Google dealt another dastardly blow to Russian media

Western propaganda awaits users instead of news

The information war is not only a war of propaganda, fakes and fakes. It's also technology. On June 22, treacherously and without warning, Google dealt another blow to the Russian media. Links to the largest Russian resources have disappeared from the search results, they are not in the recommendations and Google news.

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It is worth recalling that back in March, Google limited the display of Russian government publications on its platforms and in the recommendations of its services. The company's president of global relations, Kent Walker, said at the time that this was done to “derail disinformation campaigns online.” However, what is considered disinformation in the West is actually a reflection of the real state of affairs during the Ukrainian crisis. It simply does not fit into the anti-Russian agenda and the Western picture of the world.

Obviously, the reality that does not suit our geopolitical opponents is reflected not only in propaganda or government resources, but in general in Russian media that respect themselves and their audience. That is why the blow was struck.

Its scale has yet to be assessed – many colleagues from many publications write that links to their resources have disappeared. For the media, this means a decrease in the size of the audience, and hence the deterioration of the financial situation. For readers, this means that they will have difficulty finding information.

“Of course, we are working not only to reduce the availability of false information, but also to make reliable and reliable information easily accessible,” Walker said in a statement. However, now in the search results of the “Russian” Google, links are displayed either to domestic entertainment resources, or to Ukrainian, or openly anti-Russian “liberal” publications, most of which are recognized by foreign agents.

The state succeeds in butting heads with the IT giant not really – the time when it was necessary to bring Google to its senses and force it to comply with Russian laws, alas, was lost. Having received huge fines, Google simply declared bankruptcy of its Russian division and curtailed its activities here. The Google.News service, blocked by Roskomnadzor for anti-Russian activity, opens perfectly.

Now Google.News is full of Ukrainian and anti-Russian publications. Now the same thing is happening in the usual search engine. And in order to preserve mental health, it is better to forget the phrase “google”.

How the state will get out of the stalemate is not yet very clear. However, it is obvious that the media now need the support of domestic platforms like air.

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Military expert explained how Russia can protect the borders from the Armed Forces of Ukraine

A retaliatory strike should cause much more damage to the enemy

On the morning of June 22, the media reported a fire at the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery (refinery) in the Rostov region, which, presumably, was due to strikes two Ukrainian drones. Military expert, senior researcher at the Academy of Military Sciences Vladimir Prokhvatilov named several main ways how Russia could protect its borders from attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and drones.

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In an interview with NEWS.ru, Prokhvatilov said that Russia needs to increase the number of border troops, and also noted that they should be allowed to raid enemy territory to destroy firing points and push back troops the enemy from the borders at such a distance that they could not even carry out shelling from the ground.

As for drones, according to a military expert, their effectiveness is significantly reduced when the objects are protected, and combat objects are simply masked . Prokhvatilov stressed that it is impossible to disguise the refinery, so such strategic facilities must be provided with a strong air defense system.

In addition, the specialist believes that Russia should start striking at the administrative centers of Kyiv. Prokhvatilov explains this by saying that a retaliatory strike should inflict much more damage on the enemy so that it would be unprofitable for him to hit Russian territory. Bayraktars” in kamikaze

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Escaped prisoner of “Azot” told about what is happening at the plant

Our special correspondent reports from the special operation zone

The military of the Luhansk People's Republic, with the support of Russian forces, took control of the village of Metelkino, which is located southeast of Severodonetsk. The MK correspondent was one of the first to visit the liberated village and found out what its inhabitants had to endure.

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The village of Metelkino is located just five kilometers from Severodonetsk. The shelling of the city that began in late February did not bypass it. There are no surviving houses, almost all residents left their homes and evacuated. Who is on the side of the Luhansk People's Republic, who is on the side of Ukraine.

Despite the fact that, according to the military, there are now 7-8 people left here, we were able to find only one. The rest of the people are so frightened that they simply do not leave their houses.

Gennady's house, as well as the neighbors' houses, is all dotted with fragments. The window panes are broken, the door is warped. The fence, which once encloses the territory of the dwelling, is scattered on the ground with tin sheets.

Gennady worked all his life in Severodonetsk at the Azot chemical plant. On June 1, he himself came to the territory of the plant, but he could not go back. So the man was taken hostage by the Ukrainian armed formations, who settled in the plant's bomb shelters.

Photo: Lina Korsak

—Very tense, – the interlocutor admits. “People were crying in fear all the time. There was no food, there was practically no drinking water.

– The shelter was not to say that it was full, about 22 people. The shelter itself is large, it was built during the Soviet Union. You yourself know the scale of what they were then.

When asked if Ukrainian servicemen provided at least some support to civilians who found themselves in a hopeless situation, Gennady replies that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were simply indifferent to the civilian population.

– They did not treat us in any way, they went about their business. The military did not offer food or medicine to civilians.

– Until June 1, despite the shelling, I went to work. I didn’t want to hide in a bomb shelter, I delayed it to the last. Then it became very noisy, they were shooting incessantly, so I decided to go for cover.

According to the interlocutor, he, as an employee of the plant, knew the scheme of shelters from the very beginning. Using the water supply map, I cut off the water supply in a number of premises where it was necessary. On the contrary, I turned it on where necessary.

— There were two wells at the plant, we switched them to generators and pumped water ourselves for some time.

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“No way,” the man admits. – As soon as heavy shelling began, the water supply stopped. There was simply no one to service the generator. Most of the Ukrainian military, while there was an opportunity, left the city in the direction of Lysichansk. This I saw with my own eyes. From the first day they massively began to leave the territory of the plant. Only the Nazis and foreigners remained.

– The evacuation to the other side was only at the very beginning, as soon as the connection was lost, the issue of evacuation was no longer raised. No one knew that a few days ago there was an agreement on a “green” corridor to the territory of the LPR.

Gennady said that for the past two months, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been constantly on the territory of the plant. They went in, they went out. Shooting regularly. A howitzer was located outside the plant, which fired at the peaceful areas of Severodonetsk. About ten days ago, Ukrainian troops brought equipment to Azot.

– Howitzers fired, Rapira cannons, there were two tanks on the territory, Cossack drove (Ukrainian armored personnel carrier – “MK”). The military communications antenna of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was on the largest pipe there, and they controlled it.

— I saw what was happening at Azovstal when people tried to leave from there. I didn’t want to repeat it, but it wasn’t safe to be there either. So I just plucked up the courage and decided – come what may.

I'm lucky to be local. At the exit from the territory of the plant, the Ukrainian military stopped me, began to check my documents and asked where I was going. I said that I live nearby and I want to run home for things. They consulted, twisted my documents and eventually allowed me to leave. I think I'm just lucky. These were probably the remaining Veseushniks, because the Nazis would most likely have shot them on the spot.

Photo: Lina Korsak

— “Aidar” was mainly located in Severodonetsk. There they committed atrocities, anyone will tell you about it. We rarely have.

Before the shelling began, they stood in the village for several days. They were not engaged in assault, but we heard constant insults from them. They went into any yard: “Why are you sitting here, waiting for the Russian world?” – and away we go. They themselves spoke some in Russian, some in Ukrainian, but they demanded that we only answer in “movie”.

—Nope. They “bombed” the stores, there was enough good. And what should we take? – Gennady spreads his hands.

When asked what he personally thinks about the change of power, the interlocutor answers with caution.

—What do I think? Just a couple of days since we were released. The LPR guys seem to be good, they helped with products. And what kind of “new power” it is, it will be seen further.

Metelkino, LPR.

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Biden promised Russia and Europe a terrible survival game

It will be hungry, cold and uncomfortable

Now this is for a long time. Do you feel it? You don’t even have to explain what is hidden behind the word “this” – it’s vague for everyone, but understandable. It becomes even clearer after the words of Joe Biden: “What I really think is that at some stage this will turn into a waiting game to a certain extent – in terms of what the Russians can endure and what Europe will be ready to endure.”< /p>

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Let's start at the end of the sentence. There's not a word about America. An experienced politician Biden speaks about Europe, removing the United States from the list of those who will have to “endure” in advance. Yes, America is having a hard time – exorbitant gas prices, problems with baby food, bidenflation (no matter how they tried to call inflation in the United States Putin's – nothing happened, it did not take root). But resisting, enduring, surviving – Biden assigned this role to Europe in the confrontation with Russia. Comfortable. Good move.

It is clear that the hot phase of the crisis will end the way Russia wants it to. But it is naive to think that the crisis will also end there – balloons and white doves will fly into the blue sky, and all the people on the planet will begin to hug and, smiling embarrassedly, say to each other: “Well, somehow we parted ways. too, let's be friends.”

“Yes, it will be a protracted crisis, we will never trust the West again,” said Dmitry Peskov, the presidential press secretary.

In fact, the point is not even trust. And in the global divergence of the worlds.

Here we have a single carrot, and we eat it. We just eat – and everything is prescribed by nature. And they have a carriage of carrots. And another wagon, and another. There is nowhere to put it, there is an excess, and at some stage they inevitably begin to put this carrot where they shouldn’t. And then they begin to suffer: is it convenient for carrots there? And how to make it comfortable for her and no one discriminates against her? And for those who discriminate, begin to doubt the correctness of eating carrots, there is a culture of cancellation. And everything would be fine, but the cult of sticking carrots becomes a religion, and therefore the only true way of life.

Soviet propaganda has long guessed about the decaying consumer society. Not materially decaying, but in a completely different way. It is here that the division of the worlds takes place: between putting your “I” in the center of the world and “love your neighbor as yourself.”

There will be no mutual understanding. At best, it will come when there will be only one carrot in the West for many years. It will be hungry, cold and uncomfortable. That is what they will have to endure and endure. Biden spoke about this game of waiting “in terms of what the Russians can endure and what Europe will be ready to endure.”

The only surprise is his complete misunderstanding of a simple fact. This game has already been lost by Europe. We live with a single carrot for generations. We are no strangers.

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Military expert Khodarenok named the place for launching drones at the Novoshakhtinsk refinery

An expert suggested intensifying the fight against saboteurs

In social networks, they continue to discuss the attack on the Russian Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in the Rostov region. Despite the fact that there were no casualties and great destruction, the very fact of the arrival of Ukrainian drones on Russian territory is an alarming phenomenon.

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According to military expert Mikhail Khodarenko, the strikes of the armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) on Russian territory are more like PR campaigns. “These pinpricks are really only painful in terms of public perception,” he wrote on Telegram. The purpose of such sorties is to show that “Ukraine is capable of snapping back.”

According to the expert, the type of drones used to strike the refinery has not yet been precisely established. He suggested that this is either a small Ukrainian device PD-1, or a modified Chinese Skyeye 4450 drone, which is on sale. Both could have been filled with explosives and used at the refinery, the expert points out.

At the same time, according to him, both drones are small and have a limited range, which means that they could hardly have been launched from the territory controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“Most likely, (the device) was used from the DPR or LPR, in a short distance from the refinery, by a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group,” Khodarenok believes. He also did not rule out that the saboteurs could have launched the drone from the territory of Russia.

Based on this, the military expert proposed protective measures. Firstly, “to provide all key objects of interest for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the border areas of the Russian Federation with drone protection systems.” For this, the Pantsir anti-aircraft missile and gun systems, as well as electronic warfare stations and anti-aircraft artillery, are suitable. According to him, this “will reduce the likelihood of recurrence of incidents to a minimum.”

In addition, he believes, it is necessary to step up efforts to combat enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups. “Underestimation of the enemy must be completely excluded. We are confronted by the Mi-6 (British intelligence – “MK”) and the CIA (USA), and not just Ukrainian services,” the expert concluded.

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Anniversary of outstanding jet aircraft tester Fedotov to be celebrated in Zhukovsky

The pilot who put the MiG-25 alcohol-carrying aircraft on the wing did not drink or smoke

In the city of aviators Zhukovsky, on June 23, solemn events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of the Hero of the Soviet Union will be held , Honored Test Pilot of the USSR, Major General of Aviation Alexander Vasilievich Fedotov. He rightfully takes a place of honor among such aces as Valery Chkalov, Mikhail Gromov, Alexander Pokryshkin.

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It is enough to get acquainted with the list of aircraft, which he “put on the wing”, that is, he made the first flight on them, in order to appreciate Fedotov's merits in the history of domestic aviation. For a long time he worked in the company of Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan, including the chief pilot.

Fedotov was the first to take to the skies the SM-9/3T, E-8/2, E-150, MiG-23, MiG-23S, MiG-23M, MiG-23B, MiG-25R, MiG-25RU, MiG-29, MiG-31. The Design Bureau appreciated that Fedotov rarely put himself and the plane in emergency conditions, and when he got into such, he always kept his composure and skill, found the right solution and saved the plane.

In total, during his flight biography, Alexander Fedotov mastered and tested 114 types of aircraft for various purposes. He made 8998 flights. The total flight time is 4818 hours 11 minutes, that is, during his life he spent 200 days in the air.

Fedotov has 18 world aviation records, some of which have not yet been surpassed by anyone.

< p>Alexander Vasilyevich died on April 4, 1984, together with test navigator V.S. Zaitsev. They tested the MiG-31 fighter-interceptor. These aircraft are still in service with the Russian Air Force. They became carriers of the Kinzhal hypersonic missiles.

Here is what the representative of the Mikoyan Design Bureau, the son of the famous designer Ovanes Artemovich Mikoyan, told MK about Fedotov in a blitz interview.

– I consider him the most outstanding pilot of the beginning of the era of combat jet aviation. Not its very beginning, but a very important stage. He made the greatest contribution to its development. He owns many records.

– I know that he did not drink or smoke. Every year, test pilots of our company came to our country house. My mother invited them on August 5, the birthday of Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan, the general designer, for whom they all worked. They made barbecue, drank a glass of wine, played football, volleyball. The atmosphere was friendly, almost family.

– Once I know for sure that I ejected. In general, I know only one pilot who has never ejected, and in general has never jumped with a parachute. This is Stepan Anastasovich Mikoyan. When he was in flight school, they had a parachute jump scheduled for June 23, 1941. But it didn't work out. So he never spoke with a parachute. Nevertheless, he worked as a test pilot for decades.

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“Boyfriends were called suitors”: Matvienko instructed to prepare a law banning anglicisms

A foreign language is my enemy

The ideological conflict with the West has accelerated the language reform, which the Russian authorities have long been craving for. The Federation Council, following the State Duma, spoke in favor of the legislative regulation of the use of anglicisms in the Russian language. “Our responsibility is to preserve the language of Pushkin, the language that we are proud of, and stop all these new trends that are absolutely inappropriate,” Valentina Matviyenko said at a meeting of the chamber. Previously, attempts to introduce such restrictions were considered ineffective (Dmitry Medvedev, in particular, publicly stated this), but now everything (including Medvedev) has changed.

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The conversation about Anglicisms at the next meeting of the Federation Council came at the suggestion of the senator from the Crimea, Sergei Tsekov. He said that at the beginning of June, the international festival “The Great Russian Word” was held in the republic, one of the topics of which was the dominance of foreign words. “Their voluntary or involuntary use humiliates the Russian language,” Tsekov said. He invited the senators to develop measures to eliminate “this shameful phenomenon in our lives.” Even before the meeting, Tsekov handed out to his colleagues a collection of options with which the borrowed words should be replaced. For example, instead of “gadget”, Russians are invited to say “digital device”, instead of “low-cost airline” – “carrier with cheaper tickets”, instead of “wow” – “cheers” or “ah”.

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The poetic part of the brochure attracted the attention of Valentina Matvienko, and she read with feeling: “In nostalgic sadness, we recall how boyfriends were called suitors, instead of casting, our mothers held bridesmaids, and not exchanges, but men gave flowers to girls. The party was the party, the improvement was the upgrade. Maybe we still have enough Russians to offend people? According to the head of the Federation Council, “everything is written correctly” in the brochure: one must speak Russian, and now Anglicisms are abused even in power structures. “Here is the “cashback” as it was, it is, it’s all pronounced at the government level,” she complained. “There are analogues in Russian, why are we grasping at these borrowings?”

It should be noted that this is not the first time Matvienko has been indignant at cashbacks. Last winter, she reprimanded the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, for using this and other anglicisms. However, the matter did not go further than criticism. But now the situation has changed dramatically. Matviyenko said that the problem “should be looked at at the legislative level.” According to her, the corresponding instruction will be given to the committee of the Federation Council on science, education and culture. “We must stop these new trends, which are absolutely inappropriate in relation to the Russian language,” the speaker emphasized, noting that there are similar restrictions, in particular in France, where the authorities do not allow foreign innovations to clog the language.

The language reform is advocated not only in the Federation Council, but also in the State Duma, where a bill has already been developed to ban advertising (and other) signs in foreign languages. “In Russia, all signs must be written in Russian, and for tourists (and those who feel like a tourist in Russia), you can place a translation in small letters,” said Vice Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy. According to him, entrepreneurs will be given time to replace, and those who do not want to engage in Russification of brands will be forced. “Freedom of business today should not run counter to national interests,” the deputy emphasizes. In 2013, the LDPR, headed by the late Vladimir Zhirinovsky, proposed to punish the use of anglicisms with fines. Now these proposals may well be used as basic in the preparation of amendments to the Federal Law “On the state language of the Russian Federation.”

It is worth noting that 10 years ago the situation was exactly the opposite. Dmitry Medvedev, as president, said that “attempts to replace anglicisms with some Russian words will have no effect.” “We will simply be recorded in a well-known category of Internet residents – I will not name it, and we will remain there. Therefore, you need to be modern in this sense, but not stupid, ”Medvedev explained to members of the Public Chamber in 2011. Many officials have the habit of using anglicisms to this day, not only Denis Manturov, but almost all ministers of the economic bloc sin with this. And this is quite understandable from the point of view of linguists: the financial sector, the foundations of which were invented abroad, is one of the main sources of English borrowings. But the head of the Cabinet, Mikhail Mishustin, once criticized an interlocutor who used the word “workshop” in his presence. “The Russian name for the workshop is a seminar. It seems to me that it is more sonorous and more tunes in to fundamental research,” the prime minister said, noting that he advocates that “English terms should not cover Russian ones.”

As for Vladimir Putin, he almost never uses foreign words in his speeches, but until recently he was quite tolerant of this phenomenon. “Vladimir Volfovich, I draw your attention to the fact that you yourself used the word “lockdown”. So life makes you,” – this is how the president reacted last year to Zhirinovsky’s demand to ban Anglicisms. Earlier, Putin said that the abuse of foreign terms is an attempt to raise one's importance in the eyes of interlocutors. However, now his opinion regarding Anglicisms may have changed.

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Latin American leaders gave Biden a scandal

The Divided Countries of America

Dissatisfaction with US claims to hegemony in the world is typical not only for our latitudes, but also for our neighbors on the continent. This is evidenced by the results of the meeting of the heads of state and government of the Western Hemisphere, which took place in Los Angeles from June 6 to 10. Such high-level meetings, or summits, are convened regularly under the auspices of the Organization of American States (OAS), created in 1948. The first list was initiated by Bill Clinton in 1994 in Miami. They have not been held in the US since.

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This time the host was Joe Biden. For him, this was an extremely important event, because he intends to put an end to the discriminatory course of his predecessor Donald Trump in relation to his southern neighbors. The theme of the ninth summit was “Building a Sustainable and Equitable Future for the Western Hemisphere”. In addition to officials, leaders of civil society and business organizations were present. It was supposed to discuss in detail the issues of health, climate, environmental protection, economic and trade relations, the aggravated problem of migration from Central America.

But on the eve of the meeting, a scandal erupted, the echo of which has not subsided to this day. The reason was the lack of invitations to the leaders of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, due to the systematic violation of human rights in these countries. Brian Nichols, Undersecretary of State for Latin America, tried to explain this circumstance, considering observance of democracy as a prerequisite for participation in the summit.

However, he did not find understanding. There was a boycott of the event. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, interim chairman of the Commonwealth of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), protested strongly. Andres Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico, stressed that in the absence of these countries he would not come himself, but would send Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard. Venezuelan colleague Carlos Faria thanked the Mexican for his firm position. A similar opinion was shared by the Organization of the Caribbean Commonwealth of Nations.

The Commission on Foreign Affairs of the Cuban Parliament considered it an aggressive act to refuse to invite the country, despite participating in meetings in Lima and Panama in 2015 and 2018. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile joined these demands, although she emphasized that everyone knows “Chile's position on the violation of human rights in a number of countries.” For other reasons, the Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro joined the protests, holding a grudge against the American leader for persistent requests to strengthen the opposition to the pandemic.

Daniel Ortega, the head of Nicaragua, elected for another five-year term, said he was not interested in the summit. It is preferable to act within the framework of CELAC, where there is no US. His point of view was shared by Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of Cuba, who assured that he would not come to the event under any circumstances. He stressed that the country is successfully developing in the conditions of the blockade started by the northern neighbor.

Luis Arce, head of Bolivia, said that the refusal to invite sovereign countries shows that the leader, advocating for democracy in words, in fact ignores those who prefer to go their own way. Guatemalan President Alejandro Giamatti doubted his presence. Chilean leader Gabriel Boric said that exclusion is not a way to solve problems.

This kind of passion has never flared up around a meeting.

In an attempt to defuse the situation, a representative delegation visited Mexico on May 18 to discuss the situation. Speaking with ex-Senator Christopher Dodd, appointed special adviser to the summit, the Mexican president said: “I dream that the summit will open a new period in the history of relations, will help bring our peoples closer together, and Joe Biden can play an important role in this. ”.

To be present or not – a sharp controversy flared up around the fundamental issue. Arguments for and against were put forward. But most experts leaned towards the first option. It was believed that a chance should be given to the president, who continues the course of Barack Obama regarding the region, in particular Cuba, who restored diplomatic relations and personally visited Havana.

According to analyst Thomas Lopez, in order to achieve success in the negotiations, the parties had to make certain concessions. He was confident that Biden would not give up his support for opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

On May 23, the US authorities, indirectly reacting to the boycott, released an ornate formula, saying that they were thinking about a way to adequately represent Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua in the forum. In the meantime, these and other countries participated in the 21st summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, held in Havana on May 27.

Many Latin American experts considered that the refusal to invite countries was the administration's biggest strategic miscalculation.

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15 deputies of the Lower House of Congress, all Democrats on May 25 turned to the head of state with a letter. It contained a request to reconsider the decision. According to parliamentarians, it undermines the prestige of the United States in the Western Hemisphere and around the world.

But the summit passed and ended without the personal participation of the heads of state of a number of countries. The US pledged to invest $2 billion to curb migration from Central America. This was informed by Vice President Kamala Harris. Head Mauricio Claver Corone said that “the continent is capable of becoming a sea of ​​peace, turning into a supplier of manufactory for Asia and food for Europe.” We discussed the problem of more active participation of women in all areas of life. A project arose to create a sanitary corps to train 500,000 highly qualified doctors capable of successfully treating serious diseases. On the final day, 20 countries signed a Declaration containing specific measures to streamline migration. The US intends to accept 20,000 refugees within 2 years. So Biden tried to fulfill the promises made to his neighbors.

But the bitter aftertaste remained. The American leader intended to invite everyone, but, according to the Mexican president, he could not resist the pressure of the Republican lobby and influential Cuban immigrants.

It is a paradox: compared to previous meetings, the summit was less representative in terms of the number of top officials, but it turned out to be richer in terms of the number of discussed issues that concern the public of the region. The Chinese news agency claimed: “The final nail has been driven into the coffin of an obsolete system.” The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico believed that it was time to radically reform the OAS, bring it into line with reality. And he initiated the creation of a commission to prepare proposals.

In turn, Maduro put forward the idea of ​​convening CELAC with Biden's invitation. With such a request, he addressed the interim chairman of the Commonwealth, emphasizing: “We were not invited to Los Angeles, we are ready to meet on our territory.”

After the meeting, the American president continues to reflect on the results. It cannot be ruled out that in the future it may accept such an invitation. Juan González, adviser for Latin America, spoke about this possibility. Joe Biden knows the region well. From 2009 to 2017, he visited these states 16 times.

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The court in the Moscow region sentenced the crime boss Tsirkach

The Moscow Regional Court delivered a verdict in the case against crime boss Oleg Pirogov, nicknamed Circus. This was reported on the website of the Moscow Region Prosecutor's Office.

Pirogov was found guilty of occupying the highest position in the criminal hierarchy. The court found that since 2011 the defendant had created conditions for the commission of crimes in the Moscow region and merged the interests of organized crime. In addition, he took part in the division of spheres of influence and the distribution of proceeds from crime.

The criminal authority was hiding from law enforcement agencies, for which he was put on the wanted list. In July 2020, he was detained in Poland. In May last year, the country's authorities extradited Pirogov to Russia.

The court sentenced Pirogov to eight years and three months in prison in a strict regime colony.

Earlier, Portugal extradited Stepan Furman to Russia , accused of occupying the highest position in the criminal hierarchy.

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Regions will receive more than a thousand units of public transport by 2024

In the period from 2022 to 2024, within the framework of the project “Safe Quality Roads” 21 urban agglomerations will receive 1,161 units of new public transport, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.  

It is reported that the project, for which about 10 billion rubles will be allocated from the federal budget, includes 934 buses, 200 trolleybuses and 27 trams.

New public transport will be received by Novosibirskaya , Tula, Omsk, Volgograd, Chelyabinsk, Cheboksary, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Sochi, Kursk, Orenburg, Petrozavodsk, Ufa, Bryansk, Astrakhan, Ulan-Ude, Saratov, Tomsk, Izhevsk, Vladivostok and Ryazan urban agglomerations.

< p> The list of regions was approved by the Ministry of Transport following the results of the competition. The press service of the department noted that all transport will be environmentally friendly.

It is reported that 1,131 units of public transport have already been delivered to the regions within the framework of the project in 2020-2021.

Formerly President In Russia, Vladimir Putin signed a law on the free travel of children from five to seven years old in electric trains.

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Wife of ex-judge Yangulbaev to be tried in Chechnya

The Leninsky District Court of Grozny received a criminal case on an attack on a law enforcement officer. The case was filed against Zarema Musaeva, the wife of the former judge Saydi Yangulbaev. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to a representative of the Supreme Court of Chechnya.

Musaeva was detained in January in Nizhny Novgorod during an incident that received great public outcry.

The hearing on the criminal case hasn't passed yet, because it was received recently – June 15.

According to Musaeva's lawyer Natalia Dobronravova, nothing is known about the date of the hearing.

Earlier, the Supreme Court of Chechnya extended the arrest of Zarema Musaeva by a month.

Recall that the Chechen security forces brought Musaev from Nizhny Novgorod to Grozny at the end of February 2022. The authorities of the republic then announced that the woman would be interrogated as a witness in the 2019 fraud criminal case. Later, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, spoke about Musayeva's attack on a policeman. Because of this, a case was brought against her.

After the detention of his wife and threats against his family, Saidi Yangulbaev left Russia with his daughter.

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Vice Mayor Rakova: Moscow is shifting to value-based medicine

The transition to a patient-centered healthcare system, the introduction of value-oriented medicine is a priority for the Moscow Government. The focus is shifting from the volume of services provided to the end results achieved in the course of treatment. The first direction in which such an approach — oncology. This was announced by Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development Anastasia Rakova.

“We have been developing the oncological service of the city for the last few years. The first years were devoted to the transformation of the system as a whole, the creation of a new structure for the provision of assistance and the creation of a material and technical base. We identified 6 anchor oncology hospitals, equipped them with the latest equipment, created modern laboratories, and are opening new outpatient cancer care centers. Over the past year, the Moscow professional oncological community has been developing a unified city “client path” for oncological diagnoses. “Customer Path” — this is a built-in process of events, necessary studies, participants in the process, a system of responsibility for the patient from suspicion of a malignant neoplasm to life-long observation after treatment, taking into account federal clinical recommendations», — said the deputy mayor.

The key goal of every “customer journey” is is the timeliness and  quality of treatment of the patient due to the continuity and continuity of actions. For each of them, the maximum number of doctor's appointments and the maximum time for each stage should be determined: confirmation of the diagnosis, timeliness of the beginning and end of treatment, effective dispensary observation. Familiarize yourself with detailing and filling of the developed "client paths" available on website mosgorzdrav.ru.

Next step — development of a monitoring system for the implementation of “client paths”; for each disease. On a monthly basis, on the basis of medical records, data is generated that makes it possible to control the fulfillment of the deadlines and the quality of medical care provided in 6 hospitals. These data allow, firstly, to confirm the correctness of the developed “client paths”, and, secondly, to make the results of the work of medical institutions transparent and public.

“The work of forming customer journeys has been carried out systematically over the past year. In February, we approved the first client paths to diagnosis. This allowed us to form a rating of multidisciplinary oncology hospitals for the first time. When calculating it, the terms of verification of the diagnosis were estimated from the date of the first appointment to the date of diagnosis, the terms of the oncological consultation to determine the tactics of treating the patient, and the term for the start of specialized treatment. But in addition to the “bare numbers”, in value-based approach it is always important to take into account the feedback, focus on the needs of the patients themselves. Therefore, we have supplemented the medical rating with the “patient” one. It is based on the results of surveys that we have been conducting since the beginning of this year on questionnaires verified in international practice  — Anastasia Rakova noted.

Personal assistants are now conducting surveys of patients to assess their level of awareness about the results of oncoconsiliums, about the treatment plan and its possible complications, satisfaction with the explanations of the treatment plan. At the next stages, it is planned to conduct surveys to assess the condition of patients over time, quality of life after treatment, and involve patients in the decision-making process. Recall that the project “Personal Assistant” is being implemented in Moscow. on accompanying oncological patients, within the framework of which service specialists help patients to make an appointment with the doctor, remind the date of the visit and solve other problems.

“When a person has a suspicion of oncological disease, it is extremely important for him to have a clear and understandable algorithm for further actions — where to go, what examinations to undergo, how to get all the help you need, what time frame this or that step should fit. The work on detailing the client's paths for each oncological diagnosis will be continued. In soon we will determine clear algorithms and the patient route at all stages of treatment, and by the end of the year we will finalize     the part of lifelong follow-up. Together with finishing client paths and development of technologies for communication with patients — we will try to regularly update the ratings of cancer hospitals. We hope that clear “customer paths” and  public ratings will make the provision of oncological care as clear and transparent as possible for patients, and will also increase its quality», — noted Anastasia Rakova.

The final rating of six anchor oncology hospitals for the period January-May 2022 was distributed as follows:

1) A. S. Loginova:
Overall rating — 3.8
Patient evaluation — 4.4

2) GKB im. D. D. Pletneva:
Overall rating — 4
Patient evaluation — 3.8

3) MGOB № 62
Overall score — 3.5
Patient evaluation — 4.2

4) GKOB № 1
Overall score — 3.3
Patient evaluation — 3

5) City Clinical Hospital No. 40 on Kasatkina
Overall score — 2.8
Patient evaluation — 3.4

6) GKB im. S. P. Botkin
Overall score — 3.8
Patient evaluation — 2.2

“Developing clear and“patient pathways” consistently solves two major problems at once. Firstly, it allows you to make the whole process of diagnosis and treatment as transparent and understandable as possible, both for the doctor and for the patient. Secondly, it gives the patient confidence in  strict observance of all steps on the part of the medical organization.

“Patient Ways”, enshrined in official regulatory documents — this is the most important social obligation, and the city has every opportunity to fully realize it, including thanks to a unified digital platform, equipping our oncology clinics, creating ambulatory oncology care centers  — commented on the new approach Vsevolod Galkin, chief physician of the State Clinical Hospital No. 1.

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The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed that Booking illegally imposed price parity on hotels

The Supreme Court of Russia agreed with the conclusions of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of the Russian Federation that Booking.com. B.V. violated antitrust laws, and dismissed her cassation complaint, TASS writes with reference to court materials.

In December 2020, the FAS opened a case against Booking.com due to the imposition of the so-called price parity requirement on Russian hotels . The service forbade the hotels connected to it to reduce prices on other resources. The Antimonopoly Service issued a fine of 1.3 billion rubles for abuse of a dominant position in the Russian market. The Dutch company did not agree with the decision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service and filed a lawsuit with the Moscow Arbitration Court, but Booking.com's complaint was also rejected there.

In April, the company reported that it had paid a fine, although by that time it had already announced the suspension of activities in Russia.

Head of the PCT Committee for Domestic Tourism, General Director of the national tour operator “Alean” Ilya Umansky said that Russian business enthusiastically accepted the departure of major players in booking accommodation, such as Booking.

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Poddubny announced retribution for the Azov militants remaining at large *

The militants of the Ukrainian battalion “Azov” * who escaped the fate of inmates at Azovstal continue to experience fair retribution. Russian military reporter Yevgeny Poddubny wrote about this on his Telegram channel.

According to him, the People's Militia of the DPR recently liquidated Ukrainian sniper Artem Dimida, nicknamed “Kurochka”, near Donetsk.

According to him, the resident of Lvov was in the ranks of Ukrainian nationalists from an early age.

“In the winter of 2014, being already a trained militant, together with the same neo-Nazis, he smashed Kyiv and burned Berkut fighters alive. In the spring of the same year, he participated in punitive operations in Mariupol and Shirokino. In what year Kurochka fled from the front is unknown. There is information that, having received a psychotraumatic disorder, the militant left Donbass and began to travel around the world, having traveled around 50 countries. But with the beginning of the NMD of Russia in Ukraine, Dimid bought himself uniforms, returned to the square and joined the Azov snipers, where he continued to nightmare the civilian population, ”Poddubny wrote.

Earlier, he said that the punitive detachment shot 32 fighters from the 54th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Novomikhailovka.

* The organization is banned in the Russian Federation

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Forests for carbon neutrality. How will Russia deal with it?

The TASS press center hosted a round table “Cleaner Future”: the role of forestry in Russia's achievement of carbon neutrality, where representatives of Russian science, the eco-community and responsible business discussed related to  topic questions.

The discussion on the hot topic was organized by the All-Russian environmental online platform “Clean Future”, which was created with the support of large Russian business and representatives of the leading academic institutions of the Russian Federation: the Institute of Economic Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Ecology and Evolution  them. Severtsev, Institute of Geography RAS, Institute of Oceanography, Institute of Water Problems RAS.

In all directions

In terms of forest area, Russia occupies a leading position in the world, and therefore, the issues of neutralizing greenhouse emissions with the help of forestland are of interest to our country from a variety of points of view. The participants of the round table noted that the forest is not only a unique resource, but also an important climate asset of our country.

In this context, they discussed the issues of managing the carbon balance of forests, as well as the Russian assessment of their absorbing ability, in the  field of their attention were also issues of reforestation and reproduction of forest areas, monitoring, prevention and extinguishing forest fires in remote areas.

In the  part of the conversation about ESG-projects of the Russian business to protection of forests, Director of the Environmental Efficiency Department of the Rosneft company provided comprehensive information. Victoria Sapozhnikova, who stressed that unlocking the potential of the Russian forest will allow us not only to achieve the goals of the development strategy of the Russian Federation and fulfil international obligations, but to realize the competitive advantages of our country at global level.

“This has really become a national task now, — said the speaker, — and business is not left out. Rosneft, being a leader in the ESG agenda, naturally got actively involved in this work».

Sapozhnikova recalled that in  December 2021, the company adopted a new strategy — “Rosneft-2030: Reliable Energy and Global Energy Transition” — and became the first company in the Russian oil and gas industry to set a strategic goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 .

About positive effect

Victoria Sapozhnikova's report summarized the speeches of other participants of the round table in all directions. The fact is that the company intends to become the flagship and the locomotive for the development of forest climate projects in Russia. To do this, according to Sapozhnikova, its experts have carried out large-scale preparatory work in a number of areas, which can serve as a certain template for the actions of other representatives of domestic business.

In particular, proposals have been developed on the necessary changes in the legislation of the Russian Federation, methodologies for the implementation of various types of forest climate projects have been prepared. A methodology has also been developed for a fair assessment of carbon absorption by natural ecosystems, a tool base for quantitative assessment, and issues of localization and import substitution of the necessary equipment have been worked out. Applied and fundamental scientific research has been carried out, including breeding and genetic research to develop fast-growing tree species adapted to the conditions of the project, and a number of others.

The forest-climatic project of the company, according to its representative, is able to give a significant positive effect  — about 10 million tons CO2, while Russian forests, according to the data of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, annually absorb 200 million tons carbon.

Natural carbon sequestration projects will become an additional lever for the development of the low-carbon project “Vostok Oil”, implemented by the company in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The specific intensity of emissions during the operation period of Vostok Oil will be four times lower than the average for new fields of largest international companies.

It should be added that the project was approved by the President of Russia, and for its implementation on the sides of the XXV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum The company entered into cooperation agreements with Rosleskhoz and the oldest leading forest engineering university in the country, St. Kirov.

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Over 2 million people evacuated from Ukraine and Donbass to Russia

Since the beginning of the special operation, without the help of the Kyiv authorities, the Russian Federation has evacuated to its territory more than 2 million people, including more than 300 thousand children, from dangerous regions of Ukraine, as well as the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics. This was reported by TASS with reference to the head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev.

During the day, 23 775 people were evacuated to Russia from Ukraine and Donbass, of which 3 676– children. In total, 2,026,548 people have been evacuated since the beginning of the NWO, including 321,820 children.

Earlier, the State Duma proposed to give the castle of artist Maxim Galkin, who left the Russian Federation, to refugees from Donbass.

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“Take even your mother-in-law into the bunker.” In the West massively buy bomb shelters

The crisis in Ukraine has provoked demand in the West for private bomb shelters. Some companies are recording as much as a 700% increase in demand for their products. Among the clients — billionaires and celebrities.

Bomb Demand

“Interest in bunkers can now be compared to chasing new iPhones”, — an entrepreneur from Mantua tells the French edition of Causeur Giulio Cavicchioli, who has been building small private bunkers for over 20 years. All these years, the neighbors laughed at him, but after the start of the SVO in Ukraine, the smirks disappeared from their faces. According to the entrepreneur, in the last month of February, he was hit by a flurry of calls and orders for shelters. The shaft hasn't came down so far.

Panic moods, which result in the demand for private bunkers and bomb shelters, do not only haunt Italians. The British firm Subterranean Spaces, which specializes in & nbsp; bunkers, recorded a 100% increase in demand for & nbsp; its products in early March, writes the Daily Mail. “People have even asked if we supply do-it-yourself kits. It's like people are going to build their own nuclear bunkers! — told British reporters Subterranean Spaces Chief Charles Hardman.

“We used to have 10 calls a day, now — 60 an hour!» — echoes his colleague from Germany, marketing director of Bunker Systems Germany Mark Schmichen. And in some US states, the demand for bomb-shelters jumped as much by 700%. “There was a wave of panic buying. People call and ask what small bins we have in stock so they can be delivered as soon as possible, as if it were a new TV or lawn mower   —     said Texas construction firm owner Ron Hubbard. On February 24, his competitor Rising S Bunkers sold as many as five bunkers at $70,000 to $240,000 thousands.

A bunker with a greenhouse

Companies specializing in the construction of bunkers lived and prospered long before the Ukrainian crisis. The demand for  their products was provided by numerous conspiracy theorists, “preppers”, members of various cults awaiting the end of the world. A popular idea is to have your own spare bunker just in case, and with billionaires from Silicon Valley. Forbes wrote that top managers of technology companies were actively buying up land on small uninhabited islands of the Pacific Ocean, in deserts like the Chilean Atacama, or in New Zealand — in any hard-to-reach and remote places of civilization places where you could to wait out the man-made apocalypse.

  I constantly hear this in conversations with many people — told The New Yorker LinkedIn founder Reed Hoffman. — Suddenly a new civil war will start? Or will there be uprisings against the rich? Or a new world war? According to him, having your own bunker among Silicon Valley billionaires is now as common as owning a Ferrari.

Depending on the financial capabilities of the client, construction companies offer a different range. For example, Cavicchioli builds small compact bunkers of the “economy” class with an area of ​​u200bu200bno more than 30-40 “squares”. The bomb shelter is located at a depth of 1.5 m underground and most of all resembles an ordinary basement. The amenities there are the simplest, there is no furniture and decoration. A square meter of a bunker costs about two to three thousand euros.

Rising S Company, a Texas company specializing in the construction of such shelters, offers more “fancy” options. Prices for their products start from $39 thousand and reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. In a standard 100 sq.m. meters, you will be offered bombproof reinforced concrete ceilings, bulletproof doors and solar panels on the surface, and the design of the shelter will not be limited to simple bare walls. Price for such beauty — $300 thousand

Finally, luxury bomb shelters accommodate a garage for your favorite cars, a mini-greenhouse and a gym. "Furniture from the best sorts of wood, chic interior decoration will make you feel like a king even in the darkest days of the end of mankind" — approves the advertising catalog. Radiation protection will be installed in the shelter, and any compartment of the bunker can be isolated in case of infection. The most spacious bunker can take up to  22 people (“you can take even your favorite mother-in-law from Ohio” with you), who can live completely autonomously for up to a dozen years. But and the price bites — $3 million 290 thousand

The clients of such companies in the UK are now professional athletes and other celebrities, politicians, highly paid top managers of the City of London, writes The Sun.

A question of state

The topic of building new bunkers is gradually entering the state level. In Finland, on the eve of the announcement of the country joining NATO , journalists were shown a network of underground shelters of countries, which includes not only all amenities, but and such luxuries as football fields. In Germany, the Minister of Construction of Bavaria proposed to provide citizens with subsidies for the construction of underground bunker garages. The idea of ​​restoring the system of public bomb shelters is also being discussed in the federal government, writes Spiegel. The topic is relevant, because in Germany by 2007 most of the bomb shelters were abolished as unnecessary or converted into offices or housing. In Switzerland, the authorities began to check the condition of the air-raid shelters left over from the Cold War.

By the way, some of such bunkers were bought up by the same construction companies. Now, some of them are luxury underground shelters. For example, the American company Vivos is engaged in just such. Her classic bunker — is an underground Survival Condo Project in Kansas. Located in an old missile silo purchased from the US government, the bunker is 53 meters deep. It has a medical center, a gym, a shooting range, a cinema and even a small greenhouse park. In total, the shelter has 4 residential units worth $3 million each and one luxury room at a price of $4.5 million.       — a cook, an agronomist, a doctor, several technicians and cleaners. Similar bunkers of the company can be found in Europe, and Vivos does disclose their location for security reasons.

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Xi Jinping called for a world without hegemony and confrontation between military blocs

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Xi Jinping

Historical examples of the 20th century show that the hegemony of individual states and the confrontation of military blocs lead not to security in the world, but to wars and conflicts, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at the opening ceremony of the BRICS forum. The full text of his speech was published by the Xinhua News Agency.

“History shows that hegemony, block politics, confrontation between countries from different camps will not bring peace and security, but will only lead to war and conflicts,”&mdash ; he said.

According to him, the Ukrainian crisis gave the world a wake-up call: the expansion of military blocs and the attempt to ensure the security of some states at the expense of others leads to a “security dilemma”; (a situation in which the provision of national security by some states is seen as a threat by others).

«Peace— it is the common cause of mankind, which must be fought for and supported by all parties. Only when everyone cherishes and preserves peace, and only when everyone remembers the bitter lessons of war, can there be hope for peace. In the face of a turbulent world, we must not forget the original intent of the UN Charter and remember the mission of maintaining peace, — said Xi Jinping.

Russia has been conducting a special military operation in Ukraine since February 24. Prior to that, at the end of last year, Moscow proposed to the US and NATO a draft security guarantee for Russia. It included a demand to the alliance to exclude the entry of the former Soviet republics into NATO and the deployment of military bases in the post-Soviet space and the mutual reduction of armaments. At the beginning of 2022, negotiations between Russia, the United States and NATO on this topic took place, but they did not lead to any results.

China several times spoke in support of Russia's demands for NATO non-expansion. After the start of the Russian special operation, Beijing did not join Western sanctions against Moscow and advocated a peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine.

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Tbilisi announced the request of Kyiv not to give Georgia the status of an EU candidate

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Head of the Servant of the People faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine David Arakhamia and the parliamentary opposition of Georgia in the person of the “United National Movement” asked Brussels not to give Georgia the status of a candidate member of the EU, said Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.

“Together with you, dear opponents, persistently demanded that Georgia not receive the status of a candidate, the representative of the Ukrainian authorities, Mr. is your friend. Europe was practically given an ultimatum: if Georgia gets the status of a candidate, we will be very disappointed,— Newsgeorgia portal quotes Garibashvili.

He also called opposition MP Salome Samadashvili (Lelo for Georgia) a “traitor to the motherland”, saying that she went to Brussels and asked that Georgia not be granted EU candidate status.

“United National Movement” (END)— the ruling party during the presidency of Mikheil Saakashvili. Salome Samadashvili was formerly a member, but in February 2022 she moved to the Lelo party, which advocates a multi-party system in the Georgian parliament, dominated by the UNM and the current ruling Georgian Dream.

As noted by Newsgeorgia , during the Saakashvili years, Samadashvili was the ambassador to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, and also headed the Georgian mission to the EU. Representatives of the country's ruling party have said that it is using its connections in Brussels to damage the reputation of the Georgian Dream government.

On June 17, the European Commission recommended granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership. The head of the commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said Kyiv had shown “a desire and determination to live up to European values ​​and standards.” At the same time, the EC noted, Ukraine needs to continue the reform of the judiciary, the fight against corruption and the influence of oligarchs, as well as bringing the legislation in line with the European one.

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Moldova also received a positive recommendation from the European Commission, and it was decided not to give it to Georgia until a number of conditions were met. Georgian authorities said that Tbilisi deserved the status of a 30-year “struggle for democracy”; and the reforms implemented by the government over the past nine years.

The final decision on granting the status of candidates for EU accession to Ukraine and Moldova should be taken by European leaders at the summit on June 23–24.

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German Bild journalists came under fire near Lisichansk

Journalists of the German newspaper Bild came under fire near Lisichansk. This was reported on the publication's website (the site was blocked at the request of Roskomnadzor).

According to the newspaper, reporter Paul Ronzheimer, together with a photographer and another journalist, tried to leave the city when their car was fired upon. The journalists were not injured.

The newspaper's website posted a video of a journalist hiding in the back seat of a car. Shots are heard. The journalist then shows a broken side window. The following footage shows that there is a sign on the windshield of the car with the inscription “press”.

In early June, in eastern Ukraine, in Severodonetsk, RT and Reuters journalists came under fire . According to the RT journalist, both groups were moving in civilian vehicles; according to him, the shelling was aimed, adjusting the trajectory from a drone.

He said that the driver who accompanied the Reuters journalists died on the spot, and the journalists themselves hospitalized. The agency confirmed this information.

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Khusnullin admitted that Azovstal will continue to work

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Azovstal plant in Mariupol

Mariupol plant “Azovstal” “There is no need to stop,” said on the air of the TV channel “Russia 24” Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin. Earlier, the DPR authorities reported that the plant destroyed during the hostilities would not be restored.

“For us, an important question” what [will happen] to Azovstal. But we are all inclined to believe that Azovstal no need to stop— that's 12,000 employees [at the enterprise]', — Khusnullin said.

Azovstal industrial area after the transfer of Mariupol to the control of the DPR in April, it remained the only territory in the city on which the Ukrainian military was stationed. In mid-May, they began to surrender, and the plant also came under the control of the military of Russia and the DPR.

At the end of May, the head of the republic, Denis Pushilin, said that the plant did not allow Mariupol to become a resort town because of the problems associated with Azovstal. environmental problems, most of the city's residents do not want to restore it, despite the desire to save jobs. Among the objects that could appear on the territory of the plant, Pushilin named a technopark, a park zone, a residential area. The head of the republic noted that all options would be considered “in their final form”, after which the Mariupol residents would make a decision.

Khusnullin said that the authorities see a plan for the development of Mariupol “in the future until 2035” with a population of about 500 thousand. He noted that the master plan is still being developed, it is planned to be published within a month.

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According to the Deputy Prime Minister, by now, almost all the buildings in the city have already been examined, and a decision is made on each , repair it or demolish it. Construction of new facilities is already underway in Mariupol— hospitals and residential buildings, Khusnullin added.

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Kuwaiti prince dissolves parliament for early elections

Mashaal Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah

The Crown Prince of Kuwait, Mashaal Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, has dissolved the National Assembly (Parliament) to hold early elections, Al Arabia TV channel reports.

« Citizens are dissatisfied with the work of the legislative and executive authorities. We did not interfere in their work, but we did not see any achievements from them, — Al-Sabah explained.

According to the crown prince, there are constant attempts to “satisfy personal interests at the expense of the nation” in the local political arena. “But we will not deviate from, amend or violate the Constitution,” promised the crown prince.

The previous parliamentary elections in Kuwait were held in December 2020. The 50-seat parliament has been updated by 60%. After the elections, parliamentarians accused the prime minister of recruiting unqualified and controversial figures for ministerial posts. After that, the government in its entirety resigned.

In December last year, a new cabinet was formed, which was represented mainly by members of the ruling royal family. In May, the new prime minister, together with the government, was forced to resign again amid the threat of a vote of no confidence in him by parliament.

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The LPR announced the liquidation of a group of foreign mercenaries in the Zolote

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LPR forces, surrounded by the Ukrainian military near the cities of Gorskoye and Zolote, liquidated a group of foreign mercenaries, Lieutenant Colonel of the People's Militia of the Republic Andrei Marochko said on the air of the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

“A group of foreign mercenaries was liquidated in this section of the area during the encirclement, very valuable trophies of foreign production were taken, and a number of very valuable intelligence information was also obtained,” he said.

According to Marochko, the Ukrainian grouping in the area of ​​these settlements was “taken into a complete encirclement.” He suggested that in the near future the Ukrainian military in the area of ​​Lysychansk and Severodonetsk, which are located about 40 km north of Zolote and Gorsky, would also be surrounded.

On June 7, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated that 97% of the territory of the region was under the control of the LPR, excluding part of Severodonetsk, namely the industrial zone of the Azot plant. and the nearest settlements.

On June 19, the Ministry of Defense announced the capture of the village of Metelkino in the suburbs of Severodonetsk. The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov pointed out that on June 14 Kamyshevakh was taken, on June 20— Toshkovka, both villages are located near Zolote and Gorsky.

On June 22, Kadyrov said that Zolote and Gorskoye had been completely encircled by the Lugansk police, the Ministry of Defense and the Akhmat National Guard, and Lisichansk would soon be surrounded. The head of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik, previously indicated that the territory of “Azot” units of the LPR came to Severodonetsk.

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The United States refused to issue a flight permit for the export of Russian diplomats

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The United States did not issue permission for a special flight to evacuate Russian diplomats, who were ordered by the US authorities to leave the country before the end of the month, an official said Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. Her comment was published on the department's website.

“Washington marked another step hostile to our country by not issuing permission for the arrival in the United States of a special flight of Russian state aviation, which was supposed to take employees of Russian foreign agencies and their families home,” — Zakharova said.

The Foreign Ministry promised to respond to the “defiant behavior of the American authorities.” and in case of further refusal to allow a special flight for the export of diplomats, take countermeasures, including “asymmetric”, said the representative of the department.

In the case of the special flight, we are talking about diplomats whose departure the US authorities demanded in September 2021. Then Zakharova said that Washington wanted the country in two stages— until January 30 and until June 30, 2022— 55 diplomats and administrative and technical staff left.

The US State Department refused to consider the demand for the departure of diplomats an expulsion, explaining this by “ensuring parity between the diplomatic missions of the United States and Russia.”

The problems for the diplomatic corps of Russia and the United States have been going on since 2016, when the American authorities blocked two country residences of the Russian mission in New York and Maryland, and also expelled 35 diplomats. Later, the consulates in San Francisco, Seattle and New York, as well as Russian trade missions, were closed.

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After As a result, the US Consulates General in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok were closed in Russia, and the use of the warehouse in Moscow and the dacha in Serebryany Bor by the US Embassy was suspended.

In recent years, Russia and Western countries have announced several times about mutual expulsions of diplomats. In April, against the backdrop of a special operation in Ukraine, this was once again reported by several European countries at once. In May, Russia responded to their decisions in a mirror image.

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Kaliningrad proposes options for solving the problem of transit

Kaliningrad proposed to remove the transit of goods through Lithuania from sanctions Proposals boil down to changing the EU sanctions regime and explanations for the Lithuanian customs img/1/22/756559158077221.jpg” alt=”Kaliningrad proposed options for solving the problem of transit” />

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There are three possible diplomatic solutions on the issue of transit of goods through Lithuania to the Kaliningrad region, said Alla Ivanova, head of the agency for international and interregional relations of the Kaliningrad region, reports the publication “New Kaliningrad”.

On June 18, Lithuania introduced a ban on the transit of goods to the region by rail that fell under EU sanctions. And these are products made of iron, steel and some other metals, fertilizers, timber, wood products, glass containers, cement, etc. The full list of goods prohibited for transit consists of 66 pages.

Ivanova was asked how this problem can be solved diplomatically.

“There may be several solutions, this is more of a technical issue. For example, the introduction of amendments to the sanctions document of the European Union 833/2014, and in different versions. First— this is an addition to the glossary of article 1 with the concept of “Kaliningrad transit of people and goods”; and a general exemption from sanctions,— said Ivanova.

The next option— the exclusion from the text of the articles of the sanctions document relating to oil products, metals, coal and other goods, the phrase “including transit”, the head of the agency pointed out. Third— sending an explanation to the Lithuanian customs about the non-application of the effect of the articles introduced by the fourth & mdash; sixth package of sanctions to the “Kaliningrad transit”; goods.

The Kremlin called the decision “unprecedented” and “illegal”. “This is a violation of everything and everyone,” — Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. The Foreign Ministry protested against the decision of the Lithuanian authorities and promised that “consequences” would follow. The Foreign Ministry promised retaliatory measures to the European Union as well. Its ambassador, Markus Ereder, assured that “there is no talk of a transit ban, a blockade [of the region],” and the transit of goods that do not fall under EU restrictive measures “works normally.”

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The authorities of Kaliningrad have so far decided to use ferries and ships to deliver sanctioned goods, and deliver those goods that can be transported through Lithuania by rail. On June 21, the head of the region, Anton Alikhanov, indicated that proposals on retaliatory measures to Lithuania in connection with the restriction of transit would soon be sent to Moscow.

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Interruptions in broadcasting in Donetsk explained by damage to the television center

Broadcasting from the television center in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk has been suspended due to damage caused by ongoing shelling since early June, Deputy Director of the Radio and Television Transmitting Center Oleksandr Chebotarev told the Donetsk News Agency (DAN).

“As a result of the shelling, the television center on Petrovka was severely damaged, so the broadcasting schemes have been changed” Broadcasting from this TV center has been suspended. Digital channels are now on the air, analogue channels are not. The tower itself is standing, but the equipment rooms are badly damaged, we managed to evacuate some of the equipment, — said Chebotarev.

According to the deputy director, 38 channels are now received in Donetsk, and in other regions of the republic— 10–20. The television center will be restored only after the situation in the Petrovsky district becomes calm.

“Still arrives in the territory there, since the beginning of the month there have been about 50 arrivals. In this case, I think, they hit purposefully: the fire was fired from two directions and a large number of ammunition. Before that, it flew there sporadically,— explained Chebotarev.

On June 5, as a result of the shelling of the Petrovsky district and a TV tower in Donetsk, broadcasting was lost. According to DAN, broadcasting was resumed after about a week, but the number of channels decreased.

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Biden aide announces new NATO statements on balance of power

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At the NATO summit in Madrid on June 28-30, broader NATO statements on the balance of power are expected, said Special Assistant to the President of the United States, Sr. Director for Europe of the National Security Council (NSC) Amanda Sloat at the Atlantic Council conference. The event was broadcast on YouTube.

“There will be wider announcements about the alignment of forces. The Alliance has been discussing this for a year, since the previous summit. I expect a number of allies to make announcements, — said the aide.

NATO has increased its military presence on the eastern flank in recent months, and “it is very likely that negotiations on the alignment of forces and means will take center stage at the summit next week,” Sloat said.

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A new strategic concept for the alliance will also be presented, as the last strategy was developed in 2010, since then the geopolitical situation in Europe has “significantly changed”, Sloat said.

As pointed out by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking about the new strategic concept of the alliance, the bloc no longer considers Russia a partner, now it is a security threat, and about this the countries — NATO members will announce at the summit. The concept will also include China, which Stoltenberg called “a challenge to our interests, our values ​​and our security.”

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Biden said the US and EU knew about the consequences of restrictions on oil

According to the American president, Western countries have cut off Russian oil in response to Moscow's actions in Ukraine, knowing that this will lead to higher fuel prices. But they had no choice

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The US and the EU understood that due to restrictions on Russian oil, they would face higher fuel prices, said US President Joe Biden.

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«Russia— one of the world's largest oil producers. We have cut off the supply of Russian oil to the US, and our European partners have done the same, knowing that we will face an increase in gasoline prices,— Biden said.

He noted that one could “close one's eyes” on Russia's actions in Ukraine, but, in his opinion, it would be “wrong.” “I thought so then and I think so now. The free world had no choice, — convinced the American leader.

Biden called for the abolition of the fuel tax for three months, although he acknowledged that this measure would not solve the problem with rising prices, but would ease the burden on families. Authorities levy a tax of 18 cents per gallon (3.78 liters) of gasoline and 24 cents per gallon of diesel fuel.

In early June, the price of gasoline at gas stations in the US hit a new all-time high, exceeding $5 per gallon. Now fuel costs an average of about $ 5. The American leader has repeatedly called the rise in prices for fuel and products “Putin's”, as well as a “by-product” aid to Ukraine. “It will cost the Western countries dearly. This will cost NATO dearly. It will cost dearly to European countries and dearly to us, & mdash; he declared.

The United States refused to import Russian oil in early March. The European Union included a partial embargo on Russian raw materials in the sixth package of sanctions in early June. The ban affected maritime supplies. Russian authorities consider Western sanctions illegal.

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