All things Russia Vs. Ukraine for March 24, 2022

1. Great Reset: Globalists Capitalize on Ukraine Crisis, Establish New Surveillance Society

Peter Thiel has warned citizens about his own AI technology that is now being used in Ukraine, describing it as a “communist totalitarian technology.”

Ukraine’s defense ministry has started using AI facial recognition technology from the controversial company, Clearview. Their supposed objective is to uncover Russian assailants, combat misinformation, and identify the dead. However, as reported previously at RAIR Foundation USA, Ukraine is the Global Tech Elite’s Great Reset Laboratory.

Bringing about the Great Reset will require citizens to embrace and trust in Globalists’ invasive technologies and surveillance. They position their technology as “crisis-relevant” technology, which is alleged to be helping to protect people and the greater good. First, the World Economic Forum capitalized on the Covid crisis to get people comfortable with Health Passports & Contact Tracing. Now, Russia invading Ukraine is their latest crisis to exploit and usher in greater surveillance. Not only are the Ukrainian people being attacked by Russia, but the Globalists have launched their own war against its citizens.

 

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53 Replies to “All things Russia Vs. Ukraine for March 24, 2022”

  1. When was it ever different?
    Throughout History, the only thing these Politicians are interested in is the Bank-balance of the highest bidder.
    And the only thing they have ever created are mountains of Dead and untold Riches for the select few.
    It comes as no suprise that the stench of Politics is worse than that of corpses rotting under the midday sun.
    They’ll do anything, absolute anything for Power.
    And I hope that this Power is going to be the Cage in which they’ll eventually be slaughtered.

    I can’t remember which one of these shites said this about the 500,000 dead children in Iraq when asked about it; but that piece of shits answer I’ll not forget:
    “It was an acceptable loss, the price was worth paying it”

  2. zero hedge – NATO Issues Full Statement Laying Out ‘Defense Readiness’ Against Russia – Calls Out China Too

    […] “We, the Heads of State and Government of the 30 NATO Allies, have met today to address Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the gravest threat to Euro-Atlantic security in decades,” the statement posted to NATO’s website begins. “Russia’s war against Ukraine has shattered peace in Europe and is causing enormous human suffering and destruction.”

    The statement called on Putin “to immediately stop this war and withdraw military forces from Ukraine, and call on Belarus to end its complicity, in line with the Aggression Against Ukraine Resolution adopted at the UN General Assembly of 2 March 2022.” Further it said the invasion “makes the world less safe” and additionally condemned the Russian leader’s rhetoric as “irresponsible and destabilizing.”

    […]Earlier Stoltenberg made the important admission of NATO having “trained” “tens of thousands” of troops in Ukraine going back to 2014…

    […]Interestingly and quite worrisome from Stoltenberg’s earlier press conference, despite stressing the need for “deconfliction”, he said that theoretically Article 5 ‘collective defense’ could be triggered in the event of a major cyberattack.

    He said this when pressed on the issue by a reporter: “On cyber, well we have stated that cyberattacks can trigger Article 5 but we have never gone into the position where we give a potential adversary of defining exactly when we trigger Article 5.”

    A direct NATO-Russia clash leading to WW3 based on a… cyberattack? We certainly hope not.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/nato-issues-full-statement-laying-out-defense-readiness-against-russia-calls-out-china
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    europravda – NATO chief gives Ukraine presser following extraordinary summit

  3. CBC – Zelensky calls for worldwide protests to mark 1 month of war

    Zelensky called on people worldwide to gather in public Thursday to show support for his embattled country.

    ‘Come to your squares, your streets. Make yourselves visible and heard,’ Zelensky said in English.

    • Whining, scolding, begging. Greta of Ukraine.

      Isn’t he supposed to be leading his country, managing a country? at war?
      Anyway, he’s using up his oxygen fast. Sooner than expected, he’ll just be another annoying noise.

  4. CBC – Repeated pleas for no-fly zone in Ukraine as cities battered by Russians

    NATO faces repeated pleas from Ukrainian officials to impose a no-fly zone over the country, despite rejecting the request.

  5. CBC – The daring and dangerous efforts to rescue babies trapped in Ukraine

    Foreign parents and rescue organizations are working frantically to rescue babies delivered by surrogate mothers in Ukraine and bring them to international couples, including Canadians.

  6. ctv news – What you need to know about NATO’s combat deployments | New eastern border strategy

    NATO Association of Canada’s Robert Baines discusses the new deployment of NATO forces and what additional aid can be sent to Ukraine.

  7. World leaders arrive in Brussels to tackle Russian invasion of Ukraine

    […] are set to warn Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country will pay “ruinous” costs for invading Ukraine.

    […]Boris Johnson accused Russia of crossing a red line into barbarism

    […]Trudeau insisted NATO is not just a geographical alliance, but a “group of countries who stand together because we believe in democracy, in the rule of law, in the defence of human rights and the values that underpin all of our societies.”

    […]the transatlantic defence alliance’s leaders will agree to ramp up military forces on Europe’s eastern flank.

  8. sky news UK – Ukrainian forces beginning their counter-offensive

    General Sir Richard Barrons has the latest analysis of the situation on the ground,

  9. zero hedge- US, Europe To Announce “Major Initiative” To Direct LNG Shipments To Europe

    […]the Biden administration and European Union are expected to announce a major initiative to direct shipments of liquefied natural gas to Europe during the US president’s visit to Brussels this week.

    […]Jake Sullivan, said an agreement would be announced as soon as Friday. According to one US official, it is intended to ensure supplies of American natural gas and hydrogen for Europe.

    […]Germany has no LNG terminals to onboard any shipments, and so will need at least 1-2 years to build the required facilities at a cost in the billions.

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    oldcutlas - 1 hour ago

    I saw a report that said to replace Russian gas, they would need 2 million shipments from these LNG ships, per year...

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    css1971 - 1 hour ago

    Russia supplies 155 bcm of gas per year.
    The largest LNG terminals can handle about 30bcm.
    Even building the 2 proposed terminals over the next several years, that leaves 100bcm additional supply unmet.

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    https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/us-europe-announce-major-initiative-direct-lng-shipments-europe

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    MSNBC – It would take two years to supply U.S. LNG to Europe: Tellurian executive chairman

    • DEC 2020 – DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – Germany begins constructing its first liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal

      Liquified Natural Gas or LNG is not very popular in Germany yet, but the US is against completing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia, so Germany may have to start using LNG more.

      So they’re building a new LNG station near the port of Hamburg.

      Right now, Europe has 34 LNG terminals, but not one of them is in Germany.

      In 2019, Europe imported 108 bcms (or billion cubic meters) of LNG:

      23.7 bcms from Qatar,
      14.1 bcms from Algeria
      12.2 bcms from Nigeria
      2.6 bcms from the US

    • MARCH 2022 – DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – Germany agrees on gas deal with Qatar to cut reliance on Russia

      Germany and Qatar have agreed upon a long-term energy partnership to help cut reliance on Russian gas over the invasion of Ukraine, German Economic Minister Robert Habeck said Sunday.

      Habeck, who is on a two-nation visit to the Arabian Gulf, met with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in Doha.

      “The day has developed a strong dynamic,” Habeck said, adding that the emir had pledged more support than Germany had expected.

      “Although we might still need Russian gas this year, in the future it won’t be so anymore.
      And this is only the start,” Habeck said.

      Qatar is one of the three largest exporters of liquified natural gas (LNG).

    • MARCH 2022 – EU plans collective purchases of liquefied natural gas

      EU member states plan to begin buying liquefied natural gas cargoes, jointly as a bloc, instead of as individual countries.

      Following a formal deal signing later this week, the bloc will outline rules for the collective purchases, which aim to end reliance on Russian suppliers.

      The bloc is also discussing a ban on Russian oil imports, following similar restrictions by the US and the UK.

      Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Ava-Trade in London, explains how difficult it would be for Europe to find adequate alternative energy sources.

    • Germany moving away from Russian energy dependency ‘as fast as we can’

      German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Robert Habeck is visiting countries that produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) to try to mitigate Germany’s dependence on Russian energy.

      Habeck’s first trip to Oslo is reportedly a success that both sides are considering building a hydrogen pipeline linking Germany and Norway.

      Energy experts say the move needs building port terminals for LNG as Germany has now vowed to do in its port towns usually takes at least 5 years.

      55% of the natural gas, 52% of the coal and 34% of mineral oil used in Germany comes from Russia.

      German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has frozen the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as part of sanctions against Russia.

      But officials, meanwhile, warned that an immediate ban on Russian gas and oil supplies could hurt Germany’s own population.

      For both Germany and the EU, their search for alternative sources of energy or short-term solutions still has a long way to go.

    • CBC – Additional NATO steps ‘absolutely insufficient,’ expert says

      Retired Canadian lieutenant-general Andrew Leslie said NATO’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been ‘insufficient to act as a viable deterrent to Russia.’

    • CNN – Ex-NATO commander: This is what Putin could do to ‘shatter’ NATO

      Wesley Clark gives insight into the NATO summit in Brussels, and what he thinks Putin could do to deter NATO’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict.

    • DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – European gas price surges as Russia demands only rubles for gas exports

      Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday that future payments for his country’s gas-exports must be made in rubles.

      Many see an effort to undermine Western sanctions and prop-up Russia’s struggling currency.

      Russia’s benchmark stock index jumped as much as 10 percent in its first day of trading since February 28.

      That’s when Moscow halted trading after Russian stocks experienced one the steepest selloffs in market history.

      Since then, Moscow has been hit with a slew of Western sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine.

      While Russian stocks shot higher on Thursday, trading has been heavily restricted to prevent further plunges.

    • CNBC News – Many NATO members ‘terrified’ by Polish proposal of peacekeeping troops in Ukraine: Atlantic Council

    • Boris Johnson vows to send more weapons to Ukraine as he declares: ‘Putin must fail’

      Mr Johnson has announced an extra 6,000 missiles and £25 million in unrestricted funding for Ukraine’s armed forces.

    • zero hedge – Biden Casually Says Food Shortage “Going To Be Real” As Necessary “Price” Of Anti-Russia Sanctions

      Nothing to see here… only the President of the United States speaking at an emergency summit of NATO heads making somewhat overly casual sounding references regarding likely massive energy and food shortages…

      “It’s going to be real,” Biden said at a news conference in Brussels. “The price of the sanctions is not just imposed upon Russia. It’s imposed upon an awful lot of countries as well, including European countries and our country as well.”
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      twitter @ABCPolitics

      Pres. Biden warns that food shortages are “going to be real,” saying the U.S. is working with European partners to end trade limitations on sending food abroad to help alleviate supply issues caused by Russian sanctions.

      + 1 min 35 video

      https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/1507052235192254472

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      And The Federalist’s Sean Davis aptly summarizes where things stand…

      “We’re about to face massive energy and food shortages, and Biden’s solution is to ban drilling and put expensive and inefficient solar panels and windmills on what’s left of American farmland that hasn’t been bought up by China or BlackRock,” he wrote on Twitter.

      https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1507062562805923841

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      more :

      https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/nato-issues-full-statement-laying-out-defense-readiness-against-russia-calls-out-china

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    • reuters – German gas buyers raise the alarm over Russia’s rouble demand

      FRANKFURT/LONDON, March 24 (Reuters) – German utilities on Thursday said their country needed an early warning system to tackle gas shortages, a day after Russia ordered the switch of contract payments to roubles, raising the risk of a supply squeeze and even higher prices.

      President Vladimir Putin’s rouble payment demand, which IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol called a “security threat,” added to market nervousness and called into question Russia’s historic claim it is a reliable gas supplier regardless of geopolitics.

      Putin announced this demand on Wednesday, in the wake of the United States and European allies teaming up on a series of sanctions aimed at Russia after that nation’s invasion Ukraine last month

      Europe’s energy sector is already witnessing supply concerns and the benchmark price for German gas delivery next year is up 8% since Putin’s remarks, after already quadrupling over the last 12 months.

      For more than 50 years, even during the Cold War, Moscow has ensured supply to Germany, the biggest consumer of Russian gas. Russia’s main gas exporter, Gazprom (GAZP.MM), has more than 40 long-term agreements with European counterparties.

      But on Thursday, Germany’s utilities association BDEW, which counts Gazprom customers RWE (RWEG.DE) and EnBW’s (EBKG.DE) VNG (VNG.UL) as members, urged the government to devise an early warning system in case Russia stops supplies.

      “There are concrete and serious indications that the gas supply situation is about to deteriorate,” BDEW President Kerstin Andreae said, citing Russian’s demand for “unfriendly” countries, which include Germany, to pay for gas in roubles.

      BDEW said the national energy regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, needs to set criteria by which industries and sectors would continue to receive supply, while household customers are protected under existing regulations.

      German economy minister Robert Habeck said there was no need for an early warning mechanism and that supply was guaranteed, but added the situation needed to be monitored closely.

      DILEMMA

      Russia’s demand, which still needs to be backed by a concrete mechanism, presents European customers with a dilemma: decline to pay in roubles and risk getting no gas, or comply and risk higher prices as contracts get renegotiated and more favourable long-term deals are jettisoned.

      “Russia is not (yet) turning off the gas tap. But it could significantly increase the price we pay for it,” analysts at Commerzbank said.

      Asked whether the United States would allow European nations that cannot manage without Russian gas to process payment in roubles without finding themselves in a breach of sanctions, a White House official said Washington was consulting with its allies.

      European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed, and said the move was an attempt to circumvent EU sanctions against Russia. “We will not allow our sanctions to be circumvented. The time when energy could be used to blackmail us is over,” she said.

      Japan, the biggest importer of Russian LNG in Asia, said it was unclear how the rouble switch would work.

      Tokyo Gas (9531.T) and Osaka Gas (9532.T), the country’s two biggest local gas suppliers, said they were studying details on the rouble requirement, echoing remarks from Germany’s VNG and other European buyers of Russian pipeline gas.

      South Korea, Asia’s third-largest importer of Russian LNG, expects to be able to continue imports, with the country’s Financial Services Commission saying it would do whatever was necessary to facilitate trade.

      In Poland, Pawel Majewski, CEO of PGNiG (PGN.WA), said the company – which has a contract with Gazprom until the end of this year – could not simply switch to paying in roubles.

      “Our contract partner can’t freely change the payment method stipulated in the contract,” he said.

      Denmark’s energy giant, Orsted (ORSTED.CO), which also has a long-term take-or-pay contract with Gazprom, said the likely impact of the move was unclear.

      RWE and Uniper (UN01.DE), Germany’s biggest Gazprom client, had no immediate comment on Thursday, while Spain’s Naturgy, which has a contract with Yamal LNG, also declined to comment.

      A top Italian economic adviser said on Wednesday the country would continue to pay in euros.

      For now, Russian gas continues to flow.

      Gas deliveries westwards to Europe through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline across the Baltic Sea rose slightly on Thursday, while the Yamal-Europe pipeline flowed east from Germany into Poland.

      https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/german-gas-buyers-raise-alarm-over-russias-rouble-demand-2022-03-24/

    • Germany to push ahead with two LNG terminals to reduce Russian gas dependence: Scholz

      Germany has no LNG import terminals at present

      Frankfurt February 27 2022: Germany has decided to accelerate work to build two LNG terminals in the country to help reduce dependence on Russian gas imports, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Feb. 27.

      In an address to the German Parliament, Scholz also said Germany would look to increase its gas stocks by 2 Bcm through the use of long-term storage options and buy gas in coordination with the EU.

      “We will do more to ensure our country’s energy security and we will change course in order to overcome our import dependency on single energy suppliers,” Scholz said.

      “The events of the last few days and weeks have shown us that a responsible, forward-looking energy policy is not only crucial for our economy and our climate. But also crucial for our security,” he said.

      Germany is particularly dependent on Russian gas imports to meet demand.

      Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom sold 45.8 Bcm of gas in Germany in 2020, and increased sales by 10.5% last year, implying a total of 50.6 Bcm in 2021.

      Germany is a major gas importer given its high demand and low domestic production, and its net gas imports were around 84 Bcm last year, implying that Russia accounted for around 60% of German gas imports last year.

      Scholz said Germany needed to make “important decisions” including on the build-out LNG import infrastructure. “We have decided to quickly build two LNG terminals at Brunsbuttel and Wilhelmshaven,” he said, adding that LNG terminals could also handle green hydrogen in the future.

      LNG projects

      Germany has no LNG import terminals at present, with two projects currently in the development stage — the 8 Bcm/year terminal at Brunsbuttel and a 12 Bcm/year facility at Stade.

      Germany’s Uniper in 2020 abandoned plans for a 10 Bcm/year floating LNG import terminal at Wilhelmshaven, instead looking at the site for hydrogen imports.

      Scholz’s comments suggest an FSRU at Wilhelmshaven could be brought back to the table.

      The Brunsbuttel project was hit by a setback in November 2021, when Dutch storage company Vopak said it had decided to end its “active participation” in the project.

      Vopak was one of three companies that formed the German LNG Terminal (GLT) development company together with Dutch gas grid operator Gasunie and Germany’s Oiltanking.

      And Hanseatic Energy Hub — developer of the Stade facility — has pushed back the binding capacity process for the site until later in 2022 due to the current market volatility.

      Germany is linked directly to Russia via the 55 Bcm/year Nord Stream pipeline and can also import Russian gas via Belarus, Poland and Ukraine.

      It also imports significant volumes from Norway and the Netherlands, as well as having small domestic production and links with other neighbors.

      Storage capacity

      Scholz also said Berlin would look to build a reserve of coal as well as gas. “We have decided to increase the storage volume of natural gas by 2 Bcm via so-called long-term options,” he said. “In addition, we will purchase additional gas on the world markets in coordination with the EU.”

      The European Commission is expected to make new proposals soon on requirements for member states to hold minimum gas storage levels as well as helping countries with joint gas procurement to help build stocks.

      Germany already has access to significant storage capacity — the biggest in the EU — at around 23 Bcm, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe data.

      However, as of Feb 25, German storage sites were just 29.7% full, the data showed.

      Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom owns significant capacity in Germany, including at Rehden, Katharina and Jemgum, but stocks at the facilities remain very low after Russia failed to refill them over the past summer.

      Economy minister Robert Habeck last week said Germany was looking to use incentives and regulation to ensure operators fill their storage sites, rather than considering the creation of a national strategic gas reserve overseen by the government.

      https://augaf.com/germany-to-push-ahead-with-two-lng-terminals-to-reduce-russian-gas-dependence-scholz/

  10. ‘Democracy is standing up against autocracy’ in Ukraine, EU’s von der Leyen says

    “It cannot be that an autocrat attacks a sovereign country which has the right to the integrity of its territory.”

    That’s the firm response directed at Russia from the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

    Speaking exclusively to FRANCE 24 about the war in Ukraine, the EU leader added that “democracy is standing up against autocracy and therefore we stand as one”.

  11. US Military equipment lands in Polish base near Ukraine border

    Aeroplanes and other military vehicles such as Blackhawk helicopters of the United States Air Force landed at the Polish military base in Rzeszow on Thursday.

    U.S. soldiers are stationed at the military base as part of NATO’s strengthening of its eastern flank.

    Patriot surface-to-air missile systems are stationed at the military base which is around 100 km (62 miles) away from the Ukraine border.

    US Vice President Kamala Harris had announced the delivery of the anti-ballistic missile systems during her visit to the Polish capital Warsaw on March 10.

  12. twitter @GBNEWS

    ‘Many of that apparently unimportant 90% have concluded the actual losers of it will be the Western world.’

    Mark Steyn asks who stands to gain the most from the Ukraine war?

    + 1 min 45 video

    https://twitter.com/GBNEWS/status/1506000874774085632

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    twitter @zlj517

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that when the West talks about the “int’l community”, they mean:

    PIC :

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FOFo3TaagAEYvUa?format=jpg&name=large

    https://twitter.com/zlj517/status/1504599052868255744
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