Anastasia Klimash 🇺🇦 Profile picture
Ukrainian chemist in Scotland | 🧡 capybaras and fact-checking | part of @With__Ukraine team 🌻
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Mar 19 9 tweets 3 min read
I think people already understand there won’t be a popular uprising in Russia to stop its unjust war. The majority either support it or don’t care. And the depressingly small minority opposing the war just isn’t enough. So, what would awaken Russian society? One word: humiliation And before anybody squeamish jumps in here to accuse me of being a bad person, I’m actually not talking about anything that’d offend human dignity. In fact, I think humiliation is the only chance for Russian society to gain some dignity.
Mar 16 4 tweets 2 min read
I'm so done with @UN, honestly. Just look at this useless profile. Wow, The Knotted Gun, wow, that's deep. "For peace, dignity&equality on a healthy planet." Wow, big brain energy. You literally just fixed all problems with those shit platitude, thank you so much Image No shit Image
Mar 16 4 tweets 1 min read
The situation with agribusiness in the South of UA is bleak, to put it mildly. The fields are still contaminated with explosive objects, RU destroyed farms and equipment, no seed reserves are left. Big and small producers are equally affected. Also, RU stole loads of UA grain Your daily reminder that Russia = waste
Feb 17 11 tweets 3 min read
As a kid, I asked my parents to enrol me in all sorts of schools, including Sunday school at this "Ukrainian" church (yes, we had exams on catechism and liturgics, and I got a diploma). And I can tell you, there's nothing Ukrainian about this church except its location🧵 One of the priests in the Dnipro church we attended openly said in the sermon that the Ukrainian language should never be used for liturgy, and if it ever happens, well, that's the sign of the end times. There were constant talks about how salvation only can be found in Russia
Feb 15 4 tweets 1 min read
February 15, is the birthday of Dzhokhar Dudayev. The person who knew exactly what Russia is capable of.
Every time I watch this interview, I feel this dull pain in the middle of my chest, the sinking heart, if you will. It gets me overwhelmed with how unfair the world is. It will remain so if we do nothing.
Jan 24 11 tweets 3 min read
Before 2014, I had some RU friends and acquaintances. Most of them turned out rubbish; a small minority were alright, condemning the RU aggression and stuff. But one day, maybe ~5 years into the RU invasion, I realised I wanna stay away from all of them regardless of their views In all fairness, I didn't keep in touch much with the alright RU after 2014, and the rare contacts were getting ever so rare, but we still had each other on social media. So, the time passes, and I bump into this photo of my old alright RU friend where they are in the garden
Jan 24 4 tweets 2 min read
Seeing people praise RU opposition and downplay the concerns of the victims of RU imperialism is alarming. Often RU opposition criticism of the govt highlights not its deeds, but 'corruption' or 'lack of gratitude' to people who served the regime. Please read the thread attached Reading such accounts makes me so angry at the lack of accountability. It makes me imagine how, if such an approach towards RU continues, 30 years from now, RU will have a new dictator that'll grow out of some "promising energetic new RU political figure"
Jan 23 5 tweets 3 min read
Wow, well done @ConwayHall for cancelling the event of Russian war crimes apologists. Thank you, everyone, who spread awareness about this issue! Some context added: it seems if not for backlash, @ConwayHall would go ahead, "We appreciate this will be disappointing to you and we had hoped, given Conway Hall’s history of hosting *similar events*, that we would be able to go ahead with this booking."
Jan 23 4 tweets 1 min read
Oh, look, a Z-fan in Barcelona🤢 There are so many stories of Ukrainian refugee kids bullied by Russians in schools abroad, or Russians starting fights with people with UA symbols, and people still don't understand why we want to stay as far away as possible from all Russians It's happening all the time
Jan 19 7 tweets 2 min read
I wonder just how hard it is not to patronise Ukrainians, pointing out our flaws as justification for why we shouldn't criticise Russians. Ukrainian society is flawed, just as any other, duh. But guess what? We are very well aware of that. If anything, I'd say we can be too critical of each other, nitpicking on everything. While annoying at times, I think it's our big strength and protection from becoming a totalitarian society. Don't get deceived by our unity against RU. We are basically, this meme:
Jan 19 6 tweets 2 min read
I still see some naive people saying, "Russians need to know what is happening in Ukraine! How do we let them know?" Oh, they know. They know everything very well. The majority of them don't care, many approve, and some of them are absolutely thrilled We all need to come to terms with the fact that some people are just assholes. If they don't threaten your life, you might even reflect on the causes of why they're this way. When they are trying to kill you, your time is best spent on protecting yourself
Jan 18 5 tweets 1 min read
While many Ukrainian artists might be too stressed to even pull themselves together to create any art or apply for any competitions, and even if they do, some might find their art too raw, a person who doesn't even seem to identify as a Ukrainian jumps on the bandwagon and wins This is a very widespread situation in multiple other professions too. I notice it in science, in particular. You need to understand that even if it seems there might be more opportunities open to UA now, they might pass unused just because many UAs are too stressed to apply
Jan 17 7 tweets 3 min read
Oh, hello, another "good Russian" who sees no justice in this war (since it doesn't go as planned because of corruption). Image We warn people to not glorify every Russian just for muttering "no war," because they are not to be trusted, and later we are proven to be right. But people refuse to listen. As it happened with Filatyev:
Jan 17 4 tweets 1 min read
I'm so tired of people saying that Russian mercenaries should get a special treatment when fleeing abroad and getting asylum instead of a fair trial to give incentive for others to flee. Do you want to give asylum for the whole Russian army or what? What a shitshow:

- I killed Ukrainians and now I'm tired of it, so hey, give me a comfy life, dear Europe"

- Yes, m'lord. What else do you want, m'lord? Would you like us to kiss your ass for doing the bare minimum of not killing civilians (anymore)? *smooching sounds*."
Jan 12 10 tweets 2 min read
Every time there is another tragic story of civilians, especially kids, killed by Russia in towns near the frontline, I see the comments of people saying, “why didn’t they just leave?” First, it is often a very difficult task to convince people to leave their homes.
Just leave. Do they really think nobody tried to convince those people to leave?
You know what? Some did leave. They left in 2014 RU-occupied Donetsk oblast territories and moved to Mariupol. Or Avdiivka, or decided to begin a new life near Kyiv. And Russia killed them there.
Just leave.
Jan 8 7 tweets 3 min read
January 8th is the birthday of UA poet Vasyl Symonenko, who belonged to the generation of UA cultural dissident movement of Sixtiers. In 1962, he, Alla Horska and Les Tanyuk discovered the mass burial of the thousands of victims of NKVD executions near Kyiv. In the same year, he was severely beaten by policemen. After this incident, his health started to quickly deteriorate. In 1963 he was diagnosed with kidney cancer, the operation wasn’t successful, and he died shortly after.
Jan 6 4 tweets 1 min read
Too often someone expressing strong emotions is labelled as necessarily irrational. It always bothered me, even more so amid the RU invasion.
It’s pretty rational to hate someone who comes to you and out of the blue hits you with an axe. It’s rational to get angry at injustice The idea that you cannot simultaneously experience a range of very strong emotions and perform a meticulous analysis of a situation is extremely harmful. It often results in dismissing the voices of people directly affected by a certain problem as “too engaged/stressed/upset.”
Dec 24, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Many people love plots with characters having a redemption arc, and some are desperately looking for such among Russians. However, for a redemption arc to work, the characters should acknowledge their wrongdoings and redeem them with their ✨actions✨. That's just not happening. The majority of Russians absolve themselves of any responsibility, stubbornly insisting they are not guilty. At the same time, they want to be taken seriously and are tone-policing everyone around. Nope, you cannot have both. If you want to be listened to, you take responsibility
Dec 22, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
They invaded sovereign country. They came to kill Ukrainians. They destroyed people's lives. Now they are dead. 100k is a medium-sized town. The whole town of dead murderers.
They could've stayed in Russia and still be alive, but they came to kill us, and now they are dead 100k dead Russian invaders in 301 day of Russian full-scale invasion. That's 1000 dead Russian soldiers in Ukraine every 3 days. They became invaders for many reasons. For many pathetic reasons. Image
Dec 10, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
Watching Russia committing war crimes daily in Ukraine was a numbing experience. Grim anticipation of January got through my bones, and then the end of February came and punched the hole in my chest. April news felt like someone ripped my heart out and poured sticky tar instead Somewhere mid-spring, I realised I’m feeling such unimaginable levels of hatred that it fries my brain. Around this time, numbness came, and the rest of the year felt like fog. I don't cry much, and my brain refuses to grasp the scale of the tragedy. But every now and then
Dec 7, 2022 8 tweets 5 min read
The news from Germany about the coup plot, including the storm of Reichstag and indicating RU involvement, reminded me of another coup attempt in January 2021, which, when it was happening, gave me flashbacks to the one that hit the closest home, alas, successful. In Donetsk All the ramblings about Donetsk and Luhansk “rebel regions” amplified by seemingly reputable media for 8 years made the world forget that without RU involvement, those would still be normal UA oblasts, with international airports and hipster coffee shops