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How much is #Ukraine similar to #Syria?

Back in 2016. power of Bashar Al-#Assad was on his last legs. Insurgents took over the almost entire country, leaving him with roughly 15% of land under government control.

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All big cities were lost or heavily contested. The enemy was as close as two kilometers to the center of #Damascus.

#Syria #ukraine
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Then #Russians came. Slowly but methodically, they started to bombard insurgents, which we can call a conglomerate of various ideological and interest groups, including designated terrorists such as Jabhat Al Nusra and #ISIS.

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Welcome to a new week and the daily thread for Monday on #Russia's illegal war in #Ukraine

Day 173

A manic end to yesterday - I'll recap a little, but if you want to scroll through, here's the link:

Firstly, you guys got me to 20,000 followers, so thank you all so much💙💛

Honest reporting, fact-checked as much as humanly possible, but I still know right from wrong.

This week I have a lot of commentary work, but will try to be as quick as ever with updates throughout.
News breaking right now is another night-time attack on #Kharkiv

There have been multiple explosions in the city so far and more rockets on the way according to tracking.

The missiles have landed near the centre according to early reports

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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 In 1995 after #Oluja I reported from #Bosnia on #Serb refugees fleeing #Croatia.
A guy, 25 driving a tractor loaded w/ women & children shouts: “Hey, jounalist, remember me?” I didn’t. “In July 91 [after Struga massacre] you told my commander ‘your parastate [#Krajina] /2
2/ can’t exist, you should find a way to reconcile with #Croatia, it is your country'. They kept telling us we’ll never lose, that Serbia is behind us, but as time went on I oft thought about your words. I sensed you were right & we were headed for our own destruction”. Then & /3
3/ there I had nothing to tell him. Every refugee said “our own army ordered us to head away from home”. It was a cynical calculation by Serb leadership (I cannot claim whether Croatian Serbs decided on their own or if Milošević & the Karadžić lot from Bosnia influenced it). /4
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While Western countries criticize #China and its Belt and Road Initiative, China ignores the noise, keeps it's head down, and get's work done. Here is the new China-built Pelješac Bridge, a key infrastructure project in #Croatia. This bridge is a gamechanger & here is why:
The 2.4 km bridge connects the Croatian mainland with the Peljesac Peninsula of its southernmost Dubrovnik-Neretva County, bypassing a short strip of land belonging to Bosnia and Herzegovina. This bridge now gives Croatia territorial integrity and better access to the area (2/4)
Construction companies from Italy, Turkey, Austria, and China all bid for the job but #China won the bid as they offered the most affordable price and also offered to complete the project 6 months faster than anyone else.
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Welcome to the start of the daily thread for Day 149 of #Russia's War of Choice on its peaceful neighbour.

All the news from #Ukraine and beyond, updated throughout the day.

DMs open for tip offs
#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
First, a reminder, between 2-3pm I will be online @Independent to answer your questions in the live "Ask Me Anything" session.

Trolls take advantage to ask loaded Qs, so any more sensible comments or queries most welcome. Leave your question here now:…
#Russia continues to make no progress in #Donetsk region and still has not "cleaned up" the whole of #Luhansk yet.

Various attempts to move forward on the frontline were repelled by #Ukraine
Russian sources are still claiming they are rotating troops to cover for lack of success
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BREAKING: #Ukraine has just been given EU candidate status
President #Zelensky’s reaction to #Ukraine being given 🇪🇺 candidate status:
Following the approval of candidacy status, President Zelensky has just dialed in to speak to the 27 EU leaders by video at #EUCO.

He is speaking to them now.
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I don't have any of the details of this situation in #Croatia yet (guessing it's more like she was arrested by Croatian police on an Interpol red notice??), but no country should ever extradite anyone to #Turkmenistan due to the risk of torture & disappearance in custody there.
If that is the situation, then hopefully the authorities in #Croatia will come to their senses soon. This kind of thing happens far too often: a brutal dictatorship abuses the Interpol system to try to get their hands on activists & perceived opponents abroad.
Oftentimes, it’s a low-level officer just reading things off a computer screen & detaining the person when the red notice pops up. Eventually, someone higher up sees the situation, realises it’s a dictatorship trying to abuse the international system, and releases the person.
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@EthereumDenver 🇺🇸
@EFDevconnect 🇳🇱
@blocksplit 🇭🇷
⭕️ ... where next? 👀

Chalk it up for another successful major team outing with ChainSafe @blocksplit ✨ in #Croatia

Bringing #web3 and the full force of the ChainSafe energy to the heart of the Mediterranean 💛


Last week, our international 🌐 + our Zagreb 🇭🇷 contingent joined forces for an awesome crypto event @blocksplit

... making it our *3rd* major appearance at a #web3 event this year spreading the ChainSafe gwei 💛

If you found us at our booth, you got to learn about our role in building #web3 and the decentralized web, a brand new styru~ ChainSafe shirt, POAPs, coffees, some sick alpha 👀, and...

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I dont know if every single country has this shape of human, like Finland? #Denmark looks like a gnome who lost his shoe, and a bat. Image
#UK and #Ireland, like a little owl and mongoose working in burger place Image
#Finland as we have pictured the shape here Image
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Thread: 11 May 2022: Day 77 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Croatia alarmed by #Hungary's irredentist noises. Have been similar problems with #Ukraine.
The equivalent of the whole population of Estonia has been deported from Ukraine to Russia.
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Very interesting meeting today organized by @RivoltiB in #Zugliano, discussing #Eu externalization of migration policies. #Pushbacks, role of #Frontex and role of states along the #Balkan route. @AdrianaTdn @IcsOnlus @CoordEuropa @BalkansCaucasus @pfmajorino
@annalisacamilli explains the double standard recently applied by the #Eu vis-a-vis European and non-European refugees and how more humane #migration and #refugee policies are possible.
@roargh Milena explains the pattern and practice of #pushback with #Croatia being number 1 in #Europe in terms of violations
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Day 57 of the war in #Ukraine

#Russia's merciless and totally illegal invasion continues

Welcome to the daily thread for Thursday.

#StandWithUkraine️ #StopRussia
#Mariupol' is still standing.
No response yet from #Russia on Ukraine's offer to exchange all those in Azovstal steel works (fighters and civilians) for Russian Prisoners of War.

Meanwhile the crazy TikTok-ing head of Chechnya has guaranteed that Mariupol will be Russian today.
Quick update on this which emerged last night.

#USA has also added that 14 Howitzers are now in #Ukraine hands - around 50 🇺🇦army personnel are currently being trained in Europe on how to operate the equipment.

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NEW: US, @DeptofDefense "moving aggressively" to source the latest $800 million security assistance package for #Ukraine & get shipments started, per @PentagonPresSec

Also, @SecDef spoke Thursday w/counterparts from #Slovakia & #Croatia abut meeting Ukraine's need
NEW: US "cannot confirm Ukrainian reports that [#Russia's #Moskva warship] was hit by a missile...we are also no tin position to refute this" per @PentagonPresSec

Kirby says fire still raging as of Thursday AM, unclear if Moskva still able to operate under its own power
"This is a cruiser - they only have 3 in that class" per @PentagonPresSec on impact the loss of the #Moskva will have on #Russia

"Whether she can or will be repaired or returned to service, we just don't know"
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1/ Is anyone surprised that Moscow would - immediately - claim that Russian atrocities in #Bucha were “staged”? Does anyone remember that Serbian President #Vucic – two decades after the fact – claimed that Serbian atrocities in #Racak, Kosovo were “fabricated”? 🧵
2/ Is everyone aware #Belgrade is revising its own past in the #Balkans – and distorting present reality of Russia’s brutal invasion? That there is a straight line between Vucic’s denial of Racak and Belgrade’s promotion of Russian aggression in #Ukraine?
3/ No. Accomplished @nytimes journalist @ATHigginsNYT downplays the Serbian government role in fostering adulation of #Putin, support for Russian invasion and Russian and Chinese #authoritarianism. Instead, we get more vox-pop ‘Balkan ghosts.’
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🇭🇷 Unidentified flying object crashing in the capital of Croatia. Object that fell looks like a part of an aircraft engine. Crater is 3m wide and 1m deep.

#Zagreb #Croatia
One parachute found near chrash site.
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Local media reports that the UAF troops from the territory of Ukraine launched a rocket at #Belgorod, which is a Russian city near the border with Ukr. It was reportedly shot down
Captured UAF Manpad and #NLAW in the #Kiev area ImageImageImageImage
The Rus Army captured a large UAF field camp in the #Kherson region with large quantities of supplies and equipment
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What is Pakistan?
Who is Pakistan?
What is the status of Pakistan on the world map?
What is the opinion of big and rich countries of the world about Pakistan?
What is the territory of Pakistan in the world map?
Is Pakistan a powerful country?
Why am I asking all these questions? Pakistan has been given a special significance in the recent changes taking place in this world.
After all, 👇
what has Pakistan done that has made Pakistan the center of attention of countries all over the world?

What I have heard about Pakistan from the language of the world is that Pakistan is a small country.Which was made by cutting off part of India. 👇
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Expediting digital identity amidst citizenry w/ #EyesWideShut.

Formalized in 1946, the "#FiveEyes" alliance represents "the largest #surveillance program in human history".

The Five Eyes: #US, #Canada, #UK, #Australia & #NewZealand.

I Spy (w/ My Five Eyes), 2016 👇
Curious overlap w/ world's highest #vaccine commitments per capital.

Dec 8, 2020: "RESOLVED: #Japan Is Ready to Become a Formal Member of #FiveEyes"…
Unprecedented #surveillance integrated w/ indelible compliance (via #DigitalID) will uphold the new global architecture. A #GreatReset, from class to caste.


A #NewNormal, the homogeneous society (I Spy w/ My Five Eyes clip, 2016).
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Wednesday's #Covid19 megathread makes an early start as there's so much news to bring you!

#Omicron takes centre stage in Europe with a raft of records (recap coming up), but #UK ministers are increasingly confident the NHS won't be swamped despite England's lack of restrictions
It turned out to be a terrible Tuesday, not just in #UK, which was just one of TEN European countries to hit all time high daily #Covid19 infection numbers.

#Cyprus #France #Greece #Iceland #Italy #Malta #Montenegro #Portugal and #Spain the others to set new records.
Concern in #Norway. The #Omicron wave looked to be beyond the peak; is it making a comeback or is it still delayed Christmas cases?
4,702 new #Covid19 infections, fewer than 100 down on last Weds.

Better health data. 315 in hospital, down 13 since y'day, although 120 are in ICU
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This is the start of the daily #Covid19 thread for Tuesday.

So despite big increases in cases and hospitalisations, no further restrictions for #England. How bad will the data be today? We'll find out later and I'll update and analyse all the data worldwide as often as possible:
Boris has urged you all to be cautious in the packed bars and nightclubs on New Year's Eve, so that's ok then!

First to South America where #Argentina has just topped 20,000 new #Covid19 cases in a day for the first time since July.

20,263 is the daily total, up 280% compared with the week before.
31 deaths.
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#Europe Erupts in Second Night of Violent Anti-#Lockdown #Protests [VIDEOS] | November 22, 2021
- Here are some video tweets from the Twitter account of Michael Senger to give us a fuller sense:… Image
Second night of anti-#lockdown violence in Europe:
- #Netherlands riots spread to the #Hague while tens of thousands gather to oppose full lockdown in #Austria and demonstrations kick off in #Denmark, #Croatia and #Macedonia | Nov 21…
#Europe descended into a second night of violent carnage on Saturday amid the return of strict #lockdown rules aimed at curbing rising rates of Covid infection.… ImageImageImageImage
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1) Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong authorises Sinovac vaccine for children aged 3-17, Rotterdam riots condemned…
2) Covid cases rate in Czech Republic hit a record 929 new cases per 100K residents (2nd record this week), its health ministry said Saturday.

Czech Rep’s daily cases tally ⬆️ to 22,936 Friday.

A further 110 people died on Thursday, the ministry said;
3) Thousands of people have marched in “freedom” rallies in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, with the largest crowds in the Victorian capital as protests against the state government’s pandemic legislation ramped up again;
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#RomanSiteSaturday - The Temple of Augustus 🏛️

(1/6) The stunning Temple of Augustus is situated in the city of Pula in #Croatia, and stands as one of the best preserved Greco-Roman temples outside of Italy.

#Classics #ClassicsTwitter #Roman #History #Archaeology
(2/6) Built between 27 BCE - 14 CE, it was dedicated to the Emperor Augustus during his lifetime. Part of a collection of three temples, the Temple of Augustus sat to the left of two now destroyed temples, one of which was dedicated to the goddess Diana.
(3/6) The dedicatory inscription, originally in bronze lettering, read:


"In honour of Rome and Augustus Caesar, son of the deified [Julius], father of his country."
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