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It's Friday already and here is Daily Thread No. 422 covering events in #Ukraine and #Russia's illegal war.

Yesterday was fairly quiet, but if you need to catch up on events, click and scroll here⬇️

First, one big update on this story in #Russia which broke last night.

The Kremlin has actually admitted they bombed themselves in #Belgorod! #FriendlyFire on steroids!

They also admit 2 people were injured when #Russia bombed its own city, #Belgorod.

Look at the first photo - a car blown onto the roof of a supermarket!

The Kremlin says "abnormal derailment of aviation ammunition occurred" from a Su-34 VKS aircraft.

The bomb fell off😅🤡 ImageImageImageImage
Now I switch focus to #African and the near civil war in #Sudan.

CNN finds evidence that #Wagner is secretly supplying the RSF rebels with arms.

Sudan's leader made the "#Ukraine mistake" of trusting Russia. He lost his nation's gold and got attacked!

Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim followers on the ending of Ramadan.
The number of #Russia's soldiers killed in the war reaches 185,000*

Another high daily figure (650) of people lost, but not so much hardware in the last 24 hours.

* according to #Ukraine's estimates.

#RussiansGoHome Image
Overnight #Russia launched numerous more attack drones on #Ukraine

Kyiv says 8 of the 12 were shot down, but I think there were more reading reports from the regions.

In #Poltava an "infrastructure object" was hit, no further details yet.
Various reports of explosions elsewhere
Britain's MoD looks at why there appear to be delays on the expected spring attacks from both sides in the war. Mud and mines!

#StandWithUkraine #RussiansGoHome Image
#NATO General Secretary has said all allies in the Trans-Atlantic Defence Group "agree #Ukraine will become a member" of NATO.

One of the quietest days for a long time in #Ukraine.

I've been searching around for stories in among tennis duties & found a lovely tale from #Kharkiv

A 75 yo Japanese man has opened a free cafe to help locals in the district most hit by #Russia's bombs
Thank you for the coffees and your ongoing support! All support is very greatly appreciated💙💛

#Russia starts sending military summonses to students at unis in #Moscow.

A few youngsters report receiving a demand to attend a registration office "for matters relating to the call for military service."

In St Petersburg they're testing e-summonses.

At the Ramstein meeting #Germany #Poland and #Ukraine announce an agreement to create a hub to repair Leopard tanks to be used in Ukraine.

Meanwhile US Def Min Lloyd Austin has confirmed Ukraine's number one need right now is air defence.

More damage in southern #Ukraine today.

This is the result of shelling by #Russia in #Kherson region.

#StopRussia ImageImageImageImage
Worrying statement from #Germany's Def Min.

Boris Pistorius said the Tornado and Eurofighter jets have completely different capabilities "than those required in the current combat situation in #Ukraine."


Some fascinating drone photos of the small town being fought over for almost 9 months.

#Bakhmut #Donetsk #Ukraine ImageImageImageImage
Another astonishing photo, although this is an X-ray.

A soldier in #Ukraine's army complained he lost two teeth after a blow to the jaw. Doctors soon realised there was a bullet lodged in his face.

#StandWithUkraine Image
A tearful competitor at the World Ballroom Championships (no, I didn't know there was one either!)

She's Ukrainian and angry that hosts #Moldova refused to allow them to walk on with the #Ukraine flag. So she refused to take to the floor at all, posting a message on social media Image
#Ukraine published photos from the airfield attacked by #Russia when 🇺🇦officers tried to get an emey pilot to defect.

I wrote about this yesterday, with a criminal case now opened against the Ukrainians who acted without authority.
This is Kanatovo airfield in #Kirovohrad region ImageImageImageImage

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Apr 25
Day 426 of #Russia's needless and disastrous full invasion and war in #Ukraine.

A reasonably quiet start to Tuesday 25 April.
Need a quick recap of yesterday's news? Click below:


The level of #Russia's losses in the last 24 hours remains in line with recent days. Another 690 killed in #Ukraine and we remain on course for 200,000 in mid-May.

Also note a very large 31 vehicle/fuel tanks.

#RussiansGoHome Image
British Intel today comments on the figures. They are slightly behind the 8-ball because as readers here will know, the trend is slightly up again. But yes, down from the insane numbers when #Russia was launching non stop attacks with cannon fodder.

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Apr 24
Welcome to my daily #Ukraine thread for the 425th time!

Here every single day without fail to bring you the news of #Russia's illegal invasion in one handy place.

If you like what I do, tips are welcome. Buy me a coffee (see my profile) or send me a story tip via DM.
Sundays are often fairly quiet, even in a war it seems. But not yesterday.

One of the longest Sunday threads for over six months of fighting in #Ukraine.

If you need to catch up, here's the link for the start of yesterday's 🧵

I'll start in #Russia where a drone "stuffed with explosives" has been found near #Noginsk in Moscow region.

The 3-metre UAV weighing 85kgs "fell from the sky".
Media are saying it's one of #Ukraine's UJ-22 drones, with Canadian M112 explosive charges (unverified)

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Apr 23
Hello and welcome to the daily "#Ukraine" thread for Day 424 of the awful and illegal war started by #Russia.

For those of us in #England, happy St George's Day. It's also London Marathon day, so let's wish luck to this remarkable man: #StandWithUkraine

Yesterday we saw #Russia's brotherly love for Eton Musk. Russian advances in #Bakhmut. Explosions in occupied #Melitopol as well as usual attacks on the liberated part of #Kherson and #Kharkiv.

Review anything you missed by clicking and scrolling⬇️

For the first time the @TheStudyofWar states that #Ukraine troops have claimed land south of the river (left bank) in #Kherson region.

I'm not 100% convinced. I'd say this coastal region is uncontrolled, with very regular sorties by 🇺🇦 tactical squads:

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Apr 22
And so begins the daily thread for Day 423.
This is the only 🧵you need for all the news about #Ukraine and its defence against #Russia's illegal invasion.

Missed something yesterday? It's all here:

Quite a good 'haul' for #Ukraine in the lat 24 hours on the battlefield.

Four anti-aircraft systems and three "special equipment" items could be crucial ahead of the counter-attack.

In addition, #Russia lost another 680* soldiers.

*estimate by #Kyiv Image
London today gets around to countering some of the masses of disinfo #Russia creates, which trolls, bots and useful idiots gleefully spread.

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Apr 20
It's Day 421 of #Russia's full invasion and this is the war news thread for Thursday 20 April.

Yesterday saw a late night scare for residents in #Kyiv, while Russia attacked #Kherson, #Zapoprizhzhia, #Odesa and #Donetsk regions.
Review it all here⬇️

#Russia's daily losses continue to creep up.

670 more soldiers losing their lives needlessly and at some point today the 185,000th troop will be killed in #Ukraine fighting a non-existent cause for a regime in Moscow as sick as Hitler's Nazis.

Fuel tanks destroyed high again. Image
Overnight #Russia launched another drone attack, this time in the #Dnipropetrovsk region.

All six attack UAVs were shot down.

So far at least relatively few reports of attacks on population centres today.
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Apr 19
Hello again and welcome to the daily #RussiaUkraineWar 🧵for Wednesday 19 April.

Today marks the end of 60 weeks of fighting since the invasion. Day 420.

Feel free to reply to any post to try to beat the Twitter algorithm and buy me a coffee if you enjoy my work (see profile)
As usual, here's a link to the start of yesterday's thread as I know many like to catch up on what they missed.

Tuesday ended with a bang in #Russia as a drone hit an army registration office.
Also attacks in #Kherson + #Zaporizhzhia and much more:

Very disturbing article here showing the extent of #Russia's spying on pretty much all of us.

Seems pretty much all embassies are just used as centres of espionage.


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