D.Austrian Economy Minister Margarete Schramböck has warned Germany not to consider a gas embargo. “If we know we can not continue with the gas embargo, we should not send any signals – and neither we nor Germany can pursue it,” said Shrombak of the Funky Media Group. For an initial statement. “The gas ban is a clear red line for Austria,” the ÖVP politician said.
In the future, Germany will not be able to calculate the supply of gas from storage facilities planned for Germany, such as Hydog in Germany. “We can use Austrian tax money to make arrangements for storage facilities that serve Austrian needs, but we can not buy gas from Germany, France or the Netherlands with Austria’s tax money.
The storage facility at Hydach, owned by Casprom, is currently almost empty. When filling storage facilities, Austria initially focuses on domestic demand. The goal is to fill the current 18 to 80 percent savings.
Conservative politician suggested that the EU should use fracking to extract gas. “There are shale gas extraction methods that are environmentally friendly. We should not discuss the state of technology 20 years ago with our minds closed. ” Technology has grown. In addition, new partnerships are needed in the Middle Ages, for example with Saudi Arabia for solar energy and hydrogen.
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4:59 am – Historian: The war in Ukraine changes the culture of German memory
Former U.S. President George W. Bush. Bush backed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky in a video link. Bush wrote on Twitter on Thursday, thanking Zhelensky for his leadership, his example and his commitment to freedom. He also praised the courage of the Ukrainian people. The former US president has attached photos of the change with Selenskiz in his post, which shows the two men conversing.
Zhelensky assured that the Ukrainians would not give up the fight against Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin’s barbarism and heresy, Bush said. Americans are impressed by their courage and resilience. His country will continue to support the freedom struggle of the Ukrainians. Bush also referred to the Ukrainian head of state as “Winston Churchill of our time”, referring to the British wartime prime minister.
01:41 – Ukrainian supporters buy virtual weapons for Kiev forces
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Czech activists released an online store on Thursday where users can “buy” weapons such as guns, grenades and tanks. However, weapons were not provided to them; Instead the money goes to the Ukrainian embassy in the Czech Republic.
The embassy opened a bank account at the end of February after the start of the Russian invasion to buy arms for the Ukrainian armed forces. So far, 1.1 billion crowns (.7 44.7 million) have been collected.
To give buyers an idea of the cost of the war, the website zbraneproukrajinu.cz (“Weapons for Ukraine.cz”) lists the actual prices of weapons and equipment used in Ukraine. They range from 160 kroner (6.50 euros) worth of water disinfectant to 30 million kroner (1.2 million euros) worth of tanks.
00:41 – Zelenskyy reiterates call for Marshall plan for Ukraine
Despite massive Western financial aid to Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zhelensky has stuck to his thoughts on a kind of marshal plan for his country after the war. A few hours ago, the International Donors’ Conference in Warsaw raised a little over six billion euros in support of Kiev, “an element of our security, an element of security for the whole of Europe,” Zelenskiz told his newspaper. Friday night video address. The fate of Ukraine and Europe is now determined “not only on the battlefield”, but also in the economic sphere, in the post-war reorganization of Ukraine.
However, the billions pledged in Warsaw “are only part of what is really needed to restore normalcy to the entire area where Russia brought the war.” This requires the further contribution of the independent world and international organizations. “That is why the modern analogue of the Marshall Plan for Ukraine is needed.”
Zelenskyj relied heavily on the newly established United24 website so that donations could be made to Ukraine. “Because Ukraine needs up to $ 7 billion a month to cover the state budget deficit,” he said. A total of $ 600 billion has already been spent to rebuild the infrastructure destroyed by the Russian military. “Imagine the size!”
11:45 pm – S&P pushes Belarus deep into rubbish
The appraisal agency S&P is pushing Belarus’ credit rating further into the rubbish bin. The credit rating for long-term foreign currency securities will be reduced from the previous “CCC” to “CC”, with a negative outlook, S&P announced. There is a risk that the papers will not be delivered. May be further downgraded to “SD” (selected default / partial default) in the next few months. Russia’s occupation of Ukraine has been hampered by Western sanctions.
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