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Moscow demands NATO pulls back as fears of Russia invading Ukraine rise

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Moscow demands NATO pulls back as fears of Russia invading Ukraine rise

Moscow demands NATO pulls back as fears of Russia invading Ukraine rise

Moscow wants NATO to pledge that former Soviet states will never join the bloc and that its forces will pull back from Russia's borders.


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Russia to Build Up , Military Presence , Along Western Border . On May 20, Russia's Defense Ministry said it would bolster its military presence along its Western Military District by the end of 2022. . On May 20, Russia's Defense Ministry said it would bolster its military presence along its Western Military District by the end of 2022. . Fox News reports that Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu said the move was in response to increased Western military activity in the region. Fox News reports that Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu said the move was in response to increased Western military activity in the region. We are taking adequate countermeasures. Under these conditions, we are actively improving the combat composition of the troops. By the end of the year, 12 military units and subunits will be formed in the Western Military District, General Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defense Minister, via Fox News. According to Shoigu, the United States has increased its strategic aviation presence in Europe 15-fold in recent months. According to Shoigu, the United States has increased its strategic aviation presence in Europe 15-fold in recent months. The news comes just days after Finland and Sweden formalized their bids to join NATO. The news comes just days after Finland and Sweden formalized their bids to join NATO. Last month, Russia threatened to deploy hypersonic and nuclear warheads in the Western Military District if NATO continued to expand. . Last month, Russia threatened to deploy hypersonic and nuclear warheads in the Western Military District if NATO continued to expand. . Fox News reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has long considered NATO to be Moscow's largest threat. . Fox News reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has long considered NATO to be Moscow's largest threat. . On May 19, NATO's Military Committee announced that it was developing a strategy that would cover land, air, sea, space and cyber threats. On May 19, NATO's Military Committee announced that it was developing a strategy that would cover land, air, sea, space and cyber threats. President Putin's war in Ukraine has presented us with a new strategic reality. We always have to be ready to expect the unexpected, Admiral Robert Bauer, NATO’s Military Committee, via Fox News. President Putin's war in Ukraine has presented us with a new strategic reality. We always have to be ready to expect the unexpected, Admiral Robert Bauer, NATO’s Military Committee, via Fox News

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Finland and Sweden are pushing ahead with their efforts to join NATO. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has convinced Sweden to end decades of military nonalignment. It is a momentous shift for the country. #NATO #Sweden #OIDW

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Turkey's Erdogan Confirms , He Will Block Finland and Sweden's , Bids to Join NATO. On May 19, Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that he will block Sweden and Finland's bids to join NATO. . On May 19, Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that he will block Sweden and Finland's bids to join NATO. . Business Insider reports that the move complicates a massive shift in European geopolitics driven by Russia's war with Ukraine. Business Insider reports that the move complicates a massive shift in European geopolitics driven by Russia's war with Ukraine. We will continue our policy in a determined way. We have told allies that we will say no to Finland and Sweden's NATO membership, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, via Business Insider. Turkey has the ability to veto any new country's attempt to join NATO, as all 30 member nations must approve new members. . Turkey has the ability to veto any new country's attempt to join NATO, as all 30 member nations must approve new members. . Business Insider reports that Turkey is seeking concessions in exchange for allowing Sweden and Finland to join the alliance. Business Insider reports that Turkey is seeking concessions in exchange for allowing Sweden and Finland to join the alliance. Turkey is reportedly looking to have suspected Kurdish militants extradited from Finland and Sweden. Turkey is reportedly looking to have suspected Kurdish militants extradited from Finland and Sweden. It will also ask NATO members to remove limits on Turkey's ability to purchase weapons. It will also ask NATO members to remove limits on Turkey's ability to purchase weapons. Earlier this week, Finland and Sweden formally submitted requests to join NATO. . Earlier this week, Finland and Sweden formally submitted requests to join NATO. . Business Insider reports that the process, complicated by Turkey's objections, could now take weeks or months.

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China Is Reportedly in Talks With Russia , To Buy Oil for Strategic Reserves. China Is Reportedly in Talks With Russia , To Buy Oil for Strategic Reserves. 'Bloomberg' reports that according to people close to the situation, China is looking to obtain cheap Russian oil to restock its strategic reserves. . 'Bloomberg' reports that according to people close to the situation, China is looking to obtain cheap Russian oil to restock its strategic reserves. . The discussions come as the EU moves to free itself from being dependent on Russia for energy. The discussions come as the EU moves to free itself from being dependent on Russia for energy. While oil has rallied worldwide following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. the price of Moscow's crude has plunged as many consumers have chosen to cease doing business with the country. China has reportedly decided to seize this opportunity to replenish its strategic reserves. Last year, in an unprecedented move, the country sold crude from its strategic reserves in an attempt to tame oil prices which had skyrocketed due to the pandemic. 'Bloomberg' reports some experts estimate that the world's biggest crude importer has the capacity to store over 1 billion barrels of crude. Data and analytics firm Kpler estimates China's overall stockpiles are currently at 926.1 million barrels. There is still room to replenish stocks and it would be a good opportunity for them to do so, if they can be sourced on commercially attractive terms, Jane Xie, a senior oil analyst at data and analytics firm Kpler, via 'Bloomberg'

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EU Announces , Accelerated Plan to Reduce , Dependency on Russian Energy. Al Jazeera reports that the European Commission has revealed a $220 billion plan to end the bloc's dependence on Russian fossil fuels in the next five years. . Al Jazeera reports that the European Commission has revealed a $220 billion plan to end the bloc's dependence on Russian fossil fuels in the next five years. . The package, REPowerEU, also reportedly accelerates the EU's plan to transition to green energy. We are taking our ambition to yet another level to make sure that we become independent from Russian fossil fuels as quickly as possible, Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission President, via Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera reports that Russia supplies 40% of the EU's gas and 27% of its imported oil. . In August, an EU plan to ban Russian coal will take effect. . The bloc has also pledged to reduce the demand for gas from Moscow by two-thirds by the end of 2022. The bloc has also pledged to reduce the demand for gas from Moscow by two-thirds by the end of 2022. Hungary and other landlocked countries have opposed the EU's proposed oil embargo, citing concerns about the cost of switching to alternative sources. Hungary and other landlocked countries have opposed the EU's proposed oil embargo, citing concerns about the cost of switching to alternative sources. RePowerEU will help us to save more energy, to accelerate the phasing out of fossil fuels and, most importantly, to kick-start investments on a new scale, Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission President, via Al Jazeera. New investments reportedly include $90 billion for renewable energy, $28 billion for hydrogen infrastructure, $30 billion for power grids and $59 billion for energy savings. . New investments reportedly include $90 billion for renewable energy, $28 billion for hydrogen infrastructure, $30 billion for power grids and $59 billion for energy savings.

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EU To Block Russians From , Buying Real Estate in Europe. EU To Block Russians From , Buying Real Estate in Europe. 'Bloomberg' reports that in its sixth package of sanctions amid Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, . 'Bloomberg' reports that in its sixth package of sanctions amid Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, . the European Union has included a ban on property transactions with Russians. The proposal put forth by the European Commission would stop property deals with Russian nationals, residents or entities. 'Bloomberg' reports it would halt the sale or transfer of , “ownership rights in immovable property located within the territory of the Union or units in collective investment undertakings providing exposure to such immovable property.”. The measure doesn't apply to Russians who are citizens of or reside in the European Economic Area or Switzerland. The measure doesn't apply to Russians who are citizens of or reside in the European Economic Area or Switzerland. It only applies to those who aren't EU citizens and don't have a permanent residency in EU member states. But the plan, which may be subject to change, must first be endorsed by EU member states this week before going into effect. 'Bloomberg' reports that numerous Russian billionaires bought property in the EU following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Over a dozen superyachts belonging to Russia's richest have been seized in European ports since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Over a dozen superyachts belonging to Russia's richest have been seized in European ports since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. One of the most notable vessels that has been detained, Dilbar, belongs to Alisher Usmanov. . One of the most notable vessels that has been detained, Dilbar, belongs to Alisher Usmanov. . Usmanov has been sanctioned by the EU, U.K. and U.S

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