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  • Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergey Nechaev

    Comment by Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergey Nechaev on the German government’s decision to supply Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks
    https://germany.mid.ru/ru/press-centre/news/kommentariy_posla_rossii_v_germanii_s_yu_nechaeva_o_reshenii_pravitelstva_frg_o_postavkakh_ukraine_t/

    On January 25, 2023, the German government approved the delivery of Leopard 2 heavy battle tanks to the Kiev regime. Other countries that are armed with such equipment are allowed to re-export it to Ukraine.

    This extremely dangerous…

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  • Lavrov: News conference: Russian diplomacy

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at the news conference on the performance of Russian diplomacy in 2022, Moscow, January 18, 2023

    Good afternoon, colleagues.

    Our tradition has been to meet at the beginning of the new year to discuss the results and events of the past year. 2022 was difficult and even…

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  • The question of our time

    Finian Cunningham writes for Strategic Culture and asks the question of our time:
    Should Russia Take the War to NATO States?

    It’s certainly risky and not to be contemplated rashly. But what is the alternative?
    The United States-led military bloc is a party to the conflict in Ukraine against Russia. In short, NATO is at war with Russia.…

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  • Nikolai Patrushev: Interview – the West and Ukraine

    The Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev had this interview with Argumenti i Facti at aif.ru.  This is a lightly cleaned-up machine translation.

    “They want to turn Russia into Muscovy.” Nikolai Patrushev-about the West and Ukraine
    .What actions of the West are being prepared for in Moscow and what policy can be…

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  • Andrei Martyanov with Russia as a cat

    My suggestion is that you give this one a careful listen.  He of course speaks of the weapons and their abilities which is his strength, but toward the end, he now also questions the refrain that Russia is going to enter into a huge offensive operation, which seems to be a common narrative.  I’ve questioned…

  • Press Release: Sergey Lavrov & Qin Gang

    Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Qin Gang
    On January 9, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Qin Gang.

    The Russian Minister congratulated his Chinese colleague on his recent appointment and wished him success in…

  • Daily Chronicles

    The Daily Chronicles are snippets of the most important news across the world for this and each day as it rolls in – as such, this thread is non-structured. Kindly also use it as an open thread.

    AMLO: Calls On Biden To End US Disdain For Latin America

    “President Biden, it is time to end this forgetfulness and…

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  • Zircon missile of words: Medvedev

    Dmitry Medvedev writes :

    The US State Department has published a pep talk to the people of Russia, saying, “We love you all.” It ends in their typical vile Jesuit style: “We stand in solidarity with every one of you who seeks to create a more peaceful future.” And the war in Ukraine, they say, is…

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  • Brian Berletic on the Ukraine

    I’m posting this for a specific reason.  During the last few weeks I expressed my own doubt that Russia will in short order go over to a winter offensive and major actions in the Ukraine.  Most analysts and commentators were keenly awaiting ‘Russia’s major offensive’.  Now, I am not saying a major offensive will not…

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  • Xi Jinping & Vladimir Putin + Update

    Most of the substantive issues discussed in this video conference will only trickle out with more time.  Here is a short summary of what is public now.

    Relations between 🇷🇺 & 🇨🇳 ‘Best in History’ – Putin-Xi Video Call Key Points

    📍The Russia/China partnership is a stabilizing force against the backdrop of geopolitical tensions and pressure
    📍Relations between…

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  • Lavrov: interview with TASS

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s year-end interview with TASS news agency, December 27, 2022
    Question: The launch of the special military operation in Ukraine and ensuing developments, including an unprecedented deterioration of our relations with the West, was the main event of the outgoing year. Do you think the conflict in Ukraine can last a long time,…

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  • Informal summit of CIS heads of state

    The Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library in St Petersburg hosted an informal meeting of the heads of state of members of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

    Attending the meeting were President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

    Traditional informal…

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