UN high Commissioner asks Russia to increase allocations to projects for refugees

Photo: © RIA Novosti. Vladimir Astapkovich The UN high Commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi, at the meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asked him to increase payments by Russia for the projects of the UN for refugees. During an interview with the correspondent of the newspaper “Kommersant” said that Russia annually transfers $ 2 million to projects for the Management of the UN high Commissioner for refugees and asked Grundy, was not discussed whether the increase of this amount at the meeting with Lavrov on February 22 in Moscow. “I asked Sergei Lavrov to consider such possibility”, — said the publication of Grundy. He also added that “such issues are not solved on the spot, and we are aware of the current financial restrictions”.

Russia on Tuesday will be sent to the Donbas the 61st convoy with humanitarian aid

Photo: RIA Novosti The second from the beginning of 2017 and 61 from August 2014 the convoy of the EMERCOM of Russia with humanitarian aid will go in the Donbass in the morning on Tuesday from don and rescue emergency center in Rostov region. As previously reported by RIA Novosti in the press service of the Ministry, only in the Donetsk and Luhansk region will go 25 cars, loaded with humanitarian aid weighing about 300 tons. Basically it is food. The convoy will proceed to the border at the checkpoints “Donetsk” and “Matveev Kurgan” for the passage of all customs procedures in accordance with international law. According to the approved schedule, in the Donbass, where the situation deteriorated due to the frequent attacks, on 16 and 23 March will go to another two columns of EMERCOM of Russia with humanitarian aid. In total, from August 2014 60 convoys of EMERCOM

The UK foreign office called for strengthening sanctions pressure on Russia

The UK foreign office called for strengthening sanctions pressure on Russia UK considers it necessary to strengthen sanctions against Russia, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, during the press conference of the heads of the Ukrainian, Polish and British foreign Ministry in Kiev. “It is impossible to prevent the continuation of Russian aggression that we saw, — quotes mister Johnson “Interfax”.— We think pressure … should be strengthened, not Vice versa.” Polish foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said that the London and Warsaw offered Kiev to change the format of negotiations on resolving the conflict in the Donbass. “We have not agreed, — he said.— We have hope for an opportunity to open a discussion about the new format.” Mr Waszczykowski stressed that the final decision will however be taken by the government of Ukraine. Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that the meeting

The government of Moldova recalls Ambassador to Russia

The government of Moldova recalls Ambassador to Russia Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs and European integration, Daniela Morari, who presented the draft decision did not explain the reasons for the recall of a diplomat. CHISINAU, March 1. /Offset. TASS Benjamin Demidetski/. The government of Moldova withdraws from the post of Ambassador to Russia Dmitry Braghis, who also headed the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Tajikistan. This decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. The draft decision was presented by the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs and European integration, Daniela Morari, which is not explained the reasons for the recall of a diplomat. The press service of the foreign Ministry also refused to comment on it. According to the local legislation, this decision must be approved by the President of Moldova Igor Dodon. Braghis held the post of Ambassador to Russia and Tajikistan from 27 November

In Brussels, signed the document on visa-free entry for citizens of Georgia

In Brussels, signed the document on visa-free entry for citizens of Georgia A document stipulating that citizens of Georgia visa-free regime of movement in the Schengen States, signed in Brussels President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani and Chris Aguis, parliamentary Secretary of Malta — the country of the President of the Council of the European Union. According to TASS, earlier on 27 February, the EU Council approved the introduction of a visa-free regime between European Union and Georgia. After that the document will be tentatively published on 9 March in the EU Official journal and will enter into force after 20 days. Thus, since the end of March Georgian citizens will be able to visit visa-free for up to three months in the Schengen area during the period of 180 days.

The court reversed the payment Breivik for inhumane treatment in prison

Anders Breivik The court of appeal Borgarting (Norway) reversed the decision of a lower court on payment of the terrorist Anders Breivik compensation for inhumane treatment in prison. On Wednesday, March 1, according to Reuters. The court in particular considered that the rights of a prisoner, isolated in a three-room chamber not violated. The verdict States that the conditions of his detention is justified because he did not repent, and posing a threat. Also, the court noted that other prisoners can attack the terrorist. Lawyer øystein Storvik (Oystein Storrvik), representing the interests of Breivik, told the newspaper VG about the intention to appeal the decision of the court of appeal. 20 April last year the district court in Oslo found partially substantiated the claim in Breivik’s conditions of detention in prison. The terrorist claimed that he brought cold coffee and microwaved food, and also expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that

Unknown rider threw acid in the face of the resident of Berlin

Unknown poured acid over the 27-year-old resident of Berlin, passing by on a Bicycle. It is reported by Die Welt. The woman was attacked in Friedrichshain district on Monday night, 27 February, however, the circumstances of the incident became known later. The victim was walking along Unstressed when passing a cyclist splashed her in the face with toxic liquid and disappeared. The woman did not look at him. The fire brigade arrived at the scene, has not yet established what kind of acid was used. Traces of hazardous substances were discovered on parked cars. According to the police, is not the only case of an attack involving acid. Over the past three months, such attacks were five women. In January, a cyclist attacked a resident of the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg. In December, there were three such incidents, including in the areas of Berlin and Weissensee. All the victims

CNN has learned the name of the candidate for the post of U.S. Ambassador to Russia

U.S. Ambassador to Russia may become the former Governor of Utah John huntsman. On Wednesday, March 1, CNN reported, with reference to own sources in the administration. According to one of the interlocutors of the channel, last week the huntsman was talking about this with US Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the negotiations continue. Another source added that a likely candidate was contacted on the matter with key advisers to the President of the United States and by Donald trump. Official statements from the White house has not yet followed. Currently, the U.S. Ambassador in Moscow is John Tefft, he has held this post since 2014. At the end of December 2016, it was reported that it can change Congressman Dana Rohrabacher or diplomat Thomas Graham — Advisor to former Secretary of state Henry Kissinger John huntsman, Republican, 56. Governor of Utah, he was from 2005 to 2009, from 2009

Savchenko said that he was on the territory of the DNI in a special operation

Former spotter, pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and nowadays the people’s Deputy of Ukraine Nadezhda Savchenko said that she was able to cross the line of demarcation in the Donbass during her visit to the DNR, because it was part of the planned special operation, Interfax reports.   “We have no holes in the front line, if there is no order from above. Well we are serving our boys and commanders, and if I was there means it was probably such an operation,” – said Savchenko.   She also added that it plans to disclose the details of this operation, as such things should not be disclosed, either before or after their implementation. Photo: Nazar Furyk / Globallookpress