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My expectations of #G7 #NATO + #EU at the upcoming summit meetings: finally understand the urgency of massive #arms deliveries to #Ukraine. /1
If #Ukraine fails and #Russia gains land with its cruel behavior and violation of int. law, all efforts to solve the food crisis, energy crisis and above all the climate crisis will be made more difficult, even fail. Then the law of the strongest applies. /2
And we know that the majority of the world population, especially #China, is hardly part of the like-minded democracies. That is why it is so crucial that #Ukraine wins and #G7 #NATO #EU finally delivers massively effective #weapons /3
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As our new Munich Security Index, based on representative surveys in all G7 countries, shows, #Russia's invasion of Ukraine has dramatically altered public risk perceptions. A🧵... 1/8
Perhaps unsurprisingly, #Russia is now the top risk in all G7 countries, apart from Italy, while #Ukraine is seen much more positively than in November. Absolute majorities in all G7 countries believe that “we are entering a new Cold War with Russia.” 2/8
Strikingly, #Russia's full-blown war on #Ukraine has triggered a convergence of views: People in all G7 countries have become more willing to oppose Russia economically and militarily. In fact, Italians in May were more hawkish than people in the UK were in November 2022! 3/8
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What people don't understand about military political operations & weapons support.Simply destroying the adversary army, conducting regime change, killing the leadership & installing a puppet, as well as even creating an army to support your new regime. WONT WORK. IS NOT ENOUGH/1 Image
Because we have seen the #Americans do this
MANY TIMES. And it does not work. #Vietnam for 15 years & tens of billions invested to prop up a failed govt. In #Iraq, destroyed #Saddam's army, installed the puppet government, trained a new army were there for nearly 20 years /2 Image
the #US have disbanded the republican guard, the military, rearmed the #Iraqis with #US weapons.The #CIA had infiltrated and cleansed the politicians. They invested billions of dollars...And guess what...It all belongs to #Iran now...Another example, #Afghanistan, #USA goes in/3 Image
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#FCKPTN #EU #weapons
В последний день в сети вирально расходится новость из инвестигативного расследования, опубликованная на сайте 17 марта. Очевидно, что большинство из ретвитивших новость не пошли дальше заголовка.…
Давайте вместе поинтересуемся первоисточником. В заголовке. Несмотря на эмбарго, введённое на поставки оружия 10 стран ЕС поставили в Россию оружие на сумму 346 миллионов евро с 2015 до 2020 года.
После аннексии Крыма запрет должен быть полным, но поставки продолжились...
как минимум до 2020 года. Многие страны воспользовались "дырой" в законе. В частности, допускалось выполнение контрактов, заключённых до августа 2014 года или дополнительных контрактов, необходимых для выполнения контрактов, заключённых до 1 августа 2014 года.
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So the head of the Russian NBC-defense troops Gen. Kirillov accused the US of a WMD provocation against RU in a briefing today. English translation of the statement is here:… ... #Chemical #Biological #Nuclear #Weapons
If you make accusations you normally want to provide some kind of proof or context. RU claims to have such information but falls short providing details. I will refrain from commenting on the "success of RU in conducting the special military operation":
RU claims that the US have already determined the procedure for an investigation. Maybe this a translation issue but is RU really claiming that the ICRC, the UN-Secretary General and OPCW are colluding with the US in such an alleged "provocation"? At least this is what they claim
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Between 1941 and 1945, the US sent #weapons worth $180bn (in today’s $) to … the Soviet Union to defeat Germany: 14000 aircraft (no, that’s not a typo), 13000 tanks, and lots more.…
“If the United States had not helped us, we would not have won the war,” said Nikita Khrushchev. Stalin said as much. Lots of interesting context in this piece.…
„Without Lend-Lease, the Red Army would not have had about one-third of its ammunition, half of its #aircraft, or half of its #tanks. In addition, there would have been constant shortages of transportation and fuel.“
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Some of observations on Heavy #Weapons transfers to #Ukraine

1. Transferring any and all heavy weapons is good. Especially of types that 🇺🇦 has asked for.

Therefore it’s good that Hweapons are increasingly delivered by many countries
(eg 🇨🇿🇸🇰🇬🇧) & discussed in 🇩🇪.

2. The endless debates on how long it takes to train crews to use eg Tanks & IFVs are starting to sound like excuses not reasons. Clearly it’s not poss to just climb in & drive off, but 🇩🇪seems to over complicate this, to say the least.
3. Rather than continuing to talk down to #Ukraine, #Germany’s politicians should consider that the 🇩🇪way is not the only way, & may not even be the best way.
Relative recent performance of 🇺🇦&🇩🇪 militaries needs to be considered- as does accelerated learning in wartime.
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About an hour ago, #Russian occupation forces used a poisonous substance of unknown origin against #Ukrainian military and civilians in the city of #Mariupol, which was dropped from an enemy UAV.
Source of the message:…
#UkraineRussiaWar #UkraineUnderAttaсk #Ukraine
3 weeks ago we warned about the possibility of such an attack...…
#Маріуполь #Україна
Щодо попередніх повідомлень з Маріуполя, поки чекаємо додаткової інформації.

❗ Нагадуємо пам’ятку щодо дій у разі виникнення загрози використання зброї масового знищення…
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@ir_rkp Hienoa, täytyykin viestittää @ZelenskyyUaaa'lle että kieltää Suomen vale oppositiopuolueet, siionistien @persut ja Kremlin @kokoomus laittomina.
@ir_rkp @ZelenskyyUaaa @persut @kokoomus Voi kysyä lupaa myrkyttää Suomessakin, epämiellyttäviä kansanryhmiä.
- Esim. Candida albicans on tuottoisin 'sairaus' 100 vuoteen. #BigPharma sanoo sitä 'syöväksi'.
#Candidiasis ei parane 'syöpä'hoidoilla, vaan potilaat menehtyvät tuskallisesti n. 5 vssa.
@ir_rkp @ZelenskyyUaaa @persut @kokoomus #Nuremberg 2.0, #sotarikos ei vanhene.
#VAERS Summary for #COVID19 'Vaccines' through 3/4/2022 | Mar 12, 2022
- Covid -sotarikokset jatkuvat Suomessakin, haavoittuvassa asemassa olevien teurastaminen #BigPharma'n voitelemana.…
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THREAD| Key #narratives spread by Russian governmental organisations and #propagandists. #Russia’s ‘humanitarian assistance’, ‘Selfish West that does not think about the prosperity of the Global South’ and more ⬇️
🗣️Ukrainian people need humanitarian assistance but the #West sends them #weapons instead - says #Zakharova
💭Let’s make it look like we help people, care about the consequences, and let's try to shift attention away from the causes
🗣️There are #US-funded #biolabs in #Ukraine (see more at @StopFakingNews, @EUvsDisinfo)
💭Let’s appeal to all #conspiracytheories abroad to shift the attention, it seems to be working

#disinformation #RussianPropaganda
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#UkraineWar #US #FakeNews
#Fake: #US says #Russia ready to use chemical #weapons in #Ukraine.

President Joe #Biden assured that "#Moscow will pay too high a price". Such reports are spreading in the media. Image
Truth: The White House completely ignores the fact that the last drop of chemical warfare agents stored in the Russian Federation was destroyed (…) back in 2017. Image
The same cannot be said for the US and its network of biolaboratories (…), which they were actively setting up in Ukraine.
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#UkraineWar #NuclearWeapons #UK #FakeNews

#Fake: The #West has never supported #Ukraine in its plans to get nuclear #weapons.
Truth: #British Defence Secretary Ben #Wallace has publicly admitted () that the United Kingdom is ready to support #Ukraine if it starts developing its own nuclear programme.
Mr #Wallace said this during a video call. The Defence Secretary thought he was talking to his Ukrainian counterpart at the time. But, unfortunately for him, it was the well-known pranksters Vovan and Lexus. 😄
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1/ It is once again a time for choosing for the Western world. Our governments appear to be stabilising the #sanctions regime and stalling on the range of #weapons to #Ukraine. Insufficient pressure is dangerous. As we can see, #Russian aggression continues.
2/ Fundamentally, the more the forces of the aggressor state gain ground and surround cities, the more harm they can and will do against innocent civilians. But the more the invaders are pushed back and suffer high losses in men and materiel, the better.
3/ For this reason, I advocate a quantum leap in #military assistance to #Ukraine, covering a broader volume and range of equipment and training (locations and modalities for specialists to determine).
Covert actions in concert with #Ukraine's defenders could also be useful.
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To better monitor #Putin's terrible #war vs. #Ukraine + his broader #military forces & options—

see the Office of #Naval #Intelligence's #unclassified references on #Russia's #Navy:

>>I've unpacked the links & key graphics here:… ImageImageImageImage
Pairs well with these unparalleled Orders of #Battle of #Moscow's #military #ships & #aircraft + #missiles/#weapons & sensors from 67 yrs ago to today!

The most comprehensive #OpenSource references AFIAK.

#Ukraine ImageImageImageImage
And for #Putin's #Naval #Strategy & dev't—see key docs/translations + analysis from #Russia #Maritime Studies Institute (#RMSI)!

>Proud to call @Mi_Petersen38/@RickAMoss/@EmilyJHolland + @walterberbrick/@Becca_Pincus, ETC. my colleagues @NavalWarCollege! ImageImageImageImage
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1. #Italy supplies #weapons to #Ukraine, however Italian citizens have NO right to know what kind of weapons, as the Italian government has imposed state #secrecy privilege.
Apparently,with the exception of #Italy, NO #EU or #NATO country has resorted to State secrecy
2. classifying info on what kind of weapons #Italy is sending to #Ukraine is NOT about protecting citizens' security, it's about hampering public debate on whether #Italy is helping to escalate a war in #Ukraine
3. the war in #Ukraine risks escalating to a #WWIIII between two nuclear powers: the Italian public opinion has the right to know whether the Italian government is helping to escalate it. State secrecy makes this public debate impossible. It's an obvious abuse of State secrecy
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#NATO (#Rothschild wants WAR) countries pour weapons into #Ukraine, risking conflict with Russia
-formerly neutral countries like Sweden and Finland are sending weapons. And Germany, long allergic to sending weapons into conflict zones, is sending Stingers…
The Finnish Awakening Published January 5, 2022…
#Rothschild's #China asked Russia to #delay Ukraine war until after #Olympics, US officials | Mar 3
-The report indicates that senior Chinese officials had some level of knowledge about Russia’s war plans or intentions before the invasion started last week…
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First use:
#USA in the #Vietnam #War, called "#Napalm".
The TOS-1 Buratino is a Russian self-propelled multiple rocket launcher (MRLS) that saw action in global hotspots like Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq & Syria:

via @YouTube
#Thermobaric #Weapons, mostly ground based,
but also via aerial Bombings -USA Vietnam,
are used against an enemy that is #Dug-in:
#Fortifications, #Bunkers, #Forests & #Cities.
#Russia didn't use them yet, to #Protect civilians:
TOS1: No Joke
via @YouTube
Russia deploys its deadliest weapon near Ukraine:
- #TOS-1 #Thermobaric rocket launcher.

The appearance of #NATO military, #Militants & #Mercenaries in the area #Bordering Ukraine,
forced #Russia to deploy heavy #Flame #Throwing systems:

via @YouTube
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#Taliban spokesman Z. Mujahid:
During the house-to-house #search_operations in #Kabul, in the last two days, 9 #kidnappers, 6 suspected #ISKP members& 53 #robbers have been #arrested and 441 #weapons, including Kalashnikovs, Krinkovs, Kalkovs, M16, M4, RPG, PKM, Dehshka...seized.
The achievements Taliban claimed, include seizing of 36 IEDs, including MIEDs, and 13 Metric Tons of explosives.
Interestingly, the seized weapons included 44 RPG launchers (with 85 RPG rounds) and 107 large-calibre (82 mm) artilleries.
Also 42 signal jammers&dozens of Radios...
On Sunday morning, the #Taliban searched our house in #Kabul. No Imam (prayer leader) or Wakil-e Guzar accompanied the Taliban, but as it was house-to-house #search in the entire street, it is clear that those two couldn't go to each house.
Three TB for ca. 30 minutes searched...
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Was ein scheiß Tag. Kann man jetzt schon sagen.

#Putin ist ein ekelhafter paranoider Kriegsverbrecher.

#IStandWithUkraine #UkraineRussia
Unsere Politiker sind mit Schuld. Zu lange haben sie mit dem Psycho in Moskau Geschäfte gemacht. Merkel und Scholz, von Steinmeier bis Baerbock. Noch vor ein paar Tagen hatte #Scholz #NordStream2 als reines Wirtschaftsprojekt eingestuft.
Warum Deutschland zwar in alle Welt Waffen liefert, aber nicht in die #Ukraina, werde ich nicht verstehen. #weapons
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Étant d'origine Russe, ayant de la famille sur place, j'en ai plus que marre du #RussianBashing des médias français, et des occidentaux moralisateurs en général. Que dirait les USA si la Russie allait installer des bases opérationnelle avancées au Mexique et à Cuba ? 1/2
De plus, n'oublions pas que les accords de Minsk ne concerne que les territoires de la Crimée et du Donbass. Les termes était l'arrêt de l'avancée des pro-russes au-delà de ces territoires. C'est ce qui a été fait. Poutine ne fait que reconnaître une république qui a déjà 8 ans.
Biden et les représentants de L'OTAN n'ont qu'à arrêter de prendre les gens pour des cons. N'avaient ils pas promis en 1989 de ne pas s'étendre en direction des frontières Russe ? Qui sème le vent, récolte la tempête.

#Ukraine #RussiaUkraineCrisis #Russia #UkraineCrisis #Donetsk
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🧵I’m both heartened and worried after just coming back from #Kyiv 🇺🇦, where @gmfus @ua_boell delegation, which I had a honor to lead, meet with key government officials, opposition, think tanks, and civil society. Here are few observations from the past days 👇
There is ZERO desire among Ukrainians to give in to Russian demands. They are determined and defiant. I don’t know what Putin is thinking, but the Ukrainian people are not going to accept a Moscow puppet government in Kyiv. If Putin’s decide to attack, Ukraine will make him pay.
Ukraine will fight, if need be. They don’t expect the West to do it for them - but they rightly expect help - both politically and when it comes to #weapons. Frustration with the #West in #Kyiv varies from moderate to extremely high.
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Belarus-Russia military exercise named #AlliedResolve2022 -17 Jan 2022
- Pavel Muraveyko drew attention to the ongoing militarization of European countries. According to him the #NATO contingent is strong enough to provoke and unleash any interntl conflict…
#Russia denies looking for pretext to invade Ukraine -Jan 17
- Speaking to reporters on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dismissed the #US claim as “total #disinformation.”…
#Russia accuses West of plotting ‘#provocations’ in #Ukraine -2h ago
- Western claims of an imminent Russian attack on Ukraine were a “cover for #staging large-scale provocations of their own, including those of military character.”…
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If you are interested in following someone who opens your eyes to what some of our adversaries are doing, then I highly recommend @CalibreObscura. They write articles and threads on non-state armed groups, their TTPs and their #weapons.

Here's a thread of their best work:
@CalibreObscura How about this: an interview with one Abu TOW, of the most prolific and well-known rebel #ATGM operators in Syria, or indeed globally. He's fired 140 ATGMs - and claims 133 hits.
@CalibreObscura Think you 'own the night'? Everyone does. But its worth looking at the low-light capabilities that are being used in Idlib and re-asking yourself if you really do. A fascinating run-down of IR/TI sights in use.
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