Donald Trump had no use for the European Union….
The Brit’s left it….
With the Russian President fighting off a effort to lose his hold on ‘his’ country b y jailing the guy with protests in the streets?
Western countries talking about Democracy have put the Russian leader on the defensive …
Has American President Biden showed up just in time?
Germany, Poland and Sweden on Monday each declared a Russian diplomat in their country “persona non grata,” retaliating in kind to last week’s decision by Moscow to expel diplomats from the three European Union countries.
Russia had accused diplomats from Sweden, Poland and Germany of attending a rally in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most high-profile political foe.
“We have informed the Russian Ambassador that a person from the Russian embassy is asked to leave Sweden,” Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde wrote on Twitter. “This is a clear response to the unacceptable decision to expel a Swedish diplomat who was only preforming his duties.”
Germany’s foreign ministry said that Russia’s decision to expel the European diplomats “was not justified in any way,” insisting that the German Embassy staffer had been acting within his rights under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to “inform himself about developments on site.”
The ministry added that the decision was taken in close coordination with Poland, Sweden and the European Union’s diplomatic service. Poland’s foreign ministry tweeted that “in accordance with the principle of reciprocity” it considers “the diplomat working at the Consulate General in Poznan as a persona non grata.”….
The Europeans are well aware that Russian trade and natural gas IS something they count on…And America is thousands of miles away….