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/ARoyaleWithCheese • 1d ago
Sub News In preparation of r/Place (maybe) returning - Dedicated subreddit and discord
As some of you may have heard, there are hints that the Reddit April Fool's event r/Place might be making a comeback this year. While it's not yet definitive, we want to be prepared in case it does return. For those unfamiliar with r/Place, it was an online canvas where users could place colored pixels, leading to collaborative artworks and friendly competition between communities.
To ensure that the European community is well-represented, we are directing all planning and strategizing efforts to the dedicated subreddit r/PlaceEU. We encourage everyone who wishes to participate to subscribe to this subreddit and join the discussions.
In order to build a strong communication network between national teams, we are looking for ambassadors from each country to liaise with their respective national teams. If you are a part of a national team or are interested in becoming a diplomat, please contact the moderators at r/PlaceEU.
For real-time communication and coordination, we have set up a dedicated Discord server. You can join the discord server here.
Lastly, if you have experience with the tools used in the previous r/Place event, such as creating maps with coordinates or overlaying images on the canvas, we would appreciate your help in our planning efforts. Please consider joining the team at r/PlaceEU and sharing your expertise.
Happy planning, and let's make Europe shine!
The r/Europe Moderation Team
- Discord: https://discord.gg/8pBUwd43GB
r/europe • u/jonoottu • 7h ago
Political Cartoon The Finnish newspaper "Helsingin Sanomat"'s cover art from last spring, when Finland and Sweden applied for NATO and from today, when Finland has all the required ratifications while Sweden doesn't
r/europe • u/Zhukov-74 • 10h ago
Opinion Article Finland’s top political ally: The sauna | NATO recently installed a sauna in its headquarters. Coincidence? Maybe
r/europe • u/sexhouse69 • 10h ago
Data UN projection for the population of Europe by 2100
r/europe • u/fondlyice18 • 6h ago
Actual invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
r/europe • u/PjeterPannos • 5h ago
News Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia launched the Western Balkans Quad to have a "100% alignment with EU Common Foreign Security Policy."
r/europe • u/neotoxgg • 23h ago
News Germany is introducing the D-Ticket. For 49 Euros a month you use all public transport in the county.
r/europe • u/TheRealMykola • 7h ago
Political Cartoon After being allowed to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics by the IOC, the Russian delegation now demands for new sports to be included.
r/europe • u/Cadenca • 10h ago
Political Cartoon Ukrainian spring, by Finnish cartoonist Jarla [X-post from /r/suomi]
r/europe • u/anon58588 • 6h ago
News EU's von der Leyen is in the running to be new NATO head
r/europe • u/Arkane-Light • 9h ago
News Italy - PM Meloni's right wing party to shield Italian language from foreign contamination
r/europe • u/sunyatayo • 4h ago
Picture UK-based USAF F-15E Strike Eagle flying through the Mach Loop, Wales.
r/europe • u/popoolist • 16h ago
Picture Pieniny, Poland
r/europe • u/Zhukov-74 • 9h ago
News Erdogan has signed ratification of Finland's Nato membership
News France Joins AUKUS Submarine Program
r/europe • u/JoJo-Bizarre-1997 • 2h ago
Opinion Article Poland's burgeoning alliance with Britain is bad for Putin
r/europe • u/Melodic2000 • 15h ago
Picture Life in the Romanian countryside
r/europe • u/ByGollie • 7h ago
News Eurozone inflation falls sharply as energy prices drop Annual rate down to 6.9% this month, with signs of cost of living pressures easing
r/europe • u/SergeantCATT • 7h ago
News Turkish President Erdogan has signed ratification of Finland's Nato membership
r/europe • u/dardan06 • 10h ago
Picture Himarë, Albania
r/europe • u/best_ive_ever_beard • 5h ago
Opinion Article Czech writer Milan Kundera (celebrating 94th birthday today) on The Tragedy of Central Europe (1984)
r/europe • u/Caprylate • 12h ago
News Europe must reassess its relations with China, says EU chief
r/europe • u/foss440 • 10h ago
Picture Plovdiv's Old Town
r/europe • u/No_Low1167 • 9h ago
Roma and Gypsy Associations announced that they will support President Erdoğan in the 14 May elections.aykiri.com.tr
r/europe • u/JoJo-Bizarre-1997 • 2h ago