[ Editor’s Note: Zelensky lost a big one today in his attempt to play master of the world by manipulating Europe into isolating Russia, and not giving a crap to the inflation effects on the EU.
The drowning Zelensky hardly has any concern over the impact on the EU. If sanctioning Russian gas helps him and screws Europe, it’s still pop the champagne corks for Zel the dancing boy.
Little noticed has been Putin’s continuing the flow of Russian gas into and through Ukraine into a pipeline going through countries that are now helping a massive armaments supply brought forward to the Ukraine border to support the Ukie Nazis, who were responsible for the Maidan coup atrocities and those that are happening now.
Putin let that past coup event slide because the new pending concern, not having Ukraine in NATO, is his key priority, a no-brainer.
When the shooting finally stops in Ukraine and if sensible people are running the new government, it will be time to dig into Zelensky’s shorts starting with his $35 million mansions near Trump in Florida and his billion-dollar bank account that not even Trump has.
If somehow we can kill off the Right Sector and Azoz battalions by the time this is done, Ukraine and Europe will be a safer place. These guys are killing children in the exit corridors like they would rabid dogs, and Zelensky is their leader… Jim W. Dean ]
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First published March 7, 2022
BERLIN — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday pushed back hard against calls from the U.S. and Ukraine for a ban on imports of Russian gas and oil as part of international sanctions on Moscow.
One of the darkest ironies of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine is that Europe is helping fund the Kremlin’s war machine through energy payments. Despite repeated pledges to reduce dependence on Russia after the invasion of Crimea in 2014, the EU has failed to combat its hydrocarbon addiction.
Dismissing fears that Putin was a serious threat, Germany was long the main proponent of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline pumping gas from Russian export monopoly Gazprom straight to Germany.
Although Berlin finally had to freeze the Nord Stream 2 project after the invasion of Ukraine, Scholz made clear that Europe’s biggest economy would not make any further energy sacrifices and would keep buying from Russia.
“Europe has deliberately exempted energy supplies from Russia from sanctions,” Scholz said in a statement. “At the moment, Europe’s supply of energy for heat generation, mobility, power supply and industry cannot be secured in any other way. It is therefore of essential importance for the provision of public services and the daily lives of our citizens,” he added.
“That is why it is a conscious decision on our part to continue the activities of business enterprises in the area of energy supply with Russia,” Scholz added.