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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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It's been 37 years since the #Chornobyl nuclear power plant suffered the biggest man-made disaster in history. And today, Russia has once again put humanity at risk of a nuclear catastrophe 🧵 Image
Chornobyl disaster became an important factor in the collapse of the USSR. As a result of the accident and government lies, trust in the Soviet regime finally collapsed. The current foreign policy pursuits of the Kremlin have the objective of reviving the USSR in some capacity.
On February 24, 2022, Russian troops invaded the Kyiv region and seized the Chornobyl nuclear power plant. It was the first time since 1986 that gamma radiation in Chornobyl has increased 20-fold. Russians disregarded radiation safety rules and provoked a number of fires.
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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.

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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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EVOLUTION OF DIPLOMACY. "Nothing about 🇺🇦without 🇺🇦" is extremely important for the Ukrainian nation. But it also serves the interests of other nations because it doesn't allow 🇷🇺to turn its aggression against Ukraine into a broader confrontation with 🇺🇸.
It's a failed attempt of #Moscow to impose the great power competition scheme and trade its "cooperation" on global issues for allowing it to re-establish spheres of influence in Europe that justified the "suspension" of their participation in the new #START Treaty.
There are no immediate negative consequences of such a decision, and, highly likely, there won't be any in the future, for a new nuclear arms race for Moscow would mean old results – a state collapse.
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Vadym is one of those who was trained in 🇩🇪 and now destroys 🇷🇺 missiles and drones with the help of the modern #IrisT system.

📸 Anastasia Olekhnovych.

The 🇩🇪 system is really modern, powerful and effective. Already during the first baptism of fire in October last year, the system shot down 100 percent ✅ of the targets, these are mostly cruise missiles, - says the anti-aircraft gunner.

Our "#BukM1" destroyed 10 🇷🇺 targets - #Mi24 helicopters, #Su30, #Su35 aircraft. At first we were stationed in the #Chornobyl area, then we moved to another one. When they offered to go to study in 🇩🇪 and learn new technology, Vadym agreed without thinking.

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☢️ #Putin did not just speak of #DirtyBomb now. From day one, seizing #Chornobyl, and March 3, seizing #Zaporizhzia #nuclear #PowerPlant, the #Kremlin keeps threatening. Usually, they follow up on what they say. 🧵⬇️ #NuclearWar (1/?)
"on 6 March, RIA Novosti quoted a representative of the Russian Federation who declared: 'Kyiv used the Chornobyl nuclear power plant zone for work on the manufacture of a ‘dirty’ bomb and the separation of plutonium.'…
I reportedly repeated from both #Chornobyl and #Zaporizhzhia. Here is from #Zaporizhzia, live, explaining what may happen:
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Tuesday 30 August 2022
Day 188 of the war - #Russia's illegal war in #Ukraine

The start of the daily thread with all the news and analysis that matters

Coming up, more big losses for Russia as many see the counter-attack in the South as being underway...

Despite a slight problem yesterday evening with Twitter being unavailable via web, there was still a lot of news covered. In case you missed anything, here's the link to yesterday's thread:

Let's start with the remarkable numbers this morning just released by #Ukraine.

It's estimated 450 more Russian soldiers have died in the invasion, while APVs destroyed also well above the daily mean.

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia Image
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Radiation detectors from the area around the #Chornobyl Power Plant, for the first time since 24 February, are transmitting data to the IAEA monitoring system. Measurements received so far indicate levels in line with those before the conflict. Image
.@rafaelmgrossi congratulated #Ukraine for “important milestone” to connect local radiation monitoring systems with the International Radiation Monitoring Information System, with IAEA technical support.
IAEA is coordinating international assistance to #Ukraine’s nuclear facilities. 11 countries have so far offered to provide requested specialised equipment to Ukraine through IAEA Response and Assistance Network (RANET).
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As we remember the #Chornobyl nuclear disaster, we remain gravely concerned at the risk of another nuclear catastrophe due to the war in Ukraine, and we call on @vonderleyen and @McGuinnessEU to withdraw the #EUTaxonomy plan for nuclear & gas

When Russian forces shelled the #Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine in early March, it set off a blaze that was only just brought under control, and shocked the world…
Greenpeace condemned the Russian attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in the strongest possible terms at the time. We #StandWithUkraine and we abhor all nuclear threats

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Already on February 24 - the day of the 🇷🇺 invasion of 🇺🇦 - the "liberators" appeared at the #Chornobyl nuclear power plant, who were there until March 31.
All this time, they held hostage the staff of the plant, as well as the National Guard soldiers who guarded it.
The power plant did not receive the external power required for safe storage of spent fuel. Forest fires also broke out in the Exclusion Zone, and the occupiers did not allow them to be extinguished.
Before leaving the #Chornobyl nuclear power plant, the occupiers drew up and signed the "ChNPP Acceptance and Transfer Act". It stated that the troops of the 🇷🇺 National Guard allegedly "guarded" the #Chornobyl nuclear power plant from February 24 to March 31. "
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Welcome to the weekend and to Day 38 of the Kremlin war on #Ukraine.

More morale problems for Russia with irradiated troops, heavy losses amid the withdrawal from #Kyiv and still question marks over the bombing of the fuel depot on Russian soil.

All the news, all day, in this🧵
I am still gathering news and data on the Russian attacks on #Ukraine during the night.

#Kharkiv again looks to be worst hit, with endless explosions heard. Some fires burn - this one video submitted. Remember exact locations cannot be revealed, hence the blurring

British intelligence highlights the two recent incidents in #Belgorod, the Russian city close to the border with Ukraine.

Although Ukraine denied the attacks, UK wouldn't highlight this unless it believed they did it, so I bow to the military intel.

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Welcome to the Thursday's thread covering #Russia's war on #Ukraine.

It's Day 36 of the full invasion and 8 years since the original illegal incursion by Putin's troops into the territory of its peaceful neighbour.

Updates in real time right here⬇️ so read on...
Anyone remember the "Book of Heroic Failures"?

If it's reprieved, the category for most stupid soldiers would surely be won by #Russia.

7 buses of RU troops have arrived in Belarus for radiation treatment after digging trenches by Chernobyl. Who knew!?…
Earlier in the evening #Dnipro recorded one missile strike. The local administration refused to give further details.

However I've learned emergency services have now confirmed it was another hit on an oil depot, this time in Novomoskovs'ky.

No one was killed.
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#Russia #NewsfromMordor Russian watchdog Roskomnadzor is preparing sanctions against Google, Telegram, Meta, Discord, Pinterest and Twitch. The Ministry of Education is ready to discuss Medinsky's proposal to introduce a prayer for the glory of Russia in schools.
#Russia #NewsfromMordor Medvedev: "No restrictions on the return of the death penalty in Russia, everything will depend on the situation. The moratorium may remain, if everything is calm, or be revised if necessary."
#Russia An Interior Ministry official arrested for spreading "fakes" about war, was charged for speaking on the phone, allegedly spreading "knowingly false information." He called his acquaintances in the Crimea and the Moscow region. No permission to tap his phone, says lawyer
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Even ter herinnering, voor wie bij vermelding van een aardbeving #Fukushima echo’s krijgt van het verleden 🧵
Korte (en te eenvoudige) uitleg: In 2011 viel door de aardbeving de externe stroomvoorziening van Fukushima Daiichi uit, en kwamen de diesels op gang om de koeling van (stilgelegde) reactoren en « zwembadjes » op gang te houden.
Die dieselgeneratoren werden vervolgens overspoeld door de tsunami. En omdat het een rampgebied was, waren de oplossingen niet eenvoudig. Naast een aantal problemen met communicatie uiteraard.
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#Ukraine nuclear regulator told IAEA today it had lost all communication w/ #Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, can no longer provide updated info. @rafaelmgrossi says IAEA's aware of reports that power has now been restored to the site, need for confirmation. Image
#Ukraine’s nuclear regulator had told IAEA diesel generators were powering systems important for safety at #Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Operator not able to maintain some functions such as radiation monitoring, ventilation systems and normal lighting.
If emergency power were lost, it would still be possible for #Chornobyl staff to monitor the water level and temperature of the spent fuel pool. They would do this under worsening radiation safety conditions and would not be able to follow operational radiation safety procedures.
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IAEA and #Ukraine nuclear regulator agree that loss of power at #Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant would not have a critical impact on essential safety functions at the site.
Lack of off-site power at #Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant “likely to lead to a further deterioration of operational radiation safety at the site and create additional stress for around 210 technical experts and guards,” @rafaelmgrossi said.
#Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant now has 2 of 4 power lines + a backup available to the plant. "This is another example of where the safety pillar to secure off-site power supply from the grid for all nuclear sites has been compromised,” @rafaelmgrossi said.
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An update on #Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine: @ENERGY analysis shows the loss of power does not pose a near-term risk of radiological release. 1/
We support @IAEAorg assessment that while there is no critical impact on safety, loss of power to the facility violates a key safety pillar. 2/
While there is no near-term risk to public health, these latest developments are another example of Russia’s extraordinarily reckless and dangerous actions. 3/
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ウクライナ政府公式アカウントより。DeepL +補正訳。




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Update on Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant:

750 kV ChNPP - Kyiv high-voltage line is currently disconnected due to the damage caused by the occupiers.

As a result, the Chernobyl station and all nuclear facilities in the Exclusion Zone are without electricity.
About 20,000 spent fuel assemblies are stored in the spent nuclear fuel storage facility-1. They need constant cooling. Which is possible only if there is electricity. If it is not there, the pumps will not cool. As a result, the temperature in the holding pools will increase.
After that evaporation will occur, that will lead to nuclear discharge.

The wind can transfer the radioactive cloud to other regions of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Europe.

In addition, there is no ventilation inside the facility.
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#Chornobyl nuclear power plant taken via Sentinel-2 #satellite at 2022-03-08 09:06:34 UTC (about 15 hours ago).
Can't tell what is different post-invasion (aside from the layer of snow. ps. don't eat the now mildly radioactive snow).
Radiation sensors there apparently back on the grid. Not great, not terrible.
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We spoke to @DeutscheWelle about the risks that Russian use of indiscriminate explosive weapons poses to #nuclear facilities in #Ukraine. Looking forward to a new @Greenpeace briefing on this tomorrow…
Disputed claims from #Russia and #Ukraine over control of the Zaporizhzhia #Nuclear plant (and its 6 reactors). In welcome move Ukraine formally requesting @iaeaorg oversight of #Chernobyl zone occupied by Russia
Tune in at 13:00 today for an @iaeaorg press conference on the situation in #Ukraine around #nuclear and radioactive sites
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#war #Kyiv #Ukraine #Russia Collecting all reports thread; Ukraine's operational command says "cruise and ballistic missile strikes are underway at the control centres in Kyiv" from @lukeharding1968 Friends report explosions in #Kyiv, #Odessa #Kharkiv #Mykolaev thread, add info
Targets include airfields and military headquarters, operational command says
"Distant crumps - soft explosions - reported from west Kyiv, towards the airport. Not Cruise missiles, i think, but sounds like an attack on the airport." @JohnSweeney
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Now confirmed. State of Emergency declared in #Ukraine.
More details later...
Govt pledging most citizens won't be unduly affected
Secretary of the Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov says "it can be restricting traffic, additional transport checks, documents checks. These issues are preventive, so that the country remains calm."…
#Ukraine's parliament has ratified the State of Emergency.

It is effective for 30 days from tonight.

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