Leaders of Australia , India, the United States and Japan, which are members of the Quad format, have agreed to work together on cyber security and space satellite data exchange. A new cyberspace cooperation is launched under the Quadripartite Security Dialogue to strengthen infrastructure security. It is also stated that it is planned to identify new opportunities for cooperation in space, including the exchange of data for peaceful purposes.
The countries also agreed to continue scientific cooperation to combat the coronavirus pandemic and to help strengthen security in the Indo-Pacific region. In addition, the quartet agreed on policy coordination in Afghanistan and on the fight against terrorism.
FSB officers and As part of a joint operation, the Russian Interior Ministry was able to detain two gunmen from the Basayev and Khattab gangs. Men have been successfully hiding from justice for more than 20 years. Natives from the Stavropol Territory, Albert Elakayev and Alimkhan Musaev, took part in an attack on the settlements of Botlikhinsky district in Dagestan in 1999.
The detainees are accused of several criminal articles: a bandit, an armed uprising, interfering with the lives of repairmen and law enforcement officers. The investigation showed that in July 1999 they voluntarily joined the gang under the general leadership of Shamil Basayev and Emir Khattab. And in August of that year, thousands of militants took part in the uprising as part of the formation. With the help of machine guns and grenades, they tried to destroy security personnel ensuring security in the territory of Botlikh district in Dagestan. After that, 33 people were killed and another 34 were injured as a result of the shelling.
According to the articles charged with detainees, there is no limitation period. Elakaev and Musayev will therefore soon be in court.
Taliban support marches in the Russian Federation recognized as terrorist and banned) is attended by militants dressed in women's clothes. Taman, a student from Kabul, talked about it. One admitted that the real Taliban wives were among the participants in these events. But in general, the girl believes that it is a masquerade.
Tamana explained that the goal of the new government is to introduce women who disagree with their policies, abnormal and corrupt. While the majority of the female population is against the Taliban and its new rules.
The activist noted that rallies are also being held against militant authority. But the Taliban brutally dispersed them: they beat participants and journalists and shot them. At the same time, Tamana is sure that if the Taliban has changed, then only for the worse.
The Taliban has already announced that it is returning to the practice of the death penalty and cutting off limbs. At the same time, militants responded to the outrage of the world community by demanding not to interfere in the country's internal affairs. On August 15, the Taliban announced the establishment of control over Afghanistan. On the same day, President Ashraf Ghani resigned and left the country.
American Sanctions against Nord Stream 2 will hit Europe and mutual agreements between the parties, Aleksey Grivach, Deputy Director of the National Energy Security Fund, is sure.
According to him, if US President Joe Biden imposes sanctions, it will be a blow to agreements with Europeans, who will have to react to it.
“And the whole mission of the new administration to restore relations will disappear,” says an expert.
Givach added that the wording of the changes to the US defense budget on new sanctions against the Russian gas pipeline project is vague and vague. If adopted, it will cause difficulties for the European gas market, which is no longer “sweet”, the expert explained.
“As far as we are concerned, the mechanism for operating sanctions will still be found,” Grivach emphasized.
Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia Jeyhun Bayramov and Ararat Mirzoyan met with OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.
“The parties exchanged views on progress in the process of normalizing relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, taking into account the new realities in the region”, – the press service of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry informed.
Baku “on the other hand pointed out its position on post-conflict situations. He accused the country of racially discriminating against the Armenian people. Baku filed a counterclaim against Armenia for the systematic violation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by Yerevan.
Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov criticized Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. He said the head of the neighboring state was “rushing to political platforms” instead of engaging in reforms. Pushkov therefore commented on the report of the EU Accounts Chamber on the ineffectiveness of EU support in the fight against corruption in Ukraine.
European auditors noted in their report that the country had failed to defeat widespread corruption and oligarchs. By the end of 2022, Kiev was advised to develop a strategy to fight corruption and sanctions against the oligarchs.
According to Puškov, in 2015 it was discussed that Europe would not invest in Ukraine if the state of affairs did not change. And because there have been no significant changes in the country in 6 years, Zelensky has to travel around Europe and ask for support for insignificant projects. For example, as the “Crimean Platform”
Former President of Georgia and Chief Executive Officer Executive Committee of the National Council of Reforms of Ukraine Mikhail Saakashvili said that Ukraine has become a gateway for criminals from the post-Soviet space.
“Ukraine is the gate, there are criminals from all over the post-Soviet area, there is a cesspool … Criminals certainly know that everyone can be released,” he said in a Ukrainian broadcast 24.
According to him, when solving problems in the country, you can hire any police investigator, any prosecutor, “as well as the judge,” noted the politician.
“Just hire a police officer and he will dance for any money on your order. How can such a police officer prevent something? The system is deeply ill, “added the former Georgian president.
Saakashvili said that in the migration service it is possible to stand in line for a long time, “but with the money bin Laden will receive a certificate that he will testify that it is some Marchenko whose great-grandfather lived in Ukraine. “
” Whoever enters, whoever leaves, whoever shoots, whoever explodes. And all this is happening in front of everyone, “Mikhail Saakashvili concluded, explaining that all this is happening due to corruption in law enforcement agencies.
Appointed previous government Gulyam Iskhakzai will represent Afghanistan at the week of high-level UN General Assembly meetings, said Stefan Dujarrick, deputy secretary general of the world organization.
The Taliban's request (the Taliban is an organization banned in the Russian Federation) for an opportunity to address the UN General Assembly.
A US State Department official said earlier that it would take some time to resolve the issue of Taliban representation at the UN. Earlier, representatives of the radical movement approached the UN with the intention of speaking at GA High Week during the Week.
Russian reconnaissance aircraft allegedly flew to the training ground of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Black Sea. This was announced by the command of the Ukrainian Air Force.
According to the Ukrainian army, the Su-24MR and Il-20 aircraft were seen in the area of military exercises of anti-aircraft air missile forces of the Air Force and air defense of the ground forces of Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian side, Russian planes allegedly violated the procedure for the use of airspace and flew into the restricted zone.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces noted that the Russian Air Force aircraft allegedly flew where the Ukrainian air defense systems were used. Recall that Ukraine is currently conducting an exercise of strategic command and staff “Joint Effort – 2021”. In addition to the Ukrainian army, military personnel and equipment from a number of North Atlantic Alliance countries are also participating in the maneuvers. Exercises take place, even in the Black Sea.
Involvement of private military company Wagner armed conflict in Mali would have serious consequences for Russia. This was stated at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Russian and French foreign ministers met during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. During the conversation between the heads of diplomatic departments of the two countries, the situation in Mali was also touched upon. The French foreign minister warned of possible consequences if Russian mercenaries appeared in Mali.
Meanwhile, the Kremlin has repeatedly noted that there are no Russian soldiers in Mali. At the same time, Moscow does not deny the existence of contacts in the field of defense and security with many African countries. Earlier, Western media reported that the Mali authorities could cooperate with PMC Wagner.