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Jul 6 42 tweets 40 min read
The 133rd daily thread of #Russia's war on #Ukraine

One of Putin's closest allies confirmed it's not just about #Donbas; the goal remains regime change & to effectively conquer the whole country.

But big damage was inflicted by 🇺🇦 y'day on Donetsk.
Here's the news updated⬇️
Starting with the view from UK's Ministry of Defence Intelligence.

#Sloviansk (and #Kramatorsk) the next big targets for #Russia and losing these would be a huge psychological blow (more than Lysychansk) for #Ukraine

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
However, #Ukraine's Defence staff says they beat off a Russian offensive yesterday.

"the enemy shelled civilian infrastructure in #Siversk + #Hryhorivka. (we) inflicted significant losses on the enemy during his attempted offensive. The occupiers left."
Despite successes on the battlefield in recent days - still problems for #Russia at home.

The largest plant in the Russian Federation for the production of secondary lead, Fregat, has stopped.

Several other businesses are preparing to close or are undergoing renovations.
Is this the start of USA's real assistance for #Ukraine?

This video was published last night, supposedly from #Baltimore.

All signs are it's heading to the battlefield.

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
There's an organised sabotage group inside #Russia as well as #Belarus
Good research by @VelvetBlade

Derailing on Sunday: #Khalilovo station on S. Ural Railway.
Small acts of rail damage at night are encouraged:
low risk
non fatal
many repair staff needed
weapon transit delayed
The #Russia rail sabotage group also take credit for this incident a week ago.

14 freight cars derailed on the famous Trans-Siberia railway, closing the line for a while. 330 workers were needed to clear and fix the line.

#StopRussia #SaveUkraine

Land mines and missile launchers at a huge nuclear power plant in occupied #Ukraine. What could possibly go wrong?

#Russia make Homer Simpson look like a genius!

#Ukraine has no hope of being given the best of NATO's weapons.

A Spanish news site reports that Patriot missiles and others are off the cards as the west does not want to provoke #Russia. (seems we never learn)

Bizarre claim in #Russia's media that #Ukraine attacked two Border Guard cars in #Belgorod region last night.

One person died and 3 were injured when small arms fire hit the first vehicle and a bomb was dropped on the second. Amazingly no proof, no pictures.

#Russia says there will be "problems in the region" for the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organisation) because of the situation in #Uzbekistan.

Many died in protests at the weekend in the sovereign republic of #Karakalpakstan.
#Ireland's Head of State is the latest EU leader to make it to #Kyiv.

The Irish have welcomed a lot of #Ukraine refugees since the war began, with a lot less complication that for those wanting to come to Britain.

#Ukraine isn't finished with #Donetsk yet.
More explosions this morning.
Again precision weapons look to have hit fuel storage looking at the smoke. This is in the Azotniy district which was also hit a fortnight ago.

In occupied #Mariupol residents are being urged to come forward to register on a "DNA database of relatives of missing persons"

Not sure I'd be happy about Russians having even more data on me. The blood test is supposedly to help establish the fate of those 🇷🇺 army murdered.
Residents of Azotniy, #Donetsk report 13 rockets landing so far. The sound of one of the arrivals was caught on this video where now white smoke is visible alongside the darker stuff, indicating other hits in the area.

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
The White House has started selling a coin commemorating the immortal #SnakeIsland refrain "Russian warship, go f*** yourself"

$100 each for this piece of history, available at the link below

I don't often publish things like this but I'll make an exception for this propaganda video.

#Ukraine's Ministry of Internal Affairs compiled this film of the battles for #Rubizhne and #Severodonetsk before #Luhansk fell.

#SaveUkraine #StopRussia
Not a good day for #Russia's leadership to try to brush off bad news:

#Kazakhstan reported to be about to introduce sanctions
#Norway restricts deliveries to Svalbard
#Austria - Kremlin ally, Putin's friend ex FM Kneisl flees the country
#Japan - standing firm against Russia
To try to be even handed, here is a video from #Russia's army propaganda channel where they proudly show #Ukraine equipment destroyed in #Luhansk.

#SaveUkraine #StopPutinNOW
#Russia's updates not unduly crazy recently. Maybe as they were doing well.
In which case things must be bad now. A series of outlandish claims today inc hitting SIX #Ukraine command posts, one pilot shooting down 3🇺🇦aircraft and we should believe this is 2 HIMARS being destroyed
Even the money markets are moving against #Putin now.

The fall in the oil price is of course linked to this
$ vs Ruble last month
#Greenpeace says it all.
Inexplicable decision on so many levels.

Has the #Kherson resistance been active again?

A fire burns at a warehouse in the occupied city. Prior to that there is at least one report of an explosion by a witness.

#Ukraine #StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
Meanwhile in the port city of #Skadovsk in #Kherson region, quite a bit of damage today.

A missile seems to have been shot down. That's all we know right now.

#SaveUkraine #StopRussiaNOW
The area around #Sloviansk is coming under intense rocket attack again today.

This from #Raihorodok, just a few km NE of Sloviansk and right on the front line.

#SaveUkraine #RussiaIsATerroristState
Meanwhile this in #Toretsk where rockets hit two private houses.

One person is receiving treatment, another three are feared to still be under the rubble.

A third grad landing nearby reportedly did not explode.

#RussiaIsATerroristState #SaveUkraine
Very close to #Raihorodok, another shell hitting a residential building in the district of #Mykolaivka. This is just a kilometre or so away from the #Sloviansk Thermal Power Plant.

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
Here's the scene at one of the new McDonald's replacement restaurants in #Russia.

For some reason they store food outside and the birds seem to love the bread rolls. Not sure what the customers think after seeing this. Still "just tasty"?

credit: TG Инсайды⚡️Украина
#Moscow has told #Indonesia that Putin will be taking part in the upcoming G20.

It was thought he would be too scared to travel and also may not receive an official invite.
#Norway has now allowed containers destined for the "Russian part" of Svalbard access.

Although territory is sovereign Norwegian land, under a treaty 100 years ago, Russia has rights to exploit the land for natural resources and many Russians live on the island.
More missiles landing on #Donetsk as I type. Three areas reporting explosions.

Also smoke following an explosion can be seen below, in occupied #KrasniyLuch (#Khrustalnyi in Ukrainian)

This war suddenly looks a bit different in the last 2 days.

#SlavaUkraini #StopRussia
More rockets landing on occupied #Donetsk
This is the Kirovsky district of the city.
The fightback continues against #Russia's defences and supplies inside occupied #Ukraine.

#StopRussia #StandWithUkraine
I predicted this years ago, when #USA (+ #UK) did nothing in 2014 to protect Crimea despite the Budapest agreement.

#Alaska threat from crazy Russians. All bluster and nonsense. Of course if one points out Crimea is Tatar land you'd likely be shot

Officials in occupied #Makiivka claim a child has been killed in earlier shelling.

I've seen no photos of damage in this town, just a couple of videos earlier like this one.

#Ukraine #Donbas #Donetsk #StandWithUkraine
That latest attack on Kirovsky district in occupied #Donetsk city looks more ominous for the Russians than first appeared.

This district was also hit this morning, and now thick black smoke in the area.

This I reported earlier is causing a bit of a stir in #Kherson.

The previous #Ukraine adviser to the city authority claimed equipment had been hit here, but quite a lot of locals (even on 🇺🇦chat) are saying just a gas cannister blew up in the warehouses.

Update on #Makiivka

New video shows more of the damage to the town in the occupied part of #Donetsk oblast.

Locals claim a child was killed.
Impressive result for #Ukraine's 80th Airborne Brigade here, wiping out a few more Russian invaders.

This happened in #Donbas. Exact location and date not given by General Staff

#Tavriya in #Kherson region.

More smoke signals being sent!

#KhersonIsUkraine #StandWithUkraine
Another NHL player is accused of evading the army.

forward Kirill Kaprizov is suspected of paying to evade national service. His father says he's still a student so not liable.

#Russia based Pavel Karnaukhov of CSKA is also under investigation.

The district of #Azotny in #Donetsk has continued to receive #Ukraine fire this evening.

It's reported a furniture manufacturer is on fire there. One wonders what they were really making there.

Modern Art?

The #Ukraine Resistance movement in occupied #Kherson makes a bold statement.

The paper on the sign says "Smert' Orkam" or "Death to Orcs"

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia

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Jul 7
Here we go then. For the 134th time, I welcome you to the daily thread covering all the news and developments from #Russia's war of choice and invasion of its peaceful neighbour #Ukraine.

Updated in real time throughout the day, read on!

The British intelligence update today is interesting.

#Russia continues "mobilisation by stealth" as detailed here.
In some regions quotas are given and residents are strongly urged to "volunteer"

#SaveUkraine Image
Overnight another example of #Russia's "precision" weapons doing some aerial gymnastics in #Belgorod region and something far from precise 🤣🤣
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Jul 5
Another small thread on #Uzbekistan, which has disappeared from headlines around the world as quickly as it briefly appeared.

It would seem the Government's tactics are working in stifling opposition and the truth from getting out of #Karakalpakstan.

You will remember dozens reported dead when a peaceful protest in #Nukus, the capital of autonomous #Karakalpakstan was violently broken up by #Uzbekistan riot police. They claim people rioted, 15 was the official death toll but most opposition activists claim much higher

There's scepticism about a swift U-turn from #Uzbekistan's authoritarian President, scrapping plans to take away #Karakalpakstan's autonomy & hopes to become independent.

Internet access was cut; some new videos are just emerging. This from Saturday shows peaceful protesters
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Jul 5
Tuesday's thread on #Russia's war of choice starts here.

It's Day 132 of the illegal conflict.
A late start to the thread today, primarily because it's been one of the quietest days so far since the bombs started falling

Read on for all the news of #Ukraine's fight for survival
I've spent the last 30 minutes going through replies, DMs and questions etc. The most common comment is along the lines of "Is the game up for #Ukraine?"

Certainly things are not going well for Ukraine right now for reasons I'll come to shortly

The main thing to remember is:
Any sort of "peace deal" even a ceasefire, plays right into the Kremlin's hands.
Following the 2014 invasion, the #Minsk accords were foisted on #Ukraine by two western partners🇫🇷+🇩🇪. #Russia refused to allow 🇬🇧+🇺🇸 to the table.

Putin used the last years to massively..
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Jul 3
Day 131 of #Russia's unprovoked war on #Ukraine.
In total though it's 8 years, 4 months - more than twice as long as WW1 and 2 years longer than WWII.

All the news, events and analysis as it happens, updated in real time right here in the daily thread, so scroll below!
Yesterday saw many civilian lives lost as Russia unleashed a barrage of missiles on eastern regions.

6 died in #Sloviansk, civilian buildings struck in #Kramatorsk and, as it only just made Sunday's thread, a repost of 🇷🇺 hitting a hospital in #Sumy

Three days ago I broke the news about @NHLFlyers losing a player - Ivan Fedotov arrested as he attempted to go to the States.

I can now confirm the Finnish born ice hockey star is in Severomorsk, #Murmansk to start his military service on Novaya Zemlya

Read 40 tweets
Jul 3
Thread on #Uzbekistan
Very difficult to obtain information following the State of Emergency in #Karakalpakstan.

A reminder that the President has done a U-turn and won't now try to deprive the region of its autonomy.

Last night many died, over 1,000 injured
#Karakalpakstan capital #Nukus saw many deaths after riot police tried to break up a huge rally in the centre

In tactics identical to those seen in #Belarus + #Russia when confronted with domestic protests, armed police were this morning brutal arresting suspects
#Nukus appears to be calm this evening, at least I've not seen reports of gatherings, which would be illegal under the new emergency measures

However, the #Uzbekistan riot police snatch squads continued their terror tactics on the streets throughout the day (unverified video)
Read 7 tweets
Jul 3
Terrible scenes in #Uzbekistan.
Here #Russia is not so keen on backing separatists.

Last night another huge demo in #Karakalpakstan which has been autonomous but among growing independence sentiment, that was abolished with the state being brought back under central control

Predictably for former #Soviet states still tied to #Russia, things quickly turned violent - horrendously so.

#Uzbekistan #Karakalpakstan

As protests spiraled in #Uzbekistan, President Mirziyoev did a U-turn scrapping plans to limit autonomy and possible secession for #Karakalpakstan, but then imposed a month-long state of emergency.
The violence continued...
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