“The European countries, which do not depend on Russian gas, must be in solidarity with those who have problems with stocks,” said the head of the European Commission.
Moreover, Spain had announced that it prefers to triple its own gas deliveries to the continent, instead of reducing consumption by 15%, as proposed by Brussels.
On the other hand, the United States is working with Ukraine on a “plan B” for the export of grain. The project involves road, rail and river transport, sending barges and adjusting the railways to bring them into line with those in Europe. “And that’s because we can’t trust Vladimir Putin’s word at all,” explained the representative of the United States Agency for International Development.
In Cairo, where he is looking for customers for energy exports, the Russian foreign minister contradicted his own statement in April, when he said that Moscow had no plans to change the regime in Kyiv.
Sergei Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia: “Definitely, we will help Ukrainians to get rid of the current regime that is anti-people and anti-historical.”
Meanwhile, in Moscow, the head of the Russia Today channel and the chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee warned the Ukrainians that annihilation awaited them.
Andrey Kartapolov, Chairman of the Defense Committee of the State Duma: “It will be an unconditional surrender. Now Putin uses grain, heat, light, gas as weapons. He will probably start using the baby toys too and to hell with them!! If that’s what they want!”.
Margarita Simonian, Russia Today: “If we plan our future by counting on the lifting of sanctions, if we have people in leadership who believe that, those people should go. It is clear to everyone that this will not happen. We are in the midst of tectonic changes for the economy, technologies, medicine, culture. I have bad news: it won’t be the same again! It is obvious that the sanctions will not be lifted because we will never sign a peace agreement on the terms that Ukraine wants”.
Kiev, increasingly optimistic
In the other camp, the Ukrainians are also convinced that, in the end, the victory will be theirs, because justice is theirs.
Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine: “Ukrainians will not be defeated. Even the occupiers admit that we will win. We hear it in their conversations all the time. In what I tell my relatives when they call.”
As proof, the counter-intelligence service publishes the interception of a conversation held by a Russian soldier with his mother the other day: “Mom, today was a disaster! At two in the morning, 15 comrades were killed while watching movies on the tank. With the drone! By drone, mother damn it! He simply flew over, released the projectile and blew up the tank.”
Also, at least two launchers of the S300 anti-aircraft system operated by the Russian army were allegedly destroyed by the Ukrainians in the Kherson region, where Kiev is planning a large-scale counteroffensive.
Sloviansk, a priority for Putin’s troops
Ukrainian strikes have damaged the three Russian-controlled bridges leading to Kherson in the last week. Western defense officials estimate that Russian troops are forced to engage in various tactics to mitigate the effects of the HIMARS launchers, including camouflage measures and constant shifting of positions. These damage-limitation measures prevent the Russians from unleashing the massive artillery barrages heavily used in Luhansk.
Instead, in Sloviansk, the mayor called for the emergency evacuation of residents. Located in the Donetsk region, the partially destroyed city is a priority objective for the Russian military.
Source: PROTV news
Tags: Russia, Ukraine, war in Ukraine, Sergey Lavrov,
Publication date: 25-07-2022 19:59