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This is the start of Sunday's daily thread covering all the news, and all you need to know, about #Ukraine's battle for survival against the full invasion by #Russia.

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If you can spare any loose change for a coffee to support my work, there's a Ko-Fi link in my bio, thanks.

And if you need a catch up on yesterday's news, here's the link for the start of Saturday's thread.

So it's Day 417 of the war, and I have to say "Khrystos Voskres" (Christ Is Risen) or "Happy Easter" to all my readers from #Ukraine - and indeed #Russia if they are in the minority which opposes war.
The same wishes to all Orthodox believers celebrating Easter today.
British Intelligence tries to keep up with all the comings and goings in #Russia's military, which has more changes than managers in the Premier League!

Also mention of horrific thermobaric weapons in #Luhansk

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So the holiest day in the Christian calendar for many, and #Ukraine says #Russia destroyed a church in #Zaporizhzhia region.

Regional Governor Yury Malashko saying "Nothing holy, even on the night of the Resurrection of Christ."

This is in Komyshuvas - no one was injured. Image
💙Easter in #Ukraine💛 Image
An increase today in #Russia's losses today compared to recent days.

Over 182,000 dead invaders now according to #Kyiv while a very notable number of artillery systems and Multi-launch rocket systems were also destroyed in the last 24 hours.

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Video's just been published by #Ukraine's government from the the attack on #Zaporizhzhia.

As well as the church in #Komyshuvas, nearby buildings were also destroyed.

In Zaporizhzhia itself there was also a missile launched at the "green zone."

More prisoner exchanges took place in the run up to Easter, culminating today.

In total 130 #Ukraine troops were returned, including border guards, national guardsmen + sailors.

They are mostly privates + sergeants who'd been captured in #Bakhmut #Soledar + #Zaporizhzhia.
In the village of #Komyshuvakha, after the missile attack, locals are rescuing objects from the church.

#Russia is accused of firing S-300s on #Zaporizhzhia early this Easter Sunday.
No-one was injured.

Not to be outdone, a church in #Donetsk was also hit. #Ukraine says it's a provocation.

The Occupiers say a pregnant worshipper was killed during the Easter service at the Temple of Ascension, and a priest was injured.
There were a lot of attacks on #Donetsk in the early hours of the morning and consequently a lot of anger.

It seemed to start with the rocket at the church in the centre of the occupied city.

Actually we can see here that the church was not hit, but a market nearby was. People are seen running in to the church after the explosion.
I think it unlikely a priest was injured and that was probably added for effect by #Russia.

And here's another view showing quite a lot of distance from significant damage to the church, which was unscathed in this rocket attack in the occupied city.
#Russia says this is a kindergarten burning in #Donetsk after another rocket in the occupied territory.
And this was Kindergarten #294 in #Donetsk this morning. No injuries.
A hostel, DonNUET, also suffered damage in the shelling of central areas of occupied #Donetsk.

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More photos from #Donetsk

This is the scene at the covered market in the centre, near the church.

Occupiers now say 6 people were injured as well as the one dead woman - but she was not pregnant as they earlier reported. ImageImageImageImage
Occupiers evacuate more #Ukraine citizens to #Russia. This is #Enerhodar, home of the biggest nuclear power plant.

Impossible to say if they are leaving voluntarily - certainly they're not allowed to go to unoccupied Ukraine. Also the children may not be with their real families Image
Around 30 Howitzers spotted on their way to #Ukraine.

This video was taken yesterday in #Udine, with #Italy making good on its promise with these M109L models being transported.

This is #Kyiv region, not #Venice!

Canoes the best form of transport in some places right now.

It shouldn't last - very little rain forecast in #Ukraine's capital in the coming week and spring temperatures.
#Ukraine's losses in the war are subject to constant speculation.

Now, #Ukraine's Defence Min @oleksiireznikov has told Spanish media that they've lost fewer soldiers than victims of the earthquake in #Turkiye (50,500)


#YouTube may be breaking sanctions reports @thetimes after finding videos promoting the #Wagner mercenary group.

#StopRussia #RussiaIsATerroristState

thetimes.co.uk/article/wagner… ImageImage
#Russia reports a drone with explosives crashed in #Bryansk region.

A woman out walking found the unknown aircraft in a forest. near it a bomb was discovered, thought to have been attached to the UAV.

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Two more bodies have been brought from the rubble in #Sloviansk today following Friday's terrorist attack by #Russia

So a total of 13 people were murdered in the bombing of the apartment block, the youngest just 2 years old. Another 22 suffered injuries.

#Ukraine's Foreign Minister is to visit #Baghdad tomorrow, his first trip to #Iraq since the war began.

@DmytroKuleba is expected to hold talks with Iraqi PM Mohamed Shia al-Sudani and FM Fuad Hussein.

EU commissioner @arianna_podesta says "it's unacceptable" that member states are unlaterally banning imports of #Ukraine's grain.

#Poland was first and Zelenskyy accepted this as they've given so much support. But #Hungary quickly followed, now #Bulgaria says it may do likewise.
In its evening statement, #Ukraine's General Staff reveals they shot down 4 of #Russia's drones today.

In addition Ukraine made 5 strikes on the invaders' troops and anti-aircraft missile complex.
They claim to have repelled 45 attacks in #Bakhmut and #Mariinka during the day.
Yet more bodies were found in the rubble in #Sloviansk this evening.

The rescue operation has now ended at the block of flats. The final death toll is 15.

24 were injured, 15 of whom were rescued alive from the ruins, including a 14 year old girl.

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Thank you @Z6N8t5nNIk6IRaj for the coffees 🙏🇯🇵
First donation for 3 days 💙💛

Canada has indicated it will give one of the huge AN-124 cargo planes to #Ukraine.

Made by the Ukrainian Antonov company, this one was bought by #Russia, but impounded in Canada at the outbreak of the illegal war.

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American Bradley Fighting Vehicles filmed in #Ukraine.

#StopRussia #StandWithUkraine
The day started with news of attacks in #Zaporizhzhia and as we approach the end of what is Easter Day in #Ukraine, the region has been under attack again tonight.

First reports indicate that dachas (holiday homes) have been damaged but no casualties.
Earlier today, for the first time in 300 years, #Ukraine was able to hold an Easter service in the Ukrainian language in the Dormition Cathedral at the famous Lavra in #Kyiv.

Here's a nicely written piece with all the background:

Oh wow, you've all been so kind.
Abi S, @mjjsmorenburg and here M.K. aka Pancernik have all made contributions in the last few minutes.

Much love guys - I depend on your support to be able to devote the time to these threads💙💛

A new damning complaint from a #Russia brigade of mobilised. The vid is nearly 7 min so can't upload (TG link below)

They say they're not combat ready & don't receive medical needs

And accuse Commanders of stealing weapons by saying they've replaced them
I've been super busy today and not had time to go through your replies and comments here. I have hit the down button 150 times, but poured a large glass of red and about to go through everything.

For tip offs, DMs open, which I read first!
Thanks everyone for the boosts/replies

Parts of #Belgorod have lost power after what appears to be a drone strike on some sort of power establishment in #Russia

Some local media report a thermal power plant being hit, but if this (unverified) video is genuine it looks like a substation on fire.
Another video of the fire at a substation in #Belgorod, one of the regions of #Russia which border #Ukraine.

A fire at a substation is confirmed.
Interestingly local authorities are denying it was air-defence gone wrong... so it may well be friendly-fire🤡😅

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Apr 17
A new day, a new week and Monday 17 April is Day 418 of #Ukraine's existential fight, a struggle for its very independence against the illegal onslaught by #Russia.

What you need is one handy thread for all the news in one place, right?
Well lucky you! Read on...
Yesterday was surprisingly busy for a Sunday, with a lot of claim, counter claim and destruction on what was the Orthodox calendar's Easter Day.

Rocket attacks, church services and a late night hit inside #Russia by drones. Review everything here:

First a quick plug for this which may be of interest to some now and hopefully we can all watch soon:


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Apr 15
And so begins Day 416 of the wretched war.
Bloodthirsty #Russia continues its illegal assault and attempt to destroy #Ukraine.

You've found the start of another daily thread with all the news.

As I'm search/shadowbanned please reply to this (write anything) and retweet to help!
Friday was quite a busy one, unfortunately the news led by another Terrorist Attack by #Russia.

But there was also the surprise of seeing Prigozhin call for an end to the war, and lots more interesting stuff.

Catch up here:

The #UK thinks #Russia's new laws on being able to deliver call-ups via email or text, indicate the Kremlin is preparing for a long war in #Ukraine.

This concurs with most experts' views as the invaders continue to build defences in the Occupied Territories. Image
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Apr 14
As we wind towards the end of another week, let me remind you this is Week 60 of #Russia's full invasion of #Ukraine.

This is the start of another daily thread for Day 415 of the illegal Russian aggression.

Here's the link for yesterday's 🧵

News of another strike on the suburbs of #Zaporizhzhia during the early hours this morning.

All we have so far is this statement:
"As a result of night shelling by #Russia, there were no casualties or injuries. A hit to the territory of critical infrastructure was recorded."
As I've been reporting, things are incredibly difficult in #Bakhmut for #Ukraine's troops right now.
That's echoed in the daily British update today: Image
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Apr 13
Here we go again. Day 414 of #Russia's mission to wipe #Ukraine from the map and continuing its imperialistic goals.
This is the daily thread with all the news you need.

If you like my work and have a few spare coins you can support me with a coffee here:
Reaction to the beheading videos dominated yesterday's news. If you missed anything or want a recap, here's the link for the start of yesterday's thread.
Click and scroll at your leisure!


Another 540 Russians were killed in #Ukraine yesterday, according to estimates by #Kyiv.

#Russia also still losing above average numbers of artillery systems on the frontline.

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Apr 12
Hello again and welcome to the daily thread covering the #RussiaUkraine war for Weds 12 April, which is Day 413 of the illegal invasion by Moscow.

All yesterday's news is just one click away, right here:
Let's start with strange "goings-on" in #Russia overnight.

It started with what some residents in #Yekaterinburg thought was a missile, but could well have been a meteorite.
In #Yekaterinburg strange "fire circles" reportedly developed at the site of impact. Officials in #Russia say it's all a fake for "Cosmonauts Day"

In #Moscow there was definitely something unidentified floating above the capital yesterday evening. ImageImageImage
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Apr 11
It's Tuesday and also Day 412 of #Russia's illegal war, welcome to my daily🧵

So far today it's very quiet in terms of news. But there was quite a lot happening yesterday. If you missed anything, take a quick scroll through Monday's thread here.

The daily losses published by #Ukraine show that #Russia has now lost a total of 600 aircraft as I reported yesterday when another fighter helicopter was downed.

500 more troops met their end too, all for a few metres of muddy land and Putin's ego.

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Here's the daily update from #London too, which again indicates how quiet things are... but one of my followers in particular will be furious with another use of the word "likely" instead of "probably"😅 Image
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