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The False Flag Poisoning of Alexei Navalny

By Max Parry – Originally at OffGuardian – Published Sep 25, 2020 FRN On August 20th, Russian opposition figure and self-styled “anti-corruption” activist Alexei Navalny fell seriously ill while in mid-flight from Tomsk, Siberia to the Russian capital. The Moscow-bound plane was abruptly re-routed to make an emergency landing in the Siberian city of Omsk […]

THE NAVALNY CASE – Europe is Not The Same as in 2014

By Cesare Lombroso – The Navalny case is currently shaking the whole of Europe and the Russian-European relations even more so, to the extent that the question of the completion of the construction of Nord Stream 2 has been raised. The correlations between the Navalny case and the lightning-fast statements across Europe of politicians directed […]

US Intensifies Pressure, Expands Sanctions on European Contractors of Nord Stream 2

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States authorities have intensified pressure on European contractors of construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline recently, threatening with “far-reaching” consequences if they continue cooperating with the project, the German Die Welt paper wrote on Saturday with reference to sources. The United States authorities have started holding bilateral talks […]

MAJOR: US Expands Sanctions on Both Russian Pipeline Projects

MOSCOW – The US’ decision to remove sanctions exemption for the two pipelines under construction to deliver gas to Europe and Turkey is a textbook example of unfair competition through political means, Moscow announced. The move, which allows the further sanctioning of Russian natural gas projects, has clearly shown the weakness of the American system, […]

MERKEL: ‘We Reject Exterritorial Sanctions on Nord Stream 2’

BERLIN/WASHINGTON, D.C. – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that proposed US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from the Russain Federation were law-defying and would be dealt with. “We think that extraterritorial sanctions, like the ones imposed by the US, do not match our understanding of what is legal. This […]

Ivanov: Ukraine Will Soon Return to the Russian Sphere

By Andrey Vasiliev Providing Ukrainian consumers with Russian gas has entered the final stage. If local gas companies fail to agree, Kiev will face a collapse. Ukraine will be forced to return to the “Russian orbit”, because it will not be accepted anywhere else, and there is really nowhere to go. This opinion was expressed […]

Russia Confirms Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Will Be Completed Despite Pressure

MOSCOW – Construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will be completed despite outside pressure and US sanctions against the project, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a response on its website following Acting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s press conference on summing up the results of Russian diplomacy in 2019. The relevant question was not voiced […]

US Sanctions on Germany Are Self-Defeating

BERLIN – Germany and Russia have reacted angrily to sanctions approved by US President Donald Trump on a gas pipeline between the two countries. The sanctions target firms building the Nord Stream 2, an undersea pipeline that will allow Russia to increase gas exports to Germany and other EU members. The US considers it a […]