Azovstal news. Chrystia Freeland upset at G20. Maria Zakharova’s “double line” for Greece. Update 2
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Minute 7:30: G20 meeting in Washington, DC. Canadian minister of finance, Chrystia Freeland reportedly said, “The G20 can’t function effectively with Russia at the table. Russia does not have a place at the table of countries who have come together to maintain global economic prosperity.” She added that Russia has violated longstanding international rules with its invasion of southern Ukraine. “You can’t be a poacher and gamekeeper at the same time.”
Minute 12:33: On April 6, the Greek government expelled 12 Russian diplomats from Greece. Alex gives some perspective on the tenure of Geoffrey Pyatt, ambassador to Greece. Maria Zakharova said on Telegram, “Greece, with whom Russia shares deep historical roots, chose a specific date, April 6, to announce its decision to expel Russian diplomats. First Victoria Nuland was in Athens on this day, as reported by the Kathimerini newspaper in a small article about Nuland’s meeting with Greek Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos. If Nuland shows up somewhere, nothing good comes out of it.
“Second, April 6 happens to be a dark day in Greek history. It was on this day in 1941 that the Nazi Reich attacked the peninsula (Operation Marita). For the Greek people, April 6 has the same significance as June 22 for Russians. Was this merely a coincidence or a diabolic calculation on behalf of the American advisors?
“However, the outcome is obvious: There was a time when Russia helped Greece achieve independence and restore its statehood, and its first head was previously Russia’s foreign minister, but now this country’s diplomatic relations with Russia have been reduced to almost nothing. This happened despite the fact that we share the same faith with the Greeks, the same traditions, and were always there to help our Greek friends. Suffice it to mention Russia’s effort to help Greece fight last year’s wildfires in the Peloponnese.
“This is not so much an issue of Euro-Atlantic solidarity erasing the past, since it is a sovereign choice for every nation to decide whom to honour. Even worse, this deprives people and nations of their future, independence and the right to make sovereign choices.
“This is how these historical parallels become a solid double line between us,” Zakharova said.
Minute 19:30: Greeks seized a Russian oil tanker off the island of Evia on April 20.
Minute 19:45: The reward for Greece’s Mitsotakis government for deciding to sever their relations with Russia, was that when Nuland was in Greece, she said no East Mediterranean gas pipeline for you, but you can import all your energy from the United States via LNG tankers. For 20 years, Greece and Cyprus had been working on an East Med gas pipeline to achieve some energy independence.
Minute 20:35: Clown world: OnlyFans freezes Russian accounts again. The company said it can “no longer properly serve” its Russian creator community due to payment restrictions amid war in Ukraine. Alex shares his perspective on how these sanctions, especially by Globalist social media, could be a blessing to the Russian people and its youth.