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The West has realised that Russia is winning on the battlefield and is making diplomatic efforts to prevent #Russia from cutting off #Ukraine from the Black Sea.
The Black Sea is a springboard for influencing the Middle East and circumventing the Montreux Convention.
#Russia's direct link to #Transnistria and the loss of Odessa and Nikolaev would almost completely nullify #Ukraine's value to the West and fundamentally change the geopolitical map.
Therefore, Western leaders are now suddenly announcing that it is necessary to stop hostilities and for the sake of peace #Ukraine has to give up part of its territory which is currently under Russia's control.
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I want #Germany and #France to take a good look at their policies of ignoring a problem and allowing it to get worse. Millions will die of starvation because they have ignored: 1. Russian occupation of #Moldova (#Transnistria), 2. #Belarus turning into a Russian slave (1/3)
3. #Rusia's annexation of #Crimea and 4. Russia stealing grains and destroying agricultural facilities in the temporarily occupied territories of #Ukraine and beyond. I know that doing business with Russia was important, but (2/3)
preventing millions of people dying or suffering from starvation would also be somewhat important. And let's look at the facts: #Germany has a population of 83 mln & #France 67 mln. Total: 150 mln. People at risk of starvation: 300 mln. It's not fair! It's undeserved! (3/3)
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#MaiaSandu, presidente della #Moldova, intervenendo alla plenaria dell'Europarlamento ha chiesto il ritiro delle truppe russe dalla #Transnistria.
Il suo è stato un discorso molto importante: ecco i passaggi cruciali.👇
Rivolgendosi alla presidente #Metsola, #MaiaSandu ha detto che la #Moldova in 🇪🇺 si sente "in famiglia". Poi ha ringraziato per il sostegno "fondamentale per mantenere la Moldova sul suo cammino democratico e sorreggere le aspirazioni del nostro popolo a vivere in pace".
#MaiaSandu ha usato parole dure nei confronti della #Russia, sostenendo che la guerra contro l'#Ucraina "ci fa tornare indietro di un secolo nella storia".
Ha anche raccontato di aver sentito dal suo ufficio, la mattina del 24 febbraio, le bombe che colpivano #Odesa.
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NEW | #Russian forces did not make any significant advances anywhere in #Ukraine on May 11, and Ukrainian forces took further ground northeast of #Kharkiv. Read today’s update from CTP and @TheStudyofWar:…
The #Ukrainian counteroffensive north of #Kharkiv City has forced #Russian troops onto the defensive and has successfully alleviated artillery pressure on Kharkiv City.
#Russian forces continued efforts to encircle #Ukrainian positions in the #Severodonetsk-#Rubizhne-#Lysychansk area but did not make any confirmed advances.
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About #Transnistria, #Moldova, #Nato and #Russia. A small🧵

But lets start with Georgia first!

During NATO's 2008 Bucharest summit in Bucharest, United States and Poland called for Georgia to be allowed to join the Membership Action Plan (MAP). A roadmap was set. (1/N)
The issue with accession articles and preambles is that implicitly no country without full control of its borders can join the alliance.

Let it sink.

Neither Georgia, Ukraine nor Moldova can join NATO without solving their territorial issues.

Internal conflicts matter. (2/N)
In Georgia it is #Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
In Ukraine it is #Crimea, #Donbas and #Lugansk regions.
In #Moldova it is #Transnitria.

Note that Russia has been for years working hard on their border issues.

Escalation in new member conflict zone would trigger art5. (3/10)
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Happening now: Senate Armed Services Committee Worldwide Threats hearing...

Testimony from @ODNIgov Dir Avril Haines & @DefenseIntel Dir Lt Gen Scott Berrier
SASC Chairman @SenJackReed on US intelligence sharing in #Russia-#Ukraine war:

"Intelligence officials are understandably cautious about revealing hard-won insights on adversaries, but this strategy has proven highly effective..."
"...This is a great example of competing effectively in the information domain, and I hope we will continue to make use of this kind of creative tradecraft" per @SenJackReed
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A 🧵 on the upcoming May 9 Victory Day
There seems to be a widely held sense that one way or the other, the Ukraine war will enter a new phase starting May 9, the anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in WW II.
2/10 Rumors and speculation abound, nobody is quite sure what the next phase of the conflict will look like. The only certainty is that May 9 will create not only an opportunity, but even a requirement for Putin to make dramatic announcements about the war.
3/10 There two common notions about which way Putin will go.
1), Putin needs to announce a big victory and present operational successes to the 🇷🇺 public. The problem is failure to take Kyiv & northern 🇺🇦 and is now stalled in Donbass.
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Megalopolis x #Russia: Total War by Pepe Escobar…

After careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.

Operation Z is the first salvo of a titanic struggle: three decades after the fall of the USSR, and 77 years after the end of WWII, after careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.
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Story of thwarted UAV attack on Transnistria looks strange. From media reporting seems that target was Grigoriopol Transmitter which was already severely damaged week ago. 1/3…
Drone itself is DIY cheap Aliexpress style frame. Judging from photos total weight was at least 12kg. Batteries on photos would give around 20 min flight (depends on wind). Target is approx. 4 km from the border. That’s a very close call for an operator. 2/3
There was dropping mechanism implemented suggesting that drone was not suicide UAV (8 km flight with this setup is a challenge). Also payload looks very homemade rather than military grade.
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Two Russian Raptor patrol boats were hit by Ukrainian TB-2 drones in the Black Sea yesterday morning, Ukrainian MoD says
Deleted tweet on #US delivery of >additional< 5000 Javelin anti-tank missiles to #Ukraine. The statement was incorrect. The Pentagon said that #Ukraine has >so far< received 5000 Javelin anti-tank missiles from the US.
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Last time #Transnistria made to the headlines was when Sheriff Tiraspol defeated Real Madrid. This time around it is not #championsleague which catapults Transnistria in, but geopolitics. Let me weigh in as the news about imminent escalation of the conflict multiply. 1/38
For years Russia used Transnistria as a multipurpose vehicle against Moldova. 1st, building image of more viable and prosperous entity than MD proper. In the past it was not rare to hear on the right bank talk abt cheap household heating & higher pensions in Transnistria. 2/38
Transnistria was also supposed to be an example - the closer one sticks to Russia, the better one lives. Over the last years, “Transnistrian model” lost the lustre. Chisinau report since 2017 increasing number of ppl from Transnistria applying for pension in Moldova proper. 3/38
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Thread of Threads
List of the threads where I track recent incidents relating to the #russianaggression against the free world.
I try to connect events that seem related to each other.
🧵Sabotage in #Russia since April 21st:
A very large number of "accidents" in russia lately. 27 listed sofar. Many strategically important.
*missile research/production
*Power production
*Enlisting of soldiers
*Energy production
Events in #Transnistria #Moldova also related to russian threat against #Odessa since April 21st. #snakeisland is of strategic importance in the area.
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Nell'intervista concessa da Sergej #Lavrov a #ZonaBianca, il passaggio più importante a livello geopolitico è quello in cui il ministro degli Esteri di Mosca ha ammesso la sorpresa provata al Cremlino dinanzi
all'atteggiamento dell'Italia dall'inizio della guerra. Roma, ha detto, "è in prima fila tra coloro che adottano e promuovono le sanzioni anti-russe: per noi è stata una sorpresa".
Ammissione non casuale da parte di un esperto diplomatico come #Lavrov, segno inequivocabile
che indietro non si tornerà. Non con questo governo. Ma soprattutto: medaglia al valore di Mario #Draghi, capace nel giro di un anno di invertire il destino all'apparenza segnato di una piccola potenza come quella italica, vigoroso nell'atto di schierare lo Stivale dal
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1. Since last week, there have been a number of signs that #Russia may be planning to invade #Moldova.

In the last few days, there have been several likely false flag attacks in #Transnistria, events that have been amplified massively by a simultaneous influence campaign.
2. To track this, we analysed 169,000 posts shared across pro-war, #Kremlin-aligned communities on Telegram last week.

We sifted through this data for any mentions of #Transnistria, #Moldova, and #Tiraspol.

Here’s what it looks like.
3. The main claims are strikingly similar to those that emerged in the run-up to #Russia’s invasion of #Ukraine in February.

They revolve around pre-emptive justifications for war based on #Transnistria|n ‘insecurity’ and talk of #Ukraine’s ‘looming threat.’
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Thread: 2 May 2022: Day 68 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Poland has become the first guarantor state to announce publicly it will not be party to a peace agreement with #Russia that involves the surrender of parts of #Ukraine's territory
Nikita Gorban, 31, a lab assistant at a hospital in Kiev, was kidnapped by #Russia's troops, taken 300 miles east to Kursk, where he was repeatedly tortured and beaten, until he was freed in a prisoner exchange. He is now recovering in Zaporizhzhia.…
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Secondo l'Institute for the Study of War, le forze 🇷🇺nella giornata di ieri hanno registrato progressi limitati a ovest di #Severodonetsk, ma restano in stallo a sud di #Izyum.
Le posizioni di difesa 🇺🇦 Image
nella fascia orientale restano forti, e i contrattacchi nell'area di #Kharkiv impegnano i russi, costretti a spostare le loro forze da #Izyum per difendere i territori conquistati.
Secondo l'istituto 🇺🇸, i russi probabilmente lasceranno una forza residua a #Mariupol, a Image
presidio della #Azovstal, per prevenire azioni partigiane.
Sempre grande attenzione a quanto accade in #Transnistria. L'intelligence 🇺🇦 continua a parlare di attacchi russi "false flag" studiati allo scopo di attirare la regione separatista in guerra. L'obiettivo potrebbe Image
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Let's get interactive! Look through this 🧵 - each comment is a question. Like the one you're the most interested in, and tomorrow I will answer top-3 liked questions.
1. How many russians must die for them to retreat? When will the war end?
2. Is there a chance that putin will use nuclear weapons?
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🎥🛑Imágenes de las consecuencias del ataque en la planta de defensa "Artem" en #Kiev

🔻Esta planta producía misiles antitanques, antibuques y de aviación entre otros.
1️⃣ 🛑#Ucrania ha acumulado 2.000 soldados a lo largo de la frontera con #Transnistria para invadirla con ayuda de la #OTAN en respuesta a los fracasos de sus tropas en el #Donbass Image
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 65) - Comenzamos nuestro #hilo 🧵 diario sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania con este vídeo bastante espectacular en el que podemos ver a los 🚁 helicópteros rusos 🇷🇺 lanzando sus cohetes 🚀 en primera persona.

🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 65) - Vídeo del ataque ayer sobre #Kiev mientras se producía la visita del secretario general de la #ONU, Antonio #Guterres.
🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 65) - En el siguiente vídeo, rodado en #Kupiansk, por donde pasan buena parte de los suministros rusos hacia #Izyum, #Oskil y demás, podemos ver un vehículo de ingenieros BREM-1, un TOM GAZ-3344-20 Aleut, un obús ATP 2S3 «Akátsiya» y varios camiones.
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Update #Ukraine .
Heute soll es um zwei größere Themen gehen.
1: Die Lage rund um #Transnistrien :
- ukr. Vertreter drohen mit einer Intervention,
- Einberufung von Reservisten,
- Raketenangriffe auf Brücken.
2: Russischer Gaslieferstopp nach Polen und Bulgarien.
Die Lage rund um die selbst erklärte Republik #Transnistrien bleibt weiterhin extrem angespannt.
Zur Erinnerung:
Anfang der Woche ereigneten sich dort gleich mehrere Anschläge:
- auf das Ministerium für Staatssicherheit,
- Radioantennen,
- Militärbasis.
Später ist auch ein Video von Überwachsungskameras aufgetaucht, wie sich der Anschlag auf das Ministerium für Staatssicherheit ereignete.
Wie auch vermutet, wurde das Gebäude mit Granatenwerfern beschossen.
Hier einige Screenshots.
Das Video findet ihr bei mir auf Telegram
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Thread: 28 April 2022: Day 64 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Britain is getting the messaging right on this: an acknowledgement of the reality that there is a task in front of us, but a refusal to even hint at recognising #Russia's annexation of Crimea or any other part of #Ukraine
#Russia managing to forge a nation in #Ukraine, revitalise a West that had seemed in terminal decline, and eliminate its own levers soft/economic influence in a war meant to do exactly the opposite is quite something to watch
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Good morning! ☕️

Today's thread on #Ukraine 🇺🇦 / #Russia 🇷🇺

Russian air defence was active over #Belgorod once again last night
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#Moldova - Today the Moldovan President Maia Sandu acknowledged that the #Moldovan military was not combat ready. She said, ""For 30 years, the Moldovan army has been left without equipment, without military equipment and combat-ready means. Now we are aware of the consequences,"
The #Moldovan military is one of the smallest in the region with only 6,000 active soldiers and 58,000 reservists. The Armed Forces of #Moldova had an annual budget of $43 Million or just 0.37% of GDP in 2020. Unlike #Ukraine, whose military budget $5.94 billion or 4% of GDP.
In addition, #Moldova has a strict neutrality clause in its constitution that does not allow the deployment of armed forces of other states on its territory. This means any sort of defensive alliance would be unconstitutional. Because of this, Moldova has no plans to join #NATO.
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Today, the Republic of #Moldova marks National Flag day, which commorates the day the Soviet era flag was replaced by the traditional tricolour.
A thread on how the adoption of the new flag was received in #Transnistria 👇
The passing of the tricolour was a contentious issue at the time. In the cities of Tiraspol, Bender, and Rîbnița the flag was labelled a "fascist symbol" due to its similarities with the Romanian flag
The City authorities in Tiraspol, Bender, and Rîbnița moved quickly to outlaw it 👇
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