On Thursday, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss warned Russia that the UK is working on “high impact” sanctions Western powers could implement over allegations that Moscow is plotting to invade Ukraine.
“The UK is working with our partners on these sanctions, including high impact measures targeting the Russian financial sector and individuals,” Truss said.
For their part, the Russians have strongly denied the claim that they are planning to invade Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin is concerned with the increased US and NATO presence in the region and is seeking security guarantees that NATO won’t expand further eastward.
Truss insists that Russia is the “aggressor” and that NATO has always been a “defensive alliance,” although since the Soviet Union collapsed, NATO has waged wars of aggression in the Balkans and across the Middle East and North Africa.
Truss’ language on sanctions echoes what is coming out of Washington. The US has warned Moscow of “severe” sanctions that would aim to isolate Russia from the global financial system. In a call with President Biden last week, Putin said such sanctions could lead to the end of US-Russia relations.
On Friday, Truss and other NATO foreign ministers will hold virtual talks on Ukraine ahead of planned meetings with Russia. On January 10th, US and Russian officials will meet in Geneva to discuss Moscow’s concerns. On January 12th, NATO will hold a meeting with Russian officials in Brussels.
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Sanctions are only legal if they are part of a UN Resolution. Otherwise sanctions are a violation of international law
As if the USA cares at all about international law.
Rogue state indeed
Is it just me feeling a possible imminent false flag operation from the UK to galvanize the minds of the sheeple of the west against Russia?
“Truss’ language on sanctions echoes what is coming out of Washington.”
Of course. Plus, he’s sitting on the US’ lap with a hand up his back making his mouth move.
Careful! Liz Truss, believe it or not, is a woman!
Wars can get started this way. It seems that high level talks need to be held, to simmer any tensions down and allay everyones concerns but with a much more conciliatory tone from the West/NATO, yet that does not seem to be in the cards…
Exactly. The opposte is happening, it appears that US/NATO are in a weak position therefore have no room to negotiate, The only way fotward is — to ratchet up the rethoric and insure all NATO countries are firmly toeing the line. But it is not the case. Turkey, Hungary, Greece, and very nervous Russian Black Sea neighbors, Rumania and Bulgaria, jittery Italy and much too quiet Spain — are somehow not convinced of the wisdom the US/UK tough line.
Given that Russia has set out its security parameters, an absolute minimum for its territory to be defensible, who will back out. As Putin put in “.. we have no place to go from here.”.
NATO is however determined to hang on to Ukraine, and endanger Rusdia’s security.
As Russia will not allow time wste tactics, it cah certainly penciled in several moves to counter it.
But nervousness and anger are present in many quarters — looking at the already worn out sanctions regime which is biting back. It was so pointless to hit a Serb Republic insiide Bosnia for — gasp — trying to return to the original Dayton agrerment, agreement chipped away by a successive European overloards overstepping their boundaries. And on January one — Biden slammed Ethiopia with sanctions withdrawing trade privileges, all that because US favored Tigrey minority did not succeed in toppling democratically elected president. And for helping democracy stay alive, neighboring Eritrea was slapped with sanctions as well. Attempt at destabilizing Ethiopia failed, and region is not sucked up into conflict.
Trail of failed policies goes through entire ASEAN, RCEP, HUAWEI 5G — and from Mexico through Central and South America.
Focus on Russia as a must-to-diminish enemy in order to isolate China is not just much too late. It is much too risky to Europeans.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It really helps to add them into the equation. peace-donna
LOL As Alexander Mercouris titled one of his videos back when the UK sent a couple warships into the Black Sea, “The Mouse Pokes the Bear.”
The UK isn’t capable of applying “high impact” anything against Russia.
There are two takeaways from this UK statement:
1) The UK, like the EU, is ticked off that they’ve been excluded from the direct US-Russia talks next week, so they’re inserting themselves in the mix.
2) The US is continuing the BS about a “Russian invasion” of Ukraine, even though it’s clear there never was an intention for any such on Russia’s part (absent a Ukraine attack on Donbass.) This proves the US is not serious about the upcoming talks.
So “over allegations that Moscow is plotting to invade Ukraine.” the UK plans high impact sanctions while making no attempt to help Ukraine follow the agreement made in 2015 to have negotiations between Kiev and the disputed eastern “breakaway republics. Sabre-rattling about troops (IN Russia) and invasion of Ukraine(as if Russia wants that!!!) blame Russia and make Ukraine the main focus of talks, which Russia has definitely prepared to be about stopping NATO expansion and even pushing it back. All the big threats of Truss, Stoltenberg, Blinken want to ignore any rights of Russia to any “territorial integrity” after NATO has already moved 1000km (or as the USA∕UK still remain in imperial measures) 600miles east of united Germany, right up to the border with Russia.
here is what is going down…..if anyone out here remembers the little problem back in the ’60’s, it was called the “Cuban Missile Crisis”. That was the attempt by Russia to place missiles in Cuba, directed at the US prime centers of government etc. During that time, the world was on the brink of nuclear war. At present the exact same situation has arisen between the US/NATO placing missiles that will have a ground hit time of less then 8 minutes on Russian centers of government. This is the Cuban Missile Crisis in reverse. The Ukraine, it has decided that the states that have legally voted to return to Russian control are not smart enough to make that decision and will not allow them to do so. Kazakhstan, under heavy war time activity as i write, all being orchestrated thru NATO/US means and funding. Why ? that area sets on one of the worlds largest oil and natural gas regions and that needs to be put under US/NATO control…..like every other situation out there, the US/NATO think they should have complete control of it all. so, a regime change in in motion under the control of the US/NATO. Not to stop there, by taking over control of Kazakhstan, missile’s will be placed there, not int the Ukraine. Same difference to Russian protections of country. Again, the exact reversal of the ’60’s crisis.
Russian officials have asked for legal protections against the US/NATO that those missile’s will not now or ever be placed in such close proximity to there country. NATO/US big boys have already said NO. NO legal guarantees. Russia isn’t stupid. They know NATO/US has a great big problem of forgetting the promises they make. So, the simple, it would be common sense to ask for the protections Russia is asking for, that has already been denied.
Monday coming, Jan. 10th there will be a horse and pony show about the “sanctions” and other possible workarounds to the problem the US/NATO controllers have created.
What most people do not know, yesterday, Jan 7th, NATO and its low life constituency countries are in negotiations within them selves…..for a general consensus of a nuclear first strike against Russia.
Think about what i just told you !
The US is flat broke. China Is flat broke. both are in a situation that they created themselves. As the old song goes, the Fat Lady Has Sang Her Song, Now its Time to Pay Her !
This complete situation is being directed by the US/NATO criminal cabal. the same that over thru the US election of 2020. or maybe you couldn’t count when they kept showing the numbers on the TV screen, one has X number of votes, Trump, then the next vote tally shows he lost them ? and they went over to Biden ? how is that possible ? simple is as simple does. They want war, with Russia, they will get it.” WE THE SHEEPLE”, as usual, will pay for it with our lives.
In 1914 they wanted to protect Belgium …
In 1939 they wanted to protect Poland …
In 2022 they want to protect the Ukraine …
When will they ever learn?
Antony Blinken, the hapless inept fawning american Sec.of State says. no, there were never any agreements about NATO not pushing toward Russia, HUH? The Warsaw Pact remembers it differently but Blinken doesn’t remember, or doesn’t know or is lying, and Jen psaki, when asked if FBI/CIA/NATO/USA had any involvement in Kazakhstan, says, noooo.
Fact: America & NATO definately want war. WHY?
to cover up voting irregularities? to take care of covid’s slow pace?
It’s getting sickening.
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