Russian Tensions

September 2021 Forums General discussion Russian Tensions

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    alanjjohnstone
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    Having had the Biden-Putin talks hoping to dampen down tensions, the UK chose to show the flag by sailing off the coast of the annexed Crimea. And the media is describing Russia’s reaction as harassment.

    ‘A BBC correspondent on the warship said it was harassed by Russia’s military…He described hostile warnings over the radio as the warship’s crew prepared for a possible confrontation.’

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57583363

    How often have the UK ‘shadowed’ Russian warships when they sail in the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean or use the English Channel yet it is never referred to as harassment or hostile or confrontational.

    And the fact that the BBC conveniently had a reporter onboard shows the ship’s purpose was for propaganda.

    #219740
    alanjjohnstone
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    The Netherlands’ defence minister said that Russian fighter jets armed with air-to-surface missiles had harassed a Dutch navy frigate in the Black Sea earlier this month, conducting mock attacks and jamming communication systems.

    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/netherlands-says-russian-jets-buzzed-warship-in-black-sea-2475587

    Hmmm?…so it was a coordinated NATO incursion into those waters

    #219749

    They must be reading the wrong Geography books, World Almanac, or maps

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    #219944
    alanjjohnstone
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    The Re-Newed Cold War

    Putin has approved a revised version of Russia’s national security strategy that outlines measures to respond to foreign influence.

    https://www.dw.com/en/russia-putin-approves-strategy-to-counter-western-influence/a-58151622

    According to the 44-page document, growing pressure from Western countries poses a danger to Russian society.

    “The ‘Westernization’ of culture increases the danger that the Russian Federation will lose its cultural sovereignty,” the new strategy says. The document claims that Russian “traditional spiritual-moral and cultural-historical values are under active attack from the US and its allies,” including transnational institutions. It stresses that Russia “considers it legitimate to take symmetrical and asymmetric measures” to prevent “unfriendly actions” by foreign states. The document also claims that the West is trying to use Russia’s social and economic problems to destabilize society and radicalize protest.

    #220129
    alanjjohnstone
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    “Russiagate” re-surfaces

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/15/kremlin-papers-appear-to-show-putins-plot-to-put-trump-in-white-house

    Trump is an “impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex”…It is acutely necessary to use all possible force to facilitate his election to the post of US president…This would help bring about Russia’s favoured “theoretical political scenario”. A Trump win “will definitely lead to the destabilisation of the US’s sociopolitical system” and see hidden discontent burst into the open, it predicts.

    #220324
    alanjjohnstone
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    Putin warned that its navy is ready to carry out an “unpreventable strike” on enemy targets if it was in the country’s “national interests.”

    “The Russian navy today has everything it needs to guarantee the protection of our country and our national interests,” he said. “We are capable of detecting any underwater, above-water, airborne enemy and, if required, carry out an unpreventable strike against it.”

    Russia said it had carried out another successful test launch of a new Zircon hypersonic cruise missile from an Admiral Groshkov frigate located in the White Sea in northern Russia and hit a land-based target close to the coast on the Barents Sea.

    The Zircon missile will be capable of flying at nine times the speed of sound and have a range of 1,000 kilometers (621 miles).

    https://www.dw.com/en/putin-warns-of-unpreventable-strikes-by-russian-navy/a-58634000

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