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The continuing of #Russian offensive operations around #Bakhmut and #Avdiivka, as well as along the #Luhansk and western #Donetsk front lines, is a further indicator that #Putin remains committed to victory in a protracted war. ImageImageImage
It is not a given, nevertheless, that #Putin will continue fighting regardless of cost until the day he dies.

Putin is nevertheless putting no terms for negotiation on the table now other than #Russia’s total success. 2/
The choices before #Ukraine and its Western backers at this time are thus relatively straightforward:

(1) Ukraine can unilaterally cease fighting even as #Russian attacks by ground and air continue, which would lead to disastrous defeat. 3/
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#Putin instead remains focused on achieving his initial war aims through protracted conflict in which he wins either by imposing his will on #Ukraine by force or by breaking #Ukraine’s will following the West’s abandonment of #Kyiv.
Multiple successful #Ukrainian counter-offensives are almost certainly necessary but not sufficient to either persuade #Putin to negotiate on acceptable terms. . . 2/3
. . . or to create military conditions on the ground favorable enough to #Ukraine and the West that continued or renewed #Russian attacks pose acceptable threats to Ukraine or #NATO. 3/3 Image
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#Russian Occupation Update:

#Ukrainian Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov stated on March 25 that Russian occupation authorities and Ukrainian collaborators held a secret meeting wherein they prepared plans to evacuate from #Zaporizhia Oblast. Image
Such preparations are understandable due to pervasive #Russian fear of a pending #Ukrainian counteroffensive in #Zaporizhia Oblast, on which ISW has previously reported. 2/
The reported readiness of occupation authorities to evacuate suggests that occupation authorities may have low confidence in the ability of #Russian forces to stop a #Ukrainian counteroffensive. 3/3 Image
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#Ukrainian and Western officials offered various views of the state of the #Russian offensive in #Bakhmut on March 25, but all are consistent with the assessment that the Russian effort around Bakhmut is likely culminating. ImageImage
#Russian forces may continue to attack #Bakhmut frequently and aggressively even if the offensive has culminated with little to no success, as ISW has previously assessed, as culmination does not mean the absence of fighting. 2/
#Russian attacks in and around #Bakhmut may resume at high levels without generating significant new gains if conventional Russian forces do, in fact, enter the fray. 3/
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As #Russian offensives culminate and Ukraine prepares to launch counter-offensives, #Putin claimed that the West cannot sustain weapons provisions to 🇺🇦 & exaggerated 🇷🇺's potential to mobilize its own defense industrial base (DIB) ... 1/3
... to create the false impression that further #Ukrainian resistance & Western support to 🇺🇦is futile.

#Putin’s comments are an information operation designed to revive the aura of #Soviet-era military industry and massed forces. 2/3
They do not reflect current #Russian realities or the balance of economic power or military industrial capacity between #Russia and the collective West. 3/3…
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@EU_Commission @IntlCrimCourt Children of #Donbass - THE #WAR IS ON! CHILDREN vs THE #NAZIS | 5 months ago…
#SaveOurChildren deNAZIfication - Special Military QperationZ WORLDWIDE
@EU_Commission @IntlCrimCourt cc: @ DaniMayakovski
#Ukraine. Images from the #Azov Battalion children's camp, where children from the age of 8 are #brainwashed into #Nazism and prepared militarily by indoctrinating them into a #hatred of #killing Russians. (2015)
@EU_Commission @IntlCrimCourt Ukrainian children drugged and indoctrinated by the #Nazis into shouting the #Hitler salute of "#SiegHeil" while being laughed at. (2016)
This video was captured from the flash drive of a press reporter from the #AzovBattalion at the #Mariupol base.
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Wagner shelling fortified #Ukrainian positions in #Bakhmut. Video considered very recent.

🎯#Geolocation : 48.603451, 38.004341

Map: Image
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@IntlCrimCourt Broke?! Hobbyist level #Zaporizhzhia #FalseFlag. The cameraman was waiting for explosions that came from #inside the apartments to the #outside. He dared to go and take close-up pictures because he knew that no more #explosives had been #planted.
@IntlCrimCourt @KarimAAKhanKC This is just the appetizer from 'Thread 62'⬇️ mentioned:
#Ukrainian #fascists hold a party at #Kyiv's "BarHot" organized by #cartoonist Anton #Chadsky, eat a cake depicting a #Russian #baby
@IntlCrimCourt @KarimKhanQC
FROM: @amanpour “What is #Russia afraid of? #Democracy expanding,” says #Estonia’s Prime Minister @kajakallas | Mar 14
TO: #NATO #Stoltenberg On Air, Let's Count The [A]s | Mar 14, 2023.
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Poroshenko in Oct 2014, addressing the #Russian speaking population in Donbass:

“Our children will go to schools and kindergartens — their children will sit in basement bomb shelters." 13,000 Russian speaking Ukrainians have been killed by #Ukraine soldiers before Russia……
Want to know who trained those #Ukrainian soldiers killing innocent people in the Donbas? In 2016, Victoria Nuland told Congress that US advisors serve in 12 Ukrainian ministries, US-trained police operate in 18 Ukrainian cities, the US Treasury helped close 60 Ukrainian banks,……
Jen’s Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of #NATO, says NATO has been providing "training and equipment" to Ukraine's military since "the war started in 2014." WAKE UP 💥👏
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The tempo of #Russian operations around #Bakhmut appears to be slowing amid Western reporting that Russian forces may be attempting to launch offensives in other directions. (1/5)
2/ #Russian forces made additional marginal advances in southern #Bakhmut, and Ukrainian forces conducted counterattacks on the southwestern and northwestern outskirts of the city on March 21 and 22.
3/ #Russian forces are currently increasing the tempo of their offensive operations around #Avdiivka aiming to encircle the settlement - possibly at the expense of their operations around #Bakhmut and the stalled offensive around #Vuhledar.
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Work of tactical group “Adam”

Location: If i don’t mistake it’s #Zaporizhzha region

Dеаd Russians including
Looks like it’s near #Bakhmut #Donetsk region location
IIRC it’s known loss , but can mistake 😅 Image
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Results of #Putin and #XiJinping meeting

#Russian President Vladimir Putin felt worse yesterday than the day before. This affected his mood and the outcome of negotiations with #Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
If on Monday #Putin mostly spoke with Xi Jinping, and the Chinese comrade listened, then yesterday there was a substantive conversation. Putin agreed to all, without exception, proposals of the Chinese leader in the economic and financial sectors and...
supported all initiatives in energy generation and energy resources. Everything that Vladimir #Putin agreed to is really beneficial to #China and extremely doubtful in terms of benefits for #Russia.
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#Ukrainian maritime drone (USV) and drone (UAV) attack on #Russian navy at Sevastopol

Treat as unconfirmed, but likely.

Details limited. Video appears to be burning USV caught at harbor floating boom defenses

Even if no ships are sunk, attacks have major impact Still from video of Ukrainian maritime drone at Sevastopol M
Previously seen version of #Ukraine maritime drone.->…

Yet to see whether this one is the same (or indeed a USV, caveats apply at this point) #OSINT
Even when ‘unsuccessful’ in normal terms, they can be hugely important both historically and strategically…
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@PM_ViktorOrban #US planned the #War and the #EnergyCrisis in #Europe | Sep 13
- In what appears to be an exceptional internal leak from the close-to-gov think tank #RAND Co., known among other things to have been behind American strategy for foreign and defense policy.
@PM_ViktorOrban #RAND Co | Jan 25
- There is an urgent need for resources to flow into the national economy, especially the #banking system
Only European countries bound by #EU and #NATO commitments will be able to provide them without significant mil and pol costs for us
@PM_ViktorOrban #Rand Co | Jan 25
- 'The key objective described in the doc is to #divide #EU by placing #UsefulIdiots in political positions in order to stop #Russian #energy supplies from reaching the continent'
- The entire #EU #economy will #collapse.
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US obsessed with idea of dealing strategic blow to Russia, says envoy

The #US has been causing the geography of the #Ukrainian crisis to expand & it turns a blind eye to the corrupt #Kiev regime, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said.
Commenting on a new $350 million package of #US military aid for #Ukraine, he said, “#Washington is obsessed with the idea of inflicting a strategic defeat on our country. With its steps, the [US] administration is only pushing the Ukrainian radicals toward new terrible deeds,”
According to the #Russian envoy, “with each delivery of military equipment, the [#Ukrainian President Vladimir] #Zelensky regime feels more & more impunity. It continues to kill civilians in the #Donbass, #Zaporozhye & #Kherson regions of #Russia with pure cynicism,”
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China warns U.S against ‘adding fuel to fire’ in Ukraine war

It is the #UnitedStates, not #China, that is providing weapons to the #Ukrainian battlefield, a #Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.
#China has always upheld an objective and fair position on the #Ukraine issue. All that China has done is to promote talks for peace,” spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a news briefing in response to a relevant query.
#China always stands on the side of peace and dialogue, and on the right side of history. #China will continue to play a constructive role in the political settlement of the #Ukraine crisis, he said.
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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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Chinese President #Xi Jinping met with Russian President Vladimir #Putin in #Moscow on March 20 and offered a more reserved vision for Russian-Chinese relations than what #Putin was likely seeking. 🧵(1/6)
2/ #Xi and #Putin touted the strength of Chinese-Russian relations in their meeting on March 20, but offered differing interpretations of the scale of future relations in articles they published on March 19.
3/ #Putin published an article in Chinese state media arguing that #Russia & #China are building a partnership for the formation of a multipolar world order in the face of the collective West’s seeking of domination & the US policy of dual containment against China and Russia.
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#Russian forces likely made additional gains in SW and northern #Bakhmut as well as northwest of Bakhmut between Bohdanivka and Khromove as of March 20. 1/5
The #Ukrainian General Staff reported on March 19 that #Russian troops attacked toward Berdychi (10km NW of #Avdiivka), which indicates that Russian forces likely advanced west of Krasnohorivka (9km north of Avdiivka) and captured Stepove (just west of Krasnohorivka). 2/5
#Russian forces are likely increasing the tempo of operations north of #Avdiivka in an effort to set conditions for the encirclement of the settlement and are reportedly employing a greater number of aviation units in the area to support these operations. 3/5
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#Ukrainian Mi-8 Helicopters fires unguided rockets on #Russian positions over the Dnipr River. #Kherson Oblast.

🎯#Geolocation : 47.318031, 33.941515


Near Mykhailivka on the left bank of the Dnipro river.
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#Russian President Vladimir #Putin visited occupied #Mariupol on March 19, likely to project the image of invulnerability and to continue efforts to portray himself as an involved wartime leader.
2/ #Putin also likely meant his visit to be a response to the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant for his involvement in war crimes connected to the deportation of #Ukrainian children, at least 1,000 of whom #Russian officials deported from #Mariupol alone.
3/ #Putin’s visit to #Mariupol likely also aimed to assuage a longstanding and pervasive fear in the nationalist space about a prospective Ukrainian counteroffensive in southern #Ukraine.
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#Ukrainian forces likely conducted a localized counterattack southwest of #Bakhmut amid growing #Russian discussion about a potential Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Bakhmut area.
2/ Geolocated footage published on March 19 indicates that #Ukrainian forces conducted a successful counterattack southwest of Ivanivske (6km west of #Bakhmut) and pushed Russian forces further away from the T0504 highway in the area.
3/ #Ukrainian Eastern Group of Forces Spokesperson Colonel Serhiy Cherevaty reported that #Russian forces conducted 25 attacks in the Bakhmut area on March 19, but Russian forces likely only secured marginal gains.
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Raport z frontu. Dworiczna. W ciągu ostatnich dni RUS powstrzymywali się tutaj z dużymi atakami. Nie próbowali również forować rzeki Osil, ani nacierać w kierunku Kupiańska. Problemem jest dla RUS nie tylko twardy opór UA, ale również fatalny stan ziemi - wszędzie jest błoto. 1/
Kysliwka - bez większych zmian od kilku miesięcy. jedna i druga strona jest w defensywie. 2/
Kuzemiwka - RUS dali sobie już chyba spokój z próbą zdobycia wzgórz znajdujących się na zachód od niej. Od kliku dni, lokalne źródła informują o nadzwyczajnej postawie defensywnej RUS w tym regionie. Reszta odcinka - bez zmian. 3/
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