All things Russia Vs. Ukraine for March 7, 2022

1. There is a lot of evidence surfacing that NATO and the US did indeed host WMDs in the form of bio-weapons labs in Ukraine along the Russian border. Also, the official narrative appears to be missing the entire Donbas aspect. As I understand it at the moment, and certainly stand to be corrected, since 2014 the Government of Ukraine has attacked civilians in the Donbas region of Ukraine once it became clear they wanted to separate and join Russia. We will have some interviews published as part of Russian propaganda efforts soon. Being propaganda doesn’t mean it isn’t true. But it doesn’t mean it isn’t either. Propaganda speaks to purpose. Not veracity. Being a narrative means it isn’t true.

Meanwhile, Russian statements on foreign air support:

(Sorry you have to click through to Youtube on this one)

2. Here is an interesting page. While the source is unknown to us, we did follow this issue going back decades and know it is a real phenomenon and far far beyond coincidence. It was semi-obvious at the time that this was about control of bio-weapons knowledge but now…

3. Canada in 2019 was found by its own security apparatus to be highly compromised by foreign powers. The only ones mentioned in the video are Russia and China, and both are believable. But Trudeau himself is an agent of the WEF and Soros. Soros is four square against Russia and for Ukraine. So is the WEF. Soros is so connected to Ukraine you might think he was Biden’s brother.

NSICOP found ample evidence that both Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland are under the influence / control of foreign states and entities

The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP) briefing regarding  the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Annual Report 2019. The NSICOP report was heavily redacted by Justin Trudeau because Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland were both implicated.

The NSICOP report briefing was made March 12, 2020 regarding a NSICOP national security investigation of the Trudeau government activities in 2019 when Chrystia Freeland joined Germany industrialist formed World Economic Forum and both Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland  joined a Germany formed and lead alliance aimed at saving the international world order / UN from destruction.

 

4. No idea if this is true or not, but it is consistent with the hysteria we see even in Canada with kids playing hockey. Also since RT was banned all over the place except free speech platforms, the temptation to watch it is a little higher is it not?

5. Putin is asked questions from his own military about the reason for the invasion of Ukraine.

(Please hit CC for the English captions. If this video dissapears please let me know in the comments and we will endeavour to restore it)

 

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  1. the gateway pundit – Fact or Fiction? Russia Publishes Documents that Show Ukraine Was Working on Biological Testing Near Russian Border

    […]The Bulletin in February claimed these reports were false and Russian disinformation.

    https://thebulletin.org/2022/02/russian-media-spreading-disinformation-about-us-bioweapons-as-troops-mass-near-ukraine/

    […]But today ASB News, an organization that breaks news on Russia and its military, published documents Russia claims show biological testing in Ukraine near the Russian border.

    One document shows a list of the microbes being tested at the lab.

    There are documents from the US Embassy that were posted online on the biological labs in Ukraine.

    […]These labs are reporedly co-run by Fauci’s EcoHealth Alliance and rumor is Russia’s entire military operation right now is unofficially to either secure and/or destroy these labs and gather evidence.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/03/russia-publishes-documents-show-ukraine-working-biological-testing-near-russian-border/

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    RT- Russia claims Ukraine destroying evidence of US-funded bioweapons program

    As Russian troops entered Ukraine, the government in Kiev ordered the “emergency destruction” of pathogens including plague and anthrax at US-funded laboratories near the Russian border, the Ministry of Defense in Moscow claimed on Sunday.

    Earlier rumors that the Russian military was targeting US-run biolabs were written off as conspiracy theories, but the ministry has promised to back up its claims with documents.

    • VLAD’s item 2: I started reading the list of deceased microbiologists.

      #79: Leonid Strachunsky. Died: June 8, 2005 after being hit on the head with a champagne bottle. Strachunsky specialized in creating microbes resistant to biological weapons. Strachunsky was found dead in his hotel room in Moscow, where hed come from Smolensk en route to the United States. Investigators are looking for a connection between the murder of this leading bio weapons researcher and the hepatitis outbreak in Tver, Russia.

      WELL, yesterday I read a Twitter that asked the question why is Hepatitis C so rampant in a particular Eastern Ukrainian town. I looked up Hepatitis C. It says it can incubate for a long time. But still, it is one particular town that has the problem.

  2. europravda — IAEA chief speaks on Ukraine and Iran

    Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, holds a press conference on the situations in Ukraine and Iran.

    ( 33 min 45 )

    • 2016 – Ukraine: Poroshenko awards Orders of Ukraine to US Senators McCain and Graham

      ….. Poroshenko, McCain, Graham, Klobuchar, Yovanovich.

    • DEC 2016 – John McCain, Lindsey Graham promise Russian sanctions (Full CNN Interview)

      John McCain and Lindsey Graham talk about Donald Trump’s ties to Russia

    • sky news UK – ‘Putin has failed already’ says former US National Security Adviser

      General H.R. McMaster has said that Putin has failed already in his invasion of Ukraine, ‘because he assumed the West was weak and that Ukraine would not fight.’

    • BREITBART – 2017 – H.R. McMaster Endorsed Book That Advocates Quran-Kissing Apology Ceremonies

      TEL AVIV — A book on terrorism endorsed and touted by H.R. McMaster, the embattled White House National Security Adviser, calls on the U.S. military to respond to any “desecrations” of the Quran by service members with an apology ceremony, and advocates kissing a new copy of the Quran before presenting the Islamic text to the local Muslim public.

      The book’s author further demanded that any American soldier who “desecrates” the Quran be ejected from the foreign country of deployment, relieved of duty and turned over to a military judge for “punishment.”

      “Desecration” of the Quran, according to the McMaster-endorsed book, includes such acts as “letting the Quran fall to the ground during a search, or more blatant instances.”

      The book, reviewed in full by this reporter, was authored by U.S. military officer Youssef H. Aboul-Enein and is titled Militant Islamist Ideology: Understanding the Global Threat.

      more :

      https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2017/08/20/h-r-mcmaster-endorsed-book-advocates-quran-kissing-apology-ceremonies/

  3. CBC – Canadians in Russia urged to come home

    The federal government is urging approximately 1,200 Canadians living in Russia to come back home. Consular services are still available in Russia, but it’s unclear how much longer that will last.

  4. DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – US and Poland “working actively” on a deal to supply Ukraine with fighter jets

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that the United States was “working actively” on a deal with Poland to supply Ukraine with fighter jets.

    The deal, according to reports, could involve Poland handing over its existing MIG-29s, a Soviet/Russian-made jet fighter Ukrainian pilots are familiar with, to Ukraine.
    The US would then provide its F-16 fighters to Poland as replacements.

    US officials, including Blinken, had downplayed the possibility of any NATO member supplying besieged Ukraine since the beginning of this week.

    But speaking in Moldova Sunday, Blinken confirmed it was under active discussion.

    • Extremely important statements by Putin

      As some of you know, Putin spoke at length with a group of Russian flight attendants. This is such an important statement that I asked one of our interpreters (thanks E.!) to subtitle the video.

      I am also posting the transcript below. In this exchange, Putin spells out in quite some details WHAT Russia is doing and WHY she is doing it.
      Andrei

      PS: please press “cc” to see the English language captions

      • The stage set is the human equivalent of sweet little kittens, fresh green plants. Life.
        Sooo gentle, sooo patient.

        How could this man be the Devil incarnate?
        A “killer”. A man with “no soul”.

        A+ PR team.

    • Translated and subtitled by Eugenia

      My question concerns the current situation in Ukraine. We all support your actions and the special operation that is underway there. Naturally, the most important question, which, one way or another, all of us have asked ourselves, is why this special operation has started. Could it not have been avoided? Rationally, we do understand and support your actions, but as women we cannot help but worry: for our family, relatives, for those who are in Ukraine. We know that the civilians are not impacted. But nevertheless, tell us, reassure us: what are we to expect at the end of this road? What will be the end result of the military operation in Ukraine?

      I will be brief but still will have to start, as they say, from “the center of the field”. I said about this at the start of the operation and also spoke about this before this decision has been made, a hard decision, without a doubt.

      What is this about? The fact of the matter is that after the anti-constitutional coup in Ukraine, which, unfortunately, was strongly supported by the Western countries – let us face it. They do not even hide the fact that they have spent $5 billion on it, not to mention cookies given away on Maidan, and so on. And after that, instead of bringing the situation back on track, even if it had spiraled out of control, even if it had been the act of the overzealous locals – there is such legal term, i.e. planned one thing, but the result turned out to be something else – they still could have, and should have, returned the situation back onto the political track.

      Furthermore, shortly before the coup, the foreign ministers of the three countries came to Kiev in 2014 and signed an agreement with the Ukrainian government acting as guarantors of this agreement to ensure that the situation would be developing in the political sphere. But nothing like that occurred. They organized a coup d’état and supported the perpetrators. What followed were the well-known events related to the Crimea and the southeast of Ukraine, Donbass, where people refused to support the coup. As we know, the Crimea made a decision; people came to vote in a referendum to return to the Russian Federation. Naturally, yes, naturally, we cannot but support that decision, al the more so, since they felt they were in danger from the nationalists and neo-Nazis. There is strong evidence that they were absolutely right in that.

      Later, or, rather, in parallel, the events in Donbass were taking place. What have these events led to? People resisting the results of the coup were persecuted. Eventually, the new Kiev authorities initiated a military operation on that territory. They have conducted two large-scale punitive operations using of heavy weapons and combat aviation. They directly attacked Donetsk destroying the city squares with aviation, using tanks and artillery. Both these military campaigns failed. The Ukrainian army suffered defeat. After that, so-called Minsk agreements, or the Package of Measures, to use the official term, have been concluded. The agreements offered a path for a peaceful settlement of the conflict.

      We did everything we could to direct the events along this path, to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine as well as to protects the interests of the people living in these territories. What did these people demand? Nothing but the basic things: the right to speak their mother tongue, i.e. the Russian, and maintain their traditions and culture. These were by no means extraordinary demands. But no. These territories were put under economic blockade; disconnected from the banking system; the supplies of food were stopped; the payments of the pensions and social assistance were suspended. Sometimes, some handouts were given, but in order to get those pensions and benefits a person had to cross the separation line.

      Now listen. I will now say something that may sound rough but the situation compels me to say it. You know that occasionally in some regions packs of stray dogs attack people, injure or even kill them (this is a separate problem, and it is for the local authorities to deal with). But then these animals are poisoned or shot dead. But people of Donbass are not stray dogs. Approximately 13,000-14,000 people have been killed during these years. Over 500 children have been killed or injured. But what is particularly intolerable is that the so-called “civilized” West has preferred all these years to look the other way. All these years – 8 years! Eight years!

      Moreover, lately the Kiev authorities started to say openly and publicly that they are not going to fulfill the Minsk agreements. They are saying this from the TV screens and online. They are saying this everywhere on the record: We don’t like them; we will not do it. And all this time, Russia has been accused of not fulfilling the agreements. This is simply nonsense; the theater of the absurd; white is called black and black is called white. Lately, things got even worse. Actually, the talk has started long ago, but intensified of late. More and more often we hear that Ukraine would be admitted into NATO. Do you understand what this could lead to? Or can lead to still?

      If Ukraine is a NATO member, then according to the North Atlantic Treaty, all other members must support the country in case of a military conflict. No one besides us has recognized Crimea as a Russian territory. The yare conducting military operations in Donbas but also could move onto Crimea, and in such case we would have to fight with the whole of NATO. What is that? Do you understand the consequences? I think everyone understands.

      Now they (Ukraine) are talking about acquiring the nuclear status, i.e. developing nuclear weapons. We cannot possibly ignore such things, particularly considering that we know how the so-called West behaves with regard to Russia. First, Ukraine has some nuclear competence left from the Soviet time. As far as enrichment and nuclear material are concerned, they would be able to organize that work. They have missile abilities: suffice is to mention Yuzhmush. This company used to build intercontinental ballistic missile equipment for the Soviet Union. They could recover that ability and do it. And those from across the ocean would even help them do it. And after that would say: “Well, we do not recognize the nuclear status; they have done everything themselves”. And then they would put these complexes under control, and from that moment on, from that very second, the fate of Russia will be completely different. Because in that case, our strategic adversaries would not even need intercontinental ballistic missiles. They would keep us right here at the nuclear gunpoint, that is all. How could we disregard such a thing? These are absolutely real threats, not some far-fetched silly fantasy.

      Our boys who are now fighting and risking their lives, they are fighting and giving their lives for our future, for the future of our children. This is something perfectly obvious. And the people who do not want to understand that, particularly those among today’s leaders (of Ukraine), have to understand that if they keep doing what the have been doing – I have spoken about this before – they put at risk the very future of the Ukrainian statehood. If this happens, that will be entirely their fault.

      What is going on now? I have already mentioned our objectives in this operation. First, of course, is to protect the people living in Donbass. How? By demilitarizing and denazifying Ukraine as well as establishing its neutral status. Why? Because the neutral status means Ukraine will not be joining NATO. They have it written in the Constitution that the country will be joining NATO. You understand – they have included that into the Constitution!

      Denazification – what does this mean? I have spoken with my Western colleagues about this. They say:” What is the problem? You also have the radical nationalists”. Yes, we do. But we do not have them in the government, but everybody agrees that they (the Ukrainians) do. Perhaps, we have some idiots running around with swastika, but do we support that at the government level? Do thousands of people march with torches and swastikas on the streets of our capital or other cities in Russia, like it happened in 1930s in Nazi Germany? Is something like that happening in Russia? But it happens in Ukraine, and it is supported. Do we support those who killed the Russians, Jews, or the Poles during the war? Do we hail them as heroes? But in Ukraine, they do.

      The current events are also very important. Look, the foreign citizens have been taken hostages in Sumy and Kharkov – over 6,000 young people, students. They have been driven together into a railway station and kept there for 3 days. Listen, they have been held there for the third day. We have told everybody about this and informed the current Ukrainian authorities. They said: “Yes, yes, of course, we will deal this this right now”. We have informed the leaders of the major European countries, I personally talked to them. “Yes, yes, we will put pressure on Ukraine right now”. We informed the UN Secretary-General: “Yes, yes, we will solve the problem right away”. Nobody is doing anything.

      People who are considered the citizens of Ukraine are treated even worse. They are simply used as a human shield. Right now, in this very moment, this is happening in Mariupol. The Kiev government called our military: ”Provide humanitarian corridors so people could leave”. Naturally, our people instantly responded, even suspended the military activities, and were observing what was happening. But no one was allowed to leave. You understand, no one was allowed out. They do not anybody leave but instead use the people as a human shield. Who are they? The neo-Nazis, of course.

      We already observe the presence of the militants from the Middle East and some European countries. We know about them; we can hear them speak on the radio. They are using so-called jihad-mobiles, i.e. cars stuffed with explosives, which they drive towards the Russian troops. But they do not achieve anything, and they will fail in the end. Who are they, then, if not neo-Nazis? By such actions, they are destroying their own country and their own statehood.

      That is why one of our key demands is demilitarization. In other words, we are helping people of Donbass by working towards the neutral status of Ukraine and the demilitarization of the country. We have to know with certainty what weapons are there, where they are deployed, and who controls them. A number of options are on the table. We are discussing them now, including with the Kiev government representatives in our talks in Belarus. We are grateful to the President Lukashenko for organizing the meetings and helping us to conduct these negotiations. Our proposals are on the table for the groups of the negotiators from Kiev to study. We hope that Kiev will respond positively to our proposals. This is pretty much all I wanted to say.

      Please, let us continue.

      Schvidko, Yulia, the second pilot of the Aeroflot airline. Vladimir Vladimirovich, good afternoon. My question is about the current situation. Many rumors are circulating about possible introduction of the marshal law, drafting of volunteers and reservists, and that the draftees will be sent to Ukraine. Could you clarify whether the marshal law will be declared and whether the drafted soldiers will be deployed to Ukraine.

      Many of what we now see and what is happening is undoubtedly a technique to fight against Russia. By the way, the sanctions imposed today are close to a declaration of a war. But fortunately, we are not there yet. I believe that our so-called “partners” still retain some understanding of what a war would mean and what danger it presents for everybody. That is despite that irresponsible statements, such as made by the British Foreign Minister, when she blurted that NATO could involve itself in the conflict. At that point, we had to immediately make a decision to put our strategic forces on high alert. They reacted by saying that they did not mean anything of the sort. However, nobody put the Minister in her place, and nobody disavowed her statement. No one said anything to us about that statement, like it was her personal opinion, do not pay attention, or something like that. Nothing. What are we supposed to think about that? That is why we reacted the way we did.

      Now about your question. The marshal law is introduced by the order of the President supported by the Federation Council in the case of the external aggression, specifically in the regions where the military activity takes place. We are not in that situation now, and I hope will not be. This is first. The second point – there is also, in addition to the marshal law, a special status. This status is also declared by the Federation Council in case of a significant internal threat. The third regime is the state of emergency, which is usually declared in particular regions, although could also be adopted in the entire territory of the country. This regime is for technological and natural disasters. Thanks God, this is also not happening. We are not planning to declare any of these regimes on the territory of the Russian Federation. There is no need for that today.

      We can see that attempts are being made to stir up trouble in our society, which is again a conformation of my words that we are dealing with not just the radicals but with the neo-Nazis. Here people are expressing their opinion about what they like or dislike in our action in Ukraine. But there, in Ukraine, people that express the opinions similar to those expressed by the so-called ‘liberal” part of our society, are being detained on the streets and shot – we do have confirmation of that. Our special services are now collecting this information and we will be presenting it soon. Our liberal intellectuals are protesting, whereas in Ukraine people that say anything in favor of Russia are been executed without trial.

      I repeat, that the marshal law is declared in case of the external aggression, which I hope will not happen despite irresponsible statements of some officials. We hear that a no fly zone should be established over the Ukrainian territory. This is impossible to do in the territory of Ukraine itself; this is only possible to organize from the territories of the neighboring countries. However, we will consider any movement in this direction as active participation in the military conflict by a country, the territory of which is used to create danger for our servicemen. We will in a second consider them as a party to the military conflict. I hope this is also understood, and it will not come to that.

      Only professional military personnel are taking part in this operation, officers and contract servicemen. Not a single drafted soldier is participating, and we are not planning to send them to Ukraine, and we will not. I repeat only men who have made a voluntary responsible decision in their lives – to defend their country – are in Ukraine, and they are doing their duty with honor. Why this is the case, why we have the right to say these words, I have just explained to you. This also applied to reserve personnel undergoing periodic military training – we are not planning to deploy them to Ukraine. They are summoned to the military training on the regular basis – this happens now and will be happening in the future – but we will not enlist these people for the active military service, and they will not participate in this conflict. We have sufficient resources to achieve our objectives employing only our professional army.

      I would like to comment on the military operation itself. I know many rumors and stories are being circulating. I do not have much time to learn about this, but I have been informed that people talk a lot about what is happening and how the operation is proceeding. All analysts know what is going on, so I am not going to reveal any secrets here. We could have acted in many different ways. We could have helped the Donbass republics directly on the separation line, i.e. on the front, using our Russian army to support them. But in such case, considering the unconditional support by the West of the radical nationalists, the Ukrainian side would have received constant support by weapons, material, ammunition, and all.

      That is why our General Staff and the Ministry of Defense decided on a different strategy. First that was done is the elimination of the military infrastructure. Not entirely, but largely. The weapon depots, ammunition depots, aviation, air defense systems. The destruction of the air defense systems requires certain time. You are civilians but you do work in aviation. You understand that these systems need to be uncovered and then destroyed; by now this work is largely done. That is what brings about the demands for a no fly zone. However, an attempt to put this into effect would lead to enormous and catastrophic consequences not only for Europe, but also for the entire world. I do believe that the people on the other side do understand that. That is why we have chosen this path, correctly, as it turned out. Our military is working responsibly doing everything possible to protect the civilians. Unfortunately, those neo-Nazi bandits do not have any consideration for the people. They even shoot their own servicemen who do not want to continue fighting – we do have evidence of that. Yes, those nationalists, neo-Nazis shoot their own servicemen. The nationalists are embedded in practically every Ukrainian military unit, several dozens of them in each, and they act in such a cruel way.

      I repeat one more time: we will not deploy draftees or reservists to Ukraine to participate in this military operation. I am convinced that our army will achieve all our objectives. I do not doubt that for a second. This is evident from the way the operation is proceeding, which is strictly according to the plan, to the schedule; all is happening the way it had been planned by the General Staff. Oh, regarding volunteers, the young people who come to the recruiting stations – we are grateful to them for their patriotic sentiments, the desire to support their country and its army in this time. The very fact that they come is significant. However, their help is not required at this time. And I am convinced will not be needed. Now I am turning towards the camera. They will see me and hear what I am saying – thank you.

      http://thesaker.is/extremely-important-statements-by-putin-must-see/

      • And then they would put these [nuclear] complexes under control, and from that moment on, from that very second, the fate of Russia will be completely different. Because in that case, our strategic adversaries would not even need intercontinental ballistic missiles.

        They would keep us right here at the nuclear gunpoint, that is all. How could we disregard such a thing? These are absolutely real threats, not some far-fetched silly fantasy.
        ________
        So you get it.
        Fine.

        But holding Israel at nuclear gunpoint is okay? You’ll work with Twisted-Ragheads devoted to the elimination of Israel?

        Over a million Russian Jews in Israel? They never identified as “Ukrainians” or “Belorussians” or “Georgians”.

        Russian-Israeli Jews.
        Now, tell me about the nazis in Ukraine.

  5. Turkish Radio & Television -Blinken: US talking with Poland for possible delivery of war planes to Ukraine

    The Biden administration says the US is working on a deal with Poland to supply Ukraine with jets amid Russia’s attacks.

    Columnist at Newsday Dan Raviv has more on this and the mood in the US about the Ukraine attacks.

  6. 2017: PUTIN: SOMEONE IS HARVESTING RUSSIAN BIO SAMPLES FOR OBSCURE PURPOSES – 0:32
    Russian genetic material is being harvested all over the country, purposefully and professionally, President Vladimir Putin has said, possibly hinting at the US Air Force’s earlier move to acquire Russian tissue samples.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUYMIX8HkTI
    +
    In July, the US Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued a tender on FedBizOpps, a US government website, seeking to acquire samples of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and synovial fluid from Russians. All samples – 12 of RNA and 27 of synovial fluid –“shall be collected from Russia and must be Caucasian,” the tender said. What exactly was meant by ‘Caucasian’ is open to interpretation. It also wants information on the donor’s sex, age, ethnicity, weight, height and medical history. Notably, the Air Force said, it would not consider tissue samples from Ukraine.
    Putin himself, however, reassured the Human Rights Council there’s nothing to be afraid of. “Let them do what they want, and we must do what we must,” he stated emphatically.
    https://www.rt.com/news/408274-putin-bio-samples-harvesting/

  7. europravada -EU is seeking alternatives to break free from Russian fossil fuels amid soaring prices

    Brussels will unveil its strategy on Tuesday to find alternative energy sources.

    • DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – European leaders wary of cutting off Russian oil and gas

      Quickly cutting off energy revenues with oil and gas embargoes would hit Moscow where it hurts, but European leaders have argued for a phased approach, openly admitting their dependency on Russian energy supplies.

      The leaders of Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands on Monday said that Europe was too dependent on Russian energy supplies to stop imports overnight as part of any eventual sanctions package in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

      Energy exports are a key source of income for Russia, and there are growing calls for oil and gas embargoes to increase pressure on the Kremlin.

      However, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that although Berlin supported tough measures against Moscow, Russian energy supplies remained “essential” for daily life in Europe.

      “Europe’s supply with energy for heating, for mobility, power supply and for industry cannot at the moment be secured otherwise,” Scholz said in a statement Monday.

      Russia is the largest supplier of natural gas to Germany, currently accounting for 38% of imports, according to government statistics. Gas accounts for a around a fifth of German power production.

      A ‘step by step’ process
      On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said cutting dependency on Russian oil and gas was “the right thing to do,” however it must be done in a “step by step” process.

      “We have got to make sure we have substitute supply. One of the things we are looking at is the possibility of using more of our own hydrocarbons,” Johnson told a press conference following talks with his Dutch and Canadian counterparts in London.

      Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a halt to Russian oil imports last week. However, Canada is the world’s fourth-largest oil producer and its imports from Russia were comparatively negligible.

      Although the UK relies much less on Russian gas than other countries in Europe, Johnson said it was important that “everyone moves in the same direction.”

      “There are different dependencies in different countries, and we have to mindful of that,” Johnson said. “You can’t simply close down the use of oil and gas overnight, even from Russia,” he added.

      Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told the press conference that weaning Europe off Russian energy would “take time” and it was a “painful reality” that Europeans were still “very much dependent” on Russian gas and oil.

      EU looking for alternatives to Russia

      German Chancellor Scholz said that this dependency was why Europe had “deliberately exempted” Russian energy supplies from sanctions packages, allowing commercial activities in the energy sector to continue.

      Scholz added that Germany and its partners in the EU had been working “at full speed” for months to develop alternatives to Russian energy. “However, this cannot be done overnight,” Scholz said.

      Last week, Germany said it would take steps to diversify its energy supply away from Russia, announcing a €1.5 billion order for non-Russian liquefied natural gas and a possible slowdown of its exit from coal.

      At a summit planned for Thursday in France, EU leaders are expected to declare a gradual “phase out” of oil and gas imports from Russia. The European Commission is also expected to release a plan this week on reducing its dependence on Russian gas.

      US wants quicker action

      For the United States, the Europeans’ gradual approach may be too slow.

      Washington is pushing for a more immediate ban on Russian energy imports, although as a major producer of gas and oil, the US is far less dependent on Russian sources than Europe.

      As US legislators discussed fast tracking an oil embargo from Russia, US President Joe Biden held a video conference Monday with the leaders of Germany, France, Germany and the UK, where the four leaders only pledged to “continue raising the costs on Russia for its unprovoked and unjustified invasion,” without specifying how.

      https://www.dw.com/en/european-leaders-wary-of-cutting-off-russian-oil-and-gas/a-61045570

  8. reuters – Russia warns of $300 per barrel oil if U.S., Europe ban imports

    March 7 (Reuters) – Oil prices could climb to over $300 dollars per barrel if the United States and European Union ban imports of oil from Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday.

    “It is absolutely clear that a rejection of Russian oil would lead to catastrophic consequences for the global market,” Novak said in a video statement broadcast on state television.

    “The surge in prices would be unpredictable. It would be $300 per barrel if not more.”

    https://www.reuters.com/article/ukraine-crisis-russia-oil-idAFL5N2VA5BQ

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    financial post – Russia warns it could cut gas supplies via Nord Stream 1

    Russia could cut gas supplies via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany, but it has not made such a decision yet, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday.

    “In connection with unfounded accusations against Russia regarding the energy crisis in Europe and the imposition of a ban on Nord Stream 2, we have every right to take a matching decision and impose an embargo on gas pumping through the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline,” Novak said in a statement broadcast on state television.

    “But so far we are not taking such a decision,” he said. (Reporting by Reuters)

    https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/russia-warns-it-could-cut-gas-supplies-via-nord-stream-1

  9. sky news UK – What would happen if Russian oil was banned?

    If the West bans Russian oil exports it could mean a massive increase in price to over $300 a barrel, according to Russia’s deputy prime minister Alexander Novak.

    His comments come as oil prices have surged again amid the fighting in Ukraine because of concerns that the war could disrupt supplies.

    Sky News’ correspondent Paul Kelso takes a look at what banning Russian oil could mean for European countries.

  10. HACK-A-THON

    The Russia-Ukraine war “hack-a-thon” is in full swing. The following numbers are for attempted break-ins for my personal server (not my employer) over the last 24 hours. All hosts were BANNED automatically after 5 failed login attempts.

    Total Attempts: 57
    China: 13
    Russia: 7
    Venezuela: 6
    Thailand: 2
    Indonesia: 4
    India: 4
    Ukraine: 2
    Vietnam: 2
    Baltics: 1
    Kazakhstan: 1
    Korea:1
    Other/Undetermined: 17

    Notes:
    1. My server/IP are pretty obscure. I maybe see 1-3 break-in attempts per week.
    2. I’ve NEVER seen this many hack attempts in a single day.
    3. I’m struck by the number of Russian or pro-Russian sources in this list (e.g., China, India – very predictable).
    4. Many attack sources may not be the true source. It is certainly possible to hijack a server in France from Russia or China, and launch the attack from there.

    P.S. Fuck all these assholes.

    • Just checked my virtual private server (VPS) containing all our hosting content and email. 697 break-in attempts in the last 24 hours. Again, the usual suspects….

      If you don’t think we aren’t already at war, you’re kidding yourselves.

    • Back in 2003, I had IP requests coming in from N. Korea at least 3 times/day.
      Notice which country is missing from your list.

  11. ITEM 3: Yesterday, on Rumble, Amazing Polly had quite the 45-minute post on Chrystia Freeland and her connections to Ukraine, Soros, the current Ukrainian oligarchs, it was very well researched. Newspaper stories from the early 1940s, I think one from 1925 and more.

    Amazingly, her post has disappeared. I looked this morning for it, and it’s gone. So much work was put into that post and it’s no longer there.

    • I wish I could delete my comment. What I saw yesterday was a repeat of a previous Amazing Polly Rumble but dated yesterday. I figure she repeated it. And I think Vlad had previously posted it.

  12. Russia UN ambassador announces cease-fire plan

    UNITED NATIONS – Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia says Russia will carry out a cease-fire on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Moscow time and open humanitarian corridors to evacuate citizens from Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy and Mariupol.

    He took the floor at the end of a U.N. Security Council meeting on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine on Monday to make the announcement.

    “This proposal doesn’t have any demands about the citizens being sent necessarily to Russia, into Russian territory,” he said.

    “There’s also evacuation offered towards Ukrainian cities to the west of Kyiv, and ultimately it will be the choice of the people themselves where they want to be evacuated to,” Nebenzia said.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/mar/7/ukraine-cease-fire-plan-announced-russia-un-envoy/

    https://twitter.com/RussiaUN

  13. sky news australia – ‘I’m not hiding’: Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky declares he’s ‘not afraid’ of Putin

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is staying in the capital of Kyiv as he continues to fight back against the Russian invasion.

    “I stay in Kiev on Bankova Street. I’m not hiding, and I’m not afraid of anyone,” Mr Zelensky said from his office while broadcasting to Ukraine.

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