Christoforou: Putin says Economic Blitzkrieg failed. Where is war reporter Gonzalo Lira?

Update 1 and 2. EU is fast tracking Ukraine membership.


Shorter video in second position on page discusses contacting the Chilean embassy to ask about looking into war reporter Gonzalo Lira’s whereabouts, as he hasn’t been heard from for days after being in Ukraine.

Main video at top of page:

Minute 6:32: Talk of direct airline flights from Turkey to Russia to support Russian tourism.

Minute 12:30: Ursula von der Leyen is saying that Ukraine is going to be fast tracked into the EU.

Minute 17:23: Putin spoke at a government meeting on economic issues on Monday that, “The situation is stabilizing, the ruble exchange rate has returned to the levels of the first half of February and is supported by a strong balance of payments… Foreign cash is returning to the country’s banking system, and the volume of deposits by citizens is growing. As for the consumer market, after a short rush to buy a number of goods… retail demand has returned to normal. Commodity stocks in retail chains are recovering… The economic blitzkrieg has run aground.”

Minute 20:28: “Spain has informed the European Commission that a joint price reduction with Portugal may entail restricting energy sales to France, El Pais reported on Monday. Madrid is its northern neighbor’s largest single supplier of imported electricity, and the potential restriction comes as the entire EU grapples with soaring energy costs.”

Minute 22:40: Clown world: Czech Republic public servant (deputy) was arrested and fired from his job because of cheese sandwiches that were decorated with a “Z”.

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