Russia warns it could stop oil exports

Russia warns it could stop oil exports
Crude production will be suspended if the Western price cap makes it unprofitable, a top official says

Russia will stop global oil exports if the West’s price cap makes it unprofitable to continue production, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak told Russia’s Channel One on Thursday.

“If these prices which they are talking about are lower than the costs for oil production… naturally, Russia will not ensure the supply of this oil to the world markets, which means that we simply will not work at a negative profit,” he explained, as cited by TASS.

The G7 countries agreed to set a cap on the price of Russian oil at the end of June, an idea which had first been pitched by Washington as a means to limit Russia’s income from energy exports. According to Bloomberg, proponents of the measure are discussing the possibility of limiting the price paid for Russia’s exports through interventions in the insurance and transportation of the country’s oil. According to the plan, only those raw materials and oil products whose value does not exceed the price cap would be allowed to be insured and transported.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recently said that the upper threshold for the price cap would be set at about half the current market price of Russian oil. In June, the average price of a barrel of Urals was around $87.25. However, discussions on the matter are ongoing and the price cap has not yet been finalized.

Russia believes that the price cap would further propel global oil prices. President Vladimir Putin recently said Western countries “are stepping on the same rake,” as in the case of abandoning Russian gas.

“The result will be the same – oil prices will skyrocket,” he said.
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Diversity of Western weapons creates trouble for Ukraine

Diversity of Western weapons creates trouble for Ukraine – media
Too many different systems complicate logistics, training and maintenance, US and UK experts say

The wide variety of weapons systems supplied to Ukraine by the West is proving a “serious challenge” for Kiev, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing US and UK think tanks. While insisting that the weapons are “effective” in the fight against Russia, analysts say the piecemeal delivery of multiple different systems has created a “logistical nightmare” for Kiev.

Early on in the conflict, the US and its allies sent Ukraine portable Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and Javelin anti-tank rockets, but quickly depleted their own stocks. In April, the White House announced the first delivery of heavy artillery – M777 towed howitzers – followed by HIMARS multiple rocket launch systems in June.

Kiev has so far received M777 guns from the US, Australia and Canada, but also a number of self-propelled systems such as the US M109, the German Panzerhaubitze (PzH) 2000, France’s Caesar and the Polish Krab, among others. While in theory they all share the same 155-caliber projectiles, things are not so simple in practice.

“None of these systems have that much commonality,” Jack Watling of the London-based Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think tank told the Journal. “Ammunition should be interchangeable, etc. But that’s not the case.”

Watling co-authored the RUSI report published earlier this month, which argued that the “current approach by which each country donates a battery of guns in a piecemeal way is rapidly turning into a logistical nightmare for Ukrainian forces with each battery requiring a separate training, maintenance and logistics pipeline.” Some of it was based on input from Ukrainian military and intelligence officials.

The diverse artillery systems have different ranges, propellant charges, loading mechanisms, spare parts and maintenance requirements, among other things. One example cited was the PzH 2000, which has “specific requirements for loading charges” and takes 40 days of training Ukrainians in how to operate and maintain the dozen or so they’ve received so far.

Scott Boston, a senior defense analyst at the US-based RAND Corporation, pointed out other challenges in dealing with Western-made systems.

“A lot of the Ukrainian stuff is legacy – 40-year-old vehicles that you fix with a hammer and a wrench, brute force, lubricants and prayer. If you think about how a mechanic fixes a modern consumer automobile – with a hand-held computer that you hook up to read the sensors inside the vehicle – it is going to be different,” he told the Journal, adding that not having spare parts other than what comes in from the West is further complicating matters.

Ukraine is effectively suffering from too much diversity of weapons, and RUSI’s Watling has suggested the West should try to limit the number of different systems it’s sending to Kiev.
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US and UK want ‘real war’ between Russia and Europe

US and UK want ‘real war’ between Russia and Europe – Lavrov
Washington and London seek a larger confrontation, the foreign minister says

The US and UK want to escalate the Russia-Ukraine conflict into a larger confrontation between Moscow and Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday in an interview with RT and Sputnik.

“Our US and British colleagues… with the support from the Germans, Poles, and the Baltic states, very much want to make this war a real war, pitting Russia against European countries,” Lavrov said, speaking to RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan.

The Western governments are “literally holding Ukraine back from any constructive steps” towards a peace settlement, Lavrov argued. They are not only “flooding” the country with weapons, but “forcing” Ukraine to use them more brazenly, he added.

Russia launched its military operation in the neighboring country in late February. Many countries, including NATO members, imposed sweeping sanctions on Moscow and have been supplying Kiev with heavy weapons. The latest deliveries include US-made M142 HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and M777 howitzers.

Lavrov claimed that the US and Britain are “benefiting” from the conflict between Russia and Europe because the economies of the EU countries are bearing the brunt of the sanctions. He added that the US has been acting “irresponsibly” by stoking tensions with Russia.

I think they still haven’t realized that they’re playing very dangerous games. But many in Europe are beginning to understand that.

US President Joe Biden said last week that Russia must suffer “a strategic failure” in Ukraine and vowed more support for Kiev.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbass republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked.
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ロシアは2月下旬に隣国で軍事作戦を開始した。 NATO加盟国を含む多くの国は、モスクワに抜本的な制裁を課し、キーウに重火器を供給してきました。最新の納入品には、米国製のM142HIMARS多連装ロケット砲とM777榴弾砲が含まれます。




RT編集長 Margarita Simonyanは、若いころに創立間もないRTにスカウトされ、RTを世界的なトップ ネットメディアに育ててきました。シモニャンという姓からアルメニア人の家系であることがわかります。

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Biden appears to admit he has serious illness (VIDEO)
The president seemingly claimed that pollution gave him cancer
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В лабораториях Северодонецка и Рубежного обнаружили штаммы опасных вирусов
Как заявил офицер Народной милиции ЛНР Андрей Марочко, "также обнаружили большое количество препаратов, не зарегистрированных в Министерстве здравоохранения Украины, но видно, что они шли на потоковое производство"

ЛУГАНСК, 18 июля. /ТАСС/. Штаммы опасных вирусов были обнаружены в биолабораториях, оставленных украинскими войсками в городах Рубежное и Северодонецк Луганской Народной Республики (ЛНР). Об этом корреспонденту ТАСС в понедельник сообщил офицер Народной милиции ЛНР Андрей Марочко.
"Касаемо патогенов, есть штаммы опасных вирусов, есть другие опасные препараты, которые могли навредить окружающей среде и людям. <...> Также было обнаружено большое количество препаратов, не зарегистрированных в Министерстве здравоохранения Украины, но видно, что они шли на потоковое производство, то есть они производились в промышленных масштабах", - сказал он.

Ранее Марочко сообщал ТАСС о том, что в биолабораториях, обнаруженных в Северодонецке и Лисичанске, производили наркотики, которые потом поставляли в ряды ВС Украины.

По данным СМИ, лаборатории в Северодонецке и Лисичанске - скрытые биолаборатории США.
LNR人民民兵のAndriy Marochkoは、「ウクライナ保健省に登録されていない薬も大量に見つかったが、生産が流れていたことがわかる」と述べた。

7月18日、ルガンスク。/ルハンスク人民共和国(LNR)のルビシュネとセベロドネツクの町にウクライナ軍が残したバイオラボから、危険なウイルスの株が発見された。LNR人民軍将校のAndriy Marochkoは、月曜日にタス通信の記者にこう語った。




Pentagon divulges number of US-funded biolabs in Ukraine
US insists 46 “peaceful” facilities were all about public health and safety
The US government has supported 46 biological research facilities in Ukraine over the past 20 years, but as part of a peaceful public health project rather than to develop weapons, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The US military accused Russia and China of “spreading disinformation and sowing mistrust” about its efforts to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

This is the first time the US Department of Defense disclosed the exact number of such facilities its government has supported in Ukraine, in a document titled ‘Fact Sheet on WMD Threat Reduction Efforts.’

According to the Pentagon, the US has “worked collaboratively to improve Ukraine’s biological safety, security, and disease surveillance for both human and animal health,” by providing support to “46 peaceful Ukrainian laboratories, health facilities, and disease diagnostic sites over the last two decades.” These programs have focused on “improving public health and agricultural safety measures at the nexus of nonproliferation.”

The work of these biolabs was “often” conducted in partnership with bodies like the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and was “consistent with international best practices and norms in publishing research results, partnering with international colleagues and multilateral organizations, and widely distributing their research and public health findings,” the Pentagon insisted.

Last month, the Russian military said only three laboratories in Ukraine had the required safety levels to conduct the kind of research they were engaged in. Head of the Radioactive, Chemical, and Biological Protection Forces Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov cited Ukrainian government reports to point to a series of problems at one of those facilities in Odessa, by way of example.

In a series of briefings starting in March, the Russian military has presented evidence of the Pentagon’s involvement in funding laboratories in Ukraine. In early May, Kirillov accused Kiev of launching a biological attack against the breakaway region of Lugansk and of conducting “inhumane experiments” on Ukrainian patients. Other evidence suggested attempts to weaponize drones to disperse pathogens, and attempts to destroy compromising materials after Russia sent troops into Ukraine in February.

According to Russia’s Investigative Committee, the US has poured more than $224 million into biological research in Ukraine between 2005 and early 2022. Western pharmaceutical giants, nonprofits and even the US Democratic Party were involved in the scheme, Moscow has said.

To hear the Pentagon explain it, the US had “full approval” of the Russian government to engage “thousands of former Russian biological weapons scientists to conduct peaceful biological research projects for public health purposes.” Earlier in the document, the US military points out it was trying to create “sustainable civilian employment” for scientists with “weapons-related knowledge” in order to “remove incentives to seek or accept of terrorist or other state actor employment and financing.”

US involvement with biological laboratories in Ukraine “remain peaceful efforts to improve nuclear and radiological safety and security, disease surveillance, chemical safety and security, and readiness to respond to epidemics and pandemics such as COVID-19,” the Pentagon said.

Meanwhile, it accused Russia – with the help of China – of seeking “to undermine that work by spreading disinformation and sowing mistrust in the people and institutions all over the world that contribute to WMD threat reduction.”

China has responded to Russian briefings by calling for the US to provide a “fair, objective and professional” explanation of its activities.

The Pentagon insists that Ukraine “has no nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons programs” and that the small amount of highly enriched uranium (HEU) that remains at research institutes in Kiev and Kharkov “is well below the amount needed to produce a nuclear device.”


国防総省によると、米国は「過去20年間に46の平和的なウクライナの研究所、保健施設、疾病診断施設に支援を行うことで、ウクライナの生物学的安全、セキュリティ、ヒトと動物の両方の健康に対する疾病監視の改善に協力的に取り組んできた」のだという。これらのプログラムは、"核不拡散の結節点における公衆衛生と農業安全対策の改善 "に焦点を当てたものである。





国防総省の説明を聞くと、アメリカはロシア政府から、"何千人もの元ロシア生物兵器科学者が公衆衛生目的の平和的生物学研究プロジェクトを行うことを全面的に承認 "されていたのだ。この文書の前半で、米軍は「兵器関連の知識」を持つ科学者の「持続可能な民間雇用」を作ろうとしていると指摘している。それは「テロリストや他の国家機関の雇用や資金調達を求めたり受け入れたりする誘因を取り除くため」である。


一方、ロシアは中国の協力を得て、"偽情報を広め、大量破壊兵器の脅威軽減に貢献する世界中の人々や組織に不信感を植え付けることによって、その活動を弱体化させようとしている "と非難している。



Prompt launch of CSTO’s biosecurity council is urgent need − Lavrov
In a joint statement, the CSTO foreign ministers reaffirmed the commitment to the principle of equitable and indivisible security
MOSCOW, June 10. /TASS/. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has underscored the importance of having the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s biosecurity council up and running as soon as possible.

"Lavrov emphasized the need for launching a coordinating council of authorized biological safety agencies within the CSTO framework as soon as possible. "At Russia’s initiative, a list of practical measures to enhance cooperation among the CSTO, the CIS and the SCO was considered," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement released on Friday following a meeting of the CSTO foreign ministers.

In a joint statement, the CSTO foreign ministers reaffirmed the commitment to the principle of equitable and indivisible security. "This principle is confined to the dependence of the security of each state on the security of all other countries and the inadmissibility of strengthening the security of some states at the expense of the security of others. It is important to ensure its uniform interpretation among all OSCE participating countries," the statement reads.

The parties called for strengthening the leading role of the UN Security Council in maintaining international peace.

"The CSTO member states call for building a world free from wars and conflicts, violence and pressure, and for the development of comprehensive, equitable and mutually beneficial cooperation, for the achievement of a comprehensive, sustainable and cooperation-based security, with due regard for the interests of all states and peoples," the CSTO foreign ministers said.
モスクワ、6月10日。/TASS/. ロシアのセルゲイ・ラブロフ外相は、集団安全保障条約機構の生物学的安全性評議会をできるだけ早く立ち上げることの重要性を強調した。


Briefing on the results of analysing documents related to the military-biological activity of the USA in Ukraine

!️ The available materials indicate that Metabiota was only a front for dubious tasks in terms of international law and is used by the US political elite to carry out non-transparent financial activities in various regions of the world.

Among other things, documents have been obtained testifying to the plans of Metabiota and the Ukrainian Science and Technology Center to study the Ebola virus in Ukraine. Given the fact that the disease is not endemic and, moreover, has never been recorded in Ukraine, there is a legitimate question about the need for such research and its true purpose.



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