The Munich Security Forum did NOT invite Russian officials to attend, but rather Garry Kasparov (
) & Mikhail Khodorkovsky (
) instead. Result? Russian authorities panicked & have begun attacking them. My latest for the
Russia Attacks Kasparov and Khodorkovsky Over Munich Security Conference Controversy
Event organizers had made clear that Moscow’s representatives would not be invited to attend. Instead, the well-known democracy and human rights advocates would be invited to attend and spea…
Ukrainian Community in Ireland Retweeted
‘s first-ever English-language course on Ukraine “Ukraine: history culture, and identities” is now available on Coursera https://coursera.org/learn/ukraine-history-culture-and-identities
More about the course: https://euromaidanpress.com/2020/12/22/ukrainian-institute-launches-first-ever-english-language-online-course-about-ukraine/?__cf_chl_rt_tk=H6s_CQV1q6qJ8Vi_zaGOK2G5WRhuj1wCDIYvw2aZQ4w-1674602460-0-gaNycGzNEhE
Ukrainian Community in Ireland
345 days into the massive European war, Filatov and Co are still allowed to build their spy networks in Ireland #ExpelFilatov #ExpelRussianSpies
Sunday Times have a piece on Alex Chernenko. Ukrainains in Ireland have been concerned about him for some time but he threatens people who raise their voices against his cozy relationship with Kremlin reps in Ireland. 1/3
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“Ireland must be more vigilant about spies”, warns Tánaiste who leaked confidential documents.
In her new op-ed for Novaya-Europe, sociologist Svetlana Stephenson talks about what stands behind Yevgeny Prigozhin’s campaign to turn members of his convict army into national heroes.
To learn more about how these African recruits play into Prigozhin and Wagner’s strategy in Russia and Ukraine, read our full investigation below. 10/10
observers.france24.com From bus driver to Russian soldier: The journey of an imprisoned Ivorian recruited by Wagner Group A video posted in early January 2023 showed the leader of the Russian paramilitary group Wagner with a mercenary who was
Mikhail Khodorkovsky (English)
Igor Mangushev, a spin doctor-turned- Wagner-linked mercenary has apparently been targeted in a possible execution attempt in eastern in what analysts suggest could be a warning to the increasingly influential boss of the Wagner Group
telegraph.co.uk Wagner-linked mercenary who claimed to have originated ‘Z’ war symbol shot in ‘warning hit’ Igor Mangushev, a captain in the Russian army, was taken to a hospital in the town of Stakhanov with a head wound
UN experts are calling for an independent investigation into possible war crimes by Mali’s army and mercenaries from the Kremlin-linked Wagner Group
bloomberg.com UN Experts Call for War Crimes Probe Into Mali, Wagner Group UN experts called for an independent investigation into possible war crimes by Mali’s army and mercenaries from the Kremlin-linked
Mikhail Khodorkovsky (English)
It’s been nearly a year since Putin has started an atrocious war against Ukraine. On 24-26 February there will be massive rallies and demonstrations held by Russians all over the world to protest against this terrible war Where and when- in this:
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Be Wary of Russian Sleeper Spies Among Us –
news.clearancejobs.com Be Wary of Russian Sleeper Spies Among Us Russia will go to extreme lengths to insert ‘sleepers’, agents on-call for operations in the West. Don’t underestimate their tactics.
Good read on Russian spying in the arctic, and the perception of it.
In a Wary Arctic, Norway Starts to See Russian Spies Everywhere
Other European countries are, too, blurring the line between vigilance and paranoia.
Yesterday Beam saved his last life. He died aged 12. He served with #Ukraine‘s fire & rescue service & like many four-legged warriors, he served time on the frontline. Saved 19 people’s lives & won awards in dog rescue world championships. Rest easy Beam. https://facebook.com/MNS.GOV.UA/posts/pfbid0HASoKfGckRtVeWgF14vgTQ4cYnFcxfwDBKshK1JrdDtazdeTNXZ4wc6ZwnuxJcW5l?__cft__=AZW_NZF_7DTyrqyHnN29kV2jwh7LR5GEPwveHzeeZP98F9g79wWSLelMCcm7XPmTPPUWZzjyo4I3-AOZAABnbJdDRAHfw_dJCkJkncbUOzELT5dhSV_PuD8E9N4-hN4Z56yAHpYPin_Otr76zbun33tESG7Sy5OBnJs8gIlbLO9-U0D1HwLeICXBYV0M8kzHBzMbgfxAoVo-sfoAcmrIc9R1&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R
: President Zelensky said: There is a “threat to the international #Olympic movement… due to the weakness of the international sports bureaucracy, (and) those who are trying to actually allow Russia to use sports for propaganda.”
To preserve all elements of our stability is to guarantee victory – address of President of Ukraine…
Together with our partners, we do everything daily to ensure that our soldiers have sufficient strength to defend against the terrorist state.
This artillery unit destroyed hundreds of invaders, and completely destroyed Russian artillery batteries and dozens of enemy stockpiles. Using M777 and HIMARS, his unit works day and night in the Kherson direction – “the orcs are satisfied with our work”.
Update on Bakhmut, 5 February – Kiyanyn.
Why did #russia launch a full-scale invasion last year? Whether you’re pro-russian, anti-russian, or Elon Musk [who just can’t decide], Feb 24th doesn’t make any sense So, here is a short thread to explore the 3 most compelling explanations I’ve heard 1/5
2/3 of volgograd population oppose the name change (via moscow times) #flashbackfriday
#OpEd Russians will soon come to understand that their enemy is not Ukraine or the collective West, but rather carbon dioxide emissions and environmental degradation,
The Targeting of Russian Environmentalists Must End
Opinion | As the political crackdown on any form of opposition in Russia continues almost a year into the Kremlin’s criminal invasion of
Absolutely devastating news today about US marine and volunteer medic Pete Reed being killed in #Bakhmut. His ambulance was apparently hit by #Russian shelling as he evacuated civilians. Pete was one of the most remarkable humans I have ever met in my years on the road. #petereed
a memoir of war, fear and PTSD by Fergal Keane
Please realise the impact of war on the Ukrainians who are arriving in Ireland. Fergal Keane is a war correspondent; he is Irish. His honesty tells us about epigenetics and PTSD. These Ukrainian people are tramatised. If you add epigenetics, you must consider that their “Famine” which killed 4 million, it is estimated, happened in 1932 – the Holodomor and the awful impact of an invasion of their country by a despotic Russian called Putin who wants to literally obliterate their existence, their history, their infrastructure, but worst of all the sense of who they are … we are talking genocide through aggression by Russian Federation.