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Status: 17.06.2024 11:08 a.m.

Russia's overseas intelligence chief has threatened harder situations for peace if Putin's proposal is rejected. German Foreign Minister Baerbock is looking for extra assist for Ukraine. All developments within the dwell weblog.

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Denmark needs to restrict shadow fleet of Russian oil tankers

Denmark is analyzing methods to limit the passage of previous tankers carrying Russian oil by the Baltic Sea. His nation has fashioned a gaggle with allied international locations to look at measures towards the so-called shadow fleet of ageing ships transporting Russian oil, Foreign Minister Lars Lökke Rasmussen instructed the Reuters information company.

The transfer may result in a confrontation with the management in Moscow. About a 3rd of Russian oil exports go by the Danish Strait, which serves as a gateway to the Baltic Sea. That is about 1.5 % of worldwide oil provides. Any try to cease provides would subsequently drive up the worth of oil and pressure the Kremlin's funds.

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Russia threatens harder situations for peace

The head of Russia's overseas intelligence service, Sergei Naryshkin, is threatening harder situations for peace with Ukraine. If the situations for a peace treaty put ahead by President Vladimir Putin are rejected, the subsequent peace phrases will probably be harder, Naryshkin mentioned, in response to the state information company Tass.

Putin declared a number of days in the past that Russia would cease preventing if Ukraine gave up its ambition to hitch NATO. He additionally demanded the withdrawal of the Ukrainian military from the 4 areas within the east and south of Ukraine that Russia has declared annexed: Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed Putin's statements as untrustworthy.

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NATO needs to place extra nuclear weapons on standby, Stoltenberg says

In view of the rising threats from China and Russia, NATO is holding talks about eradicating extra nuclear weapons from storage and placing them on standby, in response to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Stoltenberg instructed the British newspaper The Telegraph that the member states of the protection alliance had been discussing utilizing transparency concerning their very own nuclear arsenals as a deterrent. “I will not go into details about how many nuclear warheads should be ready for use and which ones should be stored, but we need to consult on these issues. That is exactly what we are doing,” he instructed the newspaper.

NATO's aim is “of course” a world with out nuclear weapons. “But as long as there are nuclear weapons, we will remain a nuclear alliance. Because a world in which Russia, China and North Korea have nuclear weapons and NATO does not is a more dangerous world,” Stoltenberg careworn.

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Left additionally depends on the Pope in peace efforts in Ukraine

The Left Party within the Bundestag can also be counting on the Pope in its efforts to attain peace in Ukraine. Alongside China and India, the pinnacle of the Catholic Church may play a mediating function, mentioned the co-chairman of the Left Party group within the Bundestag, Sören Pellmann, in ARD Morning MagazineIndia and China are international locations that Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin might “listen to more than Germany.” In addition, Pope Francis may tackle the “role of moderator, mediator” because of his integrity, Pellmann added.

The Left politician interpreted the situations for peace negotiations lately formulated by the Russian president as an indication that he’s prepared to speak. “First of all, this offer, albeit poisonous, shows that he is obviously slowly getting tired of war,” mentioned Pellmann.

Shortly earlier than the Ukraine peace convention in Switzerland, Putin made the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from 4 Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine a situation for a ceasefire and peace talks. Kiev should additionally surrender NATO membership.

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Baerbock warns of significant penalties of lack of assist for Ukraine

After the peace summit in Switzerland, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock warned of significant penalties for Germany and NATO if Ukraine doesn’t obtain enough help in its defensive wrestle towards Russia. “If we do not continue to support Ukraine, we run the risk of Putin's troops being on the border with Poland. The war will quickly spread to EU and NATO territory,” the Green politician instructed the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

“It is hard to quantify how much it would cost if we had to defend our freedom and security ourselves,” Baerbock added. She careworn: “Ultimately, it's also about one thing: supporting Ukraine keeps the war away from us too.”

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Russian authorities report drone shot down over Lipetsk

According to Governor Igor Artamonov, 4 drones had been shot down over the Russian area of Lipetsk, about 250 km from the border with Ukraine. According to him, nobody was injured.

Conflicting events as a supply

In the present state of affairs, info on the course of the warfare, shelling and casualties offered by the Palestinian and Israeli events to the battle can’t in some instances be straight verified by an impartial supply.

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