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originally posted by: PatriotGames4u
originally posted by: alldaylong
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: vNex92
No. Russia found out they wouldn't get special privileges so they withdrew their application.
Never trust a former KGB man. Never.
Why does everyone keep saying 'former'?
originally posted by: carewemust
It would have been better/smarter/cleaner to have Zelensky removed/replaced, without all the human suffering.
Finland and Sweden have brushed off warnings from neighboring Russia that their possible joining of NATO would trigger “serious military-political consequences” from Moscow for the two countries.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan didn't tell Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a telephone call that Turkey would close the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits to Russian warships, a senior Turkish official told Middle East Eye on Saturday. "President Erdogan didn't promise to close the straits," the official, who is directly familiar with the call, said. "Turkey hasn't made a decision to close the straits to Russian ships yet."
originally posted by: Ohanka
Oh no! Sanctions on electronic products! Now Russia can’t buy them! They’re doomed.
Except they’re all made in China, so…. Yup, definitely thought that one through.
Real sub-60 IQ decisions coming out of the West.
U.S. chip heavyweights include Nvidia, Intel, AMD and GlobalFoundries, while European chipmakers include the likes of Infineon and STMicro. There’s also TSMC and Samsung in Taiwan and South Korea respectively. If Russia was unable to use products made by these companies, it may be forced to turn to Chinese chipmakers like SMIC, whose semiconductors lag behind the most advanced chips in the world.
originally posted by: andy06shake
They are showing the public how to make Petrol Bombs with Styrofoam
Turkey today appeared to be shutting the door on Ukraine’s request to block Russian ship moves in the Bosphorus and other parts of the Turkish Straits on Friday.
Even if Turkey decided to invoke the relevant clauses in the Montreux treaty, the international instrument that governs ship traffic through the Straits, Russian warships would have the right to pass the Bosphorus once, on a final one-way voyage back to their Black Sea bases, Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters on Friday.
At the moment it isn’t even clear if the conflict in Ukraine formally qualifies as a war that would allow Turkey to take such a step and Turkish legal experts are currently pouring over the matter, wire reports cited the foreign minister as saying.