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🧵I’m in #Warsaw for @Defence24Day—an important platform for security and defense professionals, organized by @Defence24pl. Each time I visit the Eastern flank (Finland, the Baltics, Poland, etc.) it’s clear that gov’ts here recognize the urgency of the threat from Russia. 1/7
As I travel West, away from @NATO’s frontier, security optics changes. In Berlin the conversation tends to refocus on economic & humanitarian questions, and defaults to the normative aspect of RUS invasion, i.e., violating the principle that borders can’t be changed by force.2/7
In Paris geopolitics reasserts itself, but with a Southern azimuth, pointing to Med and Africa. As in Berlin, economic, humanitarians and normative issues provide the context for the conversation, with a clear undertone that we need to get to a negotiated solution in #Ukraine.3/7
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29.04.1943 | A small Dutch-speaking community in Orange City, Iowa (USA), published #OTD a detailed article in their newspaper, De Volksvriend, just 10 days after the outbreak of the #Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943: "The Extermination of the Jews in Poland". Thread👇🏼/1 Image
Despite being over 7,800 km away from Poland, this article, titled "The Extermination of the Jews in Poland," exposed the atrocities committed by Hitler and the SS. Read the shocking account of the Lublin evacuations, the formation of ghettos, and the Aktion Reinhard camps. /2 Image
Read the full article in English translation as a thread or download the NL/EN text:
#Shoah #Holocaust 👇🏼/3 Image
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#Ukraine: Today's updates from #UkraineWar: 1. While frontlines remain fluid around #Kreminna UA has retaken new ground in the forests S of the city & repelled attacks both here & S of #Spirne, #Donetsk region. Captured RU T-72B3 tank: #tweet100
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#Ukraine: 2. RU forces claim to have captured train station #Bakhmut-1 & taken NE of the city admin area. 200 RU troops reported to have surrendered in last week though & UA forces still fighting hard. #tweet100 (Map: @ChuckPfarrer) Image
#Ukraine: 3. Igor Girkin, RU war criminal, does not rate RU's chances of taking anything. Time lapse does not show much of a #Bakhmut RU advance in last month, 9 months after they started. UA fighters have lucky escape. #tweet100 Image
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#Russia #Decoupled

❝ Since the United States has a budget deficit, and no one is eager to buy their debt notes, the Americans have to sacrifice even their allies in order to delay their end a little longer. ❞

#OPEC #SaudiArabia

❝ Maybe the Arabs also know something if they refuse Biden oil, plan to switch to the yuan, ask to join BRICS and look closely at [Russian] weapons? ❞

#WARSAW #Georgia

❝ Smart people understand everything and try to jump out in advance. Would Erdogan or Lukashenko behave like this if they didn’t know something? ❞

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Day 362 of #Russia's illegal war in #Ukraine, so almost a year.

But many of the problems the free world face now is because of inaction almost a decade ago.
A bigger anniversary is today it's exactly 9 years since #Russia invaded #Crimea. Putin even gave medals showing the date Image
And, before we go any further, here's the link to Sunday's thread, in case you need to catch up:


More and more support for #Ukraine.
Today a delegation from #Israel's parliament has arrived in #Kyiv:

#StopRussia #SaveUkraine
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Thousands of people gather in #Warsaw city center for an Independence Day march organized by nationalist groups.

Participants at one point burned a pride flag during the march in #Warsaw two days ago.

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#UnitedNations issues public guidance for Monday:
#UN General Assembly Emergency Special Session re: #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine at 10a Eastern

#Putin #Zelensky Image
US State Dept issues readout of Sec State #AntonyBlinken's meeting today in #PhnomPenh, #Cambodia, with #Ukraine's foreign minister, Dmytro #Kuleba.

#Russia Image
WH issues stmt from US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan re: #Russia's new missile strikes in #Ukraine:

"The [US] & our allies and partners will continue to provide Ukraine w/ what it needs to defend itself. ... We will stand w/ Ukraine for as long as it takes." Image
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The Saxon Palace was one of the most distinctive buildings in prewar #Warsaw. It was destroyed by Germans in #WWII.
A 🧵:

#PolishHistory #Poland #ReparationsForPoland #BeLikePoland #unredeemed #ReparationsNow #PałacSaski

The Palace, erected as a result of the expansion of the 17th-century palace of Jan Andrzej Morsztyn (a leading poet of the Polish Baroque), was rebuilt many times in the following centuries. During the Second Polish Republic, it was the seat of the General Staff of the 🇵🇱 Army.
After the destruction of the Palace by 🇩🇪, the only trace of it that remained was a fragment of the 3 central arcades with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier–a symbolic grave commemorating the nameless soldiers who died in the defense of 🇵🇱”
#PolishHistory #WW2 #ReparationsForPoland
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I had an interesting conversation on #Polish-#Hungarian relations yesterday under #ChathamHouse rule. I would like to share my key conclusion without further details. It will be highly disturbing from a #Polish perspective, but may contribute to a reflection process.
#Polish foreign & security policy talks from an intellectual and moral high ground to previously more #Russia-friendly partners, especially #Germany, because PL & the Baltic states correctly predicted Russia's aggressive behaviour,
while #German & other Western European stakeholders were reluctant to give credit for their correct analysis. As disturbing this lessoning behaviour might be from a German perspective, history demonstrated that #Poland & Baltics have a better understanding of #Russia ...
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Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnyk, who is leaving his post, called on the city authorities of Berlin to reconsider their decision regarding the exhibition of Russian military equipment destroyed in the war in #UKRAINE, the Tagesspiegel newspaper reported. /1
The authorities rejected the application of two museum operators who were ready to organize an exhibition in front of the Russian Embassy in the center of #Berlin.
💬 "Destroyed Russian military equipment at the exhibition would allow people in Germany to experience with their own eyes a brutal war of destruction," Melnyk told the publication. According to him "Ukrainians are shocked that the authorities of the Mitte district rejected the/3
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Starting a new Rus - Ukr thread

Last one ended here
No major movements on the map since my last update.
The only notable news is the reported entrance of Rus forces in Vovcherovka, 7 - 8 km south of #Lisichansk
The photos are reportedly from there but it's not known currently whether it's cleared completely ImageImageImageImage
Another interesting detail is that 2 small settlements Sinetski & Pavlograd (just across the river from #Lisichansk) are in the gray zone on the map.
The Rus probably haven't entered them likely due to being exposed to Ukr fire from the other bank Image
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Thread: Appearances with right-wing populists and on TV: ex-#Frontex head Fabrice #Leggeri is causing trouble in the EU border protection agency. He even sneaked back into his old office for a video conference. Frontex threatens ex-director Leggeri with legal consequences. 1/x Image
2/x Actually, #Frontex thought it was rid of Fabrice Leggeri. At the end of April, the Frenchman was pressured to resign from his post as head of Frontex because he had covered up the #Greek refugee #pushbacks in the #Aegean.
3/x His contract was terminated and he was to vacate the office at the agency's headquarters in #Warsaw. But Fabrice Leggeri apparently can't quite let go. While the leadership of the #EU border management agency met last week in #Paris for a supervisory board meeting,
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Kremlin #propaganda continues its all-encompassing #disinformation campaign against Poland embedded in the context of the Russian #WARINUKRAINE. Recently, the #RU regime has exploited the issues it believes to have the biggest potential to pit the Poles against Ukrainians.
Examples of the anti-Polish narratives pushed by Russia:

- #refugees from Ukraine are freeloaders
- the Poles use Ukrainians as cheap workforce
- the Poles steal the money allocated for the refugees
- Poland wants to seize the western part of Ukraine
- #Warsaw uses #Kyiv as a tool of its own political agenda
- the Poles have forgotten about the horrors of the Volhynia Massacre
- Ukrainian intelligence services recruit their agents among the Poles
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Long THREAD on the potential #Hungarian #veto of the #SixthSanctionPackage @gmfus
As I highlighted in this previous piece of mine, it is not a surprise that #Orbán is tying the question of #RussiaSanctions to the #RuleOfLaw conditionality regulation ...…
and the suspended #RecoveryFunds.
#Orbán just repeats his strategy he pursued with success in case of the 2020 EU budget blockade.
He is aware of the fact that due to his rampage in EU politics he has lost nearly all of his persuasive and negotiation power,
hence he has to operate with coercion. This is not the first time #Hungary is taking EU decision making as hostage, and not even the last one if #Orbán once again is allowed to succeed with his #blackmailing.
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Operational situation on the diplomatic front as of 19:00 on April 19.


#StopRussia #StandwithUkraine #StopPutin #Ukraine
Support of the world.

🔺 Following a conversation with President Zelenskyy, the Prime Minister of the #Netherlands announced that his country would provide additional military assistance to Ukraine;
🔺 The US is considering identifying Russia as a sponsor of terrorism;
🔺 The Allies held a video conference to discuss Ukraine's assistance in countering Russian aggression. As a result, the US and #Canada announced the provision of additional defense capacities to our country;
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Today in #Warsaw I had the honor of meeting @GreenRoadsFund, a Ukrainian civilian-led supply chain network personally delivering aid to towns where big orgs won’t go. They are as local & knowledgeable as it gets. If you want to donate somewhere, do it here ImageImageImageImage
Saw first hand their logistics capacity, insight on what is needed where, accountability & efficiency based on their own local contacts. We carried those bags ($700 worth of med supplies) from Romania to Poland & I know they will get it across the border into the right hands 🇺🇦🙏🏻
Thank you @diddabee & @shelbyjmag for the connection 💛💙
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⚡️Highlights from Biden's #Warsaw speech

📌 The West needs to prepare for the long struggle ahead between democracy and autocracy.

📌 The #Russians are cut off from the modern world. You were a country of the 21st century. Now you are a country of the 19th century.
📌 The #Russian oligarchs are the architects of this war. We took everything from them.

📌 The Russians are not our enemies. Putin should not stay in power.

📌 #Europe must free itself from Russian energy carriers, the United States is ready to help in this.
📌#Ukrainians have been fighting for their freedom for many centuries.

📌Putin has set himself a goal that he will not achieve.

📌 #US troops are in #Europe not to engage in hostilities with the armed forces of the Russian Federation.
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🛑🛑🛑#Putin regime terrorists burning documents in their embassy in #Warsaw , #Poland. Same thing happens in #Kyiv the night before the invasion began.
#Ukraine #Russia
‼️Many speculate that this hints to the fact of an imminent attack of the #Lukashenko regime in #Belarus on #Ukraine , or any action that will cause Warsaw to expel all the #Putin regime terrorists from its territory
Picture from social media
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"US commitment to [NATO] Article 5 is iron-clad," says @VP Kamala Harris now speaking live from Poland alongside @AndrzejDuda. Desperately hoping that US intelligence hasn't picked up that there are already Russian plans to invade other countries. #Ukraine #Kyiv #Warsaw
When asked about air defences and airpower, especially regarding the Polish offer to supply Ukraine, @VP Harris lists all that the US has done to date, but doesn't answer that question. It's being asked again, but she evades it a second time. #Kyiv #Warsaw #Poland
Ukraine can reach out to anyone as well as NATO for assistance, @AndrzejDuda says, but also doesn't really answer the question. Instead says that NATO is responsible for the security of its members. "We don't want to endanger NATO," he says. Now speaking about the plane proposal.
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🔴 What's the latest on the #WarInUkraine 🇺🇦?

➖ Foreign ministers from #Russia & #Ukraine to meet in Turkey Thursday
➖ Russia carried out air strike on children’s hospital in #Mariupol during ceasefire

Follow our #live for more…
🇷🇺 Foreign Minister #Lavrov & 🇺🇦 Foreign Minister #Kuleba met in Turkey Thursday in the first high-level meeting between the sides.

Kuleba said that he came in to arrange a humanitarian corridor, but Lavrov could not commit himself.
"No progress" was made on a ceasefire, he said
🇺🇦Here's what Ukrainian's Foreign Minister Dmytro #Kuleba had to say to the press after his meeting with Russia's Sergei #Lavrov on Thursday.

For more coverage on the meeting between #Lavrov and #Kuleba, visit our #liveblog
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🔴 What's the latest on #Russias's 🇷🇺 invasion of #Ukraine 🇺🇦?

➖ 🇺🇦 will evacuate civilians through six "humanitarian corridors" Wednesday
➖ 🇺🇦🇷🇺 will stop firing in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv and Mariupol from 9 am

Follow our #live for more ⤵️…
What does it mean to fight in a city that the #Russians 🇷🇺 consider strategic?

"It's okay. I'll get over it," says one of the wounded soldiers. ⤵️
#Poland says they are ready to transfer their fleet of #fighterjets 🛩️ to a #US airbase in #Germany.

But, providing #Ukraine 🇺🇦 with war planes poses serious risks and #NATO does not want direct conflict with #Moscow 🇷🇺 ⤵️
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It’s a good idea to provide Ukraine 🇺🇦 with #MiG-29 fighters - they will limit Russia 🇷🇺 bombing innocent civilians.

The decision should not be made in #Warsaw alone - the responsibility lies with #NATO as a whole.

What would it take to get Ukraine those #MIGs? Short 🧵
Supplying Ukraine with #Mig29 will likely be seen by Russia as a significant step up in military help for Ukraine. Russia threatened unspecified retaliation. No one NATO country should be put under pressure to do it alone.
It shouldn't be matter for only bilateral 🇵🇱🇺🇸 conv.
In order to do it well, we need to do it together - as #NATO. All Allies should be heard, and all Allies should stand behind this decision.
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"The @KyivIndependent recently did a spotlight on many different charities across #Ukraine."

▪Charities that help the war effort, children, elderly, animals... for blood donation and more.

All are linked in post. Please RT.

#UkraineWar #UkraineInvasion…
This list was published by Forbes Magazine

10 Ways To Help The People Of Ukraine Right Now via @Forbes…
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NEW: #Britain sending another 1,000 troops to #Poland "to support a humanitarian response in the region should it be needed" per UK gvt

PM @BorisJohnson also traveling to #Brussels, #Warsaw for discussions w/@NATO SecGen @jensstoltenberg & Polish leaders

re #Russia-#Ukraine
MORE: #Britain foreign secretary & defense secretary in #Moscow Wednesday, Thursday for talks w/#Russia|n officials

"They will stress the only way forward is for Russia to cease its aggressive campaign of hybrid warfare and engage in meaningful talks" per UK statement
MORE: "What we need to see is real diplomacy, not coercive diplomacy" per #Britain PM @BorisJohnson in statement

re #Russia-#Ukraine
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