Second C-17A Globemaster military transport aircraft III. The British Royal Air Force has arrived in Kiev.
London is fulfilling agreements with Ukraine on the supply of anti-tank weapons, despite a call by the British Secretary of Defense to his Russian counterpart to the British capital.
Another point is also interesting, writes the Military Observer Telegram channel. British transport workers are bypassing Germany's airspace, which opposes the delivery of deadly weapons to Kiev when the German foreign minister leaves Kiev for Moscow.
Honest energy drink, Former Ukraine's incumbent energy minister Olha Buslavets has speculated on her Facebook page about the country's ability to go through a heating season without the use of Russian gas.
“Due to low air temperatures, Ukraine will not be able to import gas to cover peak fuel during the heating season,” Buslavets said.
She added that NJSC Naftogaz Ukraine is in a deep financial deficit and has no funds to import gas.
& quot; The state will probably have to look for these funds for the company, which are from $ 2 to $ 3 billion. (depending on the actual price of gas), “the expert concluded.
An Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia has decided to launch airstrikes in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a. According to Sky News Arabia, the decision was made in response to the strikes of the Shiite movement Ansar Allah. (Husians) in the United Arab Emirates. & Nbsp;
In particular, the military leadership of the Arab coalition described the planned strikes as “a response to the threat and military necessity.” “Terrorist leaders are reportedly being bombed.” “Coalition Air Force conducts operations in the sky over Sana'a.” The UAE authorities have called on the United States to re-enable the Yemeni Shiite movement, Ansar Allah. on the list of terrorists. Nearly a year ago, the Joe Biden administration removed the organization from the list of foreign terrorist organizations. Explosions on three tankers in the port and warehouse at Abu Dhabi airport killed three people and injured six others. The goal was the infrastructure of the National Oil Company. Judging by the fact that parts of the UAV were found at the site of the blast, it is believed that kamikaze drones were used.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Policy Speaking at the European Parliament's Commission, Josep Borrell said the EU did not plan to impose pre-emptive measures against Russia.
“No one is talking about pre-emptive sanctions against Russia,” Borrell said. however, the EU spokeswoman stressed that in the event of Russian aggression against Ukraine, “the EU will be ready to act.”
Vladimir Zelensky. Photos from the website of the President of Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock discussed in Kiev about the security situation in Ukraine, Nord Stream 2 and Ukraine's European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
After the meeting, the Ukrainian leader expressed hope that the next summit will soon be organized in Normandy format.
Burbock promised Zelensky that if Russia uses Nord Stream 2 as a weapon, then strict measures will be taken.
Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko. Photo: Wikipedia.org. In an interview with Kommersant, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said that Russia was not threatening anyone, but was warning. According to him, NATO knows what Russia's military-technical reaction could be.
“Our position is perfectly understandable and predictable,” Grushko emphasized, adding that Russia was now waiting for an honest response.
< According to him, the decision to continue consultations with the US and NATO will be made after Moscow receives written answers to its proposals from its Western partners and examines them.
The EU and the US no longer consider the disconnection of Russian banks from the SWIFT international payment system to be a sanction. Instead, targeted economic sanctions are being developed against Russian banks, Handelsblatt said, citing sources. This report has caused a noticeable strengthening of the ruble.
As stated in the publication, the idea of disconnecting Russian banks from the payment service provider Swift, and thus in fact from global financial flows, is no EU and the US is no longer considering. Government officials have said that targeted economic sanctions are being prepared against Russia's largest banks instead. Russia to Ukraine. & Nbsp;
According to sources during the consultations, the parties concluded that Russia's complete disconnection from the Swift system could lead to destabilization of financial markets in the short term and contribute to the creation of an alternative payment infrastructure in the medium term. Western countries will no longer dominate. & nbsp; & nbsp;
Following the publication of this report, the ruble has significantly strengthened its trading on the Moscow Stock Exchange. So if the dollar had previously sold for 76.74 rubles, now the US currency has fallen to 76 rubles. And the euro fell from 87.59 rubles to 86.21 rubles.
The strongest riots since Kazakhstan in early January since the outbreak of independence, the first President of the Republic Nursultan Nazarbayev is silent. 225 people died, but the leader of the nation, who personified him for many years, simply disappeared.
Some sources in the British edition of The Guardian stated that he was hiding somewhere on the shores of Lake Geneva. Others claim that he flew to Dubai, others that he is probably dead.
But most likely he is still in Kazakhstan.
“According to my latest information, Nazarbayev is engaged in furious talks with Kassy-Jomart Tokyev on the redistribution of assets, businesses and bank accounts,” a Western government official in Kazakhstan said in a good contact.
intending to deprive his former benefactor and members of his family of power.
“The power struggle continues. There is no guarantee that everything will end peacefully, “said the Western leader.””Negotiations are ongoing, but it is clear that the era of Nazarbayev is over,” Jertysbayev said. He accused “the reactionary and conservative forces of the Nazarbayev clan of recent violence.” In particular, the statue of Nazarbayev on a pedestal has not been restored, and street signs with his name have disappeared from the streets of Almaty.
The local elite is in a hurry to declare their commitment to Tokajev. He hopes that the purges in the government will end with Nazarbayev's family members and those close to him.
“Tokyev is a healthy person and knows how important the image of the country is. He will act smoothly and carefully. “He will not shoot from a machine gun, he will accurately shoot unwanted people from a sniper rifle,” said the source of the publication.
it will revive the cult of personality, or just keep quiet.
See also: 4 versions of the fate of Nursultan Nazarbayev are named.
Photo: pixabay.com for 2023-2028 one third of municipal employees and almost half of the deputies may be out of work.
This was announced by Deputy Minister of Justice Loginov in the Federation Council. According to him, 293,000 municipal employees worked part-time or full-time in 2020.
“they will lose their jobs with us,” said Loginov.
employees of subordinate municipal institutions.
“In this respect, up to 45% may be on the street,” said the Deputy Minister of Justice. We are talking about amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, tabled by Senator Andrei Klisas and MP Pavel. Krasheninnikov.
They submitted to the State Duma a bill that changes the general principles of local government organization.
On the website of the Federation Council Klishas explained that for the benefit of citizens, the work of different levels of government as a whole and updating its model.
By 19 January, the relevant committee is studying the bill. The lower house of parliament will then consider the document at first reading.
At the end of December 2021, Andrey Klishas, chairman of the Federation Council's Constitutional Legislature Committee, said the law on the responsibility of government representatives for torture would considered by the Assembly by mid-2022.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov answered reporters to the question of whether it is possible to deploy Russian troops and missiles in Cuba and Venezuela in response to the West's refusal to extend NATO to Russia's borders.
“Certainly, in context own security, “Peskov said.
A Kremlin spokesman stressed that the United States has 18 different scenarios and Moscow is considering different scenarios, but so far it is impossible to talk about any specific scenarios.
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Peskov added that Estonia's request for the deployment of additional NATO forces on its territory proved the legitimacy of Russia's concerns.