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Apr 2 • 12 tweets • 4 min read
Very concerning news. Marianna, the pregnant girl from #Mariupol, turns out to be one of the refugees that has been taken to #Russia in violation of the evacuation agreement.
There they put her in front of a camera and have her say there was no aerial attack on the hospital.
She is able to admit there was an explosion om the maternity hospital, but remains very vague on what it could have been, leaving room for the interpretation the Ukrainians bombed it themselves, a lie pro-Kremlin actors have pushed from the very start.
Mar 24 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
#Sudan 🇸🇩: mass protests in the capital #Khartoum today as thousands of Sudanese rally to march against the coup regime.
#مليونيه24مارس#Sudan 🇸🇩: confrontations erupted between protesters and military forces in #Khartoum. Tear gas and water cannons were deployed in an attempt to dispers the protests.
The public humiliation and flogging of people accused of being thieves, marauders and saboteurs is unacceptable, even with a trial these kind of punishments are brutal and must stop.
The price for defeating the invasion cannot be a breakdown of law and order across #Ukraine 🇺🇦
This is not to lecture a society going through war. Ukrainians are dealing with invasion, death & destruction as any other society would.
Abuses like these are wrong, but do not undermine Ukraine's full moral high ground to fight & defeat this invasion, but the abuses are wrong.
Mar 16 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
It should be clear by now that NATO membership was never the main issue. Ukraine's existence as an independent, democratic state is the problem, Putin made that very clear in his Feb 21st speech.
He doesn't think Ukraine should be separate from Russia & he'll always believe that
If an agreement could lead to peace it will only be a temporary peace, one which leave Ukraine weakened military, and gives the Kremlin time to reassess the situation, rebuild its military, and re-invade when the time is right.
Mar 15 • 5 tweets • 5 min read
On this day 11 years ago (15/03/2011) the Syrian people rose up against one of the most brutal regimes of modern history & launched a revolution for freedom & democracy.
Today, across the liberated areas of #Syria, people are coming together like here in #Raqqa to mark this day. #Syria: thousands have come together in #Idlib to mark the 11th anniversary of the Syrian revolution.
Some Syrians have also come to voice their solidarity with the people living under occupation in 🇵🇸🇺🇦.
In cities across the occupied parts of Ukraine people are rising up against the Russian invasion force.
#Ukraine 🇺🇦: residents of the #Kyiv suburb of #Irpin leave their embattled town over the remains of one of their main bridges, destroyed in the fighting.
Feb 28 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Before i go to bed I would like to mention that in the past week I, and many like me who try to cover the #Ukraine 🇺🇦 invasion as best as we can, have on occasion posted a video or photo which turned out to be old or taken out of context
I'd like to stress that whenever this was the case this was not an intentional spread of misinformation. In the speed of which footage, updates and other information comes to us, sometimes something slips passed without the proper verification
Feb 24 • 111 tweets • 81 min read
#Ukraine 🇺🇦: the mayor of #Mariupol is holding a press conference. He states the city has been facing heavy Russian shelling since the early morning but as of this moment remains under Ukrainian control. #Ukraine 🇺🇦: destruction in #Odessa
Feb 21 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
Live footage if me just wanting this guy to get to the point and stop wasting everyones time with a revisionist and chronologically horrible history lesson.
Has a declaration of war speech ever been this boring?
Feb 12 • 124 tweets • 93 min read
#Ukraine 🇺🇦: pro-separatist Telegram sources are reporting a loud as explosion in government-controlled territory of #Donetsk.
This source describes the development as "disturbing" #Kyiv today.
Ukrainian and Belarusian flags being waved side-by-side as thousands rally to reject the #Kremlin's imperial ambitions in #Belarus and #Ukraine.
Jan 4 • 39 tweets • 29 min read
Anti-government protests are spreading and growing across #Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 tonight.
#Sudan 🇸🇩 BREAKING: @SudanPMHamdok has announced his resignation from the post of prime-minister following weeks of continues repression by the military which has repeatedly led to the deaths of innocent protesters.
This is not just a grave violation of human rights, it is also an act of aggression against the European Union. They hijacked a plane full of EU citizens and forced it to land in another country, against the will of everyone on board
Mar 27, 2021 • 14 tweets • 19 min read
Its a bloodbath in #Myanmar 🇲🇲 today as dozens of protesters have been killed by the #Tatmadaw. According to one media source the death toll stands around 91.
Last night state-TV was broadcasting warnings to the protesters, telling them they'd be shot in the head and back. #Myanmar 🇲🇲: in #Yangon a one-year-old infant was reportedly hit in the eye with a rubber bullet. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar#Mar27Coup
Mar 24, 2021 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
#Belarus: fireworks over the streets of #Minsk as some Belarusians are already celebrating Belarusian Freedom Day, which is tomorrow, March 25th.
#Belarus: small scale protests are taking place in #Minsk today as Belarusians are marking Freedom Day.
Larger protests are expected coming weekend.
Mar 24, 2021 • 6 tweets • 5 min read
#Libya 🇱🇾 BREAKING: Mahmoud al-Werfalli, commander in the #LNA and wanted war criminal has been assassinated in #Benghazi today.
Al-Werfalli was wanted by the @IntlCrimCourt for the execution of several dozen prisoners and the killing of non-combatants. #Libya 🇱🇾: @trbrtc did extensive research on all the execution videos posted by al-Werfalli. All the details are in this multiyear thread