TotalEnergies announces its withdrawal from the Russian gas group Novatek

Cover image: The Utrenneye field, the resource base of Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 project, located on the Gydan Peninsula on the Kara Sea coastline in the Arctic Circle, about 2,500 km from Moscow, on November 30, 2021. NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP

  • Vladimir Putin promised on Thursday that continue strikes against Ukrainian energy infrastructurea response, according to him, to the attacks in Kiev, especially in Crimea.
  • A drone was shot down by the Russian navy in Sevastopol in Crimea on Thursday, local authorities announced, a sign of the risks that continue to weigh on the annexed peninsula. The Russian security services (FSB) revealed on Thursday the arrest of two residents of Sevastopol who are suspected of having transferred information to Ukraine about military targets.
  • Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russian forces of intensively extracting and capturing the territories they give up during their retreats, and ensures that “Mine terrorism will be among the accusations against Russia”.
  • With front lines at risk of congealing with winter, Ukrainians are increasingly turning to drones to attack Russian bases in the rearfar from the front, while the Russians bomb Ukrainian energy infrastructure, even if it means throwing civilians out into the cold.
  • On the sidelines of the Ukrainian case, Moscow and Washington carried out a major prisoner exchange on Thursday at Abu Dhabi Airport, United Arab Emirates. Russia has recovered the arms dealer Viktor Boutdetained for more than ten years in the United States, while American basketball player Brittney Grinerimprisoned for several months in Russia for hashish trafficking, returns to the United States.

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