Putin is turning the screws on Europe and withholding natural gas exports, which he has increasingly been selling to China. Countries all over Europe have been firing back up their long abandoned coal plants. They had been shuttered because Europe was moving towards renewable energy, which wasn't ready yet. Will this development move Europe to give up it's green agenda, or double down?
Yesterday in Rome a large crowd gathered to take down an EU flag and replace it with an Italian flag. If Italy ends up leaving the EU, it could absolutely lead to other countries following as well. Will the European Union fall apart in the next 5-10 years? Could it be even sooner?
Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Africa and the Middle East are approaching the Turkish city of Edirne, calling themselves the "Caravan of Light".
They storm the border with Greece and move north through the Balkans. The final destination is the countries of Western Europe, mainly Germany.
In total, up to ten such "convoys" can be formed this fall.
Do you think that Russia or some other European power might retaliate against a country that they believe is responsible for Nordstream?
The Largest gas supplier in Europe, Norway's Equinor, has raised emergency preparedness at installations following the sabotage attacks on Nord Stream pipelines.
The heads of all four territories where referendums were held - the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions appealed to Putin about accepting the regions as subjects of the Russian Federation.
The Kremlin's response is expected in the near future.