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The status of Russia's conflict against Ukraine, which is difficult to predict, may have a significant impact on an unexpected front - a Israel-Europe gas deal which will transform European geopolitics and energy security.
According to European CDC whistleblower, the recent monkeypox outbreak gripping the globe might have been originated from a lab.
According to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the European Union is planning to use the frozen assets of Russian oligarchs to fund the reconstruction of Ukraine right after the war.
Media outlets announced in March that a Turkey-Israel gas pipeline was being planned behind closed doors as one of Europe's alternatives to Russian energy. Europe essentially wants to replace Russia with Israel for natural gas needs.
This week the European Union is expected to announce a complete import ban on Russian oil. Hungary, in its first real act of defiance, is threatening to veto this; Germany, after some hemming and hawing, has finally decided it can survive such a ban.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar chastised Europe on Tuesday for questioning India's Russia-Ukraine policy, reminding the Europeans that they were not trying to bend over backwards to resolve India's issues when the rules-based order was under risk in Asia or when, as he put it, Afghanistan's civilized society was shoved aside. He put it bluntly, where was Europe when order in Asia was threatened.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that EU has changed its stance toward Russia because of western countries and is now acting as the military arm of NATO.
Russia has set a March 31 ultimatum for "hostile" nations to start paying for natural gas imports in rubles. Countries that placed economic sanctions on the Russia and frozen its foreign currency reserves will be affected by the new currency-switch regulation. This is especially concerning for those EU countries that significantly depend on Russian energy imports.
Putin has claimed that the credibility of dollar and euro has been destroyed as a result of sanctions imposed by the West On Russia.
After a seven-year stalemate over Ukraine's refusal to follow the provisions of the Minsk accords, Russia have launched a special military operation. As the situation develops, EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell has come to the realization that the west have made several mistakes in their relations with Russia.