Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Statement by Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova. She noted that due to lack of funding, Kiev will not be able to hold a large-scale summit “Crimean Platform” every year. Now the Ukrainian side will think about “how and where to” park it “.
In this regard, the Russian diplomat recalled a scene from Eldar Ryazan's famous film “Office Romance”. There Olga Ryzhova tells Samokhvalov: “Juro, do you remember how me and I ran away from lectures on finance and law and went to the ice cream parlor? You still ordered everything so beautiful and then you didn't have enough money, “says Zacharov's telegram channel.
As a result, an official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that Ukrainians must deal with finances and law, “and do not park the platforms.
Dzhaparova previously proposed transferring the platform's activities under the auspices of the UN and obtaining funding from it. She also stressed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wants the platform to be annual.
Zelenskyj previously stated that 29 countries will participate in the work of the Crimean platform, including the USA, Great Britain, Turkey, France, Poland and Germany. is scheduled for August 23
Global Times journalist believes Russia and it is time for China to explain to the United States that they should no longer interfere in the internal affairs of other countries. Such an article appeared against the background of the upcoming joint exercises between Moscow and Beijing at the Qingtongxia training ground.
The author recalled that it was the United States that caused chaos in Afghanistan due to the withdrawal of troops, and also to arrange a lot of problems around China and Russia. In addition, the American side may try to push a wedge in Central Asia. This “ will jeopardize Russian-Chinese relations or even the unity and coherence of the SCO, & # 39; & # 39; believes the Global Times.
The daily noted that if we draw parallels between the exercise and the situation in Afghanistan, then it is necessary to assess the forces in the region. These are terrorism, extremism and also separatism. The author emphasizes that their confrontation is the mission of Russia, China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Western media previously noted that the Russian-Chinese exercises were allegedly linked to the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. It was also said that the maneuvers also had political goals.
coming soon then the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline Russia will punish Ukraine. Kiev can no longer count on widespread international “outrage” over new circumstances.
As columnist John Ruhl wrote in an article for The National Interest, thanks to the Russian project, Europe remains highly dependent on Russian gas. The new pipeline also threatens the energy, economic and national security of Central and Eastern Europe. This can be especially difficult for Ukraine and Poland.
According to Ruhl, Russia will punish Ukraine by restricting the transit of gas through its territory, but “without harming the interests of its important Western European clients.” The journalist added that due to the future significant restriction of transit of Russian gas, Kiev risks economic losses. It can also deprive you of access to a vital source of energy.
Formerly former head of the board of Naftogaz; Andriy Kobolev named the reason why Ukraine failed in the fight against the Nord Stream 2 project. In his view, the country has lost the status of “ favorite & # 39; & # 39; USA. According to Kobolev, the United States owes nothing to Ukraine.
Meanwhile, a group of representatives of the parliaments of the USA, Great Britain, Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine issued a joint statement against the construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline. 2 “. In particular, the authors of the statement believe that the construction of SP-2 endangers the national security of the USA and EU countries. The statement paid special attention to issues of Ukrainian-Russian relations. The document states that the pipeline will give Russia the opportunity to “ blackmail & # 39; & # 39; & nbsp; Ukraine by blocking a gas pipeline passing through its territory.
First Vice President of the Crimean Parliament's Yefim Fiks said that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky can visit the peninsula as a tourist, but on condition that he publicly renounce his “nationalist ways” on Russian territory.
Recall yesterday in an interview with the TV channel “Dom” Zelenskyj said that Crimea “will never be Russian territory”, because the Russians will never love the peninsula as the Ukrainians love it.
“Vladimir Zelensky can visit Crimea as a tourist: jump off a cliff into the sea, eat rapan, enjoy Crimean wine and walk in the mountains. But before a private visit, he must abandon his nationalist customs and recognize the choice of the Crimean people, “Fix said.
He explained that the Ukrainian president is a good and talented humorist, but a historically illiterate politician.
on air NewsOne Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov has sharply criticized President Volodymyr Zelenský. He questioned the intellectual abilities of the head of state and his team.
“Look at the faces of those who dictate the decisions of the authorities. For example, Zelensky. Do you really think this is your president? Is he the leader of the nation? “Azarov said.
According to him, the country now has no political elite. He cited prosecutors and judges as examples, who he said were illegally persecuting Viktor Medvedchuk, the leader of the opposition platform, For Life.
“I will not offend, but I would still be like some kind of intelligence and fast mind. I've never met poorer faces. This is scary for the justice system, “Azarov emphasized.
August 3 telephone interview between the presidents of Russia and Bolivia Vladimir Putin and Luis Arce passed positively, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Latin American state. “Against the background of the excellent level of bilateral relations between the governments of Bolivia and Russia, the presidents of both countries, Luis Arce Katakora and Vladimir Putin, held a fruitful conversation during which they discussed the issue of combating COVID-19,” the ministry said in a statement. . In addition, the Heads of State discussed issues of common interest, including energy, the economy and trade.
Earlier, the Kremlin said that the main topic of discussion between Putin and Arc was the fight against the spread of coronavirus.
The United States government is deep saddened by the tragic death of the head of the “Belarusian House in Ukraine” Vitaly Shishov, said the head of the press service of the Foreign Ministry Ned Price ..
“We will continue to closely monitor the investigation into the causes of his death by the Ukrainian authorities,” he said. “In his view, Shishov was an important member of civil society in Belarus.” He was forced to live outside his country due to repression and continued persecution of journalists, civil society, the political opposition, athletes and ordinary citizens of the Lukashenko regime, “he added. diplomat.
Among foreign illegal migrants illegally crossing the borders of Belarus and Lithuania are citizens of the Russian Federation. This was stated in an interview with the Moscow Echo by the Deputy Lithuanian Foreign Minister Mantas Adomenas.
According to a high-ranking Russian diplomat, the ministry conducted a dialogue with a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Russian citizens are present among illegal migrants, so they will be deported to Russia.
At the same time, Adomenas stressed that two thirds of illegal migrants trying to get from Belarus to Lithuania are Iraqi citizens. Vilnius is negotiating with the Iraqi authorities, with the leadership of the Iraqi provinces where the illegal migrants come from.
Lithuania has previously accused Belarus of tolerating the infiltration of illegal migrants across the Belarusian-Lithuanian border. Information spread that the Belarusian security forces had specially brought foreign migrants to the border with Lithuania, who then tried to enter Lithuanian territory.
At the Ministry of Property and Land Relations on Crimea said that the deadlines for voluntary theft of land covered by a presidential decree in a territory where foreigners are prohibited from owning land have expired. Minister Larisa Kulinich.
President Vladimir Putin signed the corresponding decree a year ago. According to her, foreign citizens and companies are forbidden to own land in most of the Crimean peninsula. The decree applies to 19 of the 25 municipalities in the region.