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Good morning, welcome to Daily Thread number 465 covering #Ukraine's heroic defence against #Russia's illegal aggression.

I've been here from (before) the start of war, reporting on (sometimes from) a country I've loved, worked + lectured in many, many times.
Overnight was quiet
Before we get stuck in to today's news, a gentle reminder these threads are basically an unpaid full time job - actually more than that as you get days off with a job! Coffee donations welcome (link in Bio)

To catch up on Friday's news, click here
A few drones buzzed #Ukraine yesterday evening but air raids did not last long and no damage was reported.

The drone/cruise missile numbers on #Russia's daily losses are high as they include Friday morning's attacks.
Artillery, special equipment & fuel tanks way above average Image
Some encouraging news from the British update.
#Russia's (not so) elite VDV is ever more heavily involved in defending gains in #Bakhmut.

The key element is the invaders' lack of flexibility, which augurs well for #Ukraine's offensive.

However fresh Chechen units have returned. Image
More anger with #Hungary after an official video from the supposed ally shows Occupied #Crimea as part of #Russia.

PM Korbán also said a counter offensive would mean heavy losses and called for negotiations with Moscow.
🇺🇦FM @DmytroKuleba urged Korban to get Russia to withdraw. Image
Head of #Ukraine's National Security says parts of #Iran's kamikaze drones come from western allies.

@OleksiyDanilov says they disassembled Shaheds, but admits some components may have been transferred pre-war. Previous investigations have shown how aviation parts reach Russia. Image
Strong rumours inside #Russia that Shoigu's days are numbered as Defence Minister

We've heard this before of course, along with many other unsubstantiated stuff like the impending deaths of Putin/Lukashenko.

But this time Prigozhin's hawks are hovering🍿
LOL! In #Belgorod' region, citizens have been informed there is a 'humanitarian corridor' in action for those wishing to flee to #Ukraine.

It comes after the "Legion of Free Russia" accused #Russia of bombing their own citizens and Chechen units spreading propaganda.
Here is the full translated statement by the anti-Putin #Russian contingent. Image
Quick update on yesterday's car bombing in Occupied #Zaporizhzhia.

It's confirmed Sergei Didovidyuk, owner of a local restaurant/bar where invaders were treated as VIPs, died in the attack. Two other passengers (not 3) are both injured
📷RIA Melitopol
A national inspection of bomb shelters in #Ukraine has so far found 252 were closed and almost 900 unfit for use. That means almost 1 in 4 is useless.

It follows this week's death of 3 people outside a locked shelter in Kyiv.
Criminal prosecutions are likely to follow. Image
You may be interested in this long report on #Ukraine's drone programme.

CNN cannot confirm the recent attack on #Moscow was committed by Kyiv, but hints they think it was.

#Zelenskyy criticises Trump for comments that he "would end the war in 24 hours" by forcing Putin and #Ukraine's President to negotiate.

"He could have done it when he was (President) but it didn't happen. Yes, there was no full-scale invasion. But our territories were occupied"
#Sloviansk has come under attack this morning.

This building on Central St, next to the House of Life was struck by one of #Russia's rockets.
There were no casualties this time - much of the population already evacuated the city near the frontline in #Donetsk. Image
Earlier the Governor of #Donetsk announced 3 civilians were injured in attacks on 17 settlements in the previous 24 hours, while in a forest in Lyman a man died when blown up by a landmine.

#Russia struck with grad and smerch rockets as well as Fab-250 aerial bombs. ImageImageImage
There is a conerted campaign against @Vitaliy_Klychko who visited bomb shelters today.

A court's ordered house arrest for the Head of a Desnyan clinic where a shelter was locked. In turn he calls for Kyiv's mayor to be charged.
Y'day Zelenskyy threatened 'a knockout' for Klychko ImageImage
Quick update from the front.
#Bakhmut unchanged, no progress on the flanks.
#Avdiivka/#Mariinka - increasingly difficult for #Ukraine defenders, especially in the latter.
#Zaporizhzhia region - better news with frequent hits on invaders, others transfered to cover elsewhere.
The "Legion of Free Russia" publishs what it says is an interception of a conversation from #Russia's amy personnel, proving they are hitting residential buildings in #Shebekino, in #Belgorod region

It's one short sentence which could easily be faked, but RU has done this before
Latest news from the #EATP campaign now

Everything According To Plan in Kaluga where 2023's major festival is cancelled for safety reasons

And the Bunker Grandad WON'T be hosting a reception for #Russia Day on 12 June which is the tradition.
Putin's really scared of his people!
#Belgorod's governor now says 3 people were killed and 7 injured during yesterday's shelling of the village of Sobolevka.

This is the artillery fire which the rebel Free-#Russia fighters say is being done by the Russian army itself.

#StopRussia Image
My heartfelt thanks to you guys and girls.
Many "KoFi" donations this morning💙💛

Tyler Ry, DK,
@BanieJim @CindyJane4 @bk13051 and @UAOSIntWatcher all supported me today.
Much love, thanks again

Another #Ukraine strike in occupied #Zaporizhzhia.

This time the railway lines have been targeted at #Dolynske, a village about midway between #Melitopol and #Yakimivka.

No further details yet.
A security guard of a clinic in #Kyiv has admitted guilt over the closed bomb shelter, as a result of which people died in the Desnyan district this week.

He said "everything happened so quickly, in 5-8 minutes, so they did not have time to open the door." ImageImage
#Russia claims two more people have died and 2 have been injured in today's shelling around #Shebekino.

An elderly woman died in Novaya Tavolzhanka and the other victim was in Bezlyudovka. Image
#Ukraine media RBK says🇺🇦Intelligence Service was likely behind the car bomb assassination of a collaborator in #Zaporizhzhia

RBK published photos of the device used to blow up the vehicle. It's now known Serhoo Didovyuk made himself a candidate in forthcoming illegal elections. ImageImageImageImage
You have to wonder whether leaders in #Indonesia are
a) stupid
b) bribed by #Russia
or c) both.

The latest so called 'peace plan' involves "referenda" in occupied territories, completing ignoring the fact any known pro-#Ukraine residents have been killed, jailed or fled.
New video (I think) from #NovayaTovolzhanka in #Russia.

This village in #Belgorod' is just metres from the border with #Ukraine.
#FACupFinal day in #England and #Scotland

On the occasion of the first ever all-Manchester final, I'm not at Wembley, but in #Manchester, at the Trafford Centre while my kids shop and I drink coffee and go through your replies while trying to stream the big match!
OMG how desperate are they?

Social media shows Putin's Russia is charging 3000 rubles ($37) to evacuate them from the danger zone around Shebekino! Image
Spotted in #Mariupol today...

The Occupiers use helicopters to drag something from #Berdyansk to near the #Azovstal plant.
Presumably something damaged in the explosions in Berdyansk yesterday. Image
Unconfirmed reports of more explosions in #Berdyansk
Well confirmation didn't take long..

#Berdyansk #Berdiansk #OccupiedUkraine
And a lot of air defence activity in #Berdyansk
Occupiers in #Berdyansk claim they shot down 6 incoming missiles.

Local residents report around 10 incoming missiles.
A few signs of smoke near the airport in the city, but it seems like #Russia's air defence may have improved from the other day when the port got hit. ImageImageImageImage
A monitoring group in #Crimea has recorded #Russia stealing around $16m worth of grain in May alone.

#RussiaIsATerroristState Image
Thanks @nenajous for adding to the "KoFi" fund.

Thanks too for everyone who's contributed tip offs and just written nice words in the last 2 days.

Occupied #Berdyansk again now where everything was shot down by #Russia.... apparently
#Russia said there was no damage in occupied #Berdyansk when the first attack on the port happened a couple of days ago.

The satellite photos from @planet show the truth.
Whole buildings demolished.

#RussiansGoHome ImageImage
An explosion in #Dnipro.

It's reported that the blast happened in the suburbs of the city, very shortly after sirens sounded.

#StandWithUkraine Image
... but another report of a locked shelter in #Dnipro when the city was under the air raid warning.

Dreadful scenes in #Dnipro I'm afraid.

This is in the #Pidhorodnenska area just north of the city itself: a two storey building's been demolished.

Six victims are known so far including a 6 year old boy, but others remain under the rubble.

#RussiaIsATerroristState ImageImageImage
Someone inside the residential block showed how their child's bedroom had been damaged during the rocket attack by #Russia.

#Dnipro #Dnipropetrovsk
Missed this yesterday - thanks to @NeneOriginal for sending this through and giving profound new respect for Chancellor Scholz.

At a rally in #Germany he gave far better than he got from Russian sympathisers in the crowd.

Where was this spirit months ago?

The Ural steel plant is ablaze in the town of #Novotroitsk in #Orenburg region.

It's over 1500km south-east of #Moscow.
A man has been rescued alive from the rubble of the house hit in the outskirts of #Dnipro this evening.

In total, 13 people have been injured in the terrorist attack. Three of them are children, all boys aged 6, 11 and 15 according to emergency services who published this video.
Remember the smoke in #Berdyansk earlier? All the missiles shot down says #Russia?

Well the occupiers' propaganda channels published this of a "shot down Tochka-U" missile fired by #Ukraine.

And we all believe it landed right there and not a single window pane broke🤔🤣🤡 Image
More looting in #Belgorod' region

Again #Shebekino, though now with a lot of the city evacuated it could easily be #Russia's troops doing the stealing judging by how they "performed" in #Ukraine.

UPD: clarification of location.

It's loud again in #Belgorod region again.
The Governor has just said there's been a direct hit on the village of Murom. "There is a fire... and damage to a recreation centre, school and kindergarten.”

Murom is just 300m from the border with 🇺🇦
More photos from #Russia's terrorist attack in #Dnipro this evening.

Look at this. Look at the fear of those in the last picture.
Ask why is #Russia doing this? Because #Ukraine wanted to join #NATO? Nonsense. Russia does this because its leaders are evil. End of story. ImageImageImageImage
Thank you time again.
More wonderful donations made this evening by two long time supporters
@Madtweete and @NeneOriginal 💙💛
Rescuers continue to work through the rubble in #Pidhorodnenska just north of #Dnipro - it's believed a child is still trapped.

There are now 20 injured, seventeen in hospital.
The three injured boys are in a serious condition being operated on.

#RussiaIsATerroristState ImageImageImageImage
Missiles being fired on #Kharkiv again.
One local channel reports one of the two missiles fired by #Russia came down in #Belgorod'

The other landed in the region - I think in the #Kupiansk area where the invaders are trying to breach the river again.
#Russia's Tu-95 bombers are over the Caspian Sea.

It's where they release cruise and ballistic missiles from. The usual 3 options:
1) They return to base
2) They simulate launch or send dummies
3) Full attack on #Ukraine
Last tweet of this thread, but maybe not last of the night.

Sirens/air raid alerts are sounding in #Kyiv now as the threat speads across the country for possible cruise missile (and drone) attacks.
I'll keep tabs.
Thank you all for your support today💙💛

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All the news and analysis, throughout the day and night - looks like little sleep again tonight as it's believed #Russia has fired cruise missiles, currently an hour away from hitting #Ukraine.

The situation is still developing. We hope the missile launch was a fake, or dummy warheads to "draw out" #Ukraine's air defence.

For all yesterday's news, including the terrible attack on #Dnipro, click and scroll here:

Also hearing now that cruise-missile laden ships are in the launch zone in the Black Sea. This is not uncommon, but #Russia's current tactic of a mixed missile attack increases the likelihood of ships being involved.

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This is THE daily thread with all the news of the brutal war in one place, updated all day (and night!)
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Almost all of #Ukraine is under threat right now. Sirens sound across the country except for a handful of western regions.

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All the important news and analysis in one thread, starts here:
First, a quick reminder that you can access all yesterday's developments in #Ukraine in this link to the start of Wednesday's thread⬇️

Thanks to all my followers, boosters, story suggesters and financial supporters (see my profile for the link)

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In the first few hours of this special day, an 11 year old child was killed, murdered by #Russia's missiles, along with two adults in their 30s.

#StopRussia ImageImage
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Day 462 of #Europe's war, the last day of May.

Mercifully a quiet morning so far this Wednesday in #Ukraine

This is my 462nd daily thread.
All the info you need about #Russia's attack in one handy thread, updated throughout the day.

You can support me with a coffee (see bio)🙏
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Here's the link for yesterday's thread on what happened in #Ukraine and #Russia.

The biggest event overnight happened in #Russia's #Krasnodar region.

Drones hit the Afipsky Oil Refinery and a fire soon took hold, although it's since been extinguished; no-one was hurt.

About 150km from the front, that's less fuel helping Russia kill Ukrainians.
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