NR: if the United States is involved in the attack on the Nord Streams, Russia will strike back

NR: if the United States is involved in the attack on the

National Review believes that this option makes the United States a “military opponent” of Moscow.

Western media have put forward a version of the Russian response if evidence of US involvement in the incidents with leaks on the Nord Stream and Nord Stream–2 gas pipelines is found.

According to National Review columnist Antonio Wright, Russia can react in a mirror way and attack the American gas infrastructure already.

According to him, the incidents may force Moscow to treat the United States as a full-fledged military adversary.  Such is the damage from the alleged “direct lack of participation in the explosions,” Wright said.

The second consequence is the permanently damaged relations with the allies, including Germany, a participant in the Nord Stream-2 project. Wright believes that Berlin would not forgive Washington for such an act.

In turn, retired colonel, ex-adviser to the head of the Pentagon, Douglas McGregor, told the media that both the United States and the United Kingdom could have been the attacking side.

In the broadcast of the YouTube channel Judjing Freedom, he explained that “this is the Royal Navy, the Navy of the United States ”, which“is obvious ”. The thing is that the pipes “SP” are strong, and it takes hundreds of kilograms of TNT to damage them.

Moscow’s response, according to him, is absurd, no one is interested in such a thing. Including Germany, which needs Russian gas.

Recall, as Topnews wrote, three incidents, one on Danish and two on Swedish territory, happened last week. The pressure in the gas pipelines has dropped significantly, which is why the Bornholm authorities announced a diversion or an emergency, but while an investigation is underway, the reasons are not exactly known.

The Kremlin reported an egregious fact on the gas pipelines and demanded an immediate investigation and bringing to justice all those responsible.

According to the representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vasily Nebenzie, it cannot be held without the participation of Moscow.


The assets of the leader of the OPZH, Pshonka and the “owner of Donbass” Akhmetov were confiscated in the DPR

The assets of the leader of the OPZH, Pshonka and the

More than 140 people were confiscated.

The authorities of the Donetsk Republic confiscated the assets of the leader of the pro—Russian “Opposition Platform – For Life” Yuriy Boyko, ex-Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Pshonka, leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine Pyotr Simonenko, entrepreneurs Sergei Kurchenko and Rinat Akhmetov, ex-Secretary of the NSDC Andrei Klyuev, and about 140 other people.

It is known that at the beginning of the summer Kiev decided to confiscate the property of Pshonka and Boyko, because they were suspected of having ties with the Russian Federation.

Now a similar decision was made by the State Defense Committee of the DPR.

In total, there are 142 people on the list who were affected by the sanctions. In the text, which is posted on the portal of the Government of the DPR, all participants are deprived of their property rights and other property rights, which affect real estate objects on the territory of the DPR.

All of them apply to the state property and their loss will not be compensated to the owners.

It is known, as reported by RBC, that Pshonka was part of the inner circle of ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

Boyko called for negotiations between Moscow and Kiev at the beginning of the SVO.

Akhmetov was considered the “master of Donbass”, according to Forbes, in March 2022, he owned $4.2 billion, and declared confidence in Ukraine’s victory.

Kurchenko came under EU sanctions for seizing control of large metallurgical, chemical and energy plants in the Donbass.

Klyuev is suspected of embezzling 1.5 billion hryvnias in the course of a fictitious transaction, 610 million of which were appropriated by an enterprise controlled by him.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Russian Federation confiscated six apartments in Moscow that belong to the ex-leader of Uzbekistan.


Media: the pressure in the “Northern Streams” could fall due to sabotage – the pipes could blow up at the bottom

Media: pressure in the

Peskov voiced the Kremlin’s comment about the emergency at SP-2.

The media suggested that the reason for the pressure drop in both gas pipelines of the Nord Stream system could be sabotage.

According to the German publication Tagesspiegel, citing the words of an insider in the German representative office of the project, an investigation is already underway, joined by the federal security agencies of the country.

The authors report that “everything testifies against” the fact that two emergencies in a row are just a coincidence. The source said that it is impossible to imagine a scenario in which what happened cannot be a targeted attack.

Recall that the incident on “SP-2” became known from media reports. The emergency happened on Danish territory, near Bornholm on September 26.

The pressure in the gas pipeline dropped sharply, and after a while the same thing happened on “SP-1”. Since September 2, as Gazprom reported, due to the breakdown of the compressor station Portovaya, gas has not been pumping here, Kommersant reports.

The Danish Maritime Administration declared a dangerous zone for navigation and introduced a restrictive perimeter of 5 miles.

Local authorities, according to the source, believe that there was a sabotage that was carried out by special forces divers or from a submarine. There are two versions of the attack.

The first – responsibility should be borne by Ukrainian or Kiev-related forces, the second – sabotage was committed by the Russian Federation, but under the cover of a foreign flag.

According to RIA Novosti, Nord Stream AG assessed the emergency on the Nord Stream and the Nord Stream-2 as an unprecedented situation.

According to the text of the appeal, the destruction that occurred on three lines of gas pipelines at once is such that it is unclear when the infrastructure will be restored to working capacity.

Speaking of leaks, Western media mention one in Denmark and two in Swedish territory, while they all turn out to be close to each other.

The Kremlin also reacted to the emergency. According to the official representative of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, the detected violations require immediate investigation, and cause concern to the presidential administration.

Peskov admitted that the pressure had dropped significantly.

“We are extremely concerned about this news”, – the media quotes him.

The Kremlin speaker also stated that the nature of some destruction in the pipe is still unknown.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that “Nord Stream” has been suspended by Russia indefinitely.


Banks in Turkey, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Armenia suspended work with Russian Mir cards

Banks in Turkey, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Armenia have suspended work with Russian cards “Mir”

The reasons for this decision are named.

At the end of last week, the largest Turkish banks Is Bankasi and DenizBank stopped supporting and servicing cards of the Russian payment system Mir.

As explained to RIA Novosti in the Is Bankasi help center, this decision was made against the background of the US and UK sanctions policy against Russia.

At the same time, ATMs in Denizbank simply return the card after reporting an operation error at the ATM.

Meanwhile, following the Turkish banks, the decision to suspend card servicing was also taken by the People’s Bank of Kazakhstan (Halyk Bank) and the Vietnamese BIDV.

The press services of both banks confirmed this information, and also explained that financial organizations service Mastercard, VISA, Western Union, JCB and UnionPay payment cards, but “Mir” is not on the lists.

Their service is not carried out either through ATMs or through terminals.

Also, the suspension of the service of cards “Mir” was announced in Armenia. The Central Bank of Armenia explained that the country’s commercial banks make this decision independently and also because of sanctions.

Meanwhile, at the request of “Izvestia ”, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation explained that foreign partners themselves make decisions on the management of infrastructure for accepting cards “Mir ”.

But the Bank of Russia noted that they plan to continue maintaining a dialogue on expanding the geography of card acceptance.

ATOR, in turn, advised Russians to take cash with them on tourist trips or business trips.

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“The black lion can come in”: Manturov urged Russians to change their mentality and evaluate the meat from fly larvae

“Black lion can come”: Manturov urged Russians to change their mentality and evaluate the meat from the fly larvae

The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade assessed the need to change the taste preferences of Russians.

Denis Manturov, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, believes that Russia should develop meat production from alternative sources.

According to RBC, at the session of the Innofood exhibition in Sochi, the official stated the need to change the mentality of the Russians.

For example, Manturov does not see anything terrible to include in the diet the protein of the larvae of the fly “black lion ”.

He believes that if other countries of the world use it in food, then Russians need to work with mentality and keep up with the times.

“The black lion can “come in”. But we need to try,” the head of the trade department said.

The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade added that a person can adapt to everything.

The official’s thoughts were prompted by burgers presented at the exhibition with a cutlet of alternative meat.

The presented product included a concentrate of those black lion flies, as well as vegetables and aquafabs.

According to Manturov, at the Innoprom exhibition, he tried vegetable meat twice and could not distinguish it from natural in taste.

As the official noted, the use of vegetable raw materials instead of animal protein is a global trend, which Russian manufacturers fully comply with. However, consumers are still cautious.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Ministry of Industry and Trade stated that the Wildberries retailer was becoming a distributor of counterfeit goods.


Mass media: Russian trucks with goods from the EU began to be detained in Kazakhstan

Mass media: Russian trucks with goods from the EU began to be detained in Kazakhstan

Izvestia found out the details of Astana’s detention of 8 car trains to Russia.

It became known to the media that heavy trucks carrying goods from EU countries to Russia are being detained in Kazakhstan.

According to Izvestia, about eight road trains are already being delayed indefinitely in the neighboring country.

The media, with reference to the Association of International Road Carriers, reports that so far the number of cases has not reached a dozen, but the reasons for their retention are not indicated.

Transport is located in parking lots for violators of the rules of travel, where storage is expensive. Also, road trains are delayed at terminals at the local customs. A number of them, as ASMAP points out, are simply stopped on the road.

At the same time, the drivers’ documents were seized, and therefore they cannot leave Kazakhstan.

“Izvestia” clarifies that all road trains delivered to Russia exactly goods from Europe, via Belarus and Kazakhstan.

The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation noted that the country’s authorities have introduced requirements against Russians that cannot be recognized as legitimate.

According to the ministry, Astana requires drivers to provide documents for goods that were issued not to Russian carriers, but to their predecessors – European companies that transported goods across the EU to Belarus or the Russian Federation.  However, the problem is that companies do not transfer documents to each other.

The illegality, according to the Ministry of Transport, lies in the fact that the new rule of Kazakhstan itself violates the Agreement on International Road Transport. The agency demands to release the drivers, return their documents and not impose fines.

Due to the current situation, ASMAP recommends that Russian carriers refrain from transit for a while.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that data about billionaires who are part of Nazarbayev’s entourage appeared in the media.


The expert revealed that the Russian Federation sells to the United States after February 24, but Washington carefully hides it

The expert revealed that the Russian Federation sells to the USA after February 24, but Washington carefully hides it

It became known which goods continue to be imported to the United States from Russia, despite the sanctions.

Russian expert Valentin Katasonov, based on information from open sources, analyzed the trade between Russia and other countries against the background of the sanctions policy of the West.

As the Free Press writes, while the United States and the EU continue to impose new restrictions on Russia, the States themselves, even after February 24, from the moment of the start of the SVO in Ukraine, continue to buy wood, metals, uranium, titanium, food and other goods from Russia.

Referring to the opinion of foreign columnist Drago Bosnich, the analyst exposed the hypocrisy of Washington, which forced Europe to abandon relations with the Russian Federation, but at the same time continues to actively cooperate with the Russian side.

Moreover, the American authorities are trying to hide from the “partners” the import of many goods from Russia. For example, recently the United States began to transport Russian products through Turkey.

This, in particular, was reported by the Yeni Safak newspaper at the end of August, citing sources in Turkish business.

According to the expert, the analysis of foreign economic relations between the RS and other countries is difficult due to the fact that the Russian Federal Customs Service, as well as other departments, have closed operational statistical information on the country’s foreign trade.

However, thanks to the information of other countries with which Russia maintains economic relations, Katasonov drew conclusions about the trade between our country and other states.

So, according to the US Department of Commerce, in the period from January to July 2022, goods from America worth $ 1.30 billion were brought to Russia.

Imports to the USA and Russia at the same time amount to $11.64 billion for the same period.

Thus, deliveries from Russia to the USA exceed purchases from there by 9 times.

Recall that after February 24, Washington imposed trade sanctions against Russia. Particularly harsh measures concerned the supply of goods from the United States. Thus, the West sought to bleed out the Russian economy by ceasing to supply important goods.

However, the United States will continue to import many goods from Russia, from wood to weapons titanium.

Despite the drop in trade turnover by about two times, deliveries still take place on a large scale.

The expert states that not only wood, wood, metals and food are brought from Russia to the USA, but also radioactive materials (47 lots, 7.7 thousand tons), and some of these goods may fit the category of strategically important.

Also in the USA from Russia still bring: “carbon and graphite electrodes ” (39 lots, 8.4 thousand tons), “ammunition” (47 lots, 3.39 thousand tons), “equipment for oil production ” (20 lots, 791.99 tons), “data processing equipment” (11 lots, 446.5 tons), “optical fiber” (8 lots, 388.41 tons), “turbines” (2 lots 45.43 tons) and other goods.

“I believe that at least some of the products from the above groups can and should be classified as “of strategic importance.” The question arises why, after February 24, Moscow continued to supply a country that declared us a direct enemy,” the expert wonders.

Earlier, topNews wrote that The Hague wants to ask for the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions.

Last August, it was reported that the restrictions could be lifted until 2023.


Ex-CIA adviser: The EU faced an unusual problem in the fight against Russia

Ex-CIA adviser: the EU faced an unusual problem in the fight against Russia

The financial expert stressed that signs of a recession in Europe are already evident.

US financial expert, ex-CIA adviser James Rickards said that the West faced unusual problems in its desire to defeat Russia. In particular, an energy crisis is raging in Europe, provoked by economic sanctions imposed on Russia.

This is written by the publication “PolitRussia” with reference to The Daily Reckoning.

In order to somehow mitigate the problem for ordinary citizens, the authorities of Germany, Great Britain and the Czech Republic have provided for the allocation of financial assistance. However, this help will only be a short-term relief and in fact carries useless steps.

The expert explained that at the moment, even subsidiary assistance will not be able to save or prevent the onset of winter for Europe, which will become the coldest in modern history.

For Europe, this means losing the economic confrontation with Russia. And the longer the economic sanctions last, the more the EU and the US will suffer, the expert stressed.

And if Italy has begun to show common sense, then Germany and Britain are in no hurry to do it.

At the same time, the economic downturn will directly affect the United States, since the European Union will be in recession and will suffer from inflation, which means it will simply not be able to purchase goods in the same quantity. A global recession is an unusual phenomenon for the West at all.

“There is nothing unusual in one country or region falling into recession, but a synchronized global recession is extremely unusual,” the analyst reports.

Signs of a recession in Europe are already evident: high energy prices, a direct shortage of energy and disruptions in supply chains exacerbated by sanctions, the closure of some industries due to a shortage of necessary components or strategic metals.

By winter, it will only get worse, the expert concluded.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the head of Pentagon intelligence told about Putin’s change in his goals.


The laying of the Power of Siberia – 2 gas pipeline to China caused panic in the West

The laying of the gas pipeline

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak made a statement about the start of the construction of a gas pipeline to China.

The Russian gas project “Power of Siberia-2” has received its implementation in the near future.

According to the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak, the relevant plans have been discussed for a long time, but due to the work on the Nord Stream-2, implementation did not come.

Now, due to the geopolitical situation and the suspension of full-scale gas pumping in the European direction, it was decided to develop the Siberian Force-2 or Siberian Force 2, which will compensate for the lost revenues of the SP-2.

It is reported that work on “The Power of Siberia-2 ” will begin in 2024, write InoSMI.

Part of the project will take place on Mongolian territory.

At the same time, the volume of gas supplies from Russia to Europe will decrease by 50 billion cubic meters, while supplies to China will increase from year to year, and this part of the supplies will be carried out by the Power of Siberia-1.

According to readers of the French edition of Le Figaro, the new energy strategy of the Russian Federation may negatively affect the situation in Europe.

So, a user with a nickname Yann believes that the measured life of Europeans has come to an end, since Europe will no longer be able to receive gas in the right quantities, and the resources of other gas producers Norway and Algeria will not be enough to fully provide European consumers.

Due to the lack of gas, wind turbines will not even be able to start, since gas generators are still required to support them.

“And in general, here’s what will happen: we will very soon find ourselves in a state of decline, which will probably mean the end of calm on our continent, the user notes.

Earlier, topNews wrote that last fall an explosion occurred at the Gazprom plant for the Power of Siberia.

The incident occurred in the Amur region.

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The United States warned of sanctions for supporting the “World” cards outside of Russia

The US has warned of sanctions for supporting maps of the

The US Treasury said that restrictive measures will affect Turkish banks.

The US Treasury Department announced the possible imposition of sanctions on organizations for servicing cards “World” outside of Russia.

The agency’s website reports that the Office for Control of Foreign Assets under the regulation on sanctions for malicious foreign activities can block those who financially help persons whose property and related interests are blocked.

Violations include misleading or structured transactions and any transactions that circumvent US sanctions. And the Ministry of Finance is ready to use such powers in case of support for circumvention of anti-Russian sanctions.

We are talking about the maintenance of the Russian national payment system “Mir” outside the territory of the Russian Federation.

Earlier, the Financial Times reported that the EU and the US are trying to punish Ankara banks that serve the cards of the World.

As a result, a number of hotels refused to accept Russian cards, but the NSPK called this information unreliable.

It is known that Russians with “World” cards in Turkey are served by Turkiye Is Bankasi, Ziraat Bankasi, VakifBank, DenizBank and Halkbank. Whether they will continue to support the Russian payment system after the US threats, they can make such a decision on their own.

According to Interfax, Mir currently operates in 11 countries, including Turkey, Vietnam, South Korea, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

In the future, the card may be serviced in Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Thailand and Venezuela.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the US Treasury has imposed a ban on the import of gold from Russia.

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