All Quiet On Ukrainian-Russian Front/Secretary Of State Blinken & Defense Secretary Austin On Ukraine-Russia Tension
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Tension continues to rise in Russia-Ukraine border. As there will be global sanctions, decreased European dependence on oil and gas through Russia, and accelerated climate change leading to global disasters, one can only hope that Putin will realize that he will gain more ground by negotiations rather than by military actions toward Ukraine. Our planet earth does not need war and any nation that initiates military actions will be met with serious penalty from global community. All leaders will be maximizing diplomatic solution while being prepared for any possible outcomes.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken details the United States’ response to the Russian instigation on the Ukrainian border, in the video published on Jan 29, 2022, “Blinken: The United States has submitted a written response to Russia“, below:
In the video streamed on Jan 28, 2022, “WATCH LIVE: Pentagon officials Austin and Milley hold news conference amid Russia-Ukraine tension“, below:
Michael McFaul and Nina Khrushcheva join Ali Velshi to discuss what Putin’s endgame is with Ukraine now that the U.S. and NATO rejected his demands. Nina Khrushcheva says Putin “overplayed his hand” in that he doesn’t really want to invade Ukraine. Michael McFaul adds, “There’s room for negotiation if Putin wants to negotiate.”, in the video published on Jan 29, 2022, “Former Ambassador To Russia: Putin ‘Likes This Uncertainty’ On Ukraine“, below:
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman says that the U.S. must care about the possible Russia-Ukraine conflict because these nations have a direct impact on American interests, in the video published on Jan 28, 2022, “Lt. Col. Vindman: Putin’s Aggression In Ukraine Affects U.S. Interests ‘Directly’“, below:
On the Ukraine crisis, there was a sharp juxtaposition Friday as the Pentagon warned that Russian troops could invade at any time, while Ukraine’s president accused the West of sowing panic. Both statements came as Moscow provided its first comments on recent diplomatic moves. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff with more, in the video published on Jan 28, 2022, “Can the U.S. and Russia agree on Ukraine? Here’s the latest on the negotiations“, below:
Although it’s deployed more than 100,000 troops and military hardware to its border, Russia insists it’s not about to invade Ukraine again. The US and its allies aren’t so sure. Caught in the middle, Ukraine is appealing for calm – and more Western weapons to defend itself. As tensions on the Russian Ukraine border continue to simmer, the united west has imposed stringent sanctions on Moscow. Take a look at this report, in the video published on Jan 29, 2022, “Sanctions imposed on Moscow as tensions on Russia-Ukraine border continue to simmer| English News“, below:
Russia is Europe’s biggest supplier of natural gas, with a third of it passing through Ukraine. Moscow has disrupted gas flows in the past for political purposes, and as tensions on Ukraine worsen, European leaders are worried about history being repeated. The United States is scrambling to help its European allies secure alternatives from North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. But will there be enough fuel to support Europe’s energy needs? Presenter: Imran Khan Guests: Pavel Felgenhauer – Defence and Military Analyst. Cornelia Meyer – CEO, Meyer Resource. Ulrich Brueckner – Professor of Political Science, Stanford University in Berlin, in the video published on Jan 27, 2022, “Can Europe be weaned off Russian gas? | Inside Story“, below:
Rachel Maddow reports on suspicious activities by the Russian Navy in waters off Ireland that have added to concerns about Russia’s planned naval war games in Irish territorial waters, and the intention of Irish fishermen to disrupt those war games and protect their fishing territory, in the video published on Jan 26, 2022, “Irish Fishermen Plan To Disrupt Russian Naval War Games: ‘Our Presence Is Our Protest“, below:
Hurray! For Irish fishermen!
Reporter: Are you planning to face down the Russians then, Patrick?
Patrick Murphy, CEO of Irish South and West Fish Producers Organization: Well, we’re entitled to go fishing in the areas outside there, this is our waters. Let me put it to you this way- to every body else – to understand this…This is a real concern to us. And we in our industry feel that nothing is being done here, like everything else, and we want to act. And this is how we are going to act.
Patrick Murphy, CEO of the Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisztion, talks about the economic back story for Irish fishermen, already facing a challenge brought on recent by Brexit negotiations, and why their fishing grounds are a finite resource they can’t afford to share with the Russian navy, in the video published on Jan 29, 2022, “For Irish Fishermen, Confrontation With RUssia Is A Matter Of Protecting Their Livelihood“, below:
May Irish fishermen as well as rest of the world soon be able to return to their normal lives peacefully, through peaceful negotiations resolving Ukrainian-Russian conflict.
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