Biden said of Russia's own interest in donating vaccines abroad

Russia and China, while providing other countries with vaccines against coronavirus infection, are demanding something in return, says US President Joe Biden. At the same time, he said, the United States is not doing so by donating drugs to COVID-19.


Ve In a speech in Illinois at an event dedicated to the need to vaccinate against COVID-19, the US leader announced the US obligation to help other countries, noting that Washington also has “there are their own interests.” The White House leader also noted that the United States provides more vaccines abroad than any other country combined.

“Unlike China, Russia and other [countries], we are asking for nothing in return. Nothing” From our point of view, this has a huge impact, “Biden said.

According to the White House, the country in more than 1.1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be in need.


The United Kingdom is preparing to resolve the protocol dispute in Northern Ireland


British government in It issued a statement on Saturday expressing its readiness to consider any European Union proposals to comply with the provisions of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

London also expresses its readiness to refuse to comply with certain points of the Protocol if Brussels does not agree with the revision of the text of the document. In its statement, the British side warns against the readiness to apply Article 16 of the Protocol, which allows unilateral measures to be taken to prevent negative consequences.

A number of British media have said that the EU is ready to ease the customs regime in Northern Ireland, but that the United Kingdom considers this insufficient. It is important for London to limit the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in Ulster – it now has the final say in disputes over EU market rules.


A meeting in support of Saakashvili is scheduled for Sunday

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Event organizers call on supporters of former President of Georgia they go on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi. The main demand of the protesters is the release of Mikhail Saakashvili and an end to his persecution.

They will also demand that the authorities fight fraud during the second round of local elections scheduled for 30 October.

As the rally organizers report, more than a thousand people have already registered on the People's Movement website. However, some opposition parties refused to attend the rally under various pretexts.

Recall that Mikhail Saakashvili was arrested in Georgia on October 1. After being imprisoned in the town of Rustavi, he went on a hunger strike, but on October 8, a politician began eating honey and drinking juice.


Pantsir-S destroyed 8 Israeli missiles fired at Syria

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Syrian air defense using the Russian “Pantsir -C “destroyed 8 of the 12 missiles fired by Israeli F -16 aircraft during the strike, said Deputy Admiral Vadim Kulit, deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties (CPVS) in Syria.

It is noted that this happened on the evening of October 8. Six F-16 tactical fighters attacked Tifor Airport in Homs Province. Eight missiles were destroyed as a result of the Pantsir-S strike.

Six Syrian soldiers were wounded. The property of the Syrian armed forces also suffered minor material damage.


Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigned


35-year-old German Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has resigned.

In his statement, he said that in the midst of the ongoing investigation of the anti-corruption prosecutor's office, he believes in his relationship that now it is a stable relationship is needed and one must back down.

The course also noted that he had asked a team of people to continue working.

According to him, the federal president has already offered the candidacy of Alexander Schallenberg for the new head of government.


Ukraine's foreign minister has announced a “strike” against Putin


Minister Ukraine's foreign affairs Dmitry Kuleba said after the visit of his Turkish counterpart Mevluta Cavusoglu that the parties were negotiating Russia. At the same time, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry described the last “Crimean platform” as a “strong blow” against Russian President Vladimir Putin personally.

In an interview with TSN, Kuleba said that Putin's “emotional reaction” is clear to Kiev and they are satisfied with it. According to him, Turkey will also remain one of the most active participants in the Crimean platform. Ankara, as the Ukrainian minister emphasized, is ready, along with Ukraine, to persuade those countries that have not yet joined the Crimean Platform declaration to do so.

As a result, Kuleba concluded that “this is the best response to Russia's attempts to demonstrate its dissatisfaction with Turkey. “The center will set up a general service and test center for service. Routine repairs and upgrades of the UAV will also be carried out. The center will also train staff associated with the operation of the facility.

At the same time, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, on behalf of himself and the Ukrainian people, expressed his gratitude to the President of Turkey, Recep Erdogan, for supporting the implementation of this project.


Kiva MP, congratulating Putin, reacts to allegations by Ukrainian armed forces fighters


Representative of the Ukrainian Supreme We are pleased with the opposition platform & mdash; For life & # 39; & # 39; Ilya Kiva responded to the statement & nbsp; Armed Forces of Ukraine. The soldiers who served under Kiva said in a video report that the deputy allegedly “ spit on the graves of the Ukrainian army & # 39; & # 39; when he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his birthday.

In response, Kiva, a retired lieutenant colonel in Ukraine's internal troops, remarked that he had not paid much attention to the discipline of the fighters. In his opinion, the soldiers are not responsible for this thinking. The deputy reminded that when he sat in the trench, he also “ seemed to understand everything“ fires at you, that is, the enemy, the television says that Putin & mdash; means truth. & quot ;.

As a result, a member of the Telegram channel pointed out that he saw the video as a soldier's resistance to his commander. He is sure that his main task at the moment is to rescue Ukrainian soldiers. And now he will take them out of the trenches and “return them to mothers, wives and children, stop the war.”

On October 7, Vladimir Putin turned 69. One of those who congratulated the Russian leader was Kiva. He published a video on his telegram channel calling the President of the Russian Federation a man who writes a “ new history of Slavic peace and unity“. He also quoted Master Yoda from the movie Star Wars.

Subsequently, fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) stated that Kiva allegedly spat on the graves of dead fighters. And now all the citizens of Ukraine must “ spit in the face & # 39; & # 39; representatives of the people, the soldiers believe.

In addition, the head of the Executive Committee of the “ UDAR Party 'Vitali Klitschko & # 39; & # 39; Arthur Palatny insisted on punishing Kiva for high treason. He said it was “ the seventh year of the undeclared war & # 39; & # 39 ;, thousands of people died, tens of thousands became orphans and widows.


Zelenský's office speculated about the “return” of Crimea by military means

In Ukraine, they speculated that the Crimean peninsula could return to the Independent in the event of an armed conflict in the region.

Foto. operations against Russia during a kind of “great regional war” in the future.

At the same time, he stressed that the current policy of President Zelenský's party is to try to “liberate Crimea” by political and diplomatic means of Crimea. ”

“Are military options possible? … Only in a situation of significant regional war, … when there is nothing to be ashamed of, try to make a shrine, “said Arestovich.


Iran's first president has died


First President Dies Iran, which was elected immediately after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. This is Abolhassan Banisadr. His death was reported by his wife, children, brothers and sisters.

According to IRNA politicians, he died at the age of 88 at the Salpetriere Hospital in Paris after a long illness. Banisadr was born on March 22, 1933 in western Iran, Hamedan Province. The politician was president of Iran from the early 1980s to mid-1981. He was then charged. He was accused of trying to undermine the Islamic clergy. He eventually fled Iran and took refuge in France.


Russia's presidential election has doubled in price

Electronic voting has proved inexpensive

The Central Electoral Commission should receive more than twice as much money as previously planned on the eve of the next presidential election, – such figures include explanatory notes to the next draft federal budget. This means that the cost of the elections until 2024 can amount to over 33 billion rubles – which is significantly more than the cost of the last presidential election. In 2018, about 14 billion rubles were allocated for this purpose.

The President votes in the election of deputies using the DEG. 17. 9. 2021 Photo:

Overall, such growth is not surprising if you pay attention to the context. The recent elections to the State Duma cost the state treasury almost 21.5 billion, while spending on the last campaign in 2016 was 10.3 billion rubles. Growth is quite comparable.

One more thing could surprise you here. The increase in Duma campaign spending this time is due to the fact that polling stations were open three times longer, three days, and electronic voting (EG) was used in several regions, which was not the case on a federal scale. elections before. The head of the CEC, Ella Pamfilova, discussed these measures with the professional community at the beginning of the year. Perform the old-fashioned way, with maximum face-to-face procedures. So the authorities don't hope to beat the virus by autumn 2024?

It doesn't mean. In addition to the “viral” reasons for innovation, Ella Pamfilova immediately named one more – a solution to the problem in order to facilitate and maximize citizens' access to the voting process. And that the country's leadership firmly intends to solve this problem was confirmed by the President of Russia two weeks ago. At a meeting with the leaders of the parties that moved to the State Duma, to the angry Zyuganov tirade: “A three-day campaign and administration associated with remote voting will destroy trust and destroy the entire political system when three programmers and one operator and customer determine the country's fate,” Vladimir replied. Putin: “In terms of elections and electronic voting. You know, you can't do that, but modern means and methods of expressing the will, as well as technical progress, cannot be stopped. “

The experts we have heard are not at all surprised by the increase in estimated costs. Maxim Grigoriev, a member of the RF OP, chairman of the Coordinating Council for Public Voting Control, suggested considering this problem not in terms of the amount of money, but in terms of the demand for the type of public service. In his opinion, the main thing here is that people like innovation, they support it – “it's not just about pandemic problems, but also about comfort issues”.

Evgeny Minchenko, director of the International Institute of Political Expertise, replied to the question of what could double the cost of the presidential election, saying that these funds would most likely be spent on organizing a three-day expression of will and full coverage of voting. “I don't see other options,” said the expert. Yevgeny Minchenko rejected the assumption that the money could be directed to some other expensive options, such as organizing wider access to video surveillance of what is happening in the polling stations: “So far, I do not see the authorities' special desire to organize such things. “