Time for transformers. The ship “Sergei Kotov” will replenish the Black Sea Fleet

By the end of the year, the Ministry of Defense will hand over to the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) a patrol ship of Project 22160 Sergei Kotov, the so-called transformer ship. Experts note that it is & nbsp; necessary to escort NATO ships entering the Black Sea, whose visits to & nbsp; have recently become more frequent. Its permanent base will be Novorossiysk.

In the & nbsp; case of the outbreak of hostilities, the ships of this project will participate in & nbsp; operations for the & nbsp; defense of the coast and & nbsp; seaside bases. Their & nbsp; can be used to escort groups of ships and & nbsp; ships, and & nbsp; also during search and rescue and anti-piracy operations.

The ship is capable of speeds up to & nbsp; 25 & nbsp; knots, the & nbsp; crew includes about 80 & nbsp; people … The patrol ship of project 22160 has a displacement (standard) of 1500 & nbsp; tons. Its length (maximum) is 94.1 & nbsp; meters. Swimming autonomy & nbsp; & mdash; 60 & nbsp; days.

Sergey Kotov armed with a 76mm artillery mount, grenade launchers and & nbsp; Kord machine guns. There is a possibility of basing on it the Ka-27PS helicopter, which weighs 12 tons. The ship is adapted and & nbsp; for the use of underwater and & nbsp; air drones. Thanks to this, he & nbsp; becomes an ideal scout: crews can track the surface and & nbsp; underwater situation in & nbsp; a radius of hundreds of kilometers in real time. Also, the ship is equipped with radio and & nbsp; hydroacoustic weapons and & nbsp; electronic countermeasures.

Modular scheme, according to & nbsp; which the ship is built, makes it possible to install weapons or equipment on it for solving a specific combat mission. It is mounted on & nbsp; 40-foot containers, after which it is delivered to & nbsp; board.

Project 22160 was developed by specialists from the Northern Design Bureau. The ship was laid down on 8 & nbsp; May 2016 & nbsp; year.

At & nbsp; end of October, Sergei Kotov first time went to the sea to undergo factory sea trials. The exit to the & nbsp; water area of ​​the Black Sea took place from the & nbsp; military harbor of the Novorossiysk naval base.

All ships of project 22160 were built to serve on the & nbsp; Black Sea, but & nbsp; they can operate not only in & nbsp; warm latitudes. In & nbsp; last year, Vasily Bykov passed tests in the & nbsp; Arctic. According to the & nbsp; results of the events, it was concluded that the ships of the project can be used in the & nbsp; Arctic region.

They are & nbsp; actively used and & nbsp; in the & nbsp; Mediterranean Sea. They can effectively monitor & nbsp; single ships or enemy groupings in order to, if necessary, give target designation to the forces of the fleet or coastal missile systems “ Ball '' and & nbsp; 'Bastion'.

Sergey Kotov named in & nbsp; honor of the participant of the Great Patriotic War, Rear Admiral, Hero of the Soviet Union and Sergei Nikolaevich Kotov. He & nbsp; will be the fourth ship of Project 22160, the first three & nbsp; & mdash; Vasily Bykov, Dmitry Rogachev and & nbsp; & laquo; Pavel Derzhavin & raquo ;.

Sergey Nikolaevich Kotov. Photo:

According to the & nbsp; opinion of military experts, the ships of the project 22160 have already proven themselves quite well. The Russian fleet is rapidly evolving to counter possible threats from the & nbsp; side of the seas. Probably, in the near future, more attention will be paid to the ships of the Pacific Fleet, since the Black Sea is equipped, as they say, to & nbsp; teeth. However, it will have to be strengthened constantly, given the tension in this region. It is also important to envisage the possibility of modernizing ships instead of building new ones, which will save the budget of the Russian army.



He will answer for the moose. Will MP Rashkin face trial?

What did Valery Rashkin confess? & nbsp;

State Duma deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Valery Rashkin confirmed that he really killed an elk. True, according to him, it happened by accident & mdash; in the dark he mistook the elk for a wild boar. The parliamentarian spoke about this in a video message posted on his YouTube channel.

Rashkin said that on that unfortunate day he went to visit his friends “ to go fishing, if possible, to hunt. '' However, he insists that he did not drink alcohol. According to the politician, his friends told him that the hunt was open and that there was permission to shoot ungulates.

“ Away from the farmhouse, I saw a clearing covered with bumps and dense grass. I left my car, took my binoculars and decided to see if there was anything around. I saw through binoculars the silhouette of an animal, half-sided to me, in the middle of the bumps and with its head lowered into the tall grass, & mdash; this is how a communist deputy describes the situation. & mdash; He took the tripod out of the car, uncovered the carbine, loaded it and peered into the scope. Due to poor visibility through the scope's thermal imager, I saw at a distance of about 250 m a silhouette of an artiodactyl, which outwardly resembled a large wild boar. I fired two shots towards the silhouette of the animal, and after a while the silhouette fell. After that I left my weapon and tripod and went to the place where the animal fell. When I got there, I found & mdash; in a clearing in the midst of bumps and high dry grass lies the body of an elk '', & mdash; he said.

The deputy noted that when they, together with a friend, attempted to transport the carcass of the animal, the car stalled. “ Five minutes later, when we were sitting in a stalled car with the headlights on, a group of cars began to approach the clearing from afar … A group of people quickly poured out of the cars that had arrived, shining at us with flashlights, as well as with video cameras, with shining in our eyes backlit. They asked us to go out and show us what was in the car. ”

The deputy claims that he has become a victim of“ coincidence ” Say, he believed his friends that they had all the necessary documents for the hunt. “ And as a result, people unknown to me took advantage of this, who, apparently, participated in a provocation against me, '' & mdash; added Rashkin.

He also said why at first he claimed to have accidentally found an elk carcass in the forest. Allegedly, in this way, he tried to protect friends from the “ setup ''. And the smell of alcohol imputed to him (recall that the deputy refused to undergo a medical examination for alcoholic intoxication that night) Rashkin explained that his friend, whom the deputy called for help to transport the carcass of the animal, was drunk at that moment.

What threatens the hunter MP ?

Recall that Valery Rashkin killed a moose, it became known on October 29. Employees of the Committee for Hunting and Fisheries of the Saratov Region, together with law enforcement officers, carried out raids near Saratov when they heard shots on the territory of the hunting grounds of the regional society of hunters and fishermen. The inspectors found a car in which, besides Rashkin, there was one more person, and in her trunk – & mdash; pieces of cut moose carcasses, knives and an ax. Later, footage of the deputy's arrest was published, and then a video in which Rashkin leaves the entrance of his mother's house with a blue bucket and a gun in a case. Not far from the hunting ground, a hunting rifle with a night vision sight and cartridges were found, as well as a hunting ticket issued in the name of V.F. Rashkin. A criminal case was opened on the fact of illegal hunting.

The State Duma has already made it clear that the issue of a permit for criminal prosecution of a colleague will not be the case. “ Our position is that everyone is equal before the law. Therefore, within the framework of existing legal procedures, all & mdash; both an ordinary citizen and a deputy, who has a certain immunity, & mdash; for example, the leader of the faction & bdquo; Fair Russia & mdash; For the truth & ldquo; Sergey Mironov … & mdash; Immunity is given to a deputy so that no one interferes with him in protecting the interests of voters. In this case, the case does not concern the deputy activities of Valery Rashkin, and there are no grounds for maintaining immunity. ''

In the United Russia faction promise to formulate their position on the issue of depriving Rashkin of immunity after discussing the relevant submission of Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov . This was reported by the press service of the United Russia with reference to the deputy head of the faction Evgeny Revenko … According to the latter, “ the law is the same for everyone, both for deputies and ordinary citizens. '' The Prosecutor General's submission has already been submitted to the State Duma and is expected to be considered at the plenary session on November 25.

According to Kommersant, in fact, the lower house received two submissions. The first concerns bringing Rashkin to administrative responsibility under Part 1 of Art. 12.26 of the Administrative Code (“ Failure by the driver of the vehicle to pass the medical examination for the state of intoxication ''). For this, the culprit can be paid a fine of 30 thousand rubles. and deprivation of a driver's license for a period of one and a half to two years. In the second submission, the Prosecutor General asks for permission to initiate a criminal case against the parliamentarian under Part 2 of Art. 258 of the Criminal Code (“ Illegal hunting ''), conducting searches and applying a preventive measure in the form of a ban on certain actions. At first, the case was initiated under clause “ a '' h. 1 of the same article (illegal hunting with causing major damage), the maximum sanction for which & mdash; imprisonment for up to two years. Now Valery Rashkin faces punishment up to imprisonment for a term of 3 to 5 years.

“In the last convocation, I don’t remember any cases when the deputies rejected the proposal of the prosecutor’s office and refused to remove immunity from any of the Duma members, & mdash; told Alexey Makarkin, Vice President of the Center for Political Technologies . & mdash; I don't think this will happen now either. This only happened in the 90s, when parliamentarians, for corporate reasons, refused to extradite their colleagues to law enforcement officers. But this is a distant story. Even if the communists vote against the lifting of immunity from Rashkin, this will not affect the result. And the Duma opposition will definitely not consolidate on this issue. Yes, and the Communist Party of the Russian Federation itself will strongly fit in for Rashkin, I think, too, will not & mdash; An accusation that is too inconvenient for them has been brought against him, it is unprofitable for them to defend him in a public space. '' & nbsp;

According to Makarkin, it is too early to talk about what the verdict for Valery Rashkin might be. “ So far, we are talking only about investigative actions. But the case certainly has a judicial perspective. And most importantly, even in the event of a suspended sentence, Rashkin will lose his parliamentary mandate, '' & mdash; the political scientist notes.



“Admiral Gorshkov” launched “Zircon” at a target in the White Sea

The Ministry of Defense reported that the target was hit by a direct hit. Sergei Shoigu reported the test results to Vladimir Putin


Frigate Admiral Gorshkov fired a Zircon hypersonic missile on a target in the White Sea, the Ministry of Defense reported.

“ The target was hit by a direct hit. Surface ships and naval aviation of the Northern Fleet were involved in providing for the firing and closing the area '', & mdash; the ministry said in a message received by RBC.

The head of the military department Sergei Shoigu reported on the successful tests to President Vladimir Putin.

“ Zircon '' & raquo; mdash; Russian hypersonic anti-ship cruise missile. The Ministry of Defense announced its successful tests back in July. They said that released from the “ Admiral Gorshkov '' the missile successfully hit the target at a distance of over 350 km. On October 4, the military department announced the successful launch of Zircon from a submarine.

On November 3, Putin said that the tests of the Zircon missiles sea ​​bases are being completed, and from next year they will begin to be supplied to equip the Russian Navy.

The President added that the ongoing tests also confirmed the “ unique characteristics '' laser installations “ Peresvet '', hypersonic complexes “ Avangard '' and “ Dagger. ''

The Pentagon saw a potential threat in missile tests. 'New Russian hypersonic systems' potentially destabilizing and pose a noticeable threat, because these systems are compatible with nuclear '', & mdash; stated in the US military.

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The investigation became interested in the swearing head of the Ministry of Culture of Crimea

Local publications report that Arina Novoselskaya, who was swearing at the official meeting, was taken to the UK in handcuffs. But what exactly the investigative actions are connected with is not known

Arina Novoselskaya

Investigative measures are being taken against the Minister of Culture of Crimea Arina Novoselskaya. About this on your page in the social network “ VKontakte '' written by the head of the region Sergey Aksenov.

The head of the republic called what was happening “ part of the systematic work to control the activities of officials at all levels. '' “ I am sure that the law enforcement agencies will figure it out, find out all the facts and circumstances and draw conclusions in accordance with the law, '' & mdash; he added.

Kryminform Agency, in turn, reported that “ a woman who looks like Novoselskaya '' was taken in handcuffs to the building of the regional office of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Simferopol. It is indicated that two lawyers came with her.

Radio station Kerch FM, citing a source, also reported that Novoselskaya was taken to the building of the Investigative Committee. According to her interlocutor, the version of the bribe is being checked.

RBC sent a request to the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, and also asked for a comment to Novoselskaya.

Novoselskaya joined the Crimean government in February 2014, before the referendum on the entry of the peninsula into Russia. Over the years, she has repeatedly found herself in scandalous situations, for example, in March of this year, she accidentally swore during an online meeting with Aksenov. Novoselskaya then apologized, and the head of Crimea ordered an official investigation.

Later Aksenov said that Novoselskaya would not be punished. “ It's bad that the Minister of Culture knows such words, at least publicly & mdash; 100% unacceptable. But for random things, when the technique switches, I do not consider it necessary to punish '', & mdash; he said.

In 2015, Novoselskaya, in her own words, for a long time recalled appearing in a leopard suit at a press conference with ex-Deep Purple and Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner. She made excuses that she had come to a meeting with a rock star, and not with Aksenov, but even so she admitted that she “ probably went overboard with the outfit. ''

Until 2014, Novoselskaya was a director for a year and artistic director of the puppet theater, av2004 & ndash; 2006 & mdash; director of the school of aesthetic education.

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Belavia banned from transporting Iraqis and Syrians from Tashkent to Minsk

The authorities of Uzbekistan made this decision against the background of the unfolding migration crisis in Belarus. The possibility of introducing such a ban is also being considered in Kazakhstan


Zelenskiy imposed sanctions on Russian intelligence officers

The decision to impose sanctions was previously made by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. It was noted that these persons contribute to the “occupation power” in Crimea and Donbass, and also “inculcate Russian narratives”

Volodymyr Zelenskiy

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy approved another package of sanctions against 28 employees of intelligence and special services for three years. The corresponding decree is posted on the website of the head of state.

“ I decide to put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council [NSDC] of Ukraine dated August 20, 2021 'On the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)', 'mdash; the decree says.

Among the persons who have come under the sanctions are 23 citizens of Russia and five citizens of Ukraine, including Alexander Zhmakov, with the surname under cover Zhatov, Alexey Kapinos, Andrey Makarov, Dmitry Pronyagin, Sergey Zhivchuk.

The imposed sanctions provide for the blocking of assets, the restriction of trading operations, the restriction, partial or complete termination of the transit of resources, flights and transportation through the territory of Ukraine, the prevention of the withdrawal of capital from Ukraine, the suspension of the fulfillment of economic and financial obligations, the cancellation or termination of licenses and other permits, a ban on participation in the privatization and lease of state property.

Zelensky assigned control over the implementation of the decree to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. Also, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine was instructed to inform the competent authorities of the EU, the United States and other countries about the application of sanctions and propose to introduce similar restrictive measures.

The decision to impose sanctions against 28 employees of the Russian special services was made at a meeting of the NSDC on August 20 on the proposal of the Security Service of Ukraine. The message said that they contribute to the “ occupation power in the temporarily occupied territories. ''

In early November, Zelensky imposed sanctions against 140 individuals and 49 legal entities involved in organizing elections to the State Duma in Crimea and on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics.

The lists included the Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozzhaev, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Sevastopol Vladimir Nemtsev, former head of the CEC of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Roman Lyagin. Also, sanctions were introduced against representatives of law enforcement agencies and the judicial system, whom Kiev considered involved in the persecution of the Crimean Tatars.

In October 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “ On the Application of Special Economic Measures in Connection with the Unfriendly Actions of Ukraine in relation to citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation. '' In December 2020, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Dmitry Razumkov, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk, Head of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Yelizaveta Yasko were included in the sanctions list. Later, in August 2021, the restrictions included, in particular, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, NSDC Secretary Alexey Danilov, Head of the Accounts Chamber Valery Patskan.

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Mishustin fired Deputy Minister of Sports for gross violation of duties

Ksenia Mashkova was fired in connection with a single gross violation of official duties – absenteeism. She held the post of Deputy Minister of Sports since March 2020

Ksenia Mashkova

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin fired Deputy Minister of Sports Ksenia Mashkova for a 'one-time gross violation'; job responsibilities. The corresponding order of the Prime Minister is posted on the portal of legal information.

“ To release Mashkova Ksenia Viktorovna from the post of state secretary '' Deputy Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation in connection with a single gross violation of official duties, provided for in subparagraph “ a '' Clause 3 of Part 1 of Article 37 of the Federal Law 'On the State Civil Service of the Russian Federation', & mdash; the document says.

The corresponding provision of the law states that a civil servant can be dismissed in case of absenteeism, that is, absence from office without good reason for more than four hours in a row during an office day.

Mashkova was appointed to the post of State Secretary & mdash; Deputy Minister of Sports on March 3, 2020. Later, information about her was removed from the official website of the Ministry of Sports.

Ksenia Mashkova was born on April 27, 1989 in the Tula region. In 2010 she graduated from the State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “ Moscow State Law Academy named after O.E. Kutafina '' (Moscow State Law Academy) with a degree in jurisprudence. In 2014, Mashkova became a candidate of legal sciences.

From 2009 to 2016, she held various positions in the legal services of commercial organizations. Then, until 2020, she held the position of senior lecturer at Moscow State Law Academy.

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Putin instructed the Foreign Ministry to keep the “certain tension” in the West longer

Russia's actions in recent years have led to the fact that the West has begun to listen to it, this state of “tension” must be maintained in order to ensure the country's long-term security, Vladimir Putin instructed diplomats


The European Commission clarified the essence of agreements with Belarus on migrants

The European Union will not negotiate with Minsk about the fate of migrants, since the crisis was created by Lukashenka and he himself must resolve it, the press secretary of the European Commission Peter Stano told RBC. Only technical negotiations are possible

The European Union does not intend to negotiate with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on the further fate of migrants who are on the border with Poland, European Commission spokesman Peter Stano told RBC.

“ There are no negotiations with the Lukashenka regime. He created this crisis, he brought these people to Belarus, lying to them that they could easily get into the EU, and they are on the territory of Belarus. He is not only responsible [for] taking care of these people and resolving the crisis, but also for providing access to international organizations to help those in need and permitting the repatriation of the people he has brought into the country, '', & mdash; said Stano. “ So there is no talk of negotiations with the Lukashenka regime. What we will do is conduct technical negotiations with UN agencies (Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration) and Belarusian colleagues at the working level to facilitate the repatriation of people currently being held by Belarusian security forces in Belarus. This work is in progress & raquo;, & mdash; he added.

The fact that the problem of refugees will be brought to the level of Belarus and the EU and officials from both sides will be appointed to resolve the existing problems, the press service of the President of Belarus announced on the evening of November 17 following his second telephone conversation since the beginning of the week with the Acting Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel. On Thursday afternoon, November 18, the press secretary of the President of Belarus, Natalya Eismont, announced that the EU had not complied with the agreements on resolving the crisis with migrants.

“We keep our promises. Despite the fact that on the part of the European Union not a single obligation has yet been fulfilled, '', & mdash; Eismont was quoted by the state agency BelTA. She added that following a conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Lukashenko, an agreement was reached on Wednesday to initiate negotiations at the expert level.


There are other disagreements as to the essence of the agreements. According to Eismont, even during the first telephone conversation between the two leaders, Lukashenka suggested that the EU create a humanitarian corridor for 2,000 migrants in a camp near the Polish border. “ We undertake to facilitate (as far as possible and if they wish) the remaining 5 thousand to return to their homeland. And Angela Merkel, according to the agreements, will negotiate with the EU, including on the organization of a humanitarian corridor to Germany, '', & mdash; added Eismont. At the same time, Reuters, citing a source in the German government, reported that Merkel did not agree to a deal on migrants with Lukashenka. 'Situation at the border' it is a European problem in which Germany is not acting alone ', & mdash; said the interlocutor.

“ This is not a migration crisis. This is an artificially created problem, orchestrated by the Lukashenka regime, with negative humanitarian consequences for residents of third countries '', & mdash; stressed Stano. According to him, the Belarusian regime lured people from third countries with false promises that they would easily get into the European Union. Then these people were taken from Minsk to the border with the EU under the escort of the Belarusian security forces and forced to make an attempt to illegally enter the territory of the European Union; if the migrants did not manage to get into the EU, the Belarusian authorities did not allow them to return back to the country and were “ held by force at the border in harsh conditions, '' the EC press secretary emphasized. Some migrants at the border told RBC that they independently paid intermediary firms up to $ 4,000 for organizing a trip to the border of Belarus with the European Union, they got to the border by taxi, and sometimes on foot.

According to Eismont, in total there are about 7 thousand people in Belarus, whose purpose is & mdash; to be in the European Union. They have no documents for legal border crossing, so they are trying to break through the border with Poland, Latvia and Lithuania. On Thursday, an evacuation flight took off from Minsk to Baghdad, which sent home about 400 people who could not break through the border.

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Slovakia to introduce lockdown for the unvaccinated from COVID-19

New restrictive measures in Slovakia will come into force on November 22. They are designed for three weeks. Earlier, a lockdown for the unvaccinated was introduced in Austria

The Slovak authorities will introduce a lockdown for citizens not vaccinated against coronavirus infection in the country from November 22, amid a sharp increase in the number of cases and hospitalizations. Reuters writes about this with reference to the statement of the Prime Minister of the country Eduard Heger.

“ This is isolation for the unvaccinated, '' & mdash; he stressed during a press conference. Citizens will not be able to visit restaurants, shopping centers, shops (except for those selling essential goods), social and sports events. In order to work, unvaccinated employees will need to be tested twice a week.

The restrictive measures will last for three weeks, the agency said. They will not affect those who have been vaccinated against coronavirus infection, and those who have had COVID-19 in the past six months.

Heger said that the purpose of introducing new restrictive measures is to stabilize the situation in hospitals, where most of beds are occupied by unvaccinated patients with coronavirus, reports Novy Cas. “We do this for their [unvaccinated citizens] health and protection,” & mdash; he said.

The Czech government will also tighten restrictions on people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 from November 22, writes Reuters, citing Czech Minister of Health Adam Vojtech.

“ The main goal of these measures '' motivation to vaccinate & raquo;, & mdash; Vojtech emphasized.

So, only those who have a certificate of vaccination, or those who have had an infection in the last six months, will be able to use a number of services, visit a restaurant or public events, the edition specifies.

Austria has introduced a lockdown for citizens not vaccinated against coronavirus since November 15. Chancellor of the Republic Alexander Schallenberg said that the level of vaccinations in the country is “ shamefully low '', so the new measures are aimed at increasing it.

Lockdown in Austria will last ten days. The unvaccinated were forbidden to leave the house without a good reason. They can go to work, school, to the grocery store or to the doctor.

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine announced an attempt on the life of the Minister of Agrarian Policy

According to police, the main customer of the murder of Ukrainian minister Roman Leshchenko was a US citizen, his former business partner. The case is related to Leshchenko's activities in 2018 – before he joined the government

Roman Leshchenko

The assassination of the Minister of Agrarian Policy Roman Leshchenko was prevented in Ukraine. This was announced by the Minister of Internal Affairs Denis Monastyrsky at a briefing.

According to him, the main customer of the assassination of the minister is a US citizen, his former business partner. Another customer was a Ukrainian citizen. Monastyrsky noted that they all collaborated in 2018.

Initially, the American ordered the murder of another citizen of Ukraine & mdash; a collector hired by an American businessman to “ knock out debts '' from Leshchenko, said Monastyrsky. The collector took $ 150 thousand from the American for the work, but did not return the money to him, in connection with which he decided to kill him.

The Ukrainian woman communicated with the killer. All communication between the customer and the killer was documented, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs emphasized.

Monastyrsky said that the murder of the collector was staged: the customer was sent a photo and video showing the allegedly murdered man.

After that, the American and the Ukrainian made a new order & mdash; on Roman Leshchenko, “with whom they collaborated, from whom they tried to take away property and knock out fictitious debts.” Minister.

Law enforcement officers managed to detain two organizers of the crimes. A US citizen and his authorized representative were informed of suspicion of attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, kidnapping and extortion (part 2 of article 15, part 3 of article 27, paragraphs 6, 11, 12, part 2 of art. 115; part 2 article 15, part 3 article 27, part 2 article 121; part 2 article 15, part 3 article 27, part 2 article 146; part 2 article 15 , part 3 of article 27, part 4 of article 189 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Now the issue of choosing a preventive measure is being decided.

Roman Leshchenko was appointed Minister of Agrarian Policy in December 2020. Prior to that, from 2019 to 2020, he served as the authorized president of Ukraine for land issues of the State Service for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre.

Prior to that, Leshchenko was engaged in agribusiness, creating and heading the Agrodar group of companies in 2012 ;.

At the end of September, an attempt was made on the life of the assistant to the President of Ukraine Serhiy Shefir. In the Kiev region on September 22, his car was fired upon from the side of the road. The chief was in the back seat and was not injured, his driver was wounded in the leg. According to the Deputy Interior Minister, the attackers wanted to shoot the driver, stop the car and kill Shefir. However, the driver sped up and thereby saved himself and the passenger.

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Lukashenko persuaded Merkel: where did the migrants from the Polish border go?

Lukashenko suggested that the EU create a humanitarian corridor for 2,000 migrants, promising to facilitate the return of the rest to their homeland. Later, a flight with a group of migrants took off from Minsk to Iraq. The EU refused to negotiate with Belarus


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Former Austrian Chancellor Kurz stripped of parliamentary immunity


The Austrian National Council has deprived the former chancellor of the country and the head of the Austrian People's Party (APN) Sebastian Kurz of parliamentary immunity.

The Responsible Committee earlier agreed to lift Kurz's immunity, on Thursday the decision was approved by the deputies of the lower house of parliament.

Kurz welcomed the intention to lift immunity pending the completion of an anti-corruption investigation.

Earlier, Kurz resigned from the post of chancellor in connection with the anti-corruption investigation. Alexander Schallenberg became the new chancellor.



The State Duma called the timing of consideration of amendments to the minimum wage and the cost of living

Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

All changes proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the cost of living and the minimum wage will be considered by the State Duma of the Russian Federation before November 24. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Andrey Makarov.

The urgency of considering the amendments is due to the fact that they need to have time to consider them before the deadline for adopting amendments to the 2nd reading of the federal budget.

Makarov stressed that the amendments will be considered immediately after they are submitted to the State Duma. He also expressed the hope that they will be supported by all the factions present in the lower house of parliament.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the need to raise the minimum wage to 13,890 rubles in 2022, and country – up to 12 654 rubles. Also, as the President noted, after the increase in the subsistence level, social payments to the population will also increase.



A thousand from Zelensky threatens to quarrel his voters

People are annoyed by the conditions set

The topic of 1,000 hryvnia ($ 37) owed to everyone vaccinated against COVID-19 has supplanted almost all other problems in the minds of Ukrainians. Skeptics see the surprise PR move as a countermeasure against an ongoing collapse. rating of President Zelensky. To be objective, the project, which strongly resembles a banal bribery of the voter, is clearly damp. Even his inspirers from the office of the President of the Republic admit this.

Photo: Still from video

The ill-conceived idea shows through in everything. Starting from sources of payments to all concerned about their own health. Originally pledged for the distribution of money 6 billion hryvnia & ndash; in fact, the amount is scanty, it is unlikely to be enough even for those who have already been vaccinated. Knowledgeable people call the amount 9-10 billion. And if, after Zelensky's televised address, Ukrainians really “ rush '' to vaccination points and have time to get a second injection before December 19 (before the start of massive payments by the “ most conscious ''), then they may not wait for rewards. & nbsp;

Recall that according to the initial estimates of the clever people from the president's office, the citizens of the country who have been vaccinated will be given a thousand hryvnia not with cash, but, for example, with a certificate – for visiting a fitness center, cinemas, other bright shows, and also for traveling within the Fatherland. At the same time, they say, spend “ bonus '' hryvnia for the purchase of train tickets will be prohibited. & nbsp;

Similar proposals will apply to other designated by Zelensky “ addressees '' guaranteed financing. Some theaters, museums and gyms will be denied their request to “ profit from the state budget. '' Other institutions of culture and art (for example, “ Vecherniy Kvartal '' – the famous brainchild of Vladimir Zelensky the showman), on the contrary, will get from the bounty of the president's office. & Nbsp;

MK correspondent; decided to overhear the 'voice of the people' at one of the vaccination points, located on the 1st and ndash; m floor of one of the major stations of the South-Western Railway. To my surprise, those wishing to be vaccinated and & nbsp; get 1000 Vovin's money turned out to be quite a lot.

True, none of those waiting in line admits that they are eager to quickly become the owner of the “ cash prize from Zelensky ''. The reason for the appearance at the vaccination point is mainly called the requirement of the authorities. It allegedly threatens to be suspended from work if you show up again without a covid certificate.

The day before on the Facebook page “ Overheard in Korosten '' proposed to discuss the promise of Volodymyr Zelensky “ starting from December 19 to pay everyone who got two vaccinations, 1000 hryvnia. '' “ Who thinks it's cool – like it, '' wrote & nbsp; admirer of the president.

Judging by the content of the comments, the initiator of the discussion quickly regretted the proposal he had just made. Due to the abundance of outraged posts, he had to disable comments on his own post.

What are the residents of Korosten displeased with? Yes, everyone! And a meager amount (Zelensky came to the post as a millionaire after the oligarchs promised him a “ ticket to the billionaire club ''), and the exchange of imaginary hryvnias for the services of a fitness center – what kind of fitness club is there in a dying Polesie village, excuse me? People polls “ sit aground '', even women in the morning go to the forest with axes & ndash; chop branches for the winter … And & nbsp; even the promised “ from beyond the hillock '' either six or nine barges with coal. This very imported fuel will only last for an incomplete week. Then how to load boiler rooms in cities and towns?

MK at one time he told what queues from the early morning the Ukrainians took for “ Yulina's thousand. '' This money, as a partial compensation for the lost deposits of the former Sberbank of the USSR, I remember, did not help the politician very much: the presidential election of Prime Minister Tymoshenko in 2010 lost to Viktor Yanukovych. Viktor Fedorovich, by the way, also promised to “ continue the process. '' Alas, after the events of 2013-2014, no one promises to return anything to those who grew up in the Union …

Zelensky's attempt to cajole the electorate with $ 37 certificates, admits the director of the Ukrainian Barometer sociological service Viktor Nebozhenko, evokes a feeling of pity “ for an unconditionally talented and successful person. '' In 2019, Vladimir Alexandrovich was absolutely sure that the luck that accompanied him in business and on the stage would not leave him in politics either. However, life outside of concert and film sets turned out to be much more bizarre and harsh for Zelensky. Especially in politics.

“People with sincere pleasure went to his concerts, paid him good money for humor and laughter,” the Kiev political scientist continues. & ndash; They rejoiced and laughed. Instead of crying, as now, when Zelensky is forced to desperately extinguish their widespread disappointment, pay his former voters 1,000 hryvnias. for patience and love for him that has not yet evaporated. '' The Ukrainian president, “ resorting to the commercial method, hopes to use it to raise his fallen rating … ''.