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#Nuked Themsleves: “They will blame #Russia as always”: a sociologist on the growth of the background #radiation in #Khmelnytsky (160 nS) | May 15
-the Russian army #destroyed the #ammunition depot -shells with #DepletedUranium were stored at the facility.…
#Finland's background #radiation normally varies between 0.05 and 0.30 #microsieverts per hour (µSv/h)
Tuomas Peltonen / Inspector general
tel. +358 975 988 508…
- #Loviisa NOW: 0.210 #microSieverts ImageImage
cc: @ ArthurM40330824
#Gamma radiation in #Khmelnytsky could actually indicate that a #DirtyBomb was stored in the warehouses.
Gamma radiation is characteristic of #enriched #uranium. Is it possible that were making "dirty bombs" at the Khmelnitsky #NPP
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Receiving much pushback for calling out #GenMilley's @thejointstaff comment on Ukraine as 'landlocked'.

Critics argue that 🇷🇺 control over the #BlackSea renders 🇺🇦 effectively landlocked.

However, even a broad interpretation of 'landlocked' is flawed. Here's a 🧵why:
Claiming UKR is landlocked militarily requires overlooking Crimea's significance to Putin. It's key in controlling access to the crucial Caspian Sea, Don-Volga Canal, and a major portion of Russia's extensive inland waterway system. #Ukraine #MilitaryPerspective
In 2021, Putin emphasized the waterway's importance, pledging billions for development to connect the Black Sea and the Baltic.…
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RAF RC-135W Rivet Joint ZZ664 #BlackSea mission escorted by RAF Typhoon´s. Image
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BREAKING: #Russia|n Su-27 collides with US MQ-9 drone over the #BlackSea

Per @US_EUCOM, the Russian aircraft was 1 of 2 conducting " an unsafe & unprofessional intercept" when it struck the propeller of the MQ-9, causing US forces to have to bring the MQ-9 down in
int'l waters"
MORE: Before #Russia|n Su-27 hit the US MQ-9 drone, "the [two] Su-27s dumped fuel on and flew in front of the MQ-9 in a reckless, environmentally unsound
and unprofessional manner" per @US_EUCOM
"Our MQ-9 aircraft was conducting routine operations in int'l airspace when it was intercepted & hit by a Russian aircraft, resulting in a crash & complete loss of the MQ-9" per US Air Forces Europe & Air Forces Africa Cmdr Gen. James Hecker
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Mar. 1:
1/ Many #Russian #Warships in #BlackSea

#Crimea report:
New #Russian #Missile #Attack could be #Pinpoint or in #Multiple waves

This was announced by the head of the #Joint ..continued

#UkraineRussiaWar #Warships #Ukraine .@oleksiireznikov…
Mar. 1:
2/ Many #Russian #Warships in #BlackSea

..#JointCoordinatingPressCenter of the #DefenseForces of the #South of #Ukraine, #NataliaHumenyuk on the air of the telethon.

According to her, the #Russian..continued

#UkraineRussiaWar #Ships #Ukraine…
Mar. 1:
3/ Many #Russian #Warships in #BlackSea

.#Russian #Ship #Grouping on #CombatDuty in the #BlackSea continues to be unchanged.

“These are 15 #Russian #Ships, among which there are 5 #Missile #Carriers..continued

#UkraineRussiaWar #Ukraine #War…
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Focus on the #Japanese Realism Diplomacy for a new Era. We need some inspiration in #EU since Putin is striking strategic relationship with #China, #SouthAfrica & #Brazil. No time to waste on Franco-Italian tensions triggered by a diplomatic dinner. #Hiroshima #Thread Image
#Chinese FM Wang Yi will visit #Russia as part of a diplomatic tour in Europe. His 9-day trip will also include stops in #France, #Italy, #Hungary and #Germany, where he will speak at the #Munich Security Conference. #CNN 1/1
#EU ambassadors were briefed in small groups over the weekend by Ursula von der Leyen’s chief of staff Björn Seibert about the plans for the 10th sanctions package against #Russia. #Politico 1/2
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Latest US assessment of #Russia|n losses in #Ukraine️

"Russia's conventional, especially ground capabilities, ground force capabilities, in #Europe have been significantly degraded" per @DeptofDefense Asst Sec. for Int'l Security Affairs Celeste Wallander tells #CNAS2023
#Russiaa's suffered "tens of thousands of casualties" in #Ukraine, per @DeptofDefense's Wallander

"It has probably lost half of its main battle tank stock in combat" to destruction or capture by Ukraine
"Something like 80 percent of #Russia's ground force capability is right now devoted to the fight in #Ukraine" per @DeptofDefense's Wallander
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#Russia's war vs #Ukraine - "The Russian navy has survived this war largely intact" per @USNavy Office of Naval Intelligence Commander RADM Michael Studeman told @INSAlliance Wednesday
"The Russian navy., although losing its flagship there in the #BlackSea, continues to fire cruise missiles at a certain pace w/ships & submarines that remain fairly close to the #Crimea" per RADM Studeman
"The #Ukrainians are looking for ways & have come up w/very innovative maritime techniques to be able to make life hard for the #Russia|n aggressors & that give & take will continue for some time" per RADM Studeman
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Miscode aircraft mode s 3B75DF tracking over the #Blacksea, FAF Rafale? Image
Now as mode s 249249, 510 kts Image
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I pointed out yesterday that if #Ukrainian claims are true, #Russia is losing a brigade's worth of troops a day now. 800-1000 dead and x2 (my estimate based on shitty Russian medical support) wounded, missing, captured and deserted. This will add up to about a corps's worth
of troops removed from the Russian OOB every 10-15 days. That is not sustainable not even if many of the troops are in fact (and likely) dragooned Ukrainians. Russia set out to mobilize 300,000 men. The current loss rate will exhaust that cadre by December. Given how poorly the
first mobilization went, the chances of a second are poor. The next wave of reinforcements Russia can look forward too is the spring cadre of kids reaching their majority and subject to conscription. There is some room here if Russia can find some efficiency they could increase
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🇷🇺⚡️Russian foreign ministry:

On October 29, the UAF, under the cover of the humanitarian corridor set up for the implementation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative for the export of Ukrainian agricultural products, …
#ukraine #ukrainewar #ukrainerussiawar #russia #graindeal
… launched massive air and sea strikes using drones against the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s ships and infrastructure at the naval base in Sevastopol.
#blacksea #sevastopol
As a result of the actions (which cannot be qualified as anything other than a terrorist attack) by the Ukrainian armed forces, led by the British specialists, directed, in particular, against Russian ships ensuring the functioning of the humanitarian corridor, …
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Yesterday 29/10 at 4.20am
#naziUkraine, assisted by the fascist British colonial regime "carried out a terrorist attack on the ships of the Black Sea Fleet and civilian ships that were on the outer and inner roadsteads of the Sevastopol base."… Screenshot of post by Russian Ministry of Defence. The state2 of 2: "◽️It should be emphasised that the ships o
"The attack involved nine unmanned aerial vehicles and seven autonomous maritime drones.

The prompt measures taken by the forces of the #BlackSea Fleet destroyed all air targets."
"It should be emphasised that the ships of the #BlackSeaFleet that were subjected to the #terrorist attack are involved in ensuring the security of the ‘grain corridor’ as part of an international initiative to export agricultural products from Ukrainian ports."
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#Russia "failing" in #Ukraine, per @NATO @jensstoltenberg

"Putin is failing on the battlefield" he said earlier at NATO HQ

"He is responding w/more indiscriminate attacks on Ukrainian cities, against civilians & against critical infrastructure & w/dangerous nuclear rhetoric"
#Russia|n allegations abt #Ukraine preparing a dirty bomb - "This is absurd" per @NATO's @jensstoltenberg

"Allies reject this patently false accusation & Russia must not use false pretexts to escalate the war further..."
"...@NATO will not be intimidated or deterred from supporting #Ukraine's right to self-defense for as long as it takes" per @jensstoltenberg
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#BREAKING: It is now known that #Russia has used cruise & ballistic missiles ass well as #Iranian Geran-2 (Shahed-136) drones to attack civil infrastructures of 16 cities across #Ukraine including #Kyiv today. They have targeted energy resources such as power stations.
#BREAKING: The damage and destruction caused by massive missile & drone attacks of #Russian Armed Forces at #Ukraine including city of #Kyiv today is significant. Several power plants & power stations are targeted and power outage os reported in many parts of the country.
#BREAKING: #Russian MOD claims the strikes at various cities of #Ukraine including #Kyiv are carried-out by means of 3M-14 Kalibr land-attack cruise missiles launched from Steregushchiy-class corvettes of #Russian Navy in #BlackSea. These attacks have killed many civilians.
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950/ #Shaheed / #Geran2 UAVs buzzing early this evening over #Odesa #Odessa #Nikolaev #Kherson #Donbas
951/ 1AK artillery / #DPR battalion "Somali" at work. #Donetsk #Donbass #Lugansk
952/ RF Military equipment on the move towards #Donbas #Donbass (13x MSTA-S and 20x MT-LBu). #Kherson #Lugansk #Donetsk
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⚓The flagship of #UAnavy corvette "Hetman Ivan Mazepa" was built in Turkey.

🚢At the same time this ship will be the best security guarantee for freedom of navigation in #BlackSea and #AzovSea

And #CrimeaIsUkraine

@UA_NAVY @ZelenskaUA
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#fleet #Ukraine #UAarmy #Turkiye Image
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Germany’s strategic blunders in its relationship with #Russia are currently hurting all of Europe. We take a look at the parallel relationship between #Germany and #Turkey and the real risks this poses for the West. A thread by #theHELC #NoSubsForTurkey 1/17 Image
The German / Turkish relationship dates from before #WWI, when the #YoungTurks turned to Germany as the most plausible international ally for their decomposing Empire. A secret treaty between the two powers was concluded on August 2, 1914 2/17
The German #Kaiser #WilhelmII visited the #OttomanEmpire three times in total, pledging to the Sultan and the '300 million Mohammedans scattered over the globe and revering in him their caliph, that the German Emperor will be and remain at all times their friend' 3/17 Image
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🧵English translation of an extremely important and interesting article written by Gen. #Zaluzhny (Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of #Ukraine) and Lt. Gen. Zabrodskyi "Prospects for securing the military campaign of 2023: the Ukrainian view":…
HOW LONG CAN THIS WAR LAST & HOW CAN WE WIN IT: Today the absolute majority of military experts & analysts agree that
the full-scale war unleashed by the russian federation against Ukraine on 02-24-2022,
has long exceeded the concept of a local conflict of medium intensity. ⬇️ Image
This applies to the spatial indicators, the number of involved military forces, and the impressive list of weapons and other
high-tech equipment whose usage is characteristic of this military confrontation.⬇️
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The Turkish President spoke at a government meeting the day before. In his speech, he touched upon a wide range of issues, ranging from agriculture and urban economy, economy, education, ending with foreign policy, the Anadolu agency writes.
#Erdogan stressed the importance of the grain corridor for the whole world, noting that thanks to the resumption of supplies from the ports of the #BlackSea, almost 30% of the world's population again gained access to food from this region.
During his speech, the President touched upon the topic of the #RussianUkrainianWar.
Erdogan noted that #Türkiye continues to make efforts to end the war and establish lasting peace in #Ukraine
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Reuters that The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) has suspended the shipment of #Oil from two of the three single berthing points at its #BlackSea terminal Yuzhnaya Ozereevka.
The stop was made on August 17 and is connected with a system check, the agency writes.

It is then clarified that the loading continues with VPU-3. And the suspension of the other two points did not particularly affect the work of the CPC.
Since supplies through CPC have already decreased due to repair work at two large Kazakh oil fields, Tengiz and Kashagan.
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This is by far the best analysis I have read on the matter. Bottomline is: Russia is too big and a colossal integral part of Europe and EU with all its dysfunctional institutions can‘t hold it together, let alone handle it.
„These divisions in the #EU are precisely what #Putin had hoped for. Convinced that #Europe’s liberal democracies are weak and morally corrupt, the #Russian leader has banked on the assumption that the West’s unity on #Ukraine will crumble and could ultimately break in the coming
months. By playing cat and mouse on gas, creating a world food crisis by blockading the export of #Ukrainian grain through the #BlackSea, and pursuing a scorched-earth strategy in Ukraine, Putin may wager that it is just a matter of time until the West, starting with Europe,…
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NEW: Day 156 of #Russian invasion of #Ukraine - "We continue to see #Russia failing...paying a high price for ver little gain" per senior US defense official

But "Russian rhetoric trying to mask these losses" per official, citing comments by Lavrov, others
US has intelligence Russia running at least 18 so-called filtration camps in occupied parts of #Ukraine, with some #Ukrainians being executed, per senior US defense official
"The #Ukrainians are giving it to them pretty good" per senior US military official on #Ukraine progress vs #Russia, per senior US defense official
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I want to add some more details about the potential reshaping of European alliances and territories.
Moreover I want to address the question about how #Serbia and #Hungary could survive opposing Western orders.
#Russia #Ukraine #Kiev #Donbass
I was asking myself for some time, since the beginning of the #SMO, how does #Orban, from #Hungary, and #Vucic, from #Serbia, openly withstand the Western pressure, to comply. Why was I curious?
- They can't withstand The West militarily.
- They would be sanctioned to death.
- They are landlocked with hostile #NATO countries (I know, that #Hungary IS NATO)
Under such circumstances you can NOT afford, to not follow Western orders.
How can they do it then?
If we take a look at the map, then I think we can see the answer. See my attached map. Image
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