Turkish Stream operator’s license revoked

It is ahead of schedule due to EU sanctions. The Netherlands, in another colonial operation after Nicaragua, broke diplomatic relations with them

South Stream Transport: license revoked from Turkish Stream operator due to EU sanctions.

The restrictive measures of the European Union, which came into force on September 18, led to the early revocation of the export license from the Turkish Stream operator South Stream Transport BV

The authorities of the Netherlands sent official notification of this. It is clarified that restrictive measures prohibit the supply of goods to Russia and the provision of services. And, in particular technical assistance and maintenance.

“As a result of the introduction of new sanctions, on September 18, 2022, the export license of South Stream Transport BV, the operator of the Turkish Stream offshore gas pipeline, through which Russian gas is transported through the Black Sea to consumers in Turkey and European countries, was prematurely revoked”

However, the restrictions do not restrict the further transport of the gas. Based on this, the fuel supply of various industries and millions of households in Turkey and European countries will not be affected in the short and long term, the operator stressed.

The company has already applied for the renewal of the export license. It is awaiting a response from the Dutch authorities. South Stream Transport BV said that they have every legal basis to receive an exception under the current sanctions regulation of the European Union. This is explained by the fact that the gas transported via the Turkish Stream is subsequently delivered to European countries through national gas transmission systems. It is thereby helping to ensure their energy security.

Turkish Stream is an export pipeline consisting of two lines. One is designed to supply gas from Russia through the Black Sea to Turkey. The second is for the countries of Southern and Southeastern Europe. Its design capacity reaches 31.5 billion cubic meters annually. The operation of the gas pipeline began in January 2020.

Nicaragua broke relations with the Netherlands

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua announced the immediate severance of diplomatic relations with the Netherlands in connection with the kingdom’s intervention in the country’s internal affairs

“Ministry of External Relations of the Government of Reconciliation and National Unity of Nicaragua, in connection with the consistent interventionist and neo-colonialist position of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which has insulted and continues to insult Nicaraguan families with threats and the cancellation of public works such as hospitals in the communities of indigenous people informs the government of the Nederlands about our decision to terminate diplomatic relations immediately.

The constant attacks on the mission, contrary to diplomacy and violating the Vienna Convention, by this neo-colonial and pro-imperial government are forcing us to take this measure <…> We know the Empires and the Colonizers of the Earth, and nothing and no one can make us forget their crimes against humanity,” – Nicaragua’s foreign ministry said in a communiqué

The text of the statement distributed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua

EU diplomatic mission also asked to leave

On Wednesday, local publications, citing sources, reported that the Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry verbally notified the head of the EU diplomatic mission in the country, Bettina Mushaidt, that her presence in the country was undesirable due to disrespect for the sovereignty of the country

Earlier, Hugo Rodriguez, a candidate for the post of Ambassador to the United States, did not receive a work permit in Nicaragua. At a congressional hearing in July, he called Nicaragua a rogue state, compared the current government to the Dominican dictatorship of the 1950s, and said he would “work with international partners to return to democracy, respect for human rights, and free political prisoners,” after which his candidacy was rejected.

The Netherlands’ position

Regrettably, Nicaragua has chosen to respond in this disproportionate way to a critical message about democracy and human rights. The Netherlands has a clear position about Nicaragua’s deterioration of democratic institutions and human rights violations. Still, it is always willing to engage in dialogue about these issues, which Ambassador Pirenne did again this week.

Nicaragua’s decision to break diplomatic ties with the Netherlands is not an isolated move. The EU ambassador was declared persona non grata earlier this week, and the newly appointed US ambassador has been barred from entering the country. Earlier this year, the apostolic nuncio was expelled from Nicaragua. Nicaragua’s response should be viewed in the light of the EU’s current position and the sanctions the bloc has imposed.

The Netherlands is in talks with other European countries about how they intend to respond to Nicaragua’s actions. Approximately one hundred Dutch nationals live in Nicaragua and the Minister of Foreign Affairs is monitoring their situation. If necessary, the travel advice for Nicaragua will be changed.

Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnector launched

The 182-kilometre-long gas interconnector between Bulgaria and Greece was put into operation today, the first of October 2022

President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Prime Minister of Romania Nikolae Cuka and President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski and President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic were present at the opening of the pipeline.

The pipeline will transport gas from Azerbaijan via the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). And also from other sources via the planned liquefied natural gas terminal in Alexandroupolis in northern Greece.

It is worth mentioning that the US is in the process of establishing one of its major military and naval bases in Alexandroupolis. Is this coincidence? I doubt it. More about that you can read HERE.

The 182-kilometre gas pipeline, 151 kilometres in Bulgaria and 31 kilometres in Greece, stretches from the northeastern Greek city of Komotini to Stara Zagora in central Bulgaria.

The gas pipeline is starting to operate with three billion cubic meters of gas per year. And with prospects for an increase to five billion.

At the beginning of this year, with the support of the EU, Serbia started the construction of a 109 km-long gas interconnector with Bulgaria. It is between Niš and Dimitrovgrad, on the territory of Serbia. The work should be completed by September 2023. EU seems to be very keen to make Serbia more dependent on gas on itself than on Russia. Modern colonialism in action. Members of the EU surround Serbia.

Serbia is forced to participate and buy gas at higher price

With that gas pipeline, Serbia will be connected to the gas pipeline between Bulgaria and Greece. It will be able to supply gas from Azerbaijan or the LNG terminal (for liquefied natural gas) in Greece.

The Ministry of Energy of Serbia previously announced that country would agree on a capacity lease with Azerbaijan. It will have at least 1.4 billion cubic meters of gas available in 2023 if everything goes as planned.

The President of the Technical Government in Bulgaria, Galeb Donev, said it is a vital project for the two countries and the entire region. Also, for Europe to diversify the sources of gas supply. He is ignoring that both Nord Stream pipelines have been seriously damaged.

Taking into account the severe damage to the Nord Stream pipelines, right now EU is more dependent on the US for its gas supplies than it ever was on Russia. I doubt there is any better motive for the US to destroy Nord Streem than this.

The primary beneficiary – Nord Stream sabotage

The beneficiary of the sabotage on the Nord Stream is obvious: it is the United States, which is interested in Berlin not being tempted to go back to using it this winter

German citizens should finally open their eyes and recognise another Anglo-American secret war against them and their country. Whenever Anglo-Americans could not compete with Germany in manufacturing and managing their economies, they pushed it into the war against Russia! They hope that this sabotage for which they will accuse Russia will result in the third one.

German citizens and citizens of other European countries connected to Russian gas supplies through Nord Stream pipelines should know that war on them was declared by their fake allies, US and UK. Older among them will remember what Americans did with their partners in Vietnam at the end of that war. The world observed what Americans, British and some NATO allies did to their Afghani allies just over one year ago.

Parents of European children shivering in their cold apartments and classroom should know who caused that misery. They should also remember that their corrupt governments and EU bureaucrats enabled these terror acts. If not even being part of it.

There are no such coincidences

A sharp pressure drop was recorded on Monday, September 26, in two gas pipelines at once – Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2.

There are two leaks on Nord Stream: one in the Swedish economic zone and the other in the Danish economic zone.

“They are very close to each other,” a spokesman for the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) told Reuters.

Nord Stream 2 was filled with gas to pressurize the pipeline to 300 bar in anticipation of a gas permit that never materialized due to EU sanctions.

“The destruction that occurred on the same day simultaneously on three strings of the offshore gas pipelines of the Nord Stream system is unprecedented,” Nord Stream AG told TASS.

According to the newspaper Tagesspiegel, citing an anonymous insider in the federal government, what happened is a “targeted attack.”

“Everything suggests that this is not a coincidence,” the source said.

The pipeline is new and built from durable and high-quality German steel, Jurgen Trittin , a German politician who served as Minister for Environmental Protection, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety from 1998-2005, said on NTV.

“If such a pipeline suddenly leaked, then, undoubtedly, this was due to the violent rupture of this pipeline,” he added.

Few countries have the ability to blow up Nord Stream

The German federal government is working with Danish authorities to find the cause of the incident. According to the Danes, a five-nautical mile exclusion zone has been set up around the pipeline south of Bornholm. An estimated underwater leak depth is 60 to 70 meters.

If this is sabotage, then experts point out that few countries have such an opportunity. It should be carried out by special forces, such as Navy divers, or with the participation of a submarine.

With the shutdown of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline (which operated at a third of its capacity), gas supplies from Russia to Germany and Central Europe will only be possible through the Yamal pipe through Poland or the Ukrainian pipeline network. The first option has been working in reverse for a long time, and the Ukrainian GTS – only through one transfer station controlled by Kyiv.

The beneficiary of the sabotage is the USA

Nord Stream will not be operational this winter. And problems with gas in Europe will be aggravated.

Two versions of who is behind the sabotage are being discussed in the west. On the one hand, it could be “Ukrainian forces or forces associated with Ukraine. On the other hand, it may be beneficial for Russia! Apparently, Russia hopes to cause additional uncertainty and raise gas prices again.”

Let’s think about the above two versions. Moscow is interested in gas supplies to Europe to generate income. The eastern (Chinese) vector of gas supplies will not soon wholly replace the western one.

President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly called on Germany to launch Nord Stream 2.

To resume the work of Nord Stream 2 and gas supplies to the EU, it is enough “just to press a button,” he said. According to the President of Russia, European politicians are to blame for the energy crisis, driving themselves into a “sanctions dead end.”

And the beneficiary in the face of the United States is obvious. Washington has long been working to destroy the Russian competitor. EU payments for Russian gas were in Euros instead of dollars. That was challenging the dominance of the dollar. Elimination of Russian supplies would increase the income of US companies. And also, for political and propaganda reasons, Berlin would not be tempted to back down. Russa has lost its leverage over gas supplies to the EU by pipeline destruction.

Why Russia needs another 300,000 “bayonets”?

The West understood why Russia needed another 300,000 “bayonets”. It is Odessa and Kharkov stupid!

Did the west finally understand why Russia is calling for partial mobilisation? Could it be Odessa and Kharkov?

The mainstream newspaper of America, the New York Times, and part-time “brain and laundry” of the US Democratic Party published a forecast for a plebiscite in 4 regions – the DPR, the LPR, part of Zaporozhye and the Kherson region – on their entry into the Russian Federation.

According to author Carly Olson, “Russian-led referendums in parts of Ukraine are expected to show that most residents voted in favour of joining Russia. After that the Kremlin will formally announce the annexation as early as this week.”

Yeah, the Russian people living on Russian lands, who, due to a misunderstanding, found themselves in the “Ukraine”, categorically do not want to be part of the Banderstat. They confirmed their desire to return to their fatherland during the popular vote. The Yankees still scribble all sorts of nonsense about annexation. On the other hand, whether Olson from the NYT wanted it or not, she declared the referendum’s legitimacy.

As for the future of the territories where the referendum ends. It is clear the Americans have no doubts that these regions are lost to Ukraine. “Russia has stated that it will protect them as if they were Russian territory. Including an arsenal of nuclear weapons.” I don’t see how more clear one can make it.

A much more important question for the West, and for us Russians is what will happen next? Or rather, where the Kremlin will send new forces? Does anyone want to guess?

All those western “institutes” and think tanks

The authors of the ASB Military News Internet resource are confident that a third of a million recruits with combat experience or a military profession will be enough to ensure security. At least within the new territories of Russia. Of course, the necessary reserve will be created from them in case of crisis situations. But it is unlikely that those mobilized will immediately be sent to the front. Significant parts of the regular Russian army are being released. Reservists will replace them. That would allow for unrushed additional training as well.

In turn, American military expert Scott Ritter believes that the real military campaign will not end until other territorial tasks are resolved. After that, the West’s interest in Ukraine will drop sharply. He writes: “Partial mobilization is taking place in parallel with political referendums that will lead to the annexation of Donbass and other Ukrainian territories to the Russian Federation … I believe that at some point the absorption of Ukrainian territory will be expanded to include Odessa, and Kharkiv.” My advice would be to listen to Scott. He knows what he is talking about.

“If the figures voiced by Shoigu turn out to be true, then the mobilization of an additional 300 thousand enemy soldiers will create serious problems for us… it is worth recognizing that the actions [of the Armed Forces of Ukraine] are partially successful due to the stretching of the front and the low density of distribution of manpower of the RF Armed Forces, weapons and enemy equipment,”

Don’t panic, we are British

According to insiders from the [Ukraine] president’s office, Zelensky, together with MI6, is trying to minimize the fears of independent soldiers associated with mobilization in our country.

Dear Brits, for the first time since WWII you are a more “popular” candidate for free heating supplied by Russia. Germans were leaders till recently. Now, God saves the Queen. Or… Something like that… God might be busy blessing America instead. Or… He might be sick of all that scum after all.

Sources inside of Banderstat claim that the Anglo-Saxons have divided their responsibilities. The Yankees run the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They connected the entire apparatus of the Pentagon. The Britons took over the psychological operations. 

Now the British are trying in every possible way to discredit the conscription of 300,000 reservists. eh, those Russians cannot get it right! We have told you so!

A variety of sources have reported that the Kyiv regime is preparing to issue subpoenas to another million people to maintain a manpower advantage.

The Britons believe that Moscow will be forced to respond to new waves of graves full of (forced) Nazis with additional conscription of Russians for military service. MI6 still relies on anti-war protests in the Russian Federation.

In Ukraine, any dissent ends up in the basement of the SBU and getting on the list of missing persons. All by the Fourth Reich “value” called “rule of law”

The news is just in – some “accidents” hit Nord Stream 1 and 2. What a coincidence! Novichok anyone? Was it MI6 alone or with the help of “Polish fishermen”? Wait and see

Using Ukraine to destroy EU agriculture

The grain from Ukraine is flooding European markets

Ukrainian grain is flooding European markets! Is there a reason for this to happen? There surely is a reason. Initiated from the other side of the Atlantic. The United States is not only destroying EU manufacturing by imposing high prices of energy and shortage of the same. War in Ukraine that is now openly inflamed by NATO-led by interests of the Anglo-American criminal gang. It is also used to destroy European agriculture.

Farmers in Poland, Bulgaria and France rioted against the collapse or the prices of some agricultural products.

Eastern European states hit the most – another coincidence?

The EU has discovered an unexpected problem in grain imports from Ukraine. Although its import helped to stabilize prices, it caused significant friction with local farmers. Agricultural products poured into the markets of Eastern Europe. There, unlike Western Europe, did not experience problems with drought and crop failures this summer. As a result, prices in local markets fell, leading to massive discontent among farmers, mostly owners of small farms. The fall in prices against rising prices for fuels, lubricants and fertilizers became a heavy blow for them. Especially because these deliveries to the European market were not planned.

In July, Russia and Ukraine, through the mediation of Turkey, signed an agreement on supplying Ukrainian grain to world markets through the ports of the Black Sea. According to the Ukrainian side, at the end of July, there were about 20 million tons of grain and sunflower seeds in the storage facilities. This is likely a strong exaggeration, but in any case, it was about millions of tons. 

It was assumed that the lion’s share of supplies should be sent to developing countries. They are traditionally the main market for Ukrainian agricultural exporters. The reality turned out to be somewhat different. By mid-September, Turkey and Asian states received 47% of the grain. 17% went to Africa, and 36% went to the European Union. EU previously bought relatively little grain from Ukraine. The most interesting thing is that this did not require opening ports at all. Most of the exports to European countries went by rail.

There was no shortage of these products in Europe and EU in particular

It should be noted that, despite the drought, European grain harvests, in general, remain in order. As recently as July, the US Department of Agriculture predicted a fall in yields in relation to 2021 by only a few per cent. This is all the more true for Poland, where, in fact, there was no serious drought, and the amount of precipitation in spring and summer was about 70–90% of the norm, which is quite enough to harvest a good harvest in Polish conditions.

Poland is not the only country suffering from competition with Ukrainian grain. Romania (itself one of the largest exporters of wheat and corn in Europe) and Bulgaria faced the same problems. In the latter, mass protests took place, further shaking the already difficult political situation in the country. Bulgarian farmers and the politicians who represent them insist that the competition is unfair. Ukrainian producers are not required to comply with strict environmental standards, without which local products will not be certified. And, accordingly, their costs, other things being equal, are incomparably less. If import duties stopped earlier this problem, now they do not exist.

Discontent is also actively brewing in France, where farmers are faced with the appearance on the market of huge volumes of not only grain but also chicken, which in Ukraine has become a rather important export item. Poultry farmers are unhappy not only with falling prices but also with the fact that products from outside the EU take up a lot of space in warehouses and ports.

Do farmers matter to decision-makers in the EU?

Ultimately, it is the rural population, especially the farmers, who are one of the most politically active social groups in Europe. Violating their interests is economically harmful and dangerous in the long term in the socio-political sense. On the other hand, given how the Netherlands, with perhaps the most advanced and technologically advanced agriculture in the world, treats its farmers, it is possible that in the modern EU, the wealth and lifestyle of farmers do not matter so much to decision makers.


Let’s not forget several things:

1. It is estimated that around 1/3 of the agricultural land in Ukraine was sold to western, and particularly American corporations pushing GMO food on the rest of the world.

2. This is the way for Ukraine to pay part of the arms supplies,

3. This is helpful in efforts to blame Russia for any possible grain shortage in underdeveloped countries.

Gas from Nord Stream went to Asia

The tanker loaded at Gazprom’s new LNG facility on the shores of the Gulf of Finland headed for Asia. It will carry the gas that was not supplied through the stopped Nord Stream to other consumers

Gas intended for Nord Stream started being delivered as LNG to Asia and other parts of the world. Last week, the Pskov tanker completed loading at the Portovaya LNG complex and anchored in the Baltic Sea. Vessel finder data show that the vessel was bunkered with fuel today. It indicates that it is heading towards the Egyptian port of Said. The tanker plans to arrive there on September 26. Port Said is designated as the point of arrival when travelling through the Suez Canal to Asia.

Pskov can deliver up to 100 million cubic meters of gas in the form of LNG. Also at the anchorage is another similar tanker – “Veliky Novgorod”. It will follow the Pskov to load. Both vessels delivered liquefied natural gas to India in May. 

Foreign charterers unilaterally began to refuse to execute previously concluded long-term charters

Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov reported to the President of Russia that they had bought two tankers for gas supply to Kaliningrad. We are talking about Pskov and Nizhny Novgorod. In the event of a halt in Lithuanian transit, they will deliver LNG from the Portovaya complex to the exclave. Russian ship registration organizations closed the data on the owners of tankers.

The launch of the LNG terminal took place immediately after the complete shutdown of Nord Stream for the supply of gas through the Baltic Sea to Germany. At the Eastern Economic Forum in early September, Vitaly Markelov , deputy chairman of the board of Gazprom, told reporters that the medium-tonnage plant had begun gas liquefaction. Two production lines are in operation. The complex has already produced the first 30,000 tons of LNG (41 million cubic meters)

Good Location – next to the Nord Stream

It is located right next to the Portovaya compressor station and Nord Stream itself. The complex was initially focused on obtaining excess gas that would not be exported via the pipeline.

The capacity of the medium-sized terminal is 1.5 million tons of LNG (2 billion cubic meters of gas) per year. It cannot be compared with Nord Stream though. The complex will be able to load no more than two tankers of the Pskov and Nizhny Novgorod types per month. However, Portovaya will be a good help for Gazprom in the face of reduced pipeline gas supplies to Europe. Deliveries to the EU amount to about 90 million cubic meters per day. A year ago, their level exceeded 400 million cubic meters. Compensation for Gazprom may be the price at which gas is sold. Compared to last September, its price on European stock exchanges is at least four times higher (around $2,000 per 1000 cubic m.

It is quite possible that cargo from the new complex will go to India, which has become a victim of the sanctions war. Gazprom Marketing and Trading is to supply Indian Gail with 2.5 million tons of LNG (3.4 billion cubic meters) per year. And until June, they did it mainly from the contracted 3.5 million tons at the Yamal LNG project.