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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.

April 30, 2022

Turkish airlines will operate 290 flights a week between Russia and Turkey

The number of weekly flights of Turkish airlines between Russia and Turkey has increased by more than 100, the total number of flights will reach 290 per week. This was announced by the head of the Federal Tourism Agency Zarina Doguzova in her Telegram channel.

“Since April 29, the number of weekly flights of Turkish airlines between our countries has increased by more than 100, including flights from Russian regions. Thus, the total number of flights will reach 290 per week – some of them will fly until May 15 with a possible extension. We expect that this will allow tour operators and travel agents to start gradually fulfilling their obligations to tourists,” Doguzova wrote.

April 28, 2022

World Bank predicts record price crisis in 2022

The World Bank (WB) predicts a historical increase in world prices for energy (50%) and non-energy goods (20%) in 2022 due to the situation around Ukraine. According to the April report (Commodity Market Outlook), prepared by the WB experts, the conflict caused serious supply disruptions.

“It is expected that in 2022 the prices for most energy carriers will be much higher than in 2021. At the same time, there will be no price reduction in the medium term,” the report says.

April 27, 2022

Russia decided to withdraw from the UN World Tourism Organization

Several member states of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have effectively monopolized it and are “pushing through” the decision to suspend Russia’s membership. This was stated on Wednesday by Russian Ambassador to Madrid Yuri Korchagin, speaking at an extraordinary General Assembly (GA) of the organization.

April 26, 2022

Zara stores will not open in late April – early May, the company said

Zara stores will not open in late April – early May, information about their opening on the company’s website is called a technical failure and removed. This was reported to TASS on the hotline of the store.

“We have already eliminated this technical failure, there is no information on the opening time of stores at the moment,” the operator on the hotline said.

April 25, 2022

Media: Le Pen does not intend to become the head of her party after the defeat in the elections

French presidential candidate from the National Rally party, Marine Le Pen, said that after losing the second round of the presidential election, she does not intend to return to the post of head of the party. This was announced on Monday by the TV channel BFM .

She also said that she was going to participate in the parliamentary elections in June this year.

April 24, 2022

RBC: Nasdaq will stop working with Russian investors from April 29

Nasdaq exchanges in the US and Nordic countries will stop working in Russia from April 29. This was reported on Sunday by RBC with reference to a letter from the Danish Saxo Bank to customers.

Two clients of Saxo Bank confirmed receipt of the letter. “Any active exchange subscriptions to Nasdaq data will be automatically canceled, new subscriptions will not be available from April 29,” the bank said in a notice.

April 23, 2022

Curfew will be in effect in Ukraine on Easter night

The curfew will be in effect throughout Ukraine on the night of Orthodox Easter from 23 to 24 April. This was announced on Saturday on the air of Ukrainian TV channels by the deputy head of the office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko.

April 22, 2022

The Netherlands reported that they could supply Ukraine with armored howitzers

The Netherlands together with Germany intend to supply Ukraine with armored howitzers. Defense Minister Kaisa Ollongren announced this to journalists on Friday after a cabinet meeting.

April 20, 2022

US Treasury: Russia will not be allowed to participate in the global economy on the same terms

Russia will not be able to continue to participate in the global economy on the same terms because of the situation in Ukraine. This statement was made by US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in a conversation with her Indonesian counterpart Sri Mulyani Indrawati.

April 19, 2022

The Ministry of Defense of Finland announced the provision of additional military assistance to Ukraine

Finland has decided to provide additional military assistance to Ukraine. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic, published on Tuesday on its official website .

April 18, 2022

The UN invited Russia and Ukraine to hold a meeting to discuss humanitarian issues

UN invites Russia and Ukraine to hold a meeting to discuss humanitarian issues – Deputy Secretary General.

April 16, 2022

Medvedchuk’s wife asked Putin to help exchange her husband

The wife of Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk, detained in Ukraine, Oksana Marchenko, asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help in the exchange of her husband.

“Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin], <…> I am asking you for help in exchanging my husband, who was illegally detained by the Kiev authorities for political reasons. Viktor Medvedchuk gave his consent to his exchange and extradition to the territory of the Russian Federation if Ukrainian and Russian sides of the relevant agreements,” she said in a video message distributed on Saturday.

April 15, 2022

Uzbekistan recommends not to work with Russian banks subject to sanctions

The Uzbek authorities recommend that enterprises not make settlements with foreign partners in Russian banks that have fallen under Western sanctions. This was reported on Friday to a TASS correspondent at the Central Bank of the Republic.

“The Central Bank and banks have been instructed to work with local enterprises to determine whether foreign partners are subject to sanctions, and to establish a system for informing enterprises before conducting any export-import operations,” the regulator said after a meeting of the government commission on foreign trade, investment and development of local industry and technical regulation.

April 14, 2022

US vows to do everything to prevent mainland China from being reunited with Taiwan by force

The US authorities will take all possible measures to prevent the reunification of Taiwan with mainland China by force. This was stated by assistant to the American leader for national security Jake Sullivan, speaking on Thursday at a conference organized by the Economic Club of Washington.

“Our public policy is that we will take every possible measure to ensure that this never happens,” he replied to a question about what Washington would do if mainland China tries to forcefully reunite with Taiwan.

April 13, 2022

Czech embassy reopens in Kyiv

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kyiv has resumed work. With reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic, the news agency CTK reported this on Wednesday .

April 12, 2022

The Pentagon wants Zelensky to achieve victory for Ukraine and restore its integrity

The Pentagon wants to achieve the victory of Ukraine and the restoration of its territorial integrity, but Zelensky-Kirby must achieve this.

April 11, 2022

Pushilin said that the port in Mariupol is under the control of the DPR forces

The forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) took control of the port in Mariupol. This was announced on Monday by the head of the republic, Denis Pushilin, on the First Channel .

“Regarding the port of Mariupol, it is now under our control,” he said.

April 9, 2022

Antonov: Moscow hopes that Russian and US experts will resume dialogue on security issues

Russia hopes that Russian and American experts will eventually resume dialogue on security issues. This was stated on Saturday by Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov, speaking during a videoconference of the Schiller Institute.

“We have started a strategic dialogue with the current [US] administration, but due to some problems it is now frozen,” he said. “<…> We are doomed to cooperate with the United States on all strategic issues – the fight against coronavirus, climate change. we have a lot in common regarding activities in the Arctic. Cybersecurity is a new security challenge for the United States and Russia. We have begun a productive dialogue on this issue.”

April 8, 2022

Food manufacturer Dr. Oetker ceased operations in Russia

German food company Dr. Oetker, amid the events in Ukraine, decided to completely stop doing business in Russia. This is stated in a company statement released on Friday.

Food manufacturer Dr. Oetker is leaving Russia completely. At the same time, it is indicated that “the company stopped all exports to the Russian Federation, all investments in its Russian subsidiary and all marketing activities in the Russian market” immediately after the start of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.

April 7, 2022

Media: Latvian authorities intend to freeze the assets of Russian and Belarusian sanatoriums

The authorities of Latvia sent information to the court of the republic to freeze the assets of the sanatoriums of Russia and Belarus “Yantarny Bereg” and “Belarus” in Jurmala. This was reported on Thursday by the news portal rus.lsm.lv.

Information was sent to the court of the republic that, according to the Ministry of Justice of Latvia, the sanatoriums belong to the state structures of the Russian Federation and Belarus. Latvia insists that the actual controllers of the “Amber Coast” and “Belarus” are Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Sanatoriums are also included in the list of legal entities in the register of enterprises related to sanctions.

April 6, 2022

Blinken said that the United States will supply Ukraine with 10 Javelin anti-tank systems for “every Russian tank”

The United States and its allies intend to provide Ukraine with 10 Javelin anti-tank missile systems (ATGMs) “for every Russian tank.” This statement was made on Wednesday by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in an interview with NBC television.

“The United States, together with its allies, has supplied or will soon supply 10 anti-tank systems for every Russian tank in Ukraine,” Blinken said, answering a question about the supply of Javelin anti-tank systems to Ukraine.

April 2, 2022

Germany hands over Ozelot air defense systems to Lithuania

Germany deployed Ozelot self-propelled anti-aircraft missile system in Lithuania.  Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anushauskas announced this on Saturday on the air of the national radio LRT .

“Air defense assets with additional German troops have been deployed to Lithuania as a reaction to the changing security situation,” he said.

April 1, 2022

Austrian Foreign Minister does not expect normalization of relations with the Russian Federation after the completion of the operation in Ukraine

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said on Friday that he does not expect normalization of relations with the current leadership of Russia even after the end of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

“With all my will, I can’t imagine a return to the old status quo,” Schallenberg told the Austrian Press Agency during a visit to Moldova, speaking of future relations with Russia.

March 31, 2022

US expands sanctions on Russia

The US Treasury Department on Thursday expanded its sanctions lists for Russia to include 13 individuals and 21 companies. The corresponding statement was posted on the agency’s website.

March 30, 2022

United Russia will meet with Mishustin on April 4 ahead of the Cabinet’s report

Deputies of the United Russia faction will meet with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on April 4 ahead of the Cabinet’s annual report, which will be held in the Duma on April 7. This was announced on Wednesday by the leader of the Duma faction of United Russia Vladimir Vasiliev, whose words are quoted by the press service of the faction.

“On April 4, the deputies of the United Russia faction are meeting with the chairman of the government,” Vasilyev said during an off-site meeting with the governor of the Tver region, Igor Rudenya.

March 27, 2022

Blinken said the United States appreciates Israel’s efforts to resolve the situation around Ukraine

The US authorities appreciate Israel’s diplomatic efforts to resolve the situation around Ukraine. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said this on Sunday after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, also stressing that the US and Israel are “closely coordinated” in everything.

March 26, 2022

Biden said that the United States considers the principle of NATO’s collective defense sacred

The United States considers it a “sacred duty” to fulfill the fifth article of the North Atlantic Treaty, which implies the principle of collective security of NATO countries, and their allies can count on them. This was stated on Saturday by US President Joe Biden at a meeting with Polish leader Andrzej Duda in Warsaw.

March 24, 2022

The United States called the next missile launch by the DPRK military a violation of many UN Security Council resolutions

The United States strongly condemned another ballistic missile launch by the DPRK military and called it a violation of many UN Security Council resolutions. This is stated in a statement released on Thursday by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

March 23, 2022

Poland says it has decided to expel Russian diplomats “in coordination with allies”

Poland coordinated with the allies the decision to expel Russian diplomats. This was stated on Wednesday at a briefing by the press secretary of the Polish Foreign Ministry Lukasz Jasina.

March 16, 2022

Less than a quarter of Japanese companies have suspended operations or stopped exporting to Russia

TOKYO, 16 March. /TASS/. At least 37 out of 168 Japanese companies (22%) registered in the Russian Federation have so far decided to suspend their activities in the Russian market or stop exporting due to the situation around Ukraine. This is evidenced by data published on Wednesday by the research center Teikoku Databank.

MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. Pumping Ukraine with Western weapons only complicates the situation, it makes arms convoys a legitimate target for the Russian Armed Forces. This was announced on Saturday by Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov on the air of Channel One .

“We warned the United States that pumping Ukraine with weapons from a number of countries orchestrated by them is not just a dangerous move, but an action that turns the corresponding convoys into legitimate targets,” the deputy minister said.

March 10, 2022

Zelensky again spoke on the phone with Johnson and Macron

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that he again discussed the crisis situation around his country by phone with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron.

“Continued the dialogue with the leaders of the United Kingdom and France,” the Ukrainian president tweeted on Thursday.

March 7, 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron warned against a possible catastrophe in Ukraine’s nuclear power industry due to ongoing hostilities and called for ensuring the safety of the stations. He stated this on Monday on the air of the  LCI TV channel .

“Today the situation is more troubling than yesterday. We failed to achieve a broad ceasefire from Russia. Now our efforts are focused on avoiding a catastrophe in the nuclear industry in the first place,” he said.

March 3, 2022

Lukashenko said that the Belarusian army is not participating in a military special operation in Ukraine

The armed forces of Belarus do not take part in the military special operation in Ukraine. This was stated by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday.

No matter how much individual forces try today, you know them, to involve us in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine, you [the Belarusians] have no reason to worry. Once again, I want to emphasize: we are covering the state border from Brest to Mozyr on our own. The Belarusian army did not take any part in the special operation [in Ukraine] and does not intend to take part. There is simply no need for this,” he said, speaking at the solemn ceremony of signing the decision of the republican referendum on amending the constitution.