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  • Biden frets about Putin ‘off ramp’ as Finland PM says answer is to ‘leave Ukraine’

    10/07/2022 12:13:31 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/07/2022 | Steve Nelson
    President Biden said Thursday night that he’s concerned about Russian President Vladimir Putin lacking an “off ramp” from his seven-month invasion of Ukraine — but Finland’s prime minister strongly replied that the answer is to “leave Ukraine.” Biden has made a series of remarks criticized as weak throughout the Russia-Ukraine crisis, of which his fretting to donors in New York City about an “off ramp” for Putin is just the latest. The president told Democratic Senate campaign donors that “we have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the [1962] Cuban Missile Crisis” and that for the “first...
  • Ukrainian leader Zelenskyy says his nation is submitting an ‘accelerated’ application to join the NATO military alliance

    09/30/2022 7:52:50 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 56 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 9/30/2022 | Associated Press
    KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian leader Zelenskyy says his nation is submitting an ‘accelerated’ application to join the NATO military alliance.
  • Finland is considering building a border fence on the border with Russia (Squad to protest apartheid wall"?)

    09/29/2022 9:24:36 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 9 replies
    Faytuks ^ | Sep 28, 2022
    Faytuks News Δ @Faytuks: BREAKING: Finland is considering building a border fence on the border with Russia, #Finland's Foreign Minister says - NRK Sep 28, 2022
  • Scandinavian seismic stations register explosions near pipelines, raising fears of sabotage

    09/27/2022 1:22:06 PM PDT · by EBH · 82 replies
    PBS ^ | 9/27/22
    A series of unusual leaks on two natural gas pipelines running from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany triggered concerns about sabotage Tuesday, overshadowing the inauguration of a long-awaited pipeline that will bring Norwegian gas to Poland to bolster Europe’s energy independence from Moscow. Seismic stations Sweden, Norway and Finland registered two explosions Monday near the leaks. Bjorn Lund, a seismologist with Uppsala University who is part of Sweden’s national seismic network, said the first explosion was recorded in the early hours southeast of the Danish island of Bornholm. The latter and stronger blast that night was northeast of...
  • Slovak parliament approves NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

    09/27/2022 10:36:42 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    Slovakia's parliament on Tuesday ratified the entry of Finland and Sweden to NATO, becoming one of the last countries to back the military alliance's expansion... NATO's 30 members have been ratifying their entry since accession protocols were signed in July. With Slovakia's vote, only Hungary and Turkey remain to approve the expansion... Hungary's parliament has the motion on Finland and Sweden's NATO membership on its agenda, but no date is set as lawmakers return after a summer recess.
  • Zelensky promises three protections to Russian soldiers willing to surrender

    09/25/2022 8:46:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2022 | Karen Townsend
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is promising three protections to Russian soldiers who willingly surrender. Zelensky’s offer comes as Vladimir Putin announced plans to call up 300,000 reservists to replenish the troops who have died in battle. Zelensky delivered his offer directly to Russians as he made his nightly video address.Zelensky addressed them in Russian. He said every Russian soldier who surrenders is guaranteed three protections.1. You will be treated in a civilised manner, in accordance with all conventions; 2. No one will know the circumstances of your surrender, no one in Russia will know that your surrender was voluntary; 3....
  • Finnish President Niinisto on pseudo-referendums: Putin went all-in, the future of the Russian Federation is at stake

    09/20/2022 11:14:59 PM PDT · by · 60 replies ^ | 20.09.22 23:59 | Finnish President Saule Niinisto
    Finnish President Saule Niinisto believes that Vladimir Putin's decision to hold so-called "referendums" in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine risks the future and the Russian economy. Niinisto said this at a press conference on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session on Tuesday. "Now we are in a situation where Putin, using the term from poker, went all-in, and playing in this way is extremely risky. By VA-bank, I mean, for example, the future and economic future of Russia," he said. The Finnish president added that the so-called "referendums" in the occupied Ukrainian territories cannot even be called...
  • Russia Moves ‘Old’ St. Petersburg Missiles to Ukraine Front – Reports

    09/19/2022 9:23:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 09/19/2022
    Satellite images show that Russia’s military moved old anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine as it faced a shortage of advanced weapons this summer, inflicting heavy damage on civilians as a result, Finland’s Yle broadcaster reported Sunday.At least four out of 14 anti-aircraft missile bases surrounding St. Petersburg were “emptied of equipment” in August and September, Finnish military expert Marko Eklund was quoted as saying."It is most likely that the equipment that has been removed is primarily from the old S-300 system," Eklund, who has monitored the Russian armed forces for over 20 years, added.The remaining missiles that protect the airspace over...
  • ‘We Are Taking Over Your Country’ - The Baby-Jihad revs up.

    09/16/2022 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | September 16, 2022 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A recent video of Muslims and Danes quarreling in Denmark is revealing in more ways than one—especially for those who are considering the merits of the Great Replacement theory. In the video, one Muslim man can be heard yelling the following words to a Dane: We have five children, you only have one or two. In ten to fifteen years there will be more Pakistanis than Danes in this country!… The Danes are five million, soon you’ll be exterminated [or extinct?]. Look at the Swedes, look at the Norwegians, look at the Finns, man! We are multiples [of] millions,...
  • Hillary Clinton shares dancing picture in support of Finnish Prime Minister

    09/06/2022 12:41:50 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/29/2022 | Shawna Mizelle
    Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton expressed support for Sanna Marin, tweeting a photo of herself dancing as the Finnish Prime Minister faces criticism over leaked footage that showed her partying with friends. "Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels," Clinton quoted former Texas Gov. Ann Richards as saying, along with a photo of herself dancing in the Sunday tweet. The photo, Clinton said, was taken in Colombia during her visit as secretary of state for the sixth Summit of the Americas. "Keep dancing," she encouraged Marin.
  • Europe plan for floating gas terminals raises climate fears

    08/31/2022 8:23:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 31, 2022 | By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
    NEW YORK (AP) — As winter nears, European nations, desperate to replace the natural gas they once bought from Russia, have embraced a short-term fix: A series of roughly 20 floating terminals that would receive liquefied natural gas from other countries and convert it into heating fuel. Yet the plan, with the first floating terminals set to deliver natural gas by year’s end, has raised alarms among scientists who fear the long-term consequences for the environment. Some scientists say they worry that the floating terminals will end up becoming a long-term supplier of Europe’s vast energy needs that could last...
  • Sunken Treasure: Scientists Taste 170-Year-Old Champagne Found in Shipwreck

    08/29/2022 7:28:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies ^ | August 29, 2022 | Liz Leafloor
    What does champagne left on the bottom of the ocean for 170 years taste like? Leather and wet dog, apparently.Those were the initial findings by a team of scientists and lucky tasters after analyzing a sample from one of the 168 bottles of champagne recovered from a shipwrecked vessel on the Baltic seafloor. Divers had found the sunken trade ship off the Aland Islands of Finland in 2010, and the treasure trove has chemists and connoisseurs curious.After allowing what is thought to be the oldest champagne ever tasted to breathe, however, the researchers were surprised to find an entirely different...
  • Three Finnish journalists go on trial in rare press freedom case

    08/25/2022 7:50:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    rueters ^ | August 25, 2022 | By Anne Kauranen
    Three journalists from Finland's largest daily went on trial on Thursday charged with publishing classified defence intelligence, with the prosecutor demanding at least 18-month suspended sentences if found guilty. The report, entitled "Finland's most secret place", revealed the rough location and tasks of an intelligence unit of the defence forces at a time when parliament was debating whether to expand its powers to monitor private data in digital networks.According to the prosecutor, the article contained harmful information the publication of which was against the law.
  • After Six Months of War in Ukraine, Momentum Tilts Against Russia

    08/23/2022 7:09:26 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 129 replies
    WSJ ^ | 23-AUG-2022 | Marcus Walker
    Six months after Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, signs are accumulating that the balance on the military and economic battlefields is slowly tilting the way of Kyiv and its Western backers. ... Some results of the war already seem settled. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attempt to rewrite the ending of the Cold War by restoring Moscow’s historic sphere of influence in Eastern Europe has failed. His war on Ukraine has instead united almost all of Europe against him, revivifying the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which is poised to add Sweden and Finland as new members.
  • FIXIT vol. 3 -mielenosoitus [Finland EU Exit Demonstration] August 20, 2022

    08/20/2022 6:47:40 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 5 replies
    Not a lot of Finnish speakers here.. But don't let that stop anyone from enjoying good nationalism and flag waving against EU NWO madness.
  • Finnish PM Sanna Marin under fire after party video surfaces

    08/18/2022 3:17:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 18, 2022 | Timothy H.J. Nerozzi
    Finland's Sanna Marin has been seen regularly at music festivals, nightclubs since taking office -------------------------------------------------- Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin appeared in a video leaked this week that shows her dancing with friends at a private apartment. Marin, 36, has been harshly criticized by opposition members of parliament for the leaked videos in which the prime minister parties with rappers, social media influencers and other Finnish celebrities. She defended her actions in comments to reporters, according to the BBC: "I have a family life, I have a work life and I have free time to spend with my friends. Pretty...
  • Finland’s millennial prime minister forced to defend dancing video amid calls for her to take a drug test by coalition partner

    08/18/2022 9:34:45 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 84 replies
    MSM ^ | 8/18/22 | Chloe Taylor
    Everyone likes to blow off steam during their time off work – but Finland’s Prime Minister found herself in hot water this week for doing just that.Sanna Marin, 36, was forced to defend her position and her private life after a leaked video of her partying with some pals circulated on social media.In the video, which was originally published as numerous Instagram stories, Marin can be seen in white pants and black tank top singing and dancing along to Finnish pop music.According to local newspaper Iltalehti, various high-profile Finnish personalities were with her in the footage, including influencer Janita Autio,...
  • Prosecuting Paivi Rasanen For Quoting The Bible Is Making Her An International Star

    08/15/2022 7:09:47 AM PDT · by Republicans 2016 2020 · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 15, 2022 | Joy Pullmann
    Paivi Rasanen must make God laugh. The 27-year member of Finland’s Parliament on trial for tweeting a Bible verse confounds so many pagan slogans. She’s a mother of five children and grandmother of 10 who didn’t need abortion to simultaneously pull off two demanding careers: medicine and politics. An empathetic woman who eagerly shows pictures of grandbabies on her phone and expresses concern for strangers’ travel plans, Paivi (pie-EE-vee) also refuses to subjugate her reason to emotional manipulation. She holds fast to Christian teachings about sex as reserved exclusively for lifelong marriage between one man and one woman, for which...
  • (French President) Macron signs protocols on accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO

    08/13/2022 6:54:41 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 10 replies
    TASS (Russian) ^ | August 14, 2022 | Irina Yakovleva
    French President Emmanuel Macron signed protocols on NATO accession for Finland and Sweden on Saturday, AFP reported with reference to the Elysee Palace. "This sovereign choice by Finland and Sweden will strengthen their security in the face of the existing threat in their immediate vicinity and will make a significant contribution to the collective position and our European security," the press service of the French leader's administration was quoted as saying. On August 3, the National Assembly (lower house of parliament) of France ratified the protocol on the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. The accession of Finland and...
  • Biden signs documents of U.S. support for Sweden, Finland to join NATO

    08/10/2022 4:31:06 AM PDT · by EBH · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/9/22 | Jeff Mason and Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed documents endorsing Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the military alliance since the 1990s as it responds to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Biden signed the U.S. "instrument of ratification" welcoming the two countries, the final step for their endorsement by the United States. "It was and is a watershed moment I believe in the alliance and for the greater security and stability not only of Europe and the United States but of the world," he said of their entry into the post World...