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Every casualty (dead or injured) should have been sent to hospital for doctors to check & declare death.

Instead, govt hastily sent piles of bodies elsewhere to reduce the death count.

Now relatives are finding people alive in the pile of #Balasore dead
People should understand that first priority of the Authoritarian govt. is to control the news and data.
Anything that can threaten govt, must be watered down, including the number of dead.
here is a dialogue from #Chernobyl mini series on HBO max.
After watching the visuals of presumed dead being thrown into trucks, this was the first thought that came to my mind.
I wondered how many of them would still be alive and in need of a resuscitation.

Only Doctors have the qualification to declare a person dead. No one else
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Day 462 of #Europe's war, the last day of May.

Mercifully a quiet morning so far this Wednesday in #Ukraine

This is my 462nd daily thread.
All the info you need about #Russia's attack in one handy thread, updated throughout the day.

You can support me with a coffee (see bio)🙏
If you happen to have missed all yesterday's news, put the kettle on and prepare for a long read!

Here's the link for yesterday's thread on what happened in #Ukraine and #Russia.

The biggest event overnight happened in #Russia's #Krasnodar region.

Drones hit the Afipsky Oil Refinery and a fire soon took hold, although it's since been extinguished; no-one was hurt.

About 150km from the front, that's less fuel helping Russia kill Ukrainians.
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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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Welcome along to my daily thread with everything you need to know about #Russia's illegal invasion of #Ukraine.

Wednesday is Day 427.
If you missed y'day's news, no fear, the link is here!

And what a day with loads of stories, particularly #RussiaOnFire

26 April is also the anniversary of the #Chornobyl #Chernobyl disaster in #Ukraine.

The repressive Soviet occupiers of the time refused to admit a problem and even forced kids in #Kyiv on to the streets a few days later for the MayDay parade.

Very little to report today on #Russia's losses of the last 24 hours (as estimated by #Ukraine)

Broadly in line with recent days.

#RussiansGoHome Image
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On this day, 37 years ago, April 26, 1986, at 1.23 am, the worst nuclear disaster in history occurred: The #Chornobyl/#Chernobyl disaster. Unit 4 of Chornobyl NPP exploded. Today we remember and honor those who suffered and gave their lives to contain the catastrophe.
1/n Chornobyl NPP Unit 4 under ...Statue in Chornobyl town: T...
To visualize the impact of th disaster:
On the left you see how Unit 4 looked before the accident.
On the right, you see the aftermath. A large amount of radiation was released into the atmosphere, contaminating the area. The radioactive cloud spread over Europe.
2/n Chornobyl NPP Unit 4 before...Unit 4 after the accident, ...
The reactor burned for days. Plant workers and firefighters were exposed to lethal levels of radiation while looking for their colleagues and trying to combat the flames. Many of them died of acute radiation sickness.
The official death toll: 31 people.
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#Ucraina. Nel 2003,The Guardian ha scritto che a causa dei proiettili usati dalle truppe britanniche in Iraq,le radiazioni in questi territori erano 20 volte superiori al normale!Negli stessi carri armati distrutti, la norma sulle radiazioni è stata superata fino a 2500 volte!⬇️
Sempre nello stesso articolo, è stato notato che questi proiettili dopo la prima guerra in Iraq hanno causato livelli anormalmente elevati di leucemia infantile e malformazioni congenite.
E ora i mascalzoni del Ministero della Difesa britannico affermano che non c'è nulla di ⬇️
terribile in questi proiettili e accusano #Putin di disinformazione.
In linea di principio, non c'è nulla di sorprendente nel loro comportamento: a loro non importa dell'#Ucraina e dei suoi figli. Per gli anglosassoni la cosa più importante è cercare di viziarci di più, e se ⬇️
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#UkraineRussiaWar #Ukraine #Russia
Siège de #Chernihiv, ma ville ukrainienne d'adoption depuis 2015.
Les 1ères unités blindées russes sont arrivées en début d'ap-midi le 24/02/22 sur la rocade N-W en provenance de Gomel (Biélorussie).
La ville fut encerclée du 24/02 au 04/04 ⤵️
2) L'attitude de l'armée russe a été sans réelle surprise pour moi, qui l'ai côtoyée durant 22 mois en OPEX. Improvisation à tous les niveaux. Les soldats russes ne savaient pas le 24/02 qu'ils envahissaient l'Ukraine. On leur a dit qu'ils allaient "protéger la frontière".
3) côté ukrainien : la seule 119ème brigade territoriale du district militaire nord de #Chernihiv. Elle reçu quelques jours plus tard le renfort d'une partie de la 1ère brigade blindée venant de Brovary.
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Il MoD 🇷🇺 riporta che l'Occidente starebbe preparando una "provocazione su larga scala" in cui si accuserebbe la #Russia di gravi violazioni della convenzione sulla sicurezza nucleare in relazione alla condotta delle truppe 🇷🇺 nei pressi della centrale nucleare di 1/4
#Chernobyl nelle fasi iniziali del conflitto.
Mentre il MoD 🇷🇺 sembra essersi svegliato solo oggi, durante l'occupazione 🇷🇺 della zona l'ingegnere capo della sicurezza dell'impianto aveva riferito che almeno 1 soldato 🇷🇺 avrebbe prelevato una fonte di Cobalto-60 2/4
Da un deposito di rifiuti nucleari.
I lavoratori della centrale hanno a più riprese denunciato gli accadimenti alla centrale, ed il fatto che il MoD 🇷🇺 solo ora ne parli è dovuto al fatto che è molto probabile che le commissioni indipendenti di 3/4
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#RussianNazis have been #RussianNazis since before they funded Nazi Germany with stolen #Holodomor grain.
They were #RussianNazis when they start WWII with Nazi Germany and plan to divide up Europe, that allied evil only end when Hitler betrayed Russia in 1941
They were #RussianNazis when they came to liberate Auschwitz and raped victims there.

“rape of Jewish women survivors of concentration camps, including Stutthof, Ravensbrück and Auschwitz-Birkenau”…
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Does this include extermination of the sixtiers? Do they admit to #Holodomor? Do they condone #Gorbachev’s repression of republics’ protests in the 80s? #Chernobyl victims? If not, it’s another #Russian farce.
I’m so tired of people trying to portray Russians as being these lovely people with a grain of compassion. I can guarantee you these victims only include Russians.
What about deportations and extermination of #crimean tatars?
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La guerra tra #Russia e #Ucraina vive un momento di tensione altissima. Nelle cancellerie internazionali è forte la sensazione di essere dinanzi ad un Image
punto di svolta.
Oggi, per la prima volta, Vladimir #Putin in persona ha dato voce alla teoria russa che vorrebbe l'#Ucraina intenzionata a sganciare una "dirty bomb" - un mix tra un ordigno tradizionale e del materiale radioattivo - che nei giorni scorsi era stata oggetto
di conversazioni tra il suo ministro della Difesa, Shoigu, e gli omologhi dei Paesi occidentali provvisti di atomica (Usa, Regno Unito e Francia) più la Turchia.

Il fatto che le parole di #Putin arrivino proprio oggi, nel giorno in cui ha
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About terrorist #bombings by #Russia
1) RU's main tool of influence is spreading terror and fear. The goal is to influence policies in different countries. In #Ukraine they try to affect the conduct of the Ukrainian government. (1/x) 🧵
2) Ukraine is becoming the most experienced nation in dealing with this terror tool. Russian intimidation is not making them scared, but more resistant.
Note: They already had #Chernobyl. They've also experienced a politically motivated genocide, #Holodomor. (2/x)
>>Ukrainians have plenty to teach to their fellow Europeans about how to deal with Russian intimidation. Let's learn from them! (3/x)
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@Flash43191300 HERE IS REAL #Chernobyl story. IN 1992, Bill Zoller, 79, visited Chernobyl a #UW chemistry professor who studied the atmosphere. #AEA asked Zoller, for his assessment of what was going on with Ukrainian reactor meltdown that had taken place on April 26, 1986. #nuclearmeltdown
@Flash43191300 #Uranium, steel, concrete and sand had melted to form a radioactive, glasslike lava that melted through several #floors, eventually #solidifying in the #basement. Because of its shape, it was called the Elephant’s Foot.
@USNavy @USArmy #STEM
@Flash43191300 his Ukrainian host gave him a photographic slide. It was of the Elephant’s Foot.
“Go ahead; pass the image around the West,” Zoller says the man told him. “I don’t have any way of getting it out there. @washingtonpost @guardian @NATO @USNATO
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Dopo #Stalin, #Gorbachev (#Gorbaciov) è il politico sovietico più polarizzante e divisivo. Santo per alcuni, diavolo per altri. Il giudizio su #Gorby non conosce sfumature o scale di grigi, ma solo bianco o nero. Proviamo a trovarle insieme le sfumature. ⬇️
Premessa: ritengo che un appropriato giudizio storico su #Gorbachev (#gorbaciov) sia molto difficile e prematuro. Il collasso sovietico è un evento troppo vicino nel tempo e la storiografia su quel periodo forse è ancora insufficiente.
#Gorbachev (#Gorbaciov) era un figlio dell'URSS, impregnato dell'ideologia sovietica e parte integrante del sistema. Espressione dei riformisti moderati tecnocrati cresciuti all'ombra di Breznev e Andropov.
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🇺🇦Happy 31st birthday #Ukraine🇺🇦
It's Independence Day, but it also marks exactly 6 months since #Russia's jets, tanks + troops invaded the country (8 years after the start of the war)

This is daily thread number 182. All the news all the time

Firstly, Hero of #Ukraine, Boris Johnson made sure famous 10 Downing Street was decked in the colours of Ukraine.

The British PM has just 10 days left in Office.

#SlavaUkraini #UkraineIndependenceDay

Not directly related to the war (unless sabotage) but a breaking story in #Russia

Three ships have been ripped from anchor in a storm at Baidukov Island in the #Amur Estuary - that's the very far east of Russia near #Sakhalin

54 were on board and a rescue operation is underway.
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"#Putin may be looking to take advantage of the International Atomic Energy Agency (#IAEA) inspections to twist the narrative on #Russia’s game of #nuclear brinkmanship" #ZaporizhzhiaNPP #RussiaIsATerroristState #NuclearTerrorism #crimesagainsthumanity #RussianWarCrimes
"chances that #Russia seeks to earnestly lower the risk of #nuclear catastrophe r slim. The #war in #Ukraine has laid bare #Moscow’s disregard for civilians&even its own soldiers—🇷🇺’s initial invasion recklessly sent unprepared troops straight through #Chernobyl" #ZaporizhzhiaNPP
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There is clearly a lot of fear about the #Zaporizhzya Nuclear Power Plant at present. The Russians are making threats, but how seriously should we take them?

What are the real likelihood AND severity of of these threats?

A thread 🧵/1
I work as a Clinical Psychologist and have a background in Physics. Last night, I discussed the possible Russian threats to the ZPP with nuclear experts Mark Nelson @energybants and Eugene Shwageraus @shwageraus on the #MriyaReport Twitter Space @MriyaReport /2
When scared about the chances of something terrible happening, we need to ask ourselves:

1) What specifically do I think might happen?
2) How likely is this to happen?
3) How bad would it be if it actually happened?

With nuclear power, we really need to ask & trust experts /3
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1/23: Energy makes the world go around. Many are questioning our dependence on non-domestic energy. What about #nuclear?

Starting my deep dive with Gwyneth Cravens book: Power to Save the World.

A 🧵 with excerpts from first 3 chapters: Image
2/23: Chapter 1: Survival

"Look at the big picture. If you got all of your electricity for your lifetime from nuclear power, your total share of waste would weigh two pounds and fit into one Coke can. Of that, only a trace is long-lived."
3/23: Chapter 1: Survival (cont'd)

If an American got all of his or her electricity from coal over a lifespan of seventy-seven years, that person's mountain of solid waste would weight 68.5 tons. Picture a soda can next to that. Huge Coca Cola Can, Atacama...
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Thread: 29 July 2022: Day 156 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update is on the "Wagner" unit, says its "new level of integration [with the #Russian Army in eastern #Ukraine] further undermines the Russian authorities' long-standing policy of denying links between PMCs and the Russian state". Which is British understatement Image
The #Biden administration continues denying #Ukraine weapons, in this case ATACMS surface-to-surface missiles, because of its deranged fear of #Russia "escalating", as if that is an actual Thing at this point.
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17 Mini TV series to watch which are not available in Netflix - Ranked

(A Thread) Personal Opinion
#TopTen2blue Image
17. #TheCapture (8epi)
CCTV footage from a night out in London comes to light, Shaun's life takes a shocking turn
Crazy ending... Image
16. #11.22.63 (8epi)
Travel against time to prevent death of John F kennedy Image
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Le trincee scavate dalle truppe russe nella Foresta Rossa della zona di reclusione di #Chernobyl. Foto: Raul Moreno / Immagini SOPA / LightRocket / Getty Images
Alla fine di marzo, l'esercito russo ha lasciato il territorio della centrale nucleare di Chernobyl, ma anche a causa del fatto che avevano scavato trincee, i livelli di radiazioni erano aumentati nell'area. Ora, secondo il rappresentante dell'AIEA, sono tornati alla normalità.
Iscrizioni realizzate da soldati russi sui muri dell'impresa Chernobyl Ecocenter. Le truppe russe sono entrate in questa zona della regione di Kyiv nei primi giorni di guerra e vi sono rimaste fino alla fine di marzo. Foto: Raul Moreno / Immagini SOPA / LightRocket / Getty Images
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Really important question below: why would you even design a T-72 so that the crew literally has to sit on top of hundreds of kilos of highly explosive ammunition and propellant? /1
@clmazin answered this by analogy in his brilliant script for #Chernobyl. In the (fictional) courtroom scene in the final episode, Soviet nuclear scientist Valeriy Legasov explains why Chernobyl was effectively rigged to explode: /2
"It's cheaper". That's the answer to the T-72's design flaws. It's much smaller and lighter than the US M1A1 Abrams or similar British and German tanks. But it costs a fraction of their price, at the cost of crew safety. /3
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 62) - #URGENTE - Comenzamos el #hilo diario sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania con esta pasada a baja cota de dos aviones de ataque su-25 rusos en el #Donbass.

🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 62) - #URGENTE - En #Transnistria alguien habría atentado contra dos torres de comunicaciones, concretamente en la villa de #Mayak, sin que se hayan registrado heridos.

➡️ Geolocalización:
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 62) - Aquí otra imagen del supuesto ataque en #Transnistria que se uniría al de ayer en el Ministerio de Seguridad en #Tiráspol.
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Retour sur cette partie de la série #Chernobyl, où Legasov explique que la soudaine hausse de réactivité a été causée par le fait que l'extrémité des barres de contrôle était en graphite et que c'est elle qui est entrée en 1er dans le cœur.
La vraie explication est + complexe 🔽
Dans la série, Legasov présente cette conception des barres (en bore avec extrémités en graphite) comme une négligence qui aurait été dictée par le fait que "c'est moins cher".
Le spectateur en déduit alors que normalement elles auraient du être 100% en bore...
En fait, non, cette extrémité en graphite était normale et permettait le bon fonctionnement du réacteur.
Ce n'était même pas une "extrémité", mais une section qui avait une hauteur proche de la partie absorbante en bore (4,5m contre 6,2m).
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