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🧵🗣️ #EuroMaidan
Le mouvement EuroMaidan a démarré avec mille manifestants pacifiques à #Kiev, le 21 novembre 2013, protestant contre le refus de #Ianoukovytch de signer l’accord avec l’#UE.
Pourtant, un sondage montrait que 48% des #Ukrainiens soutenaient la décision du Président de ne pas signer l’accord à ce stade, 35% la désapprouvant.
Le mouvement a alors gonflé, atteignant 500 000 manifestants le 1er décembre – la majorité des manifestants venaient de l’Ouest. On voit dans cette vidéo édifiante des milliers d’étudiants scandant à #Lviv des slogans : « Pour l’UE », « Mort aux ennemis »
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700 RUSSIAN #Snipers head towards Ukrainian border.
Russia “expanded” role of snipers in 2011, began relying on its snipers to counter TERRORISM.
SNIPER teams, 2 men Army, dent enemy’s morale badly.
Seems Russia ws preparing since long.

2/2 Fighting terrorists in built-up area comes with the disadvantage of losing 1 soldier for every 4-5 terrorists killed. Hence Russia depends on GUERRILLA sniping. In India till recently we relied on MARKSMEN, who are a level below SNIPERS.
700 sounds a lil exaggerated. May not be as high, I believe. But then the news about Russia expanding roles of snipers a decade ago proves they wr getting ready for bigger “war games”.…
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I would like to highlight the crackdown in Myanmar, most people haven’t picked up five important issues in a way to depict the nature of violence. The media tends to focus on the numbers more than the “nature”. @RapporteurUn @SchranerBurgen1 @DrSasa22222 #WhatIsHappeningInMyanmar
These issues are: (1) significant number of #headshots (some chest or neck wounds); (2) #snipers (other points to note: sub machine gun & tear gas from fighter jets in North Okkakapa March 3, & five fighter jets flying over MDL Mar 4, and today Mar 8 in #Myintkyina) @BobRae48
(3) extra judicial executions (there were at least two videos of killing people after arresting them), (4) terrorizing neighbourhoods which is beyond crowd control — e.g shooting at houses and bystanders after dispersing the crowd, & looting food/properties/money at nights, and
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