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In todayโ€™s #RussianWarReport๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ Geolocating drone footage of a failed Russian crossing
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ A forged letter about #Poland, again
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Pro-Kremlin sources misrepresent US aid to Ukraine
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Flower removal from memorial in #Lativa sparks tensions

On May 11, Ukrainian forces successfully destroyed a Russian unit trying to cross the strategically important river of Siversky Donets in the #Donbas region. @DFRLab confirmed the genuine nature of the @DefenceUโ€™s photos.
@DefenceU In one estimation, #Ukraine destroyed a Russian pontoon bridge and least 6 tanks, 14 BMP armored vehicles, 7 MT-LB amphibious vehicles, a tugboat and 5 other armored vehicles. A separate calculation by @Blue_Sauron showed 73 pieces of Russian equipment destroyed or abandoned.
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I dont know if every single country has this shape of human, like Finland? #Denmark looks like a gnome who lost his shoe, and a bat. Image
#UK and #Ireland, like a little owl and mongoose working in burger place Image
#Finland as we have pictured the shape here Image
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Good God, this is a real scandal to reckon with.
- especially because the attitudes still much of #Germany's political & public discussions on #Ukraine
Security & Self-determination for me (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช)
- but not for thee (๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช or๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ)
short ๐Ÿงตโ€ฆ
See these sections for example on seeing #Estonia, #Latvia & #Lithuania's independence as 'the wrong path' while 'rapidly moving ahead with #Germany's reunification'
Or on deflecting #Czechia, #Slovakia (then Czechoslovakia), #Poland & #Hungary's #NATO
ambitions, while ensuring the DDR was included in the alliance ...
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Western sanctions on #Russia are impacting people beyond Russia. It is enough to have a connection with Russia in any form to be affected. In #Latvia "Local banks refuse to service the accounts of recipients of Russian pensions."
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When we look at the sanctions against #Russia, the 'us versus them' paradigm promoted by #Ukraine & the West does not hold. We've seen how much the #EU depends on Russian Gas, but we still have to realize how former Soviet republics are still part of the Soviet demographic space.
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St George's ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟDay in England, Day 59 in #Ukraine of the devastating war brought by #Russia.

Here's the daily thread with the most relevant news and analysis of the situation, updated in real time.
Starting with the territorial news and almost no change to the front lines anywhere in #Ukraine in the last 24 hours.

That is going to turn up the pressure on #Russia with Victory Day in just 16 days. It could lead to the invaders stretching themselves and taking too many risks
Attacks intensified around #Sloviansk as the #Donbas region remains the focal point of most fierce fighting.

Further south in #Donetsk region, just west of the city itself, the villages of Mar'inka and Novomykhailivka are bearing the brunt of Russian attacks and street warfare.
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Day 57 of the war in #Ukraine

#Russia's merciless and totally illegal invasion continues

Welcome to the daily thread for Thursday.

#StandWithUkraine๏ธ #StopRussia
#Mariupol' is still standing.
No response yet from #Russia on Ukraine's offer to exchange all those in Azovstal steel works (fighters and civilians) for Russian Prisoners of War.

Meanwhile the crazy TikTok-ing head of Chechnya has guaranteed that Mariupol will be Russian today.
Quick update on this which emerged last night.

#USA has also added that 14 Howitzers are now in #Ukraine hands - around 50 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆarmy personnel are currently being trained in Europe on how to operate the equipment.

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๐Ÿ’ช Money, armoured vehicles, weapons. #Ukraine continues to receive aid from its allies

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป #Latvia has sent 100,000 euros to the Hague to investigate Russian crimes in Ukraine. It was a voluntary contribution to the International Criminal Court, initiated by the country's Minister of Justice, Janis Bordans. The money will be spent on expert investigators.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The Prime Minister of the #UnitedKingdom, Boris Johnson, promised that his country would send armoured vehicles to Ukraine in the coming days.
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ื–ื” ื”ื™ื•ื ื”-50 ืฉืœ ืžืœื—ืžืชื” ืฉืœ ืจื•ืกื™ื” ื ื’ื“ ืื•ืงืจืื™ื ื”, ื•ืกื•ืฃ ืฉื‘ื•ืข ื”-7 ื’ื“ื•ืฉ ื‘ืื™ืจื•ืขื™ื:
- ืžื“ื™ื ื™ืช, ื”ืฆื“ ื”ืื•ืงืจืื™ื ื™ -
ืจืืฉ ืžืžืฉืœืช #UK @BorisJohnson ื”ื’ื™ืข ืœืงื™ื™ื‘ ื‘ืจื›ื‘ืช ืœื‘ื™ืงื•ืจ ืžื“ื™ื ื™ ื”ืจืืฉื•ืŸ ื‘ืกื•ื’ื• ืœื‘ื™ืจื” ืฉืœ ื”ืžื“ื™ื ื” ื”ืœื•ื—ืžืช ื•ื”ื‘ื˜ื™ื— ืœื”ื’ื‘ื™ืจ ื”ืกืคืงืช ื”ื ืฉืง (ื›ื•ืœืœ ืœืจืืฉื•ื ื” ื ืฉืง ื”ืชืงืคื™ ืœื˜ื•ื•ื— ื‘ื™ื ื•ื ื™) ื•ื›ืŸ ืขื–ืจื” ื”ื•ืžื ื™ื˜ืจื™ืช.
ื‘ืขืงื‘ื•ืชื™ื• ื’ื ื ืฉื™ืื™ #poland #Estonia #Latvia #Lithuania ื ืคื’ืฉื ื• ื‘ืงื™ื™ื‘ ืขื ื”ื ืฉื™ื #Zelensky ื•ื“ื ื• ืื™ืชื• ื‘ื”ืจื—ื‘ืช ื”ืกื™ื•ืข ื”ืฆื‘ืื™ ื•ืืžืฆืขื™ ื”ื”ื’ื ื” ื”ืžืฉื•ืชืคื™ื. ื’ื ื”ื ืฉื™ื #Austria ื‘ื™ืงืจ ื”ืฉื‘ื•ืข ื• #Germany ื”ื—ืœื™ื˜ื” ืขืœ ื”ืกืคืงืช ื”ืกื™ื•ืข . #Finland #Sweden ืœื ื‘ื™ืงืจื• ื‘ืงื™ื™ื‘, ืืš ื”ื•ื“ื™ืขื• ืขืœ ื”ื’ืฉืช ื”ื‘ืงืฉื” ืœื”ืฆื˜ืจืคื•ืช ืœ #NATO.
ื”ื ืฉื™ื @JoeBiden ืžืžืฉื™ืš ืืช ื”ืงื• ื”ืชื•ืงืคื ื™ ืฉืœื• ื ื’ื“ ืคื•ื˜ื™ืŸ ื•ืงืจื ืœืžืขืฉื™ื• ืฉืœ ื”ืฆื‘ื ื”ืจื•ืกื™ ื‘ืื•ืงืจืื™ื ื” #Genocide. ืื—ืจื™ ืฉื›ื™ื ื” ืืช ืคื•ื˜ื™ืŸ "ืคื•ืฉืข ืžืœื—ืžื”" - ื”ื›ื™ื•ื•ืŸ ื‘ืจื•ืจ: ื˜ืจื™ื‘ื•ื ืœ ื”ื‘ื™ื ืœืื•ืžื™ ื ื’ื“ ืฆืžืจืช ื”ืจื•ืกื™ืช. ื“ื™ื ื• ืฉืœ #putin =ื“ื™ื ื• ืฉืœ #benladen ืœืคื™ ื”ื‘ื ืชื™.
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The Speaker of the @Jekaba11 of the Republic of #Latvia @IMurniece has addressed the People's Deputies during the session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on March 24, 2022.
The main quotes ๐Ÿ‘‡
I want to express my admiration for the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ nation in such a terrible time. You are brave, strong & with the help of other nations you'll win. You have friends in the Baltic States & in the #EU who will do their best to get you to join the ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ by a shortened, accelerated procedure.
We will do everything to help Ukraine. And this means political unity, all kinds of assistance. It will happen and we will win, victory will be ours. Glory to #Ukraine!
#StopRussia #StopPutin #StandWithUkraine๏ธ
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Today 73 years ago the #Soviet occupation forcibly deported more than 20 000 people from #Estonia to #Siberia. In total they deported more than 90 000 people from the three Baltic states, including many children and the elderly. Prime example of a crime against humanity๐Ÿงต1/12
Mass deportations were used by Soviets many times over the years. The biggest waves took place in June of 1941 and March 1949. So who were targeted? Mainly women, children and elderly. Why? According to the occupiers they were โ€œanti-Soviet elementsโ€ 2/12
There were no trials that had legally found out that someone was an โ€œanti-Soviet elementโ€. They just went to peoples homes and forcibly shoved them onto trucks and later threw them into railroad cattle cars! 1949 deportation included roughly only 10% of working age men! 3/12
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#EU #Terror


'The author of one of the main Russian-language military YouTube channels has been arrested in Riga.

European authorities want to charge him with treason because of his pro-Russian videos.
The YouTube channel "History of Arms" has become one of the main patriotic amateur platforms on YouTube in recent weeks.
Its author, Kirill #Fyodorov, published analyses of combat operations and made no secret of his pro-Russian stance.

The videos were trending and had millions of views, which the #EU authorities did not like.
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Three weeks since the start of Russia's illegal war against ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ#Ukraine, I wanted to take stock of where different regional players and influential states are in respect of support for Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions on Russia. (๐Ÿงต)
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ #Armenia: A muted response. No sanctions or public comments from the Pashinyan govt. 10k Russian troops on Armenian territory plus concern about Nagorno Karabakh security have neutered the country's response. Clearly concerned at alienating/antagonising Russia.
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ #Armenia: Voted against expelling Russia from the Council of Europe. Abstained on the UN votes on suspending Russia from the Human Rights Council and resolution condemning Russia's actions in the UN General Assembly.
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1/ Thread on diff #cyber skirmishes b/w #Russia and #Ukraine. Initially enlisting the ones alleged to Russia.

2014, Beginning of armed conflict in region started when Russia invaded and annexed the #Crimea Peninsula & started sp the regions of #Luhansk & #Donetsk.
2/ 2015, Post Russian invasion of the Crimean Peninsula, alleged Russian hackers managed to knock out electric power for around 230,000 customers in western Ukraine.
3/ 2016, Attackers repeated the same sequence, expanding the targets to incl govt & banking sector.
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Local media reports that the UAF troops from the territory of Ukraine launched a rocket at #Belgorod, which is a Russian city near the border with Ukr. It was reportedly shot down
Captured UAF Manpad and #NLAW in the #Kiev area ImageImageImageImage
The Rus Army captured a large UAF field camp in the #Kherson region with large quantities of supplies and equipment
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What is Pakistan?
Who is Pakistan?
What is the status of Pakistan on the world map?
What is the opinion of big and rich countries of the world about Pakistan?
What is the territory of Pakistan in the world map?
Is Pakistan a powerful country?
Why am I asking all these questions? Pakistan has been given a special significance in the recent changes taking place in this world.
After all, ๐Ÿ‘‡
what has Pakistan done that has made Pakistan the center of attention of countries all over the world?

What I have heard about Pakistan from the language of the world is that Pakistan is a small country.Which was made by cutting off part of India. ๐Ÿ‘‡
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Turkish TB2 Drones are proving to be #Ukraine's secret weapon against the #Russian Invasion

Turkish drones are cheap, mobile, and effective at taking out Russian tank convoys

I explain below๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿงต
First: here is an example of how #Turkish drones are being used in #Ukraine against #Russian forces

But #Ukraine has only 12 Bayraktar TB2 Drones in its armed forces, far less than it needs to counter #Russia

Important question: Will #Erdogan and #Turkey send more drones to Ukraine?
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Lots here. General update:

1/ The Russian advanced into #Kharkiv, up in northeast #Ukraine and hard on the Russian border, was chopped to bitsโ€ฆ
2/ Ukraine is forming an international branch of their "military "which will make it much easier for anyone in the world and wants to come and join the fight to do so
3/ #Kiev again repulsed a Russian assault. Once Russian armor was dispatched, Kiev spent the night purging itself of Russian foot soldiers
4/ Russian armor is flowing in from #Belarus on multiple vectors, with the intent of hitting Kiev from multiple directions
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#Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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.@NATO's @jensstoltenberg calls #Russia invasion of #Ukraine "a brutal act of war"

"Sadly what we have warned against for months has come to pass" he says "Peace in our continent has been shattered. We now have war in #Europe, on a scale & of a type we thought belong to history"
MORE: "This is a grave moment for the security of Europe" per @NATO's @jensstoltenberg "#Russiaโ€™s unjustified & unprovoked attack on #Ukraine is putting countless innocent lives at risk" Image
#Bulgaria, the #Czech Republic, #Estonia, #Latvia, #Lithuania, #Poland, #Romania & #Slovakia requesting "urgent consultations" under Article 4, per @NATO's @jensstoltenberg
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#war #Kyiv #Ukraine #Russia Collecting all reports thread; Ukraine's operational command says "cruise and ballistic missile strikes are underway at the control centres in Kyiv" from @lukeharding1968 Friends report explosions in #Kyiv, #Odessa #Kharkiv #Mykolaev thread, add info
Targets include airfields and military headquarters, operational command says
"Distant crumps - soft explosions - reported from west Kyiv, towards the airport. Not Cruise missiles, i think, but sounds like an attack on the airport." @JohnSweeney
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Here is the #Covid19 round up for Wednesday. All the facts which matter in one handy thread.

Starting with the recently published #UK figures which show a surprisingly large fall in cases, bucking the recent trend of smaller reductions...
Wednesday is usually the day with the highest newly reported #Covid19 cases in the #UK, but numbers are down today, indeed by 27%.

However, I believe it's probably a blip and we may see higher numbers tomorrow and/or Friday.

But Covid deaths continue to fall. From 199 to 164
Looking at new #Covid19 cases by country within the #UK, good to see Scotland falling again.

#England 29,703 (-30.5%)
#NIreland 2,294 (-20.6%)
#Scotland 6,756 (-9.3%)
#Wales 903(-19.7%)
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#Singapore, #Japan, and #Taiwan joining the Western effort to sanction #Russia for the assault on #Ukraineโ€ฆ
Details on the #NATO (re)deployments to cope with the fallout from #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Details on #Ukraine's reservist mobilisation: far from complete (since that would require martial law), but still of a scale that it will take weeks to complete ... and the assault on the capital is days away at most
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Happening now: @POTUS with an update on #Russia-#Ukraine
"To put it simply, #Russia just announced that it is carving out a big chunk of #Ukraine" per @POTUS

#Putin "is setting up a rationale to take more territory by force"
NEW: "This is the beginning of a #Russia|n invasion of #Ukraine" says @POTUS, citing recent actions by #Putin and the #Russian Duma

"I'm going to begin to impose sanctions in response, far beyond the steps we & our allies & partners implemented in 2014" he says
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