Zelensky signed a decree on urgent measures for Ukraine’s integration into NATO

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree introducing the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine “On urgent measures to deepen Ukraine’s integration into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization”, adopted at a meeting of the NSDC.

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On July 23, document No. 307/2021 was published on the President’s website together with the specified decision of the Council. It says that the NSDC decision of June 2, 2021 is being put into effect.

“Control over the implementation of the decision of the NSDC of Ukraine, put into effect by this decree, is entrusted to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine,” the document says.

According to the NSDC, the society expects from all branches of government concrete results of the implementation of reforms that “were converted into the welfare and security of citizens.” It is indicated that the preparation of Ukraine for gaining membership in NATO is the most important state task.

“Ukraine will be considered a real candidate for membership in NATO if serious progress is achieved in all spheres of the state’s life; successful implementation of domestic reforms is impossible without effective integration of the principle of ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men in all spheres of state policy,” the document added.

The country is also taking measures for intensive cooperation with the North Atlantic Alliance and its member states to implement decisions on Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine was instructed to take measures to prolong the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ukrainian government and the NATO organization on Communications and Information, as well as to prepare a number of proposals. The SBU is instructed to prepare and submit a draft law of Ukraine “On the security of classified information”.

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Zakharova saw the symbol of Ukraine in the picture with the naked Klitschko brothers

“I didn’t believe it”

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, published an unusual picture in her Telegram channel, which depicts boxers Vladimir and Vitali Klitschko. The artist depicted the brothers almost completely naked.

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The author of the picture was a Ukrainian artist from Rivne Oleg Borovich. On the canvas, the older brother slightly embraces the younger one, and he raises the cup up. They are surrounded by angels who hold their championship belts.

The Klitschko brothers appear almost completely naked in the picture, while their genitals are hidden by yellow and blue ribbons (in the colors of the Ukrainian flag).

Zakharova, in turn, admitted that she did not immediately believe that this picture exists in reality.

“It turned out that there is a picture, an artist, and even a price. The flag of Ukraine is also there. Look for it, ” the diplomat noted.

The artist himself estimated his creation at 50 thousand dollars (about 3.5 million rubles). The painting is displayed on a popular site for the sale of paintings.

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Ukraine has imposed sanctions against the richest woman in Russia

Photo from the page of Tatiana Bakalchuk in Facebook

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky signed a decree on the introduction of sanctions against a number of Russian citizens and organizations. According to the document, the “blacklist”&Tatiana Bakalchuk (the founder of the online retailer, the richest woman in Russia according to Forbes), her company’s divisions in seven countries, co-owner of the company Vladislav Bakalchuk and Andrey Revyashko (IT director) are being introduced.

Also, sanctions are being imposed against non-profit organizations associated with the self-proclaimed DPR and Crimea in France and two French citizens-Geral-Hubert Fayard and Christel Nean.

The duration of the sanctions is three years. They provide for the blocking of assets, a ban on the withdrawal of capital outside Ukraine and a number of other measures.

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Putin changed the flags of the Russian Navy

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President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the Naval flag, according to which a number of Order and Guards Order flags of ships changed their configuration. So, if earlier the order was placed in the upper left corner of the panel, now it will be depicted in the center of the St. Andrew’s Cross. At the same time, the height of the order must correspond to a third of the width of the flag.

The decree also states that under no circumstances should ships lower the flag in front of the enemy. It is emphasized that each crew member is obliged to ” selflessly and courageously, without sparing his life, protect the Naval flag in battle.” If the panel is knocked down, it must be replaced with a spare one. In exceptional cases, ” the flag is subject to destruction by order of the commander of the ship.”

The document says that the flag is not raised on ships under repair, unless the crew of military personnel lives on it.

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The Ministry of Justice included The Insider in the list of ” foreign agents”

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The Russian Ministry of Justice has expanded the list of media – “foreign agents”. It includes a legal entity registered in Latvia, The Insider SIA. It is the administrator of the domain name of the Internet publication The Insider.

According to the agency’s website, the list also includes Open Media journalist Ilya Rozhdestvensky, employees of the Project Sofia Groisman, Mikhail Rubin and Yulia Apukhtina. The journalist Alexey Posternak was also on the list.

The Insider portal specializes in investigative journalism. The publication was founded in November 2013 by journalist and political activist Roman Dobrokhotov. The editorial office is located in Riga.

Earlier, the editor-in-chief of the Project (recognized as an undesirable organization in the Russian Federation), Roman Badanin, said that Instagram had blocked the publication’s account. This was done two days after the Prosecutor General’s Office added the publication to the list of”undesirable organizations”.

The blocking occurred for “some kind of violation of community norms”, but it is not known what it was and who complained about it. Later, access to the account was restored. Before that, the Ministry of Justice added five journalists of the “Project”, including the editor-in-chief, to the list of “foreign agents”.

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Ukraine will demand sanctions against the operator of Nord Stream-2″

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Yuriy Vitrenko, Chairman of the Board of the National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine, said that Kiev will insist on the need for sanctions against the operator of the Nord Stream-2 project.

According to him, the Ukrainian side has carefully read the joint statement of the US administration and the German government. As it turned out, the problems and challenges facing Ukraine remained unanswered.

Vitrenko claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly uses gas as a geopolitical weapon. In this regard, US sanctions should be applied against Nord Stream AG and other key participants in this project, Vitrenko is sure.

In addition, the issue of threats from the project will be discussed during the visit of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to the United States. Vitrenko again noted that now there are enough tools to stop the Nord Stream 2 .

Earlier, Vitrenko said that Ukraine should be accepted into NATO, since Russia uses the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline under construction as a “geopolitical weapon”.

Germany and the United States have come to an agreement on the gas pipeline. The American side has put forward a number of conditions for the launch of the Nord Stream-2 . In particular, Berlin should use all means of influence to ensure that Russia extends the agreement with Ukraine on gas transit through its territory. In addition, Germany undertakes to exert pressure on the Russian Federation in the case of using “blue fuel” as a weapon against European countries.

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Lavrov: Biden at the meeting asked Putin to “get behind” Radio Liberty*

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that during the meeting between Putin and Biden, the American leader asked him to “get behind” Radio Liberty (which performs the functions of a foreign media agent in Russia). At the same time, he noted that the law on foreign agents has existed in the United States for several decades and is actively applied, including in relation to Western countries.

“It was all as if in the order of things, and no one remembered it at all,” the foreign minister said at the webinar ” Russian Foreign Policy: successes, challenges, tasks and prospects”. “And as soon as we borrowed the progressive experience of the world’s leading democracy, we were immediately bombarded with accusations that we were starting to clamp down on the opposition, starting to artificially glue labels.”

Lavrov noted that Russia never starts a confrontation first. He recalled that Russia Today and Sputnik were declared foreign agents in the United States. And they always indicate their status during broadcasting. According to the diplomat, Russia used a mirror step, designating Radio Liberty as a foreign agent, but the publication refuses to mark its content according to the law.

“And American colleagues, including through the mouth of Joe Biden, at a meeting with Vladimir Putin in Geneva, began to say’ it’s not good to behave like this, let’s leave them alone, ‘” Lavrov said.

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Safronov’s column about “espionage” disappeared from Vedomosti, the site also ” fell”

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Former journalist of “Kommersant” and ” Vedomosti&”Ivan Safronov, an adviser to the head of Roscosmos suspected of treason, wrote a column for Vedomosti”, in which he told about the work of the investigation on & quot;espionage” articles. It is curious that a few hours after the publication, the article disappeared from the publication’s website. Now at this address —   there is an empty page and the signature:” Perhaps the wrong link & quot;. And after a while, the website of “Vedomosti”” fell due to, presumably, a DDoS attack.

The column of journalist Ivan Safronov disappeared from the Vedomosti website after Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, answering a question from Echo, that he had placed this article in the daily press digest, which he is preparing for President Vladimir Putin ?

— Alexey Venediktov (@aavst) July 23, 2021

In his article, the journalist said that in such cases, investigators collect at least 5-7 volumes of the case, the court satisfies 100% of the investigator’s petitions and sends “often a frightened and incomprehensible person” to the pre-trial detention center. He also noted that the suspect is practically deprived of the opportunity to defend himself and remains isolated from the world, which “distorts his psyche”and scares him with the unknown.

“A person begins to believe in anything,” Safronov wrote. — Including that he may really be a spy & quot;.

The journalist also claimed that such sentiments of suspects are cultivated by investigators, and then they try to put not only one person involved, but create a criminal progression to force the accused to testify against others in exchange, for example, for a phone call to a loved one. At the same time, he stressed that he had decided unequivocally for himself that he would not conclude any deals.

“The pipeline works continuously, and it doesn’t matter who you are,— & nbsp;wrote Safronov. & mdash; & nbsp; Any one will do”.

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Afghans who worked for the United States asked Biden for help

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Citizens of Afghanistan who collaborated with the US military said they were afraid for their own lives because of the revenge of the Taliban militants (recognized as a terrorist and banned in Russia). They asked President Joe Biden for help. This was reported by CNN.

According to the channel’s interlocutors, the Taliban have already begun to carry out attacks on those who helped the US military. During one of them, the translator Sohail Pardis was killed. For 16 months, he collaborated with the US military.

According to Pardis ‘friend Abdul Ayubi, the militants stopped Pardis’ car on the way from Kabul to Khost province. He tried to escape, but could not. Local residents said that the Taliban fired at the car, and then pulled Pardis out of it and killed him. Ayubi said that Pardis received threats, and he wanted to leave Afghanistan, but could not get a visa.

“We can’t breathe here. The Taliban will not spare us, ” Ayubi said in an interview with the TV channel. & mdash; & nbsp;We never thought that it would be like this. We really ask President Biden to save us.”

Earlier, an official representative of the US State Department said that the US authorities plan to evacuate Afghan citizens who helped the military to the Fort Lee military base in Virginia. In the future, they must obtain immigration visas.

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Argentina announced a “critical” delay in the supply of Russian vaccine

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In Argentina, they announced a critical situation with vaccination against coronavirus. The reason is the delay in the delivery of the second dose of the Russian vaccine. This is stated in a letter from the adviser to the President of the country Cecilia Niccolini, addressed to the First Deputy Director General of the RDIF Anatoly Braverman.

According to the newspaper La Nation, for the vaccination of elderly Argentines, the authorities expected to supply at least 1 million doses of the second component of the vaccine on July 10 or 11. However, the batch came only on July 13, in the amount of 550 thousand doses.

Niccolini herself asked not to perceive the letter as a threat. According to her, the parties are in constant contact, the radio station Radio Con Vos reports.

She urged not to attach excessive importance to this message. According to Niccolini, relations and cooperation between the two countries are now ” at a very good level, despite the difficulties.”

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