Soviet Union – UAOC http://uaoc.net/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:01:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://uaoc.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Soviet Union – UAOC http://uaoc.net/ 32 32 Gazprom threatens further cuts in gas delivery to Europe over Ukraine https://uaoc.net/gazprom-threatens-further-cuts-in-gas-delivery-to-europe-over-ukraine/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:28:45 +0000 https://uaoc.net/gazprom-threatens-further-cuts-in-gas-delivery-to-europe-over-ukraine/ Russian energy giant Gazprom on Tuesday accused Ukraine of diverting natural gas supplies passing through its territory to Moldova and threatened to cut off deliveries through a key pipeline to Europe in response. The allegations are the latest point of tension over energy supplies between European capitals Kyiv and Moscow, which has cut natural gas […]]]>

Russian energy giant Gazprom on Tuesday accused Ukraine of diverting natural gas supplies passing through its territory to Moldova and threatened to cut off deliveries through a key pipeline to Europe in response.

The allegations are the latest point of tension over energy supplies between European capitals Kyiv and Moscow, which has cut natural gas supplies to Europe in response to Western sanctions over the war in Ukraine.

“The volume of gas supplied by Gazprom (…) for transit to Moldova via Ukraine is greater than the physical volume transmitted at Ukraine’s border with Moldova,” Gazprom said in a statement.

The state-owned gas giant said Ukraine obstructed the delivery of 52.52 million cubic meters of natural gas to Moldova.

“If the imbalance of transit through Ukraine for Moldovan consumers persists, on November 28, from 10:00 a.m., Gazprom will start reducing gas supplies” through a key transit point for deliveries to Europe, said said the company.

The threats come at a precarious time for energy security in Europe, which has raced to fill gas storage sites ahead of winter.

Ukraine is suffering from a severe energy crisis due to weeks of persistent Russian strikes on its energy network, which have also led to blackouts in neighboring Moldova.

Pro-European Chisinau President Maia Sandu has warned that her country of 2.6 million people nestled between Romania and Ukraine is at risk of running out of gas and electricity this winter.

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You’ve seen the Blue Angels air show. But have you heard the top secret story of this Korean War veteran? : NorthEscambia.com https://uaoc.net/youve-seen-the-blue-angels-air-show-but-have-you-heard-the-top-secret-story-of-this-korean-war-veteran-northescambia-com/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 06:49:11 +0000 https://uaoc.net/youve-seen-the-blue-angels-air-show-but-have-you-heard-the-top-secret-story-of-this-korean-war-veteran-northescambia-com/ More than 210,000 people attended the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show at NAS Pensacola this past weekend. And last Saturday, crowds heard the story of a recently declassified American hero. NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer, Captain Terry Shashaty had the privilege of hosting Captain (Retired) Royce Williams for the show. And his once top-secret story has […]]]>

More than 210,000 people attended the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show at NAS Pensacola this past weekend.

And last Saturday, crowds heard the story of a recently declassified American hero.

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer, Captain Terry Shashaty had the privilege of hosting Captain (Retired) Royce Williams for the show. And his once top-secret story has been shared with the crowd.

Williams’ solo dogfight with seven Soviet pilots during the Korean War was a classified military secret for decades.

For 30 minutes he was the only American in a dogfight with several Russian MiGs.

He was assigned to a Carrier Air Group aboard the USS Oriskany off the far north of North Korea on November 18, 1952.

Williams received the Medal of Honor in July 2022.

“To me and anyone learning his story, Royce Williams is more than the Navy’s Top Gun pilot of all time,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said at the time. “His bravery under fire and his service to our country in wartime should be an inspiration to all Americans. Although Royce does not seek fame or recognition, those of us who know him and what he has done will not give up until our mission to honor him is a success.

According to the Military Officers Association of America”

“On this day in 1952, the Williams team of F9F-5 Panthers had just conducted an airstrike on the Hoeryong industrial complex near the Korean-Soviet Union border when Williams and his wingman, Dave Rowlands, were surprisingly engaged by seven enemy MiGs. Rowlands pursued one of the out-of-formation MiGs, leaving Williams to deal with the other six.

“As the MiGs buzzed past him, Williams was able to shoot down the runway plane before engaging in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse in blizzard conditions. The end result of a dogfight of 35 minutes: four MiGs shot down, one MiG damaged and Panther beaten by Williams.

“With 263 bullet holes and limited piloting ability, Williams was able to hobble back to the USS Oriskany.”

After the ordeal, he was awarded the Silver Star and recognized for shooting down one plane and damaging another, as the full events of the day were filed for five decades.

Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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World War III after the missile strike in Poland? What action can NATO take “against Russia” https://uaoc.net/world-war-iii-after-the-missile-strike-in-poland-what-action-can-nato-take-against-russia/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 06:42:32 +0000 https://uaoc.net/world-war-iii-after-the-missile-strike-in-poland-what-action-can-nato-take-against-russia/ US President Joe Biden and leaders of key allies held “emergency” talks on Wednesday after a missile hit Polish territory near the border with Ukraine, the White House said. While Poland said the missile that killed two people was Russian-made, Biden said it was “unlikely” it was returned from Russia. The Associated Press quoted US […]]]>

US President Joe Biden and leaders of key allies held “emergency” talks on Wednesday after a missile hit Polish territory near the border with Ukraine, the White House said. While Poland said the missile that killed two people was Russian-made, Biden said it was “unlikely” it was returned from Russia.

The Associated Press quoted US officials as saying early findings suggested the missile that struck Poland was fired by Ukrainian forces at an incoming Russian missile. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

In the midst of the development, the world watched closely, because it was the kind of scenario that brings nightmares: Russia being “responsible” for the civilians killed in a NATO member countrytriggering an escalating spiral that leads to World Third war. However, the chances of this tragedy triggering a nuclear war are extremely low.. Even the most anti-Russian members of NATO will be reluctant to allow this to be the tipping point in the war against Moscow.

First, let’s understand what NATO is:

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also known as the North Atlantic Alliance, is a military alliance of 30 member countries, 28 European and two North American. The organization was formed in the aftermath of World War II to carry out the North Atlantic Treaty, which was signed in Washington on April 4, 1949.

NATO is a collective security system in which its independent member states agree to defend each other against attacks by third parties. NATO served as a check on the perceived threat posed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the alliance remained in place and was involved in military operations in the Balkans, the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

Article 5 of the NATO Treaty

The main reason to worry about an escalation is Article V of the founding treaty of NATO, a clause that has only been invoked once — after the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. NATO members “agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all”, according to Article V. In such a case, the NATO members must assist that ally by taking “such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force”, a report by MNSCBC Explain.

But that’s unlikely. Why?

For starters, neither U.S. nor Polish officials want to make this a bigger crisis than necessary, reports MNSCBC. The United States National Security Council and the Pentagon have both stressed that there is still much we don’t know and that the origins of the explosion in eastern Poland are still under discussion. investigation. On Twitter, Polish government spokesman Piotr Müller said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called an emergency meeting of national security and defense advisers and urged people not to broadcast. unverified information.

NATO normally acts only by consensus, which means that all 30 members must agree. To get these countries to agree on something as important as invoking Article V would require a much clearer indication that the attack on Poland was deliberate.

To this end, Poland announced on Tuesday that it would invoke Section 4 of the NATO charter, convening allies for consultations on next steps, according to reports. President Joe Biden and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan have already spoken on the phone with their Polish counterparts.

What is Section 4?

The article allows NATO members to bring any matter of concern, particularly security, to the North Atlantic Council for discussion, explains VOA in a report. Article 4 does not imply that there will be immediate pressure to act.

Article 4 allows any member state to convene a meeting of NATO members to “consult” if it feels that its independence or security is threatened. It has rarely been used in practice, but it sends a strong message to the rest of the world that NATO is concerned about the situation.

According to the Washington Post, NATO has used Article 4 seven times since its creation in 1949. It was recently invoked by Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Romania and Slovakia to hold consultations regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

In 2015, Turkey invoked Article 4 after a suicide bombing on its border with Syria killed around 30 people. NATO then issued a strong condemnation, but that was about it.

What did Russia and the United States say?

The Russian Defense Ministry denied responsibility for “any strikes near the Ukrainian-Polish border” and said photos of alleged damage “have nothing to do” with Russian weapons.

The strike was revealed as Russia pounded Ukraine’s energy facilities with its most powerful missile barrage to date, hitting targets across the country and causing widespread blackouts. The dam also had an impact on neighboring Moldova. An official said the strikes destroyed a key power line that supplies power to the tiny nation, causing massive blackouts.

President Biden, who is in Bali for the G20 summit, pledged “full U.S. support and assistance to Poland’s investigation,” as well as “reaffirmed states’ unwavering commitment.” United to NATO,” according to the Associated Press.

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“Doing a parody of women is supposed to be progressive?; stunts like this only hurt the trans community” https://uaoc.net/doing-a-parody-of-women-is-supposed-to-be-progressive-stunts-like-this-only-hurt-the-trans-community/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 04:59:53 +0000 https://uaoc.net/doing-a-parody-of-women-is-supposed-to-be-progressive-stunts-like-this-only-hurt-the-trans-community/ Never one to mince words, Martina Navratilova lambasted the Ontario school board after allowing a trans teacher to wear a ridiculous outfit. The teacher, identified as Kayla Lemieux, was pictured wearing large prosthetic breasts, a blonde wig and tight bike shorts while teaching a lesson. The local school board, however, allowed the extravagant costume, citing […]]]>

Never one to mince words, Martina Navratilova lambasted the Ontario school board after allowing a trans teacher to wear a ridiculous outfit.

The teacher, identified as Kayla Lemieux, was pictured wearing large prosthetic breasts, a blonde wig and tight bike shorts while teaching a lesson. The local school board, however, allowed the extravagant costume, citing the need for transgender people to be able to “express themselves in accordance with their lived gender”.

“It is important to recognize the impact that dress code policies can have on members of the transgender community, in particular, it is important that employers make arrangements to ensure that these employees are able to express themselves in accordance with their lived sex”, the The statement from the Halton District School Board reads.

Martina Navratilova shared the news on Twitter, calling it “totally crazy” and saying a stunt like this only hurts the trans community.

“This is completely insane. Offensive beyond paleness. Stunts like this only hurt the trans community. Making a parody of women is supposed to be progressive?!?” she tweeted.

“We said what we mean, there’s not so much of a filter” – Martina Navratilova on her upbringing

2022 WTA Finals - Day 6
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Martina Navratilova has used her platform to speak out on a number of issues she strongly believes in, such as gender inequality, political controversies and more.

During a private lunch at the brand new WTA Finalsthe 18-time Major winner opened up about how she developed an outspoken attitude, revealing it often got her into trouble as a child.

“My family. We said what we thought”, Navratiolova said. “There really isn’t a filter and I had to learn one or I would get in trouble at school or at the (Soviet Union sports) federation. I always had to watch myself. who am I to tell this political joke, to make sure you don’t get called out by the authorities. I value freedom of speech,”

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