Kazakhstan demanded to stop accusing Nazarbayev of all sins

According to Baibek, thanks to Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan gained independence and recognition from the world community. He  noted that  the merits of the Elbasy (in Kazakh “head of state” or “leader of the nation” — approx. “Lenta.ru”) will be adequately appreciated in the historical perspective, despite the inevitable in  the reign of error. «To blame Nursultan Nazarbayev today for all sins after leaving the post of head of state — it's low and does beautify individual citizens», — Baibek said. The first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has not appeared in public and has made the situation in the country since 28 December 2021. The ex-head of the Kazakh special services, Alnur Musaev, even admitted a serious illness, to whom or the death of the former head of state. There were rumors that the former head of state had left for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but the Embassy of Kazakhstan in UAE denied this information. On 5 January, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev sent ;Nazarbayev's resignation from the post of head of

Adviser who criticized Zelensky for bureaucracy resigned

Arestovich explained his departure for personal reasons. On the eve of his dismissal, he criticized President Volodymyr Zelensky for bureaucracy. According to the former adviser, the election campaign of the Ukrainian leader was built on the fact that he spoke sincerely with people. But the president hasn nowhere spoke not on record». «Our s strength is that the president speaks with everyone directly, this is his main chip — explain your policy. Where is it all? Who have we become? Bureaucracy, reference, protocol. You couldn't have hit yourself harder in the balls. It   the worst   we  — “become bureaucratic”” — said Arestovich. In he believed Zelensky's team was supposed to be “funny, driven guys” who would take revenge on the oligarchs and reform the country, but this did not happen. Previously the former speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Dmitry Razumkov went into opposition. He announced his intention to run for president in the next election. According to a November poll, most Ukrainians would vote in          Zelensky in the second round of the presidential election.

The Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the NYT publication that Russia is taking diplomats out of Ukraine

NYT refers to a high-ranking Ukrainian security official. According to him, Russia has already evacuated almost 50 people from their consulates in Kiev and Lvov. Diplomats from two more Russian consulates in Ukraine are also preparing for the evacuation. It is not known what the reason for the evacuation. According to foreign media, Western countries are waiting for Russia's attack on Ukraine in early 2022. The Ministry of Russian foreign said that the USA spread these rumors in order to have a pretext for the attack itself.

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.

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,

The White House responded to the publication about the refusal to disconnect Russia from SWIFT

Washington does rule no action against Russia in the event of invasion” countries to Ukraine. So the representative of the National Security Council of the White House commented on TASS the message of the German Das Handelsblatt that the United States and Europe changed their minds about disconnecting Russia from the interbank system for transmitting information about SWIFT payments. “Neither” one option is excluded. We continue to consult with our colleagues very closely about the serious      he added. A representative of the German government, in turn, told TASS that now is not the right time “for speculation about possible sanctions measures,” as Russia is negotiating with Washington and its allies. Handelsblatt, citing government sources, said the the the West has abandoned the idea of ​​disconnecting Russian banks from SWIFT, as this could lead to destabilize financial markets and create an alternative payment infrastructure without dominance of Western countries. < p>Instead, according to the publication, the EU and the US are discussing the introduction of targeted economic sanctions against the largest credit institutions in Russia.

Poroshenko's profile disappeared from the search database on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

“This search resource is a copy of the official database of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and is periodically updated”, — reported on the website of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs. Earlier today, on January 17, Petro Poroshenko's profile was on the list of wanted persons in Ukraine. As previously indicated in the Security Service of Ukraine, Poroshenko is “a person who is hiding from” pre-trial investigation bodies. The date of his “disappearance” he was named on December 24, 2021. Recall that now the Pechersky District Court of Kiev is choosing a preventive measure for him in the case of high treason and assistance to terrorism. According to the investigation, Petro Poroshenko is involved in supplies of coal from Donbass. The investigation requires him to be placed in custody for the duration of the investigation. For the court's consideration, the former President of Ukraine arrived today from Warsaw.

Poroshenko put on the wanted list in Ukraine

On Monday, 17 January, Poroshenko flew from Poland to Kyiv and appeared at the  Kiev, which will consider a petition for the arrest of the ex-president in the case of treason. The prosecution asked to arrest the politician for two months with the possibility of posting bail of 1 billion hryvnias ($35.8 million), as well as to oblige him to surrender his passports and wear an electronic bracelet if the court decides to post bail. Poroshenko is also charged with the financing of terrorism and the creation of a terrorist organization, he faces up to 15 years in prison with or without confiscation of property. According to the investigators, Poroshenko participated in supply of coal from part of Donbas not controlled by Ukraine at end of 2014 — early 2015, when he served as president of the country. The amount that Ukrainian state-owned enterprises spent on the purchase of coal is estimated at more than 200 million hryvnias (almost $7.2 million), Prosecutor General of the

The Council of the State Duma unanimously withdrew from consideration the draft law on QR codes

“The Council of the State Duma unanimously withdrew from consideration the bill on QR codes  — Volodin wrote in  his Telegram channel. The initiative was made on November 12 last year. According to the original concept, Russians were required to present electronic certificates with QR codes about vaccination in public places, and also in trains and airplanes. Subsequently, the idea of ​​checks on transport was abandoned. The  earlier edition also stated that after 1 February only holders of a medical exemption will be able to take a PCR test. The effect of these measures was limited on June 1, 2022. In mid-December, State Duma deputies approved the initiative in the first reading, after which it was again sent to regions, the Federation Council and the cabinet for discussion of ;second reading.