This week things went from bad to worse in the Ukraine with Russia ‘not optimistic’ about talks with the West.
Russia ‘not optimistic’ but will keep talking with west – the Guardian liveblog on the Ukraine crisis is following all the reaction after the US and Nato responses to the Kremlin’s security demands.https://t.co/P6EgKQy6e9
— Jennifer Rankin (@JenniferMerode) January 27, 2022
France, Britain, the US, Poles and Czechs have all sold or donated weapons to Ukraine. Germany’s insistence that it doesn’t want to help Ukraine defend itself is looking increasingly eccentric, reported Anne Applebaum.
France, Britain, the US, the Balts, Poles, Czechs have all sold or donated weapons to Ukraine. Germany’s insistence that it doesn’t want to help Ukraine defend itself is looking increasingly eccentric https://t.co/iytupEioqU
— Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) January 21, 2022
Spurred by such criticism, Germany announced it will supply 5,000 military helmets to Ukraine,
Germany will supply 5,000 military helmets to Ukraine, amid growing criticism of the German government for its refusal to supply arms https://t.co/dGJ7O80yLI
— EUobserver (@euobs) January 27, 2022
“What next, pillows?” asked the Kyiv mayor.
As I landed in Kyiv today, its mayor reacted to Germany’s offer to send Ukraine “5,000 helmets” in view of Russian troops buildup: ‘What will Germany send next? Pillows?’ Vitali Klitschko, who previously lived in Germany, said he was “speechless”. https://t.co/h3KdQ4W2PO
— Anelise Borges (@AnneliseBorges) January 26, 2022
BREAKING: Germany Sends Ukraine 5,000 EU Teddy Bears, mocked Le Chou.
And the EU’s diplomatic service building seems to have gotten the full blast explained Alexandra Brzozowski
American EU Dude just reckons they chose the wrong building! “Nobody would miss the Borschette if it were completely demolished,” he snarked
“Nobody would miss the Borschette if it were completely demolished,” said one EU official.
“I can only say to the rioters, ‘Good luck, assholes, the whole building is a slab of concrete.’”https://t.co/nn13ZxtRne
— American EU Dude 🇺🇸🇪🇺😎 (@AmericanEUDude) January 25, 2022
Elisabeth Porteneuve agreed the Centre Borschette is the ugliest building in Brussels but said it was tough competition.
Centre Borschette: The consensus pick for ugliest building in Brussels (a tough competition). Oh que oui!
— Elisabeth Porteneuve ❌CopiePrivée ✈️#3fVaccinée (@EPorteneuve) January 25, 2022
Aoife White was more in favour of trashing Brussels commune building!
But MEP Assistant things the European Commission to introduce new rules to criminalise attacks against EU institutions, with offenders condemned to do internships in the Committee of the Regions.
European Commission to introduce new Regulation to criminalise attacks against EU institutions.
Offenders could be condemned to do internships in the Committee of the Regions.
Human rights NGOs up in arms against these “disproportionate and inhumane sanctions”. https://t.co/CCwlD3syvL
— mepassistant (@mepassistants) January 24, 2022
On Tuesday the Met Police launched investigations into the events that may have breached Health Protection Regulations.
We have launched investigations into events at Downing Street and Whitehall where participants may have breached Health Protection Regulations.
📺 | Commissioner speaking @LondonAssembly this morning.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) January 25, 2022
If the other investigation by Sue Gray confirms Boris knew of parties, then Boris has lied and is obliged to resign. We do not need a Met investigation to prove he misled parliament tweeted JP Wright.
London police to investigate knife crime incident remarked Berlaymonster
Deposing the UK Prime Minister these days is a piece of cake reckons Martini Seltzermayr.
Deposing the UK Prime Minister these days is a piece of cake
— Martini Seltzermayr (@mseltzermayr) January 25, 2022
Even Larry the Downing Street Cat has had enough! “When I saw the Colin the Caterpillar cake held by my wife and our interior designer I believed implicitly that this was a work event.” he miaowed. Yeah, right.