Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, in an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda radio, spoke about his expectations from the meeting of Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden. According to him, if the American side does not accept Russia’s position, “we have leverage” and the Russian Federation will force us to take it into account.
“Russia is a great power. And our president is the best and strongest. It shouldn’t be any other way. Either make friends with us, or we will show what we are capable of,” Kadyrov said.
The correspondent asked what the head of the republic would like to convey to Joe Biden. He replied that he wished the American president “to remain a man.”
“Vaughn Trump has done something, reduced it to zero, even annulled it. Let Biden build relations with our state, ” Kadyrov said.
Dmitry Peskov told reporters that not only the Kremlin, but all Russians should be dissatisfied with the pace of vaccination in the Russian Federation.”They leave much to be desired,” he said, recalling that the president uses every opportunity to call for vaccination. “This is the only way to stop the outbreak of the disease, there is no other way to defeat the coronavirus,” the Kremlin spokesman stressed.
At the same time, despite the complication of the situation, vaccination in the Russian Federation will remain voluntary. “This is a question of the consciousness and intelligence of all of us,” he said. According to Peskov, everyone should understand that although vaccination is not a panacea, it is the only protection-there is no other.
The press secretary of the president added that in the current situation it is appropriate to talk about the promotion of vaccination. “In this case, any measures that will help to activate the process are good,” Peskov said, noting that the regional authorities are engaged in this.
Peskov himself, who was ill last spring, has not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus. “I still have very large antibodies and I have T-cell immunity,” he said.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that it is impossible to rule out the introduction of new sanctions by the United States against the Nord Stream-2. His words are quoted by Bloomberg.
“I wouldn’t say there won’t be anything else,” Maas said when asked about possible restrictions.
The minister noted that in the United States, the main political forces are not very positive about the gas pipeline. At the same time, in his opinion, the discussions that have taken place in recent weeks give reason to hope for reaching agreements.
The Nord Stream 2 project involves the construction of two strands of a gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea, from the coast of Russia to Germany. In December 2019, the United States imposed sanctions on the gas pipeline. In May 2021, the White House refused to impose new restrictions, explaining this as unwillingness to spoil relations with Germany and the fact that the pipeline is almost completed.& nbsp;
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The Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union issued an official statement calling on NATO to stop “inflating the theory of the Chinese threat in any form.” The statement describes the actions of the North Atlantic Alliance as ” artificially creating confrontation and stimulating geopolitical rivalry.”
According to the Chinese mission, NATO uses the legitimate rights and interests of the People’s Republic of China as a pretext to manipulate the policy of the bloc instead of moving along the path of dialogue and cooperation.
Earlier, following the results of the summit held in Brussels, 30 NATO countries identified China as a potential threat to the security of the alliance.
During an interview with NBC, Vladimir Putin quoted the hero of the novel “The Golden Calf” Ostap Bender. He said, ” You can complain to the International League for Sexual Reform.” NBC translated “classic” literally and without quotation marks.
The interview was given on the eve of the summit with US President Joe Biden. The TV channel translated most of the quotes and phraseological units used by the head of state during the conversation with the journalist verbatim.
The phrase “you can complain to the International League of Sexual Reform” was translated by NBC as “you can take your complaint to the International League of Sexual Reform”. No explanation was given.
In the film, these words in the novel “The Golden Calf” are said by Ostap Bender to Mikhail Panikovsky, who said that girls do not like him. Putin used this expression to stop the flow of accusations against Russia on the topic of cyber attacks.
US President Joe Biden at a press conference in Brussels following the NATO summit was asked whether he continues to consider his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin a “murderer”.
“I’m laughing too,” Biden said after reporters told him that the Russian president laughed after an NBC anchor asked him to comment on the controversial interview with the head of the White House.
After that, Biden tried several times to find the words and build the thought of his speech: “They actually, I… well, look, I mean, he made it clear that…”.
“I believe that in the past, he essentially admitted that he had certain things that he could have done or did. But listen, when I was asked this question on the air, I answered honestly, ” the US president added.
At the same time, according to him, this topic does not matter in relation to the upcoming Russia – US summit, which will be held on June 16 in Switzerland.
Russian President Vladimir Putin during an interview with NBC journalist Kim Simmons spoke about the promise of NATO not to expand to the east, which was not supported by any documents. Simmons believes that NATO is the defending party, and Moscow is solely to blame for the aggravation of relations.
“During the Soviet period, Gorbachev-he, thank God, is alive and well, ask him-verbally, but still it was promised that there would be no expansion of NATO to the east. So where are these promises?» Putin asked the journalist. Simmons noted that these promises were never fixed anywhere.
“That’s right, they cheated the fool by four fists – that’s what they say in our country. We need to fix everything on paper, ” Putin continued, uttering a children’s tease popular with Russian children. He asked the journalist himself – why is NATO expanding to the east? The Alliance is bringing its military infrastructure closer to the Russian borders, although there is no threat from Russia, the Russian president added.
The founder of the Telegram channel Nexta, recognized as an extremist in Belarus, Roman Protasevich, who is now in a Belarusian pre-trial detention center, told reporters about the opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
As Protasevich emphasized, he can’t say anything bad about Tikhanovskaya.
“I would describe it with the phrase ‘holy innocence’, ” the opposition leader told reporters after a briefing organized by the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.
At the same time, Protasevich noted that Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has recently changed significantly, has grown in many aspects. She is surrounded by “experienced politicians, of course, they set a vector, a direction in many respects, they dictate statements,” the arrested editor of the Nexta channel believes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to support a man who will not just be loyal to Russia, but is ready to lay down his life in the name of Russia. The head of state said this in an interview with the American TV channel NBC News.
“If I see that a certain person, even if he is critical of some areas of my activity, but I see that this is a person with constructive views, a person devoted to the country, ready to lay down on the altar of the Fatherland not just years, but his whole life, no matter how he treats me personally, I will do everything to support such people,” Putin said.
The President also stressed that the change of leaders is a natural process from a biological point of view and he treats it absolutely normally. At the same time, Putin believes that the fundamental foundations of Russian statehood and the Russian economy will remain unshakeable.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with NBC explained why the opposition politician Alexei Navalny was in prison.
“Twice a person was sentenced to probation. In fact, it was just a warning not to violate the legislation in force in Russia, ” Putin said, adding that in the end, the court changed his measure of restraint to detention.
Putin also stressed that if someone is hiding behind political activities in order to solve their own affairs, including commercial ones ,then ” you need to answer for it accordingly.”