Polish Foreign Ministry asked the EC for financial assistance for Ukrainian refugees

According to Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz, both the refugees themselves and the Poles who host them need additional support. According to the European border agency Frontex, more than 3 million Ukrainians arrived in the republic

Poland is seeking additional funds from the European Commission to support Ukrainian refugees who arrived in the republic, said Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz, his words are quoted by the Polish Press Agency.

“We have over two million Ukrainian refugees, the vast majority— they are women with children, — he said.

According to him, Poles who host Ukrainians also need support.

According to the European border agency Frontex, more than 6 million Ukrainians were forced to leave the country, of which over 3 million arrived in Poland and more than 1 million— to Moldova.

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In late March, German and Polish interior ministers Nancy Feser and Mariusz Kaminsky asked the European Commission to review the distribution of refugees by country and provide Berlin and Warsaw with additional financial assistance, pointing out the lack of resources to cope with the influx of refugees from Ukraine. Feser and Kaminsky, in particular, proposed that the EC pay €1,000 at a time from EU funds to each arrival.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military operation in Ukraine. He called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to abuse, genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years,” as well as “demilitarization and denazification.” neighboring country.

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Malian authorities report attempted coup

“A group of anti-progressive officers and non-commissioned officers” with the support of a “Western state” tried to carry out a coup in order to “undermine the revival of Mali,” said the government of Assimi Goita, who overthrew the previous government reports Jeune Afrique.

An attempted mutiny was made on the night of May 11-12 by “a small group of anti-progressive officers and non-commissioned officers”; with the support of the “Western state”. The country in question was not specified by the authorities.

Several rebels were captured and will be brought to justice. The purpose of the coup was “to undermine the renaissance of Mali.”

In the summer of 2020, power was overthrown in Mali. One of the organizers of the coup was Goita. As a result, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was removed, and Ba Ndao was appointed interim head of state, Goita became vice president. However, already in May 2021, the military, on the instructions of Goita, detained Ba Ndao and the head of the interim government, Moktar Uan. Both have resigned. After that, Goita came to power. Keita died in January of this year.

In February, French President Emmanuel Macron announced his decision to withdraw peacekeeping forces from Mali. According to Macron, it is caused by the deterioration of relations between Paris and the military junta that seized power in the West African country as a result of the 2020 coup. In addition, the French authorities believe that the Malian authorities turned to Wagner PMC mercenaries for help. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov, said that the Malian authorities turned to a “private military company from Russia” (to which, he did not specify) “due to the fact that, as I understand it, France wants to significantly reduce its military contingent, which was there and, as everyone understood, was supposed to fight terrorists.” The Russian authorities have nothing to do with this, he argued.

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Secretary General urged to take into account Turkey’s concerns about Finland and Sweden in NATO

Jens Stoltenberg believes that countries should be together “at this historic moment” and that it will be possible to reach a consensus. Finland and Sweden decided to apply to NATO. Ankara refused to support the membership of these countries

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged to take into account Turkey's concerns about the membership of Finland and Sweden in the alliance. He tweeted about this.

“I spoke with [Turkish] Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu about the decision of our closest partners Finland and Sweden to apply for NATO membership. Turkey is a valuable ally and any security issues must be resolved. We must be together at this historic moment,»— noted Stoltenberg.

On May 15, at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock following an informal meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers, the Secretary General expressed confidence that the bloc would be able to find common ground with Ankara and reach a consensus.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to support the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO, since these countries, according to Ankara, condone terrorist organizations and imposed sanctions against the republic. As the Turkish TV channel TRT Haber reported, the northern European states did not extradite 33 members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Hizmet movement to Turkey. (FETO) recognized as terrorist in the country.

Finland and Sweden decided to apply for membership in NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a telephone conversation with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinistö, called “abandoning the traditional policy of military neutrality” erroneous, since “there are no threats to the security of Finland.” Later, at the CSTO summit, he said that Russia “has no problems with these states,” so their membership in the alliance does not pose an immediate threat to Russia. However, Moscow will react “appropriately” in the event of the expansion of NATO's military infrastructure on the territory of these countries, Putin warned. “And what it [the reaction] will be, we will look at based on the threats that will be created for us. That is, in fact, problems are created from scratch, & mdash; he said.

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto explained the reasons that prompted Helsinki to change its non-alignment policy with military actions in Ukraine.

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The US Air Force reported on the successful testing of hypersonic weapons

A B-52 bomber fired a hypersonic missile off the coast of Southern California that reached five times the speed of sound, US military says

The US Air Force has successfully tested hypersonic weapons, Reuters reports.

A B-52 bomber fired an ARRW, a hypersonic missile, off the coast of Southern California on Saturday, according to an Air Force statement. During the tests, the missile reached speeds five times the speed of sound, the military noted.

The creation in the United States of its own hypersonic missile in May 2020 was announced by then-President Donald Trump, while he described it as “super-duper” (super duper). According to the former American leader, the missile being developed by the US military will be 17 times faster than what is now considered the fastest in the world and will be able to hit targets at a distance of 1.6 thousand km. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, in response to Trump's words, noted that Moscow never ceases to be surprised by the United States, declaring that they have missiles that “even no one can think of.”

After that, the United States repeatedly announced the testing of hypersonic missiles. So, in early April, CNN reported on a missile launch from a B-52 bomber in mid-March. According to the channel, the launch was made a few days after Moscow's statements about the use of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile. during the military operation in Ukraine. American President Joe Biden then pointed out that the difference between Russian hypersonic missiles and conventional ones is only that the former cannot be stopped.

The American side also spoke about several test launches last fall.

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The Ministry of Defense showed a video of the surrender of militants from Azovstal

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The Russian Ministry of Defense has published footage of the surrender of militants of the extremist nationalist unit Azov, banned in the Russian Federation, in Mariupol.

According to the agency, 265 people laid down their arms over the past 24 hours. Including 51 seriously wounded. They were sent to the Novoazovsk hospital, located on the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic.

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Armed Forces of Ukraine began to shoot the village, where they took the captured “Azov”

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Yevgeny Poddubny, a military reporter for the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company in Ukraine, reported on the TG channel that since the morning of May 17, the Armed Forces of Ukraine shelling the village of Yelenovka from multiple launch rocket systems. There is a pre-trial detention center where some of the militants who surrendered at the Azovstal plant were delivered the day before.

“According to the latest data, from positions in Novomikhailovka, Kyiv militants fired 10 missiles from the Bm-21 GRAD at Yelenovka,” he said. reporter

Earlier, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that he had no doubts about the success of the Russian special operation. He stressed that after its completion, the Russians will live better.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry called the protests in Armenia an internal affair of the country

Commenting on the protests taking place in Armenia against the backdrop of negotiations between Baku and Yerevan on the delimitation and demarcation of the border, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko described them as an “internal affair” of the country, about which the Russian side is aware, but “does not interfere” in these processes. Rudenko announced this on the sidelines of the II Central Asian Conference of the Valdai International Discussion Club.

Since April 25, the Armenian opposition has been holding protests throughout Armenia, as it believes that the policy of the authorities is “destructive for Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno- Karabakh Republic and threatens the Armenian side with the loss of statehood.”

Nikol Pashinyan, with whose policy the protesters do not agree, has been the Prime Minister of Armenia since May 8, 2018. During the previous wave of mass protests after the defeat in the second Karabakh war, Pashinyan resigned on April 25, 2021, but was re-elected in early elections.

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Kim Jong-un named those responsible for the outbreak of coronavirus in North Korea

North Korean leader criticized the work of Pyongyang pharmacies

North Korean armed forces have been involved by the DPRK leadership in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak officially recognized by Pyongyang in the country for the first time. And the leader of the country, Kim Jong-un, sharply criticized the workers responsible for fighting the epidemic.

Photo: AP < p>Although all North Korean cities were locked down on Thursday, there were 392,920 new cases of “fever” and eight deaths between Saturday and Sunday evening alone, state news agency KCNA reported on Monday, although it did not name COVID-19. as the cause of death.

Thus, according to the American channel CNN, the total number of reported cases in North Korea has reached 1.2 million, while more than 648,000 people have recovered, and the total death toll has reached 50. However many experts are skeptical of Pyongyang's official figures, and few believe that the country of about 25 million people has been spared so far by the coronavirus that has infected hundreds of millions worldwide.

According to the KCNA, the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) convened an emergency meeting on May 15 and held a discussion of anti-epidemic measures. The meeting was chaired by WPK Secretary General Kim Jong-un. Regarding the supply of medicines on a national scale, he noted that in order to urgently suppress and control the spread of the pandemic, the Politburo of the Party Central Committee even issued an emergency directive on the immediate allocation of state stocks of medicines, ordered all pharmacies to be transferred to a round-the-clock work system. At the same time, it was recognized that mobilization has not yet been manifested and execution is not carried out at the proper level.

Kim Jong-un said that the untimely and unsuccessful supply of state-supplied medicines through pharmacies to residents is due to the fact that his direct executors – employees of the Cabinet of Ministers and the field of health “without a correct understanding of the current crisis, do not actively promote this work, mumbling about the spirit of selfless service to the people just in words.” The North Korean leader sharply criticized the irresponsible approach to business, the weak organizational and executive power of the Cabinet of Ministers and the health sector.

Kim Jong Un also mentioned that the justice and prosecutor's offices, which are legally obliged to powerfully guarantee the implementation of the party's policy, do not have time to establish legal supervision and control over the urgent and accurate implementation of the administrative order to provide medicines, and do not correct various negative phenomena in the reception and sale of medicines. The head of the DPRK sharply criticized the “sabotage and negligence in the service” of the Prosecutor General of the Central Prosecutor's Office, who even in a serious situation does not feel any responsibility, no remorse and does not play any role.

Kim Jong-un issued a special order to involve the military doctors of the People's Army in the immediate stabilization of the work of supplying medicines in Pyongyang. The Secretary General stated that “without the display of maximum enthusiasm and fighting spirit, extraordinary ability and intelligence of all leading employees, it is impossible to take a consistent strategic initiative in today's anti-epidemic war.”

Immediately after the end of the meeting of the Politburo, Kim Jong-un visited pharmacies in Pyongyang and personally got acquainted with the situation with the supply of medicines. “The Secretary General, – the KCNA statement says, – thoroughly familiarized himself with what medicines he received after the introduction of the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system, whether they store medicines according to the rules, whether pharmacies have been transferred to a round-the-clock work system, whether they consult with pharmacy visitors, what antipyretics drugs and antibiotics are at their disposal, which drugs are now demanded by the residents the most and what are their prices.

According to Kim Jong-un, now pharmacies in general are not well-equipped to fulfill their role sufficiently, they are at such a backward level that they do not even have a place to store medicines except for showcases. The leader of the DPRK made a remark about the fact that the sellers do not serve in a medical gown, and the sanitary situation is not up to standard.

Over the weekend, the country's state television aired footage of medical workers spraying empty streets. It also featured an interview with a doctor who advised COVID patients to take medications including paracetamol and ibuprofen, as well as Korean traditional medicines made from various herbs.

The COVID-19 outbreak could be a disaster for North Korea with its dilapidated healthcare infrastructure, lack of testing equipment and a largely unvaccinated population, CNN claims.

North Korea is not known to have imported any coronavirus vaccines, although it is eligible for the global Covax COVID-19 vaccine exchange program. Reuters reported that in February, Covax reduced the number of doses allocated to North Korea because the country was unable to organize any deliveries.

Given the opacity and isolation of the DPRK from the world, which has only increased since the pandemic, it is extremely difficult to assess the real situation on the ground.

South Korea offered aid on Monday, although it is unclear whether Pyongyang will accept it. “We must not fail to provide the necessary assistance to the North Korean people who are under the threat of the coronavirus,” newly elected South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol said during his first speech on the budget in the legislature. “If the North Korean authorities agree, we will not spare any necessary support, such as medicines, including Covid-19 vaccines, medical equipment and medical personnel,” he said, adding that this proposal is independent of political and military considerations. .

South Korea's foreign minister said on Friday that he had discussed providing humanitarian aid to North Korea during a telephone conversation with his US counterpart.

South Korea's unification ministry said it had notified Pyongyang of the its proposal on Monday through the Inter-Korean Joint Liaison Office. His official letter includes an offer of medical supplies including vaccines, masks and testing kits, as well as an offer of “working level talks” between the two countries, the ministry said. North Korea has not yet responded to this notification, the department added.

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The Foreign Ministry announced the “free hands” of Russia after the expansion of NATO in Europe

Stockholm and Helsinki, which previously adhered to a policy of military neutrality, officially announced their intention to become members of NATO on 15 May. The day before, President Vladimir Putin said that he did not see this as a threat

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The United States forced Sweden and Finland to join NATO, and this “frees hands” Russia to respond. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, speaking on the air of the Soloviev Live program.

“Washington, under pressure, forcing these countries, which have pursued a neutral policy of not joining military blocs for many decades, forcing them to change its strategic direction and course, untied our hands,»,— said Zakharova.

“It is not their [Finland and Sweden] peoples who are actually doing this, but their political forces,”— she added.

The two Scandinavian countries officially announced on May 15 their intention to join NATO, although they had previously adhered to neutrality, explaining that they see a threat from Russia. Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said that the policy of neutrality will be useful in the future.

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Commenting on the decision of Sweden and Finland, President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has no problems with these countries, but the expansion of military infrastructure in these territories “will cause a backlash.” According to Putin, NATO is expanding “completely artificially in the foreign policy interests of the United States.” The President also emphasized that the actions of the Scandinavian states could aggravate “an already difficult situation in the field of international security.”

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Turkish media reported on Putin’s visit in the coming days

Putin may come to Turkey after a visit by a delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, Turkish media reported.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Turkey in the coming days, Star and Yeni Şafak newspaper write.

“President Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he phoned, to Turkey for a high-level business meeting. In this regard, Putin is expected to visit Turkey in the coming days, — said in the publication.

The meeting may take place after the visit of the delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak. On May 18, in Ankara, Russian representatives will discuss with Turkish colleagues Turkey's investment opportunities, as well as the logistics of goods.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied plans for Putin's visit to Ankara in the coming weeks, TASS reports.

Since the beginning of Russia's military operation in Ukraine, Turkey has repeatedly offered assistance in negotiations between the countries. Erdogan spoke with Putin on the phone several times. On April 26, he pointed out that it was important to cease fire in Ukraine and ensure the effective operation of humanitarian corridors. Erdogan urged to maintain “positive momentum” delegations at the talks in Istanbul on March 29, as well as to accept an offer to meet with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

In turn, the Russian president told Erdogan that Kyiv should take political responsibility for those blocked at the Azovstal plant. Ukrainian military and “militants of nationalist battalions” and order them to lay down their arms.

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On May 2, the Turkish president announced a telephone conversation with Putin and said that Turkey wants to gather the presidents of Russia and Ukraine in Istanbul or Ankara.

Later, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk announced that Turkey agreed to mediate in negotiations on the evacuation wounded soldiers from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. The press secretary of the Turkish president, Ibrahim Kalyn, also said that Turkey offered to evacuate the wounded Ukrainian soldiers across the Black Sea to Istanbul, but Moscow did not accept such an offer. The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, whose units are involved in hostilities in Ukraine, urged Erdogan not to save the “godless” 53 seriously wounded soldiers were taken to a hospital in DPR-controlled Novoazovsk, another 221 people were sent to Olenovka, they are expected to be exchanged.

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Swedish Foreign Minister signs application for NATO membership

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Anna Linde signs NATO membership application

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde has signed an application for NATO membership, Aftonbladet reports.

According to Linde, Sweden's application to join NATO will be submitted together with Finland's application. The process of joining the alliance should take about a year.

“This is a big, serious step. We have decided on what we think is best for Sweden,— she commented on signing the document.

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö is now in Sweden on a state visit. The Parliament of Finland will vote on the issue of applying to join the alliance today.

Sweden has maintained international neutrality since the 19th century. Finland has been a neutral country for almost 80 years since the end of World War II.

For Finland and Sweden to join NATO, consideration of applications by the North Atlantic Council is required— NATO's main political governing body. After that, the agreement on the membership of countries in the alliance must be ratified at the national level in all 30 countries that are part of the military-political bloc.

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Turkey has already spoken out against the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO. The authorities of this country accuse Stockholm and Helsinki of supporting terrorists because they provide asylum to members of the Kurdish radical group PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party), which is considered terrorist in Turkey. “Now we are following the developments in relation to Sweden and Finland, but we do not see [in this] positive,” — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on May 13. At the same time, on May 14, the official representative of the Turkish leader, Ibrahim Kalin, stressed that Ankara “does not close the door” in NATO for Finland and Sweden, although he raises this issue as a problem for national security.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation with Niinistö, called Finland's refusal from the traditional policy of neutrality and the country's entry into NATO a mistake, since there are no there are no security threats to Helsinki. He warned that this move could have a negative impact on Russian-Finnish relations. The Russian Foreign Ministry warned that Moscow would take appropriate steps to ensure its security in the context of the two countries' accession to the North Atlantic Alliance.

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Peskov urged to call countries unfriendly to Russia hostile

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The actions of Western countries against Russia are a war, such countries should be called not unfriendly, but hostile. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, speaking at the educational marathon “New Horizons”, organized by the society “Knowledge”.

“What is happening now, and what we are facing now, — it's a hybrid war. <…> This is a diplomatic war, a political war, these are attempts to isolate us in the world, this is an economic war. We still softly call them [Western countries] unfriendly states, but I would say that these are already hostile states, because what they are doing, & mdash; this is a war»,— said Peskov.

In his opinion, “the collective West is arranged in the form of a pyramid, at the top of which is America.” “No matter what anyone says, the decision-making center is right there. Sometimes it seems that the very existence of our Russia with you is an irritant for the collective West, and they are ready to do anything to prevent us from developing the way we want and living the way we want, — noted Peskov.

He also stated that Russia is currently living in a “perfect storm and moment of truth.” “This should ensure and protect our interests, should make your life better, more comfortable, more stable and more secure,” — said a Kremlin spokesman.

According to Peskov, Russia tried to engage in dialogue with the West, but was not heard. In particular, according to him, Moscow expressed dissatisfaction with the expansion of NATO and tried to agree on security guarantees.

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Earlier, President Vladimir Putin promised a “lightning-fast response” in case of a threat to Russia. “We have all the tools for this” one that no one else can boast of. And we will not brag, we will use them if necessary. We have made all the decisions on this matter,»,— said Putin.

At the end of February, commenting on the imposition of sanctions against Russia, Putin called the Western countries an “empire of lies”.

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The Kremlin announced the comfort and security for Russia in the post-crisis world

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is living in a conflict with the West and expressed confidence that it will end in a world in which “our voice will be heard”

The post-crisis world will be for Russia comfortable and safe. This was stated by the press secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, speaking at the educational marathon “New Horizons”, organized by the society “Knowledge”.

According to Peskov, now Russia lives in the conditions of a conflict unleashed against it. “In the end, I am convinced that any war ends in peace. And this world will be one where our voice will be heard, where we will be comfortable, where we will be safe and where we will stand confidently on our feet,— said the Kremlin spokesman.

“We are confident that everything will be fine, and we are confident that we will win and we will achieve all our goals. <…> We will achieve our goal, and you will live better, and your safety will be guaranteed, — said Peskov.

The spokesman expressed confidence that Russia will be able to cope with the difficulties, but the country needs to develop its own technologies and support import substitution. “Did we succeed? The answer is unambiguous— Yes. We have everything for this,»,— he said.

According to Peskov, Russia has been living in crises for at least two decades and has used them “to renew” itself. and development. “We defended our interests. Because just like an individual, the state has its own interests. And if the state does not show perseverance, if the state does not show principles on the main issues of existence, this state loses its independence, sovereignty, sovereignty, the ability to independently think, make decisions, & mdash; said the spokesman.

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From the end of February, many countries around the world began to introduce or tighten sanctions against Russia. In response, Russia announced the preparation of a package of counter-sanctions and compiled a list of unfriendly countries, which included 27 EU countries, Ukraine, Great Britain, the USA, Japan, Australia, Canada and a number of other states.

The government also prepared an extensive package measures to support the domestic economy and Russian business. Support measures were also taken for certain industries— transport, for telecoms and IT, as well as construction.

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Peskov called Ukrainians “talented, peaceful” who were “fooled”

According to Peskov, Ukrainians have been “fooled at rallies” for a long time, through TV and speeches by officials. The military special operation in Ukraine began because of attempts to make Ukraine “anti-Russia”, he said

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Kyiv and the West are making Ukraine anti-Russia, but the Ukrainians themselves— talented and peaceful people, said the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov, speaking at the New Horizons educational marathon, his words are quoted by RIA Novosti.

“Ukrainians— they are very talented, peaceful people, and this is our kindred country, our kindred people. But they were fooled for a very long time. They were fooled through the TV, they were fooled at rallies, they were fooled in the speeches of their leaders, — said Peskov.

The spokesman said that the Russian special operation in Ukraine began because this country began to make “anti-Russia” and “focus of hatred” towards her.

Peskov said that the West is annoying “the very existence” of Russia

For this reason, Western states do not allow Russia to live the way it wants and develop, the presidential press secretary believes

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The collective West irritates the very existence of Russia as a state, so it tries to do everything to prevent the country from developing and living as it wants, said the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov, speaking at the marathon of the Knowledge Society.

“Sometimes it seems that the very existence of Russia is a significant irritant for the collective West and they are ready to do anything to prevent us from developing the way we want and living the way we want,” — he said (TASS quote).

He suggested calling unfriendly countries “hostile” because they were waging war against Russia. Moscow considers unfriendly all the states that have imposed sanctions against it, including Japan, the United States and the EU countries.

On May 14, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke about the fact that Western countries have declared an all-out hybrid war on Russia. He accused the US of preparing the crisis since the end of the Cold War and said that Moscow was up to the challenge.

Earlier, in mid-April, Peskov said that Russia was able to “succeed” in a confrontation with the West and withstand external pressure, although the Soviet Union could not do this.

In mid-February, before the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the country was not seeking war, but peace, and therefore invites NATO and the US to conclude an agreement on security assurances. Negotiations on this issue were held in January and did not give a concrete result.

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On May 11, Lavrov again stated that Moscow does not want war, and, on the contrary, only the West wants to “defeat” it. Western states are promoting the concept of a unipolar world and encouraging colonialism, the era of which has already passed, the minister believes.

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Peskov denied reports of Putin’s upcoming visit to Turkey

Earlier this was reported by the Turkish media. According to Peskov, there are no such plans for the coming weeks, but the situation is rapidly changing and nothing can be ruled out

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President Vladimir Putin's visit to Ankara is not planned in the coming weeks, said his spokesman Dmitry Peskov , Interfax reports.

So Peskov commented on the reports of the Star and Yeni Şafak newspapers, which claim that the Russian president may visit Turkey in the coming days.

“I don't have that information. In the coming days, Putin's visit to Ankara is not being prepared. In the coming weeks— too»,— he said. At the same time, the presidential representative specified that the situation is developing rapidly, so nothing can be ruled out.

“But what I know is that there is no such preparation now,” he concluded.

According to Star and Yeni Şafak, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited Putin to attend a “high-level business meeting” during a telephone conversation. “In this regard, Putin is expected to visit Turkey in the coming days,” — the publications wrote.

As follows from the publications, the meeting may take place after the visit on May 18 of a delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak. Its participants will discuss with the Turkish side the investment opportunities of Turkey, as well as the logistics of goods.

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Turkey repeatedly offered to mediate in negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv, and Erdogan invited Presidents Vladimir Zelensky and Putin to meet on its territory.

He also spoke to the presidents on the phone. At the end of April, the Turkish president announced that he planned to bring the process to a face-to-face meeting using calls to both heads of state.

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The Moscow City Court postponed the announcement of the decision on the appeal of Alexei Navalny

The Moscow City Court considered an appeal against the decision of the Lefortovsky District Court, which on March 22 sentenced Alexei Navalny to 9 years in prison.

Alexei Navalny

On Tuesday, May 17, the Moscow City Court began considering an appeal by the defense against the sentence against Alexei Navalny, who was found guilty of fraud and contempt of court, RBC correspondent reports.

Navalny filed a motion to postpone the meeting for a week, justifying this by saying that he was not familiar with the audio recording of the sentencing, in which his defense had previously found inaccuracies. “Foundation number 2 may seem technical to you, because you are in the wild. It's important for me. I am in a general regime colony. I have a long meeting with relatives once every three months. And now, literally from the 16th, the time has come when I have the right to have this date. I applied in time, it is scheduled for the 20th. If you approve my sentence, I will be transferred to a strict regime colony. No one understands how everything will be arranged there. In a normal situation, a person is in a pre-trial detention center, but I am in a general regime colony, I have the right to this visit. There I will have even fewer dates, and this date will burn out. I have every right to receive it: I served 3 months, I have the right to see relatives, — he said, speaking via video link from the colony.

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The judge noted in response that Navalny had previously stated that he did not want to get acquainted with the audio recording of the meeting. The oppositionist explained that he would like to get acquainted with the record not of the meeting in its entirety, but of the verdict. The judge granted the petition and rescheduled the meeting for May 24.

On March 22, the Lefortovsky District Court, at an off-site meeting, which took place in correctional colony (IK) No. 2 of the Vladimir Region, sentenced Alexei Navalny to nine years in prison in a strict regime colony and a fine of 1.2 million rubles.

The verdict of the Lefortovo court stated that “Navalny committed fraud, that is, theft of other people's property by deception.” He was found guilty on all four counts of large-scale fraud imputed to him (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code). According to investigators, Navalny participated in the creation of Internet sites and social networks containing exposing information about the corruption of officials and forms for collecting donations. These Internet resources were, according to investigators, part of a plan to embezzle money that was spent inappropriately.

Navalny called the materials of the criminal case evidence of the transparency of the work of the Anti-Corruption Fund (it was recognized by the court as an extremist organization and liquidated). “You brought materials to the court about four people who made donations of 2 million rubles. And one of them— this is a locksmith who made a donation of 1 million rubles, and two weeks later wrote a statement, and the next day a criminal case was initiated, — he said in court.

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The oppositionist pleaded not guilty, linking the charges to his activities.

After the trial meeting in the Vladimir correctional colony, lawyer Olga Mikhailova told reporters that nine years in prison included the term of imprisonment provided for by the earlier verdict in the Yves Rocher case. Earlier, in this case, Navalny was sentenced to three and a half years in prison, but in February 2021, the suspended sentence was replaced with a real one.

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The Ministry of Defense reported 265 surrendered at Azovstal per day

265 people surrendered, including 51 wounded. The evacuation of the wounded from Azovstal began the day before, on May 16

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For a day at the plant “Azovstal” in Mariupol, 265 Ukrainian soldiers laid down their arms and surrendered, including 51 people with serious injuries, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said during a briefing.

“Yesterday, the surrender of the militants of the nationalist division “Azov” began. and Ukrainian servicemen blocked at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. Over the past day, 265 militants laid down their arms and surrendered, including 51 seriously wounded»— he said.

The Ministry of Defense announced the start of the evacuation of wounded Ukrainian servicemen from the territory of Azovstal the day before, May 16. A humanitarian corridor was opened in the area of ​​the metallurgical plant, all the wounded were to be taken to Novoazovsk for medical assistance. The Ministry of Defense noted that they began to take out the wounded after negotiations with representatives of the Ukrainian military blocked on the territory of the plant.

On the morning of May 16, ten military men left the territory of the plant, said the commander of the Vostok battalion; Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Khodakovsky. According to him, the servicemen held white flags and asked to start negotiations on the evacuation of the wounded.

On the same day, Reuters, citing an eyewitness, reported that from the territory of Azovstal about ten buses with Ukrainian servicemen left. The agency did not provide data on their number. Later, the RT channel reported that about 300 Ukrainian soldiers left the plant, including about fifty wounded. The Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine then said that the Azovstal plant 274 people left, including 53 seriously wounded, who are expected to be exchanged.

In early May, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk said that from the territory of Azovstal evacuated all the children, women and elderly who were there. Later, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that all civilians had been removed from the plant.

At the end of April, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin that the military of the DPR and Russia had occupied all of Mariupol. Then he claimed that at Azovstal are “the remnants of nationalists and foreign mercenaries.” In order to completely clear the territory, according to Shoigu, it took about three to four days, he reported. However, Putin ordered to cancel the assault on the plant and urged to think about “saving the life and health of our soldiers and officers.” and «do not climb into these catacombs».

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In Kyiv, speaking about the situation at the plant, they indicated that they would stop negotiating with Russia and withdraw from them if the military from Azovstal will perish. On the night of May 17, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the military from Azovstal the state needs alive. He expressed the hope that “thanks to the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, intelligence, as well as the negotiating team, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the UN” the military will be saved.

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The Ministry of Defense announced the impact of “Caliber” on foreign weapons near Lviv

Armament shipments prepared for shipment to Donbass were destroyed, the ministry claims. Also, during the strike, Ukrainian servicemen from the reserve formations were killed

The Russian military with the help of sea-based missiles “Caliber” destroyed foreign weapons in the area of ​​the Starichi railway station in the Lviv region, according to the Ministry of Defense. in the area of ​​the Starychi railway station in the Lviv region, personnel of Ukrainian reserve formations were destroyed, as well as parties of foreign weapons and military equipment from the United States and European countries, prepared for shipment to the Donbass,— according to the summary of the Russian ministry.

At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.

Also, air and ground-based missiles destroyed the reserves of Ukrainian forces , “completing combat coordination on the territory of training centers in the areas of the settlements of Akhtyrka, Sumy region and Desna, Chernihiv region.”

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense reported on the destruction of a parking lot with Ukrainian combat aircraft at an aircraft repair plant in Lvov, a fuel base that provided fuel for Ukrainian troops in the west of the country and near Kyiv, a warehouse with European and American weapons near Lviv, an electrical substation.

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The Minister of Germany said that he was “politically open” to the idea of ​​arresting the assets of the Central Bank

According to Finance Minister Christian Lindner, such an idea is being discussed among the member countries of the G7 and the EU, certain proposals have been received. At the same time, in the case of a possible confiscation of the assets of the Russian elite, one must strictly follow the law ” alt=”German Minister of Finance said that he was “politically open” to the idea of ​​seizing the assets of the Central Bank” />

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German Finance Minister Christian Lindner said that he was “politically open” to the idea of ​​confiscation of foreign assets of the Russian Central Bank. He said this in an interview with four European newspapers, including Handelsblatt.

“I am politically open to the idea of ​​confiscating the foreign assets of the Central Bank of Russia. This issue is already being discussed among the members of the G7 and the EU, proposals have already been voiced,— he explained.

According to Lindner, in the case of private assets, you need to carefully study the law. “We must respect the rule of law, even when dealing with Russian oligarchs,” — noted the minister.

He also said that the EU is ready to decide on further sanctions against Russia. “We intend to isolate Russia politically, financially and economically,” emphasized Lindner.— At the same time, we are seeing serious economic impacts, especially for low-income countries, due to rising interest rates and rising global agricultural prices. We will have to work together to stabilize the global economy.

Western countries, including the European Union, the United States and Great Britain, decided to block the international reserves of the Central Bank at the end of February. The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, specified that the measure would freeze the regulator's transactions and deprive it of the ability to use assets.

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov claimed that about half of the gold and foreign exchange reserves were frozen: about $300 billion out of $640 billion.

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In March, the Central Bank took retaliatory measures. In particular, he banned banks from transferring money from non-residents of countries that have announced sanctions against Russia abroad. The list includes 43 countries. In addition, at the end of March, the regulator took additional measures to limit the movement of funds. “Restrictions were introduced on the movement of capital, a ban on the sale of securities by foreign investors and a ban on their withdrawal of funds from the Russian financial system. In addition, payments on corporate debt of Russian companies and government debt to debt holders from countries that support sanctions against Russia will only take place with the permission of the government commission, — reported to the Central Bank.

The possible confiscation of the reserves of the Central Bank has already been thought in Japan. However, the authorities came to the conclusion that it would be impossible to seize or freeze assets, since there are no relevant provisions in the country's legislation.

Ukraine stated that it claims to have frozen reserves of the Central Bank and, together with Western partners, is working on a mechanism for the confiscation of $ 415 billion reserves. “In fact, this amount is practically enough to cover the direct one-time losses of Ukraine. We expect that in the near future, together with the governments of the partner countries, we will find a legal mechanism through which this money will be spent on the further restoration of the Ukrainian economy,— said the first deputy head of the Ministry of Economy of the country Denis Kudin.

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Lavrov announced the “loss of signs of independence” of Germany under Scholz

According to the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, under Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholze, Germany lost its independence. Scholz hesitated for a long time about the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine, but followed the example of other Western countries 756527786786845.jpg” alt=”Lavrov announced the “loss of signs of independence” of Germany under Scholz” />

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Germany completely lost its independence under Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the educational marathon “New Horizons”, organized by the society “Knowledge”.

“After the current government came to power, Germany lost the last signs of independence,” — Lavrov said.

According to him, “Western partners do not respect multipolar equality, they want to establish a unipolar world.”

Chancellor Scholz was criticized for the fact that he hesitated for a long time when deciding on the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine. At the end of March, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky turned to NATO countries with a request to provide tanks to Ukraine. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has postponed the final decision on their transfer. At the same time, Vice-Chancellor Robert Habek and Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock insisted on the transfer of 100 tanks to Ukraine.

At the same time, other Western countries had already announced the transfer of heavy weapons to Kyiv or began to supply them. In particular, the authorities of Canada and the Netherlands announced the supply of howitzers to Ukraine.

Scholz also stated that the country would not make any decisions in which NATO would take part in the conflict in Ukraine.

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On May 9, Scholz announced that Germany would nevertheless supply Ukraine with weapons and Russia forced his country to do this. “[Russian President Vladimir] Putin leaves us no choice,” — he said. According to Scholz, the Russian leader endangered peace in Europe, so Berlin is helping Kyiv.

On May 17, Germany called for the early admission of Finland and Sweden to NATO. Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock said that this should be done without a transitional period and Berlin would give these countries security guarantees. Previously, Scholz himself spoke about supporting the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO.

Scholz became German Chancellor on December 8, 2021, he headed the German government after Angela Merkel's 16-year rule. Scholz's candidacy was approved after a month and a half of coalition consultations. After elections in September, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), which was led by Angela Merkel for many years, showed the worst result in history, gaining 24.1% of the vote. In the first place were the Social Democrats from the SPD led by Scholz with a score of 25.7%. The third place was taken by the “Greens” with a score of 14.8%, followed by— “Free Democrats” from 11.5%. SPD, The Greens and Free Democrats formed a coalition with Scholz at the head.

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The Foreign Ministry said that negotiations with Ukraine are not going on “in any form”

Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Rudenko: Kyiv “practically withdrew” from the negotiation process with Moscow =”aligncenter” src=”https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/6/21/756527791604216.jpg” alt=”The Foreign Ministry said that negotiations with Ukraine are not going on “in any form” ;” />

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There are no negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv now, they are not being conducted “in any form”, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Andrei Rudenko told reporters.

” No, negotiations are not ongoing. Ukraine has practically withdrawn from the negotiation process»,— he said (quote from RIA Novosti). Rudenko added that Ukraine did not respond to the Russian draft treaty.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the New Horizons marathon, in turn, said that Ukraine in the negotiations “is led and regulated by freedom of maneuver” The United States and Great Britain, “moreover, perhaps even having direct representatives on Ukrainian territory.” This information, according to the minister, comes to the Russian side “through various channels”.

According to Lavrov, he does not believe that negotiating with the United States and Britain instead of Ukraine will produce a result. “Besides, neither Washington, nor London, nor the West as a whole puts forward any proposals,” — he said (quote from Interfax).

Since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine on February 24, the delegations of the two countries have held several rounds of peace talks, both face-to-face and remotely. The last face-to-face meeting was held in Istanbul at the end of March, after which Moscow and Kyiv handed over draft documents to resolve the situation to each other; but since the beginning of April, the Russian authorities have said several times that the talks have reached a “stalemate”.

On May 9, presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, who is the head of the Russian delegation, said that negotiations with Ukraine had not stopped and were continuing remotely. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that they were going, but “sluggishly and ineffectively.” On May 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, accused Kyiv of “essentially blocking” negotiation process.

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On May 12, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that Kyiv was ready for discussions, but Moscow “does not show a desire to participate in real and substantive negotiations.”

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The Kremlin saw a reason for analysis in the situation with Sweden, Finland and NATO

Dmitry Peskov: Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO is a reason for a very deep analysis According to Peskov, Moscow will analyze the current events, but is already convinced that NATO expansion will not strengthen Europe's security https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/8/58/756526957084588.jpg” alt=”The Kremlin saw a reason for analysis in the situation with Sweden, Finland and NATO” />

Dmitry Peskov < p>Moscow will monitor the situation with joining the North Atlantic Alliance, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov in response to a question about how Vladimir Putin reacted to this decision of the Scandinavian countries.

“We will be watching very closely what will happen, we are carefully recording all statements,” — Peskov said (quote from Interfax).

Peskov called the situation “a reason for a very deep analysis of possible consequences,” and also noted Moscow's conviction that the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO is not will improve the architecture of security on our continent.

At the same time, as the Kremlin representative pointed out, Russia has no territorial disputes with Finland and Sweden, while in the case of Ukraine, if it joined NATO, “Russia would have a territorial dispute with a state that participates in the alliance,” pointed out Peskov.

Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry called the decision of Sweden and Finland to join NATO “a grave mistake with far-reaching consequences.” The department indicated that Russia will decide how to ensure its security, based on the practical consequences of the entry of the two countries into the alliance.

Stockholm and Helsinki, which previously adhered to a policy of military neutrality, officially announced their intention to become members of NATO on 15 May. In Sweden, this decision was explained by the fact that the country does not want Russia's actions following Ukraine to be directed against Sweden. It is going to become a NATO member with a clause not to deploy nuclear weapons and permanent bases on its territory.

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Finland indicated that the country will apply to join the alliance after consultations with parliament on May 16. The terms of entry were not specified. Before that, the Finnish authorities indicated that the country would become a member of the alliance, “so that there would never be a new war in Finland.”

Putin said that he considered Finland's entry into NATO a mistake, since there were no threats to the country's security.< /p>

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg promised that the process of accepting new members will be accelerated, and the security of the two states will be ensured during this transitional period. German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock also stressed that Sweden and Finland “will be able to join quickly”, and the NATO countries “should give them security guarantees”.

There are disagreements about joining the alliance both within these two countries as well as in NATO. Two Swedish parties, as well as Turkey and Croatia, opposed it.

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Peskov called the differences between Ukraine and Sweden with Finland in NATO

Russia has no territorial disputes with Finland and Sweden. If Ukraine became a member of NATO, then Moscow would have a territorial dispute, which carries huge, huge risks for the entire continent, Peskov explained

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Possible entry of Ukraine into NATO could lead to territorial dispute between Russia and a state that is part of the alliance. Russia has no territorial disputes with Sweden and Finland. This was stated by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.

“We have no territorial disputes with either Finland or Sweden. While Ukraine could potentially become a NATO member, and then Russia would have a territorial dispute with a state that participates in the alliance, which carries huge, huge risks for the entire continent, — Peskov explained.

The Kremlin believes that the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO will not strengthen the security architecture in Europe. At the same time, Peskov noted that the entry of the Scandinavian countries into the alliance— this is a very serious matter and Russia will be watching closely what the implications for its security will be.

Sweden and Finland officially announced on 15 May that they were going to apply to join NATO. Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said Sweden's neutrality “has served her well” but that such a policy would not be useful going forward as Stockholm fears threats from Moscow. The ruling Social Democratic Party of Sweden indicated that the application to the alliance would be submitted with the proviso “against the deployment of nuclear weapons and permanent bases on Swedish territory.”

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced at a joint press conference that the country would apply for NATO membership “after consulting parliament” on 16 May.

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the process of accepting Sweden and Finland into the bloc will be accelerated, but it will still take some time. During this period, the alliance will consider ways to ensure the security of both countries.

In June 2020, Ukraine became a member of the NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partnership. The status gave the country wider access to the programs and exercises of the North Atlantic Alliance, however, its award does not mean any decisions on the issue of NATO membership.

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TRT announces refusal of Finland and Sweden to extradite ‘terrorists’ to Turkey

The authorities did not receive a single positive response to the extradition request for 33 individuals. The residence of members of the PKK and FETO banned in Turkey in Sweden and Finland is the reason why Ankara opposes the membership of these countries in NATO

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Sweden and Finland did not agree to extradite 33 members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Hizmet movement to Ankara at its request; (FETO), recognized as terrorist in Turkey, according to TRT Haber.

According to the channel, 19 requests for extradition were rejected, five were not answered, and the process for the remaining nine is ongoing. 12 citizens whose extradition is required by the Turkish authorities are in Finland, 21— in Sweden.

On May 13, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Scandinavian countries are “guest houses for terrorist organizations”: PKK members live in Sweden and the Netherlands and even participate in parliament there. In this regard, Erdogan does not positively assess the possibility of Finland and Sweden joining NATO.

According to Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, in a personal telephone conversation, Erdogan told him that he was not against the country's membership in the North Atlantic Alliance. He asked the Turkish authorities to clarify their position. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu then stressed that Ankara is committed to NATO's open door policy, but cannot ignore “concrete findings about supporting terrorism.” on the territory of the two candidate states.

On May 15, Sweden and Finland announced their official decision to apply for NATO membership.

The leader of the European Parliament's largest faction, the European People's Party, Manfred Weber, warned that there was no apparent reason to delay or block the entry of countries into the alliance, and those who would impede this process would be “isolated within the Commonwealth.”

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The 30th anniversary summit of the leaders of the countries participating in the Collective Security Treaty Organization is taking place in Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin and leaders of other countries spoke at the meeting. RBC broadcast from the meeting

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Lukashenka did not rule out that the West plans to make it “flare up more widely.” He warned about the creation of “thousand-strong units” in order to enter Ukraine “under the guise of peacekeepers”. Previously, Poland made such a proposal

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In the situation around Ukraine, the trend towards attempts to dismember it is dangerous, the West has already created “thousandth units” under the guise of peacekeepers, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said at the summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Moscow. RBC is broadcasting.

“The most dangerous trend in Ukraine today” attempts to dismember Ukraine. Thousands of subdivisions have already been created to enter Ukraine under the guise of peacekeepers and protect it, — said Lukashenka.

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According to the President of Belarus, the West is pumping weapons into Ukraine in order to prolong the conflict and weaken Russia, and perhaps make wider.

“If this is the intention, then, probably, no one will be able to sit it out,” — concluded Lukashenka.

Poland previously offered to send peacekeepers to Ukraine. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned of the risk of a direct clash between the Russian army and NATO forces in such a scenario.

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Polish President Andrzej Duda said earlier that there would no longer be a border between his country and Ukraine. Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev saw in his words “territorial claims against Ukraine” and the announcement of a course towards its division.

Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that Ukraine could break up into several states as a result of the policy of the West and the “Kyiv regime controlled by it.” The Kremlin ruled out Moscow's plans to divide Ukraine.

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Putin said that the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO does not pose a threat

At the same time, the President stressed that the expansion of military infrastructure in the Scandinavian countries “will certainly cause our response”

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Russia has no problems with Finland and Sweden, their entry into NATO does not pose an immediate threat, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the CSTO summit. But the expansion of military infrastructure in these territories “will cause a backlash,” the president continued. RBC is broadcasting the summit.

“As for the expansion of the North Atlantic Alliance: yes, this is a problem that is created, in my opinion, completely artificially in the foreign policy interests of the United States. <…> Russia has no problems with these states [with Sweden and Finland], and therefore, in this sense, [NATO] expansion at the expense of these countries does not pose an immediate threat <…> But the expansion of military infrastructure in the territory of this region will certainly cause our response,— Putin said.

At the same time, the president stressed that the actions of the Scandinavian states could aggravate “an already difficult situation in the field of international security.”

Stockholm and Helsinki, which previously adhered to a policy of military neutrality, officially announced their intention to become members of NATO on 15 May. Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said that Sweden's neutrality “has served her well”, but this policy will not be useful in the future, as Stockholm fears threats from Moscow.

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and the Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced at a joint press conference that the country will apply for NATO membership “after consultation with Parliament”, which will take place on May 16.

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the process of admitting Sweden and Finland to the bloc will be accelerated, but it will still take some time. During this period, he said, the alliance will consider ways to ensure the security of both countries.

At the same time, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has previously said that the Scandinavian countries are “a guest house for terrorist organizations.” He explained that members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, banned in Turkey, live in Sweden, the Netherlands and even participate in parliament. “We can't look at it positively,” — he noted.

The Russian Foreign Ministry called the decision of Sweden and Finland to join NATO “a grave mistake with far-reaching consequences.” The department indicated that Russia will decide how to ensure its security, based on the practical consequences of the entry of the two countries into the alliance. Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said on May 12 that Sweden and Finland, who want to join NATO, could become Russia's target if alliance troops appear on the territory of these countries. “They know that as soon as they become members of NATO, this will require certain mirror steps from the Russian side,” — he said, calling NATO “an unfriendly bloc”; and the “enemy”.

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