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Four-man team. Fighting in Kherson region. Zero tolerance for Russian or basement OSINT trolls. Can't sing, can't dance, can handle a sword a little.
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May 19 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 3 min read
The story of #Darivka penal colony-hospital #10 in #Kherson.

As we know, E. Sobolev, a traitor we've mentioned before, now controls all the correctional institutions in #Kherson region.

Since he took over, all medications kept at the hospital were taken away for resale. The medical management of #Darivka stopped communicating. Whatever happened to all the medications also happened to most of the medical equipment in the facility - gone. At the same time, the seriously ill and bedridden prisoners were left in the hospital.
May 19 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 5 min read
Occupied #Melitopol was visited by none other than Marat #Khusnullin - Deputy Prime Minister of #Russia. He arrived at #Melitopol after visiting #Kherson and #Enerhodar. In Enerhodar, he liked our nuclear power plant so much that he is ready to start appropriating our energy. In #Kherson he commented on the high quality of our tomato paste and about all that #Ukrainian grain they can steal. He was accompanied by two local traitors and collaborators we've mentioned before - E. Balytsky and G. Danylchenko, who are more than happy to assist #Russia in
May 18 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 6 min read
GM. It was a good night πŸ—‘οΈ

This is our new pad. Cleaner than the last one. Not sure what this used to be beforehand, but we have technical water. It'll do for now. A good vantage point and not very conspicuous. What's more, I couldn't find it on satellite images.

In other news, in occupied #Melitopol, infightings in the ranks of collaborators - they fight over spheres of influence and power. Some people get arrested, others are released, and round and round it goes.

Lists of #Russian collaborators are being compiled in occupied #Melitopol and
May 17 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
A little story over coffee

I'm an aficionado of the Special Operations Executive, must've read every book on the subject, and worked it into my own modus operandi. Few people today realize how the SOE changed the way we fight wars, the way we use intelligence and disinformation. One story has always stood out for me. A tragic one, like many were during those years, it's the story of the Prosper network and Francis Suttill. Prosper, also known as the Northern Circle, was SOE's most important network in occupied France. Little did they know that its opsec
May 16 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 5 min read
More horrors from the occupied territories. Buckle up

The #Russians continue to terrorize in the occupied territories. They rob enterprises, destroy #Ukrainian symbols, organize repressions and kidnap people. Some of them are released after being tortured and abused, nothing is nothing is known about fate of others. The leader of the #Crimean #Tatar people and People's Deputy Mustafa Dzhemilev said that the abducted #Ukrainian activists from #Zaporizhzhia and #Kherson regions, who were taken to #Crimea, were ransomed by the #Russians for dollars.
May 15 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 3 min read
GM.

It's the time of the season.

In other news, there are no news. The frontline remains frozen, and other than artillery duels and nighttime harassment of enemy lines nothing's going on. The reason remains the same - as much as I love the steppes, it's

Glory to #Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦βœŠπŸ» bad terrain to wage a war. Kicking the #Russians out of #Kherson region will cost lots of blood, toil, tears and sweat, even with NATO guns and tech on the battlefield. Russia is retreating from #Kharkiv to reinforce their push in the South and Donbass. They have about 7 BTGs
May 14 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
A message from an #Israeli volunteer fighting on the Eastern Front.

"I'll write about what's important. Many are afraid of losing their humanity in war. I myself am sometimes afraid of this. But we must never forget why we are here. Our families. Our friends. Our loved ones. Our land, history and the future. We stand for a just cause and therefore we will win. There will be no pity for the enemy, but we have no right to lose our humanity. This photo is probably the most emotional thing I've ever had. My friends secretly took this picture of me when I
May 13 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 2 min read
I'm back, bigger than life and twice as ugly. And it's a beautiful day!

Glory to #Ukraine βœŠπŸ»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ€˜πŸ» It was an eventful trip. There was a lot to see, and a lot to learn, some of it was disturbing to say the least, specifically the sheer amount of abuse inflicted upon the civilian population in #Kherson.

Two Russian BTRs and a handful military personnel less, a modest bounty
May 12 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 4 min read
#Girkin-#Strelkov just talked himself into 200 years of hard labour.

Addressing #Putin, he asks to see the head of the person(s) responsible for providing Putin with the wrong information about the operational situation in #Ukraine, and shitting away the entire war.

@mdmitri91 I personally tend to agree with his assessment that #Putin was fed lies about the situation in #Ukraine. Consider: we know $5 billion were dedicated to the "Ukrainian Program", and apparently all it bought was dead souls and yachts and villas for everyone along the chain.
May 12 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 5 min read
About the situation in #Kherson.

The building of the #SBU and the premises of #Kherson airport are frequently used for torture. Among the favorite torture methods used by the #Russians are:

1. Beatings - often to the head.
2. Gunshots close to the head, or constant blows with a pistol with threats of execution. A favorite method even during arrests on the street.
3. Electric current. In #Russia, this is a very popular method called β€œa call to Putin”. Electric wires are attached to the ears, sometimes to the genitals.
May 11 β€’ 10 tweets β€’ 3 min read
A message from #Mariupol.

"My name is Barabash Vitaliy Oleksandrovych, nicknamed "Benya." It is difficult for me to speak due to severe injuries, contusions, and serious illnesses, so my brother in arms will speak for me on behalf of all #Ukrainian Jews who are here with me in the Azovstal factory. Everyone needs a peaceful sky. With these words, I will begin my appeal to Prime Minister @naftalibennett, the Knesset, the Israeli public, journalists, the Bain Stern Shulman Synagogue in Kryvyi Rih, and Rabbi Leron Ederi. I hope that Julius Edelstein,
May 9 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Good evening, we're from #Ukraine βœŠπŸ»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦βœŒπŸ» We spoke to "Steve". It was very short, main points - had a couple of close shaves en route, got to location in one piece. His words - it's so overt, it's covert. Then for some reason he quoted Milton and hung up. He really has a flair for the dramatic.

All is well ✌🏻
May 8 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Live from #Mariupol.

They said that more than 25,000 people died in #Mariupol, most of them civilians.
May 4 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 2 min read
My grandpa was big on fishing. I remember he took me on a lake one day, and taught me the principle of a good ripple. I couldn't understand at first, why would a ripple be a good thing? Won't it spook the trout?

You see, a trout feels safe when there is a ripple on the surface. If the ripple moves on stillwater, they move withΒ it. TheΒ ripple helps hide the fly line and the profile of the angler. The fly line in a ripple does not spook the trout and it comes closer to the surface where it can better see the fly.

Fast forward to the present. People asked
Apr 30 β€’ 15 tweets β€’ 7 min read
Hello, friends 🧡

Our assignment took us deep into enemy territory. Unlike the times before, however, the job was, in some ways, much more dangerous. We changed into plausible civilians clothing, each armed with a concealed firearm, and under the cover of darkness made our way into the occupied city of #Kherson on bicycles, in pairs, taking the Western approach. After hiding the bicycles in the brush, we snuck into the city proper.

The streets were quiet, dead quiet. We saw not a living soul except for occasional #Russian patrols, in vehicles and
Apr 27 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 3 min read
This is what we have been talking about with @Harri_Est. This is now highest priority. Every dollar you donate will save lives of frontline soldiers. No red tape. Helmets, armored plates, they save lives. They've saved mine more than once.

Please donate.

#Ukraine #rt #Donate Remember, if each one of our followers donates even $10, that's $1 million. That's hundreds of lives saved. And if you donate more, it will be thousands. Thousands of lives of young men and women protecting their nation will be saved thanks to @Harri_Est and his people. βœŠπŸ»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‘πŸ»
Apr 26 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 6 min read
Top of the morning to you.

#Russian second phase has begun all across the Southern and Eastern fronts. They have dedicated roughly 25,000 troops combined for this offensive.

The #Russian artillery we heard yesterday was directed at the villages of #Novovorontsovka, #Trudolyubivka, #Knyazivka and #Novopavlivka and some other settlements as the initial phase of their attack towards #Kryvyi Rih. They have attempted two attacks across the regional boundary with #Dnipropetrovsk region but were repelled and suffered significant losses,
Apr 25 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 4 min read
An oil facility directly responsible for the flow of #Russian oil to Europe is on fire in #Bryansk, #Russia. Next to it, just a few km away, a Russian military base is on fire.

Glory to #UkraineβœŠπŸ»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦.

No typo this time.

Videos below. #Bryansk
Apr 10 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦βœŠπŸ» So, to address some of the posts I've noticed and hadn't had the time for:

We are not here for an ego-trip, nor for money or riches. We are here because of an idea of Free #Ukraine that will decide its own future the way its citizens see fit.

That's why you will see here videos and photographs of the war from all across #Ukraine. We will never take credit for those we took ourselves nor for those taken by others and shared by us. This account is not about me or my mates, it's about Ukraine, its people, their courage in face of impossible odds.
Apr 9 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
An eventful night. We continue to conduct penetrative raids into areas under #Russian control around #Kherson, #Ukraine. They are running a lot more recon ops but we rule the night. This has made them very uneasy and they shelled several villages SW, S, and SE of Kherson. Terrain is brutal and you cherish every defilade.

Something worth mentioning - the #Russians have no encrypted comms. They use SW radio. Their opsec is blown, we hear everything they say, everything they do.

Their position here is becoming increasingly untenable.

Meanwhile,
Apr 6 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 4 min read
Personal story.

My great-great-grandfather was a #Ukrainian Jewish naval officer in the Austro-Hungarian navy. This was his watch, issued to him by the K.u.K. Kriegsmarine during the first World War (you can even see the outline of the watch in his left pocket) . He lived, after ImageImage many adventures and misadventures, and passed it down to his son, who passed it to his son, that kept it hidden throughout the Ukrainian War of Independence, and then under Soviet rule, WW2, and so forth, until I received it as a present on my first day of military service, years