r/europe Jul 02 '23

Megathread War in Ukraine Megathread LV (55)


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:

Extended r/europe ruleset to curb hate speech and disinformation:

  • While we already ban hate speech, we'll remind you that hate speech against the populations of the combatants is against our rules. This includes not only Ukrainians, but also Russians, Belarusians, Syrians, Azeris, Armenians, Georgians, etc. The same applies to the population of countries actively helping Ukraine or Russia.

  • Calling for the killing of invading troops or leaders is allowed, but the mods have the discretion to remove egregious comments, and the ones that disrespect the point made above. The limits of international law apply.

  • 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.

  • 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, including combat footage or dead people.

Submission rules

These are rules for submissions to r/europe front-page.

  • No status reports about the war unless they have major implications (e.g. "City X still holding" would not be allowed, "Russia takes major city" would be allowed. "Major attack on Kherson repelled" would also be allowed.)

  • All dot 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, and mods can't re-approve them.
    • The Internet Archive and similar archive websites are also blacklisted here, by us or Reddit.
  • We've been adding substack domains in our u/AutoModerator script, 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.

  • We ask you or your organization to not spam our subreddit with petitions or promote their new non-profit organization. While we love that people are pouring all sorts of efforts on the civilian front, we're limited on checking these links to prevent scam.

  • No promotion of a new cryptocurrency or web3 project, other than the official Bitcoin and ETH addresses from Ukraine's government.


Link to the previous Megathread LIV (54)

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 17d ago

r/europe plays Stellaris and EU4 Anbennar!


Discord Server

Both games will happen on the r/europe discord server

Invite link: r/europe

type .assign 4x games(for Stellaris) and .assign Anbennar(for EU4 Anbennar) in #bot-commands

Stellaris: Season 8

In a new galaxy, previously unknown alien empires and species will now rise, fall and make their mark on galactic history! Join us in our epic game of war, betrayal, love and so much more. We are once again hosting stellaris games on the r/europe discord server.

The first session will take place on the 21st of september. Starting at 18:45 CET. Every session will take place on a thursday and 18:45-22:45 unless stated othwerwise in the 4x announcement channel.

To sign up you will have to join the discord server and click on the sign up link in either the normal announcement channel or the 4x announcement channel.

Stellaris Rules


We are already 20 players but I hope some of you will also take the time to join us. :slight_smile:

Also feel free to ask any question you have.


Hi Anbennar Enjoyers!

r/Europe Discord server is lanuching an MP campaign with some RP between sessions. Sign-ups are open until 17 September 2023

You can pick nations from Venail to Yanshen, and from Obtroll to Dasmatus (Serpentspine included, but Forbidden Plains, and Lake Federation are excluded).

RP contains events between sessions and AARs. Participating in them are not mandatory, but highly appreciated. RP is affecting the gameplay by giving out national or provincial modifiers, by how you did in RP.

Sessions are at Wednesday 18:00 GMT and 4 hours long with one 10 min pause in the middle.

r/europe 4h ago

News Landslide from last night in Stenungsund, Sweden on the E6.

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r/europe 1h ago

Data China is close to overtaking Germany in car exports

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r/europe 2h ago

News Poll: Less than 10% of Ukrainians speak primarily Russian at home

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r/europe 3h ago

Picture Belgrade Fortress

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r/europe 1h ago

Picture Michelangelo's David proportions are even more impressive given its size

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r/europe 6h ago

News Polish PM says Zelensky should 'never insult Poles again'

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r/europe 21h ago

News Ukraine has won a massive naval victory without having a navy - Russia's hold over Sevastopol is slipping, with huge implications for the Black Sea Fleet

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r/europe 18h ago

News A 13-year-old boy found shot in the woods was a victim of Sweden’s gang violence, prosecutor says

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r/europe 22h ago

Map Percentage of population aged 25-64 that cannot speak any foreign language

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r/europe 18h ago

News A shooting in a pub in Sweden has killed 2 men and wounded 2 more, police say

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r/europe 1d ago

On this day On this day in 1939, Soviets and Nazis held a joint military parade in Brest to celebrate the conquest of Poland. It marked the Nazis' withdrawal to the line secretly agreed in the Soviet-Nazi Pact and the handover of the city to the Soviets

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r/europe 19h ago

News Why Does Eastern Germany Love Putin So Much?

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r/europe 2h ago

Italian soldiers recovered seven 40kg WW1 artillery shells, found on the Ortler glacier, South Tyrol, in early September

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r/europe 5h ago

News Italian Govt astonished at German NGO-funding news say PM sources

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r/europe 10h ago

Opinion Article Call what is happening in Nagorno-Karabakh by its proper name - Ocampo, first chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

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r/europe 2h ago

U.S. seeks clarifications from Poland on support for Ukraine amid grain dispute: Bloomberg

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r/europe 18h ago

News Russia Plans Huge Defense Spending Hike in 2024 as War Drags On

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r/europe 16h ago

News Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Graphic execution videos emerge as Armenians flee and experts warn of genocide

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r/europe 1d ago

Map Food inflation rate in Europe, August 2023

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r/europe 11h ago

News The rights of Armenians must be respected: Raisi says Iran’s armed forces will prevent any change in borders in the region

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r/europe 23h ago

News Migration could be ‘dissolving force for EU’, says bloc’s top diplomat

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r/europe 15h ago

News German interior minister wants checks on borders with Czech Republic and Poland, Welt reports

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r/europe 22h ago

News Poland gives green light for country’s first nuclear power plant

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r/europe 1d ago

News Russia to blame for Azerbaijan attack, EU says

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r/europe 1d ago

Data European Nations by GDP PPP Per Capita(2008 vs 2022)

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