The UN adopts the resolution condemning the Russian annexations. Gazprom: 'There are no guarantees that the EU will survive the winter'

With only 5 votes against, the UN adopts the resolution condemning the annexation of the four Ukrainian regions to Moscow. Gazprom has doubts about the EU's ability to survive without its gas. Kiev: 'The allies will close our skies, a historic move'

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The UN condemns the annexation of the four Ukrainian regions to Moscow with only five votes against. And the EU will decide by the end of the year for the entry of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia into the United Europe. According to NATO sources, there is no 'serious threat to Vladimir Putin's power.' The G7 reaffirms its commitment on sanctions against Russia. Ergodan meets the leader of Moscow. Gazprom warns: “There are no guarantees that the EU will survive the winter.” Kiev rejoices: the allies will close the Ukrainian skies. - Photo | video 1 | video 2 | video 3

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WAR FRONTS - The news most awaited by the Ukrainians arrives on Twitter. Andriy Yermak, chief of staff to President Volodymyr Zelensky writes it: “Another Ramstein. It is a historic event, because it was decided to close the Ukrainian sky. Strengthening airspace and missile defense systems is what we need. We are in constant dialogue with our allies. I discussed the issue of modern anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems for Ukraine with Jake Sullivan.' US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says: 'Vladimir Putin's nuclear rhetoric is blatant and irresponsible, it is not what is expected of a major nuclear power like Russia and this has been noticed around the world'. And he claims that the United States 'monitors Russia's nuclear capabilities 24/7'. On the opposite front, the number of those arrested believed by Moscow to be involved in the attack on the Crimean bridge rises to 12. The head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin writes this in a statement: “12 people directly connected with the terrorist act have been identified. The evidence obtained indicates that the terrorist act was organized by the special services of Ukraine.”

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THE UN RESOLUTION AND THE G7 – Late yesterday evening, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the 'so-called illegal referendums' and the 'attempted illegal annexation' to Russia of the four Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. There are 143 countries in favour, 5 against and 35 abstentions. Among the opponents, in addition to Moscow, there are Belarus, Syria, Nicaragua and North Korea. Among the abstainers, India and China. The final communiqué of the G7 summit of finance ministers in Washington reaffirms the commitment to remain close to Ukraine for as long as necessary and to support Kiev's financial needs. The commitment on sanctions against Russia and vigilance over those who do not respect them also remain: “Russia's aggression is causing significant disruption to the economy, fueling the stress on the global economy which had just begun to recover from the pandemic. We call on Russia to put an immediate end to the brutal and unjust war.' Speaking from Colorado, Joe Biden says Russian attacks on civilians are 'over the edge.' While in Europe, the European Commissioner for Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi announces: 'By the end of 2022, the European Commission intends to present an assessment of the ability of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia to take on the obligations deriving from EU membership, filling those gaps that still appeared in our assessments this year to identify in which areas our partners need to promote and strengthen reforms.”

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THE SITUATION IN MOSCOW - The wishes of Volodymyr Zelensky, who said he is ready to deal with Moscow only when there is another leader in power, have proved to be a mere illusion. After so many rumors about palace conspiracies, a senior Allied diplomatic source, on the sidelines of the meeting of the contact group for Ukraine underway at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, in fact reveals: 'The information gathered so far indicates that there is no , unfortunately, a serious threat to the power of Vladimir Putin. There are criticisms from various quarters, both from those who consider the war a mistake and from those who would like more to be done. This yes. However, Putin maintains total control of the security apparatus'. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who does not give up the role of mediator after the success of the Istanbul agreements on the export of wheat, is meeting Putin today in Astana, Kazakhstan. The assistant to the Russian head of state, Yuri Ushakov, says he expects concrete proposals on the formats for possible negotiations between Moscow and the West: 'Several initiatives are mainly discussed in the media, which cite various dialogue formats, including Russia and the United States, and the main countries of Western Europe”. As for a possible meeting between Putin and Biden: “We never refuse negotiations or other useful international contacts. We never turn away an outstretched hand. But if we feel and understand that a partner doesn't want to meet us for one reason or another, we don't impose ourselves.' Finally, on Zelensky's clear refusal to deal with the Russian leader, Ushakov comments: 'Never say never'.

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EU AT RISK OF FROST - At the Tass , Putin himself sweeps away the hypothesis of the Russian gas price cap: “I will say one thing: Russia will not act against common sense, paying out of its own pocket for the well-being of others. We will not supply energy to those states that cap energy prices. To those who prefer dirty tricks and shameless blackmail, and we have been living in such a paradigm for decades, in politics, we will not act to our detriment. For his part, the CEO of Gazprom Aleksej Borisovich Miller, draws a frosty future for the EU: 'There are no guarantees that Europe will survive this winter with the current reserves in underground gas storage facilities'. However, he says that, if authorised, 'gas supplies via Nord Stream 2 can begin immediately'. But the reply of the spokeswoman for the German government, Christiane Hoffmann, arrives shortly after: “Russia is no longer a reliable supplier. Even before the damage to the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, the gas no longer flowed”. Even the European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, at the end of the informal Council in Prague, is moving in the direction of a price cap. And not just on gas: “We will see over the weekend how to proceed with the gas ceiling for the production of electricity and if at this point the proposal enjoys a large majority in favor of this measure. On October 18 we will propose the proposals that have the greatest consensus'. For the Czech Energy Minister, Jozef Sikela, yesterday's European meeting 'helped to bridge the gaps between the member states and we are moving towards a common solution' to lower prices.

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