May 16, 2022

VDMA: “Oil embargo against Russia is the right step, but must come sooner”

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VDMA, Europes most important mechanical engineering industry association, supports the envisaged EU embargo on Russian oil as a necessary step. However, the planned gradual introduction by the end of the year is not ambitious enough. The sanctions must also be as clear as possible so that the companies affected have the necessary legal certainty. Commenting […]

Russia threatens to deploy nuclear weapons if Sweden, Finland join NATO

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By Jeffrey RodackFrom Newsmax Russia is warning that Finland and Sweden joining NATO would mean new deployments of nuclear weapons to the Baltic Sea region. The warning came in a Thursday posting on Telegram from Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy chairman of the Kremlin’s Security Council, who is also the former president of Russia. “If Sweden and Finland join NATO, […]

Ukraine asks European Nations to close border with Russia, Belarus

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By Solange Reyner   From Newsmax Ukraine recently asked four European countries to close their borders with Russia and Belarus, Ukraine’s Poland Amb. Andrii Deshchytsia told Ukrinform, a state news agency in Ukraine. “We are holding talks with the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure, with the Polish government, in order to completely close the border between Poland and Belarus […]

IOC EB urges all International Federations to relocate or cancel their sports events currently planned in Russia or Belarus

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25 Feb 2022 – The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reiterated today the IOC’s strong condemnation of the breach of the Olympic Truce by the Russian government and the government of Belarus through its support in this. The respective UN resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 2 December 2021 by consensus of all 193 […]

Russia moves on law to criminalize foreign critics

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By Sandy Fitzgerald From Newsmax The United Russia party, which controls the State Duma, plans to vote on an amendment to the Russian Federation’s law about the dissemination of news determined to be false about the government and military to punish people abroad who the government deems are also reporting “fakes”  The amendment is to a March […]

Reports: Russia deporting captured Ukrainian civilians to camps in Russia

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From Newsmax Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia’s siege of the port city of Mariupol was “a terror that will be remembered for centuries to come,” while local authorities said thousands of residents there had been taken by force across the border. “Over the past week, several thousand Mariupol residents were deported onto the Russian […]

“Anti−dumping measures against steel imports must be suspended”

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Commenting on possible new EU sanctions against Russia, Thilo Brodtmann, Executive Director of VDMA, says: “It is important that the EU responds with further sanctions to the war in Ukraine, which is being waged ever more violently by Russia. In order to exert as much pressure as possible on the Russian government and at the […]

Twitter launches Tor Service bypassing Russia’s block

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From Newsmax Twitter has launched a privacy-protected version of its site to bypass surveillance and censorship after Russia restricted access to its service in the country. Russia has blocked access to Facebook and has limited Twitter in an attempt to try to restrict the flow of information about its war in Ukraine. Both companies have […]

Doomsday Clock Update on Ukraine/Russia – Full Statement

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Doomsday Clock UPDATE: This is what 100 seconds to midnight looks like The Bulletin’s Science and Security Board Condemns Russian Invasion of Ukraine; Doomsday Clock Time Unchanged as Group Continues to Monitor Developments CHICAGO, IL — March 7, 2022 – In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Russian takeover of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear […]

Russia plans public executions to weaken Ukraine morale: Report

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By Charlie McCarthy From Newsmax Russia has drawn up plans, which include public executions, to discourage Ukrainians from fighting back against President Vladimir Putin’s forces, a European intelligence official said. Bloomberg reported Thursday morning that Moscow had developed methods to break morale among Ukrainians fighting for their liberty following Russia’s unprovoked attack. The Kremlin’s strategy, to be used after […]