Steven Seagal said he would help “fix” relations between Russia and Japan

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Actor Steven Seagal, who accepted Russian citizenship five years ago, offered to “correct” Russian-Japanese relations. He said on the YouTube channel “Soloviev Live” that it was “painful to hear” about the discrepancy between the two countries. Segal decided to clarify this “strange situation” himself. To this end, he has scheduled a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumi Kishida.

Segal stressed that in his opinion, the Russians are good in the land of the rising sun. And in Japan, there are many people who love Russia. The actor believes that this is the basis for dialogue.

Recall that Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said earlier that Tokyo's sovereignty extended to the islands of the southern Kuril Islands.

The two countries have not been able to conclude a peace treaty since World War II since 1949. Ownership of the Kuril Islands is disputed. Tokyo refers to the Shimodo Agreement on Trade and Borders, which was concluded between the Russian Empire and Japan in February 1855. According to a document, Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai group left the Kuril Islands in Japan, and the rest were recognized as Russian property.


The German Foreign Ministry responded to Turkey's announcement of persona non grata envoys

Recep Erdogan Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

German Foreign The ministry issued a press release informing about the reaction of Berlin to the statement of the Turkish president Recep Erdogan about the announcement of the ambassadors of 10 countries persona non grata.

Germany has “taken note of Erdogan's words” and is consulting with other countries whose ambassadors intend to expel from Turkey. These include the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and Norway. Kavala. The Turkish president then said he had instructed the foreign ministry to declare the ambassadors persona non grata.

Osman Kavala is a prominent Turkish human rights activist who advocates a ceasefire between Turkey and Armenia, as well as a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue. In 2020, he was acquitted of protests in 2013, but was arrested the same day and charged with participating in the riots in July 2016.


The head of the Georgian Ministry of Justice denies the need for hospitalization of Saakashvili

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Former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, who is in Rustavi Prison, does not need to be hospitalized. The country's justice minister, Rati Bregadze, said. The politician's personal doctor had previously said Saturday's medical council members agreed that Saakashvili should be hospitalized in a multidisciplinary civilian clinic.

Bregadze I am sure that the ex-president's doctor deliberately disseminated false information. At the same time, the Minister of Justice specified that coming to the prison hospital would not affect the politician's security, contrary to the words of his doctor.


Russia's foreign ministry has revealed NATO's main task

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Deputy Foreign Minister Russia Alexander Grushko said that NATO had embarked on a path of evolution. However, in recent years, he has resumed living on Cold War patterns.

In an NTV broadcast, the diplomat noted that the alliance found itself in a situation in 1949. Its “main effort is to repel the so-called” threat from the East. She spoke of the need to detain the Russian Federation with nuclear weapons. At the same time, the Russian minister pointed out that against the background of calls for Russia's military restrictions, NATO is consistently withdrawing forces to Russia's borders.

The Russian Minister emphasized that security in Europe can only be common and without undermining Russian interests. Shoigu also recalled that the implementation of NATO's “detention & # 39; & # 39; in Afghanistan ended in disaster. Now the whole world is dealing with it.

Earlier, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said that NATO should respond to threats from the Russian Federation and demonstrate its readiness to use weapons if necessary. According to her, no one should consider the possibility of an attack on the alliance's partners in the Black Sea and the Baltic countries.


Erdogan said they were the ambassadors of the United States and nine other countries persona non grata

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President of Turkey Recep Erdogan he announced the ambassadors of ten countries and called on Ankara to release Osman Kavala, a persona non grata. He has already given such an order to the country's foreign ministry.

The list includes diplomats from the USA, Germany, France, Canada, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and New Zealand.

Erdogan has previously threatened to expel ambassadors from ten countries, including the United States, for calling for the release of human rights activist Osman Kavala. The Turkish Foreign Ministry has already summoned the ambassadors of these countries. There they were reminded of the need to abide by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Kavala is a well-known human rights activist in Turkey, the founder of the Anadolu Kültür AŞ Cultural Foundation. He is accused of participating in a coup attempt in July 2016.


Zacharova mocked the Dutch Ministry of Defense: Russian submarines are appearing


Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented a report from the Dutch Ministry of Defense, drawn up at the request of the Dutch Parliament, on Russian submarines. The report, as Zakharova wrote in her Telegram channel, proves that “Russian submarines are not only seen by the Swedish authorities.” monarchy & # 39; & # 39 ;; Find a Russian submarine, Zakharova wrote. – Not so long ago in Stockholm they confused their own buoy with her. The Dutch military department fears that the Russian submarine fleet has embarked on a top-secret mission in the North Sea – to cut the cables laid on the seabed from Amsterdam and The Hague. We sharpened axes for this purpose all summer. ”At the same time, according to Zakhar. “ Of course, the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands does not state the only documented fact of such actions of the Russian Navy in response to the request of the deputies. & # 39; & # 39; – By the way, it is interesting that the Dutch army in its public reaction revealed quite interesting facts. In particular, it has been reported that 11 submarine cables connect the Netherlands with the rest of the countries, 8 of which are laid with Great Britain. “

Zakharova jokingly suggested that either” England is home to the largest number of content lovers from the Netherlands “; or “without a decision from London, the Hague cannot make a single independent decision. “


Turkish media reported arresting four Russians on espionage charges

In Turkey, security officials detained six foreigners, including four citizens of the Russian Federation, Sabah said, referring to the prosecutor's office. Also among the detainees: citizens of Uzbekistan and Ukraine.


All they are accused of military and political espionage and also of preparing attacks on opposition members from Chechnya. According to local legislation, they face up to 15 to 20 years in prison.

The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet also mentioned the names of the detainees: Abdulla Abdullayev, Ravshan Achmedov, Beslan Rasaev and Aslanbek Abdulmuslimov (all – citizens of the Russian Federation), Uzbek Amir Yusupov and Ukrainian Igor Efrim.


The Kremlin has responded to reports of a summit of Putin, Pasinjan and Aliyev


Known source situation , informed about the planned meeting of the Presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev, as well as the Armenian Prime Minister Nikola Pasinjan. It can take place in Moscow in the first decade of November.

The representative of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, commented on the information. According to him, if an agreement is reached at the summit, he will inform about it immediately. He therefore answered the question of whether it is true that a meeting of the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan is planned in Moscow.

Aliyev previously said that after the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, his country would like to “ turn this page & # 39; & # 39 ;; and improve relations with Armenia. At the same time, Baku is ready to start negotiations on the signing of a peace treaty, as well as on the demarcation of borders, the opening of communications, through the European Union.


Merkel acknowledged her disagreements with Putin 20 years ago


German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she realized in 2001 that she had serious disagreements with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to her, this happened during his speech in German in the Bundestag in September of that year, when he spoke about the traditions of bilateral relations, about the contribution of Germans to the development of the Russian economy and culture and about ensuring global

In an interview with the Suddeutsche Zeitung that, first, for Putin, the collapse of the USSR was a “sad event,” while the Germans welcomed the end of the Cold War. The chancellor added that in those years she “could not even imagine that he would annex Crimea” and that on the border of Europe, in eastern Ukraine, “such military clashes will end.” Germany in the world and growing China. In this regard, she called on Berlin to “build our relationship strategically and intelligently.”


An enemy of the Taliban in disgrace deported from Russia

“I spent the night in the” monkey bar “

There are coincidences: a delegation of the Taliban terrorist organization banned in Russia will come to Russia for a business visit, a meeting, if not friendly, then in no way In the case of a hostile reception and the enemy of this organization, student Rafiulla Rohani, is embarrassedly deported from Russia, or is it not a coincidence and an as yet unrecognized pattern? “text-align: center;”>

Deported 21-year-old student of the Cuban Technical University Rafiulla Rohani. Photo: [email protected]_rohani

​​Let's try to understand these complexities and solve the problem. So because: Rafiulla Rohani, 21, a citizen of Afghanistan, a student of the Cuban State Technological University (Krasnodar). However, the key fact of his biography – in terms of the problem – seems to be different.

Rafiullah Rohani is a member of an influential Afghan family whose leaders held key government positions for a previous regime overthrown by the Taliban. His father was the governor of Helmand province and an adviser to the president of Afghanistan, his uncle, General Haybatullah Alizai, was the chief of staff. On October 15, Rohani arrived at Domodedovo Airport in Iran, where his family is now, with the intention of going to the place of study. But he was detained at the border crossing.

“Rohani Rafiulla was questioned harshly and brutally by representatives of Russia's special civilian services,” said Daria Mitina, a publicist and politician, representative of the State Duma of the 2nd convocation (1995-1999) on her telegram channel. – They asked what he forgot in this country, – the paper from the university that he was a student did not impress him. They picked up the phone, demanded passwords from all social networks and accounts, opened correspondence with his uncle, who was now also forced to leave the country – they are after him, he was one of the main opponents of the Taliban. Rohani spent the night in the “monkey bar” without food and water, sleeping on the floor. I was deported in the morning. “

Fortunately, he was not deported to Afghanistan. But that would also be technically impossible: there is now no direct flight between Russia and this country. Rohani was deployed on a regular flight to Doha, the capital of Qatar. In Doha, however, according to the head of the Center for the Study of Afghan Politics, Andrei Serenko, Taliban officials tried to capture the young man: they met with him and tried to put pressure on him and offered to “surrender voluntarily”. “Which, of course, Rohani refused. And eventually returned to Tehran.

According to Serenko, the decision to deport Rafiullah Rohani was lobbied by the Taliban – through Russian officials, some of whom reportedly maintain not only business but also personal relations with the current lords of Afghanistan. The Taliban need a student hostage – to put pressure on his family and especially on his uncle's general, whom the expert calls “the enemy of Taliban number 1.”

It is clear that there is no direct evidence for this hypothesis. But unfortunately, there is also not enough material to refute “speculation”. First, the very fact of deportation is evident. And second, the growing ties between the Taliban and official Moscow. Not everyone, you see, a foreign organization allowed in Russia visits our region so often and feels as confident here as this one is banned. Why are there foreigners! Few Russian organizations find such hospitality in the corridors of power.

By the way, there is no information on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website banning the Taliban. The latest text on the State Department's website mentioning the Taliban – the announcement of the next Moscow-format meeting of consultations on Afghanistan, which was actually attended by the bearded guests of the capital – is as follows: “

And there is some indication that Roskomnadzor did not fine this internet resource for” disseminating information about a public association or other organization on the published list of organizations in respect of which the court has finally ruled on liquidation or prohibition. “

Realpolitik has its own logic, which does not coincide with the logic of general humanity. Relations between Moscow and the Taliban are apparently in that tender candy age, when everything is shaky and uncertain, when everything can collapse. It is not yet possible to talk openly about feelings, but gifts need to be made.

But there are certainly too many gifts in the form of giving new partners to be torn apart by their political opponents.

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