Head rus. In an interview with reporters, Yuri Zhdanov told a forecast for an increase in the influx of migrants to Russia in 2022.
“Of course, there will be an increase in migration flows in 2022. legislation that will take effect on December 29, & # 39; & # 39; he said.
According to him, this process was influenced by the optimization of registration and migration control. foreign citizens and stateless persons entering the territory of the Russian Federation, which include mandatory state registration of fingerprints and photography.
The US government does not currently plan to join Washington will continue to support the diplomatic decisions taken in this regard. This was announced on December 21 by US State Department employee Karen Donfried.
Journalists asked Donfried whether the US government was ready to join the Normandy format. She replied that her visits to Kiev, Brussels and Moscow last week were aimed at informing partners that Washington was ready to “ assist in the implementation of the Minsk agreements, but to join the Normandy Agreement. the process is not talked about.
“We will continue to support ongoing diplomacy. The United States will work actively not only with Kiev and Moscow on these issues, but also with Paris, Berlin and the OSCE & # 39; & # 39 ;, & nbsp; & ndash; Donfried explained.
According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Russian leadership it is deploying more and more troops to Ukraine's borders and continues to build an “unprovoked and inexplicable” army in the region. “We see that Russia is gradually withdrawing more and more forces – artillery, infantry, tanks – on the border with Ukraine, ignoring international calls for transparency and de-escalation,” he said in Brussels on December 21.
Stoltenberg plans to convene a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in early 2022 to discuss the tense situation, but it is not yet clear whether the Kremlin is ready to take part in such consultations, DW said. Attempts to set a new date failed because Moscow refused to discuss the Ukrainian problem in this format, and on December 21 the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that it was ready to consider convening a NATO-Russia Council, provided that the West responded to Moscow's proposals in security sphere.
Head of the US Department of State Anthony Blinken said that Washington was planning bilateral security contacts with Russia through NATO and the OSCE in early 2022. Russia and the United States, as well as in the Russia-NATO Council ”through the OSCE.
As Blinken said, the world will see if “diplomacy can make progress in overcoming differences.” Blinken also reiterated the US claim that a number of RF security proposals were clearly unacceptable.
He also noted that no new meetings were planned between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to him, the negotiations should take place “against the background of the de-escalation of the situation”, ie the situation around Ukraine.
Earlier, Konstantin Gavrilov, head of the Russian delegation to the military security and arms control talks in Vienna, said that Moscow had a “B” plan on security guarantees. According to him, such a plan was developed in case the US and NATO did not respond to Moscow's proposals. Nevertheless, I would not want to resort to such measures, said the diplomat. In December, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced draft agreements between Russia and the United States and NATO on security guarantees. In response, the United States will present its list of concerns about Russia's actions.
opposition rally for the resignation of the President of the Republic Aslan Bzhania. According to RT, clashes with the police have already begun. At one point, protesters tried to break through the cordon in front of the parliament building.
According to the latest information, security forces managed to push the protesters away from the parliament building. While working on the spot, the film crew of Abkhazian television was injured. The driver and staff were injured. The correspondent managed to avoid being hit.
Abkhaz security forces used smokestacks to disperse the crowd. Shots and explosions could be heard in the center of Suchum. The protesters also shook the buses, which blocked the way to the complex of government buildings.
More than 100 people did not take an active part in the attack on parliament. Opposition leader Adgur Ardzinba is known to have met with Abkhazian President Aslan Bzhania.
In Turkish city Karfez opened the park, which was named after the first president of the self-proclaimed Chechen Republic Ichkeria (CRI), Dzhokhar Dudayev. A monument was erected to him there. Chechnya chief Ramzan Kadyrov has already responded to the incident.
In his Telegram channel, he stated that he had contacted representatives of the republic's parliament, security forces and the clergy. him. He noted that such actions seem extremely cynical. They do not correspond to the image of Turkey as a friendly state towards Russia.
He called the Turkish authorities' efforts to cover up terrorists who had committed crimes in Russia, and then “throwing mud at the entire leadership of the country and the republic on the Internet.” p>
Kadyrov said in his Telegram channel that he would could respond to the Turkish authorities in a similar way. In particular, the name of the founder of the banned Kurdish Workers' Party, Abdullah Ocalan, may be immortalized in Grozny. He is currently serving a life sentence in one of Turkey's prisons.
Kadyrov therefore called on Turkish President Recep Erdogan to decide. According to him, Turkey could promote “transparent and honest relations with the Russian Federation without changing its beliefs behind its back.” Either she is in danger of gaining the status of a state “publicly supporting terrorists.”
And Kadyrov also turned to the Russian Foreign Ministry. He noted that the current actions of the Turkish authorities are a direct threat to Russian-Turkish relations. “We should pay attention to this and take preventive diplomatic measures against such speeches,” Kadyrov stressed.
Presidents of Russia and France, Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron had a telephone conversation. In particular, the Russian leader congratulated his colleague on his 44th birthday.
According to the Kremlin, the parties discussed draft documents of the Russian Federation on security guarantees. The President of the Russian Federation informed his partner about the work of Russian diplomats on Moscow's security guarantees by the United States and NATO. Speaking of Ukraine, Putin said the possibility of holding a new summit in the Norman format depends on Kiev's steps to implement the Minsk agreements.
In addition, they expressed satisfaction with the stabilization of the situation in Karabakh and discussed the situation in Mali.
Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the draft security guarantees that Moscow has proposed to the West. According to him, this is not an ultimatum, as the unfortunates call it.
At an extended meeting of the College of the Ministry of Defense, the Russian leader recalled the actions of the United States in previous years. Then they “ allegedly secured their interests and allegedly their safety thousands of miles from the national territory. & # 39; & # 39; At the same time, Putin emphasized, the United States did “the toughest and smartest things without any UN Security Council sanctions.”
In this regard, he recalled how the United States bombed Yugoslavia. “Where is Yugoslavia and where is the United States?” They destroyed the country, “Putin pointed out.
According to him, there was an internal conflict in the Balkan country and no one gave the right to “ strike the European capital. & # 39; & # 39; “They just made that decision and the satellites ran after them and nodded,” the Russian president added.
Putin also recalled the actions of the United States in Iraq. The Americans then entered the country due to the alleged development of weapons of mass destruction. According to the Russian leader, they also destroyed Iraq, creating “the incubator of international terrorism, and then it turned out that they were wrong.”
The earth was destroyed: intelligence failed. And the whole explanation, “Putin said.
In addition, he recalled how the West entered Syria, which UN Security Council sanctions did not do.” They do what they want, “the president of the Russian Federation added. According to him, Russia intends to solve the problems “by political and diplomatic means.” He added that the country is against armed conflict and bloodshed. and clearly defined legal guarantees. & # 39; & # 39; That is the meaning of the Russian proposals of Brussels and Washington.
Russian President Vladimir Putin criticizes Western politics . He said the Russian Federation would be forced to take adequate retaliation if the United States continued to aggression. He announced this at an extended meeting of the College of Defense Ministry. The broadcast was moderated by the TV channel Russia 24.
Putin noted that Russia does not require special conditions for itself and wants to achieve the same security for all countries in the Eurasian region. At the same time, it is necessary to respond to hostile action, the head of state noted.
The Russian leader recalled that under various pretexts, NATO members operate thousands of kilometers from their own territory. If the UN Charter and other provisions of international law prevent this, then Western countries will declare them obsolete.
“And when something is in their interest” immediately refer to international law, the UN Charter. I'm tired of these manipulations! & # 39; & # 39; & ndash; Putin stressed.