American Sanctions against Nord Stream 2 will hit Europe and mutual agreements between the parties, Aleksey Grivach, Deputy Director of the National Energy Security Fund, is sure.
According to him, if US President Joe Biden imposes sanctions, it will be a blow to agreements with Europeans, who will have to react to it.
“And the whole mission of the new administration to restore relations will disappear,” says an expert.
Givach added that the wording of the changes to the US defense budget on new sanctions against the Russian gas pipeline project is vague and vague. If adopted, it will cause difficulties for the European gas market, which is no longer “sweet”, the expert explained.
“As far as we are concerned, the mechanism for operating sanctions will still be found,” Grivach emphasized.
Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia Jeyhun Bayramov and Ararat Mirzoyan met with OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.
“The parties exchanged views on progress in the process of normalizing relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, taking into account the new realities in the region”, – the press service of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry informed.
Baku “on the other hand pointed out its position on post-conflict situations. He accused the country of racially discriminating against the Armenian people. Baku filed a counterclaim against Armenia for the systematic violation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by Yerevan.
Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov criticized Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. He said the head of the neighboring state was “rushing to political platforms” instead of engaging in reforms. Pushkov therefore commented on the report of the EU Accounts Chamber on the ineffectiveness of EU support in the fight against corruption in Ukraine.
European auditors noted in their report that the country had failed to defeat widespread corruption and oligarchs. By the end of 2022, Kiev was advised to develop a strategy to fight corruption and sanctions against the oligarchs.
According to Puškov, in 2015 it was discussed that Europe would not invest in Ukraine if the state of affairs did not change. And because there have been no significant changes in the country in 6 years, Zelensky has to travel around Europe and ask for support for insignificant projects. For example, as the “Crimean Platform”
Former President of Georgia and Chief Executive Officer Executive Committee of the National Council of Reforms of Ukraine Mikhail Saakashvili said that Ukraine has become a gateway for criminals from the post-Soviet space.
“Ukraine is the gate, there are criminals from all over the post-Soviet area, there is a cesspool … Criminals certainly know that everyone can be released,” he said in a Ukrainian broadcast 24.
According to him, when solving problems in the country, you can hire any police investigator, any prosecutor, “as well as the judge,” noted the politician.
“Just hire a police officer and he will dance for any money on your order. How can such a police officer prevent something? The system is deeply ill, “added the former Georgian president.
Saakashvili said that in the migration service it is possible to stand in line for a long time, “but with the money bin Laden will receive a certificate that he will testify that it is some Marchenko whose great-grandfather lived in Ukraine. “
” Whoever enters, whoever leaves, whoever shoots, whoever explodes. And all this is happening in front of everyone, “Mikhail Saakashvili concluded, explaining that all this is happening due to corruption in law enforcement agencies.
Appointed previous government Gulyam Iskhakzai will represent Afghanistan at the week of high-level UN General Assembly meetings, said Stefan Dujarrick, deputy secretary general of the world organization.
The Taliban's request (the Taliban is an organization banned in the Russian Federation) for an opportunity to address the UN General Assembly.
A US State Department official said earlier that it would take some time to resolve the issue of Taliban representation at the UN. Earlier, representatives of the radical movement approached the UN with the intention of speaking at GA High Week during the Week.
Russian reconnaissance aircraft allegedly flew to the training ground of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Black Sea. This was announced by the command of the Ukrainian Air Force.
According to the Ukrainian army, the Su-24MR and Il-20 aircraft were seen in the area of military exercises of anti-aircraft air missile forces of the Air Force and air defense of the ground forces of Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian side, Russian planes allegedly violated the procedure for the use of airspace and flew into the restricted zone.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces noted that the Russian Air Force aircraft allegedly flew where the Ukrainian air defense systems were used. Recall that Ukraine is currently conducting an exercise of strategic command and staff “Joint Effort – 2021”. In addition to the Ukrainian army, military personnel and equipment from a number of North Atlantic Alliance countries are also participating in the maneuvers. Exercises take place, even in the Black Sea.
Involvement of private military company Wagner armed conflict in Mali would have serious consequences for Russia. This was stated at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Russian and French foreign ministers met during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. During the conversation between the heads of diplomatic departments of the two countries, the situation in Mali was also touched upon. The French foreign minister warned of possible consequences if Russian mercenaries appeared in Mali.
Meanwhile, the Kremlin has repeatedly noted that there are no Russian soldiers in Mali. At the same time, Moscow does not deny the existence of contacts in the field of defense and security with many African countries. Earlier, Western media reported that the Mali authorities could cooperate with PMC Wagner.
Co-Chairman of the party & quot; Fair Russia – for the truth & # 39; & # 39; Zakhar Prilepin decided to resign. As the press secretary of politics said, he decided to transfer a seat in the State Duma to the candidate Dmitry Kuznetsov, who headed the regional group of the Nizhny Novgorod party.
Interestingly, Prilepin had previously said of his readiness to lead a party faction in the State Duma. At the same time, he made it clear that he would only do so if he considered “ SRHR“ necessary. He also argued that the structure and composition of the party leadership had not yet been completed. Previous contracts will be revised. Prilepin also claimed that he did not plan to leave politics.
Earlier, party chairman Sergei Mironov announced his readiness to lead the faction, if he so decided.
According to the RBC, Prilepin himself intends to concentrate his studies at the school of governors. It started on September 22nd. The training will last 7-8 months. He is ready to consider & nbsp; proposal to become an actor. governor in one of the regions, if he comes.
Earlier, the RIA, referring to sources in the United Russia, announced that the folk artist Vladimir Maskkov did not receive the mandate of a member of the State Duma after the election. Artistic Director & quot; snuff boxes & quot; ran in the September elections from United Russia, was on the party list from Moscow. Earlier, a number of media reported that the heads of the Foreign and Defense Ministries, Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu, who had run for the United Russia party, would not be given parliamentary powers. According to some reports, Denis Protsenko, chief physician of the Kommunar hospital, and head of the Foundation for Talent and Success also plan to reject the mandates. Elena Shmeleva.
Washington himself continues to militarize near space
US Space Force Commander John Raymond has accused Russia of installing weapons on its satellites. He called the Russian spacecraft a “matryoshka satellite” and called it a threat to US space plans.
Na At a conference on cyberspace in Maryland, the general said: “Russia has a Matryoshka satellite equipped with weapons that destroy American satellites” (quoted by the RIA).
The US commander explained what the Matryoshka satellite actually threatens: “ This deprives us of the opportunity to use space as a platform that multiplies our capabilities. & # 39;
It must be said that the capabilities of the United States in space are indeed considerable. The United States has a total of more than 1,300 operational spacecraft. By comparison, China has 350 satellites, while Russia has just over 150. As they say, feel the difference.
According to various estimates, the constellation of US military satellites is a total of several hundred. These are mainly reconnaissance satellites, including those with high-resolution equipment. It is said that such devices can not only determine the type of tank, but even recognize the number on its side. In addition to spy satellites, the United States also has military communications, navigation, and command satellites. In short, the whole set.
United States – & nbsp; single cosmic power – & nbsp; in addition, they conduct secret experiments with X -37 military space shuttles, capable of flying both in the atmosphere and in space, where they can change their orbit.
With such an arsenal, the United States has long become the number one space force. At the same time, the United States rejects all of Russia's and China's proposals to conclude agreements banning the withdrawal of weapons into space. And suddenly, as John Raymond said, a threat looms over America's space capabilities.
The general apparently forgot that the USSR in the 1970s developed and tested missiles capable of destroying a satellite in orbit. The United States and China also own such technologies. And recently, India also tested an anti-satellite missile.
Because the United States stubbornly does not want to abandon its plans to militarize space, other countries are forced to defend themselves. Frightened The general “matryoshka satellite” is apparently a Russian military spacecraft capable of disconnecting from the space platform, maneuvering into orbit, and controlling other satellites as they approach them. Yes, such experiments were carried out by the Russian space forces and are not kept secret. However, they are not yet banned by any international agreements.
Japanese newspaper Nikkei interviewed John Raymond on September 9, 2021. The commander of the US space forces expressed concern about the presence of the PRC in space. According to him, China is not only developing murderous satellites. with manipulators installed, designed by the Americans to destroy other satellites, but also to create anti-satellite missiles and special equipment to deactivate the GPS system.
Last year, John Raymond left the following message on Twitter: “ Russian tests of a direct-interception missile missile capable of destroying our satellites in low Earth orbit are a reflection of a real threat to the United States. Of course, we are always ready to contain aggression and protect our allies from enemy attacks in space. & # 39;
In response, Ezra Mushala left a comment on Twitter: “ Unexpected. It turns out that only the US can build anti-satellite weapons. When developed by another country, America immediately calls them “ aggressors“. and “potential adversaries.” Let's count how many anti-satellite missiles the United States has? In this case, don't be surprised that they are preparing a court for you. & # 39; & # 39;