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And what if there's a war tomorrow? An expert gave insight into the situation of Kazakhstan's army.

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The most acute socio-economic conflicts and political contradictions are taking place in the modern world. The military-political situation is developing dynamically and the structure and nature of threats to the KZ state are changing qualitatively. /2
In this regard, the role of military force to ensure the political and economic interests of the State has increased significantly.
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I hope you get the chance for a peaceful and relaxing Sunday. That's something many thousands in #Ukraine haven't had for almost 6 months.

It's Day 172 of #Russia's invasion and here's the daily thread with all the news and analysis you need, updated throughout the day⬇️
Quite a bit of late action on yesterday's thread. You can scroll through yesterday's thread here if you need a catch up:

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia

Potentially good news from @amnesty

The organisation's pledged to have its' "#Ukraine report" examined by independent experts.

Amnesty International says it "wants to understand what exactly went wrong" according to Deutsche Welle.

Appointing @AgnesCallamard perhaps?
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Thread: 13 August 2022: Day 171 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: The "two primary road bridges" to #Russian-occupied Kherson, west of the Dnipro, are "probably out of use" for "substantial military resupply" due to #Ukraine strikes. Even if repaired, remain vulnerable. Russians relying on pontoon ferry crossing points Image
#Sweden considering ramping up domestic weapons production to assist #Ukraine.
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#Ukraine: The situation around the nuclear power plant in Zaporozhzhia may become critical without permanent access to energy. This issue is unfolding without a due attention and sense of urgency. It requires parallel political int. attention. A pessimist scenario that⤵️
cannot be ruled out is that of threatening or even provoking a small-scale and more manageable Chernobyl-like-disaster. It can be triggered by Russia in the following circumstances: 1) Ukraine's counteroffensive is carried out efficiently in the following weeks;⤵️
2) Putin decides to use the nuclear crises as a deterrent against the Ukrainian efforts to return under control its territories occupied by Russia; 3) Similar to the “grains deal”, Russia is using the potential nuclear crisis to force the EU and US to request negotiations and ⤵️
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Another big BOOM on Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region, now. The detonation of ammunition is reported
#Kherson #Ukraine ImageImageImageImage
Below some videos with detonation sounds from Nova Kakhovka ⬇️
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🇺🇦🇷🇺WAR: Day 171 - my daily thread.

#Russia's war crimes continue; none was possible without the first - Putin's decision to invade a peaceful neighbour.

A lot of late news from #Ukraine in yesterday's thread - if you missed it, click and scroll⬇️

Britain's daily update points out the vulnerability of Russia's invaders west of the Dnipro river in occupied #Kherson region.

In fact 5 bridges in the region are now unusable despite frantic ongoing repair efforts.

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#Ukraine's South Division stated in its morning update the bridge near the Kakhovka Hydroelectric plant was the latest hit.
Some locals report this bridge is still being used but it's probably not safe for heavy vehicles.
There are more explosions reported now in #Lyubimivka
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Today, #Ukraine artillery effectively destroyed the bridge in Nova Kakhovka city. This is the second (and the last) bridge over the Dnipro river through which Russian military supply tens of thousands of its troops on the right bank. Now, they're cut of supplies.
[2] In a few days, we will see how tens of thousands of Russian soldiers on the right bank of Dnipro river will surrender to #Ukraine. Or how a few of them may try to swim across the wide Dnipro river.
[3] All the commanders of the Russian units in #Kherson area that are isolated on the western bank of the #Dnipro river are retreating to the eastern bank after Ukraine artillery destroyed the last major automotive bridge in Nova Kakhovka. Source: Mykolayiv governor Vitaliy Kim.
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New: The #Kremlin is reportedly attempting to mobilize industry to support prolonged war efforts in #Ukraine.

Read tonight's full campaign assessment from @TheStudyofWar and @criticalthreats:… ImageImageImageImage
The Ukrainian Main Military Intelligence Directorate (GUR) reported that the Kremlin initiated the “industrial mobilization” of the defense enterprises in early August... /2
...banning some employees and the entire leadership at the Russian state industrial conglomerate company Rostec from taking vacations. /3
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I'll leave this right here for you people
Research isn't hard Enjoy mine 💯✅️
#Ukraine thread #Canada #USA
Make your own conclusions
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As I predicted: "The progress was notable, but the introduction of superior Western systems has not brought radical changes in Russian superiority. Russian artillery is still extremely overwhelming and deadly." #Ukraine #UkraineWar #Russia #UkraineRussia…
"Russia's numerical superiority, and its endless munitions stock ... have had a devastating effect on the course of the war... The disproportion between the number of Russian and Ukrainian pieces deployed to a particular front line area can go as far as 10 to 1." #Ukraine #Russia
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A (very) basic explainer on some aspects of the proposed #visaban to prevent tourists from #Russia entering the #EU’s Schengen zone.
(There are some shortcuts but this is basically what you need to know on some more technical aspects - & I welcome corrections!)
A #visaban must hit Type C Schengen Short Stay visas
- the most common type of visa that allows entry to & movement in the jointly controlled free(r) movement area & stay of up to 90 days in any 180 day period. It can be single/double/multi entry for tourism or business. /2
Because this visa allows movement between Schengen countries it is what is currently being used by Russian tourists entering Finland & Estonia (via their land borders) to then move on to other countries in the Schengen zone (by plane) to get round the flight ban from #Russia. /3
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Haluk Bayraktar Announced Monthly TB2 Production Capacity

@BaykarTech CEO @haluk announced that the monthly production number of TB2 UCAV has increased to 20.

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@BaykarTech @haluk CEO @haluk:

“We want to produce TB2 UCAVs in much larger quantities, we are making the necessary investments in this regard”

There are currently offers to open production facilities in the #UAE and currently, #Ukraine will have the first facility.
@BaykarTech @haluk @haluk:

▪️ So far, we have signed export contracts for TB2 #BAYRAKTAR with 22 countries.
▪️ We signed export contracts with 4 countries for AKINCI UAVs.
▪️ #BAYKAR's production line has been reserved for 3 years.

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According to @TheStudyofWar, #Russia’s 64th Separate Guards Motor Rifle Brigade, the unit linked to atrocities in #Bucha, has likely been destroyed in combat, possibly in an intentional Kremlin effort to conceal war crimes.

.@RFERL's @kromark conducted an investigation into the brigade following its participation in atrocities in #Bucha and concluded that after heavy fighting on the #Izyum and #Slovyansk axes, the brigade has largely ceased to exist. /1…
Krutov stated that out of 1,500 soldiers who were in the brigade before the war, 200 to 300 were likely killed. /2
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Thread: 12 August 2022: Day 170 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: Britain not saying #Ukraine attacked Saki Airbase, but says "almost certainly" five Su-24 FENCER bombers and three Su-30 jets were seriously damaged or destroyed. Airfield probably usable. #Crimea clearly not a "secure rear-area" as #Russia believed. Image
#Ukraine thanks #Britain for delivering on its promise of sending more M270 MLRS.
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*** #OSINT ***

Surprisingly, the Zubr class hovercraft in Feodosia, Crimea, Black Sea, has been moved since the start of the #Ukraine War

The Pr. 12322 Zubr is the largest type in the world

Thread/ Zubr Hovercraft, Crimea
It is at Feodosia 'More' shipyard. This was Ukrainian but was taken over by Russia gov 100% in 2014 when Crimea was annexed.

In 2014 it became part of Rostec. Now in March this year, after the invasion, it was transferred to United Shipbuilding Corporation. No fee Zubr hovercraft
In the past it built many of the Zubrs, including two for China. One of these was rushed off Crimea in 2014 moments before the annexation ImageImage
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This is a very interesting short report that has been posted by @Osinttechnical. There are a few insights on war and #leadership that we might gain from this summary, assuming the account from a 'Russian soldier' is authentic. 1/15 🧵
2/ First, the most lethal thing on the battlefield remains a human. But, the most lethal and effective weapon system on the ground in #Ukraine is artillery. The decline in the amount & use of #artillery since the Cold War must be fixed in western armies.
3/ But, as recent studies (including some really excellent reports from @RUSI_org) have shown, the industrial base for weapon and munitions production has declined. This will need to be redressed quickly.
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We have reached day 170 of #Russia's war of choice.

The last 48 hours have been perhaps the quietest for #Ukraine since the full invasion on 24 February. But already today (Friday) there is a big attack on #Kharkiv

This is the link to y'day's thread:
Four loud explosions heard in central #Kharkiv within the last 20 minutes.

Here's the first video. You can see the flash of the explosion in the bottom left just 5-6 seconds in, followed a long time later by the sound blast, showing the distance.

Something seems to have gone wrong with air defence in #Kharkiv tonig I'm afraid. Four missile launches were noted and warned of and four explosions in the city.

This is reported to be the third of the hits on the city in north-east #Ukraine.

#StopRussiaNow #StandWithUkraine
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There is no any international NGO in Ukraine , there are no their employees in the field , there is no help.
Why?Because #Ukraine is particularly war where one party is so clearly the aggressor, in this case Russia, completely ignores any humanitarian law.
That is what International Ngo's afraid of.
International Ngo's  don't have experience in such active war zones, they don't even know how to make programs. Not a single foreign employee of any of the world's humanitarian organizations has ever entered a hot or warm zones
they have not come beyond the border.
After brutall killing of 50 Ukrainian POWs who were under protection of ICRC and UN, the ICRS said:" we never gave any garrantiue safety of Prisoners of war once in enemy hand".
That is violating of The Third Geneva Convention,
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With this thread I want to adress the question, why #Russia is winning, even though she hasn't got the frequently quoted 3:1 advantage in troops. Moreover I want to describe the Russian military strategy a little deeper.
#Ukraine #Donbass #Kiev
This quote, of course, might be right. I know a few military books, where it is described like this.
But! This quote only applies, when two peer opponents fighting each other with similar quantitative and qualitative resources and possibilities.
#Ukraine #Donbass #Kiev
#Russia and #Ukraine aren't peer enemies. Considering the land army, they are similar, but Ukraine has a massive disadvantage on the possibility to supply its troops with spare parts and ammunition. Yes, there were storages, but since Russia took out the industrial potential
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Remarkable, though unsurprising findings, in @IRIglobal's latest poll from #Ukraine:

✅98% of Ukrainians believe they'll win war
✅91% approve of @ZelenskyyUa's job performance
✅Support for @NATO membership continue to grow
✅Ukrainians do not want to not concede any territory
@IRIglobal @ZelenskyyUa @NATO Here's the full slide deck, and it's great to see @RatingGroup still doing remarkable work:…
@IRIglobal @ZelenskyyUa @NATO @RatingGroup 98% of Ukrainians believe they will win this war. 🇺🇦🔥

This overwhelming belief holds across all ages and regional differences (eastern vs. western Ukraine, for example).
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Multiple sources reported MIG-29 today, from #ukraine Air Force. One Video that matches the reports was posted at @ennolenze .
Summarizing reports, a lot can be drawn from these spottings. Lets get into it (short thread)

@ennolenze Lets start of by looking at the jet in higher resoltion.
A #mig29, very clearly. Also six missles visible.
The four outer pylons have two identical missles, the two inner pylons have identical missles.
What can we learn from the plane, and mission, from that?
@ennolenze The inner pylon missles have very distinctive wings forward, and are very "pointy".
This strongly indicates that we are looking at R-27R, a medium range, radar guided missle, NATO Code AA-10 Alamo.
The bottom missle on this picture:…
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1/ Operational situation update regarding the #russian_invasion in #Ukraine on August 11, 2022.
Last Gen staff report & direct reports show no major changes today (few in a week). All Majors Ru attacks were pushed back today.
New Maps
#UkraineMap #UkraineRussianWar #CarteUkraine
2/ From this morning gen staff report :
"In the #Slovyansk direction, the enemy continued shelling from artillery and tanks near #Karnaukhivka, #Virnopilla, #Bohorodychne, #Mazanivka and others."
some direct reports shows area in the forest near the oblast frontier and such.
3/ Tonight gen staff report :
"The occupiers unsuccessfully tried to improve the tactical position near #Hryhorivka #Verkhnyokamyanske & #Ivano-Daryivka. The enemy is pushed back."
in the morning they tried to storm by the south axis. seems that they went back to bed for night.
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Deepening Russo-Iranian ties will almost certainly threaten US and allied interests in Europe, the Middle East, and around the globe. Read @criticalthreats and @TheStudyofWar’s update on the #Russia-#Iran strategic partnership. 1/3…
#Russia and #Iran have increased their military cooperation in #Ukraine, #Syria, and #Venezuela in recent months. Iranian material support to Russia may help the Kremlin achieve some of its military objectives in Ukraine and eastern Europe. 2/3
#Iran is providing weapons and possibly conducting cyberattacks to support the Russian invasion of #Ukraine. @criticalthreats previously summarized the variety and basic capabilities of the most common and/or significant Iranian drones. 3/3…
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🇫🇷 "La première mission de la #gendarmerie nationale n’est pas d’arrêter les voleurs, mais de faire en sorte qu’il n’y ait pas de voleur."

Retour sur l'audition, le 27 juillet 2022, du général d’armée @Ch_RGZ, directeur général de la @Gendarmerie.

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"Un #gendarme est agressé toutes les 2 heures, et un refus d’obtempérer est enregistré toutes les 30 minutes. Les gendarmes ont également affaire à un 'forcené' au moins toutes les 48 heures." @Ch_RGZ Image
"Un hélicoptère a été touché par une balle Brenneke, ce qui a conduit à surblinder le dessous de nos hélicoptères. On s’attend moins à se faire tirer dessus en métropole qu’en mission contre des orpailleurs illégaux en Guyane, mais cela arrive." @Ch_RGZ
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