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The Russian military command may be transferring #Donetsk People’s Republic’s (DNR) forces to relieve #WagnerGroup forces in #Bakhmut city, which may decrease the tempo of Russian offensive operations on the #Avdiivka-Donetsk City line.
2/ ISW previously assessed that the Russian military command has heavily committed a variety of DNR elements to the Avdiivka-Donetsk City frontline. Russian attacks around Avdiivka-Donetsk City area appear to have been decreasing in recent days, which may be connected to the……
3/ The Russian offensives around #Avdiivka have been steadily decreasing since at least April 8 after the RU military command attempted to intensify offensive operations near the settlement in mid-March.
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Previously unseen losses from Solodke, #Donetsk Oblast, #Ukraine, including:

1 destroyed Russian T-72B Obr. 1989
1 destroyed Russian BMP-1AM… ImageImageImage

2 destroyed Russian T-62M ImageImageImageImage

1 destroyed Russian BTR-82A
1 destroyed Russian T-64BV
1 destroyed presumably Russian MT-LB ImageImageImageImage
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#GuerreEnUkraine D+457 (26/05) PdS2 - Tous Théâtres hors #Donbass : #Crimee, #Russie, #Kherson, #Zaporizhzia

Extension du front X et intensification des frappes en profondeur

attaque au drone sur bâbord arrière d'Ivan Khurs

Mise en abîme,
Machine à remonter le temps,
Si vous avez loupé la chronique N°CDLVI-II de #GuerreEnUkraine, la voici👇


1/ Front X, Hyp. Z

(i) TDB

🟢"no-fly-zone" (Patriot+F16), dotée
🟠Test & modelage de la ligne de front, généralisé
•détruire PC, EW, DM, logistique
•effondrer la chaîne du carburant
🟠Opé. déception, débuté
🟠Offensive, Front X
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#Donetsk Axis Updates:

1. Russian forces continued limited ground attacks around #Bakhmut as #Wagner Group forces reportedly began their withdrawal from frontline areas of the city on May 25. Image
A Russian milblogger claimed that Russian forces have shifted their focus to the T0504 Chasiv Yar-Bakhmut and O0506 Khromove-Bakhmut highways and remarked that heavy fighting continues on the flanks of #Bakhmut.
The milblogger claimed that Russian forces are now trying to capture #Ivanivske and #Khromove (3km due west of #Bakhmut).
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1. To defeat the #RussianInvasion IMO #Ukraine needs to destroy the rail and road connections from Western Russia to Eastern Ukraine. They also need to interrupt the Russian ability to arm especially artillery ammunition and tanks. The maps tell me Ukraine may be doing it.
2. I have my Google Earth Pro updated with NASA Firms fires data on a constant feed. I spotted these today. The ones near #Voronezh #Rossosh and #StaryOskol caught my eye. They are all near rail lines and the ones near Stary Oskol are in what appears to be a steel production Image
3. facility that would be a good candidate for production of the steel blanks that are needed to fabricate artillery ammunition. Here is Stary Oskol. It appears to be a factory near a mining facility. Old-timey Stalinist industry practice of the factory near the mine. Image
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The seizure of #Bakhmut was originally intended to facilitate Russian offensives to encircle large Ukrainian forces in the east and specifically to take the large and fortified city of Slovyansk from multiple directions.

Key takeaways (and maps)🧵⬇️ Image
2/ Russian offensive operations in Severodonetsk and Lysychansk proved extremely costly and slow, forcing the Russian military command to deprioritize the wide encirclement in #Donetsk Oblast in order to complete the seizure of those two cities. Image
3/ #Russia reprioritized the Battle for #Bakhmut in July-August 2022, following the culmination of Russian attacks on the Severodonetsk-Lysychansk line. Wagner began assaults on settlements east and SE of Bakhmut, using Russian-occupied territories as springboards for the attack. Image
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#GuerreEnUkraine D+453 (22/05) PdS2 - Théâtres

1/Front X, Hyp. Z, frappes
2/Dniepr, rive gauche & #Crimee, frappes (bis)
3/Arrière-scène, Wagner rime avec mercenaires Image

Mise en abîme,
Machine à remonter le temps,
Si vous avez loupé la chronique N°CDLII-II de #GuerreEnUkraine, la voici👇


1/Front X, Hyp. Z,


🟢"no-fly-zone" (Patriot+F16), dotée
🟠Test & modelage de la ligne de front, généralisé
🟠Préparation dans la profondeur, débuté
•détruire PC, EW, DM, logistique
•effondrer la chaîne du carburant
🟠Opé. déception, débuté
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#GuerreEnUkraine D+452 (21/05) PdS2 - Théâtres

1/Front X, Hyp. Z, çà flingue
2/Dniepr, rive gauche & #Crimee, çà cause
3/Arrière-scène, #Hiroshima

Bientôt au-dessus du Dniepr

Mise en abîme,
Machine à remonter le temps,
Si vous avez loupé la chronique N°CDLI-II de #GuerreEnUkraine, la voici👇


1/Front X, Hyp. Z,

🟢Test de "no-fly-zone", succès
🟠Test & modelage de la ligne de front, généralisé
🟠Préparation dans la profondeur, débuté
•détruire PC, EW, DM, logistique
•effondrer la chaîne du carburant
🟠Opé. déception, débuté
🔴Offensive, Front X
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Hello and welcome along again to another daily thread covering #Russia's war on #Ukraine.

Sunday is Day 452 since the full invasion began.
All the news coming up throughout the day and if you want to support me please click here:
Yesterday proved quite a busy news day and expanded to bring news of mass protests in both Serbia and Georgia.

Zelenskyy in Japan, Lavrov's family fleeing, the UN negotiating with war criminals, and bad news from Bakhmut. It's all here⬇️

This morning @ZelenskyyUa seemed to confirm that #Russia is in full control of #Bakhmut, saying "it's a pity, it's a tragedy, but for today Bakhmut is only in our hearts."

But later the #Ukraine President's Office later "clarified" they were still holding a position in the town.
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1. As the final Ukrainian forces withdrew from #Bakhmut towards #Ivaniske Russia continued to send forces to reinforce Bakhmut's flanks giving #Ukrainian #HIMARS crews many opportunities to attack and destroy Russian troops and equipment in transit.
2. Friday's attack on the Russian forces near #Mariupol turned out to be an underground command and control HQ for #Vuhledar and #Zaporizhia forces that resulted in the deaths of 24 Russian forces and 37 wounded. More long-range strikes on other targets in an around Image
3. #Mariupol resulted in large losses of equipment. Strike reported in #Tokmak was confirmed but awaits details. In #Donetsk HIMARS strikes destroyed as many as 10 T-90 tanks east of Mar'inka. Rapid redeployment of Russian forces has given Ukraine many targets of opportunity. Image
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#Bakhmout, #Ukraine: #Wagner et #Prigojine ont annoncé aujourd'hui la prise de la ville dans le #Donbas.

Est-ce vrai ? Quel est le contexte ? Est-ce une victoire ? Quelle est la valeur de Bakhmout ?

Voyons ça ensemble dans ce thread en faisant une chronologie des faits 🧵 1/24 Image
#Prigojine explique dans sa vidéo que l'assaut de #Bakhmout avait débuté au mois d'oct., il y a 224 jours.

En réalité, les frappes ont commencé au mois de juillet, période à laquelle je me suis rendu sur place pour la 1ère fois.

Ici, nous étions près de l'usine Artemivsk. 2/24
#Soledar était la cible première: une partie de la ville était d'ores-et-déjà contrôlée par les 🇷🇺, l'est se faisait constamment pilonner.

C'est ici que j'ai participé à une mission humanitaire avec les 2 bénévoles britanniques tués dans cette même ville, Andrew et Chris. 3/24 ImageImageImage
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H νίκη της #Russia στο #Bakhmut έχει σημασία για το παράνομα αποσχιθέν, από το 14, νοβορωσικό της πρότζεκτ στο #Donetsk. Ανοίγει το δρόμο για το #Sloviansk που η ανακατάληψη του 3 μήνες μετά την δράση των #сепар, στις 05.07 του 2014 έπληξε το γόητρο του #Putin

Εξού η εμμονή >>
>> επιπλέον τα μεγέθη του τότε σε σύγκριση με μια μάχη που διαρκεί 1y και 2 μήνες δείχνει και τα όρια διασφάλισης της διαπραγματευτικής γραμμής της #Russia μετά την αποτυχημένη εισβολή τον περασμένο Φεβρουάριο.

Θέλει μεγιστοποίηση κερδών του post-soviet space στα ανατολικά >>
>> γιατί φοβάται την #ukrainecounteroffensive και δη στην περιοχή της #Crimea -που αν υπάρξει εκεί σοβαρή δράση τίθεται αυτόματα και στο τραπέζι που θα κρίνει την έκβαση του #UkraineWar εντός της επόμενης 3ετίας (2023-2026).

Το #Bakhmut ανέδειξε πως ο πόλεμος στην #Ukraine >>
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Good evening/morning - it's Day 451 of #Russia's illegal and inhumane war.

#Ukraine is under attack again tonight with attack drones currently threatening large parts of the country.

All the details, throughout the day (and night) each and every day, in one handy thread.
If you missed yesterday's news, including F-16s for #Ukraine, plenty of sabotage attacks in #Russia, plus related news from #Cyprus #Georgia and #SouthAfrica... then catch up here with a click and a scroll:

#StopRussia #SaveUkraine
A reminder multiple drones threaten #Kyiv tonight

Regional Gov Serhii Popko says fire atop a multi-storey building, caused by debris from a falling UAV, is around 80 sq m.
There may be victims

Bits of drones have fallen on several streets in Darnytskyi & Solomyanskyi districts
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Friday Fact-Check Overview: 19-05-2023

#russian #Disinformation #Ukraine️ Image
«O υπερπολυτελής συρμός ΔΕΝ ανήκει στον πρόεδρο της #Ουκρανίας #Βολοντίμιρ #Ζελένσκι»

«Ο ισχυρισμός κρίνεται #αναληθής. Τα υπερπολυτελή βαγόνια που απεικονίζονται στις φωτογραφίες δεν αποτελούν το εσωτερικό κάποιου τρένου που ανήκει στον #Βολοντίμιρ #Ζελένσκι. [1/2]
Οι εικόνες προέρχονται από υλικό που κυκλοφόρησε το 2015 από το εσωτερικό επιβατικών βαγονιών που δημιούργησε η εταιρεία #Ukrainian #Railways στα πλαίσια διεξαγωγής διαδρομών με αυξημένες παροχές.» [2/2]…
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Another small milestone in Europe's war.

Today is Day 450 of #Russia's unprovoked and illegal invasion of its neighbour.

This is the start of Friday's daily thread. Already another day of missile attacks.

For Thursday's news, click and scroll here:
The night attack by #Russia started with drones and ended with more cruise missiles.

Only 3 of the 6 missiles fired from the Black Sea were intercepted according to #Ukraine and there were hits in #KryvyiRih

16 more drones were shot down. Image
In #KryvyiRih a 64-year-old woman was seriously injured.

A private business was hit. An administration building and workshops were severely damaged by the blast and subsequent fires.
Another man received slight injuries but did not go to hospital.

#RussiaIsATerroristState ImageImageImageImage
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Welcome to Thursday. It's Day 449 of Europe's war.

All the news and analysis from #Ukraine and #Russia in one place. Click and scroll throughout the day, and if you want to check back on what you missed yesterday, here's the link:


Another night, another attack on #Kyiv.

It's the 9th multi-missile assault on #Ukraine's capital this month but local officials reort all objects were shot down.

#Darnytskyi, #Dnipro and #Desnyan districts saw falling debris (such as these photos) but no injuries reported: Image

#Ukraine's air defence says #Russia probably used cruise missiles of the X-101/555 type for this morning's attack on '#Kyiv.

Reconaissance drones were spotted over the capital just before the missiles were launched.

Here's a clip of a reporter in Darnytskyi district
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Welcome to Wednesday. Day 448 of #Russia's 10 day war and still #Ukraine holds out and the full counter-offensive yet to come.

For all the news, all day, keep coming back here as the thread is updated constantly.
If you can afford to buy me a coffee please see the link in my bio
Less than 15 months after choosing to start this war, #Russia has seen its total dead soldiers pass 200,000*

Daily losses are over 600 again and vehicles, special equipment and artillery systems again are well up on average.

* #Ukraine figures Image
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NEW: Russian forces have likely committed to reinforcing their tactical offensive effort in the #Bakhmut area despite #Ukraine’s apparent focus on limited and localized counterattacks. 🧵(1/9)

Latest w/ @criticalthreats: ImageImageImageImage
2/ #Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) Head Denis Pushilin claimed on May 16 that Russian forces have strengthened their forces in the #Bakhmut area to stabilize the situation...
3/ ...and a prominent Russian milblogger claimed that four unspecified Russian battalions have deployed to the flanks around #Bakhmut to prevent Ukrainian breakthroughs.
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May 16, 2023
#Donbas, #Donetsk People's Republic, #Bakhmut.

Evgeny Prigozhin, head of the #Wagner PMC:
"This 🇺🇸#US citizen came to the meeting. Nikolos.
Where is this Nikolos?"

Musician: "Here he lies."
Evgeny Prigozhin:
"Here we have the veteran Nikolos. We're going to put him in a coffin, respectfully cover him with a U.S. flag and give him to the United States.

Because he didn't die in bed as an old man, he died in the war. And he probably died with dignity, didn't he?"
Musician: "He shot back as he was retreating."

Eugene Prigozhin: "He died in combat. Tomorrow morning we're handing over his papers and packing up his body."
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Hello everybody - let's get the show on the road for another week!

It's the original, the one & only daily🧵with all you need to know about what's happening in #Ukraine's defence against #Russia, which has reached day 446.

Catch up on Sunday's news here:
More very damaging losses for #Russia yesterday.

#Ukraine's figures show almost 7% of all destroyed artillery systems happened in the last 24 hours.

Vehicles, fuel tanks and special equipment also above the mean as well as killed soldiers.
#RussiansGoHome Image
The British update today questions #Russia's air defence.

It's always been a problem for Moscow after sending most of its domestic protection to #Ukraine, only to have to bring some back as #Kyiv shows more ability to hit long range targets.

#StandWithUkraine Image
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🇺🇸#USA 🇪🇺#EU

Eva Karene Bartlett:

Overall excellent summary by Colonel Douglas #Macgregor of 🇺🇸#US/West's anti-Russia propaganda & instigation of Ukraine coup, US/#NATO moving east to 🇷🇺#Russia's borders, 🇺🇦#Ukraine &
its backers' ignoring of #Minsk agreements & pushing Russia to defend itself & its people.

"Russia is by no means the evil aggressor in this thing. If anything, Russia launched an operation that it felt it had to to secure its country.
We have been working tirelessly for at least the last 20 years to undermine & weaken 🇷🇺#Russia in whatever way possible.

...In 2014, you had this coup that we helped to organize & implement, which put people in power that would otherwise never have gotten there.
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🇺🇦#Ukraine 🇷🇺#Russia

Irina Gorban writes short stories about children from #Donbas who have been killed or injured.

Since 2016, she has worked with the #Donetsk People's Republic Ministry of Information, gathering evidence of Ukrainian war crimes against civilians.
'That's how we ended up surrounded by pain, such terrifying pain. Surrounded by atrocities.’
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NEW | #Ukrainian forces continue to counterattack in the #Bakhmut area amid unconfirmed claims of further marginal Ukrainian gains southwest of the city as of May 13. Read the full update from CTP and @TheStudyofWar here:… Image
#Russian forces continued limited ground attacks northeast of #Kupyansk and northwest of #Svatove on May 13. Image
#Russian forces made marginal gains within #Bakhmut and continued limited offensive operations along the Avdiivka-#Donetsk front. ImageImage
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Welcome to Saturday's #UkraineWar thread on Day 444 of #Russia's invasion.

All the news as always throughout the day in one handy thread, but with a fun #Eurovision twist today which I'll explain in the next tweet.

If you want to buy me a coffee there's a link in my bio🙏💙💛
So what's all this about #Eurovision ?

Well to mark #Ukraine's "hosting" of the final in #Liverpool tonight, in my tweets today there will be winning song titles🎶 in some of the posts (not all)

Just for fun. Reply if you spot one, as it will help fight the shadow ban on my a/c
Give yourself bonus points if you know the country and year the song won!

Anyway if you missed anything yesterday, you can review Friday's thread here. A day when we had all kinds of everything going on:

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