Ankara rejects any plans to set up coastal refugee centers

proposed establishment of an offshore asylum center in Turkey as a third country for Afghan asylum seeker. The reports sparked a new debate over Turkey's categorical refusal to accept more refugees after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan.

“Reports in the British press about plans to set up an asylum center for Afghan asylum seekers in Turkey are untrue,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a written statement dated 22 August. “No official requests have been received.” If such a request exists, we will not accept it anyway, “Turkey said in a document

reception of refugees. Turkey already hosts over 4 million Syrian refugees, with Afghans being the second largest refugee community in the country.

According to official figures, 116,000 Afghan asylum seekers and 980 Afghan refugees lived in Turkey at the end of 2020 before the US appearances began. Controversy has been raised by British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace's Mail On Sunday, which states: “A number of 'processing centers' will be set up in Afghanistan's neighboring countries for refugees who flee. If they can prove their right to come to the UK, they will be sent to the UK by plane. “

Turkey has installed new fortifications on its eastern border with Iran using high-tech walls to improve the security of its border from new flows of Afghan migrants, the release says.

On Sunday 22 August, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told European Council President Charles Michel that Turkey could not take European responsibility for Afghan refugees.

The United Kingdom recently agreed to accept 20,000 Afghan refugees, of whom 5,000 will arrive in their first year.

“There are serious problems with the integration capacity of society, both due to the increase in the number of migrants and refugees in a relatively short period of time and the lack of a general strategy for integrating migrants and economic and social problems, “Said Sigdem Nas, Secretary General of the Turkish Economic Development Fund. adopt a humanitarian open door approach. “Turkey should work with international organizations, NATO and EU partners to organize the urgent needs of refugees coming to Turkey and facilitate their resettlement in developed countries,” the statement said.


Public Chamber calls for sanctions on participants in the “Crimean Platform”


Member From the public chamber of the Russian Federation and Crimea, Ivan Abazher believes that the Russian authorities should instruct the participants of the Crimean Platform forum, which took place on 23 August.

Platforms to impose sanctions because they interfere with Russia's territorial integrity, “he said.

At the same time, Abazher called the forum deliberately doomed to failure, because the goals that Ukraine set for the “return” of Crimea will never be achieved.


Afghan vice president blames Taliban for kidnapping children and the elderly


Radical Taliban fighters “( residents of Baghlan Province in northern Afghanistan recognized as terrorists and banned in the Russian Federation) have been abducted,

“The Taliban do not allow food and fuel to enter the Andarab Valley. The humanitarian situation is catastrophic. Thousands of women and children have been forced to flee to the mountains “Over the past two days, the Taliban have abducted children and the elderly and used them as human shields to move or search homes,” he wrote on his Twitter.

On the other hand, former Afghan Interior Minister Mohammad Masood Andarabi called on international human rights organizations “to investigate Taliban actions in the Andarab area of ​​Baghlan province. no excuses.

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Russia's foreign ministry has called on the Ukrainian authorities to stop fighting the heroes of the Great Patriotic War

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Official Representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zacharova sharply criticized the decision of the Ukrainian authorities to deny the deputy chairman of the Federation Council, Konstantin Kosachev, the opportunity to come to the country to participate in the celebrations dedicated to the Day of Kharkov's liberation from Nazi invaders. & Nbsp;

& quot; The Kiev reaction was repulsed. In a very shameful and blasphemous way, which has been part of Ukrainian diplomacy in recent years, the Russian senator has been denied entry to Ukraine … Kiev has developed a standard list of its phantom theses, including the mythical “ Russian aggression“ and the notorious “ occupation & # 39 ' ; & # 39; – Zakharova was indignant.

According to a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, not all citizens of Ukraine are “ abducted & # 39; & # 39; anti-Russian sentiment, many of them “ maintained moral principles and honored the memory of Soviet fighters“. Thanks to these enthusiasts, ceremonial events were held in the Kharkiv region to preserve the memory of the fighters against the German fascist invaders.

“We call on the Ukrainian authorities to end the war in memory of the real heroes of the Great Patriotic War. And also with their descendants, & # 39; & # 39; stressed a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.


The United States has seen a threat to evacuation planes from the Taliban

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Landing and photography at Kabul airport, US planes are under threat. This was stated by the head of the US Transport Command, General Stephen Lyons.

According to the senior military man, “the threat is significant”, but the general did not provide more published information. Lyons noted that the U.S. Air Transport Command, which is responsible for evacuating U.S. military and civilian personnel, is working closely with the U.S. Central Command and other special services on possible threats to air traffic.

The commander also noted that the C-17 transport aircraft participating in the evacuation are the best in their class in the world. According to the general, he is convinced that the United States is taking the right measures to reduce all existing risks of evacuation.

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The State Department denies plans to admit only Americans to Kabul airport


Department The United States has denied extensive reports in the media that it is planned to admit only American citizens to Kabul Airport. Reuters reports, referring to an unnamed senior official in the ministry.

The head of the agency also said that a new flight to evacuate Afghans would arrive in the Afghan capital on Monday. The plane is reported to take off from Ramstein base in Germany.

Earlier, CNN said, citing sources, that Washington had changed its policy of entering Kabul Airport and intended to allow only US and NATO citizens with families and Green Card holders.


The Ministry of Justice explained the recognition of “Dozhd” by a foreign agent


Journalist “MK”, ​​a member of the public monitoring commission, Eva Merkacheva, said that representatives of the Ministry of Justice at a meeting with human rights activists commented on the decision to recognize the television channel “Dozhd” as a foreign agent. According to Merkacheva, Deputy Director of the Department of Nonprofit Affairs Roman Tsiganov came to a meeting from the department and said that the ministry received a request to register the channel in the relevant register from Roskomnadzor.

“He said that Dozhd distributed materials created by other foreign agents”, – writes Merkacheva on his social media page.

According to her, among the foreign agents, mentioned by representatives of the Ministry of Justice, they were named “Voice of America”, “Siberia. Reality “,” Medusa “and many individuals, including Leo Ponomarev.

“Let's listen further,” the journalist remarked.


The Russian government has allowed preferential arms supplies to Afghanistan's neighbors


Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov said Russia could supply weapons and equipment on preferential terms to Collective Security Treaty countries bordering Afghanistan. According to him, this is necessary to strengthen the borders with the republic, where there was a coup.

“We will do everything we can to strengthen our southern borders, including what you said. Maybe, “Brisov said, answering a journalist's question at the Army-2021 forum.

On Monday, the leaders of the CSTO countries held an extraordinary meeting on the situation in Afghanistan. The issue of a joint effective response to possible cross-border threats was on the agenda. Russian President Vladimir Putin previously said that the situation in Afghanistan is directly related to Russia's security. He stressed that militants from Afghanistan should not enter Russia under the guise of refugees.

On August 15, Taliban militants (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) entered Kabul. The Taliban intend to form a new government and have promised to involve women in governing the state.

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After Spain refused to let them in, the ships of the Northern Fleet entered the port of Algeria


Northern Fleet Ships The Russian navy entered the port of Algeria, the capital of the country of the same name in North Africa, after Spain refused to let them on Ceut. The Northern Fleet's press service reported this.

“Today, the business call was made by the Northern Fleet Ship and Support Vessels Department, which performed long voyage tasks in the Mediterranean. to the port city of Algeria, “the report said./p>

The department includes the large anti-submarine ship” Vice Admiral Kulakov “, the Mediterranean tanker” Akademik Pashin “and the rescue tug” Altai “.

The call program provides a number of protocol measures. The command of the Central Maritime Region of the Algerian Navy and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Algeria will take part in them.

Ships in port will replenish food supplies and sailors will be able to rest. The department will remain there until August 25.

Spanish media previously reported that Russian warships had applied to enter the port of Ceuta. Since 2010, he has been actively receiving, including the Russians, for refueling and replenishing supplies. However, the Spanish Foreign Ministry has not confirmed permission for ships to enter the port. In addition, sources claimed that the refusal was motivated “politically”. The Spanish Foreign Ministry cited the official reason for the fact that the Russian Federation did not provide the necessary documentation.


Poland will build a 2.5 meter high fence on the border with Belarus


Polish authorities decided to build a fence 2.5 meters high on the border with Belarus. The Minister of Defense of the Republic, Mariusz Blaszczak, spoke about this on his Twitter.

He described the building as solid. More troops will also help the border guard. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has previously accused Poland of provoking a border conflict and violating the republic's state borders. Last week, it emerged that Polish border guards had blocked dozens of illegal migrants on the border with Belarus. They tried to penetrate the territory of Poland by the neighboring republic.

Minsk then announced that the Polish authorities had tried to expel refugees from their territory from Afghanistan. Warsaw, on the other hand, blamed Russia for what was happening, calling the border situation a “dirty game between Lukashenko and the Kremlin.”