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Welcome to Tuesday's thread covering #Russia's illegal war.

13 September is Day 202.
Not as much destruction overnight but Russia still hit #Ukraine.

If you missed yesterday's news, click and scroll here ⬇️

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia

The damage came in #Zaporizhzhia when #Russia once again fired anti-aircraft S-300 missiles.

Gov Okeksandr Starukh says 4 rockets hit "technical buildings of one of the infrastructure facilities"

Locals say it's a recycling plant

With no enemy to fight in #Kharkiv, it's not surprising to see equipment numbers down.
But deaths of #Russian soldiers still relatively high.

#RussiansGoHome #StandWithUkraine
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🇺🇦Happy 31st birthday #Ukraine🇺🇦
It's Independence Day, but it also marks exactly 6 months since #Russia's jets, tanks + troops invaded the country (8 years after the start of the war)

This is daily thread number 182. All the news all the time

Firstly, Hero of #Ukraine, Boris Johnson made sure famous 10 Downing Street was decked in the colours of Ukraine.

The British PM has just 10 days left in Office.

#SlavaUkraini #UkraineIndependenceDay

Not directly related to the war (unless sabotage) but a breaking story in #Russia

Three ships have been ripped from anchor in a storm at Baidukov Island in the #Amur Estuary - that's the very far east of Russia near #Sakhalin

54 were on board and a rescue operation is underway.
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Update #Ukraine .
Im Überblick:
- Hunderte ukr.Kämpfer ergeben sich in #Azovstal und verlassen das Stahlwerk - Gefangentausch wird erwartet;
- Erdogan will NATO-Beitritte von Schweden und Finnland nicht zulassen;
- Süd-Ossetien nennt Datum für Beitrittsreferendum.
Hunderte ukr.Kämpfer, darunter anscheinend sowohl Azow-Kämpfer als auch Soldaten der regulären Armee, haben sich in #Azovstal ergeben und werden nun aus #Mariupol evakuiert.
Die Rede ist von über 260 Kämpfern, von denen 53 schwerverletzt seien.
Die Schwerverletzten werden zunächst ins zentrale Krankenhaus von #Novoazovsk gebracht, wo sie medizinisch behandelt werden.
Die anderen kommen nach #Olenivka .
Beide Ortschaften befinden sich auf dem Territorium der "Donezker Volksrepublik".
#Mariupol #Azovstal
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okay, let's talk about what Boris #Nemtsov said after the 08.08.08 aggression (#Tskhinval)
Boris Nemtsov is a well-known russian opposition politician who was killed in 2015. there will be tweets with his direct quotes🧵
#Немцов #AbkhaziaisnotGeorgia #SouthOssetiaisnotGeorgia
“Let's start with the most dramatic and bloody events about Ossetia and Abkhazia. the problems of South Ossetia and Abkhazia have been dragging on for a long time, they did not arise during the time of Putin or even during the reign of Yeltsin, they are much older… 🧵
…The conflict between Abkhazians and Georgians dates back hundreds of years. During the time of Stalin, who was a Georgian, there was a forced Georgification of Abkhazia. That is, Georgians moved to the territory of Abkhazia and had to assimilate there…🧵
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Welcome to the weekend and to Day 38 of the Kremlin war on #Ukraine.

More morale problems for Russia with irradiated troops, heavy losses amid the withdrawal from #Kyiv and still question marks over the bombing of the fuel depot on Russian soil.

All the news, all day, in this🧵
I am still gathering news and data on the Russian attacks on #Ukraine during the night.

#Kharkiv again looks to be worst hit, with endless explosions heard. Some fires burn - this one video submitted. Remember exact locations cannot be revealed, hence the blurring

British intelligence highlights the two recent incidents in #Belgorod, the Russian city close to the border with Ukraine.

Although Ukraine denied the attacks, UK wouldn't highlight this unless it believed they did it, so I bow to the military intel.

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@vovka3232 #RussiaUkraine
The deputy commander of the Ukr 503rd Independent Marine Infantry Btn has been captured in #Mariupol. He say the remnants of the unit have broken up in small groups to try to make it through the blockade
@vovka3232 #RussiaUkraine
Georgian Dato Gobedzhishvili & Belorussian Dmitry Apanasovich from the "Georgian Legion" have reportedly been killed at #Irpen near #Kiev ImageImage
@vovka3232 #RussiaUkraine
First footage of combat use of the new #ISDM Remote Mining System in the #Kharkov area
More info in link…
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#DPR Tank duelling with Ukr AT Missile crews
#RussiaUkraine #Chechens
Footage of Chechens during street fighting in #Mariupol
The launchers they're firing seem to be disposable RPO-A with thermobaric rounds
#RussiaUkraine #Chechens
Chechen unit in a large weapons depot they captured in #Zaporozhye Region
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#LPR troops during the night conducted successful battles against Ukrainian nationalists from several directions inside Severodonetsk and Rubezhnoye, - the Russian Defense Ministry
This is in the same general area as the attached post
#RussiaUkraine #Su25
#RuAF Su-25 in Ukr ...night footage
(Repost...better quality video)
The Russian Defense Ministry will soon provide new information about the work of American biological laboratories in Ukraine and developments in the field of biological weapons.
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.@Google, @Meta, and @Twitter all took action against Russian state-owned media accounts to limit the spread of harmful info online. Meanwhile, #Russia has continued to escalate its crackdown on independent media. New #RussianHybridWarReport🇷🇺 out now🧵⬇️…
@Google @Meta @Twitter .@Google, @Meta, and @Twitter took action against Russian state-owned media accounts, restricting or blocking several Kremlin-owned media organizations. @Facebook and @instagram prohibited ads wile @YouTube blocked #RT and #Sputnik’s channels across Europe.
@Google @Meta @Twitter @Facebook @instagram @YouTube #Russia’s #Duma chairman approved a proposal that would introduce criminal liability for sharing “fake” content about Russia’s armed forces. Currently a draft, the punishment outlined would be 15 yrs in prison and could intimidate Russian internet users.…
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#Ukraine 🇺🇦: pro-separatist Telegram sources are reporting a loud as explosion in government-controlled territory of #Donetsk.

This source describes the development as "disturbing" Image
#Kyiv today.

Ukrainian and Belarusian flags being waved side-by-side as thousands rally to reject the #Kremlin's imperial ambitions in #Belarus and #Ukraine. Image
#Ukraine 🇺🇦: Russian Mil Mi-28 helicopters flying over #Belgorod (🇷🇺), several several dozen km from the Ukrainian border.
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1. Some rambling thoughts that occur to me as I ponder the #UkraineCrisis: A Geopolitical Tweet Thread of Uncertain Proportions.

I really fail to understand the number of people I see actually defending #Russia re: #Ukraine.
2. #Russia has security concerns. I agree. History and geography necessitates they are going to be wary of being attacked, particularly across the North European Plain.
3. But if you want to keep your neighbors out of a rival alliance, invading, seizing territories, ignoring security guarantees previously given, interfering with their internal affairs, and massing hundreds of thousands of troops on their borders doesn't seem like the best method
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Past couple of weeks have been quite eventful on 🇧🇦.

Following many meetings, emails, (zoom) calls, background talks and tweet-reads, let me bring together some key facts, assessments, positions & actions of different actors.🧵 1/24
What has Milorad #Dodik done so far?

I. Together with RS opposition:

1. Adopted RS law annuling Inzko’s imposition = RS made parts of the state-level criminal code not applicable in RS.

2. Voted against all decisions in state-level institutions except essential = financing.
II. Without the opposition:

1. Laid out a detailed plan to create parallel entity institutions = to collapse 🇧🇦 institutional & legal architecture.

2. Lower RS Assembly house adopted a Law on parallel Agency for medicinal products and devices = to disrupt unified market.
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Kanach Zham, the oldest and smaller church of #Shushi, #Artsakh. It's history, propaganda and the recent destruction by #Azerbaijan.

It was built in 1818 to replace a former wooden church (Kharabaghtsots) that stood at the same place.
Photo: Postcard from 19th century Image
It survived the 1920 destruction of the #Armenia|n part of #Shushi almost untouched - which is the reason that it today is the oldest church in the city. Here is a picture taken after the 1920 razing of the Armenian parts of town. Image
As it was typical for the time and region, it was built with a dome and a tower. Here is a close-up picture of the church before it's last restauration.

The dome used to be painted green, hence the name "Kanach Zham", which means "Green church" Image
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There was clearly no alternative for #Artsakh and #Armenia to signing the deal. As #Shushi fell, constant shelling of #Stepanakert would have followed and a complete loss would have followed. It was the only chance to safe some lives, at least.

Yet, that treaty is horrible:
Most of the lost territory was sparsely populated (Agdam, Kalbajar and Lachin Rayons of #Azerbaijan). They were always kept as buffers, mostly. Losing them surely weakens #Aartsakh, but at the same time was always calculated for.
What hurts the most will be the loss of #Dadivank, #Tigranakert and #Shushi. Basically, all historical and culturally important places of #Artsakh are now in the parts taken by #Azerbaijan.
There is a serious fear for cultural genocide:…
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