Ukraine. Selection from Twitter. 4th January 2023

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Al Jazeera English

@AJEnglish

Russia’s Vladimir Putin has sent a warship towards the Atlantic and Indian oceans armed with new hypersonic Zircon cruise missiles.  LIVE coverage:

http://aje.io/6zjrgt

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Novaya Gazeta Europe

@novayagazeta_en

The New York Times has polled military experts to discover that it is more expensive to shoot down drones than to launch them.

novayagazeta.eu NYT: Ukraine spends seven times more on downing drones than Russia does to launch them The New York Times has polled military experts to discover that it is more expensive to shoot down drones than to launch them. Over the
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Meduza in English

@meduza_en

Putin took part remotely in the launch of Admiral Gorshkov, a frigate armed with hypersonic Zircon missiles. The frigate is headed on a voyage across the Atlantic and Indian oceans, as well as the Mediterranean, and will conduct exercises with the Zircons.

meduza.io Putin launches Admiral Gorshkov frigate armed with Zircon hypersonic missiles towards Atlantic —… Russian President Vladimir Putin took part remotely in the launch of Admiral Gorshkov, a frigate armed with hypersonic Zircon missiles. The

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Glasnost Gone

@GlasnostGone

New Year Eve, Russia’s leader of Wagner terrorist mercenaries Evgeny Prigozhin visited 1 of the morgues in #Ukraine – filled with  corpses. Morgue worker said “Yes, this is from the front today… this isn’t the first truck load, they constantly arrive.”

https://armyinform.com.ua/2023/01/02/yak-kuhar-putina-vitav-zi-svyatom-chorni-pakety/

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Glasnost Gone

@GlasnostGone

Hear! hear! Tens of thousands have died. Millions turned into refugees. Almost one-sixth of #Ukraine’s territory remains under Russian occupation. The goal for 2023 must be to give Kyiv all the aid it needs to bring the conflict to an end — on its terms.

ft.com Turning the tide in Russia’s war on Ukraine Goal for 2023 must be to give Kyiv the means to end the conflict on its terms

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Oryx Retweeted

KURYER

@RSS_40

RuNAVY frigate «Admiral Gorshkov» armed with «Zircon» hypersonic AShMs left its home base & started 1st detachment in Atlantic, Indian & Mid. Some pics of 3M-22 (SS-NX-33 or without «X»).

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KIU • Russian Officers killed in Ukraine 

@KilledInUkraine

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By 29 December, Ukrainian forces had eliminated at least 1 602 Russian junior and senior officers. Minimum confirmed losses. Confirmations are made via publicly available data from Russia, such as funeral notices, obituaries or news sites.

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ArianaGic/Аріянॳць

@GicAriana

Given

@Billbrowder

‘s persistence, perseverance, dedication, and impressive outcomes with Magnitsky legislation, I think this could very well prove to be a realizable and successful resolution. Thank you, for making this one of your missions of Justice, Bill!

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Bill Browder

@Billbrowder

Jan 2

My New Year’s resolution: seize the $350 billion of frozen Russian central bank reserves in the West and have that money allocated to the defence and reconstruction of Ukraine https://telegraph.co.uk/world-news/202

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky (English)

@mbk_center

The war in  has put the mercenary Wagner group & ‘Putin’s Chef’ into the international limelight

@dossier_center

(investigative unit funded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky) expert Denis Korotkov followed Prigozhin’s rise and wrote stories about their activities

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky (English) Retweeted

The Ark

@KovchegLive

A solitary picket in Kazan, ” the youth of Russia is against the war. Guys, come out for a protest against Putin! This will be the end of his government” #RussiansAgainstWar #Resistance #StopWar

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Francis Scarr Retweeted

Dmitri

@wartranslated

Wagner’s Prigozhyn explains why he is unable to take Bakhmut – a line of defence every 10 meters, hundreds of lines of defence across the city. Russians lack armoured vehicles and equipment.

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Francis Scarr

@francis_scarr

Russian cinema in 2023: “Putin ordered that a film about the special military operation be shown by 1 February”

https://vesti.ru/article/3131556

Stay informed

This Tweet links to a Russia state-affiliated media website. Find out more

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Garry Kasparov Retweeted

John Sipher

@john_sipher

Putin’s war has led to an enduring global food crisis “contributing to widespread starvation, poverty and premature deaths.”

From
                                                          March to
                                                          November,
                                                          Ukraine
                                                          exported an
                                                          average of 3.5
                                                          million metric
                                                          tons per month
                                                          of grains and
                                                          oilseeds, a
                                                          drop from five
                                                          million to
                                                          seven million
                                                          metric tons
                                                          per month
                                                          before the
                                                          war.

nytimes.com Russia’s War on Ukraine Worsens Global Starvation Moscow blocks most shipments from Ukraine, one of the world’s largest wheat producers, and its attacks on the country’s energy grid also disrupt the flow of food.

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Jason Jay Smart

@officejjsmart

Inexplicable that the IMF is trying to profit from Ukraine’s  beleaguered war economy. This must stop! US Congress must act to pass legislation that would prevent this!

pbs.org U.S. aims to get International Monetary Fund to change fee policy on Ukrainian loans A provision in the recently signed defense spending bill mandates that the United States work to ease Ukraine’s debt burden at the International Monetary Fund, which could create tensions at t

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Jason Jay Smart

@officejjsmart

The economic belt will tighten further on the Putin  Regime: “The price of gas in Europe dropped below $750 per 1,000 cubic meters for the first time since February 18, 2022.”

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Jason Jay Smart Retweeted

Harry Dempsey

@harrydemps

Central banks are scooping up gold at the fastest pace since 1967, with analysts pinning China and Russia as big buyers in an indication that some nations are keen to diversify their reserves away from the dollar

https://ft.com/content/e0983ebb-bbe0-4d33-8517-e19fa06e1a77

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Jason Jay Smart

@officejjsmart

At the moment the price of gas is 77 euros per megawatt hour; over 4 times lower than expected in August 2022. This is a disaster for the Russian economy. Thanks,

@RobertPaul1

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Ukrainian News24

@UkrainianNews24

She is proof that you can walk through hell and still be an angel. #UkraineRussiaWar

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Ukrainian News24

@UkrainianNews24

Ukrainian-produced 152mm artillery shells filled with TNT have appeared on the front lines. The development speaks to how Ukraine’s defense enterprise has managed to remain functional after being subjected to nearly a full year of war

thedrive.com

Ukraine’s Locally Produced Artillery Shells Have Reached The Front

Ukraine is producing its own artillery shells as stocks globally are under pressure due to the huge volume of use in the nearly year-old war.

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UkraineWorld

@ukraine_world

#Russian PMC “Wagner” forcibly took about 30 people from the suburbs of Bakhmut to Rostov-on-Don (#Russia). National resistance center emphasises that locals were taken out specifically for the purpose of filtration in filtration camps.

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UkraineWorld

@ukraine_world

Jan, 4 #RussiaUkraineWar: the latest update.

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Ministry of Defence 

@DefenceHQ

United Kingdom government organization

The illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is continuing. The map below is the latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine – 04 January 2023. Find out more about the UK government’s response: http://ow.ly/UyIu50Mi1Yv  #StandWithUkraine 

Russian
                                                          attacks and
                                                          troop
                                                          locations map
                                                          04/01/23

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Ukrainska Pravda in English

@pravda_eng

Love always wins – Mykhailo and Iryna know it for sure. The couple has been living in a tiny room in a hospital near Lviv, where the man undergoes rehabilitation, for months. Their life changed forever when the man lost both his legs while fighting in the Luhansk region

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Ukrainska Pravda in English

@pravda_eng

Russians transfer new military units to north of Crimea

pravda.com.ua

Russians transfer new military units to north of Crimea

Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence states that the Russian invaders are transferring new military units to the north of occupied Crimea in order to keep the land corridor to the occupied Ukrainian…

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Business Ukraine mag

@Biz_Ukraine_Mag

The wives of mobilised Russians have released a video appeal calling for their husbands to be withdrawn from the frontlines where they are currently serving as cannon fodder to slow Ukraine’s advance

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Business Ukraine mag

@Biz_Ukraine_Mag

Russia invades Ukraine, commits genocide, then accuses the Ukrainian authorities of “Russophobia”

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NEXTA

@nexta_tv

Died “war correspondent” Prigozhin’s “RIA FAN” Kirill Romanovsky. Prigozhin himself reported this. The details of the propagandist’s death are not specified.

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Alex Kokcharov

@AlexKokcharov

In #Russia, media reported that in 2022 the Wagner private military company (PMC) had trained more than 10,000 combatants. PMCs are illegal under Russian law. But Wagner is allowed as it’s owned by Putin-friendly oligarch Prigozhin.

lenta.ru

Инструктор ЧВК «Вагнер» с позывным Ток рассказал о подготовке бойцов

Тренировочный центр ЧВК «Вагнер» за 2022 год и период спецоперации подготовил свыше десяти тысяч бойцов, сообщил один из

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Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

@OCCRP

 We have a winner  The 2022 Person of the Year in Organized Crime and Corruption is…  Yevgeny Prigozhin  Here’s why our judges selected the Russian oligarch over the other three finalists.

occrp.org

Yevgeny Prigozhin – OCCRP

Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian oligarch and mercenary leader, has become perhaps the most conspicuous avatar of everything that is

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