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🧵1/A look into the secretive prisons where Russia hides and tortures Ukrainian civilians as well as civilians from other countries.

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🧵2/Meduza special correspondent Lilia Yapparova spoke with Ukrainians who have been released from the facilities, as well as with their relatives and lawyers, to find out how this clandestine prison system works.…
🧵3/International law prohibits participants in armed conflicts from taking civilians captive. Nonetheless, abducting civilians and holding them prisoner has become one of the hallmarks of Russia’s war against Ukraine, according to human rights workers.…
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Before the war, Oleksiy Timofeev, a founder of Timofeev Trekking, had spent over 20 years leading hikes in the Carpathian Mountains. When Russia attacked Ukraine, Oleksiy gathered a team of devoted volunteers in just three days.
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Since then, rain or shine, with temperatures dropping sometimes to 10 below zero, his Team Cook has prepared over 7000 servings of food and had only one day off, and that is only because of the citywide curfew.
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Oleksiy named the trailer Tanechka in honor of his wife who he’s been separated from since the beginning of the war. Just like countless Ukrainians, Oleksiy has family and friends who are scattered across the country, so every day is fraught with anxiety.
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Afghans inside and outside the country fought the Russians as ferociously as they later fought the Americans. They had bases in Pakistan, and western arms and Saudi money were funneled through it. It took a good bit
for itself too. But by helping them Pakistan also destroyed itself. Who will be Ukraine's Pakistan? Bruce Riedel, a former CIA grandee examines the issues involved. Meanwhile Russia has gone on a nuclear alert.

The Soviets never sent enough soldiers to defeat the insurgents and
could not recruit enough Afghans to fight with them. The Pakistanis were not intimidated by the Russians. The Afghan people fought for their independence.

The Afghan analogy offers important questions for the new war in Ukraine. Which state or states will be the frontline sponso
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Russian invasion of #Ukraine just a matter of time⌛️
#US handed over #M141 Bunker Defeat Munition to #Ukraine. It designed to destroy dugouts and bunkers. ImageImageImage
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