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Pushkov called Hungary’s sanctions against Russia a “paradox”

Senator Aleksey Pushkov noted in his Telegram channel that Hungary was forced to join the sanctions against Russia because of its membership in the European Union.

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Senator Alexei Pushkov noted in his Telegram channel that Hungary was forced to join the sanctions against Russia because of its membership in the European Union.

He clarified that, given the position of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, this situation should look “paradoxical.”

“Orban criticizes the sanctions imposed against Russia, but Budapest supported all the restrictions. This paradox is explained by the fact that it is still impossible to be in the EU and be free from the European Union,” Pushkov added.

Earlier, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is sure that the West’s military strategy regarding the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is not works. He stated this on the air of the country's second most popular radio station, Kossuth. According to the politician, it is a delusion to believe that the Ukrainian army will be able to defeat the Russian Armed Forces with the help of Western weapons.

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Russian special operation in Ukraine: online broadcast on August 2

Reports of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, testimonies of correspondents, international reaction

Russia sent UN Secretary General António Guterres additional materials on the mining of civilian objects in the Donbass by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On August 1, US President Joe Biden signed a memorandum on the allocation of another $550 million military aid package to Ukraine. Read online of the previous day of the special operation here.

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12:48 Along the "grain corridor" passed the first ship that exports grain from the port of Odessa. According to the Ukrainian edition of Ukrainian Shipping Magazine, the Razoni ship entered a safe zone near the Romanian port city of Sulina. After that, the ship will sail through the Bosphorus Strait and head to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon.

12:40 According to a Gallup poll, the vast majority of Americans do not view Russia as a threat to the United States. Only 1% of the country's inhabitants hold the opposite opinion.

12:34 The acting head of the OSCE, Zbigniew Rau, has arrived in Ukraine on a visit. This is reported by the Ukrainian edition of “European Truth”.

12:25 President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced the possibility of introducing a simplified and quick acceptance of Belarusian citizenship to residents of Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. As the Belarusian leader pointed out, the authorities are now rapidly granting citizenship to IDPs from Ukraine.

12:05 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that six settlements of the DPR have recently been liberated during a special military operation in Ukraine. According to him, the liberation of the republic is going according to plan. Shoigu also named the number of air targets intercepted by the RF Armed Forces. As it turned out, the Russian army shot down 34 aircraft in July, and also intercepted 39 Tochka-U missiles. and 226 MLRS shells.

Shoigu also emphasizes that the Russian Armed Forces destroyed six launchers, and more than 200 HIMARS MLRS missiles. 33 M777 howitzers and five Harpoon installations were eliminated. At the same time, Ukrainian troops lost 396 Javelin and NLAW anti-tank missile systems in 2 weeks.

12:00 President of Ukraine Zelensky changed the provision on the service of foreigners and stateless persons in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He increased the term of a possible contract to 10 years, as well as suspension from service to 2 months in the case of criminal proceedings. These are the data of the Judicial Legal Newspaper.

11:55 German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided to defend Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Togo was criticized for the decision to return “Gazprom”; repaired turbine for Nord Stream. Scholz stressed that he considers criticism of Trudeau and his government completely unjustified. "The decision to send the turbine can hardly be called a favor to"Gazprom", — he said. According to him, it contributes to the strengthening of Germany and other European countries.

11:42 Ukraine exports documents from the state bodies of Dnepropetrovsk to cities bordering Romania and Poland. This was stated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the LPR.

11:20 The Chinese Foreign Ministry warned that the United States is going beyond what is permitted. Now Beijing will deprive “separatists and their accomplices” little chance of Taiwan independence.

10:58 The special forces of the Russian Guard destroyed 13 UAV drone operators in the LPR. The operators were destroyed by artillery fire. And during the search activities in the settlements of the LPR, a large number of weapons were seized.

10:45 Lithuanian presidential adviser Kestutis Budrys said that the lack of Russian gas creates problems, but strengthens national security. According to him, blue fuel was an important component, “but the region will survive without Russian gas,” Budrys is sure.

10:22 Business Insider, citing Bank of America research, reports that the European gas crisis is getting worse. Winter fuel storage facilities are said to be empty soon. So, over the past month, “the gas situation in Europe has quickly moved from” bad “to script to “terrible”.

10:15 Dmitry Medvedev's aide commented on a strange post that was published and then deleted on the page of the deputy chairman of the Security Council on VKontakte. It said that Georgia and Kazakhstan owe their existence to the Russian Empire. It was also claimed that with the “parades of sovereignties” it's time to finish. In addition, it was stated that the Russian Federation would allegedly go on “the next campaign to restore the borders of our Motherland.”

Now it is noted that the last post in VK, allegedly published by Medvedev, was about the Navy. The post about Kazakhstan and Georgia appeared as a result of hacking the page of the ex-premier. The administration of the social network and “those who are supposed to” will deal with those who did this.

9:52 Archpriest Sergiy Ilyushchenko, Secretary of the Berdyansk diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, said that the Orthodox churches on the territory of the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine, which got out of control of Kyiv, continue to work. Among other things, they took on some of the work of receiving and distributing humanitarian aid.

9:36 The China Times reports that two Chinese aircraft carriers have been taken to sea amid a possible visit by Pelosi to Taiwan.

9:24 Former national security adviser to the former US president Donald Trump John Bolton believes that the indecision of the current leader Joe Biden in the conduct of American foreign policy does not bode well for Kyiv. It also causes concern in European countries, reports TASS.

9:18 Polish President Andrzej Duda said that he still considers the long-term support of the Nord Stream 2 project, which was never certified, by ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrong.

9: 12 Taipei Taoyuan Airport received threats about three planted explosive devices. It probably happened to disrupt Nancy Pelosi's visit. However, she must arrive at another airport in Taiwan.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has asked his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to help unlock €9 billion in macro-financial assistance to Kyiv. “These are our pensions, salaries, support for IDPs,” he said. Zelensky also instructed Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmyhal to work out the issue of handing subpoenas on the street, gas stations and roadblocks.

Meanwhile, the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine accused the Office President in the theft of HIMARS. Preparation of a “large-scale counter-offensive” Ukraine in the Kherson region did not put an end to the contradictions between the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Office of President Zelensky. On the contrary, pushing the military to blunt “frontal attack” gives them an incentive to resist.

Resident Vladimir Putin, in his greeting to the participants and guests of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) conference, reminded that there are no winners in a nuclear war. He also stressed that he stands for equal and indivisible security for all states of the world, and Russia has always strictly adhered to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

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Details of the elimination of the main terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri appeared: “Hellfire”

The name of the future leader of the terrorist group has been named

The Americans killed the leader of Al-Qaeda (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan. This was announced by US President Joe Biden.

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“I have authorized a targeted strike that will take him off the battlefield once and for all,” President Joe Biden said in a White House address on Monday.

As reported by CNN, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who had just turned 71, remained a symbol of the group 11 years after the US assassinated his predecessor, Osama bin Laden. At one point, he acted as bin Laden's personal physician.

Biden said Zawahiri was holed up in downtown Kabul to reunite with his family and was killed Saturday in what a senior US administration official called a “finely timed airstrike” using two Hellfire missiles. The drone strike was authorized by Biden after weeks of meetings with his cabinet and key advisers, the official said on Monday, adding that there were no US personnel in Kabul at the time of the strike.

According to the official, high-ranking figures of the Taliban (“Taliban” – a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) Haqqani faction knew about the presence of Zawahiri in the area, which is a “clear violation of the Doha agreement”, and even took steps to cover up his presence after Saturday's successful strike. , by restricting access to the shelter and quickly relocating members of his family, including his daughter and her children, who were intentionally unharmed during the strike and unharmed. The US did not alert Taliban officials about Saturday's operation.

In a series of tweets, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said: “On July 31, an airstrike was carried out on a residential building in the Sherpur district of Kabul.”

He wrote that “at first the nature of the incident was not clear,” but the security and intelligence services of the Islamic Emirate conducted an investigation into the incident, and “initial findings showed that the strike was carried out by an American drone.”

Mujahid's tweets appeared before CNN reported Zawahiri's death. Mujahid said that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan “strongly condemns this attack under any pretext and calls it a clear violation of international principles and the Doha agreement.”

Biden, who was aware of the Zawahiri strike, spoke Monday outdoors from the balcony of the Blue Room at the White House.

Zawahiri, according to Biden, “was actively involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, being one of the main responsible for the attacks that killed 2,977 people on American soil. For decades, he has been the mastermind behind attacks on Americans.”

“Now justice has been served and this terrorist leader is no more. People around the world no longer need to be afraid of a vicious and determined killer, the US President continued. “The United States continues to demonstrate our determination and our ability to protect the American people from those who seek to harm us. Tonight we say again that no matter how long it takes, no matter where you hide, if you are a threat to our people, the United States will find you and remove you.”

The President said the targeted strike was the result of “extreme perseverance and skill” by the country's intelligence community.

“Our intelligence community discovered Zawahiri earlier this year – he moved to downtown Kabul to reunite with members of his family,” Biden said.

According to CNN, the strike came a year after Biden ordered the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, prompting Taliban forces to quickly seize control of the country.

Biden said on Monday that when he withdrew US troops from the country, he “decided that after 20 years of war, the United States no longer needed thousands of soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan to protect America from terrorists who seek to harm us, and I made a promise to the American people that we will continue to conduct effective counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan and beyond. We did just that.”

A senior counterterrorism analyst commented to CNN that Zawahiri could not be in Kabul without the invitation and tacit consent of at least a small number of the Taliban, whether from the Haqqani network or another part of the group.

The analyst said that the strike embarrassed the Taliban because they claimed there were no foreign fighters and no al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.

Now the question arises who will succeed Zawahiri. According to the UN, the current “Al-Qaeda Man No. 2”, Saif al-Adel, is believed to have been in Iran. This raised a pressing issue for the Iranians, who now have to choose between expelling the new al-Qaeda leader or hiding him, the analyst said.

A former Afghan government official well versed in the fight against terrorism said that as far as he knows, Saif al-Adel has already left Iran for Afghanistan.

According to the New York Times, Zawahiri comes from a noble Egyptian family. His grandfather, Rabia al-Zawahiri, was an imam at al-Azhar University in Cairo. His great-uncle Abdel Rahman Azzam was the first secretary of the Arab League.

Ayman al-Zawahiri himself helped organize the deadliest terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. “Those 19 brothers who went out and gave their souls to Almighty Allah, Almighty God granted them this victory that we are enjoying now,” al-Zawahiri said in a video message published in April 2002.

It was the first of many tongue-in-cheek messages that the terrorist, who became the leader of al-Qaeda after US troops killed bin Laden in 2011, sent out over the years, urging the militants to keep fighting America.

Zawahiri was constantly on the run when the US invasion of Afghanistan began after the 9/11 attacks. At some point, he narrowly escaped an attack by the US military in the mountainous region of Tora Bora in Afghanistan, an attack.

Ayman al-Zawahiri rose to prominence as an Islamist militant when he went to prison for his role in the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981. By then, the young doctor had been plotting for years to overthrow the Egyptian government and sought to replace it with fundamentalist Islamist rule. He proudly supported the assassination of Sadat after the Egyptian leader made the Camp David peace with Israel. He spent three years in prison after Sadat's assassination and claimed that he was tortured while in custody. After his release, he went to Pakistan, where he treated wounded militants who fought against the Soviet troops in Afghanistan. It was then that he met Osama bin Laden.

Together, the two terrorist leaders signed a fatwa authorizing and even requiring the killing of Americans and their allies, whether civilians or military. After suicide bombings on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed more than 200 people and injured more than 5,000, Zawahiri and bin Ladenk managed to avoid a retaliatory US cruise missile attack in Afghanistan.

< p>Then, in October 2000, the USS Cole in Yemen was attacked by terrorists in a boat, killing 17 US sailors and injuring 39 others.

Al-Zawahiri's terrorist career culminated on September 11, 2001, when nearly 3,000 people were killed in an attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth hijacked Washington-bound airliner crashed on a field in Pennsylvania after (officially) passengers resisted hijackers.

Since then, al-Zawahiri has released numerous videos and audio recordings calling on fellow believers join the “jihad” against the United States and its allies. Some of his recordings were followed by terrorist attacks, CNN recalls. For example, in May 2003, near-simultaneous suicide bombings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killed 23 people, including nine Americans, days after a recording allegedly containing Zawahiri's voice was released.

The US State Department has offered a reward of up to $25 million for information leading to his capture. A June 2021 United Nations report suggested that Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri was somewhere in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan and that he might be too weak to be shown in propaganda materials.

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China and Taiwan escalate military threats ahead of Pelosi visit

Beijing will have to react to avoid losing face

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to arrive in Taiwan on Tuesday in a controversial visit that could heighten tensions between Beijing and Washington. Against this backdrop, military rhetoric is intensifying on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Taiwan's Ministry of Defense has warned that it will respond to “enemy threats” as China escalates military threats on the day of US Speaker Nancy Pelosi's highly controversial visit to Taipei, writes The Guardian.

In a statement Tuesday, Taiwan's defense ministry said it was fully aware of military activities near the island and had “determination, ability and confidence” to ensure Taiwan's national security. The agency added in a statement that it has developed various – which, it is not specified – emergency plans.

Meanwhile, Taiwan's premier confirmed that the country is “warmly welcoming” foreign visitors ahead of a potential visit by Pelosi. Taipei will “take the most appropriate measures” for such guests and respect their plans, Prime Minister Su Tseng-chang told reporters on Tuesday when asked about the US House Speaker's visit.

The statements came after Reuters reported that several Chinese warships and aircraft passed near the median line, the unofficial border between the mainland and the island in the Taiwan Strait. Citing unnamed sources, the report said the ships had been in the area since Monday and the last flights took place on Tuesday morning, prompting the Taiwan Air Force to take off its planes in response.

It was previously reported that the ministry The Taiwan Defense Forces have adjusted and strengthened the combat readiness of the armed forces in response to the threat from China. According to public broadcaster CNA, formally the readiness level has not changed, it concerns only two stages: the current regular stage and wartime.

China also announced several days of live-fire exercises in the region, although they may be related to events marking the founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday.

The PLA also posted a propaganda video that does not mention Taiwan but shows a live-fire exercise and says the army will “bury the approaching enemy.”

On Tuesday, several Chinese officials issued further warnings. Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang shared a video of the PLA, saying that the military “will not sit idly by when it comes to protecting national sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

Former Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming echoed others in many ways government statements about Pelosi's trip. “Her visit to Taiwan would be a gross interference in China's internal affairs, a serious undermining of China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, a senseless violation of the principle of one China,” the diplomat said.

Overnight, Chinese authorities announced a sudden import ban on more than 100 Taiwanese food companies, local media reported, in what was interpreted as an act of retaliation for Pelosi's expected visit – China's trading tools have already been used frequently in bilateral disputes.

Multiple media reports have suggested that Pelosi will land in Taipei on Tuesday evening and meet with the President of Taiwan on Wednesday as an unofficial visit to the island during her tour of Asia. Nancy Pelosi, a longtime anti-China hawk, will become the highest-ranking member of the US government to visit Taiwan in decades, and Beijing has repeatedly threatened to take “countermeasures” in response.

Nancy Pelosi refused to confirm her trip to Taiwan – visit was rescheduled after plans for April were put on hold when she contracted Covid-19 — but the lack of rebuttal and multiple media leaks sparked an angry response from China and fears the situation could escalate.

While Taiwan has never been ruled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Beijing claims it is a Chinese province that it intends to “reunify” by force if necessary. The CCP strongly objects to foreign demonstrations of support for what it calls Taiwan's “separatist” government, especially from the United States.

Sources in Taiwan told the Guardian that there is a general concern that if Pelosi does not come, this will mean that the US can be intimidated with verbal threats, and this will undermine Taiwan's trust in US support.

Kolas Yotaka on Tuesday , a former Taiwanese presidential spokeswoman, said she supported Pelosi's visit to Taipei. “No one has the right to say whether Speaker Pelosi should come to Taiwan or not,” she said. “Only she can decide, and she shouldn't feel threatened. I am looking forward to her visit. It makes us feel less isolated and believe that there are still people who hold on to their beliefs and ideals.”

China's response to reports of Pelosi's visits has intensified, albeit without specifics. In a lengthy phone call last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned US President Joe Biden against “playing with fire” over Taiwan, while officials repeatedly said the PLA would not “do nothing” during the visit. Analysts in Taiwan and abroad have expressed concern that Beijing's rhetoric has reached a level that will force it to take action in order not to lose face.

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World warned of real danger of nuclear annihilation due to misunderstanding

“We've been incredibly lucky so far, but luck is not a strategy”

The world is “one miscalculation from nuclear annihilation,” warned the UN Secretary General. Referring to Ukraine, the Korean Peninsula and the Middle East, António Guterres said: “We have been incredibly lucky so far. But luck is not a strategy.”

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Experts ridiculed the intelligence officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who betrayed the participation of the United States in the shelling of the DPR

American experts approved strikes on Yelenovka and Novaya Kakhovka from HIMARS

Vadim Skibitsky, representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR, an analogue of the Russian GRU) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, inadvertently, or maybe deliberately, gave out important information . It concerns the direct participation of American specialists in the strikes carried out by the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) using American HIMARS Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS). These systems fired on, in particular, the colony with Ukrainian prisoners in Yelenovka and the Antonovsky bridge across the Dnieper in the Kherson region.

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Actually, experts knew for sure that the Armed Forces of Ukraine themselves cannot hit high-precision HIMARS without data from American space and air reconnaissance. But now Skibitsky has officially confirmed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are using “information received in real time” from the United States. At the same time, the United States, according to him, can cancel strikes if “the intended target does not suit them.”

Commenting on this confession, military expert, editor of the Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine Oleksiy Leonkov wrote in his Telegram channel that Ukrainian intelligence “burnt” the Americans.

“So the responsibility for all terrorist attacks using HIMARS lies entirely with USA. Could have canceled (strike. – “MK”), but did not. And these are not mistakes – these are purposeful actions. The United States is not only a sponsor of terrorism, but also a terrorist country. Although many people already know about this,” Leonkov noted.

As you know, after the attack on the barracks with prisoners in Yelenovka, representatives of the Pentagon hastened to declare that if such a strike was inflicted, it was only by mistake and Kyiv did not want to do it.

Political reporter Valentin Bodanov noticed this that “the nature of the Pentagon’s statement that the attack on the colony in Yelenovka could have been a mistake of the Armed Forces of Ukraine becomes clear.”

“The representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Vadym Skibitsky, surrendered everyone … The United States can cancel the strikes. Evidently, they didn't cancel Yelenovka. For some reason, there are options. There is an option that the Armed Forces of Ukraine simply deceived them. Therefore, the Pentagon, in hot pursuit, removed any responsibility,” he wrote in the Telegram channel.

In turn, the publicist Yulia Vityazeva laughed at “a strong and independent Ukraine”, which shoots only after the permission of the United States .

“It means that the United States arranged strikes on the pre-trial detention center in Yelenovka, Donetsk and on the hydroelectric power station in Nova Kakhovka. OK. Remember,” she commented in the Telegram channel.

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“The US and NATO countries killed our children, women, old people”

A Balkan volunteer told why he is fighting for the DPR

The more time you spend in Donbas, the more you realize how many interesting people who are not indifferent to its fate are attracted to this region. A few days ago, I had the opportunity to meet a native of the Congo, who is participating in a special military operation in the ranks of the Chechen unit “Akhmat”. And here is a new acquaintance. Platoon commander of the infantry battalion of the operational group “Delta” of the People's Militia of the LPR with the call sign “Serb”.

As you might guess, the call sign of the serviceman was not chosen by chance. The man is indeed from Serbia. At the end of 2014, he came as a volunteer to the Donbass and after eight years, as the military himself admits, this land and its people became dear to him.

When asked why a citizen of another country suddenly had a desire to stand on defense of Donbass, “Serb” answers what motivated him first of all by the desire to help the Slav brothers:

– Here in 2014 there was not just a civil war, it was a clash of two large countries. And one of them, I'm talking about Ukraine now, just started killing defenseless people…

According to the “Serb”, he already saw everything that was happening in the Donbass in his country in 1999, when people sat under carpet bombing for 90 days.

– The United States and NATO countries killed our children, women, old people. It shouldn’t be like this.

It was this parallel with the suffering experienced from one’s own experience that became the key moment for making a decision, perhaps strange in the eyes of others, the interlocutor shares.

The Serb admits that he had no military training, let alone combat experience, until 2014.

– I didn't even know how to assemble or disassemble a machine gun. I learned everything here when I came. The mentors were good, real experts. Thanks to them.

– My military path began with Debaltseve, then served and settled in the Luhansk People's Republic. During the special operation, he took part in the assault on the city of Svetlodarsk, where our troops broke through the enemy's defenses. Unfortunately, then we lost the battalion commander and the company commander. They came under fire from the Ukrainian armed forces. It was a huge loss, but we still reached Svetlodarsk.

According to the interlocutor, it was the most difficult battle since the start of the special operation.

He says that if we compare the enemy, who was eight years ago, and the one that is now, the difference is visible to the naked eye.

– They began to work very smoothly. This has never happened before.

– Recently, our unit has liberated the Uglegorsk TPP, we are moving forward according to plan.

The assault on the thermal power plant, according to “Serb”, was indeed a very difficult task. The fortifications, pillboxes and dugouts, equipped by the Ukrainian military, were filled with concrete and practically looked like an impregnable fortress.

– But we have excellent artillery, – the military man says not without pride. – The guys worked very professionally. About two thousand shells were fired at the approaches to the station.

According to the “Serb”, if it were not for the support of artillery, the assault on the TPP could hardly have been successful. And most likely, it would have dragged on for a long time.

– The enemy artillery worked without interruption. We would not have been able to simply enter the open field with all our desire.

According to the serviceman, the TPP was a very significant strategic point. After all, it can “power up” the entire Donbass with electricity.

– No. My home is here. During this time, I have already become a citizen of the Russian Federation, and I am going to stay in the Donbass.

Donetsk, DPR.

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Military expert predicted where the Armed Forces of Ukraine will flee from Slavyansk and Kramatorsk

Ukraine still has defensive lines

Many people assume that after the RF Armed Forces liberate Slavyansk and Kramatorsk as part of a special operation on the territory of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will not have large defensive lines, in connection with which the allied forces will advance faster. Expert of the Center for Military-Political Journalism Boris Rozhin believes that such a forecast is too optimistic.

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In an interview with Ukraina.ru, Rozhin recalled that after the liberation of the Slavic-Kramatorsk agglomeration, the issue of Krasnoarmeysk (Pokrovsk) would become acute. As the expert noted, the Armed Forces of Ukraine already have defensive positions there. In addition, according to the expert, it will be necessary to resolve the issue of a grouping based on Ugledar, Maryinka, Kurakhovo and Novoselovo, and then the Armed Forces of Ukraine will make an attempt to defend Dzerzhinsk (Toretsk).

Rozhin believes that after that the enemy forces will shift to Pavlograd on the border of the Dnepropetrovsk region. However, before that, according to the military expert, the problem with Slavyansk, Kramatorsk and Artemovsk should be resolved.

The specialist added that the terrain there is already a little easier, and there will be fewer fortified positions. Rozhin suggests that if the events in the Donbass go in favor of Russia, then by autumn-winter there will be opportunities for advancement.

Read also:Political scientist Ishchenko revealed the goals of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in southern Ukraine

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Why are the Spanish slugs that appeared in Moscow dangerous, and how to deal with them?

Spanish slugs have appeared in Moscow and the Moscow region. Residents of the capital region are posting photos of giant red clams on social networks. In the press service of “Mospriroda” talked about the harm these slugs can cause and where they came from in the Moscow region. jpg” height=”425″ width=”640″ style=”display: block;” />

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What kind of Spanish slugs?

Spanish slugs (lat. Arion lusitanicus) — a species of terrestrial gastropod mollusks from the lung order. They are devoid of a shell, reach a length of up to 18 centimeters. As previously told aif.ru Nikolai Sidortsov, full member of the Moscow Society of Naturalists, these mollusks are very gluttonous. They can eat on the site everything that gets in their way, and sometimes even commit an act of cannibalism and eat their own kind.

Mospriroda also warned that Spanish slugs can cause trouble for gardeners and gardeners. They eat agricultural products, especially vegetables and fruits. At the same time, the use of wild, uncultivated plants is avoided, since they contain phytoncides, bitterness and other substances with which plants protect themselves from pests. Therefore, red slugs do not pose a danger to the natural areas of the capital.

Are red slugs dangerous to humans?

In general, red slugs are not dangerous to humans. However, they can be carriers of certain types of parasites and pathogens. Therefore, Mospriroda asks those who meet slugs not to touch them with their bare hands.

Can the population of red slugs increase in Moscow?

Spanish slugs have virtually no natural enemies, which is why they are able to reach large numbers. However, Mospriroda notes that in cold weather, the population of red slugs in the capital will naturally decrease. A warmer climate is suitable for this species than in Moscow. Adults and young individuals dig into the soil for wintering, after which they fall into suspended animation. And in the natural areas of the capital, the ground usually freezes several tens of centimeters deep and there are no artificial heat sources there.

How did the red slugs get to Moscow?

The population of Spanish slugs arose by chance in the capital region. Mospriroda believes that mollusks could have been accidentally brought in with fruits and vegetables, or someone brought them specifically to keep at home, and then threw them away.

How to deal with Spanish slugs?

According to Nikolai Sidortsov, special chemicals or salt can be used to fight slugs. Also, these clams love beer, so gardeners make beer traps, and then they collect slugs and burn them. But you need to do this, observing safety precautions, wearing gloves.

Sources:

https://moslenta.ru/news/city/slizni-25 -06-2022.htm

https://moslenta.ru/news/city/v-moskve-zametili-ogromnykh-ispanskikh-sliznei-01-08-2022.htm?utm_source=yxnews&utm_medium =desktop

https://ria.ru/20220802/slizni-1806585456.html

https://aif.ru/dacha/ogorod/chem_opasny_ryzhie_slizni

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How long will hot weather last in Moscow?

The heat will continue in Moscow at least until the end of the week, follows from the forecast of the Phobos weather center.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 2 and 3, it will be sunny in the capital, and the air temperature will be almost 9 °C will exceed the climatic norm. “Then the heat will intensify, and the thermometers will rise to +30…+32°C. Thus, the residents of the capital are waiting for one of the hottest periods of this summer, », — weather forecasters reported.

Meteorologists explained the heat in Moscow by the arrival of the Atlantic cyclone Frida.

 What will the weather be like in Moscow this week?

According to Phobos, on Tuesday afternoon, July 2, variable cloudiness is predicted in Moscow, +27…+ 29 °C.

On Wednesday, August 3, partly cloudy with light rain is expected during the day, a thunderstorm is possible. At night the air temperature will be +17…+19 °C, during the day — +26…+28 °C.

Thursday, August 4, partly cloudy weather will remain in the city. At night it will be +20…+22 °C, during the day — +30…+32 °C.

On Friday, August 5, partly cloudy weather is predicted during the day. At night, the thermometers will show +21…+23 °C, during the day — +28…+30 °C.

On Saturday, August 6, partly cloudy weather will return to Moscow. At night the air temperature will be +19…+21 °C, during the day — +27…+29 °C. 

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Vulnerable groups of Russians were recommended to wear masks in transport

Story Coronavirus pandemic of a new type that spread from China

The Rospotrebnadzor recommended that citizens from vulnerable categories wear medical masks in crowded places and in public transport, TASS reports.

The agency also recommended using hand sanitizers. Rospotrebnadzor urged citizens to carefully consider the recommended measures of protection against covid.

It is noted that the increase in the incidence is due to the spread of new subspecies of the omicron strain of coronavirus.

The share of new subspecies of the omicron strain BA.4 and BA.5 among the cases of infection detected in the Russian Federation in the last two weeks has increased to 82.5%. Cases of the “centaur” variant recorded in isolated cases.

Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor denied information disseminated on social networks that the agency allegedly called for the re-introduction of anti-COVID restrictions.

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What is known about the blogger and ex-football player Evgeny Savin?

Deputy of the State Duma, member of the Supervisory Board of Khimki near Moscow; Roman Teryushkov reported that the blogger and former football player Evgeny Savin (better known as KraSava) faces criminal liability for discrediting the RF Armed Forces. The politician announced this in his Telegram channel.

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“Krasava” slandered two articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, ", — Teryushkov wrote.

In particular, the deputy saw a violation of the law in one of Savin's videos, published in the spring of 2022 on his channel on the YouTube platform. The blogger published an author's film in which his Ukrainian football colleagues spoke about the special operation. 

What is known about KraSava?

Savin was born on April 19, 1984 in Belozersk, Vologda Oblast. When Savin was a child, his family moved to Tobolsk. There he was taken to a sports school at the Irtysh football club. After that, the future star was invited to study at the Volgograd sports boarding school, which trained professional football players. Savin was appointed forward.

Sports career

After graduating from school, the athlete began an active professional career. In 2000-2003, Savin played in the backup teams of Rotor, Lokomotiv; and “Ryazan-Agrokomplekt”, after which he moved to the first division.

In 2004-2005, Savin played for the clubs “Tom”, “Anji” and Khimki.

A year later, the footballer moved to Perm “Amkar”, where he later became the team's top scorer, scoring six goals in a season. In 2008, he joined the updated Samara team “Wings of the Soviets”. It is this period of his life that he calls one of the best in his life.

In 2006 and 2007, Evgeny Savin was called up to the Russian national football team. But in 2006, the team did not qualify for the Beijing Olympics. In 2007, he was in the application for the game with the Estonian national team under the 21st number, but remained on the bench without entering the field.

After the expiration of the contract with the club “Wings of the Soviets” football player played for “Tom”, “Ural” and Arsenal. After that, he moved to the Tyumen club.

In 2015, Savin announced the end of his sports career. The cause was several serious injuries: cysts on the knee and rupture of the Achilles tendon.

Work on TV

Savin's television career began by accident. He received a call from a well-known Russian sports journalist Yuri Dud (recognized as a foreign agent on the territory of the Russian Federation) with an offer to become his co-host in the new project “Cult Tour” on the TV channel “Match TV”. The guest of the first issue of the program was the leader of the Leningrad group; Sergey Shnurov.

Since 2017, the ex-footballer has become the host of the sports reality show “Who Wants to Become a Legionnaire” to “Match TV”, where young football fans who dreamed of a sports career came.

In November of the same year, Savin — one of the leading sports and entertainment show “Russian Ninja” on Channel One. His co-hosts were journalist Timur Solovyov and singer Yulianna Karaulova.

In 2018, he starred in Danila Kozlovsky’s film Coach. in the episodic role of the captain of the Spartak team.

In August of the same year, he created his own YuoTube channel KraSava. about football.

Marital status

The athlete is married twice. The first wife was from Tobolsk, where they lived. The second wife was the photographer Elena Dekhtyareva. The couple got married in 2009. For a long time the family lived in St. Petersburg in their apartment. In May 2022, Savin left Russia. The media does not specify where his wife is.

Sources:

https://www.kp.ru/daily/27425.5/4625377/

https://ru.wikipedia.org/

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Scientists: climate change could lead to the extinction of mankind

Climate change under worst-case scenarios can lead to the extinction of the world's population. This was reported by scientists from the United States, Germany and China in an article for the publication of the American Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

The authors of the publication believe that humanity pays little attention to the “worst-case scenarios” climate change. This problem can reach catastrophic proportions, scientists are sure.

The article says that over the past 30 years, an increase in greenhouse gas emissions has been recorded in the world. Not the most negative forecasts suggest that by the end of the century the average temperature on Earth may increase by 2.1-3.9 degrees. However, by 2070, areas with extreme heat, where the average annual temperature exceeds 29 degrees, can expand so much that they will contain two billion people.

According to researchers, the climate crisis could cause a “cascade of risks”, which will cause a consistent increase in problems of a different nature. For example, heat and degradation of territories can cause unrest in society.

“There is enough evidence that climate change can be catastrophic. We could enter such “endgames” even with modest levels of warming,” — the scientists concluded.

Earlier, Alexei Turkeev, a researcher at the Laboratory for Climate Change and the Environment, said that polar explorers had recorded an anomalous Australian heat wave in Antarctica.

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Scientists have found that the shape of the human brain has not changed for 160 thousand years

The skulls of modern people differ in shape from the skulls of their predecessors, however, according to a new study, this did not affect the evolution of the brain, Novye Izvestia reports.

The shape of the cranium changed due to the transformation of a person's face, which became more subtle.

At the University of Zurich, a new hypothesis was put forward for the reasons for the transformation. The study found that the skulls of modern children and Homo sapiens, who lived 160,000 years ago, are quite comparable.

People's faces grow up to about 20 years old, and the brain reaches approximately 95% of its size by six years. From this it follows that the human brain has hardly transformed over the past 160 thousand years.

Scientists believe that the transformation of the skulls occurred due to a change in diet or a decrease in oxygen demand.

Formerly a neurologist Rustem Gayfutdinov explained how actress Emilia Clarke was able to preserve her memory and return to a full life, despite the cessation of part of the brain after strokes.

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