Western coverage of Ukraine receded in recent weeks as Russia scaled back its attacks in the East. With the loss of Sievierodonetsk over the weekend, and a Russian missile attack on Kremenchuk, eighty miles from the front line, on Monday, that’s changing.
An agonising video from a nearby park of the Russian strike on Kremenchuk shows a second missile striking a factory near the shopping mall hit by the first.
I’ve only recently realised that many non-Ukrainians mistakenly see Russian-speaking Ukrainians as some sort of marginalised social group which has never learned Ukrainian and, not being able to speak or understand it, is left without access to services provided in Ukrainian. That’s… really far off from what is actually happening.
German journalist Isolde Ruhdorfer on Putin influencers in non-English-speaking countries. To save clicking on each individual tweet in turn to translate them, here’s the thread in English—but do look at the original tweets as well for the influencers’ war-selfies.
More Russian-backed deception: a deepfaked Vitali Klitschko fooled the Berlin mayor (at first) in a video call.