Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov © Anton novoderezhkin/TASS MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has denied the interpretation by certain media of his words about the contacts of Russian President Vladimir Putin with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Earlier on Sunday, some publications citing Peskov interview for the program “actors with Naila Asker-zade” on TV channel “Russia 1” said that supposedly take place a private meeting between Putin and Poroshenko. “No one of any meetings and did not speak,” – said Peskov in an interview with TASS. “In an interview I said that such meetings were”, – he stressed.
© Alexander Shcherbak/TASS MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. Attempts to change Russia’s foreign policy by putting pressure on the elite and selected companies is futile. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in interview to the newspaper “Kommersant”, posted by Sunday evening on the newspaper’s website. “The fact that our foreign policy enjoys in society, broad support, in my opinion, the best evidence that an attempt to change foreign policy by putting pressure on the elite and individual companies have no prospects,” Lavrov said, answering a question about the preparation of States reports on sanctions, which can be switched on Russian officials and businessmen. “We have repeatedly said that do not seek any confrontation, – said the Minister. – We believe that sanctions are absolutely groundless in regard to their causes. As for the objectives they aim to achieve, it is also meaningless, because over the
Finland will give Belgium convicted in absentia for money laundering Russian Finland will give Belgium the Russians, in absentia, sentenced to three years in prison for money laundering and participation in a criminal organization in 2008-2009, according to the Finnish broadcaster MTV3. His name is not called. A warrant for the arrest of the men was executed in December last year. He was arrested in early January at the border crossing point Vaalimaa, when he returned with his family to St. Petersburg. The Russians objected to extradition. He stated that he never was in Belgium and did not suspect that have been made against him any charges. According to him, he was always available to communicate and not avoided. The man said that in 2010, in his home in Russia in the presence of representatives of the Belgian authorities was searched, during which seized a phone and computer. He believed
Kadyrov has accused the West of ignoring the crisis in Afghanistan MOSCOW, 21 Feb — RIA Novosti. The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, commenting on the attack of militants on a hotel in Kabul, said that the West ignores the “blood crisis” in Afghanistan, which every year will only get worse. Armed militants entered the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday evening. TV channel Tolo News reported that the attack, which lasted about 18 hours, was suppressed. In the end, managed to save 126 people, including 41 foreigners. Responsibility for the attack took on a radical movement “Taliban”*, were involved in the attack, five militants of the group. According the source channel Tolo News, the attack killed 43 people, but the interior Ministry confirmed the death of only 18 people. According to the Ministry, among them 14 of the foreigners. “Every day is bloody crisis only deepens, millions of people lost their
The United States hosted the “Women’s March” against Donald trump In Washington, new York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and in about 250 U.S. cities held protests under the name “Women’s March”. The participants criticized U.S. President Donald trump over a policy that, in their opinion, are directed against women. They also encouraged women to participate in elections to Congress, which will take place in November this year. The largest rally was held in Los Angeles — where, at the request of the mayor of the city, on the streets about 600 thousand people, reports Reuters. Mr. trump sarcastically supported the marchers. “Beautiful weather throughout our great country, it is a perfect day for all women to go on the March, — he wrote in Twitter.— Rather go to celebrate milestones and unprecedented achievements in the economy and welfare that have occurred in the last 12 months. Guarantee the lowest female unemployment
Fighters of the Kurdish militia knocked out five Turkish tanks in ‘ Afrīn MOSCOW, 21 Feb — RIA Novosti. The fighters of the Kurdish YPG militia killed five Turkish tanks in different parts of the Canton of Afrin in the fighting Sunday, said the Kurdish Agency Firat. So, one of the tanks were hit anti-tank missile near the village Kurda district Bilbil (Bilbile). The Agency also released a video of the attack fighters. Was also hit two tanks in the village of Dikmetas district Sentires (Cindires) and two near the town of tel Rifat (Tal Rifat). According to the Agency, in this place are particularly fierce fighting between the Turkish army and the Kurdish militia. During the download an error has occurred. Before the start of Turkey against the Kurdish forces of “operation Olive branch”. Ankara maintains that its actions are directed exclusively on struggle against terrorists. Damascus condemned the
Peskov acknowledged contacts between Putin and Poroshenko, which are not misleading Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko have contacts that are not reported, said the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov. “It is a common practice. And when you see the intense labour President’s day, which consists of a dozen different meetings, press conferences, statements, negotiations and so on, this does not mean that this day of the President and limited,” said Sands in the program “actors with Naila Asker-Zade” on TV channel “Russia 1”. According to the press-Secretary of the working day Putin is much more intense and meaningful than TV shows. Peskov acknowledged that Putin’s work schedule has contacts, which the Kremlin said. In response to the question, are there any contacts between Putin and Poroshenko, Peskov replied in the affirmative. “Such meetings take place, which we do not share”, — said
Assad regarded the operation of Turkey in ‘ afrīn as support for terrorism in Syria MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. Syrian authorities believe that the Turkish military operation in ‘ afrīn is aimed at supporting terrorism. As reported by news Agency SANA, said on Sunday Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. “Turkish aggression in the Syrian city of Afrin cannot be separated from the policy pursued by the Turkish regime since the beginning of the Syrian crisis and built on the support of terrorism and various terrorist groups,” he said. On Saturday, the General staff of the Turkish armed forces announced the beginning of “operation Olive branch” against the Kurdish forces in Afrin district, home to some 1.5 million Syrian Kurds. According to the latest data, during the operation the aircraft of the Turkish air force struck 153 goals in ‘ afrīn. The Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim on Sunday announced the
Died bassist of The Kinks, Jim Rockford Moscow. 21 Jan. INTERFAX.RU Bassist for English rock bands The Kinks and The Zombies Jim Rockford died on 77-m to year of life, informs “bi-Bi-si”. Musician for 18 years was a member of The legendary The Kinks, starting from 1978 until their disbandment in 1996. He also played in the band Argent along with cousin rod Argent and The Zombies team. Argent wrote in his Facebook that the Rockford died as a result of falling from a ladder. Official information about the circumstances of the death of the musician not. Argent said that even in the 1960s invited a cousin to The Zombies, but then the Rockford refused, although he supported musicians and “is an integral part of the group”, which he joined only in the 2000s. During the download an error has occurred. Vocalist and guitarist of The Kinks ‘ Dave Davies
The mayor of Makhachkala arrested for 10 days in the case of abuse of power The Soviet district court of Makhachkala arrested the mayor of the city of Musa Musayev for 10 days in the case of abuse of power. As told TASS the lawyer of the mayor Suleyman Asuev, his client is not charged. The defense intends to appeal the decision. January 19 the mayor of Makhachkala was detained on suspicion of exceeding his authority with grave consequences (paragraph “C” of part 3 of article 286 of the criminal code). According to investigators, he for 1.1 million rubles was transferred to the company aspk from state-owned land area of approximately 17.5 million sq. m. the TFR estimates the market value of land of 81 million rubles, the Head of the RCDS Alexander Bastrykin has taken personal control of the investigation.