Russia

Putin signs annexation treaties for the occupied territories tomorrow
Russia, Ukraine

Putin signs annexation treaties for the occupied territories tomorrow

At stake are four Ukrainian territories: Zaporyjia, Kherson, Lugansk and Donetsk. Russian President Vladimir Putin will sign, this Friday, the treaties of annexation of the occupied Ukrainian territories to Russia, announced the Kremlin. According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, quoted by Russian news agency Tass, the signing ceremony of the agreements with the Russian Federation will be held on Friday at 15:00 (Moscow time). After that ceremony, Putin is expected to deliver a grand speech and also meet with the administrators appointed by Moscow for the regions in question, Peskov added. At stake are four regions - Zaporizhia, Kherson, Lugansk and Donetsk - where referendums organized by Moscow took place asking Ukrainians whether they approved the joining of their regions to th...
Russia suspends inspections of US nuclear arsenal
United States, Russia, Weapons of Mass Destruction

Russia suspends inspections of US nuclear arsenal

According to Russia, the US is currently at an advantage as it has deprived Moscow of the right to carry out inspections on US territory. Russia has informed the United States of America (USA) that it has "temporarily" suspended on-site inspections of its strategic nuclear weapons. These inspections were part of the arms control treaty known as New START, in effect since February 2011. According to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs quoted by the BBC, the US is currently at an advantage with regard to this agreement given that it has deprived Russia of the right to carry out inspections on American territory. According to the tutelage, US sanctions imposed on Russia on Ukraine have changed conditions between the countries, necessitating the suspension of the last remaining arms r...
NASA: Russia could be burning gas that was supposed to reach Europe
Space, Russia, Ukraine

NASA: Russia could be burning gas that was supposed to reach Europe

NASA has recorded fires at a Russian compressor station since the day that gas supplies to Europe began to be cut off. And the Ukrainian energy minister confirms burning. The amount of gas that reaches Europe from Russia has been decreasing since the war on Ukrainian territory began, and now there is a hypothesis that Moscow could be burning this surplus of gas. The images from the satellite that monitors the fires by NASA, advances the Finnish station Yle, show that every day, since June 17, there have been flames recorded at the Portovaya compression station - which is managed by the Russian company Gazprom and is also responsible for the transporting gas from one location to another. The 17th of June is, in fact, a milestone, since it was from this date that the delivery of gas to G...
Nuclear danger. Antony Blinken attacks Russia amid ‘last minute’ warnings from Guterres
Weapons of Mass Destruction, Russia, United States

Nuclear danger. Antony Blinken attacks Russia amid ‘last minute’ warnings from Guterres

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accuses Russia of using Ukraine's Zaporizhia nuclear power plant as a military base to launch attacks. On the same occasion, the UN Secretary-General warned of the possibility of a "miscalculation of nuclear annihilation". The head of US diplomacy was speaking at the opening of the tenth United Nations conference for the review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which takes place at UN headquarters until August 26. "Russia is using the Zaporizhia plant as a military base to fire on the Ukrainians, knowing that [the Ukrainians] cannot and will not respond because they could hit a nuclear reactor and stored highly radioactive waste," Blinken said in a speech at headquarters. of the United Nations. "This takes the concept of using a human shield to a to...
Iran’s Supreme Leader Supports Putin Over Ukraine Invasion
Iran, Russia

Iran’s Supreme Leader Supports Putin Over Ukraine Invasion

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei expressed strong support for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, arguing that if Moscow had not invaded Ukraine, NATO would have attacked Russia later. These statements align with Putin's rhetoric to justify the invasion of the neighboring country and the stance of the Iranian supreme leader and also show the increasingly close ties between Moscow and Tehran, as both countries face heavy sanctions from the West. Allies of the Atlantic Alliance have bolstered their military presence in Eastern Europe and provided Ukraine with weapons to help fight the Russian onslaught, with Ali Khamenei accusing the West of being against an "independent and strong" Russia. "If the way were clear for NATO, it would not recognize any limits and borders", Kham...