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Putin Looks to Asia as West threatens to isolate Russia

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by Star Wars, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. cyphercide

    cyphercide SENIOR MEMBER

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    Relinquish Crimea? Of course not, I certainly don't recall stating something to that effect. What I did say was much would depend on what future course of action Russia decides to take. While there are no guarantees when it comes to Putin's ambitions, reminding him of what's at stake should he decide to act impulsively seems like a good deterrent.

    U.S. sanctions on Russia begin to bite - Mar. 21, 2014

    P.S. Given that many of the individuals being targeted belong to Putin's inner circle, it's highly unlikely that they're going to be "skinned alive" for any reason.

    Key aides from Putin's inner circle targeted in new round of EU sanctions - CNN.com
     
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  2. Sam Manekshaw

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    Britain will begin buying Russian gas directly this year, while the rest Europe is attempting to cut its reliance on supplies from Moscow amidst the crisis in Ukraine.
    Under a deal signed in 2012 the UK’s biggest utility company Centrica will start importing Russian gas from October this year, Reuters reports.
    The deal remains in the pipeline, despite EU calls to move away from energy reliance on Russia. On Friday European Union leaders discussed the possible ways to diversify, as they say Crimea’s annexation by Russia made them more determined to take action.
    UK domestic gas production is falling by about 7 percent annually, and the country is looking for alternative sources to fill the gap.
    Supplies of Russian gas, which already provide a third of Europe’s needs, reach Britain through the central and south eastern parts of the continent, rather than directly. Most of Britain’s imports comes piped from Norway and liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from further afield.
    Most Russian supplies have recently been from storage in Germany.
    Russia’s energy major Gazprom sells between 11 billion and 12 billion cubic metres to the UK, which is about 15 percent of country’s total need.
     
  3. Tshering22

    Tshering22 ELITE MEMBER

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    No one is against USA in general, man. The thing is too much intervention is what causes others to get antagonized and form such alliances.

    Technically individuals do not hate US contrary to what Kissinger-types say.

    We must also find a way to import gas from Russia. If only there was no land obstacle between us and central asia...