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Re: Atlantic Alliance Drifting Apart?
« Reply #75 on: May 24, 2022, 03:37:38 pm »
Russia threatens "countermeasures" amid Sweden, Finland's NATO bids
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Both Sweden and Finland have formally requested to join NATO as Russia continues its attacks on Ukraine. Russia has threatened to take "countermeasures" should the countries join. Swedish ambassador to the U.S. Karin Olofsdotter joins "CBS News Mornings" to discuss her country's historic move.

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Re: Atlantic Alliance Drifting Apart?
« Reply #77 on: June 11, 2022, 02:59:55 pm »
Putin can use Western divisions as leverage | Angela Stent
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A ceasefire in Ukraine "would be a lull, but it wouldn't be an end to the war."

Russia & foreign policy expert Angela Stent says that as long as Putin is in the Kremlin, the war will keep going and warns the West about its divisions on Russia.

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Re: Atlantic Alliance Drifting Apart?
« Reply #78 on: June 12, 2022, 05:22:23 pm »
'Turkiye's concern on Finland, Sweden membership are legitimate,' says NATO chief | WION
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, security concerns raised by Turkiye in its opposition to Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership bid are legitimate. He added, this is about terrorism, it’s about weapons exports.

#NATO #sweden #turkiye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdCg3nIyarI

NATO chief: Turkey's concerns over Nordic expansion 'legitimate' | DW News
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that Turkey's security concerns over Swedish and Finnish NATO membership are legitimate. The two Nordic countries applied to join the alliance last month in light of Russia's war on Ukraine. But Turkey's President Reccip Tayep Erdogan has raised objections - accusing them of backing Kurdish opposition groups Ankara considers terrorists organisations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSJihmjtxYM
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Re: Atlantic Alliance Drifting Apart?
« Reply #79 on: June 24, 2022, 11:43:26 am »
Finland Dares Putin I Will Helsinki's 80-Year Preparation To Take On Russia In War Be Put To Test?
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Russia’s unprovoked brutal war in Ukraine has alarmed Finland which has already applied for NATO membership. Now, Finland has promised to put up stiff resistance in case of a Russian attack & claims it has been preparing for decades. Ever since Putin waged a war in Ukraine, Finland has focused on detailed planning to handle a potential invasion. Over the decades, Finland has not only strengthened its military, but also prepared its society for adverse situations. Is Finland’s army prepared to take on Russia?

#RussiaFinland.   #Finland    #FinnishMilitary
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Re: Atlantic Alliance Drifting Apart?
« Reply #80 on: June 30, 2022, 11:53:01 pm »
Highlights of President Erdogan’s address at the NATO summit
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Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan highlighted several issues at the end of the NATO summit in Madrid. Here are the key takeaways.

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Re: Atlantic Alliance Drifting Apart?
« Reply #81 on: July 09, 2022, 02:36:57 pm »
NATO vs Putin: Going toe-to-toe with the aggressor? | To the Point
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Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine has triggered a large build-up of NATO forces in the Baltic Republics and other vulnerable territories. Our guests: Gustav Gressel (military expert), Carolina Wigura (foreign policy expert), Alexey Yusupov (Russia expert).
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Olaf Scholz says partnership with Putin’s Russia is ‘inconceivable’
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German chancellor pledges new ‘Marshall plan’ for Ukraine after trip to Kyiv and adviser’s controversial comments
https://www.ft.com/content/9c9af968-3baf-4a15-9738-ec4fc0093e13

Better late than never. Lest we forget all the past German leaders who have warned that one can "never trust the Russians"....



Has not Russian propaganda proven the above quote in spades at this point?

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Re: Atlantic Alliance Drifting Apart?
« Reply #83 on: September 08, 2022, 01:00:53 pm »
Germany increases troop presence in Lithuania | DW News
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Germany has begun deploying more soldiers to Lithuania as part of NATO's move to boost the defense of its eastern flank. Lithuania shares a lengthy border with Russia and fears Russian aggression if the war spreads beyond Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZGEzjTGL04

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« Reply #84 on: September 16, 2022, 12:08:18 pm »
Germany's armed forces must become the best-equipped military force in Europe, says Scholz | DW News
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Vladimir Putin's Russia poses the greatest current threat to NATO, says German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in a keynote speech he delivered to Germany's armed forces - the Bundeswehr. 

Scholz told German military leaders that they should accept that Russia will define itself as an adversary to the European Union, the US and Nato - for the foreseeable future.

And, he said Germany's armed forces must become the best-equipped military force in Europe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrXYlkL6DiU

Russian oil giant Rosneft put under German trusteeship - Preserving while disconnecting | DW News
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Berlin has put the German subsidiary of Russian oil giant Rosneft under trusteeship. That means a federal regulator is taking control of one of the nation's critical refineries in the eastern town of Schwedt -- which is served by the Russian oil-pipeline Druzhba. The German-government said growing concerns from banks, insurers and suppliers about the refinery's future forced it to act now.
Berlin is vowing to find non-Russian sources of oil for the refinery.

That announcement about Rosneft is part of a larger balancing-act in Berlin as it tries to preserve critical energy-infrastructure while disconnecting from the Russian supply that keeps it going.

Another example is the natural-gas company Uniper. It was the largest importer of Russian gas, but is now struggling as Russian deliveries fall away. Now the German government is considering stronger measures to keep it afloat. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4XO_JrAtDw



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Re: Atlantic Alliance Drifting Apart?
« Reply #85 on: September 16, 2022, 03:11:11 pm »
I support this:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/germany-takes-over-subsidiary-russian-053743350.html

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany is taking control of three Russian-owned refineries in the country to ensure energy security before an embargo on oil from Russia takes effect next year, officials said Friday.

The Economy Ministry said in a statement that Rosneft Deutschland GmbH and RN Refining & Marketing GmbH will be put under the administration of Germany’s Federal Network Agency. As a result, the agency will also control the companies’ shares in three refineries: PCK Schwedt, MiRo and Bayernoil, located in the east and south of the country.

Of course, if you ask me, Germany should also take back Koenigsberg while they are at it:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/colonial-era/what-was-prussia/msg11864/#msg11864

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Re: Atlantic Alliance Drifting Apart?
« Reply #86 on: November 21, 2022, 01:25:18 pm »
Finland backs Ankara and does not want to be grouped with Sweden:

Why Turkey’s Hit On Kurdish Militants In Syria & Iraq May Impact Finland & Sweden’s NATO Bids
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Turkey carried out air strikes on Kurdish militant bases in northern Iraq and Syria. Ankara says the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia were using the bases to launch attacks on Turkey. The air strikes are reportedly a retaliation to the November 13 explosion in Istanbul, that killed 6 people and injured over 80. The recent escalation of tensions is expected to have consequences for Finland and Sweden’s NATO aspirations. Will Turkish strikes on PKK impact Nordic nations’ NATO entry?

#turkey.  #nato   #finland   #finlandswedenNATO

0:00 - Introduction
0:27 - Turkey Air Strikes Target Kurdish Militants in Iraq & Syria
2:07 - Turkey Vs Kurdish Groups in Syria
3:52 - Finland Doesn’t Want to Be Grouped With Sweden
5:02 - Will Regional Tensions Impact Nordic Nations’ NATO Entry?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n2Z9AgLsgU