Photo: Facebook.com/Andrey Artemenko Ukrainian MP Andrey Artemenko has prepared proposals for the normalization of relations between Ukraine and Russia and the lifting of sanctions against Moscow. The peace plan was transferred to the former US presidential Advisor on national security issues, Michael Flynn a week before his resignation. Reported by the New York Times. The document was sent to the office Flynn trump lawyer Michael Cohen and partner President for business Felix Sater. Among the items – “the withdrawal of Russian troops from Eastern Ukraine” and carrying out in Ukraine a referendum on the possibility of transfer of the Crimea is leased by Russia for a period of 50 to 100 years. It is noted that Artemenko also said it has evidence of the involvement of Petro Poroshenko to corruption. According to Artemenko, the data can lead to the resignation of the President of Ukraine. Unknown, whether the White house
Photo: © RIA Novosti. Maksim Blinov Soldiers of the Russian Center for reconciliation delivered more than 1.7 tons of food and medicine to the Syrian city Skelbia in the province of Hama, who recently came under fire from militants, said the representative of the Centre Colonel Alexei Zudilov. The residents of the village, where more than 20 thousand people, mostly Christians, have received food packages with rice, flour, sugar and canned meat. According to tradition, was also deployed mobile medical facility, where the Russian military physicians held a consultation for local residents and gave them medicine. Local resident Mansur Abdumalik said that he studied in Vitebsk in 2000, and now works as a pharmacist. “Because of the war few people left, but we’re hanging in there. And thanks to the Russian friends we’ll be fine. We will soon have peace, we can all hope,” he told reporters. Just a few
The Chairman of the special Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress, Devin Nunes Photo: © AP Photo/Andrew Harnik American authorities do not have any information about what the leaders of the election campaign of the current President of the United States Donald trump maintained contacts with Russia. This was announced on Sunday by the Chairman of the special Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress, Devin Nunes (Republican, California). “As far as I know, our law enforcement agencies have no such information,” said which party trump an influential legislator, when asked to comment on the recent publication in the newspaper the New York Times. It was alleged that prominent members of the electoral headquarters of the trump repeatedly in contact with representatives of Russian intelligence. Speaking in a live CBS television, nuñez also several times criticized the previous U.S.
Vitaly Churkin © Kena Betancur/Getty Images MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on awarding Vitaly Churkin the order of Courage. As reported a press-service of the Kremlin, the award was given “for dedication, persistence and professionalism shown in the post of permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations in new York, USA”. Earlier, the President sent a telegram of condolence to the spouse of the diplomat Irina Churkinoj and his children Anastasia and Alexander Churkin. Vitaly Churkin, died February 20 in new York, on the eve of his 65th birthday. The post of permanent representative to the UN diplomat has held since April 8, 2006.
The Iranian authorities announced the use of private unmanned aerial vehicles in the territory of Tehran outside the law. From this point a license for the use of drones will only be issued to public authorities and not to individuals. About it reports The Independent. At least two drone was shot down after crossing the forbidden zone. “Quadcopters equipped with cameras and can fly over the city, filming everything on video and at any moment can be undermined by the enemy,” said Ali Reza Rabi, Deputy commander of the Islamic revolution guards Corps (IRGC). In December last year, the government shot down a drone belonging to Iranian state television, after he entered a no-fly zone near the office of Supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Unmanned aerial vehicles are widely used by the us military in the middle East. 4 Dec 2012 the revolutionary guard announced the interception of an unmanned device
The American authorities have ceased to provide aid money and weapons to the armed Syrian opposition. About it reports Reuters. Representatives of the rebels explained that the official reason was not made public, but in January the opposition forces suffered a large-scale attack by Islamists, who took control of a part delivered from the United States weapons and money. According to the commanders of the opposition forces in Washington fear that the jihadists will be able to take over with modern American weapons. Two sources in the ruling circles of the USA to the conversation with the Agency said that the suspension of aid is not associated with the coming to power of President Donald trump. Reuters notes that moderate rebels remain strong in military terms, a party to the conflict, however, supported by the Arab monarchies of the Islamists are still more powerful. This is because the assistance that
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the resolution “On celebration of heroes of Ukraine and informing the citizens about the exploits of the Ukrainian military,” this publication reports the UNIAN. According to journalists, the bill was adopted almost unanimously. The document includes the renaming of streets in memory of the servicemen who fought in the Donbass, as well as the installation of memorial plaques. Moreover, all educational institutions of the country ordered to place information stands about the so-called feats of the security forces. To monitor the implementation of the law will be the relevant Committee of the Verkhovna Rada. Photo: Sergii Kharchenko ZUMAPRESS.com / Globallookpress
Permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko has opened a Security Council meeting with a moment of silence in memory of the Russian diplomat Vitaly Churkin said, RIA Novosti reported. “As the President of the Security Council, I propose to hold a minute of silence in connection with the death of the permanent representative of Russia Vitaly Churkin,” – said Yelchenko. Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin died February 20 in new York. Russian President Vladimir Putin decided Churkin posthumously award the order of Courage. Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones ZUMAPRESS.com / Globallookpress
British newspaper the Daily Star reported that Russia could detonate a nuclear bomb in the Arctic. The publication suggests that the explosion of the Russian bomb caused the release of radioactive particles, previously recorded in Eastern Europe. Also the publication claims that the Pentagon has sent to the British air base Mildenhall aircraft WC-135 Constant Phoenix, which is tasked with collecting samples of the atmosphere to detect radioactive substances. Earlier the same aircraft had been sent to North Korea. By assumption, the British tabloid, the departure of the aircraft demonstrates the United States fears that Russia produced nuclear weapons test. Earlier, Norwegian media reported the probable release of radioactive isotope iodine-131 in Eastern Europe. It was also alleged that traces of radioactive substances were recorded in Northern Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain. Photo: Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation
Gennady Gatilov In Moscow regretted Ukraine’s decision to block the presidential statement of the UN security Council in connection with the death of the permanent representative of Russia Vitaly Churkin. About it “Interfax” said Deputy foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov, who oversees issues related to Russia’s participation in the United Nations. “It’s a pity that some of our partners, primarily Ukrainian colleagues, chairing this month in the Security Council, are unable to transcend their political positions,” he said. According to the diplomat, the death Churkin was welcomed in UN circles with great sadness, and the security Council responded to this special statement for the press. Deputy foreign Minister also shared that he had to maintain contact with Churkin on a daily basis. “Of course, we are bound not only working relationships, but personal friendships over many of the last years”, — said Gatilov, who from 1999 to 2004, was the first