Telegraph: Erdogan's re-election destroyed the EU's claims to the role of superpower

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Turkey re-election President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been dealt a blow by the EU's claim to be a global superpower, the Telegraph article notes.

The article points out that Brussels has recently tried to persuade Turkey to join the EU, but Erdogan's presidency complicates prospects for strengthening ties with Europe.

“Brussels can only curse the day it decided that Turkey could become a full member of the alliance. The re-election of Erdogan for a five-year term poses a serious challenge to the EU and undermines its status as a self-proclaimed superpower with soft power, comparable to American or Chinese,” the author writes.

According to the chairman of Turkey's High Election Commission, Ahmet Yener, Erdogan won the second round of the presidential election with more than 52% of the vote. The final results of the election will be published no earlier than 1 .June.


Ukraine has promised the UN Security Council that it will not lead to nuclear incidents in the IAEA


President Ukraine at the UN Serhiy Kyslytsya promised at a meeting of the UN Security Council that the Ukrainian authorities would never take steps that could trigger a nuclear incident at a Ukrainian nuclear power plant.

“We have never backed down and we will. never resort to any steps that could lead to a nuclear incident at a Ukrainian nuclear power plant,” said a Ukrainian official.

Previously, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, called for a ban on reactor strikes , spent fuel, critical infrastructure and personnel of the Zaporizhzhya NPP and also proposed policies to ensure the safety of the plant, including a ban on shooting at the plant. Kislytsya said that Ukrainian authorities have taken note of the IAEA's suggestions. He also called for “demilitarization and de-occupation” as well as the return of the ZNPP to the full control of Ukraine.

On May 27, the head of the Zaporozhye public movement “We are together with Russia,” Volodymyr Rogov, said that the rotation of the IAEA monitoring mission in Zaporozhye The nuclear power plant was disrupted by the fault of the Ukrainian regime. He said the rotation was scheduled for May 25, then postponed by a day at the request of the Ukrainian authorities and finally canceled by the Ukrainian side. According to him, on the eve of the arrival of new members of the mission, Ukrainian armed formations fired heavy weapons at the village of Vasiljevka, through which IAEA delegations arrive at the station. Later, he wrote in his Telegram channel that representatives of the Anglo-Saxon world are inciting Kiev to shell the ZNPP.

The IAEA mission has been in the ZNPP since September of last year. Since then, there have been seven rotations of mission representatives, the last at the end of April.


Slutsky: Kyiv failed to cause panic with UAV attack on Moscow


Chairman of the International Committee of the State Duma Leonid Slutsky commented on his Telegram channel, the strike of eight Ukrainian drones on Moscow and the Moscow region.

In his opinion, Kiev's goal of spreading panic among the residents of the region was not achieved.


“The air defense systems worked regularly and satisfactory… Although there is work to be done… Ukrainian terrorist strategists have clearly miscalculated. The “decision centers” in Russia are the unshakable will of the Russian people and not sleeping quarters and cottages near Moscow,” Slucky recalled.

< p>He also stressed that despite such “actions”, all Russian goals in the NVO zone will be achieved.



Lavrov arrived in the capital of Mozambique, Maputo

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov arrived in Mozambique as part of his African trip

Sergei Lavrov, a still from the video. source: social networks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, on Tuesday. A TASS correspondent reports this from the spot.

It should be noted that Lavrov's African tour will continue in Mozambique. In Maputo, the Russian foreign minister intends to hold talks with the political leadership of the African country.

Mozambique is the third country that Lavrov will visit as part of his African trip. Before that, the minister traveled to Kenya and Burundi. And after Mozambique, he will fly to South Africa, where he will take part in the meeting of BRICS foreign ministers.

Mozambique is located in South-Eastern Africa, the country borders Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland.


Kadyrov vowed revenge in the NVO zone for the drone attack on Moscow

Chechen leader Kadyrov vows to exact revenge on Kiev for drone attack on Moscow

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The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, called the actions of the Ukrainian authorities terroristic. And in response to the drone attack on Moscow, he called “not to get upset and not stand on ceremony”, “to wipe out this whole terrorist cell at once.”

On Tuesday, Kadyrov noted in his Telegram channel that the drone attack on Moscow , which was undertaken on May 30 “makes no tactical, strategic or psychological sense” because “the war is taking place in a completely different place.”

He believes it was an attempt to attract attention and gain information points after major defeats ” on the ground”. This is how terrorists work.

“Kiev's Nazi leadership is making decisions that leave no one in any doubt that they are using terrorist methods and are therefore terrorists.” – concluded Kadyrov.

In addition, he believes that “there are no soldiers and politicians in Ukraine – only terrorists”, therefore it is necessary to “attack the places of accumulation of these terrorist leaders until the place remains wet, so that the rest he didn't even think badly of Russia.”

At the same time, according to the head of Chechnya, the methods of “reaction… should not be harsh – they should be cruel” and when protecting our citizens “you don't have to flirt and stand on ceremony.”


Kadyrov also promised: “Soon in the NVO zone we will show what revenge is in the full sense of the word.”


Kadyrov commented on the drone attacks on Moscow

Leader of Chechnya Kadyrov called for the declaration of martial law in the country

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The head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov commented on today's drone attack on Moscow. According to him, martial law should be declared in the country. He talked about it in his Telegram channel.

“It is necessary to declare martial law in Russia, to use all the means of combat intended for this, to wipe out this entire terrorist cell at once, without resorting to the wording 'Ukrainian army,'” said the head of Chechnya.

He believes that there are no soldiers and politicians in Ukraine, but “only terrorists” remain.

In addition, V Kadyrov said that Russia intends to show in the special zone operation, “which is revenge in the full sense of the word.”

The Russian Ministry of Defense previously announced that the Ukrainian side attacked Moscow on the morning of May 30 with eight drones. Two of them are reported to have been suppressed by electronic warfare and the rest destroyed.

Footage of the aftermath of the Ukrainian drone attack on Moscow: they flew into apartments

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The British Foreign Office declared Ukraine's right to “project power” beyond its borders

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Ukraine “he has the right to project power beyond his borders.” The statement was made by British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley on Tuesday, May 30, when he commented on Kiev's attempt to attack Moscow using unmanned aerial vehicles.

He cleverly declined to speculate on the nature of the attack, but expressed his opinion. the belief that attacks on “legitimate military targets” outside Ukraine are part of Ukrainian self-defense.

On May 30, several Ukrainian drones attempted to strike targets in Moscow. However, Russian electronic warfare (EW) and air defense (AD) systems thwarted this attempt. As stated in the Kremlin, Kyiv tried to respond to Sunday's strikes by the Russian armed forces on the decision-making centers in Kyiv. intended to be able to wipe out this entire terrorist cell at once without resorting to the formulation “Ukrainian army”.


The Russian army attacked the decision points

Ministry of Defense: Russian armed forces attack central decision-making centers in Ukraine

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Over the last day, Russian troops attacked the central decision-making point (CDP) as a result of the tasks of special military operations. This was announced by Igor Konashenkov, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

The lieutenant general emphasized that terrorist acts on Russian territory were planned during these PPRs under the leadership of special services specialists from the West. He also added that all the designated targets were hit.

A raid was announced in several regions of Ukraine yesterday evening. Explosions were also reported in Kyiv.


The general said where the drones that attacked Moscow came from

General Lipov: drones that attacked Moscow came from Ukraine

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The drones that attacked Moscow most likely came from the territory of Ukraine, said Major General of Aviation, Hero of Russia Sergey Lipovoy in an interview with . From his point of view, such drones could not be assembled in the Russian Federation: the maximum that is possible is home-made drones from a child constructor.

UAVs launched from Ukraine have a range of 1000 km and went at a low altitude, partner publication shared the details.

At extremely low altitude, with terrain envelope, it is more difficult to detect them, so they reached Russian territory, the general informed.

Arriving drones are no more dangerous than regular artillery ammunition, but if it hits a weakly fortified object, it will cause significant damage, the specialist explained.

According to him, they are manufactured according to the aerodynamic “duck” design, and such drones are manufactured in the West, not in Ukraine.< /p >

The “Duck” scheme – yes, this is a modern UAV assembled in the West, not in Ukraine. The West is actively supplying UAVs, for them it is a run-in like a training ground. They differ in size, engines – jet, piston, load,” said Lipovoy.

The Hero of Russia expressed his belief that in this way aircraft are being tested and the Western military-political NATO bloc through Ukraine is testing new weapons. For the operation of Russian air defense systems, the destruction of these drones is also an experience that will certainly come in handy, the expert concluded.


Named possible launch sites attacked Moscow drones

CEO of Aeronext Babintsev: Drones that attacked Moscow could have come from the Baltics

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The drones that attacked Moscow on the morning of May 30 could have arrived from the Baltic region, for example from Kharkiv. This was announced by Gleb Gabintsev, General Director of the Aeronext NTI Association.

“Attacks can easily come from the territory of the Baltic states – we are only 700 kilometers away in a direct line, which is a small thing for a small plane. It is also very easy from Ukraine, especially from Kharkiv,” said Babintsev.

According to him, a small aircraft-type drone with an internal combustion engine (ICE) and a load of 20-50 kg can fly 1.5-2 thousand kilometers.

The day before, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that on the morning of May 30, Moscow was attacked by eight drones, all of which were destroyed.

Footage of the aftermath of the Ukrainian drone attack on Moscow: they flew into of flats

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