Protsenko refused to be nominated to the State Duma

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Nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin to List candidates for the first five ballot papers of the United Russia party refused the chief physician of the Municipal Clinical Hospital No. 40 Denis Protsenko to be elected to the State Duma.

The doctor answered in the negative to RT's question about whether he would go to the State Duma.

“I do not feel the potential, legislative, or in the field of health care,” Protsenko said, adding that he hopes that he is now in his place and doing what he has to do.

Kommunarka's chief physician added that no one had offered to nominate him for the State Duma.


Lukashenko has banned receiving aircraft from Ukraine

Photo: AP. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has announced his refusal to accept Ukrainian aircraft.

During a visit to the 2nd Children's Hospital in Minsk, the Belarusian leader noted that Minsk would impose retaliatory measures against Kiev, which imposed a ban on flights by the Belarusian airline.

“Since Ukraine has closed our flight, we will not simply accept aircraft from Ukraine,” Lukashenko was quoted as saying by Pulvoy Telegram.

Let us recall that Ukraine introduced these measures for European countries after the incident with the landing of a Ryanair plane in Minsk and the arrest of opposition blogger Roman Protasevich.


Military expert: US missile attack on Russia launches a Revenge with a Dead Hand

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Military expert, Retired Colonel Viktor Baranets commented on PolitRussia on a US military video in which the HIMARS missile launch system fires a PrSM missile, which eventually hits a Russian cruiser. Baranets notes that while the Americans are organizing “computer games,” Russia actually has weapons that can retaliate against the United States in the event of an attack. The expert emphasized that the effectiveness of the HIMARS system is questionable. It has not yet received an opinion from a commission of the US Congress and the Pentagon. “In fact, we can say that Americans are bluffing first and playing political cards second.” We have been used to that for a long time, “said Baranets.

In addition, the one used by the United States is by no means new. Russia uses its own missile system with several launchers, which the United States calls a “dead hand.” It is a complex for automatic control of a massive retaliatory nuclear strike “Perimeter”, which was created in the years of the USSR. This system is designed to pass commands to units of strategic units in case of damage to communication lines. “This system was created in case the Americans launched a surprise attack on us, when they would simultaneously destroy Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the General Staff,” Baranets explained.

The Perimeter system should work when neither the president, nor the chief of staff, nor the chief of defense have nuclear suitcases. The missiles automatically aim and hit major US strategic targets. “We won't run into beaches, some empty airports.” We have a plan for the use of strategic nuclear forces, and in accordance with this plan, every country that attacks Russia will be punished, “Baranets added.


Zhirinovsky criticized the use of celebrities in election campaigns

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LDPR Head Vladimír Žirinovský criticized the parties that were included in the electoral rolls on the eve of the September 19 State Duma elections or began to support well-known actors, athletes and musicians.

“I don't like it when the parties enjoy the authority of famous people – astronauts, writers, athletes,” Zhirinovsky said, adding that the stars are great people, but they are not law-makers.

“We are deputies, don't fly into space and don't play hockey. That is why the State Duma needs lawyers and economists, “he wrote on his Facebook page, adding that hiding behind someone else's authority is not the best way to campaign.


White House: Biden called on Putin to talk

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, who commented on the results of talks between US and Russian leaders Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin during a telephone briefing, said his boss had been able to challenge the Kremlin on a number of issues.

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According to Newsweek, Sullivan reacted to accusing former US President Donald Trump and others from the Republican Party that the summit had done nothing for Washington, while it was a “good day” for Moscow because Biden was too friendly with Putin.

“All these statements have been refuted by extensive evidence … President Biden has attacked President Putin on a number of human rights issues,” Sullivan said.

He also stressed that the American leader made it clear to the President of the Russian Federation simple what America's expectations are.


The Swiss president spoke of Putin's valuable quality

Vladimir Putin has valuable quality – straightforwardness. This was stated by Swiss President Guy Parmelin. On June 16, the heads of both states held bilateral talks following the end of the Russian-American summit, which took place at the Geneva Villa La Grange.


In his opinion, Vladimir Putin does not like too much decoration, ostentatious decency and too much protocol, but “he tries to get to the point.”

Parmelen also spoke about his impressions from the beginning of the Russian-American “Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin spoke for five minutes, and I immediately felt that things were going well between them, among the people,” he explained.

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The Ukrainian authorities have announced the impossibility of implementing the Minsk agreements

However, there is no alternative to them

Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, told reporters that Kiev was unable to implement the Minsk agreements in the form in which they now exist.

, the NSDC secretary has admitted that there is no alternative to these agreements yet, states the television channel “1 + 1”.

“We have to work with the Minsk agreements … In its current form, it is a complete absurdity … There are no other agreements yet, but Ukraine cannot fulfill them in the current version,” Danilov said.

At the same time, the representative of Ukraine added that the country does not plan to terminate these agreements.

“We will work with that, that is, and we will continue negotiations,” concluded Alexey Danilov.


How the US military can overcome Russia and China: experts have assessed the Pentagon's chances

Modern warfare takes place in the space, cyber and electronic spheres

Washington is concerned about the growing military strength of the two main geopolitical adversaries of the United States – China and Russia. The US military is losing ground in a number of strategic areas, such as the construction of hypersonic weapons. As the US media notes, the emerging technological delay has serious concerns about the Pentagon, which is preparing a symmetrical response to the threat from outside.


The US media report that the US Department of Defense is seriously concerned about the country's security. Some time ago, Pentagon Military Intelligence issued a report listing threats to US national security. Among the most dangerous phenomena that undermine international stability are terrorism, the activity of “rogue states” (DPRK, Iran, Cuba, etc. – “MK”), as well as the strengthening of Russia's and China's military forces.

According to The National Interest, a separate threat to the US is the threat of hacking. The new challenges call for the development of new ways of gathering intelligence, technologies for the processing and secure transmission of information, and other measures aimed at protecting against hacking. The “Cold War” of our time, as the newspaper notes, is taking place in the space, cyber and electronic spheres. And the Pentagon is well aware of that.

“The expansion of the competitive space beyond traditional military areas and geographical boundaries increases and complicates the requirements for military intelligence, collection, analysis and planning,” the US Department of Defense said in a report.

$ 23.3 billion (with a total military budget of $ 715 billion) is allocated for the development of new information security systems in the new US military budget. According to the national interest, the Pentagon wants to neutralize new threats by introducing modern technologies that will significantly increase the chances of success in a modern war. The introduction of new information exchange technologies should reduce the time for handing over orders from headquarters to those who directly pull the trigger. The publication believes that the allocated funds will be used for the development of systems with the support of artificial intelligence, modern network technologies, improvement of the air combat control system and other cutting-edge technological achievements.

The US military also expects to create the most secure communications network in the world. After a potential adversary fails to break through defense algorithms and obtain data on upcoming US military actions, the US military gains a serious advantage. Among the most dangerous threats to information security, the American expert Chris Osborne named jamming systems, electronic warfare (EW) systems or other types of hostile activities aimed at suppressing communication systems.

These measures should theoretically allow the United States to maintain military dominance in the world, especially since other countries are not yet ready to invest such large sums in developing weapons for a “new type” of war.

However, the Pentagon still dominates a number of traditionally military areas, such as the Navy. The national interest states that the US Navy has greater firepower than any of its potential rivals. The publication concludes that in the near future, Russia, China or other countries “hostile” to Washington will not be able to form strike groups of aircraft carriers, unlike US Navy operational formations.

However, as military expert Alexander Mikhailovsky noted in an interview with the MC, US confidence in the integrity of its intelligence and information systems can play a cruel joke with the Pentagon.

– The fact that they are aware of the extent of the threat and are preparing to fight is definitely a plus for them. Simply because not everyone in the world has yet realized how this front works in general and how it fights on it. But so far they are losing not only with their leading rivals, but also on some fronts – for example in Iran. Because American drones often fall victim to Iran's electronic warfare. In addition, if you start creating information protection, it would be nice to pick up cell phones from employees, as they do here. Because there are known cases of classified information coming to the web from the United States through applications for rating hotels, beer, and the like. In a word, it is necessary to start not with technology, but with discipline, the expert noted.

The specialist also added that information security systems and methods of hacking them will be improved just like all other weapons. And sooner or later there will be a sword for any virtual shield.


The US will withdraw part of its troops and weapons from the Middle East


US President Joe Biden's administration has started downloading parts of American soldiers and weapons from a number of Middle Eastern countries, writes The Wall Street Journal.

According to the daily Washington, it will move eight Patriot air defense systems from Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The United States will also withdraw the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system from Saudi Arabia. Part of the military aircraft will also be moved from the region.

WSJ writes that hundreds of US troops will be relocated from the Middle East. Air travel has already begun, as part of Washington's efforts to “redirect the military to challenges from China and Russia.” Sources say Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin announced these plans by the US authorities on June 2 to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.


The British Minister of Defense demands conditions for the Johnson-Putin summit


British Defense Minister Ben Wallace said on television that a summit was possible between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Boris Johnson is obviously open to meeting anyone,” Wallace said.

He noted that if an important step towards the normalization of relations had to be taken, it would be done.

Wallace also described the condition that Russia must meet before such a meeting. According to him, President Putin must show “some positive signs of change.”

The British Minister of Defense stressed that while London still sees harmful activity. “But I think we will judge President Putin by his actions,” he added.

At the same time, Wallace expressed hope that the Kremlin would like to improve relations with London, noting that the ongoing disagreements between Russia and the West are not in anyone's interest. As for the lifting of sanctions, Wallace said it could follow Russia's “respect for other people's sovereignty and the international rule of law.”