Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - March 23
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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The world according to Xi
Putin and Xi Are Making the War in Ukraine a Global Contest
Hungarian parliament approves Finland’s bid to join NATO (AP)
Still Bakhmut - Lawrence Freedman
Ukraine ready to resume export of electricity to EU - Energy Minister (Euromaidan)
How Ukraine has maintained its energy supply despite the war (DW)
Using Starlink Paints a Target on Ukrainian Troops
German Leopard 2 tanks have reached Ukraine (Reuters)
The British MoD released a training video on YT the other day which stated that the Challenger 2 crews are also now fully trained and back in Ukraine.
PDF: RUSI: Preliminary Lessons from Russia’s Unconventional Operations During the Russo-Ukrainian War, February 2022–February 2023
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy is ‘ready’ for Chinese leader to visit
Some combat footage via Reddit
There is a lot of Ukraine footage in this sub too: https://www.reddit.com/r/UkraineWarVideoReport/
Yeah, and I highly recommend /r/UkraineWarVideoReport/ over /r/CombatFootage, which is full of Russian sympathizers/apologists and absentee moderators. Both subreddits are super NSFW/NSFL though, so I think people should be made aware of that before recommending either of them. Some of the stuff posted in there is truly truly awful, uncensored footage of extremely gory deaths, rotting corpses, etc, and cannot be unseen.
Yes, I 100% agree with that. I've pretty much tuned out all of these videos from Reddit because you're not exactly getting insight into the war or the broader geopolitical implications from them; but one slipped through on me today and now it keeps repeating in my head. Some of these videos are really gruesome.