21 Jun, 2021

The US is preparing a new package of sanctions

The United States is preparing a new package of sanctions in connection with the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, as well as against Russian companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, said US Presidential Assistant for National Security Jake Sullivan.

“We have imposed sanctions against Russia for the poisoning of Alexei Navalny … We are preparing another package of sanctions to apply it in this case,” Sullivan said.

Regarding the gas pipeline, Sullivan said that when he assumed the presidency of the United States, Joe Biden announced plans to impose restrictions on Russian companies participating in Nord Stream 2 every 90 days.

“He [Biden] did it and will continue to do so,” Sullivan said.

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The most dangerous roads in Europe turned out to be the roads of Bulgaria: for every 1000 kilometers of roads, there are 83 fatalities in accidents per year. In second place, with a noticeable lag, is Belgium: 56 deaths per thousand kilometers, and Italy closes the top three: 39 deaths. Next comes a rather dense group with results from 30 to 35 deaths per thousand kilometers of roads: Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Luxembourg, Poland, Germany. And the safest turned out to be in Ireland (only 5.6 deaths per thousand kilometers of roads), Finland (7.9) and Sweden (11.3)

It is interesting, by the way, that there is no particular connection between mortality on roads with speed limits: Irish 130 km / h on the highway is more than Belgian 120, but mortality in Ireland is 10 times less. And in Germany there is no speed limit on the autobahns, in principle, but the numbers there are quite average

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In the Tomsk region, they announced a fundraiser for the trip of the children’s football team to the competition. The authorities have allocated 180 thousand rubles, but three times more is needed. The team from the city of Kolpasheva won the regional tournament “Leather Ball” and reached the final of the all-Russian stage, which will be held in Crimea in July.

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At the United Russia congress, Putin named the top five on the party’s list: Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, head physician of the Kommunarka hospital Denis Protsenko, ONF co-chair Elena Shmeleva and children’s ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova.

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The designer, whose leg was broken by the police, told about the change of the hospital discharge. Now, instead of the phrase “beaten by police officers,” it says “household trauma as a result of a fall in the street.”

“They changed my discharge from Hospital 67, where I was sent with a broken leg in 2019. The document was edited, now it was not the police officers who beat me, but I just fell. Well, the condition was changed from “moderate” to “satisfactory. The statement was changed in the electronic card in the UMIAS system, where all the medical documents of Muscovites are stored in digital form, “Konovalov wrote.

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Since February in Myanmar, almost every day there have been mass demonstrations against the military junta that seized power in the country. The protests are brutally suppressed: the exact number of victims is unknown, but, apparently, at least 900 people died, at least 5 thousand were arrested (the military claims that human rights activists are exaggerating the numbers). The UN says the protests could escalate into a full-scale civil war. Thousands of people have already fled the country. Among them are Nur Hasson and his family who moved to Bangladesh. At the request of the organizers of the Draw a home refugee program, he made a drawing and said: “We had a beautiful house in Myanmar, but they flew in by helicopter and shot us.”

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The conservative Ibrahim Raisi won the presidential elections in Iran. Raisi, who until recently headed Iran’s Supreme Court, maintains a tough line with the West. His election could complicate the restoration of the nuclear deal with the United States.

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US Assistant to the President for National Security Jake Sullivan said that Washington is preparing a new package of sanctions over the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. He did not give other details.

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Prices are rising in the DPRK. A bag of coffee costs $ 100. North Korea lacks about 860 thousand tons of food, which is equivalent to just over two months of supply across the country, writes CNN

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The EU has agreed on a package of tough economic sanctions against Belarus in response to the forced landing of a Ryanair flight in Minsk. It includes a ban on purchases of oil, petroleum products and potash fertilizers in Belarus. This is more than half of the country’s total foreign exchange earnings.

Earlier, the United States imposed sanctions against the country’s largest oil refinery Naftan, which has already led to a refusal to lend to its supplies by European banks and the suspension of its supply of raw materials by Russian oil workers. They do not want to risk falling under secondary US sanctions.

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The Parliament of the Czech Republic changed the Constitution of the country, including in it the right to self-defense with the help of weapons. The text of the amendment states that “the right to defend one’s own life or the life of another person, even with the use of weapons, is guaranteed under the conditions prescribed by law.”

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The Belarusian Foreign Ministry denied accreditation to TASS journalists because of “catchy headlines that are emotionally superior to Radio Liberty”

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Trump resumes rallies in support of his program. His team even released a promotional video. Trump will hold the first rally after leaving the presidency on June 26 in Ohio.

The former US president intends to intensify the rhetoric against the new master of the White House, as well as begin campaigning his supporters for candidates for the midterm elections to Congress, which will be held in 2022.

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Compulsory vaccination in Russia, where it is introduced

• Leningrad region 80% of the service sector
• Petersburg 60% of employees and 65% of officials
• Moscow 60% of the service sector
• Moscow region 60% of the service sector
• Nenets District 60%
• Tverskaya 60%
• Tula 60%
• Kemerovo 60%
• Sakhalin 60%

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The issuance of Russian passports to residents of the unrecognized republics of Donbass is the basis for the revision of the Minsk agreements, said Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine Alexei Danilov.

“Issuing passports is a fundamental thing about changing conditions. 630 thousand passports issued by Russia as ausweiss to citizens who are actually on the reservation, which the Russian Federation created, is a reason to start negotiations on the revision of the Minsk agreements, Danilov said.

According to him, holding elections in Donbass (the election procedure is one of the points of the Minsk agreements) when residents have Russian passports is “a strange situation”.

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An employee who has not passed the mandatory vaccination may be suspended from work, announced the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Russia Anton Kotyakov.

“If the region has a sanitary doctor’s order on the compulsory vaccination for certain categories of workers, then an unvaccinated employee can be removed,” he said.

Dismissal for refusal to vaccinate is not provided for in Russian labor legislation, said the head of the Ministry of Labor Anton Kotyakov.

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