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Orwellian: #Facebook selected StopFake, which disseminated fakes & propaganda concerning #Maidan massacre, war in #Donbas & far right/neo-Nazis in #Ukraine, as its main fact-checker in Ukraine. Stories rated as 'false' by StopFake would become practically invisible on Facebook.
Stopfake selection was made by its ex-member, who is now #Facebook Public Policy Manager for #Ukraine. She was far-right Svoboda volunteer during Maidan. She tweeted then about Hotel Ukraina snipers. But in Orwellian fashion, Stopfake called such snipers 'fake.' Now on Facebook?
StopFake falsely claims that Facebook post by far right priest calling for Ukrainians to use fascist hand salute along with Glory to Nation & Death to Enemies slogans under virus pretext is just about use of Roman salute to protect against #Covid_19 spread…
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While everyone is understandably focused on #COVID19, something potentially very important happened in the peace process on #Donbas #Ukraine a few days ago. Warning, very long thread to follow.
On 11 Mar., parties to the war in Donbas agreed at a #Minsk Trilateral Contact Group (#TCG) meeting to form an Advisory council starting 25 Mar. This is big news.
The stated goal is to allow #Kyiv to negotiate implementation of the 2015 Minsk II agreements, which outline a political settlement to the conflict, with those directly concerned: residents of territories currently outside government control.
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[Dec25 #Donbas thread]

12:06 #Svitlodarsk: They're pounding like mad. Heavy guns
12:11 #Horlivka: "Heavy gun fire outgoing from us, now. The area of #Herasymenka St. Special offer 'Just Stop Shooting' [=sarcasm, one of @ZelenskyyUa's electoral narratives, what he considers as a way to 'stop the war']"
@ZelenskyyUa 12:18 #Horlivka: Can't hear it
"That's closer to Svitlodarsk, far fr/ you"
"No matter, an Akatsia'd be heard"
12:32 "That's not abt Akatsiya. Ceased so far, probably fire was returned"
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Assassins, who killed a small child of a #Ukrainian businessman in downtown #Kyiv, are identified as veterans of the #FarRight Right Sector paramilitary formation that took part in the war in #Donbas…
Reported assassin was sniper in Right Sector paramilitary formation in #Donbas war, was given order by Poroshenko & participated in #Maidan as Right Sector member. He reportedly targeted businessman by sniper shot but killed his 3-year old son.…
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@JoyAnnReid #Ukraine is a top military arms EXPORTING nation.
Hundreds of million$ in U.S. military aid helps Ukraine sell their weaponry to China!
#Trump continually gives military aid to Ukraine to buy U.S. weapons, including #Javelins not used in #Donbas conflict.…
@JoyAnnReid Do you believe Ukraine is now fighting for its survival against an invasion of Russian soldiers with thousands of casualties?
It’s nothing like that.
#ObamaBiden denied all military aid to #Poroshenko fearing that lethal aid would provoke Moscow.… #JoeBiden
@JoyAnnReid Any time you hear the #BidenProtectionMedia wailing that #tRump denied (delayed) U.S. military aid to fight off Russia’s proxy mercenaries (not Russian soldiers) remember #Biden’s impotence when #Poroshenko begged for military aid.… #FlamingHypocrites #DNC
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@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump Do you believe Ukraine is now fighting for its survival against an invasion of Russian soldiers with thousands of casualties?
It’s nothing like that.
#ObamaBiden denied all military aid to #Poroshenko fearing that lethal aid would provoke Moscow.… #JoeBiden
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump Any time you hear the #BidenProtectionMedia wailing that #tRump denied (delayed) U.S. military aid to fight off Russia’s proxy mercenaries (not Russian soldiers) remember #Biden’s impotence when #Poroshenko begged for military aid.… #FlamingHypocrites #DNC
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump #Biden told #Obama he wanted to take on containing the #IslamicState, curbing #immigration from Central America, & keeping Russia from devouring #Ukraine.
Ironically, Joe did none of that, but #tRump has, without starting any new futile wars.… #SquidProJoe
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[Oct09 #Donbas thread]

19:48 #Makiivka: "Some kind of war has started. Didn't happen a long time"
How Zelenskyi keeps trying to get rid of Klitschko
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I want to tell you about #Ukraine’s problems - about the war in the #Donbas and what worries people there.
As you know, it’s planned to simultaneously withdraw troops from the demarcation line in some settlements of the Donbas.
I’ll say you honestly: I was surprised -
pleasantly surprised. Despite the fact that the troops of any of the two sides may carry the threat of shelling (as people say in the occupied territory), they’re concerned about the withdrawal of Ukr troops. For many people there is a fear that Ukraine will abandon
them (they don’t want it to happen). They think so. People on the other side of the demarcation line have a fear that they can be attacked by Russia (“L/DNR”). In short, both sides want peace to come into their homes. But the first ones don’t believe that Ukraine will not
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Trump told Lavrov & Kislyak in the infamous May 2017 Oval Office meeting that he was unconcerned about Moscow’s interference in the U.S. election because the United States did the same in other countries, an assertion that prompted alarmed White House officials.

The same meeting in which Trump revealed highly classified information that exposed a source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

He also said during the meeting that firing FBI Director James B. Comey the day before had relieved “great pressure” on him.

A memorandum summarizing the meeting was limited to all but a few officials with the highest security clearances in an attempt to keep the president’s comments from being disclosed publicly.

It is not clear if the memo was placed into the secret system.
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Giuliani set to make paid appearance next week at Kremlin-backed conference that includes Putin

#Bagman #Donbas…
📌Giuliani’s decision to take part in the conference astounded national security experts.

🔑The conference is a regular summit of the Eurasian Economic Union, an economic trading union whose members are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. #TOC 💰💦…
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Wrote this for Kyiv Post about #Ukraine's new language law, how it is viewed in #Donbas #Donbass and tangled history of Russian and Ukrainian languages in region. THREAD…
2/ With language law, we need to look at both rights/preferences of modern Donbas Ukrainians and question of historical justice. The two don't overlap perfectly. Case for state promotion of Ukrainian after decades of coercive Soviet language policy is strong
3/ Aggressive promotion of Ukrainian in Donbas per "indiginization" policy and mild thaws in language policy in late Soviet period do not compensate for national terror and destruction of Ukrainian rural life w/collectivization, famine or late Soviet marginilization of language
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I recently posted how #Poroshenko’s 2014 win required untenable coalition of pro-Maidan liberals+ conservatives who thought he’d cut pragmatic businessman deal with Russia. Inevitable some would be disappointed. #Zelensky’s electoral coalition even worse. #UkraineElection. THREAD
I mentioned acquaintance who helped establish Poroshenko Bloc office in #Luhansk Oblast in 2014, got elected to Lisichansk city council. Got disenchanted with prez for not confronting entrenched regional elites to see through #Maidan policies. Now firm Zelensky supporter.
Yesterday spoke with different neighbor, also voted for Zelensky after voting #Boiko first round. Born in Russia, 50 yrs working in #Donbas factory, classic Opposition Bloc voter. Frustrated about industrial decline. Politics border with separatist sympathizing.
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New KMIS #Poll : 51% of residents of #Ukraine support and 38% oppose giving autonomy for the separatist-controlled part of #donbas if this would be needed to end the war and resolve this #conflict peacefully. #Donbass…
New KMIS #Poll : 54% of residents of Ukraine oppose blocking of #Russian TV channels in #Ukraine, while 32% support such political #Censorship. Similarly, 60% oppose ban on many performers and films from #Russia, while 28% support such political ban.…
The KMIS poll shows that views of most Ukrainians on these issues are more liberal and democratic than views of most Ukrainian politicians and many intellectuals, who publicly claim to support democracy, freedom, and European values but in fact act in the opposite way.
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Civilian wing of #neo-Nazi led Azov regiment attacks Poroshenko election rally, clashes with police & threatens him in another indication that the far right could be used to help to defeat Poroshenko in presidential elections by force or threat of force.…
As I wrote in my studies, the far right has power to overthrow the government in #Ukraine by force in alliance with oligarchic parties, as such alliance successfully did five years ago during the Maidan.…
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#Ukraine ex-president #Yanukovych at press conference today mentioned my #Maidan massacre study along with TV documentaries about Maidan snipers by Italian & Israeli journalists (17m). #Ukrainian #media reports omitted his reference to my academic study.
#Ukrainian publication that mentioned it misrepresented my last name & falsely claimed that I told Yanukovych about my study findings. This was done even though his reference to my study is available in press-conference broadcasts of Ukrainian TV channels.…
This is latest example of cover-up, censorship & fake news concerning Maidan massacre & my academic study of this crucial case of mass kiling for Ukraine and the world.
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