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NEW: #Wagner Group financier Yevgeny #Prigozhin has softened his rhetoric towards the #Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) likely out of fear of completely losing his mercenary force in #Bakhmut.

Latest on #Ukraine w/ @criticalthreats : ImageImageImageImage
2/ #Prigozhin voiced his concerns about a possible Ukrainian counteroffensive in eastern UKR during a 23-minute interview on March 23 in which he claimed that UKR has 200,000 reserves concentrating to attack along the entire eastern frontline, into Belgorod Oblast, & in Bakhmut.
3/ #Prigozhin also claimed that the Ukrainians currently have 80,000 troops in #Bakhmut, Slovyansk, and Kostyantynivka to counterattack Bakhmut – a claim that former Russian officer Igor #Girkin observed was dubious.
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🇫🇷 "Le conflit en #Ukraine doit se comprendre comme une guerre d'entrainement."

Retour sur l'audition de @ThomasGomart (@IFRI_), du 8 mars 2023, sur les enjeux de la prochaine LPM devant la Commission de la défense du @Senat.

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🇫🇷 "Le PR se distingue très clairement de ses 4 prédécesseurs en ayant augmenté la dépense militaire [...]. Pourtant, la #LPM qui se dessine donne l'impression - au mieux - de pouvoir se maintenir au niveau qui était le nôtre précédemment." @ThomasGomart
🇫🇷 Une situation paradoxale qui "rappelle une évidence historique, malheureusement oubliée par les mandatures précédentes : on ne rattrape jamais en quelques années des décennies de désarmement." @ThomasGomart #LPM
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1/ Operational situation update/ #russian_invasion in #Ukraine on March 21, 2023
#RussianArmy is no more giving the tempo of ongoing operations along the front-line. Weak attacks are recorded everywhere except in the #Avdiivka area on small zones outside the city.
2/ As the situation in #Avdiivka is very fluid (i have recorded dozens of attacks/counterattacks last week, to draw the exact FEBA line is not realist, but according to several reports it is likely looking like below to date. Ru are now trying to go with their previous moves,
3/ so going on the direction & led offensive actions in the areas of #Novobakhmutivka, #Krasnohorivka, #Avdiivka itself, #Syeverne, #Pervomayske but despite huge ressources in materials & men were not able to really capitalize anywhere where offensives took place. only small
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Hello again, welcome to a new week, a new thread and Day 390 of #Russia's full invasion of its peaceful neighbour.

Updated throughout the day with only the relevant news from #Ukraine and beyond, this is your one-stop guide for the war in Europe.
If you need a catch up on Sunday, here's the link.

Interestingly a couple of people wrote to say my tweets weren't showing up again in their timeline. Sunday saw the fewest views, likes and retweets I can remember 😥


In a review of the week, #Ukraine's armed forces claim they hit 5 of #Russia's military bases in the occupied territory plus 5 ammunition stores.

The graphic is in Russian but even if you don't understand you can see where the hits were.

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Breve aggiornamento: le nostre fonti a Bakhmut riferiscono che la controffensiva 🇺🇦 potrebbe iniziare leggermente in ritardo rispetto a quanto previsto per via della situazione con il terreno che ancora impedisce le manovre dei mezzi pesanti (vedesi video nel post successivo).1/4
Le operazioni dovrebbero iniziare ad Aprile e potremmo osservare contrattacchi su più direzioni se le forniture di aiuti Occidentali saranno sufficienti (i due fronti papabili per uno sfondamento sono quello sud e quello di Bakhmut).
C'è inoltre da dire che la 🇷🇺 in aggiunta 2/4
Ai preparativi per la coscrizione primaverile sembra stia facendo dei controlli in previsione di un'ulteriore ondata di mobilitazione. L'obbiettivo sarebbe quello di arrivare in estate/autunno con circa 400k uomini in più per rimpinguare le perdite e tentare nuovamente 3/4
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More on #Bakhmut:

The #Ukrainian General Staff specified that Ukrainian forces repelled #Russian assaults in the northern part of #Bakhmut, likely suggesting that Russian forces are concentrating offensive operations on the northern part of the city.
2/ #Russian milbloggers claimed that #Wagner Group fighters captured unspecified industrial facilities in the AZOM complex in northern #Bakhmut and have cleared most of the complex of #Ukrainian forces.
3/ ISW has not observed any visual confirmation that Russian forces have advanced into the territory of the AZOM complex.
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NEW: #Russian forces targeted #Ukraine w/ 16 Shahed-136 drones overnight on March 17.

#Wagner financier Yevgeny #Prigohzin is likely trying to set informational conditions to explain Wagner's culmination around #Bakhmut.

More from our 18 MAR update 🧵👇
2/ #Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova reiterated on March 18 that the #Kremlin has not abandoned its maximalist goals in #Ukraine.
3/ Russian President Vladimir #Putin continued his campaign against anti-war dissent and the misappropriation of military assets within #Russia.
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Eastern #Ukraine: #Donetsk Oblast:

1/ #Russian forces continued offensive operations in and around #Bakhmut on March 17. Geolocated footage published on March 17 indicates that Russian forces secured marginal gains in northern Bakhmut.
2/ The #Ukrainian General Staff reported that Ukrainian forces repelled #Russian assaults near Bakhmut, within 11km northwest NW of #Bakhmut near Orikhovo-Vasylivka and & Hryhorivka, and within 6km southwest SW of Bakhmut near Ivanivske and & Klishchiivka.
3/ #Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) head Denis Pushilin claimed that Russian forces advanced deeper into the AZOM complex in northern #Bakhmut, although ISW has not observed visual confirmation that #Russian forces are operating on the territory of the complex.
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Day 388 of the war. The day after the International Criminal Court indicted Putin with a war crime.

Welcome to Saturday's thread with all the news concerning #Ukraine's defence against #Russia's aggression & invasion.

Updated throughout the day so come back and check regularly!
Well Friday was an historic day as the current President of a permanent member of the UN Security Council was charged with a war crime. It will be the first of many.

To read more about that & all yesterday's news about #Russia's was on #Ukraine, click⬇️

#Russia attacked again last night, sending 16 attack drones to #Ukraine.

Air defence in Ukraine destroyed 11 of the Iranian made Shahid UAVs, which were launched simultaneously from the Sea of Azov and Bryansk.

But there was damage from the others.
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The @TheStudyofWar reported yesterday on a recent discussion in Russian media concerning an alleged "leak" about a Russian Security Council meeting. A thread 🧵…
According to the leak, Nikolai Patrushev informed #Putin of the reasons for the security services to "neutralize" the #Wagner Group.
The ISW states that it has not observed any information suggesting these discussions took place, nor has it captured any speculation in the Russian information space about them.
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🧵#Wagner Group financier Yevgeny #Prigozhin claimed that he received a press question exposing a plot spearheaded by #Russian President Vladimir #Putin & Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai #Patrushev to undermine and “neutralize” the #WagnerGroup.
2/ #Prigozhin’s press service published a claimed request for comment on March 16 from #Russian outlet Nezavisimaya Gazeta asking if Prigozhin was aware of alleged discussions between #Putin and Patrushev regarding the future of the Wagner Group.
3/ The post claims that Patrushev suggested that upon Wagner’s destruction in Ukraine, Prigozhin will try to “unite the former and remaining active Wagner fighters under a far-fetched pretext,” arm them, and "send them to the territory of Russia...
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#Russian forces continued advancing in and around #Bakhmut on March 16. 1/3
Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley noted that while #Russian forces may be making small tactical gains in #Bakhmut, they come at a high manpower and equipment cost. 2/3
The relatively slower pace of Russian attacks on & around #Bakhmut on Mar. 16, coupled with relatively fewer Russian claims on advances in this area, supports ISW’s Mar. 15 assessment that the #Wagner offensive on Bakhmut is likely nearing culmination. 3/3
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This is the start of the daily 🧵for Day 386 of #Russia's war of choice in #Ukraine.

For all Wednesday's news, including US pilots volunteering for Ukraine, assassination plot against an EU figure and an unexplained fire on occupied #Berdyansk, click⬇️

I'll start today with #BakhmutHolds.
No big changes to report. #Wagner troops have advanced right into the centre, but it's constantly changing as the cattle get slaughtered and retreat.

Some #Russia channels claim #Khromove on the west of #Bakhmut is captured but not confirmed.
Speaking of slaughter of Russians, the number of invading soldiers killed in the last 24 hours tops 1,000 again. A large number of #Russia's troops died in an attack at #Nevelske 20km from #Avdiivka

High numbers of tanks + artillery systems too, plus the aircraft I noted y'day.
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Eastern #Ukraine: #Donetsk Oblast

#Russian forces continued advancing in and around #Bakhmut and conducted ground attacks along the #Avdiivka-Donetsk City line.
2/ Geolocated footage posted on March 14 shows #Wagner forces fighting for new positions ~4km NW of #Bakhmut, indicating that Wagner has advanced towards the Bohdanivka-Khromove line.
3/ Geolocated footage posted on March 15 additionally shows that #Russian forces have advanced to new positions in northern #Bakhmut, just east of the AZOM complex.
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The overall #WagnerGroup offensive on #Bakhmut also appears to be nearing culmination. Recent gains north of Bakhmut suggest #Wagner is struggling to complete a close encirclement of the city or gain substantial territory in fights for urban areas. 🧵
2/ Ukrainian military sources have noted a markedly decreased number of attacks in and around #Bakhmut, particularly over the last few days.
3/ #Prigozhin has recently emphasized the toll that a reported lack of ammunition is having on #WagnerGroup’s ability to pursue offensives on #Bakhmut and stated on 15 MAR that due to ammo shortages and heavy fighting, Wagner has had to expand its encirclement of Bakhmut.
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Den Russen 🇷🇺 geht die Luft aus.

Das Offensiv-Potential der RF🇷🇺/Wagner hat den Zenit überschritten & fiel innerhalb der letzen Woche drastisch, schreibt @TheStudyofWar. Das gilt sowohl für die #Kreminna-#Svatove Front, als auch für #Bakhmut & #Vuhledar
RF🇷🇺 verfolgen keine aktiven oder erfolgreichen Offensivoperationen irgendwo mehr im Einsatzgebiet der 🇺🇦. Da sich das Operationstempo entlang kritischer Sektoren der Front verlangsamt, haben die AFU🇺🇦 jetzt wahrscheinlich eine größere Chance, die Initiative zurückzugewinnen —ISW
Auch die 🇷🇺 Offensive auf #Bakhmut scheint sich ihrem Höhepunkt zu nähern. Jüngste Eroberungen nördlich von Bakhmut deuten darauf hin, dass #Wagner Schwierigkeiten hat, eine enge Einkreisung der Stadt abzuschließen oder signifikantes Territorium um städtische Gebiete zu gewinnen.
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The #Italian edition of #Il_Foglio, citing an intelligence report, reports that former #Russian President #Dmitry_Medvedev ordered the #Wagner #PMC to assassinate #Italian Defense Minister #Guido_Crosetto for $15 million.

On March 13, #Guido_Crosetto accused the #Wagner_PMC of
transporting migrants from #Africa, especially from #Libya, in retaliation for supporting #Ukraine #Crosetto called it a "hybrid war" waged by #Russian mercenaries and accused #Russia of wanting to harm some countries, especially #Italy, and of trying to influence
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#Russian forces advanced within #Bakhmut and continued ground attacks in and around the city but have not succeeded in completing a turning movement, envelopment, or encirclement of Bakhmut as of March 14.
2/ Geolocated footage posted on March 13 indicates that #Russian forces have advanced along Sadova Street in southern #Bakhmut.
3/ #Russian milbloggers widely claimed on March 14 that #WagnerGroup fighters captured the “Vostokmash” plant in the northern part of the #AZOM complex in northwestern #Bakhmut and posted images reportedly showing Wagner troops inside “Vostokmash.”
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It's Wednesday, Day 385 of the war, #Ukraine's existential fight for its' existence.

Here's another daily thread documenting #Russia's ongoing invasion, war crimes and all the news, all the time, updated throughout the day.

If you can support my work, see the link in my bio💙💛
There was a lot of important news on Tuesday.
More awful shelling and missiles fired at #Ukraine citizens. An American drone downed by #Russia's air force, a car bomb attack in occupied #Melitopol and a new #Wagner cemetery.

Missed it? Click here:

Firstly reports of explosions in #Sloviansk - probably we will get more details in the morning.

But, while #Bakhmut holds, #Russia is creeping closer to Sloviansk and #Kramatorsk. Confirmed that the invaders have taken the village of #Zaliznyanske, north-west of Bakhmut.
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Welcome to another daily thread for Day 384 of #Russia's illegal war on #Ukraine.
In yesterday's thread we heard that the ICC is planning on bringing two war crimes charges against the Kremlin.

If you want to review anything from Monday, it's all here⬇️
#Russia has now lost over 160,000 soldiers invading #Ukraine according to Kyiv's fugures.

10 tanks, 16 artillery systems (+2 MLRS) and 740 more deaths for Russia are the standout figures in the last 24 hours.

#Russia's continuing supply problems are the focus of the UK update once again today:

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#Russian forces conducted ground attacks across the #Donetsk Obl. front line and made further advances in and around #Bakhmut on March 12 & 13 but have not succeeded in completing a turning movement, envelopment, or encirclement of the city as of March 13.
2/ Russian milbloggers widely circulated claims on March 12 that Wagner fighters began assaults on underground sections of the AZOM complex in northwestern #Bakhmut and strengthened their positions at the complex on March 13.
2/ Several #Russian sources discussed purported Russian attacks and gains in southern #Bakhmut. Russian milbloggers also claimed that the Wagner Group has further advanced towards the T0504 and is conducting positional battles near Ivanivske, Stupochky, and Khromove.
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Breve thread/ Se davvero la brigata #Wagner è dietro gli sbarchi come sostengono i ministri @GuidoCrosetto e @Antonio_Tajani, allora stiamo assistendo a un'offensiva di #guerranonlineare contro l'#Italia senza precedenti e portata avanti su più piani 1/
Le #migrazioni vengono usate come arma di #guerranonlineare per rendere difficile al #governo il controllo del fenomeno e per creare aspro confronto nell'opinione pubblica 2/
Gli attacchi #hacker prendono di mira il nostro Paese in modo sempre più frequente e presto dai siti delle istituzioni si passerà anche a quelli delle aziende chiave 3/
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Nikolai #Patrushev made a short presentation and suggested that at the current pace, there would be nothing left of the #Wagner PMC in a month and a half or two months. The Secretary of the Security Council also shared his assumptions about how #Prigozhin...
would act in this state of affairs and what threats could come from him. Among other things, according to #Patrushev, #Prigozhin may try to unite the former and remaining active #PMCWagner fighters under a far-fetched pretext and use the resources at his disposal to...
organize, arm and send them to #Russian territory in order to seize power in the regions bordering Ukraine with possible advancement inland. The Secretary of the Security Council said that he had already ordered control of the contacts and movements of former PMC fighters.
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📢 L'empire du célèbre Evgueni #Prigojine est devenu tentaculaire. Pour mieux comprendre son organisation, nous rendons publique une cartographie interactive qui est le résultat de plusieurs années de travail.⬇️ 1/5 Image
Celui que l'on surnomme "le cuisinier de Poutine" est connu tant pour le rôle que joue sa milice privée #Wagner en 🇺🇦 ou en Afrique, que pour ses tentatives d'ingérence électorales aux 🇺🇸 ou encore pour les manipulations informationnelles qu'il finance partout dans le monde. 2/5
📚 Il existe désormais des dizaines d’articles et de reportages sur ce sulfureux personnage, si bien qu'il est difficile d’identifier quels sont ses buts, ou encore comment son empire est véritablement organisé. 3/5
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