Novosibirsk scientist Dmitry Kolker, arrested for treason, dies

Dmitry Kolker. Photo: Social networks.

The source announced the death of the head of the Laboratory of Quantum Optical Technologies at Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Dmitry Kolker. On Thursday, he was arrested in a case of treason.

Earlier, the scientist's son Maxim said that Kolker was detained by the FSB while he was being treated in hospital. And daughter Alina Mironova noted that her father was diagnosed with the fourth stage of cancer.

The university, in turn, noted that Kolker was a well-known specialist in the field of laser physics and quantum electronics. His laboratory was involved in “the development of new radiation sources for medical, environmental and special applications”. At the same time, NSU claims that the laboratory did not engage in research within a closed topic.


A Finnish city on the Russian border has offered its airport as a NATO base

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The mayor of the Finnish city of Lappeenranta proposed a local airport for a NATO base, reports Yle.

Lappeenranta is a city and municipality in Finland, the administrative, economic and cultural center of the province of South Karelia, located near the Russian-Finnish border.

Chapter Kimmo Järva said that the NATO contingent can use the airport if they want. It was difficult for the official to provide details on the deployment of NATO forces, as he said he is not an expert on the matter.

At the same time, Jarva is sure that Finland's entry into NATO will “Give hope to South Karelia” and give local businessmen a sense of security and trust.

On May 18, Finland and Sweden submitted an application for NATO membership to the NATO Secretary General. Turkey initially blocked the start of the process of considering these requests, but on Tuesday representatives of the three countries signed a memorandum on security. Then Turkey withdrew its objections to the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO.

According to the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, further expansion of the bloc will not bring more security to Europe. Putin himself said that Russia is not against the entry of these countries into the organization, but if the military infrastructure of the alliance is deployed in Finland and Sweden, it will be forced to react in a mirror manner.


UN called to prevent destabilization in Libya

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls for the avoidance of any actions that could lead to the destabilization of Libya, his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

Mass protests began in a number of major Libyan cities on Friday. Demonstrators attacked the local parliament and set fire to several offices.

“The Secretary-General calls on all parties to refrain from any action that could destabilize,” Dujarric said.

UN commentary says , that the Secretary General of the organization recognizes the right to peaceful demonstrations, but calls on all demonstrators to refrain from violent acts. Guterres also urged law enforcement to exercise maximum restraint. According to his spokesman, the demonstrations that took place on July 1 in a number of Libyan cities, including Tripoli, Tobruk and Benghazi, are particularly cause for concern. Demonstrators are demanding the dissolution of the current authorities and early presidential and parliamentary elections.

The UN also called for unity to overcome the ongoing political impasse.

Earlier, Prime Minister of the National Unity Government Abdulhamid Dbeiba supported protesters and said that the only way out of the situation is elections. According to him, all power institutions in the country “should leave”, including the government.

In February, the parliament sitting in the east of Libya voted for the candidacy of former interior minister Fathi Bashagi for the post of prime minister. In March, ministers from the government formed by Bashaga were sworn in before parliament in the city of Tobruk. The current head of the National Unity Government, Dbeiba, has previously said he will not transfer power until the presidential election, putting the country at risk of another dual power. In May, Bashaga, appointed by parliament to head the Libyan government after a failed attempt to find a cabinet in Tripoli, said the government would begin work in the city of Sirte.


NATO decision seriously angered China: “malicious attack”

Beijing has promised a “firm and decisive response” to the West

Beijing has criticized NATO's new strategy for a “vicious attack” on China. The North Atlantic bloc, whose summit just ended in Madrid, says China poses “serious problems” for global stability.

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China issued a scathing rebuke to NATO, accusing the organization of “Cold War thinking and ideological bias” after the Western military bloc said Beijing was creating “serious problems” for global stability.

As The Guardian writes, Allies At a summit in Madrid this week, NATO first agreed to include the challenges and threats posed by China in the strategic plan. The previous alliance document, issued in 2010, did not mention China.

In its new Strategic Concept, NATO said that addressing the “systemic challenges posed by the People's Republic of China to Euro-Atlantic security” and “deepening the strategic partnership” between China and Russia will now be one of the alliance's top priorities.

Beijing was furious over NATO's decision, notes The Guardian. “Who is challenging global security and undermining world peace? Have there been any wars or conflicts over the years that NATO has not intervened in? – these questions are raised in the statement of the Chinese mission in the EU on Thursday.

“NATO's so-called Strategic Concept, filled with Cold War ideas and ideological biases, maliciously attacks and slanders China. We strongly oppose this,” the statement said. “As for actions that undermine China's interests, we will give a firm and decisive response.”

Since the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, China has repeatedly pointed the finger at the US and NATO as the culprits. But NATO's attention to the Sino-Russian partnership began even before the start of Moscow's military special operation in Ukraine, The Guardian points out. The North Atlantic Alliance has also been talking openly about China for some time. At its annual summit in Brussels in June this year, the traditionally anti-Russian military alliance of the collective West declared for the first time that it must respond to Beijing's growing power.

Beijing's response was equally harsh. Responding to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's remark about military ties between China and Russia during a summit in Brussels last year, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman called on the alliance to “give up its Cold War mentality and ideological prejudices.” /p>

At a summit in Madrid this week, NATO sought to add nuance to its descriptions of Russia and China. “China is not our adversary, but we must be clear about the serious problems it presents,” Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, adding that NATO remains “open to constructive cooperation” with Beijing.

This language contradicted NATO's views on Russia. “The Russian Federation poses the most serious and immediate threat to the security of Allies and to peace and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area,” states NATO's Strategic Concept, which promises to “continue to respond to Russian threats and hostilities in a coherent and responsible manner.” .”

However, the North Atlantic alliance is clearly wary of Beijing's close ties with Moscow. “The deepening strategic partnership between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation and their mutually reinforcing attempts to undermine the rules-based international order are contrary to our values ​​and interests,” the NATO document says.

It is not yet clear what the talk of China in its latest strategy means for NATO in operational terms, notes The Guardian. “We know there will be closer cooperation with the EU in areas of China policy where the EU has more experience, such as resilience and economic pressure,” said Meia Nowens of the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) think tank. The expert added: “In the concept, it was mentioned that the Alliance will work with existing and new partners in the Indo-Pacific region. But we don't know what new partners NATO is looking for – maybe some countries in Southeast Asia or India.”

Some experts have called for NATO to establish a “Council of China” to coordinate NATO policy in the Beijing area, but this week there was no talk of it in Madrid. And in the past few days, there have been reports that France and Germany are protesting the description of China as a “threat” because it could threaten European interests in trade and technology.

“Interestingly, after three years of China and the alignment of challenges it presents to the alliance, allies still do not fully agree on how to frame this discussion and how to respond to it,” admits Meia Nowens.


NATO countries divided into 3 camps over Ukraine – British media

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Divided NATO countries into 3 camps due to different points of view on the situation around Ukraine, writes the British newspaper Sunday Times.

The publication classifies the camps as “hawks”, “doves” and “ostriches”. The first category includes states that believe that it is necessary not only to achieve the return of Ukrainian control over the territory of Donbass and Crimea, but also to deal Russia “a blow so hard that it cannot pose a threat to any of its neighbors in the future.”


The Sunday Times “doves” include countries committed to a peace settlement between Russia and Ukraine, agreeing to withdraw Russian troops from their positions by February 24, as well as the status of Crimea, the DPR and the LPR.

< p>According to the Sunday Times, the “ostriches” are more focused on domestic issues, formally supporting the alliance's direction but taking the “path of least resistance”. The newspaper does not give a specific breakdown of countries by camp.

The Sunday Times notes, that the lack of agreement within NATO countries caused the failure of such an idea as the deployment of small contingents of NATO troops in cities in western Ukraine.


Lukashenko: 97% of Belarusians who left the country are asking to return

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97% citizens of those who left Belarus after the presidential elections in 2020 are currently “asking to return,” said President Alexander Lukashenko.

According to him, after the elections, about 2-3 thousand dissidents have left the country and moved to Europe.< /p>

“Now 97% are asking to return,” he said, adding that if crimes are committed, one must be prepared to be held accountable.

He said also that those who wish may still leave the country, but “it will be more difficult to return” and the country will do without them. In his opinion, it will be even worse in the West. “I ask you, dear Belarusians, to take into account that the world that was will no longer be,” he said.

Lukashenko had earlier said that 20 Belarusian immigrants had been killed in battles with the Russians. Armed forces on the side of Ukraine.


A state of emergency and curfew were imposed in Karakalpakstan

Parliament of the Republic of Karakalpakstan Photo: en.wikipedia .org < p>In Uzbekistan, a state of emergency was introduced in the territory of Karakalpakstan, the press service of the country's president informed. The state of emergency is imposed by the decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in order to ensure the safety of citizens and also to restore law and order in the territory of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

Period. the state of emergency is from July 3 to August 2. A curfew was also announced – from 21:00 to 07:00.

Karakalpakastan is a republic within the Republic of Uzbekistan. The capital and largest city is Nukus. It is the largest region of Uzbekistan in terms of area – 40% of the country's territory. The population at the beginning of 2022 is approximately 1 million 990 thousand people. There are two official languages ​​in the republic: Karakalpak and Uzbek.

Unlawful protests and riots took place in the republic yesterday over plans to change the constitution.


In the USA, Biden was accused of treason because of Zelensky

Vladimir Zelensky, video frame. source: social networks

Former US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard accused President Joe Biden of betraying America in the interests of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

On the social network, the politician published a post on Saturday in which she wrote that the US leadership was not even once asked about Washington's ultimate goal in the Ukraine conflict.

However, the White House is avoiding an answer. They nod to President Zelenskyi of Ukraine, who supposedly “makes the decisions,” which the United States follows.

“The most important foreign policy problem our country has faced in the last 60 years, then, is not the responsibility of Congress or an American leader, but of a foreign head of state ,” Gabbard summed up.

And he wondered if the transfer of US sovereignty to the president of another country is treason? In her opinion, definitely yes.


Russian armed forces took control of Lisichansk

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Armed Forces ( Russian armed forces, as well as allied forces of the LPR, took control of Lisichansk in Donbass. The enemy leaving the city blew up and destroyed some important administrative buildings. The mayor's office suffered in particular.

Previously, the Red Banner of Victory was raised in the central park of Lysichansk in memory of the liberation from the Ukrainian nationalist formations. This was announced by the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. He reinforced the message on his Telegram channel with relevant video images. He also emphasized that the operation to liberate this city turned out to be the most striking indicator of the effectiveness of tactics against the Banderov formations.

Lysichansk is located 75 kilometers northwest of Lugansk. It is a large industrial center with a railway station on the Kupyansk-Uzlovaya-Popasnaya line.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation previously announced that b during a special military operation to protect Donbas, allied forces went directly to Lisičansk.



Peskov responded to NATO's statement about a possible victory over Russia


Kremlin representative Dmitry Peskov said that Western countries are “gravitating towards the apocalypse”. He thus answered the question of journalist Pavel Zarubin, who asked for a reaction to the statement of NATO countries that talked about a military way of solving the conflict in Ukraine.

According to Peskov, it is better to talk about something more constructive. He added that it is to be hoped that “some political will and some political reason still remains at least partially in the collective West”. The Kremlin spokesman emphasized that this mindset is fully preserved in Russia.

At the summit in Madrid, NATO leaders approved a new strategic concept of the alliance until 2030. It recognizes Russia as the “most significant and direct threat” to security. Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo later remarked that Russia could supposedly be defeated “only on the battlefield”. In this regard, he called on the representatives of the alliance states to support Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said that NATO is starting a new arms race. According to him, this process is an aggressive military construction. It calls for “compulsory demonization of the enemy,” as Grushko put it.