The Daily Chronicles are snippets of the most important news across the world for this and each day as it rolls in. Kindly also use it as an open thread.
Good Monday Morning all these Kind Humans!
I hope for a slow week. There is nothing earthshattering so far today.
(it did not last long – not even a full 24 hours 🙂
What does it mean when both Mr Lavrov and Mr Putin attends the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) summit? It is seldom that they travel together.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Arrives In Yerevan For CSTO Summit
President Putin is expected to arrive in the Armenian capital as well to hold a meeting with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan regarding his country’s recent border tensions with Azerbaijan.
This may shatter the Ukraine and Europe a little more. In fact, I hope they do it! Paul from the Sirius Reports says that:
“Gazprom might be about to terminate gas transit across Ukraine”
He also states on his Twitter this morning: “Russia continues to state that it will not sell oil to nations who attempt to cap price and will reduce oil production if necessary. In doing so they will spike the oil price. So in trying to financially impact Russia again and failing they instead once again damage themselves.”
Comrade Fidel is standing in Moscow. El Comandante!
Some of us know Nat South. Well, Nat has a Telegram channel which is regularly updated and has all things shipping, ships and so on, routes, airplane routes, anything sailing or flying. The channel is here: https://t.me/theLookoutZ
So, the idea of a price cap on Russian oil: It is of course on the face of it stupid, but if one looks at the whole plan, under the hood is a ban on Russian tanker insurance. This is of course not made visible to these human beings that watch these things. A similar ‘under the hood’ issue operates in Iran. It is said that Iran sanctions do not include medications and food, so the empire tries to make itself look good. But, the banks have been warned and this has been operational for a long time .. Do not Deal! We now have to open up everything from the west to see what is under the hood.
So, with what is under the hood on the price cap, Turkey has no option.
🇹🇷Turkey will close the Bosporus Strait and the Dardanelles for tankers with Russian oil without insurance from December 1 – Bloomberg (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-17/turkey-to-demand-insurance-details-for-tankers-passing-bosphorus?leadSource=uverify%20wall)
📍Turkey is quietly joining the new sanctions on Russian oil, which include a “price ceiling” and a ban on tanker insurance.
📍It will become almost impossible for Russian oilmen to freely receive insurance under the new sanctions regime: from December 5, it will be available only to tankers that transport oil at a price below the established “ceiling”.
Nat also tells us:
The State Duma obliges foreign military vessels to notify Russia of passage through the NSR within 90 days. At a meeting on Tuesday, the State Duma adopted in the second, main reading a bill according to which foreign military vessels following the Northern Sea Route for non-commercial purposes will be required to notify the Russian Federation about this through diplomatic channels 90 days before the expected date of passage.
Paul from the Sirius Report has this short message:
Global South needs to recognise that for now it needs to go it alone. At some point and relatively soon, the west will follow suit. The problem is things have to be eviscerated here for that to happen. That’s the unfortunate consequence of collective stupidity and arrogance.
The NYT has a piece out which seemingly says, and then backtracks, that the videos of Russian soldiers where they lie shot in the back of the head, are valid and genuine. Oh, but do they try to backtrack – and of course, the Ukraine is going to investigate itself again. https://t.me/RT_India_official/7332
Videos of Alleged Execution of Russian POWs in Ukraine are Authentic – NYT Report
The New York Times says it has verified the authenticity of videos that surfaced online last week, allegedly showing the execution of captive Russian soldiers by Ukrainian troops.
“At least 11 Russians… appear to have been shot dead at close range after one of their fellow fighters suddenly opened fire on Ukrainian soldiers standing nearby,” the newspaper reported.
In one of the grisly videos, which appeared on social media, the Russian servicemen were shown surrendering to Kiev troops and lying down on the ground, before a second clip showed their bodies lying motionless in pools of blood.
Russia has described the clips as proof of “deliberate and methodical murder” of its soldiers by Ukraine. The UN has urged an investigation into the videos, with Kiev promising to carry out a probe.
These are some of the “peaceful protesters” that have the full support of western regimes & western media.
Armed terrorists receive weapons & logistical support from northern Iraq. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the apartheid regime along with western regimes fund their bases in Iraq. pic.twitter.com/AAf0fCeCsT
— Seyed Mohammad Marandi (@s_m_marandi) November 21, 2022
Kazakhstan’s President Tokayev was re-elected.
In response to the suggestion to boycott Qatar FIFA World Cup, France’s Macron insisted that sports “must not be politicized”. What about Russian athletes sanctioned on political grounds in almost all existing sports, Mr. Macron? Our double standards meter went off the scale… pic.twitter.com/9zFBnNzlvi
— Russia in RSA 🇷🇺 (@EmbassyofRussia) November 21, 2022