r/europe 3d 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 4d ago

Multithread Ongoing elections in Europe


As we have more than one relevant elections happening in Europe during current weekend, this time stickied post includes only links to corresponding threads:

You can discuss these important events there.

r/europe 15h ago Table Slap

Political Cartoon Explaining the election of Liz Truss

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r/europe 5h ago

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

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r/europe 7h ago Helpful Silver

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

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r/europe 12h ago Wholesome Helpful

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

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r/europe 7h ago

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

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r/europe 6h 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 14h ago Wholesome

News German MEP: "We don't need Romania and Bulgaria either in the European Union or in Schengen" / Ciolos' reaction: "Any postponement is a helping hand to the extremist and anti-European parties in Romania" (translation in comments)

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r/europe 6h ago

Picture 20+ activists from 🇨🇿, 🇩🇪 & 🇳🇱 are protesting on the Vltava River in front of a model of a gas pipeline with Russian gas. The event takes place under Prague Castle, where the EPC summit with European leaders takes place, reminding them of the consequences of buying Russian energy

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r/europe 11h ago

News Kaikkonen: Finland remains shoulder-to-shoulder with Sweden in Nato process

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r/europe 17h ago

News NATO Waits for Hungary and Turkey to Accept Finland and Sweden

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r/europe 15h ago

Map First meeting of European Political Community (EPC) will be held today in Czech Republic’s capital Prague

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r/europe 9h ago

News Christian Armenia being brutally attacked by Azerbaijan: MEPs stand in solidarity with Armenians

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r/europe 12h ago

News Serbian opposition party leader: Neutrality will, sooner or later, put Serbia in the position of Belarus

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r/europe 9h ago

News ‘Uninvestable’ UK Market Lost £300 Billion in Truss’s First Month

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r/europe 1d ago Silver

Picture Protest for Teachers in Budapest, Hungary today (Bankó Gábor/444)

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r/europe 19h ago Shocked Wholesome Masterpiece

OC Picture My Duomo di Milano door drawing, I worked for 76 days over this piece

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r/europe 5h ago

OC Picture Finland's "Ruska" Autumn Colours (Pispala, Tampere)

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r/europe 6h ago

EU should give tanks to Ukraine: European Parliament chief

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r/europe 5h ago

News Greece Warns Turkey on Illegal Drilling

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r/europe 12h ago

News German push for Spain to join ‘European Skyshield’ amid Russia war

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r/europe 9h ago

News French writer Annie Ernaux awarded Nobel Prize in literature

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r/europe 13h ago

News Japan's restart of nuclear reactors will help Europe's winter energy supply -IEA chief

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r/europe 5h ago

News Ariane 6 takes next step to first flight with upper stage hot fire tests

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r/europe 7h ago

News Nord Stream site inspection points to sabotage: An inspection of two of the leaks at the Nord Stream gas pipelines linking Russia to Europe has reinforced suspicions that they were acts of sabotage, Swedish authorities said

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r/europe 3h ago

News Initial Probe Of Nord Stream Leaks Strengthens Sabotage Suspicions, Swedish Investigators Say

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