July 21, 2022
Peskov said that Putin’s health is fine
According to a Kremlin spokesman, “both Ukrainian, American and British information “specialists” have been throwing various ducks about the state of the president’s health in recent months.”
MOSCOW, 21 July. /TASS/. The health of Russian President Vladimir Putin is in order, press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov said.
July 8, 2022
More than 1 million people are involved in the defense of the country in Ukraine
Kyiv, 8 July. /TASS/. More than 1 million people ensure the defense and security of Ukraine, up to 700 thousand of them are mobilized into the armed forces. This was announced on Friday by Minister of Defense Alexei Reznikov.
“Today, more than 1 million people in uniform ensure the activities of the security and defense sector,” UNIAN quoted Reznikov as saying .
June 29, 2022
Switzerland imposes sanctions against Russia similar to the sixth EU package of measures
Switzerland, which previously announced its support for the sixth package of EU (EU) sanctions against Russia and Belarus, put these measures into effect on June 29. This was announced on Wednesday by the Swiss government – the Federal Council.
“With its decision taken on June 29, Switzerland puts into effect the new measures adopted by the EU on June 3, 2022,” the Federal Council said. These sanctions, he explained, “include an embargo on crude oil and certain petroleum products of Russian origin.” “Similar to EU measures, the purchase, import, transit and transport [of these products] to or within Switzerland is prohibited,” the statement said.
June 26, 2022
Klishas: the US legal and political systems are in for shocks due to the decision of the Supreme Court on abortion
The consequences of the US Supreme Court’s decision to strike down federal guarantees of abortion rights will be very serious. This opinion was expressed on Sunday by the head of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building Andrey Klishas.
June 21, 2022
The United States said it was shocked that in Russia they can talk about the death penalty of Americans
The US is shocked that a Russian official can talk about the possible death penalty for Americans – White House about Peskov’s words about mercenaries.
June 14, 2022
The French authorities said that the decision on the visit of Macron to Ukraine has not yet been made
The visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Kyiv is under discussion, a final decision on this issue has not yet been made. This was announced to journalists on Tuesday by the Secretary of State, the official representative of the French government, Olivia Gregoire.
“The President has repeatedly said that he could go to Ukraine when it would be useful to resolve the situation. He is considering many options, but the decision has not yet been made,” Gregoire said.
June 11, 2022
Japan, US and South Korea agree to resume joint exercises
The defense ministers of Japan, the United States and South Korea held tripartite talks in Singapore, as a result of which they agreed to resume joint military exercises. The head of the Japanese defense department, Nobuo Kishi, told journalists about this on Saturday following the results of negotiations with the American and South Korean colleagues.
June 10, 2022
Scholz: EU candidate countries should join sanctions against Russia
States seeking to join the European Union should join the anti-Russian sanctions. This was stated on Friday by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at a joint press conference in Belgrade with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
June 8, 2022
Blinken: US intends to work with G7 and UN to overcome food crisis
The United States is committed to working with partners in the Group of Seven (G7) and the UN to help resolve the global food crisis. This was announced on Wednesday by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
June 5, 2022
At least 25 worshipers killed in militant attack on Catholic church in Nigeria
At least 25 people were killed Sunday at St. Francis Catholic Church in southwestern Nigeria in a militant attack. This was reported by the Nigerian newspaper Vanguard , citing a representative of the church community, Kehinde Ogunkorode.
According to him, five armed militants broke into the church during the morning service. They opened fire on the parishioners and threw a bomb. At least 25 people were killed. The militants also tried to take hostages.
June 3, 2022
Blinken says the West is not seeking to prolong the fighting in Ukraine
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken assures that the West does not seek to drag out hostilities in Ukraine, and also calls on Russia to complete a special military operation in this country.
“We once again call on President [Vladimir] Putin to immediately end this conflict and all the suffering and global upheaval that the war of his choice has caused. Neither the United States nor our allies and partners seek to prolong this war to hurt Russia,” confirmed in a written statement released Friday by Blinken.
June 2, 2022
Kyiv and Washington discussed military assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including MLRS HIMARS
Representatives of Ukraine and the United States discussed by phone military assistance to the Ukrainian army, including MLRS HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems). This was announced on Thursday by the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak.
In addition to him, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny, Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Jake Sullivan and Chairman of the Committee of Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces General Mark Milley participated in the conversation.
May 31, 2022
WHO expects more infectious strains of coronavirus to emerge
The World Health Organization (WHO) expects new strains of coronavirus to emerge that are likely to be more contagious than the current ones. This was stated on Tuesday by WHO expert Maria van Kerkhove.
May 28, 2022
More than 50 bodies of Ukrainian servicemen may be in a mass grave in Mariupol
More than 50 bodies of Ukrainian servicemen were found in a mass grave in a Mariupol park. This was announced to TASS on Saturday by the head of the Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination of the Ministry of Health of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Dmitry Kalashnikov.
May 27, 2022
Croatia calls illegitimate Russian decision to expel five embassy employees
Russia’s decision to declare five employees of the Croatian embassy persona non grata is illegitimate. This was announced on Friday by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the republic.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasizes that this decision has no legal grounds, since we are talking about employees who professionally performed their duties under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic and Consular Relations, and since the number of employees of the Croatian Embassy is currently within parity with the number of employees of the Embassy Russia. In this regard, Croatia will analyze this decision of the Russian authorities and consider [its] further steps and procedures,” the ministry said.
May 26, 2022
Reuters: Abbott develops tests to detect monkeypox
The American pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories said it is actively developing medical tests that can help detect monkeypox. This was reported by Reuters on Thursday, citing a company representative.
May 25, 2022
First case of monkeypox confirmed in Finland
The first case of monkeypox infection was recorded in Finland. This was reported in a statement released on Wednesday by the Helsinki University Hospital.
May 23, 2022
The head of the Pentagon called on the West to step up military assistance to Kyiv
Western states should step up military assistance to Kyiv, as well as prepare plans for “upcoming challenges” in Ukraine. This statement was made on Monday at the second meeting of the contact group created by Western countries to provide military assistance to Kyiv, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
May 22, 2022
Media: Turkish government will discuss the issue of membership of Sweden and Finland in NATO on May 23
At a meeting on Monday chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish government will consider, as a matter of priority, the issues of Sweden and Finland joining NATO. This was reported on Sunday by the TV channel TRT .
May 21, 2022
British PM congratulates Australian opposition leader on election victory
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated the leader of the opposition Labor Party of Australia, Anthony Albanese, on his victory in federal elections.
“Our countries share a long history and a bright future. As prosperous, like-minded democracies, we work every day to make the world a better, safer and more prosperous place,” the Prime Minister said in a statement on Saturday. .
May 20, 2022
NY Post: Twitter has blocked an account that publishes Trump’s posts from his social network Truth Social
The American company Twitter has blocked an account that was engaged only in the publication of the posts of former US President Donald Trump in the Truth Social social network he founded. This was reported by the New York Post on Friday .
According to the publication, the account was blocked a few days after its creation. Archived tweets show that there were only Trump posts from Truth Social.
May 19, 2022
Twitter will begin implementing a new policy on “misleading” information
Microblogging service Twitter has introduced a new crisis disinformation policy to “slow down the spread of the most visible, misleading content, especially those that can cause serious harm.” Information about this is contained in the release of the company distributed on Thursday.
According to the document, as soon as there is evidence that a particular publication may mislead users, the content subject to the new policy will cease to be distributed and pop up in the recommendations on Twitter, including on the main page and in the “Search” section. . “In addition, we will prioritize adding warning notices to highly visible tweets and tweets from high profile pages such as state media accounts and verified official government accounts,” the release said.
May 18, 2022
Blinken holds first meeting with new Pakistani FM at UN
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari meet for the first time in person since Shahbaz Sharif’s government took over in Islamabad to replace anti-American rhetoric Imran Khan. Corr.
The meeting is taking place on the sidelines of a US-hosted UN conference on global food security. Earlier, on May 6, telephone conversations between Blinken and Bhutto Zardari took place.
May 16, 2022
US to restore military presence in Somalia
US President Joe Biden approved the Pentagon’s proposal to restore the US military presence in Somalia. This was announced on Monday at a special telephone briefing for journalists dedicated to this decision of the American leader, a high-ranking representative of the US administration.
“President Biden has approved a US Department of Defense request for the return of forces to East Africa to re-establish a small sustained US military presence in Somalia,” the official said. According to the information he provided, “less than 500” US special forces will be deployed to Somalia, who will be redirected from other points in the region.
May 15, 2022
Blinken calls for immediate investigation into death of Al Jazeera correspondent
The United States is calling for an urgent, credible investigation into the killing of Qatari Al Jazeera correspondent Shirin Abu Akle. This was stated by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, speaking on Sunday in Berlin at a press conference following an informal meeting of the heads of foreign affairs agencies of NATO member countries.
“I had the opportunity to speak directly with Shirin’s brother Anton. As far as I understand, other relatives of her had the opportunity to listen to this conversation. I expressed my deep condolences, <…> and also stated the need for an immediate and credible investigation into the circumstances of her death “, – said the head of American diplomacy.
May 13, 2022
The head of the German Foreign Ministry accused Russia of waging a “food war” around the world
German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock claims that the G7 countries (Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, France and Japan) are ready to confront the food crisis, which, in her opinion, is Russia’s fault.
“I think it’s very important that we’re not only discussing today, but ultimately how the G7 is committing itself, showing that we’re preparing to counter this food war that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is waging around the world,” she said on Friday at a meeting of G7 foreign ministers, which takes place in the commune of Wangels (Schleswig-Holstein) in northern Germany.
May 12, 2022
Biden says US will provide technologies to combat COVID-19 through WHO
The United States will provide medical technology through the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat the spread of COVID-19, including the development of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. This was announced on Thursday by US President Joe Biden before the opening of the international online summit on the fight against covid, which takes place in the format of a videoconference.
May 10, 2022
The German Embassy in Kyiv resumes work
The German Embassy in Kyiv is reopening on Tuesday. The presence of diplomats is minimal. This was announced by German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock during her visit to Ukraine, DPA reports .
“The work of the embassy is resumed with a minimum presence [of employees],” the minister said. The diplomatic mission will operate in a limited mode for the time being, Burbock said.
May 9, 2022
Scholz said that Russia leaves Germany no choice but to supply weapons to Ukraine
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz believes that Moscow leaves Berlin no choice but to supply weapons to Kyiv. He stated this on Monday, speaking at the congress of the Association of German Trade Unions.
“[Russian President Vladimir] Putin leaves us no other choice,” Scholz said. He argued that Berlin would continue to support Kyiv.
May 8, 2022
The US envoy said that Washington will continue to provide Kyiv with intelligence data
Washington will continue to provide intelligence to Kyiv, but the Ukrainian military must decide how to dispose of it. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Permanent Representative to the UN , stated this on Sunday on CNN .
“We provide them with intelligence so that they can defend themselves against Russian aggression, as well as take a better position at the negotiating table with the Russian side, but the decision on how to use this intelligence remains with them,” the diplomat said. According to her, the United States has not stopped supporting Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian special operation.
May 7, 2022
Media: the first lady of the United States arrived in Slovakia to support refugees from Ukraine
The wife of US President Jill Biden arrived in Slovakia on Saturday to express support for refugees from Ukraine and the volunteers who help them. This was reported by Slovak Television .
May 6, 2022
Foreign Ministers of India and Italy discussed the crisis in Ukraine and its consequences
Foreign Ministers of India and Italy Subramanyam Jaishankar and Luigi Di Maio discussed the crisis in Ukraine and its consequences at talks in New Delhi on Friday. The head of the Indian Foreign Ministry announced this on his Twitter following a meeting with his Italian counterpart.
May 5, 2022
Ukrainian authorities seized Belarusian fertilizers for $6.8 million
Under martial law, the Ukrainian authorities confiscated six wagons of fertilizers belonging to Belarusian companies in favor of the state. This was announced on Thursday by the Economic Security Bureau (BEB) of Ukraine.
“Employees of the Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine on the territory of the Chernihiv region discovered the presence of six wagons with fertilizers belonging to companies from the Republic of Belarus,” the agency ‘s website said in a statement . It clarifies that the estimated cost of fertilizers is more than 10 million hryvnia ($6.8 million).
May 4, 2022
Biden said the US is open to considering the idea of tightening sanctions against Russia
The US administration is open to considering the idea of imposing additional sanctions on Russia, and the US will consult with partners in the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized powers on this issue. This was stated on Wednesday by US President Joe Biden, answering a question from journalists at the White House about the EU’s intention to apply the sixth package of restrictive measures against Russia.
May 3, 2022
Macron and Putin had a telephone conversation
French President Emmanuel Macron held a telephone conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. According to the BFM TV channel , the conversation lasted more than two hours.
The conversation between the two leaders was the first conversation since the election of Macron on April 24 for a second term. Prior to this, the presidents of France and Russia spoke by phone on March 29. Last Saturday, Macron had a conversation with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.
May 2, 2022
French authorities reported that they supplied Ukraine with weapons worth €100 million
Since the beginning of the special operation of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine, the French authorities have sent military assistance to Kyiv totaling €100 million and are planning new deliveries. This is stated in the message of the Elysee Palace, published on Monday.