Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - July 21
This thread is posted weekly on Thursday - please try to post relevant content in here, such as news, updates, opinion articles, etc. Especially significant updates may warrant a separate topic, but most should be posted here.
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Apparently, Russia is blaming their troubles in Ukraine on mutant supersoldiers. Via dailybeast via yahoo.
They cite a Russian Publication Kommersant I think.
@ThatFanficGuy haven’t heard from you in a minute. Everything ok? Can you comment?
EU reaches deal to ration gas amid Russian cut-off fears
On that note, I'll quickly summarize NordStream1 news of the last few weeks. Since I last checked in, NS1 is back from maintenance and initially resumed with the 40% of capacity deliveries that it did before the maintenance. Just yesterday, it was announced that those deliveries will be cut to 20% of capacity come Wednesday. So that's not so great.
Different topic, but Germany is fulfilling arms deliveries. Gepard SPAAs(5 out of 30 promised), MARS MLRS (3) and Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled artillery (7 previously +3 = 10) have arrived. Meanwhile, training of UA forces on COBRA counter battery radars and IRIS-T SAMs is starting. src
Ukraine, Russia sign grain export deal
Ukraine war: Explosions rock Ukrainian port hours after grain deal (BBC)
As Ukraine pounds Russian targets, U.S. sends more artillery (Washington Post)