r/europe 4d ago

Russo-Ukrainian War War in Ukraine Megathread XLV


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:

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.

Submission rules:

  • 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 .com are also hardspammed, like TASS and Interfax.
    • The Internet Archive and similar websites are also blacklisted here, by us or Reddit.
  • 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.


Link to the previous Megathread XLIV

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 2h ago

OC Picture Zagreb last night.

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r/europe 8h ago

News "I'm scared and I think about it all the time": Ukrainians describe living alongside Russians at Finnish reception centres

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r/europe 7h ago

News Viktor Orbán’s double game: Spin EU conspiracies in Budapest, collaborate in Brussels

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r/europe 8h ago

News Putin's dream of Russian victory slips away in Ukraine

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r/europe 21h ago Wholesome

News Ukraine is no longer low on artillery ammo because Russia abandoned so much in recent retreats, report says

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r/europe 6h ago

Political Cartoon Satirical sketch by Greek artist Ilias Makris on the recently signed Turkish-Libyan agreement for extracting resources southeast from the Greek islands.

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r/europe 4h ago

News Armed Belarusian guards escort migrants to Lithuania, video shows

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r/europe 6h ago

News EU to send 'civilian mission' to Armenia to help mark borders with Azerbaijan

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r/europe 5h ago

News Putin's annexation fixation is leaving Russian troops vulnerable to a "turkey shoot" in Kherson area

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r/europe 3h ago

Slice of life explosive end to this iconic factory in Nijmegen

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r/europe 22h ago Silver Helpful

Picture 44 European+ leaders at EPC summit in Prague, October 6, 2022

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r/europe 3h ago

News Nobel Peace Prize awarded to human rights advocates in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus

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r/europe 4h ago

News Egypt demands return of ancient Rosetta Stone

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r/europe 15h ago

News Two Russians flee to Alaska by small boat and ask for asylum

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r/europe 1d ago Table Slap

Political Cartoon Explaining the election of Liz Truss

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r/europe 2h ago

News Thousands take to the streets in Bosnia-Herzegovina's Serb entity as evidence of election fraud mounts

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r/europe 15h ago

News Spain approves law banning praise of former dictator Francisco Franco.

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News Slovenia becomes first post-communist country to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption

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r/europe 7h ago

News Paris Métro paper ticket reaches end of the line after more than 120 years

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r/europe 3h ago

News Belarus opposition forms ‘patriotic units’ in Poland: report

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r/europe 4h ago

News Gazprom: Nord Stream leaks stop, gas supply could resume on single line

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r/europe 23h ago

Picture Erdogan with Armenia’s Pashinyan and Azerbaijan’s Aliyev in Prague

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r/europe 42m ago

News Erdogan signals green light for Finland but not Sweden: "Finland is not a country where terrorists are roaming freely unlike Sweden. If NATO make a decision that is in favor of Finland, of course we will do everything that we are required to."

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r/europe 21h ago

News Media reality in Serbia: these are the headlines of their mainstream media outlets following the EU decision on banning the transport of cheap Russian oil through the EU to Serbia, due to Serbia not enforcing sanctions on Russia (translation in the first comment)

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r/europe 3h ago

Porsche overtakes VW as Europe’s most valuable carmaker

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