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Another EU state sees truckers block Ukraine freight at border

Hungarian truckers on Monday staged a demonstration near a checkpoint at the border with Ukraine and are slowing down any trucks attempting to go in or out of the country. The protesters are demanding that Brussels introduce quotas on Ukrainian freight trucks entering the EU. According to the M1 TV …

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Another NATO state wants to block Sweden and Finland from joining

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic plans to instruct Ambassador Mario Nobilo, the country’s permanent representative to NATO, to block the accession of Finland and Sweden to the decades-old military alliance, he said Wednesday.  Refusing consent would turn the international community’s attention to problems facing ethnic Croats in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, …

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US poised to block Russia’s debt payments – media

The US may block Russia’s ability to make payments on its government debt by the end of May, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday citing people familiar with the matter. According to the publication, in order to boost financial pressure on Moscow, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control is …

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What Ukraine’s block on Russian gas means for Europe

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NATO member pledges to block Sweden and Finland’s candidacy

Finland and Sweden joining NATO is “very dangerous charlatanry” and amounts to provoking Russia, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said on Tuesday. Zagreb will refuse to ratify their membership until the US and EU pressure the neighboring Bosnia-Herzegovina into guaranteeing ethnic Croats their basic voting rights, Milanovic added. “As far as …

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Kiev lobbies to block Russian gas pipeline – report

The Ukrainian government is reportedly trying to convince European nations to eliminate Russian gas shipments via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. The move is intended to force Russia to move more of its Europe-bound gas supplies through Ukraine, according to energy officials as quoted by Reuters. Increased shipments via Ukraine …

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EU threatens to block Russian oil supplies to Serbia

Croatian state-owned oil pipeline operator JANAF said it will halt oil supplies to Serbian oil and gas company NIS starting mid-May, due to the latest sanctions introduced by the EU against Russia. Russia’s Gazprom owns a 56.15%-share in NIS, which is one of the largest oil and gas companies in …

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Musk’s Starlink will only block Russian media ‘at gunpoint’

Billionaire Elon Musk vowed on Friday that his SpaceX Starlink internet service would only block Russian news outlets “at gunpoint” after he was allegedly ordered by unnamed governments to censor the country’s media sources. Musk claimed in a Twitter post that Starlink had “been told by some governments (not Ukraine) …

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Putin hits out at plans to block Nord Stream 2

Russian President Vladimir Putin had choice words for those who are working to delay the operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, blaming them for obstructing a project that he says will be beneficial to all involved. At a meeting with Russia’s State Council on Friday, Putin said that …

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