Head of Press Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ned Price, who spoke to journalists at a regular briefing, announced the launch of a strategic stability dialogue between the US and Russia in the coming weeks.
According to him, preparations for this meeting are in full swing. Price did not specify who would lead the US delegation, but it is known that he would be a high-ranking State Department official.
“ A strategic stability dialogue with the Russian Federation is currently being prepared, and the dates of the first meeting are planned … further steps on nuclear arms control and other strategic issues are planned, “Price said.
However, a State Department spokesman stressed that it would not be able to assess the fruits of such an interaction right away: “It takes some time to see if the result of a potential collaborative effort is …
US Ambassador to the Russian Federation John Sullivan will return to Moscow this week. This was announced by the press secretary of the US State Department Ned Price.
According to a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ambassador will return because Washington adheres to the idea of open communication channels with the Russian government. There is also a need for an ambassador to defend American interests and reduce the risk of miscalculations in Washington-Moscow relations.
Recall that the US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan was recalled to Washington for consultations in April 22, 2021. After the Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov returned to Moscow in March 2021, he was advised to leave. to the USA at the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan said the commander the hour introduced in Turkey due to the coronavirus pandemic is completely canceled. It will happen on July 1.
According to him, it was decided at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. Government agencies are also returning to normal opening hours and the age restrictions on the use of public transport are being lifted.
From 1 June, Turkey changed its measures against coronaviruses. In particular, the curfew has been reduced.
Turkish authorities in Antalya previously announced that they are ready to accept 33 flights from Russia on Tuesday. According to city officials, at least 10,000 tourists from Russia may arrive in the city immediately after the resumption of air traffic.
According to the forecasts of Turkish officials, the number of Russian tourists will grow steadily from Tuesday and 20-25 thousand tourists from the Russian Federation will come to Turkey every day.
Former Deputy Supreme The Council of Ukraine and the retired Lieutenant General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Vilen Martirosyan has publicly admitted that he regrets that in 1991 he joined the Soviet Army on the side of Ukraine. He told Nash TV about it.
In 1991, 80-year-old Vilen Martirosyan commanded a regiment based in Ukraine. The regiment under his command was the first to side with Ukraine. After that, Martirosyan actively participated in the creation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In the years 1991-1992. through the structures of the Union of Officers of Ukraine, he organized the taking of an oath of allegiance to Ukraine by all persons responsible for military service. But now his view of the events of those years has changed.
“Sometimes I regret having to be the first to raise the flag to be the first to withdraw my regiment from the Ministry of Defense, to go to Ukraine,” Martirosyan told a television channel.
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Canada has imposed additional sanctions on 17 people and 5 legal entities in Belarus, said Canadian Foreign Minister Mark Garneau.
As stated, this step is taken in accordance with the Act on Special Economic Measures. Sanctions are imposed in coordination with the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union. “Under the pretext of a dubious and still unproven threat of an explosion, the Belarusian regime refused a 4978 Ryanair plan and landed in Minsk,” the Canadian Foreign Ministry recalled, adding that the founder of the NEXTA telegram channel, Roman Protasevich, had been detained. Russia's Sofia Sapega, who were on board.
Former CIA Agent Dan Hoffman assessed the Kremlin's policy towards Ukraine. In his view, the strategy of the Russian authorities is effective. He expressed his opinion on the Fox News channel.
Hoffman said that Moscow outperforms Washington in this respect. According to him, the actions of Russia cause the reaction of the West that it needs. He cited the recent refusal of the United States to send its ships to the Black Sea as an example.
“Russia clearly shows that Ukraine is in its sphere of interests, but does not consider itself to be a party to the conflict in Donbass. It is clear that Russia did not intend to attack the neighboring country, if it concentrated its troops on the border, it would lead to massive bloodshed on both sides, “the former intelligence officer quoted the publication as saying.
According to Hoffman, in Russia, thanks to that, she got what she wanted – the US was forced to retreat.
The former agent also noted that Western countries should increase military aid to Ukraine. In addition, he believes that it should be possible to develop relations with the EU and NATO.
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with deputies The State Duma of Convocation VII evaluated their work during the coronavirus pandemic. According to him, the parliament had to work “on the edge”.
The head of state noted that sometimes it is necessary to make urgent decisions. At the same time, it was important not to violate regulations and applicable legislation.
“ Decisions were needed immediately. It was very difficult to accept them without violating any regulations and existing standards of law. Or it was on the verge of passing & raquo ;, & mdash; Putin said.
According to him, at this difficult time, he agreed with the chairman of the State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, that he would in fact act as an executive body.
; You were able to get together, even in emergency mode, to prepare, to make a decision, to formalize it in the right way. These are all extremely important things for people & # 39; & # 39 ;, & mdash; noted the president.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that coronavirus vaccination as well as booster vaccinations & nbsp; revaccination & ndsp; & nbsp; That's what RBC says.
Peskov was also asked if President Vladimir Putin knew that many Russians did not understand the mechanism of revaccination, vaccinations were paid.
“Vaccination numbers and, of course, nuances are also reported,” & mdash; Peskov replied. He stressed that the position of the head of state itself for revaccination is not “ important“, because the opinion of doctors and drug manufacturers is important.
As for the analysis, “ it is said that this pleasure is free, it is not done. & # 39; & # 39; citizens. According to him, this is due to the emergence of new strains.
vote of confidence in the President-in-Office Stefan Loewen in the Swedish Parliament. As a result, most deputies did not trust the Prime Minister (181 out of 349 people).
Now Leuven is obliged to resign. He also has the right to call early elections.
Interestingly, since 1974, when the Constitution prescribed the possibility of a vote of no confidence, the Riksdag has voted on the issue 11 times. But the decision was always negative. Leuven was thus the first distrustful prime minister in history.
The populist Swedish Democrats called for a vote in parliament on the issue of confidence in the prime minister on 17 June. Left-wing Nushi Dadgostar said she did not trust Lovani over the government's proposal to introduce market prices for rental housing in new homes.
Council European Union at the level of foreign ministers will approve the fourth package of sanctions against Belarus on Monday. They will affect 86 people and companies, the press service of the Council of the EU reports with reference to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.
“ We will agree on a fourth package of sanctions against Belarus today. The new sanctions will affect 86 individuals and companies, he said.
According to Borrell, economic sanctions will be considered at the EU summit on June 24-25 and approved after the meeting of the head of state. The sanctions will focus on Belarusian exports to the European Union.
Borrell said the EU was trying to avoid sanctions that would “ affect the whole economy and the well-being of the people“, but at the same time increased the pressure because the Belarussian government was not changing its action scheme.
Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said the EU would adopt sanctions for human rights violations and pressure on the opposition in Belarus, as well as other sanctions for forcing Ryanair to board. He also said that the EU would maintain contacts with the Belarusian opposition abroad. The meeting of EU foreign ministers will begin with a working breakfast with former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovska.