Presidential elections begin in Uzbekistan


polling stations in presidential election in the country. They will work until 18:00 Moscow time.

Candidates were nominated from all five parties officially registered in Uzbekistan. Experts consider Shavkat Mirziyoyev, nominated by the Liberal Democratic Party, to be the main favorite. The CEC of Uzbekistan states that there are 19.9 million voters in the country. In the early phase of the election, 420,000 voted. To win, the candidate must receive more than 50% of the vote and the minimum turnout must be 33%.


Assange's fiancée says it is not possible to release journalists

Photo: Photos from the video

Journalist Bride Julian Assange Stella Maurice said that the release of WikiLeaks founder in the United States was “completely impossible”.

Maurice's reasoning is based on recent reports that the CIA intended to kill Assange at the embassy. In her opinion, then there can be no question of an issue of the journalist to the US authorities.

The founder of WikiLeaks is now in custody in the United Kingdom. He is charged with 18 charges, including the disclosure of top secret documents. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison in the United States.


Amendments to the Northern Ireland Protocol will be discussed in London


France 24 consultation to be held next week in London between representatives of the United Kingdom and the European Union amending the provisions of the Protocol on Northern Ireland.

Commenting on the forthcoming negotiations, the British side notes the continuing “substantial differences”. The main topic of discussion remains Article 16, which allows the parties to take unilateral measures to prevent economic, social and environmental damage in Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Protocol was signed in 2020 during Brexit. According to the document, Ulster remains the customs zone of the European Union.


A Ukrainian MP who congratulated Putin was expelled from the party

Ilya Kiva has been expelled from the Opposition Platform for Life “(HLE), led by Yuri Boyko and Viktor Medvedchuk.


Kiva talked about his exclusion from the video message, the video was posted on his Facebook page page of journalist Andrei Pavlovsky.

The deputy said that the decision was made at a party conference in Poltava, while Boyko and former head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Serhiy Lyovochkin were allegedly the initiators of his expulsion from the party.

` “They may not really like my position on Nazi criminals or the President of the Russian Federation,” the MP said.

in the Verkhovna Rada.

Another member of the Ukrainian parliament, Renat Kuzmin, said again that the leadership of the party did not announce the exclusion. Kiva.

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The MP also quoted Master Yoda from the Star Wars movie.

“ Let strength be with you. All the best, Vladimir Vladimirovich! & # 39; & # 39; The deputy said. A deputy in Ukraine was then accused of high treason. & Nbsp;


Steven Seagal said he would help “fix” relations between Russia and Japan

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Actor Steven Seagal, who accepted Russian citizenship five years ago, offered to “correct” Russian-Japanese relations. He said on the YouTube channel “Soloviev Live” that it was “painful to hear” about the discrepancy between the two countries. Segal decided to clarify this “strange situation” himself. To this end, he has scheduled a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumi Kishida.

Segal stressed that in his opinion, the Russians are good in the land of the rising sun. And in Japan, there are many people who love Russia. The actor believes that this is the basis for dialogue.

Recall that Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said earlier that Tokyo's sovereignty extended to the islands of the southern Kuril Islands.

The two countries have not been able to conclude a peace treaty since World War II since 1949. Ownership of the Kuril Islands is disputed. Tokyo refers to the Shimodo Agreement on Trade and Borders, which was concluded between the Russian Empire and Japan in February 1855. According to a document, Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai group left the Kuril Islands in Japan, and the rest were recognized as Russian property.


The German Foreign Ministry responded to Turkey's announcement of persona non grata envoys

Recep Erdogan Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

German Foreign The ministry issued a press release informing about the reaction of Berlin to the statement of the Turkish president Recep Erdogan about the announcement of the ambassadors of 10 countries persona non grata.

Germany has “taken note of Erdogan's words” and is consulting with other countries whose ambassadors intend to expel from Turkey. These include the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and Norway. Kavala. The Turkish president then said he had instructed the foreign ministry to declare the ambassadors persona non grata.

Osman Kavala is a prominent Turkish human rights activist who advocates a ceasefire between Turkey and Armenia, as well as a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue. In 2020, he was acquitted of protests in 2013, but was arrested the same day and charged with participating in the riots in July 2016.


The head of the Georgian Ministry of Justice denies the need for hospitalization of Saakashvili

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Former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, who is in Rustavi Prison, does not need to be hospitalized. The country's justice minister, Rati Bregadze, said. The politician's personal doctor had previously said Saturday's medical council members agreed that Saakashvili should be hospitalized in a multidisciplinary civilian clinic.

Bregadze I am sure that the ex-president's doctor deliberately disseminated false information. At the same time, the Minister of Justice specified that coming to the prison hospital would not affect the politician's security, contrary to the words of his doctor.


Russia's foreign ministry has revealed NATO's main task

Photo: Mikhail Kovalev

Deputy Foreign Minister Russia Alexander Grushko said that NATO had embarked on a path of evolution. However, in recent years, he has resumed living on Cold War patterns.

In an NTV broadcast, the diplomat noted that the alliance found itself in a situation in 1949. Its “main effort is to repel the so-called” threat from the East. She spoke of the need to detain the Russian Federation with nuclear weapons. At the same time, the Russian minister pointed out that against the background of calls for Russia's military restrictions, NATO is consistently withdrawing forces to Russia's borders.

The Russian Minister emphasized that security in Europe can only be common and without undermining Russian interests. Shoigu also recalled that the implementation of NATO's “detention & # 39; & # 39; in Afghanistan ended in disaster. Now the whole world is dealing with it.

Earlier, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said that NATO should respond to threats from the Russian Federation and demonstrate its readiness to use weapons if necessary. According to her, no one should consider the possibility of an attack on the alliance's partners in the Black Sea and the Baltic countries.


Erdogan said they were the ambassadors of the United States and nine other countries persona non grata

Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

President of Turkey Recep Erdogan he announced the ambassadors of ten countries and called on Ankara to release Osman Kavala, a persona non grata. He has already given such an order to the country's foreign ministry.

The list includes diplomats from the USA, Germany, France, Canada, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and New Zealand.

Erdogan has previously threatened to expel ambassadors from ten countries, including the United States, for calling for the release of human rights activist Osman Kavala. The Turkish Foreign Ministry has already summoned the ambassadors of these countries. There they were reminded of the need to abide by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Kavala is a well-known human rights activist in Turkey, the founder of the Anadolu Kültür AŞ Cultural Foundation. He is accused of participating in a coup attempt in July 2016.


Zacharova mocked the Dutch Ministry of Defense: Russian submarines are appearing


Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented a report from the Dutch Ministry of Defense, drawn up at the request of the Dutch Parliament, on Russian submarines. The report, as Zakharova wrote in her Telegram channel, proves that “Russian submarines are not only seen by the Swedish authorities.” monarchy & # 39; & # 39 ;; Find a Russian submarine, Zakharova wrote. – Not so long ago in Stockholm they confused their own buoy with her. The Dutch military department fears that the Russian submarine fleet has embarked on a top-secret mission in the North Sea – to cut the cables laid on the seabed from Amsterdam and The Hague. We sharpened axes for this purpose all summer. ”At the same time, according to Zakhar. “ Of course, the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands does not state the only documented fact of such actions of the Russian Navy in response to the request of the deputies. & # 39; & # 39; – By the way, it is interesting that the Dutch army in its public reaction revealed quite interesting facts. In particular, it has been reported that 11 submarine cables connect the Netherlands with the rest of the countries, 8 of which are laid with Great Britain. “

Zakharova jokingly suggested that either” England is home to the largest number of content lovers from the Netherlands “; or “without a decision from London, the Hague cannot make a single independent decision. “