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I am very glad our elected representatives made the right and sensible call here.

Such bipartisan support for such a crucial issue in global security!
#Finland #Sweden #NATO
The lone dissenting voice was Missouri Senator Josh Hawley.

cnn.com/2022/08/03/pol…
I appreciate Senate Majority Leader Chuck Shumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell working together to make sure this was as close to unanimous as possible.

"This is a slam dunk for national security that deserves unanimous bipartisan support." -- Sen. McConnell
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Thread: 3 August 2022: Day 161 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Ukraine likely disabled the rail link between #Russian-occupied Kherson and Crimea; the Russians can repair it, but will remain vulnerable. Russia has begun using civilian ferries to cross the Dnipro after the destruction of the Antonovsky Bridge. Image
Instructive: #Germany’s former chancellor, Gerhard Schroder, goes to Moscow and meets #Russia's ruler Vladimir Putin, comes back insisting on the need for "peace", i.e. a ceasefire that freezes Russian gains in place and gives the Russian Army a break.
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Thread: 24 July 2022: Day 151 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update:

- #Russia is launching ongoing "small-scale" offensive operations in the Donbas, "focused on the Bakhmut axis", but it is "making minimal progress".

- Bizarre framing that Lavrov "expanded the scope" of Russia's attack on #Ukraine; nothing has changed
Good thread on #Ukraine's President Zelensky's visits to troops at the front, an important military-civilian trust-building exercise in themselves, a morale boost to troops, a way of gaining international attention, and of providing a contrast with Putin.
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This is the start of the daily thread for Day 151 of the Russian full scale invasion of #Ukraine.

Two big talking points yesterday concerning #Odesa and #Donetsk and the arguments continue.

News & analysis throughout the day.
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#StopRussia
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I have to start with news of yet more missiles landing in #Mykolaiv this morning.

Two separate attacks yesterday destroying universities and homes in #Nikolaev, and two people were injured.

Now a fresh Russian raid with 5 powerful explosions reported.

#StandWithUkraine
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Mayor of #Mykolaiv Oleksandr Sienkovych has not released further details yet about this morning's damage or any casualties. Rescue services are on site.

CCTV caught the moment of impact.

#Nikolaev #Ukraine #SaveUkraine #StopRussia
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🇸🇪#Sweden: Migrant Backgrounds Vastly Overrepresented In Crime, says Report.

Report highlighted the following points:

• 2nd-generation migrants commit crimes 5x as often as native Swedes.
• 1st-generation migrants are nearly 3x to commit crimes compared to native Swedes.
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Thread: 19 July 2022: Day 146 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Russia has struggled for manpower since the outset and the "problem is likely becoming increasingly acute". The Russians are stretched between offensive operations in the Donbas and trying to defend against a #Ukraine counter-offensive in Kherson. Image
#Hungary overtly celebrating keeping #Russia's Gazprombank off the #EU sanctions list
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Thread: 18 July 2022: Day 145 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Russia has been using troops flagged as "Wagner" in the recent fighting in Popasna and Lysyschansk to hold down the official casualty figures. To make up manpower, recruitment standards have been lowered, including recruiting criminals from prisons.
#Saudi purchases of #Russia's energy products has increased
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Russian President #Putin plans to visit #Iran next week. Relations with Iran have always been difficult for #Russia under the leadership of Putin, but in the absence of real "friends" in the international arena, one can try to brag about friendship with Iran.
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Bragging is, of course, to #Russian people. #Putin plans to hold talks not only with #Iranian President Raisi but also with #Turkish President #Erdogan. The declared agenda is the #Syrian question, but in reality, Putin is going to discuss a much wider range of issues.
2/12
It is important for #Putin to convince the #Iranian leadership not to agree to #USA terms on the "nuclear deal" and to use his influence on the Iranian leadership on this issue as a lever of pressure, or rather, a bargaining chip in negotiations with the USA.
3/12
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Thread: 5 July 2022: Day 132 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Russia's capture of Luhansk Oblast "allow[s] it to claim substantive progress" and for once there was evidence of "reasonably effective coordination" between two Groupings of Forces (Central and Southern). #Ukraine withdrew in "good order". Image
#Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan has doubts it was a good idea to be stood next to #Putin as he launched his war to eradicate #Ukraine, though Khan isn't sure it is really his fault.
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This girl was head of the hisbah in raqqa, her brother is in jail for life but not her even after she clearly said she been in syria and dont regret anything. Believe me she did it all from marrying several isis fighters that all died she had kids she had slaves yet she free.. ImageImage
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Now she goes by arabian witch on tiktok and people seem to not have a clue who UMFidah is which was her name in syria. Her brother is daesh she is daesh her cousin was daesh yet this scum out here smoking weed calling her self a witch and proudly says she dont regret anything
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This shows how the current government @socialdemokrat handles these things, terrorist walking among us shaking hands with dictators and putting the lifes of ordinary swedes in danger,people have no idea how many jihadis have been brought back and not put in jail. #sweden
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Thread: 4 July 2022: Day 131 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update:

- #Russia has taken Lysychansk. #Ukraine managed to withdraw without being encircled. The Russians now have the Luhansk Oblast, likely their focus will now turn to Donetsk.

- The Russian war has Ukraine's agricultural exports down to about one-third.
In his speech last night, #Ukraine's President Zelensky mentioned: "Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion in Ukraine, 89 athletes and coaches have been killed in Ukraine. Another 13 have been captured by Russia." news.yahoo.com/89-athletes-co…
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#Denmark: there has been a shooting at the Field's shopping centre in Copenhagen. Situation is ongoing. Not much more is known than that there have been shots fired and people hit. Chaos currently overtaking the area as everyone flees. expressen.se/nyheter/missta…
There are "several" people dead after the shooting in #Denmark at the shopping centre in Copenhagen. The attacker, a 22-year-old Danish citizen, has been arrested. - @AFP
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🇸🇪#Sweden

In a not surprising turn, the government has commissioned the Swedish Migration Agency to increase the number of deportations by 50 percent & to plan a "return detention center" for illegal immigrants who have had their asylum applications rejected.
This move comes after conservative and centrist politicians called for deportation.

One conservative politician said citizenship should be revoked for thousands of migrants.
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Thread: 1 July 2022: Day 128 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Russia bombed a block of flats in Odesa overnight, killing at least ten civilians
Great move from #Canada. The worries about depleting Western weapons stockpiles are largely misplaced: what is happening in #Ukraine - defending Europe from #Russia - is what these weapons were acquired for in the first place.
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Et voilà! #Finland and #Sweden's price to join @Nato

It took less than expected. #Turkey managed in its Bazar negotiation and the #US approved today the selling of Jet fighters to Ankara and to modernise the Turkish Air Force. +

There r 40 US F-16V fighter jets (the latest version of the F-16 Fighting Falcon Family), upgrade kits spare parts for the #US F-16s jets (that make up the Turkish AF fleet), and the “Patriot” defence system- that #Turkey needs. +
The #US stopped exporting what Turkey required due to the sanctions following its procurement of the Russian S-400 air defence system. Moreover, Turkey was removed from the 5th-generation fighter aircraft F-35 Lightning II development project, for which Turkey paid $1.4 billion.+
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Thread: 30 June 2022: Day 127 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#New_Zealand under Jacinda Ardern has not covered itself in glory over #Ukraine. The culmination of a lot of long-running trends.
U.S. Treasury Sanctions Nearly 100 Targets in Putin’s War Machine, Prohibits Russian Gold Imports home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…
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Happening now: Most destabilizing factor in the world today - "There are so many" @ODNIgov Dir Avril Haines tells @SilveradoPolicy @Google Leadership & Service Forum
NEW: "The mismatch between what we perceive to be #Putin's even near-term military objectives & the fact that his military can't actually achieve them is a destabilizing factor" per @ODNIgov Dir Avril Haines "It has raised the potential for escalation"

#Russia-#Ukraine
Another destabilizing factor - "The way in which disruptive technologies are emerging in many respects, the kind of convergence of so many fields of science" per @ODNIgov’s Haines
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NEW: Negative views of #China "remain at or near historic highs" in 19 countries surveyed by @pewresearch

Negative views of #Beijing highest in:

#Japan 87%
#Australia 86%
#SouthKorea 80%
#Sweden 83%
US 82%
#Netherlands 75%
#Germany 74%
#Canada 74%
pewresearch.org/global/2022/06…
"Adults in #Greece, the #UnitedKingdom & the #UnitedStates have become significantly more critical of #China over the past year" per @pewresearch

"Unfavorable views of China have gone up by 21 percentage points in #Poland & Israel & 15 points in #Hungary..."
"#Belgium stands as the only country where fewer people hold an unfavorable view of #China this year than last year (61%, down from 67%)" per @pewresearch
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Happening now: @NATO SecGen @jensstoltenberg news conference in #MadridNATO22

Says Madrid Summit reinforces an alliance and world view "based on norms & values instead of brute violence" Image
#Indo-pacific countries at #MadridNATO22 - "We appreciate very much the partnership with them" per @NATO's @jensstoltenberg, asked abt #China

China's coercive behavior "matters for every country concerned abt the freedom of navigation" & trade in the region
"It's #Russia that has walked away from this attempt to build more trust, more partnership" per @NATO's @jensstoltenberg

"Our relationship w/#Russia is at the lowest level since the #ColdWar but there is no doubt that the responsibility for that is Russia"
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Thread: 28 June 2022: Day 125 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
A #Russian drilling rig in the Black Sea struck by #Ukraine on 21 June is still on fire
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Ukraine continuing to "consolidate" on the high ground over Lyschansak after falling back from Severodonetsk and disrupting #Russia's command/control with "strikes deep behind" the lines. Moscow expending a lot of strategic missiles for minimal returns. Image
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NEW: #Russia waging #cyber war as part of its war in #Ukraine, per new @Microsoft report

"Microsoft has seen the Russian military launch multiple waves of destructive cyberattacks against 48 distinct Ukrainian agencies & enterprises..." per report
Goal of #Russia's #cyberattacks vs #Ukraine has been to "penetrate network domains by initially comprising hundreds of computers & then spreading #malware designed to destroy the software & data on thousands of others" per @Microsoft
#Russia also targeting governments outside #Ukraine

"We’ve detected Russian network intrusion efforts on 128 organizations in 42 countries outside Ukraine" per @Microsoft
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Just in: Attitudes towards US, @NATO improving - +60% of ppl surveyed across 18 countries have "favorable" view of both

79% now see US as a very or somewhat reliable parter, per @pewresearch

85% have unfavorable view of #Russia Image
Context: the @pewresearch surveyed 23,484 adults from Feb 14-May 11

Countries included:
#US, #Canada, #Belgium, #France, #Germany, #Greece, #Italy, the #Netherlands, #Poland, #Spain, #Sweden, #Britain, #Israel, #Australia, #Japan, #Malaysia, #Singapore, #SouthKorea
Per @pewresearch, favorable opinions of the US increased significantly year over year in #SouthKorea, #Sweden, #Australia and declined significantly in #Greece, #Italy, #France
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🇸🇪#Sweden | 🇪🇷#Eritrea

Sexual predator was allowed to go free - then he brutally raped a Swedish girl

Police were aware that the man had history of sexually harassing young girls on buses in Gothenburg since 2021. But it was only when a girl was raped that he was arrested.
The 24-year-old #Eritrean is now charged with both rape and a series of sexual assaults.

The prosecutor has demanded that he be deported - but since Sweden does not carry out deportations to Eritrea, it seems he will remain in the country.
The Swedish Migration Agency considers it ‘inhumane’ to deport #Eritreans to Eritrea - because the African country is a ‘brutal dictatorship’.
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RF analytics on the milit-biological activity of the USA/allies in various regions of the world, including #Ukraine. They have have previously spoken about the experiments held by the employees of a lab in Merefa on the patients of a psychiatric clinic in #Kharkov since 2019-2021
2. It has been noted that one of the organisers of this illegal activity was a US citizen Linda Oporto Al-Haroun. The documents received during the special military operation have revealed that this kind of investigations has been carried out in Ukraine at least since 2011 and
3. Al-Haroun repeatedly visited the branch of the Merefa laboratory built with funds of the Pentagon in Sorokovka, Kharkov region. Despite the fact that this installation is provided with underground storage facilities & powerful ventilation systems, it is officially...
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