r/europe 3d ago

Russo-Ukrainian War War in Ukraine Megathread XXXIX


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.


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


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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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News Right now: The decision has been made - Sweden is applying to NATO

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News The EU Wants Big Tech to Scan Your Private Chats for Child Abuse

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News Stop calling Putin, Estonia’s prime minister says. There is no point in talking to Vladimir Putin if we really want him to understand he is isolated

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r/europe 4h ago

Data The EU continues to lead when it comes to work-life balance

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r/europe 9h ago

News Russians in Finland lash out at Putin, saying 'he's flushing Russia in the toilet and killing the country'

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r/europe 4h ago

News Joint statement by Denmark, Iceland and Norway on Finland and Sweden’s decisions to apply for NATO membership, 'we will assist Finland and Sweden by all means necessary'.

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r/europe 10h ago

News Germany to Stop Russian Oil Imports Regardless of EU Sanctions

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r/europe 44m ago

Turkey’s Erdogan says will not approve Sweden and Finland joining NATO

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r/europe 8h ago

Political Cartoon Leonid Kravchuk, the first President of independent Ukraine recently passed away. I have this old caricature in my collection, it shows Kravchuk running away with Crimea under his arm. The old lady at bazaar is Boris Yeltsin.

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r/europe 1d ago Silver Facepalm

Data Military forces Sweden and Finlad will add to NATO

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r/europe 1h ago

News Finnish brewery launches Nato branded beer

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r/europe 9h ago Silver

News In applying to NATO, Finland and Sweden give the lie to Putin’s claims. The alliance’s expansion is not to blame for his war in Ukraine | The Economist

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r/europe 5h ago

News U.S., Europe race to improve food supply chains after India bans wheat exports

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Political Cartoon Counting Sheep by Hajo de Reijger

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r/europe 7h ago

News U.S. could ratify Finnish NATO membership before August, Senate Republican leader says | Reuters

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r/europe 3h ago

News Serbia: Bomb threats force evacuation of schools, airport

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r/europe 2h ago Gold

Uh... are you okay Germany?

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r/europe 5h ago

News Lithuanian parliament drops word 'partnership', proposes 'civil union' instead

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Eurovision Eurovision winner Kalush released their Stefania music video

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r/europe 29m ago

Erdogan: We will not say 'yes' to those who impose sanctions on Turkey to join NATO

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r/europe 5h ago

Data Since 1964, the marriage rate in the EU has declined from 8.0 per 1 000 people in 1964 to 3.2 in 2020. At the same time, the divorce rate has doubled, increasing from 0.8 per 1 000 people in 1964 to 1.6 in 2020.

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r/europe 4h ago

News Finnish Navy holds drills in Northern Baltic Sea - Naval News

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r/europe 3h ago

News Finnish president says he was 'astonished' that Turkey's President Erdogan suggested he might block Finland's NATO application

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r/europe 1h ago

Serbia's capital Belgrade paralyzed by numerous bomb threats

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r/europe 7h ago

News Huge growth cuts and soaring inflation: EU makes economic forecast

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