Alarm at the G20, Putin’s war looms over the economy. Zelensky: “Russian air superiority stops the counteroffensive”


By John

The Russian war in Ukraine «has caused an escalation in energy and food prices. The most important thing we could do for global growth is for Russia to end its brutal war against Ukraine.”

This was stated by US Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, on the eve of the G20 in New Delhi. According to reports in the Indian media, Yellen also spoke about China, explaining that the US is monitoring Beijing’s “economic challenges” due to the “slowdown” in activities following Covid. And she observes: “I don’t think it will have a direct impact on the United States.”

Zelensky: “Russian air superiority stops the counteroffensive”

Russian air superiority “stops” Ukrainian counteroffensive. This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, deploring the slowdown in sanctions against Russia and in the supplies of weapons to Kiev by the West.

Ukraine: Musk stopped an attack on the Russian fleet by turning off Starlink

Tycoon Elon Musk prevented a Ukrainian attack on a Russian navy base in the Black Sea last year by rejecting Kiev’s request to enable Internet access with the Starlink satellite.
«We received an urgent request from government authorities to activate Starlink up to Sevastopol. The clear intent was to sink the majority of the moored Russian fleet,” Musk posted on from Russia in February 2022. «If I had accepted the request, SpaceX would have been manifestly complicit in a serious act of war and an escalation of the conflict» added Musk regarding an excerpt from his biography written by Walter Isaacson. In the piece anticipated by the Washington Post, Isaacson writes that in September 2022 the Ukrainian armed forces attempted an attack on the Russian fleet in Sevastopol by sending six small underwater drones loaded with explosives, relying on the use of Starlink to guide them to the target.
Isaacson adds that the tycoon spoke with the Russian ambassador to the United States, who “told him clearly that a Ukrainian attack on Crimea would provoke a nuclear response.” Then, according to the biographer, Musk «secretly told his engineers to deactivate the coverage within a radius of one hundred kilometers from the Crimean coast. When the Ukrainian drones approached the Russian fleet in Sevastopol, they lost connection and misfired safely.”