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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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Russian ‘nuclear tsunami’ will wipe out Britain, Kremlin-backed media threatens

The Times, May 2, 2022 Event Russian state television has issued a chilling warning that Moscow could wipe out Britain with a nuclear tsunami in retaliation for supporting Ukraine. In his Sunday evening primetime show, the Channel One anchor Dmitry … 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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US adds $800m in military aid to Ukraine, including drones, anti-tank weapons

The US will send an additional $800 million in military aid to Ukraine after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded for Washington’s further help in staving off the Russian invasion in an address to a joint session of Congress. The latest … 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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‘Ten Plagues’ Facing Israel if Russia Invades Ukraine

February 10, 2022, Haaretz wrote Israel faces a perfect storm of problems if Russia chooses large-scale military aggression against Ukraine, Israel’s quiet but critical partner. 3,000 kilometers separate Jerusalem and Kyiv. And that distance is probably why most Israelis don’t … 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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