23rd Mar 2023


EU: gas embargo 'will not stop Russian army' immediately

Russian troops are regrouping in the east of Ukraine where "a big offensive" is expected, EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said on Monday. The EU has pledged €1.5bn to support Ukraine, while it keeps buying Russian oil and gas imports."If you cut gas today, it's not going to stop the Russian army… in the next couple of weeks. It is aid and defence that really counts now," Borrell said.

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How much can we trust Russian opinion polls on the war?

The lack of Russian opposition to the Russo-Ukrainian War is puzzling. The war is going nowhere, Russian casualties are staggering, the economy is in trouble, and living standards are declining, and yet polls indicate that most Russians support the war.

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