Department The United States has denied extensive reports in the media that it is planned to admit only American citizens to Kabul Airport. Reuters reports, referring to an unnamed senior official in the ministry.
The head of the agency also said that a new flight to evacuate Afghans would arrive in the Afghan capital on Monday. The plane is reported to take off from Ramstein base in Germany.
Earlier, CNN said, citing sources, that Washington had changed its policy of entering Kabul Airport and intended to allow only US and NATO citizens with families and Green Card holders.
Journalist “MK”, a member of the public monitoring commission, Eva Merkacheva, said that representatives of the Ministry of Justice at a meeting with human rights activists commented on the decision to recognize the television channel “Dozhd” as a foreign agent. According to Merkacheva, Deputy Director of the Department of Nonprofit Affairs Roman Tsiganov came to a meeting from the department and said that the ministry received a request to register the channel in the relevant register from Roskomnadzor.
“He said that Dozhd distributed materials created by other foreign agents”, – writes Merkacheva on his social media page.
According to her, among the foreign agents, mentioned by representatives of the Ministry of Justice, they were named “Voice of America”, “Siberia. Reality “,” Medusa “and many individuals, including Leo Ponomarev.
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov said Russia could supply weapons and equipment on preferential terms to Collective Security Treaty countries bordering Afghanistan. According to him, this is necessary to strengthen the borders with the republic, where there was a coup.
“We will do everything we can to strengthen our southern borders, including what you said. Maybe, “Brisov said, answering a journalist's question at the Army-2021 forum.
On Monday, the leaders of the CSTO countries held an extraordinary meeting on the situation in Afghanistan. The issue of a joint effective response to possible cross-border threats was on the agenda. Russian President Vladimir Putin previously said that the situation in Afghanistan is directly related to Russia's security. He stressed that militants from Afghanistan should not enter Russia under the guise of refugees.
On August 15, Taliban militants (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) entered Kabul. The Taliban intend to form a new government and have promised to involve women in governing the state.
See also: US and German troops shoot at Kabul Airport
Northern Fleet Ships The Russian navy entered the port of Algeria, the capital of the country of the same name in North Africa, after Spain refused to let them on Ceut. The Northern Fleet's press service reported this.
“Today, the business call was made by the Northern Fleet Ship and Support Vessels Department, which performed long voyage tasks in the Mediterranean. to the port city of Algeria, “the report said./p>
The department includes the large anti-submarine ship” Vice Admiral Kulakov “, the Mediterranean tanker” Akademik Pashin “and the rescue tug” Altai “.
The call program provides a number of protocol measures. The command of the Central Maritime Region of the Algerian Navy and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Algeria will take part in them.
Ships in port will replenish food supplies and sailors will be able to rest. The department will remain there until August 25.
Spanish media previously reported that Russian warships had applied to enter the port of Ceuta. Since 2010, he has been actively receiving, including the Russians, for refueling and replenishing supplies. However, the Spanish Foreign Ministry has not confirmed permission for ships to enter the port. In addition, sources claimed that the refusal was motivated “politically”. The Spanish Foreign Ministry cited the official reason for the fact that the Russian Federation did not provide the necessary documentation.
Polish authorities decided to build a fence 2.5 meters high on the border with Belarus. The Minister of Defense of the Republic, Mariusz Blaszczak, spoke about this on his Twitter.
He described the building as solid. More troops will also help the border guard. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has previously accused Poland of provoking a border conflict and violating the republic's state borders. Last week, it emerged that Polish border guards had blocked dozens of illegal migrants on the border with Belarus. They tried to penetrate the territory of Poland by the neighboring republic.
Minsk then announced that the Polish authorities had tried to expel refugees from their territory from Afghanistan. Warsaw, on the other hand, blamed Russia for what was happening, calling the border situation a “dirty game between Lukashenko and the Kremlin.”
President Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky spoke at the Crimean Platform summit, to which representatives of 46 states were invited. The Ukrainian leader became the first speaker and gave a keynote address of the peninsula.
“Crimea was a guarantee of international stability,” Zelensky said in particular, “and now it is a powder barrel. “
According to the Ukrainian president, Russia is increasing the militarization of the region,” tripling its military presence on the peninsula. ” We recall that the Russian Ministry of Defense previously stated that the temporary increase in the number of troops near the Ukrainian border was caused by exercises, after which the troops returned to the places of permanent deployment.
The issue of “ the return of Crimea & # 39; & # 39 ;, said, will require the use of all legal, political and diplomatic means. Zelensky noted that one of the instruments is the so-called law on indigenous peoples, which proposes to extend the rights of Crimean Tatars. According to him, the second mechanism is “the abolition of the shameful free economic zone of Crimea.” Zelensky also called for the strengthening of sanctions against Russia and ensuring freedom of navigation in the Black and Azov Seas.
He said that work in Crimea will be coordinated by a special office of the Crimean Platform. in Kiev. And from that day, concluded Zelensky, Kiev begins “ countdown to the liberation of our peninsula & # 39; & # 39 ;.
“ The occupation began in Moscow and will end in Kiev, & # 39; & # 39; quotes Ukraina.ru.
Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed the reasons for assigning the name Akhmat Kadyrov to Grozny Airport. According to him, Chechnya is now developing dynamically, for which the former head of the republic fought.
As stated in Telegram Channel Pool N3, the Russian leader noted that in the 1990s, along with all of Chechnya and its inhabitants, Akhmat-Khadzhi “went through the most difficult and dramatic route.” At a crucial moment, he took responsibility for the future of the region and the entire North Caucasus “ with an obvious risk to his own life & # 39; & # 39 ;.
Putin recalled that the Chechen Republic is now an integral part of Russia. This region guarantees people peace, tranquility and confidence in the future. “This is what Akhmat-Khadzhi sought, for which he fought, for whom he gave his life,” Putin emphasized.
Putin previously named Grozny International Airport after Chechnya's first commander, Akhmatu Kadyrov. The document was signed on the day when Akhmat Kadyrov was to live to be 70 years old.
Recall that Kadyrov Sr. was killed in a terrorist attack on May 9, 2004. Two years later, Shamil Basayev confessed to his murder. According to him, the perpetrator was paid $ 50,000 for the liquidation of the head of Chechnya.
Production of six warships and submarines for the Russian Navy will begin on Monday, August 23
According to the source, it will be: v Sevmash – strategic nuclear cruisers of the 955A project “Dmitry Donskoy” and “Prince Potemkin”.
„Admiralteyskikh Vervyakh“ – diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3 „Mozhaisk“ and „Yakutsk“ and in the shipyard Amur – corvettes „Grozny“ of project 20380 and „Buyny“ of project 20385.
President Vladimir Putin will issue an order to build a warship by video conference on Monday, August 23, as part of the Army-2021 forum, the Kremlin's press service said. The construction will take place in St. Petersburg in JSC “Admiralteyskie Verfi”.
State Duma Representative Vitaly Milonov proposed to develop a list of smartphones for schoolchildren, says RT. According to him, in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the availability of aids for educational purposes is simply necessary and it is foolish to ban their use. But on the other hand, expensive smartphone models for children contribute to their social separation.
According to the Member's plan, this list should include smartphones available to all families that can help children learn.
“In this case, I am asking you to create a list of available mobile device models approved by the Ministry of Education, which will end social disagreements and school rivalries. This list should include facilities capable of performing educational functions, ensuring communication between students and teachers, but at the same time affordable for any family, “said Milonov.
The deputy sent his proposal to the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Sergei Kravtsov.