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Merkel Ally Suggests Blockading Russian Ships From All EU And US Ports

Via Zerohedge


A close senior political ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Reuters on Friday that the European Union and the United States should consider banning all Russian ships that originate from the Sea of Avoz from entering EU and US ports until last Sunday’s Kerch Strait crisis is resolved.

German conservative Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is said to be most likely to succeed Merkel as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, told Reuters:

One answer might be, for example, to stop Russian ships coming from the region – from the Sea of ​​Azov – from entering European or U.S. ports until this situation with Ukraine is resolved.

And turning her attention to US sanctions targeting Russia and Germany’s less than eager willingness to go along, Reuters reports further:

Turning to tensions with the United States, Kramp-Karrenbauer said top executives from German carmakers Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler should be careful not to undermine the EU’s trade position when they meet U.S. officials at the White House next week.

Though this is the first time such a threat has been floated by a political official in a lead EU country, it comes amidst a series of tit-for-tat measures following the Russian Navy seizing three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors in the Black Sea last Sunday as the crew stands accused of “dangerous maneuvers” in Russian territorial water.

Following the incident President Petro Poroshenko said during a Tuesday Ukrainian television interview that the threat of “full-scale war” with Russia could be imminent, in what appeared a telegraphed and sensationalized attempt to grab the attention of NATO.

Poroshenko condemned what he described as a rapidly increased Russian military presence on the border with Ukraine, saying, “The number of [Russian] tanks at bases located along our border has tripled,” according to the AFP.

On Wednesday he also signed legislation introducing martial law across ten Ukrainian provinces, and on Friday a new anti-Russian travel ban was announced for Russian men ages 16-60.

Moscow for its part has announced a series of defensive measures focused on the Crimean as tensions soar, including deploying more of its advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to the peninsula and increasing its naval presence on the Black Sea.

Meanwhile Britain has dispatched a reconnaissance vessel to the Black Sea amid calls from UK defense officials to beef up its presence in and around Ukraine through warships and increased troop deployment.

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Please do not block the port of Boston, USA, we need it to tie off the LNG tankers delivering Russian natural gas … so we will not freeze this winter. Like the Ukrainians.

Olivia Kroth, author and journalist
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Via Zerohedge… “A close senior political ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Reuters on Friday that the European Union and the United States should consider banning all Russian ships that originate from the Sea of Avoz from entering EU and US ports until last Sunday’s Kerch Strait crisis is resolved.” Ah ah ah ha ha! German conservative Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer looks and talks like an elderly German housewife gone awry. And the name says it all. It will give you the cramps in your stomach, while she is dragging the “Karren” (Charriot). These ridiculous German hags should not be photographed… Read more »

SEJMON
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THIS WOMEN IS PURE EVIL…IS SHE RELATED TO FRANKENSTEIN????

Tjoe
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Tjoe

Are they nuts? Russia had 3 Kiev military ships approaching the bridge unannounced and had no choice but to protect that bridge. The west has went insane in their quest for war. Thanks Israel and US NEO’s….your Porky tool is a real piece of dung.

Guy
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Guy

Yes the media here in the West is bending over backwards to fix the
narrative .It is all about what is not said of course.Feeding the sheeple. Nothing to see here folks .Russia .Russia .Russia never missing an opportunity to blame Russia.Actually comical.

A.F.Veth
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A.F.Veth

They anounced their arrival..nazzi.

Joe
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Joe

Idiot!

Olivia Kroth, author and journalist
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Yes, these women are “nuts”. Well said, Tjoe.

Martha
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Martha

Good God! Another womyn to take the place of the frau….the Germans are so totally cucked it’s truly beyond belief. WHY haven’t the German men grown a pair yet? Europe is so screwed.

Marc
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Marc

Russia should just cut off all energy to Europe and let the imbeciles freeze or starve.

Olivia Kroth, author and journalist
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No, the Russians won’t do that. President Putin wants to have Europe on Russia’s side. He is too clever to leave the loot to the USA. Also, Gazprom has a very good income, selling gas to Europe. Why give up all of this money? The USA will jump in and send their freaking “fracking oil” instead, at a much higher price. No, no no! No way!

Tom Dicanarry
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Tom Dicanarry

There was a German male politician on Euronews the other day: his vehemence and lying statements were unbelievable, yet he was not pulled up or challenged. He made even the USA and British hawks appear tame by comparison. Why are Germans (some) so rabidly anti Russian? Don’t they realise that they are toast if they get the war they’re looking for?

A.F.Veth
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A.F.Veth

Block Sebastopol Harbor now!

Joe
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Joe

Moron!

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

Dumb does as dumb is. Same, old same?

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