US urges its citizens to leave Russia
Alert follows the ongoing partial mobilization ordered by Moscow over Ukraine conflict
US citizens in Russia are urged to leave the country as soon as possible, to avoid being drafted into the Russian armed forces, the US Embassy in Moscow stated on Tuesday in a security alert.

Citing the ongoing partial mobilization, introduced by the Russian government last week, the embassy warned that Russian authorities may refuse to acknowledge persons with dual Russian-US citizenship, and may deny them access to US consular assistance. It also warns that dual citizens could be prevented from leaving the country and may be conscripted for military service.

The message recommends that US nationals make “independent arrangements” for leaving the country “as soon as possible,” noting that the ability to do so is becoming increasingly difficult as border checkpoints are overcrowded and flights out of Russia are “extremely limited” at the moment.
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Putin’s words must be taken seriously – Merkel
Heeding what Moscow says is “political wisdom” and not a sign of weakness, the former German chancellor said
Western countries should take Russian President Vladimir Putin and his statements seriously, former German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. Her remarks came after the Russian leader issued a warning to the West last week, noting that those who use nuclear blackmail against Moscow “should know that the wind rose can turn around.”

In a rare public appearance at the opening of the Chancellor Helmut Kohl Foundation in Berlin on Tuesday, Merkel noted that Vladimir Putin’s words should not be ignored.

Russia tells EU to treat US as pipeline sabotage suspect
Undersea infrastructure bringing Russian gas directly to Germany was damaged in what many believe to be a clandestine attack
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has asked who the EU intends to punish with the “strongest possible response” for damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines.

The diplomat said Poland's former foreign minister has already identified the US as the party behind the apparent sabotage. Radoslaw Sikorski is well connected to Washington elites through his employment at various think tanks.

Ukraine threatens Russian reservists
President Vladimir Zelensky’s chief of staff has told mobilized troops to surrender or be killed
The chief of staff of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has told Russian troops to surrender if they want “a chance to live,” claiming they will otherwise be killed.

Andrey Yermak made the threat on Tuesday to reservists who are entering military service under the partial mobilization announced last week in Russia.

“Mobilized Russians who surrender will have a chance to keep their lives. The rest of them will not,” he tweeted.

Top Russian senator comments on consequences for those who left during mobilization
There will be no legal ramifications for leaving the country, the MP has said
Russians who have decided to leave the country amid the ongoing partial mobilization will face no additional legal consequences but will likely be unable to avoid a “moral” responsibility, the head of Russia’s commission for the defense of state sovereignty, Senator Andrey Klimov, has said.

In a Telegram post on Wednesday, the senator explained that, according to the Constitution, Russian citizens have the right to freely leave the country as long as they don’t have any outstanding issues with the law and have not violated any administrative or criminal codes.

He added that all those who left the country during the partial mobilization and have not broken any laws can freely return to Russia at any point without facing any legal consequences, noting that Russia is a state of law.

Klimov warned, however, that “serious moral responsibility” cannot be avoided by some of those who decided to run. “It is unlikely that anyone will cover the profits they themselves have missed and the losses they incurred from a hasty escape abroad,” the senator wrote, saying that he doubts “leaving the Fatherland in danger” will bring any luck to such fugitives.
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欧州は米国の植民地に甘んじるのか ノルドストリーム破壊は米国の仕業

Russia to summon UN Security Council
Moscow will request a meeting over a suspected “sabotage” attack on the Nord Stream pipeline
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70yrs later in 2014, George Stinney was proven innocent

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US speaks out on claims of ‘sabotage’ on Russia’s Nord Stream

US speaks out on claims of ‘sabotage’ on Russia’s Nord Stream
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says initial reports point to sabotage or attack on the gas pipelines
Commenting on reports that the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines have been disabled by sabotage or deliberate attacks, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday said such an attack is “in no one’s interest.” He added, however, that the current situation represents an opportunity for Europe.

“The leaks are under investigation. There are initial reports indicating that this may be the result of an attack or some kind of sabotage, but these are initial reports and we haven’t confirmed them yet. But if it is confirmed, that’s clearly in no one’s interest,” Blinken said during a joint press conference with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who is visiting Washington.

Following up on the question, Blinken said the US priority was to impose a price cap on Russian oil exports and “surge” supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe. The US became the world’s largest LNG exporter this year, partly due to the embargo against Russia imposed by Washington and its allies.

While there are “clear challenges in the months ahead” in terms of Europe’s energy supply, “there is also a very significant opportunity to do two things,” Blinken pointed out. The first is to “finally end the dependence of Europe on Russian energy” and the second is to “accelerate the transition to renewables” so the West can address the “climate challenge.”

Both Nord Stream pipelines, which connect Russia to Germany under the Black Sea, lost pressure on Monday. Danish authorities discovered a massive gas leak near the island of Bornholm, and closed the area off to navigation. Berlin has been investigating the incident as a deliberate attack, either by pro-Ukrainian forces or as a “false flag” by Russia, German media reported, citing anonymous government officials.

Russia is “very concerned” about the situation and has called for an immediate investigation, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. Nord Stream’s operator said three undersea gas lines had suffered “unprecedented” damage, adding that it was impossible to estimate when service might be restored.

Nord Stream 1 had been in service since 2011, but has been operating under a reduced regimen since the end of August, with Russia citing technical difficulties caused by Western sanctions.

Nord Stream 2 was completed in September 2021 and fully pressurized, but Berlin froze its certification in February, prior to the Russian military operation in Ukraine. The pressure loss came amid rising protests in Germany, demanding the unblocking of the pipeline to deal with the worsening energy crisis.
米国のアントニー・ブリンケン国務長官は24日、ノルドストリーム1および2のパイプラインが妨害工作や意図的な攻撃によって使えなくなったという報道について、そのような攻撃は "誰の利益にもならない "とコメントした。しかし、同氏は、現在の状況は欧州にとって好機であると付け加えた。

"リークは調査中である。攻撃または何らかの妨害工作の結果ではないかとする初期報告があるが、これは初期報告であり、まだ確認はしていない。しかし、もし確認されれば、それは明らかに誰の利益にもならない」と、ワシントンを訪問中のインド外務大臣Subrahmanyam Jaishankar博士との共同記者会見でブリンケンは述べた。


欧州のエネルギー供給に関して、「今後数カ月は明確な課題がある」一方で、「2つのことを行う非常に大きなチャンスもある」とブリンケン氏は指摘する。1つは「欧州のロシアエネルギーへの依存を最終的に解消すること」、もう1つは「自然エネルギーへの移行を加速させ、欧米が "気候問題 "に対処できるようにすること」である。




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Ukraine can use Western weapons against ‘territories seized by Russia’ – US

Ukraine can use Western weapons against ‘territories seized by Russia’ – US
US Secretary of State Blinken says Washington won’t recognize “annexed” regions as Russian

Washington has no objections to Kiev using Western-supplied weapons to target territories that may decide to join Russia, as the US considers the vote to do so illegitimate, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday.

The US and its allies have supplied Ukraine with a variety of weapons, including tube and rocket artillery. At a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Washington, Blinken was asked if the US had any objections to Ukraine using those weapons to attack targets in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson, which just wrapped up a vote on joining Russia.

“We will never recognize the annexation of Ukrainian territory by Russia,” Blinken told reporters. “Ukraine has the absolute right to defend itself throughout its territory, including to take back the territory that has been illegally seized, one way or another, by Russia. And the equipment, the weapons that we and many other countries are providing, have been used very effectively to do just that.”

Russia’s “annexation” of the Donbass republics and the two regions will make zero difference to either Ukraine or the US, Blinken insisted. “The Ukrainians will continue to do what they need to do to get back the land that has been taken from them. We will continue to support them in that effort.”

In June, when the US first sent long-range HIMARS rocket artillery to Ukraine, Blinken said he had received “assurances” from Kiev that they will not be used on Russian territory, and that he believed them due to a “strong trust bond.”

Kiev’s forces have since used the US-supplied weapons to target civilians in Donbass, Kherson and Zaporozhye, which are under Russian control. Ukraine has also bombed Crimea and border towns in the Russian regions of Kursk and Belgorod. Crimea rejoined Russia in March 2014, after the US-backed coup in Kiev, while Donetsk and Lugansk declared independence.

Blinken also accused Russia of a “diabolical scheme” to deport or “disappear” the local Ukrainian population and “bus in” Russians who would then vote in a manipulated referendum to get annexed by Moscow.

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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Russia expels Japanese consul over spying
The diplomat was caught by Russian counterintelligence while trying to procure restricted information
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) detained the Japanese consul in Vladivostok on Monday. Motoki Tatsunori confessed to trying to purchase restricted information, and has been ordered to leave the country.

“The Japanese diplomat was detained on suspicion of receiving, for a monetary reward, restricted information on Russia’s cooperation with another country in the Asia-Pacific region, and the impact of Western sanctions on the economic situation in the Primorye region,” the FSB said in a statement. It added that the diplomat has been declared “persona non grata” for activities that are “incompatible with the status of a consular official and detrimental to Russia’s security interests.”

The service has released footage of Tatsunori meeting his contact at a restaurant, as well as the diplomat’s interrogation after he was detained. The consul acknowledged he had breached Russian law with his activities.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has also summoned Japan’s minister-counsellor over the incident, notifying the mission that Tatsunori has been declared persona non grata and must leave the country within 48 hours.

“A decisive protest has been expressed to the Japanese side over the actions of the General Consulate official and an appropriate note has been delivered,” the ministry said in a brief statement.





・・・2022/9/27RTの記事です。次は動画。なんでここまで出す必要がある? ロシア側の特別の意図を感じざるをえません。

Japan responds to expulsion of ‘spy diplomat’
Tokyo denies that its consul engaged in espionage against Russia
Japan has lodged a formal complaint with the Russian government after Moscow accused one of its diplomats of attempted espionage. Tokyo insists the charge has no merit and is demanding an apology for the consulate official’s treatment.

The Japanese Foreign Ministry issued the complaint on Tuesday, one day after Russia said it had detained Motoki Tatsunori for attempting to purchase restricted information. The ministry rejected the allegations as false and accused Russian authorities of improper interrogation methods.

“The alleged illegal activity insisted by the Russian side is completely groundless,” Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said during a press briefing, adding that Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Mori had summoned Russia’s envoy to demand an apology.

Matsuno went on to claim that Tatsunori was interrogated while wearing a blindfold, and that his head and hands were bound, saying the treatment was “intimidating” and may have violated a treaty between Russia and Japan.

“It is extremely regrettable and absolutely unacceptable,” he said.

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said it detained the diplomat in Vladivostok “on suspicion of receiving, for a monetary reward, restricted information” related to “Russia’s cooperation with another country in the Asia-Pacific region,” as well as the impact of Western economic sanctions. The service added that Tatsunori was declared “persona non grata” for activities that are “incompatible with the status of a consular official and detrimental to Russia’s security interests.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry later summoned Japan’s envoy over the incident, and said Tatsunori must leave the country within 48 hours.

The Japanese official has since been released from custody and is scheduled to return to Japan on Wednesday, according to Matsuno.
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