PhD in economics. Former visiting professor at IMI Kyiv. Ukrainian Politics, Economics, and History

Joined April 2014
Michael retweeted
Lukashenka has implied today at a meeting that Belarus will side with Russia if there is a war between Russia and Ukraine.
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Michael retweeted
#Belarus is reportedly redeploying its 6th Separate Guard Mechanised Brigade, normally based in Hrodna, near Poland and Lithuania borders, to the border with #Ukraine, reportedly with the full set of weapons: motolko.help/en-news/belarus…
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The 104th #Russian so called “humanitarian convoy” enters the occupied #Donbas region of #Ukraine tomorrow. If another invasion is coming soon this is a well timed replenishment of weapons & ammunition for the occupation force. Weapons the #Russians will use to kill #Ukrainians.
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Michael retweeted
They'll need to occupy and hold on to the major population centres of Mariupol and Berdyansk to get the land bridge. Combined population of 557,000 people.
Update: US and British intelligence: Russia wants to establish a corridor between it and Crimea through eastern Ukraine.
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Here is evidence pointing to the “malice” theory (rather than “incompetence”). He writes of “rebels”, calls #Russian invasions of #Ukraine a “Ukraine crisis”, rather that the “Russian-Ukrainian war” & retweets a Russian agent, Ragozin, who supports him. politico.com/news/magazine/2…
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@AppleBooks @Apple why are you guys selling this book, which is one of the key jew hating blood libels and has directly led to the deaths of millions of Jews, and the description reads "decide for yourself"?? Take this down now - and do better. cc: @ADL @JGreenblattADL
Hi @AppleBooks - could you explain what it is you’re doing selling this book? Not to mention the product description. This hoax based on a work of antisemitic fiction is called the “warrant for genocide” and you’ve made it available for a buck. books.apple.com/au/book/the-…
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Michael retweeted
This is Pisky, #Donetsk region, east #Ukraine. People lived here but in 2014 #Russia invaded and this village became the frontline:
✌Մιtαuskαs 🇱🇹🇺🇦
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"The crowd is chanting “Germany!” Now you have to choose @GermanyDiplo. If the migrants make it to your border thousands and thousands will follow in their footsteps. Are you ready to house them? More dialogue with Moscow or resolute action?
A section of the barbed wire fence has been removed. Polish servicemen formed a human shield to cover the hole and are trying to scare migrants off with a helicopter. The crowd is chanting “Germany!”
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#Belarusian military with dogs drove migrants off the road into the forest They did not reach the checkpoint. Most of the #migrants in the convoy are #Kurds who have recently arrived in #Belarus from #Iraq. There are many women and children among them.
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The Pentagon believes that the Russian military troop maneuvers near Ukraine are unusual, a spokesperson said at a briefing buff.ly/3o4Epro
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Why does @Wikipedia have a shaded zone on #Ukraine’s #Crimean peninsula, which was invaded by #Russia which continues to occupy the peninsula in contravention to international law? This map accompanies an entry on #Stalingrad. The occupation is not “disputed”, it is illegal.
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