St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, SPIEF, EU, Sarkozy, Israel, Russia SITREP, by Scott Humor
Lavrov: “Europe is turning into a region which projects instability outside its borders.”
Lavrov: “The EU’s selective approach to dialogue with Russia will no longer work”
Lavrov: “We are witnesses to major changes in the international scene. Russia is part of the global world and it is changing right before our eyes.”
Lavrov: “We observe such an extraordinary phenomenon as Europe’s transformation into a region that radiates not traditional well-being, but instability
Commenting on the so-called five principles of EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Lavrov said: “These principles just register the EU’s approach, which is to limit relations with us to the greatest possible extent in some areas, including the energy sector, and invite us to cooperation there where it plays into the EU’s hands. It is clear that such selective approach will not work.”
Instant European justice
In a case of dizzying, speedy justice, a French court jails three Russian football fans. The Police investigations, court proceeding and all took just two days. The Russian citizens were not allowed to be represented by attorneys.
“Our lawyers and diplomats are working on it,” Mutko, the president of the Russian Football Union (RFU) said in an interview with TASS. “Any accusation must be proved and we will be studying the case thoroughly. It is hard to make commentaries on this situation as they [France] are not allowing us to see the investigation materials.”
There is plenty of footage online right now, that should be collected the Russian investigation team and viewed. It’s an absolutely outrageous violation of due process that the Russians are not allowed to have legal representation, and that all the court records are sealed. France treats this case as national security case, which it is not.
One of the unlawfully jailed men, Gorbachev, denied the charges, saying to French outlet L’Equipe: “I want to apologize. I admit that I was there [in Marseille], but I didn’t beat anyone. My hands are clean.”
The demonization of Russians participating in sporting events that had started with the Sochi Olympics is now reaching its highest gear.
I can’t stress this enough. I want to repeat this again and again that Russian people should stay home at this point. Traveling abroad is giving yourself as a hostage to the hostile regimes where law doesn’t exist. Make no mistake, there is no law in the US. The US courts are just kangaroo courts, a sick sadistic show. The same with Europe. Just in the last two weeks, a Russian woman was arrested in state of Illinois, because her small daughter was in Russia.
The only reason why the US and EU are not conducting sweeping arrests of all people who emigrated from Russia, is because they don’t want to arrest Russian Jews (yet). I predict that in the next twelve months, the American and European regimes will start mass arrests of thousands of Russian people and begin detaining people in jails and death camps. We have to give up the idea that it will all work out. It won’t.
This is the Western war on every Russian person, regardless of where we live. The US and the EU deny that they deliberately target Russian people, but the facts show us that they do.
Don’t become another casualty of this war!
When in Moscow, do as Muscovites do
The old model of the world economy, based on the stable growth of consumption in developed countries paid for by the exports of raw materials and money from developing countries, has exhausted itself. Gained during the previous financial crisis, corporate and public debt prevents investment, stimulation of demand through active credit is now in the past.
Jun 16, 2016 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that he thinks sanctions against Russia should be abolished, as the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) commenced in Russia’s second city, Thursday.
SPIEF was established in 1997 and since then is being held under the patronage of the Russian Federation president. This year’s opening ceremony of the forum will be attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
SOT, Nicolas Sarkozy, former French President (French): “I am among one of those who think that the sanctions should be abolished. We have a lot of other problems and we cannot afford to suffer because of these artificially created problems, and the strongest should give us a hand because the strongest player now is Russia, represented by President Putin.”
SOT, Nicolas Sarkozy, former French President (French): “We managed to cope with the Georgian problem in the course of four days and this [Ukrainian] problem will not be solved if we do not tackle it, if we do not try to solve it all together. And time will be working against us.”
You can hear the members of the Western elites screaming in fear and extreme menace. “We’re all going to die,” keep supporting us.” “Time is running out for us!”
Or, the way Sarkosy expressed his discontent: “Time will be working against us.”
He popped up at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum with a very peculiar agenda…
Let’s just look into what he is saying and translate his statements from doublespeak:
“I’m one of those who think sanctions should be abolished,” [He is talking about sanctions of Russia on Europe] he said.
“We have a lot of other problems and we cannot afford to suffer [You Russians can afford to suffer] because of these artificially created problems.[We artificially created these problems to hurt you, Russia]
And the strongest should reach out a hand, because the strongest player is Russia, represented by President Putin.” [Please, president Putin be a good chap, betray your nation and everything you stand for.]
“I told Putin to make this offer – there’s no risk [there is no risk for us] in being the first to make a gesture of goodwill,” Sarkozy said, adding that “we will follow the example.” [Just like we followed our promises not to expend NATO, which I personally contributed in 2009]
He believes that as Russia is “the strongest side of the conflict,” it should act first.
France’s Sarkosy, a Zionist neo-con, made France a NATO member in 2009 and was an instigator in the murder of the Libyan head of state Colonel Kaddafi. Today, he is advocating for Russia to start begging to “lift of sanctions.”
Everyone understands that the moment the Russian government asks for the lifting of the sanctions, or the way Sarkosy puts it: “making an offer,” this moment will be the end of Russia, because by this Russia would take it upon itself false claims of being at fault in the armed revolt against the democratically elected government of Ukraine, and consequent EU, NATO and Israel shooting war against the Russian population of Ukraine.
I am leaving aside all the huge benefits of sanctions and countersanctions for the Russian economy.
Do you remember what had happened between Sarkosy and Kaddafi and between France and Libya before Libya was bombed by NATO and destroyed and Colonel Kaddafi, who was a sincere and true patriot of the Libyan nation, was sodomized and brutally murdered by US security services with the direct involvement of the Ambassador Stevens and the Secretary of State Hilary Clinton? Don’t just trust me on my word, review all these, and you will see what scenario Sarkosy used to lure the Libyan leader into a death trap. Sarkosy offered to lift the Western sanctions on Libya in exchange for an apology for the UK plane downing. We know that it was the Western governments orchestrated false flag attack, just like the downing of MH17 in Ukraine. Kaddafi showed weakness, he wanted to do the best for his people, Libya suffered from the Western imposed sanctions, and he agreed to take the blame for this crime. This was the end of Libya, this once prosperous, democratic, truly advanced African country.
Let’s run over this formula over again:
Step one: the Western secret services organize and execute a false flag attack on their own citizens;
Step two: the Western government imposes sanctions on targeted countries;
Step three: the Western government demands the targeted country leaders admit ro non-existent guilt in crimes that they didn’t perpetrate;
Step four: members of the Western elite acting friendly and “understanding” meet with the leaders of targeted nations and soothingly promise to “think about lifting those sanctions” if you Muamar, Vladimir, Dilma, Hassan, Saddam, Bashar, you, guys, just make the first step, beg for the removal of those sanctions, admit that it was all your fault, “make the first step”, “extend your hand first”.. and so on. All of this being said in unofficial settings, off the record, and not including any legally binding agreements.
Step five: If the targeted countries’ leaders is stupid, corrupt, gullible, or desperate enough to ask for the removal of sanctions, they are perceived as “admitting” their nation’s guilt in “crimes” that the West itself has staged.
Step Six: a vicious armed attack on the unfortunate nation, leaving nothing but scorched earth.
That’s what this slippery rat Sarkozy is offering to the Russian government: “just make this offer” “there is no risk” “just extend your hand” “in being the first to make a gesture of goodwill”
It’s a trap.
Any Russian government official who would ever do what Sarkozy lures them to do, should be seen as a traitor and the enemy of the people.
“Time will be working against us. [meaning the Western elites.] I’m one of those who think sanctions should be abolished,” Sarkozy said. “We have a lot of other problems and we cannot afford to suffer because of these artificially created problems. And the strongest should reach out a hand, because the strongest player is Russia, represented by President Putin.”
“I told Putin to make this offer – there’s no risk in being the first to make a gesture of goodwill,” Sarkozy said, adding that “we will follow the example.”
“France has many “first gestures” to do before gaining back the trust of Russians. Think Lybia, Syria, Mistral Ships, EU sanctions, 2016 Euro… They start the enmity and when it backfires they ask for Russia to concede something first so they can exit while keeping a moral high ground.”
“Still waiting for someone to actually state exactly what Russia did to deserve the “sanctions” which are nothing more than a type of attack on the Russian people.”
“USA, Germany and France have to execute articles of Minsk agreement, the first.”
“leave behind cold war climate”? then why is europe allowing the buildup of nato forces in europe, provoking russia??? More europeans leaders need to show support for putin.”
“They’re all ‘house negros’ of the same imperial mafia. But especially this one is not to be trusted for one minute. (he’s an irrelevant rock-bottom snake & gangster. No matter what he says he should not even get attention)”
“Somebody needs to reach out and give that Sarkozy clown a fat nose.”
Sarkozy is Judas, and he is enjoying this role. His kiss is a Judas’ kiss. His argument is Judas’ argument.
Commenting Sarkozy’s statements, Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily Nebenzya said: “Apparently, it’s such an unusual method of driving backward.” [“Видимо, это такой необычный задний ход“]
In a somewhat interesting turn of events, Israel makes pivot to Russia. Will Russia Become the Sole Guarantor of the Jewish State?
Israel funded Jewish organizations have built a torture chamber for Russian people, by pressing on Russia via the US government, the EU and European governments, by taking power in Ukraine and conducting a vicious war against the Russian people and against Christianity there, they have also organized unprecedented anti-Russian campaign inside Russia. Meanwhile, Israel stands underneath with its mouth wide open expecting Russian money juices to flow right into it.
For Russians the biggest concern is not to let the 1.5 million of Jews who emigrated to Israel come back. That’s why for president Putin is more preferable to pay pensions to Jews who emigrated from Soviet republics, and to guarantee the defense of Israel, than to suffer a reverse migration of people who have demonstrated extreme animosity towards Russia.
It means that contrary to popular suggestion, Russia won’t be nuking Israel any time soon.
Something is happening in Israel that is worth our attention. The Israeli farmers complain on their forums with a confirmation from Bloomberg, their crop insurance is going through the roof. Before, it was the state that paid it, understanding that it was the American taxpayers who paid it. Now, the Israeli government has decided to discontinue the coverage of the drought insurance for no apparent credible reasons. This will lead to huge increase in prices for locally produced food. Considering that Israeli crops are grown on human excrement compost, not much loss there. They have to start buying fresh organic food from Russia, or immigrating. Fingers crossed, they will move to the Latin America. That’s why they are taking over one government after another there. [source] [source]
Of course the most stubborn and crazy habatniks will stay, and Russia will insure their safety by placing its military bases around Israel. This soft scenario is the best for all sides involved.
This is a classic example of the Jewish elite uprooting its people and making them move to another part of the world. Threaten them with war and hunger and they will move. Just like they did in December 2014, when the US and US funded food organization abruptly cut funding for the food programs for the Syrian refugees in Turkey and for the African refugees in Northern Africa. Hunger made people move to Europe. You see how simple it is, just withheld from population the privilege to eat and right of entry to the sources of food, and do with these people as you please.
The problem, however, is where will the Israeli government direct this “exodus’ from Israel?
We have reported in depth on the exchange of Savchenko to Ukraine.
- Putin’s poisoned gift to the Ukraine (first impressions – not an “analysis”)
As was expected, she triumphantly returned to Rada (Ukraine Parliament), and the next day she went to Donbass, met with the heads of the Republics there, and declared them to be “guys like us.” She also called for peace and negotiations with the regions, including Donetsk and Lugansk. From a tomboy she turned into an actual politician, albeit “Ukraine style.” Apparently, two years in a Russian jail can turn an Ukro-Nazi into a human being. So, there is still hope for Ukraine, as president Putin has said.
Another prisoners exchange went on this week but went compatibly ignored by all Media outside of Russia.
Two Ukrainian citizens were snatched out of the junta’s prison. One is a woman journalist, who advocated for federalization, she was a director of the information center for Odessa and Bessarabia. She was charged with “separatism” and she was handed a fifteen year sentence for “crimethink” against the military junta in Kiev. She gave birth in jail. She was kept separately from her baby, who has a heart defect and needs a surgery. Her two elder children have been living in Russia since her arrest. Her husband, who stayed behind to be near her, came to Russia with her, also.
A young man, who was also released, is also a journalist and a survivor of the Odessa Massacre of May 2nd, 2014. He was injured, beaten, arrested and tortured in jail.
This prisoners exchange sends helpful signals for all those, who are imprisoned by oppressive regimes of the democratic coalition.
More details and images are here
The fact that Russia exchanged Ukrainian citizens for Ukrainian citizens shows a very clear defined position when it comes to Ukraine. What you see is not an old-fashioned undercover spy exchange. In an open, and transparent move Russia pardons Ukraine’s spies, murderers and terrorists, and freeing “our” people, regardless of their citizenship. Russian government is determined to free and to bring back to Russia as many “our” people as it can.
- “The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that since the Ukraine conflict started in February of 2014, sanctions imposed on [Russia] by the demand of the government in Kiev without evidence to substantiate their reason, purpose and effect are illegal, and must be lifted.”
- We need a change in terminology when it comes to writing about aggressive NATO moves. Instead of “war with Russia” we should start referring to it as “a war in Europe and North America,” or/and a war on the US soil with Russia and its allies including China.
- RAND Corporation, a neo-con think tank, came out with a “report” that Russia is able to destroy NATO in 60 hours, and logically asked for more money and bigger NATO.
Russian military got really offended with this report. they responded that they don’t need 60 hours to destroy NATO, just one.
4. Former Ambassador to Moscow Jack Matlock Blasts Confrontation with Russia, Urges Cooperation
“June 14 (EIRNS)—Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack Matlock told the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today, that the U.S. should be cooperating more with Russia, saying that “the main thing we should bear in mind is that in confronting the greatest dangers to civilized life in this century such as terrorism, failed states, organized crime, and environmental degradation, U.S. and Russian basic interests do not conflict…. It is obviously in our interest to do what we can to encourage Russia to join us in confronting them. They are unlikely to do so if they regard us as an enemy, or a competitor for influence in their neighborhood.
“Above all, however, we must return to the position Reagan and Gorbachev set out: ‘A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, and that means there can be no war between us.’ To act on any other principle can create a risk to our nation—and the world—of unimaginable gravity,” he said.
Matlock, the last U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1987-91), was testifying at an otherwise hysterical and bombastic hearing titled, “U.S. Policy Towards Putin’s Russia,” chaired by Republican Ed Royce. Also testifying was former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and American Enterprise Institute “Russia expert” Dr. Leon Aron. McFaul, Aron, and virtually all the Congressmen bellowed and fulminated against Putin and Russia and called for more confrontation and aggression. The only exception was a colloquy between Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Matlock, both of whom condemned the anti-Russia and Putin bashing of their colleagues and asserted that the aggression was coming from the Obama administration. In that exchange, Matlock reiterated that when he was U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union at the time of the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, there was a clear understanding that NATO would not expand eastward to threaten Russia.”
And one of them, the massive Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk, was apparently commandeered by Russian electronic warfare and landed in Simferopol.
- Interesting news coming from the members of the democratic coalition, collectively known as “the West.”
Darya Aslamova, a special correspondent of Komsomolskaya Pravda, one of the biggest newspaper in Russia, published the results of her inquiry into illegal organ harvesting from refugees in Greece. Bodies of men, women and children with their organs removed are floating off Greece coast. Even newsweek came up with the report about 19,000 refugees selling their organs to pay their keep in Europe. 12,000 missing Syrian children who were officially registered with the European authorities. Thousands of refugees selling their kidneys. Brothels discovered in Europe, where Syrian children are being kept as sex slaves. European hospitals and doctors that perform illegal organ harvesting. People involved in human organs market are now running health services in Ukraine. Investigation that are on the way in Russia on organ harvesting from the Ukrainian soldiers, who are being written off as “killed by separatists.”
- ‘Remember Byzantium’: Russian lawmaker calls for Istanbul to be renamed Constantinople on all Russian maps
By John Helmer, Moscow
President Barack Obama (lead image, left) and his advisors (right) spent at least a week, and as much as three weeks, planning to send up to 9,000 combat troops into eastern Ukraine, on the border with Russia, following the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 two years ago. The scheme, which was to have involved Dutch and Australian army units, with German ground and US air support, plus NATO direction, has inadvertently leaked from the publication of a report this week by a former Australian Army captain.
1 – Who did write this article?
2- Junker gave speech in Petersburg.
Here is one paragraph
Each sovereign nation must be free to choose its relations with its neighbours. If one country wishes to develop closer ties with Russia or the European Union – or both at the same time – this choice must be respected. Such a choice can never be seen as an act of aggression or division.
Has he forgoten Maidan, Newland?
Saker could write a nice analyse from his speech.
“Each sovereign nation must be free to choose its relations with its neighbours.”
^ LoL. Junker really said that? Junker. Of all people?! And his face didn’t spontaneously melt like that Nazi in Indiana Jones as he said that?
He and the rest of his unelected Eurocrat buddies do not believe in the sovereignty of nations to begin with. He might say stuff like that when he’s speaking to truly sovereign nations such as Russia or China, but when he speaks to EU “nations” he says; do as you’re told or else!
The nerve! This guy has. I don’t understand why Putin welcomes him, he should be chucking garlic and holy water at this vampire instead of shaking his un-dead hand. To be perfectly honest with you.
What, in this just released news item also no word about it???
The long expected evil bloody AntiBREXIT false flag or not a false flag?
In either case I find it strange that neither Scott or TheSaker came up with any notice after half a day.
Furthermore the Austrian FPOe did officially complain about the Austrian Presidential runoff elections.
And most likely they will need to be _repeated_.
p.s. Before renaming Istanbul Russian lawmakers should perhaps care about their own lands and the renamed cities in so called “Ukraine” Or finally should draw California etc. as part of wider Mexico again.
United States territorial acquisitions
Russia cares too much about the jewish sect “Christianity” and not enough (if at all) about its glorious legacy from the Soviet Union.
just my 2 Kopekes (ah, btw: Back then they had a value)
The NATO Summit planned for July 6-8 in Warsaw will confirm plans to greatly expand the presence of NATO troops and heavy equipment in bases being built in Poland as well as in the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. In response to this unanticipated threat to its national security, Russia is now moving a large part of its armed forces from the center of the country to the Leningrad Oblast, bordering on Estonia. The distances separating Russian and NATO forces will be miniscule.
In this sense, we are now two minutes to midnight on the nuclear catastrophe clock. But the American people seem unaware of this potential threat to the survival of human civilization. The only political commentary is more belligerent talk directed at Putin and vows to confront “Russian aggression.”
“the survival of human civilization” ? They keep killing one another for ages…then ?
That ain’t gonna change.
The best option for mankind is a Total Obliteration of this species.
Just in case of a nuclear war, new plants and animals will arise total immune to radiation.
This year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) includes some high-profile foreign guests, including European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. The forum hosts about 10,000 attendants from 60 countries (30 countries in 2015), over 500 foreign and 600 Russian companies. According to the statement by a Kremlin spokesperson, one of the key issues discussed at SPIEF will be the current state and outlook of Russia-EU relations, including the sanctions issue and energy trade.
Fortruss yesterday carrying big article re ukr human rights abuses…torture chambers…illegal prisoners……today RT headline re 51 senators complaining against Obama they want Assad to be specifically targeted by assassination squads as A will never negotiate with the opposition…
apologies, they are State Dept ‘diplomats”
The Russian Foreign Ministry has commented on alleged calls for the US to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria
Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova
Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova© Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS
ST. PETERSBURG, June 17. /TASS/. The United States and its allies should not forget their own mistakes in the military resolution of conflicts, Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.
US President Barack Obama
Putin calls Obama decent person for his remarks on mistakes in Libya
Commenting on an internal memo allegedly written by US State Department diplomats to President Barack Obama, Zakharova said: “Regardless of whether this letter was sent or not – we’ve seen quotes. We are talking about the fact that all international formats set up with US participation, the corresponding resolution of UN Security Council, documents adopted after the meeting of the International Syria Support Group, say that no military scenario for resolving the Syrian issue is considered. Only peaceful path, only political dialogue – only these approaches. The main thing is that it was already outlined in legal documents.”
However, “we know that tough debates are underway in US on military or peaceful scenarios on any issue,” she continued. “We saw this in case with the Iranian nuclear program, we remember how high-ranking officials called for resolving the issue of Iranian nuclear program by military means. Here’s a concrete example of how wisdom gained the upper hand. We now see an issue that has truly been resolved, and not exacerbated,” she said.
Zakharova expressed hope that “those mistakes that were made by US and all illegal coalitions in Iraq and in other places on regime change, on military solution, on absence of professional approach toward resolving the conflict – they will not be forgotten after all.”
25 years of Storm
The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that “more than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of the Obama administration’s policy in Syria, urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al-Assad to stop its persistent violations of a cease-fire in the country’s five-year-old civil war.”
The New York Times confirmed the information saying that “dozens of State Department officials this week protested against US policy in Syria, signing an internal document that calls for targeted military strikes against the Damascus government and urging regime change as the only way to defeat Islamic State.” “The ‘dissent channel cable’ was signed by 51 State Department officers involved with advising on Syria policy in various capacities, according to an official familiar with the document,” NYT added.
time to ban them and declare them person non grata methinks.
Those 51 State Department officials should now and forever more be placed on a list of American war crminals that should be hunted down to face justice
Calling for the murder of a foreign head of state is a clear act of American regime terrorism.
America desperately needs to be brought to justice to face its very own Nuremburg Trial.
This will be the greatest war crimes trial in human history.
Call it the People vs. the United States of America.
But who will do this job ? Who has enough strong eggs to take action in this way ? maybe UFOs ?
With promises, the cup is full.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 19:04
Bulgaria has refused to take part in a joint ‘common NATO’ fleet of Romania Ukraine and Turkey, aimed at deterring Russia in the Black Sea, the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov announced today, writes Euractive on 16.6.
The Bulgarian Prime Minister said that he had refused the proposal for such a fleet made by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis over his visit today. Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey are NATO members, while Ukraine wants to join the naval alliance.
“Our country will not become part of the Black Sea fleet being prepared against Russia”, Borissov said. He added that this didn’t prevent his country’s navy from conducting common exercises with Romania “every day”.
‘We will board the ships, we will waive our flags, but only Bulgaria and Romania”, he said, adding that any other scenarios could lead to a military conflict.
“I want to see in the Black Sea sailing ships, yachts, tourists, love and peace,” Borissov said.
“According to the United Nations and UNICEF, 580,000 children have suffered during the war in Donbass.
I repeat. 580,000. Children… The scale of this figure does not fit in the head. 580,000 people – that’s more than the population of Nikolaev or the population of the two cities Sumy and Zhytomyr put together. A generation of war has already formed. A generation of children, through the eyes and fate of which there is war. War, which can be inherited by these children from the present adults. From our generation.
In two years of the conflict, 230,000 children were forced to leave their homes and to leave the territory of the conflict. Having lost everything, they fled in search of peace.
But what is even worse is, according to official data, the war has already claimed the lives of 68 children, and another 186 were wounded.”
short extract from long
link to video APU war criminals
Continuing the conversation transmission driving cycle “Without censorship” of the candidate of sociological sciences, political analyst Dmitry Soin a co-founder of the project “Survival Technology”, candidate of medical sciences, the senior lieutenant of medical service Evichem Yuriy Yuryevich (callsign Juric) and co-founder of the project “Survival Technology”, a nurse Ludmila Grishina (callsign Angel), dedicated to the project “Technologies of survival”, aimed at promoting the knowledge of the technologies first aid. Indeed, in view of the fact that our world today is increasingly faced with a local armed conflict, which by some estimates could grow into a global world war, with the growing threat of terrorism and extremism, such knowledge is particularly relevant.”
1hr vid at Valdai Club in SPIEF Lavrov and discussion re EU and its ‘failures”? oops apparently
“Theme of the session: “Russia and the EU: after the” strategic partnership “, which did not take place.”
ST. PETERSBURG, June 17. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks that the West supported the coup in Ukraine to justify the existence of NATO.
“After the ‘Arab Spring’ they have already moved closer to our borders. Why did they need to support the coup in Ukraine? There is a complicated internal political situation there, and the opposition that is in power today would have most likely come to power by democratic means, through elections, as well. That’s it, we would have worked with them just like we worked with the authorities before (former Ukrainian) President (Viktor) Yanukovych,” Putin said on Friday at a plenary session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
“No, they had to take it to the coup with victims, to cause bloodshed, civil war, to intimidate the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine’s south-east and in Crimea. What for?” he asked adding that Moscow “just had to take measures to protect certain groups of population,” he continued.
Putin says balance of interests with West must be sought to prevent Cold War
Russia alarmed by NATO states’ programs with Ukraine — NATO ambassador
Kremlin says Russia to take steps if NATO deploys new battalions in Eastern Europe
Moscow says NATO statements on eastern threat is detached from reality — foreign ministry
Diplomat: Europe security deteriorates with NATO eastern flank reinforcement
The president noted that the West continued to “spin this spiral, to escalate.” The Russian leader thinks that such actions were dictated by the necessity “to justify the very existence of the North Atlantic Alliance. “They need an external enemy, an external opponent – or why else would this organization be needed?” Putin wondered. “There is no Warsaw Pact anymore, no Soviet Union, whom are they (NATO) against?” Putin wondered.
“If we continue to act in the framework of this logic – escalate and build up efforts to intimidate each other – we will soon come to the Cold War,” he said. “We have an absolutely different logic, it is aimed at cooperation and search for compromises,” he concluded.
“The Bulgarian Prime Minister said that he had refused the proposal for such a fleet made by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis over his visit today.”
You know the term “good German” ? well, Claus Johannis is a good one, he wants to show how good he is. In this regard I’m sorry for him because otherwise is a good man. It seems, the licking of US asses is not a good investment in long term.
I already suggested that, and now repeat it again.
When the EU will renew the sanctions in next July, the Russian Federation should expand her boycott of the agricultural products for those applying such sanctions.
She has to include “Alcoholic beverages with alcoholic content less than 7% (or similar values).”
In practical terms that would mean to boycott Beer.
Beer main producers (and exporters to Russia) are located in the central-northern part of the EU. So countries whose leaderships are more russophobic, as GB, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherland, Belgium, France (partially), as well as USA and Canada, would be mainly affected. With negligible effects on South Europe countries, as Greece and also Italy or Spain, producer of wines.
Beer is a good that Russia can produce and already produce (and of good quality).
The internal production will benefit of that while giving a huge shot to those countries.
“Something is happening in Israel that is worth our attention.”
Increasingly, high level Israeli security and military officials are speaking out against Netahyahu. These speeches are even made whilst still in office, as opposed to the safety of retirement. Examples include Efraim Halvey, former head of the Israeli intelligence service and Major General Yair Golan, Israel’s Deputy Chief of Staff.
Israel’s actions are being likened by them to those of Germany in the late 1930’s and to the Nazis. This is all in public in Israel.
Of course, such honesty is verboten in the Free West. These opponenets are not soft-hearted pro-Palestinians. They are still heavy into Zionism. Halevy stated that Israel is safe with a 1,000 year future [!].
“I believe there is no existential threat to Israel from anybody in the world including the Iranians… The total of all our capabilities, both defensive and offensive, are such that we can be sure and assured, that the existence of Israel is assured for the next 1000 years….”
great read especially about war criminal Sarkozy. What a scumbag.
Another response to Sarkozy
“Kremlin deems unreasonable lifting embargo before EU lifts sanctions……”
Who does he think he is dealing with here????? The man is delusional.
The EU made their bed and they can lie in it. It is for them to end it. The US has done very well from its criminal sanctions – leapfrogged over EU and others to take Russian market share:
It response to the section of this article that says (rightly) that it would be horrible for Russia to make the first move and take away the sanctions. Putin said today he was willing to do just that. If he was sure the EU would follow. Maybe they would need to make a “pinky swear” or something. When will people realize that men like Sarkozy don’t just “throw out ideas”. They already know the response they will get first.They are doing what the EU does so well. They are lying to Russia. And Russia is doing what they do best.believing the lie.So pretty much what this article damned as stupidity is about to come true.At the same time as the EU is “implying” to Russia,that they “might,maybe,kinda” be wanting to remove the sanctions .But “if only” Russia would “go first”. They on the other hand today just extended the sanctions on Crimea to mid-2017. So much for believing the EU. When will Russians wake-up to the truth. Seriously what must it take for them to see the writing on the wall.
A bit underreported was Juncker’s message in Petersburg: Southstream II falls under the 3rd EU energy directive:
Juncker outlines legal hurdles for Russia pipeline
Of course the most stubborn and crazy habatniks will stay, and Russia will insure their safety by placing its military bases around Israel
For Russians the biggest concern is not to let the 1.5 million of Jews who emigrated to Israel come back.
Russian has no darn business in influencing or mind you having the nerve to control where the immigrants from former USSR will go if they will decide to leave Israel. Most of them come from Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and have nothing whatsoever to do with Russia. Most of them have every right to come back to the country of their birth, which for most of them, is NOT Russia.
I am a Ukrainian American and at the moment have deep animosity to Russia for what it has done to my country. If I ever decide to come back to the country of my birth, I will do so, and not think for a second about whether the wicked stepmother Russia likes it or not!