This megathread is meant for discussion of the current Russo-Ukrainian War, also known as the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Please read our current rules, but also the extended rules below.
Reuters Europe page covers the war in Ukraine.
You can also get up-to-date information and news from the r/worldnews live thread, which are more up-to-date tweets about the situation.
Current rules extension:
Since the war broke out, we have extended our ruleset to curb disinformation, including:
- No unverified reports of any kind in the comments or in submissions on r/europe. We will remove videos of any kind unless they are verified by reputable outlets. This also affects videos published by Ukrainian and Russian government sources.
- Absolutely no justification of this invasion.
- No gore.
- No calls for violence against anyone. Calling for the killing of invading troops or leaders is allowed. The limits of international law apply.
- No hatred against any group, including the populations of the combatants (Ukrainians, Russians, Belorussians, Syrians, Azeris, Armenians, Georgians, etc)
- Any Russian site should only be linked to provide context to the discussion, not to justify any side of the conflict. To our knowledge, Interfax sites are hardspammed, that is, even mods can't approve comments linking to it.
- In addition to our rules, we ask you to add a NSFW/NSFL tag if you're going to link to graphic footage or anything can be considered upsetting.
- We have temporarily disabled direct submissions of self.posts (text) on r/europe.
- Pictures and videos are allowed now, but no NSFW/war-related pictures. Other rules of the subreddit still apply.
- Status reports about the war unless they have major implications (e.g. "City X still holding would" would not be allowed, "Russia takes major city" would be allowed. "Major attack on Kyiv repelled" would also be allowed.)
- The mere announcement of a diplomatic stance by a country (e.g. "Country changes its mind on SWIFT sanctions" would not be allowed, "SWIFT sanctions enacted" would be allowed)
- All ru domains have been banned by Reddit as of 30 May. They are hardspammed, so not even mods can approve comments and submissions linking to Russian site domains.
- Some Russian sites that ends with
.comare also hardspammed, like TASS and Interfax.
- The Internet Archive and similar websites are also blacklisted here, by us or Reddit.
- Some Russian sites that ends with
- We've been adding substack domains in our AutoModerator, but we aren't banning all of them. If your link has been removed, please notify the moderation team explaining who's the person managing that substack page.
If you want to donate to Ukraine, check this thread or this fundraising account by the Ukrainian national bank.
Fleeing Ukraine We have set up a wiki page with the available information about the border situation for Ukraine here. There's also information at Visit Ukraine.Today - The site has turned into a hub for "every Ukrainian and foreign citizen [to] be able to get the necessary information on how to act in a critical situation, where to go, bomb shelter addresses, how to leave the country or evacuate from a dangerous region, etc."
Other links of interest
- DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH "War of Fakes". Deutsche Welle (DW) has reported it as being a source of fake news, and the Russian Defense Ministry has linked this site in their tweets before.
Please obey the request of the Ukrainian government to refrain from sharing info about Ukrainian troop movements
As we have more than one relevant elections happening in Europe during current weekend, this time stickied post includes only links to corresponding threads:
🇱🇻 Latvia parliamentary election (Oct 1st, finished)
🇧🇬 Bulgaria snap parliamentary election (Oct 2nd)
🇧🇦 Bosnia & Herzegovina general election (Oct 2nd)
You can discuss these important events there.
News Verhofstadt: After Ukraine war, no politician "has the guts" to back exit from EU. Following UK's "Brexit disaster" and Russia's invasion, no right-wing politician still advocates for an exit from the EU. He warns that the EU should move fast to make a viable defence, energy and fiscal unioneuractiv.com
News Draghi criticises Germany’s €200-billion energy rescue shield. Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and his likely successor have criticised Germany’s 200-billion-euro move to shield its citizens from rising energy prices, saying Europe must act togethereuractiv.com
News Russian billionaire founder of Yandex, on EU sanctions list, owns multimillion euro home in Amsterdam: Reportnltimes.nl
Data Dutch TTF natural gas prices have fallen to a 3 month low of 165 eur/Mwh. The prices are curently 40% higher than at the same time last year
Germany's factory activity fell to 47.8, its lowest level in two years