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Ukrainian authorities were outraged by the conclusions contained in the report of the international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI). In particular, it notes that the tactics of the Ukrainian military is to deploy military units near civilian infrastructure.
The head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Kuleba was the first to react to this report. According to him, AI wants to create a “false balance between perpetrator and victim.” “Stop creating a false reality where everyone is to blame for something,” he addressed the employees of a human rights organization. Ukraine has been told that human rights activists are waging a campaign to discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine so that the West will stop supplying weapons to Kyiv.
Amnesty International is an international non-governmental organization founded in the UK in 1961 that draws attention to human rights violations and stands for the observance of international standards.
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According to Volodymyr Rogov, a representative of the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region, the Ukrainian leadership should leave illusions about seizure of the liberated territories.
So he reacted to the statement of the deputy head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Igor Zhovkva, who said that Kyiv would “return” get all territories controlled by Russia before referendums are held there.
“All these statements are from the realm of unscience fiction, they are absolutely untrue. They are conducting an information campaign in order to distract citizens against the background of the failures of the Armed Forces of Ukraine & nbsp; and the losses of the next settlements. It's time for the Kyiv regime to abandon its illusions about the seizure of the liberated territories,” Rogov explained to RIA Novosti.
He added that a referendum on self-determination in the region would definitely take place.
The Russian Embassy in the United States said that America launched a real “hunt” for Russians who are behind border. Thus, the diplomatic department commented on the criticism from the White House regarding the verdict of American basketball player Brittney Griner.
According to diplomats, some American public organizations and officials who criticize the decision of the Russian court distort information and distort the facts . In this regard, the embassy reminded that about a hundred citizens of the Russian Federation are now in pre-trial detention centers and prisons in the United States.
“Washington launched a real“ hunt ”for Russians at the moment when they go abroad. Since 2008, about 50 such cases have been recorded. We appeal to the United States and urge them to stop shifting problems from a sore head to a healthy one, ”the diplomatic department added.
Earlier, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, speaking to media representatives, said that Washington is all still expects that Moscow is an example of the American version of the proposal for the exchange of prisoners.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia is ready to discuss the exchange of prisoners with America. This should take place within the framework of the channel that was previously approved by the presidents of the two countries.
According to him, at the moment there is a channel agreed by the presidents, which remains relevant.
“In addition, If the representatives of the White House once again want to resort to public diplomacy and make loud announcements or statements that they now want to take such and such steps, this is their business, their problem,” Lavrov said.
He remarked that the Americans cannot stand professional and calm work on many topics.
“On our part, there is a readiness to discuss such topics, but they should take place within the framework of the channel that was agreed upon by the presidents of Russia and the United States” , – added Lavrov.
The DPR prosecutor's office sent to court the criminal case of a soldier of the 501st separate marine battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Anton Baidrakov, who is accused of killing a hostage.
in the supervisory agency. Among them are crimes against human life and freedom. Baidrakov is accused of committing acts aimed at seizing power in the DPR, of cruel treatment of civilians, of unlawful imprisonment of a person, and of premeditated murder of a woman.
The report was released by the experts of the Kyiv School of Economics.
Experts from the Kyiv School of Economics have released a report assessing the damage to Ukraine caused by Russia's North Military District.
According to RIA Novosti, it names the amount that, according to the authors, will be required to restore the country's economy &# 8211; 108 billion dollars.
But the final figure looks even more impressive: 750 billion.
A similar amount was announced earlier by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
They explained that , following the principle of the World Economic Forum, in order to “restore better than it was”, it will take not 108, but another 185 billion.
Of which: 75 – for the construction of new residential buildings, to replace those lost during the hostilities, about 42 billion & # 8211; to restore the destroyed infrastructure, the rest of the funds will be used to put agriculture and industrial production in order.
Earlier, Timofey Mylovanov, adviser to the head of Zelensky’s office, explained that the restoration of Ukraine over several years would require funding of $100 billion annually.
Shmyhal believed that Russia should pay the 750 billion he had declared for the restoration of the country.
He named confiscated Russian assets among the sources.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that Refugees from Ukraine complain about hellish living and working conditions in their host countries in Europe.
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Two children diagnosed with hepatitis of unknown origin have died in Spain. This, referring to the country's Ministry of Health, was reported by the ABC publication.
We are talking about children aged one and four years — from the city of Murcia and the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is noted that they died after liver transplantation operations.
About the disease of children with acute hepatitis of unknown origin in Spain became known in mid-April. According to the Ministry of Health of the country, almost 50 cases of the disease have already been detected.
Recall that at the end of April, the so-called childhood hepatitis was recorded in 12 European countries — about 40 cases among children aged 1 month to 16 years.
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Russian blogger Goblin (Dmitry Puchkov) said that he was surprised by the support of Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev after his YouTube channel was deleted, RIA Novosti reported.
“It's not him, are you. I have been on the internet for 25 years. I'm used to such jokes, — Puchkov told the news agency.
It is noted that later, after talking on the phone with an employee of Medvedev's apparatus, the blogger said: “We phoned. He says real. Unexpectedly.
The removal of the Puchkov Canal became known the day before. Google explained that the reason for this was the blogger's repeated violation of the company's policy on hate speech. Medvedev supported him and promised to “revenge” for what happened.
According to the blogger, YouTube “remove everyone who does not support the Ukrainian Nazis.”
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The sources of the British River Thames for the first time in history dried up due to abnormally hot weather, The Guardian newspaper reported.
We are talking about the sources of the Thames in Gloucestershire. According to Rob Collins, director of science at the Rivers Trust, a weak stream can now be barely discerned more than 5 miles (8 km) downstream.
Abnormally high air temperatures were recorded in July in the UK. For example, on the 19th it was 40.3 degrees, thus breaking the previous temperature record of this day at 38.7 degrees.
Forecasters continue to predict hot and dry weather in the country. Up to 35 degrees Celsius and little rain are expected next week.
Earlier it was reported that an “island” was formed on the Thames in London; from used wet wipes that changed the course of the river.
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The Ministry of Digital Development of Russia stated that now there are no prerequisites for a slowdown in the mobile Internet in the country, operators will have enough stocks of equipment for more than a year to maintain the pace of infrastructure development, Izvestia writes.
The ministry said that today an important issue is the launch of production of own equipment — together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the industry, the department is implementing measures to accelerate the creation of its own production of base stations.
At the same time, partners are also being searched for creating new cooperative production chains.
The reason for predicting a decrease in the speed of mobile Internet and the quality of cellular communications, according to the publication, was the cessation of supplies of equipment for cellular networks to Russia.
Earlier it was reported that in the country they want to create a state service for notarization of web pages and correspondence in instant messengers.
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In summer, the pain associated with tooth enamel is exacerbated. This is due to the use of a large number of berries and fruits, the acids in which gradually soften the enamel, Channel Five reports with reference to the dentist Irina Rubleva.
According to the expert, rinse your mouth with water after eating acidic food. At home, you can use toothpaste with calcium, with nano-hydroxyapatite, or after cleaning, apply a special gel to strengthen the enamel.
The dentist advises to monitor hygiene in the oral cavity. At the same time, it is better not to use often aggressive whitening pastes or ultrasonic cleaning, less often use sweet soda, fruits, wine, juices and sweets.
To eliminate high tooth sensitivity, it is worth going to the dentist every six months. The doctor can eliminate the causes that can lead to plaque, caries, tartar, and other defects.
The expert advises using the same toothbrush for no more than three months. It should be synthetic, soft or medium hardness. Teeth should be brushed for two minutes, on each side from above and below you need to allocate 30 seconds. It is better to replace the paste with one suitable for sensitive teeth. Approximately one centimeter size should be applied for adults.
Include more whole grains, green vegetables, and high-fiber foods in your diet.
Earlier, the therapist Nadezhda Chernyshova advised the Russians to consult a dentist before diving into ice water. According to the doctor, a carious tooth can become inflamed due to hypothermia.
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The Sovetsky District Court of Ufa refused to send the case of discrediting the RF Armed Forces to St. Petersburg, the leader of the rock group DDT, Yuri Shevchuk, for consideration, RIA Novosti reports.
The judge noted that the musician can participate in court hearings online – via video link from the Dzerzhinsky Court of St. Petersburg.
It was reported the day before that on August 5, the Ufa court would decide on the possible transfer of the case against Shevchuk.
Recall that on May 18, during a concert in the capital of Bashkiria, the leader of the rock band DDT spoke in a negative way about his attitude to the special operation in Ukraine.
After that, an administrative case was brought against him, but the Dzerzhinsky District Court St. Petersburg twice refused to consider this case because of an incorrectly executed protocol.
Subsequently, the protocol on an administrative offense was corrected and the case was transferred to Ufa. Shevchuk's defense asked to transfer his consideration to St. Petersburg, where the musician lives and works.
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Psycholinguistic examination did not find signs of discrediting the Russian army in the speech that Yuri Shevchuk delivered at a concert in the capital of Bashkiria, TASS reports with reference to the lawyer of the musician Alexander Peredruk.
Conclusion of the expert to  ;the case of the leader of the DDT group was attached during the trial in Ufa. Experts came to the conclusion that the musician's speech did not contain public appeals and negative information about the RF Armed Forces.
The next meeting will be held on August 16 so that the defenders can get acquainted with the case materials. In addition, a request will be sent to the St. Petersburg court for the provision of a video link for Shevchuk's participation in online hearings. The musician himself previously said that he did not plan to attend meetings in Ufa, as he lives and works in the city on the Neva. spoke in a negative way about his attitude to the special military operation in Ukraine. After that, an administrative case was brought against him.
Earlier, the Sovetsky District Court of Ufa refused Yuri Shevchuk to send the case of discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for consideration in St. Petersburg.
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Citizen of the Russian Federation Alexander Vinnik, who was transferred to Greece by a court decision in Paris, was immediately sent from Athens to the United States, TASS reports citing French lawyer Frederic Belo.
According to him, the plane made a technical landing in Boston and then flew to San Francisco. The defendant does not have funds for a private lawyer in the United States, so his defense is entrusted to state lawyers, Belo added.
Earlier it was reported that Vinnik was taken to Boston on a private plane, he was given the opportunity to call home, after which he was transferred to San Francisco.
The day before, it was reported that Vinnik sent from France to Greece. In the United States, he faces 55 years in prison.
Recall that Vinnik was arrested in Greece at the request of the United States in 2017. The Russian is accused of creating a cryptocurrency exchange. It is noted that billions of dollars could be laundered through it. In 2020, Vinnik was extradited to France. There he was sentenced to five years.
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C 28 to 30 September 2022 in Moscow, in the Building of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, will be held Ecumene 2022: Global Financial Forum. As part of the three-day business program, it is planned to further discuss the issues identified in the framework of the first congress of Ecumene 2021. The leading speakers of the Forum will have the opportunity to present their ideas at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), which will be held in 2022 in Egypt. The Forum will be supported by the UN, the UN Environment Programme, the UN Environment Program Finance Initiative, the UN Global Compact and the World Bank.
Within the framework of the Forum, it is planned to discuss issues of climate change, sustainable urban development, biodiversity economics, reporting in the field of sustainable development, energy transition, nature-oriented solutions and sustainable development of the Arctic region, as well as the role of central banks, stock exchanges and financial intermediaries. New for this year are sessions on lifelong learning, women in finance and fintech.
Ecumene's mission is to include Russia's position in the global sustainable development agenda, and to bring together all the participants of the modern financial system to discuss the role of responsible finance in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Vyacheslav Fetisov, Chairman of the All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation:
“We” must clearly understand the value of sustainable development for all Russian business. I am convinced that at the macro level we have long since passed the point where the cost of action is much lower than the price of inaction — that is, huge swaths of the planet are becoming uninhabitable, which negatively affects the future of the global economy. The ESG metric allows investors to conduct the most complete analysis of their own investments, to be successful, making more informed and balanced investment decisions. The younger generation shows an interest in earning money, while simultaneously creating and expecting a positive effect from the results of their activities. Definitely, we should all learn to invest in our common future.
It is worth recalling that President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putinin April 2022, instructed to consider the issue of supporting investment projects that meet the ESG criteria. The report on as assigned is due by 1 January, 2023 . The instruction reads as follows: "The Government of the Russian Federation to consider the issue of defining the criteria for classifying investment projects as the number of projects that meet the requirements of the concept of environmental, social and corporate responsibility (ESG), and also on providing measures of state support to participants in such projects» , — it was made following the results of a meeting with members of the all-Russian public organization “Business Russia”.
In September 2021, the first Ecumene Congress on Sustainable Development, dedicated to responsible finance, was held in Moscow with the support of the UN. The event was a great success, aroused great interest among the audience, foreign and Russian speakers — world class experts. More than 110 000 spectators from 50 countries followed a rich two-day business program of the event, which included performances by speakers from 16 countries. The results of the discussions were presented at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming (China) and the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow (UK), which contributed to the progress of our country to ;ways to opening free access to attracting "colored" financing from international capital markets.
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The village of Peski has been completely cleared of nationalists, the information was confirmed by the First Deputy Minister of Information of the DPR Daniil Bezsonov, reports «RT in Russian» on the Telegram channel.
According to him , in Marinka, the cleansing continues, more than half of the territory is under the control of the Allied Forces.
“There are successes in other directions,” — Bezsonov clarified.
Earlier, the political officer of one of the battalions of the 11th regiment of the People's Militia of the DPR reported that the Allied Forces had liberated the village of Peski.
It was also reported that the Russian Armed Forces had hit the positions of the 58th motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the vicinity of Artemivsk.
We add that the expert, in an interview with aif.ru noted that the RF Armed Forces managed to covertly bring up heavy equipment for an offensive on the Donbass Bulge, and also change the line front, going to the outskirts of Soledar, Makiivka, Novomikhailovka, & nbsp; taking Avdiivka into a semicircle.
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Three more dry cargo ships left the ports of Odessa and Chernomorsk and headed for Istanbul for inspection, the Turkish Ministry of Defense reports. Earlier in Kyiv, they announced that the ships would transport 58 thousand tons of corn /88/756596885294887.png” alt=”Three cargo ships left the ports of Odessa and Chernomorsk” />
Dry cargo ships Navistar, Rojen and Polarnet have left Ukrainian ports and are heading towards Istanbul for inspection. This was reported by the Turkish Ministry of Defense on its Twitter. Earlier, it was reported in Kyiv that dry cargo ships would transport Ukrainian corn.
The day before, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov announced the dispatch of three ships from Odessa and Chornomorsk. The minister said that after that, a caravan will be formed, which will go to the ports of destination. It was about dry cargo ships Navistar, Rojen and Polarnet. It was planned to send 58 thousand tons of corn on board.
According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, Navistar left Odessa under the flag of Panama and transports 33,000 tons of corn. Rojen went from Chernomorsk to the UK. There are 13 thousand tons of corn on board. The cargo ship Polarnet also left Chernomorsk. The ship is sailing under the Turkish flag. There are 12 thousand tons of corn on board. The ultimate goal of delivery— port of Karasu. All vessels will be inspected by a joint inspection team at the port of Istanbul.
From the beginning of the special military operation, Kyiv accused Moscow of blocking ports. Moscow responded by saying that Ukraine had mined its ports. At the same time, a food crisis began to develop in the world.
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22 July Russia and Ukraine, mediated by Turkey and the UN, concluded a “grain deal”. The parties agreed to create a safe sea corridor for the passage of commercial ships with grain from Ukrainian ports— Odessa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny. As part of the deal, Moscow guarantees the safe passage of Ukrainian ships, while Turkey conducts inspections and checks for the presence of weapons on ships.
Razoni, the first dry cargo ship with Ukrainian agricultural products on board, left Odessa on the morning of August 1. On August 2, in the evening, he arrived in Istanbul, where he then underwent a search: he was checked for weapons and ammunition. A dry cargo ship sailing under the flag of Sierra Leone to Lebanon, it carries 26,000 tons of corn.
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President Volodymyr Zelensky and the government of Ukraine are trying to upstage mayors of Ukrainian cities, maintain control over billions of dollars of international aid and weaken potential political rivals, writes The Washington Post. This causes friction between Kyiv and the regional authorities, who seek to protect and restore cities and towns.
Several mayors of Ukrainian cities told the newspaper that they were concerned that, amid the ongoing Russian special operation, Zelensky’s office was abandoning plans to decentralize power and give greater powers to regional and local authorities.
In addition, the mayors were disappointed by the decision of Kyiv creation of military administrations, which are directly funded by the Ukrainian government, the newspaper writes. In the regions, they believe that local authorities understand better than officials from Kyiv how and where to distribute funds, the newspaper points out.
Thus, the mayor of Dnipro, Boris Filatov, told the publication that in Ukraine “autocratic tendencies are beginning to develop.” The city he leads serves as a key channel for the delivery of weapons and aid to the front, the newspaper writes. “They [the central authorities in Kyiv] are trying to dominate the political field… however, we are not opponents,— said the mayor.
The mayors are at the forefront of protecting Ukrainian cities and would like to have more control over the process of rebuilding them, Filatov added.
The publication also recalls the recent criticism of Zelensky by Filatov. The reason was the deprivation of citizenship of the head of the territorial defense of the Dnepropetrovsk region, Gennady Korban: the mayor of Dnipro expressed the opinion that the central authorities, taking advantage of the situation, began to “create an autocracy.” Filatov and Korban— long-term partners and are considered close to businessman Igor Kolomoisky. The last Zelensky also allegedly deprived of citizenship (a copy of the relevant decree was published by the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Serhiy Vlasenko).
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Formally, men of military age are not allowed to leave the country in Ukraine , recalls the publication. Atroshenko explained the need for the trip by raising funds to repair a badly damaged heating system in Chernihiv.
With sympathy for the situation of the mayor of Chernigov is the mayor of Rivne Alexander Tretyak, the newspaper writes. According to him, Atroshenko “is trying to do everything possible to attract investors, invite businesses, invite other countries to help, solve the problem.”
“I'm trying to do the same. <…> I can't just sit back and wait for my central government to give me some help,” — Tretyak told the publication.
The newspaper writes that Zelensky's disagreements with local authorities are taking place against the backdrop of “contradictory” changes in the top leadership of Ukraine. We are talking about the resignations of the head of the SBU Ivan Bakanov and Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova. They were dismissed for improper performance of duties.
Zelensky said that the decision was made in connection with “very serious issues” to both because of the connection of employees of their departments with Russia. Shortly before Bakanov’s resignation, Oleg Kulinich, the former head of the SBU in Crimea, was detained in a case of treason. Sources “Strana.ua” they said that Bakanov was close to Kulinich and did not know about the development of the operation to detain him.
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According to the minister, Washington has taken a course to suppress the independence of other states, but Moscow believes that the future belongs to sovereign states, President Putin noted
The US policy of dominating all parts of the globe and suppressing the independence of other countries has no prospects, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) ministerial events.
According to the minister, the United States “is trying to assert its dominance” around the world and demonstrate “permissiveness”.
“Each time, those who follow this understand the futility of a policy according to which you can close your eyes to one situation, one crisis created by the United States, and expect that everything will be more or less good. No, the Americans have taken a course towards suppressing any independence, — Lavrov said (quote from RIA Novosti).
He pointed out that examples of such an approach and violations of their own principles are the actions of the United States in Ukraine, where Washington ignored the “racist policy”; and nurtured the “threat” Moscow, and the visit to Taiwan of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, despite the protests of China.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that a new period of history has begun in the world, as the unipolar system is being demolished, which “Western and so-called supranational elites” would like to keep. However, in this new period, development will be provided by “genuinely sovereign states,” the head of state said.
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Last year, US President Joe Biden pointed out that Russia and China were “betting on autocracy” and therefore “democracy must stand up and show what we can do.” In addition, he noted that the United States should be the leader of the free world, because no one else in the world can play such a role. The American leader also claimed that American troops were “fighting” for democracy “on the battlefields around the world” because democracy “is in danger”; and its struggle against authoritarianism is going on.
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Russian Foreign Minister: ready to discuss prisoner exchange with the United States through agreed channels Between Russia and the United States there is a channel agreed by the presidents through which the topic of prisoner exchange can be discussed, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) ministerial events in Cambodia showed no interest in contact on the issue of the exchange of prisoners between Russia and the United States, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a press conference. It was broadcast on YouTube.
“I didn't see him [Secretary of State Anthony Blinken] being interested in catching me for something, the buttons are all in place,”— he said.
Speaking about the topic of the exchange of convicts in Russia and the United States, Lavrov recalled that there is a discussion channel agreed upon by the leaders of the two countries, which “remains relevant.”
“If the Americans decide to resort to public diplomacy again and make loud statements that they are going to take such and such steps, this is their business, I would even say their problem, because agreements on calm, professional work are not only on this topic , on many other topics, Americans often can't stand it, — said the minister.
Earlier, US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that Blinken would seek contact with Lavrov in the ASEAN fields in Cambodia and “catch him by the button” if the opportunity arose. The secretary of state was meeting with the Russian minister for a prisoner exchange, Kirby said.
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At the end of July, CNN reported on the White House's proposal to exchange businessman Viktor Bout, convicted in the United States (sentenced to 25 years for arms trafficking, he pleads not guilty) to Paul Whelan and basketball player Brittney Griner convicted in Russia (the first was convicted in Russia for espionage, the second— for drug smuggling).
Later, the TV channel reported that Moscow had offered to include in the exchange process ex-FSB officer Vadim Krasikov, who was sentenced in Germany to life in prison for the murder of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a Georgian citizen of Chechen origin, in 2019.
On July 29, Lavrov and Blinken discussed the issue of the exchange. After that, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that the United States received counter-proposals from Russia, but did not consider them serious. The Russian leader's spokesman responded by saying that information exchanges on the subject should be “secret”; and “without the megaphones of diplomacy.”
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France extradited Vinnik to Greece, but after arriving in Athens, he disappeared, lawyers said. The Russian family said that Vinnik was taken on a private plane to Boston, from where they had already been taken to San Francisco
Russian Alexander Vinnik was taken from Greece in the United States, RIA Novosti reported. in his family.
Vinnik was taken to Boston on a private jet, and then transferred to a company plane to San Francisco.
“From Boston, Alexander was given a call home. Everything happened and was framed as a kidnapping,— added to the family.
On the eve of the Paris court approved the US decision to withdraw the request for the extradition of Vinnik and end the case against him in France. At the same time, the lawyer of the Russian, Frederic Belo, explained that in fact Vinnik would not be released, since he would have to be immediately taken into custody to be transferred to Greece, where the United States sent a second extradition request back in 2017. The lawyer dismissed the United States decision as a “fraud” suggesting that Greece would quickly send the Russian to San Francisco, whose local court had issued the original arrest warrant.
After arriving in Athens, Vinnik disappeared, his lawyer Zoe Konstantopoulou said. According to her, the police prevented her from entering the department for several hours, and when the lawyer managed to get inside, she was told that they did not know where the Russian was. Konstantopoulou suggested that Vinnik could be put on a plane and sent to the United States. In this case, “we are talking about one of the most egregious violations of international legality,” she said.
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However, Greece did not extradite Vinnik to either Russia or the United States, but agreed with the request from France. A Parisian court sentenced the Russian to five years in prison.
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FSB detained in Karachay-Cherkessia a supporter of the “Right Sector”, who was preparing a terrorist attack “https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/925x520_crop/media/img/4/15/756596839109154.png” alt=”FSB detained a Right Sector supporter who was preparing a terrorist attack” />
The Federal Security Service detained a supporter of the Ukrainian nationalist organization “Right Sector” in Karachay-Cherkessia (recognized as extremist in Russia and banned), who planned to stage terrorist attacks against the security forces, the FSB public relations center reported. a citizen of the Russian Federation, born in 1992 (an adherent of neo-Nazi ideology), who harbored intentions to commit terrorist acts against employees of republican law enforcement agencies and military personnel under the patronage of the Right Sector organization,— the message says.
At the place of residence of the detainee, they found a cache with two improvised explosive devices, components for the manufacture of such devices, and diagrams of approaches to the buildings of the prosecutor's office and the military registration and enlistment office, the FSB reported. Correspondence with members of the “Right Sector” was also found, “revealing his criminal intentions.”
The FSB opened a case on preparation for a terrorist act (part 1, article 30, paragraph “a”, part 2, article 205 of the Criminal Code) and participation in an extremist organization (part 2, article 282.2 of the Criminal Code), the report says.
After the attacks, the detainee planned to leave for Ukraine. He confesses, the FSB said.
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In April, the Ministry of Defense announced the elimination of one of the leaders of the Right Sector during a special operation Taras Bobanich, known by the nickname Hammer. The ministry stated that he personally gave orders for artillery shelling of residential areas of Donetsk and Lugansk with heavy weapons.
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Peskov: Putin and Biden agreed on a channel for discussing the exchange of prisoners in Geneva Putin and Biden agreed on a channel for discussing the exchange of prisoners between Russia and the United States at the Geneva summit, Peskov said Earlier, Lavrov said that this channel remains relevant
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin arrive during a meeting in Geneva. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia was ready to discuss the exchange of prisoners with the United States, but only within the framework of the channel previously agreed by the presidents. Peskov was asked what kind of channel it was.
“We are also talking about a conversation between two presidents in Geneva,” — noted the representative of the Kremlin.
At the end of July, CNN sources reported that the United States offered Russia to exchange businessman Viktor Bout for Paul Whelan and basketball player Brittney Griner. Bout was sentenced to 25 years in the United States for arms trafficking, he pleaded not guilty. Whelan was sentenced in Russia to 16 years for espionage, and Griner was sentenced on August 4 to nine years for drug smuggling. The basketball player was detained at the Moscow airport in February: cartridges for vapes with hash oil were found in her bag.
Russia, in turn, asked to include in the exchange former FSB officer Vadim Krasikov, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in Germany for the murder of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a Georgian citizen of Chechen origin, writes CNN.
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On July 29, Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken discussed the prisoner exchange issue. The White House said they did not consider Russia's response to their proposals serious. The Kremlin, in turn, emphasized that “a public exchange of positions will not lead to a result.” “We still believe that any information exchanges on this topic should be secret, without megaphone diplomacy,” Peskov noted.
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The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced its readiness to strengthen cooperation with Russia after Pelosi's visit Russia's position on Taiwan speaks of a “high level of Chinese-Russian strategic partnership,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. The Kremlin called Pelosi's visit to the island “a completely unnecessary provocation” /webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
Chinese authorities are ready to strengthen strategic cooperation with Russia amid rising tensions in the Taiwan Strait, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Phnom Penh.
Wang Yi noted that Russia “always adheres to principle of “one China” and opposes “any encroachment on sovereignty” China.
“In turn, Beijing is ready to strengthen strategic cooperation with Russia so that together we can more effectively defend the international system in which the UN plays a key role, as well as an order based on the norms of generally accepted international law,” — said Wang Yi (quote from RIA Novosti).
According to him, Russia's position on Taiwan speaks of the “high level of the Sino-Russian comprehensive strategic partnership.” and about the support that Beijing and Moscow provide to each other in the international arena. Together they “defend equality and justice in the world,” the minister added.
China-Taiwan relations escalated after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island on August 2. The PRC considers Taiwan its territory and opposes its contacts with representatives of countries with which China has diplomatic relations, believing that such contacts violate its sovereignty. The United States, in turn, noted that Pelosi's trip is consistent with their policy on Taiwan and “there is no reason for conflict.”
The Russian authorities reacted negatively to Pelosi's trip. In the Kremlin, this visit was considered “a completely unnecessary provocation.” And the Foreign Ministry suggested that the trip of the US speaker is trying to divert public attention from internal problems and the situation in Ukraine. “For the sake of momentary profit, for the sake of instant conjuncture, for the sake of this notorious PR, internal and external, they are ready to sacrifice everything, including the remnants of their own reputation,” — said the representative of the department, Maria Zakharova.
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The protocol on discrediting the Russian army against Shevchuk was drawn up after the concert with anti-war statements. At the musician's request, the case was transferred to St. Petersburg, but later returned to Ufa “image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
Sovetsky District Court Ufa has rejected the petition of the musician, leader of the DDT group Yuri Shevchuk to send his administrative case on discrediting the Russian army (Article 20.3.3) to St. Petersburg for consideration, the RBC Ufa correspondent reports.
“The judge has the right to refuse to satisfy the request of a person, taking into account the specific circumstances of the case, if this is necessary to ensure a balance of the rights of all participants in the proceedings and protect public interests,” Judge Yulia Egorova explained.
At the request of Shevchuk's defender Oleksandr Peredrukasud, a psychological and linguistic study of the musician's speech was added to the case, human rights activist Pavel Chikov said on his Telegram channel. Experts came to the conclusion that the words of the musician “negative information about the armed forces of the Russian Federation, including the negative actions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, do not contain.” “The assessment of the decision of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin on a special military operation in Ukraine is contained implicitly, in the form of a negative-ironic value judgment (opinion)”, — according to the study.
In connection with the petition of Shevchuk's lawyer to get acquainted with the case materials, the trial was postponed until August 16, the joint press service of the courts of Bashkiria reported.
A protocol under the article of the Code of Administrative Offenses (CAO) on discrediting the Armed Forces (Article 20.3.3) against Shevchuk was drawn up after a concert in Ufa on May 18. During it, the leader of the DDT made an anti-war appeal and spoke about his understanding of the word “motherland”. The police sent the case to the Ufa court, but Shevchuk asked that it be considered in St. Petersburg, at the place of residence of the defendant. The request was granted.
At the end of May, the Dzerzhinsky District Court of St. Petersburg returned the Shevchuk case to the police “to eliminate shortcomings.” As the court explained, the protocol does not describe the event of the offense and does not indicate “what exactly the public calls to prevent the use of the Armed Forces in order to protect the interests of Russia and its citizens expressed.”
In July, a court in St. Petersburg again registered an administrative case on discrediting the army against the musician. At the same time, in the new protocol under Art. 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses drawn up by the police, the court again found violations and decided to redirect the case to Ufa. On August 3, Shevchuk again asked that his case be considered in St. Petersburg.
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In the administrative case of discrediting the army, Shevchuk faces a fine of 30 thousand to 50 thousand rubles.
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Russian security forces neutralized the “sleeping cell” Ukrainian saboteurs in Kherson, all members of the group were detained. It is reported by “RIA Novosti” with reference to sources in the Russian law enforcement agencies.
According to the agency, 16 members of the cell were identified in Kherson, their identities and places of residence were established. Among the detainees— platoon commander lieutenant Denis Yakovenko and squad leader.
According to the agency, Kalashnikov assault rifles with cartridges, grenades, carbines and rifles, bayonet-knives, as well as lists of territorial defense personnel, educational and methodological aids were found in the detainees for carrying out sabotage at the infrastructure of the city.
The group's meetings, according to the source, took place “in one of the travel agencies.” Yakovenko said that the group was originally part of the Kherson territorial defense.
At the end of July, the military-civil administration (MCA) of the Kherson region announced the detention of local gunners who handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine data for striking the village of Brilevka. As a result of shelling on July 30, a family of five people, including three children, went missing.
The Kherson region is under the complete control of the Russian military. The local CAA has repeatedly announced its intention to hold a referendum on joining Russia.
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In Belarus, Luka and Sasha 3% sticker packs in Telegram were recognized as extremist. We are talking about Luka and Sasha 3% sticker packs. Even before the elections, after which a wave of mass protests took place in Belarus, Lukashenka asked the opposition not to lower his rating and do without insults
The court of the Central District of Minsk recognized two packages of stickers in Telegram under the names Luka and Sasha 3% as extremist. This was reported by the Zerkalo.io portal with reference to the list of extremist materials of the Ministry of Information of Belarus (recognized as extremist in Belarus, blocked in the republic and in Russia).
By the beginning of the year, more than 215 chats and 215 Telegram channels were recognized as extremist in Belarus, Sputnik Belarus calculated. Subscribers to such channels may face penalties. So, if the chat is recognized as extremist material, subscribers who support “in the promotion of the channel”— make reposts, transfer money or transfer information there,— will be brought to administrative responsibility, the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime (GUBOPiK) of Belarus reported.
If the Telegram channel is recognized as an extremist formation, citizens participating in its activities may face punishment under the relevant Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code, which provides for up to seven years in prison. As stated in GUBOPiK, they will be held accountable under this article “pointwise, taking into account the role of everyone, based on the evidence collected.”
In August 2020, mass protests began in Belarus after the presidential elections. The opposition announced the falsification of the voting results. According to the CEC, the current president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, who was in power for 25 years at that time, scored 80%, while the single opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya— ten%. Lukashenka himself said that the elections were held legally, and the protests were led from abroad.
The opposition expressed doubts about Lukashenka's high results even before the elections, and the phrase “Sasha 3%” became a meme. However, the president himself asked opposition representatives not to insult him and not to underestimate his rating among the population. “If you have any problems, you state them. Listen, except for me, no one will solve them, and [except] the power that exists today. Are you “Sasha 3%” already written on T-shirts. But do you even believe that the incumbent president has 3%?»— he noted in June 2020, adding that “in no country is it allowed to insult people.”
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The Chinese authorities have decided to impose sanctions on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family because of a visit to Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“In response to vicious and provocative actions, China decided to impose sanctions against Pelosi and her immediate family in accordance with the current legislation of the People's Republic of China,— the message says.
Pelosi visited Taiwan despite Beijing's serious concerns and seriously interfered in China's internal affairs, undermining its sovereignty and territorial integrity, violating the “one China principle” and threatening peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, the report said.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry did not specify what kind of sanctions would be imposed against Pelosi and her relatives.
Pelosi said earlier today that her trip to Taiwan was not about trying to change the status quo, Reuters reported. “We have said from the beginning that our presence here is not about changing the status quo in Taiwan or the region,” she said at a press conference after talks with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
She expressed the view that the Chinese government was not satisfied with the “strong friendship”; USA and Taiwan.
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Due to weather conditions in some regions of Russia, this year's grain harvest may be lower than previously planned. Therefore, the volume of grain supplies for export will most likely have to be reduced, the Ministry of Agriculture said
Plans for grain exports in the 2022-2023 season may have to be reduced, Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev warned, as harvested volumes are now lower than last year. Patrushev stated this at an off-site meeting of the Ministry of Agriculture’s headquarters in Bashkortostan, the ministry’s Telegram channel reports.
“The current yield is generally not bad, but the volume of grain harvested at the moment is noticeably less than a year ago,”— the minister noted. According to him, 27% of the grain area has already been harvested and 55 million tons have been harvested.
“In aggregate, all this creates risks in terms of achieving the grain harvest of 130 million tons. Of course, we will fully provide our market, there will be no problems with this. However, if the planned volumes are not achieved, we will have to revise our export plans of 50 million tons. And this may have a negative impact on the world grain market,»,— Patrushev explained.
He named three reasons for the decline in yields:
On July 7, President Vladimir Putin, amidst expectations of a global food crisis, said that a good harvest is expected in the country, including wheat.
“We have good prospects for the harvest, there will be about 130 million tons of wheat. This is a significant volume, if we bear in mind that 800 million tons are produced in the world, — Putin said at a meeting with the winners of the “Leaders of Russia” contest. According to him, Russia will retain the first place in the export of these products in the world.
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In May, the president spoke about the hope for a record wheat harvest in the history of Russia. According to him, the grain harvest could reach 130 million tons, including 87 million tons of wheat.
“If this happens, and we will rely on this, it will become a record in the entire history of Russia” ,— then Putin said at a meeting on economic issues. Such a harvest, according to him, would not only meet domestic needs, but also increase supplies to the world market.
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The issue of including metals in the deal on Ukrainian exports is impossible without discussing sanctions against Russian producers , Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
“In any case, it must be understood here that the solution of such issues is impossible without direct linkage with the restrictions that apply to our producers, in this case metal producers. Therefore, there is a lot to discuss here,»,— he said (quoted by TASS).
At the same time, he stated that Russia's official position on the inclusion of metals in the deal on the export of Ukrainian food has not yet been formulated.
“Nothing officially has not yet been formulated, — said Peskov.
Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine and trade representative of the country Taras Kachka spoke earlier in an interview with the Financial Times about the idea to extend the agreement on the export of grain from Ukraine to other goods, including metals. “This is an agreement on logistics, on the movement of ships through the Black Sea. What's the difference between grain and iron ore?” he said.
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