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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: ‘Putin will fail and Europe will prevail,’ EU chief tells MEPs

Von der Leyen sz YY soḷdaṛti wɖ Ycren ‘unśec̣bl’ – vidio

‘Pūtin wl fel n Yṛp wl privel,’ YY ćīf tlz MYPz

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 14 September 2022)

Yṛpiyn Cmiśn prezidnt olso vǎz t spīd Ycren’z YY intgreśn in wîd-renjñ spīć

Jennifer Rankin

Jenifr Rancin in Bruslz, Wnzde 14 Sptmbr 2022

Ɖ  Yṛpiyn Cmiśn prezidnt, Ŕsyla von der Leyen, hz insistd “Pūtin wl fel n Yṛp wl privel”, az ś vaud t pres on wɖ Ycren’z YY intgreśn.

Adresñ ɖ Yṛpiyn parḷmnt in Strazbrg, ɖ YY xektiv prezidnt iśùd a raliyñcōl intndd t ynît membrstets graṗlñ wɖ an eṇjicrîsis az wintr drwz nir. Von der Leyen dscrîbd ɖ Ruśn inveźn az nt onli a wor on Ycren, bt “a wor on ǎr icoṇmi, a wor on ǎr valyz n a wor on ǎr fyćr”.

Drest in ɖ blu n yelo culrz v Ycren’z naśnl flag, ɖ cmiśnprezidnt anǎnst ś wd vizit Cyīv lêtr on Wnzde n pland dīteld dscuśnz wɖ Ycren’z prezidnt, Vlodimir Zelensci, on enśurñ Ycren’z “sìmlis axes t ɖ sngl marcit”.

Ycren’z frst ledi, Olenca Zelensca, wz amñ ɖ ōdịns in Strazbrg n gvn a standñ oveśn bî MYPz.

Von der Leyen promist t wrc wɖ Zelensca on ɖ rīcnstrux́n v Ycreńn scūlz n plejd €100m (£87m) in YY fundz. An esṭmetd 70 scūlz hv bn damijd or toṭli dstroid bî Ruśa.

Ɖ Yṛpiyn Cmiśn prezidnt, hu hz olrdi viẓtd Cyīv twîs sins ɖ ǎtbrec v wor, olso sd ɖ YY wd ste ɖ cors wɖ its sañśnz on Ruśa. “Ɖ sañśnz r hir t ste,” ś sd. “Ɖs z ɖ tîm fr s t śo rzolv nt apizmnt.”

Ś sd ɖ YY’z ic̣nomic rstrix́nz on ɖ Ruśn icoṇmi wr wrcñ, n ofrd sm îcaćñ clemz. “Ɖ Ruśn militri z tecñ ćips fṛm diśwōśrz n rfriɉretrz t fix ɖer militri hardwér, bcz ɖe ran ǎt v semicnductrz.”

Az xpctd, Von der Leyen cnfrmd ɖ cmiśn wz pśñ ahd wɖ windfōl taxz on eṇjicumṗniz’ xes profits. YY ofiślz hop t rêz €140bn, ẃć wl b ćanld t vulnṛbl hǎsholdz n bizṇsz struġlñ wɖ a tenfold incris in gasprîsz sins bfr ɖ Covid pandemic.

“Mejr ôl, gas n col cumṗniz r olso mcñ hyj profits,” Von der Leyen sd. “So ɖe hv t pe ɖer fer śer – ɖe hv t gv a crîsiscontṛbyśn.” Ś olso cnfrmd ɖt ɖ profits v jeṇretrz v lo-carbn ilectriṣti, rnywbl n ńclir frmz, wd olso b capt, wɖ ɖ fundz rīdistribytd t ppl in nīd.

Ɖ cmiśn hz rtritd on ɖ îdīa v a prîscap on gas. YY membrstets wr split ovr ẃć cuntriz ɖ cap śd cuvr, ẃl sm wr flatli opozd t ɖ îdīa, firñ a ʈret t s’kṛti v s’plîz.

YY pṛpozz profits fṛm eṇjifrmz śd g ‘t ɖoz hu nīd it most’ – vidio

Von der Leyen sjstd ś hd nt abandnd a prîscap in sm form, proṃsñ t dveḷp “a set v meźrz ɖt tec intu acǎnt ɖ sṗsific nećr v ǎr rleśnśp wɖ s’playrz, renjñ fṛm unrilaybl s’playrz sć az Ruśa t rlaybl frendz sć az Norwe”.

N in a vicṭri fr cuntriz sć az Spen n Frans ɖt hv loñ cmplend abt YY ilectriṣtimarcit rūlz, ś promist “dīp n comprihnsiv rform” ɖt wd hlp cnsymrz beṇfit fṛm ćīpr rnywblz.

Ɖ wîd-renjñ spīć olso tućt on ɖ clîṃtcrîsis, wɖ Von der Leyen argywñ ɖ record-brecñ hot n drî sumr v 2022 śd galṿnîz eḟts fr adapteśn. Ś promist t dubl ɖ YY’z flīt v fîr-fîtñ ercraft n helicoptrz t fît foristfîrz.

Ś olso opnd ɖ dor t a rviźn v ɖ YY’z fǎndñtrītiz n promist tîtr rūlz agnst c’rupśn insd YY membrstets.

Wɖ Ruśa’z inveźn v Ycren ɖ mn ʈīm v ɖ spīć, Von de Leyen cōld fr a rīʈnc v poḷsiz fṛm eṇji t ɖ trītmnt v refyjīz. In a refṛns t ɖ YY’z loñ-stōld tōcs on ɖ comn manijmnt v asîḷmsīcrz, Von der Leyen sd: “Ǎr ax́nz twdz Ycreńn refyjīz mst nt b an xpśn. Ɖe cn b a blūprint fr gwñ fwd.”

Ś olso acnolijd ɖ loñ-vôst cmplents v Poḷnd n Bōltic stets ɖt ɖer wornñz abt ɖ Ruśn prezidnt hd gn unhīdd in wstn Yṛp. “W śd hv lisnd t ɖ vôsz insd ǎr yńn … Ɖe hv bn telñ s fr yirz ɖt Pūtin wd nt stop.”

Unlîc similr spīćz in rīsnt yirz, ɖr wz no d’rect mnśn v ɖ YC, olɖo Von der Leyen, an anglofîl hu studid at ɖ Lundn Scūl v Īc̣nomics, peid tribyt t Qīn Iliẓbʈ II. “Ś z a lejnd,” Von der Leyen sd. “Ś wz a constnt ʈrt ɖ trbyḷnt n trnsformñ ivnts in ɖ last 70 yirz.”

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: ‘Putin is killing civilians’: the train station where Russians are greeted with images of war

Vilnius station: a large poster featuring a pregnant woman on a stretcher following the bombing of a maternity ward in Mariupol. Photograph: Petras Malūkas/AFP/Getty Images
Vilnius steśn: a larj postr fīćrñ a pregnnt wmn on a strećr folowñ ɖ bomñ v a mtrṇtiword in Mariupol. Foṭgraf: Petras Malūkas/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

‘Pūtin z cilñ sviłnz’: ɖ trensteśn ẃr Ruśnz r grītd wɖ iṃjz v wor

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on Saturday  9 April 2022)

In Liʈueńa, Ruśnz cḿtñ t Caliningrad cm fes-t-fes wɖ foṭgrafs v bomd Ycreńn sitiz n bludid bodiz

Philip Oltermann in Vilnius, Saṭde 9 Epril 2022

Az ɖ nîțren fṛm Mosco pld intu Vilnius sntṛl steśn fr its scejld 10-minit stop, a krịs per v îz pìct ʈru wn v its windoz – onli t dis’pir bhnd a hesṭli clozd crtn.

Ɖ pasinjrz on ɖ tren wr hedñ t ɖ Ruśn xclev v Caliningrad, ẃć cn b axest via rel onli bî crosñ ʈru Liʈueńa, n on ɖ platform ǎtsd ɖe wr fest wɖ iṃjz v wor n dstrux́n.

Twenti-for larj foṭgrafs, graficli dpictñ bomd-ǎt Ycreńn sitiz, ded Ycreńn ćildṛn n bludid Ycreńn bodiz wɖ śrapnl wūndz, hv bn instōld hir bî Liʈueńa’z relpṛvîdr ŁTG, ẃć olso pṛvîdz ɖ loc̣motiv ɖt plz ɖ Ruśn caṛjz ʈru YY teritri.

Ɖe ol cari ɖ sem mesij in Ruśn, ẃć z rpitd ʈru ɖ public-adres sistm az ɖ tren stops: “Tde, Pūtin z cilñ sviłnz in Ycren. D y s’port ɖs?”

“Ppl in Ruśa d’nt hv mć axes t unbayst inḟmeśn,” sd Mantas Dubauskas, an ŁTG spocsprsn. “Mbi w cn ćenj ɖ mîndz v jst a cupl v pasinjrz.”

Ɖ insṭleśn at Vilnius sntṛl steśn z simbolic v a Bōltic neśn ɖt dz’nt so mć lc caud bî ɖ wor in a felo formr Sovịt stet, az imboldnd t tel ɖ wrld it nīdz fîṇli t stand p t Ruśa.

A poster of the damaged caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at Vilnius central station. The PA system asks Russians on their way to Kaliningrad if they support Putin’s actions. Photograph: Andrius Sytas/Reuters
A postr v ɖ damij cōzd bî Ruśa’z inveźn v Ycren at Vilnius sntṛl steśn. Ɖ PA sistm ascs Ruśnz on ɖer we t Caliningrad f ɖe s’port Pūtin’z ax́nz. Foṭgraf: Andrius Sytas/Rôtrz

In ɖ frst fy dez aftr Ruśn trūps stept on t Ycreńn sôl on 24 Febrri, añzayti spred arnd Liʈueńa, ẃć hz bn an indipndnt rpublic sins 1990 n a membr v Nato sins 2004.

“It bròt p a lot v historic firz in mî cuntri,” sd Linas Kojala, d’rectr v ɖ Īstn-Yṛp Studiz Sntr ʈnctanc. “I hd duznz v meṣjz fṛm frendz ascñ ẃt wd hapn nxt. Sm asct f ɖe śd līv ɖ cuntri, mbi t Spen or Porćgl. Y jst hv t lc at a map v ɖ rījn t fīl uncumftbl.”

Ɖ suɖnmost v ɖ ʈri Bōltic YY cuntriz, Liʈueńa bordrz Caliningrad t its wst n Beḷrūs t its īst – a militri coṛdor btwn ɖ xclev n ɖ clayntstet wd cut ɖ Bōltic stets of fṛm ɖ rest v Yṛp.

Bt wɖn dez v ɖ start v Ruśa’z inveźn, añzayti in ɖ Baltics hd trnsformd intu rzolv. In ɖ sntr v Vilnius, Ycreńn flagz ǎtnumbr Liʈueńn wnz, wɖ ɖ yelo n blu drept arnd guvnmntbildñz, spreid on old sitiwōlz or rápt az scarvz arnd śopfrunt maṇcinz.

On 1 Epril Liʈueńa bcem ɖ frst YY cuntri t anǎns ɖt it hd abandnd Ruśn gas, instd mītñ its eṇji dmandz via a flotñ LNG trminl in ɖ porțǎn v Klaipėda.

It wz olso wn v ɖ frst YY cuntriz t dǎngred its dipḷmatic tîz wɖ ɖ Cremlin aftr rports v worcrîmz imrjd fṛm Būća, wɖdrw̃ its ǒn top dipḷmat fṛm Mosco n ascñ ɖ Ruśn ambasdr t līv ɖ Liʈueńn capitl.

Lithuanian champion swimmer Rūta Meilutytė takes a dip in the pond dyed blood-red in front of the Russian embassy in Vilnius. Photograph: Andrius Repsys/AP
Liʈueńn ćampịnswimr Rūta Meilutytė tecs a dip in ɖ pond dáid blud-red in frunt v ɖ Ruśn emḅsi in Vilnius. Foṭgraf: Andrius Repsys/AP

Ɖ mesij wz viẓ́li unḍlînd bî an artpformns jst a ston’z ʈro fṛm ɖ Ruśn Feḍreśn’z dipḷmatic bes in Vilnius: last Wnzde mornñ, Liʈueńn Olimpic ćampịn Rūta Meilutytė tc a swim in a nirbî pond ɖt hd bn culrd blud-red wɖ naćṛl dai.

“W wontd t rmînd ppl hǎ importnt it z t cīp lcñ at ẃt Ruśn agreśn z dwñ,” sd Berta Tilmantaite, a jrṇlist n artist hu hlpt orġnîz ɖ protest. “I cn unḍstand ẃ ppl lc awe or gt tîrd v ɖ nyz.

“Bt in Liʈueńa w nǒ Ruśa, n w d’nt fīl scerd at ɖs momnt,” Tilmantaite tld ɖ Obzrvr. “W fīl a lot v dtrṃneśn.”

Enwn wontñ t nǒ ẃt’s drîvñ Liʈueńa’z prominnt stans at ɖs juñćr in hisṭri nīd’nt lc mć frɖr ɖn Vilnius’z Ḿziym v Okpeśnz n Frīdmfîts. Lcetd in ɖ formr CGB hedqortrz acrs fṛm Lukiškės Sqer, ɖ ḿziym tlz ɖ stori v hǎ ɖ Sovịt Yńn in Jūn 1940 dlivrd Liʈueńa wɖ an ulṭmetm t alǎ Red Armi trūps t cros its bordrz.

Tnśnz btwn Mosco n Vilnius hd bn rîzñ aftr ɖ Sovịt foṛn ministr akzd Liʈueńa v torć̣rñ n cilñ ʈri v its soljrz. Wɖ Ruśn trūps mast on its bordrz olrdi ǎtnumḅrñ its ǒn, ɖ Liʈueńn guvnmnt handd ovr ɖ cuntri t a pupitreźīm. Most v ɖ xbiśnspes at ɖ ḿziym z gvn t ɖoz parṭzanz hu cntinyd t fît fr indipndns nnɖles.

Migle Kriksciunaite, 25, wz viẓtñ ɖ ḿziym intu ɖ afṭnunsún wɖ hr peṛnts. Wr ɖr lésnz ɖt ɖ rest v Yṛp cd lrn fṛm Liʈueńa’z hisṭri? “Ɖ lésn ǎr hisṭri tīćz s z qt simpl,” ś sd. “Fît fr yr frīdm. It’s ɖt stretfwd.”

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