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Putin warns West will ‘preserve freezing’ if energy price caps are imposed and Russia will stop supplies

Russian President Vladimir Putin at present warned that the West will ‘preserve freezing’ if price caps are imposed on Russia’s oil and fuel exports.

Putin advised an annual financial discussion board within the far-eastern port metropolis of Vladivostok that Russia will stop all fuel and oil supplies if these price caps go forward. 

The Russian chief, 69, stated that European requires a price cap on Russian fuel had been ‘silly’, and would result in increased international costs and financial issues in Europe. 

The Group of Seven (G7) rich democracies introduced plans to impose a price cap on Russian oil exports final week by barring insurance coverage or transport firms from serving to Russia promote oil at costs above the set restrict.

Putin warned the West that Russia would stroll away from its provide contracts if they imposed price caps on the nation’s exports, including that Moscow will have sufficient prospects in Asia.

‘We will not provide something in any respect if it’s opposite to our pursuits, on this case financial (pursuits),’ Putin stated. ‘No fuel, no oil, no coal, no gasoline oil, nothing.’ 

He added: ‘We would solely have one factor left to do: as within the well-known Russian fairy story, we might sentence the wolf’s tail to be frozen.’ 

‘Those who are making an attempt to impose one thing on us are in no position at present to dictate their will,’ Putin stated.

‘They ought to come to their senses.’

Russia is the world’s second largest oil exporter after Saudi Arabia, the world’s high pure fuel and wheat exporter. Europe often imports about 40 per cent of its fuel and 30 per cent of its oil from Russia. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia will stop oil and fuel supplies if price caps are imposed

If Putin does stop oil and fuel supplies from reaching Europe utterly, this could have devastating penalties for atypical folks as it might improve already eye-watering energy costs.

Natural fuel supplied by Russia powers Europe’s factories, generates electrical energy and heats properties.

Pointing to rising energy costs in Europe forward of winter, Putin insisted Russia would provide nothing outdoors of current contracts, quoting a Russian fairy story: ‘Freeze, freeze, the wolf tail’.

‘They have a number of options. Either subsidising excessive costs, which is dangerous as a result of it will not change shopper behaviour… or scale back consumption,’ he stated.

‘From an financial perspective, it’s appropriate. From a social perspective it’s harmful, it will possibly result in an explosion. It is healthier to stick to contractual obligations, to civilised guidelines,’ Putin stated.

He added: ‘The demand is so excessive on international markets that we cannot have any drawback promoting it.’

‘An try and restrict costs by administrative means is simply ravings, it is sheer nonsense,’ Putin added. ‘It will solely result in a hike in costs.’

EU energy ministers are as a result of meet on Friday to debate how to answer lowered fuel supplies from Russia and a surge in costs that threaten to overwhelm companies and shoppers as demand rises within the colder months.

However, a plan to cap costs for Russian fuel, one of many most important measures being weighed by the EU, was thrown into doubt when a Czech minister stated it must be taken off the agenda.

The Czechs are serving to to information discussions as holders of the EU’s rotating presidency.

‘It shouldn’t be a constructive proposal, in response to me. It is extra one other strategy to sanction Russia than an precise resolution to the energy disaster in Europe,’ Czech information company CTK quoted Industry Minister Jozef Sikela as saying.

Putin told at an annual economic forum in the far-eastern port city of Vladivostok that European calls for a price cap on Russian gas were 'stupid', and would lead to higher global prices and economic problems in Europe

Putin advised at an annual financial discussion board within the far-eastern port metropolis of Vladivostok that European requires a price cap on Russian fuel had been ‘silly’, and would result in increased international costs and financial issues in Europe

The Russian leader, 69, (left with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan) warned the leaders that Russia would walk away from its supply contracts if the West imposed price caps on the country's exports, adding that Moscow will have enough customers in Asia

The Russian chief, 69, (left with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan) warned the leaders that Russia would stroll away from its provide contracts if the West imposed price caps on the nation’s exports, including that Moscow will have sufficient prospects in Asia 

The energy disaster going through Europe has grown extra acute after Russia’s Gazprom totally suspended fuel provided by way of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany after it stated it discovered an engine oil leak throughout upkeep work final week.

Putin rejected Western claims that Moscow was utilizing fuel as a weapon to interrupt opposition to its invasion of Ukraine by suspending the fuel supplies by way of the Nord Stream 1 fuel pipeline to Germany.

Putin stated Germany and Western international locations themselves had been in charge for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline not being operational and that Ukraine and Poland selected their very own to change off different fuel routes into Europe.

‘Nord Steam 1 is virtually closed now,’ Putin stated as he referred to as Germany to return a turbine for the pipeline’s Portovaya compressor station that may permit Russia to renew pumping fuel.

‘There is an oil leak there – it is a probably explosive state of affairs, a fireplace hazard. The turbine can not work. Give us a turbine and we will activate Nord Stream 1 tomorrow. But they do not give us something,’ he stated.

Facilities to receive and distribute natural gas are pictured on the grounds of gas transport and pipeline network operator Gascade in Lubmin, northeastern Germany, close to the border with Poland - the industrial infrastructure includes a receiving and distribution station for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline

Facilities to obtain and distribute pure fuel are pictured on the grounds of fuel transport and pipeline community operator Gascade in Lubmin, northeastern Germany, near the border with Poland – the economic infrastructure features a receiving and distribution station for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline

But Putin stated Moscow was prepared to show again on the essential Nord Stream 1 fuel pipeline to Germany as quickly as a key turbine was returned to Russia from repairs.

Gazprom began slicing supplies by way of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline in mid-June and Russia has lowered fuel deliveries to a number of European international locations which have sided with Ukraine within the warfare. 

The reductions have led to hovering pure fuel costs, which have hit information prior to now few weeks. 

The influence of the surge in costs of fuel and oil is forcing firms to curtail manufacturing and governments to spend billions on help to cushion shoppers from the influence.

Europe’s electrical energy business physique urged governments to supply emergency credit score to energy firms going through a liquidity squeeze from hovering collateral wants as energy costs rise.

In Germany, a survey confirmed that greater than 90% of medium-sized firms see rising energy and uncooked supplies costs as a significant or existential menace, highlighting the rising dangers for the “Mittelstand” which kinds the spine of Europe’s largest economic system.

Dictator Putin condemns ‘undemocratic’ election of Liz Truss as new PM as his legs twitch AGAIN whereas claiming Russia ‘has not began navy actions’ in Ukraine – regardless of 50,000 Russian troops dying

By Jack Newman for MailOnline

Vladimir Putin has taken a swipe at Britain and its ‘undemocratic’ election of Liz Truss in a rambling speech.

The Russian chief, whose legs twitched uncontrollably through the Eastern Economics Forum in Vladivostok at present, made reference to the brand new prime minister’s election by a small group of Conservative members.

The strongman additionally bizarrely claimed that ‘we have not lost something’ in Ukraine and stated Russia ‘has not began navy actions’ there regardless of already shedding an estimated 50,000 troops.

On Truss, the dictator paradoxically stated: ‘The folks of Great Britain do not participate, on this occasion, within the change of presidency. The ruling elites there have their preparations.’

Asked about prospects for ties with Britain, Putin stated: ‘We know the Tories’ (Conservatives’) position on these questions, together with on relations with Russia. It’s their business how you can build relations with the Russian Federation.

The Russian leader's legs twitched uncontrollably during the Eastern Economics Forum in Vladivostok today

The Russian chief’s legs twitched uncontrollably through the Eastern Economics Forum in Vladivostok at present

Vladimir Putin has taken a swipe at Britain and its 'undemocratic' election of Liz Truss in a rambling speech

Vladimir Putin has taken a swipe at Britain and its ‘undemocratic’ election of Liz Truss in a rambling speech

The Russian leader made reference to the new prime minister's selection by a small group of Conservative members

The Russian chief made reference to the brand new prime minister’s choice by a small group of Conservative members

A Ukrainian firefighter works to put out a fire at a destroyed residential building after a Russian military strike in Slovyansk

A Ukrainian firefighter works to place out a fireplace at a destroyed residential constructing after a Russian navy strike in Slovyansk

Ruins of a psychiatric hospital are seen after the Russian night shelling in Kramatorsk

Ruins of a psychiatric hospital are seen after the Russian evening shelling in Kramatorsk

What’s incorrect with Putin?

Rumours have been circling for years that Vladimir Putin is affected by well being issues, and they’ve intensified since he launched his brutal invasion of Ukraine.

Critics and Kremlin sources have indicated he could also be affected by most cancers of Parkinson’s, supported by footage displaying the chief shaking uncontrollably and gripping a desk for help.

He has additionally disappeared from the general public eye for weeks at a time, with strategies he’s present process surgical procedure.

Valery Solovey, professor at Moscow State Institute of Foreign Affairs first hinted at Putin’s well being issues, stated in 2020 that Putin had undergone surgical procedure for most cancers.

Another unnamed supply instructed the operation was on Putin’s stomach. 

He stated: ‘One is of a psycho-neurological nature, the opposite is a most cancers drawback.

‘If anybody is within the precise analysis, I’m not a health care provider, and I’ve no moral proper to disclose these issues.

‘The second analysis is so much, lot extra harmful than the primary named analysis as Parkinson’s doesn’t threaten bodily state, however simply limits public appearances.

‘Based on this info folks will be capable to make a conclusion about his life horizon, which would not even require specialist medical schooling.’

The Kremlin has constantly denied that there’s something incorrect with Putin’s well being. 

Others have beforehand famous his ‘gunslinger’s gait’ – a clearly lowered proper arm swing in comparison with his left, giving him a lilting swagger.

An asymmetrically lowered arm swing is a basic characteristic of Parkinson’s and can manifest in ‘clinically intact topics with a predisposition to later develop’ the illness, in response to the British Medical Journal.

In February, Putin was seen with a shaking hand as he firmly gripped the facet of his chair for help.

The clip, which was taken on February 18, simply earlier than the onset of his invasion of Ukraine, reveals him welcoming fellow strongman Alexander Lukashenko on the Kremlin.

He pulls his trembling hand into his physique in an try and quell the shakes, however then he nearly stumbles as he unsteadily walks in the direction of Lukashenko.

Later, Putin sits on a chair however is unable to stay nonetheless, continually fidgeting and tapping his toes whereas he grips onto the arm for help.

In a meeting with defence minister Sergei Shoigu, Putin’s poor posture and his apparently bloated face and neck fuelled the hypothesis.

Video confirmed Putin talking to Shoigu while gripping the sting of the desk along with his proper hand – so onerous that it seems white – and tapping his foot constantly. 

He has since been seen limping and shaking his arms and legs, additional bolstering the rumours.

‘Our business is to defend our personal pursuits and we will do this constantly, let nobody be in any doubt about that.’

Truss is mainly identified in Russia for a go to she made to Moscow in February, when she and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a rancorous meeting, and she has recurrently been the goal of vicious sexist remarks on Kremlin TV.

During his remarks, Putin slouched in his chair as his legs continually moved and he raised and wiggled his toes.

The chief has been on the centre of a number of well being rumours in latest months and has recurrently appeared twitching and unsteady whereas in public. 

Multiple occasions prior to now week, Putin has made comparable gestures throughout his public look, fuelling the rumours about his ailing well being.

Questions about Putin’s wellbeing have been circulating for a while with some suggesting he has most cancers or Parkinson’s and he has recurrently disappeared for days at a time amid claims he’s present process surgical procedure.

But the rumours have grown stronger since he launched his barbaric invasion of Ukraine, with the chief usually showing to be not in full management of his limbs.

In latest months, he has been seen hobbling off a aircraft in Iran with a limp arm and twisting his foot in a meeting with Belarus dictator Lukashenko in May.

On Friday, he was seen squirming in his chair and seemed ailing comfortable as he gripped an armrest with one hand earlier than gesticulating with a tightly clenched fist, whereas the opposite hand clutched agency to the microphone. 

On Monday, he tapped his toes on the ground and gripped his armrest whereas giving a weird speech to a bunch of younger Russians.

There had been claims he ‘complained to docs about fatigue and shortness of breath’ on the journey to Russia’s far east. 

And yesterday, Putin appeared to ship himself and a few of his officers to sleep throughout a state council meeting.

In different remarks at present, Putin didn’t seem lucid as he rambled on in regards to the warfare in Ukraine.

He stated: ‘I suppose, I’m sure that we have not lost something – and will not lose something.

‘On our achievements the principle one is strengthening of our sovereignty which is the inevitable results of what’s taking place now.

‘Of course, a sure polarisation is occurring, too, however I consider each on the planet and contained in the nation it might solely be useful.

‘Because all issues pointless, dangerous, every part that forestalls us from transferring ahead will be declined.

‘We would decide up the tempo of improvement. Modern improvement can solely be based mostly on sovereignty. All our steps are geared toward strengthening our sovereignty.

‘And crucial, and I need to stress it yet another time – we now have not began from the navy actions perspective. We are simply making an attempt to complete.’

He additionally tried to stoke up fury between Europe and Africa by claiming many of the grain leaving Ukraine ports after a blockade is reaching the EU quite than creating nations. 

The feedback would have been supposed to shore up help from Africa by portray the West as ‘colonialists’.

Putin stated: ‘Almost all of the grain exported from Ukraine is distributed to not the poorest creating international locations, however to EU international locations.’

APRIL 21: Putin is seen gripping his desk with his right hand while meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in the early stages of the war. The footage from the meeting raised questions about Putin's health

APRIL 21: Putin is seen gripping his desk along with his proper hand whereas meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu within the early phases of the warfare. The footage from the meeting raised questions on Putin’s well being

JULY 26: Putin, left, listens to Yuri Borisov, the CEO of Russia's space agency Roscosmos, while he grips his desk with his right hand

JULY 26: Putin, left, listens to Yuri Borisov, the CEO of Russia’s space company Roscosmos, whereas he grips his desk along with his proper hand

AUGUST 25: Vladimir Putin is seen gripping the same desk with his right hand during a meeting with Head of the Federal Taxation Service Daniil Yegorov

AUGUST 25: Vladimir Putin is seen gripping the identical desk along with his proper hand throughout a meeting with Head of the Federal Taxation Service Daniil Yegorov

JULY 19: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen hobbling from his presidential plane during the welcoming ceremony in Tehran

JULY 19: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen hobbling from his presidential aircraft through the welcoming ceremony in Tehran 

Vladimir Putin’s 5 medically-related disappearances  

November 2012: Business journeys and long-distance flights of the president are canceled, a few of Putin’s conferences proven by the Kremlin grow to be ‘canned meals’

March 5 – 15, 2015: Putin doesn’t seem in public, all conferences are ‘canned’ – in different phrases pre-recorded occasions had been proven with the pretense they had been in actual time

August 9-16, 2017: The President, with journalists, visits Abkhazia and Sochi, and then for every week the Kremlin publishes solely ‘canned meals’

February 2018: In the midst of an election marketing campaign, the president cancels public occasions. Peskov admits that the top of state ‘had a chilly’

September 13-29, 2021: Putin goes into ‘self-isolation’, all occasions are held by way of video hyperlink

Ukraine, one of many world’s largest grain exporters, was compelled to halt nearly all deliveries after Russia began a navy operation in late February.

Exports of grain throughout Black Sea ports resumed after Kyiv and Moscow in July inked a take care of the United Nations and Turkey appearing as guarantors.

‘We did every part to make sure that Ukrainian grain was exported… we did it along with Turkey,’ Putin stated on the discussion board.

Putin stated European international locations ‘acted as colonialists in latest a long time and centuries’ and ‘they proceed to behave so at present’.

He stated they ‘as soon as once more merely deceived creating international locations’.

‘With this method, the dimensions of meals issues on the planet will solely develop,’ Putin stated, including that it may result in ‘an unprecedented humanitarian disaster’.

Putin additionally stated at present that Ukraine was threatening Europe’s nuclear safety by shelling the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant and stated Russia had no navy gear on the facility.

Putin stated he trusted a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which visited the facility station final week, however criticised the IAEA for not saying that Ukraine was in charge for shelling on the location.

Kyiv and Moscow each blame one another for navy assaults on the location which has triggered fears of a Chernobyl-style nuclear catastrophe at Europe’s largest nuclear energy station.

Ukrainian firefighters work to put out a fire at a destroyed residential building after a Russian military strike in Slovyansk

Ukrainian firefighters work to place out a fireplace at a destroyed residential constructing after a Russian navy strike in Slovyansk

A local resident walks by a street market destroyed by military strikes, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Saltivka

An area resident walks by a road market destroyed by navy strikes, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Saltivka

Ukrainian rescuers work on the site after airstrikes destroyed a residential building in Kharkiv

Ukrainian rescuers work on the location after airstrikes destroyed a residential constructing in Kharkiv

Putin advised the annual financial discussion board within the far-eastern port metropolis that the principle objective behind sending troops into Ukraine was defending civilians within the east of that nation after eight years of combating.

‘It wasn’t us who began the navy motion, we are making an attempt to place an finish to it,’ Putin stated, reaffirming his argument that he despatched troops into Ukraine to guard Moscow-backed separatist areas in Ukraine, which have fought Ukrainian forces within the battle that erupted in 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

‘All our motion has been geared toward serving to folks dwelling within the Donbas, it is our responsibility and we will fulfill it till the top,’ he stated.

He scoffed at Western makes an attempt to cap costs for Russian oil and fuel, calling the concept ‘silly’ and saying that Russia will have sufficient prospects in Asia. 

‘The demand is so excessive on international markets that we cannot have any drawback promoting it,’ he stated.

‘An try and restrict costs by administrative means is simply ravings, it is sheer nonsense,’ Putin added. ‘It will solely result in a hike in costs.’

He rejected the EU’s argument that Russia was utilizing energy as a weapon by suspending fuel supplies by way of the Nord Stream 1 fuel pipeline to Germany.

Putin reaffirmed the Russian argument that Western sanctions have hampered upkeep of the final turbine that continues to be in operation, forcing its shutdown.

He repeated that Moscow stands able to ‘press the button’ and begin pumping fuel ‘as early as tomorrow’ by way of the Nord Stream 2, which has been placed on maintain by the German authorities.

Putin seems to ship himself to SLEEP – together with just a few of his officers – throughout meeting, following claims he has ‘complained to docs about fatigue’ 

By Rachael Bunyan for MailOnline 

Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to ship himself and a few of his officers to sleep throughout a meeting.

Video reveals the Russian chief, 69, apparently dozing off throughout a state council meeting on creating tourism in Russia.

This follows claims that Putin had ‘complained to docs about fatigue and shortness of breath’ on his journey to Russia’s far east the place he attended the main Vostok warfare video games.

Footage from the state council meeting additionally reveals Putin’s officers desperately making an attempt to maintain their eyes open as they listened to speeches. 

But one after one other appeared to go to sleep on the session on Russky island close to town of Vladivostok in Russia’s far east after Putin dragged them throughout seven time zones to attend.

Video shows the Russian leader, 69, apparently dozing off during a state council meeting on developing tourism in Russia

Video reveals the Russian chief, 69, apparently dozing off throughout a state council meeting on creating tourism in Russia

Footage from the state council meeting also shows Putin's officials desperately trying to keep their eyes open as they listened to speeches

Footage from the state council meeting additionally reveals Putin’s officers desperately making an attempt to maintain their eyes open as they listened to speeches

But one after another appeared to doze off at the session on Russky island near the city of Vladivostok in Russia's far east after Putin dragged them across seven time zones to attend

But one after one other appeared to go to sleep on the session on Russky island close to town of Vladivostok in Russia’s far east after Putin dragged them throughout seven time zones to attend

Footage of Putin apparently falling asleep through the meeting, coupled with claims he has complained about fatigue and shortness of breath to docs, raises contemporary doubts over his well being.

A physique double was even on standby in case Putin was unable to attend the meeting, claimed Telegram channel General SVR, which has lengthy claimed Putin is struggling severe well being points.

‘Even earlier than the flight to Kamchatka, President of Russia Vladimir Putin had worsening issues along with his kidneys, swelling of his face appeared, [and] ‘luggage’ below his eyes clearly appeared,’ said the channel.

Some of Putin's officials appeared to fall asleep during the council meeting

Some of Putin’s officers appeared to go to sleep through the council meeting

Footage from the state council meeting also shows Putin's officials desperately trying to keep their eyes open as they listened to speeches

Footage from the state council meeting additionally reveals Putin’s officers desperately making an attempt to maintain their eyes open as they listened to speeches

The channel claimed: ‘Despite using medicine, there was no clear enchancment. Upon arrival in Kamchatka, Putin complained to docs about fatigue and shortness of breath.

‘But the president however determined to take part in pre-planned actions.

‘A doppelgänger of the President is able to help.’

Questions about Putin’s well being have been circulating for a while in Russia with some suggesting he has most cancers or Parkinson’s and he has recurrently disappeared for days at a time amid claims he’s present process surgical procedure.

The rumours gained such traction that the Kremlin was compelled to go on file and deny them, with Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov insisting the Russian chief was in ‘glorious well being’ and any hearsay on the contrary was ‘full nonsense’.

But the rumours have grown stronger since he launched his barbaric invasion of Ukraine, with the chief usually showing to be not in full management of his limbs.

SEPTEMBER 6: Putin appeared to walk with a limp as he attended Russia's major Vostok war games yesterday, raising fresh doubts over his health

SEPTEMBER 6: Putin appeared to stroll with a limp as he attended Russia’s main Vostok warfare video games yesterday, elevating contemporary doubts over his well being

SEPTEMBER 5: While lecturing Russian students, Putin repeatedly tapped both of his feet on the floor and held on to his armrest for support

SEPTEMBER 5: While lecturing Russian college students, Putin repeatedly tapped each of his toes on the ground and held on to his armrest for help

AUGUST 25: Vladimir Putin is seen gripping the same desk with his right hand during a meeting with Head of the Federal Taxation Service Daniil Yegorov

AUGUST 25: Vladimir Putin is seen gripping the identical desk along with his proper hand throughout a meeting with Head of the Federal Taxation Service Daniil Yegorov

Yesterday, Putin appeared to stroll with a limp as he attended Russia’s main Vostok warfare video games. 

Video reveals Putin strolling stiffly throughout the room and he seems to hesitate earlier than stepping down to succeed in a set of chairs.

It got here simply day after Putin’s legs had been seen twitching uncontrollably whereas giving a rambling speech in entrance of younger Russians.

JULY 19: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen hobbling from his presidential plane during the welcoming ceremony in Tehran

JULY 19: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen hobbling from his presidential aircraft through the welcoming ceremony in Tehran 

APRIL 21: Putin is seen gripping his desk with his right hand while meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in the early stages of the war. The footage from the meeting raised questions about Putin's health

APRIL 21: Putin is seen gripping his desk along with his proper hand whereas meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu within the early phases of the warfare. The footage from the meeting raised questions on Putin’s well being

In latest months, he has been seen hobbling off a aircraft in Iran with a limp arm and twisting his foot in a meeting with Belarus dictator Lukashenko in May.

And this week, Putin was seen talking to schoolchildren whereas twitching his legs manically and firmly gripping an armrest. 

Shaking is among the most important signs of Parkinson’s – a situation that Hitler is assumed to have suffered from in the direction of the top of the Second World War.

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