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The actions of Western countries against Russia are a war, such countries should be called not unfriendly, but hostile. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, speaking at the educational marathon “New Horizons”, organized by the society “Knowledge”.

“What is happening now, and what we are facing now, — it's a hybrid war. <…> This is a diplomatic war, a political war, these are attempts to isolate us in the world, this is an economic war. We still softly call them [Western countries] unfriendly states, but I would say that these are already hostile states, because what they are doing, & mdash; this is a war»,— said Peskov.

In his opinion, “the collective West is arranged in the form of a pyramid, at the top of which is America.” “No matter what anyone says, the decision-making center is right there. Sometimes it seems that the very existence of our Russia with you is an irritant for the collective West, and they are ready to do anything to prevent us from developing the way we want and living the way we want, — noted Peskov.

He also stated that Russia is currently living in a “perfect storm and moment of truth.” “This should ensure and protect our interests, should make your life better, more comfortable, more stable and more secure,” — said a Kremlin spokesman.

According to Peskov, Russia tried to engage in dialogue with the West, but was not heard. In particular, according to him, Moscow expressed dissatisfaction with the expansion of NATO and tried to agree on security guarantees.

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Earlier, President Vladimir Putin promised a “lightning-fast response” in case of a threat to Russia. “We have all the tools for this” one that no one else can boast of. And we will not brag, we will use them if necessary. We have made all the decisions on this matter,»,— said Putin.

At the end of February, commenting on the imposition of sanctions against Russia, Putin called the Western countries an “empire of lies”.

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The Kremlin announced the comfort and security for Russia in the post-crisis world

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is living in a conflict with the West and expressed confidence that it will end in a world in which “our voice will be heard”

The post-crisis world will be for Russia comfortable and safe. This was stated by the press secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, speaking at the educational marathon “New Horizons”, organized by the society “Knowledge”.

According to Peskov, now Russia lives in the conditions of a conflict unleashed against it. “In the end, I am convinced that any war ends in peace. And this world will be one where our voice will be heard, where we will be comfortable, where we will be safe and where we will stand confidently on our feet,— said the Kremlin spokesman.

“We are confident that everything will be fine, and we are confident that we will win and we will achieve all our goals. <…> We will achieve our goal, and you will live better, and your safety will be guaranteed, — said Peskov.

The spokesman expressed confidence that Russia will be able to cope with the difficulties, but the country needs to develop its own technologies and support import substitution. “Did we succeed? The answer is unambiguous— Yes. We have everything for this,»,— he said.

According to Peskov, Russia has been living in crises for at least two decades and has used them “to renew” itself. and development. “We defended our interests. Because just like an individual, the state has its own interests. And if the state does not show perseverance, if the state does not show principles on the main issues of existence, this state loses its independence, sovereignty, sovereignty, the ability to independently think, make decisions, & mdash; said the spokesman.

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From the end of February, many countries around the world began to introduce or tighten sanctions against Russia. In response, Russia announced the preparation of a package of counter-sanctions and compiled a list of unfriendly countries, which included 27 EU countries, Ukraine, Great Britain, the USA, Japan, Australia, Canada and a number of other states.

The government also prepared an extensive package measures to support the domestic economy and Russian business. Support measures were also taken for certain industries— transport, for telecoms and IT, as well as construction.

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Peskov called Ukrainians “talented, peaceful” who were “fooled”

According to Peskov, Ukrainians have been “fooled at rallies” for a long time, through TV and speeches by officials. The military special operation in Ukraine began because of attempts to make Ukraine “anti-Russia”, he said

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Kyiv and the West are making Ukraine anti-Russia, but the Ukrainians themselves— talented and peaceful people, said the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov, speaking at the New Horizons educational marathon, his words are quoted by RIA Novosti.

“Ukrainians— they are very talented, peaceful people, and this is our kindred country, our kindred people. But they were fooled for a very long time. They were fooled through the TV, they were fooled at rallies, they were fooled in the speeches of their leaders, — said Peskov.

The spokesman said that the Russian special operation in Ukraine began because this country began to make “anti-Russia” and “focus of hatred” towards her.

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Peskov said that the West is annoying “the very existence” of Russia

For this reason, Western states do not allow Russia to live the way it wants and develop, the presidential press secretary believes

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The collective West irritates the very existence of Russia as a state, so it tries to do everything to prevent the country from developing and living as it wants, said the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov, speaking at the marathon of the Knowledge Society.

“Sometimes it seems that the very existence of Russia is a significant irritant for the collective West and they are ready to do anything to prevent us from developing the way we want and living the way we want,” — he said (TASS quote).

He suggested calling unfriendly countries “hostile” because they were waging war against Russia. Moscow considers unfriendly all the states that have imposed sanctions against it, including Japan, the United States and the EU countries.

On May 14, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke about the fact that Western countries have declared an all-out hybrid war on Russia. He accused the US of preparing the crisis since the end of the Cold War and said that Moscow was up to the challenge.

Earlier, in mid-April, Peskov said that Russia was able to “succeed” in a confrontation with the West and withstand external pressure, although the Soviet Union could not do this.

In mid-February, before the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the country was not seeking war, but peace, and therefore invites NATO and the US to conclude an agreement on security assurances. Negotiations on this issue were held in January and did not give a concrete result.

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On May 11, Lavrov again stated that Moscow does not want war, and, on the contrary, only the West wants to “defeat” it. Western states are promoting the concept of a unipolar world and encouraging colonialism, the era of which has already passed, the minister believes.

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Peskov said that Putin “knows where he is leading the country”

According to the presidential press secretary, Russia will overcome the “perfect storm” and achieve all goals, as Putin “knows where he is leading the country” and enjoys the support of the population

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Peskov denied reports of Putin’s upcoming visit to Turkey

Earlier this was reported by the Turkish media. According to Peskov, there are no such plans for the coming weeks, but the situation is rapidly changing and nothing can be ruled out

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President Vladimir Putin's visit to Ankara is not planned in the coming weeks, said his spokesman Dmitry Peskov , Interfax reports.

So Peskov commented on the reports of the Star and Yeni Şafak newspapers, which claim that the Russian president may visit Turkey in the coming days.

“I don't have that information. In the coming days, Putin's visit to Ankara is not being prepared. In the coming weeks— too»,— he said. At the same time, the presidential representative specified that the situation is developing rapidly, so nothing can be ruled out.

“But what I know is that there is no such preparation now,” he concluded.

According to Star and Yeni Şafak, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited Putin to attend a “high-level business meeting” during a telephone conversation. “In this regard, Putin is expected to visit Turkey in the coming days,” — the publications wrote.

As follows from the publications, the meeting may take place after the visit on May 18 of a delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak. Its participants will discuss with the Turkish side the investment opportunities of Turkey, as well as the logistics of goods.

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Turkey repeatedly offered to mediate in negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv, and Erdogan invited Presidents Vladimir Zelensky and Putin to meet on its territory.

He also spoke to the presidents on the phone. At the end of April, the Turkish president announced that he planned to bring the process to a face-to-face meeting using calls to both heads of state.

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The Moscow City Court postponed the announcement of the decision on the appeal of Alexei Navalny

The Moscow City Court considered an appeal against the decision of the Lefortovsky District Court, which on March 22 sentenced Alexei Navalny to 9 years in prison.

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On Tuesday, May 17, the Moscow City Court began considering an appeal by the defense against the sentence against Alexei Navalny, who was found guilty of fraud and contempt of court, RBC correspondent reports.

Navalny filed a motion to postpone the meeting for a week, justifying this by saying that he was not familiar with the audio recording of the sentencing, in which his defense had previously found inaccuracies. “Foundation number 2 may seem technical to you, because you are in the wild. It's important for me. I am in a general regime colony. I have a long meeting with relatives once every three months. And now, literally from the 16th, the time has come when I have the right to have this date. I applied in time, it is scheduled for the 20th. If you approve my sentence, I will be transferred to a strict regime colony. No one understands how everything will be arranged there. In a normal situation, a person is in a pre-trial detention center, but I am in a general regime colony, I have the right to this visit. There I will have even fewer dates, and this date will burn out. I have every right to receive it: I served 3 months, I have the right to see relatives, — he said, speaking via video link from the colony.

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The judge noted in response that Navalny had previously stated that he did not want to get acquainted with the audio recording of the meeting. The oppositionist explained that he would like to get acquainted with the record not of the meeting in its entirety, but of the verdict. The judge granted the petition and rescheduled the meeting for May 24.

On March 22, the Lefortovsky District Court, at an off-site meeting, which took place in correctional colony (IK) No. 2 of the Vladimir Region, sentenced Alexei Navalny to nine years in prison in a strict regime colony and a fine of 1.2 million rubles.

The verdict of the Lefortovo court stated that “Navalny committed fraud, that is, theft of other people's property by deception.” He was found guilty on all four counts of large-scale fraud imputed to him (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code). According to investigators, Navalny participated in the creation of Internet sites and social networks containing exposing information about the corruption of officials and forms for collecting donations. These Internet resources were, according to investigators, part of a plan to embezzle money that was spent inappropriately.

Navalny called the materials of the criminal case evidence of the transparency of the work of the Anti-Corruption Fund (it was recognized by the court as an extremist organization and liquidated). “You brought materials to the court about four people who made donations of 2 million rubles. And one of them— this is a locksmith who made a donation of 1 million rubles, and two weeks later wrote a statement, and the next day a criminal case was initiated, — he said in court.

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The oppositionist pleaded not guilty, linking the charges to his activities.

After the trial meeting in the Vladimir correctional colony, lawyer Olga Mikhailova told reporters that nine years in prison included the term of imprisonment provided for by the earlier verdict in the Yves Rocher case. Earlier, in this case, Navalny was sentenced to three and a half years in prison, but in February 2021, the suspended sentence was replaced with a real one.

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The Ministry of Defense reported 265 surrendered at Azovstal per day

265 people surrendered, including 51 wounded. The evacuation of the wounded from Azovstal began the day before, on May 16

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For a day at the plant “Azovstal” in Mariupol, 265 Ukrainian soldiers laid down their arms and surrendered, including 51 people with serious injuries, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said during a briefing.

“Yesterday, the surrender of the militants of the nationalist division “Azov” began. and Ukrainian servicemen blocked at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. Over the past day, 265 militants laid down their arms and surrendered, including 51 seriously wounded»— he said.

The Ministry of Defense announced the start of the evacuation of wounded Ukrainian servicemen from the territory of Azovstal the day before, May 16. A humanitarian corridor was opened in the area of ​​the metallurgical plant, all the wounded were to be taken to Novoazovsk for medical assistance. The Ministry of Defense noted that they began to take out the wounded after negotiations with representatives of the Ukrainian military blocked on the territory of the plant.

On the morning of May 16, ten military men left the territory of the plant, said the commander of the Vostok battalion; Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Khodakovsky. According to him, the servicemen held white flags and asked to start negotiations on the evacuation of the wounded.

On the same day, Reuters, citing an eyewitness, reported that from the territory of Azovstal about ten buses with Ukrainian servicemen left. The agency did not provide data on their number. Later, the RT channel reported that about 300 Ukrainian soldiers left the plant, including about fifty wounded. The Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine then said that the Azovstal plant 274 people left, including 53 seriously wounded, who are expected to be exchanged.

In early May, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk said that from the territory of Azovstal evacuated all the children, women and elderly who were there. Later, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that all civilians had been removed from the plant.

At the end of April, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin that the military of the DPR and Russia had occupied all of Mariupol. Then he claimed that at Azovstal are “the remnants of nationalists and foreign mercenaries.” In order to completely clear the territory, according to Shoigu, it took about three to four days, he reported. However, Putin ordered to cancel the assault on the plant and urged to think about “saving the life and health of our soldiers and officers.” and «do not climb into these catacombs».

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In Kyiv, speaking about the situation at the plant, they indicated that they would stop negotiating with Russia and withdraw from them if the military from Azovstal will perish. On the night of May 17, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the military from Azovstal the state needs alive. He expressed the hope that “thanks to the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, intelligence, as well as the negotiating team, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the UN” the military will be saved.

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The Ministry of Defense announced the impact of “Caliber” on foreign weapons near Lviv

Armament shipments prepared for shipment to Donbass were destroyed, the ministry claims. Also, during the strike, Ukrainian servicemen from the reserve formations were killed

The Russian military with the help of sea-based missiles “Caliber” destroyed foreign weapons in the area of ​​the Starichi railway station in the Lviv region, according to the Ministry of Defense. in the area of ​​the Starychi railway station in the Lviv region, personnel of Ukrainian reserve formations were destroyed, as well as parties of foreign weapons and military equipment from the United States and European countries, prepared for shipment to the Donbass,— according to the summary of the Russian ministry.

At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.

Also, air and ground-based missiles destroyed the reserves of Ukrainian forces , “completing combat coordination on the territory of training centers in the areas of the settlements of Akhtyrka, Sumy region and Desna, Chernihiv region.”

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense reported on the destruction of a parking lot with Ukrainian combat aircraft at an aircraft repair plant in Lvov, a fuel base that provided fuel for Ukrainian troops in the west of the country and near Kyiv, a warehouse with European and American weapons near Lviv, an electrical substation.

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The Minister of Germany said that he was “politically open” to the idea of ​​arresting the assets of the Central Bank

According to Finance Minister Christian Lindner, such an idea is being discussed among the member countries of the G7 and the EU, certain proposals have been received. At the same time, in the case of a possible confiscation of the assets of the Russian elite, one must strictly follow the law ” alt=”German Minister of Finance said that he was “politically open” to the idea of ​​seizing the assets of the Central Bank” />

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German Finance Minister Christian Lindner said that he was “politically open” to the idea of ​​confiscation of foreign assets of the Russian Central Bank. He said this in an interview with four European newspapers, including Handelsblatt.

“I am politically open to the idea of ​​confiscating the foreign assets of the Central Bank of Russia. This issue is already being discussed among the members of the G7 and the EU, proposals have already been voiced,— he explained.

According to Lindner, in the case of private assets, you need to carefully study the law. “We must respect the rule of law, even when dealing with Russian oligarchs,” — noted the minister.

He also said that the EU is ready to decide on further sanctions against Russia. “We intend to isolate Russia politically, financially and economically,” emphasized Lindner.— At the same time, we are seeing serious economic impacts, especially for low-income countries, due to rising interest rates and rising global agricultural prices. We will have to work together to stabilize the global economy.

Western countries, including the European Union, the United States and Great Britain, decided to block the international reserves of the Central Bank at the end of February. The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, specified that the measure would freeze the regulator's transactions and deprive it of the ability to use assets.

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov claimed that about half of the gold and foreign exchange reserves were frozen: about $300 billion out of $640 billion.

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In March, the Central Bank took retaliatory measures. In particular, he banned banks from transferring money from non-residents of countries that have announced sanctions against Russia abroad. The list includes 43 countries. In addition, at the end of March, the regulator took additional measures to limit the movement of funds. “Restrictions were introduced on the movement of capital, a ban on the sale of securities by foreign investors and a ban on their withdrawal of funds from the Russian financial system. In addition, payments on corporate debt of Russian companies and government debt to debt holders from countries that support sanctions against Russia will only take place with the permission of the government commission, — reported to the Central Bank.

The possible confiscation of the reserves of the Central Bank has already been thought in Japan. However, the authorities came to the conclusion that it would be impossible to seize or freeze assets, since there are no relevant provisions in the country's legislation.

Ukraine stated that it claims to have frozen reserves of the Central Bank and, together with Western partners, is working on a mechanism for the confiscation of $ 415 billion reserves. “In fact, this amount is practically enough to cover the direct one-time losses of Ukraine. We expect that in the near future, together with the governments of the partner countries, we will find a legal mechanism through which this money will be spent on the further restoration of the Ukrainian economy,— said the first deputy head of the Ministry of Economy of the country Denis Kudin.

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Lavrov announced the “loss of signs of independence” of Germany under Scholz

According to the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, under Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholze, Germany lost its independence. Scholz hesitated for a long time about the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine, but followed the example of other Western countries 756527786786845.jpg” alt=”Lavrov announced the “loss of signs of independence” of Germany under Scholz” />

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Germany completely lost its independence under Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the educational marathon “New Horizons”, organized by the society “Knowledge”.

“After the current government came to power, Germany lost the last signs of independence,” — Lavrov said.

According to him, “Western partners do not respect multipolar equality, they want to establish a unipolar world.”

Chancellor Scholz was criticized for the fact that he hesitated for a long time when deciding on the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine. At the end of March, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky turned to NATO countries with a request to provide tanks to Ukraine. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has postponed the final decision on their transfer. At the same time, Vice-Chancellor Robert Habek and Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock insisted on the transfer of 100 tanks to Ukraine.

At the same time, other Western countries had already announced the transfer of heavy weapons to Kyiv or began to supply them. In particular, the authorities of Canada and the Netherlands announced the supply of howitzers to Ukraine.

Scholz also stated that the country would not make any decisions in which NATO would take part in the conflict in Ukraine.

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On May 9, Scholz announced that Germany would nevertheless supply Ukraine with weapons and Russia forced his country to do this. “[Russian President Vladimir] Putin leaves us no choice,” — he said. According to Scholz, the Russian leader endangered peace in Europe, so Berlin is helping Kyiv.

On May 17, Germany called for the early admission of Finland and Sweden to NATO. Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock said that this should be done without a transitional period and Berlin would give these countries security guarantees. Previously, Scholz himself spoke about supporting the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO.

Scholz became German Chancellor on December 8, 2021, he headed the German government after Angela Merkel's 16-year rule. Scholz's candidacy was approved after a month and a half of coalition consultations. After elections in September, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), which was led by Angela Merkel for many years, showed the worst result in history, gaining 24.1% of the vote. In the first place were the Social Democrats from the SPD led by Scholz with a score of 25.7%. The third place was taken by the “Greens” with a score of 14.8%, followed by— “Free Democrats” from 11.5%. SPD, The Greens and Free Democrats formed a coalition with Scholz at the head.

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The Foreign Ministry said that negotiations with Ukraine are not going on “in any form”

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There are no negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv now, they are not being conducted “in any form”, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Andrei Rudenko told reporters.

” No, negotiations are not ongoing. Ukraine has practically withdrawn from the negotiation process»,— he said (quote from RIA Novosti). Rudenko added that Ukraine did not respond to the Russian draft treaty.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the New Horizons marathon, in turn, said that Ukraine in the negotiations “is led and regulated by freedom of maneuver” The United States and Great Britain, “moreover, perhaps even having direct representatives on Ukrainian territory.” This information, according to the minister, comes to the Russian side “through various channels”.

According to Lavrov, he does not believe that negotiating with the United States and Britain instead of Ukraine will produce a result. “Besides, neither Washington, nor London, nor the West as a whole puts forward any proposals,” — he said (quote from Interfax).

Since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine on February 24, the delegations of the two countries have held several rounds of peace talks, both face-to-face and remotely. The last face-to-face meeting was held in Istanbul at the end of March, after which Moscow and Kyiv handed over draft documents to resolve the situation to each other; but since the beginning of April, the Russian authorities have said several times that the talks have reached a “stalemate”.

On May 9, presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, who is the head of the Russian delegation, said that negotiations with Ukraine had not stopped and were continuing remotely. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that they were going, but “sluggishly and ineffectively.” On May 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, accused Kyiv of “essentially blocking” negotiation process.

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On May 12, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that Kyiv was ready for discussions, but Moscow “does not show a desire to participate in real and substantive negotiations.”

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Ilya Kiva explained why the “Azov” people who laid down their arms asked them not to shoot

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When the second batch of militants of the Azov nationalist extremist battalion banned in the Russian Federation prepared to hand over their weapons, they asked not to film this process.

Former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Ilya Kiva explained what was behind their desire. The surrender of the Mariupol garrison of the Armed Forces of Ukraine came as a complete surprise to the Zelensky regime. No orders were given to them.

“The Azov people who surrendered realize that now they are outlaws and their relatives will be in danger. The counterintelligence of Ukraine will make every effort to close the mouths of all those who were captured,” Kiva stressed.

Earlier, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Denis Malyuska, said that Kyiv had sent 363 pardoned prisoners to fight against Russia. They will not be returned back, as they “have definitely lost public danger.”

Pale faces and knapsacks: footage of militants who surrendered from Azovstal appeared

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In Latvia, a businessman was convicted on charges of spying for Russia

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The court of the Vidzeme suburb of Riga at a closed session sentenced businessman Valentin Frolov to five years in prison. The businessman was accused of direct transfer of illegally collected information to foreign intelligence.

According to the prosecution, Frolov collected intelligence about the arrival and deployment of NATO forces in the Baltic countries.

Before the verdict entered into force as measures of restraint will continue to operate a bail and a ban on leaving. The six months that the accused spent in custody during the trial will be counted towards the term of imprisonment.

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Biden decided to send US troops to Somalia

The White House is at risk of stepping on the rake of “Black Hawk Down”

US President Joe Biden is taking steps to bring US troops into Somalia. Troops will be deployed from other parts of Africa to train and provide other support to local forces in their fight against Islamist militants.

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Joe Biden signed an order on Monday to redeploy hundreds of US troops to Somalia to counter the Islamist extremist group Al-Shabaab. (recognized as terrorist and banned in several countries).

US troops will be brought in from other parts of Africa to train and provide other support to Somali forces in their fight against what is considered the largest and richest affiliate of the al-Qaeda extremist network. (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation). As POLITICO notes, this serves as a reminder that the United States continues to wage a long struggle against Islamic extremists around the world, even as these efforts are overshadowed by the conflict in Ukraine and other events.

The decision to re-deploy US forces to Somalia is intended to “maximize the safety and effectiveness of our forces and enable them to provide more effective support to our partners,” National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said in announcing the redeployment.

According to a senior Biden administration official, US forces in Somalia will number “less than 500” and are not sent for direct participation in hostilities. Instead, US military personnel will work with Somali forces and ensure the safety of State Department and US Agency for International Development personnel in the African country.

At the end of his presidential term in January 2021, Donald Trump abruptly ordered the withdrawal of about 700 US military personnel from Somalia, which was an extension of his broader policy of pulling the US out of what the 45th President called “endless wars” around the world.

Meanwhile, the head of the US Africa Command, General Stephen Townsend, told Congress in March that the rotations, which he called “traveling to work,” are inefficient and ineffective and put US troops at greater risk.

The Biden administration believes that Al-Shabaab remains a “conspicuous priority given the threat it poses” and that “permanent” the presence of the United States in Somalia will be necessary to counter the extremist group.

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin has requested a deployment “to re-establish a permanent US military presence in Somalia to better deal with the al-Shabab group, which has grown in numbers and poses a heightened threat,” — said an administration official.

Biden's decision to sign the order was first reported by The New York Times, which also reported that the president had approved a Pentagon request for permanent authority to prosecute about a dozen suspected al-Shabaab leaders. The group is accused of killing more than a dozen Americans in East Africa, including three in a January 2020 attack on a base used by US counterterrorism forces in Kenya. Later that year, the US accused a Kenyan who took flying lessons in the Philippines of planning a 9/11-style hijacking on behalf of the Al-Shabaab group.

In recent months, the group has made territorial gains against the federal government of Somalia, wiping out the gains of the African Union peacekeepers who once pushed the militants into the country's remote areas.

The news of the decision to deploy the US military came after how on Sunday Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somalia's president from 2012 to 2017, was declared the winner of the presidential election.

Decades of military-political turbulence in Somalia began to fall apart in 1991, when the field the commanders overthrew the dictator Siad Barre, and then fought against each other. American soldiers were sent there in 1992 as part of a peacekeeping mission that continued until their withdrawal in 1994 — about five months after the humiliating fiasco known as Black Hawk Down in late 1993, when Somali militants shot down two American helicopters. As a result of the crash of aircraft and the subsequent rescue operation, 18 military personnel were killed.

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