Russia and India have signed military cooperation agreements

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Indian Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh said New Delhi and Moscow had signed several military cooperation agreements. They were about small arms and military cooperation.

Singh spoke on his Twitter talk about “2 + 2” talks between the two countries' foreign and defense ministers. He called them productive, meaningful and fruitful.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu also commented on the meeting. He noted that the results of the negotiations are also positively assessed by Moscow. Russia's defense minister added that the dialogue made a significant contribution to global and regional security.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed the view that these negotiations will strengthen the strategic partnership between Russia and India. A meeting of the two countries' foreign and defense ministers took place on Monday morning. Then a bilateral summit is planned with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Washington has revealed an unusually large amount of information to persuade the EU to attack Ukraine

The Financial Times published material claiming that EU countries initially reacted with suspicion to Washington's warning that Russia was reportedly about to “attack” Ukraine.

“Many allies were not convinced that serious things were happening. We were surprised by this difference in intelligence – how and why the US saw what we do not see, “a source told the Financial Times.

To convince its allies, Washington had to divulge an unusually large amount of intelligence. data.

This information took place in November before the meeting of the foreign ministers of the NATO member states, where the issue of Ukraine was discussed.

In recent weeks, the Western press has been actively discussing the issue of Russia's alleged preparations for the invasion of Ukraine. Moreover, in Kiev at first did not notice the “threat” coming from a neighbor. And then, under the influence of European politicians, there was talk of the prospect of an attack.


The US authorities may soon announce a boycott of the Beijing Olympics

CNN said US administration's Joe Biden administration would soon announce a diplomatic boycott of the Olympics.


CNN, citing information from sources, said that the administration of US President Joe Biden would soon announce a diplomatic boycott of the Olympic Games, which is to be Beijing.

The publication clarifies that we are talking about the complete absence of American officials at the Olympic Games. With this decision, the US authorities want to send a clear signal to their Chinese counterparts without excluding all American athletes from participating in the competition.

The decision on the diplomatic boycott should be published this week.

Recall that earlier Nancy Pelosi announced a call for a boycott of the Games in China. He believes that world leaders should refrain from traveling to the Olympics because Chinese authorities are reportedly organizing massive repression in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

The Beijing Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing from February 4 to 20 next year.


Trump called General Millimno an “idiot” and taught business

Former US President Donald Trump spoke of fate military equipment in Afghanistan.

“We have $ 18 million in Afghanistan, $ 28-29 million in helicopters, various types of helicopters, and many of them are almost new, just unpacked.

And it's Chief of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General Millimne, says, “Sir, I think it will be cheaper to leave all that equipment there. Otherwise, you'll have to transport all this to Pakistan, then on to our bases … “

” And then I realized he was a damn idiot! All you have to do is hire someone to move the equipment and return some of what you moved. So it will be free. So I became a super-successful businessman, “Trump concluded.


Adam Barrow is re-elected President of the Gambia

According to Reuters, incumbent Gambia President Adam Barrow won the presidential election, which took place in the country on December 4.

As mentioned, 53% of voters voted for it. His main election candidate was former country vice president and current opposition bloc leader Usein Darbaud. The main political rival managed to get only 28% of the vote.

Barrow lived in London at the beginning of the 21st century, where he worked as a security guard in a shopping center. After returning to his homeland, he became an entrepreneur. In 2016, he was nominated for the first time as the presidential candidate of a coalition of seven opposition parties. Until then, Adam Barrow had held no political office.


Blinken hopes that Moscow will prefer de-escalation on the Ukrainian issue

According to the head of the US State Department, Anthony Blinken hopes that the Russian side will go the way of de-escalating the conflict on the Ukrainian issue and withdraw its troops from the border.

“We hope that the Russian leadership will choose the path of de-escalation, withdraw its troops and start using diplomacy for existing disagreements,” Blinken, quoted by the Foreign Ministry's press service. He also pointed out that Washington is ready to help resolve the crisis, in particular by promoting the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which, according to the head of the US Foreign Policy Department, “can be a way to resolve conflicts over the Donbas or eastern Ukraine.”/p>


The United States has announced China's intention to build a military base in West Africa


China plans to create military base & nbsp; in Equatorial Guinea on the Atlantic coast of Africa, reports & nbsp; The Wall Street Journal with reference to US government sources.

The PRC's intentions are supported by data from the US secret services, which has raised concerns in the White House and the Pentagon. Against this background, US Deputy National Security Adviser John Feiner flew to Equatorial Guinea. & nbsp; The purpose of his visit was to persuade the president of the African state to reject the Beijing proposal.

The publication emphasized that in 2017, China had deployed an overseas base & nbsp; in Djibouti, which became the first China in Africa.


Belarus has announced retaliatory sanctions against the United States and Europe


Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said that next week Minsk will impose retaliatory measures against Western sanctions. He said this on the Belarusian-1 television channel.

According to him, the Belarusian authorities will draw up decisions that “will be announced in the coming days, of course immediately after the weekend.” Golovchenko added that retaliation would be “absolutely adequate” and “symmetrical.”

The Belarusian prime minister added that his country had not attacked anyone. However, if an economic or hybrid war breaks out against the republic, then “the actions will not go unanswered.” Earlier, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said the government should address the issue of anti-sanctions against the West. This must be done clearly and without bureaucracy.

According to him, Belarus has been preparing for the next package of sanctions in the last six months. Thanks to this, the country managed to maintain economic growth and prevent the transfer of problems to ordinary citizens, Lukashenko added.

Previously, the European Union introduced a fifth package of sanctions against Belarus. The list contains 17 individuals and 11 companies. In total, the restrictions affected 183 citizens of Belarus and 26 organizations. Sanctions include a ban on individuals entering Europe and the freezing of citizens 'and companies' accounts.

In addition, the United States and Canada have imposed sanctions on Dmitry Lukashenko's son. In total, Washington has imposed economic sanctions on 12 Belarusian legal entities, 3 aircraft and 20 individuals.


The United Kingdom has pledged to investigate the “patriots' fictitious complaint” against Oxxxymiron and Noize MC

Photo: RF IC

Appeal to the Committee on behalf of a “group of patriots”, at whose speech the IC chief Alexander Bastrykin ordered an inspection, proved to be an invention. Earlier on the IC website, it appeared that the head of the department, Alexander Bastrykin, had ordered “to carefully study the arguments given in the appeal to him on the initiative of the” group of patriots “”. It was also reported that the call was published in “one of the media” and that a “patriots' group” said rappers Oxxxymiron and Noize MC were “promoting a negative attitude towards law enforcement” and that there had also been “attempts to rehabilitate Nazism and extremist activity.” “.

“Challenge” was originally published in LiveJournal by blogger Dmitry Yakushev. In his contribution, he wrote that he had been “brought” by the letter and considers it important to “provide maximum publicity for this document”. The published text, on behalf of anonymous authors, said rappers Miron Fedorov and Ivan Alekseev were criminals and that their activities had “become a national threat, worse than NATO's expansion.”/p>

“Damn. Stop, – writes the blogger. – It was a joke. Fictional appeal, specially written in idiotic form. Satire for our time. “


Putin has promised to continue supporting the volunteer movement


President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Russian volunteers on Volunteer Day, which is celebrated on 5 December. The head of state said he would support the adoption of laws to support volunteering.

“Of course, I will support all initiatives … in support of the volunteer movement,” Putin said.

He added that he would support, among other things, the law on volunteer insurance.