"We are literally a flurry." In the Russian-Ukrainian volunteer corps, which will go to Syria to fight the rebels, several thousand people enrolled. As transmits "Lenta.ru" With reference to the "New Region", said Ukrainian intelligence veteran Sergey Razumovsky.
The initiator of the creation of a voluntary formation said: “We literally have a squall. On all our electronic resources - appeals of people who want to enroll in the body. Mostly from Russia, Belarus and even Moldova. " But compatriots from Ukraine, according to the organizer, “while they are reacting hard.”
On the issue of supplying C-300. Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Yuval Steinitz spoke at the Israel Project conference, where he expressed his attitude towards the possible supply of official C-300 complexes to Damascus by Russia. Mr. Steinitz warned that the C-300 can be used to shoot down civilian aircraft in the area of Ben Gurion International Airport, reports MIGnews.com. The minister also expressed concern that modern missile systems could fall into the hands of rebel groups or Iran.
At the same time, Steinitz accused Russia of “supporting the brutal regime” and said that Israel still hopes that he will be able to convince Russia to cancel the deal.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said that the Russian air defense systems C-300, scheduled for delivery to Syria, have not yet left the territory of the Russian Federation, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to BBC News.
He noted: “I hope this will not happen. However, if they, God forbid, be delivered to Syria, we know how to proceed. ”
Details of the possible response of the Jewish state, he did not disclose.
Earlier, the Israelis have repeatedly destroyed potentially dangerous for themselves. weapon neighbors even before it became on combat duty, writes "Lenta". The last such episode occurred in early May, when the Israeli Air Force planes liquidated warehouses with land-to-surface missiles destined for Hezbollah near Damascus.
"Friends of Syria" will talk in Tehran. The Conference of the "Friends of Syria" begins today in Tehran. Representatives of various countries of the world, in particular, Russia and China, will take part in it. Iran invited to the conference both countries supporting the Syrian opposition and those that are against the Syrian president (Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) "Vesti" with reference to Interfax.
The conference should develop a plan for a peaceful resolution of the armed conflict and prepare the parties for the upcoming conference on a peaceful settlement in Geneva, convened on the initiative of Russia and the United States.
"In Tehran, no one is going to make a decision for the people of Syria, as well as in Geneva, no one has the right to make decisions for the Syrian people," said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdolakhyan.
Do not renew or supply. After the expiration of the arms embargo on Syria (May 31), the EU states have agreed not to supply military equipment to the Syrian rebels - while do not supply. This was stated after the meeting of the EU Council at the level of foreign ministers of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, transfer "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS. A similar statement was made by the British Foreign Secretary, William Hague.
The EU foreign ministers decided not to renew the arms embargo on Syria, provided that the EU countries for the time being refrain from supplying arms to this Arab republic. After the current sanctions regime expires, the Council will take restrictive measures for 12 months in the field of trade in arms and materials that can be used for internal repressive purposes in relation to a number of enterprises, infrastructure projects, trade exchange financing, the financial sector, and transport. The freezing of bank assets and economic resources will be extended.
The possible sale of weapons to opposition forces is stipulated in the statement of the EU Council by special conditions that exclude, in the opinion of the EU, abuse. It will be delivered in accordance with the Code of Conduct on the export of weapons and military technology. Each license issue will be reviewed to determine the end use of such shipments.
The EU’s decision on the non-renewal of the arms embargo was commented by Comrade Lavrov.
As the ITAR-TASSThe non-renewal of the EU by the Syrian opposition arms embargo is an illegitimate solution, contrary to all norms of international law. This was the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov told reporters.
“This is an illegitimate decision, in principle, to seriously discuss at the official level the issue of the supply or non-delivery of weapons to non-state actors is contrary to all norms of international law,” he stressed.
“EU ministers did not extend the arms embargo against the Syrian opposition,” the minister said further. “In itself, this is a rather controversial decision, because the supply of weapons to non-state actors is prohibited by international law.”
Lavrov recalled that recently the UN concluded negotiations on the text of the Treaty on the International Trade in Arms, which states that “weapons should be delivered only to governments and only if they have an end-user certificate”. “I don’t know what end-use certificate the Syrian opposition can issue to arms exporters from Europe,” the minister added.
Also, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said: “We noticed that the decision was made, without extending the embargo, not to supply concrete iron until August 1. And 1 August will return to this issue in the hope that this period is important for the efforts to convene a conference on Syria. ”
Nikita Sorokin ("Voice of Russia") indicates that the supply of French and British weapons to Syrian rebels will not only lead to the spread of conflict throughout the region. Sooner or later, this weapon will shoot in Europe.
It is curious that the upcoming lifting of the EU embargo on arms supplies to the Syrian opposition brought no satisfaction to anyone. Even the rebels do not jump for joy. One of the leaders of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, Luei Safi, notes that this is a positive step, but too insignificant and belated. The representative of the so-called internal opposition, Kassem Saaddin, having learned that the supply of weapons was not expected until August 1, almost demanded that the West send anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles.
The most negative abolition of the arms embargo may affect the preparatory process for the international conference on Syria "Geneva-2". The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, told Interfax about this. According to him, such actions do not contribute to the constructive preparation of the conference and cannot be met by its organizers with understanding.
The indecision of the Council of Europe regarding the further armament of the Syrian insurgents split the European Union. Britain and France insist on supplying weapons to the rebels, and Germany, Austria and the Netherlands strongly oppose this.
Speaking about the supply of weapons to the Syrian "rebels", European politicians use the phrase "moderate". These "moderate" fighters for democracy can and must be armed, but the immoderate, that is, extremists, is impossible. However, it is impossible to determine where the watershed between the groups of “moderate” militants, “decent” Islamists and terry extremists is, ”head of the Center for German Studies at the Institute of Europe, Vladislav Belov said in an interview with the Voice of Russia.
It is obvious that the European Union, having a fresh experience of arming the Libyan oppositions and the consequences of this, reflected in Mali, consciously engages in the Syrian conflict. The greatest interests here are probably pursued by France, suggests Comrade Belov. For her, participation in the resolution of a conflict is part of a foreign policy strategy. This is one of the few tools that current President Francois Hollande can rely on. He has weak positions within the country, and he is trying to earn points in the framework of various foreign policy actions.
However, the further arming of the Syrian opposition, which is heterogeneous in ethnic and religious composition, is fraught with bad consequences for Europe. Recent incidents of attacks by Islamic extremists on French and British troops are not accidental. This is revenge "wrong." European weapons can shoot at the Europeans themselves - on the streets of their cities.
The topic of lifting the embargo is covered in the review of Western media from "Foreign Press".
“The Obama administration’s wait-and-see policy on Syria again came under pressure from criticism on Monday, when European leaders decided to abandon the formal obstacle that blocked the supply of weapons to rebel groups. At the same time, his main opponent from the Republican Party suddenly came to Syria, in order to draw attention to what, he said, is the urgent need of the opposition for direct military assistance, ”write Ann Geran and Joby Warrick in their article in The Washington Post.
While there were discussions in Brussels, Senator John McCain was in Syria with an unexpected visit, the purpose of which was to give strength to his own recent call to start supplying weapons to the rebels. McCain became the first US senator to meet with Assad’s armed opponents inside Syria, the newspaper notes.
“He was very open and promised to defend our business before the US administration. We ... told him about the use of chemical weapons by Bashar Asad, ”the authors of the political and media coordinator of the Free Syrian Army Luay al-Mokdad quoted.
“The Daily Beast” in exclusive material reports details of the visit of Senator John McCain to Syria. McCain became the highest-ranking US official who visited the territory of Syria since the beginning of the civil war, writes journalist Josh Rogin. The visit was not announced in advance.
“McCain crossed the Turkish-Syrian border with General Salem Idris, head of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The senator spent several hours in Syria and then returned to Turkey, ”the article says. McCain and Idris met (both on Turkish and Syrian territory) with the commanders of the SSA units, who came specially from all over the country.
“At the meetings, rebel leaders called on the US to increase assistance to the Syrian armed opposition, supply them with heavy weapons, organize a no-fly zone, and also apply air strikes on the Syrian regime and Hezbollah forces that were activated in Syria,” the article says.
In an interview with the magazine, Idris welcomed the McCain visit and criticized the Obama administration. “We need the help of Americans to change the situation on the ground; We are now in an extremely critical situation, ”the general said.
“The Obama administration has once again thought about increasing support for the Syrian opposition. But at the same time, she convinces the opposition council to enter into negotiations with the regime at a conference in Geneva, ”the article says.
Idris put forward the conditions: “We are for Geneva, if it means that Bashar will resign and leave the country, and the military command of the regime will be brought to justice.”
McCain himself said last week in an interview that for Assad, the conference is only a way to gain time, and in the meantime Russia is supplying him with weapons: “Putin will abandon Assad only when he considers that Assad is defeated. Now in the worst case - the stalemate, and some believe that Assad has the upper hand. "
Commenting on the lifting of the arms embargo on Syria, the journalist of "Der Spiegel" Christoph Zyudov writes that the European Union sends "an unpleasant signal: Europe is not united in important foreign and geopolitical issues."
Now EU members can decide for themselves whether they can equip opponents of Assad or not, he explains. In general, according to the author, it is also not worthwhile to expect any serious changes in the existing "military imbalance between government forces and Syrian rebels in the near future."
Finally, information relating to the talks in Paris, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry.
The meeting on Monday was held behind closed doors. The parties talked about the organization of the second International Conference on Syria. At the end of the talks, the heads of the foreign affairs agencies went to the press, "Vesti".
Sergey Lavrov called the holding of the conference “a daunting task”, and Mr. Kerry confirmed that Moscow and Washington remain committed to the Geneva accords.
The Russian Foreign Minister said: "We agreed that the number one task is to achieve clarity with who the Syrian parties will represent." He continued: “The opposition, as John Kerry said, continues to coordinate the format of his delegation, and here, he says, it takes time before we understand the opposition’s line and approach. I hope that this approach will be constructive, because we have a common opinion that the conference should be convened without any preconditions. ”
Idris gave Hezbollah a day to evacuate. The chief of staff of the Free Syrian Army, General Salim Idris, presented an ultimatum to Hezbollah, demanding the evacuation of all its armed forces from the Syrian territory during the next 24 hours, reports Rosbalt with reference to MIGnews.
The request to “force” Hezbollah for evacuation was also transferred to Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and head of the League of Arab States Nabil al-Arabi.
Idris warned the government of Lebanon that it is a direct accomplice of Hezbollah, allowing its militants to cross the border.
“After 24 hours have passed, the Free Syrian Army will open the hunt for Hezbollah police wherever it is. Nowhere will it be safe, ”the general said.
King of Saudi Arabia is dying. Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud has not been out of coma for almost a week. The life of the 88-year-old monarch is maintained with a ventilator. His heart, kidneys, and lungs failed. The press service of the royal court Abdullah's health does not comment, report "Vesti" with reference to the Arab media.
Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud is the oldest active monarch. He has 35 children from thirteen wives. The inheritance of the king is estimated at 63 billion dollars, reminiscent of "Vesti."
Twenty probationaries in a Benghazi case. The Tunisian court found twenty people guilty of an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, which killed four people and sentenced them to two years of probation, according to RIA News" with reference to France Press.
Convicted Tunisians did not admit guilt. Their lawyer announced his intention to file an appeal if the families of convicts and they themselves want it. The defense also criticized the court, considering that the charges of preparing the attack by an organized armed group are groundless.
"The protests were a spontaneous reaction throughout the (Islamic) world to insult sacred symbols," the agency quotes the lawyer.
As RIA remindsNews”, Actions against the scandalous film“ The Innocence of Muslims ”were held last year in several countries, including Yemen, Egypt, Iran.
A terrorist dismissed from al-Qaida. This organization has excluded from its ranks Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the organizer of the hostage taking in Algeria, for repeated breaches of discipline, reports RIA News" with reference to the Associated Press. At the disposal of the news agency turned out to be a letter from Al-Qaida.
The letter was found by journalists in Mali - in one of the buildings that the militants had previously occupied. The authenticity of the letter was confirmed by several experts, including the former head of the Pentagon’s anti-terrorism office in Africa, Rudolf Atalla.
In this message, the Al-Qaida Branch in the Islamic Maghreb countries, signed by fourteen members of the governing body of the group, Mokhtar Belmokhtar is accused of not responding to phone calls from executives, did not report expenses, missed meetings and did not follow orders leadership. The authors of the letter call their relationship with Belmohtar artistically “bleeding wound”.
It also says that Belmokhtar’s plans “threaten the organization’s existence and tear it apart, limb by limb.”
Belmokhtar replied to the authors of the letter by creating his own group, "Signers in Blood." She organized several major terrorist attacks. According to Atallah, Belmokhtar wanted to report directly to the leaders of Al-Qaida, bypassing the leadership of the regional office.
The killer of four hundred people is well fed and lives quietly in Britain: he received asylum. 27-year-old Kenyan John Tuo, accused of killing 400 compatriots whom he stabbed with a machete, was granted asylum in the UK. He had been waiting for this decision for 10 years.
Moreover, these ten years, the National Refugee Support Service provided the killer with free housing, as well as a monthly allowance of £ Pounds per month, reports Rosbalt.
This former member of the Mungiki sect admitted to the immigration tribunal that he had killed "from 100 to 400 people." At trial, the Kenyan murderer found a convenient argument: he said that deportation to his homeland would violate his rights, because members of the sect threaten him with execution.
Rosbalt recalls that in recent years, because of the imperfection of the British 1200 legal system, dangerous criminals have been able to avoid deportation from the country.
Most of them managed to take advantage of loopholes in British law, which leave immigrant criminals “the right to family life in the kingdom,” and also exclude the possibility of deportation if they are suspected of torture at home. Many convicts remain in Britain on a permanent basis, living at the expense of local taxpayers.
About humor in the Netherlands. On television in this country, a new TV show. "Comedians" beat in a comedy scene ... the murder of a soldier Lee Rigby in London.
Earlier, the show has already become famous for the lead scandalous trick. The ethereal “star” Paul de Liu expressed a desire to taste breast milk - and right in the auditorium he stuck to the breast of a nursing mother.
This time, the authors of the show presented to the public an even more scandalous spectacle; "Vesti"referring to the newspaper "Sun".
“Making fun of the fans of the Eurovision music contest, the person depicting the presenter comes up to a table where fans of a British performer are allegedly sitting. At the same time on the table is the flag of Great Britain, and the make-up actors very much resemble the two suspects in the murder. This similarity is especially clearly seen due to the "bloodied" knives, which the actors hold in their hands. Behind the scenes are heard surprised by the cries of the audience present in the studio. At the same time, in the frame, there are actors with knives, then laughing Paul de Liu, who is watching all this and trying to hide laughter, obscuring his face with his hand. ”
The "humorous" attitude to the tragedy outraged both the British and the Dutch. Many have expressed resentment on the Internet. On Twitter, the bloggers wrote: “Does Paul de Liu have a conscience?”; “De Liu, what the hell are you doing? This is absolute madness and insensitivity. " The British media called the Dutch lead's humor "unhealthy."
Vandals painted war memorials in London. In central London, unknown persons have desecrated two military memorials, drawing Islamic graffiti on them, writes "Lenta.ru" with reference to The Independent.
The actions of the vandals damaged the memorial to the bomber command of the Royal Air Force in Green Park and the memorial "Animals at War" in Park Lane in memory of the animals that served in the British and allied forces and died.
Inscriptions made in red paint were discovered by police in the early morning hours of May 27. The authorities closed the graffiti on the memorials with a film, but the BBC managed to photograph the monument “Animals at War” with the word “Islam” written in English.
The investigation of the circumstances of the incident involved the police of the royal parks and the police of Westminster.
The police do not comment on the version of the possible motives of the vandals, but, apparently, the graffiti on the memorials are connected with the killing of the British soldier in London by Islamists and the demonstrations of the right-wing organization of the English Defense League that followed.
Coming "English Spring". The UK is experiencing an outbreak of aggressive Islamophobia caused by the assassination of Lee Rigby. The newspaper “The Independent”, citing the organization “Faith Matters”, which monitors anti-Islamic sentiment, writes that in the past six days there have been 193 cases of aggression against Muslims in the UK. Ten of them are attacks on mosques. This tells Interfax.
Over the past twelve months, 642 anti-Islamic speeches have occurred in the United Kingdom - an average of 12 per week. This figure after the London murder increased in 15 times.
A serious incident occurred on Saturday evening in Lincolnshire on the east coast of the island. Unidentified people threw a few incendiary bottles into a local mosque in which the service was held.
Tensions in Britain are fueled by mass protest marches organized by the English Defense League (English Defense League) - an ultra-right organization opposing the Islamization of the country.
In response to the cruel murder of Lee Ribi, the British authorities may tighten anti-extremist legislation. Head of Government David Cameron and Theresa May, the Minister of the Interior, have already proposed to proactively ban organizations that justify radical ideas - even if they do not call for violence. In addition, the authorities propose to preventively deprive radical public and religious leaders of access to airtime.
According to The Independent, similar measures were proposed and taken earlier, but their consequences were not always positive. The prohibition of the appearance of Irish nationalists from the Sinn Fein movement on TV air that the Thatcher initiated by the government gave the latter an aura of “victims of the regime”.
It is noted that attempts to restrict the freedom of speech and surveillance may face opposition from human rights defenders and risk not getting approval in parliament.
On the protests in London told "Vesti" with reference to Interfax.
At least 13 people were detained by police in London for participating in protests against the Islamization of Britain. The English Defense League marched in Newcastle to commemorate the brutal killing of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby by Islamists. Demonstrators chanted: “Whose streets are these?” These are our streets! ”And also called for“ to remove Muslim killers from the streets ”. The demonstrators accused the country's prime minister of not being able to govern.
Simultaneously with the march of the English Defense League in Newcastle, there was a demonstration by opponents of this organization, as a result of which a scuffle ensued between the demonstrators. The police intervened in the altercation.
The League of Defense of England announced yesterday that it would not cease anti-Islamic protests and, in response to the Arab Spring, would arrange the English Spring in London.
Greece as a Chinese window to Europe. Helena Smith («The Guardian»; source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") told
“The Chinese are interested in airports, harbors and railways. Russians intend to enter the energy market. The Qataris made it clear that they wanted to invest in real estate, ”writes H. Smith.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras took the Chinese news to Beijing. “It is now time for the Asian tiger to pursue its goal and make Greece a window to Europe for its investment in infrastructure projects outside the port of Piraeus. Being the largest passenger harbor in Europe and one of its ten largest container terminals, the Piraeus docks have become an operational Chinese base since the state shipping company Cosco paid 500 million euros, renting half of them in 2010 a year, ”says in the article.
Came and turn of Moscow. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller visited Athens to discuss the purchase of the Greek gas corporation Depa. Gazprom, which supplies 90% natural gas to Greece, offered 900 million euros last year. Insiders claim that the deal may end on 750 million euros.
“During personal talks with Samaras, Miller made it clear that Moscow not only wants to take over the leadership of the corporation, but also will not tolerate any interference in the deal. The US and the EU objected to Russia extending its influence on the energy sector even more, ”Smith writes.
Finally, the representatives of Greece recently said that plans for the sale of Desfa, which controls the gas supply system, to the state oil company of Azerbaijan, Socar, which is believed to be supported by the United States "in the interests of maintaining balance, are in development."
Greece is forced to continue privatization in order to reduce the burden of debt, which this year is expected to reach 185% of the country's GDP, the report says. The speed with which airports, industrial real estate, sports facilities, beaches, state-owned hotels, and thermal springs are privatized was the result of prior criticism from the EU about the “too slow pace”.
"The desire of the Greeks to attract investors is such that the country's parliament recently passed a law offering a residence permit for five years for non-EU citizens who acquire property worth more than 250 thousand euros," the newspaper reminds. This measure is considered a gift to the Chinese, who would like to be able to freely travel around the countries of the European bloc to 27.
The cut prices forced the government’s political opponents to promise to take to the streets again. These people call the privatization program “betrayal,” not “sale.”
The Greeks are against the Islamization of the motherland. More than a hundred members of the Nationalist Front’s Greek far-right party held a protest against the government’s plans to allocate money to build a mosque in Athens, writes MIGnews.com.
However, due to the financial crisis, the construction of this religious building stopped. However, the construction of a cost of 1 million euros are going to be revived in 2014 year.
The protesters chanted: “We don’t want sharia!” And “No to mosques! Give this money to schools! ”
Socialist obiralovka in Hollanders. About it told Andrei Smirnov ("Voice of Russia").
It turns out that Hollande’s resignations want the 50% of the French. Why? And because last year 8.010 French households paid in taxes more than 100% of their income.
France's fiscal system is a nightmare. Every year, citizens of this blessed western country pay dozens of small taxes. In the amount of payments give 80%, 90% of income. It was before Hollande. But this monsieur, obsessed with the 75-percentage tax, which he previously wanted to impose on the rich, and now he is going to apply to large companies, has filled the patience of citizens.
The official on special assignments of the French democratic movement, Stefan Theroux, said: “In order to resolve the issues, it is necessary for the nation to be united. It is impossible that the 50 percent of the French were opposition-minded. After all, in order to successfully enter the road of economic growth, and France is now in recession, the total integration of the nation is absolutely necessary. ”
French rulers demonstrate deafness to the opinion of the people. Until the end of July, a new tax on gadgets may appear. Sellers of tablets and smartphones will be obliged to give 1% to the treasury of the cost of each device sold.
May you live happily ever after. Today in France will be the first official marriage between "same-sex". It will be the wedding of the head of the local LGBT branch, 40-year-old Vincent Oten, and his 30-year-old friend Bruno Boileau, MIGnews.com.
Najat Vallo-Belkasem, the official representative of the French government and the Minister of Women's Rights, promised to attend the marriage ceremony.
The presence of a male homosexual at the "marriage", we add, is a very strange symbolic act. Just think: the Minister of Women's Rights is at the wedding of homosexuals!
"Normal people"? Tatyana Santi ("Voice of Russia") spoke with Flavio Romani - President of the Italian LGBT Association "Arcigay". Romani expressed in an interview an opinion on the meaning of French law “marriage for all”.
“For Archigea and for our whole country this event means a lot. France is one of the closest countries to us, one might say, a kindred country for Italy. The decision of France is an example for Italy. Our political elite is very timid, more precisely, restrained in this matter. But now politicians have no more pretexts to put this matter off the shelf and not to adopt the same law. ”
Maybe a journalist asks, need to resort to a referendum?
"No no. In this case, the referendum is not suitable, since here we are talking about the expansion of rights in favor of minorities. This decision should not be made by a majority. After all, this majority may not be sufficiently informed, overloaded with prejudice. This question is really so delicate to give it up to chance by submitting it to a referendum. ”
Promoting his views, Flavio Romani noticed that the recent events in Russia and Georgia “are worrying us all.”
“We feel Russia as a country close to us, closer than other countries (for example, African), whose mentality is more similar to ours than any other countries of the world, like African ones for example. We must find a way to explain to Russians that homosexuals are also normal people who have nothing to be ashamed of and that they are not sick of anything. The law “marriage for all” gives a start to a broad public debate. ”
Latvians - not morons. Whoever doubts this will receive a term. The Riga court sentenced a local resident to a conditional term, who in his network comments called Latvia a “fascist state” and the Latvian people “dorky”. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with links to TVNET and LETA.
The man was convicted under the article about intentional incitement of ethnic hatred. He concluded an agreement with the prosecutor's office on a one-year suspended sentence, which the court then approved.
One of the comments by an unnamed man left 3 March 2012 of the year - under the article about Russian youth: “All Latvian people are morons, and the most selective morons climb into politics, and such moronic ideas are born”.
On which portal this record appeared, it is not specified, it is known, however, that before 12 March, this person left eight more comments on national themes, calling Latvia a “Nazi and Fascist state” and roughly calling the President.
As "Lenta" reminds, in the Latvian courts more and more cases are being heard about inciting ethnic hatred. May 21 resident of the republic went to prison for seven months - for commenting on “Youtube” about “too liberal deportations” organized by the Soviet authorities in the Baltic States in 1940-s, as well as writing about the need to physically destroy Latvians.
“Extremism” in Moldova. On May 27, the police in Chisinau interrogated Igor Tulyantsev, the head of the Russian Youth League in Moldova, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to the REGNUM news agency. The interrogation took place in the framework of a criminal case initiated in connection with the use of the wartime slogan “Death to the Romanian cannibals!”
The slogan was written on a banner, which LRM activists installed in the center of Chisinau to celebrate Victory Day.
During the interrogation of Tulyantsev, he was presented with the results of a philological examination that recognized the slogan as extremist and inciting national discord.
The lawyer of the head of the LRM, Roman Aronov, stated that the authors of the examination considered the phrase out of context: “This phrase was singled out separately ... it was presented in such a one-sided form as a threat to the modern Romanian people. It is clear that this slogan concerns the war years, and it is incorrect to describe it as addressed to the modern people. ”
Earlier, the appearance of the banner reacted Romanian authorities. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic called on Moldova to punish those who used “extremist and insulting expressions against the Romanians”.
Native Japanese lands. Olga Gritsenko ("Sight") said that the Japanese government condemned the statement of Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. Japan accused China of ignoring stories in response to statements by the country's Premier Li Keqiang that Tokyo stole Chinese historical territories.
"We can confidently say that the Ryukyu does not belong to Japan." Such a “statement utterly ignores the story. In no case can we agree with him, ”ITAR-TASS quoted the words of the Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan, Yoshihide Suga.
According to analysts, statements about the belonging of the Ryukyu were a new move by Beijing in the struggle for Senkaku.
Peace offer from the North Koreans. North Korea offered South Korea to sign a peace treaty instead of the existing armistice agreement, reports correspondent RIA "Novosti" Daria Krutov With reference to the newspaper "Nodon Sinmun".
“There is an urgent need to replace the armistice agreement, which is a remnant of war, with a permanent peace regime,” the report says. The article notes that the state of the temporary truce on the Korean Peninsula is beneficial to the United States, who are trying to "strangle the DPRK."
“If a peace treaty had been signed in the past, now there would have been no such acute problem of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” the publication says.
Obama is heavily indebted. The authors of the ZeroHedge blog summed up the preliminary results of the Obama administration. It turns out that the 44 th president of the United States has collected more debt than the 42 of its predecessor, combined, passes Interfax. Barack Obama and Ben Bernanke have driven the country into debt.
In 1980, US debt was less than $ 1 trillion, today it is approaching $ 17 trillion. If you pay off Obama’s debts at a dollar-per-second rate, you can pay them back only in 184.000 years!
According to the World Bank, in 2001, US GDP accounted for 31,8% of all economic activity. In 2011, this number was reduced to 21,6%.
Over 56 thousands of enterprises have closed in the US since 2001.
The number of Americans working in manufacturing today is less than in 1950, although the country’s population has more than doubled since then. In 1950, more than 80% of citizens in the US had jobs. Today, unemployment is over 35%. Moreover, 53% of those who still work earn less than 30 thousand dollars a year.
According to the United States Census Bureau, more than 146 million Americans live in poverty or misery. The government was forced to introduce almost 80 various social security programs to those in need. More than a million public school students in the United States are homeless.
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