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#Prigozhin also denied the #Kremlin’s claims that #Russia is fighting #NATO in #Ukraine and questioned whether there are actually Nazis in Ukraine as the Kremlin constantly claims.
2/ #Prigozhin stated that #Russia is fighting “exclusively with #Ukrainians” who are equipped with #NATO-provided equipment and some “russophobic” mercenaries who voluntarily support #Ukraine - but not NATO itself.
3/ #Prigozhin also noted that #Russian officials most likely knew that #NATO would offer #Ukraine military aid, because “it is ridiculous to think that when [#Russia] decided to conduct this special military operation it did not account for NATO’s help to Ukraine.”
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My take for @AtlanticCouncil: Any #Russians committing crimes in #Ukraine should consider themselves formally on notice.

"The ICC’s arrest warrant for #Putin is a seismic moment for international law & judicial accountability."
Putin is now on a very short, infamous list. 🧵
As I explain, "the ICC’s historic announcement indicates an increased scope," not just prosecuting #Putin for crime of aggression in special tribunals, but "reasonable grounds that Putin himself bears individual criminal responsibility" for war crimes. 2/

Warrant for Putin = accountability & legal courage. AND:
"The arrest warrant for Lvova-Belova, #Russia’s so-named commissioner for children’s rights, is no less significant." The ICC signals that lower level officials also bear criminal responsibility. 3/

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@IntlCrimCourt @FRANCE24 #Donbass #Genocide. Those who #illegally sold #weapons to #Ukraine should have been caught by now.
Pres Sauli #Niinistö: '#Finland does not give arms aid to Ukraine' | 02/05/2015
- 'The hand grenade pin is off and variations of the #WW3 have taken place'
@IntlCrimCourt @FRANCE24 #PatriaGate. Sauli #Niinistö dealt 200 armored vehicles to the Ukrainian army
-As early in the year, Niinistö declared that #Finland would not provide arms assistance to #Ukraine.
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UN commission corroborates my academic study finding that there is no #genocide in #Ukraine. Propaganda peddlers & Internet trolls attacked me for telling truth on this issue. They have no concern for truth & lives of #Ukrainians. #ukrainewar #Russia…
My updated study presented at Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association: "There is no evidence of the Ukrainian genocide or Russian genocide but various evidence of war crimes, primarily by the Russian forces." #UkraineRussiaWar️ #Ukraine️…
Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Council Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine said during a press conference that the Commission’s investigation into human rights violations in Ukraine has not found evidence that Russia committed genocide in Ukraine.
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Capt. Malakhov, commander of special-forces battalion in Lyman said that rather than sticking to Soviet playbook that led RU troops to series of defeats early on in war, they are now finding weakest point of #Ukrainians & focus there, probing enemy lines.…
2. He stated that #Russia's shelling appears to be growing more accurate, something he believes could be a result of captured Ukrainian artillery officers being forced to show Russians how to use specially designed targeting apps.
3. Can't help but wonder have #NATO/allies shared too much over the past year? Too much information about their ambitions, too much about what equipment they are sending, their battle tactics and what they believe UKR troops should be doing that Russia noticed and applies this
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@Europarl_EN @EP_President cc: @ ivan_8848
War Is Inevitable?
The #war in #Ukraine started on Feb 16. Russia #responded 8 d later by preempting the Ukrainian ground assault on #Donbas.
People are dying in a #US #proxy war that was deliberately #provoked by the US-centralized empire
@Europarl_EN @EP_President The conflict in #Ukraine was not opened by #Russia on Feb 24, but by #Ukraine a week before.
- The #OSCE #France is a witness to this.
#BULLETINNo27 | MAR 2022
- Il pourrait s’agir de #mercenaires de la #CIA...
@Europarl_EN @EP_President cc: @ TaranQ
14/ "Here’s the top adviser of #Zelensky, #Arestovych in 2019 talking about how their plan to join #NATO will prompt #Russia to #invade Ukraine.“ They must do this before we join NATO.” Our #PRICE for joining NATO is a big #war with #Russia."
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A 🧵 Twitter toxicity is something else. Let’s be clear - you do not have to admire or even like #Zelenskyy to support #Ukraine or be #Ukrainian. That’s a ridiculous and illogical claim to make against @tweet4anna. However this litmus test of Ukrainian-ness is also ridiculous
Identity is complicated. I personally know many #Ukrainians who do not speak Ukrainian for a variety of life circumstances. My mother was born in western #Ukraine️ at the #slovak border. While she is a Ukrainian citizen, we dis not speak Ukrainian at home but
rather Slovak, rusyn or Polish as she belongs to an ethnic minority (#lemko) with complicated identity issues. There are different factors that contribute to ethnicity. Another thing though is
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I do not believe in lying or painting someone in the wrong light so I’ve got receipts. - here is what struck me as being quite #transphobic of @cryptodrftng 1/3
After arguing with a #transphobe (@pmmeuhsLyce ) in her private server who insisted that @SarahAshtonLV gender identity isn’t valid, I suggested this person reach out to orgs like @KyivPride to better understand #trans #ukrainians. @cryptodrftng decided to answer with this: 2/3 ImageImage
To me this is a clear choice to take issue with the term #TERF. I don’t care if you’re #Ukrainian or not, I don’t stand for garbage takes that fuel propagandists and serve as a #dogwhistle to #transphobes 3/3 speak the fuck up
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Mar 1:
1/ #RussianVolunteerCorps actions in #Bryansk

“We are #Russians, and we are not #Russians”: what is known about the “#RussianVolunteerCorps

@CrimeanWind, of #Telegram, background report on #Russian ..continued

#UkraineRussiaWar #Partisans…
Mar 1:
3/ #RussianVolunteerCorps in #Bryansk

..representatives adhere to right-wing views & #Claim to have traveled the entire #FrontLine.

#Russian #Volunteer #Corps founder, #DenisKapustin (#Nikitin)..continued

#UkraineRussiaWar #Ukraine…
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#Russians claim that #Ukrainian culture doesn't exist. In fact, they tried to do their best to erase it. Well-planned soviet campaign on the annihilation of the cream of the Ukrainian nation was aimed at the destruction of Ukrainian culture. #UW_InfoWatch #AgainstRussianLies 1/4
The aim was to root out everything #Ukrainian, everything great and prominent about #Ukrainians.

One of the numerous examples is the tragedy of Sandarmokh. In times of Stalin's purges in 1937 the brightest representative of #Ukrainian culture and science were executed. 2/4
Among them, Les Kurbas - theatre director, and the founder of new approaches to world theatre art; Mykola Kulish - playwright whose plays were on stages in Paris, New York, and Warsaw, Valeriian Pidmohylny - writer, translator, philosopher and many others. 3/4
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Poll: People in India, China, #Russia & Turkey prefer #Ukrainewar to end now even if it means Ukraine giving up it territory

People in US, UK & EU prefer #Ukraine regain all its territory even it means longer war or more #Ukrainians killed & displaced. 1/…
Poll: In contrast to relative majority of Americans, people in China, India, and Turkey are skeptical of claims about defending democracy in Ukraine. Relative majorities in #Russia & China say that US & EU support of #Ukraine is driven by desire to protect Western dominance. 2/
Global divide: Most people India, China, Turkey & #Russia believe that #UkraineWar️ shows that Russia is stronger or as strong as they thought. Most people in US, UK & EU9 believe that #UkraineRussianWar shows that Russia is weaker or as weak as they thought before. #Ukraine 3/
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#Ukrainian men of draft age (18-55) who want to leave through Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia to #Russia, as well as from Poland to #Belarus, are forcibly returned to #Ukraine at the request of Kiev, where they will be mobilized into the Ukrainian army.
The Baltic and Polish authorities are also detaining #Ukrainians trying to enter the #EU at the border crossing points with #Russia and #Belarus.
At the beginning of 2023, the Ukrainian Cabinet approved new rules for military registration of those liable for military service, conscripts and reservists - diplomatic missions should "facilitate the return of those liable for military service and reservists to #Ukraine."
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Director #WangYi's remarks on #UkraineCrisis at #MunichSecurityConference2023:
#China is not a party to the #UkraineCrisis, but we have not sat idly by or added fuel to the fire, and we firmly oppose any move to exploit the crisis.
the framework for a peace deal had been put on the table. But regrettably the peace talk stopped. Some people don't want fighting to stop. They don’t care about the life and death of #Ukrainians or the harm done to Europe, but have larger strategic calculations in mind.
Confrontation between major powers must be avoided.We hope European friends will give sober thought to these questions: what are needed to stop the war? What is needed for peace and stability to endure in Europe? What role does Europe play to realize its strategic autonomy?
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Exactly one year ago today I left #Moscow, the city I had been traveling to, working and living in for so many years, with apocalyptic feelings.

I had spent one week talking to people from the foreign policy community, sociologists, civil society activists, friends.
Until Thursday (17/2) foreign policy experts were absolutely convinced that there would be no war. Remember, Moscow and Western capitals were still discussing the Russian “treaty proposals” on “security guarantees”. (2/17)
German Chancellor #Scholz visited Moscow on Tuesday (15/2) of that week. No, no, no, most colleagues would say, #Putin is using diplomatic pressure (what they meant was: blackmail) to get some concessions out of the US and the “collective West”. (3/17)
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🇺🇦 Nine years ago, on #Independence_Square, we stood and won. Let's win now!

In that terrible winter, the #Yanukovych regime tried to drown the will of #Ukrainians and unwillingness to follow the #Kremlin's lead in blood. On February 18, 2014, weapons were used en masse against
the protesters.

However, nothing could break the resolve of the people who demanded a European future. #Maidan survived that night and won. It was a turning point that determined the downfall and collapse of the regime.

After 9 years, we honour the memory of those who then gave
their lives for our country. Their selfless feat became a guiding light for those who already in the spring of 2014 went against #Russian tanks with machine guns.

Hordes of armed #Russian scum will never be able to defeat those who survived on the #Maidan. Nine years ago, we did
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Important crypted message regarding collapsing #Kyiv,
captured from the nearest neighbouring star #ProximaCentauri, 149000 million kms from #Tellus."
#OrsonWelles #Martians ('The War Of The #Ukraine').
#Pentagon releases latest #UFO sightings report
Pentagon said that 366 additional UFO sightings have been investigated since its last report in 2021.
#Stoltenberg admits #Kiev regime is #losing | Feb 14
- After a year of incessant #propaganda about the Kiev regime’s supposed military successes, #NATO leadership seems to have started accepting the #reality and finally relaying it to the public.…
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I will not speculate about the content of #Putin’s speech. Maybe he will announce a plan to end the war, maybe he won’t. Many people in #Russia do hope he will, for a variety of reasons.

But here are the 2 important things: 🧵(1/7)

1. Whatever he says, he will not take back any of the #annexations since March 2014. Reminder: Russia now illegally claims 20% of #Ukraine’s territory its own. His 2020 constitution not only “allows” Putin to remain in the #Kremlin until 2036,
it expressly forbids giving up any part of “Russia’s state territory”. Needless to say, Putin won’t admit to any of the war crimes committed in Ukraine. Reparations are out of the question. So, whatever Putin may or can offer in the conditions he created for himself
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1/2 ⚠️⚠️⚠️
#SpaceX has taken steps to prevent 🇺🇦#Ukraine's military from using the company's #Starlink satellite internet service for controlling drones in the region during the country's #war with 🇷🇺#Russia - Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president said...…
2/3 Ukraine has made effective use of unmanned aircraft for spotting enemy, targeting fires and dropping bombs.
"There are things that we can do to limit their ability to do that," she said, referring to Starlink's use with drones "There are things that we can do, and have done."
This is fucking ridiculous.
Seems like @elonmusk keeps looking for new ways assisting 🇷🇺#Russia in aggression.
Depriving the Internet for missiles and drones at the front deprives the Internet itself of meaning. Absolutely disgusting!
#RussiaIsATerroristState @SpaceX #Ukraine
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Little "side track" this morning as there is a major catastrophe in #Turkey #TurkeyEarthquake
SÉISME EN #Turquie - Scène de désolations à #Kahramanmaraş en #Turquie où mult immeubles se sont effondrés, tuant un nb record de personnes. #seisme
2/ Apparently #Gaziantep in #Turkey is also partly destroyed

A destructive Magnitude up to 7.8 earthquake just struck southern Turkey near Gaziantep that has caused extensive destructions
3/ le fameux chateau (reconstruit) de #Gazantiep aurait vraiment subit des dommages considérables
j'aimerais bien insérer une petite remarque sur l'orgueil & le Karma etc.. mais bon, je vais me retenir qq jours surtout si ce drame à fait pas mal de victimes...
#TurkeyEarthquake ImageImage
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In December 2022, @ZelenskyUA proclaimed “we will restore the normality of life in the territory of Donbas and Crimea, which were illegally occupied in 2014 and have been brought to the point of disaster.” How might #Ukraine retake Crimea? 1/25 🧵…
2/ With all the speculation about the potential locations and objectives of forthcoming Russian and Ukrainian offensives in 2023, there is one strategic objective that may be the culminating point of this war. Crimea.
3/ Whether it is a major military campaign on the ground, a Ukrainian long range strike campaign to make Crimea untenable for Russia, or a forced negotiation, Crimea may be this war’s last campaign. But before examining the ‘how’ of such a campaign, why might #Ukraine conduct it?
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General Overview 28 Jan 2023

#Vuhledar, #Donetsk Oblast Pt.1

The constant #Russian attacks on Vuhledar have continued throughout the week.
#Ukraine has been destroying each of their attempts to take the city, which had a pre war population of approx. 14,000 #Ukrainians. Image
#Vuhledar, #Donetsk Oblast Pt.2

However, #Russia has advanced east of #Pavlivka by the amount of 900 metres to capture approx. 0.8 km2 of land. This leaves Russia 1km from outskirts of the city. Image
Klishchiivka/Bakhmut, #Donetsk Oblast

There have been no confirmed changes from either #Klishchiivka or #Bakhmut city for a few days.
#BakhmutHolds Image
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1/ Operational situation update/ #russian_invasion in #Ukraine on January 23, 2023
Globally the situation is still under the control of #Ukrainians everywhere. no major Ru breakthrough whatsoever. but always some relentless attacks
in lots of direction today - recap
2/ As explained yesterday some actions are still taking places all around #Bilohorivka in #Luhansk and Ru are trying to find a way to defeat defenses there, but globally they are just failing because they are bad Tango dancers & are far less good soldiers in that specific area
3/ #Ukrainian defenders repelled enemy attacks in the areas of #Vyimka where Ru were asked this morning to launch another deep attack. but lack of materials, training & really planning against very well prepared #UAarmy failed one more time in the area..
They can't attack from
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Great interview with latoon commander Heorhii, call sign Armani. He tells about his experience of fighting in northern Ukraine back in march, compares Wagner soldiers with other units, and describes the situation in Bakhmut. Source:…
My translation:

(Armani): At five in the morning, my colleague, the cashier, calls me and asks: "Heorhii, are we even working today? Something happened there," he recalled on February 24 last year. /1
- "She spoke very quickly, so at first, I didn't quite understand what had happened. I said: "Mira, don't worry, everything is fine. We are going out and working. If something really happens, I will know about it" [smiles]. /2
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🧵1/20: On Russia: “The Roots of Russia”, written by Dr. Lev Dobriansky (1918- 2008), a renowned Professor of Economics at Georgetown University, and former US Ambassador to the Bahamas, published, courtesy by (US) Naval Institute Proceedings-April 1963, tells us:
🧵 Dobriansky was US-born son of Ukrainian immigrants, staunch anti-Communist. Amongst nuggets that his article brings out, over a half-century ago, when Russia already dominated USSR, which in turn dominated much of world: Russians did not constitute a majority of the USSR.
🧵3/20: Even back in 1897, 60% of subjects of Russian Empire were not Russian. Lenin himself said “Czarist Russia & Russians constitute 43 per cent of total population, i.e. a minority, while non-Russian nationalities constituted 57 per cent”.
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