First image from the courtroom in #Minsk where today the “trial” against Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Uladzimir Labkovich is starting. So painful to see some of the bravest human rights defenders in the world kept in a cage. #FreeViasna
#Belarus The announcement at the Barysau bus station: “All male citizens from 18 to 60 years old must come to an enlistment office or village executive committee to clarify their data.” What on earth is that?
Kirill, the Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus, has called for a 36-hours-long “Christmas armistice” with Ukraine, reads the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Prigozhin asked the mercenaries “not to drink much, to avoid drugs, and not to rape women”.
novayagazeta.eu Prigozhin: first group of mercenaries recruited in prisons has contracts finished, cleared of… The first group of Russian convicts earlier recruited by PMC Wagner as mercenaries for the Ukraine War has had its members’ six months
Turns out Mother Nature isn’t a fan of Russia’s little despot. Gas quotes are declining amid warm weather in Europe. The price of gas in Europe at the beginning of trading Jan 4 fell below $750 per 1,000 cubic meters. m for first time since Nov 2, 2021.
It probably doesn’t need to be said that is grouped in the worst of the climate change performance indicators.
newclimate.org The Climate Change Performance Index 2022 Developed by Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute and CAN, the CCPI analyses and compares climate change mitigation efforts across 60 countries (plus EU as a whole) with the highest emissions. Together…
No war – no putin. But also: no putin – no war. This war has many devils. Yet only one engine. Russians are slaves to putin, but not prigozhin or patrushev. Therefore, again: if there’s no putin – most likely there’s no war. Just saying.
Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin has proudly declared that the first group of prisoners recruited to wage war in Ukraine have completed their contracts and are free to go, telling them: “Don’t rape any broads.”
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Ireland’s 1 of the strogest memebrs of UNSC in 2021-22. Many thanks to
and the team. “Chapters on UN history will record shameful reality that veto was used by aggressor to neuter Council’s response to Russia’s war on Ukraine”
In Germany, there is a whole network of people connected to the Russian state who promote Kremlin narratives and seek to change Berlin’s course regarding support for Ukraine. #RuWarCrimes_UW #RussianPropaganda
reuters.com Pro-Putin operatives in Germany work to turn Berlin against Ukraine In Germany some are clamouring for a change in course on Ukraine. Key figures in the campaign have links to the Russian state or far right, a
on further cooperation to significantly strengthen air defense and other defense capabilities. We also agreed to work on the implementation of #PeaceFormula. Thank you friend! Your leadership brings our victory closer. 2/2
Vladyslav Yeshenko is a minesweeper with Ukraine’s 109th Territorial Defense Brigade. In August, near Bakhmut, he was clearing a PFM-1 landmine, and the self-destruction mechanism actuated. The guy is completely blind now. We just sent him $10,000 for rehabilitation.
Russia’s participation in the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine helped sabotage the mission and discredit the organization. It was always absurd that one of the parties to the conflict should take an active part in supposedly “independently” monitoring it. Ukraine…
Russian Embassy, UK
FM #Lavrov: Created as a platform for promoting equitable dialogue and cooperation, @OSCE has been going through a deep crisis these past few years. West views #OSCE as a tool for promoting its own collective interests, having turned it into a stage for waging its propaganda.
Russian military commanders give orders or encourage rape in the occupied territories of Ukraine.
One of the world’s largest National Gene Banks located in Ukraine was destroyed during the war. There are those that no longer exist in Europe and the world among the destroyed samples.
Ukraine is currently conducting negotiations on additional deliveries of Patriot, NASAMS, IRIS-T, and Crotale air defense systems.
The United States has begun preparations for the transfer of the Patriot missile defense systems to Ukraine.
Captain HIMARS’ message to russian occupiers.
Ravel….Ukrainians build more and more momentum; nobody is entitled to invade the country of what is a sovereign state. Ireland with the exception of the “4th Green Field” were consistent in their fight to regain control of their country for 700+ years.