War in Ukraine, Finland: ready to fight if attacked
If attacked, Finland is ready to fight. This was assured by the chief of staff of the Helsinki army, Timo Kivinen, commenting on the risks of military threats from Russia. “We have systematically developed our military defense for exactly this kind of warfare that is being fought” in Ukraine, “with a massive use of weapons of firepower, armored forces and even air forces,” explained the Finnish general, quoted by the Guardian. . “Ukraine was a difficult bite to chew – he added – and so would Finland”.
Ukraine: Moscow, on Kaliningrad to avoid references to art. 5 Born
Fly warned the West to stop talking about the activation of article 5 of the Born in relation to the voltage escalation between Lithuania And Russia after the partial blocking of freight traffic to the exclave of Kaliningrad. “I would like to warn Europeans against dangerous rhetorical games on the subject of conflict,” said Deputy Foreign Minister, Serghei Ryabkov, quoted by the Russian media. The US State Department reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to Article 5 of the NATO Treaty, which states that an attack on one member of the Alliance is an attack on all. “Lithuania is a member of NATO and the US is at its side. Our support is armored”, said spokesman Ned Price.
Ukrainian war, Russia: on Kaliningrad the answer “will be non-diplomatic practice”
The possible measures Russian in response to the restrictions on the transit of goods to Kaliningrad by the Lithuania they will not be diplomatic, but practical, and are already being developed. This was stated by the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova. Zakharova underlined that both the European Union and Lithuania “have been informed of the need to review the steps taken”. “If this does not happen, retaliatory measures will be introduced”, recalled the spokesperson without adding further details.
Kremlin, EU sanctions blocking Kaliningrad “unacceptable”
The Kremlin claimed that the EU sanctions that led to the Lithuania to impose a partial ban on the transit of goods from Russia continental to the Kaliningrad exclave are “absolutely unacceptable” and that Moscow “is considering various retaliatory measures”. The spokesman for the Russian presidency, Dmitri Peskov, added that “it is premature” to talk about the nature and timing of the measures that will be adopted by Moscow.
Ukraine: suspected drone attack on Russian refinery on the border
The authorities’ Russian suspect that a drone attack was the cause of the fire that broke out today in an oil refinery in the region of Rostov on the border withUkraine “According to one version, the fire was caused by a drone attack on the technical installations of the plant refinery Fragments belonging to two drones were found, “said the regional governor, Vasily Golubev.
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