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(BBC-US)   It's been 80 days since Putin sent forces into Ukraine for a "short, victorious war". So... how's it going for Russia today? Retreating from Kharkiv, blasted trying to cross a river, and facing war crimes trials. It's your Saturday Ukraine War thread   (bbc.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
"Kharkiv's mayor tells the BBC that Ukrainian forces have pushed Russian troops "far out" from Ukraine's second city
"Now it is calm and people are gradually coming back to the city," Mayor Ihor Terekhov says
The comments came after a respected military think tank said Ukraine has "likely won the battle" for Kharkiv"
 
6 days ago  
How do war crimes trials work when the crimnals are still free?
 
6 days ago  

leeksfromchichis: How do war crimes trials work when the crimnals are still free?


Ask Martin Bormann?
 
6 days ago  

leeksfromchichis: How do war crimes trials work when the crimnals are still free?


I dunno. They have this guy in custody. He allegedly shot an unarmed civilian.
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6 days ago  

leeksfromchichis: How do war crimes trials work when the crimnals are still free?


You think they haven't captured anyone?
 
6 days ago  
US Navy to get rid of 9 ships. I think I know a country that could use them.

https://m.fark.com/comments/12341004?from_page=stem
 
6 days ago  
This is some cool shiat: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ukraine-army-uses-guns-weapons-drone-combo-rcna27881

I'm sure this new paradigm has already been highlighted in a previous version of this thread. There's an interesting angle that involves a false positive from CrowdStrike concerning one of the apps that Ukraine is using, but I can't find it. The original claim, that Russia had cyber-wacked Ukraine via this app, is here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-ukraine/russian-hackers-tracked-ukrainian-artillery-units-using-android-implant-report-idUSKBN14B0CU
 
6 days ago  
Ukraine aid links

About a month back, many of us felt helpless and listless at not being able to do more to help.

If you have some cash to spare, there are plenty of charities that could use your help.  If you don't, there are still things you can do so keep reading.


You can donate directly to Ukraine if you want to help them make more videos of tanks blowing up. (See 'military aid' below)

There are lots of humanitarian groups working to feed the displaced people and even their pets.  (See 'humanitarian aid')

And even if you're not in a position to give cash, you might be able to find a group that needs some volunteer help or attend a protest.  If you don't have a group in your area specifically helping Ukraine, you can likely still find other worthwhile causes.  And there are groups that have tasks that can be done online or over the phone without even leaving your home. (See 'other notes'). Even just calling politicians to remind them that we need to support Ukrainians.

You could even just call out dumbasses online who are spreading russian propaganda and otherwise spewing toxic crap.  And by ignoring or blocking the assholes on here who try that shiat.

And you can even support capitalism, and buy stuff made in Ukraine or are fundraisers for the war effort.  (See 'buying stuff')

This is in no way a comprehensive list.  This is just groups that Farkers have mentioned in past threads.  If you want a more comprehensive list, see https://supportukrainenow.org . They also have links to specific groups by country that you're coming from for protests, taking in refugees, etc.

If you're currently employed by a large-ish company, they may have a donation matching program.  You can check https://doublethedonation.com/but it's also worth contacting your HR to ask even if they're not listed there.

...

Military aid (or mixed with a military component):

United24, the central Ukrainian website for donations for defense, de-mining, medical aid, and rebuilding: https://u24.gov.ua

Come Back Alive:
https://www.comebackalive.in.ua

Prytula Foundation (includes lists of needed supplies):
https://prytulafoundation.org/en


Humanitarian aid:

Voices of Children:
https://voices.org.ua/en/

World Central Kitchen:
https://donate.wck.org/give/393234/#!/donation/checkout

Red Cross / Red Crescent:
https://donate.redcrossredcrescent.org/ua/donate/~my-donation

UN Human Rights Council:
https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/ukraine-emergency.html

UNICEF:
https://www.unicefusa.org/stories/unicef-children-crossfire-ukraine-crisis/39542?form=FUNKBHMZQDQ
For Canadians: https://www.unicef.ca/en

International Rescue Foundation (via TripAdvisor matching page):
https://www.tripadvisor.com/vpages/refugee_relief.html

International Rescue Committee: https://www.rescue.org/article/how-does-irc-respond-emergency-ukraine

A Kyiv bakery distributing bread to soldiers, police, hospitals, and elderly:
https://eng.goodbread.com.ua

Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund:
https://ueaf.moca.org.ua

Canadian-Ukraine Foundation:
https://www.cufoundation.ca

Some newer organizations focused on Ukraine efforts:
Myria Aid: https://www.mriyaaid.org
Ukraine Aid Ops: https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/HMNYO2ISQGNP

Animal welfare groups operating in Ukraine (or Poland for refugees with pets):
https://www.ifaw.org/action/ukraine-emergency-aid-update

https://www.facebook.com/shelterFriendDnepr

https://www.karg.kiev.ua/


Other notes & ways to help:

You should also check to see if your employer has a donation matching program.  Some may be listed at https://doublethedonation.com/

If you want to fund reporting of the war:https://www.gofundme.com/f/kyivindependent-launchhttps://www.patreon.com/kyivindependent

If you can't donate money, but have free time and the health to do it, consider volunteering your time to groups to help them free up money to spend in the Ukraine.

You can search Charity Navigator ( https://www.charitynavigator.org ) or GuideStar (https://www.guidestar.org/NonprofitDirectory.aspx) for terms like Ukraine, and look find a group near you that needs extra hands.  If you can't find a Ukraine specific one, pick another one with a mission that you support.

If you want to donate drones, medical supplies and such: https://www.mriyaaid.org/aid

If you want to have a supper club or bake sale fundraiser and would like recipes: https://www.cookforukraine.org

There are even ways to contribute online, for the home bound people:

Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO):
https://www.sucho.org

Shadows Project (Survey for what cultural stuff they should put online, and an Instagram page of Ukrainian art):
https://beacons.page/shadows.project

Ukrainian Global University needs volunteers to talk educational institutions into helping displaced students:
https://uglobal.university/

Learn about Ukrainian History (and raise funds): https://youtube.com/watch?v=tl070rPB58M

If you're a US citizen, call your congress critters and let them know how you feel:  (202) 224-3121.

There are also efforts to DDoS Russian websites, but I'm not linking to them to avoid risking the mods removing this whole list.

Also see the Ukrainian website on ways to support their effort: https://war.ukraine.ua/support-ukraine/


Buying stuff made in Ukraine or as fundraisers:

Beer: https://drinkersforukraine.com
A comic book: https://zoop.gg/c/comicsforukraine
Shirts, stickers and flags (Canadian): https://www.saintjavelin.com/
Shirts, jackets, hoodies (Ukranian): https://www.aviatsiyahalychyny.com/en/
Clothing (Texas imports from Ukraine): https://www.ukiestyle.com
Video games (Ukrainian fArmy): https://ukrainian.itch.io/ukrainian-farmy
Games studios in Ukraine: https://store.steampowered.com/developer/StarniGameshttps://store.steampowered.com/developer/nightcatstudios
T-shirts and art (Ukraine): https://artforukraine.world/
Posters (Europe?): https://againstwar.gallery
Patches (made by TelemonianAjax): https://www.etsy.com/listing/1182030528/iron-on-patch-set-of-8-ukraine-childrens


If you buy stuff on Amazon, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and in settings, go to 'Your AmazonSmile' and designate a charity to receive a fraction of your purchases whenever you use the 'smile' website to buy stuff.

PS.  There is no need to tell us what you do (but you can if you need it to help keep your sanity)
PPS.  If you reply to stuff in this thread, please trim down your reply
PPPS. If you want me to add something, reply with a link
 
6 days ago  

qorkfiend: leeksfromchichis: How do war crimes trials work when the crimnals are still free?

You think they haven't captured anyone?


Well, they've shot a good number of officers, and a unit of Chechens who were considered butchers and rapists got blown to Hells and back, but the folks giving the orders haven't seen a whole lot of light yet, and those are the folks that need to get tossed in the darkest cell that was ever carved from the deadest stone.
 
6 days ago  
 
6 days ago  
Glory to Ukraine.

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6 days ago  

leeksfromchichis: How do war crimes trials work when the crimnals are still free?


Ukraine law doesn't require the defendant to be present.  They can be tried 'in absentia' if the person flees to russia or the Donbas region, per a law passed last year:

https://bykvu.com/eng/bukvy/the-law-on-investigation-and-trials-in-absentia-passes-2nd-reading-in-verkhovna-rada/
 
6 days ago  
Wait...  Who is facing war crimes trials?

It seems pretty clear to me that the people that would need to stand trial are currently behind the old iron curtain, untouchable and threatening the world with global thermonuclear war.

Or is there some other person we can put on trial.  As an example, I guess?
 
6 days ago  
Hey, Putin
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6 days ago  
And I'm taking a break from posting Ukrainian artwork in every thread today, so this is just a reminder that there are t-shirts and posters available as fundraisers:

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https://againstwar.gallery/products/every-sound-now-resembles-war
 
6 days ago  

Oneiros: And I'm taking a break from posting Ukrainian artwork in every thread today, so this is just a reminder that there are t-shirts and posters available as fundraisers:


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That's because everything that makes sound is looted.
 
6 days ago  
BadCosmonaut

We do not want to pawn the mess that is littoral combat ships off on Ukraine.
 
6 days ago  

Snarfangel: Oneiros: And I'm taking a break from posting Ukrainian artwork in every thread today, so this is just a reminder that there are t-shirts and posters available as fundraisers:

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That's because everything that makes sound is looted.


You are reading that wrong

It was taken out by a MANPAD Maytag
 
6 days ago  

hubiestubert: qorkfiend: leeksfromchichis: How do war crimes trials work when the crimnals are still free?

You think they haven't captured anyone?

Well, they've shot a good number of officers, and a unit of Chechens who were considered butchers and rapists got blown to Hells and back, but the folks giving the orders haven't seen a whole lot of light yet, and those are the folks that need to get tossed in the darkest cell that was ever carved from the deadest stone.


Sure. Doesn't mean the low-level troopers get a pass.
 
6 days ago  

wearbear: This is some cool shiat: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ukraine-army-uses-guns-weapons-drone-combo-rcna27881

I'm sure this new paradigm has already been highlighted in a previous version of this thread. There's an interesting angle that involves a false positive from CrowdStrike concerning one of the apps that Ukraine is using, but I can't find it. The original claim, that Russia had cyber-wacked Ukraine via this app, is here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-ukraine/russian-hackers-tracked-ukrainian-artillery-units-using-android-implant-report-idUSKBN14B0CU


Here's the thread from the other day:

https://www.fark.com/comments/12338484/While-West-argues-about-how-much-support-to-give-Ukraine-is-rewriting-doctrines-of-artillery-warfare-laying-waste-to-Russian-forces-This-is-not-a-repeat#new
 
6 days ago  
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Bookmarking for another day, please let me offer you a meme. I hope that in turn it may, please instead of being as crass as it may seem.

/Burma Shave
 
6 days ago  

Warthog: wearbear: This is some cool shiat: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ukraine-army-uses-guns-weapons-drone-combo-rcna27881

I'm sure this new paradigm has already been highlighted in a previous version of this thread. There's an interesting angle that involves a false positive from CrowdStrike concerning one of the apps that Ukraine is using, but I can't find it. The original claim, that Russia had cyber-wacked Ukraine via this app, is here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-ukraine/russian-hackers-tracked-ukrainian-artillery-units-using-android-implant-report-idUSKBN14B0CU

Here's the thread from the other day:

https://www.fark.com/comments/12338484/While-West-argues-about-how-much-support-to-give-Ukraine-is-rewriting-doctrines-of-artillery-warfare-laying-waste-to-Russian-forces-This-is-not-a-repeat#new


That's exactly what I was thinking of. Thank you!
 
6 days ago  

BadCosmonaut: US Navy to get rid of 9 ships. I think I know a country that could use them.

https://m.fark.com/comments/12341004?from_page=stem


You really hate the Ukrainians don't you?
 
6 days ago  

Public Call Box: [Fark user image image 425x283]

Bookmarking for another day, please let me offer you a meme. I hope that in turn it may, please instead of being as crass as it may seem.

/Burma Shave


I guarantee someone in those units is trying to get them dubbed AT-ATVs.
 
6 days ago  

CheatCommando: BadCosmonaut: US Navy to get rid of 9 ships. I think I know a country that could use them.

https://m.fark.com/comments/12341004?from_page=stem

You really hate the Ukrainians don't you?


They can totally make use of a fleet of high-maintenance obsolete submarine-hunters
 
6 days ago  

CheatCommando: BadCosmonaut: US Navy to get rid of 9 ships. I think I know a country that could use them.

https://m.fark.com/comments/12341004?from_page=stem

You really hate the Ukrainians don't you?


I think he meant the Russians.
 
6 days ago  
⚡ Ukraine's intelligence: Russia exhausted its combat-ready battalions.
Russia is going through a covert mobilization, Defense Ministry's Intelligence Directorate representative Vadym Skibitsky said on May 14.

/Probably going home this morning
//Dear pca's, please stop hitting the blood pressure test button when you don't get the result you expect.  Yes 87/43 is what my pressure does and the docs should see that...not the fifteenth try of you pushing that damn button.
///Morning to all
 
6 days ago  
I am going to use this thread to call out ShortVictoriasWar for having a username that has never once failed to make me chuckle, and also posting clever and insightful posts.

ShortVictoriasWar,I don't think I have ever replied to in a thread, but, if you read this, know that your contributions are appreciated by at least one person.

Ok that's my nice thing for the day, back to being a recalcitrant asshole until it is time to sleep again.
 
6 days ago  

CheatCommando: BadCosmonaut: US Navy to get rid of 9 ships. I think I know a country that could use them.

https://m.fark.com/comments/12341004?from_page=stem

You really hate the Ukrainians don't you?


Considering what we now know about the orca, even those should be like running into alien tech.  Or stumbling up to a swan boat from Valinor, armed to the teeth.
 
6 days ago  
Oneiros:

Thank you very much for this helpful list!
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

bunny_of_chaos: Thank you very much for this helpful list!


And thank you for not replying with the entire list in your thank you
 
6 days ago  
I call it find a Fin in Finland Summer Fun.

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6 days ago  

Hooferatheart: BadCosmonaut

We do not want to pawn the mess that is littoral combat ships off on Ukraine.


UA could use them as heavy duty cargo ships.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

BadCosmonaut: US Navy to get rid of 9 ships. I think I know a country that could use them.

https://m.fark.com/comments/12341004?from_page=stem


Do the Soviets...er, Russia, even have nine left?
 
6 days ago  

TheAlgebraist: I am going to use this thread to call out ShortVictoriasWar for having a username that has never once failed to make me chuckle, and also posting clever and insightful posts.

ShortVictoriasWar,I don't think I have ever replied to in a thread, but, if you read this, know that your contributions are appreciated by at least one person.

Ok that's my nice thing for the day, back to being a recalcitrant asshole until it is time to sleep again.


Awww, in gif form!
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6 days ago  

Oneiros: And I'm taking a break from posting Ukrainian artwork in every thread today, so this is just a reminder that there are t-shirts and posters available as fundraisers:

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https://artforukraine.world/item/mariupol-white-t-shirt/


Anyone else getting strong Armor Hunter Mellowlink vibes?

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"I love the smell of T-72s in the morning."
 
6 days ago  

BadCosmonaut: Hooferatheart: BadCosmonaut

We do not want to pawn the mess that is littoral combat ships off on Ukraine.

UA could use them as heavy duty cargo ships.


Considering one of their major faults is a wonky propulsion system, they aren't reliable as anything but barges.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

Hugemeister: [Fark user image image 850x1179]


Should be Tiger Beat
 
6 days ago  

Hooferatheart: BadCosmonaut

We do not want to pawn the mess that is littoral combat ships off on Ukraine.


Maybe we should give them to Russia.

What is this?  We thought you were helping Ukraine. Now you give us many fighting ship  to replace our many losses....I mean replace ships that are being used for underwater humanitarian mission.

Hey, no problem.  Let bygones be bygones, we say. Oh...here's the number to Lockheed, you're gonna need some parts...soonish. Very reasonable rates. Also don't take a high speed turn while the early warning radar is running, or flush the toilet in the officer quarters while the microwave in the galley is running. Or was it use the microwave while the radar is running and don't flush the toilet while the ship is turning? Eh, no biggie, you'll figure it out. Enjoy.
 
6 days ago  
Thanks for this thread, subster.

Kitties are eating. Barf is cleaned up. Mrs VHTS has had a good night so far.

And did you know....

ZELENSKYY IS STILL ALIVE?????

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A Russian General, identified in a CNN investigation as responsible for targeting civilians in the Ukrainian city of Kharkivand his role as the architect of the siege of Aleppo, was involved in high-level defense talks with his UK counterpart in 2017 after receiving Russia's highest military honor for his role in its war in Syria.
Col-General Alexander Zhuravlyov, in his capacity as then Deputy Chief of General Staff, met with the UK's then Vice Chief of Defence Staff General Messenger for high-level talks, during a trip to Moscow in 2017 in what was characterized by the UK's Ministry of Defence as "military to military dialogue." Zhuravlyov discussed with Messenger "a restart of military interaction," Russian state news agency TASS reported on February 28, 2017, quoting Russia's Ministry of Defense.
CNN's investigation found that Zhuravlyov's leadership in 2016 catalyzed the assault on eastern Aleppo. After he took the reins, the Russian military rapidly ramped up its attacks on the rebel-held territory and completed the siege of the densely populated city, exacting a large death toll and setting the wheels in motion for a tactic that has defined Russia's intervention in Syria: besiege, starve, bombard and grind into submission.
His period of command also saw a dramatic increase in documented cluster munition attacks in Aleppo.
European intelligence agency analysts who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity said the pattern of Zhuravlyov's behavior in Syria and Ukraine is the same, subjugating cities through terror. "Zhuravlyov was brought in with the purpose of bringing about a swift capitulation of Aleppo. He did that using much of the same methodology we see in Ukraine. Ordering the indiscriminate use of cluster munitions against dense civilian infrastructure and populations," the analyst said.
Syrian human rights activists have long called for Russia's General to be held accountable, and a leading UK human rights lawyer at the law firm Payne Hicks Beach, Matthew Ingham, told CNN: "Colonel General Alexander Zhuravlyov should have been sanctioned for his actions in Syria" adding, "It is a shame that there was not a stronger response to alleged war crimes at that stage, because that may have affected Putin's Ukrainian strategic calculations from the outset.
Neither the US nor the UK have taken public action against Zhuravlyov or other key Russian generals implicated in war crimes. The US State Department wouldn't comment on the specific findings of CNN's investigation but said they continued to track and assess war crimes and reports of ongoing violence and abuses.
In a statement to CNN, the UK Ministry of Defense said a previous statement issued in 2017 "made it clear" that they supported military to military dialogue to minimize risk and miscalculation
"We stand by that principle, which is why we gave Russia every opportunity to engage in dialogue this year over Ukraine before they launched their reprehensible and unprovoked invasion," an MOD spokesperson said.
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If Congress does not pass the $40 billion Ukraine aid supplemental by May 19, "it'll start impacting" the United States' ability to provide Ukraine military aid "uninterrupted," Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said during a briefing at the Pentagon on Friday.
"May 19 is the day we really, without additional authorities, we begin to not have the ability to send new stuff in," Kirby said. "By the 19th of May, it'll start impacting our ability to provide aid uninterrupted."
The House of Representatives passed the $40 billion supplemental this week, but the Senate failed to pass the bill after Sen. Rand Paul blocked its passage. Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, wanted more oversight of how the funds will be spent before agreeing to let the bill go to the Senate floor for a vote. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has started procedural steps to override Paul's objection, but the bill likely won't pass until next week at the earliest.
There is still "about $100 million dollars left in current" presidential drawdown authority funding, Kirby said. That funding has not been "allocated or announced" yet, he added.
"We would like to get approval for additional authorities before the third week of this month so that we could continue uninterrupted the flow of aid and assistance into Ukraine, so obviously we continue to urge the Senate to act as quickly as possible so we don't get to the end of May and not have any additional authorities to draw back, to draw upon," Kirby said.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky say Ukraine has retaken six settlements from Russian forces on Friday, and 1,015 overall since the start of the conflict in February.

''We continue to restore the de-occupied territories of Ukraine. As of today, 1,015 settlements have been de-occupied, which is plus six in the past 24 hours,'' he said in his nightly address.
It is unclear exactly how much territory those settlements constitute. Zelensky did outline other gains by Ukraine's military in those areas.
"We return electricity, water supply, communications, transport, social services there," he said.
He also stated that "the gradual liberation of Kharkiv region" proves that Ukraine "will not leave anyone to the enemy."
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Satellite imagery and first-hand testimony have provided a fuller picture of the multiple and disastrous efforts by Russian forces to cross the Siverskyi Donets River in eastern Ukraine over the past week.
New video and analysis of drone and satellite imagery show that the Russians may have lost as many as 70 armored vehicles and other equipment in attempting to cross the river early this week. Their goal was to try to encircle Ukrainian defenses in the Luhansk region, but it failed spectacularly.
In its account of the battle, Ukraine's 80th separate assault brigade said it had "destroyed the pontoons and thwarted nine crossing attempts."
It claimed that "at least 73 units of equipment were destroyed, including T-72 tanks" and a variety of infantry fighting vehicles.
This tally appears supported by analysis of drone video showing Russian equipment strewn along a track to the north of the river, as well as half-submerged tanks.
It's clear that the Ukrainians had previously worked out where the Russians were likely to try to lay down the pontoons and had observed the approach of Russian units. Reconnaissance of possible crossing points had begun at least two days before the Russian attempt.
The Siverskyi Donets flows quickly and the Russians appear to have needed motorized tugs to try to complete the bridge. The noise was a further clue to Ukrainian units that an attempt to ford the river was underway.
In its account, the 80th brigade says that "despite heavy losses, the enemy still managed to break through ... gaining a foothold on the northern outskirts of one of the settlements." At least 30 Russian vehicles and infantry did make the crossing.
Other Ukrainian officials say that those Russian units that did get across, north of the village of Bilohorivka, were stranded.
"Fierce, heavy fighting lasted about two days," the 80th brigade said on its Facebook page. "The paratroopers destroyed a whole battalion-tactical group (BTG) of invaders!"
Open source analysis suggests this is probably true, with at least 30 infantry fighting vehicles counted among the wreckage at the site of the pontoon, not counting what may have been destroyed among the equipment that did get across.
In its analysis of the episode, the Institute for the Study of War said that "Ukrainian forces likely inflicted heavy casualties on Russian forces attempting to cross the Siverskyi Donets River."
"Russian forces have likely lost the momentum necessary to execute a large-scale crossing of the Siverskyi Donets River," it added.
Mick Ryan, a former Major General in the Australian armed forces who studies the Ukrainian conflict, tweeted: "Russians clearly intended to invest in this axis and throw a lot of combat power down it.
"Consequently, this is probably a larger setback for the Russians than some have speculated," Ryan said in a post published to his verified Twitter account.
"It has likely resulted in not just a BTG but probably an entire Brigade losing a large part of its combat power."
"Importantly, the Russians lost scarce engineer bridging equipment (and probably combat engineers too). These resources are neither cheap nor available in large quantities. And these are in high demand during an offensive."
The Russians' inability to advance from the north across the river has likely slowed down its offensive in Luhansk, which for now is reliant on troops moving from the east and south through frontlines that have moved little in a month.
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The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest -- the continent's garish and much-loved singing competition -- is scheduled to take place in Turin, Italy on Saturday.
Last year 183 million viewers tuned in to watch the last three stages of the competition, when Italy's punk-rock band Måneskin narrowly beat France and Switzerland to take the crown, according to the official Eurovision website.
Looking ahead to Saturday's final, musicians from 25 countries will compete on Europe's biggest stage, but only one group is commanding the spotlight in the build-up: Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra.
The folk-rap group are runaway favorites in the betting markets and their presence at the tournament has captured the imagination of fans from every competing country.
As we speak, our country and our culture is under threat. But we want to show that we are alive, Ukrainian culture is alive, it is unique, diverse, and beautiful," Oleg Psyuk, the band's frontman, told CNN.
Getting Kalush Orchestra to the Eurovision stage took some doing, and their journey is deeply interwoven with the war at home.
The band initially finished second in Ukraine's national selection competition, but they were elevated after it emerged the winner had previously traveled to Russian-annexed Crimea. They were unveiled as the country's entry on February 22, two days before Russian troops invaded Ukraine.
Eurovision, for all its oddities, maintains a special place in the cultural calendar. However, winning would be uniquely significant for Kalush Orchestra, and it's hard to imagine a more popular victor in the tournament's history.
Knorkator - Buchstabe (english subtitles)
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The Ukrainian armed forces said in a brief update late Friday that Russian forces are focused on ensuring the withdrawal of troops from the northern Kharkiv region. Those troops have come under growing pressure from Ukrainian counter-attacks along a wide front to the west of their supply lines.
The fierce counterattack has taken back a number of villagesin the area east of Kharkiv. Ukraine's advances threaten the symbolic embarrassment of pushing the Kremlin's forces back to their own border, while posing the strategic threat of cutting Russia's supply lines into Ukraine and its forces further south in the Donbas region. It has also revealed further evidence of apparent Russian atrocities, according to a CNN team on the ground.
The General Staff on Friday also reported more cross-border shelling far from the current area of hostilities in the northeastern region of Sumy -- as well as an airstrike against a village in the region.
In the east of Ukraine, the General Staff said there had been more artillery shelling of Ukrainian-held territory as the Russians tried to make progress towards Sloviansk in the Donetsk region, a key objective. The village of Nova Dmytrivka had come under fire, it said, as it has done since late April.
It also said that there had been airstrikes around Dolyna, which is 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Sloviansk and nearby Adamivka. Airstrikes in the area earlier this week damaged two religious sites, according to Ukrainian authorities.
In the Luhansk region, the General Staff said a Russian attack on the town of Zolote had been repulsed.
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Foreign ministers of the G7, representing the world's richest nations, said in a joint statement Saturday they "will never recognize borders Russia has attempted to change by military aggression," adding that the G7 rejected "any notion of spheres of influence and any use of force that is not in compliance with international law."
The group also called on China, in a separate communiqué, "not to assist Russia in its war of aggression against Ukraine, not to undermine sanctions imposed on Russia for its attack against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, not to justify Russian action in Ukraine, and to desist from engaging in information manipulation, disinformation and other means to legitimize Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine."
After three days of talks in Germany, the group of foreign ministers collectively expressed their "solidarity with and support for Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia's unjustifiable, unprovoked and illegal war of aggression."
In the presence of the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Moldova, the group added the war had reaffirmed their determination to "reject outright attempts to redraw borders by force in violation of sovereignty and territorial integrity."
We will pursue our ongoing military and defense assistance to Ukraine as long as necessary," the statement read. The G7 will also broaden its sanctions "to include sectors on which Russia has particular dependence," without the statement giving more details.
G7 foreign ministers emphasized their support of Moldova's stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, and called on Belarus to "stop enabling Russia's aggression" and "abide by its international obligations." There are fears that Russia could start a new front in the war in Eastern Europe via Transnistria, a breakaway territory within Moldova that has housed Russian troops for decades.
We will never recognize borders Russia has attempted to change by military aggression," the statement read, adding that the G7 rejected "any notion of spheres of influence and any use of force that is not in compliance with international law."
G7 foreign ministers also said they would "uphold (their) engagement in the support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea and all states," and affirmed its determination to "ensure availability and accessibility of food, energy and financial resources as well as basic commodities" in Ukraine.
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The Madd Mann:

Thread over. Snot came out my nose.
 
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The best part of the interview with the Ukrainian intelligence chief:
"Russian power is a myth.  It is not as powerful as this.
It is a horde of people with weapons."
 
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Hey guys!
 
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Larry Storch is still alive.
 
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leeksfromchichis: How do war crimes trials work when the crimnals are still free?


They're putting the Russian POWs on trial. They also set up a website where Russian families can ID bodies and personal belongings from dead Russians in a war Russia claims to have lost less than 2,000 soldiers, but probably closer to 20,000. That's pretty farking brutal. I like it.
 
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