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The Foreign Ministry said that the emergency at Nord Stream occurred in the US intelligence zone

Russian Foreign Ministry: Nord Stream accidents occurred in the US intelligence zone Maria Zakharova explained that the accidents occurred in the exclusive economic zones of Denmark and Sweden, and these are “NATO-centric countries” that are completely under the control of US intelligence Accidents at the Nord Stream gas pipelines and Nord Stream 2 took place in a zone controlled by American special services, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on the air of Solovyov.Live. “[Sweden and Denmark, whose special economic zones have been leaked]— these are the most NATO-centric countries. These are the countries that are stuffed with American weapons, these are the very countries that are completely controlled by the American special services, are absolutely and defi...

The largest oil trader spoke about the US plan to replace Russian oil in the EU

Russia will have to sell oil in other markets at a discount, says Vitol's director. The EU plans to introduce a ceiling on commodity prices ) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” > The United States will supply Europe with more than 1 million barrels of oil per day. oil to replace Russian crude. This was stated by the director of the Swiss-Dutch company Vitol, which is the world's largest oil trader, Russell Hardy on the sidelines of the 38th Asia-Pacific Oil Conference, Reuters reports. According to Hardy, they will look for a “home” for Russian raw materials outside the US, UK and EU. “[Oil] will go farther and farther and find other markets, while it will have to be sold at a discount,” — sa...

Bulgarian court allows extradition of Russian hacker to US – media

The Bulgarian court allowed the immediate extradition for further criminal prosecution of 36-year-old Russian citizen Denis Kloster. In the United States, he is accused of computer offenses, according to the Bulgarian publication 24 Hours. The extradition was allowed on the basis of an official request from the US Department of Justice and the submitted documentation. The citizen of the Russian Federation has already agreed to be handed over to the US authorities. He believes that he will be able to prove his innocence in an American court. The Bulgarian court decided to arrest Kloster until he was handed over to US officials. The court decision is not subject to appeal. Earlier, hackers acting under the nickname Adrastea reported that they were selling data to MBDA Missile Systems, the l...

FT learned about US and EU plans to put pressure on Turkey over Mir cards

FT: The US and the EU will put pressure on Turkish banks that have connected to the Mir system The EU intends to send a delegation to Turkey amid fears of circumventing sanctions against Russia, the newspaper writes. There are now many partners of Russia in Turkey – only some of the banks are not ready to serve Mir cards, the head of the NSPK said /756632212900866.png 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” > The United States and the European Union are stepping up pressure on Turkey to enforce sanctions against Russia. This is reported by The Financial Times, citing two sources. According to the publication, Washington is focusing on Turkish banks that have connected to the Russian pa...

Reuters learned about US plans to limit the supply of semiconductors to China

Reuters learned about US plans to expand restrictions on the supply of semiconductors to China As conceived by the authorities, the measure should help prevent the purchase of American technologies by China max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” > The administration of US President Joe Biden plans to expand restrictions on the supply of semiconductors for the production of chips and artificial intelligence tools to China in October. This was reported by Reuters, citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the agency, the Department of Commerce will publish new rules for the export of semiconductors, which have already been mentioned in letters to three US companies— KLA Corp., Lam Research Corp. and ...

NYT announces US assistance in preparing Ukraine’s counteroffensive

The United States provided Kyiv with data on command posts, Russian army ammunition depots, “constantly” discussed a way to stop the Russian advance in eastern Ukraine, writes The New York Times, The US and Ukraine stepped up intelligence sharing over the summer, allowing Washington to provide better and more up-to-date information for Kyiv's planning of a counteroffensive in the country's northeast, The New York Times reported, citing unnamed US officials. Sources declined to say , what details of the counter-offensive plan Ukraine disclosed to the United States and what advice the American side gave, but one of them indicated that Washington and Kyiv “permanently” discussed a way to stop Russia's advance in the east of the country. The interlocutors of the public...

US announces India’s openness to oil price ceiling

Deputy Finance Minister Wally Adeyemo stressed that India is considering the possibility of joining the imposition of a cap on Russian oil India is open to the idea of ​​imposing a price cap on Russian oil— the measure by which a number of Western countries hope to deprive Russia of increased revenues from a jump in energy prices and at the same time not cause a new increase,— U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told Bloomberg. “This weekend I was encouraged by a message from India's oil minister that they are considering joining,”— he explained. However, he added that even if some countries do not decide to join the initiative that the G7 member states are promoting, they will still have more opportunities to negotiate price reductions in the fu...

Bloomberg learned about Biden’s plans to limit US investment in China

According to agency sources, Biden intends to create a system in the United States that will allow the government to directly block investments in China's technology sector /756621881448911.jpg 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” > < source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/320xH/media/img/1/91/756621881448911.jpg 320w" media="(max-width: 320px)" >< img class="aligncenter" src="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/1/91/756621881448911.jpg" alt="Bloomberg learned about Biden's plans to limit US investment in China" />< /p> The administration of US President Joe Biden is considering taking measures that would limit US investment in Chinese technology companies. This...

US general urges US authorities to allow Ukraine to attack Russian territory

Retired American Brigadier General Mark Arnold told Channel 24 that NATO and the US should give Kyiv weapons to strike deep into Russia and allow such attacks. Photo: pixabay.com Retired American brigadier general Mark Arnold, in an interview with Channel 24, said that NATO and the United States should give Kyiv weapons to strike deep into Russia and allow such attacks. According to him, the requirement of Western countries for Ukraine not to use weapons received from allies against Moscow is a “big strategic mistake.” “White House officials and their allies should provide the Kyiv regime with weapons capable of delivering strikes on Russian territory. Now I'm not talking about Crimea. NATO and the United States say: “Do not strike at the territory of Russia”. I think th...

US intelligence promised to assess the threat due to papers found on Trump

U.S. Intelligence to Assess Security Threats from Trump's Seized Documents Director of National Intelligence Avril Haynes sent a letter to Congress promising to assess the potential national security risk from documents found during a search of the ex-president< img class="aligncenter" src="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/1/06/756616310339061.jpg" alt="US intelligence has promised to assess the threat due to papers found on Trump"/> U.S. intelligence will assess the potential national security risk if documents found during a search of former President Donald Trump's residence become public, Reuters and Politico report, citing a letter from Director of National Intelligence Avril Haynes to the chairman of the House Intelligence Select Committee. Adam Schiff and House Oversi...

China vows to retaliate if US provokes in Taiwan Strait

The Chinese Armed Forces, against the backdrop of US ships in the Taiwan Strait, declared full combat readiness Two American cruisers entered the Taiwan Strait – the US Navy called ship movements routine. Beijing recalled that the army is in a state of full combat readiness, and stated that they would monitor the cruisers .jpg 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” > The Chinese military is monitoring the movements of US ships in the Taiwan Strait and maintaining full combat readiness, the country's military said in a statement to Reuters. Earlier, the agency, citing three US officials, said that the Strait entered two ships of the US Navy— cruisers Chancellorsville and Ant...

The State Duma explained when the US will “surrender Zelensky”

Photo: Dmitry Katorzhnov State Duma deputy from United Russia Oleg Morozov expressed the opinion that the regime of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is doomed, moreover they will turn their backs on him in Washington. “The Americans will hand him over when a negotiator acceptable to Russia is needed,” the politician said. He added that the greater the success of the Russian military in during the course of a special military operation, the more precarious Zelensky's position will become. According to Morozov, along with the depletion of resources for military resistance, Zelensky's tasks will also be exhausted. After that, “politicians will be needed , with whom you can talk without fear of getting your hands dirty”. Источник www.mk.ru

New package of US military aid to Ukraine turned out to be mocking

“They are waiting for the promised three years” The United States announced another $3 billion military aid package to Ukraine. However, as US Deputy Secretary of Defense Colin Kohl explained, the new package is a demonstration of the Americans' commitment to “Ukraine's long-term security.” And so long-term that, according to Kohl, it turns out, “has nothing to do with the fights today, tomorrow or next week.” Military experts told MK what supplies this package is about. Photo: Global Look Press According to General Colin Cole, the new weapon will be in the “square” in “one, two or three years.” The Pentagon will first have to conclude contracts for its production. So it's still a big question, who is the Pentagon actually plan...

WSJ learned about US plans to appoint a general for the mission of helping Ukraine

The name of the US mission in Ukraine is expected according to the type of Iraqi and Afghan ones. The WSJ writes that this could mean a reversal from targeted efforts to help Kyiv to a longer-term program. with reference to American officials. He will lead the country's efforts to train the military and provide assistance to Kyiv. The name of the mission will be a formal recognition of the US military efforts, the newspaper writes, similar to when the Pentagon named its operations in Iraq and Afghanistan (“« Iraqi Freedom”, “Enduring Freedom” and others). The decision to name the training and assistance mission is bureaucratically significant, as it usually entails long-term dedicated funding and the ability to assign special payments, ribbons of distincti...

Dozens lay down outside the US embassy as part of an action against leaf mines

At the United States Embassy in the capital of the Russian Federation, an action is being held with reference to the anti-personnel mines “Petal”, which are used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine against the civilian population of the Donetsk People's Republic. Dozens of citizens decided to lie on the ground next to the stickers of the mines.  Ukrainian military scatter “Petals” in Donetsk, Lisichansk, Makeevka and other settlements of the DPR. Moscow activists called for the Kiev government to be held accountable for this. They believe that the US authorities need to pay attention to civilians who become victims of the criminal actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Readovka Telegram channel reports. Earlier it was reported that about a dozen images of ...

Received an explanation of the new US strikes in Syria

The race for oil continues, but relations between Iran and the United States will not change Following the tension over Taiwan and the start of military exercises in South Korea, there is a reason to recall the Middle East “hot spots” . The United States also attacked the Syrian Deir ez-Zor. The airstrikes were attributed to America's response to an attack against the Al-Tanf military base in Syria on August 15th. What are the consequences of Washington's actions – Let's understand our material. Photo: AP On Tuesday, President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes against Iranian-backed groups in Syria, CNN reported. The order comes just over a week after several rockets landed near a US military base in northeast Syria. Biden “directed these strikes in accord...

Reuters announces largest US aid package for Ukraine

Reuters reported on the largest new US aid package for Ukraine for $3 billion The new package will be the largest of all that the United States has provided since the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine. We are talking about an amount of about $3 billion. Before that, the maximum amount of assistance was $1 billion media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” > US on Wednesday, August 24 , will announce the next package of military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of about $ 3 billion, Reuters reports, citing a source in the US government. The new package will be the largest of all that Washington has provided since the beginning of hostilities in Ukraine, the agency notes. Prior to this, the maximum amoun...

Antonov: Russian START inspections in the US blocked due to sanctions

Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov, commenting on State Department statements that Washington's anti-Russian sanctions do not prevent the Russian side from carrying out inspection activities in the United States , said the restrictive measures of the United States and their allies in relation to Moscow create conditions under which Russia's inspections in the United States under the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START, START-3) are “difficult, if not blocked.” Antonov pointed out the lack of normal air communication with the United States, the closure of airspace for the passage of Russian aircraft to the United States, problems with obtaining visas for members of the inspection teams and flight ...

Reuters learned about US plans to allocate another $ 800 million in military assistance to Ukraine

This week, the US will announce another $800 million military aid package to Ukraine. Biden uses his powers to transfer “surplus weapons” from US stockpiles On Friday, August 19, the United States will announce a new $800 million military aid package for Ukraine, Reuters reports, citing three sources. According to interlocutors, the President Joe Biden will use the powers of the head of state, which allows him to transfer “surplus weapons” from US stocks. The agency does not specify what kind of weapons it is. A week earlier, on August 8, the US authorities announced that they were allocating $1 billion to help Ukraine. The package included missiles for HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, ammunition for NASAMS anti-aircraft missile systems, 50 M113 armored medica...

Biden will allocate $ 80 billion to US tax officials

Biden plans to allocate an additional $80 billion to the Internal Revenue Service to more effectively levy taxes on wealthy citizens. According to NYP sources, in this way the US president plans to raise at least $700 billion over ten years 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” > Joe Biden President Joe Biden will provide an additional $80 billion to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as part of his economic program, which provides for the redistribution of part of the tax burden on the rich. This is reported by the New York Times and the New York Post. The extra money and powers will help the Internal Revenue Service “increase the demands on wealthy Americans or business owners wh...

US and EU countries request UN Security Council meeting over Ukraine

The US and EU countries requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine They asked to hold it on August 24th. Among other issues, members of the Security Council can discuss the results of António Guterres' visit to Ukraine The United States and several European countries sent a request for a meeting of the UN Security Council in connection with the situation in Ukraine, TASS and RIA Novosti report citing sources in the UN. According to RIA Novosti, the request, in addition to the United States, was joined by France, Great Britain (they have the status of permanent members of the Security Council), as well as Ireland, Norway, Albania (they have the status non-permanent members). Meeting requested for 24 August. The interlocutor of TASS specified that, among ...

Tajikistan and Uzbekistan accused of transferring US aircraft to Ukraine

Bagdasarov warned of the imminent appearance of “Afghan” planes in the special operation zone The Ukrainian army has used almost all its stocks of weapons and now fights mainly with what the West supplies it with. That is, the question of the timing of the end of the special operation is directly tied to the possibility of arms injections from NATO. And the West is not going to refuse them. Moreover, the US Senate is already talking about ballistic missiles for HIMARS and F-15 and F-16 aircraft for Kyiv, which until recently was considered absolutely impossible in the US. Photo: dvidshub.net Russian political scientist, historian, expert on the problems of the Middle East and Central Asia Semyon Bagdasarov told MK about a large batch of American weapons that may appear in Uk...

NBC learns of Trump declassifying US spy satellite on Twitter

NBC: Donald Trump declassified American spy satellite on Twitter in 2019 The former US president published a photo of a missile site in Iran after an unsuccessful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the picture was taken by a secret spy satellite, according to the channel< img class="aligncenter" src="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/9/67/756606945658679.jpg" alt="NBC learned of Trump declassifying US spy satellite on Twitter" /> Former US President Donald Trump declassified an American spy satellite on Twitter at the end of August 2019, NBC News reports, citing former high-ranking intelligence officials. Bolton, this is about Trump's tweet, in which he posted a photo of an Iranian missile site after an unsuccessful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the ...

China calls US delegation’s visit to Taiwan ‘dangerous move’

Beijing urges Washington to stop interfering in the country's internal affairs and adhere to the “one China” policy, Liu Xiaoming, special representative of the Chinese government for the Korean Peninsula, wrote on Twitter. This is how the diplomat commented on the next trip of US congressmen to Taiwan. As reported by Reuters, five members of Congress visited the island, who will stay there until August 15. “This is a very dangerous move, which is like playing with fire. And those who play with fire will die from it. We urge the countries concerned to adhere to the “One China” policy, properly handle issues related to Taiwan, and stop interfering in Beijing's internal affairs,— said Liu Xiaoming. Anyone who tries to prevent China's reunification wi...

Congress urges intelligence to assess damage to US security due to Trump

Congress asks for briefing on Trump's potential harm to US national security Trump has potentially endangered US national security, national intelligence should check his actions for violating the espionage law and urgently hold a secret briefing, congressmen say. Trump denies allegations width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/2/25/756604458968252.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/2/25/756604458968252.webp 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(-webkit-min-device -pixel-...

NATO’s eastern flank countries urge the US to speed up the supply of weapons to them

Washington Post: Baltic and Eastern European countries are asking the United States to expedite the supply of weapons to them So, Estonia wants to receive MLRS HIMARS and Reaper attack drones, and Poland is waiting for ordered anti-aircraft missile systems Patriot, HIMARS, F-16 fighters and Abrams tanks Eastern flank countries NATO is demanding more troops and more weapons to contain Russia, writes The Washington Post. About 100,000 US troops are stationed across Europe, but the “more vulnerable” US allies consider this insufficient, the newspaper notes. The Baltic and Eastern European countries are asking the United States to increase defense production to speed up the implementation of orders for weapons. «HIMARS [US multiple launch rocket systems], Reaper [attack dron...

Second delegation of US congressmen to visit Taiwan

< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/5/32/756604798701325.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" > Ed Markey The second delegation of US congressmen in a month will visit Taiwan. This was reported by the American Institute of Taiwan (the de facto US embassy in the country). The new delegation is led by Massachusetts Senator and Democratic Party member Ed Markey. The delegation also included four members of the House of Representatives. Among them, only one represents the Republican Party— Congresswoman Amata Coleman Reidwagen. “The delegation will meet with senior Taiwan leaders to discuss US-Taiwan relations, regional security, trade and...

What phone scams operate in the US?

“Argumenty i Fakty” Weekly No. 32. Take a check per capita 10/08/2022 They write that there are also phone scammers in the United States, and they  a lot of. Are there also Ukrainian call centers operating there? Expert's answer 0 + – According to a study by the consulting company First Orion, in the first half of this year, more than 100 More than half of the respondents said that in 2022  received more such calls than in 2021. “Ukrainian “call centers” created following the example of fraudulent business gangs that arose in the United States in the 1980s —1990s, — says Chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Committee Kirill Kabanov. — This criminal sphere developed there in parallel with...

Reuters reports first US oil tanker arrives in Germany

The tanker loaded crude oil off the coast of Louisiana in the US and offloaded it in Rostock, Germany, Reuters reported. German refineries are looking for alternatives to Russian raw materials due to the partial EU embargo, which will come into force in December 673w” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/9/77/756600288733779.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/590xH/media/img/9/77/756600288733779.webp 590w" type="image/webp" > Tanker Capricorn Sun < p>A tanker has delivered US sour crude to the German city of Rostock for the first time amid attempts...

Russian Foreign Ministry urges US to remove nuclear weapons from third countries

The United States must remove nuclear weapons from third countries. This was stated by Igor Vishnevetsky, Deputy Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry, at a review conference on the NPT at the UN. Vishnevetsky said. According to the diplomat, American nuclear weapons are located on the territory of non-nuclear countries that are practicing their use. He called this a factor that increases the risk of nuclear conflict and slows down disarmament. In March, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov demanded that American nuclear weapons be withdrawn from Europe. According to him, the presence of American nuclear warheads in European countries is contrary to the provisions of the NPT. In addition, the head of Russian diplomacy then acc...