The congressman said that gasoline prices are detrimental to Biden


Republican Congressman Lance Gooden said that high gas prices and inflation in the United States could be detrimental for the administration of President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. Fox News quoted him as saying.

Gooden believes that the lack of confidence in the White House is due to the administration's refusal to take responsibility for what is happening.

The congressman says that “the president is pointing the finger at everyone except himself.” In particular, Gooden mentioned Russia in this vein.



Kadyrov said that “mercenaries” dream of “getting away from Ukraine”


Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said that he was receiving information about allegedly decadent moods among foreigners fighting in the Donbass on the side of the APU. On his Telegram channel, he posted a video showing wounded people, as well as people in military uniforms who call themselves citizens of other countries.

Kadyrov believes that every armed foreigner “who in one way or another encountered the onslaught of the Russian troops, “over time, begins to” worry about his own skin. He also writes that “at the beginning of March they were boasting” about their videos, but now they are “desperately stating their helplessness.” Kadyrov cites a video of a man who calls himself James Vasquez from the US and claims that he “lost a lot of good people” in his foreign unit.

“Losses of foreigners are big,” Kadyrov believes. He also opines that those who continue to fight are “increasingly thinking about quitting this pointless business and getting away from Ukraine.”



Russian special operation in Ukraine: online broadcast June 19

Recent events, summaries, comments, opinions, sanctions

Russia continues its special military operation. NATO believes that the armed conflict in Ukraine could drag on for years; British authorities agree with the forecast. The LPR said that the Aidar command had surrendered near Severodonetsk; in the DPR – that the Nuremberg Trials will become the basis for a tribunal in the Donbass.

Follow with us the events of Sunday, June 19th. Read the previous day's online here.

Photo: Donetsk News Agency

09:17 The Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation is positive about the withdrawal of IKEA from Russia. The head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Shaskolsky said in an interview with RBC that he sees the reduction in the business of the Swedish company as a chance for Russia to develop domestic furniture stores. "IKEA, with all the pluses, "squeezed" market for itself, and because of this, the sphere of production and trade in furniture has not received the development that it could,” the official believes.

09:14 Office of Zelensky and Odessa authorities are working on the export of agricultural products through the port of Odessa, the leadership of the presidential office reported.

09:07 Head of Chechnya Kadyrov claims that there are heavy losses among foreigners fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: “The losses of foreigners are heavy, and the survivors are increasingly thinking about giving up this senseless business and getting away from Ukraine.”

09:04 NATO no longer considers Russia partner, but a threat to their security, the member countries of the bloc will declare this at the next meeting, Secretary General Stoltenberg said in an interview with Bild am Sonntag.

09:00 Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi said that the situation in Ukraine and mutual threats make us think about the urgent need to ban nuclear weapons. Kazakhstan calls for the development of a plan for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons by 2045.



“Yellow” level of weather danger declared in Moscow and the Moscow region

The hydrometeorological center of Russia announced the “yellow” the level of weather danger in Moscow and the Moscow region follows from the data of the prognostic map on the institution's website.

In the region on Sunday, weather forecasters predict a thunderstorm and strong wind.

Wind warning in the capital and region valid until 21:00 June 19, thunderstorm warning in the – until 21:00 on June 19.

Earlier, the Hydrometeorological Center said that July in the European territory of the Russian Federation is expected to be quite warm, and in some regions the temperature will even exceed the norm.

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The Possessed Prince of Taurida. Is there much truth in the “Potemkin villages”

235 years ago, on June 19, 1787, celebrations took place in Poltava. Empress Catherine the Great visited the city of Russian military glory. In honor of her arrival, a reconstruction of the Poltava battle was organized: “By order of Potemkin, all the maneuvers that could depict to us a semblance of this decisive battle were performed in front of the eyes of the Tsaritsa with pleasure and pride, Catherine’s eyes, it seemed, Peter’s blood Greatness flowed in her veins.

Make Crimea Russian without war and corpses

In fact, Poltava was only a stop in the Empress's unprecedented voyage through the ancient and newly acquired Russian lands. And a stopover on the way home. The journey began in January 1787 and was nearing completion – On July 11, Ekaterina was already in St. Petersburg. But it was here, in Poltava, that the logical point was put and the result of the whole grandiose tour was summed up. The Empress considered that in the city of Russian glory it would be appropriate to sign the Decree to the Senate: “We deign that Our Senate prepares for signing Our commendation to General Field Marshal Potemkin with the meaning of these new exploits of his and with the addition of the name Tauride.” that the specific purpose of the voyage was Novorossia and Crimea, which since the 1770s. were in the zone of Potemkin's special attention. It can even be said that the question of the final annexation and development of these lands became his obsession and the main business of his life. This can be seen from his correspondence with Catherine the Great – The Most Serene Prince in his letters demonstrates either rare tediousness, or unprecedented pressure, almost obsession. And everything is subordinated to one and only goal – to make Crimea Russian: “If we do not seize it now, then there will be a time when everything that we now receive for free, we will get at a high price. You are obliged to elevate the glory of Russia. The acquisition of the Crimea will not be able to strengthen or enrich you, but only bring peace. Believe that you will receive immortal glory with this acquisition and such that no sovereign in Russia has ever had. This glory will pave the way for yet another and greater glory: with the Crimea, dominance in the Black Sea will also be obtained. or missed it. 

These are lines from Potemkin's letter, dated December 1782. By the next summer, he managed to make the Crimea firmly registered in Russian historiography under the name of “a trophy not stained with blood.” The Turkish emissaries, who were pulling the Crimea towards them, either used pompous words about “a common faith and a common destiny,” or inspired uprisings and troubles that made everyone feel bad. Potemkin, on the other hand, offered real protection, concrete help, and also demonstrated religious tolerance and loyalty to local traditions: “I was always told that the clergy would resist, followed by the mob, but it turned out that the clergy were the first to take the oath, and after them, all…». So – without war and corpses – Crimea became Russian in 1783.

Pavel was jealous of something

But to purchase – does not mean to keep. And it takes more than just military force to hold it. It is necessary that the new regions of Russia be populated, that industry and agriculture develop there. It is necessary that cities grow and trade flourish… In a word, it was necessary to turn these new regions into Russia, not only on paper, but also in reality.

This was both very good and very bad at the same time. Good, because His Serene Highness really worked tirelessly. Even before the annexation of Crimea, in 1778 Kherson was founded. Then – Ekaterinoslav. Then – Sevastopol. The Black Sea Fleet is under construction. In his desire to populate “these desert lands” as quickly as possible, Potemkin decides to take unheard of steps. Not only does it allow Old Believers to move to Novorossia and Crimea, it also formally violates the law. Since 1775, in his governorship, he… shelters the fugitives. And he doesn’t care who the serfs fled from – the answer to those who seek their return was standard: “As those living within the limits entered into a separate department of the governor, then none of them can be returned.” And – impressive construction. They build everything – houses, barracks, schools, shipyards, docks, pharmacies, schools…

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In a word, everything here is at least not bad. And the PR was bad. The figure of Potemkin caused irritation. And this irritation was fueled by the hostile attitude of the heir to the throne Paul. Tsesarevich can be understood – after all, the Most Serene Prince was the favorite and secret spouse of his mother, which almost excludes good feelings. With the secret indulgence of Pavel, ill-wishers, almost from the very beginning of Potemkin's activities in the South, began to spread rumors that nothing good came of the prince. That the fleet has not been built, and if it has been built – it's all rotten. That people cannot live in Novorossia and Crimea, and they do not want to move there. That buildings are made of who knows what, and can collapse from a punch. And, most importantly, the fabulous money allocated for the development of the region from the treasury ends up in the pockets of the Most Serene Prince.

The result was unexpected. By 1787, these rumors, from frequent repetition  acquired the status of almost truth. And if only in Russian society. Gossip naturally penetrated the corridors of the courts of European monarchs. And they began to influence current international politics. It turned out that Russia might be strong enough militarily and economically. But it is still weak for her to quickly master such a vast territory. And, most importantly, it is not able to protect and retain its acquisitions.

“It's better not to touch the Russians”

Catherine's trip was intended to show the groundlessness of all these rumors. To demonstrate that Russia stands firmly on the shores of the Black Sea and any attempt to push it out will end badly for those trying. That is why the Empress invited a huge number of foreign observers to the voyage – even the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire Joseph II arrived. True, incognito, under the name of Count Falkenstein, but those who need it should have assessed the level.

On the one hand, Ekaterina's plan worked out well. All observers unanimously asserted that Russia had made some incredible breakthrough and indeed, in the shortest possible time, established itself on the Black Sea and in the Crimea. What Potemkin – outstanding organizer. And that it is better not to touch the Russians. Is that Joseph II slightly mischievous – sometimes the bastions are not the same for him, then the soil in Kherson is too marshy… But this, apparently, is from the experienced humiliation – Catherine on the way to the Crimea forced him to pass under the arch, which read: “Road to Constantinople.”

On the other hand, it was all in vain. The voices of observers were not heard at the courts of the monarchs of Europe. Moreover – it was during the journey of 1787 that the concept of “Potemkin villages” was born. “The inhabitants of these imaginary villages were called up more than 200 miles along the line,” “The buildings are written on reed shields, bound and beautifully painted,” “Herds of cattle were driven at night from place to place, and often one herd had the good fortune to appear monarchine from five to six times”, and, finally: “The Black Sea Fleet consisted of merchant ships and old barges, which were driven from everywhere and seasoned in the form of warships.” This is what Europe believes in. Unless Joseph II, who saw everything with his own eyes, concluded an alliance with Russia. But England and France were literally pushing Turkey into a new war with Russia, which, they say, is weak and helpless on the Black Sea.

Catherine's journey was completed on July 11, 1787. Turkey declared war on August 13. And the events of the next four years showed that it would be better if she did not do this. “Potemkin villages made of cardboard and reeds” turned out to be real, and the resource base of the Black Sea steppes with strongholds in Yekaterinoslav, Kremenchug, Kherson and Sevastopol ensured the complete victory of Russia. The title of Prince of Tauride Potemkin managed not only to earn, but also to defend in a real case.

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The State Duma proposed to pass tests in the traffic police to control an electric scooter

Deputy head of the State Duma Sports Committee Sergei Burlakov said that electric scooter drivers should take driving tests at the traffic police. This was reported by RIA Novosti. 

«It is worth thinking about introducing mandatory testing for the right to control such devices. Each driver of an electric scooter should easily answer questions: how to cross a pedestrian crossing on a scooter, how to behave if the sidewalk is crowded, how to park a scooter, what speed and age restrictions exist in your city, – Burlakov explained.

According to him, drivers need to be fully aware of their rights and obligations while in the city.

Earlier it was reported that the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation is preparing proposals to tighten rules for the use of electric scooters. In particular, it is proposed to recognize electric scooters as a source of increased danger and limit control for children under 18 years old.

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Veteran of the Great Patriotic War Ignat Artemenko. Dossier

In Moscow, at the age of 95, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War Ignat Artemenko died, who was suing the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) Aleksey Navalny (included in the list of terrorists and extremists; the FBK founded by him is included by the Ministry of Justice in the register of organizations performing the functions of a foreign agent, recognized as an extremist organization and banned in Russia). Information about his death was confirmed to the RT channel by the grandson of the veteran Igor Kolesnikov.

In 2020, a war veteran, a member of the partisan movement Ignat Artemenko, along with other famous Russians (among whom were cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, actors Vasily Lanovoy, Irina Kupchenko, Ivan Okhlobystin, designer Artemy Lebedev) starred in a video in support of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation. Oppositionist Navalny on social networks called its participants “toadies”, “traitors”; and “the shame of the country.” According to Kolesnikov, after Navalny's statement, the front-line soldier became ill with his heart. Artemenko was diagnosed with coronary heart disease due to stress. 

In June 2020, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case against Navalny for defamation of a veteran. After that, Navalny and his supporters began to persecute Artemenko, speaking unflatteringly about his military merits. In February 2021, the Babushkinsky Court of Moscow found Navalny guilty and fined him 850 thousand rubles. Ignat Artemenko was not present at the verdict for health reasons. provides a biography of the front-line soldier.


Ignat Sergeevich Artemenko was born on June 26, 1928 in the village of Vilyakhovka, Bykhov District, Mogilev Region, Byelorussian SSR.

According to archival information of the Russian Military Historical Society (RVI) ), Artemenko met the war as a 14-year-old teenager in his small homeland, working on the Budyonny collective farm.

In the spring of 1942, he began to help the partisans by collecting and storing weapons at their request in his garden. In the autumn of the same year, the policemen tracked him down and sent him for interrogation to the German commandant's office, during which Artemenko did not betray anyone, and also managed to escape from the escort.  

According to the records of military service in the Red Army, from December 10, 1943 to February 28, 1944, Artemenko served in partisan detachment No. 810 of the Belarusian headquarters of the partisan movement, then he was sent to the 251st reserve rifle regiment, where he served in the position arrow.

In February 1944, after meeting with regular troops who had broken through the front line on the Dnieper River, young people who had not reached military age were allowed to go home until they were called up by the military registration and enlistment office. Ignat Artemenko returned home and participated in the demining of his native village.

Since March 1945 — scout of the 114th Guards Rifle Regiment of the 37th Guards Rifle Division of the 65th Army.

On the night of April 19-20, 1945, the crossing of the Oder River began. Artemenko was given the task, together with the scouts, to force the second “sleeve”.

“In the course of a combat mission, together with a group of scouts, he came under fire, was seriously wounded in the leg and spine, sent to the medical battalion, then — to the hospital, where he underwent surgery to remove a fragment from his leg. Two fragments remained in the spine, the operation was not performed in order to avoid serious consequences, — quotes archival documents of the Republic of Tatarstan.

In September 1945, Artemenko was discharged from the hospital, he continued to serve in the 86th sanitary and epidemiological detachment of the 65th Army of the Northern Group of Forces.

From August 1946 years – service in the 320th mobile tractor repair base of the 16th Air Army, and three years later Artemenko was transferred to the 320th mobile tractor repair base of the 24th Air Army.

Then there was the 653rd aviation base for the repair of radio equipment and communications of the 24th Air Army of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany.

In 1952 – service in the training and test aviation regiment of the Air Force Engineering Academy. Zhukovsky, and in January 1955 Artemenko was appointed senior adjutant to the head of the Academy. Zhukovsky.

In the ranks of the Armed Forces — until December 1982. Retired colonel. 


For his exploits, Ignat Artemenko in the period from 1945 to 1985 was awarded:

  • medal “For the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic 1941–1945 war”;
  • medal “30 years of the Soviet Army and Navy”;
  • medal “For military merit”;
  • order Patriotic War II degree.

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The Cabinet of Ministers will send funds to the Tver region to create FAPs

The Government of the Russian Federation will send funding to the Tver Region for the creation of feldsher-obstetric stations in the region. The corresponding order was published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

This decision was made as part of assistance to the Russian regions in the modernization of primary health care.

It is expected that this year at the expense of federal funds in the Tver region there will be 16 new medical centers in rural areas, urban-type settlements and small towns.

The government also recalled the allocation of more than 1.1 billion rubles for the development of primary health care in 23 regions. In total, it is planned to allocate at least 500 billion rubles for these purposes until 2025.

Earlier, the chairman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, said that the issue of supplying computers to feldsher-obstetric stations in the regions of the country should be resolved by the end of 2022.< /p>

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to increase support for primary health care, calling this area an absolute priority. 

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Kazakhstan called for a ban on nuclear weapons due to the conflict in Ukraine

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan called for the development of a plan to eliminate nuclear weapons by 2045 Kazakhstan called for the development of a plan for the elimination of nuclear weapons in the world by 2045. Among the reasons, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs names the conflict in Ukraine and mutual threats of this type of weapons alt=”Kazakhstan called for a ban on nuclear weapons because of the conflict in Ukraine” />

Mukhtar Tleuberdi

The world is now in crisis, the risk of using nuclear weapons is high, and what is happening in Ukraine and mutual threats prompt a ban and elimination nuclear warheads, said Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi.

“The current military conflict on the territory of Ukraine, talk about the return of nuclear weapons and mutual threats to use nuclear weapons make us, more than ever before, think about the collective vulnerability of humanity and the urgent need to ban and eliminate these deadly weapons,” the minister wrote.

Kazakhstan calls on all countries of the world to develop a phased plan for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons within almost 20 years— by 2045, the centenary of the UN, Tleuberdi said. He pointed out that these agreements could be reflected in the outcome documents of the first conference of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). The Minister added that earlier UN Secretary General António Guterres indicated that about 13.4 thousand nuclear warheads were dispersed around the world, and the threat of their use became “more real than in the darkest days of the Cold War.”

“The practical contribution of Kazakhstan to nuclear disarmament gives the moral right to continue to call on the peoples and governments to redouble their efforts to rid our planet of the threat of nuclear self-destruction,” — sure Tleuberdi.

The policy of renunciation of nuclear weapons was also publicly supported by the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, in 2019, at the Valdai Forum, he said: “sometimes it’s better not to have nuclear weapons, but to attract more investment in your economy, maintain and develop good relations in the world, which does Kazakhstan in practice. “Saddam Hussein thought so too,” — said Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was present.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force in January 2021, it was signed by 86 countries of the world, ratified by 62. Its participants agreed, in particular, “under what circumstances” not to develop, test, manufacture, stockpile or use nuclear weapons. The first meeting of the countries— of the TPNW is scheduled for June 212-23, the meeting will be held in Vienna.

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Nuclear-armed Russia, Britain, China, the US and France refused to support the initiative. “We share the goal of building a nuclear-free world, but this goal should not be achieved by such one-sided and rather arrogant methods, on which this document is based,” — said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in November 2019.

“The desire to ban nuclear weapons through a treaty that does not include any of the countries that actually possess nuclear weapons is unlikely to yield any results,” ; explained US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

Discussions about the threat of nuclear war intensified after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine in late February. Among other things, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev pointed to the risk of using this type of weapons in connection with NATO exercises near the borders of Russia and the shipment of Western weapons to Kyiv. Lavrov said that “the danger is serious, it is real”, urging not to underestimate the risk of starting a nuclear war. At the same time, the Kremlin argued that any outcome of the special operation would not be a reason for the use of nuclear weapons.

The White House called for a reduction in rhetoric on the issue of the threat of nuclear war. A similar judgment was expressed in the Pentagon, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that “such rhetoric is dangerous and does not work. Nobody wants a nuclear war that nobody can win. The saber-rattling and dangerous talk obviously do no good.

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The EC called the conditions for the withdrawal of the status of a candidate member of the European Union from Ukraine

Ukraine should continue reforms to combat corruption, the influence of oligarchs and support for minorities, otherwise the achievements in integration with the European Union will be canceled, the EC pointed out, recommending that it be granted candidate status

Candidate Member Status The European Union could be withdrawn from Ukraine if a number of conditions are not met, including strengthening the fight against top-level corruption and oligarchs, as well as reforming legislation regarding minorities. This is stated in the conclusion of the European Commission.

The Ukrainian authorities will also have to adopt laws on the procedure for selecting judges of the Constitutional Court, complete the selection of candidates for the creation of the High Qualifications Commission of Judges, conduct “active and effective” anti-corruption investigations, appoint new heads of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.

The introduction of specific legislation would have to limit “undue influence” oligarchs in public and political life, however, it should be implemented in a legally justified way, the document states. The Ukrainian authorities will also have to bring the country's legislation into line with the EU directive on audiovisual media services and empower an independent media regulator, which will allow “fighting the influence of vested interests.”

“Steps towards the European Union may be canceled if the basic conditions are no longer met”, — stressed in the European Commission, adding that they will monitor the progress of Kyiv in fulfilling these conditions, a detailed report on this is scheduled for the end of this year. adherence to European values ​​and the sustainability of their own institutions that guarantee the rule of law, democracy, human rights, protection and respect for minorities.

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The European Commission recommended granting Ukraine candidate status on Friday, June 17. The head of the EC, Ursula von der Leyen, pointed out that the Ukrainian authorities have adopted tough laws against oligarchs and have implemented 70% of EU reform recommendations regarding minorities. “Ukrainians are ready to die for the European perspective. We want them to live with us in the European dream,— stated in the message of the EC in Telegram. The issue of the status of Ukraine will be discussed by the leaders of the EU countries at the summit at the end of next week, June 23–24.

“We have no right, after so many weeks of hostilities, to say to Ukrainians: “Come back later,” — emphasized French President Emmanuel Macron, noting, however, the process will take time. At the same time, Tbilisi considered that Georgia deserved the status of a candidate more than Ukraine. Prime Minister of the Republic Irakli Garibashvili clarified: “If the status is determined by war, we do not want war. We demand a well-deserved status.

Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that Moscow has never been against Ukraine's accession to the EU, speaking only against the “military development” of Ukraine. this country. At the same time, he criticized the thesis of “civilizational choice”; Kyiv. “The so-called civilizational choice” what is it, excuse me for bad manners, in FIG civilizational choice? They dug money from the Ukrainian people, hid it in banks and want to protect it, — Putin thinks.

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Moldova to ban news programs from Russia

President Sandu signed a law banning the broadcasting of news programs in Moldova from Russia and other countries that have not ratified the European Broadcasting Convention. The document was adopted as part of measures to combat disinformation


Scholz called Germany’s mistake in relations with Russia

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz supported the policy of Angela Merkel in relations with Russia The current chancellor refused to condemn the policy of his predecessor Angela Merkel, noting that an attempt to negotiate peacefully could not be a mistake. Scholz considered it a mistake that Germany became dependent on Russian energy resources =”Scholz called Germany's mistake in relations with Russia” />

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Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel's policy towards Russia was not wrong, an attempt at peaceful coexistence cannot be, but Berlin's energy dependence from Moscow is a mistake, acting Prime Minister Olaf Scholz told DPA.

“An attempt at reconciliation can never be wrong, as well as an attempt to negotiate peacefully with each other. So I see myself closely next to my predecessor,»,— he said (quote from Welt).

According to him, a mistake has been made in the energy policy of Germany in recent years— Germany has become overly dependent on Russian energy resources, without creating the necessary infrastructure “so that in case of emergency it could quickly turn the situation around.” At the same time, Scholz refused to condemn Merkel's policy, saying: “I have always worked well with the former German chancellor and see no reason to question this in retrospect.”

Scholz also defends Merkel's decision to oppose Ukraine's NATO membership in 2008. Then she explained her position by the fact that only those countries in which the bloc is supported not only by politicians, but also by a significant percentage of the population should join the alliance. Later, Merkel said that Ukraine and Georgia, whose accelerated membership was decided at the summit, could become NATO members, but the time has not come yet.

“NATO membership criteria must be met by any state that wants to join an alliance. Ukraine's accession to NATO did not take place,” Scholz noted, stressing that President Vladimir Putin nevertheless justified the start of the military operation.

The dependence on Russian gas supplies and the country's ability to use this as leverage was warned in the United States as early as the 1980s. In 1981, the Reagan administration, in response to the introduction of martial law in Poland, tried to stop the construction of the main export gas pipeline Urengoy— Pomary— Uzhgorod, which was attended by European companies and banks. Washington imposed a ban on the supply of high-tech equipment from the United States to the USSR, and in 1982 tightened the embargo, banning the supply of products to foreign affiliates of American companies.

The European partners of the US refused to support these sanctions and declared them illegal. As a result of negotiations with representatives of European governments, on November 13, 1982, US President Ronald Reagan announced the lifting of the embargo on the supply of oil and gas equipment to the USSR.

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Kursk governor announced a drone strike near a farm near the border

An “enemy drone” flew into the airspace of the Kursk region, it dropped ammunition near the Kucherov farm, one residential building was damaged, Governor of the region Roman Starovoit said in Telegram.

“Window panes were broken, the fence of the household was damaged. There were no casualties,— he wrote.

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Medvedev compared EU promises to Ukraine with building communism

The date of Ukraine's accession to the EU has not been named, but many “unverifiable abstract conditions” have been put forward to Kyiv, said Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council

Fulfilling the conditions for Ukraine's accession to the European Union will take decades, but by then the EU may to comprehend the fate of the USSR, which collapsed without building communism, wrote Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, in his Telegram channel.

He recalled the CPSU program adopted in 1961, in which citizens were promised life under communism, but this never happened: the USSR collapsed, and the Communist Party was liquidated.

“The situation associated with the onset of world happiness in the Union, reminds me of the incantations made by the European Commission regarding the candidacy for Ukraine,— wrote Medvedev.

He compared the EU promises to the building of communism, since the date of Ukraine's accession has not been named, but many “unverifiable abstract conditions” have been put forward for Kyiv. The Deputy Chairman of the Security Council admitted that the real term for Ukraine's entry into the European Union— middle of the century.

“But the situation can happen the same as with the fate of the USSR. Communism, perhaps, would have come if the Union itself had been preserved. And the Union, unfortunately, died. Do you understand what I'm hinting at? wrote Medvedev. He suggested that the EU might be gone by then.

On June 17, the European Commission recommended granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate. According to the head of the EC, Ursula von der Leyen, Ukraine has demonstrated “the desire and determination to comply with European values ​​and standards.” Shortly before this, Kyiv was visited by the leaders of the three largest countries of the association— Germany, France and Italy, which also supported granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate.

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Kyiv applied to join the EU a few days after the start of Russia's special operation. The Ukrainian authorities called for the country to be granted membership under an accelerated procedure. This proposal was supported by Poland, but a number of countries, including the Netherlands, expressed the opinion that Kyiv “is still far away” before joining the EU.

Russia initially did not speak out against Ukraine's integration into the EU. First, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the European Union, unlike NATO— not a military-political bloc, but later stated that Kyiv's movement towards the EU requires special attention against the background of the strengthening of the defense component of the union.

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The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said that units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are fleeing the battlefield

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The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in its daytime briefing on June 19 stated that certain units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were leaving their positions from -for low morale, lack of ammunition and supplies.

“The battalion, which was defending in the Lisichansk area, abandoned heavy weapons and left its positions,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

The statement also says that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are suffering significant losses from counter-battery combat, which, according to a representative of the department, forces the Ukrainian command to throw unprepared personnel into battle.

In addition, Konashenkov said that Caliber missiles On June 19, they hit the command post of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Shirokaya Dacha, Dnepropetrovsk region, when a command meeting was held there. the rest of the group of troops “Alexandria”. The Ministry of Defense announces the destruction of over 50 generals and officers.