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Don’t provoke ‘thin-skinned’ Putin, says former Nato secretary general

Event Western allies must avoid provoking “thin-skinned” President Putin who now has a “messianic obsession” with Russian greatness, a former Nato secretary general has said. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, who led the alliance between 1999 and 2003, said Britain … Lees verder

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Biden accuses Russia of genocide in Ukraine

Event U.S. President Joe Biden said for the first time on Tuesday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine amounts to genocide, a significant escalation of the president’s rhetoric. Biden used the term genocide in a speech at an ethanol plant in … Lees verder

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Israel ready to export gas to Europe via Egypt in September

Jerusalem Post, April 7, 2022 Israel is preparing to step into the gap in Europe’s energy market left by sanctions on Russian natural gas as soon as this summer, Energy Minister Karin Elharrar said on Thursday. “The European energy market is facing … Lees verder

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Putin puts Russia’s nuclear force on high alert

February 28, 2022 President Putin has ordered Russia’s nuclear deterrent forces on to high alert, greatly escalating tensions even as President Zelensky of Ukraine agreed to peace talks. In a televised meeting with his defence minister and chief of staff, … Lees verder

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Russia invades Ukraine: A dark day for Europe

2022, February 24 President Zelensky of Ukraine warned that “a new iron curtain” was falling across Europe last night as Russian tanks and paratroopers laid siege to Kyiv in an apparent attempt to decapitate the country’s democratic government. Russia’s full-scale … Lees verder

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RAF jets in Russia warplane alert for second day

February 3, 2022 RAF fighter jets were scrambled to escort Russian aircraft flying on the fringes of UK airspace for the second day in a row. Two Typhoons took off from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray along with a Voyager air-to-air … Lees verder

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Joe Biden warns Russia could attack next month

The last few weeks the United States of America is once again interfering with political and strategic matters of other countries. In the Weekly World Watch Andy Walton analyses: Joe Biden warns Russia could attack next month The White House … Lees verder

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Putin is sabre-rattling at the West’s moment of maximum weakness

While Russian military is at its strongest for years, the UK is preoccupied with domestic politics, the US is distracted and Nato is divided. Russia’s military is at its strongest and most capable since the Cold War. Its public finances … Lees verder

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Sings of the times – Difficult moments at the borders of Europe

Last year the International Crisis Group said the world could witness possible conflicts between Israel and the Palestinian territories this year, as well as a war involving Israel, the United States, and Iran. Last few weeks, we heard a lot … Lees verder

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Russia sends in tanks to quell Kazakhstan protests

Kazakhstan took ruthless steps to quell a week-long uprising at the beginning of January with Russia also muscling in on the conflict by deploying special forces, hundreds of paratroopers and even tanks to the central Asian state. President Tokayev announced … Lees verder

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