Geopolitical Chess: Biden Offers Putin to Swap Nord Stream 2 for the EU


We all live in the captivity of stereotypes. We have become so accustomed to some that we do not even notice them. Among the most widespread is the ill-fated project of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has already been broken so many copies. In the minds of ordinary people, he is firmly rooted with another project, this time an American one, called "Ukraine - battering ram against the Russian Federation."


And everything seems to be clear and logical in the mind of an average person - we do not want to feed a hostile territorial entity with our money (my hand does not raise my hand to call it a country), therefore we are building a route bypassing this territory, which will allow us also our contractual obligations to Europe execute and exclude Ukraine from this chain. And the Americans, standing up to protect the interests of their clients, in every possible way hinder us in this. There are all sorts of sanctions imposed on SP-2 and all that jazz.

This text is intended to dispel some of the myths that accompany this process. In this whole story, the only truth is that the main opponent of the construction of the SP-2 is the country of zhovto-blakit benches, which because of it loses a significant part of its income. Until 2020, it regularly received from 2 to 3 billion dollars annually for the transit of Russian gas through its GTS. With the start of the Turkish Stream operation, this figure has slightly decreased, but still, according to the latest agreement concluded between PJSC Gazprom and NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, over the next five years from 2020 to 2024 inclusive, Ukraine is guaranteed to receive at least 7,2 billion To make the figures more contrasting, I will only cite Gazprom's expenditures on the construction of SP-2, its share in the project was only 5,5 billion dollars. Private shareholders from five EU countries also invested so much - French ENGIE, Austrian OMV , British-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell and two German companies Uniper and Wintershall, which entered the project in half with the Russian monopolist (1 billion euros each, not counting another 5 billion dollars invested by the Europeans in the land continuation of SP-2 ). Through the efforts of the Americans, this project could become an underwater monument to the stupidity and recklessness of the consortium members who buried $ 11 billion in the bottom of the Baltic Sea, and a triumph of American power. But he didn't! As he did not, some knowledgeable comrades were alarmed here. Why don't we know anything about it?

Breaking down myths and stereotypes associated with the Ukraine project


From that moment on, there began to diverge from the established stereotypes and mythologemes accompanying the entire project "Ukraine". The fact is that the Americans do not care about the SP-2. More precisely, it began to spit with the arrival of the new head of the White House. The old manager still had some reasons to hook the EU on expensive LNG (not the American one, which is not in the required quantity, but the Qatari, Nigerian and Algerian ones), but Sleeping Joe, who replaced him, does not care about hydrocarbons at all, he rushes with the idea of ​​green energy, and is ready to merge SP-2 in exchange for some nishtyaks from the Russian Federation and the EU. This is precisely what caused the very strange behavior of the State Department, which insolently sabotages the Law adopted on January 1 of this year by both chambers of the US Congress, imposing sanctions on the possible completion of construction, certification and commissioning of the SP-2, carried out in the form of amendments to the "Pentagon Budget-2021" (The Turkish Stream also appeared there, but the Americans were late with it, it has already been completed and is functioning). Not so long ago, to their surprise, congressmen learned that only TUB "Fortune" and its owner, the KVT-Rus company, consisting of one person, fell under the sanctions of the State Department. Even KMTUS "Akademik Chersky" did not come under sanctions for the simple reason that at that time it had not yet begun to complete the construction of the "B" branch, not to mention that there was not a single foreign company there - not the Germans providing all possible assistance with their port facilities, nor the Dutch involved in the project by auxiliary vessels. There was no limit to the indignation of the Republicans (now they are responsible in the Senate for the fight against the Russian Federation), but the White House, as always, got off with indistinct meaningless interjections (they have Psaki for this, she does not know how to speak differently).

By the way, this is an indicative moment, it should be noted especially. The loudest in the Senate was Republican leader Mitch McConnell. For those who have forgotten, I will remind you that this is the same senator who, a couple of years ago, when the Russian agent Trump was president (and the Democrats were in opposition), was nicknamed Moscow Mitch for his inexplicable love for the Russian Federation. From which one can draw the obvious but paradoxical conclusion that Russophobia in American politics is not purposeful policies White House, but serves only as an instrument of internal political struggle. For a long time, the United States has not seen Russia as an enemy that threatens American domination, with which it is necessary to purposefully fight as a top priority. Under Trump, the Kremlin's agents were Republicans. Under Biden, the Democrats took their place. As they say, nothing personal - the law of conservation of energy. The cycle of Russophobia in nature.

Now Sleepy Joe has a chance to bargain with the Russian Federation for the right to complete the SP-2, and he will still have time to include sanctions if desired (if he does not agree). Even the completed gas pipeline still needs to be certified, without which it cannot function. Who will do this, considering that none of the countries participating in the project can be it? Putin, of course, can make another trick with his ears with a dummy certifier company, which is a week old by birth, with a charter capital of $ 1, but wait and see, it may not be necessary if they agree (the summit of the two leaders is scheduled for June, while its preparation is in progress). If they do not agree, Biden will be able to multiply the losses of the Russian Federation by bringing under the sanctions the KMTUS "Akademik Chersky", which even before modernization and equipping with a dynamic positioning system cost more than $ 1 billion. And still this is not a lethal figure for the Russian Federation. The losses from the Ukraine project are much higher.

Therefore, Russia is slowly completing the construction of the SP-2. According to the operator of the Nord Stream 2 AG project, on April 27, KMTUS Akademik Chersky started laying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the territorial waters of Denmark, where it has 68,5 km to lay on the B line, not counting 16,5 , 85 in German waters (total 24 km). TUB "Fortune", which has been pulling the "A" line for four months since January, remains to lay 63 km (out of 12,5 km available in January) - 11,5 km in Danish waters and 109 km in German waters. In total, 4,4 km must be laid on both lines, which is XNUMX% of the total length of the gas pipeline. And Putin intends to do this by the end of the summer, and by the end of the year and launch the gas pipeline. Then he will be able to talk to Kiev from a position of strength. And not only with him.

Unequal exchange of pieces


Biden's game is more complicated. To reset the SP-2 project, he does not need any hot phase of the war between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Even without it, he has all the instruments of pressure provided by the US Congress (he will still have time to use them). Now for him, the primary task is to restore the relations between the FRG and the United States, which were ruined by Trump. And Germany is the main beneficiary of the SP-2. Therefore, there is a bargaining with the Russian Federation, the fate of the EU is at stake. And we must be aware that initially the main goal of the United States was not Ukraine or even Russia, but Europe, for which there has been a war since 2014. Ukraine, SP-2 are pawns in this war, the Russian Federation is a heavy piece, but even it can be sacrificed (not literally, but in a figurative sense of the word) for the sake of winning the game. The winner will get the EU and the right to milk it. How?

Imagine that sectoral sanctions are imposed on the Russian Federation. Come up with a reason for yourself, the States do not bother with this at all, even if it is not even the recognition of the LDNR or the invasion of Ukraine, but a runny nose at Navalny, or Petrov and Boshirov, who poisoned Biden's beloved dog, of course, with Novichok, while also blowing up Bely House (F-1 grenade). After that, Europe finds itself without Russian gas, which is under sanctions, which automatically leads to its rise in price, which makes the supply of Qatari-Nigerian-Algerian, and even American LNG, economically viable, which in turn leads to an increase in the price of all European products (not only German cars, and in general everything), which makes these products uncompetitive in foreign markets, freeing up the internal European market for cheap American goods. As a result, the task has been solved - the US, at the expense of the EU, is extending its comfortable existence. Somewhere behind the scenes, the Russian Federation is shooting, doomed to supply its unnecessary gas to the moon, and the United States is taking on China. It was I who dashed and dashed Biden's plan for the current period.

Biden's main task in this game is to prevent the creation of a self-sufficient economic union between the FRG and the Russian Federation, after which the United States will have no leverage on the EU and Germany as its leader. For this, you can sacrifice and Ukraine, it is generally a bargaining chip in this game. This is what Biden plans to talk to Putin about this summer. If Putin agrees to a draw, then sectoral sanctions will be lifted. Russia will be favorably allowed to supply its gas to Europe via Nord Stream, but with the preservation of the Ukrainian route. Maybe they will still be allowed to freeze Donbass in the status of Transnistria, with the introduction of a Russian peacekeeping contingent, and maybe even without American military bases in Ukraine. And what? Walk, so walk! US military bases in country 404 is the red line. Why tease Putin? Cheaper to negotiate.

But in this situation we are more interested in what will knock Sleepy Joe out of Frau Merkel in exchange for completing the SP-2? Agree, not a standard move - the permission of a specific route bypassing Ukraine in exchange for its forced life-long maintenance by Russia (through transit) and the right to Uncle Sam to keep Germany in one place. Very nice divorce! Especially considering the fact that with the growth of gas consumption in the near future, Europe still cannot do without the Ukrainian pipe. And by that time, the Americans, I think, will take the Ukrainian GTS under full control not only de facto, but also de jure, joining the consortium of future shareholders.

The myth of a rusty Ukrainian pipe that no one needs


Now we will have to dispel the myth rooted in the minds of Russians about the rusty Ukrainian GTS, which no one needs. Needed! Very much even needed. It was for her that the war unfolded in 2014 between the States and Europe (you know who won the war). Control over the pipe ensured not only the energy independence of the EU, but also the competitiveness of European goods in the American and other markets. All the talk that the pipe is rusty requires repair and modernization is nothing more than idle chatter aimed at reducing its sales value. And although it costs nothing without gas, but only in 2014, without it, Gazprom would not have been able to fulfill its long-term contractual obligations to the EU, signed for the period up to 2030-2040 (with different EU countries for different periods).

The throughput capacity of the Ukrainian GTS towards the EU is 142,5 billion cubic meters of gas per year. At that time, the capacities of SP-1 (55 billion cubic meters of gas / year), the Yamal-EU gas pipeline (33 billion cubic meters of gas / year) and Blue Stream (16 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey, which is part of the EU balance) were insufficient to replace the lack of a Ukrainian direction. That is why the idea of ​​bypass routes to Ukraine - South Stream and SP-2 - arose. You know how South Stream ended, it turned into Turkish (with a capacity of 31,5 billion cubic meters of gas / year, half of which goes to Turkey, half to Southern Europe). We will see soon how the epic with SP-2 will end.

After all, why were so many copies broken about the SP-2? Believe me, the States absolutely do not care how we will deliver our gas to Europe, through SP-2 or through the Ukrainian GTS. If the task was to deprive the EU of cheap Russian gas, then whoever prevented them from blowing up the Ukrainian pipe, attributing it to the machinations of Moscow, would again find the traces of Petrov and Boshirov, and the trick is in the bag - Europe is on its knees without Russian pipe gas and begs for expensive Qatari, Nigerian and American LNG. Everyone is happy (except for the Russian Federation and the EU), everyone laughs. Europe loses its competitive advantage and becomes a stooped vassal of the United States, Russia is under sanctions (for another sabotage of GRU agents), the task is solved - the States are again out of business, but in full chocolate.

But the trouble is that this problem has no trivial solution. Freezing Europe would then go to pieces for the accelerated completion and commissioning of the SP-2, since the volume and capacity of LNG to cover its needs is not a fact that it will be enough, and no one in the EU is going to bend over to America's joy. As a result, the United States, instead of an element of pressure on the Russian Federation and the EU in the form of the Ukrainian GTS, would get its own nightmare - economic the union of the Russian Federation and the FRG, after which the Yankees would have no leverage at all on the EU and its leader Germany. But there would have remained a need to support the bastard Kiev regime at its own expense, when before that the Russian Federation did it, paying for the transit of its gas through its territory. That is why Biden makes an appointment where he wants to propose an exchange of pieces on the board. Biden is far from a novice in international chess, has been playing in it since 1970, and has the rank of International Master. Let's see what Grandmaster Putin will answer.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 May 2021 09: 24
    -2
    Yes, the flight of thought is increasing. Bashirov to the left, Bashirov to the right, to blow up / not to blow up a gas turbine system in Ukraine, the Economic Union of the Russian Federation and the Federal Republic of Germany in an alternative history .. Very good starting point for a novel, IMHO.
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 4 May 2021 09: 52
    +7
    Sleeping Joe does not care about hydrocarbons at all, he rushes about with the idea of ​​green energy, and is ready to merge SP-2 in exchange for some nishtyaks from the Russian Federation and the EU.

    He fusses with the idea of ​​green energy precisely because his predecessors did not succeed with the traditional hydrocarbon. The shale revolution died in Bose, the United States was never able to become the dominant producers and consumers in this market. In fact, the United States lost the oil war, and is finishing off their last bastion on the gas front.
    It was not possible to get the EU on American gas, and this is not only a balance in foreign trade, much more important is the influence on the EU and the very existence of the petrodollar, the solution that holds the stones in the hegemon's pyramid, is threatened. This is precisely what caused the very strange behavior of the State Department.

    permission for a specific route bypassing Ukraine in exchange for Russia's forced life-long maintenance (through transit) and Uncle Sam's right to keep Germany in one place.

    Quite a strange thesis. The United States cannot influence Russia and force it to abandon construction, why does the United States agree to Merkel? Will it make Russia hang the content of Ukraine around its neck? Does Germany have more power and influence than the United States? So is Berlin the real hegemon?
    The Americans are trying to rip more out of Merkel's hands. It is the Germans who are being crushed and their hands twisted. Russia, and even more so Ukraine, has absolutely nothing to do with it.

    And we must be aware that initially the main goal of the United States was not Ukraine and not even Russia, but Europe, for which there has been a war since 2014. Ukraine, SP-2 are pawns in this war, the Russian Federation is a heavy piece, but even it can be sacrificed (not literally, but in a figurative sense of the word) for the sake of winning the game. The winner will get the EU and the right to milk it. How?

    RF, though heavy, but just a figure? So who can donate to her? Who is this mysterious contender for victory in the party for the right to rule Europe? China or what? (there are simply no other applicants for this role, not Mongolia, in fact). Do you want to say Russia is a puppet in the hands of the Chinese? Are they in charge of everything? Some kind of fiction laughing
    1. Volkonsky Offline Volkonsky
      Volkonsky (Vladimir) 4 May 2021 11: 28
      +1
      Failed to get the EU on American gas

      if the prices for LNG in the EU are artificially raised by banning the supply of Russian pipe gas to its market, then the production of American LNG will become profitable and the industry will survive

      The US cannot influence Russia and force it to abandon construction, why is the US negotiating with Merkel?

      The United States can influence both by imposing sanctions on the SP-2, but while they are trying to reach an agreement, Merkel can only influence Putin in requests to limit his military activity in the Donbas, so that the completion of the SP-2 will not be covered up because of her. After the construction is completed, both hands will be untied

      RF, though heavy, but just a figure? So who can donate to her? Who is this mysterious contender for victory in the party for the right to rule Europe? China or what? (there are simply no other applicants for this role, not Mongolia, in fact). Do you want to say Russia is a puppet in the hands of the Chinese?

      Donate in the sense of relieving pressure from the Russian Federation. China is interested in the EU market. The New Silk Road is just about that. But it cannot influence the cost of European products, it does not supply resources to the EU market. The trade balance between the EU and the US can only be changed in favor of the latter by the rise in the price of European products due to the rise in the cost of resources supplied to the European market. Gas is the main one. The zeroing of Russian gas supplies will lead to an automatic rise in its price.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 4 May 2021 12: 16
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        if the prices for LNG in the EU are artificially raised by banning the supply of Russian pipe gas to its market, then the production of American LNG will become profitable and the industry will survive

        Theoretically, you can try, but practically impossible. The Europeans themselves should prohibit, and they have their own shirt closer to the body, they are not conscious, well, they do not want to spend the winter by the fires, they resist in every possible way. As practice shows, Americans have a short prohibition.
        The United States does not have the required volume of gas and means of delivery. To do this, it will be necessary to again invest in gas production, and after last year's confrontation, there are not many who want to finance the adventure. They simply don't have that many gas carriers. Biden will have to say that he changed his mind, well, he just got excited, there will be no green energy. Hello shale revolution 2.0. fellow Do you think they will try again? What happened in a year that the chances of success increased?

        The United States can influence both by imposing sanctions on the SP-2, but while they are trying to reach an agreement, Merkel can only influence Putin in requests to limit his military activity in the Donbas, so that the completion of the SP-2 will not be covered up because of her. After the construction is completed, both hands will be untied

        For several years they have been trying to influence by imposing sanctions on SP-2, are they just warming up? What else can they impose on us?
        How can Merkel influence Putin? Will he ask his friend Volodya not to go to Donbass while a sweep is going on there? Will it work? For Putin, this is political suicide. Will he go for it because of personal sympathies in the German Frau? How not to enter the difficult situation of a neighbor? Only Merkel herself can cover SP-2, no one else is capable of this. With the completion of the SP-2, little will change. Everything is in her hands. The only change, in the event of an aggravation in Ukraine, will not be able to physically restrict transit, the pipeline goes past the territory of the zone of potential conflict.

        Donate in the sense of relieving pressure from the Russian Federation.

        How can they relieve pressure from Russia? Biden does not have the authority to do this, it is necessary to negotiate with the Senate and cancel or suspend the adopted laws. He can soften the rhetoric laughing

        China is interested in the EU market. The New Silk Road is just about that. But it cannot influence the cost of European products, it does not supply resources to the EU market. The trade balance between the EU and the US can only be changed in favor of the latter by the rise in the price of European products due to the rise in the cost of resources supplied to the European market. Gas is the main one. Zeroing the supply of Russian gas will lead to an automatic rise in its price.

        The zeroing of Russian gas supplies is a fantasy, in the next at least 10 years it is not possible. Unless, of course, the EU has no suicidal tendencies. If anything, reread the first paragraph.
        For the United States, this also does not solve the problem, there is still China. Will they also ban Russian gas for him? Well, they can't do it and that's it. They are trying to make their economy competitive with the help of a "green tax". They came to this precisely because it did not work out otherwise.
        1. Volkonsky Offline Volkonsky
          Volkonsky (Vladimir) 4 May 2021 14: 57
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          For several years they have been trying to influence by imposing sanctions on SP-2, are they just warming up? What else can they impose on us?

          To be honest, I am too lazy to argue, you are an intelligent person, you understand everything yourself. I will answer briefly, without quoting your counterarguments.
          1) the United States does not have gas carriers, not a single one at all, whom and when did this stop? will be chartered if necessary. The industry can be revived by leaving unprofitable enterprises from the market and buying up the remaining unblocked wells, this requires less money, part of the costs have already been paid by the previous bankrupt owners. But you are right about one thing - Biden doesn't need it. We argue purely theoretically, what could have happened if ...
          2) how the sanctions on the SP-2 project work, you can see for yourself - the project was frozen for more than a year, the Swiss left the project, now we are at war with it ourselves, now a new problem - we cannot cross the SP-1 (SP-2 in It crosses two places, the Swiss passed the first crossing, we still have problems - we need to fill in soil, there are no specialized vessels - everyone is afraid, we will have to drive our own). The following problems will arise with certification (no one wants to) and with environmentalists (the Germans again stopped the laying by the court, local green prop * ndosniki tried under the sauce - the birds suffer, they cannot shit - the pipe interferes)
          3) Frau Merkel cannot influence Putin if Zelensky starts to clean up Donbass, in this case she will try to influence Zelensky. So far we have succeeded. But if there is no cleansing, then Putin himself will not start anything until he completes the construction of the SP-2, these are his obligations to Frau and this is his interest. Why should I explain this to you - these are obvious things
          4) in the event of an aggravation in Ukraine, transit can be blocked altogether under sauce - not a drop of aggressor gas, it is impossible to support the aggressor through it
          5) how Biden was able to disobey Congress, I have already shown in the text itself, I just did not comply with the Law of Congress, the State Department imposes sanctions, not Congress

          For the United States, this also does not solve the problem, there is still China. Will they also ban Russian gas for him? Well, they do not succeed and that's it.

          What is the power of the Power of Siberia? 40 yards / year at design capacity (now this figure is 4 times less and will grow exponentially for another 4 years to 40 billion cubic meters). How much gas does Russia supply to the EU? 200 yards / year! Count it yourself!
  3. Astronaut Offline Astronaut
    Astronaut (San Sanych) 4 May 2021 11: 22
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    under the title "Ukraine - battering ram against the Russian Federation".

    If the author has such associations, then I have an association about a burst sewer under the window.
  4. Sergey-54 Offline Sergey-54
    Sergey-54 (Sergei) 4 May 2021 16: 07
    0
    I do not quite agree with the author.
    Biden is the father of American democracy, his business is to open and close his mouth with a clever look, silently.
    EU-Lavrov said we don't need the EU, let's be friends with countries. Merkel will finish building SP-2 before the end of her term. If Steinmeier is sitting on SP-1, then Frau was promised SP-2
    It's even easier with a rusty Ukrainian pipe. Inform the press-President of Russia V.V. Putin received the President of Ukraine V.F. Yanukovych. The atomic bomb will do less damage. At the same time, Yanukovych does not need to repay debts to the West.
  5. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 4 May 2021 16: 08
    0
    in principle, it is impossible in principle to increase the cost of production in the EU by increasing the price of gas to the values ​​"uncompetitive". The share of gas in the EU's electricity balance does not play a significant role. But the most important misunderstanding, what kind of goods are the US going to produce in competition with the EU? If anyone would benefit from the rise in production costs in the EU, it would be China or Asia as a whole. The goal of the United States is simple and clear - to use Ukraine as a means of confrontation between the West and the Russian Federation, to prevent the EU-Russian Federation from getting closer, to weaken the "Russian economic space" (after all, Ukraine was in the chains of Russian production and its loss hit the Russian Federation), to increase EU spending on armaments , create a pro-American bloc in the EU based on the Cold War with the Russian Federation (East Europeans). If we take everything as a whole, the US is playing against the interests of the EU and the Russian Federation at once, but the EU is not a monolithic entity, there are many interests. Countries like Germany do not need all this. Friendship with Russia is in the interests of Germany. But they have a large export to the USA and they cannot lose it. France is also not very happy with the actions of the United States in Europe, but they are also dependent. England, everything is clear. Italy, like Germany, is interested in friendship. But the East Europeans mistakenly think that they can make money on the Cold War with Russia (NATO bases, investments in infrastructure (the exercises showed that this is very necessary, right in general, all bridges and roads are unsuitable for a quick transfer of forces to the east). because nobody will give them the loot. First of all, they will not give the United States, because they ALWAYS only earn on everyone and “friends, too.” The Baltic states simply erupted in anti-Russian hysteria and received only a ban from Russia - huge economic losses. From the United States they Received exactly ** th. The same will happen with Ukraine. She thinks the more we breed anti-Russian hysteria, the more dough Washington will give us. But if you please, junk from warehouses, arbitrarily estimated at $ 250 million, here's help from the USA. on IMF loans, if you please, pay enemies and interest too. And we cannot give you loans, excuse me, it’s not very good with the money. But you go on daring, we are lads!
    1. Volkonsky Offline Volkonsky
      Volkonsky (Vladimir) 4 May 2021 17: 15
      0
      Do you know the share of gas in the energy balance of Germany? 54%, and from 2030, with the closure of the last nuclear power plants, it will become 75%, how can they heat their thermal power plants? firewood? or coal? gas is the most environmentally friendly product! what is the share of e / energy in the final product, for example, in a German car? 18%, that's how much they will rise in price, will they be able to compete with the American and Japanese on the American market? only in the premium segment.

      The goal of the United States is simple and clear - to use Ukraine as a means of confrontation between the West and the Russian Federation, to prevent the EU-Russian Federation from getting closer.

      Do not confuse purpose and means!
  6. No filters Offline No filters
    No filters (Oaovt VOovlv) 4 May 2021 22: 42
    0
    He rushes about green energy ideas precisely because his predecessors did not succeed with traditional hydrocarbon

    -because the uncles who stand behind him are competing with other very, very influential uncles who control oil .. And these are more in gold .. Therefore, oil pipelines and so forth are canceled .. That's all the green romance
  7. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 5 May 2021 03: 35
    +1
    Bidon called Putin a "killer". This fact alone should have alerted me. Everyone.

    In the 90s, many wore crimson jackets. Including Putin. And there is a photo. Even if his reputation since those times is snow-white, Bidon can easily put a dossier on the president personally on such negotiations. Threaten. Demand concessions. And since power is concentrated exclusively in the hands of the GDP and no one else, Bidon expects to get these concessions ... And even fake, like Powell's test tube, papers can be used as "evidence". Europe will definitely pretend to believe.

    These "multi-moves" are a figment of fantasy, but the train of thought in them is correct. Not that, so different, relying on already erased into the consciousness of Europe, and all kinds of Turkey and Japan, etc., "arguments" in the form of mythological gods with names - "Petrov and Bashirov", will lead the position of Russia to one more a step below. They attack and have a strategic initiative, we are on the defensive and it seems so far unsuccessful
    ...
    It is impossible to meet with the Bidon!
    1. Mikhail Yurievich_2 (Mikhail Yurievich) 8 May 2021 16: 08
      +2
      Do you think Putin has no dossier on "Can"))))? The right is not needed ... These are the leaders of two nuclear powers capable of destroying the entire population of the Earth. No one will stoop to the point that when they meet, lay out compromising evidence on the opponent. And how will this change the attitude towards President Putin in Russia? Mine personally will not change in any way. There are no "saints" at their presidents' level. There are great ones who will be remembered and written down in history textbooks.
  8. Anita reut Offline Anita reut
    Anita reut (Anita Reut) 5 May 2021 07: 32
    +1
    It doesn't matter at all what he offers there.
    As a result, they will still puff.
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  10. Er-ivanov Offline Er-ivanov
    Er-ivanov (Ivan Ivanov) 7 May 2021 02: 10
    0
    Well, the Author, well, a dreamer))) What book on economics have you read that expensive gas leads to a loss of competitiveness ??? How much did gas cost in Europe in 2008?))) And what? Germany was bent, huh?)))
    The Americans have long made sure that the prices for almost all raw materials and energy resources do not depend on the wishes of the countries selling them!
    The Americans will easily arrange a "sovereign bolivar" for the ruble, if they want ... to describe the methods ??? Or can you guess how and why we lowered the "free" currency in due time? Do you think we have enough American candy wrappers to cover their sudden "reclamation"?))
    In general, it was interesting to know how things are going at SP-2 ... - a kind of indicator ... And then everyone is trumpeting about Swift - such an absurdity ... not a damn thing will be disconnected from it ...
  11. Mikhail Yurievich_2 (Mikhail Yurievich) 8 May 2021 15: 49
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    In general, everything is correct, the United States wanted to spit on Ukraine and I am sure that it is not even against the aggravation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the war between Kiev and Moscow will suit the Americans quite well (they themselves will sit out behind a big puddle and will only trade as it was 1941- 1945), because it will untie the hands of America, it will be possible to call Putin a tyrant, and Russia bloody. My personal opinion is that Russia is being imprisoned along the entire border for the fact that they want to isolate both economically and politically because of China. China is the main cause and problem of the United States. Until Moscow renounces friendship with China, they will hammer us, because only Russia gives China and its goods access to the European market with its common agreement on the "new silk road", without Russia this exit will be blocked, and then China will be blocked from the Atlantic direction. This was the US plan, only China is now able to break the back of the US, beating them economically, because Biden is dancing a waltz with Putin, either calling him a murderer, or offering to discuss general issues: there is a bargaining, and the US and China need a European market, Russia is doing it here. the role of a mediator. Biden's problem is that the United States has managed to spoil relations with Moscow as much as Moscow has drawn closer to China.
  12. al2145133 Offline al2145133
    al2145133 (Alexey Gribalev) 16 May 2021 11: 55
    0
    Does the mattress pig control any of this? Their time is gone forever, let's drink without clinking glasses, comrades! Well, for the omeryga!
  13. Valery Vinokurov (valery vinokurov) 30 May 2021 00: 27
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    Why pay attention to these freaks?
    Do what we need - that's all ..