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Vucic declared resistance to sanctions against Russia to the last

According to the Serbian president, his country will refuse sanctions against Russia, despite the fact that it has to pay dearly for it. Serbia does this not for profit, but because of “an honest attitude towards itself” Aleksandar Vučić Serbia will resist the imposition of sanctions against Russia as much as possible, President of the Republic Aleksandar Vučić told TV Prva, quoted by Novosti .rs. According to him, the country has to pay dearly for refusing to impose restrictive measures against Russia, in particular, the lack of access to the capital market and difficulties in servicing loans. “Everyone will say, 'Vučić announces sanctions.' No. We will resist as long as we can,— said the head of state. Vučić explained that Serbia is doing this not because it bene...

Bloomberg learned about the EU plan to buy gas from Russia without violating sanctions

Importers will have to declare the fulfillment of all obligations to Russia after paying for gas in euros or dollars, the EC plan says, writes Bloomberg, further actions are unacceptable. Poland did not see clarity in the plan The European Commission has prepared a plan for the purchase of Russian gas, which will allow importers to comply with Moscow's conditions without violating sanctions. In particular, European companies will have to indicate that they consider their obligations fulfilled after payment in dollars or euros in accordance with the contracts, Bloomberg writes, citing sources. The EC informed the European governments about this at a closed meeting. Once the importers have made payment in euros or dollars and declared that they have fulfilled their obligations, Russia ...

US diplomat called an acceptable version of the agreement between Russia and Ukraine

According to the US Charge d'Affaires in Ukraine, Washington is counting on a diplomatic solution to the conflict, but it must first of all be acceptable to Kyiv Chargé d'Affaires of the United States in Ukraine Christina Quinn (center) The United States is ready to support a peace agreement between Moscow and Kyiv, in which Ukraine will emerge victorious from the conflict. This was stated by Chargé d'Affaires of the United States in Ukraine Christina Quinn on ICTV. “I would like to see a diplomatic solution to this [conflict], but obviously there cannot be a diplomatic solution where Ukraine loses and Russia wins. This is an unacceptable way to end this unilateral aggression. Yaby wanted Ukraine and Russia to reach an amicable agreement that would be acceptable to Ukraine...

German business called a catastrophe the cessation of gas supplies from Russia

Stopping Russian gas supplies will have devastating consequences for the country. This was stated in an interview with the Bild am Sontag newspaper by the head of the German industrial union, Siegfried Ruswurm. “To date, the consequences of cutting off Russian gas supplies would be catastrophic. We must proceed from the fact that with a shortage of such volumes, gas would no longer enter the final branches of our gas pipeline system at all, — he said. According to him, with the introduction of an embargo on energy resources from Russia, a number of German enterprises would have to stop production. < /p> Since the beginning of the Russian operation in Ukraine, Berlin has already imposed several packages of sanctions against Moscow, and the country's top officials have repeatedly ...

The US Treasury warned foreign banks against helping Russia to circumvent sanctions

Deputy Treasury Secretary Adewale (Wally) Adeyemo has threatened foreign banks with loss of access to both the US and EU financial systems if they help Moscow evade The Joe Biden administration has urged foreign banks not to help Russia evade sanctions, otherwise they risk losing access to the financial systems of the US and Europe. According to The New York Times, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Adewale (Wally) Adeyemo warned in private meetings with representatives of international banks in New York, including those from China, Brazil, Ireland, Japan and Canada, that even if the financial institution located in a country that has not imposed restrictions on Russia, it may still face consequences for violating US or EU sanctions. “If you provide financial support to sanctioned ind...

Scholz called the only option to lift sanctions against Russia

German Chancellor Scholz: sanctions against Russia can be lifted only in case of an agreement between Moscow and Kyiv /s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/3/39/756525141887393.jpg” alt=”Scholz named the only way to lift sanctions against Russia” /> Olaf Scholz Sanctions against Russia can only be lifted if it concludes an agreement with Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told t-online. According to the politician, this is “the only plausible possibility”, and we cannot talk about a “dictated peace”. The chancellor also said that Germany insists on the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine. “Otherwise, a clear principle applies: Ukraine resolves these issues [about the lifting of restrictions]. We can't negotiate on their behalf anyway,...

British Foreign Secretary rules out intention to ‘change regime’ in Russia with sanctions

With the help of sanctions, London seeks to achieve a final end to the conflict in Ukraine, and not to change the regime in Russia, stressed British Foreign Minister Truss media/img/4/83/756525283290834.jpg” alt=”British Foreign Minister ruled out intention to “change regime” in Russia with sanctions” /> Liz Truss Great Britain and its allies must continue to put pressure on Russia, as long as its troops remain in Ukraine, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss wrote in an article for the Daily Express. With the help of sanctions, London is trying to achieve a final end to the conflict, Truss said. “We are not seeking regime change in Moscow,” she assured. “But let me be clear: a weakened Russia— this is a consequence of [Russian President Vla...

Lavrov accused the West of “direct robbery” of Russia

Lavrov: Western countries use anti-Russian measures, including outright robbery “Lavrov accused the West of “direct robbery” of Russia” /> Sergey Lavrov (left) during the session “Foreign Policy in the Ring of Circumstances” at the XXX Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy in the Lesnye Dali boarding house; Western countries allowed to use any measures against Russia, including “outright robbery”; said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the 30th Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, RBC correspondent reports. Video " occurred in all so-called civilized countries. <…> Any hostile actions against our country are allowed, including outright robbery, — he said. In particular, W...

Finland says they are ready for Russia’s response to joining NATO

Finnish Minister Tuppurainen said she is not afraid of Russia's reaction to NATO membership Finland is ready for Russia's response to the country's NATO membership, it is her choice, and she is not afraid of possible threats, the minister said. Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry warned of a response taking into account the infrastructure that the alliance will deploy in this country .jpg” alt=”Finland said they were ready for Russia's response to joining NATO” /> Finland is not afraid of threats due to its intention to join NATO and is ready for Moscow's response, Tytti Tuppurainen, Minister for European Affairs and Property Management, said on Sky News. “We don't have any panic, we don't we are afraid. We are preparing for any kind of...

Medvedev said that Russia “doesn’t care” about non-recognition of the G7 borders of Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Medvedev: Russia “doesn't care” about the non-recognition of the new borders of Ukraine by the G7 countries This is how he reacted to the statement of the G7 Foreign Ministers (Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Italy, France, Japan and the USA), where they stressed that they “reject direct attempts to redraw borders by force” Dmitry Medvedev Russia “doesn't care” if the G7 countries (G7, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Italy, France, Japan and the USA) do not recognize the change in the state borders of Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said in Telegram. So he answered the joint statement of the foreign ministers of these countries , which they released following the...

Russia will use the bioweapons convention in the situation with Ukraine

Russia will use Art. 5 and 6 of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. These articles relate to cooperation and the possibility of filing a complaint with the UN Security Council if a convention party violates its provisions Vasily Nebenzya Russia will use Articles 5 and 6 of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) in launching an investigation about US biolaboratories in Ukraine, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said at a meeting of the Security Council. “Given that the American side refuses any constructive discussion on this topic, we plan to use the mechanisms provided for in Articles 5 and 6 of the BTWC,— said Nebenzya. Video He said that the Russian side had already collected “a significant amount of materials” ...

The President of South Ossetia has set a date for a referendum on unification with Russia

President of South Ossetia Bibilov scheduled a referendum on unification with Russia for July 17 Anatoly Bibilov scheduled a referendum for July 17, explaining the need for the region to join Russia as a “historical aspiration of the people.” Previously, Bibilov lost the election to the leader of the opposition Nykhas party, Alan Gagloev =”The President of South Ossetia has set a date for a referendum on unification with Russia” /> Anatoly Bibilov President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov ordered a referendum on unification with Russia to be held on July 17 in the region. This is stated in the decree of the head of the unrecognized republic dated May 13. The decision to announce a referendum was made by the head of the region “guided by the historical desire...

The EC did not rule out the restriction of gas prices from Russia in the event of a cessation of supplies

The European Commission wants to allow governments to limit gas prices for consumers if supplies of Russian fuel are cut off, Welt am Sonntag found out to the EC document on “short-term interventions in the energy market”, according to Reuters. According to the document, EU member states will be able to regulate fuel prices during the transition period to protect them from a surge even before there will be a shortage. At the end of March, Russia transferred payments for gas with unfriendly countries into rubles. From April 1, companies from these countries are required to open two accounts with Gazprombank— currency and ruble. First, the payment will go to the currency account, after which the bank will sell the currency on the stock exchange and credit the rubles to the ...

Minsk called the consequences of limiting Russia’s participation in world politics

Belarusian Foreign Ministry: Russia's restriction on the world stage will jeopardize negotiations on Ukraine The Foreign Ministers of Russia and Belarus also discussed the interaction of countries in the international arena and the prospects for resolving the conflict in Ukraine rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/3/56/756524477743563.jpg” alt=”Minsk called the consequences of limiting Russia's participation in world politics” /> Meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers Limiting the participation of Belarus and Russia in international affairs will jeopardize the prospects for negotiations on the situation in Ukraine. This was stated by Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, participating in a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the CIS. “Th...

Russia convenes UN Security Council meeting on US biolaboratories in Ukraine

According to Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Representative to the UN, the Russian side at the meeting on May 13 intends to present new facts confirming the activities of American military laboratories in Ukraine Dmitry Polyansky (center) Russia intends to present new evidence of military biological programs of the US laboratories in Ukraine, said Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Representative to the UN, in Telegram. “We demanded an open meeting of the UN Security Council to present new evidence of military biological programs in US biological laboratories in Ukraine. The meeting is scheduled for 10:00 (17:00 Moscow time) May 13,— Polyansky wrote. At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian ...

Russia announced a change of position on the issue of Ukraine’s accession to the EU

The Kremlin previously pointed out that the topic of Ukraine's accession to the EU “lies on a different plane” than membership in NATO. Now, according to Dmitry Polyansky, Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Moscow's position has changed alt=”Russia announced a change of position on the issue of Ukraine's accession to the EU” /> Dmitry Polyansky Russia's position on Kyiv's desire to join the EU has changed, now it is similar to the position on Ukraine's accession to NATO. This was stated by Deputy Ambassador to the UN Dmitry Polyansky in an interview with UnHerd. So, in response to a journalist's question about Russia's position on Ukraine's accession to the EU, Polyansky said that the position changed after the statement...

Foreign Ministry considers attempts to remove Russia from Middle East issues nonsense

This is how the department reacted to the decision of Western countries not to invite the Russian delegation to the meeting of the Interim Coordinating Committee (TCC) for assistance to the Palestinians, which was held in Brussels Attempts to remove Russia from the process of resolving the crisis in the Middle East— this is political nonsense, according to a statement on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry. This is how the department reacted to the decision not to invite the Russian side to the meeting of the Interim Coordinating Committee (TCC) for assistance to the Palestinians, which was held in Brussels on May 10–11 under the co-chairmanship of Norway and the EU. “Any attempts to turn Russia off from the process of resolving the Palestinian-Israeli, Syria...

Russia’s permanent representative admitted that “the operation may not go so fast”

Permanent representative Chizhov: special operation in Ukraine is not going so fast, but on schedule Russian forces are operating in Ukraine “on schedule”, despite the fact that some would like a faster pace, Chizhov said. He believes that they would “walk like a steamroller” in Ukraine if Moscow took an example from Washington The Russian military special operation in Ukraine may not be going so fast, but according to the schedule, while the “seizure of territories” Russia is not in Moscow's plans, Russia's permanent representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov told Sky News. “I can assure you that the special military operation is on schedule, it may not be going so fast , as some people in Russia would like, it continues at a certain spee...

Japan to ban export of 3D printers to Russia

Japan will ban the export of 3D printers and high-tech equipment to Russia from May 20 From May 20, semiconductor and electrically conductive polymers, as well as 13 goods and technologies, will be banned from exporting from Japan to Russia, the country's authorities said. Earlier in Tokyo, they said that Moscow is to blame for the deterioration of relations “Japan will ban the export of 3D printers to Russia” /> Japan will ban the export to Russia of electronic and atomic force microscopes, quantum computers, 3D printers and powdered metals and their alloys and other high-tech equipment. The full list is published on the website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. “Measures will be implemented from May 20,”— warned in Japan. Video The list also mentions...

Medvedev predicted famine, epidemics and crises due to sanctions against Russia

Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev published his vision of the development of the situation in the world after the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions. He titled his post on Telegram “What will happen next, or the World after anti-Russian sanctions (not a forecast at all)” and noted that he published it on Friday, May 13. Total «not forecast» consists of ten items. According to Medvedev, the following events await the world: A major logistical crisis on a global scale and the collapse of foreign airlines due to a ban on flights over Russian territory. An energy crisis in countries that refuse to from Russian oil and gas, a slowdown in the development of the digital economy. “A full-fledged international food crisis”, fam...

The Kremlin called Finland’s accession to NATO an unconditional threat to Russia

Russia sees Finland's decision to apply for membership in NATO as a threat, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “Certainly [this is a threat],”— Peskov said, answering the relevant question. Moscow's further actions will depend on what the “expansion process” will be expressed in, and how the military infrastructure will move. He also recalled that there is a current presidential order to strengthen the “western flank”. The material is being supplemented news even in conditions of blocking Источник rbc.ru

The head of the Pentagon said that no one wants a conflict between NATO and Russia

According to Lloyd Austin, Moscow does not want such a clash either. If Russia nevertheless decides to attack any of the NATO members, this will “change everything,” the Pentagon chief warned Lloyd Austin If Russia decides to attack one of the countries— members of NATO, this will “dramatically change everything,” no one would want such a development of events, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said at a congressional hearing. A fragment of his speech is published by Newsweek. “But <…> my point of view <…> is that Russia does not want to fight NATO, — said the Pentagon chief. He explained his assumption by the military power of the alliance: NATO has 1.9 million soldiers “the most advanced capabilities <…> in th...

Germany warns of increase in gas prices due to Russia’s retaliatory sanctions

Russia approved the sanctions list, which included the former “daughters” of “Gazprom”. According to the head of the Ministry of Economy of Germany, due to sanctions, Germany will be forced to conclude new contracts for the supply of gas, possibly at a higher price Russian retaliatory sanctions against Gazprom Germania GmbH and its subsidiaries mean the need to conclude new contracts, possibly at higher prices, said the Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Robert Habeck in the Bundestag, reports FAZ. “Inclusion in the sanctions lists” subsidiaries ” Gazprom Germania means they have to re-conclude supply contracts. These contracts will probably be awarded at higher prices,— said the deputy head of...

Lithuania recalled the ambassador from Russia

Lithuania has decided to recall its ambassador Eitvydas Bayarunas from Russia, LRT reports. Bajarunas will leave the country on June 1. In addition, from June 7, the Consulate General of the Republic in St. Petersburg. Material is being supplemented. Subscribe to Telegram ://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/0/01/756358467784010.jpg” alt=”Lithuania recalled the ambassador from Russia” /> Источник rbc.ru

Russia imposed sanctions against the former “daughters” of “Gazprom”

The list includes Gazprom Germania, in which Gazprom ceased participation more than a month ago, and other European assets. Transactions with them are prohibited, and ships chartered by them are also prohibited from entering Russian ports. ” alt=” Russia has imposed sanctions against the former subsidiaries of Gazprom” /> The Russian government has approved a list of companies that will fall under Russian retaliatory sanctions, the document is published on the official portal of legal information. In total, 31 companies are listed in it. The list included mainly former “daughters” Gazprom, including Gazprom Germania. The company, in turn, manages the former European assets of Gazprom, which are also included in the sanctions list: Gazprom NGV Europe, Wingas, A...

The permanent representative of the Crimea said that the “south of the former Ukraine” will become part of Russia

Permanent representative of the Crimea Muradov: “the south of the former Ukraine” was donated, and now it will become part of Russia The southern Ukrainian territories will join Russia, the permanent representative of the Crimea believes. Muradov claims that these lands were “donated” to Kyiv Georgy Muradov The territories of Southern Ukraine, occupied by Russian troops, will become part of Russia, this will become the “will of the people themselves”, who for eight years lived in conditions of “repression and bullying”, RIA Novosti said. Permanent Representative of Crimea to the President Georgy Muradov. “I have no doubt that the liberated territories of the south of the former Ukraine will become another region of Russia”,&md...

Foreign Ministry called Lithuania’s decision on Russia a “terrorist country” extremist

Zakharova reproached Vilnius for keeping silent about NATO's “aggressive” actions in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan and Vilnius's lack of support for the Minsk agreements. On May 10, the Seimas of Lithuania recognized Russia as a state “supporting terrorism” The building of the Seimas of Lithuania, Vilnius The decision of the Seimas of Lithuania to recognize Russia as a terrorist state— extremist, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sputnik radio. In her opinion, the Lithuanian deputies did not proceed from the desire to resolve the situation in Ukraine. The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that over the past eight years, Lithuania should have spoken out at least once in favor of the implementation of the Minsk agreem...

Gagloev called the condition for a referendum on joining Russia

The new president of South Ossetia Gagloev: the referendum will be held after the signal from Moscow Moscow is busy with geopolitics, so the vote on joining Russia will take place after receiving the “signal”, warned the new president of South Ossetia. The Kremlin said earlier that they did not take any legal action Alan Gagloev A referendum will be held in South Ossetia only after a corresponding signal from Moscow, this is not a one-sided process, Alan Gagloev, who won the presidential elections in the republic, told TASS . He pointed out that now Russian forces are conducting a special operation in Ukraine, Russia is “dealing with geopolitical issues”, the inhabitants of the republic should understand this. “As soon as there is a signal, as soon as there is a...

Lavrov said that Russia does not want war in Europe

The West, in turn, constantly talks about the need to “defeat Russia,” said the Foreign Minister, who is visiting Oman Video Russia does not wants war in Europe— it is “The West constantly insists that <…> Russia must be defeated,” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference in Oman. According to him, the end of the military operation in Ukraine will stop Western attempts to undermine international law and promote a unipolar world. “The era of colonialism is a thing of the past— it must be acknowledged,— stressed the Foreign Minister. Lavrov arrived in Muscat after a visit to Algeria. The minister held talks with the foreign ministers of both countries. Russia launched a special operation on “demilitarization and denazificat...

Peskov rejected plans to introduce martial law in Russia

Peskov: there are no plans to introduce martial law in Russia There are no plans to introduce martial law in Russia, Peskov said, commenting on the words of the head of the US National Intelligence. She previously stated that the situation in Ukraine is leading to “situational” decision-making in Moscow and more drastic measures Dmitry Peskov There are no plans to introduce martial law in Russia, said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov during a briefing, reports correspondent of RBC. «No, this is not in the plans»— Peskov said in response to a request to comment on the words of US National Intelligence Director Avril Haynes about the likely declaration of martial law in Russia. We are talking about Haynes' speech at a hearing in the US Congress's Armed Forc...