They didn’t need pushing, they invaded South Osettia, Abcarsia & Crimea without being pushed. They flattened Grozny without being pushed. This was about spheres of influence and geography.
If Shell might use this as a massive tax write down and then go shopping for a renewables company.
I agree, they didn’t need pushing, but we did a bit. Ukraine was selling up mineral rights in ebay style online auctions. Putin must have hated that!
I wonder if there might be some state aid handouts for shell’s losses too?
I don’t see any pushing, on the contrary. NATO was oblivious to how insane Putin had become.
This benefits absolutely no one and the west did try to avoid it at all costs.
This might still lead to the end of humanity as we know it. This is the closest we’ve been to nuclear annihilation since 1962.
So Shell, BP, all banks, they’re just reacting and trying to limit damages.
That old adage still rings true. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
I guess that here are as many view points as there are people looking and John J. Mearsheimer’s view from back in 2015 discusses one of them. It is not the most popular perspective in the West but it is a viewpoint from a respected political scientist (a realist).
I see it a bit like if Scotland were to gain independence from the Uk and then teaming up with a Sino-Russian defence organisation. We simply would not allow it to happen. Putin is ex-USSR, so is Ukraine.
Mearsheimer states that “If you really want to wreck Russia you should encourage it to conquer Ukraine”. He also said that Putin would not try to conquer Ukraine and that “Putin is much too smart for that” (23 mins).
I saw the pushing and presume that it was part of a plan. A way to weaken Russia.
They paid Ukraine 2 billion, but surely the cost now will be far greater than the savings… from a financial point of view it does not really make sense - unless Putin was not expecting strong sanctions from the West…
I believe that is only part of the reason.
The other part would be to not allow ukraine access to 3 specific areas, the crimean peninsula maritime economic zone, donetsk and south-west close to the carpathians oil & gas reserves.
If that were to happen, ukraine would also become a provider for europe
I remember reading an article claiming the black sea could rival the north sea in potential.
Hi guys whats your thoughts on sinopec ,china oil company, am thinking sinopec or shell?
waiting on dividends from both Shell and BP
Will probably arrive on Monday. Normally that’s been the case for me.
Always been a huge advocate for Freetrade but these delays are now costing me in opportunity cost.
Waiting on dividends from: Shell, Rio, BHP, Triton, and BP…
Service is not good enough anymore and for the first time I am thinking about closing down my stocks and shares ISA (~£25,000) and transferring elsewhere.
Apparently it’s caused primarily due to the layoffs. It’s a real shame, it’s a significant delay to what used to be quite a reliable service (dividend payment processing).
I feel a bit stuck at the moment ok what the best thing to do is. For now though I’ll probably leave it for a while at least until the new tax year and reevaluate then.
Received my super-huge Shell dividend this morning (just before noon), so hopefully you’ll receive yours soon, if you haven’t already.
It’s not an ideal situation with dividends, but at least they are aware and are addressing the issue.
Yes you should receive Them today by the looks of it. So processing seems to have taken about 5 working days, at least this time around
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