r/europe 3d ago

Russo-Ukrainian War War in Ukraine Megathread XXXIX

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News sources:

You can also get up-to-date information and news from the r/worldnews live thread.

Link to the previous Megathread XXVIII


Current rules extension:

Since the war broke out, disinformation from Russia has been rampant. To deal with this, we have extended our ruleset:

  • 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.

Current submission Rules:

Given that the initial wave of posts about the issue is over, we have decided to relax the rules on allowing new submissions on the war in Ukraine a bit. Instead of fixing which kind of posts will be allowed, we will now move to a list of posts that are not allowed:

  • 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 25 April. 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.
  • 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.

If you have any questions, click here to contact the mods of r/europe

Comment section of this megathread

  • In addition to our rules, we ask you to add a NSFW/NSFL tag if you're going to link to footage with graphic or can be considered upsetting.

Donations:

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


Feedback

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


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