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Russia Reveals “Plan B”: Gazprom Says Gas Transit Via Ukraine May Be Stopped Completely

Russia Reveals “Plan B”: Gazprom Says Gas Transit Via Ukraine May Be Stopped Completely

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US does everything to prevent potential for alliance between Russia and EU – Lavrov

US does everything to prevent potential for alliance between Russia and EU – Lavrov

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Caught On Tape: Ukrainian National Guardsmen Shooting At Crowd In East Ukraine Referendum Town

Caught On Tape: Ukrainian National Guardsmen Shooting At Crowd In East Ukraine Referendum Town

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Obama’s move on Ukraine another nail in coffin

Obama’s move on Ukraine another nail in coffin

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The Odessa Massacre – What REALLY Happened

The Odessa Massacre – What REALLY Happened

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Kiev’s troops roll through E.Ukraine in ‘bid to disrupt voting’ – self-defense forces

Kiev’s troops roll through E.Ukraine in ‘bid to disrupt voting’ – self-defense forces

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Ukraine crisis EXCLUSIVE: US and Europe planning to ‘cut off’ Russia’s gas supply

Ukraine crisis EXCLUSIVE: US and Europe planning to ‘cut off’ Russia’s gas supply

Oliver Wright Britain is drawing up plans with the US and other European countries to “disarm” the threat of President Vladimir Putin using Russian gas and oil supplies as “a weapon” against Ukraine and its Eastern European neighbours. Next month, David Cameron and other G7 leaders are expected to sign off on an “emergency response plan” to assist Ukraine this winter if Russia restricts gas supplies. At the same time, G7 energy ministers this week agreed a plan to eliminate Europe’s reliance on Russian oil and gas over the longer term and prevent energy security being used as political bargaining chip by the Kremlin. Russia currently supplies around 30 per cent of all gas consumed within Europe and more than 50 per cent of the gas used by Ukraine. In 2006, when the Russian state-controlled energy producer Gazprom turned off supplies through its Ukrainian pipeline Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Poland reported gas pressure in their pipelines fell by 30 per cent. While only a small fraction of gas used by the UK comes from Russia, any restriction in supply has a dramatic impact on prices. Under the G7 proposals, support would be given to build several new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals across Europe, while the US would lift restrictions on the export of shale gas. At the same time, the EU will invest in new pipelines to move gas from West to East and increase supply routes from North Africa. Japan is also understood to be prepared to re-start some of its nuclear plants that were mothballed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. Japan is now one of the largest importers of LNG, which has pushed up prices to record levels. Senior Government sources said the ongoing crisis had “concentrated minds”, particularly in Europe, over the energy threat and said there was for the first time a “clear consensus” to take action. Next month, David Cameron and other G7 leaders are expected to sign off on an “emergency response plan” to assist Ukraine this winter if Russia restricts gas supplies (Getty Images) “The diversification of sources and routes for fossil fuels is essential,” the G7 communique stated. “No country should depend totally on one supplier. Nor should energy be used as a means of political coercion or a threat to security.” Ed Davey, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary who represented Britain at the G7 talks in Rome, told The Independent that unless action was taken now Russia would “undoubtedly continue to use energy as a weapon”. “It is completely unacceptable for President Putin to use Russia’s gas and oil supplies as a weapon to exert control and power over Ukraine – or any other country,” he said. “But this is not the first time he has done this, so we have to take a stand this time, or he will undoubtedly continue to use energy as a weapon.” Mr Davey said that the G7 had agreed a process that, over the longer term, would “disarm the threat”. But he added that in the short term there would be a plan in place within the next few weeks to support Ukraine’s energy needs this winter if there is a Russia switch-off of gas. “We will be drawing up an emergency winter response if Russia threatens its gas supplies, which will be discussed again at the G7 Heads of State meeting next month.” A Downing Street source confirmed that Mr Cameron “fully backed” the strategy, adding that it was possible that the G7 leader summit in Brussels could “go further”. “We will be examining the full range of options available,” they added.
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False Flag in Odessa: The Pathetic U.S. Media Coverage

False Flag in Odessa: The Pathetic U.S. Media Coverage

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Dozens of FBI, CIA agents in Kiev ‘assisting Ukraine security’

Dozens of FBI, CIA agents in Kiev ‘assisting Ukraine security’

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Avoiding facts? MSM uncertain who is behind deadly Odessa blaze

Avoiding facts? MSM uncertain who is behind deadly Odessa blaze

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McCain says Obama begging Putin over Ukraine

McCain says Obama begging Putin over Ukraine

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CIA caught red handed in Ukraine

CIA caught red handed in Ukraine

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Putin to US: It’s bad to read other people’s letters

Putin to US: It’s bad to read other people’s letters

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Western Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun

Western Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun

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Obama says Crimea remains part of Ukraine, warns Russia

Obama says Crimea remains part of Ukraine, warns Russia

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Murderous Ukrainian ultra-nationalist dead – after 2 decades of violent thuggery

Murderous Ukrainian ultra-nationalist dead – after 2 decades of violent thuggery

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Crimea, Sevastopol officially join Russia as Putin signs final decree

Crimea, Sevastopol officially join Russia as Putin signs final decree

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China, India back President Putin in Crimean reunification with Russia

China, India back President Putin in Crimean reunification with Russia

Nikolay Litovkin Vladimir Putin stressed the support China showed during the UN Security Council meeting as the council sought to declare the Crimean referendum illegal. “We are grateful to all those who understood our actions in Crimea,” Putin said. “We are grateful to the people of China, whose leadership sees the situation in Crimea in all its historical and political integrity. We highly appreciate India’s restraint and objectivity.” Moscow vetoed the resolution, while Beijing abstained. This step wasn’t seen by mass media as clear support for the Crimean reunification and even deemed as a ‘slap in the face’ for Russia by Western diplomats. Yet, the step by Beijing was considered as clever and politically far-seeing. China wasn’t able to veto the resolution on Crimea alongside Russia as it has its own domestic issues like Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan. But it has now deepened its relations with Moscow and gained a potential ally for the future when Beijing will have to make hard political decisions. India also remembers the support Moscow showed in 1975 when New Delhi had the same situation with Sikkim, a landlocked state located in the Himalayan Mountains. At that time India was under heavy diplomatic pressure from the West, especially from the United States. Sikkim became 22nd state of India, when 97.5 % of residents voted in favor of reunification with New Delhi. Argentine leader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner also showed her support for the Russian Federation recalling that “the UN Charter stipulates the right of people to self-determination, which means that this rule should be applied to all countries without any exception”. She compared the situation in Crimea with the one around the Falkland Islands, where a referendum was also held a year ago. The UN did not question the legality of the vote at that time, Kirchner reminded. The situation around the Falkland Islands led to a war between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982. The UK saw it as an invasion of territory that has been British also since the 19th century. Buenos Aires lost in the conflict, diplomatic relations between the two were restored only seven years later in 1989 .
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US warship Truxtun begins naval exercise in Black Sea

US warship Truxtun begins naval exercise in Black Sea

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PUTIN: CRIMEA IS PART OF RUSSIA

PUTIN: CRIMEA IS PART OF RUSSIA

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