Former CIA agent: Russia surpasses the United States in the Ukrainian direction


Former CIA Agent Dan Hoffman assessed the Kremlin's policy towards Ukraine. In his view, the strategy of the Russian authorities is effective. He expressed his opinion on the Fox News channel.

Hoffman said that Moscow outperforms Washington in this respect. According to him, the actions of Russia cause the reaction of the West that it needs. He cited the recent refusal of the United States to send its ships to the Black Sea as an example.

“Russia clearly shows that Ukraine is in its sphere of interests, but does not consider itself to be a party to the conflict in Donbass. It is clear that Russia did not intend to attack the neighboring country, if it concentrated its troops on the border, it would lead to massive bloodshed on both sides, “the former intelligence officer quoted the publication as saying.

According to Hoffman, in Russia, thanks to that, she got what she wanted – the US was forced to retreat.

The former agent also noted that Western countries should increase military aid to Ukraine. In addition, he believes that it should be possible to develop relations with the EU and NATO.


Putin praised the work of the State Duma during the pandemic

Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with deputies The State Duma of Convocation VII evaluated their work during the coronavirus pandemic. According to him, the parliament had to work “on the edge”.

The head of state noted that sometimes it is necessary to make urgent decisions. At the same time, it was important not to violate regulations and applicable legislation.

“ Decisions were needed immediately. It was very difficult to accept them without violating any regulations and existing standards of law. Or it was on the verge of passing & raquo ;, & mdash; Putin said.

According to him, at this difficult time, he agreed with the chairman of the State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, that he would in fact act as an executive body.

; You were able to get together, even in emergency mode, to prepare, to make a decision, to formalize it in the right way. These are all extremely important things for people & # 39; & # 39 ;, & mdash; noted the president.


The Kremlin considers coronavirus revaccination to be inevitable


Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that coronavirus vaccination as well as booster vaccinations & nbsp; revaccination & ndsp; & nbsp; That's what RBC says.

Peskov was also asked if President Vladimir Putin knew that many Russians did not understand the mechanism of revaccination, vaccinations were paid.

“Vaccination numbers and, of course, nuances are also reported,” & mdash; Peskov replied. He stressed that the position of the head of state itself for revaccination is not “ important“, because the opinion of doctors and drug manufacturers is important.

As for the analysis, “ it is said that this pleasure is free, it is not done. & # 39; & # 39; citizens. According to him, this is due to the emergence of new strains.


For the first time, the Swedish parliament has expressed no confidence in the Prime Minister


vote of confidence in the President-in-Office Stefan Loewen in the Swedish Parliament. As a result, most deputies did not trust the Prime Minister (181 out of 349 people).

Now Leuven is obliged to resign. He also has the right to call early elections.

Interestingly, since 1974, when the Constitution prescribed the possibility of a vote of no confidence, the Riksdag has voted on the issue 11 times. But the decision was always negative. Leuven was thus the first distrustful prime minister in history.

The populist Swedish Democrats called for a vote in parliament on the issue of confidence in the prime minister on 17 June. Left-wing Nushi Dadgostar said she did not trust Lovani over the government's proposal to introduce market prices for rental housing in new homes.


The EU will approve new sanctions against Belarusian companies


Council European Union at the level of foreign ministers will approve the fourth package of sanctions against Belarus on Monday. They will affect 86 people and companies, the press service of the Council of the EU reports with reference to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

“ We will agree on a fourth package of sanctions against Belarus today. The new sanctions will affect 86 individuals and companies, he said.

According to Borrell, economic sanctions will be considered at the EU summit on June 24-25 and approved after the meeting of the head of state. The sanctions will focus on Belarusian exports to the European Union.

Borrell said the EU was trying to avoid sanctions that would “ affect the whole economy and the well-being of the people“, but at the same time increased the pressure because the Belarussian government was not changing its action scheme.

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said the EU would adopt sanctions for human rights violations and pressure on the opposition in Belarus, as well as other sanctions for forcing Ryanair to board. He also said that the EU would maintain contacts with the Belarusian opposition abroad. The meeting of EU foreign ministers will begin with a working breakfast with former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovska.


Former Japanese Economy Minister sentenced to fines for bribing voters


Former Minister of Economy , trade and industry of Japan Isshu Sugawara was sentenced for bribery of voters to a fine (400 thousand yen) and deprivation of the right to stand for election in any election for three years. The former official was convicted on Monday by a Tokyo court of general jurisdiction, according to NHK.

It is clear that the investigation accused Isshu Sugawara of paying organizations in his constituency in Tokyo in 2018 and 2019, as part of masking the payment for funeral services of 800,000 yen.

The exminister resigned from the mandate in March this year. He held his position in the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who resigned after being revealed in the press.


The ships of the Pacific Fleet worked out the destruction of a simulated group of enemy aircraft carriers


Warship exercises in the Pacific Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) completed the task of destroying a group of aircraft carriers of a false enemy. This was announced in the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

It is specified that one of the episodes of the exercise took place at a distance of 2.5 thousand miles from the Kurils towards the Hawaiian Islands, which are more than 5 thousand kilometers from Russia.

“The ships, which operated as part of two divisions at a distance of about 300 miles from each other, completed the tasks of destroying the strike group of an aircraft carrier simulated by the enemy,” the ministry added.

According to the Department of Defense, during one of the stages, in order to create an environment as close as possible to the fulfillment of combat missions, the Pacific Fleet Force Groups of the Far Sea were divided into two tactical groups. One of the groups of ships played the role of a conditioned enemy and opposed the main forces of the fleet group.


Pashinyan reported on the “steel revolution” in Armenia after the parliamentary elections


Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, evaluating the preliminary results of the early parliamentary elections, he stated that a revolution had taken place in the republic again.

“Winning the parliamentary elections will restore social and national consolidation. Armenian citizens carried out the second revolution in three years. “Instead of” velvet “. All agreements will be fulfilled, “he said during a video on Facebook.

According to him, “the people of Armenia have started talking” – the decision they have made, and its content is clear.

“This (decision – MC ) was formulated during the election campaign. What was expected happened. It was expected that the citizen would inevitably win these elections, “added Pashinyan.

I.O. The prime minister said that the electoral fraud site was closed forever in the country, and also announced his intention to enter into “consultations with all sound political forces” soon.

from 30% of polling stations, with a profit of 58.52%. Second place is taken by the “Armenia” bloc of former President of the Republic Robert Kocharian with 18.56%.


Ukraine's Foreign Ministry has criticized the results of the NATO summit: no details


Anadolu, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, commented on the outcome of the recent NATO summit, expressed dissatisfaction with the Alliance's reluctance to set any real conditions for its admission to the Independent.

& C; confirmed that Ukraine will be a member of NATO. US President Joe Biden … has also reiterated that he sees our country as a full member of the alliance … But the bad thing is that NATO has not given a hint of the timing of this process, “said the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry./P>

Kuleba recalled that for 13 years, since NATO first formally confirmed Ukraine's accession to the Alliance, Kiev has been making great efforts to meet these demands, while blaming NATO leadership for the complete absence of mutual action. & Nbsp;

< "What has NATO done ... to implement this decision (Ukraine's accession to the Alliance - ed. note?)? My answer is honest:" Nothing. "Since 2008, NATO has not taken a single step," Kuleba said.

The minister added that it could take a very long time to demand that Ukraine implement some reforms.

“It can be an endless story … So my question to NATO is:” How many reforms do you want? “… Because the more reforms we make, the higher the expectations from you,” said the Ukrainian minister. abroad.


The Belgian foreign minister negotiated with Tikhanovskaya


Minister of Foreign Affairs Belgian affairs On Sunday 20 June, Sophie Wilmes met with former candidate for President of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovska.

“Belgium supports the Belarusian people in their fight for a democratic society without violence,” she wrote on Twitter.

According to her, the EU supports Belarus and is preparing to impose sanctions on those responsible for the violence in the country.

On Monday 21 June, the Council of EU Foreign Ministers will meet in Luxembourg.