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We, the Presidents of #Poland, #Lithuania, #Latvia and #Estonia express our concern regarding historical revisionism in #Russia and specifically the possible closure of #Memorial.
#Memorial is one of the oldest independent organizations involved in defending human rights in Russia and documenting Stalinist crimes across the whole former Soviet area.
We greatly appreciate the dedication and determination of #Memorial staff to commemorate the victims of Soviet crimes perpetrated against the Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian nations, as well as against millions of Russians, Ukrainians and people of other nationalities.
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In my @cbcradio interview today, I said that #migrants crisis on #Belarus #PolandBorder is escalation of conflict between EU, in particular #Poland, & Belarus. #Lukashenko government uses it to retaliate for EU, especially Poland’s, support of opposition & sanctions.
Humanitarian crisis on #BelarusBorder with #Poland intensifies because of cold weather & harsh living conditions of #migrants, including many women & children. #Polish police used water cannons. Poland continues to block attempts of migrants to cross border & apply for asylum.
#Polish government actions are aimed in boosting popular support. Statement by #Poland prime minister that #migrants crisis is #terrorism does not meet definition of terrorism. Polish police used water cannons, & Poland continues to block attempts of migrants to cross border
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The World Is Fed Up With China’s Belligerence

Democracies are less worried about offending a fragile Beijing.

Today, Beijing represents a frowning, finger-pointing, never-erring crank, its constant vitriol diminishes the effectiveness of Chinese anger.… Image
2/ Not long ago, Beijing was economical & targeted with its outrage, only lashing out over major issues.

“Now China just picks fights out of arrogance and bullying.”

After all, if most moves are likely to anger Beijing, why hold back from any of them? Image
3/ The #USA has led the way in expanding ties with #Taiwan while grappling with an increasingly prickly China.
Similar dynamics are changing the minds of world leaders. In #Europe Beijing’s belligerence dented its image & inadvertently boosted #Taiwan 's international profile. Image
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I'm super proud to share #Lithuania's #SARSCoV2 genomic surveillance programme's 1st paper, published today in @NatureComms. It's about a worrisome lineage called B.1.620 discovered in 🇱🇹, across Europe & traced to central Africa. Here's a 🧵about it… 1/15
In April 2021 when Delta wasn't a "thing" yet & B.1.1.7/Alpha was in decline thanks to vaccines we suddenly discovered a diverged #SARSCoV2 lineage with many VOC-like mutations which had no sampled relatives & which was suddenly appearing across Europe. We were very alarmed. 2/15
On week of April 5 @Ingridole noticed 2 #SARSCoV2 genomes flagged by nextclade for having very long branches. They were related & the long branch encompassed a cocktail of many notable mutations VOCs of the day (Alpha, Beta, Gamma) carried. It looked like a parody of a VOC. 3/15
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Dear People of #Israel,

It’s time to get off the trains.

Get out into the streets and start protesting this tyranny in huge numbers, like the rest of the world are.

It’s time to wake up.
These are protests against tyranny in #Turkey 🇹🇷

#Israel, it’s time to wake up.
Get off the trains.
These are the protests against tyranny in #Netherlands 🇳🇱

#Israel, it’s time to wake up.
Get off the trains 🇮🇱
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1/14 This video should show Belarusian border guards armed with metal shields pushing migrants towards #Lithuania. It was filmed by Lithuanian border guards & published former Minister for Foreign Affairs & former Minister of Defence of Lithuania @LinkeviciusL

2/14 There is another video published by the State Border Commitee of #Belarus that should show Lithuanian border guards pushbacking asylum seekers to Belarus.

3/14 The publication of such videos by state authorities or former state officials show clearly that there is a struggle for interpretive authority between both sides. Both blame each other for abuses of asylum seekers.
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European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee voted in favour of resolution to upgrade the EU’s relations with #Taiwan. Plenary vote expected in Oct.

🧵 on the main elements of the upgrade, with three main takeaways:
1/ One, beyond being “concerned”, MEPs call for concrete & practical cooperation to support TW in the context of the EU’s Indo-Pacific strategy & urge to include TW into existing platforms & working groups to help bypass China’s attempts to further isolate TW. @bueti
2/ Two, MEPs condemn reaction by Chinese gov of imposing economic sanctions on #Lithuania; express support & solidarity with Lithuania & call on the VP/HR and Council to take appropriate measures @gahler_michael @bueti @MiriamMLex @weimers @ZygisPavilionis @MOFA_Taiwan
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Thursday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here with the best #Covid19 global analysis and round up available on Twitter.

First a little quiz, answer in the next Tweet:
Do you know which country has had the most recorded cases of Covid19 as a percentage of population?
So I hope there was no cheating... I'll leave some blank lines here too in case some later viewers don't want the answer just yet...
So the nation with more #Covid19 cases than any other based on population is highly vaccinated #Seychelles at more than 20% infected.
Today I spent quite a long time being filmed/interviewed by @bbcturkce about #Covid19 and #Turkey. Not sure how much they will use, let's see.

Coincidentally the cameraman Efe, just happened to be in Kyiv as one of those using Ukraine for a 10 day stop off to avoid hotel prison!
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"Covid-19 vaccines are still “stunningly effective” despite fears that immunity may dwindle over time"…

Stunningly Effective! 🤪
Unvaxxed @joerogan gets Covid and recovers after early treatment, likely developing superior natural immunity. "I feel great. I really only had one bad day."

Yet the vaccine useful idiots illogically use this to denegrate effective re-purposed drugs, and to shame the unvaxxed.
@joerogan The goal posts are still moving:

"The vaccines prevent infection!"

"Well, ok, but breakthrough infections are rare and mild!"

"Well, ok, but vaccines prevent hospitalizations and death!"

And now:
"Well, ok, but vaccines reduce the risk of Long Covid"… Image
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Wednesday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here, with all the data, news and analysis as #Covid19 continues to cause problems.

Slightly less mega today on the thread as I am working abroad and struggling for time and internet. Doing my best!
Starting with the case numbers from the islands of #Greece which I couldn't publish yesterday.

Broadly heading in the right direction, with exceptionally good numbers from #Crete again and #Zante

#Mykonos surges again and is still the most infected island.
2/3 #Covid19 cases Tuesday on the islands of #Greece

#Crete 196 (-148)
#Corfu 53 (-15)
#Andros 1 (-9)
#Chios 24 (+8)
#Ikaria 11 (-10)
#Ithaca 2 (-1)
#Kalymnos (-1)
#Karpathos (-1)
#KeaKythnos 1 (+1)
#Kefalonia 9 (-1)
#Kos 10 (-2)
#Lefkada 24 (-9)
#Lemnos 2 (-3)
#Lesbos 33 (+1)
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The daily #Coronavirus megathread for Tuesday starts early, from Manchester airport.

Because of the early start I missed a few countries from yesterday's thread, first I'll update these #Covid19 totals. Tweets during the day may be delayed due to travel & connectivity issues
1/3 #GreekIslands - yesterday cases nudged lower again in #Greece and there were some very promising data from the islands too.

#Crete cut new cases of #Covid19 by 43% while for #Corfu it was a 48% fall and #Rhodes saw a reduction of 38%.

#Samos and #Chios need watching...
#Greece - #Covid19 on the islands yesterday vs previous week

#Crete 129 (-98)
#Corfu 26 (-24)
#Andros 2 (-1)
#Chios 22 (+11)
#Ikaria 3 (+1)
#Kalymnos 4 (-6)
#Kefalonia 4 (-4)
#Kos 9 (-4)
#Lefkada 5 (-7)
#Lemnos 4 (+3)
#Lesbos 19 (-4)
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@arimoin cAn YoU iMaGiNe HoW mUcH wOrSe He'D bE iF hE wAsN't VaCCinAtED?!? 🤪
Is the science too hard to follow? Don't worry about it! Just remember that #VaccinesWork!

#BelieveScience 🤪

40% of Onondaga County, #NewYork positive cases since July 1 are "fully vaccinated. Does that mean the vaccines aren’t working? No ... Vaccines...are aimed at keeping people from getting severely ill — and they’re doing that."…

#MovingTheGoalPosts Image
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#FreeIran2021 world Summit -𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟮
#JoinUs & Share with anyone of interest!👇

𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟭𝟭, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭
𝟭𝟱𝟬𝟬 𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗧 | 𝟵:𝟬𝟬 𝗮𝗺 𝗘𝗗𝗧
𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲- 𝗔𝗿𝗮𝗯 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 Stand With The #Resistance…
Mrs. @Maryam_Rajavi said, “It is clear how regime continued to advance towards developing an atomic bomb at every step by deceiving world & receiving concessions...Any agreement he signs to reduce these activities, & any promise he makes, are pure lies.”…
Baroness Betty Boothroyd at #FreeIran2021 summit - day2

"After Raisi emerged as president in Iran the UK, EU & USA must unite behind NCRI its president-elect Mrs. Maryam Rajavi & people of Iran because they are our best allies to secure a free Iran."…
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🕯️Today, on the 80th anniversary of the mass deportations in the Baltic states by the #Soviet Union occupation forces, we are yet again reminded of the crimes perpetrated by this bloody regime:
▪️ On the night of 13–14 June 1941, the NKVD, the #Soviet secret service, started the operation aimed at purging the Baltic space of the most active anti-Soviet forces.
▪️ Tens of thousands of people were deported to the #Soviet Far East without trials in whole families (check the infographic below for the breakdown by countries).
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Hello! It's a super sunny Sunday in (almost) all of #UK, enjoy the BBQ & don't worry too much about #Covid19

This is the daily #Coronavirus megathread and soon I'll make my predictions about🚦travel review.

To my anonymous donors💚just sorry I can't thank you personally.
Late on yesterday's thread some alarming news from #Bahrain, and also on there data from #Argentina and #Brazil

But today in the next 2 tweets, I'll start by taking a look at the infection situation which can go a long way to determining🟢🚦countries

Europe's most #Covid19 infected nations (7-day rate AD/M)
Same top 10. NL slow getting cases down

1 #Sweden 188
2 #Netherlands 182
3 #Lithuania 177
4 #Latvia 168
5 #Denmark 167
6 #Belgium 164
7 #Greece 154
8 #Andorra 148
9 #France 139
10 #Slovenia 135

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What is known so far about #FR4978 emergency landing. 1. It was close to #Lithuania border when someone informed about 'explosive'.
2. #Belarus authorities sent Mig-29 fighter jet to intercept the plane and force landing in #Minsk.
3. Former editor of @nexta_tv was on board
4. Before the flight Raman Pratasevich (ex @nexta_tv ) wrote to his friend someone showed suspicious interest in him at the registration in #Athens airport.
5. A Russian-speaking man presumably attempted making a pic of Pratasevich's passport, then left the queue abruptly. 2/
6. Currently Raman Pratasevich works as an editor-in-chief of Belarus Golovnogo Mozga web resource which is considered 'extermist' by authorities.
7. After document check in #Minsk, he was detained,.
8. #Belarus authorities: Mig-29 will accompany #FR4978 to the border 3/
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Rotterdam looking incredibly glamorous, there. #Eurovision
This is basically Anywhere by Rita Ora, but without getting a restaurant manager sacked. #Eurovision
Good budget-saving move for them all to share the same dress, but I'm not sure it's going to look good on James Newman. #Albania #EUROVISION
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It's #Eurovision week!

After last year was cancelled, they're going ahead this year with a limited audience.

Here's this year's entries. My prediction: 🇲🇹#Malta will win.

More on that below in the thread you didn't ask for but are getting anyway (1/21).
You might ask: this is 1st & foremost a TV show with theoretically no need for performers to be in same place, why was 2020 cancelled (for 1st time in 65 years)?

Answer: Eurovision rules are strict. There wasn't enough time to change them to allow contestants to compete remotely
#Netherlands is hosting this year in Rotterdam, because they won in 2019 with Arcade.

I'll be heading up there to cover it, luckily it's just 90 minutes away.

The rules are quite strict: constant testing & separation of audience, contestants and press.
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20.3.2021 09:00…

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle (boneshaker old and to think we're forced into buying their buggy f-35's at £200 million each; yes you read that right £200 million each)

REAPER11 86-0174…


Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker

GOLD22 (QID-13) 62-3551…

Logged by me at least 20 times in past two months flying around and around for hours over Britain and eastern Europe doing nothing except provocations @Simonhartmp #Lithuania…

BAe Systems Hawk T1A


Logged by me 7 times in past 3 months over Britain @simonhartmp……
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We are inviting you to send the email template to the European parliament MEPs as a matter of urgency. They vote on this today.
Say NO to tyranny under the pretext of health.
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1/. At a time when many countries are starting to try & find ways of combating violence against women, #Turkey has just pulled out of #IstanbulConvention

This is the Convention on violence against women

Ironic that it is named after the city in #Turkey.…
2/. #Turkey’s withdrawal from the #IstanbulConvention is deeply worrying, coming at time when #COVID19 measures/lockdowns have led to a spike in reports of violence

Many women & girls trapped at home with their abusers or unable to easily access safety #VAWG #istanbulsoezlesmesi
3/ Turkey’s withdrawal from the #IstanbulConvention will have disastrous consequences for millions of women & girls & to organizations providing vital support to survivors of sexual assault & domestic violence

#Turkey should reconsider this awful decision…
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@ MarinSanna | Tiistai 10.8.2010:
- "sikainfluenssauhkaa ei todellisuudessa ollutkaan.
- Esirippu laskee ja lääketeollisuus kumartaa katsomossa töllöttäville aivottomille lampaille." @HNohynek @mapetti @T_Puumalainen @AVItwiittaa #demarit @STMValmius
#yleastudio "Pelko ja uhka ovat aina olleet tehokkaita markkinointikeinoja ja näiden varjolla on helppo myydä kansalle kuin kansalle palanen turvallisuudentunnetta. Massahysterian saavutettua kipupisteensä ei järjelle tai tosiasioille enää ole sijaa julkisessa keskustelussa."
Rokoteveijareiden virusnarratiivi #GSK -rahoituksella.
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