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Russian navy ship reportedly on fire near Snake Island.

This is the one that there were unverified reports about last night.

https://twitter.com/Liveuamap/status/1522507395750146048?s=20&t=NlOy0ZoUQx2QY6Lp61mgLw
Posted by Crunchy Frog | Fri May 6, 2022, 02:40 PM (9 replies)

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Posted by Crunchy Frog | Thu May 5, 2022, 11:28 PM (2 replies)

The Russians like to torture. See this tweet, if you have the stomach.

https://twitter.com/sumlenny/status/1521765064386170881?s=20&t=-SQaGXrmTMTaXi74UhWHPg
Posted by Crunchy Frog | Thu May 5, 2022, 01:21 AM (1 replies)

Russian propagandist now preparing people for the likelihood that there will be no victory by May 9.

https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/1520980682390085639?s=20&t=Rkt8pW3rUST46wlmYf6VAg
Posted by Crunchy Frog | Mon May 2, 2022, 04:02 PM (2 replies)

Russian Karen verbally assaults Ukrainian woman in Stockholm.

Watch with CC. Has to be seen to be believed.

'They were trying to escape': Ukrainian man says he saw Russian forces shooting civilians

Patsan said Russian troops who had been occupying Havronshchyna had agreed to allow civilians to leave in a convoy. He said he and his wife had packed their car and were ready to join the end of the column of vehicles as it passed by.

“They were trying to escape. Men, women and children. And the Russian vehicles came up behind them and started to shoot,” he said.
~snip~
“People were running away, and they were being shot at. I saw an old man get shot. I fled to my house. Then slowly I came back and saw the bodies,” Patsan said.

He could also see a woman bent over a toddler trying to protect it in the backseat, and an older woman and a teenager in the car, he said. They were all dead.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-ukraine-war-attack-civilian-convoy-havronschchyna-war-crime-rcna25628

So basically they let a bunch of civilians flee in their cars, and then opened fire on them. I guess these are acceptable wartime practices now.

Russia says it has deported nearly one million Ukrainians to its territory

The Russian Ministry of Defense has said that more than 951,000 Ukrainians have been deported to Russia since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

According to Ukrinform, this was reported by Interfax, with reference to Mikhail Mizintsev, the head of Russia's National Defense Management Center.

According to him, "over the past 24 hours, without the participation of the Ukrainian authorities, 16,838 people were evacuated to Russia from dangerous regions of Ukraine, certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, including 1,402 children, in total, since the start of the war, there have already been 951,329 people, including 174,689 children."


https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3466328-russia-says-it-has-deported-nearly-one-million-ukrainians-to-its-territory.html

Even if the Russians are kicked out of Ukraine, how do they get all these hostages out?

Kherson grain storage facility emptied by #Russia soldiers.

https://twitter.com/lesiavasylenko/status/1517844021699305475?s=20&t=-vW8AwO7NMoJj10kOMrRgA

Everyday it's a new war crime.

Russian soldiers celebrate birthday of 'comrade and friend' Hitler

Two Russian soldiers posed for a picture in front of a military van emblazoned with the letter “Z”, a symbol used for the war in Ukraine. The windscreen of the truck also bore the number 88, a white supremacist numerical code for “Heil Hitler”.

In a post yesterday on Govorit TopaZ, a pro-Kremlin Telegram channel with almost 70,000 subscribers, the soldiers talked about how they had been inspired by Nazi ethno-nationalist ideology.

~snip~

“Even though he has not been with us for a long time, his work and his words live on in our hearts and inspire us to kill Ukro-Bolshevik dirt and magnify the glory of great Russia.”

Hitler was born on April 20, 1889.


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russian-soldiers-celebrate-birthday-of-comrade-and-friend-hitler-lpvm56xz0#


Harvard Law professor says US should liquidate Russia's foreign reserves and use the money to fund

military aid to Ukraine

A Harvard Law School professor suggested recently that the US should liquidate Russia's foreign reserves and use the money to fund Ukrainian military aid.

Russia's central bank may have up to $100 billion in foreign exchange reserves sitting in the US and liquidating the funds may be an "obvious solution" to punishing Russia for its unprovoked war against Ukraine, constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe and Harvard Law student Jeremy Lewin wrote in a New York Times op-ed published on Friday. 

Liquidating the funds could be a quick way to unlock money to provide military aid for Ukraine, while also saving American taxpayers from feeling "burdened," Tribe and Lewin wrote. 


https://www.businessinsider.com/us-should-liquidate-russias-foreign-reserves-ukraine-war-harvard-professor-2022-4

It seems like that would solve a lot of problems. Would also be a good source of funds for humanitarian aid, and to get a start on rebuilding.
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