Ukraine threatens to cut gas to Europe

Ukraine threatened to cut gas to Europe

We knew at what development of events such a scenario could be realized.

Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galuschenko made a resounding statement.

According to him, if with the launch of & # 8220; Nord Stream & # 8211; 2 & # 8221; gas supplies through Nezalezhnaya will decrease significantly, and then Kiev will reorient the gas system for internal needs.

Galushchenko said this during a meeting with his German counterpart Andreas Feicht.

He pointed out that in this case a number of EU countries might not have enough gas.

At the same time, the blue fuel route to Europe could be blocked, allowing Russia to seize even greater leverage & # 8221 ;.

German Galushchenko pointed out that the gas supply via Ukraine & # 8211; it is the only route of fuel supply to Europe not controlled by the Russian Federation.

At the same time, according to the Ukrainian Minister of the Russian Federation. Energy, this route remains underutilized, since around 70% of the system is currently not used.

According to the hypothesis of Galushchenko, after the launch of the gas pipeline & # 8220; Nord Stream-2 & # 8221; only 10-15 billion cubic meters of gas per year will be pumped through Ukraine.

This will not allow the gas transportation system to function fully, so it will pump 30 billion cubic meters of gas needed for the country's needs.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; announced the completion of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

According to experts, the system is fully operational.

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Media named three obstacles to starting Nord Stream 2 exploitation

The media named three obstacles to starting Nord Stream 2

Politico: You must first get rid of three obstacles.

Columnist America Hernandez, in an article for Politico, said that for the launch of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, three hurdles must be removed.

Among them, she stressed the need for technical work, which will take at least three months.

By these she means cleaning up the offshore areas of Nord Stream -2 “, checking the pipeline for leaks and potential problems.

The second thing to to do before starting an international project is to obtain a safety certificate from an independent and internationally recognized expert organization.

Hernandez recalled that such an enterprise would automatically fall under the US sanctions, as Senator James Risch previously reported.

The third hurdle will be confirmation of the facility's compliance with European requirements. They must be issued by the facility. ; German Federal Network Agency (BNA), which is the regulator of & # 8220; SP-2 & # 8221;.

At high prices, experts will see a threat to the country's energy security .

As Topnews previously wrote, Gazprom announced the completion of the pipeline on September 10.

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In Russia, controls have started on expensive purchases of real estate from citizens without official income

 In Russia, controls began on expensive purchases of goods from citizens without official income

The first was the Saratov region.

The deputy governor of the Saratov region, Roman Busargin, told his Telegram channel that checks have started in the region of citizens who have no official income, but acquire expensive goods.

The project started as a pilot, the official said … Now, according to him, the Engels district administration is studying the lists of local residents who are not officially engaged in any activity, but are buying very expensive items.

The list includes more than forty people who became owners of expensive housing and cars in 2021 year. And the study of sources of funds of residents of Saratov will be dealt with by law enforcement & # 8211; “Structural profile”, said the vice-governor.

Also, according to Busargin, the declarations subject to the tax by agricultural producers have been checked beforehand. As a result, “glaring facts” have come to light.

He explained that some of them had rented very expensive foreign cars and made them official as farm machinery. After that, the acquisition of the vehicle was included at a loss, which resulted in a decrease in the tax burden.

Busargin said the pilot inspections would bring an additional 676.6 million rubles to the regional budget from the start. of the year. In just one week, revenue mobilization in various directions brought in $ 30.8 million.

As Topnews previously wrote, a tax on meat was allowed in Russia.

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Gazprom announced the completion of the construction of Nord Stream 2

& ldquo; Gazprom & rdquo; announced the completion of the construction of & ldquo; Nord Stream 2 & rdquo;

The pipeline is fully operational.

Russian society & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221 ;, which is responsible for the construction of & # 8220; Nord Stream-2 & # 8221 ;, announced on the official Telegram channel that it was fully completed.

According to Gazprom, & # 8220; SP-2 & # 8221; was fully built on the morning of September 10.

This was announced by the head of the board of directors Alexey Miller during an operational meeting of the PJSC. He named the hour for the end of full-scale construction & # 8211; 8.45 a.m. Moscow time.

Recall that on the eve of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova announced the intention of Moscow to continue the transit of gas through Ukrainian territory.

“But this problem is purely commercial”, – she added, according to & # 8220; Interfax & # 8221;.

Zakharova explained that continued transit requires addressing many issues, including the competitiveness of alternative gas routes, as well as the volume of purchases that future European consumers will report.

She also called the construction an example of positive cooperation between Russia and the EU and expressed hope that in the future the installation will not do the subject of negative speculation.

As Topnews previously wrote, earlier media reported the start date of gas deliveries to & # 8220; SP-2 & # 8221 ;. They will start on October 1 and from December 1 both lines of the line will start to operate.

At the same time, on September 9, Maria Zakharova said that the delivery time would depend on the position of the German Regulator.

It is known that the gas pipeline is laid along the bottom of the Baltic Sea from Ust-Luga (Russia) to Greifswald (Germany).

Its length is 2,460 km, capacity – 55 billion cubic meters. The media made it clear that Gazprom had to complete construction of the facility itself due to US sanctions against a Swiss contractor.


Putin and Lukashenko agreed on the 28 “trade union programs” for the integration of Russia and Belarus

 Putin and Lukashenko agreed on the 28 'union programs' for the integration of Russia and Belarus' /> </p>
<p> The gas and oil products markets will unite in 2023. </p>
<p> At a press conference following a meeting with the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that 28 programs have been approved, which regulate the establishment of the federated state between Russia and Belarus. </p>
<p>According to the TC “Russia-24”, a new approval of the programs is expected to be given by the governments of the two countries (September 10) and the Supreme Council of the State of the Union (by now end of the year). The content of the 28 projects has not been disclosed. </p>
<p> It is known that access to public procurement, industrial policy, energy, gas and oil markets will be combined. </p>
<p>The two countries will sign an accord on this matter in 2023, on December 1, said Vladimir Putin. </p>
<p> It also became known that next year the cost of 1,000 cubic meters of natural gas for Belarus will remain at the current level, inflation will not be taken into account in account. It will amount to $ 128,500 per 1,000 cubic meters. </p>
<p> In addition, from September to December this year, Minsk will receive a loan of $ 630 million from Moscow. </p>
<p class = In addition, to the Belarusian leader's surprise, the Russian Federation is lifting restrictions on flights between Russia and Belarus amid a pandemic. Vladimir Putin said this at a joint conference and surprised his Belarusian partner.

“You haven't told me about it”, was surprised Lukashenko gratefully.

It can be expected that in the near future the volume of flights will increase from 36 per week to the previous standards (200).

Recall that the agreement on the establishment of the Russia-Belarus federated state was signed in 1999 by Yeltsin and Lukashenko.

, taxation, energy and transport.

After 20 years, the development of the integration roadmaps began, which led to the emergence of 28 programs.

In the spring of this year 27 out of 28 were agreed, with an exception only on the price of hectares of gas. Minsk wanted to equalize prices with inland regions.

The Russian Cabinet of Ministers considered that Belarus, in order to receive “gas, as in the Smolensk region”, should be part of the Russian Federation.

As Topnews previously wrote, Lukashenko arrived in Russia to discuss the integration of the Russian Federation and Belarus.


Bloomberg announced the start date for gas supplies via Nord Stream 2

Bloomberg has announced the start date of gas supplies for 'Nord Stream 2'

Both lines of the line will be fully operational by the end of the year.

From October 1 of this year, gas supplies are expected to begin via the Nord Stream-2 pipeline, and two months later, by December 1, both branches of the pipeline will be operational.

This is reported by a close source & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; Bloomberg.

At the same time, the agency noted that the timing of the launch of gas supplies to Europe's gas transportation system depends on the decision of the German regulator.

Recall that earlier the leader of & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; Alexey Miller has indicated that gas supply via Nord Stream 2 to Europe will begin before the end of the year.

In turn, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that the launch of the first gas pipeline will begin in the near future.

Note that the United States and Ukraine are actively opposed to this process.

For example, Washington even introduced another package of sanctions against some people in Russia who are involved in the construction of the pipeline, but later they were canceled.

At present, the final measures are underway to moor the Danish and German sections of the pipeline, after which the commissioning will be carried out.

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Daily Express: Russia will limit gas consumption for the UK

Daily Express: Russia will limit gas consumption for UK

British media: Putin to set standards for resource supply.

The British tabloid Daily Express published an article in which it analyzes the imminent opening and launch of the Russian gas project Nord Stream 2.

The authors of the publication, citing the words of the Russian minister for Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, announces that the construction will be completed in the coming days. As a result, Britain could face the problem of rationing the supply of blue fuel oil due to its dependence on Russian resources.

According to the authors, such a scenario is possible, “the stability of Europe is still in the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin. ”

The analyst said that this division of NATO.

In comments to the article, ordinary Brits pointed out that the UK did not need for the first year to develop alternative fuels, especially l & # 39; Energy of tides, wind, sun and water.

Meanwhile, as they testify, 95% of the houses in the country are heated with gas boilers.

“The EU must become hostage to communist Russian gas supplies”, & # 8211; says one of the tabloid readers.

Remember, as Topnews wrote previously, earlier & # 8220; an energy threat to Ukraine & # 8221; called the appearance of & # 8220; Nord Stream 2 & # 8221; Presidents Vladimir Zelensky and Joe Biden.

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The Central Bank announced the scenario of the global financial crisis in 2023

crisis in 2023

The regulator assessed the risks against a backdrop of growing global debt.

Analysts at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation have admitted another global financial crisis, which could occur in 2023 and can be compared in magnitude to what the world experienced in 2008.

According to experts, such a development of events can occur due to the global debt accumulated by states and large corporations.

As noted in the draft guidelines for the country's monetary policy through 2024, released by the Central Bank, debt has increased amid the pandemic.

So, as the Institute of International Finance found out, global debt increased by $ 24 trillion last year, in addition, its ratio to GDP global reached 355%. If we compare these indicators with 2008, then the ratio of GDP to debt was lower.

Central Bank experts assume that the US authorities, along with other countries, will take the route of tightening monetary policy and also be cut short in the event of a temporary pandemic stimulating measures in the economy.

In addition, investors will begin to shed risky stocks, which could cause markets where bubbles are already seen to fall. The climax of the crisis will be set by the drop in oil prices to $ 40 a barrel.

As a result, in two years the economy of the Russian Federation will experience a decline of 1.4-2.4%, inflation will rise and the Central Bank will have to resort to to a hard policy.

The recovery, analysts forecast, will take at least two to three quarters, but by 2024 growth will start at 3-4%.

As Topnews previously wrote, the Central Bank has already announced that another financial crisis is inevitable.

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In Russia, pensioners began to pay 10,000 rubles

In Russia, retirees began to pay 10,000 rubles

In this context, groups of retirees have become known to whom payments will be increased in September.

10,000 rubles to retirees in 2021: a single payment will begin on September 2

In Russia, they began to transfer payments of 10,000 rubles to retirees of our country .

The corresponding instruction that Russian President Vladimir Putin gave to the government of the country.

A payment in the amount of 10,000 rubles will be received by more than 43 million retirees in our country, including workers, disabled retirees and those who have lost their breadwinner.

Payments to retirees in 2021, the latest news: 10 thousand rubles will receive almost 43 million people

The first to receive lump sum payments will be retirees who have made payments to a bank card. Their number is over 30 million people.

12.7 million retirees will receive the payment due in the mail from September 3.

To receive a one-time payment of 10,000 rubles, pensioners in Russia do not need to apply. Payments are transferred automatically.

According to Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova, the payment mechanism was worked out in detail last week.

According to her, the current payment of 10,000 rubles will help support more than 43 million pensioners in Russia.

& # 8220; Support will be received by all pension recipients, both the elderly and the disabled, families who receive a survivor's pension & # 8221;, & # 8211; quotes the Deputy Prime Minister of RIA Novosti.

Indexation of retiree pensions in 2021: to whom is it entitled?

Against this background, it became known that who can count on the indexation of pensions in September. Thus, MP Svetlana Bessarab noted that this month the indexed amount of payments will be collected by retirees who have reached the age of 80, as well as retirees-guardians and living in the Far North .

& # 8220; 80- summer retirees will receive an increase in their pension & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; quoted by Bessarab

Those supporting a child under 18 or a full-time student will also receive a raise.

The beneficiary categories of citizens will be able to receive drugs, vouchers and travel for free as part of the monetization of benefits.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the Labor Department had been informed when I would start paying 10,000 rubles to retirees. The situation was commented on by the head of the ministry Anton Kotyakov.


US and Ukraine label Nord Stream 2 as energy threat to Europe

“The Following the meeting between US Presidents Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine, a statement was released in which the countries announced their intention to fight the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

The two presidents also announced Russia & # 39; s “aggression” vis-à-vis Ukraine.

According to RIA & # 8220; Novosti & # 8221 ;, the statement indicates that the construction of the SP-2 is an energy threat to the country, but it also underlines the preservation of the transit status of Ukraine and the intention to deal with the security of gas supplies to Europe in the run-up to the launch of the Russian project.

The United States has announced it will not allow the transformation of & # 8220; Nord Stream 2 & # 8221; into a geopolitical weapon of Russia, and will continue to apply sanctions in the area of ​​energy diplomacy.

The declaration sets out the intention of the two countries, taking advantage of the policy of & # 8220; sustainable, effective and long-term solutions & # 8221; as well as the reform of corporate governance, to strengthen the security of the Ukrainian energy sector.

Efforts will continue to hold Russia responsible for & # 8220; aggression & # 8221; to a neighboring country.

Both leaders blamed the Russian authorities for violating the basic rule of not changing borders by force.

In addition, Washington will support Ukraine on the path to European integration.

According to Biden, the United States supports Ukrainian sovereignty. At the same time, according to the American leader, a commission with the participation of the two countries on the strategic partnership will start working again.

Its objective, for which Washington will allocate $ 60 million, will be the emergence of strategic defense mechanisms.

& # 8220; The Ukrainian and US governments are supporting efforts to increase the capacity to supply gas to Ukraine from diverse sources & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; says the document.

In turn, Zelensky promised Biden to hand over to the United States prisoners of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass and the Russian Federation, that is 450 people.

Zelensky also spoke about the US pledge to introduce sanctions against Nord Stream 2, if the project creates energy problems for Ukraine, reports TASS.

The Ukrainian president considered the atmosphere of the meeting to be productive, but not always sunny, although the United States made no claims on Ukraine.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Biden earlier announced the end of the era of US attempts to rebuild other countries by force.

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