r/europe 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.

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.

News sources:

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.

Submission rules

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 .com are 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.
  • 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

Please obey the request of the Ukrainian government to refrain from sharing info about Ukrainian troop movements

r/europe 7d 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.

r/europe 14h ago

Picture Erdogan showing off the groundbreaking ceremony for the new hospital vs the reality

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r/europe 11h ago

How to measure things like a Brit

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r/europe 23h ago Gold All-Seeing Upvote Bless Up (Pro)

Historical Nazi and Soviet troops celebrating together after their joint conquest of Poland (1939)

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r/europe 3h ago

Picture Tremosine, Lake Garda, Italy

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r/europe 15h ago

News Medvedev urges Russians to download pirated movies, so Netflix goes bankrupt

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r/europe 1d ago

Picture Italian Alps

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r/europe 17h ago

Female Genital Mutilation in Europe. It is estimated that there are over 600.000 FGM survivors living in Europe and around 190.000 are at risk in 17 countries alone.

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r/europe 21h ago

News Turkish foreign minister sent a congratulatory message to his Greek counterpart on occasion of Greece's national day today.

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r/europe 10h ago

News Tech makers must provide repairs for up to 10 years under proposed EU law

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r/europe 20h ago

On this day Happy Greek Independence Day

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r/europe 1h ago

On this day On this day in 1351, 30 French knights challenge an equal number of English swordsmen to a pre-arranged battle at Guillac. The ensuing bloodbath will be called 'Le Combat des Trente' or the 'Combat of the Thirty.' It's held up by chroniclers as the epitome of chivalry.

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r/europe 14h ago

Putin says Moscow has deal with Belarus to station nuclear weapons there

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r/europe 21h ago

Picture 325-year-old pine tree within the Saruhan Bey Science, Turkey

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r/europe 10h ago

News 1 of the 600 new Romanian police cars, the purchase of which is being investigated by the EPPO, under the charge of fraud with European funds.

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r/europe 21h ago

On this day On this day in 1957; Italy, France, West Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg signed the Treaty of Rome to create the EEC (European Economic Community) and created a common market. It was one of the first step that led to the creation of the EU

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r/europe 15h ago

News Europe is in denial about the banking crisis engulfing it

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r/europe 18h ago

Map In recent years there has been a rise in newly built structures and places of worship for European autochthonous (pagan) religions

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r/europe 12h ago

OC Picture Tower of London and the City

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r/europe 1d ago

Picture Museum of London archaeologists excavating the mosaic floor of a large townhouse from Roman Londinium, in the shadow of The Shard skyscraper.

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r/europe 8h ago

Historical Poster advertising British aid to the Soviet war effort

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r/europe 2h ago

News Waiting for Leopard tanks on the Kharkiv front: “We don’t have what we need for the counteroffensive”

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r/europe 10h ago

Longyearbyen, Norway

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r/europe 10h ago

On this day The victims of Soviet deportations remembered in Estonia

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r/europe 1d ago

Historical The Netherlands - 1966

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r/europe 20h ago Gold Platinum Faith In Humanity Restored Stonks Rising Today I Learned Helpful (Pro)

Picture Quba Mêrê Dîwanê, Yezidi temple in Armenia

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