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Meanwhile, in the Nord Stream pipeline operator & ndash; 2 & quot; & nbsp; Nord Stream 2 AG has not yet commented on the ongoing legal and regulatory procedures related to the project. The letter Izvestija informed about it.
Earlier, Manfred Weber, leader of the centrist faction of the European People's Party and co-chair of the Bavarian Christian Social Union, said that Germany should close the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. in the event that Russia attacks Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the head of the Ukrainian company Naftogaz, Yuri Vitrenko, described the German decision to allow Nord Stream 2 to establish a subsidiary as a “mockery”. He believes that Nord Stream 2 does not comply with EU rules and therefore cannot be certified. He also condemned the idea of licensing only part of the pipeline.
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come to Russia in 2022 to attend XXII. annual Russian-Indian summit. This was stated in a corresponding statement issued by the Russian side.
Last year, 2021, due to a coronavirus pandemic, the traditional meeting of the leaders of the two states failed. The previous Russian-Indian summit was held in 2019 in Vladivostok. Nevertheless, Putin and Modi maintained contact at a distance using online technology.
Recall that Putin arrived in India at the head of a Russian delegation to attend talks with Prime Minister Modi. The Russian president discussed with the Prime Minister of India a number of important issues concerning the political situation in the world as well as economic cooperation between the two countries.
US Congressman Adam Smith advised President Joe Biden not to try to intimidate Vladimir Putin's Russian counterpart in forthcoming talks. In his opinion, the conversation should be limited to economic sanctions. Defense News quoted Smith as saying. “You can't hold him back by stretching his muscles and promising him military confrontation and defeat in Eastern Europe,” the congressman said. He expressed the belief that the American leader should make it clear to Moscow that the United States has allies who are ready to make them economically pay a high price.
The White House has previously confirmed Biden's intention to negotiate with Putin via a video link. The leaders intend to discuss bilateral relations and a number of regional issues.
Assistant President of Russia Yuri Ushakov announced on Friday a discussion between the heads of the United States and Russia on current issues on the international agenda, including the situation in Afghanistan, Iran, Libya, Syria and Ukraine … Putin and Biden will also raise strategic issues. stability and are likely to discuss Russia's initiative to hold a summit of permanent members of the UN Security Council.
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Belarusian authorities imposed anti-sanctions in response to restrictive measures against Minsk. According to the local foreign ministry, the government has banned the import of a number of goods from states that have imposed anti-Belarusian sanctions. The ministry noted that measures would be taken to saturate the domestic market – it plans to attract similar goods “from friendly countries.” .
The Belarusian side has also expanded the list of persons who are prohibited from entering its territory and the territory of the state of the Union.
“A number of other non-public steps will be taken”, – added the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The ministry did not disclose details of the imposed sanctions, stating that the relevant government decree “will be signed as soon as possible.
Representative of the State Duma of Communist Party Valery Rashkin will be questioned by the Russian Commission of Inquiry on Monday, December 6, as a suspect in the case of illegal hunting. According to the secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, a member of the faction in the lower house of parliament Sergei Obukhov, Rashkin will go there in the afternoon, in the afternoon.
Earlier, Obukhov said that Rashkin had been summoned for questioning by a committee of inquiry. The deputy became a criminal defendant after being detained on a highway in the Saratov region. An elk carcass was found in the trunk of the car. The MP originally denied the killing of the animal. He claimed to have found him shot.
Then Rashkin changed his testimony. Losa is said to have mistaken the wild boar, for which he was allowed to hunt. In November, members of the State Duma, at the suggestion of Attorney General Igor Krasnov, voted to waive Rashkin's parliamentary immunity. The Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Gennady Zyuganov, meanwhile stressed that Rashkin had “done the wrong thing” by publicly lying about not killing elk on an illegal hunt.
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.
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.
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.
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.