Russia is not in danger of default: the country has paid on Eurobonds in dollars

May 4 was the deadline for payments.

Media reports that Eurobond holders receive payments from Russia. Earlier, the Russian side paid in dollars for Eurobonds maturing on April 4, 2022 and 2042.

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation confirmed that it was able to pay in dollars the amount of 649.2 million dollars.

This allowed Russia to avoid a technical default, Bloomberg reports.

Currently, the main international clearing centers have received and processed Russia's Eurobond payments.

Three more investors have confirmed that the payments have been received by their depository banks, writes RBC.

The next payments are due on May 27 – Russia needs to repay Eurobonds for 2026 and 2036.

Recall that initially the Ministry of Finance tried to pay for Eurobonds for April 4, 2022 and 2042 in rubles, because the country's international foreign exchange reserves were frozen.

But the payment did not go through, and Russia was threatened with a technical default after the grace period expired. It ended one month after the payment date, i.e. May 4.

Later, the head of the Central Bank, Elvira Nabiullina, categorically denied the information about a possible default in Russia. According to her, the RF Ministry of Finance has all the resources to redeem Eurobonds. It all depended on foreign banks.

As Topnews wrote earlier, analysts initially reported that Russia was not in danger of default – “because of US apostasy.” The fact is that the Russian side was allowed to transfer money in dollars.

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The sixth package of anti-Russian sanctions from the European Commission is listed

The proposed measures were announced by Ursula von der Leyen.

Today, the European Union, as the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said, will introduce the next, already the sixth package of anti-Russian sanctions.

According to RIA Novosti, according to the official, the list of restrictive measures will include new bans: for example , the EU intends to stop broadcasting a number of Russian TV channels and limit the regular functions of Sberbank.

Leyen explained that the sanctions will affect three state-owned Russian TV channels, which the EU accuses of spreading disinformation about the situation in Ukraine.

As for Sberbank, the leading banking organization of the Russian Federation is planned to be disconnected from the international SWIFT system.

Among the measures that will be proposed to the European Union, the EC will introduce a complete ban on the import of Russian oil to Europe, which will be implemented in stages.

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It is also indicated that the list contains the names of the Russian military, including the heads of the Russian special operation in the Ukrainian Mariupol.

Recall that the media have already reported that two Russians were disconnected from SWIFT banking – MCB and Rosselkhozbank, which may also fall under the new EU anti-Russian sanctions.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that China called Russia's tough response to Western sanctions.

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The dollar exchange rate for the first time in two years fell below 69 rubles at the opening of trading Moscow Exchange

The euro fell below the rate for February 2020, but managed to grow a little.

The media report a strong fall in the dollar, which was observed after the opening of the Moscow Exchange.

According to TASS, it fell 68.62 rubles. During the first ten minutes of trading, the volume reached over 7 billion rubles. Later, the currency returned part of the lost positions. At 09.25 am, the rate was 69.4 rubles.

Similar behavior is demonstrated by the euro, which showed a rate of 72 rubles, which was demonstrated no later than February 2020.

According to 10.30, the dollar decreased by 1.04% (70.22 rubles), euro – to 73.7 rubles.

This trend, a consistent weakening against the ruble, has been observed since mid-March 2022.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that after reducing the key rate to 7%, the exchange rate dollar fell to 71 rubles.

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A resident of Irkutsk will go to a colony for 15 years for the murder of his grandmother

In Irkutsk, a 37-year-old man was sentenced to 15 years in a strict regime colony for the murder of his grandmother, IrkutskMedia reports.

The man lived with his 80-year-old grandmother in the same room in a shared apartment with other neighbors. The woman was bedridden.

At the end of May last year, in a state of alcoholic intoxication, an unemployed grandson who lived on his grandmother's pension strangled an elderly relative.

The suspect in the murder was detained by police officers in hot

Earlier, Sputnik radio reported that the body of a stabbed man was found in Naro-Fominsk.

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Scholz called Steinmeier’s refusal to visit Kyiv a problem

The chancellor also said that the refusal to receive Steinmeier was annoying and hindered his trip to Kyiv. The Ukrainian authorities consider the visit of the President of Germany undesirable because of his ties with Russia ” alt=”Scholz called Steinmeier's refusal to visit Kyiv a problem” />

Olaf Scholz and Frank-Walter Steinmeier

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz considers the refusal of President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to visit Kyiv a problem, Allgemeine reports. Zeitung.

“The fact that the President of the Federal Republic was refused to be invited is a problem. And this is on the agenda,»— said Scholz.

In mid-April, the Bild newspaper reported that Steinmeier wanted to come to Kyiv, but Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky refused his initiative. The German president himself confirmed this information and said that he was supposed to go to the Ukrainian capital with the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, but “in Kyiv they did not want this.”

Scholz called the refusal to accept Steinmeier in Ukraine annoying. He also stated that the position of the Ukrainian authorities in relation to Steinmeier interferes with the chancellor's arrival in Kyiv, but recalled that he was in Ukraine shortly before the start of the special operation, in mid-February, and is calling Zelensky. Scholz stressed that Berlin provides financial and military assistance to Ukraine, and can also become a guarantor of its security.

Steinmeier was previously criticized by Ukrainian Ambassador to Berlin Andriy Melnik, who considered ties with Russia for the German president “something fundamental, even sacred. After that, Steinmeier said that Europe had failed in an attempt to build a common European home with the participation of Russia, and called his support for Nord Stream 2 mistaken.

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Steinmeier has repeatedly advocated cooperation with Russia, which he believes is necessary for a lasting peace order on the continent, and noted that ties with Russia must be maintained. At the same time, in mid-February 2022, he called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “untie the noose around the neck of Ukraine.”

Steinmeier headed the German Foreign Ministry before being appointed president in 2017. He actively participated in resolving the situation in eastern Ukraine: for example, the Steinmeier formula was named after him, which was agreed in 2019 and described the procedure for introducing a special status for the territories of Donbas not controlled by Kyiv. He also noted that no other country, like Ukraine after 2014, had influenced his work in such a way.

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In response to Lavrov’s words, the FEOR proposed to remember the Second World War less often

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia proposed to stop using references to the history of the Second World War in public discussions, “since the echoes of those events are still an unhealed wound for the peoples of the world”

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President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FEOR), Rabbi Alexander Boroda called for an end to the use of “national markers” in discussions, as this aggravates interethnic relations in the international arena. So he commented on the situation around the words of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the possible Jewish roots of Hitler.

Beard also suggested not to overuse references to the history of the Second World War, “since the echoes of those events are still an unhealed wound for the peoples of the world.”

“Such “national markers” inherently explosive and exacerbate the situation of interethnic relations both in the international arena and within the country and society, — he explained (quote from RIA Novosti).

RBC sent inquiries to the information and press department of the Russian Foreign Ministry and to the press service of FEOR.

On May 1, Lavrov, in an interview with the Italian television company Mediaset, asked why Ukraine needs “denazification” if the country's President Volodymyr Zelensky— a Jew, declared that this argument “means absolutely nothing” and that “the most ardent anti-Semites are, as a rule, Jews.” He added that Adolf Hitler may have had Jewish roots.

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet called Lavrov's words a lie, the purpose of which — “to accuse the Jews themselves of the most terrible crimes in history that were committed against them, and thereby relieve Israel's enemies of responsibility.”

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid considered Lavrov's words unforgivable and demanded that the Russian government apologize before Israel and the Jewish people. The Russian ambassador was summoned to the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

The Russian minister's statements were also condemned by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, US State Department spokesman Ned Price and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “In Russia, they forgot all the lessons of the Second World War, and maybe they never learned these lessons,” — explained the Ukrainian leader.

Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar called the statement of the head of the Foreign Ministry about the Jews and Hitler shocking and also invited Sergey Lavrov to apologize for him.

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EU ambassadors fail to agree embargo on Russian oil

According to Reuters, the decision to impose an embargo slows down the concerns of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria. It will be discussed again on May 5

The ambassadors of the — EU member states did not reach an agreement on an embargo on Russian oil, they will try to agree on it again on Thursday, May 5, according to a Reuters source.

The interlocutor of the agency indicated that Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic expressed their concerns due to restrictions on oil. Bloomberg sources also said that a Hungarian representative objected to the embargo, while Greece, Malta and Cyprus raised the issue of banning oil transportation between third countries, saying that this move would simply help competitors from Europe.

According to diplomats, EU ambassadors intend to approve the package by the end of the week, as a last resort— until May 9.

Earlier, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the EU plans to abandon crude Russian oil within six months, and imports of refined products— by the end of this year.

Reuters and Bloomberg sources reported that, as part of the new package of sanctions, the EU also proposes to ban European courts and companies from providing services related to the transportation of Russian oil, including in the field of insurance. Bloomberg pointed out that this is an important point, since 95% of tanker liability insurance contracts are carried out through the International Group of Mutual Insurance Associations (Clubs), which is registered in London and must comply with European law.

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German Economy Minister Robert Habek noted that Berlin would support the embargo on Russian oil.

In the Kremlin, the possible The oil embargo is seen as a “hit everyone” solution, as the ban would negatively impact the continent's energy balances and lead to changes in the global oil market.

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NATO says deal with Russia ‘will not deter’ alliance

The content of the Russia-NATO act will not hold back anything that the alliance should do, the head of the military committee of the bloc believes. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs previously called this document “virtually the only instrument of military restraint in Europe” ” alt=” NATO said that the act with Russia “will not deter” the actions of the alliance” />

Founding Act Russia— NATO exists, but it will not be able to contain the actions that the alliance must take, said Admiral Rob Bauer, chairman of the NATO military committee. His words are quoted by the Financial Times.

«Akt Rossiya — NATO still exists. But nothing we have to do will be held back by its content,— Bauer said.

According to him, the bloc is of the opinion that the agreement continues to exist, but “will not prevent us from doing what we must do.” NATO was signed in Paris in May 1997 and became the official basis for bilateral relations. The document provided for meetings, the establishment of a permanent Russian mission to the alliance in Brussels, as well as an information bureau and a NATO military liaison mission in Moscow.

In early February, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that alliance members should not forget about the Russia— NATO when they make plans to strengthen in the east of Europe. “It enshrines (in writing) the commitment of NATO Allies to “carry out their collective defense and other missions through the provision of the necessary interoperability, integration and enhancement capabilities, and not through the additional permanent deployment of significant combat forces on the territory of new member countries,” explained Zakharova.

Then the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out that this act is “in fact the only one at the moment” surviving “; instrument of military restraint in Europe. At the same time, Zakharova did not rule out that he “will suffer the fate of other agreements.”

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In March, Polish President Andrzej Duda expressed the opinion that the act of Russia— NATO has ceased to exist and no longer “binds anyone.” British Foreign Minister Liz Truss said that the act with Russia is now irrelevant and its “days are over”.

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OPEC Secretary General warns of impossibility to replace oil supplies from Russia

Exporting countries do not have free capacity to make up for the export of Russian raw materials in the amount of more than 7 million barrels per day, Muhammad Barkindo said

Muhammad Barkindo (left)

Other countries— oil exporters will not be able to make up for Russian supplies, OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo said at a meeting of the Joint Technical Committee of OPEC +, quoted by Reuters.

“It is obvious that the export of Russian oil and oil products in the amount of more than 7 million barrels per day cannot be replaced from somewhere else. There are no free capacities,— he said.

The loss of Russian exports will be tangible for the energy market, Barkindo pointed out.

In mid-April, Barkindo already warned the EU that current and future sanctions against Russia could cause serious shocks in the oil market due to the inability to compensate for the missing volume.

The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the European Union plans to abandon imports of Russian crude oil within six months, and from petroleum products— by the end of this year. The oil embargo is expected to be part of Brussels' sixth round of sanctions against Moscow.

Reuters and Bloomberg, citing sources, reported that Brussels is also proposing to ban European courts and companies from providing services related to the transportation of Russian raw materials, including in the field of insurance. Bloomberg pointed out that this is an important point, since 95% of tanker liability insurance contracts are carried out through the International Group of Mutual Insurance Associations (Clubs), which is registered in London and must comply with European law.

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In the Kremlin, speaking about the possible refusal of the EU from Russian oil, they warned that this decision would “hit everyone”. At the same time, the United States, which had already refused supplies earlier, will remain as it is and “will feel much better than the Europeans.”

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Medvedev answered the NATO representative about the act with Russia with a phrase in Latin

Medvedev advised to apply to the World League for Sexual Reforms, which is mentioned in the Golden Calf, regarding the application of the Russia-NATO act. An alliance official previously stated that the act would not deter the bloc's actions

Dmitry Medvedev

Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, after the words of the head of the NATO military committee that the act of Russia— NATO will not restrain the actions of the alliance, he remembered the clause from international law Clausula rebus sic stantibus.

“There is such a principle in international law, more precisely, the so-called“ legal clause ”, a clause in Latin. Its meaning is that the contract remains valid for the parties only as long as the circumstances that led to its conclusion remain, — Medvedev explained in Telegram.

According to him, the consequences of the bloc's statement are that “it is possible to drag nuclear weapons into the territory of new member countries (for example, Sweden and Finland), conduct provocative military exercises near our borders and do all sorts of nasty things.” Medvedev explained that earlier Russia could refer to the Founding Act when expressing dissatisfaction with the “rudeness” of alliance.

“Although the NATO members have not yet directly said about withdrawing from the Founding Act. <…> No. Clausula rebus sic stantibus worked. And if it's simpler— now address the question of the application of the Act directly to the World League for Sexual Reforms, as the unforgettable Ostap Suleiman Ibrahim Berta Maria Bender Bey advised,— concluded Medvedev.

Earlier, the chairman of the military committee of the alliance, Rob Bauer, said that the agreement with Russia continues to exist, but it “will not prevent us from doing what we have to do.” Prior to this, representatives of the countries — members of the bloc, including British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, pointed out that the act was outdated and no longer relevant.

In early February, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova noted that the Founding Act was “virtually the only one currently 'surviving' an instrument of military restraint in Europe».

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Then she explained that the document establishes a written obligation of NATO countries to carry out their collective defense not by additional permanent deployment of significant combat forces on the territory of new countries — members, that is, without going beyond the 1997 configuration. However, Zakharovane ruled out that the agreement “will suffer the fate of other agreements.”

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Three EU countries questioned the effectiveness of the oil transportation ban

As part of a new package of sanctions, the EU is considering the possibility of banning European vessels from providing services for the transportation of Russian oil. Greece, Cyprus and Malta opposed this restriction

Greece, Malta and Cyprus questioned the need to ban oil transportation between third countries, Bloomberg reports citing two diplomats.

According to these countries, such a measure will help European competitors. In the economy of Greece and Cyprus, the shipping industry is one of the largest, Maltage allows companies to register their ships with them and sail under its flag, Bloomberg notes.

On May 4, the head of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the European Union, as part of the sixth package of sanctions, plans to ban the import of all Russian oil— raw and purified. The EU plans to abandon the supply of crude oil within six months, and from petroleum products— by the end of this year, the head of the EC pointed out.

The EU is also considering a ban on European courts and companies to provide services for the transportation of Russian oil, including insurance. According to Bloomberg and Reuters sources, the EU wants this part of the sanctions package to come into force in a month, in early June. It was this ban that Greece, Cyprus and Malta opposed.

A Reuters source said on May 4 that EU members have yet to agree on an oil embargo. Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, which are heavily dependent on supplies from Russia, expressed concerns about oil restrictions.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó has publicly stated that Budapest will not support the new package of sanctions “in its current form.” According to him, Hungary wants the ban not to apply to the import of crude oil through pipelines.

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The European Union, according to another Reuters source, may allow Hungary and Slovakia to continue buying Russian crude oil under existing contracts until the end of 2023. The Swiss newspaper Le Matin, citing unnamed European diplomats, pointed out that Bulgaria and the Czech Republic would like to receive similar indulgences.

Moscow noted that the embargo on oil imports— it is a solution that will “hit everyone”. According to the Kremlin, the ban will negatively affect the energy balances of the continent and entail changes in the global oil market.

The EU will make a final decision on the oil embargo no later than May 9, Bloomberg sources indicated.

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The ex-mayor of Riga called the desire to “revenge the local Russians on the little things” stupid

Nil Ushakov believes that Russians in the Baltics should reach out and say: “You are ours, you are ours,” and not take out anger on them

Nil Ushakov

In the Baltics, some decisions are made in order to “take revenge on the local Russians in small ways,” and not for the sake of supporting Ukraine, former mayor of Riga, MEP Nil Ushakov told the Estonian version of Delfi.

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“In Latvia, and even in Estonia, a lot is being done not to help Ukraine, but for other reasons, trying to take revenge on the local Russians for what the Kremlin is doing. This is stupid,— Ushakov said. But in the current situation, when “a rupture occurs”, it will be right to “stretch out a hand to the Russians, emphasize that you are ours, you are yours.”

“In these circumstances, break someone over the knee, take out anger at local Russians— it won't help anyone,— said Ushakov.

In this regard, he recalled the law adopted in Latvia, according to which May 9 this year is declared the Day of Remembrance of civilians and Ukrainian servicemen who died in hostilities in Ukraine. “You need to understand that those people who celebrate May 9 as Victory Day over Nazism, if they go to the monument, this does not mean that they support the Kremlin, Putin,” — he explained. A person can support Ukraine and oppose Russia, but “have a desire to lay flowers on May 9 where he sees fit.”

The MEP also made a reservation that in Estonia the attitude towards the Russian-speaking minority is “more rational”.

Ushakov served as mayor of Riga from 2009 to 2019, and then became a member of the European Parliament. He repeatedly spoke in support of the Russian-speaking population of Latvia. In particular, in 2018 he called the law on the transfer of schools of national minorities into the Latvian language a mistake. He was fined €140 for using Russian and English on social media as a representative of the authorities.

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After the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Russian government agencies began to report attacks on Russians abroad. In particular, the Presidential Human Rights Council argued that in the EU, Russians are subjected to “direct acts of humiliation and violence for the mere fact that they are Russians or citizens of Russia.”

Some representatives of the authorities of the EU countries called their citizens to refrain from attacking the Russians. “Anyone who is hostile to Belarusians or Russians in Germany attacks not only our fellow citizens, but also the basic principles of our coexistence,” — noted German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock. The Norwegian Foreign Ministry also urged “to take care of Russians in our society and to oppose incitement to hatred.”

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Russia announced the disruption of the participation of its representatives in the UN meeting

Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova and two Russian experts were supposed to take part in a meeting of the information committee at the UN headquarters in the United States, but Zakharova's visa was issued late, and the experts did not receive them at all

Dmitry Polyansky

The United States did not issue visas to two of the three Russian delegates who were supposed to take part in a meeting of the United Nations information committee in New York, Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the organization, said at the committee meeting.

“Due to the actions of the American side, participation in the session of the committee of the Russian delegation from the capital was actually disrupted. The head of our delegation, Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, received her visa only yesterday afternoon. The remaining two experts do not have visas at all yet,— he said (quote from RIA Novosti). The diplomat called the practice “unacceptable”.

The UN secretary-general's spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said at a May 4 briefing that the organization had already raised the issue of obtaining US visas for Russian representatives and would continue to do so. “It is important that anyone with business at the UN be given the opportunity to come to the US to attend these meetings,” — Dujarric emphasized.

In November last year, Russia asked UN Secretary-General António Guterres to start an arbitration procedure due to problems with the issuance of visas to Russian diplomats by the United States. The Russian representative in the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with the consideration of legal issues, Sergey Leonidchenko, pointed out that the Russian delegation has been facing similar problems for more than four years. He said that Washington's actions indicate that the United States is not going to correct the situation. In February 2022, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the same demand.

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Biden suggested that Americans switch to electric cars and solar panels

Switching to renewable energy sources will allow every citizen to save up to $500 a year, the US President believes. In early March, gasoline prices at gas stations in the country broke a historical record alt=”Biden invited Americans to switch to electric cars and solar panels” />

Americans can save up to $500 a year by switching to renewable energy, said US President Joe Biden.

He promised citizens tax breaks for buying electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, including used ones. This will save drivers $80 a month by not having to pay for gas at the gas station.

“Tax credits are offered for people who buy solar panels, heat pumps and energy-efficient windows and doors, which will save on average $500 a year, — Biden said.

In early March, gasoline prices at gas stations in the United States broke a historical record, a gallon (3.785 liters) rose to $4.17. At the same time, Washington imposed a ban on the import of oil and gas from Russia. The previous record was $4.11 and was set in July 2008.

The American leader called the jump in fuel prices “an increase in the price of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin” and linked to military operations in Ukraine. Although he acknowledged that the growth began even before the events in Ukraine.

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commenting on Biden's words, said: “You ask how Putin can raise gasoline prices in the United States? <…> Indirectly and having prepared in advance, he could. The plan was not difficult, but it required patience: in 2020, Moscow recognized Biden's victory in the elections, thus dooming the United States to various sufferings, including rising gasoline prices.

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The Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of three weapons depots and an American radar station

In addition, Russian air defense shot down six drones and two Smerch multiple rocket launchers, rockets and artillery hit a Grad multiple rocket launcher battery

The Aerospace Forces (VKS) of Russia destroyed three weapons depots and an American counter-battery radar station in Ukraine, according to a Defense Ministry briefing posted on the department's Telegram channel.

“During the day, high-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed: four artillery batteries in firing positions, three ammunition depots in the areas of Mirnaya Dolina, Bakhmutskaya and Tashkovka, 20 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment, as well as in the area of ​​​​the settlement Popasnaya radar station US-made counter-battery combat,— said in the message.

In addition, the Russian military hit 160 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment, a battery of BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket systems. As a result, up to 310 nationalists and 36 units of weapons and equipment were destroyed.

The air defense system shot down six drones in the Luhansk People's Republic and over Zmeiny Island in the Black Sea and two Smerch multiple rocket launchers in the Kharkiv region.

In total, since the start of the special military operation, about 150 aircraft, more than 110 helicopters and 700 drones, about 300 anti-aircraft missile systems, over 2.8 thousand tanks and other armored combat vehicles, more than 300 multiple rocket launchers, about 1.3 Thousand field artillery pieces and mortars, as well as over 2.6 thousand units of special military vehicles, the military department added.

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

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As of May 4, the Russian military control the Kherson region, along with the regional center, Berdyansk, Melitopol, Vasilievka and some other settlements of the Zaporozhye region, cities Izyum and Balakleya in the Kharkiv region.

In the Donetsk region, Russian troops, together with the forces of the Donetsk People's Republic, took control of Volnovakha and Mariupol, but Ukrainian forces remained in the latter, blocked on the territory of the Azovstal plant. Almost the entire territory of the Luhansk region is already under the control of the Luhansk People's Republic.

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Zakharova proposed to recognize the current realities with the Crimea, the DPR and the LPR

The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused the Kyiv authorities themselves of this, which came to power “through a neo-Nazi coup in 2014.” She urged to respect the “legal and informed choice” of people

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, invited Ukraine and other countries to recognize Crimea as part of Russia and the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. She said this in an interview with the Spanish newspaper ABC, published on the website of the Foreign Ministry.

“These are already established territorial realities that Kyiv and other countries need to recognize. They arose because of the policy of the Kyiv authorities themselves, who came to power through a neo-Nazi coup in 2014, Crimea returned to Russia, the DPR and the LHP became independent states, — Zakharova said.

The diplomat urged to respect “the legitimate and informed choice of peoples and the right of nations to self-determination, enshrined in the UN Charter.”

Answering the question at what stage the negotiations with Ukraine are, Zakharova said that they are ongoing, the parties are discussing the neutral, non-nuclear and non-bloc status of Ukraine, its demilitarization and denazification, which Moscow is seeking, as well as security guarantees, which Kyiv insists on. At the same time, the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed regret over the position of the Ukrainian delegation, which, according to her, is “very volatile”, and the negotiations themselves “are accompanied by aggressive rhetoric from Kyiv and the West, the supply of Western weapons, which does not contribute to reaching agreements.”

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She repeated the words of the Russian authorities that Moscow “was left no other choice” than to recognize the independence of the DPR and LHP and launch a military operation “to protect the people living in Donbass, demilitarize and denazify” neighboring country, these objectives will be “certainly met.”

In early March, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed Kyiv's readiness to find a compromise on the status of Crimea, the DPR and the LPR, but believes that the opinion of people who want to be part of Ukraine should be taken into account. The Kremlin, in response to his words, said that the Russian position is “well known”; and “repeatedly brought to the attention of the Ukrainian side, and to the telephone interlocutors of the Russian president.” “As for the Crimea” this is a Russian region, it must be recognized de facto and de jure, — said the press secretary of the head of the Russian state Dmitry Peskov.

Read on RBC Pro Pro What problems do Russians face when they buy gold bars Articles Pro What will we eat? What are the threats to the food market in the new realities? Pro More than 25% of newcomers leave the company almost immediately. How to keep them Instructions Pro Taxi king or search engine: what is the future of Yandex?At the end of March, talks were held between the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine and Turkey. The head of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, said that Kyiv had submitted to Moscow proposals for a peace treaty, in particular, on the neutral and non-nuclear status of the country. In exchange for this, the Ukrainian side seeks the provision of international security guarantees. Ukraine assured that it would not dispute the ownership of Crimea and the republics of Donbass by force, and proposed to resolve the issue of Crimea at bilateral negotiations within 15 years, and the issue of Donbas— at a meeting of heads of state.

In early April, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Kyiv had presented a new draft agreement, which “disappears from the most important provisions recorded at the meeting in Istanbul.” Lavrov also pointed to the slow progress of the negotiations and the inability of the Ukrainians to negotiate. The fact that after the events in Bucha Ukraine “dramatically changed” Vladimir Putin also stated his position, moving away from his intentions regarding the Crimea and the republics of Donbass.

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Izvestia learned the deadline for the adoption by the State Duma of the law on external management

As Izvestia was specified in the relevant committee of the State Duma, the bill provides for the division of foreign owners into three categories, which will be treated “differently”. It is planned to be adopted in May in the first reading. Izvestia” found out the date for the adoption by the State Duma of the law on external management” />

As early as May, the State Duma may adopt a bill on external management of foreign enterprises in the first reading, and most of the factions support it. About this “Izvestia” reported in the profile committee on property, land and property relations.

“We plan to consider this draft law [“On the external administration for managing the organization”] immediately after the May holidays. I think that we will adopt it in the first reading, and then we will refine it. Because in the final reading such a version of the bill must be adopted that will satisfy both business, the interests of labor collectives, and the state, — told Izvestia head of the committee Sergey Gavrilov.

According to him, the committee has been studying the issue of external management since the beginning of March. He clarified that initially they had several versions of the bill, but in the end they settled on the option of dividing foreign investors into three categories: those who stayed to work in Russia, who wanted to stay, and those who “just slammed the door and without any announcements closed the enterprises». “We should treat these three categories of foreign business differently,” — Gavrilov pointed out.

From the end of February, Western countries began to tighten sanctions against Russia, and foreign companies— mass stop or restrict work in the country. In particular, McDonald's, IKEA, Mercedes-Benz, H&M, Zara, Acer, Adobe, Intel and others have suspended their activities.

In this regard, “United Russia” in early March, it came up with an initiative to nationalize the departed foreign companies. According to the bill submitted to the State Duma, external management at enterprises, more than 25% of which are owned by foreign persons from unfriendly states, can be introduced by a court decision if these companies have stopped working in Russia. This will prevent bankruptcy and save jobs, according to United Russia.

The document also spelled out the grounds for appointing external management, among them: termination of management of the organization's activities in violation of Russian legislation, interruptions (their threat) in the supply of consumers and violation of critical chains, the need to attract budgetary funds for the uninterrupted supply of consumers and (or) reorientation of dependent significant production

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Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the proposal. “Those who are going to close their productions, — here you need to act decisively. It is necessary, then, as the chairman of the government [Mikhail Mishustin] proposed, to introduce external management and then transfer these enterprises to those who want to work, — the president said. At the same time, according to him, Russia does not want to be a closed country and is set to cooperate with partners.

At the same time, the head of Interros and President of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin declared that there was no need to nationalize foreign assets “It actually turns out that we are spending our state money on buying shares in foreign companies. That is unnecessary. It can be done with private money,»— he said in an interview with RBC.

The United States promised to “take action” if Moscow begins to nationalize the property of foreign companies that have left the Russian market.

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In Mariupol, a polyclinic fired by the Ukrainian military will start working

A week later, the polyclinic of city hospital No. 3, which was previously fired upon by Ukrainian militants, will return to work in Mariupol. This was told by one of the employees of the institution, RIA Novosti reports.

According to her, now the staff is independently eliminating the consequences of artillery shelling. Almost all the windows in the polyclinic were broken, there was at least one direct hit on the wall of the building.

It is noted that only the first floor will work for the time being. Patients will be able to consult a general practitioner, dentist, trauma surgeon, endocrinologist, pediatric pulmonologist and neurologist.

It was previously reported that the DPR authorities plan to restore the damaged bakery in Mariupol.

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Your money is not mine. How bank employees rob customers

Dishonest bank employees who steal money from the workplace risk a long time behind bars. But still, for some, the lust for profit outweighs the fear of being caught. We talk about the crimes of bank employees.

Cashier Anna from Achinsk

The loud story of 31-year-old cashier-thief Anna Grigorieva from Achinsk (a city in  180 km from Krasnoyarsk) develops in a mysterious way.

Six months have passed since the moment she stole 23 million rubles from the bank, — and the money was never found. The country's richest cashier and her husband are in custody and awaiting trial.

Anna Grigoryeva, during interrogation, told investigators that she had given the stolen millions to extortionists who threatened her.

In December last year, cashier Anna Grigorieva disappeared along with 23 million rubles. She just took the money out of the safe and brought it out of the bank office in a shoe box.

The woman was in hiding for a week, she was put on the wanted list. But then she voluntarily came to the police, where she was arrested. Three days later, the wife — the investigation believes that he is also involved in the crime.

The reason for the cashier's act is still not clear. After all, she knew about the presence of a video surveillance system in the bank, but openly stole money from the safe    and get off with a suspended sentence, and so she can "rattle" for 6-7 years.