Moldova watching pro-Russia breakaway region for any escalation, says minister

Moldova is monitoring its breakaway pro-Russian region of Transdniestria for any sign of escalating tensions following Russia’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine, Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu said on Tuesday. Transdniestria is a narrow strip of land held by pro-Russian separatists that runs along the east of Moldova and comes to within about 25 miles (40 km)Continue reading “Moldova watching pro-Russia breakaway region for any escalation, says minister”

‘There Should Be Consequences for It’: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Big Oil Price Gouging

Echoing her fellow “Squad” member, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said that “Big Oil CEOs need to be held accountable for profiteering.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday took aim at corporate profiteers, calling for “consequences” for those who price gouge under the pretext of record inflation and international crises. Responding to a tweet from MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, whoContinue reading “‘There Should Be Consequences for It’: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Big Oil Price Gouging”

Let’s talk about Russian oil and American costs – Beau of the Fifth Column

What is SWIFT and why does Ukraine want Russia banned from it?

The European Union is being criticized for not cutting off Russia from the global payments system. But what exactly is SWIFT? What would a ban mean for Russia? And why is the EU dragging its feet? DW explains. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba didn’t mince his words in calling out the European Union for draggingContinue reading “What is SWIFT and why does Ukraine want Russia banned from it?”

Germany urges ‘prudence’ in potential sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

Germany’s leader has urged Europe and the United States to think carefully when considering sanctions against Russia for any aggression against Ukraine in a crisis pitting Berlin’s main gas supplier against its biggest security allies. Among a range of possible Western sanctions against President Vladmir Putin’s government, Germany could halt the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia if itContinue reading “Germany urges ‘prudence’ in potential sanctions against Russia over Ukraine”

US sends first shipment of military aid to Ukraine amid standoff with Russia

The United States says the first shipment of military aid promised by President Joe Biden to Ukraine amid the standoff with Russia has arrived in Kyiv. Washington has also endorsed a move by the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to send US-made weapons to Ukraine. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted on Saturday to saluteContinue reading “US sends first shipment of military aid to Ukraine amid standoff with Russia”

Europe at greatest risk of war in 30 years, Poland warns

Europe is nearer war than it has been in 30 years, Poland’s foreign minister warned during the third round of diplomacy this week aimed at defusing tensions over Russia’s demand that Ukraine never be allowed to join NATO. Addressing envoys from the 57 members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), ZbigniewContinue reading “Europe at greatest risk of war in 30 years, Poland warns”

US and Russia still at odds after talks over Ukraine tensions

Russia and US discuss Ukraine frictions and European security at talks in Geneva with no sign the two sides had narrowed their differences. Russia and the United States gave no sign that they had narrowed their differences on Ukraine and wider European security in talks in Geneva, as Moscow repeated demands that Washington says itContinue reading “US and Russia still at odds after talks over Ukraine tensions”

Kazakh president sacks cabinet, declares emergency amid unrest – Al Jazeera

Kazakhstan’s president has accepted the government’s resignation after protests erupted over high fuel prices. The unrest continued on Wednesday, with reports of gunfire heard near the mayor’s office of the nation’s biggest city, Almaty. More than 200 people were arrested and nearly 100 officers injured amid the unrest. A two-week state of emergency has beenContinue reading “Kazakh president sacks cabinet, declares emergency amid unrest – Al Jazeera”

European gas prices hit record as Russian flows via Yamal reverse

European gas prices hit a new record high on Tuesday after a pipeline that brings Russian gas to Germany switched to flow east, a move the Kremlin said had no political backdrop, while two big German customers said Gazprom was meeting supply obligations. Westward gas flows through the Yamal-Europe pipeline, one of the major routesContinue reading “European gas prices hit record as Russian flows via Yamal reverse”

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