May 25, 2022

The United States will block the possibility of payments on Russian public debt

As of May 25, the general license, which allows the Russian Federation to make payments to service its external debt, is terminated. As reported on Tuesday, May 24 at the US Treasury Department, the US authorities do not intend to renew this license.

“The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury will not renew the provisions of the General License 9C …, which expires on May 25 at 00:01 US East Coast time (07:01 Moscow time – ed.),” TASS quotes the notice .

May 23, 2022

Norway responded to Poland’s demand to share superprofits with Ukraine

Norway is making a significant contribution to supporting Ukraine, and will continue to do so, and the increased revenues from oil and gas exports are directed to the oil fund for future generations of Norwegians. This statement was made by State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Eivind Vad Petersson, in response to Poland’s demand to share the excess profits from oil and gas exports with Ukraine.

May 20, 2022

May 16, 2022

US proposes to Europe to impose duties on Russian oil instead of an embargo

The US plans to propose to the European Union to impose high duties on Russian oil imports, instead of declaring a direct embargo. This was reported by Reuters , citing sources in the US Treasury Department.

According to the Americans, such a measure will keep Russian oil on the European market, and at the same time reduce Moscow’s income from its sale. At the same time, unlike the embargo, duties will help to avoid new jumps in oil prices.

May 16, 2022

“Sultan” is angry: ridiculous blackmail against Turkey reduced the chances of Finns and Swedes to join NATO

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö announced his readiness to hold talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the issue of Finland’s accession to NATO.

Earlier, Erdogan said that he was “not positive” about the possible entry of Sweden and Finland into the alliance. According to him, this is due to the fact that members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), recognized as a terrorist organization by Ankara, operate in these Scandinavian countries. At the same time, Erdogan included problems with Greece in his package of demands, calling Turkey’s consent to its membership in NATO a mistake.

May 13, 2022

Finnish media: the decision to join NATO will lead to a halt in Russian gas supplies

Russian gas supplies to Finland may be cut off as early as May 13 in response to the country’s decision to join NATO. This is reported by the Finnish edition of Iltalehti, citing two members of parliament.

According to the newspaper, earlier it was believed that the cessation of Russian gas supplies to Finland is scheduled for May 23. But deputies of the Finnish Parliament Ville Tavio and Hyallis Harkimo argue that this will happen much earlier,  Fontanka reports .

May 12, 2022

The United States requires Ukraine to monitor where the supplied weapons go

The United States requires the Ukrainian leadership to control how the American weapons transferred to them are located and where they end up. This was announced at a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

“I check this every time we speak with our partners and we do it on a weekly basis. I returned to this issue with Minister Reznikov yesterday. We will continue to emphasize this very, very important point, ” RIA Novosti reports the words of the head of the Pentagon .

May 9, 2022

Game of Thrones in Saudi Arabia

The Wall Street Journal reported that princes from the ruling dynasty in Saudi Arabia are selling real estate and yachts in the US and Europe due to financial problems.

They have sold more than $600 million worth of real estate, yachts and art in recent years and have begun to divest their assets outside of Saudi Arabia as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “cut off many of the sources of money they used to maintain their extraordinary spending habits.” It is also reported that in some cases, members of the royal dynasty are motivated by the desire to own “less ostentatious assets” in order not to attract too much attention from the crown prince.

May 8, 2022

Myths and realities of the green economy

Both the EU and the US, as well as many other countries, have long been promoting the topic of environmental energy, which is generated by modern systems from wind and solar generators to underwater turbines that exploit the tides of the sea. This approach is based on the Paris Agreement, according to which it is necessary to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. And recently, green energy has been spurred on by dependence on Russian energy carriers – oil and gas.

On 14 July 2021, the European Commission launched its latest package which includes a broad set of legislative proposals aimed at achieving a net reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions of at least 55% below 1990 levels by 2030.

May 7, 2022

Germany fears a shortage of gasoline in case of refusal of Russian oil

In the event of a European embargo on the supply of Russian oil, the eastern part of Germany may face a shortage of gasoline. This was announced on May 5 by German Economy Minister Robert Habek.

“This cannot be ruled out,” the TASS minister reports  with reference to RTL. According to Habek, “it may happen that in a limited period there will be too little oil and, it turns out, too little gasoline,” but the German authorities are “working to ensure that this does not happen.”

May 6, 2022

Duda said there would be no border between Poland and Ukraine

In the future, there will be no border between Poland and Ukraine. This was announced at a speech in Warsaw by Polish President Andrzej Duda.

“For decades, and maybe, God forbid, for centuries, a brotherly state for Poland, and as, I hope, Vladimir Zelensky prophetically said, there will be no more borders between our countries – Poland and Ukraine. This border will not exist! So that we live together on this earth, building and rebuilding together our common happiness and common strength, which will allow us to repel any danger or any possible threat, ” Tsargrad TV channel quoted Duda as saying  .

May 5, 2022

The United States promises to do everything for the victory of Ukraine

The United States will do everything possible to strengthen the military potential of Ukraine, and to strengthen its position in negotiations with Russia. This was at a briefing on Wednesday, May 4, said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

“We said that we want Ukraine to win, we will do everything possible to help Ukraine protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, build Ukraine’s capabilities on the battlefield and at the negotiating table. That is our role… They will decide at the negotiating table as we strengthen their positions, what they consider to be success on the battlefield and within the framework of the negotiations. We will support the efforts they are making, ”  TASS reports the words of Psaki .

May 4, 2022

White House: US president supports further NATO expansion

US President Joseph Biden supports the “open door” policy of the North Atlantic Alliance, and any action by Finland or other countries regarding the application to join NATO. This statement was made by White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

“The president supports NATO’s open door policy,” Psaki said when asked if Biden sees further NATO expansion as an effective response to Russia’s “security challenges” or if he fears it would be a provocative move under the current circumstances.

May 3, 2022

Blinken: US will not object to Ukraine’s neutral status

The US will not mind if Ukraine chooses neutrality and gives up trying to join NATO. On Tuesday, April 26, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said at a hearing in the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.

“We, senators, will not be greater Ukrainians than the Ukrainians themselves. These decisions are for them to make… Our goal is to ensure that they (Ukrainians – ed.) have the opportunity … to strengthen their position at the negotiating table that will eventually appear, ”said Blinken, answering a question from a Republican senator from the state Kentucky Rand Paul.

March 16, 2022

Sullivan: US will continue to supply weapons to Ukraine

The United States is confident in its ability to continue deliveries of large quantities of arms to Ukraine. Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to the President of the United States, said this in an interview with CBS.

“We are confident in our ability to continue to deliver significant amounts of military assistance – weapons and supplies – to the front in Ukraine. So far, we have been successful in this, and we believe that we have a system in place that will allow us to continue despite Russian threats, ”  RIA Novosti reports Sullivan’s words .

JANUARY 18, 2022

Ukrainian crisis: the US is actively preparing for provocations and blaming Russia for them. In a situation where the United States does not have enough political and diplomatic arguments for a civilized discussion with Moscow, anything can be expected from them.

The United States called on Germany to damage the Russian economy “under unforeseen circumstances.” Germany urged to shoot itself in the foot.

German Greens come to terms with the harsh reality of life. The accelerated rejection by Germany of nuclear and coal energy with the simultaneous rejection of Russian gas will simply lead to the collapse of the country’s energy.

Russia gives the US one last chance to save face. The RUSSTRAT Institute emphasizes that Washington and Brussels must clearly realize that Russia simply has no lines left to retreat to, and therefore the Kremlin is ready to resort to various methods of persuading opponents so that NATO begins its partial dismantling. Declarations, even legal ones, about “further non-expansion” are no longer enough. Vladimir Putin  mentioned earlier that Russia is ready to confirm its concern about a certain set of military-technical solutions. The President of the Russian Federation did not get specific, but it is very clear that the Russian Avangards, Zircons, Poseidons have already given the Russian army a qualitative superiority over similar NATO structures.