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Putin's War - May 16th Map Briefing.— Nathan Ruser (@Nrg8000) May 16, 2022
Today there are unconfirmed but reliable reports that Ukrainian forces have crossed the Donets river near Kharkiv and taken up positions in 2 villages.
Russia captured a village near Lyman and Adiivka.
4th map shows recaptured land in yellow. pic.twitter.com/Su07hU8XD4
Well thats a pretty comprehensive result for more labels pic.twitter.com/0Wzy0vfsLS— Nathan Ruser (@Nrg8000) May 17, 2022
NEW: Ukraine's prisoner exchange with Russia was "only way" to rescue the defenders Azovstal steel plant: Ukraine's Deputy Defense Minister— Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) May 17, 2022
"Their efforts prevented about 20,000 [Russian troops] from being deployed [in Ukraine]" and encirclement of 🇺🇦 troops, said Hanna Maliar
NEW: Ukraine's Deputy Defense Minister said 53 troops were evacuated from Azovstal steel plant in "grave" condition & 211 in "satisfactory" condition,— Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) May 17, 2022
They are now being held captive by 🇷🇺. "The [rescue] operation will continue until [🇺🇦 troops] are back," said Hanna Maliar.
No time for incrementalism. No time for an extended stalemate on the battlefield during which tens of thousands of Ukrainians (and Russians too, btw) will die needlessly. More and better weapons now. Greater and more effective sanctions now.— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) May 16, 2022
If peace will come only on the heels of a military breakthrough, then the US must help Ukraine win on the battlefield. The risks of a Ukrainian loss are far greater & would entail irreversible damage to the world order, international law, security norms, & global stability.— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) May 12, 2022
President @ZelenskyyUa: "A difficult day. But this day, like all others, is aimed at saving our country & our people. I want to emphasize that Ukraine needs Ukrainian heroes alive." The leader who values human life. 266 Ukrainian servicemen were evacuated from Azovstal as of now pic.twitter.com/XlO9usWo4W— Hanna Liubakova (@HannaLiubakova) May 16, 2022
⚡️Reuters: At least 7 buses with Azovstal defenders leave steel plant on May 17.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 17, 2022
The buses carrying Ukrainian soldiers were escorted by Russian forces, Reuters reported citing a witness. Some of the Ukrainian fighters transported did not appear to be wounded, the witness said.
⚡️Russian parliament will consider a ban on exchanging Azov POWs for captured Russian soldiers, Russian state-controlled RIA Novosti reported.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 17, 2022
On May 26, the Russian Supreme Court will consider recognizing the Azov regiment as a terrorist organization.
⚡️Ombudsman: Russians hold over 3,000 Mariupol residents in ‘filtration prison.’— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 17, 2022
According to Lyudmyla Denisova, they are held in what used to be a penal colony in Olenivka village, Donetsk Oblast. Civilians are tortured with electric shocks before being brought to the colony.
⚡️Russian airstrike on Chernihiv Oblast kills at least 8 people, injures 12.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 17, 2022
Suspilne media reported the casualties citing the State Emergency Services. Governor Viacheslav Chaus earlier said that the airstrike hit the Desna village, where a military training center is located.
Russian forces are trying to reopen the Port of Mariupol to establish shipping routes from Russia. The Donetsk People’s Republic claimed that proxy militia will demine the port by May 25.— ISW (@TheStudyofWar) May 17, 2022
In the 1930s, up to 5 million Ukrainians were killed as Soviet authorities weaponised agriculture and crops in a deliberate genocide. Nearly 100 years later and Russian occupation forces have destroyed much of Ukraine's agricultural heritage & insurance specimens once again. https://t.co/eA8Qw2qi5Q— Nathan Ruser (@Nrg8000) May 17, 2022
Incredible 360-degree panoramas showing the destruction of Russia's war around Kyiv have been produced by Kyiv's Tourism department, which has created the Virtual Museum of War Memory. Here are photos from Hostomel Airport, Bucha and Irpin. See more here https://t.co/1OGQeRLwbs pic.twitter.com/kpYf4laOoT— Nathan Ruser (@Nrg8000) May 17, 2022
The @AP and @frontlinepbs have verified that Russia has destroyed or damaged at least 57 Ukrainian schools in a manner that indicates a possible war crime.— The Associated Press (@AP) May 17, 2022
But the destruction of schools is about more than toppling buildings and maiming bodies. https://t.co/r3sAmMSEJe
A fascinating and sober analysis by an on-air Russian military expert of the strategic disaster facing Putin. Putin’s rash decisions have put Russia in a position of grave peril. https://t.co/Xb9DxX7vtA— Barry R McCaffrey (@mccaffreyr3) May 16, 2022
#Russia is a state in which homophobia is a state policy enshrined in the law on the "prohibition of the propaganda of homosexualizm".— Inna Sovsun (@InnaSovsun) May 17, 2022
Russia is a state in which members of the #LGBTQ community are killed and blackmailed.
This is also happening in the Russian-occupied territories
#Ukraine is still far from fully protecting the LGBTQ community. But we're trying & progressing. #Russia is fully opposed.— Inna Sovsun (@InnaSovsun) May 17, 2022
This is one of the reasons why we'll fight to the end & not give 🇷🇺 a single piece of land.
Because we won't Ukrainian live in totalitarian homophobic state
Rapid fire, rapid reactions. https://t.co/mjOi8kDntE— Euan MacDonald (@Euan_MacDonald) May 17, 2022
Putin's War -- The Ukraine Briefing for May 9th— Nathan Ruser (@Nrg8000) May 9, 2022
- Russian troops have withdrawn from several villages around Kharkiv, and now only control a small strip near the Border, West of the Donets River.
- Ukrainian recon and saboteur units are harassing Russian forces near Izyum. pic.twitter.com/oDWcErfS5I
Southern Axis Update:#Russian forces did not conduct any confirmed offensive operations in southern #Ukraine on May 9 but continued to shell and launch missile strikes to pin Ukrainian troops and prevent them from transferring to other axes.https://t.co/FPSZMMPfnL pic.twitter.com/4wsGHMN1Kw— ISW (@TheStudyofWar) May 10, 2022
#Kharkiv Update:#Russian forces are likely continuing to amass troops in #Belgorod Oblast to stop #Ukrainian counterattacks around Kharkiv City from reaching the Ukrainian-Russian border.https://t.co/FPSZMMPfnL pic.twitter.com/h2YBFEGci2— ISW (@TheStudyofWar) May 10, 2022
- Russian authorities are likely setting conditions to integrate occupied Ukrainian territories directly into Russia, as opposed to creating proxy “People’s Republics.” pic.twitter.com/p8G5RZsmYz— ISW (@TheStudyofWar) May 10, 2022
⚡️Governor: More than 100 civilians remain at Azovstal plant in Mariupol.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 9, 2022
Donetsk Oblast Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko also said that up to 100,000 people still remain in the whole of Mariupol, a quarter of the pre-war figure.
The Azovstal fortress pic.twitter.com/G9zrnm7qjp— Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦 (@IAPonomarenko) May 10, 2022
Alisa, age 4, arrived in Zaporizhia, #Ukraine alone on an evacuation bus from Mariupol.— Matthew Kupfer (@Matthew_Kupfer) May 10, 2022
She and her mother Viktoria Obidina, a military medic, were evacuated from Azovstal. But #Russia-backed militants detained Viktoria along the way. She's now likely in a "filtration camp." pic.twitter.com/xNOmH646HM
NEW: Russia has forcibly relocated nearly 1.2 million Ukrainians to Russia since the full-scale invasion on Feb 24: Ukrainian official— Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) May 9, 2022
Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Lyudmyla Denisova said that 200,000 Ukrainian children were also sent to 🇷🇺
“Don’t humiliate” Putin over Bucha and Irpin. “Don’t humiliate” him over wiped down Mariupol, mobile crematoriums and filtration camps. “Don’t humiliate” Putin over mass graves, raped women and kids and extrajudicial killings. Is ICC considered a humiliation exactly? https://t.co/Mci9sCMc9G— Myroslava Petsa (@myroslavapetsa) May 9, 2022
⚡️China's Xi agrees with Macron on urgency of ceasefire in Ukraine.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 10, 2022
Chinese leader Xi Jinping “agreed on the urgency of a ceasefire” in Ukraine during a call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, the Élysée Palace said in a statement.
⚡️ 'It's not a morgue, it's a dump,' Russian soldier says in intercepted phone call.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 10, 2022
Ukraine's Security Service published a recording of an intercepted phone call from a soldier fighting for Russians to his wife.
The soldier is heard saying that Russians are writing their soldiers off as "missing" to hide the high number of the dead.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 10, 2022
He said that there was a "dump" of dead soldiers' bodies near Donetsk with piles that are two meters high.
⚡️ Lithuania recognizes Russia's war against Ukraine as genocide, Russia as terrorist state.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 10, 2022
The Lithuanian parliament voted unanimously on a resolution stating that Russia's intent is to wholly or partially destroy the Ukrainian nation.
⚡️ Kharkiv Oblast governor: 44 bodies found under rubble of five-story building in occupied Izium.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 10, 2022
Governor Oleh Synyehubov said that the building was destroyed in a Russian attack in early March.
"This is Katia from #Mariupol, who escaped and walked 15 km being eight month pregnant. She gave birth to a son". Happy birthday baby, I wish you a fast victory of our country over the russian invaders#MothersDay #NeverAgain #ArmUkraineNow— Olena Halushka (@OlenaHalushka) May 8, 2022
Source: Ukraine Now pic.twitter.com/bMLzNR76sm
A few days ago news started spreading that Kateryna "Birdie" from #Azovstal has died. She is alive! In the video she says that "stars burn, and we will live forever".— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) May 10, 2022
English subtitles. #SaveMariupol #Mariupol pic.twitter.com/6yvEfSXe1S