He will close the floodgates. The Russian group Gazprom will interrupt, Wednesday, April 27, its gas deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria. The Ddecision was made after both countries refused to pay Moscow in rubles. A strong and worrying decision for the rest of Europe which comes the day after the evocation of a “real danger of World War III” by the head of Kremlin diplomacy, Sergey Lavrov. Follow our live.
Moldova is strengthening its security. Authorities in Chisinau have stepped up security after explosions in the separatist region of Transdniestria. kyiv accuses Moscow of seeking “destabilize”. US warns against attempts to“escalation of tensions” in this pro-Russian Moldavian separatist region bordering Ukraine
Putin has the “political space” to withdraw from Ukraine. “Given the massive Russian support for what he is doing, the apparent indifference of the Russian media to what is really happening in Ukraine, the paradox is that Putin has plenty of political space to back up and withdraw”said Boris Johnson on TalkTV.
The UN now imposes the obligation to justify any veto. The United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus on Tuesday a resolution requiring the five permanent members of the Security Council to justify their use of the veto. A rare reform that was revived by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Directly targeting the United States, China, Russia, France and the United Kingdom, the only holders of the veto, the measure initiated by Liechtenstein is intended to “to pay a higher political price” when they use it, summarizes an ambassador from a country that does not have one and asks to remain anonymous.