July 21, 2024

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Vladimir Putin threatens allies

Vladimir Putin threatens allies

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday threatened to anger Russia if it intervened in the war in Ukraine.

“If anyone thinks […] If they pose unacceptable threats to Russia, they should know our response […] It will be fast and blistering, “said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The day after a meeting of about forty countries dedicated to strengthening military support for Ukraine in Germany, the Russian military said yesterday that it had destroyed in a strike “large-scale” weapons supplied to Kiev by the United States and European countries.

“The purpose of Western aid is to allow Ukrainian troops to prolong Russian bombing, so this is bad news for the Russians and they are trying to reduce their intentions,” said Pascal Azer, director general of the Mediterranean Strategic Research Foundation.

On Tuesday, Russian forces launched a missile attack that damaged the road and rail bridge on the strategic axis connecting Odessa with Romania, the Ukrainian Railways said. The Russians attacked the bridge again yesterday.

The Russians “wanted to send aid to Ukraine from the West and pass through Romania, especially to cut off the flow of fuel,” explained General George Skudaru, director of the New Strategic Center, a Roman think tank.

“It does not require a lot of bombs, it’s much quicker than incinerating Kharkiv, for example, it’s effective: you isolate the operational arena, you depress the isolated troops and prevent them from getting in the way. Resist as much as possible,” says Pascal Assour.

In addition, Russia continued artillery and mortar fire in Kharkiv yesterday, killing three people and wounding 15 others.

Poland and Bulgaria are affected

In retaliation, Russian gas company Gazprom on Tuesday cut off supplies to Bulgaria and Poland.

The two countries are now being offered “by neighboring countries in the European Union,” the head of the European Commission said yesterday.

“The Kremlin is using fossil fuels as a threat,” said Ursula van der Leyen.

“If you send armored vehicles into Ukrainian theaters, you can expect the Russians to stop exporting your energy resources on which you depend heavily,” Charles-Philippe David, an expert on international relations, said in an interview. In TVA Novels.

Transnistria

The developments come after a series of bombings in Transnistria, a pro-Russian separatist area in Moldova, and a series of alleged explosions in Moscow caused by Kiev.

“We always consider transnistria to be a swing, from which we can take risks [les] Odessa and Vinnitsa regions, ”said an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky.

Yesterday, regional officials said, for their part, that a border village with a large Russian military ammunition depot was the target of the shooting from Ukraine.

“We don’t know the future, but we know something is going to happen. […] What? We do not know. It could take the form of a coup, instability, a direct attack by the Russians … ”Theory Ernst, who lives 5 km from Transnistria, agreed in an interview with LCN.

– With Camille Point and QMI Agency