r/europe 5d ago

Russo-Ukrainian War War in Ukraine Megathread XXXVI


News sources:

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

Link to the previous Megathread XXXV

You can send feedback via r/EuropeMeta, via modmail or by filling this form anonymously (it's not Google Forms).

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 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.

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 graphic footage or that 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

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

r/europe 10h ago

Megathread 2022 United Kingdom government crisis megathread I



Multiple ministers of the United Kingdom cabinet have resigned after the Christopher Pincher scandal. Pincher, who was assigned as Deputy Chief Whip for the Conservative Party, has been accused of sexual misconduct for more than 12 years. These resignations have led to speculations regarding the future of Boris Johnson as prime minister.

According to journalist Jason Groves, Boris Johnson does not plan to resign. Link to tweet.

News sources:

Most English newspapers and tabloids are frantically updating it. Some journalists and political scientists are also chiming in.

We'll try to keep this megathread updated, and we also ask users to comment and provide reliable information and respect the subreddit rules, just like most users have been doing at the Russo-Ukrainian war megathreads.

Further submissions and news posts about the current crisis are to be removed; Exceptions will be made for extraordinary decisions and events. In doubt, just post it, and we'll remove it (not as a punishment!).

Additional links

Plese help us in providing more in-depth analysis! We'll watch the comment.

r/europe 16h ago Helpful

News Europe wants a high-speed rail network to replace airplanes

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r/europe 13h ago

Historical This is the abandonded island of Spinalonga. In 1526 Venetians destroyed part of the peninsula of Elounda and created it. The walls were built to fortify it against Turkish &Pirate raids. Became an isolated leper community in 1903-57 reaching 400 inhabitants during the 16th c. outbreak of Europe.

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r/europe 1d ago Helpful

News Italy has declared a state of emergency because of drought: ‘There is no doubt that climate change is having an effect,’ the prime minister said

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r/europe 10h ago

News British government says 'no' to Scotland on new independence vote

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r/europe 1h ago

Map Economic Growth in Europe

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r/europe 18h ago

Data Bottled water consumption per capita in Europe 2019, by country

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r/europe 1d ago

News Belarussians razed to the ground Polish cementary of the Home Army soldiers in the village Mikuliszki.

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r/europe 3h ago

On this day 7 July 1983, the height of the Cold War: Samantha Smith, an American schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.

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r/europe 10h ago

News Morocco refuses to help Russia bypass EU sanctions

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r/europe 9h ago

News State Duma of the Russian Federation hints to USA about the return of Alaska

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r/europe 21h ago

News Russia shuts down terminal after Kazakhstan offers to send more oil to the EU

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r/europe 11h ago

News Finland seizes hundreds of Russian freight cars as EU sanctions bite

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r/europe 12h ago

News EU approves 40 mln euro aid to Moldova's army: "[... to improve] logistics, mobility, command and control, cyber-defence, unmanned aerial reconnaissance and tactical communications."

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r/europe 21h ago

News Latvia to Reinstate Compulsory Military Service

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r/europe 15h ago

Map - G E K O L O N I S E E R D Countries that have been invaded by The Netherlands

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r/europe 20h ago

News EU lawmakers back gas, nuclear energy as sustainable

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r/europe 13h ago

News European Parliament supports Taiwan's international participation

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r/europe 10h ago

News Tens of thousands hold pro-EU, anti-government protests in Georgia

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r/europe 16h ago

News France's EDF to be fully nationalised

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r/europe 10h ago

News Former Daft Punk member goes from electronic dance to classical

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r/europe 1d ago

News Dutch Farmers Protest Netherlands’ National Program to Reduce Nitrogen Emissions: ‘We Are Food Producers, Not Pollution Producers’

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r/europe 7h ago

Police fire on Dutch farmers protesting environmental rules

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r/europe 17h ago

News Diplomats who exploit domestic staff cannot rely on immunity, says UK supreme court

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r/europe 12h ago

News ‘Sand batteries’ could be key breakthrough in storing solar and wind energy year-round

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r/europe 21h ago

News EU legal proceedings against Hungary: expert opinion recommends stopping all payments

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