Boris Johnson admitted the obvious: The West should have cut off Russian oil and gas in 2014 when the war began and Putin annexed Crimea.
Marina Ovsyannikova disrupted the live broadcast of Russia’s top news program to protest the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The sign said, “They’re lying to you here.”
Unfortunately, reports say officials detained Marina.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted the West should have done more against Russia in 2014. You know, when Putin invaded Ukraine. Russia’s been there for eight years!
Boris Johnson Admits the Obvious: We Should Have Done Something in 2014
Hindsight is 20/20, you guys. As I’ve said over and over…Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014. For the love of everything holy Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine and no one did anything.
Yeah, you guys should have weened yourself off of Russian oil and gas back in 2014. Now it might be too late:
When Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine the first time round, in 2014, the West made a terrible mistake. The Russian leader had committed an act of violent aggression and taken a huge chunk out of a sovereign country – and we let him get away with it.
We decided we could somehow go back to normality. Economic relations did not just resume – they intensified, with the West taking more Russian gas than ever before, becoming more dependent on the goodwill of Putin and more exposed to the vagaries of the global gas and oil price.
And so when he finally came to launch his vicious war in Ukraine, he knew the world would find it very hard to punish him. He knew that he had created an addiction.
That is why he feels able to bomb maternity hospitals. That is why he is emboldened enough to launch indiscriminate assaults on fleeing families. And as his bombs fall, the cost of oil and gas rises still further, meaning less money in your pocket and more in Putin’s.
Johnson claims green energy is the way to go, especially with nuclear power.
But everyone seems to forget that you need coal or natural gas to power that electric car. You need petroleum to build those windmills and solar panels.
Green energy is fine and dandy but you still need petroleum for everyday products.
Seizure of Foreign Aircraft
Putin’s latest law allows Russian airlines to take over any foreign aircraft after he banned 36 countries from Russia’s airspace.
The sanctions have started to make a dent in Russia’s airline industry. The airlines can use the foreign aircraft:
The law would allow the airlines to take and operate planes leased by foreign companies that have stopped businesses operations in the country over its invasion of Ukraine, the state-owned TASS news agency reported. The planes will be certified by certification centers and test laboratories, the news outlet reported.
The move is an attempt to circumvent Western sanctions that have resulted in multiple countries, including the United States, closing their airspace to Russian airliners.
“Stop the war, No to War. Don’t Believe the Propaganda. They are Lying to You Here”
Marina Ovsyannikova broke all the rules during the Channel One news broadcast.
— Алексей Кириленко (@Kirilenko_a) March 14, 2022
Ovsyannikova explained her actions in a video she recorded before she interrupted the program. She knew the government would arrest her:
“What’s happening in Ukraine is a crime and Russia is the aggressor. And there is only one person responsible for this, this man is Vladimir Putin,” Ovsyannikova said in the video. “My father is Ukrainian and my mother is Russian, they have never been enemies, and this necklace is a symbol – that Russia must immediately stop this war and our brotherly nations can still come together.
“Sadly, I’ve been working on the First Channel during last couple of years, have been doing Kremlin propaganda, for which now I am very ashamed,” she continued. “I am ashamed that I let lies be spread on television, I’m ashamed that I participated in turning Russian people into zombies, we kept quiet when it all started in 2014, we did not rally when Kremlin poisoned Navalny, we have silently been watching this anti-human regime, and now, the whole world turned back to us, next 10 generations will not be able to get rid of the shame of this war.”
Перед акцией в прямом эфире Овсянникова записала видео с извиниениями за участие в пропаганде и требованием остановить братоубийственную войну. pic.twitter.com/UwGh9ymW3K
— SOTA (@SotaVision) March 14, 2022
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