World Ukraine: Berlin announces that sanctions against Russia will target North Stream 2

22:25  27 january  2022
22:25  27 january  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

"No options are excluded" to respond to a Russian attack in Ukraine, announces the White House

 © Sergey Pivovarov many Russian armed means are posted not far from Ukrainian borders (illustration). Reuters / Sergey Pivovarov The tension seems to rise again a notch in this war of declarations between Russia and the United States. "We are at a stage where Russia can launch an attack in Ukraine at any time," said the White House spokesperson on Tuesday, speaking of an "extremely dangerous situation".

La mise en service du gazoduc reste bloquée par le régulateur énergétique allemand, pour des raisons juridiques. © John MacDougall AFP / Archivos The commissioning of the gas pipeline remains blocked by the German energy regulator, for legal reasons.

The North Stream 2 German-Russian pipeline will be part of the possible sanctions against Russia in the event of a Moscow attack against Ukraine? The German Foreign Minister wanted this Thursday to clarify the position of his country.

In front of the Bundestag, Annalena Baerbock clarified the position of the German government on the German-Russian pipeline. "We are working with our allies to a packet of strong sanctions that covers several aspects, including Northern Stream 2," said the Minister of Foreign Foreign Ecologist.

warships "for robust defense" against Russia: Ukraine presents concrete weapons receivables to Germany

 warships The repeated cancellation of the Federal Government irritates Ukraine. Nevertheless, the ambassador defines. Also within the traffic light are doubts on no. © Photo: Sina Schult / dpa The frigate "Hamburg" in an Irini use of the EU in front of the coast of Libya in 2020. Ukraine does not loose after the clear NO of the Federal Government to Weapon Sagers .

The chief of diplomacy as his party have always criticized the project for geopolitical and energy reasons, and pleaded for greater firmness with regard to Moscow, recalls our correspondent in Berlin, Pascal Thibaut . The position of the Social Democrats, also members of the coalition government, has however been less clear. The German press has often been titrated on "the Russian problem" of the SPD, evoking the opposite positions of social democratic officials with regard to Moscow. This also concerned the pipeline.

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The Chancellor Olaf Scholz had taken over the traditional statements of Angela at first Merkel about a project presented first as a private investment of companies that support it. Olaf Scholz has since modified its position and only excludes sanctions against Russia in case of aggression against Ukraine striking Nord Stream 2.

Kiev wants air demares and warships: the traffic light is arguing about weapons exports - but Ukraine already has allies

 Kiev wants air demares and warships: the traffic light is arguing about weapons exports - but Ukraine already has allies The government is undoubtedly whether Germany should not deliver at least protective equipment to Ukraine. Help is already looking for the country in Turkey. © Photo: Andriy Dubchak / AP / DPA Ukrainian Marines Talk to each other at the dividing line to the Prorussian rebels in the Donetsk region.

"As long as we speak, we do not shoot"

this pipeline, which Must route Russian gas to Germany and Europe via the Baltic Sea, bypassing Ukraine, is completed. But its commissioning remains currently blocked by the German energy regulator, for legal reasons.

On current tensions around Ukraine, Annalyna Baerbock has nevertheless emphasized the immediate need to focus on ongoing negotiations to try to get a de-escales from Moscow, suspected of preparing an invasion. "As long as we talk, we do not shoot," she launched the Tribune of the Chamber of Deputies.

Berlin must, however, face many critics for its positioning deemed too flexible with Moscow. The German Government refuses to deliver arms to Kiev, unlike the United States or the United Kingdom, and it had recently cleared the head of his national navy, who had supported the Russian position.

Putin Is So Dangerous Now Because This Is His Last Chance to Seize Ukraine .
Russia’s sudden escalation around Ukraine has taken some by surprise, but the logic behind it may be deceptively simple: This winter could be Russia’s last chance to attack Ukraine. Russian military forces are amassed to Ukraine’s east, north, and south, and Ukraine’s leadership is making preparations for war. The Biden administration believes that an invasion is imminent, evacuating the U.S. embassy and readying forces to be deployed. The greatest logistical barrier to Russia’s advance is mud, and that may be frozen over before long.If Putin acts he will be inviting a cavalcade of sanctions and even military resistance from the West.

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