97% citizens of those who left Belarus after the presidential elections in 2020 are currently “asking to return,” said President Alexander Lukashenko.
According to him, after the elections, about 2-3 thousand dissidents have left the country and moved to Europe.< /p>
“Now 97% are asking to return,” he said, adding that if crimes are committed, one must be prepared to be held accountable.
He said also that those who wish may still leave the country, but “it will be more difficult to return” and the country will do without them. In his opinion, it will be even worse in the West. “I ask you, dear Belarusians, to take into account that the world that was will no longer be,” he said.
Lukashenko had earlier said that 20 Belarusian immigrants had been killed in battles with the Russians. Armed forces on the side of Ukraine.
Parliament of the Republic of Karakalpakstan Photo: en.wikipedia .org < p>In Uzbekistan, a state of emergency was introduced in the territory of Karakalpakstan, the press service of the country's president informed. The state of emergency is imposed by the decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in order to ensure the safety of citizens and also to restore law and order in the territory of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
Period. the state of emergency is from July 3 to August 2. A curfew was also announced – from 21:00 to 07:00.
Karakalpakastan is a republic within the Republic of Uzbekistan. The capital and largest city is Nukus. It is the largest region of Uzbekistan in terms of area – 40% of the country's territory. The population at the beginning of 2022 is approximately 1 million 990 thousand people. There are two official languages in the republic: Karakalpak and Uzbek.
Unlawful protests and riots took place in the republic yesterday over plans to change the constitution.
Vladimir Zelensky, video frame. source: social networks
Former US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard accused President Joe Biden of betraying America in the interests of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
On the social network, the politician published a post on Saturday in which she wrote that the US leadership was not even once asked about Washington's ultimate goal in the Ukraine conflict.
However, the White House is avoiding an answer. They nod to President Zelenskyi of Ukraine, who supposedly “makes the decisions,” which the United States follows.
“The most important foreign policy problem our country has faced in the last 60 years, then, is not the responsibility of Congress or an American leader, but of a foreign head of state ,” Gabbard summed up.
And he wondered if the transfer of US sovereignty to the president of another country is treason? In her opinion, definitely yes.
Armed Forces ( Russian armed forces, as well as allied forces of the LPR, took control of Lisichansk in Donbass. The enemy leaving the city blew up and destroyed some important administrative buildings. The mayor's office suffered in particular.
Previously, the Red Banner of Victory was raised in the central park of Lysichansk in memory of the liberation from the Ukrainian nationalist formations. This was announced by the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. He reinforced the message on his Telegram channel with relevant video images. He also emphasized that the operation to liberate this city turned out to be the most striking indicator of the effectiveness of tactics against the Banderov formations.
Lysichansk is located 75 kilometers northwest of Lugansk. It is a large industrial center with a railway station on the Kupyansk-Uzlovaya-Popasnaya line.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation previously announced that b during a special military operation to protect Donbas, allied forces went directly to Lisičansk.
Kremlin representative Dmitry Peskov said that Western countries are “gravitating towards the apocalypse”. He thus answered the question of journalist Pavel Zarubin, who asked for a reaction to the statement of NATO countries that talked about a military way of solving the conflict in Ukraine.
According to Peskov, it is better to talk about something more constructive. He added that it is to be hoped that “some political will and some political reason still remains at least partially in the collective West”. The Kremlin spokesman emphasized that this mindset is fully preserved in Russia.
At the summit in Madrid, NATO leaders approved a new strategic concept of the alliance until 2030. It recognizes Russia as the “most significant and direct threat” to security. Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo later remarked that Russia could supposedly be defeated “only on the battlefield”. In this regard, he called on the representatives of the alliance states to support Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said that NATO is starting a new arms race. According to him, this process is an aggressive military construction. It calls for “compulsory demonization of the enemy,” as Grushko put it.
The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, responded to Latvian Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkevichus's words addressed to her: “I like it – I don't like it, be patient, my beauty. ”
The sparring between the diplomats arose on the topic of borscht, whose cooking culture was included by UNESCO in the list of intangible values of Ukraine.
Maria Zakharova responded by posting on the Telegram channel that borscht was originally mentioned in historical documents as a dish prepared by the Russian residents of Kyiv.
Rinkevičius could not miss this, who addressed Zakharova with the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which he said to the leadership of Ukraine in February.
Now Zakharova gave Rinkevičius rather harsh answer: “Edgar, you are not for beauties,” she wrote in the Telegram channel.
And she suggested to the Lithuanian diplomat: “Find a handsome man and let him last.” And I'm not yours.”
And she added the question: “Or is it another coming-out?”.
Now we probably have to wait for an answer from Rinkevicius.
Embassy in Israel Berlin reacted sharply to the words of the ambassador of Ukraine in Germany Andriy Melnyk about the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN, banned in Russia) Stepan Bander. Diplomatic missions on Twitter emphasized that the Ukrainian ambassador's statement is a distortion of historical facts, “a vulgarization of the Holocaust and an insult to those killed by Bandera and his people.”
The message also notes that Melnyk's statement undermines universal values, as well as “the courageous struggle of the Ukrainian people to live in a world according to democratic values.”
Earlier in an interview with journalist Tipo Jung from Germany, where the glorification of Nazism is prohibited by law, Ukrainian Ambassador to Berlin Andriy Melnyk began glorifying Nazi accomplice Stepan Bandera as a “freedom fighter”. And Mělník said that Bandera is not subject to any laws. He compared him to Robin Hood, who “is revered by us all” and at the same time “also acted against the law”. At the same time, the ambassador claimed that Bandera had no ties to Nazi Germany. And he explained the mass killing of peaceful Poles by Ukrainian nationalists in Volhynia and Galicia during World War II by saying that “there were many murders and atrocities” on the other side as well. Ukraine's Foreign Ministry later called its ambassador's statement about Bander a personal opinion.
Russian Federation lifted restrictions entry for 47,000 Kyrgyz citizens who had previously committed minor offenses, the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
It should be noted that 35,000 citizens of the country remain on the entry ban list. Russian federation. Among them are those who were expelled from Russia based on court decisions.
Citizens of Kyrgyzstan can check their status on the official website of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Migration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Central Asian country recalled.
The service “Checking the availability of reasons for banning entry into the territory of the Russian Federation to foreign citizens and stateless persons through the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia” serves this purpose.
The New York Post summarizing the results of the G7 summit, which ended in Germany, notes that it was the worst G7 meeting since Japan in 1979, which also took place against the backdrop of global energy. crisis and rising inflation.
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As the author of the article, Stephen Hayward, a fellow at the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, noted, another factor that connects the two summits is the American president “who is not at home” – in 1979 it was Carter, now it's Biden.
< p>“Just like in 1979… French leader Emmanuel Macron has been trying to sweet-talk President Biden, who appears to be trying to repeat all the policy mistakes of his predecessor Carter,” he writes .
Macron emphasized that what is planned for Biden's trip to Saudi Arabia to Dobi The hope of an increase in oil production is not destined to be fulfilled, as all the leading oil producers in the Persian Gulf are approaching their current maximum capacity.
< p>“They can't help Biden even if they wanted to… . The Saudis have always built their policies around oil… and now they're going to do it again, enjoying another stupid American president,” the publication points out.
Stanislav Kozey, former head of the Ministry of Public of Poland's security, in an interview with the radio portal Dziennik ZET, said on Friday that the countries of Europe that are under the protection of NATO while the special operation lasts can feel relatively safe. But once it ends, the threat to European security may increase.
The state of European security, and especially Poland, in the general's opinion, strongly depends on the outcome of the Russian special operation in Ukraine. .
Kozei said that Russia's next target in case of victory over the Armed Forces of Ukraine may not be Estonia or Moldova, but a land corridor with Kaliningrad, which the Russian Federation will establish through part of Polish territory. territory – the Suwalki ledge.
“At the moment, especially when Sweden and Finland are joining NATO, Kaliningrad is becoming a particularly important strategic base for Russia,” said the general.
Former former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger named three options for resolving the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Depending on the outcome of the special operation, NATO's role in Europe may be strengthened or weakened. All three options are still somewhat possible, Kissinger believes. If Russia stays in the territories it has already controlled, it will get 20% of Ukraine and most of Donbas, as well as a strip of land along the Black Sea, the American politician predicts.