Russia resumed gas flow to Europe

(CNN Español) — A few days after the European Union announced plans to rationalize gas, the Russian state energy giant Gazprom resumed gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline to Germany.

In addition, Ukrainian officials said that the Russian forces are trying “all the time” to break the defensive lines in the eastern region of Donetsk while targeting the “main objective” of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk.

Mira las principales noticias de la war de Rusia en Ukraina de este jueves 21 de julio.

Russia resumed the flow of gas to Germany, but very poor under its capacity

The Russian state energy giant Gazprom resumed gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline to Germany, according to data from the operator’s web page.

“We are in the process of resuming gas transport through the gas pipeline. It may take some time to reach the nominated transport volume,” said a spokesperson for Nord Stream 1 on CNN this Thursday.

Nord Stream 1 había estado cerrado durante 10 días de maintenance programado, y se temía que Rusia no reanudara las entrega una vez terminadas las obras.

La lectura de este jueves showed that they sent 21,388,236 kWh/h of gas through the gas pipeline between the 1st and the 2nd of the morning, this time, much below the capacity of Nord Stream 1.

The head of the German network regulator, Klaus Mueller, said on Twitter this Wednesday that Gazprom had scheduled the delivery of only 30% of the capacity of the gas pipeline.

Before the closing of the gas pipeline, Gazprom only delivered 40% of its capacity after the dispute but the repair of the key gas turbine.

A bit of context: This Wednesday, the European Union announced plans to ration gas until next spring, before fearing that Russia could drastically cut the flow of natural gas to the continent. The plan “Ahorrar gas para un invierno seguro” establishes the objective of que los 27 Estados miembros reduzcan su demanda de gas en un 15% between agosto and marzo del próximo año.

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said this Wednesday that a total Russian gas cut was a “probable scenario.”

Resumen en video de la guerra Ukraine – Russia: 19 de julio 15:36

La región de Donbás “aún no está perdida” a manos de las fuerzas rusas, dice un alto general estadounidense

The Ukrainian region of the Donbás “has not lost yet” to the hands of the Russian forces, said the head of the Joint Mayor’s State, general Mark Milley, during a press conference in the Pentagon after a virtual meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine .

“The conclusion is that the cost is very high, the profits are very low, there is a war of disgorgement that is being produced in the region of Luhansk, Donbas,” said Milley. “Para responder a su pregunta sobre “¿está perdido el Donbás?”. No, todavía no está perdido. Los ucranianos están haciendo pagar a los rusos cada centímetro de territorio que ganan”, dijo este miércoles.

Los cambios de territorio entre las fuerzas ucranianas y las rusas en la región del Donbás “se miden literally en cientos de metros. Algunos días puedes sacar uno o dos kilometers a los rusos, pero no mucho más que eso”, added Milley.

Tras la campaña de 90 días que Russia ha realizado para centrarse en la conquista de la región de Donbás, las fuerzas rusas han nado “muy, muy poco” terreno, dijo a los periodistas. Sin embargo, he pointed out that the war is very intense.

“Es muy intensa, mucha violencia: tens of thousands of artillery shots every 24 hours, mucha bajas en ambos bandos, mucha destrucción de pueblos, etc.”, he said.

El presidente de Belarús advierte de un “abismo” nuclear si la guerra en Ukraina no llega a su fin

The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, was received by the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, in the Moscow Kremlin on March 11. (Photo: Mikhail Klimentov/AFP/Getty Images)

The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, asked today for the end of the war before avoiding an “abyss of nuclear war”

“Hay que parar, llegar a un acuerdo, poner fin a este lío, a la operación ya la guerra en Ukraina”, said Lukashenko in an interview with the French news agency AFP.

“Hay que parar, no hay que ir más allá. Más allá está el bismo de la guerra nuclear”, added Lukashenko.

Lukashenko continued saying that the West is guilty of the war in Ukraine.

“Ustedes han created this war. This is not just una creencia mía, está basada al 100% en los hechos, puedo demoraslo. Ustedes han created y continúa esta guerra”, said Lukashenko during the interview.

“Hemos visto la causa de esta guerra. La causa es que si Rusia no se hubiera adelantado a ustedes, la OTAN, se habría organizado y golpeado contra ella”, he added.

Lukashenko also urged the Kyiv authorities to sit in the negotiation table with Russia.

The objectives of Russia in Ukraine now extend beyond the eastern region of the Donbass, according to the Russian chancellor

The objectives of Russia in Ukraine now extend beyond the eastern region of the Donbás to the south of the country, said a senior government minister.

When the war in Ukraine reached its fifth month, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Serguéi Lavrov, told the state media that “geography is different”.

“The RPD (People’s Republic of Donetsk) and the RPL (People’s Republic of Luhansk) are far from being alone, as well as the region of Kherson, the region of Zaporizhia and a series of other territories, and this process continues, continues constante y persistente”, said Lavrov during an interview with RIA Novosti, publicada este Wednesday.

Lavrov’s statements are an example of the Kremlin’s new focus on the war in Ukraine.

Just three months ago, the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, transferred his military efforts to the east of the country after the failure to take over Kyiv.

When the Russian forces complied with Putin’s order and captured the last city in the Luhansk region that was in Ukrainian hands — Lysychansk — at the beginning of this month, it was predicted that its next movement would be in the neighboring region of Donetsk.

As Donetsk fell, Moscú would invade the whole region of Donbás, in the east of Ukraine, which harbors separatist factions backed by Russia since 2014.

The Minister of Foreign Relations of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, attends a press conference in Moscow, Russia, on April 27. (Photo: Yuri Kochetkov/AP)

Sin embargo, the Multiple Launch Missile Systems (MLRS, por sus siglas en inglés) supplied recently by the United States, por valor de US$ 400 million, reinforced the capacity of the Ukrainian army to attack Russian objectives, an important factor that has caused nuevos problemas a Moscú.

At the beginning of this month, it produced enormous explosions in various occupied areas of the regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Jersón. Las pruebas disponibles, coming from las imágenes por satellite y de los analistas occidentales, indican que los attacks han sido muy efficacious.

Mykhailo Podolyak, asesor del Jefe de Estado Mayor del Presidente de Ukraine, repitió este miercoles en la televisión ucraniana la petition de más armas HIMARS.

“direct threats”: Lavrov said that while the West is supplying Ukraine with more long-range weapons, including the High Mobility Artillery Missile System (HIMARS), Russia’s geographical objectives in Ukraine will move away from the current line.

“We cannot permit that the part of Ukraine controlled by Zelensky or those who replace him have weapons that assume a direct threat to our territory or the republics that have declared their independence or that want to determine their future independently,” Lavrov said. .

“El presidente fue muy claro, como usted ha citado: desnazificación y desmilitarización en el sentido de que debe haber ninguna menace para nuestra seguridad, ninguna military menace desde el territorio de Ukraina, y este objetivo se mantiente”, said Lavrov.

Putin is “sane” despite the “rumors”, says a high functionary of the American intelligence

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, is “completely healthy” despite “many rumors” about his health, according to a senior official from the United States intelligence services.

“There are many rumors sobre la salud del presidente Putin y por lo que podemos decir, está completamente sano”, dijo el director de la agency CIA, Bill Burns, cuando se le pregunto directamente si Putin está está sano o es unstable.

Burns recognized that his public declarations of this Wednesday in the Security Forum of Aspen, in Colorado, were not “a formal judgment of intelligence”.

Putin recently appeared in photos with an apparent facial swelling that he has speculated that he could be sometiendo a medical treatment but unknown illness.

The Kremlin previously denied the rumors of ailments.

“I don’t believe that any person in their sano judgment can see signs of some type of disease or illness in this person. I want them in the hands of the conscience of those who spread rumors despite their daily opportunities to ensure that they know who they are.” try,” said the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Serguéi Lavrov, a la cadena francesa TF1 in May.

Some antecedents: when Russia invaded Ukraine in February, politicians and former diplomats speculated about Putin’s stability.

From the use of a huge message during the conversations with the French president Emmanuel Macron after the rejection of a Russian test of covid-19, to the pronunciación of a speech plagued by conspiracy theories to justify the invasion of Ukraine, some los comportamientos de Putin han rozado la extrañeza.

According to a CNN report published in March, the United States officials are also “on guard before the possibility that Putin’s strategy is projecting instability, in an attempt to use the United States and its allies to give them what they want but fear that pueda hacer algo peor”.

When he asked me in March how there have been notable changes in the behavior of Putin, the psychiatrist Dr. Kenneth Dekleva told CNN: “Sí y no”.

Dekleva, who previously worked at the United States Embassy in Moscow and specializes in leadership analysis/political psychological profile with the aim of national security, said that Putin’s behavior is a sign of frustration with the pace of Russia’s invasion .

“No creo que sea errático ni que haya cambiado, pero ciertamente tiene más prisa”, said Dekleva.

“The saddest thing here, the most tragic thing is that Putin stopped being a respected world leader when he came to power… now he looks more and more like Slobodan Milosevic of Russia”, added Dekleva, comparing Putin with the autocrat Serb who died in La Haya in 2006 while awaiting trial for war crimes.

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