Weekend Reads: Faeser warns of attacks on gas terminals and important infrastructure

Zelenskyy says Moscow will see Canada's decision to return turbines as 'weakness'

  Zelenskyy says Moscow will see Canada's decision to return turbines as 'weakness' Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is blasting the Canadian government over its decision to return to Germany natural gas turbines caught up in sanctions imposed on Russia, calling the move "absolutely unacceptable" and warning that Moscow will see it as a sign of weakness.Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced Saturday that the turbines will be making their way back to Germany after the Canadian government allowed what he called a "time-limited and revocable" exemption to its current sanctions on Russia. The move came as Canada imposed new sanctions on Russian agents and entities in response to its invasion of Ukraine.

in view of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine and increasing protests in Germany against the energy policy of the Federal Government, Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) warns of possible attacks. "We have to be prepared against possible attacks on gas terminals and other critical infrastructure," said Faeser of the "Bild am Sonntag".

Angesichts des russischen Angriffskriegs in der Ukraine und zunehmender Proteste in Deutschland gegen die Energiepolitik der Bundesregierung warnt Bundesinnenministerin Nancy Faeser (SPD) vor möglichen Anschlägen. © John MacDougall In view of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine and increasing protests in Germany against the energy policy of the Federal Government, Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) warns of possible attacks.

can be imagined "targeted attacks on the energy sector or the attempt by extremists to abuse legitimate protest as in the Corona crisis," said the Interior Minister. However, she does not count on uprisings. "We are alerted by the attempt by left -wing extremists to exploit climate protests," said Faeser. "On the other hand, of course we continue to see the risk of right." Against this background, Faeser announced that there will be no savings on internal security. Rather, the federal police will be strengthened this year with 1000 new positions.

The Russian threat also means a turnaround in internal security, the minister continued. "We have to protect ourselves against massive disinformation campaigns and cyber attacks in Russia." The German security forces are currently successful: Since the beginning of the Ukraine War, there has been no successful major Russian cyber attack on German systems.

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Trudeau questions business case for natural gas exports from Canada to Europe .
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government is open to easing regulatory requirements for projects that would facilitate the export of Canadian natural gas to Europe, but questioned whether a business case exists for such investments. The comments came Monday during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Montreal as the prime minister hosted the German leader during a visit that will also include stops in Toronto and Newfoundland.

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