August 16, 2022

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RRussia has blamed Ukraine for a drone attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol in Russian-occupied Crimea. The attack took place on Sunday morning and five people were injured, Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Rasvosayev said on his blog on the Telegram news channel. The drone crashed into the courtyard at the headquarters. Russia has accused Ukraine of using a drone strike to attack preparations to celebrate Russian Navy Day.

Ukraine denies that. The Russian accusations are “deliberate provocation,” a spokesman for the Odessa regional administration said in a video posted on Telegram. “The liberation of occupied Ukrainian Crimea will be done in a different, more effective way.”

Russian sources say Navy Day celebrations have been canceled for security reasons; Russia’s domestic secret service, the FSB, is investigating. Russia actually celebrates Russian Navy Day with huge naval parades every year.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected a parade of warships, aircraft and thousands of soldiers for “Navy Day” in St. Petersburg on Sunday. Five months after the start of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine, the Kremlin leader used the traditional event as a show of authority. Parades honoring the naval forces and their various fleets are planned in many parts of Russia.

40 warships, including submarines, are expected to participate. According to the Kremlin, Russia is also planning a naval parade in the Syrian port of Tartus on the Mediterranean Sea. Russia is at war with President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

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10:57 am – Geopolitics after Russian war of aggression: Pelosi Taiwan visit still possible

Top US politician Nancy Pelosi is making a controversial stop in Taiwan during her Asia tour. The stops in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan were announced in a statement released Sunday by the Office of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives. It was not mentioned whether or not the leading US Democrat also plans to visit Taiwan. The 82-year-old is the third most powerful person in the United States, after the president and vice president.

Speculation about Pelosi’s possible visit to Taiwan has recently raised tensions between Washington and Beijing, and has also fueled international concerns about escalation. Beijing has threatened clear consequences for such a trip, which Pelosi has not confirmed.

“Today, our congressional delegation travels to the Indo-Pacific region, reaffirming America’s strong and unwavering commitment to our allies and friends in the region,” Pelosi said Sunday. The politician will be accompanied by several Congressmen on his trip. The focus of the visit was “Mutual Security, Economic Partnership and Democratic Governance in the Indo-Pacific Region”.

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The Chinese leadership views independent Taiwan as part of the Communist People’s Republic and threatens to take it over. After Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, concerns have grown that Beijing might one day carry out its threats.

09:40 – Heavy missile strikes by Russia in southern Ukraine

According to Ukrainian officials, Russia hit the southern cities of Mykolaiv and Nikopol with numerous rockets overnight. The mayor of Mykolaiv, Oleksandr Senkevych, said on television that it was probably the worst attack on the city to date.

12 rockets were fired at houses and educational institutions, killing 2 and injuring 3. The governor of Dnepropetrovsk region, Valentyn Resnichenko, wrote in a telegram that 50 rockets hit Nikopol residential areas. One person was injured.

07:12 – Lebanon intercepts a ship carrying Ukrainian grain

At the request of the Ukrainian embassy in Beirut, a Syrian-flagged ship carrying grain was arrested in Lebanon on Saturday. A judicial official said prosecutor Ghassan Guidat has appointed police to investigate the “Laodicia” cargo that arrived at the port of Tripoli. He ordered the seizure of the vessel pending investigation.

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According to Ukrainian ambassador Ihor Ostash, the loaded grain came from Russian-occupied parts of his country. The diplomat contacted Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Thursday about the ship’s “illegal” cargo. According to the Justice Department official, Lebanese police have been instructed to cooperate with the Embassy of Ukraine in the investigation.

07:00 am – Majority of Greens voters for long term nuclear power

According to a survey, a majority of Green voters are in favor of extending the life of Germany’s remaining nuclear power plants. In a representative survey conducted by opinion polling agency Insa for “Bild am Sonntag”, 54 percent were in favor of an extension to reduce dependence on Russian gas for energy supplies. 38 percent of Green voters were against continuing.

Among the general public, 70 percent are in favor of the extension, 20 percent are against, and 10 percent are undecided.

37 percent of people in Germany have the Greens set the tone in a traffic light coalition, while only 25 percent for the SPD and 20 percent for the FDP. 25 percent consider the Greens more trustworthy (SPD: 22 percent, FDP: 15 percent).

Fears that Russian gas supplies could be cut off could extend the service life of the last three nuclear power plants still in operation in Germany, which must go offline at the end of December under current nuclear law. is discussed.

The union and FDP are campaigning to allow at least limited continued activity beyond the start of the year. Especially the SPD and the Greens are still skeptical. They generally do not want to rule out continuing to operate, at least temporarily, in the event of a crisis.

Insa interviewed a total of 1002 people for Friday’s survey.

04:40 am – Lindner calls on Habeck to end gas-fired power generation

Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) asked Federal Economy Minister Robert Haebeck (Green) to stop generating electricity using gas. “We have to work to ensure that there is no gas crisis accompanied by an electricity crisis,” Linder told “Bild am Sonntag”. “Therefore, gas cannot produce electricity, as is still the case.” Habeck would have the legal authority to prevent this, Lindner added.

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In this context, the finance minister once again advocated the continued operation of nuclear power plants in Germany in order to obtain “other electricity capacities”. “There’s a lot to be said for not shutting down safe and climate-friendly nuclear power plants and keeping them running until 2024 if necessary,” he said.

Fears that Russian gas supplies could be cut off could extend the service life of the last three nuclear power plants still in operation in Germany, which must go offline at the end of December under current nuclear law. is discussed.

The union and FDP are campaigning to allow at least limited continued activity beyond the start of the year. Especially the SPD and the Greens are still skeptical. They generally do not want to rule out continuing to operate, at least temporarily, in the event of a crisis.

3:40 am – FDP Parliamentary Group Leader Tour: Traffic lights will counter energy costs

Christian Toure, head of the FDP parliamentary group, has promised more relief in the face of rising energy costs. “If energy costs rise, we have to take countermeasures. Consumers should not let their eyes wide open and fall into the price trap,” Tour told the German press.

According to Durr, unemployment benefit II recipients can be rewarded if they save energy. “Anyone who uses less gas than in previous years can subsidize part of their heating costs. This way we can also relieve those who are having a particularly hard time in this crisis.

Dürr said Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) has announced relief for low-income earners and small and medium-sized businesses. “We want to make this possible by eliminating cold progress and allowing earlier implementation of passenger allowance. This will also free up workers who depend on buses and trains.

1:30 am – All-Metal President Wolf calls for new nuclear power plants

Stephen Wolf, head of the employers’ association Gesamtmetall, has spoken out in favor of keeping Germany’s three nuclear power plants still operating and discussing building new reactors. “I think it’s absolutely essential that nuclear power plants run longer,” Wolff told newspapers from the Funke media group. An extended service life for the three nuclear power plants still in operation will significantly reduce gas-fired power generation and help secure power supplies when gas is not actually available.

“But we also need to have a discussion about building new nuclear power plants,” Wolff continued. “Currently 50 new nuclear power plants are being built around the world and the technology has improved. The EU has only labeled nuclear energy as green energy.” Although the focus should be on renewable energies, these will not be sufficient to cover Germany’s total electricity needs in the future.