Japanese Foreign Minister believes that Tokyo's sovereignty extends to the southern part of the Kuriles

«The four northern islands sovereignty. We intend to continue persistent negotiations on the basis of our basic position, which is the desire to sign a peace treaty after the settlement of the territorial issue  — he said. Thus, Hayashi commented on the statement of his Russian colleague at a press conference in Moscow on 14 January. Then Sergey Lavrov noted that     Tokyo still recognized the results of the Second World War in the context of the Kuril Islands, making constant demarches due to visiting Russian officials and military islands of the South Kuril Islands.

Ginzburg announced the development of a test for neutralizing “omicron” antibodies

“We have a test system for determining virus neutralizing antibodies to omicron, but it is only available at our center so far,” Ginzburg said. Earlier, Ginzburg told RIA Novosti that he himself was infected with omicron, but was not ill, thanks to the protection of the Sputnik V vaccine. It was possible to establish this precisely thanks to this test system, which showed a high level of virus neutralizing antibodies to omicron.

Expert: the spread of the omicron strain to the regions will take from two weeks

“From two weeks. Quickly, because the holidays ended with the fact that Omicron was brought to us from 20 countries. There were leading countries from which more or less were brought, but they scattered everywhere. Now importation from abroad is no longer a key source, there is a spread of infection within the country, the strain has appeared in the population. There is a case in Rostov-on-Don, where a child and a mother who did not go anywhere got sick at the same time,” the expert answered the question of when the new strain will reach the regions. Gorelov added that airborne transmission of infection speaks for itself. In addition, according to the expert, the omicron strain is gradually replacing the delta strain in Moscow, the Moscow Region and St. Petersburg. He noted that as they approach the Far East, the delta strain circulates, since it reached these regions late.

Borrell rules out preventive sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

About preventive restrictions against Russia in case of  invasion” it does go to Ukraine, said the EU High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy, Josep Borrell.         is talking about preventive sanctions, there can be no preventive sanctions . We discuss what to do if something happens. <…> If we need to act, we will have to act», — said Borrell. At the same time, he noted that the European Union is ready in in case of "aggression" to take action against Ukraine. The European Union agrees that the architecture of European security needs to be reviewed, this could benefit everyone, the head of European diplomacy pointed out. “Revisiting the European security architecture could be beneficial to everyone”, — he thinks. At the same time, the diplomat pointed out that it is impossible to discuss the security of Europe without itself. No decisions can be made without the participation of the Europeans. Josep Borrell EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to neighboring country. U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, in

The former president of Ukraine for the whole day could not choose a measure of restraint

Waiting for arrest On Monday, Petro Poroshenko was closer than ever to being arrested. Directly from the Zhuliany airport, where he arrived from Warsaw after a month abroad, the ex-president went to the capital's Pechersky District Court. There, all day they chose a preventive measure for him in the so-called “coal case”. The hearing was scheduled for 12:00 Moscow time (11:00 in Kyiv), but began only after 40 minutes due to Judge Aleksey Sokolov being late. Then, according to Petro Poroshenko, they tried to “illegally appoint” him a free lawyer, but the ex-president refused the services of a defense attorney. In the middle of the day, the court went on a two-hour break, which ended at 18:20. At & nbsp; 19:40 the judge retired to the deliberation room. After several hours of waiting, the Ukrainian media began to report that Sokolov became ill, in connection with which a medical team was called. The office of the court, however,