Someone attempted to blow up a pipeline that brings oil to Hungary. This was done within Russian territory.
Russia tried to blow up Druzhba pipeline, there were three explosions – the media
ROMAN PETRENKO — SUNDAY, 12 JUNE 2022, 13:38
Russian media write that on 11 June, three explosions took place near the village of Gulivka in the Bryansk region (40 km to the border with Ukraine). At the same time a signal indicated loss of communication with the latch of the Druzhba pipeline.
Source:Meduza with reference to the [Russian Internet media] Baza
Details: It is reported that one of the explosions damaged the transformer substation with the power unit of the pipeline latch.
Another explosion occurred in the place where the cable was laid. There was a shell hole [measuring] 40 by 20 cm.
Druzhba oil pipeline attacked in Bryansk region near the border with Ukraine – The Moscow Times
Unknown people tried to blow up the Druzhba oil pipeline in the Bryansk region, 40 kilometers from the border with Ukraine. Every fifth barrel of Russian oil exports is pumped along this route to Europe, Baza reports.
According to the Telegram channel, the incident occurred near the village of Gulevka early in the morning on Saturday, June 11. Three explosions thundered there, after which a signal was triggered about the loss of communication with the pipeline valve.
As a result, the electrical substation, protective mechanisms, cable and anti-dig pipe were damaged. The oil pipeline itself was not damaged and continues to operate.
According to the VChK-OGPU Telegram channel, sabotage groups allegedly constantly penetrate into the region from the side of Ukraine and mine various objects.
“At the end of May, six border guards were killed in a battle with a sabotage group in the Bryansk region. Last night, saboteurs planted explosive devices under the Druzhba oil pipeline, the publication says.
At the end of April, in the Bryansk region, two large oil depots burned down overnight. One of them is a storage facility with a capacity of 10 thousand tons, which is part of the Druzhba pipeline system. Rescuers from seven regions had to put out fires for seven hours. Presumably, the attack was carried out from drones.
(I guess, look at the bright side? CBC, Global News, CTV, CNN and a plethora of other professional news sites sell certainty, nearly all lies but certainty for a decent price. We offer uncertainty for free!)
The past week or so have seen some remarkable and truly dangerous escalations and potential expansions in the war so far limited to Russia and its annexation of the Donbas region of Ukraine.
The situation is fluid and ongoing and cannot be fully understood at this time. But a timeline can be described in terms of the salient events.
First, as RAIR reported on May 15th, the newly elected conservative Prime Minister of Hungary, who just enjoyed his fifth consecutive electoral victory by a large margin, made a public statement about refusing to accept all of the various European Union demands in terms of embargoes and other measures intended to punish Russia, as he felt those measures represent an existential threat to Hungary and the Hungarian economy. he did however, offer to take in as many Ukrainian refugees as needed and has taken more than many other European nations combined as a portion of their population.
In the following video, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán talks about where he draws the line on sanctions against Russia. He makes it clear that an energy embargo is off-limits because of the damage it would do to the Hungarian economy.
Then, on Tuesday May 24th at Midnight, PM Orban put Hungary on a war footing, effectively declaring martial law. He did specify though, that this was in response to what he felt was an economic threat. Potentially from the EU itself:
As of May 27th, several new developments. Here are two reports on a Ukrainian threat to cut off an oil pipeline to Hungary originating in Russia. One from Ukrainian news and first, one from Russian news site, Sputnik.
Ukraine Warns ‘Something Should Happen’ to Pipeline Delivering Russian Oil to Hungary
Budapest has spent weeks shooting down proposals by Brussels to ban Russian oil and gas in the European Union, with Prime Minister Viktor Orban warning that an embargo on Russian oil would be tantamount to “dropping an atomic bomb” on the Hungarian economy. Hungary purchases about 65 percent of its oil and 85 percent of its gas from Russia.
Kiev should make “something happen” to the Druzhba (“Friendship”) pipeline carrying Russian oil through Ukraine to Hungary to teach Budapest a lesson, Lana Zerkal, an adviser to Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Haluschenko, has suggested.
Hungary has taken advantage of Russia’s war against Ukraine, actually blackmailing the European Union, but Ukraine has something to respond with.
The relevant statement was made by Advisor to Ukrainian Energy Minister Olena Zerkal during the Kyiv Security Forum, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
According to Zerkal, Hungary’s appetites for EU funds are growing every day.
“They decided that their finest hour had come, when they could demand anything, so as not to destroy the European unity,” Zerkal said.
She expressed regret that Hungary had been allowed to do so.
“In fact, the European Commission had to change its policy and allow for investments, the use of European funds even to build a new oil pipeline, not to mention the re-equipment of oil refineries,” Zerkal noted.
In her words, they are also receiving all funds frozen under other programs.
The two news sites report the same issue but with distinctly different timbres.
Hungary has now issued a new policy. Hungary, they assert, will not vote in favour of the Brussels Oil Embargo proposal, to boycott Russian oil for the entirety of the European Union.
Should Ukraine make good on its threat to block energy to Hungary, it would represent the most serious threat to the EU since BREXIT, as Hungary would face a decision to either shoot itself in the left foot by joining a boycott that would cripple and nearly kill its economy, or shoot itself in the right by finding itself in a potential kinetic war with Ukraine alongside Russia. Of course there is always a third and usually fourth option. But these two are the most obvious.
Hungary has “indefinitely” cut off its supply of natural gas to Ukraine, a move that Kiev’s state gas firm has described as “unexpected and unexplained.”
Russia’s ITAR-TASS news agency cites Hungary’s gas operator, FGSZ Ltd., saying that the pipeline cutoff “was made to meet the growing domestic demand.”
However, The Financial Times notes that the gas was shut off “days after the head of Russia’s Gazprom monopoly visited Budapest.” FGSZ’s move comes three days after Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest.
It is noteworthy that nowhere in the NPR article do they mention the threat by Ukraine to cut off the energy pipeline from Russia to Hungary, which is linked above, both from Ukrainian and Russian news.
Ukrainian president, Zelenskyy questions why any European nation should have the autonomy to make descisions in their own interests. Presumably meaning not in his.
Euronews: Orbán blasts allegations he’s ‘Putin’s puppet’
Haven’t seen it all yet, but starts with a bang. Shot from Hungary, a favorite topic of this site, and a look at Covid policy insanity.
Thank you MarcusZ1967
This is great watching. Journalism as propagandists and enforcers for globalist-communist agencies like the EU, UN, Democrat party US etc. are becoming increasingly transparent as such. My favorite part is where he denies that the EU is blackmailing Hungary, and then restates the exact terms of the blackmail.
Thank you Kalloi for sending this in.
Following is a series of stories sent in by Kalloi on Hungary’s surprisingly un-libertarian policies on Covid and mRNA injections.
Notes from Kalloi:
Summit News does not mention that the erection of the “statue” was a provocation: its creators had stated that they expected that the “statue” would be demolished after it gets publicly displayed. And immediately after it did get demolished, the Hungarian leftist media started propagating how “far-right” an act it was to destroy it. But most of the right-wing comments are unapologetic, with some of them stating that a Marxist terror organization has no place in Hungary. It seems to have been a planned Marxist operation with the aim of shifting the entirety of public opinion further towards the left.
A rainbow-colored statue in honor of Black Lives Matter that was erected in the Hungarian capital of Budapest was vandalized and then demolished within 24 hours.
The monument was a re-creation of the Statue of Liberty with the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ inscribed on the tablet.
The statue was meant to remain in place for two weeks until April 14 but was immediately targeted after it was unveiled in Budapest’s ninth district.
Pro-family activists described the monument as an “anti-European, anti-white, anti-heterosexual, and anti-Christian symbol,” and within 24 hours it was attacked three separate times, doused with paint and finally torn down.
Police later arrested members of the Legion Hungaria organization for their role in defacing the monument.
According to the monument’s creator Péter Szalay, its message was neutral.
Thanks to Kalloi
Far be it for me to speak for Hungary. But there is a central point that even Mr. Kovatch misses in this ‘dialogue’ with UK’s notorious HARDtalk program.
Hungary’s democratically elected government passed an emergency measures bill in the parliament granting Viktor Orban powers of fiat rule to deal with what was sold as an existential threat to us all at the time. All leftist nations are pounding Hungary for that, while they simultaneously set security forces, armed forces and all branches of police and regulatory enforcement against their own citizens for social distancing violations with exactly ZERO law, acts of parliament or constitutional justifications whatsoever.
In Canada, where locals love to attack Orban with no knowledge of him or his policies other than what the NYT makes up about him, is issuing fines around the one THOUSAND dollar mark for being out with your own children and not even near other people. And there was no legislation passed to justify this whatsoever.
So whatever else one may say about Hungary’s response to this, it is far more democratic than that of it’s critics. Is there even any point in talking about the UK? Well before the Wuhan Flu hit, they were sending police to people’s doors for jocular tweets about men who imagine themselves to be women. I would like to see the legal justification for that which wouldn’t be out of a Fabian Society ops manual.
Many media sites around the world have been quoting Viktor Orban’s statement that “This is an organized invasion”.
Readers of this site may notice that we downplayed that quote as the places and events it had been attributed to, he simply did not state that.
Thanks to CrossWare, the video was found and he did indeed say exactly that. But without context its highly subject to spin and contempt. In this clip. you can see not just the statement, but the evidence for the statement and the circumstances of its being said.
Watch to the end. The pay off is huge.
Town of Röszke, in Hungary, at the border crossing with Serbia
In January 2020 a mob of migrants rushed the border there:
In the Great Migration Crisis of 2015, a huge mob of migrants attacked the border crossing there (“The Battle of Röszke”):
Press conference at Röszke, February 13 2020
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
Slovakian Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini
Notes from the translator:
This is the original press conference at the border, with official translators translating immediately. Orbán speaks in short sentences to help the translator.
The first part of the video is standard diplomatic chit-chat. First Orbán thanks the Slovakian PM for sending Slovakian police officers to defend the Hungarian border. Then PM Pellegrini thanks the Hungarians for defending the southern border of the EU, thereby defending Slovakia.
Thank you Crossware for the translation of the following article: