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How the West tries in vain to solve its problems at Russia’s expense


Considering cause and effect would be a more than appropriate necessity when considering European lines of argument. However, Charles Michel, President of the European Council, blew the currently preferred trumpet of outrage and missed the chance of much-needed credibility.

by Anastasia Popova

EU Council President Charles Michel’s speech to the UN Security Council was quite depressing. How low the European politicians have sunk! I can see that the former Belgian prime minister is almost indistinguishable from the Ukrainian defense minister, Alexei Reznikov. But that is by no means a reason to behave like all sorts of Ukrainian officials, especially not on the UN platform. How can someone so thoughtlessly utter unfounded historical slogans and at the same time consider themselves a serious European politician? But maybe the definition of a politician has changed now…

Perhaps a politician today is a person who behaves like a clown, only grins, never answers direct questions, talks nonsense without fear of having to answer to his reputation. Reputation doesn’t matter, after all you weren’t elected, but simply put out of a pool of closed society as the head of the babble in the sandbox, where not everyone agrees with you. And this is rewarded with an amount of 34,149 euros per month.

Sweden and Finland joining NATO: how entire countries fall for the anti-Russia babble


Sweden and Finland joining NATO: how entire countries fall for the anti-Russia babble

Why not read a series of insulting sentences from a piece of paper? “The Kremlin is conducting attacks on granaries and looting grain in Ukraine while blaming others. This is cowardice, this is propaganda. Plain and simple: propaganda!” And what is the name of what you do, Mr. Charles Michel? yapping and lying? The spokesman for UN Secretary General Stéphane Dujarric had to answer for this. “We have seen these reports in the media and have spoken to our colleagues at the World Food Program. They have no way of corroborating these claims.” Because you can’t confirm something that doesn’t exist. And anyway, why are Europeans so concerned about grain? Why are they in such a hurry to get everything out of Ukraine? To be able to feed yourself! To stop paying. How about caring for Ukrainians and all that?

There will be plenty of grain in the world, according to forecasts. The only question is how it is distributed and who gets it. Charles Michel yelled at the UN table that the EU had not imposed sanctions on grain transporters from Russia. The evil Russians themselves would not sell their wheat, exposing the whole world to famine and food crisis. Wait a minute, and who restricted payments, who turned logistics upside down and who decoupled banks from SWIFT? We? Or Europe? So why do they blame us for their inability to trade normally? They make demands that we must provide them and the rest of the world with the same fertilizer.

They are offered a compromise: lifting sanctions on the supply of nitrogen and phosphates. In response, there is an outcry at Russia’s arrogance. So we are seen as a cheap, uncomplaining purveyor of resources to the master who, when in a bad mood, can punish a disobedient slave with a sanctioning cane? So this is what it looks like? Isn’t Europe imagining things a little too much, which the Anglo-Saxon world is now using to their advantage?

US hawks don't like Ukraine anymore


US hawks don’t like Ukraine anymore

How many words have been said about pipelines, oil and gas being Russia’s political weapons with which to blackmail the world? But as a colleague of mine writes: “Like the USSR, Russia has never turned off the gas supply to Europe as a result of political pressure – not during the Cold War and not now. Except when payments are not made according to the treaties “Brussels is now intensively putting pressure on Russia, primarily with the help of energy resources. That is, for years Western opponents of Russia’s energy resources have simply projected their own logic of action onto Moscow. This is nothing new.” They themselves have now turned away from oil, laboriously, groaningly, painfully, but they did it themselves. And couldn’t see it through to the end.

Exceptions were made for Hungary and Slovakia, as well as for Bulgaria and Croatia. Crude oil is used for another six months and petroleum products for another eight months. There was also no agreement on the ban on using European tankers to transport Russian oil to third countries.

They announced the sixth package with great fanfare, struggled to reach an agreement and bowed to Viktor Orbán’s laughter. And what is the result?

Bloomberg wonders how companies are now transhipping Russian oil, not in ports but from tanker to tanker in the middle of the Atlantic, 300 miles from the Portuguese island of Madeira. The have-not is a sly old dog. Or you get fuel in India that doesn’t come from Russia. For example, the country has sharply increased its purchases from Russia from 90,000 barrels a day to 600,000 barrels a day – mix that oil with Middle Eastern oil in a tanker and nobody knows what to do with it anymore.

Sanctions are not working, Russia is on the rise and the western media is changing tone


Sanctions are not working, Russia is on the rise and the western media is changing tone

Here, too, the Europeans tried to intervene with their lectures, claiming that Delhi finances the special military operation in Ukraine with its purchases, which have increased ninefold. India’s foreign minister rebuked Europeans at a security conference in Bratislava, noting that their problems are not the world’s problems and they continue to buy Russian natural gas. Indians are also fed up with Brussels’ populist hypocrisy.

The Poles are now actively lobbying for a gas embargo as part of the seventh package of sanctions. Hermann Alexander Beyeler, a Swiss businessman, made a very interesting statement on the subject: “Certain EU countries can announce their renunciation of Russian natural gas, cancel the contract with Gazprom and at the same time buy the same Russian gas from the neighboring country in reverse mode, but only at a higher cost. It is unlikely that her constituents will welcome this move. Right now, Russia is making a smart and far-sighted economic shift to Asia. Under these circumstances, I believe a new economy will emerge in the East that will eclipse anything that has gone before .

Southerners (particularly sanctions-savvy and former victims of US power politics) will abandon the dollar and join Russia, China, and India. The Americans and Canadians, in turn, will fend for themselves and continue to use the EU as a beachhead, but this time against the newly created concentration of power. Should European politicians continue sanctions policies, their economies will be weakened and face severe social unrest. In a few years, Russia will not be isolated, but the EU will be ruined, because the energy transition to new renewable energies will continue to consume huge sums of money without becoming a real alternative to carbon sources.”

US weapons are causing even more victims in Ukraine - but are not changing the outcome of the conflict


US weapons are causing even more victims in Ukraine – but are not changing the outcome of the conflict

The entire EU economy used to be based on cheap labor (in China) and cheap raw materials (in Russia). That said the deputy head of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager. When resources ran short, self-indebtedness was turned on and public debt immediately soared: in France, the EU’s second-largest economy, it now stands at 120 percent of GDP. The world has changed, the previous system no longer works, now they need a reset, which they planned to do on green tracks by imposing a hydrocarbon tax on goods from the rest of the world.

That’s how it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The rising prices of all goods have rendered this plan pointless, but because of the incredible inertia it is difficult to stop this unwieldy European bureaucracy machine, which was already pouring billions of euros into the energy transition well before the special operation.

The cost of all the components to build wind turbines, solar panels and electric cars is now increasing along with the general rampant inflation. Putting this program into practice is not only expensive, it is prohibitively expensive. And generations of European citizens will have to pay for it, perhaps even at the cost of the disappearance of the middle class. How do you sell this idea to people? How can this be explained? Ideally, the evil Russians should have cut off Europe’s oil, gas and coal supplies themselves. But we decided against strangling them economically. Thus, the European Union is forced to impose its own sanctions and convince its own citizens that Moscow is to blame for inflation, soaring gas and electricity prices, the general decline in living standards and future problems of starvation migration. Hence the total control of the European media, the ban on the Russian point of view, the one-sided reporting of what is happening and all Charles Michel’s whining at the UN. They try to solve their problems at our expense. Vain.

Translated from the Russian.

Anastasia Popova is the head of the European office of the Russian state television company WGTRK.

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