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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia Vs #Ucrania - Día 474 - Iniciamos #hilo sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania.

🟥 1) Las #AFU perdieron hace 4 días -y en una sola acción-, el 50% de los vehículos de limpieza de minas Leopard 2R donados por #Finlandia, además de varios carros y blindados más.

🟥 #RETWEET 🙏 Image
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia Vs #Ucrania - Día 474 - 2) La acción se produjo durante los intentos de abrirse paso hacia #Robotyne, en la región de #Zaporiyia, zona en la que las #FU han acumulado más pérdidas desde el inicio de las acciones ofensivas.

🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia Vs #Ucrania - Día 474 - 3) Aunque hay quien duda de la autenticidad de las imágenes, varios de los vehículos que se aprecian al fondo ya habían sido contados como bajas en los días previos, de ahí que se puedan datar.

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#Wagner Group financier Yevgeny #Prigozhin is continuing efforts to exacerbate the divide between the #WagnerGroup and the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD). 🧵⬇️
2/ #Prigozhin’s press service published a video on June 4 showing a #Wagner fighter interrogating a Russian soldier who identified himself as Lieutenant Colonel Roman Venevitin of the 72nd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade (3rd Army Corps).
3/ Venevitin admitted on camera that he ordered his unit to fire on a #Wagner vehicle while intoxicated due to his own “personal animosity” towards Wagner and appeared to have sustained facial injuries during the time of his capture by Wagner.
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Hello again. A new week begins and Day 467 of Europe's war.

All the important stuff from #Russia's illegal war and #Ukraine's defence is here in one place, as always!
Updates throughout the day, each day.

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Sunday's thread was a bit crazy and very long!

#Russia army was in the novel position of having prisoners of war taken by three different factions!

Mass brawls in Russia & a very sad story about dolphins.

Yep all those stories and more. Catch up here⬇️
#Russia's losses a little more stable today but troop deaths pass 210,000.

Also, it's not clear if these estimates from #Ukraine include Kremlin losses to Russian rebel units and #Wagner 😜🤣 Image
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#Wagner Group financier Yevgeny #Prigozhin claimed on June 4 that Ukrainian forces may have regained positions in SW #Bakhmut, supporting repeated Ukrainian reports that Ukrainian forces maintain positions on the southwestern outskirts of the city. ImageImage
2/ #Prigozhin claimed that some unspecified reports suggest that #Ukrainian forces established observation posts in the southwestern outskirts of #Bakhmut and recommended that the #Russian forces in the city take action if these reports are true.
3/ Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar and other Ukrainian officials have continuously reported that Ukrainian forces maintain positions in the southwestern outskirts of #Bakhmut since May 20, when #Prigozhin claimed that #Wagner forces seized the entirety of the city.
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#Donetsk Axis: #Bakhmut

Regular #Russian forces have likely largely relieved #WagnerGroup forces in Bakhmut amid a low offensive tempo in the area as of June 3.

#Prigozhin claimed on June 2 that 99 percent of his #Wagner units have left Bakhmut. ImageImageImage
2/ The UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) reported that degraded Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) elements, including those of the 76th VDV Division, 106th VDV Division, and two unspecified brigades have deployed to the #Bakhmut area and are increasing their role in the area. Image
3/ A #Russian milblogger claimed that Russian and #Ukrainian forces are conducting positional engagements on the northern and southern flanks of #Bakhmut. Image
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#Prigozhin also seized on general Russian discontent with security on the #Belgorod Oblast border to threaten that #WagnerGroup forces may operate in Russian territory without approval from the Russian military command. 🧵
2/ #Prigozhin claimed that #Wagner will not wait for an invitation or permission from the MoD to defend #Belgorod Oblast if the MoD does not curb security threats to the region.
3/ #Prigozhin justified his threat of insubordination by claiming that #Wagner aims to protect the Russian people, implying that Wagner will assume the role of border defender that the MoD should already occupy.
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#Prigozhin likely escalated his feud w/ the Russian MoD to draw criticism back to the Russian military leadership, downplay his ongoing conflict w/ Chechen officials, & retain his initiative in the Russian info space following the capture of #Bakhmut. 🧵⬇️
2/ #Prigozhin alleged on June 2 that representatives of the MoD placed anti-tank mines and other explosive devices along routes that #Wagner forces were using to withdraw from #Bakhmut.
3/ #Prigozhin asserted that these charges were placed in rear areas with no Ukrainian activity and that the MoD likely meant for #Wagner forces to detonate the explosives in order to give Wagner a “public flogging.”
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NEW: #Ukrainian officials continue to signal that Ukrainian forces are prepared to start counteroffensive operations.

#Wagner Group financier Yevgeny #Prigozhin escalated his feud with the #Russian Ministry of Defense.

More in our latest on #Ukraine: ImageImageImageImage
2/ Ukrainian President Volodymyr #Zelensky stated in a June 3 interview with the @WSJ that Ukraine is ready to launch a counteroffensive. Zelensky stated that #Ukraine “would like to have certain things, but … can’t wait for months” to start #counteroffensive operations.
3/ Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar stated on June 3 that “military plans love silence” and that she will “discuss something else” in the meantime...
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1. Ukraine continues preparing for the offensive by attacking Russian oil facilities in #Krasnodar and military facilities in southern occupied areas.
For several days #Ukraine has attacked #Russianoilfacilities inflicting serious damage on one of Russia's largest refineries. Image
2. Ten strikes were conducted in recent days with about half of them successful and Ukraine has hit and reportedly damaged five facilities in the #Krasnodar region.

Ukraine released results of an earlier reported #StormShadow strike on #Yukivka between #Berdyansk & #Mariupol. Image
3. The strike was on Russian forces housed in a resort facility killing 100 Russian military personnel and wounding 40. Past reporting claimed targets of earlier strikes were high-value like pilots, SOF and Marines. ImageImage
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The Kremlin may be attempting to reintroduce Kadyrovites as the main offensive force following the culmination of #Wagner forces and their withdrawal from the frontlines.
2/ ISW had previously assessed that Russian President Vladimir #Putin had been attempting to pressure #Kadyrov into increasing the role of Chechen fighters in combat operations since at least Putin's public meeting with Kadyrov on March 13.
3/ Kadyrov also claimed on May 20 to have met with #Putin in Pyatigorsk, Stavropol Krai, around the time of #Wagner Group’s claimed victory in #Bakhmut.
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Russian Mobilization & Force Generation Updates:

1/ Russian officials are establishing domestic veteran support programs, which likely aim to advertise the perks of military service in #Russia.
2/ The Russian MoD is reportedly continuing to recruit prisoners from regional penitentiaries. An independent RU outlet reported that Russian Penitentiary Service employees opened recruitment points in prisons and are recruiting prisoners who committed less serious crimes.
3/ The #WagnerGroup continues to weaponize social media to facilitate global recruitment campaigns. @POLITICOEurope, citing UK disinformation research group Logically, reported that #Wagner is using Twitter and Facebook to recruit personnel.
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#WagnerGroup financier #Prigozhin claimed that the Russian relief in-place operation in #Bakhmut may continue past his initial June 1 deadline & last until June 5. The tempo of Russian operations around Bakhmut remains notably low.

Other toplines: 🧵⬇️ Image
2/ #Prigozhin appears to have again indirectly undermined Russian President Vladimir #Putin’s authority and regime. Prigozhin may be attacking Putin for failing to give Prigozhin some promised reward for seizing #Bakhmut.
3/ The #WagnerGroup held a reportedly illegal pro-#Wagner rally in #Yekaterinburg, #Russia on May 28 despite the reported banning of the rally by Yekaterinburg authorities.
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#Wagner Group financier Yevgeny #Prigozhin appears to have again indirectly undermined #Russian President Vladimir #Putin’s authority and regime. 1/
Prigozhin responded to a journalist’s question about 🇷🇺 state media banning any discussions re: Wagner forces ... then gave advice to an unnamed official: “If you are starting a war, please have character, will, & steel balls—& only then you will be able to achieve something.” 2/
#Prigozhin implied that accomplishing real achievements would let the official avoid lying about the construction of new buildings, metro stations, and bridges in an effort to look good. 3/
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0/6 Признание Бойца 155 отдельной бригады морской пехоты #RU, которое снял украинский видеоблогер в социальной сети Чат-Рулетка.
Возможно стоит обратить внимание.
#Ukraine #Russia #Wagner #War #UAF #interesting
1/6 Военный РФ говорит что за уклонения от мобилизации им дают срок 10 лет тюрьмы. Что будучи военным и севший в тюрьму в Вагнер не берут. Военный находится в #Rostov область на границы с Украиной ждут приказ о вхождении в Украину
2/6 Русский военный говорит что они особо не верят в масштабное наступление украинской армии. Он признается что он входит в 155 бригаду морской пехоты, которую разбили под #Vugledar и она понесла урон в 70% убитыми. Их сейчас доукомплектовали(скорей всего мобилизованными)
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Here is the seventh thread 🧵 about the strategy of the #RussoUkrainianWar for the early summer. Russia took the control of #Bakhmut while Ukraine is still planning its offensive efforts. #Ukraine #Russia #Soledar #Kreminna #Svatove #Wagner #UkraineWar #Leopard2 #Vuhledar Image
1) You can find all earlier Twitter threads on war in #Ukraine and #Russia's unlawful invasion and more in this interactive map. Please remember that this map is not for showing the exact lines of contacts but to understand strategies.
2) British MoD underlined that, as planned, #Wagner is now withdrawing from the center of #Bakhmut. The defence of the town will be transferred to so-called DNR forces combined with VDV units. This shows that Wagner will not be in defensive efforts.
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Former Russian officer and ardent nationalist Igor #Girkin accused #Wagner Group financier Yevgeny #Prigozhin of planning a coup against the current Russian leadership.
2/ #Girkin openly accused #Prigozhin of planning to conduct a coup amid the upcoming Ukrainian #counteroffensive and of continuously violating Russian censorship laws against the discreditation of the Russian army and military command.
3/ A member of #Girkin’s Angry Patriots Club claimed that the conflict between Russian Defense Minister Sergey #Shoigu and #Prigozhin is developing into a conflict between the Russian military and #Wagner forces but that #Putin is not paying attention.
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#Ukraine : accélération des préparatifs et fébrilité des ripostes, une offensive pour quand ??…
Annoncée par tous ceux qui ne voudraient pas être en retard d’une guerre – j’en fais partie – la grande offensive de l’Ukraine contre les armées russes semble se faire attendre…
Les forces Ukr ont besoin d’au moins 3 mois de capacité de combat pour mener une offensive efficace, capable de déstabiliser le dispositif Ru
-> lancement d’ici fin juin pour disposer du temps nécessaire pour avancer suffisamment avant un ralentissement possible en automne
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Continued successful limited Ukrainian counterattacks on #Bakhmut’s flanks may complicate the Russian relief-in-place operation in Bakhmut. ImageImageImage
2/ Russian milbloggers claimed that Ukrainian forces conducted successful counterattacks near Orikhovo-Vasylivka (11km northwest of #Bakhmut) and Klishchiivka (7km southwest of Bakhmut). ImageImage
3/ A prominent milblogger claimed that Ukrainian counterattacks near Orikhovo-Vasylivka caused elements of the “Veterany” private military company (PMC) to retreat up to a kilometer from their previously held positions in the area.
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NEW: Wagner Group financier Yevgeny #Prigozhin claimed that #Wagner forces continue to hand over positions in #Bakhmut to the Russian Ministry of Defense and withdraw from the city.

Our latest: ImageImageImageImage
2/ Prigozhin claimed on May 26 that the MoD is fulfilling its agreement by actively deploying regular Russian units to Wagner-held positions in Bakhmut city.
3/ Prigozhin claimed that Wagner is conducting an organized withdrawal from Bakhmut and reiterated that the Russian MoD will fully control the city and its surrounding areas by June 1.
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#Donetsk Axis Updates:

1. Russian forces continued limited ground attacks around #Bakhmut as #Wagner Group forces reportedly began their withdrawal from frontline areas of the city on May 25. Image
A Russian milblogger claimed that Russian forces have shifted their focus to the T0504 Chasiv Yar-Bakhmut and O0506 Khromove-Bakhmut highways and remarked that heavy fighting continues on the flanks of #Bakhmut.
The milblogger claimed that Russian forces are now trying to capture #Ivanivske and #Khromove (3km due west of #Bakhmut).
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NEW: Discussions regarding reported Russian losses in #Bakhmut have saturated the pro-war information space & are drowning out any remaining positive informational effect resulting from the city’s capture.

24 May update on #Ukraine w/ @criticalthreats: ImageImageImageImage
2/ The overall Russian information space response to the capture of #Bakhmut has fixated on attributing responsibility for its capture & speculating on the associated costs of the operation, depriving the Russian MoD of the oxygen necessary to positively frame the city’s capture.
3/ #Prigozhin is likely using his heightened profile following the capture of #Bakhmut to intensify his attacks against the Russian military establishment and elites.
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The Battle of #Bakhmut exposed several key flaws in the Russian planning and conduct of operational maneuver. The #Kremlin’s fixation with Bakhmut also shows that #Russia has not learned lessons from the first phases of the war.

Bakhmut Retrospective🧵#2:
2/ The Russian military command continued to pursue a relentless assault on #Bakhmut after the city lost its original operational significance and failed to adjust its military objectives appropriately.
3/ The #Kremlin, evidently, chased after any potential victory to generate informational effects and allowed #Prigozhin to expend a large amount of Russian ammo and thousands of prisoner recruits, & then more professional forces to maintain a battle of no operational significance
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The seizure of #Bakhmut was originally intended to facilitate Russian offensives to encircle large Ukrainian forces in the east and specifically to take the large and fortified city of Slovyansk from multiple directions.

Key takeaways (and maps)🧵⬇️ Image
2/ Russian offensive operations in Severodonetsk and Lysychansk proved extremely costly and slow, forcing the Russian military command to deprioritize the wide encirclement in #Donetsk Oblast in order to complete the seizure of those two cities. Image
3/ #Russia reprioritized the Battle for #Bakhmut in July-August 2022, following the culmination of Russian attacks on the Severodonetsk-Lysychansk line. Wagner began assaults on settlements east and SE of Bakhmut, using Russian-occupied territories as springboards for the attack. Image
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#WagnerGroup financier Yevgeny #Prigozhin claimed that #Wagner forces will withdraw from the entire frontline in #Ukraine after June 1 in order to reconstitute and train for about two months.
2/ Prigozhin claimed on May 21 – one day after he declared victory in Bakhmut City – that Wagner forces will give Russian conventional forces control of Bakhmut on May 25 and completely withdraw from the entire frontline by June 1 to rest and reconstitute over a two-month period.
3/ #Prigozhin also claimed that any reports of Wagner assault operations during that two-month period are fake unless he says otherwise.
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