North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Na At the plenary session of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party, he said that Pyongyang should be prepared for both a dialogue with the US authorities and a possible confrontation.
South Korea's Ryonghap agency with reference to the Korea Central Telegraph Agency (CTAC).
It should be noted that during his speech, Kim Jong-un analyzed the political direction of US President Joe Biden's administration towards the DPRK and also spoke about the strategic and tactical measures that need to be built in relations with Washington.
The DPRK leader further called for efforts to “have stable control” of the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Efim Fix se decided to remind the chairman of the contact group for resolving the situation in Donbass, the first president of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk, that the construction of the North Crimean canal was financed from the USSR budget.
& quot; Crimea occupied a separate position … The peninsula received funding from the union center and partly from Ukraine … The North Crimean canal was built at the expense of the USSR budget … the main financial resources came from the union center, & # 39; & # 39; said.
In addition, according to Fix, the human resources of other republics of unions lured to supply the steppe districts of Crimea. & # 39; & # 39;
said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova that there are currently 17 U.S. citizens in Russian prisons. She also said that according to diplomats, there are about a hundred Russians in American prisons.
“ Only among those who serve US citizens in Russia, & # 39; & # 39; added the diplomat, “ also to have Russian citizenship.“`
The day before, President Vladimir Putin announced at the end of the summit with US leader Joe Biden that he had discussed the issue with him and believed that in his case it could be achieved. compromise.
During a press conference in Geneva after the summit of Russian and American Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, the Russian leader had to answer essentially the same question – on the pressure put by the interviewers on the Russian opposition, as well as on criminal proceedings against Alexei Navalny and a ban on the activities of related organizations.
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This topic was also addressed the last question of the event. A Canadian journalist said her nine-year-old daughter asked Putin to ask why minors in Russia were “forbidden to attend a protest rally.” The girl is already worried about serious topics. At the same time, he did not repeat himself, as before at the press conference, over and over again, reminiscent of American policy towards foreign agents. And he decided to close the topic completely.
“We need to look around and say: how wonderful this world is … The leaders of the two countries, the greatest nuclear powers, are coming together to make this world a safe, reliable and prosperous home. for all the inhabitants of our planet … They will talk about keeping rivers clean, seas clean, so that there is no drought, so that there is enough food for everyone .. So that no one gets sick … & # 39; & # 39; – Putin has focused on the main, in his view, topics of the last summit.
He concluded that he would very much like to see his talks with Biden in the context of these global issues.
Putin said of the video: Navalny “deliberately wanted to be detained”
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis in the National the radio stated that Prague must build a new relationship with Moscow. He said that consultations on the subject would take place in the near future with the participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and parliamentary parties.
“Undoubtedly, we need to establish new relationships,” the RIA quoted. After the Prime Minister, the Czech Republic is a sovereign country and no one has the right to interfere in its affairs, and this is a topic that it intends to discuss in parliament and on the basis of discussion. When asked whether the Czech Republic and the Russian Federation should discuss existing differences, he answered in the affirmative, following the example of the US-Russia summit: `Undoubtedly. & # 39; & # 39;
Biden's first meeting between US President and Vladimir Putin took place less than five months after taking office. After his inauguration, Trump, who spoke in favor of improving relations with Russia, took almost two years to attend a summit with a Russian leader in Helsinki. Valery Garbuzov, director of the US and Canadian Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, commented on the difference.
– I think the main thing is in this “loop”, “says the expert. – Because the accusation against Trump, which was taken very seriously in America, blocked his steps at every turn. As soon as he said something good about Russia and Putin, a wave of criticism immediately began. But then Special Prosecutor Mueller's commission worked to summon all those involved and suspects to speak, the atmosphere apparently not contributing to the negotiations with who “put” you in the White House (as Trump's criticism convinced) Americans).
So imagine yourself: if, for example, Trump decided to meet Putin, he would be immediately controlled by all his enemies, who trumpeted in one voice that “this is a recommendation to the person who took part in his election.” destiny. “p>
All this, of course, hampered Trump in the Russian direction. This is, in fact, the main reason why Trump left so many bad things in his relations with Russia that no American president left them during the Cold War – and not all of them together! The same penalty fence that now surrounds us. Although, of course, there are reservations that the sanctions regime is not complete, that it restricts only businesses in certain industries, but these are key, very important sectors and we do not need these sanctions. Russia should develop, move forward and receive investment in all sectors of the economy whenever possible. And sanctions prevent that.
The era of trumpism is gone, Trump is now out of power, a new page has been opened – and that should be used. And build relationships by removing old rubble and shaping a new agenda.
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– Every American president traditionally embarks on a European tour after entering the White House – just like Biden now. This tour includes meetings with European allies of the United States, and Biden had to solve serious problems at these meetings, because Trump fought everyone and fell out with Western European allies. Biden's job, then, was to provide assurances that America played in its former role, that it knew how to speak to allies as equals, and not the way Trump spoke to them — benevolently, arrogantly, demanding all financial problems.
And in this format, Biden proposed a meeting with President Putin. It was an initiative of the American party – and I think it was right that the Russian president reacted to it. Every opportunity should be used to resume dialogue. Even after this highly known conversation with Biden, which exploded Russian-American relations so much that it even led to the dismissal of the Russian ambassador.
As for Xi Jinping, I think it's his turn. Speaking of two powers that are considered countries that have challenged the United States, experts and journalists are worried about who America is more afraid of – Russia or China? Biden, for example, said in one of his interviews that Russia was a major threat to the United States because it was trying to destroy a world order that existed before.
I must say that America has collided, perhaps because of the first time a challenge is coming from two strong poles – China and Russia. However, the content of these calls is different.
If we talk about China, of course, it is a competitor with which there are many contradictions, but it must be understood that the United States cannot live without it. Who will saturate the whole consumer market with goods? Today, China does 80 percent, America is not able to fulfill this mission alone. Who will provide the United States with such opportunities to locate its factories in order to take advantage of cheap labor close to sales markets? China. And who is one of the main creditors of the US federal government? Without China, the US federal government would not be able to implement all of its numerous social programs and military budgets.
Just as America and China are interconnected, no states are interconnected. It is no coincidence that there has been talk of a united US-Chinese economy. America cannot exist without China. Once upon a time, forty years ago, the United States participated in China's economic reforms, invested there – and China grew. And now this economic giant has begun to threaten his teacher.
The US government therefore faces the challenge of choosing a model for the model of American-Chinese interaction that includes both trade wars and competition. However, this should be seen as a mechanism for regulating confrontation and contradictions. Finally, you can create a model that combines attraction and rejection. And if there are no interventions that Trump has arranged – and I think no one but him can do what he has done – then relations between the United States and China can be leveled and kept afloat.
As for America's relations with Russia, we must think about them. The model has not yet been developed by either party or by joint efforts. And this should be a model based on concessions and compromise, if possible in the widest possible areas. Of course, there will remain areas where no compromise is possible. I think it needs to be in parentheses for now. The less they are discussed, the better the other problems are solved.
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Member of the Federation Council, former Governor of the Lipno Region Oleg Korolev wrote a statement on resignation. The RIA Novosti agency informed about it with reference to its own source.
There used to be a video in the media, in which a senator-powered car probably moves on a road with empty tires and a middle lane regularly enters it and then knocks on a road sign. Korolyov said he was actually driving, but the reason for breaking the rules of the road was not alcohol intoxication, as suggested by the authors of a number of telegrams, but arrhythmias and increased pressure.
The former governor has already announced that he has decided to suspend membership in the “United Russia”.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on the decision a number of Russian regions on the introduction of compulsory vaccination for a number of categories of citizens. As mentioned earlier, compulsory vaccination should have an impact on workers in the services, transport and education sectors.
A spokesman for the president also said he “fully and fully” supported the recommendations adopted only by Moscow universities against coronavirus vaccination in face-to-face classes.
Press Secretary President RF Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin did not talk to US leader Joe Biden about the transfer of Alexei Navalny to the United States.
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He added that such a possibility is possible only if it turns out that Navalny is & nbsp; US citizen and & nbsp; works for & nbsp; nbsp; special services.
In February, Navalny was replaced by a suspended sentence in the event of embezzlement of funds from Yves Rocher with actual imprisonment. Navalny received 3.5 years in the colony of the general regime, taking into account the house arrest he served – 2 years and 8 months.
Earlier, at a press conference after the Geneva Summit in Biden, he said that the consequences of Navalny's possible death in prison would be catastrophic for the Russian Federation on the world stage.