NEWS FROM RUSSIA
Russia threatens to cut Ukraine gas over Donbas war
June 7, 2021 — euobserver.com reports: “Russia has threatened to cut off Ukraine gas for political reasons, immediately after announcing the completion of a new pipeline to Germany.
Russian president Vladimir Putin did it at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday (4 June), which was attended by Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz and former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder.
Putin said the first link in the Germany pipeline, called Nord Stream 2, was finished and that Russian state firm Gazprom was ready to fill it with gas.
‘Gazprom’s ready for deliveries, but everything will depend on the German regulator,’ he said.
When the St Petersburg forum’s moderator mentioned that Russian gas currently ‘feeds’ Ukraine’s transit pipelines to the EU, Putin interjected, saying: ‘Do you think we should feed everyone? Do we have such a duty to feed everyone, or what?’…” (Russia in Bible prophecy is the main instigator of death and suffering during Armageddon – Revelation 16:16. Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39, which Dr. Van Impe proclaimed for sixty years, aided by Oriental and Islamic nations, bring total chaos and atomic devastation upon the world. Worse yes, it’s just ahead of us. Every nation he included in World War III is forming exactly as taught this global blood bath six decades ago. The only good news is that the Rapture precedes Armageddon – Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth – Revelation 3:10. Then our deliverance as believers – Revelation 4:1 and our joy because of missing Armageddon. See the next report.)
Putin denies Russia preparing to give Iran advanced satellite system
June 14, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “President Vladimir Putin on Friday denied a US media report that Russia is set to deliver an advanced satellite system to Iran that will vastly improve its spying capabilities.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Moscow is preparing to give Iran a Kanopus-V satellite with a high-resolution camera, allowing Islamic republic to monitor facilities of its adversaries across the Middle East.
Putin, who is expected to hear a range of complaints from US President Joe Biden when they meet Wednesday in Geneva, dismissed the report as ‘garbage.’
‘We have cooperation plans with Iran, including the military and technical cooperation,’ he told NBC News in an interview ahead of the summit…”
Russia says it fired warning shots at UK ship
June 24, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “Russia on Wednesday said it fired warning shots at a British navy destroyer in the Black Sea after it violated the country’s territorial waters, but the UK denied the incident had occurred.
Incidents involving Western aircraft and ships are not uncommon at Russia’s borders, especially during heightened tensions with Washington, Brussels and London, but rarely result in open fire.
The HMS Defender ‘was given a preliminary warning that weapons would be used if the state borders of the Russian Federation were violated. It did not react to the warning,’ the Russian defence ministry said, according to Interfax news agency.
The ministry added that ‘a border patrol ship fired warning shots’ and a Su-24 aircraft dropped four bombs along the destroyer’s path. It said that the ship then left Russian waters.
But the UK’s defence ministry swiftly denied that the incident had happened…” (Ezekiel 38:5 predicts that Russia, the Orient, and Persia [which changed its name to Iran in 1932] will see millions destroyed through atomic warfare in the Latter Years and Latter Days – Ezekiel 38:8, 16. Prepare to meet thy God Israel – Amos 4:12. This battle is described in Revelation 9:14 – 18: Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. See the next two reports.)
Massive exercise in Black Sea with US comes after Russia warning
June 26, 2021 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “On June 21 the US Sixth Fleet announced it would participate in the Sea Breeze exercise that will take place from June 28 to July 10. The US says that ‘this year’s iteration has the largest number of participating nations in the exercise’s history with 32 countries from six continents providing 5,000 troops, 32 ships, 40 aircraft, and 18 special operations and dive teams scheduled to participate.’
This is important because it comes days after a UK warship and Russia appeared to clash off the coast of Crimea. Ukraine claims Crimea, but Russia annexed the area in 2014. There have been other tensions between Russia and Ukraine and Russia and the US, increasingly at sea in recent years. Ukraine is fighting a war against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Russia has warned the UK against what it sees as provocations…”
U.S., French, British navies sign agreement for increased cooperation
June 4, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “Leaders of the U.S., French and British navies on Thursday signed a trilateral agreement to continue enhancing their collaboration.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday, French Navy Adm. Pierre Vandier and Tony Radakin, First Sea Lord of Britain’s Royal Navy met in Toulon, France, Thursday to sign the agreement, the U.S. Navy said in press release.
The navies, which acknowledged that their partnership has lasted more than a century, already currently working together as part of Britain’s recently-deployed U.K. Carrier Strike Group and participate in a continuous series of military exercises together.
‘Today, we reaffirm our commitment to uphold and advance a rules-based international system together that has underpinned our mutual security and prosperity,’ Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said in the release.
Vandier said the current common challenges of the three nations are likely to increase in both scale and complexity…”