“We need to shoot back”: the British commented on the incident in the Black Sea

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Readers of the British edition of the Daily Express commented on the incident in the Black Sea. Recall that the Black Sea Fleet, together with the Border Service of the FSB, stopped the provocation from the British destroyer Defender, which crossed the sea border of the Russian Federation for three kilometers at Cape Fiolent. As a result, the Russian patrol ship opened fire, the Su-24M performed a warning bombing, and the British ship was forced to retire.

The article emphasizes that Britain and its allies do not recognize Crimea as Russian, and as a result, there was no violation of the Russian border as such.

The commentators-mostly British-were divided into two parts. The first — this is escalating the conflict-called on the British fleet to be more decisive and not to be afraid of the Russians. The second group is those who are sensibly assessing the situation.

“Why did we not return fire?”, “We need to shoot back, but with larger bombs”, ” Why do we pay for the fleet if it will not shoot at the aggressor?” – write hardliners against Moscow. They are told: “I got the impression that it was a legitimate warning shot. We were the aggressor. No harm done — as long as the ship is in the wrong place and leaves immediately.”

“Why poke a bear?” one reader asks. Others recalled that the Black Sea is actually very, very far from Britain. “How many British cities are there on the Black Sea coast? What is our fleet doing there? ” the British ask themselves.

Also, some recalled the problem with migrants, which can not be solved in London – their crowds move to Britain across the English Channel. “Give the Russians a job to prevent immigrants from crossing the Strait,” the British joke.

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Sobyanin reported to Putin on explosive coronavirus without optimistic forecasts

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Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Wednesday afternoon at a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with members of the government that for five months the situation with the coronavirus in the capital was calm, but now it has become explosive.

According to the mayor of the capital, over the past week in Moscow, the maximum number of cases was detected — 53 thousand people. At the same time, 12 thousand of them were hospitalized.

Sobyanin stressed that now in Moscow, about 90% of all patients with coronavirus have a new mutation of the infection. He noted that this new strain has more aggressive properties, requires twice as much immunity compared to the Wuhan strain, and many people were defenseless against this aggressive infection.

The mayor of Moscow noted that the medical system of the city works almost at full capacity,but copes. Citizens are provided with everything they need. At the same time, Sobyanin warned that the system’s capabilities are not unlimited, although the margin was made large.

He also assured that the supply of vaccines to Moscow is going on, they are sufficient. Agreeing that the measure to restrict restaurant visits is tough and unpopular, the mayor explained that it is better than closing the entire industry.

“In the near future, the situation with the coronavirus will be difficult, we do not have to make optimistic forecasts,” Sobyanin said during a meeting of the Russian president with members of the government.

The mayor of Moscow noted that the city authorities will take measures on the coronavirus, based on the situation, ensuring the health of Muscovites and the work of the economy.

In response, Putin promised to continue to discuss with Sobyanin measures to reduce the risks of covid infection for residents of the capital.

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The Federation Council approved a law banning participation in the activities of undesirable organizations

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The Federation Council has approved a law that prohibits Russians from participating in the activities of undesirable foreign and international organizations. For violation of the Russians will be fined.

In case of primary violation of the law, a fine in the amount of 300 to 500 thousand rubles is provided. With repeated-up to 4 years of imprisonment. For financing undesirable organizations, you can go to jail for a period of 1 to 5 years in a penal colony, and for leading such organizations for a period of 2 to 6 years.

If the ban is violated outside of Russia, citizens will be held administratively liable.

Earlier, the bill was adopted by the State Duma in the third reading. The document was developed by members of the commission to investigate the facts of foreign interference in the internal affairs of Russia.

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Popular Mechanics: Russian ships near Hawaii do “something strange»

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American experts of the Popular Mechanics portal tried to understand the purpose of finding the Russian fleet conducting tests 35 miles from Hawaii. The squadron includes the missile cruiser “Varyag”, the frigates “Marshal Shaposhnikov” and “Admiral Panteleev”, the corvettes “Steregushchy”, “Loud” and “Aldar Tsydenzhapov”. It is emphasized that the Russian Federation has not sent such forces so far into the Pacific Ocean for a long time.

“Seven Russian warships are doing something strange near Hawaii,” the authors note.

A version is put forward that the Russian exercises are related to the tests of the US missile defense system. The Americans intend to launch a ballistic missile from Kodiak Island, and they will launch a missile from Kwajalein atoll near Alaska. The Russians want to observe this, the publication suggests.

In addition, the maneuvers of the Russian fleet have a purely political purpose-to remind them of their interests in the Pacific Ocean, which is of strategic importance to them.

Earlier, the publication Popular Mechanics published a material that spoke of China’s inability to repeat the audacious maneuver of the Russian aviation, which in 2011 rounded Japan and thus sent an unambiguous signal to Tokyo. The Chinese failed to do the same with Taiwan a few days ago.

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Der Spiegel: The West rejected Putin, and now he is waiting for a reckoning

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In the German edition of Der Spiegel, an article appeared, the author of which, Francisca Augstein, claims that the West rejected the outstretched helping hand of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, and now the United States and Europe are waiting for a reckoning. Putin was brought up in the Western tradition, he speaks German, he proposed to create a free trade zone from Lisbon to Vladivostok, but the West did not meet him halfway, thinking in terms of the “cold war”.”.

At the beginning of his rule, Putin repeatedly suggested that Western countries should move towards rapprochement. But it was rejected. Recently, it has been claimed that Russia is approaching the borders of NATO. “After all, the situation is just the opposite: this is NATO, accepting new members, increasingly approaching the borders of Russia, ” the author rightly notes, emphasizing that it is not an ally of the Russian Federation.

In the end, the lack of intentions to meet Russia halfway led to the fact that Russia decided to change the vector, to move closer to China. This negatively affects both Russia itself and the interests of the West. Russia is perceived as a permanent enemy.

There is a bad combination: on the one hand, Russia is being told that it is only a “regional” power, as former US President Barack Obama did. On the other hand, it is called “aggressive”, the author writes.

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Alyokhina faces arrest for preparing an action for the anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War

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Maria Alyokhina, a member of Pussy Riot, who was detained in Moscow on June 22, faces administrative arrest for preparing a provocative action dedicated to the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. At the same time, the oppositionist herself does not admit her guilt.

According to the lawyer of the girl Olga Karlova, she did not plan any action and did not leave the house at all, because she is under house arrest. She left her home only once to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. However, Alyokhina faces 15 days of arrest.

Recall that on Tuesday, four members of the Pussy Riot group were detained, including Alexander Sofeev, who was detained for drinking alcoholic beverages on the street, and Anna Kuzminykh.

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Journalist Gordon threatened to expel Russians from Crimea

On the air of the TV channel “Ukraine 24″, journalist Dmitry Gordon said that after the” return ” of the Crimea from the peninsula, all Russians who moved there from the mainland will be expelled.

He noted that he” feels very sorry ” for the Crimeans because of the flooding that occurred in the region.

“These are our people, these are Ukrainians. Of course, with the exception of those who were imported from Russia, and many have already been imported. But I can reassure you: as delivered, so will be taken out, ” said Gordon.

According to him, the Russians who purchased real estate on the peninsula “will then take everything away”, because it is “shaky” and “illegal”.

Earlier, the Minister for the temporarily occupied Territories of Ukraine, Alexey Reznikov, said that earlier Russia “brought” about 500 thousand Russians to the Crimea in order to” blur ” the local population. Member of the International Committee of the Federation Council Sergei Tsekov in response said that such statements-nonsense.

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The Bundestag reports on Germany’s preparations for war with Russia

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According to the newspaper nd.DerTag, the deputy of the Bundestag from the “Left” faction, Sevim Dagdelen, told reporters about the increase in German defense spending. The parliamentarian said that in this way the authorities are trying to prepare for a war with Russia.

“NATO’s policy of arms buildup, escalation towards Russia and the German authorities’ oblivion of the history and memory of the attack on the USSR 80 years ago are two sides of the same coin, ” Dagdelen said.

She also drew attention to the daily new “reasons” discovered by the German authorities&”introduce new sanctions against Russia.

” Relations between Germany and Russia have reached the bottom… Instead of diplomacy, the German government is betting on an unprecedented rearmament, aiming to become the largest military power&”,- said the deputy.

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Republicans blocked the bill on the reform of the US electoral system

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According to the C-Span TV channel, a procedural vote was held in the US Senate on a bill to reform a number of provisions of the American electoral system.

For the adoption of the bill, the document had to be approved by at least 60 senators. However, this amount of ” for ” could not be collected due to the fact that the Republican senators unanimously voted against.

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History teaches nothing: Lukashenko comments on new EU sanctions

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has assessed the new package of restrictive measures of the European Union against the republic, BelTA news agency reports. The Head of state made the corresponding statement during the wreath-laying ceremony at the Brest Hero Fortress memorial complex.

“It’s been 80 years, so what? A new hot war…. What, symbolism? We have imposed economic sanctions against our people and businesses. June 22, at night. Indeed, history has taught us nothing,” Lukashenko said.

At the same time, the Belarusian leader admitted that he did not expect that Germany would join the new package of measures.

“I did not expect to participate in this collective agreement… Germany. From those whose ancestors were destroyed in the Great Patriotic War… every third Belarusian… But for all 80 years after the 45th of the last century, the Germans were wandering around the world, in Europe, in the former Soviet Union and repented, ” he added.

In Belarus, they saw a new “Hitlerite offensive” on the country

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