YLE: “Gazprom” began to burn gas that did not reach Europe

The Finnish edition writes about a huge torch on the border with Russia.

Due to a serious reduction in gas supplies to Europe via “Nord Stream” the company “Gazprom”, according to media reports, burns excess fuel.

Journalists estimate the scale as industrial.

According to the Finnish YLE, referring to NASA data and testimony According to eyewitnesses, a giant torch flared up near the Russian-Finnish border on June 17.

Not far from the place of fire is the impression station “Portovaya”, which provides gas pumping.

Torch visible on the other side of the border, the publication points out.

The NASA monitoring system has the same data, despite the fact that there were no other fires during this period.

As TASS specified, Gazprom introduced restrictions on blue fuel via Nord Stream, reducing volumes from 167 million to 67 million cubic meters per day at the beginning of summer.

The company said that the reason for this was a malfunction of the equipment

Therefore, two turbines that were serviced in Canada did not arrive on time.

As Topnews wrote, the other side said that the acceptance of the equipment “Gazprom” slows down itself, delaying customs documents.

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The expert spoke about measures to reduce the risk of drug shortages

Chairman of the Board of the Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of the Eurasian Economic Union (AFPEAEU) Alexei Kedrin listed the measures of the Russian government introduced to reduce the risk of drug shortages in the country. He told aif.ru about this.

He said that the list of measures included accelerated registration of drugs, importation of drugs in foreign packaging, permission for the temporary circulation of batches of unregistered drugs and accelerated re-registration of prices. According to Kedrin, this had a positive impact on the availability and provision of people with the necessary drugs.

The expert stressed that for the effective operation of these measures, it is necessary to constantly monitor drugs that are not available in pharmacies. In addition, if these decisions are ineffective, they will need to be promptly corrected.

On July 1, the head of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Murashko, announced that there was no shortage of medicines for children.

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Telegram stickers recognized as extremist for the first time in Belarus

The Court of the Central District of Minsk recognized as extremist materials Telegram stickers with the common names «Luka» and “Sasha 3%”. This is evidenced by the data posted on the website of the Ministry of Information of Belarus.

The republican list of extremist materials includes several hundred positions, including printed, book, audio and video products, Internet resources, symbols, as well as paraphernalia.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill on the creation of a database of extremist materials. It is noted that the base will increase the effectiveness of operational-search activities and investigative actions.

For public calls for activities directed against the security of Russia, you can get up to seven years in prison. The corresponding law was signed by Putin.

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Rector of RANEPA Mau pleaded not guilty to fraud

Rector of the RANEPA Vladimir Mau, who is accused in the case of fraud on an especially large scale, has not pleaded guilty, TASS reports.

At the same time, according to the source of the agency , Mau cooperates with the investigation and gives detailed testimony.

Earlier, the Tverskoy Court of Moscow sent the rector of the RANEPA Vladimir Mau under house arrest. He is involved in a case of fraud on an especially large scale, previously initiated against the former Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Marina Rakova. Vladimir Mau is accused of embezzling 21 million rubles.

The day before it became known that the former Deputy Head of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation Marina Rakova pleaded guilty in the case of fraud and asked the court for house arrest. However, in this petition she was denied.

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The head of the TPM Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences was arrested in a case of treason

Director of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TPM) of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS) Alexander Shiplyuk has been arrested in a treason case, TASS reports citing Vasily Fomin, scientific director of the institution.

He noted that in connection with the arrest of the director, operational measures were taken in the institute building, in particular searches.

According to Fomin, Shiplyuk is in the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center. in Moscow.

Earlier, Anatoly Maslov, professor of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was arrested in Novosibirsk, who is suspected of treason.

The Novosibirsk court also ruled that the head of the laboratory was arrested on suspicion of treason quantum optical technologies of the local state university Dmitry Kolker. He died a few days after his arrest.

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The scientist told why the outbreak of covid began in August and not in September

The new wave of coronavirus that began in Russia in recent days suggests that this disease is quite different from SARS, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology told aif.ru RNIMU them. Pirogov Vladimir Nikiforov.

He identified three possible reasons why the outbreak of coronavirus began in early August, and not in September, when adults return to teams, and children — to schools and kindergartens.

The first reason — coronavirus is not like SARS, so its spread does not obey the classical laws of epidemiology.

“Remember, last summer there was also hot weather, in which influenza and SARS practically do not occur, and there was no decrease in the incidence of covid”, — recalled the doctor of medical sciences.

The second reason — the emergence of a new, more contagious, but less dangerous strain — “centaur”, which is likely to displace the “omicron”.

“Perhaps the removal of all restrictions also played a role, they also have a protective effect. But I don’t see the threat that all hospitals will overflow yet. Still, it causes a lighter flow, », — Nikiforov added.

Earlier today, 18,555 cases of coronavirus were detected in Russia, while a week ago, doctors recorded 11,422 cases, two weeks ago — 6 659 cases.

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High level of terrorist threat extended in Bryansk region

The high (yellow) level of terrorist threat has been extended in the Bryansk region until August 22, according to the website of the government of the region of the Russian Federation.

The press service explained that such a decision is associated with receiving information from law enforcement agencies about the continuing threat of a terrorist act and the organization of activities to counteract its commission.

The authorities note that a high level of danger is introduced in order to strengthen the work of special services. Residents of the region are asked to remain calm and be more vigilant. If suspicious people, cars appear, or ownerless objects are found, law enforcement agencies should be informed about this.

Earlier it was reported that during the shelling of Tochka-U in the village of Klimovo in the Bryansk region, two people were injured. They were diagnosed with minor shrapnel wounds. According to the governor of the region Alexander Bogomaz, Russian air defense systems shot down the ammunition, but its fragments fell on civilian infrastructure. As a result, several houses, a car, a grain receiver of a bakery and a school glazing were damaged.

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Riyadh hit by powerful dust storm

The capital of Saudi Arabia Riyadh and its environs were covered by a powerful dust storm. According to Channel Five, visibility has practically dropped to zero.

The footage published by the publication shows that the sun has disappeared behind a huge cloud of sand, and the sky has become blood red. The situation in Riyadh is reminiscent of the Martian Chronicles.

It is noted that a dangerous and unpleasant phenomenon has become common in the Middle East. Because of the sand that penetrates even when the windows are closed, it becomes a real nightmare for local residents.

Dust storms were reported in Kalmykia in April.

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What kind of “hard days” did the Hydrometeorological Center promise Muscovites?

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August 5 and 6 will be “hard days” for the residents of the Russian capital. Roman Vilfand, scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, explained in a TASS commentarythatvery hot weather is expected with temperatures up to 33-34 degrees Celsius.

He called such indicators close to the record for the entire history of meteorological observations .

How hot will it be on August 5 and 6?

Forecasters warn of rising temperatures and abnormal heat on Friday (August 5) and Saturday (August 6).  

“Tough days ahead of us. According to preliminary calculations, August 5 and 6 will be in second place in the rank of the hottest days (we are talking about the rank for these dates) — 31-33 degrees are predicted», — said Vilfand.

So, according to his forecast, in the southeast of the Moscow region, there is a high probability of a temperature rise to a record 34 degrees. Even at night, according to him, the heat will not weaken much, the thermometer will show up to 18 degrees Celsius, and in the center of Moscow — up to 20-23 degrees. 

What will the weather be like in Moscow on Sunday?

On Sunday, the forecaster expects the weather vector to change. The sky will be covered with clouds, it may rain with thunderstorms and wind gusts up to 20 meters per second, the expert says. about  26-28 degrees, Vilfand noticed.

And on Monday, weather forecasters promise light rains. It will become much cooler — the temperature will drop to 21-26 degrees Celsius.

Sources:  https://tass.ru

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Experts told how to save on child’s school fees

Experts told RIAMO how much it would cost to buy the necessary things by September 1 and how to save money on school supplies.

Thus, Marina Kondratovich, a member of the Public Chamber of the Moscow Region when choosing stationery, advises parents not to overpay for design. In particular, ordinary green notebooks can be purchased for 3.5 rubles. And when choosing a school uniform and backpacks, you should pay attention to domestic brands.

A mother of many children, a pediatrician from Odintsovo, Yulia Berezhanskaya, recommends that before going to the store, make lists for each child and purchase only the most necessary things. You can also go to sales – usually at the end of May or mid-September. And the Ombudsman for Children in the Moscow Region, Ksenia Mishonova, advises not to forget about second-hand things.

Vasily Tolkachev, a specialist in managing client projects of the fulfillment operator Fulex, recommends visiting price aggregator sites when making online purchases , which monitors the cost of various products online. The same can be done on marketplaces, where it is convenient to choose the country of production, price, and material.

Experts also note that since mid-summer, marketplaces usually announce seasonal sales with discounts on clothes and other goods. As a result, customers can purchase products with 30-50% discounts.

Earlier, the head of an online school for children and teenagers, Anastasia Yekushevskaya, said that the age of five is optimal to start preparing a child for school. A preschooler at this age already has the necessary intellectual reserve, and he is ready to systematize and analyze information.

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Eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland

In Iceland, the eruption of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, which is located 30 kilometers from Reykjavik, began. A fissure from which lava pours out was formed in the valley of Meradalir. The speed of lava flows is 20 meters per second. The last time Fagradalsfjall woke up was last year, the previous eruption of this volcano lasted from March to September 2021.

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What types of rest are allowed to the employee?

To prevent violations of the constitutional right of an employee to rest, Rostrud issued a memo for employers. An overview of the clarifications in the material aif.ru.

What kind of breaks can be taken during the working day? 

The Labor Code (Labor Code of the Russian Federation) provides for three types of breaks:

  • for rest and food;
  • for heating;
  • for feeding the child.

Lunch time varies from half an hour to two hours. If the working day is eight hours, then the employee is entitled to one break, if more than eight hours — two. But if the working day is less than four hours — lunch is not allowed.

Rest time is not included in the total working day and is not payable. The exception is cases when the nature and intensity of work do not allow interrupting activities and going to lunch, — the employer is obliged to provide the opportunity to rest and eat at the workplace. If food is provided on the job, this time is considered working and must be paid.

Breaks for heating are typical for special categories of workers — those who work outdoors or in unheated areas, such as loaders or drivers.

Break breaks for feeding are due to:

  • mothers with children under the age of 1.5 years ;
  • to fathers and other people who raise children alone — motherless.

Duration of feeding — 30 minutes every three hours. Feeding time increases depending on the number of children and cannot be less than an hour. Unlike breaks for lunch and heating, breaks for feeding are included in the total length of the working day and are paid. It is important that a nursing mother can independently distribute breastfeeding breaks: you can add them to lunch or even sum up all the time allocated for the child and transfer it to the end or beginning of the day. 

According to Rostrud, the employer has no right require an account of how exactly an employee uses their breaks, regardless of their purpose.

How much time should elapse between shifts?

Each employee is entitled to rest between work shifts — a break between finishing work and starting the next day. As Rostrud explained, rest time should be twice as long as labor time, that is, after working a standard eight hours, you need to rest 16. There is a nuance for working on a rotational basis — the duration of the break, including lunch, can be reduced to 12 hours.

What days are days off? 

In accordance with Art. 111 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation officially on the working week one general day off — Sunday. Whether Saturday will be a day off in the organization, the employer decides, prescribing this condition in the internal labor regulations, in the employment contract. Rostrud specifically noted: the management cannot make Sunday a working day by a local act, even if it postpones the day off to another day.

How should non-working holidays be organized?

It often happens that the day off — Saturday or Sunday — coincides with the holiday. The law states that in this case the non-working day becomes the day following the holiday — there is no need to issue any internal orders for this. In addition, the department indicated that the transfer is carried out only the next day — it cannot be transferred to any other date.

How long can you rest on vacation?

As a general rule, during the vacation, the employee retains the place of work and average earnings. The standard length of vacation per year is 28 days — it can't be less.

Art. 115 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation provides that leave can be longer than 28 days, provided that it is provided to the following categories of workers:

  • teachers and teachers and other teaching staff — 42 and 56 days;
  • rescuers — 30, 35 or 40 days;
  • Prosecutors — 30 days excluding travel time to the place of rest;
  • disabled — at least 30 days;
  • officers of the internal affairs bodies — 30 days, and if they work in the north — 45 days;
  • minors — 31 days.

In addition to annual paid leave, labor legislation provides for additional paid leave for employees:

  • employed in hazardous industries (minimum seven days);
  • workers in irregular working hours (at least three days); 
  • employed in the Far North (16 and 24 days), and a number of other categories listed in Art. 116 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation.

Also, for example, state civil servants are provided with additional vacation days for length of service — from one to five years — one calendar day; from five to ten years — five days; from ten to 15 years — seven days, from 15 years and more — ten days. Thus, the maximum duration of vacation for them — 40 days.

Who can go on vacation at their own expense? 

Rostrud also recalled the categories of citizens who can receive additional leave, but at their own expense: 

  • an employee with several children under 14;
  • an employee with a disabled minor child;
  • a single mother raising a child under 14;
  • a father who raises a child under 14 without a mother;
  • guardian of a minor;
  • an employee who takes care of a relative — disabled person of group I.

It is important that the provision of such a vacation — a right, not an obligation, of the employer. You can apply for additional days of rest only if such an opportunity is provided for by a collective agreement with the employer. The duration of such leave cannot exceed 14 days.

The employer is obliged to provide unpaid leave at the request of the following citizens: 

  • participants of the Great Patriotic War — up to 35 calendar days a year;
  • working old-age pensioners (by age) — up to 14 calendar days a year;
  • parents and wives (husbands) of military personnel, employees of the internal affairs bodies, the federal fire service, customs authorities, employees of institutions and bodies of the penitentiary system, enforcement agencies who died or died as a result of injury, concussion or injury received in the performance of military service duties ( service), or as a result of a disease associated with military service (service), — up to 14 calendar days a year; working disabled people — up to 60 calendar days a year;
  • employees in cases of the birth of a child, marriage registration, death of close relatives — up to five calendar days

Rostrud especially noted the awarded employees and firefighter volunteers — the employer is obliged to provide them with additional annual leave without pay: 

  • an employee awarded the highest state awards for labor achievements — Hero of Socialist Labor, Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation, Full Cavalier of the Order of Labor Glory — up to three weeks a year;
  • employees awarded the titles of Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of the Russian Federation, full cavalier of the Order of Glory — up to three weeks a year;
  • employee — voluntary firefighter of the territorial division of the voluntary fire brigade — up to ten calendar days.

Sources: 

https://pravo.ru/news/242252/

http://www.consultant.ru/law/hotdocs/76595.html

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Three Turkish citizens convicted in Mari El for desecrating the Eternal Flame

A court in the Republic of Mari El found three Turkish citizens guilty of desecrating the Eternal Flame, the press service of the Investigative Department of the RF Investigative Committee for the region reports.

It was established that on February 21 of this year, foreign Tourists, walking in the Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Yoshkar-Ola, desecrated the Eternal Flame monument, dedicated to those who died in the Great Patriotic War. As noted in the UK, the defendants committed the crime, “wishing to publicly demonstrate their superiority over others and cynical disregard for the norms of morality and morality.”

The court sentenced Turkish citizens to one year in prison. They will serve their sentence in a colony-settlement.

Earlier, in Voronezh, investigators opened a criminal case on the desecration of graves in the city cemetery by two teenagers.

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Vladimir Saldo will be transported for treatment to the Sklifosovsky Research Institute

The head of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, will be transferred to the Sklifosovsky Research Institute, the plane with him will fly from Simferopol to Moscow, the press service of the head of the VGA reports.

“According to the results of the medical examination, it was decided to transfer Vladimir Saldo to the Sklifosovsky Research Institute, where he will be provided with qualified medical care, — the administration's Telegram channel says.

The balance will be sent to Moscow by plane via Simferopol.

The head of the regional CAA announced his hospitalization the day before. According to him, doctors insisted on it.

Later, his deputy, Kirill Stremousov, linked Balance's disease with severe overexertion due to a difficult work schedule without days off.

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Events of the week in pictures: 1 – 5 July

Anomalous heat in Europe, military exercises of the Chinese Armed Forces around Taiwan, the invasion of giant slugs in Moscow, the celebration of Airborne Forces Day. These and other events — in the AiF.ru photo feed.

On July 31, the conflict between the leadership of Kosovo and the Serbian community escalated after the police of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo closed two checkpoints (checkpoints) in the north of the region into the central part of Serbia, intending to introduce an entry ban on Serbian internal documents from August 1, and also on cars with license plates issued by the Serbian authorities. Under pressure from diplomats and protesters, the Kosovo government announced a decision to postpone the adoption of a law banning Serbian documents until 1 September. © www.globallookpress.com/Festim Beqiri/dpa/Global Look Press

A funeral service was held at the Troekurovsky cemetery in Moscow on August 1 for 40 days after the death of singer Yuri Shatunov © AiF/Yulia Gerasimova

Monsoon rains in Iran led to flooding and flooding © www.globallookpress.com/Iranian Red Crescent Society/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

The Soyuz rocket launched the Kosmos-2558 military satellite into orbit for the Russian Ministry of Defense © Russian Ministry of Defense

In Beirut, two silos collapsed ahead of the 2020 explosion commemoration © www.globallookpress.com/Stringer/dpa/Global Look Press

Giant Spanish slugs have appeared in Moscow. According to the Mospriroda, they were supposedly brought in with fruits and vegetables or specially to keep at home, and then thrown away. © AIF/Marina Volosevich

Airborne Troops Day celebration in Gorky Park in Moscow © AiF/Marina Volosevich

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (center) visited Taiwan. © Reuters/Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Handout via Reuters

A screen in Beijing showing live-fire exercises by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in six areas around Taiwan. Military exercises of the Chinese Armed Forces are held on the water and in the airspace around the island in order to test the combat capability of the troops. They will last until August 7th. © Reuters/Thomas Peter/Reuters

The McKinney Fire rages in California, the largest wildfire in the state this year © Reuters/Fred Greaves/Reuters

On August 3, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited the production site of the Siemens Energy plant in Mülheim an der Ruhr and inspected the turbine for Nord Stream. Olaf Scholz said that the turbine for the Nord Stream gas pipeline is ready for operation and ready to ship from Germany. © www.globallookpress.com/IMAGO/Christoph Reichwein (crei)/Global Look Press

Consequences of shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the Donbass Palace Hotel in Donetsk. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) shelled Donetsk on the morning of August 4. © AiF/Dmitry Grigoriev

In Donetsk, on August 4, they said goodbye to the colonel of the DPR army Olga “Korsa” Kachura. Olga Kachura served as deputy commander of the rocket artillery division of the People's Militia of the DPR and stood at the origins of the creation of the department in 2014. She commanded a division of the MLRS BM-21 “Grad” in Gorlovka. She died as a result of shelling on August 3. Colonel of the DPR army Olga Kachura was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Russia. © AiF/Dmitry Grigoriev

A giant water-filled crater appeared next to the Alcaparosa Copper Mine in Chile. © Reuters/Johan Godoy/Reuters

Airplanes perform aerobatics over the Egyptian Pyramids at Giza during the Pyramids AirShow 2022. © www.globallookpress.com/Wang Dongzhen/XinHua/Global Look Press

Vacationers at the fountain on the Trocadero in Paris. Abnormal heat continues in Western Europe. © Reuters/Sarah Meyssonnier/Reuters

On July 31, the conflict between the leadership of Kosovo and the Serbian community escalated after the police of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo closed two checkpoints (checkpoints) in the north of the region into the central part of Serbia, intending to introduce an entry ban on Serbian internal documents from August 1, and also on cars with license plates issued by the Serbian authorities. Under pressure from diplomats and protesters, the Kosovo government announced a decision to postpone the adoption of a law banning Serbian documents until 1 September. © www.globallookpress.com/Festim Beqiri/dpa/Global Look Press

A funeral service was held at the Troekurovsky cemetery in Moscow on August 1 for 40 days after the death of singer Yuri Shatunov © AiF/Yulia Gerasimova

Monsoon rains in Iran led to flooding and flooding © www.globallookpress.com/Iranian Red Crescent Society/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

The Soyuz rocket launched the Kosmos-2558 military satellite into orbit for the Russian Ministry of Defense © Russian Ministry of Defense

In Beirut, two silos collapsed ahead of a commemoration of the 2020 explosion © www.globallookpress.com/Stringer/dpa/Global Look Press

Giant Spanish slugs have appeared in Moscow. According to the Mospriroda, they were supposedly brought in with fruits and vegetables or specially to keep at home, and then thrown away. © AIF/Marina Volosevich

Airborne Troops Day celebration in Gorky Park in Moscow © AiF/Marina Volosevich

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (center) visited Taiwan. © Reuters/Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Handout via Reuters

A screen in Beijing showing live-fire exercises by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in six areas around Taiwan. Military exercises of the Chinese Armed Forces are held on the water and in the airspace around the island in order to test the combat capability of the troops. They will last until August 7th. © Reuters/Thomas Peter/Reuters

McKinney Fire rages in California, becoming the largest wildfire in the state this year © Reuters/Fred Greaves/Reuters

On August 3, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited the production site of the Siemens Energy plant in Mülheim an der Ruhr and inspected the turbine for Nord Stream. Olaf Scholz said that the turbine for the Nord Stream gas pipeline is ready for operation and ready to ship from Germany. © www.globallookpress.com/IMAGO/Christoph Reichwein (crei)/Global Look Press

Consequences of shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the Donbass Palace Hotel in Donetsk. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) shelled Donetsk on the morning of August 4. © AiF/Dmitry Grigoriev

In Donetsk, on August 4, they said goodbye to the colonel of the DPR army Olga “Korsa” Kachura. Olga Kachura served as deputy commander of the rocket artillery division of the People's Militia of the DPR and stood at the origins of the creation of the department in 2014. She commanded a division of the MLRS BM-21 “Grad” in Gorlovka. She died as a result of shelling on August 3. Colonel of the DPR army Olga Kachura was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Russia. © AiF/Dmitry Grigoriev

A giant water-filled crater appeared next to the Alcaparosa Copper Mine in Chile. © Reuters/Johan Godoy/Reuters

Airplanes perform aerobatics over the Egyptian Pyramids at Giza during the Pyramids AirShow 2022. © www.globallookpress.com/Wang Dongzhen/XinHua/Global Look Press

Vacationers at the fountain on the Trocadero in Paris. Abnormal heat continues in Western Europe. © Reuters/Sarah Meyssonnier/Reuters

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Israel strikes in the Gaza Strip and declares a state of emergency

The state of emergency will be in effect from 16:45 on August 5 to 20:00 on August 6 within a radius of 80 km from the sector. The aggravation of the conflict was caused by the arrest by Israel of the leader of the banned Islamic Jihad terrorist group

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Israel Defense Forces strikes the Gaza Strip, ruled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas The authorities declared a state of emergency in the surrounding areas. This was announced by the press service of the armed forces on Twitter.

“The IDF is currently attacking the Gaza Strip. An emergency situation has been declared in the Israeli rear,— said in the message.

The press service of the army clarified that the state of emergency will be in effect from 16:45 on August 5 (coincides with Moscow time) until 20:00 on August 6 within a radius of up to 80 km from the Gaza Strip.

Army representatives specified that the operation called “Rassvet”, it is conducted against “terrorist targets” Palestinian group “Islamic Jihad” (also “Jamaat Mujahideen”, a terrorist organization banned in Russia).

«Islamic Jihad»— is a paramilitary Islamist group that wants to create an independent Palestinian Islamic state and destroy Israel in a jihad. It was founded in the 1970s by Sunni Muslim Brotherhood terrorists. (banned in Russia). “Palestinian Islamic Jihad” recognized as a terrorist organization also in the US, EU, UK, Japan, Canada, Australia and Israel.

According to the Al Jazeera TV channel, the aggravation was caused by the detention of one of the leaders of the Islamic Jihad in the Jenin Palestinian refugee camp. Israel in early August blocked roads near the Gaza Strip and sent armed reinforcements to the border with it. According to the Kipa portal, Israel's goal is to eliminate the commander of the northern brigade of the Islamic Jihad military wing. Taysira al-Jabari.

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The United States appreciated the role of Russia in the aggravation between Kosovo and Serbia

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The reason for the destabilization the situation between Serbia and partially recognized Kosovo became some Balkan politicians, the role of Russia in the aggravation is not so important, said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Gabriel Escobar.

“Russia is trying to play a role, but this role is not as important as the destabilizing factor of some politicians and some actors who operate inside the Balkans,” — said the diplomat during a telephone briefing, responding to a request to comment on Russia's role in aggravating the situation on the Kosovo-Serbia border.

“With rare exceptions, what happens in the Balkans is the result of factors that arise in the Balkans. I would say that what happened in the north of Serbia, — it is a question of Serbia and Kosovo. Therefore, it is important that the leaders of the two countries meet in Brussels as part of a dialogue under the auspices of the EU and resolve differences in the north. Including [adopted] a permanent decision on car numbers and the implementation of the energy road map,— diplomat added.

According to him, at the moment it is necessary to focus on those Balkan problems that can be resolved through diplomacy and constructive dialogue. Escobar noted that Washington views Kosovo and Serbia as future members of the EU and therefore supports the EU's mediation efforts. The diplomat added that as part of the upcoming talks between Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, Washington would like to see a discussion of an agreement on the establishment of a Community of Serbian Municipalities in Kosovo. “Our position is that all previous agreements must be implemented, including the Community of Serbian Municipalities,” — he summed up.

Earlier, the representative of the EU foreign service, Peter Stano, said that the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, invited Kurti and Vucic to talks in Brussels on August 18. They are scheduled to meet with the EU Special Representative for the Western Balkans, Miroslav Lajcak.

The situation on the border between Serbia and Kosovo escalated on the evening of July 31. The reason was the decision of the authorities of a partially recognized state to oblige the Serbs to receive a temporary document on crossing the border when entering the republic. Serbian documents were to cease to be valid on 1 August. In addition, mandatory re-registration of vehicles with Serbian license plates to RKS (Republic of Kosovo) was to begin in Kosovo. In Pristina, they said that in this way they respond to Belgrade, which refuses to recognize certificates issued by Kosovo.

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On the evening of July 31, air raid sirens went off in the areas of Kosovo inhabited by Serbs. Residents of North Mitrovica (the northern part of the city is controlled by Serbian forces, the southern part by Kosovo) began to gather in the city center. Albanians took to the streets en masse in its southern part. The Serbs began to build barricades. Against the background of the escalation, Kosovo postponed until September 1 the adoption of a law on non-recognition of Serbian documents.

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Urgant responded to deputies from GRAD with a joke about “Russian McCarthyism”

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TV presenter Ivan Urgant ironically responded to the first meeting of the investigation group for anti-Russian activities in the field of culture (GRAD), which had taken place the day before. The day before, the group called him an agent of foreign influence.

“As part of the development and support of your idea of” Russian McCarthyism “; it is proposed to withdraw from free sale all the albums of Paul McCartney, with the exception of the album Back in USSR»,— wrote the TV presenter in Telegram.

He also proposed to release members of the Just Russia party from meetings of the GRAD; For the truth, “whom this day the conviction is announced in the Moscow City Court.”

On August 3, the Moscow City Court found guilty a State Duma deputy from the Just Russia party For the truth” Vadim Belousov in receiving a bribe in the amount of 3.25 billion rubles. He was sentenced to ten years in a strict regime colony and a fine of 500 million rubles. The deputy did not appear at the court session and was put on the wanted list.

The group for the investigation of anti-Russian actions in the field of culture and art was created on the initiative of the Just Russia party; For the Truth.

It included deputies from several factions, including artist Nikolai Burlyaev and Dmitry Pevtsov (“New People”), as well as deputies Dmitry Kuznetsov (“Fair Russia” For Truth) , Ivan Musatov (LDPR). One of the leaders of the group was the writer Zakhar Prilepin.

Purpose of GRAD— “to determine the main mechanisms for the implementation of foreign influence and anti-state activities in the field of culture, as well as measures to change the current situation.” The group compiled its “list of agents of foreign influence” and brought into it Urgant, the Bi-2 group, director Alexander Molochnikov and others. General Director of Channel One Konstantin Ernst is listed on the GRAD website as an “accomplice” Urgant. “Continues the contractual relationship with the leaders who do not support the CBO”, — it says on the site.

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In an interview with Parliamentary Newspaper secretary of the group for the investigation of anti-Russian actions in the field of culture, State Duma deputy Dmitry Kuznetsov said that he had sent deputy requests to Ernst and the Ministry of Digital Development— they concern cooperation with the hosts Ivan Urgant and Alexander Vasiliev.

Urgant opposed the Russian military operation in Ukraine. In early March, the Telegram channel Baza reported that the presenter had left Russia with his wife and two daughters. In mid-March, Urgant announced that he had gone on vacation and promised to return. “Don't panic. They let me go on vacation, but I'll take it and be back soon, — he wrote. The last issue of the program «Evening Urgant» aired February 21st. Since then, the channel has repeatedly denied the data about the closure of the program. The press service of the “First Channel” RBC explained that the show does not go on the air, as the channel is temporarily working “in the information mode”; and does not broadcast entertainment programs.

In the Kremlin, after the departure of Urgant, they refused to consider those who left the country “enemies of the state.” Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called Urgant a “great patriot” and admitted that he could “be scared and not understand the actions of the Russian authorities.”

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EU approves decision to cut gas consumption by 15% this winter

The Council of the European Union approved the decision to cut gas consumption by 15% this winter By reducing consumption by 15%, the EU wants to “save in anticipation of winter in order to prepare for possible interruptions in gas supplies from Russia.” The measure will be voluntary, but in case of a serious threat to supplies, it may become mandatory /webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/8/99/756597092315998.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/8/99/756597092315998.webp 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi) " >

The Council of the EU has approved a plan to combat the energy crisis, which involves reducing gas consumption by 15% this winter, according to its website.

The voluntary reduction in gas consumption in the EU will be valid until March 31, 2023, after which the European Commission will consider the possibility of its extension. The purpose of this measure— “to save in anticipation of winter in order to prepare for possible interruptions in gas supplies from Russia, which constantly uses energy as a weapon,” the Council of Europe said.

The EU countries agreed to reduce gas consumption by 15% on July 26 . The reduction is based on the average consumption of a particular country over the past five years.

The measure will be voluntary, and the countries themselves will choose the ways in which the result will be achieved. However, the plan also provides for the possibility of declaring “Allied Alert”— it can be introduced if there is a serious threat to the stability of supplies. In this case, the restriction of consumption for countries— Member States will become mandatory.

The plan also provides for a number of exceptions. In particular, EU countries that are not connected to the gas networks of other EU countries are exempted from the requirement. In addition, merger members can request easing if they have exceeded storage capacity targets or if their critical industries are heavily dependent on gas.

The European Union agreed to reduce gas consumption against the backdrop of a reduction in pumping through Nord Stream 1— one of the main routes for Russian gas supplies to Europe.

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Gazprom said it needs official clarification from the EU and the UK that the repair and transportation of turbines will not fall under sanctions (clarifications from the UK are needed, since it is the British “daughter” of Siemens Energy that maintains the turbine on an ongoing basis). In this way, the company wants to insure its property, the Kremlin explained.

Siemens Energy and the European Union also believe that Russia uses gas as a political weapon, constantly finding “some reasons” due to which it is not can take the turbine. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied these accusations, saying that anti-Russian sanctions were the cause of supply problems.

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The hospitalized head of the administration of Kherson was sent to Moscow

The hospitalized head of the administration of the Kherson region, Saldo, was sent to Moscow. N.V. Sklifosovsky. He announced his hospitalization the day before, without naming the diagnosis, but stated that he became ill due to the consequences of COVID. It was previously reported that Balance was put into a drug-induced coma< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/1/51/756597134431511.jpg 1200w" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi)" >

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Vladimir Saldo, the head of the military-civilian administration (VGA) of the Kherson region, who was hospitalized the day before, is being transferred to the Moscow Research Institute. N.V. Sklifosovsky, the press service of the head of the CAA reported on Telegram.

“According to the results of the medical examination, it was decided to transfer Vladimir Saldo to the Sklifosovsky Research Institute, where he will be provided with qualified medical care. The plane with the head of the administration of the Kherson region was sent from Simferopol to Moscow, — representatives of the Balance reported.

Saldo himself announced his hospitalization the day before, without naming the diagnosis. At about 13:00 on August 5, a post appeared on the official’s Telegram channel, written on his behalf. It said that Saldo feels good, his condition is improving. The head of the CAA explained the deterioration in well-being by “complications” after the coronavirus.

However, within a few hours, the RT channel, citing a source in the regional administration, reported that Saldov was in moderate condition and was put into a medically induced coma. Instead, Sergey Eliseev, the head of the government of the Kherson region, was appointed acting head of the CAA.

Information about the introduction of the Balance in the coma was confirmed by the Telegram channel Baza. According to his source, on August 4, the head of the CAA was brought to one of the Crimean hospitals, but he got worse. Then Saldo was connected to a ventilator and put into a coma, and a council of doctors decided to send him to Moscow on a special plane.

Later, the deputy head of the VGA, Kirill Stremousov, said that reports of the introduction of Saldo into a medical coma are “part of the information war Ukraine against Russia».

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«Vladimir Saldo— this is the result of the most severe overstrain, physical and mental, that the head of the CAA has endured over the past six months. Vladimir Saldo slept several hours a day, worked seven days a week, — he said.

Kherson region has been under the control of the Russian military since March. A pro-Russian military-civilian administration has been created on its territory.

Kyiv considers the lost territories to be occupied. In July, Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had ordered the military to return the southern coastal territories to Kyiv's control. A little later, the country's intelligence reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were preparing to launch a counteroffensive in the southern direction.

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The authorities announced the shelling of the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

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The territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP was under fire, a fire broke out, said a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region Vladimir Rogov.

&laquo Zelensky's militants fired at the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, a fire broke out on the spot. It is being extinguished by employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. Two power lines necessary for the operation of power units were cut off on the territory, — he wrote in the Telegram channel.

Rogov also posted a video showing a column of smoke, as well as several photos with the consequences of the strikes.

Under the control of Russian forces is now part of the Zaporozhye region with the cities of Berdyansk, Melitopol, Vasilyevka and Energodar. The capital of the region, the city of Zaporozhye, remains under Ukrainian control.

Zaporozhye NPP— the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. It is located in the city of Energodar. On February 28, four days after the start of the military operation in Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the territory of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant had been taken under control.

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The Zaporizhzhya State Administration has repeatedly reported attacks by Ukrainian troops on the nuclear power plant in Energodar. On July 20, officials announced the strike of three kamikaze drones. with explosives. 11 employees of the nuclear power plant were injured, the condition of four was assessed as serious.

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Ex-deputy head of intelligence of Ukraine opened fire during the arrest

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The Security Service of Ukraine suspected the former deputy head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense of high treason. This is reported in the Telegram service.

The SBU service does not give the name of the suspect, only the title— major general. He is also suspected of encroachment on the life of a law enforcement officer and illegal possession of weapons.

According to the investigation, he passed secret information about the current military-political situation in Ukraine to the Russian special services, as well as classified data on actions and measures which are undertaken by the Armed Forces of Ukraine during a military conflict.

“Russia was interested in intelligence about the activities of strategically important facilities of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine”, — The report says.

SBU officers detained the suspect at the beginning of Russia's military operation in Ukraine. During a search at his place of work, he tried to shoot with a Makarov pistol the representatives of the investigative-operational group who arrived to carry out legal proceedings.

Now he was chosen a measure of restraint in the form of detention.

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According to the SBU, he was imbued with “pro-Kremlin” views while studying at the Moscow Higher All-Arms Command School and the Frunze Academy during the Soviet era, after which he came to the attention of the Russian special services.

The day before, the office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported that the SBU suspected former TV presenter Yuri The cat is in treason.

«The cat is suspected of treason, that is, activity by a citizen of Ukraine that threatens sovereignty, territorial integrity, defense capability, state and information security of Ukraine under martial law»,— says the document.

A case was opened against him under Part 2 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“high treason”). Under this article, he faces up to 15 years in prison or life imprisonment with confiscation of property.

According to law enforcement agencies, from 2007 to 2014, Kot worked at the National Public Television and Radio Company of Ukraine and on the Inter TV channel. and during this period he repeatedly visited Russia. He gained media fame, which he later allegedly “used for his own purposes to damage the information security of Ukraine.”

During the coup d'état in Ukraine in 2013–2014, Kot was the host of the Anti-Maidan— events in support of the then President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

In 2014, the presenter moved to Russia, where he got a job at the Russia Today news agency. and News Front.

In mid-July, the SBU and the State Bureau of Investigation detained the former head of the SBU department in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Oleg Kulinich on suspicion of treason (Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). He could face up to 15 years in prison.

According to the investigation, Kulinich, together with former deputy secretary Vladimir Sivkovich, worked for Russia since at least June 2019 and created the basis for a quick and practically “unhindered occupation” southern regions of Ukraine.

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Ukrainian authorities announced plans to confiscate 903 assets of Russia

Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmygal: Kyiv intends to confiscate 903 assets owned by Russia Kyiv intends to confiscate assets owned by the Russian state, sanctioned citizens and companies from Russia, as well as Russian banks /673xH/media/img/7/99/756597160699997.webp 673w” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/590xH/media/img/7/99/756597160699997.webp 590w" type="image/webp" >

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The Ukrainian government approved decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky on the transfer in favor of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people of 903 objects belonging to Russia. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

According to him, all the property that the Ukrainian authorities intend to confiscate is divided into three categories:

  • property that belongs to the Russian state;
  • assets belonging to sanctioned citizens and companies from Russia;
  • assets of Russian banks.

“Proposed confiscation of 903 objects belonging specifically to the Russian state. 79 items— these are corporate rights, 824 items— property»,— he specified.

Kyiv intends to convert these assets into funds that will be directed to the defense and restoration of the country. According to Shmyhal, this is only the first step in the state strategy.

The next step should be the confiscation of Russian assets in the West in order to restore Ukraine. The Government of Ukraine and the Office of the President are working on this task with teams of international experts, partners and allies, he concluded.

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On March 10, the President of Ukraine signed the law “On the Basic Principles of Compulsory Seizure in Ukraine of Objects of Property Rights of the Russian Federation and Its Residents”. According to the document, the seizure of such property in the country will be carried out “without any compensation for its value.” Then the document concerned only the property of legal entities.

However, in early April, Kyiv extended the law to individuals. It separately mentioned the citizens of Russia; persons closely associated with Russia; companies that operate in Ukraine and whose beneficiary is Russia.

Decisions on confiscation of property are made by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on the proposal of the government.

In early May, Zelensky returned to the Verkhovna Rada the law on the confiscation of Russian assets, amending it. He noted that the law does not establish clear criteria by which a person can be classified as one of those who are subject to such a sanction.

Earlier, the head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), Kirill Shevchenko, admitted that the Ukrainian authorities could confiscate assets of Sberbank and Prominvestbank totaling about $884 million. he elaborated.

On May 23, the President of Ukraine also signed a law on the confiscation of property and assets of persons supporting Russia's special military operation in Ukraine. We are talking about individuals and companies that “in one way or another” support a special military operation.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said that London was “very carefully” is considering the possible confiscation of the frozen Russian assets and their transfer to Ukrainian citizens or the country's authorities affected by hostilities.

Canadian authorities have developed a bill that allows the sale of confiscated assets of people who fell under the sanctions. The proceeds can be used to rebuild a foreign country “affected by a gross violation of international peace and security.” The country's Senate approved the bill on June 25.

At the same time, the US Treasury Department indicated that the confiscation of the assets of the Russian Central Bank would be illegal from a legal point of view. “Given the massive destruction in Ukraine and the massive rebuilding costs they will face, we will look to Russia to help pay at least some of the cost,” said the head of the department, Janet Yellen.

The Kremlin said that if foreign countries took measures to seize Russian assets in favor of Kyiv, “it would be, in fact, outright theft,” which would require a response from Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that “theft of other people's assets has never brought anyone good.”

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Shnurov’s representative called his photo with Prigozhin in the LPR a montage

Shnurov was abroad and is now in Turkey, he could not physically be in the LPR, they said in Leningrad. Earlier, a photo with the singer in the company of businessman Prigozhin and actor Bolonev was published by the administration of the city of Stakhanov in the LPR ” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/4/34/756597124796344.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >

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Leader of the Leningrad group; Sergei Shnurov is in Turkey, he did not come to the Luhansk People's Republic, the press secretary of the group Dmitry Guguchkin told TASS.

“We saw that they even stuck some kind of photo. “Photoshop” can be used even by a child in our time»,— he said.

Guguchkin said that recently the group was on vacation and Shnurov was abroad.

“Now we have a corporate event in Turkey. We're here at work right now. And Sergey physically simply could not be either in Russia or in the LPR, — said the spokesman.

The administration of the city of Stakhanov (located in the Lugansk People's Republic, which in early July came under the control of the Russian military and LPR forces) previously announced Shnurov's visit to the LPR. The administration published on the Telegram channel a photo with three men in camouflage uniforms against the backdrop of the arch. “Unexpected guests. The leader of the “Leningrad” group Sergei Shnurov, Evgeny Prigozhin and actor Georgy Bolonev in Irmino, LPR. They say they visited the Museum of the History of the Stakhanov Movement, — indicated in the photo caption.

In addition, the same photo was posted on Instagram (owned by Meta, which is recognized as an extremist organization and banned in Russia) by Bolonev. “I am in a great place. Preparing for a new film»,— stated in the signature. Later, this post was deleted from the actor's account. Bolonev, in particular, starred in the film “Tourist”; about Russian fighters in the Central African Republic.

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The Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov said that a campaign was launched in the city to discredit the authorities. According to him, the actions of the government of St. Petersburg are criticized by some “rich people, influential people who can pay for certain things in cash.”

Znak noticed that critical publications against Beglov were published, among other things in the media of the Patriot group Prigozhin, the sources of the publication connected this with the conflict between the governor and the entrepreneur. Prigozhin denied the accusations and filed a lawsuit against the publication for the protection of honor, dignity, business reputation and compensation for moral damage.

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The talks between Putin and Erdogan in Sochi lasted a little more than four hours

Kremlin: talks between Putin and Erdogan in Sochi lasted a little more than four hours Negotiations began at about 15:20 Moscow time. Following their results, the heads of state adopted a joint statement and agreed on partial payment by Turkey for Russian gas in rubles.< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/3/41/756597189875413.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >

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Negotiations between Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan ended, the meeting lasted about four hours, Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said, TASS reports.< /p>

Following the talks, Putin and Erdogan adopted a joint statement, the agency clarifies, citing a correspondent. This was reported to journalists by one of the organizers of the meeting.

In a statement, the presidents stressed the need to ensure the unimpeded export of Russian grain and fully implement the Istanbul agreements. The heads of state also noted the importance of maintaining the political unity of Syria and agreed to hold the next meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council between the two countries in Turkey.

In addition, the presidents at the meeting touched upon topics related to finance and the banking sector, and reached agreements in this area, RIA Novosti quotes Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak. According to him, the heads of state agreed on a partial payment by Turkey for Russian gas in rubles.

The talks between Putin and Erdogan began in Sochi at about 15:20 Moscow time. Before the meeting, Peskov said that the presidents planned to discuss regional problems and bilateral relations, the economy, the situation in Syria and Ukraine, as well as the export of grain from Ukrainian ports. Putin publicly thanked his colleague for his help in resolving the issue of Ukrainian grain exports and assistance in signing the “package agreement”. The document concerns the supply of Russian food and fertilizers to world markets.

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Russia bans Canadian intelligence chief and two priests from entering

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Russia introduced sanctions against 62 Canadian citizens in response to Ottawa's decision to impose restrictions against Moscow, including personal sanctions against Patriarch Kirill, according to the Foreign Ministry website.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained this decision by the hostile nature of the actions of “the ruling regime of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, carried out with the aim of insulting not only the multinational and multi-confessional people of Russia, but also Orthodox believers around the world.”

The blacklist includes employees of the office of Deputy Prime Minister Christy Freeland, head of the intelligence command of the Canadian Armed Forces Michael Wright, deputy head of the command of special operations forces Stephen Hunter. Among others on the list are Catholic priest, Convivium editor-in-chief Raymond de Souza, and Protestant pastor and LGBT activist Brent Hawkes

Canada all new Russophobic sanctions in the near future will be announced on further retaliatory measures of the Russian side, — added in the Russian ministry.

Canada expanded sanctions over the operation in Ukraine and imposed restrictions on Patriarch Kirill in early July. The former head of Yandex also fell under the restrictions. Tigran Khudaverdyan, head of Roskomnadzor Andrey Lipov, TV presenter Ekaterina Andreeva and others. The United Kingdom had previously introduced similar restrictions against the patriarch, and the Russian Orthodox Church called the sanctions “absurd and futile attempts.” intimidate the patriarch.

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Putin and Erdogan called for the full implementation of the deal on grain

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Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a joint statement following the talks, noted the need to fully implement the agreement on grain exports, including part of the supply of Russian food and fertilizers to the world market, the text of the document is given by the Kremlin press service.

“The need to ensure the full implementation of the Istanbul package deal in accordance with its spirit and letter was emphasized, including the unhindered export of Russian grain, fertilizers and raw materials for their production,” — said in a statement.

In addition, the presidents agreed on the following:

  • partially convert Turkey's payment for Russian gas supplies into rubles;
  • to fight terrorism together in Syria and uphold its territorial integrity;
  • uphold the sovereignty of Libya;
  • hold the next meeting of the Russian-Turkish High-Level Cooperation Council in Turkey.

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Financial and banking issues were raised at the talks, he told reporters Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak. The presidents spoke about the economy and energy, trade and transport, agriculture, industry, construction and tourism, agreeing to deepen cooperation in each of these areas.

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Negotiations between Putin and Erdogan began at about 15:20 Moscow time on August 5 in Sochi, the meeting lasted a little over four hours.

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ATOR announced the suspension of the acceptance of documents for visas by Bulgaria

ATOR: the Consulate of Bulgaria in Russia has suspended the acceptance of documents for tourist visas The Consulate of Bulgaria called a temporary suspension of the acceptance of documents for tourist visas, however, when the reception will resume, it is not specified. Sofia explained her decision by the expulsion of 14 Bulgarian diplomats from Russia “media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/9/59/756597210244599.jpg 1200w" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi)" >

The Consular Service of Bulgaria suspends the acceptance of Russian documents for tourist visas and visas for property owners. This was announced by the Association of Tour Operators (ATOR).

According to unnamed tour operators, the Bulgarian consulate in Moscow informed them of its decision, taken for an indefinite period, “in view of the current emergency situation.” The Bulgarian side called the measures taken temporary.

RBC sent a request to the consular department of the Bulgarian Embassy in Russia.

At the end of July, the Minister of Tourism of Bulgaria, Hristo Prodanov, announced that in the first five months of 2022, compared to the same period last year, the number of Russian tourists increased by 3.9 times.

“Despite the difficult international situation, the lack of direct flights, a total of 33,584 visits [of the country] by Russian tourists were taken into account in January & May 2022,— he said.

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Earlier, on August 5, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced a decision to expel 14 Bulgarian diplomats as a response.

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Before that, on March 2, two Russian diplomats were declared persona non grata, who, according to Sophia, were engaged in intelligence activities. On March 18, Bulgaria decided to expel ten more diplomats, on April 1— First Secretary of the Russian Embassy, ​​against whom a criminal case was opened under Art. 104 of the Criminal Code of Bulgaria (espionage).

Russian Ambassador Eleonora Mitrofanov was not expelled so as not to break off diplomatic relations between the countries, explained the resigned prime minister of the republic, Kirill Petkov.

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The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that Bulgaria had reduced the possibility of the Russian embassy to zero.

According to her, Bulgaria expelled almost all the technical staff of the Russian embassy.

In At the end of June, the Russian Embassy announced that the Russian consular services would suspend their work due to a lack of staff. Mitrofanova said that Moscow was considering breaking off relations with Sofia.

On July 1, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Foreign Ministry would consider a possible closure of the embassy in Bulgaria.

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The Ministry of Defense announced an artillery strike on the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP

Russian Defense Ministry: Ukrainian troops shelled the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/925x520_crop/media/img/8/97/756597128547978.png” alt=”The Ministry of Defense announced an artillery strike on the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP” />

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The Ministry of Defense confirmed the information about the artillery strike on the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP. According to the agency, twenty 152-mm shells were fired from Ukraine on the territory of the nuclear power plant and the city of Energodar.

The shelling was conducted by one of the units of the 45th artillery brigade of the Ukrainian troops from firing positions near the village of Marganets, the Ministry of Defense reported. At the nuclear power plant, part of the equipment of power unit number three has been de-energized, the generated power of power unit number four has been reduced, — the department said in a statement. A flare fire occurred at the hydrogen station at the nuclear power plant, which was quickly eliminated.

The Ministry of Defense emphasizes that the shelling could have led to a radiation accident: “Fortunately, Ukrainian shells did not hit the nearby oil and oil facilities and an oxygen station, which prevented a larger fire and a possible radiation accident at the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.”

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

Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region, previously reported about the shelling of the nuclear power plant . According to him, after that, a fire broke out on the territory of the station, two power lines were damaged.

Zaporozhye NPP — the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. It is located in the city of Energodar. On February 28, four days after the start of the military operation in Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it had taken the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant under control.

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Israel hit by rocket fire from Gaza

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Air raid sirens went off in the city of Yavne in central Israel and Lachish in the south of the country, warning residents of possible rocket attacks, reports The Times of Israel.

According to the publication, several Iron Dome interceptor missiles hit incoming missiles over southern Israel. So far, the Israel Defense Forces has not specified how many rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip and whether they were intercepted.

The rocket attack occurred several hours after the IDF launched Operation Dawn. against a terrorist group in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz approved the order to call up up to 25,000 soldiers from the reserve for operational purposes. In addition, the head of the General Staff, Aviv Kochavi, ordered the Israel Defense Forces to go into emergency mode and open a command post.

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