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Mar 3 5 tweets 2 min read
Intense Russian strike in Kharkov.

Likely a Kalibr cruise missile, since the jet engine appears to go silent upon impact.
Another angle of the latest Russian strike on Kharkov.
Fiery aftermath of the latest Russian strike on Kharkov.
Driving through Kharkov, surveying the damage from Russian air strikes.

The scale of the damage we are witnessing is in tension with Russian claims of "surgical" strikes.

That's the nature of a full invasion. It gets very messy, very fast.
More horrifying footage.

Whole sections of Kharkov leveled.

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Mar 5
The life of another "disloyal" lawmaker is under threat in Ukraine.

Nestor Shufrych was detained on questionable charges by vigilantes and handed over to Ukraine's security services.

Photos of him in custody imply he was threatened with beheading. 🧵 Image
Officially, Mr. Shufrych, a People's Deputy of Ukraine, was arrested for taking photos of a Ukrainian checkpoint.

It is claimed, implausibly, that he was acting as a spy passing information to the Russians. Image
In reality, it's clear that his detention is based on his politics.

That was made obvious in his rough interrogation by Ukraine's successor to the KGB (the SBU).

Here, he's being threatened for public statements in which he called for an end to the war in Donbas.
Read 4 tweets
Mar 4
Canada is now "holding Russia accountable" by detaining a charter flight full of its citizens.

If you wanted to sleepwalk into WW3, this is how you'd do it.
Canada's sanctions only apply to Russian *owned or operated* aircraft.

The Minister of Transportation says this was simply a charter flight carrying Russian nationals.

If that's true, this is kidnapping + air piracy.

Canada needs to *immediately* clarify the legal basis for detaining the charter flight.

What they have said so far is NOT sufficient.

If they have a legitimate justification, tell the world -- before Russia starts detaining Canadians.
Read 4 tweets
Mar 3
SITREP - Day 8: Most analysts think the odds of a ceasefire are increasing in Ukraine.

They have it exactly backwards.

We've actually moved closer to the nightmare scenario where Kiev is simply leveled. 🧵
The Russian military is still in a strategic position to win the war.

They've already surrounded Azov Battalion at Mariupol, and they're on their way to encircling Ukraine's forces in the Donbas.

If this were a strategy game, you'd *really* want to play as Russia.
The fall of Kherson today, a city of 300k people, will mark a turning point in the war.

The Ukrainian forces barely put up any resistance, and the city was spared.

The message to other cities is clear: Fight and be leveled or surrender and be treated kindly.
Read 19 tweets
Mar 3
There are reports on social media of restaurants around the world banning Russians.

This discrimination has no place in a civilized society.

Random civilians should not be blamed for their government's wars.🧵
A restaurant in Greece allegedly bans Russians.
A restaurant in Portugal says "No service for Russians."

The sign says they'll only be served stone soup. "Bon Appétit!"
Read 9 tweets
Mar 2
Ukrainian paramilitaries are abducting and killing officials viewed as insufficiently loyal -- with tacit support of the government.

If this were happening in Putin's Russia, it would be the #1 story in America.

But we stay silent about the murders, because it's our ally.
This is the official post from a senior Ukrainian governed official celebrating the mayor's abduction and extra-judicial killing.

I've redacted the photo of the corpse.

He boasts that there's "one less traitor to Ukraine," thanks to the actions of "unknown patriots."
If you don't believe me, go to Telegram and read the statement yourself using Google Translate.

But be warned, you'll see the photo of the victim.

He appears to have been bound with duct tape at the time he was executed.…
Read 6 tweets
Mar 2
MUST WATCH: American on the ground in Kiev reports rapes, murders, and looting after the government hands out military weapons to criminals.

"The Zelensky regime has gone insane."
For people asking for proof: We've seen video from the ground in Kiev multiple nights with non-stop gunfire.

It was widely assumed at the time those were Russian troops, but it turned out they hadn't entered the city.

This guy's explanation is the logical one: criminal gangs.
We've also seen video of the Ukrainian government handing out rifles to civilians.

And President Zelensky specifically stated that convicted criminals would be *freed from prison* to fight the Russians.

So yes, this guy is biased against Zelensky, but his story 100% checks out.
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