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Borrell compares anti-Russia sanctions to ‘diet’

The EU should not lift the sanctions it imposed on Russia over the Ukraine conflict even if they don’t have an immediate effect, because they work like a “diet,” the bloc’s top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Tuesday. Speaking at a plenary session of the European Parliament, the EU’s High …

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Moscow compares Lavrov and Pelosi’s trips to Asia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is traveling to Asia to promote cooperation, not to provoke China like US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, his spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday. Moscow’s chief diplomat is scheduled to visit Myanmar and attend the Russia-ASEAN meeting in Cambodia. “It’s hot there now, in every …

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Finland compares joining NATO to ‘purgatory’

The opposition from Turkey has turned the process of joining NATO into “purgatory” for Finland, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto complained on Wednesday.  With bids by Finland and neighboring Sweden stalled for two weeks now, Haavisto expressed hope that an announcement on the enlargement of the US-led military bloc could …

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Russia compares Ukraine, Finland & Sweden NATO ambitions

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has explained why the NATO aspirations of Ukraine were more concerning for Russia than those of Finland and Sweden, which officially announced on Sunday that they were looking to join the US-led military bloc.  “We have no territorial disputes with either Finland or Sweden. Ukraine could …

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Russia compares Ukrainian forces to terrorists

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has compared the terms for a civilian evacuation allegedly put forward by Ukrainian troops besieged at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol to demands made previously by terrorists in Syria. Speaking on Thursday, Peskov reacted to reports that the Ukrainian forces holed up at the plant wanted …

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Kremlin compares Ukrainian forces in Azovstal to terrorists

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has compared the terms for a civilian evacuation allegedly put forward by Ukrainian troops besieged at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol to demands made previously by terrorists in Syria. Speaking on Thursday, Peskov reacted to reports that the Ukrainian forces holed up at the plant wanted …

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Ukraine compares itself to Nazi Germany

Ukraine’s parliament on Wednesday appealed again to the West to impose a “no-fly zone” over the country. However, the parliament raised eyebrows online by comparing the devastation suffered by its cities to that suffered by Nazi Germany during Allied bombing raids. The bizarre choice of comparison is the latest Nazi-related …

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Soros compares Ukrainian conflict to siege of Nazi-held city

Billionaire investor and major political donor George Soros appeared to inadvertently drew parallels between the Nazis and the modern Ukrainian military in a blog post, in which he compared the current conflict to the 1944 siege of Nazi-held Budapest by the Soviet army. In the post published on his website …

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German politician compares anti-Russian sanctions to atomic bomb

Cutting Russia off from the international banking payment system SWIFT would have a serious impact on Western economies, according to the incoming leader of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Friedrich Merz. The politician stressed that the suspension of the system for Moscow “would basically break the back of international …

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