The White House confirmed the postponement of the Bien-Zelenský meeting

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The White House Press Service has distributed a statement confirming that the meeting of US President Joe Biden with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky was postponed from August 31 to September 1.

“ President Biden will receive the President & nbsp; Of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in the White House September 1, 2021 & # 39; & # 39 ;; – stated in the document.

The statement also states that these high-level talks confirm the US commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, close cooperation between the two countries on energy security and support for the Ukrainian authorities in the fight against corruption and reform.


Macron undertakes to keep the French contingent in Iraq after the US resigns

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French President Emmanuel Macron in an interview, television channel TF1 said that the country is ready to maintain a military contingent in Iraq, even if the US authorities decide to leave the republic.

“We will stay there as long as the terrorists are there, if the Iraqi people ask us about it. “- he said.

The French leader emphasized that Paris did not depend on Washington's decisions.

“If the United States decides to withdraw from Iraq altogether, we will not depend on that decision,” Macron said.


Trump's son says the US left the $ 85 billion in arms to the Taliban


In the hands of The “Taliban” (banned in the Russian Federation) turned out to be $ 85 billion worth of weapons and military equipment, said the son of former US President Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter. So every American “invested” $ 265 in the Taliban, the politician added.

“Good work, Democrats!” added Trump Jr. He accompanied his publication with a picture of the “good” lost by the Americans in Afghanistan. However, the Americans themselves reprimanded Trump's son for the actions of his father, who also failed to withdraw all equipment and army from the country.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had previously said that the Taliban had acquired the US anti-tank Javelin systems in warehouses – about 100 items. He added that the access of militants to modern precision weapons is a threat.


Political scientist Pogrebinsky announced the American plan to replace the President of Ukraine

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Famous Ukrainian political scientist Mikhail Pogrebinsky said on the First Cossack YouTube channel that the United States is considering the candidacy of a new Ukrainian president for Vladimir Zelensky, who has lost all popularity. He noted that Zelensky has some claims against the Americans, and they don't like that – Washington needs an even more manageable politician at the head of the country.

Pogrebinsky noted that the United States is considering the possibility with the Verkhovna Rada spokesman Dmitry Razumkov, who is listed in Zelenský's team. “I think the Americans have concluded that it's time to turn Zelenský into something more sensible.” I think Razumkov is quite right for them, “said Pogrebinsky.

Earlier, Pogrebinsky remarked that Zelensky was repeating the path of his predecessors – Yushchenko and Poroshenka. All this is a myth, and Zelensky succumbed to it, Pogrebinsky believes.

Recall that, according to the latest sociological research, 28.8% of Ukrainians surveyed are ready to vote for Zelenský in August. during the presidential election, but more than the competition of the current head of state.


Erdogan Introduces New Drone Bayraktar Akinci: “Let's Look Back at Turkey”


Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said a new long-range Bayraktar Akıncı unmanned aerial vehicle had entered service with the Turkish army. It is the first drone in the world that is able to launch a SOM missile. It is also equipped with several other types of missiles in 6 suspension points. It is able to fly 24 hours at an altitude of 12 km.

“Today we welcome the inclusion of the heavy drone Bayraktar Akinci, one of the best in the world, in the armament of our army,” Erdogan said, adding that Turkey has become the third country in the world with similar technologies.

In his speech at Tekirdag during the UAV handover, Erdogan noted that Turkish drones had changed the game on the world stage. “With the arrival of Akinci, we are getting to a new level. Now those who want to do something in our region will first look towards Turkey,” Erdogan said.


Shoigu mysteriously talked about his relationship with Putin

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Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu replied & nbsp; to a question about the relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the air & nbsp; YouTube channel Soloviev live. However, he did not elaborate on the details.

“There really is mutual understanding,” & ndash; told Shoigu about contacts with the head of state.

“But I don't think we do, I don't think it's possible to share things like that & ndash; about their relationship with the Commander-in-Chief & quot ;, & ndash; he also remarked to Shoigu.

He further emphasized that he had known Vladimir Putin for many years, but was still excited when the President invited him to the top of the United Russia party list; in the elections to the State Duma.

According to Shoig, 15 years ago, he believed that the party phase had passed in his life, and he did not plan to run in any elections.

& quot; But you know, the president's proposal in this section & ndash; it's not just a huge honor, it's a huge responsibility. Here is the first wish & ndash; is to complete this task & quot ;, & ndash; He admitted to Shoigu, adding that his first desire was to complete the task.


A record ranged throw of a grenade was set at military games

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For the “Peace Fighter Competition” “Organized as part of the International Army Games in Armenia, a Belarusian army officer set a record for throwing a 600 gram grenade at a distance. Captain Alexander Tavruk threw a grenade at a range of 72 meters 35 centimeters. This is a record for the Seventh Army Games. Throwing is done on four targets at a distance of 20, 25, 30 and 35 meters.The target consists of two circles with a common center.The diameter of the circle is 2 and 4 meters.

As a military sports projectile is used analogue of the Soviet defensive hand grenade F-1 (“lemon”) weighing 600 grams.The range depends on the physical characteristics of the soldier and is 30-45 meters in diameter.The radius of scattering of fragments is about 30 meters.

< In 2021, international army competitions are held at the training grounds of 11 countries ch her. 280 teams from 43 countries participate.


Joe Biden fell asleep during talks with the Israeli prime minister

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Video with American President Joe Biden, who fell asleep during talks with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, appeared online. In the footage, Biden sits in a chair with his eyes closed in a relaxed position while Bennett talks to him and actively gestures.

Some users have noted that Bennett deliberately raised his voice to wake the sleeping Biden. “ Old Biden was asleep while his Israeli colleague was talking, & # 39; & # 39; “ Grandpa, are you kidding? No wonder Trump told him sleepy Joe during the election, “Please stop it! This is violence against older people, “they write online.

Joe Biden seems to have fallen asleep during a meeting with the Israeli prime minister.

— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) August 28, 2021

Meanwhile, the Americans themselves began arguing about the interpretation of this video. Some noted that the video was 20 seconds long and Biden reportedly no longer slept. Others write that Kamalla Harris will most likely soon become president because more and more doubts arise about Biden.


The Americans passed on biometric data to their Afghan allies to the Taliban

Americans pass on biometric data to their Afghan allies to the Taliban

The Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) that took power in Afghanistan received biometric devices containing fingerprints collected by the Americans, eye scans and personal information of US Afghan allies. President Joe Biden has been warned that he will have “blood on his hands” if the data are used by fighters to kill for revenge.

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American Indiana Republican Congressman Jim Banks said the Taliban had received biometric devices used by the U.S. military.

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The Daily Mail looks like the politician bases his statement on a report that appeared in The Intercept on Monday, in which the military confirmed that such facilities were in the hands of the Taliban.

Portable devices known as HIIDE, used for personal identification, contain biometric data from many people in Afghanistan.

It is unclear whether the Taliban received access to data collected by the Americans, but Banks warned that Joe Biden would have “ blood on his hands' if the Taliban used this information to track down Afghans who had collaborated with the United States. Congressman Banks also expressed concern over scenes in which the Taliban used US equipment donated to the Afghan military.

Jim Banks, representing Indiana in the House of Representatives, criticized Joe Biden on Tuesday for leaving a significant amount of weapons in Afghanistan after the US withdrawal.

Banks, a naval midfielder who served as a state senator in Afghanistan in 2014 and 2015, told a news conference on Capitol Hill that the Taliban had received a large stockpile of weapons and equipment left behind by the United States.

However, he added that for me and many others it is “ the most understandable & # 39; & # 39; It turned out to be a biometric database that was collected and stored on hand-held identification devices (HIIDE) to help identify local people working with the coalition.

The Taliban now have biometric devices that collect fingerprints, eye scans, and biographies of Afghans that have helped us over the past 20 years, & ndash; Says Banks. & ndash; This administration still has no plans to return this device or this accessory. & # 39; & # 39;

Web Intercept described in detail the work of biometric devices. A spokesman for Joint Special Operations Command and three former U.S. military personnel said on the site that the Taliban had received devices known as HIIDE (Portable Inter-Agency Personality Identification Equipment).

HIIDE devices contain identifying biometric data, such as iris scans and fingerprints, as well as biographical information, and are used to access large centralized databases.

Army veteran for special operations The Intercept said the Taliban may not be able to control the facilities. But Pakistan's ISI intelligence service may have the ability to access the data, he said. This special service is known to work with the Taliban.

“ In the Taliban & # 39; & # 39; there is no facility that uses the data, but the ISI has such a facility, “said the veteran.

Annie Jacobson, who wrote a book on Pentagon data collection, told the NPR in January that the Pentagon wanted to catalog millions of people, but it was unclear if they had succeeded. “ The original goal of the Ministry of Defense was to obtain biometrics for 80 percent of the Afghan population, & nbsp; & ndash; she said. & ndash; The target was about 25 million people. It is not known if they have achieved this, as these statistics are jealously guarded by the Department of Defense. ” intelligence gathering, etc. HIIDE was used as a biometric identification tool to help identify local people working for the coalition. “

Congressman Banks said that due to negligence this report & # 39; & # 39; The Taliban also received 75,000 vehicles; more than 200 aircraft and helicopters; 600 thousand small arms and light weapons units; night vision goggles and bulletproof vest.

He added that the Taliban now has “ more Black Hawk helicopters than 85 percent of the world's countries. & # 39; & # 39;

Many pointed out that most of the equipment was intentionally left by the Americans to use the Afghan National Force. Moreover, it is not a fact that the Taliban can fly planes and helicopters, and of course they did not have the ability to operate them without the help of Pakistan or other countries.

In a viral video browsing the Internet, you can see & nbsp; an American Black Hawk helicopter on a roaring country allegedly owned by the Taliban, although it was not possible to see who was inside and the helicopter did not take off. According to The Drive, the UH-60A military models were not intentionally equipped with the latest technology. However, the Taliban's seizure of this arsenal was definitely a PR trick for an Islamist group.

Critics of Banks pointed out that his data was incorrect. Special Inspector General for the Reconstruction of Afghanistan & ndash; office set up by the Congress to oversee expenditures in the country & ndash; On June 30, he announced that there were 167 aircraft in Afghanistan, including 23 A-29 attack aircraft and 33 UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopters. Full details of how many aircraft or other military equipment were still there in mid-August, when the Taliban regained control of the country, are not available.