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Genocide in Kherson

This easily fits the standards for Genocide. Russia is doing what Russia has always done — since Muscovy massacred everyone in Novgorod who wasn’t a peasant.

The Soviet Union was peak Russia.

Please read about how bad things are in Kherson…

I have a friend in Kherson and the situation is incredibly bad.

They said to me:
“I am reading a lot of shit about Kherson, unfortunately it’s nothing compared to reality. It is much, much worse”

Ukrainians are facing a dire situation, which I’ll lay out in a short thread:

– Escape routes out of the city are blocked. My friend has attempted to get out several times – the last driver they were in contact with was captured and had their car destroyed.

There are now many Russians in Kherson who arrived for the 9th May parade. Many of them now work at the market and sell Russian products. My friend says that when they go out now they don’t see familiar faces. Russians are arriving to replace Ukrainians and live in their homes.

– This sort of thing is going on all over Kherson.

For example, a story of a Russian person moving into an apartment block, becoming admin of the block and sending messages to residents about how they want Ukrainians to burn.

– There are checkpoints between Kherson and all other cities – the Russian army check all papers and search anyone who comes into the city.
People are forced to undress and show any tattoos, to check for any “pro-Western” or patriotic iconography.

Hearing this stuff from people on the ground is utterly horrific. Wider coverage of the war seems to have faded away in many media outlets, which means that people shrug their shoulders and probably assume everything is a bit better now. In Kherson, it is very much not the case.

Getting a fair amount of journalists dm-ing me wanting to speak to those I know in Kherson. Please note that if you want to be put in touch I need to absolutely be assured that you know your way around encrypted comms and anonymity. I’m not compromising their safety for a story.

Ok. Here is a short voice recording from my friend in Kherson. Here they outline some of the stuff in my thread, and also a message about what Ukrainians there are feeling. The audio is subtitled.

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RT @EuromaidanPress: In Kharkiv, Russian troops completely destroyed Ukraine’s only Center for Plant Genetic Resources. This was one of the…

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RT @visegrad24: Ukraine’s top negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak has announced that the peace talks with Russia have been suspended.

He blamed i…

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RT @EuromaidanPress: A virtual museum of war has been created by tourism department of Kyiv Obl, to “show descendants price of freedom& in…

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RT @HoansSolo: “We think Putin and Gerasimov are involved in tactical decision making at a level we would normally expect to be taken by a…

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In this respect Russian state didn’t change much since 1654. As Putin’s deputy Kirienko told in 2017, “Russian state is not based on treaties”. Treaty is a restraint on the Tsar’s power, a condition he abides to committ. That’s a dishonour and he breaks treaty at the first chance.

RT @kamilkazani: In this respect Russian state didn’t change much since 1654. As Putin’s deputy Kirienko told in 2017, “Russian state is no…

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RT @Biz_Ukraine_Mag: According to mobile phone user data, the population of the Ukrainian capital fell from 3.5 million to just 1 million i…

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RT @TheStudyofWar: #Russian forces have likely abandoned the objective of completing a large-scale encirclement of #Ukrainian units from #D…

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RT @O_Ostapchuk: The list of #Mariupol residents, deported to #Russia via one of filtration camps yesterday

On May 15 #RussiaSoldiers depo…

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RT @vitalii_rybak: In this video, a Russian propagandist complains that 3/4 of all fundraising efforts in favour of the Russian army are ac…

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RT @visegrad24: Best picture of the war so far.

This is the result of the failed Russian attempt to cross the Siverskyi Donets River a few…

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RT @visegrad24: BREAKING:

Reuters reports that eyewitnesses just saw a dozen busses pick up wounded Azov soldiers, transporting them out f…

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RT @HoansSolo: “While Ukraine is flush with weapons and other military supplies and equipment, however, Ministry of Defense officials and v…

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RT @visegrad24: The South Korean Navy Seal Ken Rhee is alive and well in Ukraine, still keeping himself busy by attacking Russians whenever…

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RT @Osinttechnical: Ukrainian 54th Mechanized Brigade destroys a Russian T-72B3 in Mar’inka (Мар’їнка), Donetsk Oblast…

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RT @visegrad24: Vitaliy and his wife Alla Taran both served in the Azov Regiment and were killed during the fighting for Azovstal.

Their 8…