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.
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.
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. pic.twitter.com/wdqHRmKC3G
— 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.
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.
American Indiana Republican Congressman Jim Banks said the Taliban had received biometric devices used by the U.S. military.
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.
Afghanistan has a lot of accurate weapons. This was announced by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. In particular, these are portable anti-aircraft missile systems and anti-tank guided missiles, as well as the portable anti-tank missile system Javelin.
In an interview with Soloviev Live on YouTube, he told Shoig that the department is conducting risk and threat analysis in Afghanistan. In addition to drugs, it is a large number of weapons.
At the same time, he compared the weapons given to the Taliban (Taliban, a terrorist movement banned in Russia) with what the Ukrainian army has. According to Shoig, several dozen spears were delivered to Ukraine from the United States. However, there are more than a hundred left in Afghanistan. “It was simply not delivered, but it was simply handed over to the hands,” the minister emphasized.
Shoigu had previously said that militants of the Taliban terrorist movement banned in Russia in Afghanistan had taken over a huge amount of weapons. They now have more than a hundred MANPADS systems. According to him, this is the “first and main threat”. He noted that we are talking mainly about hundreds of armored vehicles, planes and helicopters.
The Israeli air force fired several missiles at focuses on the Palestinian Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip. It was a retaliatory measure when launching balloons with incendiary devices from the enclave.
The Israeli attack destroyed the Hamas military complex, which is also used to make weapons. The blows hit the entrance to a tunnel in Jabalia.
Over the past day, Palestinians have staged protests on the Gaza Strip. They demanded that the Israeli government restore the devastation caused by the military in May this year. More than ten Palestinians were injured during the protests.
Press Service Ministry of Defense Britain said the last plane with the British army had left Afghanistan. The last flight with soldiers and officers of the United Kingdom Armed Forces took off from Kabul.
In total, there were about a thousand British soldiers in the Afghan capital. They have helped evacuate 15,000 people in the last two weeks. The Ministry of Defense thanked the army for its courage to work under enormous pressure and in terrible conditions.
According to the British media, up to 150 British citizens remained in Afghanistan to be evacuated. Like more than a thousand Afghans who have worked with the British and now fear the revenge of Taliban militants (the organization is recognized as terrorist and banned in the Russian Federation).
The Ministry of Defense of Belarus introduced that units of the Russian anti – aircraft missile forces have arrived in Grodno to participate in the creation of a joint training center for air and air defense with Belarus.
It is stated that the Su-30SM aircraft of the Russian Air Force are scheduled to arrive at Baranovichi Airport on September 3/p>
The department recalled that the decision to establish joint combat training centers was made in negotiations between the heads of military ministries from the two countries, which took place in Moscow in early March.
Russian Terrorist Federation the Taliban appointed Abdul Baki Haqqani as acting minister of higher education in the country. This was announced on the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” page on Twitter.
“Sheikh Abdul Baqi Haqqani has been appointed acting head of the Ministry of Higher Education,” the report said.
Haqqani is a high-ranking official, a member of the Taliban, during the Taliban's power in 1996-2001 he was governor of Khost and Paktik provinces, and also served as deputy minister for information and culture.