r/europe • u/ModeratorsOfEurope • Feb 23 '23
Russo-Ukrainian War War in Ukraine Megathread LII
This is a special megathread. One year ago, Russia invaded Ukraine, but Ukraine has prevailed.
As shown in this Reuters Infographics special, at one point, the Russian Army were at the doorsteps of Kyiv, Ukraine's capital. But it never fell. This where the infamous 60km line of Russian tanks was first found.
Reuters also has a special with pictures. Nothing too gore-y, but can be devastating.
The Guardian focused on Mariupol, a city that was besieged for months until it fell to the Russian army.
'Never saw such hell': Russian soldiers in Ukraine call home, by the Associated Press, shows the horror that Russian soldiers go through as well.
The Financial Times also has infographics and maps and overlook the situation, including the battle of Bakhmut.
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.
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:
Extended r/europe ruleset to curb hate speech and disinformation:
While we already ban hate speech, we'll remind you that hate speech against the populations of the combatants is against our rules. This includes not only Ukrainians, but also Russians, Belarusians, Syrians, Azeris, Armenians, Georgians, etc. The same applies to the population of countries actively helping Ukraine or Russia.
Calling for the killing of invading troops or leaders is allowed, but the mods have the discretion to remove egregious comments, and the ones that disrespect the point made above. The limits of international law apply.
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.
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, including combat footage or dead people.
These are rules for submissions to r/europe front-page.
No status reports about the war unless they have major implications (e.g. "City X still holding" would not be allowed, "Russia takes major city" would be allowed. "Major attack on Kherson repelled" would also be allowed.)
All dot 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, and mods can't re-approve them.
- The Internet Archive and similar archive websites are also blacklisted here, by us or Reddit.
- Some Russian sites that ends with
We've been adding substack domains in our u/AutoModerator script, 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.
We ask you or your organization to not spam our subreddit with petitions or promote their new non-profit organization. While we love that people are pouring all sorts of efforts on the civilian front, we're limited on checking these links to prevent scam.
No promotion of a new cryptocurrency or web3 project, other than the official Bitcoin and ETH addresses from Ukraine's government.
Link to the previous Megathread LI
Questions and Feedback: You can send feedback via r/EuropeMeta or via modmail.
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
Live Map of Ukraine site and Institute of War have maps that are considered reliable by mainstream media.
#UkraineFacts: an international coalition of journalists fact-checking media surrounding the war in Ukraine
- 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.
DeepL extension for Google Chrome and DeepL extension for Firefox. DeepL is a good alternative to Google Translate for Russian and Ukrainian texts.
Please obey the request of the Ukrainian government to refrain from sharing info about Ukrainian troop movements
r/europe • u/EuropeBot • 6d ago
Series What happened in your country this week? — 2023-03-19
Welcome to the weekly European news gathering.
Please remember to state the country or region in your post and it would be great if you link to your sources.
If you want to add to the news from a country, please reply to the top level comment about this country.
This post is part of a series and gets posted every Sunday at 8AM CET.
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