Ukraine expects the United States to help solve the case of the attempted assassination of presidential aide Sergei Shefir.
As the deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reported on the air of the TV channel “Ukraine 24” Yevgeny Enin, this evening the agency received confirmation from its American colleagues that it is ready to provide assistance in ensuring the most expeditious disclosure of this crime.
Enin did not specify what exactly the US assistance will consist of.
We will remind that today unknown persons fired at Sergey Shefir’s car near Kiev from automatic weapons. Vladimir Zelensky’s assistant himself was not injured, but his driver was injured.
Chisinau will always insist on the complete withdrawal of the Russian military contingent from the territory of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. This was stated by the President of Moldova Maia Sandu, speaking at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.
According to Sandu, Chisinau’s position regarding the Russian military presence in Transnistria remains unchanged. This implies, the head of state noted, the removal or destruction of ammunition in warehouses in the village of Kolbasna and the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of the unrecognized republic.
Sandu also expressed concern about the situation in the Black Sea region. According to the President of Moldova, her country is committed to peace and wants to seek peaceful political solutions to the conflict in Transnistria.
Washington’s financial assistance to Kiev should amount to a billion dollars a year. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba.
According to the head of the Ukrainian diplomatic department, in the coming years, the United States should reach the mark of $ 1 billion in financial assistance to Ukraine. The main part of this money should be directed to the defense and security of the Ukrainian state, Kuleba believes.
At the same time, the chief diplomat of Ukraine admitted that this will not happen now, but we need to work to get more generous support from the United States. “The club of countries that receive 1 billion or more aid from the United States is a club of the chosen ones and this is better than any status, because this is real practical assistance,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said. However, it is not yet known whether the United States itself agrees to spend a billion dollars annually on its Eastern European partner.
Famous Ukrainian TV presenter, producer and showman Igor Kondratyuk demanded that the Ukrainian authorities ban the performance of all Russian artists in the country. To this end, he registered a petition to the President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky. If it gets 25 thousand signatures in 90 days, it will be considered by the head of state.
In a Facebook post, Kondratyuk indicated that he demands to ban concerts, tours, individual performances at festivals and corporate events of “Russian artists-citizens of the aggressor country”.
The showman called it “dishonorable” that the” eighth year of the war ” in Ukraine has not yet banned the tours of Russian artists.
Kondratyuk stressed that Russian artists first perform in front of “murderers of Ukrainians”, and then in front of “victims of Russians”. He also notes that the majority of Russian artists openly support the “aggression of the Kremlin” and the “occupation of the Crimea”.
He called the ongoing speeches of Russians in Ukraine “nonsense” and “collaboration with the aggressor”.
Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev plans to take part in a meeting of President Vladimir Putin with the leaders of the parties that have passed the State Duma. The meeting is scheduled for September 25. It is noted that due to his illness, Medvedev will attend it in a remote format.
“Chairman of the All-Russian political party” United Russia&”Dmitry Medvedev plans to take part in the meeting of the President of the Russian Federation scheduled for Saturday, September 25, with the leaders of the parties that passed the State Duma, in a remote mode,” the press service of the party reported.
Earlier it became known that Medvedev was ill. This was announced by the secretary of the General Council of “United Russia” Andrey Turchak. He noted that the head of the party could not come to the headquarters after the elections, because he has a strong cough.
The German Ministry of Economy and Energy said that Russia is fulfilling its contractual obligations for gas supplies, despite the increase in fuel prices. The representative of the department said this at a briefing.
“According to our data, Russia fulfills its obligations under the contracts,” the representative of the ministry said.
According to her, the price increase is associated with various factors, including the development of the global market and fires in Siberia. The agency is not aware of the deliberate abuse of existing agreements, she added.
“This is a market-specific situation, we do not see the need to intervene from the state side,” the representative summed up.
Recall that gas prices in Europe have seriously increased and are at the level of about $ 900 per 1 thousand cubic meters. At the same time, there are clearly not enough fuel reserves in European storage facilities.
Earlier, the International Energy Agency said that Russia could make more efforts to make gas more affordable in Europe.
The head of the Public Headquarters for Election Observation in Moscow, Alexey Venediktov, suggested that the experts of the technical group conduct an audit of the results of remote electronic voting (DEG) for the elections of deputies of the State Duma. The statement was made during the final meeting of the headquarters. According to Venediktov, during the audit, experts will be able to verify the correctness of the DEG calculations.
“We are instructing the technical group to do an audit to compare it with the final results. The deadline is until Monday (September 27). And put all the documents in open access — ” Venediktov added.
In turn, the deputy chairman of the Moscow City Election Commission, Dmitry Reut, explained why we are talking about an audit in this case.
“About rechecking the voices of DEG. I would use the word “audit” to avoid confusion. Since we are not talking about a situation where the results are canceled in court, the protocol is canceled and the court decides on a second count, ” Reut said.
Senator Alexey Pushkov responded to the words of State Department adviser Amos Hochstein, who demanded that Russia increase gas supplies through Ukraine to Europe.
“What Russia should and should not do is up to Russia itself, and certainly not to a bureaucrat from the State Department,” Pushkov wrote in his telegram channel.
He noted that gas supplies are a complex equation, it must be solved through negotiations and compromises. Those who think differently should “learn diplomacy”.
Hochstein previously spoke about the requirements of the State Department to increase gas supplies to Europe through the territory of Ukraine as soon as possible. The reason was the lack of own energy reserves in European countries.
Political scientist, president of the center “Institute of the Middle East” Yevgeny Satanovsky explained to the Telegram channel “Radio channel NSN” why Turkish President Recep Erdogan continues to publicly deny the territorial affiliation of the Crimea to Russia.
Earlier, Erdogan said that the peninsula was “annexed”, and Ankara intends to defend the territorial integrity of Ukraine. After these words, President Vladimir Zelensky thanked his Turkish counterpart.
Satanovsky stressed that there is a paradox in this situation – Erdogan personally has very good relations with Vladimir Putin, but the Turkish leader still believes that Crimea belongs to Turkey. And this is despite the fact that Russia has conquered Crimea and other territories in more than a dozen wars with the Ottoman Empire. “But this does not mean at all,that the collapse of the USSR was not perceived in Turkey as a historical chance, ” the political scientist explained.
Recall that this is not the first time when Erdogan speaks about the Ukrainian affiliation of the Crimea. A number of Turkish politicians also drew attention to the situation with the Crimean Tatars on the peninsula, whom they consider to be a people related to the Turks.