In Medvedev’s office, the deleted scandalous text was explained by hacking


The office of the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev reported that a publication with incorrect statements about the CIS and the political development of Kazakhstan appeared in the politician’s account as a result of hacking, the telegram channel “RIA_Kremlinpool” reports.

“Medvedev’s office said that he did not write anything about geopolitics and the USSR, the page was hacked,” the channel reports.

In addition, they quote a clarification from Medvedev’s office: “The VK administration and those who are supposed to figure out who hacked the page.” 

Dmitry Medvedev’s assistant Oleg Osipov at the same time clarified the extent of external interference in the work of the account. “The last post in the VK, which was published by Dmitry Anatolyevich, was dedicated to congratulating the sailors on the Navy Day,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Earlier it was reported that the corresponding publication, which appeared the day before in social networks, was soon deleted.


Miroshnik explained Kiev’s demand for “mandatory evacuation” from the DPR

The head of the representative office of the Luhansk People’s Republic in the Russian Federation, Rodion Miroshnik, said that Ukraine’s demands for “mandatory evacuation” from the controlled areas of the DPR are an attempt to delegitimize the referendum in the liberated territories.

In his Telegram channel, he noted that the demands for the “mandatory evacuation” of residents from the liberated territories by Ukraine are a desire to delegitimize the upcoming referendum.

Miroshnik did not rule out that the resettlement of residents will be carried out by force.

Vladimir Zelensky said earlier that Kiev would evacuate the population from the territory of the DPR controlled by him.


Scholz supported Trudeau in connection with criticism for the return of the turbine to Gazprom

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz supported Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an interview with the Globe and Mail, who was criticized at home because of the decision to return the turbine to Gazprom.

“I consider the criticism of Justin Trudeau and his government absolutely groundless,” the head of the German government stressed, adding that the decision to transfer the turbine is “hardly a service to Gazprom.” According to the politician, this is a powerful signal of support for Germany and Europe. He wondered: how can the weakening of Germany and Europe help Ukraine?

As the Chancellor noted, he categorically disagrees with the statements that the Russian company “fooled” Trudeau as a result of how it stated that it was unable to guarantee gas supplies due to extraordinary circumstances. Scholz clarified that through the “firm decision” of the Canadian prime minister, Gazprom is now deprived of “an excuse to reduce or stop gas supplies.”

At the same time, earlier, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, answering a question on the accusation of Siemens by Gazprom of non-fulfillment of agreements on the repair of one of the turbines, as well as non-fulfillment of maintenance of several other units, stressed that the difficulties in the implementation of gas supplies through the Nord Stream were organized by sanctions, Gazprom did little able to do.


Bolton: Nothing good awaits Ukraine because of Biden’s indecision


Former Trump national security adviser John Bolton, in an interview with 19FortyFive, said that indecision in the foreign policy of the current head of the White House Biden could lead Kiev to big problems.

He said that Biden has repeatedly shown weakness in relations with Russia and China. By his actions, he undermined the authority of the United States and brought new challenges and threats.

“Biden’s lack of determination does not bode absolutely nothing good for Ukraine if Russia’s special operation continues. At the same time, now some European countries are showing their own indecision. For example, France and Germany,” Bolton added.


Pushilin told how Mariupol will look like


According to the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, in three years, when the reconstruction of Mariupol is completed, the city will look better than before the start of hostilities.

On the air of the Rossiya 24 TV channel, he explained that the whole city is being rebuilt now. In particular, the historical part of Mariupol is being reconstructed, large city-forming enterprises are being restored, including the Ilyich Plant and Azovstal.

Pushilin noted that restoring industrial facilities is important for Mariupol, as it will provide people with jobs. In addition, he mentioned the importance of restoring transport links in the city.


Duda was “shocked” after Merkel’s call to Putin

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According to Polish President Andrzej Duda, he was shocked by a call from ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the situation with the launch of the Nord Stream—2 gas pipeline. Duda told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper about this.

He clarified that we are talking about a joint statement by the German and US authorities, which was published last year. It notes that in order to implement this gas transportation project, it is necessary to ensure the continuation of Russian gas supplies through Ukrainian territory after 2024.

“In July 2021, an agreement was signed between President Biden and Chancellor Merkel, according to which Washington refused to oppose the Nord Stream 2, and on the same evening Merkel called Putin. I was shocked. This should be understood not only as an act of indifference, but as an act of hostility towards Eastern Europe,” Duda stressed.


The US conducted an operation against Al-Qaeda: al-Zawahiri was killed


Over the weekend, US special forces conducted a successful counter-terrorism operation against the Al-Qaeda militant organization (banned in the Russian Federation) in Afghanistan, there were no civilian casualties. This, according to the press pool of the American president, was announced on Monday by a high-ranking White House official.

“Over the weekend, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation in Afghanistan against an important target associated with Al-Qaeda. The operation was successful, there were no civilian casualties,” a senior representative of the US presidential administration said. According to the press service of the White House, American leader Joe Biden intends to make an appeal regarding the conduct of this special operation.

Fox News channel, citing two intelligence sources, reports that during the operation, the leader of Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed with the help of a CIA drone.


Today, Russia celebrates the Day of Airborne Troops

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On the second of August, the Day of Airborne Troops is celebrated in Russia, this Tuesday the 92nd anniversary of the formation of the Airborne Forces will be counted. The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, addressed congratulations to the former and current representatives of the “winged infantry” on the department’s website.

In the festive order, the minister noted that throughout its history, the Airborne Troops have been the guarantor of Russia’s security. And now, taking part in a special military operation, paratroopers act boldly, competently and decisively, constantly confirming their readiness and ability to solve the most difficult tasks in combat conditions.

The official Telegram channel of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation recalled the history of the airborne forces from separate airborne detachments as part of the Air Force to an independent branch of the Armed Forces, which is the elite of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

For the first time, the parachute landing of personnel was carried out on August 2, 1930 at the exercises of the Moscow Military District. It is this number that is considered to be the birthday of the Airborne Forces.

In September 1941, the Airborne Forces became an independent branch of the armed forces. Later, being the reserve of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, the paratroopers repeatedly performed complex combat missions in Afghanistan, in the first and second Chechen companies, and also participated in restoring constitutional order in the former Soviet republics, peacekeeping operations in the Balkans and forcing Georgia to peace, where they again showed their high skill and courage.

It is noted that on the 92nd anniversary of the formation of the Airborne Troops, the command of the Airborne Forces, formations and military units planned an extensive range of festive events.

Separately, the paratroopers and veterans of the troops were congratulated on their professional holiday by the Commander of the Airborne Forces, Colonel-General Mikhail Teplinsky.


“Do we even need it?”: Medvedev responded to Biden’s proposal for negotiations

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Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev commented on the statement of US President Joe Biden in his Telegram channel that his administration is ready to negotiate with Russia on an arms control system that should replace START-3.

According to Medvedev, more than a month ago he wrote that the United States would “come crawling with this topic”, since strategic security issues are extremely important for Americans.

“Well, that’s it. They came crawling,” said the deputy head of the Russian Security Council.

At the same time, Medvedev stressed that now the situation is much worse than the Cold War, which Biden mentioned when talking about the search for compromises. 

“Much worse! And we are not to blame for it,” Medvedev added.

“Well, the main thing… Do we even need it? The world has become different,” Medvedev summed up.


Khodakovsky reported on the intense preparation of the “avalanche” in the special operation

Alexander Khodakovsky. Photo: A frame from the video.

The commander of the DPR battalion “Vostok” Alexander Khodakovsky urged in his Telegram channel not to wait now every week for reports on taking control of cities in the Donbass. At the same time, he noted that actions are being intensively prepared within the framework of the second stage of the special operation.

“Having run into a number of fairly large cities, we have reduced the pace of progress – and this is normal for the current situation,” Khodakovsky wrote, adding that local battles will be observed in the foreseeable future. According to him, while the main agenda will be reports on rocket and artillery successes.

“Meanwhile, behind the scenes, intense work is underway to prepare for the second stage of the operation,” the battalion commander continued.

“The enemy will provoke an avalanche with his counteroffensive, or we ourselves will become the initiators – it is not so important,” Khodakovsky emphasizes, noting that the success of this stage will determine many positions not only in the theater of operations, but also in politics.

“It will not be easy, we will have to strain all available forces,” Khodakovsky warned. He added that it is necessary to consolidate and multiply the achieved result