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Russia launches a series of naval maneuvers in various oceans to intimidate the West
Russia surprisingly announces the realization of naval maneuvers throughout the planet. The Russian Navy will carry out during the current month of January and February a whole series of naval exercises in different seas and oceans of the world with a clearly intimidating objective. All this in the midst of the enormous tensions that are shaking Russia’s relations with the United States, NATO and the European Union on account of Ukraine.
Four keys to understanding the conflict between Russia and Ukraine
The current Russo-Ukrainian conflict, which seems poised to take on a larger scale than the one generated by the 2014 military conquest of the Crimean peninsula and the civil war in Donbass, is not the result of either the territorial ambitions of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, nor the presumed clumsiness of the Ukrainian leader, Volodimir Zelensky, who has accelerated his relations with the West since coming to power.
Its origins are much earlier.
Von der Leyen threatens Russia with “brutal sanctions” if it attacks Ukraine
After the speech in Strasbourg by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, proposing that the EU offer to Russia a proposal for a continental security architecture, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said this Thursday in a special speech addressed to the Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) that if there were an aggression by Russia against Ukraine, the action would have very serious consequences. “We hope that the attack does not happen, but if it does, we are prepared. If there are more attacks on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, we will respond with brutal economic and financial sanctions.”
Johnson pressures and intimidates rebellious ‘Tory’ deputies
The soap opera by chapters in which politics in the United Kingdom has become in recent weeks due to the revelations of the so-called ‘partygate’, had a new episode full of intrigue this Thursday, with severe accusations against the Boris Johnson’s government for allegedly intimidating rebel MPs from the party’s ranks. William Wragg, chairman of the public administration and constitutional affairs committee, denounced that several conservatives who oppose the prime minister and who want him to leave office after learning that parties were being held in Downing Street while the population was forced to confine itself to prevent the spread of Covid-19, had been the object of “pressure and intimidation”. In addition, according to Wragg, some workers at the official residence of the ‘premier’ as well as members of his cabinet and even some advisers, have tried to sneak sensitive information about these deputies into the media, after Johnson’s attempts to maintain his support they will be unsuccessful.