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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 Image
#Sweden considering ramping up domestic weapons production to assist #Ukraine.
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Thread: 12 August 2022: Day 170 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: Britain not saying #Ukraine attacked Saki Airbase, but says "almost certainly" five Su-24 FENCER bombers and three Su-30 jets were seriously damaged or destroyed. Airfield probably usable. #Crimea clearly not a "secure rear-area" as #Russia believed.
#Ukraine thanks #Britain for delivering on its promise of sending more M270 MLRS.
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This seems timely.

Some context for anyone reporting on or concerned about droughts in #Europe, the #USA or elsewhere.

#media #ClimateCrisis
'Corn isn’t the only US crop suffering under hot and dry conditions in the Great Plains. Sorghum and millet, which are grown in areas currently hit by drought, look set to be hurt as well.'

#ClimateCrisis #foodporn #yum #yummy #tasty #food #eating…
'The drought pressing Texas’ agriculture industry pushing farmers and ranchers to the brink. The state’s 247,000 farms & ranches covering 127 million acres haven’t had a whole year of rain since 2017'

#Texas #water #food #farming…
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Thread 1/9 #crisiscom
🚨 Increase in natural #disasters due to climate change in the past few years. 🚨
Time to talk about #emergencymanagement and #crisiscommunication! #aThread Source: https://www.munichr...
2/9 A natural #disaster is a disruption of #society. Time to take action, emergency management! 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️
3/9 There are scenarios that will increasingly affect #Germany and #Europe!
🔥 Wildfires
🌪️ Storms or hurricanes
☀️ Droughts
🌊 Floods
🌍 Earthquakes
🌋 Volcanic eruptions
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Estonian and Finnish prime ministers calling for an EU-wide #visaban seems to have really rattled Moscow. Our colleagues away from the front line are dragging their feet, aided by a barrage of misguided twitter activism. A bit of context as to why the ban is necessary: 1/12
@kajakallas tweeted that "Visiting #Europe is a privilege, not a human right.” @sannamarin said that it is not right that while Russia is waging an aggressive, brutal war of aggression in Europe, Russians can live a normal life, travel in Europe, be tourists." 2/12
Let’s remember that after the Russian flight ban, the main legal routes into the EU are via the land borders. Look at this map, do you see a problem? Russia only has an EU land border with Finland, Estonia and Latvia. These are the countries who are on the EU frontline. 3/12 Image
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According to UN figures, there are more than 6.3 million refugees from #Ukraine registered in #Europe.

This includes:

Poland - 1,256K
Germany - 915K
Czechia - 405K
Italy - 157K
Turkey - 145K
Spain - 132K
UK - 108 K
France - 92K
Moldova - 88K
Slovakia - 87K
Bulgaria - 85K

This includes (continued):

Romania - 84K
Austria - 78K
Netherlands - 68K
Lithuania - 61K
Switzerland - 59K
Belgium - 53K
Estonia - 48K
Portugal - 48K
Ireland - 44K
Sweden - 43K
Latvia - 36K
Denmark - 32K
Finland - 30K
Hungary - 28K
Georgia - 26K
Norway - 22K

The UN figures say that there are 1,968K Ukrainian refugees in Russia. There are big questions on how these people got to Russia - and also multiple reports of Russia forcibly deporting Ukrainians.…

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#Extradition is emerging as the next frontier of #Taiwan’s outreach to #Europe. My new piece analyzes the status and content of six agreements on legal cooperation between Taiwan and European countries.

Check it out at @CEIAS_eu #CEETaiwanCenter:…

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In criminal matters cooperation and extraditions, agreements that were signed with #Poland and #Slovakia can serve as models for engaging other #EU member states. 2/7
Among the 6 existing agreements, these two are the only broad-scope legal cooperation agreements, that include even extraditions, as the most visible and politically sensitive area of cooperation. 3/7
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⚡️#Türkiye agrees to partially pay for Russian gas supplies in #Rubles.

#Russia supplies around 26 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Türkiye.
Source: The Kyiv Independent

#Putin and Recep Tayyip #Erdogan held talks in Sochi and discussed the following:

— Despite the current regional and global challenges, we have confirmed the will of #Russia and #Türkiye to further develop relations.
— The Turkish gas stream has become one of the most important arteries for supplying Europe with Russian #Gas. It works properly, rhythmically, without failures for consumers both in Türkiye and in #Europe.
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This is by far the best analysis I have read on the matter. Bottomline is: Russia is too big and a colossal integral part of Europe and EU with all its dysfunctional institutions can‘t hold it together, let alone handle it.
„These divisions in the #EU are precisely what #Putin had hoped for. Convinced that #Europe’s liberal democracies are weak and morally corrupt, the #Russian leader has banked on the assumption that the West’s unity on #Ukraine will crumble and could ultimately break in the coming
months. By playing cat and mouse on gas, creating a world food crisis by blockading the export of #Ukrainian grain through the #BlackSea, and pursuing a scorched-earth strategy in Ukraine, Putin may wager that it is just a matter of time until the West, starting with Europe,…
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For the first time ever, the #US is supplying more natural #gas to #Europe than #Russia sends by pipelines, according to the International Energy Agency.

“Russia’s recent steep cuts in natural gas flows to the EU mean this is the first month in history in which the EU has imported more gas via LNG from the US than via pipeline from Russia,” IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said in a tweet.

The EU in March agreed on an additional 15 billion cubic meters of US LNG this year in a bid to displace Russian gas.

Russia ships about 150 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe via pipelines every year, and another 14 billion to 18 billion cubic meters of LNG.

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#Portugal is one of the best places to get your #EUcitizenship back.

You'll need:
🇵🇹 5 years residency
🇵🇹 A2 Portuguese language skills
🇵🇹 A clean criminal record

Here's 7 essential steps to plan a move. A thread 🧵

#FBPE #expatlife #RejoinEU #Europe
Step 1: Decide which residency visa fits your situation best.

👉 D7 visa: For retirees, online biz owners, remote workers
👉 Golden visa: For investors in property or funds
👉 HQA visa: For investors from tech/research
Step 2: Decide whether you want to live full-time (at least 6 months per year) in Portugal.

👉 If yes, choose the D7 visa
👉 If no, you'll need one of the investor visas

Portugal gives more flexibility in return for higher investment
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🌎Today, 83 Parliamentarians from around the world, including representatives from every continent, send a letter to welcome the climate proposals of @petrogustavo, the new #Colombia President who takes office on Sunday!

#FossilFreeColombia🇨🇴 Image
⚖️These MPs across the world seeking to tackle #FossilFuels are ready to strengthen their international cooperation to support @petrogustavo + @FranciaMarquezM proposals to build a #FossilFreeColombia and a #FossilFreeFuture🌎 Image
.@saberhc, MP from #Bangladesh and co-initiator of the Parliamentarians' call for a #FossilFreeFuture affirms his support of the proposals of @petrogustavo #PactoHistorico for a #FossilFreeColombia

🇨🇴🇧🇩🌎A historic turning point for #Colombia & the world: Image
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Les dernières déclarations de @MLP_officiel contre les sanctions à l’égard de la #Russie sont importantes. La confrontation avec #Poutine se joue en effet par les armes en #Ukraine mais surtout c’est un test de résilience entre la Russie et l’#Ouest, notamment l’Europe 🧵
#Poutine sait que son pays va sortir terriblement affaibli de cette aventure; il pense qu’il peut tenir sa population alors que l’#Europe décadente et mollassonne va craquer sous l’effet du mécontentement populaire devant les privatisations et les gênes qu’implique la résistance
Le jeu de ses agents d’influence dans nos pays est donc de faire monter ce mécontentement, et de présenter la politique de résistance à l’agression comme inutilement douloureuse. On n’a pas approuvé l’agression mais on condamne la résistance à celle-ci.
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No country in the world has benefited as much from the European debacles as the #US. During the Napoleonic wars, the massive mobilization of peasants left the fields deserted and the powers at war were in urgent need of food.
In the US they rushed to fill the gap and spent years
selling everything salable to war-torn #Europe.

Profits were so high that they laid the foundation for prodigious economic growth during the 19th century. There was another indirect benefit: the poverty and famines left by the war forced millions of #Europeans
to emigrate to the #USA, a basically depopulated country, which received some ten million outcasts in just under twenty years.
With the European emigrants came new technologies, new ideas, and a workforce that was abundant, cheap, and willing to do anything. A bargain!!.
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The announcement by #Russian Defence Ministry on Tuesday on Vostok-22 strategic command post exercises during August 30-September 5 gives a big message to the West in political and military terms.

The announcement said, “In addition to the troops (forces) of the Eastern Military District, units of the Airborne Troops, Long Range Aviation and Military Transport Aviation, as well as military contingents from other states, will be involved in these manoeuvres.”

If there is going to be participation by #China, it will be highly significant in the present context of global politics, especially in the Far East.

#Vostok2022 #Russianarmy
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Since many people asking why the (#US) United States would be interested in de-industrialize #Europe, I just decided, to explain it.
Europe, United states and all other Western states expanded its market access, since the collapse of the Soviet Union,
dramatically, all over the world. Those Western countries were producing goods for the whole world and hindered those "customer" countries to build up an own reliable economy and industry.
#economics #Russia #US #EU #Europe
They were producing with cheap resources and labor from third world, and developing countries (#BRICS). Moreover did they transfer whole industries to these countries, to produce even cheaper and more efficient. By exploiting these countries for their resources,
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#ViktorOrban had a speech that made waves last week. I watched it so you don't have to.A thread.The #Hungarian prime minister went to #Romania in the middle of the #Carpathians in a region where a sizable minority of around 1 million #Hungarians have lived for centuries. They /1
were sent by the #Empire as settlers & have been living isolated, hundreds of km from the border with #Hungary proper, maintaining their language, identity, surrounded by a majority of #Romanians. The choice of the location matters as the audience lives there (star)/2
in beautiful surroundings. #Hungary has been supporting this minority investing in #agriculture #schools loans, building new sports arenas while the #Romanian government has been tolerant of this encroachment on sovereignty to maintain #social #peace good relations /3
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Russian President #Putin was very angry and extremely annoyed by the news that the "special operation to force the resignation of #Draghi's #Italian government and replace it with one loyal to #Russia" approved by him is on the verge of failure.…
The details of both the preparation and conduct of the operation to break up the ruling #Draghi's coalition in #Italy will be made public soon.
Just the other day, #Putin was presented with a report on how wonderfully and fruitfully the #Russian special services are working with agents in the leadership of a number of #European countries,...
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[#Crypto Dystopie] En 2035, #Satoshi est envoyé dans le passé pour sauver l'#Europe.

3 janvier 2035, Jour J, 8h – Stéphane quitte son petit pavillon de Vinon-sur-Verdon à bord de sa vieille Model S @Tesla, réminiscence d’un empire américain jadis dominant.
Désormais, ce sont les #BRICS qui gouvernent le monde. Brésil, Russie, Inde, Chine, Afrique du Sud.

8h10 – Stéphane s’arrête comme à son habitude sur le parking de la boulangerie La Fabrique afin d’y acheter son croissant du matin.

— Bonjour Stéphane ! Voici votre croissant.
Stéphane sort quelques francs de sa poche. Redevenu monnaie nationale de la #France après l’échec de l’euro et l’éclatement de l’#Europe.

En y réfléchissant bien, l’#euro était une utopie. Ou du moins, l’Europe n’est pas allé au bout de ses ambitions.…
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1/ I #StandWithUkraine because I strongly believe that the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. To truly follow that maxim, we must understand what #evil is. The purpose of this thread is to push our comprehension. Where do we start?
2/ Lets analyze our intuition. Evil has this you-know-when-you-see-it feature. The Russian invasion is a perfect example. People from all around the world (regardless of culture, background, or religion) has identified the Russian aggression as evil and is siding with #Ukraine.
3/ But what is this feature that we so easily recognize? What is the nature of evil? If we could distill evil, what would it look like? These are the kind of questions I have been pondering since the start of the #war. I don't have the answers, but here are some of my thoughts.
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People asking all the time, why #Russia isn't telling straight forwardly, that the reduction of #gas flows to #Europe is a counter sanction. It annoys me as well, that they don't communicate it straight "in their face" that they are being recked currently. Well...
Russia can't do that currently.
Because #Russia needs to be a reliable partner for the emerging new order and the (now overtaking) global south.
#Ukraine #BRICS #Europe #EU
Russia wouldn't be in the best position internationally (global south), if claiming that it wants to fight such behavior, but on the other hand is applying it on its own.

That's why I expect some more ridicules and awkward games, until #Russia can eventually fully cease #gas
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(1) Here is a great analysis I've found on @klixba forums that, IMNHO, properly explains what is going on and what will happen in #Sarajevo and #Bosnia - Bosniak #Ghaza in the middle of #Europe - from the kitchen of our friendly chefs @OHR_BiH and @USEmbassySJJ
@klixba @OHR_BiH @USEmbassySJJ (2) It's written in Bosnian, so make sure you use either the inbuilt Twitter translate or some other similar app (like Google Translate)
@klixba @OHR_BiH @USEmbassySJJ (3) Napisao sam prije par mjeseci da je čudno i indikativno da se u zadnjih pola godine-godinu učestalo održavaju vježbe za zaštitu i evakuaciju američke ambasade i dobio par podrugljivih komentara. Ali realno, ko to predstavlja prijetnju američkoj ambasadi pa toliki oprez?
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Only Poles believe that their war is also going on in Ukraine. The rest of Europe is not aware of what it is dealing with
- Kasparov…..
...of all countries in Europe, only a few - #Poland, #Lithuania, #Latvia, #Estonia and #Finland - know "what and with whom they are dealing with" because of their historical past, but only Poles believe that their war is also going on in #Ukraine - says Kasparov
It is worth simply remembering that for eight years, starting with the annexation of #Crimea and until February 24, when the #Russian Federation decided to completely destroy #Ukrainian statehood, #Europe did practically nothing. As, however, and #America.
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🗺️ 1/ Carte publiée au #Portugal pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale (sans doute en 1942), proposée parmi les collections en ligne de la bibliothèque de l'université Cornell / @Cornell_Digital. Plusieurs éléments intéressants à relever ici ⤵️
2/ Les #Allemands et leurs alliés, volontaires européens dans la "croisade contre le #bolchevisme", venus de pays occupés ou satellisés, sont figurés en soldats, armes au poing, se dirigeant vers l'Est pour faire face...
3 / ... au #Bolchevique, sauvage et brutal, pillard de son propre pays et bourreau des #Baltes et des #Ukrainiens ;
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