Polish official: Russia could attack NATO within 3 years #Ukraine #USA #UK #EU #Europe #Czech #Poland #Lithuania #Latvia #Estonia #Germany #France #Austria #Hungary #Romania #Switzerland #Canada #Slovakia #Italy #Ireland #Europe #Netherlands #Japan #Australia #Finland #Sweden #Denmark #Iceland #Norway #Spain #NATO #G7 #StandWithUkraine
Investigators have discovered hundreds of kilometers of drag marks, as wide as 4 meters (13 feet), on the seabed where the 77-kilometer Balticconnector gas pipeline linking Finland and Estonia was breached. The pipeline has moved eastward on the seafloor. Three data cables on the bottom of the sea were also damaged, including one belonging to Russia.
The ship sailed over the pipeline on Oct. 8 on its way to St. Petersburg #russia and left the Russian city on Oct. 10, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The vessel only called at Russian ports in September and October, the data show.
Dai territori ucraini occupati si scappa ancora
This Woman Became a Symbol of Kherson Resistance
A 53-year-old partisan, mother of three, Lilia has risked her life for half of a year, spreading the Ukrainian symbols all over #Kherson.
She spayed graffiti on walls, distributed anti-russian leaflets and posters, and fled from russian armoured vehicles... And she kept it a secret for the entire time, even from her family
Read more here🔗 https://ukraineworld.org/en/articles/stories/story-124
‘We are out of money': White House pushes to pass stalled Ukraine aid #Ukraine #USA #UK #EU #Europe #Czech #Poland #Lithuania #Latvia #Estonia #Germany #France #Austria #Hungary #Romania #Switzerland #Canada #Slovakia #Italy #Ireland #Europe #Netherlands #Japan #Australia #Finland #Sweden #Denmark #Iceland #Norway #Spain #NATO #GOP #G7 #StandWithUkraine
Russian attacks kill 3, injure 11 in Donetsk, Kherson oblasts over past day
> In Donetsk Oblast, one person was killed and another injured in Russian attacks against Kostiantynivka, the Donetsk Oblast Military Administration said on Dec. 4.
Update: There have been 74 attacks on US troops stationed in the Middle East by #Iranian-backed proxies since Oct. 17. These attacks include #rocket attacks, attack #drones, and close-range #ballistic #missiles. The attacks have targeted US & coalition forces in Iraq & Syria, mostly at Al-Asad Airbase, Iraq, and al-Tanf Garrison, Syria. The US has responded with several airstrikes on facilities used by the #Iranian-backed Kataib #Hezbollah group in Iraq.
#Iran, backed by Russia, support the #Houthi. Houthi rebels in Yemen are mainly financed by Iran, which provides them with fuel, weapons, and funds through a complex international network of intermediaries. Iran’s support for the #Houthis has been widely criticized by the international community and has prolonged the #war in Yemen, & caused a humanitarian & economic crisis.The US & its allies have imposed sanctions on individuals & entities involved in the #Houthi #finance #network.
On the frontline of Putin's terrifying invasion: Hair-raising moment Western journalist takes cover as trenches are bombarded by war criminal russian-invaders.
Reporter Levy believes that to understand conflict you need to go to the very front lines, and this is what he has done since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. His goal is twofold: to record for the world – and for history – the bravery of Kyiv's resistance against brutal imperialism; and to bear witness to Russia's relentless attacks on civilian populations wherever it goes.
⛔️🇺🇳A video about the UN that very clearly conveys what is happening (VIDEO) #Ukraine #Mastodon #USA #UK #EU #Press #News #UN #russiaUkraineWar #9yrInvasionofUkraine #BoycottMusk #AxisOfEvil
Nine months in russian captivity. Tortures, beatings and hunger.
(text in Ukrainian, use translator)
The Strategic Committee of the Armed Forces of #Ukraine has confirmed the authenticity of the footage showing russian troops gunning down two Ukrainian soldiers upon surrender.
A message posted on Telegram states: "The published footage depicts the execution of two prisoners of war from the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to verified information, the russian occupiers have once again treacherously fired upon unarmed soldiers"
Read more here🔗 https://www.kyivpost.com/post/24977
People of Culture Taken Away By The War - Oleksii Ivakin - #poet
On September 6, he was killed in battle for the Zaporizhzhia region. Oleksii was an inspirer and member of the Kharkiv SLAM cultural center.
Before the full-scale invasion, he used to organize periodic poetry readings. Ivakin served in the 82nd airborne assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
A very inspiring podcast
(The Telegraph) Ukraine: The Latest - interview with Professor Timothy Snyder
The #Kremlin is trying to change the demographics in the occupied territories by importing migrants from Central Asia to replace the indigenous Ukrainian population and plans to merge Ukrainian and Russian regions to create a “#Donbas” commonwealth, according to reports.
According to the Center for National Resistance (CNR), the total number of migrants from Asia has already exceeded 100 thousand people.
⛔️Warning Graphic Content
🔴🇷🇺War Crime: Russians executing Ukrainian POWs video evidence released on Web proving War Crime (VIDEO and more) https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2023/12/2/7431415/ #KillOrBeKilledNoSurrender
#Ukraine #Mastodon #Press #News #russia #russiaUkraineWar #9yrInvasionofUkraine #BoycottMusk #AxisOfEvil
Russian soldiers shot two unarmed #Ukrainian POWs that surrendered near Stepove. The Ukrainian soldiers were reportedly left without ammunition and had to surrender, once the second soldier came out, they decided to shoot them both. Never forget what Ukraine is fighting against.
People of Culture Taken Away By The War - Ihor Subotyak - actor, singer, and bandurist
Ihor was killed at the frontline on August 7 in Pokrovsk, where he participated in a rescue operation after a russian shelling and got under another hostile fire.
He man deliberately returned to Ukraine from #Finland on February 24, 2022, to stand up for his country.
Ukrainian forces downed 10 of the 11 Shahed attack drones and a Kh-59 cruise missile launched by russia overnight, the Air Force reported
The one remaining drone hit infrastructure, causing a fire to break out, the Southern Defense Forces reported.
The fire was "quickly extinguished" and no casualties were reported.
The cruise missile was downed near the city of #Dnipro,
Read more here🔗 https://kyivindependent.com/air-force-ukraine-downs-10-drones/
Holy cow poo-poo.
I wonder how they're going to feel about that.
#IFRC suspends membership of Belarus Red Cross #Ukraine #USA #UK #EU #Europe #Czech #Poland #Lithuania #Latvia #Estonia #Germany #France #Austria #Hungary #Romania #Switzerland #Canada #Slovakia #Italy #Ireland #Europe #Netherlands #Japan #Australia #Finland #Sweden #Denmark #Iceland #Norway #Spain #NATO #G7 #StandWithUkraine
russian sport has always been a part of its military propaganda.
Propaganda, in turn, is an essential element of its war against 🇺🇦 #Ukraine today.
russia uses #olympics as informational weaponry. It's high time we stopped it & called a spade a spade
Crimea Platform. Indigenous Peoples
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine video
(4 Minute) YouTube📽️ 🔗 https://youtu.be/ChNrWj45_M8?si=aZSxfSYD5xTSmY8E
"The quality of the work of Ukrainian prosecutors, investigators, detectives, forensic experts and everyone who is involved and helps is, after all, the inevitability of punishment for russia for everything it has committed against Ukraine and Ukrainians" - Zelenskyy
The vessels, NS Champion, Viktor Bakaev and HS Atlantica carried russian Urals crude oil priced above $70 per barrel and used U.S.-person services while transporting the russian-origin crude oil.
The companies involved were based in United Arab Emirates and Liberia
Press release🔗 https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy1940
China supplying russian forces for killing #Ukrainians.
Ukraine’s SBU blows up freight train in rail tunnel deep inside Russia. According to Kyiv Post, a freight train with military goods from China was struck in the Severomuysky Tunnel on the Baikal Amur Mainline in Buryatia, north of Mongolia.
And Another incident in Buryatia has been reported. According to the Russian TG channel “Mash” an IED was planted on the tracks. “The explosive device detonated on the night of November 29-30, four kilometers from the village of Taksimo. In total, the train contained 41 tank cars with fuel, 3 with aviation fuel and 6 with ferrous metal. No (human) casualties are reported.”
Today @Wikipedia reminded us of the 1988 hijacking of a school bus in #Russia and how it was resolved 🚌 ✈️ 👉 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988_Ordzhonikidze_bus_hijacking
There is sorta pain of growth in anything. For example, if social media or communication platform get "big enough", #RussiaIsATerroristState sends their trolls there.
For purpose of information hygiene it is important to ban and block such accounts immediately.
Kremlin trolls do not have "authentic" behavior and only spread Russian state #propaganda , lies and #disinformation
Here is an example of such account:
Please report it and block immediately if encountered that.
The war criminal dictator is biting his time
Ukraine's critical need for aid is being stalled by a dysfunctional Republican Congress. This delay not only empowers putin's aggression but also risks #American Troop safety, as he may advance west.
Immediate action is VITAL for global stability.
A #US VoteVets video
(WARNING - Contains Disturbing Scenes)
(1 Minute) YouTube📽️ 🔗 https://youtu.be/dILVZ6C-P_Y?si=Orbb42Do1Qbo-odO
People of Culture Taken Away By The War - Mykhailo Balakhtar
The #drummer of the Ukrainian group Sertsevyi Napad, was killed on the frontline on October 27. Mykhailo stood up to defend Ukraine since the first days of the full-scale war.
In 2004, together with his associates, he founded the punk group Sertsevyi Napad which has released three studio albums
russia's Supreme Court declared the "international LGBT social movement" to be an "extremist organization" on Nov. 30 and banned its activities.
The hearing was closed to the public and that only representatives of russia's Justice Ministry were allowed in the courtroom.
Defendants for the "international #LGBT movement" were not able to participate in the proceedings.
Some delegations at the #OSCE foreign ministers summit in Skopje left the room as russian Foreign Minister sergey lavrov began his address on Thursday (November 30).
lavrov's invitation to the summit faced backlash from some countries boycotting the event and Bulgaria prevented the russian foreign minister from flying over its territory on his way to #Skopje.
(68 Second) YouTube📽️ 🔗 https://youtu.be/HOd9wK2vM9A?si=kcBzYMY9xN
⚠️🇷🇺🇰🇵Russia driving revitalization of North Korean special economic zone, preparing North Korea for cessation of Korea-American War armistice (more) https://kyivindependent.com/reuters-russia-likely-driving-revitalization-of-north-korean-special-economic-zone/ #Ukraine #USA #SouthKorea #Japan #UN #Press #News #russia #russiaUkraineWar #9yrInvasionofUkraine #BoycottMusk #AxisOfEvil
The mystery surrounding the suspicious deaths of russian oligarchs | 60 Minutes Australia
russian oligarchs and prominent politicians are suddenly dying - falling out of windows, getting poisoned or being involved of a plane crash. Before their deaths, they happen to have spoken out against russian leader vladimir putin
(11 Minute) YouTube📽️ 🔗 https://youtu.be/smUXqo0AdMQ?si=qMQ5MExdVTbZZ8c7
Nothing to "sea" here except a #Ukraine -flagged heavy transport aircraft, ADB3631, in flight over the Black Sea, which was formerly controlled by the Russian fascist navy. Also noting quite a bit of activity over the Baltics w/ surveillance & fighter jets from the UK, Belgium, & France in the air. Hmm...
Ukrainian troops downed all 21 Shahed-136/131 drones launched by russia overnight.
Two out of three Kh-59 cruise missiles launched from the occupied part of Kherson Oblast were destroyed as well, according to the Ukrainian military.
Fighter aircraft, anti-aircraft missile units, and units of mobile fire groups were used to down the weapons
⛔️🇺🇦Russia bypasses sanctions again to build sea drones to attack Black Sea Commercial Shipping (Kanal 13 - Azeri News in English) #Ukraine #Azerbaijan #Press #News #russia #russiaUkraineWar #9yrInvasionofUkraine #BoycottMusk #AxisOfEvil
"A fake video falsely attributed to #BBC News and #Bellingcat is spreading on pro- #Kremlin Telegram, claiming that President #Zelensky 's former adviser Oleksiy Arestovych has spent over half a million dollars on private flights in six months."
" #Russia has allocated $1.5 billion to the anti-Ukrainian information campaign "Maidan 3", - writes Babel with reference to the GUR."
United Nations has accused Russia of committing #warcrimes in #Ukraine, based on the findings of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine. The Commission established by UN Human Rights Council in March 2022 to investigate, document violations of international human rights & humanitarian law by Russian invaders. The Commission has issued two reports in Sep2022, another in Oct.2023, which provide evidence of the following war crimes committed by Russian authorities in Ukraine:
- Indiscriminate attacks with explosive weapons, resulting in deaths, injuries and the destruction & damage of civilian residential buildings, schools, hospitals & playgrounds.
- Wilful killing, torture, rape & sexual violence, and the kidnapping of children to the Russian Federation.
- Unlawful detention, enforced disappearance, killings of Ukrainians supporting Ukrainian authorities or Ukrainian armed forces.
Solider describes how it felt to liberate Ukrainians from killer-russians.
More than 97,000 people evacuated from Donetsk region to safer regions
“For more than a year now, the mandatory evacuation of the population of #Donetsk region has been underway.
Thus, since Aug. 2022,
👉 more than 97,000 citizens have moved to safe regions.
👉 Among them are more than 12,500 children
👉 and more than 4,500 people with reduced mobility”
- Ministry of Reintegration
Thousands of illegally deported children are another among many barbaric russia's policies today.
By deporting Ukrainian children, russia tries to deny and erase Ukraine 🇺🇦 identity, use kids in its propaganda machine & "re-educate" them for its purposes.
"russia does not respect international law or its obligations. It does not value the lives of its own or others. It believes that it has the right to veto the elections of its neighbors, the right to veto even their existence. russia respects and understands force. We must respond to russian imperialism with force” - Speaker of the #Finland Parliament, Jussi Halla-aho
The Ordinary Ukrainians Fighting russia | Stacey Dooley: Ready For War? - BBC
Countless civilians who have signed up to join in the fight against russia. Stacey Dooley meets a group of Ukrainians as they arrive in the UK to begin five weeks of intensive army training before their deployment to the frontline.
(10 Minute) YouTube📽️ 🔗 https://youtu.be/TicsY8CnOHs?si=RRmVD477yer7s6CO
Volunteering Ukraine 💙💛
Volunteering Ukraine is an information portal about volunteering in Ukraine, which aims to ignite change, improve lives, and create a better tomorrow for Ukraine.
Visit Volunteering Ukraine for more information🔗https://www.volunteeringukraine.com/
Official figures put the number of Ukrainians who have undergone amputations at 20,000 since the start of the full-scale invasion, though experts on the ground suspect the real figure is much higher, perhaps as many as 50,000.
"Of course! Russia is behind the entire war in the Middle East along with Iran. Hamas is being used as a distraction from war in Ukraine. Putin wants US to concentrate its efforts on Middle East so that he can conquer Ukraine. Clear as day" -Kathy Kells
russia must be defeated or there will never be peace.
Officials from a western country that closely monitors Iran’s weapons program also told CNN that Iran is preparing to send MORE attack drones, along with surface-to-surface short-range #ballistic #missiles, to Russia to use in its war against #Ukraine. #RussiaIsATerroristState
- The last shipment of weapons from Iran to Russia included about 450 drones, officials said, which the Russians have already used to deadly effect in Ukraine. Killing many hundreds and destruction of energy, infrastructure, schools & housing. It is pure terror. #War #crimes by the thousands.
- Iran sold the drones to Russia despite their use to target power stations and civilian infrastructure.
Russia to build attack drones for Ukraine war with the help of Iran. https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/21/politics/russia-iran-drones-intel-assessment/index.html.
Iran drones: Tehran acknowledges providing drones to Russia ... - CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/05/middleeast/iran-drones-russia-intl/index.html.
Iran helping Russia build drone stockpile https://edition.cnn.com/2023/07/25/politics/us-russia-iran-drones/index.html.
(If you are in the #UK or have access to a VPN)
putin and Ukraine's stolen children
The film-makers, working with journalists in Ukraine, uncover birth certificates, a secret adoption and a trail of evidence leading all the way to the russian parliament.
'After surviving the #Holodomor, Domanska went on to survive World War II.'
A Brief History Of The WORST Man-Made Famines: #Holodomor
Holodomor can be literally translated to “death by hunger”. It’s a horrifying fate that between 7 and 10 million people suffered in Ukraine between 1932 and 1933 thanks to the Soviet Union’s harsh grain quotas and Joseph Stalin’s underlying desire to totally subdue the Ukrainian population.
(7 Minute) YouTube📽️ 🔗 https://youtu.be/EvM0NZYhreg?si=vfCaTo7BNpBhBLvP
Over 10,000 civilians killed in #Ukraine since start of war
The #UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission has confirmed that more than 10,000 civilians, including at least 560 children, have been killed in Ukraine since 24 February 2022, with an additional 18,500 injuries reported.
The HRMMU cautioned that its numbers are likely an undercount, given the challenges of verifying information from active war zones.
Russian #state #propaganda spells out their plan to distract from #Ukraine 🇺🇦 by promoting Hamas. This article argues that they had to do this to appease Iran, whose weapons they need to fight Ukraine
I've suspected this from the start, but didn't expect a Russian defense policy advisor to say it out loud.
Putin should be aware that this is also a wedge issue in Russia. Does he really want to promote #Chechen Islamists right now, while the vultures are circling?
I won't link to a Russian #propaganda site, only because it's a learned skill to read through the BS. But this article was revealing. Putin is either working with Hamas or wants us to think so.
In my mind, this shows his weakness more than anything. He's dependent on #IRAN?
By Olga Ivashchenko for Globe and Mail
(If you are in the UK or Ireland worth a watch)
💔 💙 💛 💔
Hunt for Ukraine's Stolen Children
Along the dangerous borderlands of war-torn Ukraine, Channel 4 Dispatches follows investigators searching for evidence of the abduction and deportation of thousands of Ukrainian kids
(WARNING - Contains Disturbing Scenes)
Simultaneously, #Iranian militias operate unchecked.
Against pentagon & Military leaders criminal defendant trump took US out which was a victory for #Iran & Russia, and a betrayal among #Kurdish and Arab opposition forces. Experts: the move provided “Iran with solid control over the entire #arc of the #Levant from #Baghdad to #Beirut” and allowed Russia and Iran to emerge as the dominant players in #Syria.
The decision to withdraw was abrupt & led to a combat zone growing more unstable by the hour. Despite warnings from senior US officials & commanders that the fight against ISIS was not over and that without more help and training from #American troops, #ISIS extremists did regroup and return.
*Especially* if they taste like #Oreo
At the same time, they're "donating to charities" - so, as a Russian soldier, you can actually eat Oreo to support the orphans whose parents you just raped and killed. Win-win, in Mondelez's eyes.
Been claiming Putin died and is stuffed into a Valdai freezer in Putin's palace. The site is controversial. I can't be positive if it's the KGB, someone trolling Putin, or true.
Probably it's very funny trolling.
Putin always seems to die, or almost die, right after he starts some shit. Then, once it is a full conflagration, like now in Israel, and everyone is arguing amongst themselves, he re-emerges. He's been reported near death how many times since he invaded Ukraine.
russia’s rep not elected to Intl Court of Justice for first time
“The UN has begun to cleanse itself of russia’s malicious influence. For the first time in UN history, its member states denied russia the right to administer justice on their behalf in the International Court of Justice. The world sees who destroys international law instead of protecting it” - President Zelenskyy of #Ukraine
Read more here🔗 https://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/946768.html
(If you have access to ITVx)
The Grave - The story of a search for justice, told over a year. The search for loved ones continues after a mass grave was discovered in a forest in northeast Ukraine in the autumn of 2022.
ITVx Player 🔗 https://www.itv.com/watch/the-grave/10a4621
In Ukraine, the wager mercenaries killed Ukrainian POWs and mounted their heads on poles, set them on fire after drenching in gasoline, and cut off ears and fingers during interrogations – or just for fun — says a new report by a human rights group.
Zelenskyy says he only needs ‘24 minutes’ to explain to Trump he ‘can’t bring peace’ in Ukraine
During an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Ukrainian President Volodymyr #Zelenskyy responds to former President #Trump’s claim that he could end the war in Ukraine in 24 hours if elected president again. .
(3 Minute) YouTube📽️ 🔗 https://youtu.be/acXrHIPmNrk?si=Z72iaXCQv409Ow50
On this day in 1956, 12 days after its beginning, the so-called Hungarian Revolution came to an end, crushed by USSR tanks. Thousands of Hungarians died or were injured in the days following the Soviet invasion, while around 250,000 fled the country.
This is the russian world
Forget about war fatigue: It will be a long war
Ukraine's chief of defense says some dramatic things in an interview with The Economist: The war is at a stalemate, and russia is in a better position to win a long war of attrition. In this video @anderspuck reflects on the context of general #Zaluzhny's comments, and what he is really trying to say.
(11 Minute) YouTube📽️ 🔗 https://youtu.be/jSwIAVelw9o?si=G9BAPhlzkSLtV4Wg
⛔️🇨🇳Chinese diplomat on North Korea's violation of UN Security Council Sanctions by supplying weapons to Russia: “We do not interfere in other countries' cooperation” (more) https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3781634-chinese-diplomat-on-north-koreas-supply-of-weapons-to-russia-we-do-not-interfere-in-other-countries-cooperation.html #Ukraine #USA #Mastodon #NATO #SouthKorea #Japan #UN #Press #News #UNSecurityCouncil
#russia #russiaUkraineWar #9yrInvasionofUkraine
The United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday it had found "reasonable grounds" to conclude a missile strike that killed 59 people in a cafe in the Ukrainian village of Hroza was launched by Russia.
The findings were published in a report based on two fact-finding missions to Hroza by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
@fulelo #Russians who tried to kill #Jews from #Israel during the #Makhachkala airport #pogrom will be arrested - and sent to the front in #Kherson where they will be forced to try to kill citizens in #Ukraine. Sunflowers 🌻 in the Spring will grow around the corpse of these #SovietZombies 🧟♂️.
Meet the bands touring to raise funds for Ukraine’s army
by Orysia Hrudka
Highlighting the most celebrated Ukrainian bands that will be touring in the US, Europe, and Australia this fall and winter.