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The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs expresses the belief that there will be an agreement for Turkey’s approval of Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO at the latest before the Alliance’s summit in Vilnius. “If this does not happen, it will be a failure not only in terms of image but also in terms of trust in the Alliance as a whole,” Zbigniew Rau said in Stockholm. The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs has been in Sweden on an official two-day visit since Thursday. Zbigniew Rau emphasized during a joint press conference on Friday after meeting with the head of…

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France and the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) are not at war with Russia,” French Foreign Ministry said, once again clarifying its stand on the matter in a statement. “NATO partners are not at war with Russia. Escalation is observed only from the Russian side,” a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said. This comes following the statements made by the Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova where she slammed French President Emmanuel Macron over recent remarks. According to Macron “the possible supply of military aircraft to Ukraine’s Kyiv will not lead to an escalation of the conflict and strikes on Russian…

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey stated that Sweden will not be permitted to join NATO as long as it permits the burning of the Koran. The accession bid from Finland, on the other hand, is seen favorably in Ankara, he noted. In order for the Nordic countries to join the alliance, Turkey is currently the final deciding vote. https://twitter.com/gchahal/status/1620782330314113024

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The burning of the Quran was the intention of the demonstrators opposed to the country’s entry into NATO. We informed the organizers that such an act is punishable in Finland. The act of burning did not occur – Helsinki police reported. The police learned of the planned event from social media – the police confirmed – We contacted the organizers and informed them that burning the Quran in Finland is prohibited. The participants took this into consideration. In Finland, an act of burning the Quran could be interpreted by local law enforcement as a crime related to offending religious feelings…

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NATO countries should stop drawing red lines and provide Ukraine with all the necessary weapons, said Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda. “I have seen many red lines being drawn, and sometimes I even have the impression that these red lines are not drawn by us, the Western countries, democracies, but that this terrorist state of Russia is trying to draw them through fear and threats. And tries to impose them,” the President of Lithuania said. Read more Politics news https://twitter.com/gchahal/status/1620684664334856194

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Paludan’s burning of the Qur’an in front of the Turkish Embassy in Sweden and then the burning the Qur’an on Friday in Denmark were condemned in many countries, especially Turkey.After this action, allegations were made that Russia financed Paludan to prevent Sweden from joining NATO. It was revealed that the journalist, who funded Paludan’s effort in Stockholm and paid 300 crowns, had worked for Rossiya Today, a Kremlin-linked media organization, in the past. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that after the action of Paludan, who has Danish and Swedish citizenship, they would not support Sweden’s membership in NATO under these…

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Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee said that, the US-led bloc is prepared NATO is ready for direct confrontation with Russia. While replying to question, Rob Bauer said to media that, “We are ready”. He added that, NATO will respond only, if Russia crosses the red line by invading one of NATO member states. Rob Bauer said, NATO should be prepared better, as Russia has the military initiative currently. “The fact that your enemy has better weapons is not the problem of the enemy. That is your problem”. The issue of introducing “a war-time economy but in peace…

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Following reports that a Quran would be set ablaze during a series of protests in Copenhagen, Turkey summoned the Danish ambassador on Friday. https://twitter.com/gchahal/status/1619010243329142784?s=20&t=zS23BmxrODTf-YXJcBmMxg Rasmus Paludan, a far-right activist with Danish & Swedish citizenship, infuriated Turkey on January 21 by staging a Quran-burning protest in Sweden. He told a Swedish newspaper that he planned to hold a similar protest in front of the Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen every Friday until Sweden is admitted to NATO. He set fire to a copy of the Qur’an outside a Copenhagen mosque on Friday. As he spoke, the mosque’s loud music blared in an…

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During the press conference, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the West is trying to reverse the formation of a multipolar world, but the clock is ticking in the right direction. The Minister stressed that the formation of a multipolar world is “an objective and unstoppable process.” Although the collective West, the United States, NATO and the EU, which are completely under the control of Washington, are trying to reverse the process. These efforts are futile.

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Germany announced on Wednesday that it will supply Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, overcoming misgivings about sending heavy weaponry that Kyiv sees as critical to defeating the Russian invasion but Moscow sees as unnecessary provocation. For weeks, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government has been under pressure to send the tanks and allow other NATO allies to do the same ahead of expected spring offensives by both sides that could help turn the tide of the war. Scholz’s government had stalled on the decision, fearful of inciting Russia to escalate or suck the NATO alliance into becoming party to the conflict.…

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