Zacharova mocked the French Foreign Minister's statement on neo-Nazism in Ukraine


Foreign Ministry Spokesman Russia's Maria Zakharova commented on a statement by the head of the French Foreign Ministry on the situation with neo-Nazism in Ukraine. On her telegram channel, she recalled the June visit of French senators to Kiev. As Zakharova pointed out, local politicians saw how “under the supervision of supporters of the far-right ideology, Ukrainian children are taught to compose a machine gun.” They are also encouraged to go kill in the Donbas.

Then, shocked by what she saw, Senator Natalie Gulet sent a request to the French Foreign Ministry. She asked for a response to the spread of neo-Nazism. However, it received an answer from the ministry signed by Minister Jean-Yves le Drian. According to these statements, there are indeed neo-Nazi groups in Ukraine. Their popularity “does not exceed the European average”.

“Now I am shocked, because everyone has known for a long time about the Azov Battalion (banned in Russia – MK.RU), but not that it is even worse in Europe,” the diplomat emphasized.

She called for “believing with her own eyes”, as well as the testimony of their senators in assessing the situation in Ukraine. There, with the consent of the West, old Nazi ideas really flourished. According to her, the reaction of the French Foreign Ministry should anger local legislators rather than reassure them. It turns out that Ukrainian children are “acquainted with the misanthropic fratricidal ideology” and French politicians claim that “in general, this is the order of things.” There are still neo-Nazi battalions. Zakharova also asked whether such “sensational information from Paris had been taken into account in assessing the human rights, legality and security situation in European Union documents”. The head of the French Foreign Ministry said that Zelenský's democratic rise to power allegedly demonstrates the absence of neo-Nazism in Ukraine.

“This part of the reaction causes not only shock but also laughter,” said a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry. She reminded “French history scholars” that in one of the European countries in the 1930s, one person “came to power in the most democratic way.” It therefore indicated the emergence of Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler.


A named version of the mysterious death of five Cuban generals at once

One of them was Fidel Castro's bodyguard

The Cuban authorities have confirmed that five Cuban generals have died in unclear circumstances in recent days. According to Western media, this story gave the intrigues a new increase in anti-government protests that took place on the Island of Freedom.


The Cuban government did not explain the causes of death in any of the five. In the death of military leaders, one of whom was formerly the leader of the Cuban Air Force, when they shot down two American private planes in an infamous incident with the compatriot group Hermanos al Rescate, in 1996 there was no sign of “foul play”. writes The Guardian.

But with the spread of COVID-19 around the island and the average number of new infections in Cuba, nearly 8,000, almost eight times more than in early July, foreign observers fear the deaths of five, mostly very older retired military leaders may occur. to the coronavirus pandemic. The youngest of the deceased generals was 57 years old. Most were between 70 and 80 years old. All of these top military leaders appear to have died between July 17 and 26, the Washington Post reported. Some served, others retired, but all had high military careers. The deaths of several generals in a short period of time were due to the fact that the revolutionary vanguard that had led the communist country for six decades had transferred power to a new generation.

The Washington Post cites the opinion of William Leo Grande, an expert at Cuba from the American University, who said that the deaths of Cuban military leaders reminded him of the Soviet Union at a time when such high figures as Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov and Konstantin Chernenko died, despite their deaths. three years, not nine days.

According to Leo Grande, the death of military leaders may not have much practical effect on the Cuban government given the advanced age of most generals, but it was a “strong reminder that the” historic “generation of leaders who revolutionized and founded the revolutionary regime was leaving the scene quickly. The death of the generals also caught the attention of High Florida Senator Marc Rubio, whose parents fled Cuba in the 1950s, before the victory of the 1959 revolution led by Fidel Castro. Marco Rubio is known as one of the most vocal opponents of the Cuban government in Florida, home to over 1.5 million Cuban emigrants and first- and second-generation Cuban Americans.

“Nine days.” Five dead generals in Cuba. Very strange, “Senator Rubio wrote on Tuesday, continuing a previously published tweet in which he noted that senior military officials” have been incredibly unlucky lately. “According to 79-year-old Ruben Martinez Puente, a former Cuban air force chief who was indicted in Miami in 2003, but never went to court for an incident seven years ago in which two pilots and two other passengers were killed after a Cuban military plane shot down their Cessna aircraft in international waters.

Martinez Puente died on July 24, according to the Miami Herald, citing a memorandum from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba.

According to American newspapers, among others was Agustin Peña Porres, the former head of the Cuban Eastern Army, who died on July 17 at the age of 57. The Communist Party newspaper Granma published photos of his funeral and quoted a tweet from Cuban leader Miguel Diaz-Canel, who called the warlord's death a “sad news.”

Retired Brigadier General Marcelo Verdesia died on July 20 in Santa Clara. According to reports from the Cuban press, he was 79 or 80 years old. As a teenager, he joined the Cuban rebel army and later became Fidel Castro's bodyguard.

Retired Brigadier General Eduardo Lastres Pacheco died Monday this week. He served under Ernest Che Guevara.

And on Tuesday, the University of Las Villas tweeted the death of 87-year-old Brigadier General Armando Choi Rodriguez.


Putin discussed with Erdogan's help in extinguishing fires in resorts

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Presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan had a telephone conversation. Leaders discussed the situation that has developed as a result of forest fires in the southern regions of the republic.

As a result, Putin stressed that Russia will continue to provide Turkey with all necessary assistance in extinguishing fires. In response, Erdogan “warmly thanked him for his considerable support.” The leaders positively assessed the results of the negotiations of the bilateral intergovernmental commission. Putin and Erdogan expressed their commitment to further work on the implementation of agreements reached in the areas of trade, economy, energy and others.

Earlier, Erdogan said that areas in the south of the country that had been affected by forest fires had been declared a disaster zone. The Turkish leader noted that all necessary measures were being taken to “ heal the wounds & # 39; & # 39; nation and also to compensate for damages.

Meanwhile, the Turkish authorities have already reported the location of the vast majority of forest fires in the country. This was announced by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic Bekir Pakdemirli.


The diplomat spoke of Russia's unpleasant surprise for NATO

Moscow can build a new naval base

Russia may be unpleasantly surprised by NATO by building a new naval base for the Russian Navy in the Kaliningrad region. This was stated by former Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ordzhonikidze.

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In an interview with Izvestia, the former UN deputy secretary-general said that the creation of a base in Russia's westernmost region would be Moscow's strategic response to bringing the alliance closer to the Russian border.

The participant of the publication emphasized that any naval base is created for two purposes. Firstly, it is the protection of borders in the zone of interests of the country. Second, a retaliatory strike against the aggressor.

Ordzhonikidze added that the new naval base in the Kaliningrad region will, among other things, provide calls for Russian large-capacity military vessels.

Also, by strengthening its fleet in Kaliningrad, Russia will demonstrate its readiness to respond to the challenges and threats to its security. In an interview with, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba previously expressed concern that Russia could expand its limits of influence in the Black Sea. He also said that the deterioration in this area is now beneficial for Moscow.


Puškov praised Congress' decision to ban the lifting of sanctions by Biden

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Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov praised Congress' decision to pass a bill banning US President Joe Biden from lifting sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream-2 pipeline.

As a member of the Federation Council wrote on the Telegram channel, pipeline is set to become a major factor in world politics. According to him, this suggests that Russia's role in world affairs is much greater than that Western opponents, who speak of it as a “regional power”, are trying to present it.

Pushkov added that American and European experts are trying to fit in with the goal of reducing Moscow, while Nord Stream 2 and Russian energy have become one of the notable topics in world politics involving the United States, Germany, Poland and the Baltic countries.

“Regional Power”? With which the United States is negotiating strategic stability – the only country in the world? And what the US Congress intends to get into conflict with the White House, “Puškov concluded.


First Deputy Defense Minister Ruslan Tsalikov will celebrate 65 years

On July 31, the First Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia, Acting First Class Adviser Ruslan Tsalikov, completed 65.

Ruslan Khadzhismelovich was born in North Ossetia. He also graduated from North Ossetian State University. During his professional career, he dealt with economic issues: postgraduate student of the National Economic Institute Plekhanov Moscow, assistant professor, vice-dean of the Faculty of Economics of North Ossetian State University, head of the Ministry of Finance of North Ossetia.

Since 1994, he has worked at the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Russia, from head of the finance and economic department to the first deputy minister of this department, where he and Sergei Shoigu played an important role in forming the Russian rescue service.

Since then, Ruslan Tsalikov has been called Sergei Shoigu's closest assistant and a member of his management team … He served as vice governor of the Moscow region when Shoigu led the government of the Moscow region. After Shoigu took up the post of Minister of Defense, Ruslan Khadzhismelovich became his first deputy in the military department.

Ruslan Tsalikov also had to perform the most difficult and responsible tasks. For example, at the Ministry of Defense in 2020, it was he who was entrusted with the management of the operational command for the fight against coronavirus, thanks to which, in difficult epidemiological conditions, Russian troops were able to maintain full combat capability.

MK congratulates Ruslan Khadzhismelovich on his anniversary and wishes him further success and victory to serve the good of the country.


The US is resuming the accelerated deportation of illegal immigrants to Central America


US resumes deportation of illegal immigrants Central America in an accelerated procedure, said the US BIV.

It is noted that families who have recently arrived at the southern border of the country and have no legal basis for residing in the United States are subject to such exclusion. These citizens are sent on special flights by air to their home country (Honduras, El Salvador or Guatemala).

This is how the US authorities signal that those who have no reason to seek asylum in the US will be “ quickly expelled & # 39; & # 39; outside the country, the department emphasized.

So on July 30, two deportation flights were made from Texas, one to Guatemala, the other & ndash; to El Salvador, then to Honduras.

The US administration, led by Joe Biden, has suspended the practice of deporting illegal immigrant families under an accelerated procedure. However, with the increase in the number of those detained in Texas in July and the spread of the Delta tribe on the southern border of the United States, it forced the US authorities to change their policy towards immigrants.


Biden looks forward to talks with Russia on strategic stability

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US President Joe Biden said it looks forward to hopes for Russian-American strategic stability talks, the first round of which took place this week in Geneva.

“We are in the process of. And I hope, “he said, answering a question from journalists about how the Geneva round went.

This year's first personal consultation between the US and Russia on strategic stability took place in Geneva on 28 July. The Russian delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, and the US delegation was led by First Deputy Foreign Minister Wendy Sherman.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the negotiations were professional and factual. It should be noted that delegations managed to agree on a new plenary session at the end of September.


In Haiti, another police officer was arrested during the assassination of the president


Another Haitian officer police arrested in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. William Moise has become the fourth suspect among senior security officials involved in the case. They are all accused of accompanying mercenaries when they went to kill the head of state.

Police officers Bonnie Gregory, Clipson Charles and Jean Eddie Charles were previously taken into custody. Nine other people had been detained before and their homes were searched by the FBI.

Police in the country have already arrested 27 people as part of the investigation into the assassination of the president. Including 18 Colombian citizens. They are considered mercenary killers. Six more people are still being searched. They are being prosecuted as armed and very dangerous criminals.

The investigation takes three weeks. However, during this time, the police were unable to answer the question – who was the customer and who financed the attack. Recall, the President of Haiti was mortally wounded on the night of July 7 during an attack on his residence. His wife was also injured, undergoing treatment at a hospital in Miami.


The US has decided to find a way to provide Cubans with the Internet


United States ruled to Find a Way to Provide All Cubans with the Internet To this end, the Americans have begun negotiations with private providers in Cuba. We are talking about wireless access to the World Wide Web.

The US authorities believe that in this way they will ensure the people of Liberty Island the right to information and mutual communication. According to this version, the provision of the Internet will become an act of humanitarian support.

Consultations on the issue of Cubans' access to the World Wide Web are taking place with Congress and experts in the United States. If a solution is found, then, according to US authorities, no one else will be able to censor information about human rights violations on the island. And the whole world will know what is happening in Cuba.

In mid-July, a wave of unrest swept through the island. Supporters of the government suffered in clashes with rioters. The Cuban authorities have entrusted all responsibility for organizing the riots to the United States.