‘Cold War mentality’: China’s Xi denounces ‘abuse of sanctions’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

‘Cold War mentality’: China’s Xi denounces ‘abuse of sanctions’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

Chinese President Xi Jinping said the world should oppose unilateral sanctions and efforts by some countries to maintain their political and military power – a veiled shot at the United States and its allies over opposition to the war in Ukraine. Xi’s remarks on Thursday at the virtual meeting of the leaders of Brazil, Russia, … Read more

Ukraine mounts Snake Island counterattack against Russia

Ukraine mounts Snake Island counterattack against Russia

Ukraine forces have launched an assault  that dealt a “significant” blow to Russian troops on Snake Island  —  one of the first Ukrainian positions to fall in the opening hours of the invasion, according to a new report. Ukraine’s southern operational command said late Tuesday that it had counterattacked Russians  on the Black Sea island, also known as Zmiinyi … Read more

Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russia’s European exclave Kaliningrad

Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russia's European exclave Kaliningrad

Lithuania’s decision to ban the transit of certain goods between Russia and its isolated exclave of Kaliningrad has provoked wrath among top officials in Moscow, and even a threat of retaliation against the European nation. Kaliningrad shares land borders with two NATO nations, Lithuania and Poland, but not Russia. Captured from Nazi Germany by the … Read more

Russia and NATO member Lithuania are clashing over Kaliningrad

Russia and NATO member Lithuania are clashing over Kaliningrad

A sign reading ‘Kaliningrad’ stands atop the main city’s south railway station. Kaliningrad is a small Russian exclave located on the Baltic Sea and sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland. It has become the center of a spat between Russia and NATO-member Lithuania. Harry Engels | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images A new front in … Read more

Europe Faces “Red Alert” For Gas Supply As Russia Reduces Flows

Europe

The risk of a difficult winter of gas rationing for industries and another surge in energy bills for consumers in Europe just became greater as Russia escalated the gas row with the EU by slashing supply to major customers.  The significantly lower supply from Russia since last week and the upcoming annual maintenance at Nord … Read more

Natural Gas In The Limelight As Power Demand Soars

Power

While oil markets remain incredibly tight, it is natural gas markets that are making headlines in energy markets this week. Russia is sending less natural gas to European countries and Northeast Asian nations are seeing power demand surge amid intense heatwaves. Chart of the Week – Russian pipeline gas supplies have dropped to their lowest … Read more

Estonia protests to Russia over helicopter airspace violation | News

Estonia protests to Russia over helicopter airspace violation | News

Estonia also called for Russian troops to leave Ukraine, and expressed solidarity with fellow Baltic nation Lithuania. NATO member Estonia summoned the Russian ambassador to protest an “extremely serious” violation of its airspace by a Russian border guard helicopter, the foreign ministry said. The Estonian foreign ministry and military said on Tuesday that a Russian … Read more

White House slams Kremlin’s threat to kill captured Americans

White House slams Kremlin's threat to kill captured Americans

The White House on Tuesday slammed a suggestion from the Russian government that two Americans captured in Ukraine may face the death penalty. “It’s appalling that a public official in Russia would even suggest the death penalty for two American citizens that were in Ukraine,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said at a White House briefing. … Read more

Europe turns to coal as Russia squeezes gas supplies

Europe turns to coal as Russia squeezes gas supplies

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck has warned that the situation is going to be “really tight in winter” without precautionary measures to prevent a supply shortage. Ina Fassbender | Afp | Getty Images Reduced flows of Russian gas and the specter of a full supply disruption have prompted some European governments to reconsider coal, one … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union — cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl of rage at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this … Read more