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Western messaging about ‘rules-based international order’ designed to undermine UN & circumvent international law, says Russian FM

Speaking on Wednesday at a joint press conference in Moscow with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Lavrov reiterated Russia’s support for the organization, and criticized those who take individual approaches, instead of using established collective decision-making mechanisms. In particular, he noted that some countries engage in “illegitimate actions,” such as using …

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Western media outlets raise familiar Russian hacker bogeyman in ransomware attack that shut down ‘safety risk’ US fuel pipeline

Nearly 100GB of data was stolen from Colonial Pipeline’s network over two hours on Thursday – part of a “double-extortion” scheme that is reportedly the group’s “hallmark,” sources involved in the company’s investigation told Bloomberg on condition of anonymity since the matter “is not public.” The Georgia-based company was then …

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China slams Western double standards over rocket debris and NASA criticism, with reminder about SpaceX rocket that fell on farm

Speaking on Monday during a regular press briefing, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying dismissed NASA’s comments that China wasn’t fulfilling its duty to “act responsibly and transparently in space.”  The spokeswoman said that Beijing is displeased by the double standards on the reporting of space exploration, noting the hysteria …

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Western insistence on Russia paying Ukraine rent to use old Soviet-era gas pipelines drives Moscow away from EU & towards China

The reality is that attempts to make it conditional that Russian gas exports to the rest of Europe must move through Ukrainian pipelines is increasingly disarmed by Moscow’s growing strategic partnership with China. European energy security The International Energy Agency (IEA) defines energy security as “the uninterrupted availability of energy …

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Russia developing financial battle plan in case of Western attack on economy or sanctions against sovereign debt, diplomat reveals

“There is clearly a deliberate calculation to create a toxic atmosphere around Russian securities in order to reduce their investment potential,” Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin told RIA Novosti on Monday. “These possible new restrictions on government bonds are a double-edged sword, and they would clearly harm America’s financial institutions,” …

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Moscow warns of ‘measures’ against any Western troop deployment in Ukraine, as Kiev cites guarantees of US support in a conflict

On Friday, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry issued a statement saying that it had received guarantees of American support after a telephone call with Washington’s top military official, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austen. “The US Secretary of Defense stressed that in the event of an escalation of Russian aggression, the United States …

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