Chief of General Staff Gerasimov: 95% of nuclear facilities are on standby

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Russia's Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov He said that more than 95% of the country's nuclear launchers were in a state of constant combat readiness.

According to Gerasimov, the army is rearmed with Yars missile systems. In addition, the units will soon receive the launch vehicle of the Avangard missile system.

The Chief of General Staff also announced the acceptance of a new submarine equipped with Bulava missiles by naval nuclear forces.

“In general, the state of Russia's nuclear triad provides a solution to deterrence,” Gerasimov said.

He noted that the development of the Russian Federation's strategic nuclear forces is in full compliance with the Treaty on Measures to Reduce and Reduce Assault Weapons.


Putin plays “difficult games”: Americans call Biden “spineless”


It's hard The US criticized its leader Joe Biden after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. For example, Joel Pollack, editor-in-chief of the local Breitbart newspaper, pointed out that Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, had been called the “puppet” of the Russian leader. In reality, however, it was the 45th President of the United States who allegedly caused Moscow the most trouble.

He recalled that Trump had sent anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, not food rations and “Obama's blankets.” He also attacked raids on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who in the United States is called “Russia's protégé.” “A threat to the security of Ukraine and Europe itself.” In addition, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky admitted that Biden had made him angry and disappointed.

The editor-in-chief also pointed out that Biden had warned Putin that Washington could impose economic sanctions if Russia invaded Ukraine. As a result, the current US authorities emphasize the importance of “de-escalation” and the priority of diplomacy over force. This is very different from Trump, who, as Pollack emphasized, actually knew very well how to “keep Putin under control.”

As a result, Pollack stressed that the failures of Biden's foreign policy in Russia would have long-term consequences.

Readers of the publication spoke even more sharply about Biden. One user called him a “spineless leader.” According to him, China, Russia, Iran and the DPRK see it.

Another user pointed out that “Putin is playing hard chess games.” “And Biden plays the point. That's the difference!” – sarcastically.

The third reader pointed out that Putin was shaking “with his Homer laughter” when he had “a conversation with a crazy man in his eighties.” Biden, he pointed out, can't clearly end a sentence without distorting words and “drooling.” The reason is that it can't be bought as “these corrupt officials Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden.” … According to him, Biden will declare it a victory.

On Tuesday, December 7, Putin and Biden held the closed negotiations via video link. The meeting lasted two hours. At the end of the summit, the White House announced that the US president had expressed concern about the situation in Ukraine.

Putin, for his part, told his partner about Kiev's refusal to comply with the Minsk Agreement. He also added that it is NATO that is involved in the development of Ukrainian territories and is building a military force near the Russian border.


Ukraine's ambassador has asked Germany to provide a “cold shower” for Russia.

Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnik appealed to the new Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz. He asked him to influence Russia. According to the diplomat, Kiev is waiting for Berlin's steps for the German side to give Moscow a “cold shower.”

He also called on Scholz to & nbsp; convened a summit of the Normandy Four. in Berlin. And do it in the coming weeks. This will allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to return to the negotiating table.

The Ukrainian side continues to claim that the Russian Federation is allegedly “preparing for war”. According to the Berliner Zeitung, Kiev hopes that Scholz will show a diplomatic initiative. It should make it possible to “end the occupation of Crimea and Donbas.”

Melnik also demands that Germany publish a catalog of “harsh and painful repressive measures.” in relation to Russia. In particular, we should talk about banning Nord Stream 2 in the event of an Russian invasion of Ukraine.

It has previously been reported that new US and EU sanctions could affect the Nord Stream 2 project in the event of an escalation in Ukraine. In particular, the United States may ask the German authorities to abandon the project.

Meanwhile, Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrei Kelin said that the Russian General Staff was moving troops along the border due to “ clear and direct & # 39; & # 39 ;; threats from NATO. He added that the alliance is building infrastructure and approaching the Russian border. Moscow is therefore taking precautionary measures. He also pointed out that all the talk about the alleged “invasion” of the Russian Federation to Ukraine is a provocation fabricated by the Western media.


The Communist Party of the Russian Federation submitted to the State Duma a bill abolishing electronic voting

vote. The authors of the document were members of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, including Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov and Valery Rashkin, who recently became accused in criminal proceedings for illegal hunting.

The Communists pointed out the serious shortcomings of the electronic voting system, which in their view emerged during the recent elections. The explanatory statement states that CEC leader Ella Pamfilova “partially acknowledged the current shortcomings of the Moscow electronic voting system and stated that the metropolitan platform would not be used in the future.”

Federation on Pushkin Square unauthorized mass action demanding the cancellation of election results. A month later, Ivan Melnikov, the party's first deputy chairman of the party's central committee, announced the Communists' intention to appeal to the Constitutional Court.


They wanted to disconnect Russia from SWIFT for a few days

Deputy In 2001-2005 Assistant Minister Jan Brzezinski suggested that the Euro-Atlantic community deal a “warning strike” on Russia. He is the son of one of the leading ideologues of American foreign policy in the past, Zbigniew Brzezinski.

It is proposed to postpone some gas and oil payments or to disconnect Russia from SWIFT for several days.

We need a comprehensive approach and response to detain Russia, Brzezinski added.


Experts assess the danger of new conflicts in Asia: “They want to plunge into chaos”

America and its allies have forgotten an important lesson in history

Will Asia be an area of ​​peace and cooperation, or will it be a place of new and smoldering old conflicts? Asia is increasingly important for changing the global balance of power and is becoming a major platform for world change. We spoke with Russian and foreign experts who attended the XII. Asian Conference of the Valdai Club, which takes place on December 7-8 in Moscow. Russia and Asia in a changing international order.


How sensible is the talk of an “inevitable” impending military and political conflict in Asia? In response to this question, Valdai Club Expert, Dean and Professor of the School of International and Regional Studies, East China Normal University Feng Shaolei , believes that “ rumors that conflicts are coming to Asia come primarily from the United States . & # 39; & # 39;

“ Recently US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin publicly stated that the straits were & # 39; a test & # 39; attacks on Taiwan, & ndash; recalls Feng Shaolei. & ndash; Meanwhile & nbsp; US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken also said that if there was a conflict in the Taiwan Strait, it would be a disaster.

All of these comments serve two purposes. First, they should raise public concerns that the United States will shift its strategic focus to Asia. Secondly, they are to pave the way for the forthcoming summit on democracy. In addition, the US Allies, both in Asia and Europe, hope to increase their status either through various alliances or through military exercises so that they can become more involved in Asian affairs.

Separatist forces advocating “independence & # 39; & # 39; In addition, they do not want to be left behind. With the support of the United States, they are advocating independence and inciting hatred for mainland China in order to gain political support from Taiwan. However, in the event of a conflict, these rumors immediately flee abroad.

In fact, extremists in the United States and their supporters want to throw Asia into chaos, such as the Ukrainian crisis and the Syrian crisis. war to rule Asia.

However, Lloyd Austin did not dare to take final responsibility either, adding that he did not seek to confront China.

In fact, Asian countries are more concerned with getting their economies out of the pandemic and promoting cooperation, stability in the region. Of course, we also hope to prevent potential conflicts and stabilize the situation. ”Notes:` `I would like to draw attention to the events of the last few months in Afghanistan and Myanmar. The geographical location of both countries is such that the growth of instability and chaos in either of them can lead to very unpleasant consequences for their many neighbors, including & ndash; very influential players, including India and China. & # 39; & # 39;

A new factor in the international security situation in Asia was the creation of the military-political alliance AUKUS, which unites the United States, Great Britain and Australia.

“ I see AUKUS as another symbol of the response to China's rise, which has recently been considered increasingly offensive, as in its relationship with Australia, & ndash; comments Valdai Club expert, junior researcher at the Observer Research Foundation's strategic research program Nivedita Kapoor … & ndash; Australia has decided to deepen its alliance with the United States and establish a security partnership with the United Kingdom to acquire nuclear submarines to strengthen its naval capabilities in the Pacific. AUKUS also serves as a signal that the United States remains committed to its presence in Asia. & # 39; & # 39;

“ Personally, the report on the creation of AUKUS reminded me of the attempt to create & ndash; back in 1954 & ndash; the appearance of Asian NATO under the phonetically identical name SEATO, & ndash; notes Viktor Sumský. & ndash; Although this acronym stands for Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, it was the current creators of AUKUS & ndash who were at the forefront of SEATO. USA, United Kingdom and Australia. & Nbsp; Then and now, the troika's main concern has been the detention of China, including through protracted military interventions in Vietnam and neighboring countries. The fall of Saigon in 1975 actually determined SEATO's silent self-destruction two years later. This history lesson now seems to be safely forgotten. ”

What is Russia's role as a Eurasian power in modern Asia? Is our country active enough in this regard?

“ We must continue to work systematically to strengthen the partnership with the countries of Central Asia, China, India, Iran, Vietnam and ASEAN as a whole in order to deliver SCO and CSTO activities with real content & ndash; and linking it all to the processes of economic integration in Greater Eurasia, the rise of the regions of Siberia and the Far East. In my opinion, this is what our president called the Russian “ project for the whole of the 21st century & # 39; & # 39 ;, & ndash; says Viktor Sumsky.

“ Russia remains a key player in Eurasia and is constantly building ties with various regional powers in the Asia-Pacific region as part of its center to the east, & ndash; considers Nivedita Kapoor. & ndash; President Vladimir Putin's visit to India on Monday underscored his determination to improve relations with key countries in the region to which global geopolitics and economic power are moving. Russia, as an independent power that the region's states do not consider a threat, plays an important role in the emerging regional order.

However, it should be noted that Russia's presence in the Asia-Pacific region is still limited, with the exception of an ever closer partnership with China, especially in the economic field. Although Moscow has announced its center to the east, much remains to be done to strengthen its position in the region. There are several powers in the region that have been actively involved in Asian political, economic and defense relations for much longer than Russia. This adds another layer of complexity to Russia's efforts in the region, especially during the ongoing rivalry between the United States and China and the state of relations between the United States and the Russian Federation. & # 39; & # 39;


The air traffic controller said details of a KGB operation to land a Ryanair plane with Protashevich

The air traffic controller at Minsk Airport, who He flew from Belarus to Poland in the summer, told The New York Times, as KGB officers landed in Minsk on May 23 with a Ryanair plane flying to Vilnius with opposition leader Roman Protashevich.

Sources of American newspapers in the Polish special service reported that the dispatcher provided evidence that the landing of this steamer in Belarus was a KGB operation.

The dispatcher informed the pilots about the bomb placed in the plane, he also recommended the crew to make an emergency landing at the airport in Minsk for security reasons.

All this time, however, there was an officer of the State Security Committee (KGB) of Belarus in the control tower, who at the most important moment took full control of the air traffic control service.

Recall that immediately after landing in Minsk, the plane I arrested one of the founders of the opposition telegram channel NEXTA, Roman Protashevich, and his girlfriend & ndash; Russian woman Sofya Sapega.


Biden advocates the deployment of American troops in various parts of the world


US President Joe Biden is in favor of the long-term presence of a US military contingent in various parts of the world, but against the United States' endless involvement in occupation campaigns. This was announced by Assistant National Security Leader Jake Sullivan at the Defense One online forum.

According to him, Biden believes that the presence of American troops in Europe prevents a territorial attack on any NATO country on the continent.

In addition, the head of the White House points out that it is also necessary to find an American At the same time, Washington is no longer interested in “endless military occupation” in order to rebuild other societies, especially in the Middle East.

“He (Biden – MK) will continue to implement a national security strategy based on the assumption described,” Sullivan said.


Kuleba said that Ukraine is ready for mutual concessions in dialogue with the Russian Federation


How was Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, Sky News, told British journalists that Ukraine was ready to make concessions to Russia. However, he said the process should be two-way.

However, the Minister emphasized that the official Kiev did not intend to back down on issues crucial to the country's development, including issues of integration into the EU and NATO.

& quot; The requirements must be proportionate and legitimate. And the Russian Federation's demands that Ukraine … coordinate the NATO integration process with Russia are illegitimate, & # 39; & # 39; said

Biden's nervousness was noted in Europe during an interview with Putin


Gryzlov: Ukraine refuses to coordinate Donbas status with DLR and LPR

According to the authorized representative of Russia in the contact group for Boris Gryzlov, Kiev has not confirmed its readiness to return to the coordination mechanism to prevent escalation agreed in July 2020.

The Ukrainian side was not ready to confirm the return to participate in the coordination mechanism agreed July 22, 2020, to prevent escalation and skirmishes, “the commissioner said at the end of the next meeting.

Gryzlov stressed that Kiev refuses to coordinate the specifics of the future status of Donbas with the self-proclaimed DLR and LPR.

> “This is stated in the Minsk agreements, but the Ukrainian authorities have refused to discuss with representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk the specifics of the future status of Donbas for seven years and do not disclose their position yy on this issue. The inability to reach appropriate agreements is the main reason for the lack of progress in the settlement, “he added, quoted by TASS.