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#Putin's decision to facilitate the issuance of Russian passports in #Kherson & #Zaporizhzhya regions of #Ukraine isn't spontaneous. This decision has been on the table for at least 2 months and has been transformed & postponed given the objective situation on the front
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Moreover, #Putin's plans for the annexation of several regions of #Ukraine to #Russia are a resolved matter and these plans are constantly discussed at closed-door meetings in various formats with the participation of the President
Now the main goal #Putin has set for the military is to reach the admin borders of #Donetsk & #Luhansk regions and, if possible, #Kherson & #Zaporizhzhya regions of Ukraine
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Romani refugees from #Ukraine face segregation in #Moldova.

Authorities are deliberately housing most Romani refugees separately from others fleeing the war next door, in a manner that constitutes unequal & discriminatory treatment.

New reporting from Human Rights Watch…
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Since 24 February, more than 471,000 refugees have crossed into #Moldova from #Ukraine, the highest per capita influx to a neighboring country.

About 87,700 refugees have stayed in Moldova, one of the poorest countries in Europe.
Moldovan authorities have offered critical support to people fleeing #Ukraine, which isn't easy for a relatively poor country, but there can be no excuse for ethnic segregation of refugees.
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I want #Germany and #France to take a good look at their policies of ignoring a problem and allowing it to get worse. Millions will die of starvation because they have ignored: 1. Russian occupation of #Moldova (#Transnistria), 2. #Belarus turning into a Russian slave (1/3)
3. #Rusia's annexation of #Crimea and 4. Russia stealing grains and destroying agricultural facilities in the temporarily occupied territories of #Ukraine and beyond. I know that doing business with Russia was important, but (2/3)
preventing millions of people dying or suffering from starvation would also be somewhat important. And let's look at the facts: #Germany has a population of 83 mln & #France 67 mln. Total: 150 mln. People at risk of starvation: 300 mln. It's not fair! It's undeserved! (3/3)
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🧵We are a group of volunteers exploring existing and non-conventional options for moving #Ukrainian #grains, #wheat and #agricultural products into the #European #Railway Network for distribution to EU #Export terminals, primarily, but not exclusively on the #Danube Waterway.
Why, what's stopping this?

Similar to @Apple, @Microsoft or @Android Operating Systems, #Ukraine's and #Europe's #trains, #locomotives & #wagons operate on physically different track widths.

While having similar functionalities, they don't "play well with each other".
Specifically, a Ukrainian train cannot travel on a European railway (track) and European trains cannot travel on Ukrainian railways.

The width, called "Gauge", between rails is different. Ukrainian is 1520mm wide, while European is 1435mm.
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NEW | #Russian forces are likely preparing for #Ukrainian counteroffensives and settling in for protracted operations in Southern #Ukraine. Read today’s update from @criticalthreats and @TheStudyofWar.…
#Russian forces may have made marginal gains to the north, west, and south of #Popasna in order to continue their offensive on #Severodonetsk from the south.
#Russian sources may be overstating the number of Ukrainian defenders who have been evacuated from the Azovstal Steel Plant as of May 20.
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#MaiaSandu, presidente della #Moldova, intervenendo alla plenaria dell'Europarlamento ha chiesto il ritiro delle truppe russe dalla #Transnistria.
Il suo è stato un discorso molto importante: ecco i passaggi cruciali.👇
Rivolgendosi alla presidente #Metsola, #MaiaSandu ha detto che la #Moldova in 🇪🇺 si sente "in famiglia". Poi ha ringraziato per il sostegno "fondamentale per mantenere la Moldova sul suo cammino democratico e sorreggere le aspirazioni del nostro popolo a vivere in pace".
#MaiaSandu ha usato parole dure nei confronti della #Russia, sostenendo che la guerra contro l'#Ucraina "ci fa tornare indietro di un secolo nella storia".
Ha anche raccontato di aver sentito dal suo ufficio, la mattina del 24 febbraio, le bombe che colpivano #Odesa.
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Moldova🇲🇩 is strongly determined to stay part of the free world. We belong in the #EU. We are a #European country, with a European language, a European history, and a European political system. EU’s values are our values. We are part of #Europe. 🇲🇩🇪🇺 Image
Like never before, the 🇲🇩govt’s commitment to reforming institutions is unquestionable. But building independent, strong institutions takes time. I’m asking #EU to help us tackle the big corruption, recover the stolen money & bring the corrupt fugitives to justice. Image
Despite our achievements, we have been hit hard by a succession of crises culminating with the war against #Ukraine🇺🇦.
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#Moldova: I have read some recent comments about the situation in Moldova in the light of the Russian aggression against Ukraine. I will underline some common fallacies, which are detrimental to understanding the true roots of the problems in Moldova:⤵️
1) There are two issues where Russia has a say and can push the buttons to worsen the situation, if necessary - energy and the Transnistrian conflict. 2) Energy dependence of Moldova on Russian is mainly on gas. Now, this issue depends on the global market and⤵️
the contract signed by the current pro-EU government, with all the implications and risks (criticized by the opposition and even by former members of the government); 3) The Transnistrian regime is another "black box" that the government has no idea how to handle,⤵️
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I spent last week in #Moldova, uncertainty and fragility are two key words which describe the current situation. Below are some insights based on conversations & observations during my stay. 1/19
Government installed last August run the country more in emergency (state of emergency in healthcare, energy sector & now cause of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine) than in normal mode. Emergency is the new normal & probably to stay here for some time. 2/19
Cascade of emergencies compelled gov to channel admin and financ res to deal with crises and minimize impact on citizens. In the process executive burned resources initially aimed for ec dev & modernz. There is hope that these could be replenished with donors’ assistance. 3/19
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Collection of sentences about Russia/Ukraine that are based on pro-Russian or at least false information🧵

"we need to restore dialogue with Russia".
It was never cut off!

"we did not talk enough to Putin." Even now, he constantly receives phone calls and high level visitors
"NATO is encircling Russia" "NATO-expansion is a threat to Russia".

NATO is a defensive alliance: history shows, that is actually Russia that is a threat for its neighbors that are not protected by NATO #Georgia #Moldova #Ukraine
"Putin changed, he was different in 2000."

Putin was a KGB agent during the 80s. In the early 90s he said that he admires dictator Pinochet, in the 2000s his military commited war crimes in Chechnya
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Segnali di un cambio di tattica imminente da parte di Vladimir #Putin arrivano dal Donbass.
I russi avrebbero infatti iniziato a scavare trincee, ad innalzare barriere in cemento armato. Indizi della volontà di assumere una postura di natura difensiva su territorio ucraino.
Mossa volta a consentire la messa al riparo delle conquiste territoriali sin qui operate nel #Luhansk. Forse barlume di lucidità proveniente dal Cremlino, presa d'atto dell'inefficacia delle proprie truppe sul terreno di battaglia.
Per l'ISW, i 🇷🇺 vedono come prioritaria la battaglia di #Severodonetsk. Nome che spezzato - Seversky Donets - evoca terribili incubi a Mosca, almeno ai sopravvissuti ad una delle batoste più pesanti inflitte dall'esercito 🇺🇦 nel tentativo di attraversare l'omonimo fiume.
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Hugely important for #Moldova to be a focus of today's G7 foreign ministers' meeting. Most grateful to @ABaerbock for the invitation.

After #Ukraine, we are the country affected the most by #Russia's aggression.
I told G7 foreign ministers & @JosepBorrellF that #Moldova & Moldovans want to anchor economic & political reforms - and the chance of peaceful development - in the process of our EU integration.
Giving Moldova EU candidate status in June is the only chance for us to make European integration irreversible and to pave a clear European perspective.
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This article by @andrewduffEU is sadly typical of group think in & around the Brussels bubble.

“Nobody who knows how the Brussels institutions work-without a strong government-can be confident the EU is fit to internalize #Ukraine’s national problem.” 1/…
It’s a well informed piece (from an #EU perspective) that on the surface might sound eminently reasonable- like some other recent attempts to fob off #Ukraine with 2nd class options. BUT, the quote in the previous tweet gives the game away. It shows 🇺🇦 is seen as a problem 2/
Rather than being recognised as the #EU’s best geopolitical opportunity in a generation, #Ukraine is presented as a cost, a burden to be borne, not a huge potential benefit to be embraced, or a possibility for EU renewal to be welcomed. 3/…
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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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About #Transnistria, #Moldova, #Nato and #Russia. A small🧵

But lets start with Georgia first!

During NATO's 2008 Bucharest summit in Bucharest, United States and Poland called for Georgia to be allowed to join the Membership Action Plan (MAP). A roadmap was set. (1/N)
The issue with accession articles and preambles is that implicitly no country without full control of its borders can join the alliance.

Let it sink.

Neither Georgia, Ukraine nor Moldova can join NATO without solving their territorial issues.

Internal conflicts matter. (2/N)
In Georgia it is #Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
In Ukraine it is #Crimea, #Donbas and #Lugansk regions.
In #Moldova it is #Transnitria.

Note that Russia has been for years working hard on their border issues.

Escalation in new member conflict zone would trigger art5. (3/10)
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Il grande giorno è arrivato. Alle 20:00 ora italiana Mario #Draghi farà capolino dallo Studio Ovale della Casa Bianca: ad accoglierlo Joe #Biden.
Incontro ritenuto cruciale a Palazzo Chigi: per ridefinire lo status internazionale italiano, per affermare senza tentennamenti l'appartenenza di Roma al campo atlantico.
Quanto oggi può apparire scontato, ma solo grazie a #Draghi.
Per quanto ancora diversi politici nostrani fatichino ad accettarlo: è il momento delle scelte.
Anche mostrarsi neutrali, restare a guardare, mostrarsi geopoliticamente prudenti, significa schierarsi. Ma contro l'Alleanza cui ambiremmo di esser parte. Non un dettaglio.
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#Moldova: Despite the outlawed use of the St. George ribbon, the leadership of the pro-Russian Socialist Party used it during today's May 9 celebrations. It is interesting that the head of the pro-Russian Gagauz autonomy, Irina Vlah, did not use the controversial ribbon. ⤵️
Nor did former President Igor Dodon hang the ribbon on the chest of his wife or his youngest son. The choice to publicly share an affiliation with Russia-related symbols among Moldovan political parties is not due to fear of breaking the law and being fined up to 500 euros. ⤵️
The main political players are positioning themselves in relation to future voters and the material gains they can obtain from the external partners. Moldova remains divided, but the Russian war in Ukraine has raised the moral price of associating with Russian ⤵️
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Gli orologi di tutto il mondo sono sincronizzati sul fuso orario di Mosca: è atteso attorno alle 9/9:30 italiane il discorso che potrebbe cambiare il futuro della guerra in #Ucraina. E forse non solo di quella.
Seduto in tribuna, affacciato sulla Piazza Rossa, affiancato dai veterani ancora in vita della Grande Guerra Patriottica, #Putin godrà di una parata studiata per galvanizzare l'opinione pubblica e intimorire i nemici di Mosca. Poi prenderà la parola.
In questo momento, carri arrmati sfilano già per le vie della capitale, dirigendosi verso la Piazza Rossa.
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@GiovaQuez @mentecritica @KovalevskyMasha @HSkelsen @assurdistan @epistocrazia @radiosilvana
Propongo un mio thread, auspicando di spiegare a chi legge, ma soprattutto a chi ancora se lo chiede, perchè #UE e #NATO stiano aiutando #Ucraina️

Spero in un vs cortese Rtweet [1diN]
Da qualche tempo corre — in Italia ma non solo — l’idea che nella vicenda ucraina non sia chiaro quale sia l’end-game, l’obiettivo finale, di #Zelensky. E, subito dopo, degli americani.
(cit Danilo #Taino, @Corriere)
Lo sostengono esperti di politica internazionale, ambasciatori, politici, sovranisti nostrani...
Dicono che l'obiettivo di #Kiev e della #Nato non sia chiaro.
E' strano che l'obiettivo di #Zelensky non sia chiaro: non è invadere la #Russia, non è #Mosca: è difendersi

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Thread: 4 May 2022: Day 70 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Belarus is to stage a "combat-readiness check" with its whole army, though assures one and all they mean no harm, despite the state being virtually annexed by #Russia several months ago and being the launchpad for the attack on #Ukraine's capital
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We're live at our debate on the implications of the #FrenchElections on the EU! Join us as we discuss #Macron's win with Christine Roger, Olivier Rozenberg, @O_Omnes, @CCeriseG, and @GDelbosCorfield

Join us on #livestream!➡️

As always we will be highlighting the best bits here on Twitter, but be sure to go follow the event live on @YouTube 👉

.@CCeriseG is welcoming our audience, and introducing our prestigious panellists: Christine Roger (@EUCouncil), Olivier Rozenberg (@SciencesPo_CEE), @GDelbosCorfield (@GreensEFA), and @O_Omnes (@MouvEuropeen_Fr). In addition to moderating, @CCeriseG will give her thoughts

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Thread: 3 May 2022: Day 69 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Pentagon says #China is avoiding direct military assistance to #Russia's attempt to erase #Ukraine ... for now
Truly bizarre for #Russia to have picked this fight with #Israel; so needless. Jerusalem had kept quiet for two months about Moscow's use of the "Nazi" pretext for the attack on #Ukraine and walked a fine line in general over the war, now forced to change
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Two Russian Raptor patrol boats were hit by Ukrainian TB-2 drones in the Black Sea yesterday morning, Ukrainian MoD says
Deleted tweet on #US delivery of >additional< 5000 Javelin anti-tank missiles to #Ukraine. The statement was incorrect. The Pentagon said that #Ukraine has >so far< received 5000 Javelin anti-tank missiles from the US.
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Thread of Threads
List of the threads where I track recent incidents relating to the #russianaggression against the free world.
I try to connect events that seem related to each other.
🧵Sabotage in #Russia since April 21st:
A very large number of "accidents" in russia lately. 27 listed sofar. Many strategically important.
*missile research/production
*Power production
*Enlisting of soldiers
*Energy production
Events in #Transnistria #Moldova also related to russian threat against #Odessa since April 21st. #snakeisland is of strategic importance in the area.
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