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950/ #Shaheed / #Geran2 UAVs buzzing early this evening over #Odesa #Odessa #Nikolaev #Kherson #Donbas
951/ 1AK artillery / #DPR battalion "Somali" at work. #Donetsk #Donbass #Lugansk
952/ RF Military equipment on the move towards #Donbas #Donbass (13x MSTA-S and 20x MT-LBu). #Kherson #Lugansk #Donetsk
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In 1994, during the „Matthiae-Mahlzeit” – annual banquet aking place on the occasion of Saint Matthias Day taking place around February 24 in the ballroom of the Hamburg City Hall [1] – one of the guests was the then vice-mayor of St. Petersburg #VladolfPutler,
deputy of Anatoly Sobczak (1937-2000). A speech that evening was made by the President of Estonia, Lennart Meri (1929–2006) [2]. When he accused the Russians of attempt to retrieve dominance in the East,
#Putler demonstratively threw a napkin on the banquet table and left the room [3].

Lenart Meri, suffering from cancer, shortly before his death, asked his friend the outstanding Estonian composer Arvo Pärt [4], to compose a piece for own funeral.
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Thread: 13 August 2022: Day 171 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: The "two primary road bridges" to #Russian-occupied Kherson, west of the Dnipro, are "probably out of use" for "substantial military resupply" due to #Ukraine strikes. Even if repaired, remain vulnerable. Russians relying on pontoon ferry crossing points
#Sweden considering ramping up domestic weapons production to assist #Ukraine.
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From 10:00 a.m. local time (08:00 Paris) today, #Russia agreed on a #ceasefire for Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy, Kharkov, Mariupol and humanitarian corridors have been agreed with #Ukraine.
Mercenaries from the US, UK, Sweden, Lithuania, Mexico, and India joined the war in #Ukraine. Their respective countries agreed for these to be involved without falling back to any "act of terrorism", so they can fight #Russia.
#Russia Major General of the Russian Army Vitaly Gerasimov has not been killed. I deleted the previous tweet.

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#Hydronomastics is the study of #hydronyms, the proper names of bodies of water.

It's a branch of #toponomastics, the study of #toponyms (the proper names of places), which in turn is a branch of #onomastics, the study of #orthonyms (proper names).

French / Luxembourghish sign: The River Sauer in Martelan...
#Hydronym and #hydronomastics both derive from Ancient #Greek ὕδωρ / húdōr (water) + ὄνομα / ónoma (name). The Greek island of Skiatho...
#Hydronyms tend to outlast other #toponyms, even when new #languages and cultures displace earlier ones.

#England, #EastAnglia, #Essex, and #Sussex are named for the #Angles and #Saxons; but #Trent, #Ouse, #Thames, #Severn, and #Avon are older #Celtic and #RomanoBritish names. A map showing the main rive...
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Time for some more #Estonian politics tweeting.

The day before yesterday the news broke that the Finance Ministry, headed by the national-conservative #EKRE party will no longer finance several organizations dedicated to social justice. Image
The organizations are as follows:
- Estonian Women's Union (ENÜ)
- Estonian Women's Studies & Research Center (ENUT)
- Estonian Foundation for Human Rights (EIK).

In February, the current finance minister Martin Helme stated that these institutions are financed illegally. ImageImage
Institutions such as the above mentioned are financed directly by taxes on gambling (hasartmängumaks), the corresponding law stating: "the use of gambling taxes is considered for projects related to medicine, healthcare, families, seniors and disabled people".
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🔥In what @billbrowder calls the "largest #MoneyLaundering scandal in European history," Danske Bank CEO Thomas Borgen RESIGNS after a probe uncovered $234 BILLION of suspicious transactions at its tiny #Estonian branch👉🏼“BILLIONS of rubles monthly." 1/…
Way back in 2007, Danske Bank was criticized by the Estonian regulator and received info from Danish regulators pointing out: “criminal activity in its pure form, including #MoneyLaundering."🤨

#DanskeBank FAILED to do anything to stop it. Why not? Likely, b/c they PROFITED.🤬2/
In 2014 (7 years later!), a whistleblower at the Estonian branch said that #DanskeBank did NOT properly investigate the #MoneyLaundering allegations, which were not shared with its board.

Danske said that measures to get its business under control had been "insufficient."🙄 3/
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