July 18, 2022
Kyiv announced plans to reform the European Union
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba gave an interview to the Ukrainian edition of the Left Bank , where he described the vision of the Kiev regime regarding its prospects for joining the EU and NATO.
Statements by Ukrainian politicians are usually of little value – given the maximum objectivity of the current Ukrainian government, the statements of London or Great Britain are much more important. However, in this case, the interview is of interest precisely in the context of broadcasting the goals for which Ukraine is infiltrating the European Union with all its might.
July 16, 2022
In the Baltic States formed “self-defense units” to confront Russia
At the NATO summit in Madrid, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced a further increase in the military presence of the eastern part of the alliance. High readiness forces are planned to be increased from forty to three hundred thousand servicemen. Stoltenberg mentioned that these troops will not only study the landscape:
“These troops will conduct exercises together with the self-defense forces. And they will carry out reconnaissance on the ground, get acquainted with the objects and our new warehouse stocks. So they can respond smoothly and quickly to any emergency,” said Jens Stoltenberg.
July 13, 2022
Moscow and Tehran to unite banking systems
The head of the Iranian Central Bank, Ali Salekhabadi, said that following the results of negotiations in Moscow between Russia and Iran, a “Memorandum on Interbank Cooperation” was signed. According to him, problems with the use of bank cards issued by financial institutions of Iran and Russia are currently being clarified on the territory of both states, and in the future “Tehran and Moscow will be able to link their banks through an interbank system for transferring information and making payments suitable for countries, following the example of a widely used in the world of the SWIFT system.
July 8, 2022
Defense Ministry: US conducted medical experiments on Ukrainian servicemen
The results of a study of the health of captured Ukrainian servicemen show that they were involved in experiments to assess the tolerance of dangerous diseases. 33% of the surveyed had been ill or sick with hepatitis A, more than 4% – fever with renal syndrome, 20% – West Nile fever. This was announced on the Telegram channel of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation by the head of the troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection (RCBZ) of the Armed Forces of Russia, Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov.
July 3, 2022
Centers of Information and Psychological Operations of the West.
NATO is a fairly complex organization with a branched structure and distributed powers. If the Atlantic Council is the main think-tank of the entire organization, then specific issues are distributed among special centers, which from year to year becomes more and more. In total, NATO currently has 26 accredited Centers of Excellence. [i]
Among them there are highly specialized ones, for example, on the topic of military medicine or war in the highlands. But there are several that are related to civil-military issues and are the site of the preparation and conduct of operations for propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of the mass consciousness.
July 2, 2022
Belarus introduces visa-free regime for Polish citizens
From July 1 to December 31, Polish citizens can enter Belarus without a visa. The Belarusian State Border Committee announced this on its Telegram channel .
“In order to maintain good neighborly relations, the head of state decided to introduce a temporary visa-free entry procedure for Polish citizens. The innovation will be valid from 00:00 on July 1 to December 31, inclusive,” the border committee said in a statement.
July 1, 2022
Biden announced new military supplies from the West to Ukraine
At the initiative of US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Western countries and their allies made new promises to supply Ukraine with modern weapons. This was stated by US President Joseph Biden following the results of the NATO summit in Madrid.
June 29, 2022
The United States imposed sanctions against more than a hundred Russian organizations
The United States imposed sanctions against 115 Russian legal entities, including the Union of Donbass Volunteers, the Chkalov Flight Center, the Rostec Corporation, NPP Svyaz and Almaz. This was reported by the US Treasury Department.
As stated in the document of the Ministry of Finance, under the sanctions were enterprises “of decisive importance for the military-industrial base of the Russian Federation.” 70 legal entities were added to the sanctions list at the initiative of the Ministry of Finance itself, 45 – at the initiative of the US State Department.
June 21, 2022
In Europe, due to a lack of gas, restrictions on coal generation will be suspended
Without additional measures, the European Union will not be able to store enough gas in gas storage facilities for the winter. This was stated by the Minister for Climate and Energy of the Netherlands Rob Jetten.
“We see that the overall supply of gas from Russia to Europe is rapidly declining. This means that without additional measures it is no longer possible to guarantee that we will be able to fill enough gas storage facilities in Europe and the Netherlands to prepare for winter, ” RIA Novosti quotes the minister as saying.
June 20, 2022
The EU called Ukraine the conditions for being in the status of a candidate
The European Commission called the conditions for Ukraine, the failure to comply with which may lead to the deprivation of its status as a candidate member of the European Union. Ukraine should carry out judicial reform, introduce laws that prevent corruption, oligarchy, money laundering, change the legislation on national minorities and harmonize the media law with the EU directive on audiovisual media services.
June 18, 2022
Biden called anti-Russian sanctions the best option for the US
It was impossible not to react to what was happening in Ukraine, and anti-Russian sanctions were the best choice for the United States. US President Joseph Biden stated this in an interview published on Thursday with the Associated Press .
“I am the President of the United States. It [sanctions] is in the best interests of the country, no kidding… What would happen if the main force in NATO, the organizational structure that we tie together, just pulled away from Russian aggression?” – TASS reports Biden’s words .
June 16, 2022
US to allocate another $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine
During a telephone conversation, US President Joseph Biden told Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky that a new $1 billion military aid package would be provided to Kyiv in the near future. This is stated in a statement released on June 15 by the press service of the White House.
“I informed President Zelensky that the United States is providing $1 billion in military assistance to Ukraine, which includes additional artillery pieces and coastal defenses, as well as ammunition for artillery and advanced missile systems, which the Ukrainians need in their defensive operations in Donbas,” reports Biden’s words TASS .
June 14, 2022
Major American banks have suspended operations on the public debt of the Russian Federation
After receiving instructions from the US Treasury, major US banks JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs suspended operations on Russian government debt. It is reported by the financial information agency Bloomberg, citing sources.
As early as this month, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs were trading in Russian government debt, TASS reports .
June 11, 2022
The Netherlands and Denmark opposed the application of Ukraine for a candidate member of the EU
The Netherlands and Denmark oppose granting Ukraine the status of a candidate member of the European Union, while Germany offers a compromise solution. On Thursday, June 9, Bloomberg reported citing sources.
According to sources, the Netherlands did not support Ukraine’s application for EU candidate status. Representatives of Denmark believe that Ukraine does not sufficiently meet the criteria of the European Union in terms of the stability of institutions that guarantee democracy, the rule of law, human rights, respect and protection of minorities. Denmark believes that Ukraine should “fundamentally improve the legislative and institutional framework.” Germany proposes to grant Ukraine conditional candidate status.
June 10, 2022
The European Union called on all countries not to buy grain from Russia
The European Union called on all countries not to buy Russian grain, since it could allegedly be exported from Ukraine. This was announced on June 9 by the representative of the EU Foreign Service Peter Stano.
“We urge all countries of the world not to buy from Russia the grain stolen in Ukraine, we urge them to find out the origin of the grain,” Stano TASS reports .
June 8, 2022
Poland to supply arms to Ukraine for $630 million
In the near future, Poland and Ukraine will sign a contract for the largest supply of weapons to Kyiv in 30 years. This was stated by Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki during his visit to the defense plant Stalowa Wola.
“In fact, we are now signing one of the largest, if not the largest, arms export contracts in the last 30 years. The sale of weapons for Ukrainians, to Ukraine, ” RIA Novosti reports the words of Morawiecki .
June 3, 2022
At present, all our attention is riveted to the battle that Russia is waging with the West, and this is quite natural. A special military operation, sanctions and counter-sanctions struggle, an increasingly clear delimitation of the world, an attack on the dollar “backbone” occupy the entire top of the information agenda, both in our country and almost all over the world. We cannot but be concerned, first of all, with the processes of purification of Russian society, its reformatting, restructuring in the economic and political spheres, reforms and changes in the army.
Through the prism of the ongoing war with the West, we look at what is happening in all corners of the world, and in many ways this is a justified approach. After all, almost all world processes are directly or indirectly influenced by the historical demolition we started, and Asia is no exception.
June 2, 2022
US to send new military aid package to Ukraine
The United States is providing Ukraine with a new $700 million military aid package, which will include four HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems) multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). This is stated in statements released on Wednesday by US President Joseph Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
As Biden said, this is a “significant new assistance package designed to provide timely and important assistance to the Ukrainian military.” According to him, “the new package [of assistance] will provide them with new means and the latest weapons, including HIMARS with ammunition.” He promised that the United States would continue to provide military assistance to Ukraine, TASS reports .
May 31, 2022
Gazprom stopped gas supplies to the Netherlands
From May 31, gas supplies to the Dutch company Gasterra will be suspended due to non-payment for the gas delivered in April and the refusal to pay for gas in rubles. This is stated in the message of Gazprom.
“As of the end of the business day on May 30 (the payment deadline stipulated by the contract), Gazprom Export has not received payment from Gazterra for gas supplies in April. In this regard, Gazprom Export notified Gazterra of the suspension of gas supplies from May 31, 2022 until payment is made in accordance with the procedure established by the aforementioned decree [of the President of the Russian Federation],” TASS quoted Gazprom as saying .
May 27, 2022
Ukraine threatens to cut off Russian oil supplies to Hungary
Ukraine can influence the operation of the Druzhba oil pipeline in order to put pressure on those countries that do not want to give up Russian oil. This was stated at the Kiev Security Forum by Advisor to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine Olena Zerkal.
According to Zerkal, in the hands of Kyiv “there is a wonderful leverage – this is the Druzhba oil pipeline. From her further words, it became clear that, speaking about the countries that took advantage of the situation in Ukraine to blackmail the European Union, the adviser meant Hungary.
May 26, 2022
Israel refused to supply Ukraine with anti-tank missiles from Germany – media
Israeli authorities have rejected Washington’s request to allow Berlin to supply Ukraine with anti-tank missiles manufactured in Germany under Israeli licenses and technology. This was reported on May 25 by the American news portal Axios, citing its sources, TASS reports .
According to the publication, we are talking about the Spike rocket, which is manufactured at an Israeli-owned factory located in Germany. To transfer it to a third party, you need permission from the Israeli authorities.
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
Biden announced the allocation of military assistance to Ukraine for another $ 100 million
On Thursday, May 19, US President Joseph Biden announced a new $100 million military aid package for Ukraine.
“Today I am announcing another defense assistance package that will provide Ukraine with additional artillery, radar and other equipment,” RIA Novosti quoted Biden as saying .
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.