Federica Mogherini The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini made the so-called Freudian slip, speaking of the Minsk agreements. On Saturday, February 18, informs TV channel REN TV. According to the head of the foreign Ministry, the reservation Mogherini that the EU “will have to wait until Russia will concede,” depart from Minsk agreements, carries a hidden meaning. The phrase contains a hint of the authorities of the European Union that Kiev is behaving correctly during the conflict in the Donbass, Lavrov explained. Mogherini during her speech at the Munich security conference, also said that Western sanctions against Russia will remain in place as long as Moscow is not fully fulfilling the Minsk agreement, reports TASS. The politician noted that the European Union is interested in maintaining international support for these agreements. “If you talk
In Belgium derailed a passenger train. On Saturday, February 18, according to VTM NIEUWS. According to the newspaper, one person was killed and about 20 wounded. Only the train was about 100 people. The incident occurred near the station of Leuven. The train route in the direction of De Panne. Currently, the movement of trains in the area of the accident is suspended. On site working staff of the emergency services. Photo from the scene posted on Twitter by the user @FrederikVranken. It shows one of the cars overturned. At the end of January in a train accident in India killed 23 people. Then the rails came off the locomotive and seven carriages of the train Jagdalpur — Bhubaneswar.
Sergei Lavrov In Munich started meeting of foreign Ministers of the countries “Norman Quartet.” On Saturday, February 18, reports “Interfax”. Participate in the negotiations of the foreign Ministers of Russia, Germany, Ukraine and France — Sergey Lavrov, Sigmar Gabriel, Jean-Marc Ayrault and Pavlo Klimkin. The main theme of the meeting is expected to be the implementation of the Minsk agreements and escalation in the Donbass. Negotiations take place in the framework of the Munich conference on security issues. The last meeting of foreign Ministers of the Quartet took place in November 2016 in Minsk. The aggravation of the situation in the South-East of Ukraine began in late January after the APU attempts to go on the offensive. The battles of Avdiyivka were the most violent since August 2015, when Kiev security forces conducted massive bombardment of the territory of the DNI. The Minsk agreement is the document agreed at the
The bus with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hit bodyguard, which was underneath a multi-ton machine. This happened during the President’s visit elazığ. Were on the bus the Turkish leader came out of the cabin and tried to help the bodyguard before arrival of the ambulance. In the end, the guard was taken to the hospital, information about its current status, according to the newspaper Milliyet. Video: beytullah esintokan / youtube.com Photo: beytullah esintokan / youtube.com
In Moscow the Russian company Hoversurf was presented to the domestic “flying motorcycle” Scorpion 3. Video from the presentation posted on the web the creators of the machine. The motorcycle is equipped with four surround screws, it is able to withstand weight up to 120 kilograms, can accelerate to 50 kilometers per hour, up to a height of ten meters or more and fly for almost 30 minutes. The creators of the Scorpion 3 note that their development is similar to a hybrid of motorcycle and Quad. While they plan to use hoverbayk in extreme sports, but in the future plan to develop its transport capacity. Video: video’s / youtube
According to the survey, conducted by pollsters WIN/Gallup International, the residents of the four countries that are members of NATO, would prefer to be among the allies of Russia in case of aggression against their countries. Allies of Russia would like to be the people of Greece, Slovenia, Turkey and Bulgaria. It is noteworthy that his main opponent, the Greeks and the Bulgarians consider Turkey, which is their NATO ally. The majority of respondents sociologists of the countries would prefer to see the allies of the United States, and the citizens of Russia in case of aggression against their country would like to be in Alliance with China. While the Chinese themselves in the same situation would have chosen the Russians, according to Bloomberg. A poll by WIN / Gallup International, was conducted in 66 countries where it polled 1000 people in the period October to December
Natalia Kostenko State Duma deputies from the faction “United Russia” Natalia Kostenko, Olga Timofeeva introduced the lower house of Parliament, the bill enshrines in legislation the concept of “regional media”. The relevant document posted in the Duma’s electronic database, Friday, February 17. The bill provides for amendments to the law “On mass media”. According to the authors, in the case of the adoption of the document, it will allow regional editions count on state support at realization of socially significant projects. Regional media will be considered “registered mass media whose products are aimed at consumers in one, two or three constituent entities of the Russian Federation”. “Criteria for the media data requirements should be formulated in the order of the Ministry of communications and mass communications of the Russian Federation depending on the type of mass media”, — stated in the explanatory Memorandum. It is noted that the draft law
Vladimir Polypropolene: the DNR commented on Russia’s recognition of issued in the Donbass documents The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about recognition of the Russian Federation documents issued to citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently residing on the territories of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. On Saturday, February 18, the press service of the Kremlin. The decree comes into force from the date of signing. These measures are temporary and will apply until a political settlement of the situation in these regions. Until this happens, Russia is recognized as valid identity cards and birth certificates, documents on education, qualifications, conclusion and termination of marriage, name change and death, as well as certificate of registration of vehicles and registration plates issued in the territories of these areas. The owners of the identity of these documents will be able to enter Russia without a visa.
Metropolitan Hilarion The actions of the opponents of transfer of Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) of the building of St. Isaac’s Cathedral in Saint-Petersburg aimed at “rocking the boat”. The Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk said on air of the program “Church and world” on the channel “Russia 24” on Saturday, February 18. He also likened what is happening with the February revolution of 1917. “We see now how sometimes trying on the most trivial and minor incidents rocking our boat. Here is the ongoing controversy surrounding St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Well, it would seem, what is there to say? Once the Church returned to the Church,” said the Metropolitan. According to him, “this is a world scandal” because there are “people who want to rock the boat.” “They like a hurdy-gurdy twist here is that his liberal song to show
The death toll in road accident with bus in Argentina has risen to 19 people MOSCOW, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. The death toll in a traffic accident with a bus in the West of Argentina has risen to 19 people, at least 21 were injured, according to the Argentine Clarin portal. Earlier it was reported 13 dead. The incident occurred on Saturday at dawn in the province of Mendoza, on the road towards Chile. According to local media, the bus was owned by the Chilean company TurBus. According to the company, among the passengers were a 32 a citizen of Argentina, four of them Chileans, one Colombian and a citizen of Haiti. Also in the bus there were at least three children. Tragedia en Mendoza: el comunicado de la empresa chilena https://t.co/wBvelQvk1T pic.twitter.com/KNsdsnvgKP — Clarín (@clarincom) February 18, 2017 As the portal, 16 people died on the spot, three