What kind of unmanned attack helicopters are they planning to produce in Russia?

In Russia, they plan to produce attack helicopter drones weighing 750 kilograms to destroy enemy manpower and lightly armored vehicles. The Russian Helicopters holding can become a manufacturer of 750-kilogram unmanned aerial vehicles.

Design

It is planned to produce drones that will be built according to a single-rotor scheme with a tail rotor, that is, like a classic helicopter . The advantage of this scheme is the simplicity of design and control system, which leads to a reduction in production, repair and maintenance costs. However, the tail rotor takes away part of the engine power (up to 10%) and at the same time does not provide either lift or forward thrust, and besides, it is vulnerable when flying close to the ground. 

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It will be a multifunctional reconnaissance and strike drone that can be used to search for and destroy enemy personnel, lightly armored vehicles, and other targets.

The drone can carry a payload of up to 200 kilograms, which is very good with its weight of 750 kilograms. In the basic configuration, it will have a gyro-stabilized optoelectronic system, an aiming system and six all-round cameras. The unmanned helicopter will be equipped with a tank version of the Kalashnikov machine gun with an ammunition capacity of 550 rounds, a firing range of almost 4 kilometers. Also, the drone will be equipped with eight unguided rockets and 16 anti-tank bombs.

What is it for?

Today in Russia there are no serial helicopter attack drones with a developed set of weapons, and such a machine would be useful, for example, when operating in urban areas or at the forefront. In addition to performing tasks over land, this kind of drones could be used in the Navy, both in terms of improving situational awareness and in terms of making it possible to quickly hit targets at sea.

Analogues

The closest competitor of the planned drone in Russia — This is Aeromax's SH-750 UAV. The 800-kilogram drone belongs to the same type, which was created on the basis of the Skymak-3001 manned helicopter. The work on the project was carried out by NPO Aviation Systems, however, the status of the project, announced in 2017, is unknown. Emirati UAV Garmousha. Another drone belongs to the French — VSR700 developed by Airbus Helicopters for the country's Navy based on the Guimbal Cabri G2 manned helicopter. 

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The State Duma reported that some of the captured soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are being held in Russia

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Some of those who surrendered captured by the Ukrainian military is in Russia, investigative actions are being carried out with them. About this “Interfax” Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov, head of the State Duma Defense Committee, said.

“Some of those who surrendered are in Russia, and some are there (in the Donbass). There are those in Russia in respect of which the fact of a crime against citizens of Russia is confirmed, and investigative actions are being carried out with them, — said the deputy.

He noted that all persons who surrender are checked for involvement in possible war crimes, and if they are found not guilty, then they have two options: either obtain Russian citizenship or wait in line for an exchange and return to Ukraine.

According to him, many of the Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered express a desire to obtain Russian citizenship and do not want to return to Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, 6.5 thousand Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered to Russian captivity, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on June 7. On May 19, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, announced the largest number of Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered in a day. According to him, 771 fighters of the Ukrainian battalion “Azov” surrendered to the Russians then. (the symbols are recognized as extremist in Russia and banned, and the battalion itself is going to be declared a terrorist organization).

In total, according to the Ministry of Defense, from the blocked plant “Azovstal” 2439 fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine came out in Mariupol. The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said earlier that those who had surrendered from Azovstal the tribunal inevitably awaits.

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

On June 24, a TASS source reported more than 800 Ukrainian servicemen who had surrendered near Lisichansk and in a cauldron near Gorsky and Zolote over several days of intense fighting. A day later, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the allied forces of the People's Militia of the Luhansk People's Republic and the Russian Armed Forces entered Lysichansk and were fighting within the city.

Formerly Tatyana, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Moskalkova said that the mothers of Ukrainian prisoners of war held in Russia began to ask not to return their sons to Ukraine because of fears that young people would either be sent back to the front or subjected to repression.

In addition, according to her, similar appeals were received from two Ukrainian prisoners of war. “A new category of appeals appears that were previously not inherent to us, related to the military theme,” — pointed out by the Ombudsman.

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Macron and Scholz said that the G7 will continue to increase pressure on Russia

The West will continue to “increase the economic and political costs” of the Russian authorities, the leaders of Germany and France said following the G7 summit. Both Scholz and Macron noted that “Russia should not win”

Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz (left to right)

Sanctions against Russia will be in place for as long as necessary, said the French President Emmanuel Macron at a press conference following the G7 summit in Elmau, BFM TV reports.

“Russia <…> shouldn't win. Our support for Ukraine and our sanctions against Russia will be maintained for as long as necessary,— said Macron.

The fact that the West will continue to increase pressure on Moscow, following the results of the G7 summit, was also announced by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. He, like Macron, said that “Russia should not win” this conflict.

"The Big Seven" remains united in its support for Ukraine. We will continue to support and increase the economic and political costs <…> for President [of Russia Vladimir] Putin and his regime, — said the Chancellor.

G7 Summit (an informal association that includes Britain, Germany, France, USA, Italy, Canada and Japan) this year was held from 26 to 28 June at Elmau Castle in the Bavarian Alps. As a result of the negotiations, the leaders of the countries— G7 members said they intend to continue imposing “targeted sanctions” on against Russia. In particular, as US President Joe Biden said, we are talking about a ban on the import of Russian gold. In addition, the “Big Seven” is considering imposing a cap on Russian gas prices to cut Moscow's energy export revenues, Bloomberg has learned.

The Kremlin has repeatedly called Western sanctions against Russia illegal. Speaking about the possible limitation of prices for Russian gas, the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that this issue should be discussed with Gazprom. As for the future ban on the import of Russian gold, the market for precious metals is quite large, voluminous and very diverse,” he noted. And, as with other commodities, if one market is no longer attractive due to illegal decisions, there is a “reorientation to where these commodities are more in demand and where there are more comfortable and more legitimate economic regimes,” the spokesman said.

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Scholz ruled out the lifting of sanctions without a “just peace” between Russia and Ukraine

Until that moment, the G7 countries should continue the sanctions pressure on Russia, the chancellor said at the G7 summit. Scholz has previously stressed that Germany will not accept peace imposed on Ukraine

Olaf Scholz

Sanctions against Russia will remain in place until it concludes a “just peace” with Russia, said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, reports Merkur at the G7 summit.

To prevent the terms of the peace agreement from being imposed on Kyiv, the G7 should continue the sanctions pressure on Moscow, Scholz believes.

In May, the chancellor stressed that Berlin would not accept “peace imposed on Ukraine.” He promised to continue to help Kyiv, but urged to prevent a military clash between Russia and NATO.

The military operation in Ukraine began at the end of February. Almost immediately after the outbreak of hostilities, the parties to the conflict began to discuss the terms of a possible peace. The Russian delegation received from the Ukrainian proposals for a settlement in writing after a meeting in Istanbul at the end of March, and after almost a month they handed over their proposals to Kyiv, but did not receive a response. In April, the Kremlin announced its desire to complete the special operation in Ukraine through negotiations. However, the dialogue was soon frozen at the initiative of Kyiv: they explained that the background of the negotiations was influenced by the events in Bucha.

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on June 23 that Moscow would be ready for peace if Ukraine met all Russian demands. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted at the end of April that the parameters of the agreement between the two countries will be determined by “the stage of hostilities at which this agreement will become a reality.”

At the end of May, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky called the return of territories lost during the hostilities a condition for negotiations. The Russian Foreign Ministry criticized this position, doubting the sincerity of Kyiv to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. The head of the Ukrainian delegation, David Arakhamia, said in early June that in order to resume the dialogue, Ukraine's negotiating position needs to be strengthened, including by supplying weapons from abroad. Later, he admitted that Kyiv’s negotiating position could be strengthened by the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine planned for the end of August.

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Macron did not agree with the proposal to declare Russia a sponsor of terrorism

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France does not agree with the proposal of the President of Ukraine to declare Russia a sponsor of terrorism, French President Emmanuel Macron said. France does not share this qualification. We always try to be guided by legal concepts, & mdash; said Macron, speaking at a press conference at the G7 summit in Germany, broadcast by BFM TV.

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However, he said that Russia is trying to destabilize the international order, using “the world's dependence on food and energy to put pressure on certain states.” In response to questions from reporters, Macron said he did not expect a settlement in Ukraine in the next few weeks or months, but expressed hope that this would happen by the end of the year.

“I am in favor of limiting the price of Russian oil because higher prices help Russia <…>. I hope that the result [in resolving the situation] can be achieved by the end of the year, but Russia cannot and should not win, — added the French president, noting that Europe will continue to implement sanctions against Russia and “support Ukraine and its people.”

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In the Ministry of Defense Russia was told that the shopping center was not functioning, and the blow was struck at a nearby hangar with weapons and ammunition received from the United States and European countries in the area of ​​the Kremenchug plant of road vehicles. According to the Russian authorities, the detonation of ammunition stored there led to a fire in the shopping center.

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

Chapter Dmitry Lunin told the Poltava regional military administration on Telegram that 18 people were killed in a fire in a shopping center, 36 people are missing, and 59 were injured.

Russia launched a special operation in Ukraine on February 24. The Ministry of Defense stated that it does not strike civilian targets.

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Lithuania banned gas imports from Russia, except for transit to Kaliningrad

Amendments to the legislation do not prohibit transit to Kaliningrad. Lithuania refused Russian gas at the beginning of April, its gas transmission system receives only the volumes necessary for transit

The Lithuanian Seimas (parliament) legally banned gas imports from Russia into the country, LRT reports. The amendments were supported by 123 deputies, two abstained.

Now the legislation prohibits access to the Lithuanian gas transmission system and the liquefied natural gas terminal in Klaipeda for suppliers from countries that are “considered a threat to national security.”

At the same time, the legislation does not prohibit the transit of gas through the territory of the country to Kaliningrad, restrictions do not apply to companies when supplying fuel to the Russian region. The agency notes that Russian gas continues to flow through the Lithuanian gas transmission system, but only the volumes necessary for transit to Kaliningrad pass through it.

Lithuania refused to supply Russian gas at the beginning of April, becoming the first state in the EU to make such a decision. Energy Minister Dainius Kreivis called the decision a “turning point”. The Lithuanian Ministry of Energy reported that the country is fully self-sufficient in gas through the Klaipeda LNG terminal. In 2017, Lithuania was the first in the EU to receive American LNG through this terminal. Lithuania stopped accepting Russian LNG through the port of Klaipeda in early March.

As Prime Minister of Lithuania Ingrida Simonyte noted, the terminal in Klaipeda would not be enough to supply gas to all the Baltic countries, but the Minister of Energy is sure of the opposite.

The Lithuanian operator Amber Grid signed an agreement with Gazprom until 2025 for gas transit to the Kaliningrad region according to the “transport or pay” formula; (ship or pay). After Lithuania's decision to refuse Russian gas, Kaliningrad Governor Anton Alikhanov said that gas continues to flow through Lithuania in transit as usual.

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Medvedev: Ukraine in NATO is more dangerous for Russia than Finland and Sweden

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According to the Arguments and Facts newspaper, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev compared the danger of entering NATO of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden for our country.

According to him, for the Russian Federation, Ukraine in NATO is an order of magnitude more dangerous due to the presence of unresolved territorial disputes and different understanding of the status of regions.

&quot ;For us Crimea — part of Russia. And this — forever,” Medvedev stressed.

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Medvedev: any encroachment on the Crimea will be regarded as a declaration of war on Russia

Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council. Photo: Global Look Press

Any attempt to encroach on Crimea will be regarded as a declaration of war on Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, said in an interview with Argumenty i Fakty.

“If a country does this, part of NATO, it is a conflict with the entire North Atlantic Alliance. Third World War. A total catastrophe,” he described the possible consequences of such actions.

In an interview, Medvedev once again repeated that Russia is fighting not with the Ukrainian people, but with “disgusting Nazis”. “The purpose of the special operation is to repulse the neo-Nazi, fascist forces that came to power in Ukraine and terrorized the population of the Donbass republics for many years,” he explained.

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Not on the lists. Is there enough medicine for cancer patients?

At present, there are two main reasons why cancer patients may be left without the drug therapy they need. First — the cost of medicines. Second — the lack of some drugs in the list of Vital and Essential Drugs.

According to data for 2020, oncological diseases — second cause of death in Russia. And although their contribution” According to statistics, overall mortality even decreased (for example, in 2019 among the dead Russians, 16.4% died due to oncology, and in 2020 — only 13.6%), the However, cancer mortality is still very high. So, in & nbsp; 2020, it even outstripped mortality due to the coronavirus pandemic (in 2020, the share of COVID-19 accounted for 6.8% of & nbsp; total mortality). Despite the efforts of the state, the healthcare system and Russian doctors, the incidence and mortality from malignant neoplasms (MNT) in Russia continues to grow. The absolute number of deaths from cancer in 2020 was 291 461 (men — 53.7%, women — 46.3%).

A  where is the fare?

Experts believe that one of the reasons for this situation is the inaccessibility for patients of a number of innovative methods of therapy, including those registered in Russia. The main barrier — belated inclusion of modern treatment options in the list of vital and essential drugs (VED). It is this list that guides doctors in determining the strategy for treating patients. If a specific drug is included in clinical recommendations, but is not included in VED, physicians are forced to prescribe alternative therapy regimens for patients, often less effective.

Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the MOU “Movement Against Cancer”, member of the Council of Public Organizations for the Protection of Patients' Rights under the Ministry of Health of Russia Nikolai Dronovsays: “Improving the availability of innovative drugs for patients — this is a structural problem that needs to be addressed at the highest state level. And a well-established mechanism for effective drug provision — a critical step on the road to reducing mortality. After all, behind the common problem are the fates of specific people. Therefore, it is necessary to close the existing gap between clinical recommendations and those options that are actually available in the CHI system. It should work according to the  principle: there is a therapy option — there is a tariff».

Inclusion of oncological drugs in the  list of vital and essential drugs — one of key steps on the way to achievement of the goals of the federal project “Fight against oncological diseases” and reducing patient mortality. However, some drugs are still not covered by CHI funding. As a result, oncological patients are forced to seek the necessary drugs through the courts, or purchase them at their own expense.

First — diagnostics

Cancer patients have problems not only at the level of receiving drugs, but also at the level of diagnosis. Modern diagnostics of oncological diseases today has become highly technological. And & nbsp; molecular genetic research is its & nbsp; integral part. The more oncologists know about the composition of the patient's tumor, about the possible mutations that are contained in the genes, the more targeted and effective the cancer treatment will be. Modern cancer therapy is becoming more and more personalized. Testing patients for mutations allows for the selection of therapy that specifically targets the mutation.

President of the All-Russian Public Organization of the Association of Cancer Patients “Hello!” Irina Borovaya, herself a cancer survivor, admits that she, by her own example, was convinced of how important it is to verify the diagnosis at the molecular genetic level, since this becomes the key to the very possibility of a successful cure. "After I had the necessary research, my treatment has changed radically  — Borova says.   But, unfortunately until still people in localities are faced insufficient amount of diagnostics. The patient does not care about all these difficulties: he should receive in in full what will help him to recover».

For example, if we take a specific nosology, say, breast cancer — leading cause of cancer death among women — then with this diagnosis, both prognosis and treatment will be different, because this is a very heterogeneous disease. Depending on the presence of a particular genetic mutation, patients require different treatment. But, unfortunately, today, out of 700 patients with breast cancer with a confirmed PIK3CA gene mutation, only 100 receive innovative targeted therapy.

By wordsAndrey Orlov, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Chief Freelance Oncologist of the Ministry of Health of the Samara Region, Professor of the Department of Management of the Institute of Postgraduate Education of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education Samara State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Chief Physician of the State Budgetary Institution of Health SOKOD, the use of an oncological drug should be coordinated at all levels: starting from  clinical recommendations, the inclusion of the drug in the  VED list, and then to transmission of data to the control center and the quality of the examination for calculating the tariff, and ending with the formation of the patient's treatment regimen.

Andrei Orlov believes that it is necessary to clearly define the timing and regulate the conduct of diagnostic studies and the appointment of therapy. If this problem is not solved, it will lead to the fact that doctors will be uninterested in diagnosing those diseases for the treatment of which they still cannot prescribe effective treatment due to lack of funding. However, in conditions where innovative drugs are not on the Vital and Essential Drug List, doctors lose their incentive to refer patients for testing, and patients are deprived of the opportunity to receive modern and effective therapy.

Executive Director of RUSSCO, Professor of the Department of Oncology, Faculty of Postgraduate Medical Education, Russian National Research Medical University named after A.I. N.I. Pirogov of the Ministry of Health of Russia, MD Vera Karaseva said that manufacturers annually register up to 2-3 new targeted drugs, which, when prescribed to a specific, clearly selected and meeting the necessary criteria for a group of patients, can increase life expectancy not by months, but by years. The need for  to ensure early access to these drugs is very high, since it is the introduction of modern therapy that can affect the achievement of the planned indicators for reducing mortality. And although targeted therapy is not indicated for all cancer patients, the number of such patients — essential. “For example, according to results of molecular genetic testing project conducted last year by the Russian Society of Clinical Oncology,                   ; says V. Karaseva, — i.e. 20% of patients need innovative drugs».

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Investigative Committee will start a case after the words of the head of Ukrainian intelligence about sabotage in Russia

The head of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, instructed investigators to open a criminal case against the head of Ukrainian intelligence, Kirill Budanov, after his words about terrorist attacks and sabotage in Russia. This is stated in the message on the UK website.

Investigators will check information about the military units of the Ukrainian forces that are preparing terrorist attacks and sabotage in Russia, Bastrykin said. They will also study media reports that “the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine persuaded contractors to commit terrorist attacks.” According to the department, “the servicemen were forced to carry out sabotage and demolition work against the civilian population and the civilian infrastructure of settlements.”

June 27 Budanov stated that attacks and sabotage operations are taking place and will take place in Russia, but did not specify whether the Ukrainian leadership was behind these actions.

The head of Ukrainian intelligence noted that partisans are working in those territories of Ukraine that the Russian military took control of— he recalled the explosion of a car in the Kherson region, in which the head of the youth and sports department, Dmitry Savluchenko, died. He was part of the military-civilian administration, which appeared after the Russian troops established control over the Kherson region.

Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. Kyiv imposed martial law and severed diplomatic relations with Moscow. Representatives of the UN General Assembly condemned the actions of the Russian authorities, demanded a ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops. However, hostilities have not stopped and have been going on for more than four months.

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Medvedev considered that Sweden and Finland as part of NATO do not threaten Russia

Medvedev said that the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO does not pose new threats to Russia

The accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO does not threaten Russia with “anything particularly new”, said Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with Arguments and Facts.< /p>

“If they feel better and safer by joining an alliance,— on health»,— he said.

At the same time, Medvedev noted that Russia would be ready for retaliatory steps and would strengthen its borders, as the length of NATO's land borders with Russia would more than double.

He considered that the prospect of Sweden and Finland joining NATO would not the citizens of the countries themselves are delighted. «Not the best prospect— to have our Iskanders, hypersonic missiles, warships with nuclear weapons at the threshold of your own home, — he pointed out.

Prior to Russia's hostilities in Ukraine, Finnish and Swedish authorities said they had no plans to apply for NATO membership. However, by May, the share of Swedes who are in favor of joining the alliance rose to 58% from 41% in February, Svt wrote, citing a Novus poll. This month, the number of Finns who approve of joining NATO rose to 76% from 53% in February, Yle reported.

The ambassadors of Sweden and Finland handed over their bids to join the alliance to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on 18 May. They should be considered by the Council of the North Atlantic Alliance— the main political governing body of NATO. Then the NATO membership agreement must be ratified by all 30 countries of the bloc. However, Turkey opposed the adoption of the countries.

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The expert allowed military reforms in Russia after the special operation

And named the key know-how of tactics in 4 months

Four months have passed since the start of the special military operation. Experts analyze its intermediate results and tactics. Thus, military expert Ilya Kramnik highlighted several key points in the actions of our troops.

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Estimating the estimated time frame conducting a special operation, the expert notes its “protracted nature” and suggests that the armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) will continue to resist for some time. At the same time, as Kramnik reminded on the social network, the Armed Forces of Ukraine rely on military assistance from the West, including fuel, ammunition, and cash.

Among the factors that ensure the superiority of the Russian troops, the expert named two: an artillery offensive, due to the ability to concentrate a significantly larger number of artillery systems and use an order of magnitude more ammunition than the enemy; an operational maneuver under artillery cover.

In his opinion, the acceleration of the operation could be facilitated, for example, by an increase in the use of high-precision weapons, drones and armored vehicles.

Studying the course and results of a special military operation will help optimize the structure of the Ground Forces, the Navy and military aviation in the future. The undoubted achievements of the fleet Kramnik attributed the presence of the Caliber cruise missiles, as well as the equipment of the fleet forces with the UKKS universal ship-based firing system, which makes it possible to unify the Navy's missile armament.

As part of the Air Force, the expert noted the high quality of Su-34 front-line bombers and Ka-52 multipurpose attack helicopters. At the same time, according to him, it will be necessary to increase the number of special-purpose aircraft and helicopters in the Air Force – air command posts, reconnaissance vehicles, electronic warfare carriers.

Kramnik did not rule out that, as a result of the special operation, the Airborne troops will be reformatted into airmobile or light infantry units, allowing airborne landings, operating on standard armored vehicles of motorized rifle units, and having additional training in order to carry out helicopter and tactical parachute landings, if necessary.

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Named the forecast for Russia at the NATO summit

North Atlantic Alliance is going to strengthen its eastern flank

From 28 to 30 June, the NATO summit will be held in Madrid. Particular attention at the meeting of NATO leaders will be given to the Ukrainian theme. The parties will discuss the possibility of strengthening support for Kyiv. But among the members of the association on this issue there are a number of disagreements. The expert assessed whether the parties would be able to close the cracks in the desired “foundation of unity”, and also told what Russia should expect from the upcoming landmark meeting.

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the upcoming summit outstanding. “It will be historic, firstly, because the meeting of 30 allies will take place in the midst of the biggest security crisis in Europe since the end of World War II, – Stoltenberg noted. – Secondly, it will be historic, because we will make many important decisions.

NATO Secretary General also stressed that the parties will agree on the largest since the end of the Cold War; transformation of the collective defense of the alliance.

It is expected that the summit will discuss the issue of joining the block of Finland and Sweden. Consideration of these applications is actively blocked by Turkey. Ankara accuses Helsinki and Stockholm of supporting terrorists.

On the eve of the summit, Turkey once again confirmed that it was not going to join the anti-Russian sanctions of the West, as its economy would be seriously affected by this decision. Moreover, the official representative of the Turkish leader, Ibrahim Kalyn, said that the launch of the Russian special operation in Ukraine was not accidental, since it was preceded by decisions by NATO and the West.

“Over time, China quickly rose to the top of the economic pyramid, – Kalyn noted in an interview with journalists on the Haberturk TV channel. – Suddenly it became the second largest economy in the world. Russia began to doubt the pyramid in geostrategic and military terms, proposed to renegotiate the terms and sign a new balance agreement in 30 years. Those who wanted to suppress those trying to get out from below said: let's go the way of conflict.

Meanwhile, Stoltenberg announced that at the Madrid summit Russia would be declared a “threat to peace and stability.” In the new Strategic Concept, special attention will be paid to strengthening the military position against the “become more aggressive” Moscow.

According to preliminary data, the updated NATO concept will outline longer-term and multifaceted challenges to Euro-Atlantic security from China, as well as the alliance’s approach to transnational threats in the climate and space spheres, in the field of cybersecurity, etc.  

In addition, according to the White House, the United States “will announce steps to strengthen European security. Major new commitments are also expected regarding Allied contributions.

comments “MK” President of the Euro-Atlantic Cooperation Association Tatiana Parkhalina. – The previous one from 2010 stated that one of the main goals of NATO is to form a genuine strategic partnership with the Russian Federation. However, now, for the first time since 1967, Russia will be recognized as an enemy and threat to the alliance.

The importance and seriousness of this concept should not be underestimated, despite the fact that it will be implemented at a declarative level. The consequence of this will be the further strengthening of the eastern flank of the association. For understanding: until February 24, there were 4,500 NATO forces there, but now there are 40,000. For the first time, an alliance rapid reaction force has been deployed on the eastern flank and in Europe.

Moreover, we are talking about a serious increase in the presence and weapons. Moreover, in conditions when none of the parties withdrew from the founding act of 1997. On paper, it still formally exists. If this document spoke about the possible presence of NATO units on a rotational basis, now, apparently, we will talk about the presence on a permanent basis.

There has never been a unified position on all issues in such structures as NATO and the European Union, and, most likely, never will be, the expert believes. There is always compromise diplomacy, ongoing negotiations and discussions, which sometimes take considerable time.

“About” poured concrete ” the community need not say, – continues Tatyana Parkhalina. – The vitality and effectiveness of an organization is determined not by whether problems arise, but by how they are solved. There have always been disagreements in NATO on various occasions and issues. I think to some extent they persist. What would I pay attention to in this regard: on Sunday, June 26, on the sidelines of the G7 summit; French President Emmanuel Macron met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Politicians represent two schools in the collective West and two approaches to resolving the situation in Ukraine. In short, in the “victory party of Kyiv” includes the UK, Poland, the Baltic states and part of the American establishment. In “the party of the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian peace talks” – France, Germany, Italy and Hungary.

The agreements that were reached between Macron and Johnson just indicate that a common position has now been developed: the parties promised to provide assistance to Ukraine as much as needed, and also not to resolve the Ukrainian issue without the country itself. Only Kyiv, according to Western representatives, will depend on the conditions under which it will or will not sign peace agreements. In addition, the head of the British government urged not to exert any pressure on Ukraine under the terms of a possible agreement.

Thus, the existing cracks between these two countries were covered with concrete putty. The parties managed to eliminate these disagreements.

According to the expert, in recent years, “enfant terribl” The North Atlantic alliance is Turkey. In this sense, she took the place of France. Ankara, unlike most NATO members, has refused to impose sanctions against Russia. Moreover, the country opposed the possible entry into the alliance of Finland and Sweden.

“However, in the last two days there has been information that Ankara’s veto over Helsinki and Stockholm may still be overcome, – the expert continues. – As for economic sanctions, NATO does not deal with them. This is being done by the European Union, the G7 (G7). And just these days in the Bavarian Alps there is a talk about how to further strengthen the restrictions on Russian oil, gold, etc.

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Putin awarded the title of Hero of Russia posthumously to Senior Lieutenant Popov

Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded Senior Lieutenant Alexander Popov the title of Hero of Russia posthumously. This is stated in the decree of the head of the Russian Federation.

The document states that the title is awarded for the courage and heroism that the senior lieutenant showed in the performance of military duty.

Alexander Popov sacrificed himself to hold strategically an important milestone in the course of the NWO. His unit covered the positions of Russian troops. The outnumbered Ukrainian armed formations tried to break through the defenses, firing continuously.

The division of the senior lieutenant forced the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to stop and retreat, but, after receiving reinforcements, they attacked again. Popov received two wounds, but continued to lead the soldiers, doing his duty. Thanks to him, they managed to repulse the offensive and prevent a breakthrough of the defense.

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry spoke about the course of a special military operation in Ukraine on June 26. The Russian Aerospace Forces attacked the workshops of the Artem plant in Kyiv, where ammunition for Ukrainian multiple launch rocket systems was produced.

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Market consolidation. Association of bloggers and agencies appeared in Russia

Members of the Association of Bloggers and Agencies (ABA) — leading domestic production and creative agencies that supervise Russian-speaking bloggers with a large audience. The main goals that the ABA has set for itself today are: ensuring an effective dialogue with the government, developing the industry, combating market monopolization, recognizing blogging as a profession by the state, and equating Internet marketing with IT companies. The representatives of the blogosphere and the founders of the Association discussed the implementation of these tasks at a press conference held at the international multimedia press center “Russia Today”.

“According to unofficial data, last year the total turnover of Internet marketing amounted to 15 billion rubles. At the same time, our market has never been united by any association, unlike, for example, the Association of Creative Agencies. Her creation was completely situational. We arranged several anti-crisis meetings to understand what to do next. Then the idea arose to form an association, », — ABA President Tatiana Ivanova began her speech.

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ABA Co-Founder Maxim Perlinnoted that the influencer marketing industry, where bloggers and celebrities with a large audience on social networks and on other platforms are the main opinion leaders, has fully shown its scale and significance during the pandemic. According to him, at that time the figures for the coverage of media people in our country approached those of TV channels, and in terms of prompt response to news, bloggers completely outstripped them.

“In the plans of the ABA — create a black list of unscrupulous bloggers. This is necessary to develop rules for ethical behavior. The system will be similar to football: we will introduce yellow and red cards. If the agency proves that the blogger behaved ugly, then he will first receive one warning in the form of a yellow card. In total, you can “accumulate” three. Then the media person is marked with a red card. This means that the members of the association who verified the rule will stop cooperating with it, — Perlin explained.

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One of the main idols of the youth — blogger Stas Kruglitsky. He became famous thanks to funny short videos on social networks, where he plays the role of a capricious girl named Santana Novikova. The creation of the Association of Bloggers and Agencies, according to Kruglitsky, is a necessary solution that will make the blogosphere more honest, safer and more successful.

“Due to the recognition of some social networks as extremist in Russia, my income this year has fallen by 90%. But I am sure that the sphere will soon recover, domestic analogues of social networks will appear, where the audience will come. And this will be useful to the state, including due to tax payments by bloggers. The association will certainly influence the improvement of influencer marketing, — he said.

Yaroslav Andreev, founder of Dream Team tik-tok-houseagreed with the opinion of Stas Kruglitsky. He also noted that in the spring the industry sank due to the fall in the audience and the departure of global brands for one reason or another. According to Andreev, now representatives of the sphere are living in a crisis management situation and are actively looking for new ways to grow the blogging industry market.

“People are accustomed to consuming information through bloggers. I am sure that new social networks will be launched in Russia, where we will succeed. While the market is in a state of stagnation, but in a year or two everything will begin to develop again, and the association will help with this, — he said.

Television and radio host Tutta Larsen agreed that the ABA would have a positive impact on the development of the blogging industry. She considers its infinity and freedom to be the main advantages of the sphere: people of different professions, age and social status become bloggers.

«Blogosphere — it is, first of all, a unique degree of closeness to the audience. Many bloggers — people who studied for something else, but thanks to social networks they received a tool to develop their profession. From a hobby or a game, blogging has grown into a full-fledged profession that needs to be recognized. It forms the image of the country, », — she concluded.

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The expert told why mobilization is not announced in Russia

Currently, the Russian military solve combat missions within the framework of a special military operation in Ukraine quickly and efficiently, which does not require mobilization. This was announced in an interview with aif.ru by the editor-in-chief of the National Defense magazine. Igor Korotchenko.

He noted that there are losses in the ranks of the Russian army, but now they are minimal. In addition, they are replenished by trained contract soldiers who know how to fight effectively, unlike reservists.

“Only professionals can fight effectively in modern warfare, and not those reservists who were taught to shoot in the army many years ago from a machine gun, issuing 10 rounds at the shooting range,” Korotchenko said.

He added that the inefficiency of the unprepared military is noticeable in the territorial defense forces of Ukraine. The expert urged not to repeat the mistakes of the enemy.

Information about the allegedly impending mobilization in Russia periodically appears in the media. Last week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied such rumors.

Earlier, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that there was no need to mobilize in the Russian Federation against the backdrop of a special operation.

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Deripaska advised graduates not to rush to leave Russia

At the presentation of diplomas of the Graduate School of Business of Moscow State University, Russian entrepreneur Oleg Deripaska advised graduates not to rush to leave the Russian Federation, the Telegram channel “Earlier than all. Well, almost.

According to Deripaska, there is a high level of uncertainty in the country, but now there are new opportunities. He advised immersing himself in new realities, occupying niches in the Russian and world markets.

Leaving Russia now – mistake, says the entrepreneur. He suggested that those citizens who hurried to leave would return later.

Earlier, Deripaska said that rumors about his participation in “some kind of conspiracy” do not correspond to reality.

In April, the entrepreneur proposed to halve the state apparatus and law enforcement agencies in Russia, leaving the army and navy as the only stronghold of the state.

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Blinken estimated the damage to Russia from the G7 ban on gold imports

Blinken: Russia will lose about $19 billion annually from the G7 ban on gold imports The US Secretary of State stressed that the sanctions already imposed on Russia are seriously affecting its economy. Following the summit in Germany, the G7 plans to announce a ban on Russian gold imports were announced by American leader Joe Biden

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The losses of the Russian economy from the ban on Russian gold imports by the G7 countries will amount to about $19 billion a year, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in an interview with CNN. “This is the second most profitable export item after energy resources,” — he said.

Russia— one of the world's largest exporters of gold. According to the Ministry of Finance, in 2021, Russian gold mining companies produced 346.4 tons of gold. Of these, 302.2 tons were exported and, according to FCS statistics, brought Moscow $17.4 billion.

The head of the State Department called the effect of the sanctions already imposed against Russia because of the special operation in Ukraine “colossal”. “What we have been doing since the beginning, these unprecedented sanctions and export restrictions are having a significant impact on Russia even with oil revenues amid rising prices. She can't spend this money because of export restrictions,” — Blinken explained. According to him, as a result, over time, Moscow will lose the tools for mobilizing the defense sector, technology and resource extraction. noted the Secretary of State.

On June 25, US President Joe Biden announced that the G7 countries (USA, UK, Germany, Canada, France, Italy and Japan) would announce a ban on Russian gold imports. G7 Summit takes place from 26 to 28 June in Germany. The UK government has indicated that the value of gold for Russian elites has grown in recent months due to demand from big businessmen who are trying to avoid the financial consequences of international sanctions.

The EU said it was ready to consider joining the G7 in ban on the import of Russian gold. The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, stressed that the restrictions should be studied for damage to the EU economy.

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The Russian authorities have repeatedly called the sanctions imposed because of the special operation illegitimate and emphasized the harm of restrictions for those states that impose them.

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Matvienko announced Russia’s unwillingness to “engage in boltology” with Ukraine

According to the speaker of the Federation Council, Moscow is ready to negotiate with Kyiv “on realistic terms”, which are known. “Clearly and clearly stated our conditions must be accepted,” she said

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Russia is ready to negotiate with Ukraine “on realistic terms”, said Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko in an interview Belarusian TV channel STV.

“They [the conditions] are known. We also announced them publicly. These are the conditions that have been declared for the purpose of a special military operation, and, of course, Russia will not negotiate under any other conditions, because it is Ukraine that has crossed the red line, — Matviyenko said when asked what conditions are needed to resume the negotiation process.

According to her, Western countries, if they wish, could “seat Kyiv at the negotiating table and force them to reach peace agreements”, but they had “completely different goals, different tasks.” Nevertheless, Moscow did not shy away from negotiations with Kyiv, the speaker noted.

She is convinced that “not Russia is at war”, but the West and NATO “at the hands of Ukrainians are at war with Russia”. Moscow had to do everything to defend itself.

Returning to the negotiations, the chairman of the Federation Council stressed that Russia was not ready to “engage in boltology”. Negotiations should not be “declarative”. “Clearly and distinctly stated our conditions must be accepted. And this will become the basis for negotiations, during which the nuances and so on can be clarified, — she added.

Matvienko called the President of Ukraine “a puppet in the hands of the United States”, who is not allowed to negotiate, but “ordered to fight”.

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“This is not a pro-Ukrainian president, that this is a president who does not think about the fate of his country, which is already destroyed and continues to crumble. <…> In order to preserve peace, tranquility, the lives of his citizens, he was obliged to sit down at the negotiating table and look for mutually acceptable solutions, taking into account the already existing realities, — concluded the speaker.

The Russian side had previously insisted on the demilitarization and denazification of the neighboring country, as well as on its non-bloc and non-nuclear status. The parties suspended negotiations in May. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergey Lavrov, blamed Kyiv for this, which, in his words, “was poked by the Americans, the British primarily, because it is the Anglo-Saxons who are now in charge.” there. He doubts that Ukraine will return to the negotiation process in the near future. Kyiv at the same time allowed the resumption of negotiations with Russia in August. According to the head of the Ukrainian delegation, David Arakhamia, Ukraine is preparing a counteroffensive, which will strengthen its position in the negotiations. He ruled out resuming the dialogue in the current situation.

Matvienko, speaking about the sanctions, said that “this is a serious attempt to maintain the hegemony of the United States, an attempt by the countries of the West, this is a struggle for this hegemony, which means that the collective West should decide how to develop, in which direction to move.” So, “without trial, without investigation” part of the currency reserves of the Bank of Russia was frozen, the accounts of Russians and Belarusians are being blocked “on an ethnic basis”. “This is discrimination, this is genocide,” — she thinks.

According to her, “discredit” dollar and euro forces Russia to get rid of “unreliable currencies”, switching to settlements in national currencies. “And in general, today the Russian Federation, both with Belarus and with other states, is increasingly switching to payment in national currencies. But this movement must be phased, smooth, gradual, so as not to harm, so that there is a return from such a transition, — added the speaker of the Federation Council.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the freezing of part of the Russian reserves, stated that “illegitimate actions” West “draw a line under the reliability of the so-called first-class assets.” In his opinion, by their actions, the US and the EU have actually declared “a real default on their obligations to Russia.” “Now everyone knows that financial reserves can simply be stolen,” — Putin spoke.

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Swiss customs reveals 18 violations of sanctions against Russia

The Swiss authorities have identified 18 cases of violation of the sanctions imposed against Russia because of the military operation in Ukraine. It is reported by Bloomberg with reference to the Federal Office for Customs and Border Security. The department did not give details.

The country, despite its neutral status, decided to join the restrictive measures that the European Union introduced against Russia. On June 10, Switzerland supported the sixth EU sanctions package, which includes a partial embargo of Russian oil, as well as imposing financial restrictions and banning 100 people from entering. Among them are citizens of Russia and Belarus — military personnel, politicians, businessmen, “persons involved in the dissemination of disinformation.”

Now the European Union is preparing the sixth package of sanctions. According to Reuters, Russian gold may be included in it.

On June 21, Bloomberg, citing Swiss customs data, reported that Switzerland had imported Russian gold for the first time since the beginning of the Russian military operation. About 3 tons of metal were imported into the country from Russia, which accounted for 2% of all gold imports. The agency noted that most enterprises refused to accept Russian metals after the London Bullion Market Association deprived six Russian plants of the status of suppliers of gold and silver.

The Swiss Federal Office for Customs and Border Protection later clarified that the gold of Russian origin arrived in the country from the UK. The agency did not disclose data on importers for legal reasons, but announced a check for compliance with existing sanctions.

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Turkey vows not to join sanctions against Russia

Erdogan's representative Kalin: Turkey does not intend to join sanctions against Russia According to Erdogan's representative, Turkey periodically receives Western requests for anti-Russian sanctions, but Ankara protects its interests and does not intend to impose sanctions against Russia

Turkey does not intend to join the sanctions that the West has imposed on Russia, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on the air of the Haberturk TV channel.

According to him, Turkey periodically receives requests from the West regarding the need for sanctions against Russia, however, Ankara “adheres to a policy of balance.”

“We do not impose sanctions [against Moscow] and will not be connected to them. We must protect our interests. If everyone destroys the bridges, who will end up talking to Russia? Our economic relations with Russia are of such a nature that the imposition of sanctions will cause more damage to the Turkish economy than to Russia. We have taken a clear position [on the issue of sanctions]. In the West, it was accepted, & mdash; Erdogan's spokesman said.

Besides, Kalyn continued, Western sanctions have not pushed Russia to the negotiating table, on the contrary: “[Russian President Vladimir] Putin has further strengthened his position inside, and the ruble has recovered economically.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation in Ukraine on the morning of February 24. According to him, the purpose of the operation — “demilitarization and denazification” Ukraine, as well as protecting the population from “genocide” in Donbass. Ukraine, in response, introduced martial law and announced mobilization.

Since the beginning of the conflict, the Turkish authorities have called on the parties to peace talks. So, at the end of March, the last face-to-face meeting of the Russian and Ukrainian delegations took place in Istanbul, where the parties agreed on the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Kyiv and Chernihiv directions, as well as the organization of gum corridors. However, later the parties announced the termination of negotiations.

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Ankara also acts as an intermediary in negotiations on the export of Ukrainian grain from the Black Sea ports. The Milliyet newspaper reported on June 20 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the creation of a “grain corridor” with UN Secretary General António Guterres. According to the publication, this mechanism assumes that ships within a month will begin to export grain from the ports of Ukraine through the Dardanelles and Bosporus. The parties intend to export up to 40 million tons of grain within 6-8 months, the newspaper noted. Quadripartite meeting on the “grain problem” with the participation of Kyiv, Ankara, Moscow and the UN is planned in Turkey “in the coming weeks”.

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Chomsky called the ultimate goal of the US “game” against Russia

American political publicist and philosopher Noam Chomsky believes that Washington will continue to harm Russia.

In an interview He reminded The Nation that the White House and NATO have been arming Ukraine since 2014. At that time, joint military exercises with the alliance began to be actively conducted, and steps were also taken to integrate the country into a military bloc. “Of course, all this was done deliberately for the purpose of provocation,” Chomsky is sure.

These processes accelerated when Joe Biden became president of the United States. The expert referred to the State Department, which acknowledged that prior to the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, the US authorities refused to discuss any concerns of Moscow about security issues.

“The US continues to play a game where the lives of Ukrainians are at stake, as well as the very existence of civilization in order to weaken Russia and make sure that she suffered enough. There is no moral basis for this,” Chomsky emphasized.

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Japan will expand sanctions on 160 organizations and individuals from Russia

According to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, the sanctions are directed against individuals and organizations associated with the Russian defense industry. Their accounts in Japan will be frozen

Japan will expand anti-Russian sanctions to 70 individuals and 90 legal entities, as well as impose a ban on the import of gold and the provision of a number of services. This was reported by the NHK TV channel with reference to the statement of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the G7 summit.

According to the prime minister, the sanctions will affect individuals and organizations mainly associated with the Russian defense industry. Their accounts in Japan will be frozen.

“We reject a world in which unilateral changes in the status quo, such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine, are ubiquitous, and we will strengthen the international order based on the rule of law,” — emphasized Kishida.

Since the end of February, the Japanese government has approved several packages of restrictive measures against Russia, imposed sanctions against companies and individuals, banned investments in the country, restricted exports and revoked preferential treatment in trade. In particular, in early June, Tokyo decided to ban the export to Russia of products that “help strengthen the industrial infrastructure”: steel tanks, conveyors, dump trucks, bulldozers, looms, and more.

NHK previously reported that sanctions against Russia caused the loss of more than $2.7 billion by the largest Japanese banks Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui and Mizuho. Most of the losses are caused by the fact that bank customers cannot repay loans issued to them under the influence of sanctions restrictions.

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Russia has taken measures in response to the sanctions: it has banned the entry of 63 citizens of Japan. The restrictions included Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Cabinet Secretary General Hirokazu Matsuno, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, Finance Minister Shun'ichi Suzuki, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and Justice Minister Yoshihisa Furukawa, as well as members of both houses of the Japanese parliament. Before that, back in March, Moscow refused to negotiate a peace agreement with Tokyo.

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Bloomberg reported that Russia defaulted for the first time since 1918

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On the night of June 27, for the first time since 1918, Russia defaulted on sovereign debt in foreign currency, writes Bloomberg.

Default— is the default of the debtor to pay the debt. The announcement of default by the state lowers its credit ratings— it becomes difficult or impossible for the country to attract new loans, as a result, the limited infusion of external capital hinders the development of the economy.

The grace period for about $100 million in late payments on government bonds expired on Sunday, according to the agency, and in the event of default, the deadline is considered a default event. At the same time, Bloomberg points out that “the default is mostly symbolic and means little to Russians.”

RBC turned to the Russian Ministry of Finance for comment.

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We are talking about dollar bonds of the Ministry of Finance, the balance of which for $552 million Russia was supposed to pay off on April 4. However, at that time, the United States blocked Russia's ability to pay its debts from frozen reserves, and the Ministry of Finance initiated the fulfillment of the obligation in rubles. Western market participants prepared to default on these bonds, citing an uncoordinated change in the currency of payment, but the Ministry of Finance at the end of April still managed to bring funds in dollars to foreign investors (according to Bloomberg, for this, free from encumbrance dollar accounts of the Mortgage Corporation &laquo ;Dom.RF»).

On May 11, the former holders of these bonds, who had received the principal payment by May 2, filed a notice of Russian default with the Euroclear clearing system, citing the fact that they did not receive additional interest accrued from April 4 to the date of the actual bond redemption. Russia, when paying the principal at the end of April, did not include this additional interest in its payment, they argue. “Following the demand of the holders of securities, Russia never paid this interest,” — creditors indicated.

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In the Kremlin, after the sanctions against the national depository, they announced attempts by Brussels to push Russia into an “artificial default”. Siluanov called the creation of artificial barriers to service Russia's public debt a farce. “You can declare anything and try to hang a label. But everyone who understands understands that this is not a default, — the minister emphasized. In his opinion, it would be appropriate to call a default in this situation the refusal of foreign financial intermediaries to fulfill their obligations, since this “damages the business reputation of Western financial institutions.”

On June 22, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the payment currency debt in rubles. To do this, all foreign investors were opened ruble accounts of the “I” type without their personal presence. The next day, the Ministry of Finance paid off its Eurobonds in rubles for the first time under the new scheme.

At the end of 2021, Russia's public debt amounted to ₽20.9 trillion— 18.1% of the country's GDP, according to the Accounts Chamber. Domestic debt amounted to ₽16.5 trillion. External debt in foreign currency reached $59.7 billion

According to the Bank of Russia, as of January 1, 2022, the external debt of the Russian Federation amounted to $478.2 billion. the amount takes into account not only the debts of the public sector, but also private companies that borrow funds in foreign markets.

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The Kremlin called the timing of Russia’s achievement of technological sovereignty

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Russia can achieve technological sovereignty in 10-20 years, for this it is necessary to create a conditional “Diamond Fund” from dozens of own developments. About this in an interview with RIA Novosti said Dmitry Peskov, special presidential envoy for digitalization.

“If we talk about the realistic task of technological sovereignty, it looks like this: in 10-20 years, you can create 30-50 own lines of advanced developments that will become exhibits of our “Diamond Fund of Technologies” and will be able to provide food, security, medicine and connectivity in the country in case of any cataclysms,— said Peskov.

According to him, “the question is to have your own“ Diamond Fund ” technological developments that either only you have, that is, this technological superiority, or three to five other countries in the world have— i.e. technological parity. The representative of the president noted that, unlike the usual “Diamond Fund” — technologies are depreciating and need to be “constantly replenished.”

After the start of the military operation in Ukraine, Western and Asian countries imposed sanctions against Russia. In particular, the United States announced restrictions on high-tech exports, due to which, for example, processor manufacturers stopped supplying them to Russia. US sanctions did not affect consumer appliances and electronics, but many foreign companies independently suspended or completely stopped the supply of their products to Russia, including Apple, Samsung, Dell, etc. The EU, in turn, imposed restrictions on the supply of electronic goods for home use more expensive than €750, as well as electronic devices for recording video and sound costing more than €1 thousand. Several large software developers have also left the Russian market, including SAP, Oracle, etc.

In early June, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered the creation of industrial competence centers for import substitution in key sectors of the economy. He also invited the government commission to consider proposals to replace industry and system-wide foreign solutions with Russian software products and software and hardware systems.

In turn, the Special Representative of the Russian President for Digital and Technological Development Dmitry Peskov proposed a “technological island” strategy, by which he means the achievement of full technological sovereignty. For this, according to him, it is necessary to work out the “green” agenda, create our own techno-economic block, an export package of agricultural products, a new generation of transport logistics corridors between Russia and Asian countries, etc.

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Turkey linked Russia’s military operation in Ukraine with the actions of the West

According to Erdogan's representative, Moscow's decision to conduct a special operation in Ukraine could be related to the actions of the West over the past 30 years

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Turkey condemns Russia's military operation in Ukraine, but admits that Moscow's decision could be related to the actions of the West for 30 years, including the expansion of NATO. This was stated by the representative of the President of Turkey, Ibrahim Kalin, on the air of the Haberturk TV channel.

“This does not justify Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But when you look at what has happened over the past 30 years, you have to consider the causal relationship, this is the actions of the West, and the expansion of NATO. We also object to this wrong world order,»— he said.

The representative of the Turkish president believes that “in the new order, at the top of the pyramid is a superpower”, and below it are five or six “great powers”: Russia, China, Great Britain, France and Germany. “Russia began to doubt the pyramid in geostrategic and military terms, proposed to revise the terms and sign a new balance agreement in 30 years. Those who wanted to suppress those trying to get out from below said: let's go the way of conflict, — added Kalyn.

Russia has been conducting a military operation in Ukraine since February 24th. President Vladimir Putin called its main goals the protection of the population of Donbass from “genocide”, as well as “demilitarization and denazification” neighboring state.

Subsequently, he stated that the special operation in Ukraine was the only way for Russia to forestall aggression against its own territory. “Everything indicated that a clash with neo-Nazis, Bandera, on whom the United States and its junior partners staked, would be inevitable. We saw the military infrastructure unfolding, how hundreds of foreign advisers began to work, there were regular deliveries of the most modern weapons from NATO countries, — Putin said.

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At the end of last year, Putin proposed to start substantive negotiations on achieving legal guarantees of NATO's non-expansion to the east. The President stressed that Russia needed legal guarantees, because the Western countries had not fulfilled their oral obligations. “Everyone is aware of the verbal assurances given that NATO will not expand eastwards,” — Putin noted, but, according to him, everything was done exactly the opposite. The President emphasized that “legitimate Russian security concerns” were ignored and are still being ignored.

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Blinken called Russia’s losses from the ban on gold imports

Anthony Blinken. Photo: wikipedia.org.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken named the amount that, according to Washington's calculations, Russia may lose after the G7 countries impose a ban on the import of Russian gold.

According to Blinken, this initiative will affect the second most profitable export item, after energy, which Russia has.

“That's about $19 billion,” the Secretary of State said.

He added that most of this amount came to Russia under this article from the G7 countries .

He called the deprivation of Russia of such income “significant”.

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“The situation in the West is becoming more and more difficult for us”

The policy of Lithuania and Poland strains the leadership of the Union State

On June 25, during a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in St. » the current politics of neighboring Lithuania and Poland. Noting the confrontational and aggressive nature of such a policy, Lukashenka at the same time stressed that he did not know “why they need it.” Clearly they are being “pushed,” he remarked. The question arises – why are Lithuania and Poland escalating tensions?

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Relations of the Union State with Lithuania and Poland continue to develop in a negative direction. The “ulcers” in relations between Belarus and these countries began to grow significantly since 2020, when, following the pan-European Western mainstream, they not only refused to recognize Lukashenka as a legitimate president, but supported the Belarusian opposition in every possible way.

Last year, Lithuania and especially Poland were outraged by the flow of migrants from the Middle East, who illegally crossed the border of states from the Belarusian side. Poland did not like it so much that now it is actively building a wall on the border with Belarus, not sparing the relic trees of Belovezhskaya Pushcha.

After the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland naturally did not deviate from the general line of the EU and joined the sanctions against the Union State. Lithuania's openly hostile actions to ban sanctions transit to the Kaliningrad region have become another contribution of the country to the deterioration of already frankly bad relations with Russia.

Poland, in turn, can directly intervene in the situation in Ukraine by sending troops to Western regions of the country, about which Russian foreign intelligence warned back in April. In addition, it has recently become known that the Polish Ministry of Defense will purchase from France 13 PFM (Pont Flottant Motorisé – Motorized Floating Bridge) pontoon-bridge fleets for the amount of $331 million, which can be used to force heavy equipment on the Western Bug with the aim of a military invasion of Belarus.< /p>

Director of the Moscow Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) Ruslan Pukhov commented on the current difficult situation on the western borders of Russia:

“The fact that Poland takes the most active anti-Russian position of all Russia's neighbors is quite obvious. Poland has much more resources than Lithuania, so with a certain development of the situation, we will be able to see Polish troops in Ukraine. In general, the situation in the West is becoming more and more difficult. Especially given the context of the upcoming accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO.

According to the analyst, Poland is largely acting on its own. “Given that the Biden administration is diving deeper and deeper into the Ukrainian problems, Poland now resembles a bull terrier, which the owner says is enough and pulls on the leash. And the bull terrier, in turn, gnaws the leash and continues to rush forward. It is quite obvious that the Poles now have the opportunity to speak to us about the past. After all, the Poles did not forget that they did not have their own sovereignty for 123 years, that Warsaw was part of the Russian Empire,” Pukhov believes.

The expert noted that Lithuania’s actions in unleashing a confrontation with Russia and Belarus were caused by “ game of integrity” by its political leadership, recalling how Lithuania once unilaterally went to worsen relations with China.

monarchist than the monarch himself. Lithuania has its own idea of ​​beauty. We should not forget that Lithuanians also have their own historical trauma. As you know, the Lithuanian principality lost to Moscow. In turn, the Moscow principality turned into an empire, and Lithuanian turned into such a small state. Lithuanians at the genetic level remember that once they could become a huge country. But in the end they turned into a small “bear corner”, – concluded Pukhov.

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The Verkhovna Rada set out to mine the border with Russia and Belarus

The initiative of Ukrainian deputies may lead to new civilian casualties

Deputies of Volodymyr Zelensky's Servant of the People party submitted a bill to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on strengthening the borders with Russia and Belarus, within which it is planned to expand the border strip, where they will equip defense equipment, including minefields.

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The changes will affect the Law on the State Border of Ukraine, according to the current version of which land plots 30-50 meters wide are provided for permanent use along the state border line on land, along the bank of the Ukrainian part of the border river, lake or other body of water.

40 Ukrainian parliamentarians propose to supplement this article with words about the allocation of additional territory up to two kilometers along the border line with Belarus and the Russian Federation. A special border regime will also be established, prohibiting the free entry, stay, residence, movement of persons and the performance of work not related to the defense or protection of the state border of Ukraine.

Such a strengthening of the country's borders by the Ukrainian leadership allows once again to doubt rationality of the actions of the Kyiv regime. The massive mining of one's own territory creates, first of all, a danger to its own population.

The very idea to mine the border strip for the post-Soviet space is absolutely not new. For example, in 2001-2002, engineering barriers and anti-personnel mines were installed on the Uzbek-Tajik border. According to the official version, Uzbekistan thus wanted to protect itself from the influx of militants from illegal armed groups. In 2019, it was decided to remove the mines. It has been estimated that over almost two decades, according to the National Mine Center of Tajikistan, 374 people have died and 485 have been injured.

The exact number of dead and wounded on the border on both sides is not known. But it is known that not only the military, but also quite peaceful citizens became victims of minefields every year. For example, in 2009, on the Tajik side, a husband and wife, residents of the Sughd region, died. A year earlier, a 35-year-old Tajik shepherd, a resident of the Penjikent region, Amon Turaev, was blown up. Every year, dozens of people died from mines and unexploded ordnance in Tajikistan.

In addition, Ukraine has its own sad experience of mining the Odessa beach, which, apparently, Kyiv decided not to take into account. A mine screen from an imaginary Russian landing led to the death of at least one citizen who was resting there.

If such a law is nevertheless adopted in Ukraine, it will inevitably entail new victims. The expected coverage of mining areas is not small. The length of one Belarusian-Ukrainian border is more than 1,000 km. And here it remains only to regret that in the near future it will be possible to sow and harvest crops in Ukrainian grain fields only with a mine detector.

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