The French condemned attempts to demonize Russia

Readers of the French newspaper Le Figaro were outraged by the article by political scientist Nicolas Baveret, who claims that “the shadow of Moscow has spread to the whole of Europe.”

The French urged not to demonize Russia.

In the comments to the material, they ask, “why does no one talk about the shadow that Washington has spread over Europe?. Such a question is asked by a user under the nickname JFB. “That’s who really caught up with the darkness, moving their pawns right to the walls of Russia!”, – says JFB.

The user under the nickname elrousa2 agrees with him. He believes that Europeans are under the influence of the United States, which is trying to split Europe “into supporters and opponents of so-called democracy.”

In the comments, most came to the conclusion that the Europeans should reconsider their attitude towards Russia.


The Prime Minister of Belgium went into quarantine after contacts with a coronavirus Castex


According to the Belgian TV channel RTBF, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo and several federal government ministers were forced to go into quarantine after the information that the head of the French cabinet Jean Castex on Monday evening passed a positive test for coronavirus.

“Alexandre de Croo hosted the French Prime Minister in the framework of the joint French-Belgian security meeting,… which was also attended by the heads of the Interior Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Justice of Belgium,” the report says.

It is specified that the head of government will take a coronavirus test on Wednesday, November 24. Until the results are received, he, like the rest of the ministers, will be quarantined.


Zelensky spoke about the new tranche promised by the IMF to Ukraine


President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced in his Twitter microblog that the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund approved the allocation of Non-monetary financial assistance in the amount of $ 700 million.

“Thank you.”.. The IMF for the positive decision to complete the revision of the stand-by program, which provides for the allocation of a tranche of about $ 700 million to Ukraine”, – the Ukrainian leader wrote.

According to him, these funds will be used to maintain the financial system and combat the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Yevgeny Popov responded to Kadyrov’s reproach for the lack of patriotism


State Duma deputy, deputy chairman of the Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications, presenter of the program “60 Minutes” Yevgeny Popov responded to the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, who harshly criticized opponents of the Chechen bill banning naming the nationality of criminals in the media, accusing them of lack of foresight and patriotism.

“I think why did all sorts of politicians, journalists, political scientists and others, as one in unison with each other, begin to speak in the media and express disagreement with the draft law of the Chechen parliament banning the indication of nationality?, – Kadyrov wrote earlier. Next, he listed a number of journalists, including Vladimir Solovyov, Evgeny Popov, Maxim Shevchenko and noted that “the curators are all the same.” 

“Dear Ramzan Akhmatovich. Of course, this is your case, but I’m not sure that phrases like “all kinds of politicians, journalists” are appropriate in a civilized political discussion,” Yevgeny Popov began his appeal to the head of Chechnya, noting that many of those who oppose this law were elected by the people, like Ramzan Kadyrov himself.

Next, Popov admitted that he also has Caucasian blood, since his great-grandfather’s name was Soso Mickei Khloev, who was a worthy son of the Ossetian people. At the same time, Popov noted that it’s not about the Caucasians and urged not to set conditions for journalists, who themselves have to figure out what, where and when to mention.

“The amendment of the Chechen Parliament will not work, even if the majority votes for it,” Popov expressed confidence and explained that the media will simply mention that the defendants in the cases are “a native of Kazan/Ufa/Ryazan/Elista/Gudermes”, which is as informative for residents of Russia as the indication of nationality. “Or will we also ban the mention of toponyms?” Popov wondered.

He also noted that information messages often indicate the names of persons who committed crimes, which reveal both nationality and religious affiliation with 90% accuracy.

Next, Popov recalled that the media cover the events in Ukraine, and the massacre of radicals in Syria against Christians and Muslims, and the mockery of Poles over the Yezidi Kurds. “Or does it concern only Russian citizens?” Popov asked again.

He agreed that most of the crimes in Russia are committed by non-Caucasians and noted that no one hides this information. Popov urged not to invent a problem that “in principle does not exist in the cultural code of a citizen of Russia.”

Popov also commented on the words about the puppeteers and noted that his curators are millions of viewers of the program “60 minutes” and 80,894 residents of the West of Moscow who voted for him in the parliamentary elections.


Germany called Lukashenko’s idea of a humanitarian corridor for refugees unacceptable


German government spokesman Steffen Seibert, speaking to reporters, said that the government critically perceived the idea of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to create a humanitarian corridor for two thousand Belarusian refugees.

“This decision is unacceptable for both Germany and the EU,” he said.

Seibert also added that the issue concerns not only the situation in Germany, since the migration crisis is a hybrid challenge from Belarus to all EU countries.

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Georgia called the conditions for the trial of Saakashvili

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Saakashvili will be able to attend the trial if the risk to his health is eliminated. This was stated by the Minister of Justice of Georgia Rati Bregadze.

Currently, the state of health of ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili is satisfactory, he is in hospital. He was transferred to the hospital after the former president became ill as a result of his hunger strike.

Saakashvili was diagnosed with a serious chronic disease – Wernicke encephalopathy. This neurological disorder is manifested due to a deficiency of vitamin B1 in the body. Usually, chronic alcoholics suffer from Wernicke encephalopathy.


Armenia announced the death of a soldier on the border with Azerbaijan

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A serviceman of the Armenian armed forces was killed as a result of the shelling of positions by Azerbaijan. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia.

The shelling of the fortifications of the Armenian army near the village of Nlorabak in Gegharkunik region from the Azerbaijani side began on November 22 at 18.10 (17.10 Moscow time). The Azerbaijani military fired at the Armenian positions with small arms.

As a result of the shelling, a conscript soldier, Private Suren Safaryan, born in 2002, was killed. The official website of the Armenian military department reports on the death of a military man as a result of a fatal wound.


Lukashenko expressed indifference to what the EU thinks about him

Answering the question of the British company BBC, whether Western countries consider him legitimate, the president of Belarus said that he “doesn’t care”, adding that he “was not elected by the European Union.” Lukashenka, whom he refers to , stated that it is important to him how the Belarusian people perceive him.

In the presidential elections of Belarus, held in August 2020, Lukashenko, according to official data, won more than 80 percent of the vote. After the elections, interest rates began in the country, the number of participants of which, according to some estimates, reached hundreds of thousands. The participants of the protest actions claimed that the victory of the president of the countryhe won with the help of falsifications. Many of them were detained.

Afterwards Lukashenko thanked the riot police for “not flinching” during the mass protests. Commenting on the falsifications, he admitted that “someone could add half a percent, a percentage, two,” but made the statement that “it is impossible to draw 80 percent.”


Strelkov predicted the destruction of Donbass during the attack of Ukraine with Javelin

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Former DPR Defense Minister Igor Strelkov said that if Ukraine carries out a real attack on Donbass using Javelin, the self-proclaimed republics of the DPR and LPR will be destroyed as soon as possible. According to him, only Russia can prevent this by providing full-scale assistance.

The Kremlin’s “dear partners” demonstrate their readiness to use the full range of forces and means,” Strelkov said in an interview with the NSN Radio channel, commenting on the statement by the head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Kirill Budanov that the military first used the American Javelin anti-tank missile system during the fighting in the Donbass.

According to Strelkov, the Kremlin was warned that when ( and not if) they go on the offensive, it is better for Moscow not to interfere, since they have such weapons.

“This is an infantry field weapon, highly accurate and powerful, but there are no separate means against it,” Strelkov explained.

According to him, it is necessary to act against Javelin complexes with all available forces and means that only the Russian armed forces have.

“At the same time, in the event of an attack by Ukrainian troops without full-scale rapid assistance from Russia, the DPR and LPR will be destroyed as soon as possible,” Strelkov stressed.


Admiral of the Fleet Kuroyedov spoke about the version of the Kursk’s death

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The Government commission investigating the causes of the death of the Kursk nuclear submarine on August 12, 2000, on which 112 people died, considered all versions of the disaster. The version about the collision with a foreign submarine was considered among others and found no confirmation. This was stated to MK by the former commander of the Russian Navy (1997-2005) Admiral of the FleetVladimir Kuroedov. “Actually, Admiral Popov himself admits that there is no confirmation (of the collision version. – “MK”) no. As there are no facts on other versions. And according to the version voiced by the commission, there were facts that confirmed it,” said the Admiral of the Fleet, commenting on the words of the ex-commander of the Northern Fleet, Admiral Vyacheslav Popov, about a certain foreign submarine that collided with the Kursk.

The Kursk nuclear submarine sank on August 12, 2000 in the Barents Sea, 175 kilometers from Severomorsk, at a depth of 108 meters. The government commission to investigate the causes of the Kursk’s death has been working for almost 2 years. During the investigation, the Kursk compartment damaged by the explosion was brought to the surface. The Commission recognized that the Kursk was lost as a result of a “thermal explosion of torpedo fuel components” 65-76PV. This explosion led to a detonation.