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The self-proclaimed President of #Belarus 🇧🇾 , Alyaksandr #Lukashenka, made yet another derogatory comment about Ukraine's President Volodymyr #Zelenskyy. 1/5.

#InfoWatch #AgainstRussianLies
This time, he spoke about how Ukraine allegedly facilitated the sabotage of a #Russian A-50 airborne early warning & control aircraft operating from #Belarusian territory to monitor #Ukrainian airspace. 2/5
#Lukashenka believes that #Ukraine 🇺🇦 and the CIA were behind this incident, and that "there is only one conclusion [to take from the incident]: President #Zelenskyy is just a louse”. 3/5
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Regarding attack on #Belarus
The Belarusian edition of BYPOL writes: today In the morning, two explosions occurred at the Machulishchi military airfield, located 12 km from #Minsk, as a result of which a #Russian A-50 AWACS military transport aircraft was damaged.
The Ministry of Defense of the #Russian Federation has not yet commented on the situation.
Reportedly 6 UAVs were launched from Chernihiv region and #Kyiv region. 4 were shot down on approach, 1 was shot down over the airfield and its wreckage fell on the maintenance equipment.
1 unit was able to drop a warhead on one of the aircraft belonging to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of #Belarus, after which the fire spread to the side of the Ministry of Defense of the #Russian Federation.
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🧵8 anni fa #Merkel, Hollande, #Poroshenko, #Putin si sono incontrati a #Minsk nel Palazzo dell'Indipendenza per negoziare il cessate il fuoco &pace dopo l'invasione🇷🇺 di #Ucraina nel 2014
La testimonianza di @PavelSlunkin-ex diplomatico BY che ci ha lavorato con delegazione🇺🇦
In primis un po' di contesto. L'incontro del formato #Normandia a Minsk ha attirato un'enorme attenzione sulla #Belarus, che usciva step by step dall'isolamento internazionale [risultato delle repressioni del 2010] e ha assunto una posizione inattesa e neutrale sulla guerra.
#Lukashenka non ha riconosciuto l'annessione della #Crimea e ha preso una posizione cauta in difesa dell'integrità territoriale dell'Ucraina. Ciò gli ha permesso di presentare la Belarus, come un paese relativamente neutrale, adatto ai fini dei #negoziati e #MinskAgreements
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All the threes. Day 333 of this dreadful war in #Ukraine

But there are not 3 sides. Succinctly you're against #Russia killing civilians, or you're in favour.

Being "neutral" is just allowing war crimes and worse these countries likely profit from the genocide, just as in WWII.
So this is the daily thread for Sunday 22 January.

If you had a busy Saturday and main stream media didn't tell you what you need to know, I can help! Scroll though yesterday's thread right here:

#SaveUkraine #StopRussia

#Russia still losing above average numbers of troops every single day even though today's figure is lower than of late.

600 more estimated (by #Ukraine) to have been killed in the last 24 hours

5,470 Russian militia have died in the last week.
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Dear subscribers and guests of the channel! Yesterday, #Russian President Vladimir #Putin arrived in the Republic of #Belarus with a large delegation. #Lukashenko had to greet the "dear guest" with pomp and organize a big welcome.
#Lukashenko opposed the visit of the #Russian delegation and did a lot to try to disrupt this visit. The range of issues that #Putin and Lukashenko discussed, in open and closed formats, in the presence of members of delegations and in private, was quite extensive.
The #Russian President personally tried to convince the #Belarusian usurper of the wrong approach to conducting separate negotiations with the West and #China over the "elder brother's" head.
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It's Day 276 of #Russia's full invasion of #Ukraine.
It's also Holodomor Memorial Day, commemorating those starved to death by Moscow's regime in the genocide of the 1930s.

This is the daily news thread with all the news, views and analysis on events around the illegal war...
Another fairly quiet night. Long range missile attacks by #Russia confined to outbursts every few days it seems, while artillery pounds the usual targets in southern and eastern #Ukraine

If you missed anything on Friday's news feed, scroll through here:

The #UK's daily update paints an increasingly desperate picture for #Russia.

#StopRussia #StandWithUkraine
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Your #ECFRweekinreview: 5 updates ahead of the weekend. A thread 🧵
1/5 Concerns are mounting that 🇧🇾 troops could join 🇷🇺 ’s forces in 🇺🇦. But this course of action would be extremely risky – for both #Putin and #Lukashenka.

@PavelSlunkin on why the 🇧🇾 army cannot help 🇷🇺 in 🇺🇦 👇

2/5 Given the task #Sunak faces to stabilise 🇬🇧’s economy without further immiserating the population, he will likely decide that unnecessary conflict with Brussels is something he had better avoid.

Find out more in Nick Witney's article 👇

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If our partners put forward a strict demand about the inadmissibility of strikes by ZSU deep into the territory of the russian federation, then #Ukraine is obliged to convince its partners by providing them with arguments and showing them the benefits of changing its position.
At the very least, #Ukraine should agree with its partners on the need to prepare for a devastating strike on military targets on the territory of the Republic of #Belarus.
The military group that the Kremlin is trying to deploy on the territory of the Republic of #Belarus must be destroyed in the places of concentration of troops and equipment.
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Dear subscribers and guests of the channel! Yesterday, #Russian President Vladimir #Putin held several operational meetings with representatives of the leadership of the military and security blocs.
During the discussion of the process of "partial" mobilization, #Putin approved the proposal of the Ministry of Defense to make the second wave of mobilization "alternating". According to the plan, the second wave of conscription will take place alternately.
For example, several constituent entities of the #Russian Federation will announce the beginning of the second wave. Then, in a couple of days, several more will follow and so on, until it covers most of the subjects. Then, the third wave will be launched.
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Friday, June 3 | #RussianWarReport🇷🇺
@DFRLab examined:
• Belarusian troop move toward #Ukraine
• Kremlin media claims @NATO officers killed in #Mariupol
#Russia blames sanctions for world food crisis
• Russia attempts to limit #VPN's and #Tor 🧵⬇️:…
@NATO In May, Belarusian President #Lukashenka ordered the creation of a military command center in southern #Belarus on #Ukraine's border. On June 2, videos of Belarusian equipment, including anti-aircraft missiles, being transported via rail appeared online.
@NATO Veterans Today, a US-based site known to circulate antisemitic and conspiratorial content, published an article implying NATO officers were killed in #Mariupol. Pro-Kremlin media outlets in Russia quickly amplified the article from which it spread on #Telegram.
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Statement by @nau_belarus on the facts of Belarus' occupation by #Russia, the significant loss of control over the country's territory by the illegitimate government of #Lukashenka and drawing #Belarus into a war with #Ukraine.
We state: #Belarus is an occupied territory, #Russia is an occupying country, & Lukashenka's regime is a #puppetgovernment. We call on foreign partners to give an appropriate assessment of the current situation.
Full statement: @StateDept @SecBlinken
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#war #Kyiv #Ukraine #Russia Collecting all reports thread; Ukraine's operational command says "cruise and ballistic missile strikes are underway at the control centres in Kyiv" from @lukeharding1968 Friends report explosions in #Kyiv, #Odessa #Kharkiv #Mykolaev thread, add info
Targets include airfields and military headquarters, operational command says
"Distant crumps - soft explosions - reported from west Kyiv, towards the airport. Not Cruise missiles, i think, but sounds like an attack on the airport." @JohnSweeney
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1, #Germany's new government's #coalitionagreement of the @SPDbt, @Die_Gruenen and @FDP, on the #EuropeanEunion's #EasternNeighborhood: "We are working together with the #EU and its member states on the further development of the #EasternPartnership.
2. States such as #Ukraine, #Moldova & #Georgia, which are striving to join the EU, should be able to move closer through consistent rule-of-law and market-economy reforms. We will react decisively and reliably to democratic upheavals and be a partner to the democracy movements.
3. We want to facilitate civil society exchanges through targeted visa facilitation. We will continue to support Ukraine in restoring full territorial integrity and sovereignty. @UkrVerstehen @H__Ukraine @PromoteUkraine @NEC_Ukraine @intercourier_ua @UaPosition @CPD_UA @gazeta_ua
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The problem is not that #Putin directs #Lukashenka's actions - he does not. The problem is that #Belarus for #Russia is transforming into what #DPRK is for #China. But this is Russia's problem, not #EU's.
The problem for #EU is it has long outsourced decision-making on key issues in regions of strategic importance for Europe to #US (which,in turn,falls prey to US domestic politics).
EU won't recognise it. Instead,it keeps looking for "#Putin factor" in every new challenge it faces
The lesson for others to learn is that turning states into failed entities has long term consequences. Lukashenka weaponizing migrants-wrong.
Europeans refusing to face consequences of their own policies (Libya, Afghanistan, Syria) - the migrants ARE exactly that - irresponsible.
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.@olavgutting war acht Jahre lang als Mitglied der Südkaukasusgruppe Fachpolitiker für #Armenien, #Georgien und #Aserbaidschan.

Trotzdem konnte er bis gestern nicht einordnen, ob #Aliyev ein #Diktator ist.

Wie kann das sein @olavgutting?
Sollten Sie, gerade als Deutscher Abgeordneter, nicht benennen können was ein Diktator ist?

Haben Sie sich in den all den Jahren wirklich gar keinen Eindruck von ihrem Fachgebiet gemacht?
Die Antwort liegt ja auf der Hand. Laut @TheEIU ist #Aserbaidschan weniger demokratisch als zum Beispiel #Venezuela. Politische Teilhabe ist sogar im #Iran eher möglich als unter #Aliyev.
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#Belarus Scrambles Jet to Force Down Plane Carrying #Dissident

‘The dissident, Roman #Protasevich, co-founded a Telegram channel that is a popular opposition outlet in Belarus. The plane was flying from Athens to Lithuania when it was forced down.’…
#Pratasevich is the founder of the Telegram channel #Nexta which was broadly used to organize anti- government #protests, and another similar channel critical of the government, both of which are classified as extremist in #Belarus.”…
“… #Pratasevich is also on a government wanted list for terrorism. There are differing reports as to why the budget airline Ryanair plane was forced to land.”

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What is known so far about #FR4978 emergency landing. 1. It was close to #Lithuania border when someone informed about 'explosive'.
2. #Belarus authorities sent Mig-29 fighter jet to intercept the plane and force landing in #Minsk.
3. Former editor of @nexta_tv was on board
4. Before the flight Raman Pratasevich (ex @nexta_tv ) wrote to his friend someone showed suspicious interest in him at the registration in #Athens airport.
5. A Russian-speaking man presumably attempted making a pic of Pratasevich's passport, then left the queue abruptly. 2/
6. Currently Raman Pratasevich works as an editor-in-chief of Belarus Golovnogo Mozga web resource which is considered 'extermist' by authorities.
7. After document check in #Minsk, he was detained,.
8. #Belarus authorities: Mig-29 will accompany #FR4978 to the border 3/
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Short summary of political situation and latest trends in #Belarus (THREAD)
1) Solidarity & self-organisation in society still highly present: crowd-funding for victims of repressions, solidarity chains/actions, humour as important solidarity tool, assistance from diaspora ImageImage
2) Still no single political centre for coordinating protest moods => many different levels of self-organisation, actions often spontaneous, horizontal communication gains importance. People are getting used to actively using public space for political messages Image
3) State ideology took over many oppositional methods: peaceful rallies (though, people brought there by buses, often/mostly under threat of dismissal from work/for payment), flashmobs/activities in social media, solidarity chains, humour. Main messages: stability, unity, order ImageImageImage
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So, so, @markuspreiss. Ist es naiv oder infam, in einem Moment zu mehr Verständnis für "Russland" (gemeint sind Putin & Co) aufzurufen, in dem der Kreml gemeinsame Sache mit #Lukashenka gegen die Demokratiebewegung in #Belarus macht und #Navalny um sein Leben ringt? /1
Fehlt es etwa Gesprächskontakten mit dem Kreml? Berlin, Paris, Brüssel, Rom, Wien etc überbieten sich geradezu im Wunsch nach guten Beziehungen mit Russland, die Geschäfte mit Gazprom & Co laufen, und mit kaum einer Regierung gibt es so intensiven diplomatischen Austausch /2
Wie wäre es, nüchtern zur Kenntnis zu nehmen, mit wem wir es im Kreml zu tun haben: mit einem Gegner des demokratischen Europa, der sich an keinen Vertrag, kein Völkerrecht bindet, die Ukraine bekriegt und alles tut, um den politischen Frühling in #Belarus zu ersticken /3
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If #Belarus regime makes concessions, we will be fast in legal-constitutional territory. Scenarios: 1. Supreme Court accepts appeal to review elections results (problem: Loss of time/momentum. Ballots were destroyed and can be falsified) 2. #Lukashenka resigns (parliament must
approve), new elections in 30-70 days (art81 Constitution), Prime Minister will be interim head of executive (classical transition challenge: old institutions supposed to now organise honest elections. Central election commission tainted, but with proper public srcutiny, obser-
vation, etc. it may be possible); other conditions important (TV coverage, free assembly, release of political prisoners, registration of candidates). Challenge for opposition: Agree on one candidate? 3. President could be impeached by parliament, but complicated slow path (art88
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Short note on ongoing events in #Belarusprotests and probability of Russian intervention in #Belarus (to the resque of #Lukashenka)

1. Assurances from V. #Putin #Russia are aimed to be more repellent for protesters (as we see - not exactly efficient) less - real readiness 1/n
2. It's also playing for time - for now #Russia has its own ally in the top of #Belarus vertical of power; so its logical to keep up with him and observe devwlopment of events.

3. In the same time - #Russia is making #Lukashenka more and more dependent on Russian suppport... 2/n the situation of lack amy support, from any side (so in case he stays - Russian pression will become more effective and smoothe on him).

4. Cost of such an intervention would be much bigger for #Russia than any advantages of it. Lukashenka is not so precious for Putin 3/n
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BREAKING => BelAZ - one of the most important state-owned enterprises (they produce the biggest tracks in the world) - as well as further state enterprices initiated a strike today in #Belarus. They want: free elections, stop the violence and dislocate OMON (police) from town ImageImage
another state enterprise in Hrodna: "Who voted for #Tsikhanouskaya?" Everybody raises hands!!!
What does it mean? #Tsikhanouskaya could have absolute majority in #Belarus! Now people at state-owned enterpises not afraid to talk to mayors, directors and admit openly for whom they voted. Opposition in #Belarus came to the outpost of #Lukaschenka => this could mean the End
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Actual and former officers declare support for protesters. There are many videos like these nowadays. In this video, the former riot policeman throws away military uniforms like this guy.
This man claims he is an actual police officer and recognizes #Tsikhanouskaya as a legitimate leader. He also states that he won't obey to #Lukashenka
In Navapolacak, the police officer who publicly spoke out against violence DETAINED.

Since yesterday, many police officers, employees of law enforcement, publish the statements condemning the violence against peaceful protesters
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Un morto, dozzine di feriti e 3000 fermati. È il bilancio, ancora parziale, della notte di scontri a seguito delle elezioni farsa che hanno riconfermato presidente Aljaksandr Lukašėnka, "l'ultimo dittatore d'Europa", al potere ininterrottamente dal 1994. Image

La candidata anti-regime Svetlana Tikhanovskaya sarebbe fuggita in Lituania: la 37enne si era candidata alla presidenza al posto del marito dopo che quest'ultimo era stato arrestato.

#выборы2020 #Беларусь

La TV di stato bielorussa mostra alcuni manifestanti arrestati nei giorni scorsi, visibilmente terrorizzati, che promettono pubblicamente di non prendere più parte alle manifestazioni antigovernative.

Europa, agosto 2020.


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