREAKING EU foreign ministers approve sanctions against key sectors of Belarusian economy: diplomats Image
#UPDATE EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed sanctions on key sectors of the #Belarus economy as the bloc ratchets up pressure on President Alexander #Lukashenko after the forced landing of an airliner, diplomats said u.afp.com/U2Ja
#BREAKING EU blacklists Belarus defence, transport ministers for jet diversion: official Image
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Татары Вялікага Княства Літоўскага і сучасныя татары #Belarus маюць БЧБ сцяг з зоркай і паўмесяцам.
Татарын Мацей Сулькевіч, уражэнец Гродзенскай вобласці, генерал царскай арміі, змагаўся за незалежнасць Азербайджана 🇦🇿 ў 1918-1920 годы, нацыянальны герой Азербайджана.
#Belarus БЧБ сцяг гісторыка-культурная каштоўнасць народа Беларусі, ў тым ліку беларускіх татар.
Праслед людзей за іх павагу да нацыянай культуры немагчымы ні у адной краіне свету калі улада паважае свой народ, нацыянальную культуру і гісторыю.
➡️be.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%91%D0…
Нацянальным героем Азербайджана з'яўляеца татарын Мацей Сулькевіч які нарадзіўся у Гродзенскай вобласці.
Азербайджан шануе нацыянальных героеў якія змагаліся за незалежнасць Азербайджана у 1918-1920, у тым ліку і татары былога Вялікага Княства Літоўскага з гістрычным БЧБ сцягам.
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🇸🇮 #PPCLjubljana DAY 2 is kicking off as we speak! Join us LIVE on #Zoom for our first panel of the day, from the #InDivEU Project!

As always, we are highlighting the key takeaways here, so stay with us for #PPCLjubljana day 2!💪

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Our first panel of the day is all about #DifferentiatedIntegration and the #FutureofEurope: @MichaelKaeding (@unidue) is moderating the discussion between Sandra Kröger (#InDivEU/@UniofExeter), @bonomimat (@IdeaEu/@IAIonline), and Magdalena Góra (#EU3D/@JagiellonskiUni)

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We are also going to enjoy a keynote also from @dubravkasuica, VP of the @EU_Commission

"In our work on democracy, the #CoFoE is a process to bring all Europeans together"

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Today's #NATOSummit produced a communique with represents the state of play at #NATO . I would described it as a holding pattern.

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Brussels Summit Communiqué nato.int/cps/en/natohq/…
The most important aspect of this @NATO Summit was the return of US. President Biden reconfirmed the #USA commitment to NATO and, in so doing, restored unity & solidarity, the bedrock of the #Alliance.
No more NATO being called obsolete (Trump) or braindead (Macron)

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The most important decision today was to start working on a new Strategic Concept, to be concluded at the next Summit in Spain 2022.
This is very much needed as the current outdated one dates from 2010. But it puts all major decisions on hold until next year.

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Один только вопрос @BelarusMID @MOD_BY если вы такие "молодцы и красауцы" то зачем оправдываетесь по 10 раз на неделю демонстрируя заложника который якобы счастлив и что-то там заявляет?
Может вы лучше почитаете Чикагскую "Конвенцию о международной гражданской авиации"?
Конвенция "О международной гражданской авиации" (г. Чикаго 07.12.1944). #Belarus участник конвенции.
Конвенция, приложения и протоколы к ней указывают, что перехват судна допускается только как крайняя мера (явно не с целью захвата пассажиров и заложников). 2/
3/ Перехваты гражданских воздушных судов являются во всех случаях потенциально опасными. Согласно Конвенции стороны приняли обязательства, что перехват судна допустим только в качестве крайней меры. Установлены единообразные правила для безопасности полетов и лиц на борту судна.
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🕯️Today, on the 80th anniversary of the mass deportations in the Baltic states by the #Soviet Union occupation forces, we are yet again reminded of the crimes perpetrated by this bloody regime:
▪️ On the night of 13–14 June 1941, the NKVD, the #Soviet secret service, started the operation aimed at purging the Baltic space of the most active anti-Soviet forces.
▪️ Tens of thousands of people were deported to the #Soviet Far East without trials in whole families (check the infographic below for the breakdown by countries).
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Отключение от #SWIFT Беларуси, если оно произойдет, в дальнейшем будет распространено и на РФ в случае "интеграции".
Кремль, Москва, РФ получат все санкции Беларуси умноженные многократно с последующим перекрытием транзита газа и нефти, а также грузовых потоков через Беларусь.
Потуги Кремля по "интеграции" в отношении Беларуси противоречат неотъемлемому желанию и стремлению народа Беларуси к суверенитету и независимости.
Кремль должен заплатить огромную цену за свои алчные планы по "интеграции" вопреки воле народа Беларуси, да и народов РФ.
В случае "интеграции"-оккупации Беларуси суверенная страна Украина, Грузия и Молдова должны в обязательном порядке стать членами @NATO. Более того Украина, Грузия, Молдова, Польша, Литва, Латвия, Эстония должны быть напичканы военными базами, ракетами и самолетами США и НАТО.
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Here at 12:13 pm is @UN_Spokesperson Spox Haq in the UN Press Briefing Room from which Inner City Press is banned by UNSG @AntonioGuterres. It has emailed him Qs on Tigray, #Uganda, #Nigeria, SG scam "election, #Chad #Belarus #Cameroon, #Honduras, thread below
Inner City Press asked Haq, "On Uganda, on which you have refused to answer Press' Qs about the digital ID system which excludes people from vaccination, what are UN's comments and actions if any on that Uganda has recorded its highest number of coronavirus cases
Inner City Press asked, "On Ethiopia and Tigray what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that Ethiopia's electoral board has postponed until September elections in Somali and Harari. The voting will also not take place in Tigray
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#Ryanair passenger arrested in #Belarus, Roman #Protasevich | June 2021 | #Belarus TV (“War Diary” project | Minsk, Belarus | June 2021)

Plane Diversion in Belarus & Opposition and Far Right Background of Arrested Belarusian Blogger: Summary

academia.edu/49101286/CBC_R…
US meddling in Belarus to push regime change: NED president spills the beans
US government's regime-change arm the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Carl #Gershman, admitted to meddling in #Belarus, trying to overthrow President Alexander Lukashenko
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“The Belarusian authorities have been practically purging the media space... they are doing so with unprecedented level of cruelty, using a very systemic approach," said @gulnozas at today's #Belarus press briefing.

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“The incident with Raman Pratasevich... was meant to not only throw Pratasevich in jail, but also to demonstrate to everyone else that their free reporting, let alone criticism of Lukashenko, will not be tolerated,” @gulnozas at #Belarus press briefing.

cpj.org/?p=105477
“Pratasevich’s forced confession that was broadcast on state TV last week also serves the same purpose: to sow fear, to force journalists into self-censorship, to force them to stop reporting, to force them flee the country,” @gulnozas

@baj_by #Belarus
cpj.org/?p=104582
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Wie in #Belarus Menschen gebrochen werden, sah man gestern. Erschreckend ist aber, wie "alternative Medien" in Deutschland diese Menschen hier diffamieren. Und der Autor des Pamphlets ist auch noch jemand, der sich seine Texte von russischen Staatsorganisationen bezahlen lässt.
2016 drehte der NDS-Autor Ulrich Heyden Telepolis zwei Berichte, darunter ein Interview mit Pretzell, von der Krim und von der Hannoveraner Messe an. Erst im Nachhinein musste hinzugefügt werden, dass diese Berichte ohne russische Finanzierung nie entstanden wären.
Daher spricht es auch nicht für die Seriosität der Nachdenkseiten, die so gerne die "etablierten Medien" kritisieren und deren Gründer Albrecht Müller überall "Einflussagenten" der USA vermutet, wenn sie ausgerechnet solchen zwielichtigen Gestalten Platz einräumen.
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#Belarus state TV airs interview w/ arrested opposition journalist #RamanPratasevich in which he admits pleading guilty to calling for protests & names coordinators. And bizarrely implicates @Tsihanouskaya team in Ryanair incident. Remember, he fears for his life
#FreeProtasevich
🚨During interview w/ arrested dissident journalist #RamanPratasevich, #Belarus state TV runs ticker w/ what look like his msgs. This says: "ATTENTION: Rob stores & gas stations. Start making molotov cocktails in large quantities"
#Terrorism charges mean death. #FreeProtasevich
A true Soviet-era horror show. #RamanPratasevich—w/ visible bruises on wrists—confesses on state propaganda TV, implicating opposition head @Tsihanouskaya. This pic mirrors witness descriptions of his distress on the flight, realizing torture & execution awaited him in #Belarus.
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Revealing Schemes regards conspiracy theories as a form of propaganda and asks why regimes promote them. Moving beyond the conventional wisdom about paranoid or tyrannical personal styles, it examines how conspiracy claims emerge from the dynamics of (post-Soviet) politics.
In a nutshell, I argue that conspiracy claims stem from: 1) political competition, which draws incumbents into fray; 2) destabilizing events, which must be publicly accounted for; and 3) geopolitics, which influences what is worth commenting on.
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1) The song says, "Each quiet act of dignity is the one that fortifies." America voted soundly in favor of a man of quiet dignity to preclude the seditious intent of a loud, lying,
criminal buffoon. Mr. Biden began day one, signing orders of quiet dignity.

@dccra @elhombrelibre1
2) Mr. Biden continues restoring America's global presence
and influence with, in his words, "quiet, relentless diplomacy." He isn't hampered, as was his predecessor, by being a bad
actor, leveraged by our adversaries. He works in quiet purpose--understanding America's big stick.
3) Our new president recently used that stick in vigorous, punitive sanctions against #Belarus, its Putin-backed
dictator who forced the interdiction of an airliner to apprehend a dissident journalist, and wisely extended penalties to
pro-Russia #oligarchs and business interests.
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In two weeks from now, the first #UEFA Euros match in #Baku will kick-off when #Wales meets #Switzerland.

The UK FCO currently warns of unexploded material, terrorists attacks to be "likely" and high COVID rates. I'd say all these risks are low, but there are other issues:
According to @ILGAEurope, #Azerbaijan is the most homophobic country in Europe. So better don't go, if you are part of the #LGBTQI community 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️
Sadly, #UEFA, as #FIFA, does not care much about safeguarding #LGBTQI fans...
Be aware that #Azerbaijan is one of the most restrictive countries in the world and certainly has the most restrictive regime in Europe. Vision #Belarus, just much worse, as all kind of international organisations report.
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The idea has been floating around 🇮🇹Italy this week that Toto Cutugno should perform Italy's last winning song at next year's #Eurovision2022.

Would be quite a moment, because it's about the 🇪🇺Maastricht Treaty which created the #EuropeanUnion.

A thread.
#Insieme1992 (together in 1992, the year the Maastricht Treaty would take effect) is a remarkable reflection of the hope and optimism of the time, winning in 1990 just after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

It is hard to imagine a song like this winning now, or even being allowed.
#Eurovision doesn't allow political songs. This year #Belarus was disqualified because their entry mocked anti-government protests.

It says something that in 1990 a song about uniting Europe into a confederation was not deemed political or contentious. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insieme:_…
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The Netherlands "We chip in 50.000 $ a project for BellaRus 'democracy'🤣"
Whats Happening?  "In principle, the Embassy will award grants to a maximum of € 50.000,- (the Embassy reserves the right to award higher grants in exceptional cases)." netherlandsandyou.nl/your-country-a… Image
The Revolution Will be Branded International (IAN TRAYNOR Dec 1, 2004)
Ten months after the success in Belgrade, the #US ambassador in Minsk, Michael Kozak organized a near identical campaign to try to defeat the #Belarus hardman, Alexander Lukashenko.
indypendent.org/2004/12/the-re…
US meddling in Belarus to push regime change: NED president spills the beans
US government's regime-change arm the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Carl #Gershman, admitted to meddling in #Belarus, trying to overthrow President Alexander Lukashenko
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German FM: “We will continue to look at what consequences [these sanctions] will have in Belarus, whether #Lukashenko will give in"

"And if this is not the case, we have to assume that this will be only the beginning of a big and long spiral of sanctions" politico.eu/article/german…
Specific demand: To start, the release of more than 400 political prisoners.

Specific threat: New sanctions targeting companies from the potassium and phosphate sector and the financial sector such as payment transactions. Also a limit on Belarus issuing government bonds.
Meanwhile, #Russia is trying to crack EU unity on #Belarus by effectively banning EU flights from landing in Russia if they have bypassed Belarusian airspace.

Could this be extended to effectively banning EU flights from even entering Russian airspace?
dw.com/en/russia-proh…
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