r/europe 6d ago

Russo-Ukrainian War War in Ukraine Megathread XLIV


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 XLIII

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 5h ago

Data German public support for continuing to help Ukraine despite rising energy prices has increased in the last months, from 70% in July to 74% in Sept

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r/europe 4h ago

Political Cartoon US cartoon on Russian draft dodgers

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r/europe 6h ago

News Nicaragua cuts diplomatic ties with Netherlands

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r/europe 16h ago Silver

Historical Croatian soldier in front of a graffiti that says: "God, if I die young, send me to heaven. I've already been in hell." 1991

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r/europe 22h ago All-Seeing Upvote To The Stars Vibing Wholesome (Pro) Coin Gift Helpful Plus One Wholesome Heartwarming Take My Energy Silver Ternion All-Powerful

Picture President Zelenskyy with an application for accession to NATO

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r/europe 5h ago

News UK remains only G7 economy to languish below pre-pandemic levels

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r/europe 18h ago To The Stars

Political Cartoon Croatian newspaper today: “Achtung! Croatia is now in between three mini fascists.“

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r/europe 1h ago

News Ukraine says it encircles Russian troops at Lyman stronghold

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r/europe 5h ago Helpful

Picture Sunrise in Sibiu, Romania, this morning

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r/europe 9h ago

News U.S. does not believe pipeline leaks were work of any NATO ally -Sullivan

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r/europe 4h ago

On this day 1943 October 1st: neapolitans wellcome Allies troops

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r/europe 4h ago

News Mongolia promised to issue residence permits to all Russians who ask for it

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r/europe 2h ago

News Ukraine war: Tortured for refusing to teach in Russian

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r/europe 4h ago

News Melt all your bunnies, Lidl told by court

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r/europe 3h ago

Ceremony for Launch of Commercial Operations of Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector Opens in Sofia

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r/europe 1h ago

News Zelensky urges ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples in Russia to fight mobilization - No one has to take part in a disgraceful war. Dagestanis do not have to die in Ukraine. Chechens, Ingush, Ossetians, Circassians and any other peoples who came under the Russian flag

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r/europe 22h ago

News Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Moldova agree to create free trade zone.

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r/europe 23h ago

News Putin declares annexation of Ukrainian lands in Kremlin ceremony

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r/europe 10h ago

Shops in England banned from displaying junk food near entrances and tills from today

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r/europe 3h ago

Data Polling in Greece and Turkey the same question: Are they enemies or friends?

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r/europe 14h ago

Boeing, Airbus will “never” return to Russian market: Rostec

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r/europe 3h ago

News Germany’s RWE brings 3 lignite power plants back online to strengthen supply security

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r/europe 1h ago

On this day Cyprus Independence Day - 62 years RoC

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r/europe 8h ago

Italian youth respond to life under Meloni: ‘We will become their worst nightmare. We will fight with our teeth and nails for our rights’

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r/europe 1d ago

Data In the most recent poll 64,3% of Polish people support the implementation of civil partnership and 48% support the implementation of marriage for same-sex couples in Poland.

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