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Jul 9 32 tweets 35 min read
Day 136 of #Russia's war, welcome to the daily thread documenting the most important news, events, and some of my analysis along the way.

Mercifully a fairly quite night in #Ukraine as it fights for its very existence.

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
I start with news from occupied region and the #Ukraine Resistance movement.

A collaborator policeman has been shot dead in #NovayaKakhovka (#Kherson region) and two other attempted attacks which are not yet reported.

Thanks to @AlbaThunberg for help

Nice to hear #Russia is digging deep in to its reserves. 1950s tractor-pullers now being sent to fight #Ukraine.

To be honest Ukraine's tractor army won't probably even bother retrieving these bits of scrap🤣🤣

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Yesterday @ZelenskyyUa visited the front line in #KrivyiRih (#KrivoyRog) - this morning #Russia attacked there.

One woman died while a man and his daughter have been severely injured in the attack.

#StandWithUkraine #RussiaIsATerroristState
UPDATE: In the last few minutes it's been confirmed that a 20 year old woman has also died in the #KryvyiRih/#KrivoyRog attack by #Russia (see previous tweet⬆️).

It's the second death. Here are more photos released by the regional governor.

#SaveUkraine #StopRussia ImageImageImage
It's now being reported this ice hockey player was denied entry to the #USA. Supposedly he did not have the necessary work visa.

He's now back in #Russia as an investigation continues over allegations he "bought" a pass to evade National Service.

#Russia claims it's taken another village in the east of #Ukraine.

Hryhorivka (RU: Grigoryevka) is in #Donetsk oblast, right on the border with #Luhansk region. It's about 20km west of #Lysychansk towards #Sloviansk.

#StandWithUkraine #SaveUkraine
"Accuse others of what we do ourselves" is virtually the mantra of #Putin's #Russia.

Hence, The Kremlin now reports that #Ukraine is so understaffed that prisoners are used to bolster certain brigades of the army.

This comes two days after credible reports of the same in RU.
Nice touch from @coldplay last night. At a concert in #Poland, probably attended by quite a few of #Ukraine's refugees, The British group made time for a version of a song by @okeanelzy, #Ukraine's biggest group.

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
Russia's propagandists making great play of a new @UN report
It says #Ukraine must take some blame "perhaps even half" for a #Luhansk nursing home massacre back in March.
No mention in RU reports of the bulk of the blame, or the "100s of other war crimes"

#Russia's Defence Ministry today claims they destroyed 22 #Ukraine Command posts in the last day including two in #Kharkiv region "full of foreign mercenaries"

The daily reports are becoming more "Chemical Ali" by the day. But it is made for the domestic market not the world.
Rail sabotage reported in #Russia's #Bryansk region.

Local Governor, Aleksander Bogomaz admitted an "explosive device went off right in front of a freight train" in the Unechsky district at the Robchik-Peschanka stretch.

No injuries... Patriots only try to damage the track.
A big explosion in the centre of #Kharkiv this lunchtime.

No reports of deaths, but 3 people have been injured.
It's believed two houses were badly damaged by the presumed missile attack, but having watched this frame by frame, I cannot see a missile.

Yet another #Ukraine hit on #Chornobaivka (RU: #Chernobaevka)

The airport and nearby storage warehouses have been repeatedly struck by 🇺🇦 armed forces for three months! More weapons and ammo going up in smoke by the looks of it!
OK, OK... not sure any helicopters were taken down this time, but let's give one of the most popular war memes another outing!

#Chernobaevka #Chornobaivka #KhersonIsUkraine #StopRussia
More #Ukraine crops devastated by fire.
This is occupied #Kherson region. Locals say no-one tries to extinguish blazes in fields and they are forbidden to try.

I should point out It's not known if these fires started because of #Ukraine rockets. ImageImage
More damage reported in #Donetsk this morning.

This video from what seems to be a garage in the Shiroky district.

#StopRussia #SaveUkraine
Also earlier another fire, following a rocket's arrival, in #Makiivka, in occupied #Donetsk.

#Ukraine #StandWithUkraine #StopPutinNOW
#Russia has responded with heavy shelling of #Kostyantynivka (RU: #Konstantinovka) reported today.

This video looks like just one fire at first glance, but other photos suggest there may be many impacts.

#StopRussia #SaveUkraine
On #Crimea, the city of #Sevastopol, home of the Russian Black Sea fleet, is without electricity.

A substation in the city has shut down. Engineers are investigating the reason.
Hoping for saboteurs!

#SlavaUkraini #StandWithUkraine
#Donetsk has been pounded by #Ukraine's rockets this week. Especially the KAMAZ centre in the city itself. Here's how it looks now:

#Donbas #Ukraine #Donbass #StopRussia
More shells falling in #Donetsk region. This is in #Yasinovataya, a town just north of Donetsk city and #Makiivka.

#Donbas #Donbass #Ukraine #StandWithUkraine
Six rockets hit #Mykolaiv region this morning.
Authorities report no casualties even though private houses were hit as well as some small businesses.

#Nikolaev #Ukraine #StopRussia ImageImageImageImage
#Ukraine is reporting 3 people have died after explosions in #Mariupol

Looks like the Komunalnyk business has been struck, with Head of #Odesa region Serhiy Bratchuk saying #Russia is responsible for the attack.

Also reports a new fire broke out at Azovstal Steelworks.
As a libertarian and having criticised #Russia for this, I am concerned at the news #Ukraine is creating a state DNA database.

256 MPs voted for the new law. The Foreign Ministry says Ukrainian law enforcement and intelligence agencies will have access to the database.
Former Mayor Adviser to #Mariupol' Petro Andryshchenko now reports it was three Russians from the Emergency Dept who were blown up in the unsuccessful attempt to deal with mines.
Later the explosion in the Azovstal plant with reports of more victims.
A local politician in #Kherson has warned residents of the occupied region to leave or prepare shelters ahead of a forthcoming advance by the #Ukraine army.

Yury Sobolevskyi urged people who cannot leave to prepare with supplies of food and water.
President @ZelenskyyUa has sacked the ambassador to Germany.
Andriy Melnyk many times strongly criticised Germany and Chancellor Scholz.
#Ukraine's President also dismissed ambassadors in #Czechia #Hungary #India and #Norway.

Zelenskyy also sacked the Head of #Kherson region.
Head of #Donetsk confirmed 3 people died in Russian attacks on the free part of the region today.

The deaths came in Mariintka, Kostyantynivka and Pereizny. In addition, 23 people were injured.

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
Quite a few asking about why so many people have been sacked today by #Ukraine's President.

In his evening address @ZelenskyyUa explained it as just rotation "a normal part of diplomatic process."
Fire raging in occupied #Mariupol' tonight.
The poster says here he thinks a missile has landed there.

No further details yet...

#Donbas #Donetsk #Ukraine #StandWithUkraine
Earlier today #Russia's missiles landed on another small shopping centre, which was also used as a local humanitarian headquarters for the town.

The attack happened in Druzhkivka in #Donetsk oblast at the Astron centre.

#RussiaIsATerroristState #SaveUkraine

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Jul 11
The 138th daily thread on #Russia's war of choice starts here.

Real signs in the last few days that #Ukraine has levelled the playing (combat) field with the arrival of long range artillery.

Even as I type rockets seem to be landing in Russian held territory. Read on...⬇️
Just 2 hours ago, at the end of yesterday's thread, I reported on explosions again in occupied #NovayaKakhovka where #Russia suffered heavy losses earlier on Sunday.

Now reports of more rockets landing in #Kherson. Yesterday evening #Ukraine pledged to regain land in the south.
Now a puzzle for you.. Just what is being transported on trains in huge quantities through #Russia?
Missiles/rockets? Logs? Rolled sheet metal? All suggested so far.

Great work @CarolynnePries1 to capture these from a webcam.
This is Uzlovaya, about 230km south of Moscow Image
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Jul 9
The 137th day of #PutinsWar is underway and already more rockets and missiles are flying.

This is the start of Sunday's thread with all the news throughout the day from #Ukraine and beyond, as #Russia continues its destructive invasion of its neighbour.
#Luhansk region is where we start today, with news of a likely #Ukraine attack.

This is #Alchevsk, about 25km west of #Lugansk city

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
Here's another video from #Alchevsk.
Things are really hotting (and lighting) up in the occupied town in #Luhansk.

#Lugansk #Donbas #Donbass #Ukraine #SaveUkraine
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Jul 8
#Russia's war on #Ukraine enters Day 135 - here's the start of the daily thread.

All the news updated throughout the day in one handy place!

Expecting a new push from Russians soon after troop rotation, Ukraine hoping new weapons will help their defence.
The main focus continues to be in the east of #Ukraine

But #Ukraine is regaining its territory in #Kherson region. Here's the UK MOD asessment.

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
Among data published regularly by #Kyiv is children affected by #PutinsWar.

The number of kids known to have been killed or injured by Russia will reach 1,000 within a week, while many more deaths remain hidden in occupied cities like #Mairupol'

Currently 347 dead, 646 injured
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Jul 7
British journalist @joannalillis was detained while reporting on the protests in #Uzbekistan. She was also ordered to delete videos with witnesses, but police later apologised, let her go and returned her phone
#Karakalpakstan #Nukus

@joannalillis 1/
Here's a long thread trying to determine whether the red on the streets of #Nukus in #Karakalpakstan was blood, or dye sprayed by water cannons.

In short they make no real conclusion, it may have been red dye.
I counter with it may have been blood.

@joannalillis 2/
I'm not saying Brecht is wrong and there's some great analysis. But I find it strange there is not one single photo or frame of video which shows any vehicle spraying red dye during the violence in #Karakalpakstan

Two more points:
1) There's an injured person on the ground -
Read 6 tweets
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"

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 6
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."
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