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Defense reporter with The Kyiv Independent. War, weapons, beer & heavy metal. A village guy from Donbas in a crusade for something better.

Kyiv, Ukraine
Joined March 2011
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@IAPonomarenko
Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦
43 minutes ago
Operational Command South
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Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦
10 hours ago
Boo. If my hammered face doesn’t get you scared, see you Thursday night. P.S. Kudos to the three Kyiv surgeons that so masterfully fixed the bloody mess I had been.
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@Gerashchenko_en
Anton Gerashchenko
12 hours ago
President of Ukraine @ZelenskyyUa just published shots of an X-22 cruise missile striking a shopping center in #Kremenchuk . This was not a mistake but a deliberate genocide of Ukrainians. #RussiaIsATerroristState #RussianWarCrimes
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Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦
13 hours ago
So. 9 pm Kyiv time, June 30. As always, BYOB and make yourself comfortable.
@KyivIndependent
The Kyiv Independent
17 hours ago
We had to postpone Q&A with our defense reporter @IAPonomarenko since he got into a traffic accident and was injured. He is feeling better now and is ready to answer your questions on June 30 at 9 p.m. Kyiv time.
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Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦
13 hours ago
Very unusual electric storm over Kyiv tonight - no rain, no thunderbolts, just a flashing cloud floating over the city. I hope our air defense is ready to kick that alien ass if necessary.
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Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦
15 hours ago
So Erdogan has got what he wanted?
@emilyrauhala
Emily Rauhala
15 hours ago
News: Turkey supports Finland and Sweden's NATO membership, paving the way for the alliance to grow.
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Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦
15 hours ago
Eight. Hundred. Tanks. Confirmed. 4 months of war and to be continued.
@oryxspioenkop
Oryx
18 hours ago
#UkraineWar : Russia is now visually confirmed to have lost 800 tanks since it began its invasion of Ukraine 125 days ago. Full list:
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Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦
15 hours ago
I did nawt hit her, it’s nawt true, it’s bullshit. I did naaawt.
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Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦
20 hours ago
“Russia can not and must not win.” Believe it or not, but I see a sort of a breaking point in European rhetorics over the last few days. We’ll see if nice words get converted into, like, 200 new artillery pieces sent to Ukraine.
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Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦
21 hours ago
Ukrainian Air Force’s Sukhoi Su-25s. That background music tho…
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Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦
22 hours ago
Over the last several days alone (a week or so), Ukrainian forces have destroyed nearly 20 military targets deep in the Russian rear in Donbas - large ammo depots, HQs, etc., which is very noticeable. The hitting campaign goes on, severely compromising Russian capabilities.
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@Harri_Est
Harri_EST🇪🇪🇺🇦
a day ago
Here are couple of patches from the units we have been helping, which have been given to me.
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Paul Massaro
a day ago
The killing stops when Russia is gone
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