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Direct supply of weapons to Ukraine? Now there are demands from the Greens and the FDP to do the same. A news ticker on war diplomacy.

Updated July 26, 9:49 am: Important Dates in War Diplomatic Affairs : Foreign Minister Annalena Barbach visited Republic of Che And this Slovakia. The Green Party politician also wants to talk about the war in Ukraine there. The Czech Republic holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union since July 1. Besides, he should EU Gas Contingency Scheme It was officially confirmed at a special meeting of energy ministers in Brussels.

Ukraine news and energy crisis: Zelenskyj now sees “open gas war against Europe”.

Updated from July 26, 07:22: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sees further restrictions on Russian gas supplies to Europe as a form of “terrorism” by Moscow against the West. “This is an open gas war that Russia has unleashed against a united Europe,” Zelensky said in his evening video message on Monday. Russia is deliberately making it difficult for Europe to prepare for winter. The country has once again shown that it does not care about the fate of its people. By blocking Ukrainian grain exports, Russia is starving people, suffering from cold, poverty and occupation.

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“These are different forms of terrorism,” Zelenskyj said, as Russian gas company Gazprom announced on Wednesday it would cut Nord Stream 1 supplies by up to 20 percent through the Baltic Sea pipeline. Gazprom gave reason to repair another gas turbine. As a result, the current 40 percent production will be further reduced to 33 million cubic meters of gas per day, it said. Nord Stream 1 is Germany’s most important supply pipeline for gas from Russia.

According to the information German press agency Meanwhile in one An emergency plan to reduce gas consumption was agreed. Official confirmation is due on Tuesday at a special meeting of energy ministers in Brussels.

Zelenskyj calls for more sanctions against Russia

Cuts in gas supplies are another threat to Europe, Zelensky said. So the West must strike back. Instead of considering taking back the already repaired gas turbine, sanctions against Russia should be tightened. “Do everything possible to reduce Russia’s income not only from gas and oil, but also from other remaining exports,” he said.

Zelenskyy warned that any trade relationship “is a potential means of pressure on Russia.” It has long been famous for using its gas as a “geopolitical weapon”. Even after the war, part of the gas from Russia continued to be pumped through Ukraine to Western Europe.

Russia attacked the port of Odessa

Updated July 25, 4:30 p.m: Russia fires rockets at Odessa port Millions of tons of Ukrainian grain should be sent there. Russia thinks it’s still possible. The rockets struck part of the port used for military purposes, putting it “at a significant distance” from the grain bins, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday during his visit to Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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From the Russian side, nothing stands in the way of implementing the Istanbul agreement on Friday, he said. At the same time, Lavrov made it clear that such an attack could happen again at any time. According to Lavrov, Russia has made no commitment to the Istanbul agreement, “which would prohibit the continuation of special military operations and the destruction of military infrastructure and other military targets.”

Russian Grain Agreement

In Friday’s deal with Turkey, Russia pledged to allow export ships to use the sea route and not to fire on them. So the three ports concerned should not be attacked. Among other things, it is about the export of millions of tons of grains. The agreement, brokered by the United Nations and Turkey, enables exports to be monitored from a control center in Istanbul.

Updated July 25, 1:43 p.m: Israeli Prime Minister Jair Lapid warns that if the “Jewish Agency for Israel” is disbanded, relations with Russia will deteriorate. Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working for Jewish settlement Israel. Lapid said your ban was a “serious incident,” his office said.

Ukraine-News: 17,000 people have left Russia for Israel since January

The Russian Ministry of Justice filed a lawsuit against the NGO. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called it a violation of Russian law. According to Lapid, a delegation will travel to Moscow this weekend to persuade Russian officials to change their minds.

Peskov rejected speculation that Moscow wants to prevent more “smart people” from Russia from immigrating to Israel. According to the Israeli Integration Ministry, nearly 17,000 people will leave Russia for Israel in 2022 – twice as many as the previous year.

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In Israel, however, people believe Moscow wants to use the embargo to punish the country for its stance in the Ukraine war. The Israeli government has condemned the Russian war of aggression, but has so far imposed no sanctions. Observers justify this with Israel’s security interests. Among other things, Russia has great influence over the situation in Israel’s neighbor Syria.

Updated from July 25, 12:39 pm: Ukraine receives first Gepard anti-aircraft tanks from Germany “Three leopards have officially arrived since today,” Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Ukrainian television. Many tens of thousands of views were also handed out.

Missiles over Odessa despite grain deal: Putin’s spokesman surprises with his thesis

Updated July 25, 12:24 pm: Despite an attack on the Ukrainian port city of Odessa, Russia has no problem resuming grain exports. “This does not and should not affect the launch of the ship,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Moscow initially denied it Rocket attacks on Odessa despite grain deal However, he admitted responsibility for the attacks – exclusively on “military infrastructure”. The information could not be independently verified. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy He condemned the rocket attack on Odessa as “blatant Russian barbarism” and the attack drew international outrage.

Germany’s Arms Plan for Kiev: Will the Tank Turn Continue?

Report from July 25: Kiev/Berlin – Tuesday Supply of weapons to Ukraine through ring exchanges Backward. Therefore, Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann is now also open to direct delivery of German tanks to Ukraine.

The ring exchange idea came shortly after the war in Ukraine began. The aim was to deliver heavy weapons to Ukraine as soon as possible. To this end, Eastern NATO partners must provide weapons of Soviet design that Ukrainian soldiers can handle without additional training. Alternatively, they would have to source western products from alliance partners such as Germany.

A Bundeswehr Leopard 2 tank, used by the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Fighting Group (eFP Battalion), passes through Camp Adrien Rhone during President Scholes' visit.
A Bundeswehr Leopard 2 tank © Michael Kappeler/dpa

Arms Supply to Ukraine: Doubts Over Transfer of Strack-Zimmerman Ring

Strack-Zimmermann, the head of the committee, admitted that it would not be possible to provide replacements as quickly as hoped for to the Eastern European alliance partners. “If it’s problematic for the partners, we should stop the ring transfer and deliver directly to Ukraine – maybe the (main battle tank) Panther 2. Time is running out,” he said. FDPDefense Politician for TPA News Agency.

Earlier, Bundestag Vice-President Katrin Göring-Eckard (Green) apparently for direct tank deliveries to Ukraine. The Young Liberals also criticized the ring exchange practice.

Nord Stream 1: Will Moscow Reinstall Turbine?

Meanwhile, the main thing is waiting Germany Is Russia under the leadership of the Kremlin? Vladimir Putin Canada is taking back the turbine, which has been repaired and long shelved due to economic sanctions. With the missing turbine, Moscow had Russian gas supplies cut Nord Stream 1 has repeatedly requested the unit and related documents since June regarding the Baltic Sea pipeline.

Doubts are now growing that Moscow is interested in reinstalling the turbine. For its part, Moscow is said to be reluctant to provide the necessary documents to transfer the plane.

Meanwhile, the boss of the Federal Network Agency, Klaus Müller, showed that he was largely satisfied with the current filling rate of gas storage facilities. They’re “finally back on the right storage track,” he tweeted. (dpa/AFP/frs)