The commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Zaluzhny announced his readiness to die and kill


Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzny attended the ceremony on Cossack Day of Ukraine. During his speech, he noted that this is reminiscent of the continuity of military traditions.

“Ukraine's defenders and defenders have been hampering Russian aggression for the eighth year in a row,” Zalužny's words were quoted as saying by Ukraine's General Staff Facebook account.

According to the commander in chief, the Ukrainian army has now become a “reliable shield for Europe”. Killing your country for protection is the ultimate manifestation of patriotism.

“We will definitely restore Ukraine's state sovereignty over its entire territory,” Zaluzhny also noted.


Editor-in-Chief of “KP” Sungorkin said that Mozheiko had been detained by Russian security forces

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KP Journalist in Belarus “Gennady Mozheiko tried to fly from Moscow to Warsaw, but Russian security forces did not allow him to do so and redirected him to Minsk,” KP “editor-in-chief Vladimir Sungorkin said on” RTV's special guest program.

According to him, when Mozheiko came to the registration desk in Sheremetyevo, Russian security officials approached him and said something like this: “Dear Comrade Gennady Mozheiko, you are on our list of unwanted people and must leave Moscow. “Then Mozheiko was forcibly escorted to a plane flying to Minsk, where KGB officers were already waiting for him. According to Sungorkin, Mozheiko did not contact him.

Recall that Mozheiko was arrested on September 30. On October 2, it was revealed that he was being held in a detention center in Minsk. He was prosecuted under two articles of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus – for “inciting hatred or hatred” and “insulting a representative of the authorities”. Previously, the “KP in Belarus” website in Belarus was blocked, and on October 6, the newspaper editorial office closed its branch in this country.


The State Duma began to study the issue of combating poverty among citizens

Viacheslav Volodin. Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Speaker of the lower house of parliament Vyacheslav Volodin said in an interview for the Vesti Nedeli program that the relevant committees of the State Duma have started cooperating with the government on the issue of combating poverty.

According to Volodin, it is already within the competence of the Russian Federation and the regions, “said Volodin, adding that this priority should be taken into account in the budget for 2022-2024, the proposal of which is now being discussed in the State Duma.

Volodin promised that the State Duma would conduct a dialogue with the government in this paradigm.


“It may turn out that Russia will save only Putin's consent of the monarch”

Viktor Aksyuchits assessed the “imperial wedding” and the prospects of the Russian monarchist movement

“The imperial wedding”, “The Romanovs are returning” … St. Petersburg , with which the monarchist press is full (more precisely a certain part of it), suggest that it was not just a wedding. It is a political action. Philosopher and politician Viktor Aksyuchits shared with the Ministry of Culture his ideas on the ceremony and prospects of the Russian monarchist movement.

Vladimir Putin at the end of the inauguration. Kremlin, May 7, 2018. Photo:

Aksyuchits Victor Vladimirovich. Philosopher, theologian, publicist, politician. Born in 1949 in the village of Vardomichi, Molodechno, Belarusian SSR. He studied at the Naval School in Riga, served in the USSR Navy. In 1978 he graduated from the Faculty of Arts of Moscow State University.

In 1990 & ndash; 1993. & mdash; Deputy of the People of Russia. He created and led the parliamentary group of Russian Unity. In 1990 & ndash; 1997. & mdash; leader of the Russian Christian Democratic Movement.

In 1997 & ndash; 1998. & mdash; leader of the group of advisers to the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Boris Nemtsov. State Councilor of the Russian Federation, 1st Class.

& mdash; I am a staunch monarchist and, of course, I hope that sooner or later the monarchy will be reborn in Russia. However, I believe that the Kirillovichs, Maria Vladimirovna and her son, have no right to call themselves the Russian Imperial House.

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& mdash; Yes, if you strictly abide by the laws of the Russian Empire, then members of the so-called Russian Imperial House cannot claim the throne. However, this is not the only point.

After a completely unique, unprecedented terror in world history, undertaken against the Romanov family & mdash; all the tsar's relatives to whom the Bolsheviks could get were physically exterminated, & mdash; There is no point in demanding complete legal purity in this matter.

It is clear that if we want to find one of the Romanovs as a monarch, we will have to go beyond many provisions of the Act of Inheritance. Including closing your eyes over some morganatic marriages. The extraordinary terror justifies it.

But then another question arises: what are the applicants like in the human, moral, spiritual and state sense? How worthy to be heirs to the throne of the Russian Empire?

I have been following the activities of this family for many years and I have long come to the conclusion that they do not have the right moral qualities. Their unbridled ambitions and lack of sense of proportion are startling.

To give an example: in 1998, when preparations were under way for the funeral of the remains of the royal family, Maria Vladimirovna sent a letter to the government requesting that they be granted special status & mdash; like the Russian Imperial House.

That means they had to be met by some iconic people, they had to stand next to the president, communicate with him … And in the same spirit. The government naturally replied that there was no legal basis for this. Then they refused to attend the ceremony. By the way, almost all Romanovs took part.

I cannot imagine that there could be people on the throne who refused to attend the funeral of their relatives, the family of the Russian emperor.

And this ambition is to be felt in everything. What is the division of the so-called imperial orders by them! They explain their behavior by carrying a cultural tradition. They pretend nothing more. But all their actions & mdash; including pompous to vulgar wedding & mdash; talk about something else.

Note the bride wears a train dress with a Russian coat of arms. And this coat of arms spreads across the floor, practically trampled underfoot. But, of course, she was particularly outraged by attending an honor guard ceremony, which can only be attended at state ceremonies. This means that no matter what they say, they apply for state status.

This wedding brings the Kirillovich a new level of activity. With the help of loved ones, a political party has indeed been formed, which seems to intend to seek to restore the monarchy, albeit limited, symbolic, & mdash; under the leadership of Georgy Romanov-Hohenzollern.

& mdash; Agree. I remember that orders from the hands of Maria Vladimirovna received a lot of top government officials of modern Russia & mdash; ministers, deputies, military leaders, governors, judges of the Supreme Court … Although I would not exaggerate the importance of this lobby. Look: none of the representatives of the Russian government were at this wedding. As well as important representatives of the Russian cultural class.

We haven't seen really famous, high-ranking people. By the way, no one came from the Romanovs either. The position of the Association of Romanov Family Members, as Alexei Andreevich Romanov told me & mdash; great-grandson of Ksenia Alexandrovna, sister of Nicholas II., & mdash; remains unchanged: “ Organization & # 39; & # 39; Russian Imperial House & # 39; & # 39; does not act on behalf of the ruling Romanov house. “

This means that the event, for all its pomp, cannot be considered a success. It is no coincidence that this wedding had such a negative response in Russian society. In fact, it was a provocation against the revival of the monarchy in Russia. It is strange that the Kirillovich themselves did not feel it.

& mdash; The participation of church hierarchs in this show is not honored, it is said that the patriarchate is also involved in the political game. But it didn't start yesterday. As early as the early 1990s, the leadership of the Church began to list Maria Vladimirovna with dignity at their official addresses, “ Your Imperial Majesty“.

This practice was started by Patriarch Alexy II and continued by Patriarch Kirill & mdash; despite the fact that there were no reasons for it and there are none. The church is not a source of power, it cannot appoint emperors. In addition, decisions to support the tsarist ambitions of the Kirillovich were made only by the patriarchs, without coordination and consultation with the laity and the clergy.

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& mdash; Well, now they will have to admit it. But it was, of course, a shameful chapter in the history of patriarchy. I emphasize & mdash; not the whole church, but its individual hierarchs. When these hierarchs declared that the Russian Orthodox Church did not recognize the authenticity of the remains, they replaced the terms. No the church did not recognize & mdash; it was they, Patriarch Kirill, and his entourage who did not know it, because they had all the evidence of authenticity in their hands. Likewise, their attitude towards the imperial house is inadequate.

& mdash; I only spoke with Leonida Georgievna (Leonida Georgievna Bagration-Mukhranskaya, mother of Maria Vladimirovna, died in 2010. & mdash; A.K. ). That was in 1997. At the time, I was the leader of a group of advisers to First Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov. Leonid Georgievna asked Nemtsov to meet & mdash; agreed.

During this meeting, she raised the issue of the status of the Russian Imperial House. She began to say that in many European countries that had left the monarchy, the royal houses had official status. That it is not a claim to the throne, but a historical, cultural phenomenon.

She asked Nemtsov to ask the president to grant the same status to the Russian Imperial House. They say it would make it easier for them to come, stay here and work for the good of Russia. The Germans told me there: “ Victor, prepare a presidential decree. & # 39; & # 39; Leonida, by the way, immediately promised me nobility.

& mdash; I don't know. I myself heard about it for the first time from Leonida Georgievna. But I was a black sheep in power structures. The Germans himself told me that everything & mdash; and Yeltsin and Tatiana Dyachenko and Yumashev and Chubais & mdash; expressed dissatisfaction with my appointment. That's why I didn't dive into these intrigues. I just wasn't informed about them. I dealt only with Nemcov's orders. Most of course, the fact that it was associated with enormous work on identifying and burying the remains of the imperial family.

& mdash; It just doesn't mean anything. It was in Němec's style: he always made quick decisions.

& mdash; Now I can say: it was my fault. I began to study the problem and saw that this family had neither legal nor moral reasons to call itself the Russian Imperial House. Yes, and the monks of Optina Hermitage, where I traveled regularly, also instructed me in this regard.

In one word, I concluded that it was not possible to accept the appearance of the decree. And he introduced a provocation: he talked about this project at a meeting of the Orthodox community, he knew well what the consequences would be.

Most Russian monarchists already had a sharply negative attitude towards the Russian Imperial House, Maria Vladimirovna and her son, who, strictly speaking, was not Romanov but Hohenzollern. There was a terrible scandal and the question, as they say, was calmed down.

& mdash; First of all, the official registration of this organization, its recognition by the state as a cultural and historical institution. This would open up opportunities for interaction with various government agencies and public organizations and for various initiatives.

In addition, Leonida Georgievna directly said that they expect to receive a building as an official residence. By the way, the meeting took place in the state roof, which was given to them for use during their visits to Russia. At first glance, it all looked pretty harmless. But who knows how things would turn out later.

& mdash; I was also credited with participating in this Kremlin project, I had to come across similar publications. I declare: I had nothing to do with it.

& mdash; I don't have exact information. But judging by what we know, such a project existed. Along with other projects. After the 1996 presidential election, Yeltsin and his entourage were in a state of panic & mdash; they understood that they had not won this election, they knew the real attitude towards the president among the people, & mdash; considered various options for transferring energy to their control.

& mdash; Most likely yes.

& mdash; Hard to say. There are pros and cons. On the one hand, the number of supporters of the monarchy is gradually increasing & mdash; and in the ruling class and among the people as a whole. On the other hand & mdash; activities of Maria Vladimirovna and her family, discrediting the very idea of ​​a monarchy. “ Are these our future kings? & mdash; people ask themselves. & mdash; Not really! & # 39; & # 39;

But in general, I think we are still moving forward, albeit more slowly than we would like. The more what I call national self-awareness revives in the ruling elite and society, the sooner we will understand that the monarchy is Russia's most organic form of statehood.

& mdash; In addition to the Kirillovichs, there are other Romanovs. In total, there are about a hundred people scattered around the world. Descendants of Nicholas I, Alexander II, Alexander III … Since, I repeat, as a result of the Bolshevik terror, the Russian Imperial House was largely exterminated, in searching for a candidate for the throne it is necessary to take into account not only hereditary aspects but also moral, spiritual aspects. .

The vast majority of Romanovs do not even speak Russian, they are almost completely assimilated. The degree of their ignorance of Russia and their alienation from the country is completely disproportionate. One of the family's representatives, who was present at the burial of the remains of the royal family in 1998, later said that when they were asked to stand against the walls of Peter and Paul's Cathedral and take a picture of it, it frightened her. : Wouldn't they be shot now? It's a fact. But this meat may have its exceptions.

& mdash; I will not name names to avoid mythology. But I know there are such people. They are good young people who can be considered candidates for the throne. But only, I emphasize, as candidates, and not as ready-made candidates. Here the procedure should be the same as in 1613, when the dynasty was founded: the election of a tsar in the Zemský Sobor was preceded by a relatively lengthy search for a worthy candidate.

Wedding ceremony of Georgy Romanov and Rebecca Bettarini. Saint Petersburg, St. Isaac's Cathedral, October 1, 2021. Photo:

& mdash; If the question of choosing a tsar came right now, I would say that President Putin & mdash; the most optimal candidate.

& mdash; My answer is: it's unlikely, but real. The fact is that we, I mean all of humanity, are currently experiencing a global historical collapse. We have no idea what will happen tomorrow, especially the day after tomorrow. Things can change quickly & mdash; as it was 30 years ago, in 1989 & ndash; 1991. Do you remember how it was? Circumstances changed quickly, people and their consciousness changed quickly.

We are now approaching a period of similar turbulence. It cannot be ruled out that the situation will develop in such a way that the only way to save the Russian state will be to create a monarchy with the consent of Vladimir Putin as monarch.

& mdash; For 30 years, since 1991, we have been instilling the Western model of democracy. And completely unsuccessfully. In general, all Western “ vaccinations '' were catastrophic for Russia, starting with Peter's so-called “ window cuts to Europe ''. He didn't actually cut any “window”. His father and grandfather cut it.

But Peter did something else & mdash; abolished traditional Russian forms of popular self-government and established an absolute monarchy of the Western model. From Peter I, the emperor belonged to all the fullness of state power & mdash; legislative, executive, judicial, military and religious. The whole elite, the whole ruling class, spoke foreign languages ​​from birth and focused on Europe.

All of this eventually led to the catastrophe of 1917. And the result of the current “ grafting & # 39; & # 39 ;, if this process doesn't stop in time, will, I'm afraid, be exactly the same.

& mdash; Overall, Western countries have not yet experienced real democracy. Let us remember the last presidential election in America, what happened there during and after the vote. Is it democracy ?! Democracy in this oasis is called the endless struggle of spiders in the bank, a constant confrontation between two oligarchic parties: the national, the republican and the supranational & mdash; democratic. Democracy in the West & mdash; it is a fig leaf in oligarchic mode. Do you propose to borrow it?

& mdash; The Romanov dynasty eventually lasted 300 years. And the immediate cause of its collapse was another Western “ graft & # 39; & # 39; & mdash; an attempt to establish multilateral parliamentary democracy. I repeat this: European, North American and the models of state structure that imitate them are not democratic, but oligarchic. Maybe oligarchic regimes are really more viable there. But in Russia, as history shows, authoritarians are more stable.

Yes, in a monarchical system much depends on the personality of the monarch. Therefore, I believe that we need not only a monarchy, but what Ivan Solonevich called a people's monarchy, & mdash; a form of government that combines a hereditary monarchy and popular representation, the broadest local and public self-government. I talk in detail about this model of government in my work, which you quoted.

This model protects both against the dangers associated with one-man's rule, including fatal accidents of dynastic heritage, and against the arbitrariness of social elements. In other words, it protects the country from tyranny and from a weak ruler and from chlorocution.

& mdash; Of course not. This cannot be called a utopia, simply because a similar model existed in our history, in pre-Palestinian Russia. Before Peter I, the tsars coordinated their decisions with the highest aristocracy, the Boyar Duma and the people's representation of the Zemský Sobor. The level of development of local government was also very high.

& mdash; Of course, I do not propose to fully reproduce this historical model. It would be impossible. I propose a concept based on the works of famous researchers of the Russian state tradition, which takes into account the experience of all periods of our history and meets the challenges and requirements of modern times.

& mdash; I'm sure we'll figure it out. Only a human monarchy, in my deep conviction, can ensure the stable development of Russia.


The captain of the 1st rank laughed at the “rescue operation” of the Ukrainian navy

Ukrainian “mosquitoes” rescue the wreck of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet

A rescue operation is taking place in the Ukrainian naval forces, whether there or not. Almost all naval forces were thrown into the towing of the old ship “Balta”, which collided with something near Snake Island. The expert told MK about the ship “hero”.

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Ukrainian media informed that the Baltic almost drowned on October 13. Several sections are flooded. The vessel is towed to the port. A rescue operation was announced. They brought in a naval search and rescue service, a border department and the Ukrainian Ministry of Emergency Situations. A total of 8 ships and boats are involved.

The personnel of the rescue unit of the Ukrainian Navy, which is on the ship and ensures the implementation of measures to combat damage, is involved. The ship's crew was assisted by patrol boats “Slavyansk” and “Starobelsk”, search and rescue tugs “Sapphire” and search and rescue boats naval search and rescue services.

As was told to the military professional captain “MK” 1st position Vladimir Gundarov, 33-year-old demagnetization ship “Balta” (Soviet name SR-568). During the Soviet era, the SR-568 was designed to measure and reduce the magnetic fields of warships. “But because the Ukrainian navy has no ships, the Baltic serves to illuminate the surface situation at sea,” Gundarov said. “And it was so 'illuminated' that I came across something unknown.”

According to the expert, “the rescue of the old vessel has turned into a national drive, which is very typical of modern Ukraine.” To rescue non-existent animals. CP-568 is similar to one of them, “said Gundarov. “It is pulled, accompanied by almost the entire” fleet of mosquitoes “of Ukraine and the state enterprise” Marine Search and Rescue Service “of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.”

By the way, the expert noted that the only search and rescue ship of the Ukrainian Navy “Oleksandr Okhrimenko” is under repair and is unlikely to come out of it.

Gundarov recalled the history of the ship's unfortunate fate. It was built in Poland, in Gdańsk. Launched in 1987. In November 1987 it became part of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet.

In 1997, the demagnetization ship SR-568 was assigned to the Ukrainian naval forces and in honor of the Ukrainian was renamed “Balta” a city in the Odessa region, with the allocation of the minor number “U811”.

The ship's adventure did not end there. In March 2014, after the “Crimean Spring”, the flag of the Ukrainian Navy was launched on it and the flag of the Russian Navy was hoisted. But in April 2014, the demagnetization vessel “Balta” without identification flags was withdrawn from Sevastopol by Russian tugs outside the 12-mile territorial zone, where it was transported to the Ukrainian civilian tug “Titan” for towing to Odessa.

And now it looks like the biography of the demagnetization vessel is coming to an end.


Due to the appointment of Poklonskaya as ambassador, it was assumed that the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine would resign

Kuleba will unsuccessfully demand that Cape Verde refuse to extradite the agrman

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zacharov said that no one would extradite Russia's ambassador to Cape Verde Natalia Poklonska to Ukraine because she enjoyed diplomatic immunity. However, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has already informed the African state about its desire to get accused of “high treason”. Kiev simply has no other way out – the appointment of Poklonskaya will be a strong blow to her reputation.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Poklonskaya ambassador on October 13. On the same day, the Ukrainian authorities announced that they had the opportunity to bring their compatriot home to court. Two criminal cases have been opened against the former prosecutor of Crimea: for high treason in connection with the “ annexation & # 39; & # 39; Crimea and for participating in the ban on Mejlis of Crimean Tatars (the organization is banned in Russia). In both cases, the court has not yet been convicted, but the former is already under way and the latter is still under investigation.

The main thing is that Ukraine has no representation in Cape Verde at all. & Nbsp; Contacts independent of the Cape Verde Islands are carried out by the Embassy in Portugal. For example, in 2020 and 2021 (before the Poklonskaya case), the island country was mentioned in the Ukrainian media only in the lists of countries from where and from where travel is prohibited due to coronavirus problems. In 2018, the bodies of two Ukrainian sailors were found in Cape Verde, and Kiev demanded that local authorities determine the cause of death as soon as possible. There are no other references to this country in the Ukrainian media over the last few years. But Russia has not only representation there, but also well-established contacts. To the extent that in 2020 countries abolished each other's visa regimes. & Nbsp;

& nbsp; “ Before she was & nbsp; Poklonskaya appointed ambassador of this state, no one in Ukraine even remembered him. The Ukrainian authorities now simply could not ignore her appointment, as for many it is one of the symbols of the 2014 events. As soon as it subsides, the diplomatic scandal & # 39; & # 39 ;, & ndash; says MK Ukrainian political scientist Oleksij Yakubin.

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According to the expert, they will not seriously seek to release it. “ Despite the fact that two criminal cases were opened against her in Kiev, Interpol rejected the request for an international wanted list because it considered it a political persecution. It will be very difficult to prove otherwise. & # 39; & # 39; Yakubin stressed.

Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Political Institute Kirill Molchanov believes that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has simply missed the appointment of Poklonskaya and is now trying to correct his mistake. “ The appointment of Poklonskaya was a major diplomatic blow to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kulebu. While the minister traveled to the United States, where he organized unnecessary meetings between the president and the heads of American corporations, and while he was busy with the failed Crimean platform, Moscow was preparing for his appointment. Kuleba is now threatening to extradite Poklonskaya, but Kiev will most likely strain all its ties so that the small country of Cape Verde will not give the agreman a new Russian ambassador. Even if it doesn't work out, Kuleba will most likely resign himself, because there are only losses from him to President Vladimír Zelenský & # 39; & # 39 ;, & ndash; Molchanov thinks.


Arranging the Taliban's arrival in Moscow looked strange

New Afghan authorities try to play on US-Russia differences

Russian diplomacy has once again invited representatives of the Taliban (a terrorist group banned in Russia) to come to Moscow. A meeting with the new Afghan authorities is scheduled for October 20. The problem is that the Taliban have responded slowly. You understand them: they have recently started to “build bridges” with the West, from which they expect very specific measures. Russia has little to offer them.

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zacharova said at a briefing on October 14 that a Taliban delegation had arrived in Moscow on October 20. Talks about the talks in the capital have been going on for a long time, since last month. The Taliban itself, whose envoys Russia, despite its status as a banned organization, regularly hosted it, as if it also expressed a desire to hold a new meeting.

But the circumstances of the hypothetical October 20 talks look a little strange. The initiative to hold a meeting with the Taliban in Moscow was taken for the first time by the Russian Special Representative for Afghanistan, the Director of the Second Asia Department for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Zamir Kabulov & ndash; it looked quite logical and corresponded to the state of the potential visit. However, the Taliban actually ignored the proposal.

A few days later, the topic of talks was raised by the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, who expressed hope for contact. And only then was the information confirmed by Maria Zakharova in a very simplified wording. “We expect a representative delegation from the Taliban to arrive in Moscow next week to attend the third meeting of the Moscow-format consultation on Afghanistan,” she said.

Significantly, the visit of Taliban representatives to the Russian capital, if any, will very quickly follow the negotiations on the new & ndash; held in Doha last weekend; but the world community does not recognize them & ndash; Afghanistan authorities with officials from the European Union and the United States. And if Western players have something to put pressure on the terrorist movement (for example, billions of dollars worth of Afghan bills have been frozen by Americans), then interacting with Washington is vital to the Taliban, & ndash; then Moscow seems to have much less influence.

As mentioned in an interview with MK Andrei Serenko, a leading expert at the Center for the Study of Contemporary Afghanistan, during a meeting with Taliban representatives; in the Russian capital and will take place, you should not expect a result from it.

& ndash; The Taliban's delay in responding to Moscow's invitation is offensive to Russia, & ndash; stressed our partner. & ndash; The question is how the negotiations will take place in an expanded format with the participation of the USA: they will send a diplomat from Washington & nbsp; or will it be an employee of the Moscow embassy? This has already happened when the American side sent a diplomatic mission employee to a meeting who did not take part in the conversation.

And now we also see an indicator of relations between Moscow and the Taliban: the Russian Foreign Ministry is reacting slowly, the Taliban is actively in contact with the Americans, asking them for help in recognizing Afghanistan's interim government in providing humanitarian aid, etc. Pakistani curator, Prime Minister Imran Khan, who understands that the impending humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan will be a boomerang in his country as well. So stay the US as the main addressee of the Taliban's statement …

According to Serenko, the Taliban continues to act according to old well-known tactics, blackmailing the United States by fleeting rapprochement with Russia and vice versa. At the same time, the analyst notes that in Moscow at all levels he understands: after the arrival of the Taliban; the situation in Afghanistan has only worsened.

Radicals themselves ignore the four main demands of conventional “ Moscow & # 39; & # 39; format: not to advocate for the reconstruction of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, to form an inclusive government (including the Tajiks with whom the Russian Federation has established contact), the fight against drug trafficking and opposition to the Islamic State; (terrorist organization banned in Russia). None of these points have been met, Andrei Serenko recalls, so it doesn't really matter if Taliban representatives come. in late October to Moscow or not. The issue is now crucial for the new authorities in Afghanistan – & ndash; agreements with the United States on the release of accounts and at least partial lifting of sanctions.


The Japanese assessed the chances in the war with Russia: “We will lose in a day”


Readers of the Japanese edition of Yahoo News Japan vigorously discuss material on joint military exercises between Russia and China in the Sea of ​​Japan. The publication calls this an increase in military pressure from Moscow and Beijing. And readers rate Japan's chances if war with Russia suddenly breaks out.

One of the commentators demanded that the Japanese authorities immediately decide to equip the country with nuclear submarines, ballistic and guided missiles and strategic nuclear weapons in order to confront Russia and China.

Another reader believes that there can be no serious alliance between Russia and China, because in the past there were territorial disputes between these states and they did not trust each other.

He is disagreed with the third participant in the discussion, who writes that ties between Moscow and Beijing have remained strong since the time of the USSR. According to him, if China attacks Okinawa, then Russia will attack Hokkaido.

“If war breaks out, Japan will lose in one day,” the reader believes under the nickname Dob. He added that the United States only needs Japanese bases, and if something happened, it would leave immediately, as was the case in Afghanistan.

In further comments, the Japanese express the opinion that it is necessary to either change the constitution and build nuclear weapons, or become a US state.


The causes of the deadly shooting in Lebanon are named

Middle Eastern countries face new crisis

At least two people have died and several others have been injured in the Beirut shootings. The incident occurred alongside a protest rally organized by the Shiite Hezbollah group demanding the removal of a judge from the investigation of last year's catastrophic explosion in the port of the Lebanese capital. A bloody exodus could herald new conflicts in an Arab country plagued by inter-community conflicts.

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Hundreds of black-clad Hezbollah supporters and allies gathered in front of the Beirut Palace of Justice on Thursday to call on Judge Tark Bitar to be removed from investigating an explosion in a port in the Lebanese capital, accusing him of bias and the fact that & ndash; “ An American slave. & # 39; & # 39;

The shooting took place on the border of Beirut, home to Christians and Shiite Muslims. According to the Arab channel Al Jazeera, gunfire could be heard from the rooftops of Tayyon. The shooting forced angry protesters to flee.

Thanks to the intervention of the army, the Lebanese army managed to detain one of the gunners. But for now, their identity and belonging to one force or another is being investigated.

As reported by Al Jazeera; at least two people were killed and 12 wounded in the Lebanese Red Cross as a result of the incident.

The Prime Minister of the Republic, Najib Mikati, called on the Lebanese to calm down and recommended that the army leave civilians to the area that became the scene of the events. The military has warned that it will shoot anyone who opens fire.

As for his part, Hezbollah and the Amal movement have called on their supporters to remain calm and “ not to fall into vicious quarrels.“

The incident was amid a sharp rise in tensions over an investigation into a devastating explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020. Protesters gathered in the Lebanese capital two days after Judge Bitar shot the Secretary-General of Hezbollah. The harshest criticism of Hassan Nasrallah. A Shiite leader accuses judges of “political persecution” by officials during an investigation.

Al Jazeera explains that Tarek Bitar spent several months trying to harass a number of former Lebanese ministers associated with Allied Hezbollah. another Shiite movement, Amal. Ex-ministers were suspected of criminal negligence. The judge also demanded that the head of the security service, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, and the head of state security, Major General Tony Saliba, be summoned to resign. However, the Ministry of the Interior and the Supreme Defense Council did not give permission.

Many Lebanese see the work of a judge as the last hope for justice, but many political leaders in the country condemn it as distorted and distorted.

On Tuesday, two of the former ministers arrested by the judge filed a legal complaint that forced Bitar to temporarily suspend the investigation. The European Union and the US State Department have called for an unrestricted resumption of the investigation into last year's tragedy in the Lebanese capital.

Recall that a powerful explosion in the port of Beirut killed more than 200 people and injured more than 6500. Then exploded a huge supply of ammonium nitrate, which was stored in port warehouses in dangerous conditions for many years. The incident in Beirut was celebrated as one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded and the most devastating single incident in Lebanese history. In August 2020, entire neighborhoods of the country's capital were destroyed overnight. Property damage was estimated at more than $ 15 billion.

Still & nbsp; none of the officials was convicted in connection with last year's disaster. Relatives and friends of the victims of the explosion demand the punishment of those responsible.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Najib Mikati continue to publicly support Judge Bitar. According to the prime minister, Lebanon cannot stand the appeal of the second judge from the investigation of the explosion. However, ministers associated with Hezbollah, the Amal Movement, reportedly have, and some of their allies, have been pressured by the cabinet to take a stand against Bitar.

According to the emirate edition of Gulf News, a Lebanese court on Thursday rejected a request to dismiss the judge. For the second time in a month, the judiciary ruled in favor of Bitar, which is welcomed by human rights groups and relatives of the victims of the explosion as a symbol of judicial independence. The decree, which takes effect immediately, will allow Bitar to continue investigating the blast on August 4.

Much more disturbing & ndash; rather than the conflict itself over a judge investigating last year's explosion & ndash; Lebanon appears to be in a state of severe socio-economic crisis.

The World Food Program (WFP) estimates that food prices in the country have risen by 628 percent in just two years, exacerbating the Lebanese economic crisis, which has left three-quarters of the population in poverty and the Lebanese pound depreciated by about 90 percent. percent.

The food crisis has worsened in recent months due to fuel shortages and rising prices. Of course, the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to the sad situation in the Middle East. And then there were problems with energy sources.

The Lebanese government has been phasing out fuel subsidies since June. In less than a month, the authorities have quadrupled gasoline prices in an effort to cope with a severe fuel shortage. The next day, the earth was plunged into a power outage & ndash; there was no electricity: electricity provided by the state was almost completely cut off, and diesel prices for private generators also rose sharply – if fuel could be found at all.

The work of the largest power plants in the country (Deir Ammar and Al-Zahrani) has been stopped & ndash; only the army saved the situation. The army supplied the power engineers with 6 million liters of fuel, only then did the energy networks return to normal operation. It is true that the supply of electricity will be limited to a few hours a day, as has happened in recent months.

In this context, the Lebanese Ministry of Economy has recently been partly due to the weakening of the national currency, as well as the increase in the price of bread & ndash; for the sixth time this year!

And this combination of various factors, which put many Lebanese in dire need, multiplied by the specifics of the socio-political life of multi-denominational Lebanon, could lead to an explosion, a comparison that the horrific images of ports will look like in August 2020. pale.

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Saakashvili opened the way to Georgia: in the fridge on the ferry

The ex-president claims that he visited Batumi and Kutaisi

before his arrest. He said he had returned to Georgia because he missed his homeland very much. At the same time, I finally described my difficult route. As it turned out, he still came to Georgia by sea, although during this trip there was a place in the cold room for a ventilation space …


The opposition television channel was not allowed to enter prison. Saakashvili answered written questions from journalists, which were sent to his camera. Among other things, the ex-president said he got to Poti on the “ Vilnius & # 39; & # 39; through a third country. It is assumed that through Turkey. However, this ferry, which transported tourists from Vilnius to Stockholm and then crossed into the Black Sea, runs directly between Ukraine and Georgia. Regular flights to Poti depart from Chornomorsk. The ferry takes 37 hours.

In an interview with journalists, Saakashvili lamented that he must get there not in business class, but in a “ much less convenient way & # 39; & # 39 ;, and in fact: & nbsp; “ Vilnius & # 39; & # 39; & ndash; The ferry is road-rail. Its cargo platforms are driven by 103 cars and several dozen refrigerators. However, there are 108 cabins on the upper decks. & Nbsp;

The ferry left the Ukrainian port on September 28, already on the 29th in Pot. Unloading and customs clearance took several more hours. This was the time the ex-president spent in the ventilation area of ​​an Elguji Somaya truck transporting dairy products. After Saakashvili was on Georgian soil, in addition to Poti, he also visited Abash, Batumi and Kutaisi, ate khachapuri in the Rikot Pass, and only then went to Tbilisi. Where he was arrested almost immediately.

Meanwhile, a special commission has been set up in the Georgian parliament, which includes doctors to monitor Saakashvili's health. According to lawyer ex-president Bek Basilai & nbsp; politician is now very bad. He began to have speech problems, his legs swelling due to starvation. & Nbsp; It is true that Saakashvili does not eat at all: at the beginning of the hunger strike he bought several cans of honey and several packages of juice. & Nbsp;

А The Ukrainian authorities, which have promised to get their citizen out of the dungeon, have not yet taken any measures to fulfill this promise. The deputy head of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine said that there were no requests for Saakashvili's extradition. “ At this time, no petitions from the Ukrainian authorities for the preparatory investigation & # 39; & # 39 ;, & ndash; he said. So how long has the ex-president been sitting on honey and juice & ndash; unknown. Next weekend, Georgia will hold the second round of municipal elections, after which it will be clear whether Saakashvili should have crossed the sea in an “uncomfortable way” and go on a hunger strike.