Western Ukraine to be Annexed by Poland, Putin Proposes to Dissolve Treaties Between Russia and E.U. PLUS Saudi Arabia to Dump Petrodollar?
Here is summary of some of what I consider to be today’s top geopolitical stories. We shall begin at Davos where the Saudi Arabian finance minister is saying they will accept other currencies besides the dollar for oil and gas! Is this the final nail in the coffin of the petrodollar?
Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said on Tuesday that the kingdom is open to trading in currencies aside from the US dollar in order to “improve trade.”
“There are no issues with discussing how we settle our trade arrangements, whether it is in the US dollar, whether it is the euro, whether it is the Saudi riyal,” Jadaan told Bloomberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Why it matters: Jadaan’s comments are the latest indication some Middle Eastern states are moving away from the US dollar — albeit slightly. Last year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Saudi Arabia was considering pricing oil sales to China in the yuan. Source
Next we move onto Russia and President Putin’s proposal to the State Duma (congress) to dissolve all treaties Russia has with the EU! This is a huge move and signals the END of any diplomacy between Russia and the EU.
Russian President Vladimir Putin this morning transmitted to the State Duma (Congress) a Bill to Terminate all Treaties between the Russian Federation and the Council of Europe.
The document was published on the Duma’s electronic database on Tuesday.
“Due to the termination of the Russian Federation’s membership in the Council of Europe, starting on March 16, 2022, [it is proposed] to consider as invalid with regards to the Russian Federation the following international agreements: the May 5, 1949 Statute of the Council of Europe, <…> the November 4, 1950 Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, <…> the January 27, 1977 European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism,” the document said.
In total, it is proposed to denounce 21 documents. Source
Up next is a story that’s been circulating as a RUMOR for almost a year, since the Russian SMO began last February. It appears that Poland is about to expand it’s territory at the expense of it’s neighbor. Like I said this has been a story that’s been circulating since the war in Ukraine began and the Western media has dismissed it (until now) as Russian propaganda.
From November 2022
The director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Mr. Sergey Naryshkin, told Russian journalists that individual countries are considering various options to help Ukraine in its war against Russia. Naryshkin said options for annexing parts of Ukraine were being considered. Poland is one of the stalwarts, according to Naryshkin, who can annex western parts of Ukraine.
According to Naryshkin, Poland can annex parts of the Lviv, Ternopil, and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. Poland’s goal, Naryshkin said, is to compensate for aid that Western partners have so far refused Ukraine. In this way, Ukraine [the western parts] will receive not only NATO protection, but also economic stability. Source
So as you can see it wasn’t a big shock to me when Hal Turner put out this story earlier today.
In an utterly stunning development, most of Western Ukraine is now being shown on Poland Television as having been ANNEXED to Poland!
The people of Poland are being shown their country is now expanded to include western Ukraine.
Like I’ve been saying, I don’t know why this was such a shock for Hal but I’ve been watching this unfold for almost a year. Maybe it helps justify NATO expanding the war as Russia continues it’s attacks into Western Ukraine or it’s just part of the unfolding NWO plan. The Nazis wanted Ukraine for its farmland and it appears that they still do. Remember the Nazis didn’t lose WW2, the Germans did. The Nazis just went underground for a time while they infiltrated everything.
Last but not least is Russia making the announcement of up to a 1.5 million man mobilization of their military to help in their war against NATO and it’s proxy Ukraine.
In late December the Russian defense ministry in a televised briefing which had President Putin in attendance unveiled it plans to significantly boost its armed forces strength.
Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu presented a plan to take the roughly one million strong armed forces to a level of 1.5 million personnel in the near-term, or at least the coming years. He indicated he expects that this bolstering in forces would include some 695,000 volunteer contract soldiers.
On Tuesday, the Kremlin gave confirmation to the plan unveiled in that December 21 meeting, and explained the rationale for the ramping up in personnel numbers, describing that the “proxy war” nature of the Ukraine conflict has made the move necessary.
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