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May 25, 2022

Nike leaves Russia

The American clothing and footwear manufacturer Nike has not renewed its franchise agreement with Inventive Retail Group (IRG), Vedomosti reports , citing a letter from IRG President Tikhon Smykov to company employees.

“He (Smykov – Ed.) explains this decision by the fact that Nike cannot organize the supply of goods to Russia “in the foreseeable future,” the article says.

May 23, 2022

Poland will terminate the agreement on the supply of Russian gas ahead of schedule

Warsaw is terminating the agreement on the supply of Russian gas ahead of schedule, Piotr Naimsky, the authorized representative of the Cabinet of Ministers for strategic energy infrastructure, said on the air of Polish Radio.

“On May 13, the government of Mateusz Morawiecki adopted a resolution to break the agreement between the government of Poland and the government of the Russian Federation. The agreement that is called “Yamal”, which was signed in 1993. After 30 years, it can be stated that gas relations between Poland and Russia cease to exist “, – he said.

May 22, 2022

The Ministry of Economy of Germany wanted to eliminate the gas network, media write

The German authorities plan to eliminate the gas distribution network in the country as part of decarbonization and the transition to clean energy, the Welt am Sonnta g newspaper writes, citing a source.

According to media reports, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy Patrick Greichen at one of the events asked representatives of public utilities to plan the dismantling. At the same time, he referred to the decarbonization schedule.

May 21, 2022

Finland’s parliament speaker says country will ‘definitely’ join NATO

Finnish parliament speaker Matti Vanhanen said Finland would “definitely” join NATO.

Finland and Sweden on Wednesday handed over to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg applications to join the alliance.

May 20, 2022

Monkeypox confirmed in eight European countries

Monkeypox cases have been reported in at least eight European countries, said Hans Kluge, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe.

“To date, at least eight countries in the WHO European Region – Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom – have reported cases of monkeypox. Outside countries where monkeypox is known to be endemic, recently similar cases have also been reported in Australia, Canada and the United States,” he said in a statement.

May 19, 2022

McDonald’s to sell its Russian business to current licensee Govor

McDonald’s will sell its business in Russia to current licensee Alexander Govor, the company said in a release.

“After announcing its withdrawal from the Russian market and the beginning of the process of selling its Russian business, McDonald’s Corporation announced the conclusion of a sale and purchase agreement with its current licensee Alexander Govor,” the report says.

May 18, 2022

The French Ambassador left the building of the Russian Foreign Ministry

French Ambassador to Moscow Pierre Levy, summoned earlier to the Russian Foreign Ministry, left the building of the ministry without answering journalists’ questions, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported to RIA Novosti that the ambassador was summoned on Wednesday in connection with the announcement of retaliatory measures against him for the expulsion of Russian diplomats. The diplomat arrived at the Foreign Ministry building at about 11:00, stayed there for about 40 minutes and left without answering journalists’ questions, but waving goodbye to them.

May 16, 2022

McDonald’s leaves the Russian market

The McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain is leaving the Russian market, the company said.

In early March, McDonald’s announced the temporary closure of 850 fast food restaurants in Russia due to the situation around Ukraine and the suspension of all operations in the market. As the reason, the corporation’s CEO Chris Kempchinski cited the inability to “guarantee the uninterrupted operation of the main directions, the maintenance of the key assortment in the enterprises of the network and the high quality standards that guests are accustomed to.” At the same time, all 62,000 McDonald’s employees in Russia continue to receive wages.

May 15, 2022

New NATO strategy to contain Russia, Blinken says

The new NATO strategy will include, among other things, the containment of Russia, said Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

Blinken told reporters on the sidelines of a NATO ministerial meeting in Berlin that the alliance’s new strategy will be worked out and discussed at a summit in Madrid in June. He stressed that the basis of the strategy is “protection and deterrence.”

May 13, 2022

UAE President Khalifa bin Zeid Al Nahyan dies

The President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zeid Al Nahyan, has died at the age of 73 after a long illness, the official Emirates News Agency reported.

The Ministry of Presidential Affairs extends its condolences to the people of the UAE , the Arab and Islamic nation and the world on the passing of His Highness the President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zeid Al Nahyan.

May 12, 2022

The Kremlin called Finland’s entry into NATO a threat to Russia

The expansion and approach of NATO to the Russian borders does not make the Eurasian continent more stable and secure, Finland’s accession to NATO certainly threatens Russia’s security, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

“We have repeatedly said that the expansion of NATO and the approach of the alliance’s military infrastructure to our borders does not make the world, and most importantly, our Eurasian continent, more stable and secure. This is unambiguous,” he said.

May 10, 2022

Shanghai subway shut down due to COVID-19 outbreak in the city

Shanghai’s last two subway lines have been shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a post posted on the subway’s Weibo social media account.

“From 13:00 on May 10, 2022, and until further notice, the sixth and sixteenth lines of the Shanghai Metro will cease operation. At the moment, all lines and stations of the Shanghai Metro have ceased operation,” the post reads.

May 9, 2022

Macron called for the creation of a new European community that will accept Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron called for the creation of a new “European political community” that could accept Ukraine into its ranks.

Earlier, Macron said that the process of Ukraine ‘s accession to the EU could take several years, even decades.

May 8, 2022

Portugal to send 15 armored personnel carriers and five howitzers to Kyiv, media reported

The Portuguese government has decided to send Ukraine 15 M113A armored personnel carriers purchased from the United States, as well as five towed howitzers, Nascer do SOL reports, citing a source in the country’s defense ministry.

“Nascer do SOL has learned from a source in the Ministry of Defense that the Portuguese government … will send to Ukraine … 15 US-made M113 tracked armored personnel carriers, which have been in service with the national army for almost 30 years and whose transfer has been pressured by Washington in recent weeks … The government will also send five 15.5 caliber towed howitzers, fifty radios and some other light weapons.

May 7, 2022

Blinken accused Russia of distorting history

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in a written statement on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the end of World War II, stated that the Russian leadership was allegedly “trying to distort history in an attempt to justify” the military operation in Ukraine, while he did not mention the decisive contribution of the USSR to the Victory and millions of victims of the Soviet people.

“As war rages once again in Europe , we must strengthen our resolve to resist those who attempt to manipulate historical memory to advance their own ambitions. The Allied victory over the Nazis must be honored as a victory for collective heroism and self-sacrifice,” wrote Blinken, whose The statement was circulated by the American diplomatic service.

May 6, 2022

Citizens who sold humanitarian aid from the West for the army were detained in Ukraine

The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine announced the arrest in the Lviv region of two people red-handed while trying to sell bulletproof vests and helmets that came into the country as humanitarian aid, in the amount of more than 535 thousand hryvnia (1.2 million rubles).

“According to the investigation, during martial law, residents of the Lviv region organized the illegal sale of military equipment received as humanitarian aid,” the ministry’s Telegram channel said.

May 5, 2022

Spanish police confirm detention of Ukrainian blogger Shariy

The Spanish National Police confirmed the arrest of Ukrainian blogger and political activist Anatoly Shariy, who is suspected of high treason.

May 4, 2022

Britain ordered social networks to block the content of “Russia Today” and RT

Social networks, Internet services and app stores should block the content of the Rossiya Segodnya media group, follows from the sanctions list published by the British government. Earlier, London took similar measures against the RT channel.

“Take reasonable steps to prevent users in the UK from accessing content, sites or applications provided by the named individuals or entities,” the document says.

May 3, 2022

Borrell announced a possible disconnection from SWIFT of new Russian banks

The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, announced that even more Russian banks would be cut off from SWIFT. He stated this to journalists during a visit to Latin America, the Venezuelan channel VPI reports .

The politician did not specify which financial organizations will fall under the new restrictions.

May 2, 2022

UNESCO rejects Russia’s bid for media freedom conference

Russia was not allowed to participate in the UNESCO conference on freedom of the media, according to the website of the Foreign Ministry.

World Press Freedom Day, proclaimed in 1993 by the UN General Assembly , is observed annually on 3 May. On this day, UNESCO traditionally holds thematic conferences.

APRIL 30, 2022

Media: Germany supported the ban on uranium imports from Russia

Germany came out with support for the initiative to impose an embargo on uranium supplies from Russia, the Politico portal writes , citing diplomats in the European Union.

According to the newspaper, on April 27, the German envoy announced a change in Berlin’s position, saying that Germany is not only in favor of phasing out oil supplies from Russia , but also supports a ban on Russian uranium.

APRIL 28, 2022

VK buys Yandex.News and Yandex.Zen

VK has agreed with Yandex to purchase the Novosti and Zen services, and the parties will have to obtain all necessary approvals from corporate and regulatory bodies to complete the transaction, the company said.

“April 28, 2022 VK Company Limited (LSE, MOEX: VKCO, hereinafter referred to as “VK” or the “company”) announces the signing of an agreement on the main terms of the transaction with Yandex to acquire the Yandex.News news aggregation service and recommendation platform “Yandex.Zen”, – the message says.

APRIL 27, 2022

Arestovich threatened to seize Transnistria if Moldova asks

Ukraine is ready to seize Transnistria, Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the office of the Ukrainian president, said on Mark Feigin’s YouTube channel*.

The number of brands that will return to Russia “from the back door” has been determined

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has already approved a list of brands that can be supplied and sold in Russia without the permission of the copyright holders. There are about 200 companies in it, but, most likely, it will expand due to manufacturers of computer equipment, components and network equipment, Pavel Utkin, a leading lawyer at Parthenon United Legal Center , told the Prime agency.

Moreover, some auto concerns can be expected to be included in it if they do not decide to return to Russia.

The number of brands that will return to Russia “from the back door” has been determinedMobilization in Russia – not announced, but already underway

The country needs mobilization. Because we live in wartime – the fighting is going on in Ukraine, and the economic, ideological and geopolitical war is going on with the West as such. This war will not end with the end of the NWO: the West set the goal of isolating and crushing Russia (shamefully called the “change of power”), and we are the change in the existing world order, that is, the final completion of the half-thousand-year era of Western domination in the world.

And although the isolation of Russia is impossible, the Atlanticists simply have nowhere to retreat. The stakes are raised to the maximum – this is also evident in how thoughtlessly and defiantly they behave towards not only Russia, but also towards China , as if deliberately pushing Beijing into an open confrontation. The madness of such a line of conduct with the PRC is obvious – it is so unprofitable for the West itself that it makes one think about the adequacy of the leaders of the Western world, who are not able to realistically assess the global balance of power.

APRIL 26, 2022

“Gazprom” said that Poland is obliged to pay for gas on April 26

Gazprom did not confirm the reports about the suspension of gas supplies to Poland. The company said that Warsaw is obliged today to pay for fuel supplies in accordance with the new payment procedure.

Earlier, the news portal Onet, citing sources in the Polish government and the PGNIG concern, wrote that Russia had suspended gas supplies to Poland under the Yamal contract.

APRIL 25, 2022

Poland ready to easily abandon Russian gas, Gaz-System says

Poland is ready to easily abandon the import of Russian gas, Tomasz Stempen, head of the republic’s gas transport operator Gaz-System, told reporters.

Earlier, the Polish authorities announced that by the end of this year they would completely stop importing energy resources from Russia .

APRIL 24, 2022

Russian swimmers will be deprived of the gold of the World Championship, transferring it to the US team

Russian swimmers will be deprived of the gold medals of the 2016 World Championships due to the disqualification of Artem Lobuzov, RIA Novosti was told in the International Swimming Federation (FINA).

Then the Russian men’s team consisting of Mikhail Dovgalyuk, Mikhail Vekovishchev, Artem Lobuzov and Alexander Krasnykh won the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. At the end of March of this year, the FINA Anti-Doping Commission banned Lobuzov for four years for doping.

APRIL 23, 2022

Ambassador of Latvia to Ukraine returned to work in Kyiv

Latvian Ambassador to Ukraine Ilgvars Klava returned to Kyiv from Riga after consultations and took up his duties, said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics.

“After the consultations in Riga , the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to Ukraine , Ilgvars Klava, returned to Kiev and took up his duties. The embassy in the Ukrainian capital has been working since April 7,” Rinkevics wrote on social networks.

APRIL 22, 2022

Putin held talks with President of the European Council Michel

Vladimir Putin held lengthy telephone conversations with the head of the European Council, Charles Michel, the Kremlin’s press service reported . The interlocutors discussed the situation in Ukraine, humanitarian problems in Mariupol and the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

APRIL 20, 2022

BI: China and India thwarted Western plans to “strangle” Russia

China and India thwarted plans by the US and Europe to “strangle” the Russian economy amid a special operation in Ukraine, writes Business Insider columnist Ben Wink.

As the columnist notes, over the past few weeks, Western countries have tried to use sanctions to harm the energy industry in Moscow , but these measures have not been as effective.

APRIL 19, 2022

The Hill: Biden is going for a second term

United States President Joe Biden has decided to fight for the post of head of the White House in the elections in 2024, writes The Hill , citing sources.

President Biden told former President Obama that he plans to run for a second term.

APRIL 18, 2022

British prisoners turned to Johnson with a request to exchange them for Medvedchuk

Two British citizens who surrendered in Ukraine on the air of the Rossiya 1 TV channel asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson to facilitate their exchange for the arrested Ukrainian opposition politician Viktor Medvedchuk.

APRIL 16, 2022

Zelensky: the destruction of the military in Mariupol will put an end to the negotiations

Kyiv will refuse to negotiate with Moscow in the event of the destruction of the Ukrainian military in Mariupol, said President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

APRIL 15, 2022

Japan and the United States held naval exercises

The Japanese and US navies conducted exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan, in which they worked out the exchange of information on the launch of a ballistic missile, the headquarters of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces said.

APRIL 14, 2022

The Central Bank said it was preparing to freeze Russian reserves

The freezing of the reserves of the Russian Federation is unprecedented – the probability of such a scenario was assessed as very low, but the Central Bank was preparing for it and diversified investments, said the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank, Ksenia Yudaeva.

APRIL 13, 2022

Britain expands sanctions list against Russia

The UK has expanded its sanctions list against Russia to include 206 more people, according to a document posted on the government’s website.

London called the grounds for the restrictions measures to stop ” Russia ‘s actions to destabilize Ukraine , threaten and undermine the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine.”

APRIL 12, 2022

In Finland, activists block the port, blocking access to coal from Russia

Activists from Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion are blocking access to the port of Hanko in southern Finland for trains with Russian coal, Finnish Greenpeace reported on Tuesday.

The port of Hanko is one of three Finnish ports through which Russian coal is exported to world markets.

APRIL 11, 2022

New Yorkers disagree on Russian politics and culture

Spectators of the Metropolitan Opera, who came to listen to the opera “Eugene Onegin” on Sunday, disagreed on whether it is worth interfering with politics and art in relations with Russia against the backdrop of events in Ukraine, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.

APRIL 9, 2022

Britain will send Ukraine anti-ship missile systems

The UK will send 120 armored vehicles and new anti-ship missile systems to Ukraine, Downing Street said after Boris Johnson met with Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev.

“The Prime Minister has provided new military assistance in the form of 120 armored vehicles and new anti-ship missile systems to support Ukraine at this critical juncture while Russia’s illegal attack continues,” the Prime Minister’s office said.

APRIL 8, 2022

Britain imposes sanctions against Putin’s daughters

The British Foreign Office has imposed additional sanctions against Russia, and the list of individuals subject to restrictions includes Maria Vorontsova, Katerina Tikhonova and Ekaterina Vinokurova.

It is reported that sanctions, in particular asset freezes and entry into the country, are being imposed against “Maria Vladimirovna Vorontsova,” who is also named “Putina” and “Faasse” in the document of the British Foreign Office, as well as against “Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova” , which also has the names “Putin” and “Shamalova”.

APRIL 7, 2022

China bought oil and coal from Russia for yuan, media write

China is awaiting the arrival of consignments of oil and coal from Russia, paid in yuan, writes Bloomberg .

According to the agency, the first deliveries are scheduled for April. Several Chinese companies paid for coal imports in national currency back in March. Sellers of Russian oil also offered local buyers the possibility of paying in yuan. It is expected that raw materials will arrive in China in May.

APRIL 6, 2022

Norway expels three Russian diplomats

Norway is expelling three diplomatic employees of the Russian Embassy in Oslo, the Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry said .

“According to Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt, these three employees were engaged in activities incompatible with their diplomatic status,” the report says.

APRIL 4, 2022

What should Russia do with Ukraine?

Back in April last year, we wrote about the inevitability of the denazification of Ukraine. Nazi, Bandera Ukraine, the enemy of Russia and the West’s tool for the destruction of Russia, we do not need. Today, the issue of denazification has moved into a practical plane.

Denazification is necessary when a significant part of the people – most likely the majority – has been mastered and drawn into the Nazi regime in its politics. That is, when the hypothesis “the people are good – the government is bad” does not work. Recognition of this fact is the basis of the policy of denazification, of all its measures, and the fact itself is its subject matter.

MARCH 12, 2022

Russia disabled the main radio intelligence center of the Ukrainian military

The Russian army disabled the main radio intelligence center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a precision strike, Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said at a briefing.

“On the morning of March 12, a long-range high-precision weapon attacked the military infrastructure of Ukraine . The military airfield in Vasylkiv and the main center of radio and electronic intelligence of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Brovary were put out of action,” he said.

January 18, 2022

Cuban Missile Crisis 2.0: what is the US military so afraid of? “Residents of the United States are diligently told that if a military conflict with Russia happens, it will happen somewhere in an unprecedented distance. Somewhere out there, thousands of kilometers away, across the seas and oceans, lies the country of Ukraine, which no one can even find on a map. She valiantly fights the Moscow tyrant, and the Americans send her beams of goodness and javelins mixed.”

German elites are preparing to sacrifice their country to the Atlanticists. “ … [SPD politicians] understand, but, alas, they publicly play the same games as the Greens. After all, Scholz also says that the threat of a conflict around Ukraine is not decreasing and that it should be made clear to Russia that “a high price will have to be paid if it comes to military action.” The Social Democrats, who back in the Soviet years were the architects of the new “Eastern policy, who established mutually beneficial relations between our countries, are now trying to combine the incompatible: the hard pressure applied by the Atlanticists on Russia (let Moscow recognize the geopolitical loss of Ukraine and not rock the boat) and the desire to have versatile relations with the Russians. How does this square in the minds of German politicians?

China explains why Russia is always one step ahead of the West. Russia has a certain initiative in relations with the West, as evidenced by its military, economic and political successes, Zhao Long, a researcher at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, writes in an article for Huanqiu Shibao. “It is necessary to realize that the source of Russia’s ‘intimidating power’ in the game with the West lies in its unique geographical position, economic structure, history, culture, public consciousness, and diplomatic traditions, and has obvious features,” he said. First, Russia has made significant progress in the development of new weapons. Among the advanced projects, Zhao Long singled out the Kinzhal, Avangard and Zircon missiles, the Borey submarine. He also pointed to increased security cooperation with Belarus .