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briefed #HRCttee about the continued dismantling of independent journalism in #Russia and the cases of Ivan Safronov, Vladimir Kara-Murza & Maria Ponomarenko. We have been at all 3 briefings, after which #Russia sabotaged the review twice.
Mass weddings in Russia before the men are shipped to Ukraine to become cannon fodder. Dystopian.
#Russie Scène de mariages collectifs avant de partir au front à St Petersbourg. Les Russes complètement coupés de la réalité, se retrouvent piégés dans le délire d’un dictateur vieillissant et suicidaire.
“Putin will talk tough but we must not give in to the ranting of a bully on the back foot. The choice is simple: do you wish to live in a world of freedom and partnership or a world at the mercy of tyrants?” writes Mikhail Khodorkovsky
time.com If America Is Still America, It Must Step Up Its Support for Ukraine The cost of supporting Ukraine may be high but the cost of failing to keep doing so would be much higher, writes Mikhail Khodorkovsky
THANK FRANCE: Paris will transfer ‘Crotale’ [Rattlesnake] Air Defense Systems to UKR. The make and model will be specified, but these all-weather, short-range air defense missile systems can intercept cruise missiles, helicopters, UAVs & jet aircraft.
#Ukraine: A Russian MT-LB armoured vehicle was destroyed by the Ukrainian Airborne forces in the East.
Ukraine is currently negotiating with the West to acquire SAMP-T air defense systems. The Ministry of Defense is counting on a positive decision.
How Ukrainian rescuers dismantle the debris of a house ruined by the Iranian drone in #Kyiv. Video 3 of 3, shot by Babel’s journalist Ghanna Mamonova.
In a dispatch for The Beet,
reports on how Moldova’s autonomous region of Gagauzia, which was established to safeguard the Gagauz language and culture, has retained its Soviet-era Russification and Moscow’s political influence.
You might want to sit down for this: Many Russian conscripts have reported not receiving the payments they were promised before serving in the army.
meduza.io Russian conscripts not receiving promised financial benefits — Meduza Russian Presidential Human Rights Council member Kirill Kabanov reported Monday that his office regularly receives messages about
The Russian Book Union has sent a letter to anti-LGBT lawmaker Alexander Khinshtein expressing concern that his proposed expansion to Russia’s ban on “gay propaganda” could outlaw works by Dostoevsky, Bulgakov, and Ostrovsky.
meduza.io Publishers worried new ‘gay propaganda’ bill could outlaw classic Russian literature — Meduza The Russian Book Union (RKC) recently sent a letter to Russian State Duma Deputy Alexander Khinshtein expressing concern that the
At this very moment, the whole of Ukraine is under air raid warning. As I write this, this little girl is undoubtedly, scared in a bomb shelter. This is who Putin is trying to murder. Give Ukraine air defense now! #UkraineWillResist