Psaki: Chinese sanctions against the US will not stop Washington


Washington will continue political sanctions against China. The US administration will not be stopped by the restrictions imposed by Beijing. This was stated by White House press secretary Jen Psaki. She commented on reports that the PRC imposed sanctions on seven US citizens. The list includes politicians, human rights activists and researchers.

According to Psaki, the restrictive measures in place only show that Beijing is ready to punish individuals for “sending a political signal.” She believes that these measures will “worsen the investment climate” in China.

At the same time, the representative of the White House noted that the imposed sanctions will not affect the planned visit of the First Deputy Foreign Minister to China. Wendy Sherman will travel to China on July 25. There he will meet Chinese officials. including talks with Foreign Minister Wang I.


Ukraine has imposed sanctions on the richest woman in Russia

Photos from Tatiana Bakalchuk's Facebook page

President of Ukraine , Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a decree imposing sanctions on a number of citizens of the Russian Federation and organizations. According to the document, the blacklist is presented by Tatyana Bakalchuk (founder of online retail, according to Forbes the richest woman in Russia), a division of her company in seven countries, co-owner Vladislav Bakalchuk and Andrey Revyashko (IT director).

Sanctions are also being imposed on those involving the self-proclaimed DNR and Crimea, non-profit organizations in France and two French citizens – Geral-Hubert Fayard and Christel Nean.

The sanctions are valid for three years. It provides for the blocking of assets, a ban on the withdrawal of capital from Ukraine and a number of other measures.


The ECHR has rejected Russia's request to block Crimea


European Court of Justice Justice Human Rights (ECHR) has registered Russia's first interstate complaint against Ukraine. The complaint was registered under number 36958/21.

As stated in the court's communiqué, in the context of this complaint, the Russian Government demanded that the ECHR call on the Ukrainian Government to “stop restricting the rights of Russian-speaking people. “This is especially true for access to their mother tongue at school, in the media and on the Internet. Moscow also demands that the Ukrainian authorities order “an end to the blockade of the North Crimean canal.”

However, the court rejected this request from the RF for interim measures. They pointed to the “ no real risk of causing irreparable damage to a fundamental right ', which stems from the European Convention on Human Rights.

On 22. In July, Russia sent the first ever interstate complaint to the Strasbourg court for human rights. It is directed against Ukraine. The document states that the complaint concerns a group of violations concerning the “blocking of the North Crimean canal as the main source of fresh water for the local population”. The Russian side is turning to the ECtHR with a proposal to take measures to force Ukraine to stop this violation immediately.

Maria Zakharova, official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, commented on the application. complaint. In particular, she said that the ECHR would have to fulfill its responsibilities and pay attention to Donbass, where children are killed by mussels and people who have worked all their lives cannot receive social benefits and pensions.


Putin changed the flags of the Russian Navy


President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Military – the naval flag, in accordance with which a number of orders and watch rules of ships have changed their configuration. Therefore, if the previous order was placed in the upper left corner of the fabric, it will now be depicted in the middle of St. Andrew's Cross. The height of the order must at the same time correspond to one third of the width of the flag.

The decree also stipulates that under no circumstances should ships fly the flag in front of the enemy. It is emphasized that each member of the crew is obliged “selflessly and courageously, not to spare life, to defend the naval flag in battle”. If the banner is knocked down, it must be replaced with a replacement. In exceptional cases, “the flag must be destroyed by order of the master of the ship.” .

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Ministry of Justice adds The Insider to the list of “foreign agents”

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Russian Ministry of Justice Expands media list & mdash; & nbsp; & quot; foreign agents & quot;. It included the legal entity The Insider SIA registered in Latvia. Is & nbsp; is the domain administrator of the online edition of The Insider.

As stated on the agency's website, the list also includes journalists from Open Media. Ilya Rozhdestvensky, project staff Sophia Groisman, Mikhail Rubin and Julia Apukhtin. Journalist Alexey Posternak was also included in the list.

The Insider Portal specializes to investigative journalism. The publication was founded in November 2013 by journalist and political activist Roman Dobrokhotov. The editorial office is located in Riga.

Formerly the editor-in-chief of the project (recognized as an undesirable organization in the Russian Federation) Roman Badanin stated that Instagram blocked the publication's account. This happened two days after the Attorney General added the publication to the list of “undesirable organizations”, unknown. Later, access to the account was restored. Prior to that, the Department of Justice added five project journalists, including the editor-in-chief, to the list of “foreign agents.”


Putin announced ideas for involving Japan in the Kuril economy


President Vladimir Putin said that “unique and unprecedented” proposals for Japan's involvement in economic activities in the Kuril Islands would soon follow, writes Izvestia.

According to the head of state, this is spoken of in advance “, the intrigues of economic participants”. He also expressed the hope that these ideas would soon take shape and then be implemented.

Putin also ordered Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to pay special attention to the Kurils during his trip to the Far East.


Safronov's column on “spy mania” disappeared from Vedomosti, the page also “fell”

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Former journalist from Kommersant and Vedomosti, an adviser to the head of Roskosmos, Ivan Safronov, suspected of treason, wrote a column for Vedomosti talking about the work of investigating espionage. articles. It is curious that a few hours after the publication, the article disappeared from the place of publication. Now at this address & mdash; & nbsp; blank page and caption: “ Maybe wrong link“. And after a while, the Vedomosti website probably fell due to a DDoS attack.

A column by journalist Ivan Safronov disappeared from the Vedomosti website after Presidential Secretary Dmitry Peskov said in response to a question from Echo that he inserted this article into the daily press review preparing for President Vladimir Putin?

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In his article, the journalist stated that in such cases, investigators gather at least 5-7 volumes of the case, the court satisfies 100% of the investigator's requests and sends ` `an often frightened person who doesn't understand anything“; in pre-trial detention. He also noted that the suspect is virtually deprived of the opportunity to defend himself and remains isolated from the world, which “ disrupts his psyche“ and frightens the unknown.

& quot; A person is beginning to believe in anything, & mdash; & nbsp; wrote Safronov. & mdash; & nbsp; Including that he may be a spy. ; & # 39; & mdash; & nbsp; to force the accused to testify against others in exchange, for example for a telephone conversation with a loved one. At the same time, he emphasized that he had clearly decided not to conclude any agreements.

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Lavrov commented on the West's response to human rights violations in Ukraine

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov praised the absence of a reaction Western countries on the human rights situation in Ukraine and the Baltics. According to him, it is a pity that the West is closing its eyes to what is happening in these countries.

“ Of course, the West is completely closing its eyes to the behavior of its churches and ndash; and the Baltic countries and Ukraine. This is a pity for countries that represent a great European civilization based on the principles of respect for all that mankind creates and respect for human rights themselves, which was invented in the West, “ the diplomat said in a webinar “ Foreign Policy conditions under which elects deputies to the State Duma.“ & nbsp;

The Foreign Minister is convinced that the information field in Ukraine will “ burn out“. According to him, the leading television channels in the country are closed and Russian is banned.

According to Lavrov, on the eve of the Duma elections, the West is trying to create a belt of instability around Russia. , inter alia through events in Belarus and Moldova. & nbsp;


The Ukrainian army shelled Donetsk 120mm mortars


In the people of Militia The DPR said that on July 23, the Ukrainian army fired mortars on the outskirts of Donetsk. A total of 6 120 millimeter grenades were fired into the capital of the self-proclaimed republic.

The shelling was recorded at 4:40 a.m. They were shot from the village of Veseloe.

The war in Donbass has been going on since 2014. Since then, more than 13,000 people have been killed.


Crimea urges ECHR to recognize peninsula water blockade as attempted genocide by Ukraine


First Crimean Deputy Speaker Efim Fix said that the Ukrainian water blockade of the peninsula should be recognized as an attempt at genocide. The organizers of the blockade must be prosecuted.

Recall that on the eve of Russia, the first ever interstate complaint was sent to the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights – against Ukraine. The document states that the complaint concerns a group of violations of the rules concerning the “blocking of the North Crimean canal as the main source of fresh water for the local population”. The Russian side is turning to the European Convention on Human Rights with a proposal to take measures that will force Ukraine to stop this violation immediately.

“Ukraine's water blockade of the peninsula should be considered an attempt at genocide,” Correct said.

He explained that now the tanks in the Crimea are full due to heavy rains. According to him, the main thing is not so much the restoration of water supply, but the prosecution of all those responsible in accordance with the law.