On Sunday, China's special envoy for the Korean Peninsula, Liu Xiaoming, responded to a new, unexpected visit by American officials to Taiwan. URA.RU writes about it
“This is a very dangerous step that is comparable to playing with fire,” Xiaoming said.
The politician also added: “Those who play with fire, it will perish.”
He called on “relevant countries” to “firmly adhere to the one-China principle” and “properly deal with Taiwan-related issues” and “stop interfering in China's internal affairs.”
Xiaomi wrote all this on the social network.
The Chinese politician also said that those who prevent the reunification of China with the island will face a “big steel wall” forged by the Chinese. And he reminded that 1.45 billion people live in his country.
On Sunday, a new delegation of American congressmen arrived in Taiwan. The Americans will remain there until August 15. The trip was not announced in advance.
After a recent visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who also disagreed with Beijing, China began military exercises near the island.
that Afghan intelligence officers who remained in the country after the establishment Taliban governments (the organization is banned in the Russian Federation) are vulnerable to recruitment by Russia, China and Iran. This conclusion was made in a report to a meeting of the US House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee, Reuters reports.
The report also says that Afghan police officers are well aware of how the US conducts operations. , so their recruitment could threaten Washington's interests. Some former officers have already fled to Iran.
According to the authors of the report, the Joe Biden administration failed to set the right priorities during the evacuation after the arrival of the Taliban and made a mistake in abandoning them. soldiers in Afghanistan.
Ukrainian Ambassador to Australia On his Facebook page* (banned in Russia), Vasily Miroshnichenko told his subscribers about his daughter's plans to study in the UK and also asked them to donate money.
For all those who want to financially support his daughter, he posted link to fundraising page. The amount to be paid for the first year of study turned out to be quite impressive – 30 thousand pounds sterling.
“Yasya went to Britain to start her studies at University College London. She grew up listening to my stories from there, so she could not resist such an opportunity… Friends, please help raise money for the first year of study and housing,” the ambassador wrote on July 21.
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs President Maria Zakharova noted that the US Congress could declare the Russian Federation a “state sponsor of terrorism”. In this case, relations between Moscow and Washington can be forgotten.
As a result, Smolenskaya Square believes that the United States understands all the consequences of such a decision. In the program Evening with Vladimir Solovyov, Zakharova noted that if the American side has not yet forgotten how, then perhaps it understands the situation.
According to the diplomat, the US plan to isolate Russia in the world failed and now Washington is trying to take credit by proxy to the list of countries sponsoring terrorism. “Actually, the Baltic countries have already commented on this topic,” she emphasized.
Last week, the Latvian Seimas adopted a statement in which it recognizes the actions of the Russian army in Ukraine as terrorism. . Russia has also been recognized as a sponsor of terrorism. Latvia also called on EU states to suspend issuing visas to Russians.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called special purposes for special services of the country. It happened during his next recall.
As it turned out, we are talking about the Russian army, which allegedly shelled the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). According to the Ukrainian leader, any soldier who “shells a nuclear power plant or uses it as a cover” becomes a “special target” for Ukrainian intelligence agents and special services.
Zelensky also pointed out that the Russian Federation could to use the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant for “nuclear blackmail”.
Previously, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi, at a meeting of the UN Security Council, recognized the need to intensify work on preparing the trip of IAEA experts to the Zaporizhia NPP.
Meanwhile, the Russian Federation has previously dismissed as absurd the allegation that Russia is allegedly shelling nuclear power plants. It was noted that this is being done by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. As Vasily Nebenzya, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, said, UAF strikes on nuclear facilities such as the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant are “pushing the world to the brink of nuclear catastrophe.”
American historian, philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky said in an interview with the German newspaper Welt that the Ukrainian crisis can be resolved by finding a compromise at the negotiating table or by continuing the escalation, which he called dangerous for Ukraine and the West
“We have two options: diplomatic and non-diplomatic,” — Chomsky said.
Undiplomatic, he said, “means continuing to escalate all the losses and casualties.”
Another version — “stop sabotaging diplomacy and reach a peace agreement that meets the interests of both sides.”
The scientist emphasized that the non-diplomatic path is destructive for Ukraine itself. At the same time, NATO allies will bear full responsibility for what is happening, because they themselves are pushing Kyiv to hasty consequences.
“According to the logic of the West, since Ukraine is asking, then it needs to be equipped with all the weapons it needs, — notes Chomsky. – But those who supply it with weapons should think about it.
And the path of negotiations, in his opinion, will help to overcome the conflict and ensure a stable peaceful future for the next decades.
Chomsky gave the example of the Caribbean crisis: “Washington demanded that Moscow stop helping Cuba defend itself against a possible US attack, and the Soviet Union backed down.”
Now he believes the West should do the same.
“The world built on this foundation stood for 75 years,” — noticed Chomsky.
Western countries have sharply reduced the supply of weapons to Ukrainian armed forces I am strong. Volodymyr Datsenko, a columnist for Ukrainian Forbes, cites relevant data.
According to the information he collected, artillery stocks fell the most: from 90 M777 units in April to zero in July.
Supply equipment has been significantly reduced. If previously more than 200 units were delivered per month, then in June and July practically nothing.
In addition, deliveries of helicopters and long-range missile systems have decreased.
US and EU defense officials they have previously expressed displeasure at the collapse of their own defense capabilities due to Kiev's assistance. The request of the armed forces of Ukraine was as follows: 300 multiple rocket launchers, 1000 howitzers and 500 tanks. The Guardian noted that such a “modest demand” would be difficult for the Americans to satisfy. So 647 jet systems – this is the entire arsenal of the US military.
Chinese People's Liberation Army sent to Tai- wan 11 military aircraft as well as 6 warships.
As stated in the report of the Ministry of Defense of the island, China sent two J-10 fighters, J-11 and J-16 to identify the air defense of the zone island, as well as four Su-30s. In addition, the agency noted a KJ-500 early warning and control aircraft.
Taiwan reportedly dispatched an air patrol to monitor the situation and deployed its anti-aircraft missile systems.
Udy River, Kharkiv region, video clip. source: social networks
On Sunday, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced that another settlement in the Kharkiv region was liberated from the armed forces of Ukraine.
The ministry said that during offensive operations, Russian troops liberated the entire settlement of Udy in Kharkiv region.
On February 24, Russia launched a special military operation to de-Nazify and demilitarize Ukraine. Kherson and partly Zaporozhye and Nikolaev regions were liberated, as well as most of Donbas. In the liberated areas, they declared their desire to become part of Russia.