r/europe Feb 23 '23

Russo-Ukrainian War War in Ukraine Megathread LII


This is a special megathread. One year ago, Russia invaded Ukraine, but Ukraine has prevailed.

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 LI

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 1h ago

Sub News In preparation of r/Place (maybe) returning - Dedicated subreddit and discord


Hello r/Europe!

As some of you may have heard, there are hints that the Reddit April Fool's event r/Place might be making a comeback this year. While it's not yet definitive, we want to be prepared in case it does return. For those unfamiliar with r/Place, it was an online canvas where users could place colored pixels, leading to collaborative artworks and friendly competition between communities.

To ensure that the European community is well-represented, we are directing all planning and strategizing efforts to the dedicated subreddit r/PlaceEU. We encourage everyone who wishes to participate to subscribe to this subreddit and join the discussions.

In order to build a strong communication network between national teams, we are looking for ambassadors from each country to liaise with their respective national teams. If you are a part of a national team or are interested in becoming a diplomat, please contact the moderators at r/PlaceEU.

For real-time communication and coordination, we have set up a dedicated Discord server. You can join the discord server here.

Lastly, if you have experience with the tools used in the previous r/Place event, such as creating maps with coordinates or overlaying images on the canvas, we would appreciate your help in our planning efforts. Please consider joining the team at r/PlaceEU and sharing your expertise.

Happy planning, and let's make Europe shine!

The r/Europe Moderation Team


r/europe 8h ago

On this day One year ago the world discovered the horrors of Bucha NSFW

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r/europe 14h ago

On this day On this day in 1889 the Eiffel Tower was officially opened.

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r/europe 9h ago

News Integration ceremony of Dutch land forces into the German army

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r/europe 6h ago

Political Cartoon We demand to include those sports...

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r/europe 10h ago

Finnish Olaf Brewing is making a NATO beer (In Finnish language OTAN means "I take" but also "I'll drink alcohol" which may sound weird to a foreigner, but it's true)

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r/europe 7h ago

News Austria's far right walks out of Zelensky speech

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r/europe 11h ago Heartwarming Starstruck

Picture Li Andersson (Left Alliance) and Sanna Marin (Social Democrats) preparing for the final debate and the end of their 2019-2023 ministerial terms. Polls predict a right-wing takeover in Sunday's election.

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r/europe 8h ago

News Italian privacy regulator bans ChatGPT

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r/europe 22h ago Take My Energy Gold

News Turkish parliament accepted Finland's Nato application with 276 votes

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r/europe 6h ago

News Bullets were fired at the IYI (Good) Party's Istanbul office after Erdogan threatened their chairwoman, Aksener, by saying, "My name is Tayyip, and my surname is Erdogan. Beware of this name, don't make me mess with you." Aksener's response to the attack is "I'm not afraid of you, Mr. Recep."

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r/europe 5h ago

Map Number of ukrainian refugees in Europe

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r/europe 1d ago

Data Turkey, first round poll

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r/europe 5h ago

On this day Today Malta celebrates Freedom Day (Jum il-Ħelsien). On this day in 1979 the last of the British troops withdrew from Malta, signifying an end to millennia of colonial rule. Pictured are President Anton Buttiġieġ and his wife waving goodbye to the HMS London, the last British warship to leave Malta

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r/europe 14h ago

Political Cartoon NATO's umbrella

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r/europe 8h ago

OC Picture Too much politics. Relax with the view of the Polish countryside.

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r/europe 10h ago

Map Share of votes for ratifying Finnish Nato application in national parliaments (only lower house considered for bicameral parliaments)

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r/europe 1h ago

News "Mafia Methods": Viktor Orbán Ups the Pressure on German Companies to Leave Hungary

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r/europe 2h ago

News Robert Rundo: US white supremacist arrested in Romania

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r/europe 9h ago

News Meta wants EU users to apply for permission to opt out of data collection

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r/europe 6h ago

News Milan mayor wins EU support for anti-Meloni campaign - The mayors of Milan, Rome, Naples and Turin are accusing Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni of discrimination by denying same-sex parents recognition as legal guardians.

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r/europe 10h ago

Map Quality of life in Czechia, per municipality

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r/europe 13h ago

Historical [NSFW] An Ancient Greek using a stone/pebble as toilet paper. Late Archaic Period, about 510–500 BC NSFW

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r/europe 4h ago

News OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot blocked in Italy over privacy concerns.

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r/europe 1d ago Take My Energy

Data Since today all three brigades of the Dutch Army are officially under German command

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r/europe 1d ago

News Russia puts Hungary on ‘unfriendly countries’ list, says envoy

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