Erdogan rules out approval of Sweden’s NATO membership without extradition of PKK fighters

Turkey believes that joining the alliance of countries supporting the Kurdistan Workers' Party will make it unsafe. Erdogan also rebuked NATO for disrespecting Ankara Recep Tayyip Erdogan Swedish representatives should not bother negotiating with Turkey about the Kingdom's entry into NATO, as it will not approve it without the extradition of members of the Kurdistan

Foreign Ministry announces retaliatory expulsion of 24 Italian diplomats

Russia has declared 24 Italian diplomats persona non grata. Thus, the Foreign Ministry responded to the expulsion of employees of Russian diplomatic missions: in early April, the Italian authorities ordered 30 people to leave the country Russia will expel 24 Italian diplomats as a response, RIA Novosti reported. at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The

Foreign Ministry announces expulsion of 27 Spanish diplomats

As a response, Russia declared 27 employees of the Spanish embassy and consulate general persona non grata. Earlier today, the Foreign Ministry decided to expel 58 French and Italian diplomats The building of the Spanish Embassy in Moscow The Russian authorities have declared 27 employees of the Spanish Embassy in Moscow and the Spanish Consulate

The European Commission has presented a new plan to phase out energy from Russia

The Commission identified three principles for accelerating the phase-out of Russian oil and gas: reducing energy consumption, finding new suppliers and accelerating the transition to renewable energy The process of EU phase-out of Russian fossil energy sources will be based on three principles: it is saving energy, accelerating the transition to renewable sources and diversifying

Moscow State Duma decided to change the address of the US embassy to the square of the Defenders of Donbass

Deputies of the Moscow Duma proposed to name the place near the American Embassy in Moscow as the Defenders of Donbass Square and change the address of the US diplomatic mission Deputies of the Moscow City Duma from “United Russia”, “Fair Russia”, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and the deputy association “My Moscow”

Turchak opposed Mironov’s idea to cancel the autumn elections

Turchak did not see the possibility of weakening Russia due to political competition in the elections. The day before, the leader of the Right Russians warned about this, who also proposed to send money instead of election campaigns to support the army Andrey Turchak «United Russia» I do not agree with the proposal not to

Kursk governor announced new shelling of the border village of Alekseevka

The village is shelled for the second day in a row. According to the governor, Ukraine tried to attack the cell tower, which was repaired after damage the day before Cell tower in Alekseevka The village of Alekseevka in the Glushkovsky district of the Kursk region was subjected to mortar fire, governor Roman Starovoit said

FT learned of Turkey’s blocking of negotiations on Sweden and Finland in NATO

Ankara prevented the consideration of the applications of the two countries to join the alliance. Erdogan said earlier that Turkey will not approve the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO due to sanctions and the lack of a clear position towards the Kurds Turkey blocked the start of negotiations in NATO on joining the

Chemezov called the start date for mass production of Checkmate

The production of the fighter is scheduled to begin in 2027. Checkmate is focused mainly on exports, Chemezov emphasized, nevertheless expressing the hope that the Russian Ministry of Defense will also be interested in it Model of the Su-75 Checkmate fighter Serial production of the single-engine Checkmate fighter is scheduled to begin in 2027, the

Borisov announced the use of laser weapons by Russia in Ukraine

The new laser weapon is already being used in Ukraine, Borisov said. According to him, we are talking about Zadira complexes. Unlike past developments, they can burn through the target and allow you to “not waste expensive missiles” Combat laser complex “Peresvet” The Russian military is using a new generation of combat laser systems “Zadira”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the closure of the office of the Canadian CBC TV channel in Moscow

Russia will close the office of the Canadian CBC TV channel in Moscow and cancel the visas of journalists, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing. “A decision was made to introduce retaliatory measures in connection with with the actions of Canada, namely & mdash; closure of the Moscow office of the

Experts warn of a “trap” for the dollar until the end of May

The dollar exchange rate depends on the behavior of the euro, analysts say. Evgeny Mironyuk, an expert on the stock market at BCS Mir Investments, in an interview with the media, mentioned the “pitfalls” that the dollar will have to face before the end of May. Recall that recently the dollar has already reached record

The Russian “daughter” of Google began bankruptcy proceedings

Due to the arrest of a bank account, the Russian office stops working. The media found out about the beginning of the bankruptcy proceedings of the Russian subsidiary of Google. This is due to the arrest of a bank account. According to RBC, Google some time ago suspended the vast majority of commercial operations in

Khusnullin predicted the future of Zaporozhye in a “friendly Russian family”

This is the second region of Ukraine in two days, the future of which Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin saw in the “Russian family”. Officially, the Kremlin has not announced plans to annex Ukrainian territories to Russia “Khusnullin predicted the future of Zaporozhye in a “friendly Russian family”” /> The Zaporozhye region of Ukraine should

Welt reported that Kuleba “lost his temper” in a conversation with the Minister of Germany

The newspaper reported on a difficult conversation between the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and the head of the German Defense Ministry on the supply of Gepard tanks. Kuleba demanded an honest answer on this issue. Earlier it was reported that Germany had no ammunition for tanks Dmitry Kuleba Minister of Foreign Affairs of

Khusnullin demanded payment from Ukraine for supplies from the Zaporozhye NPP

Zaporozhye NPP will now work for Russia, but is ready to supply electricity to Ukraine on the condition that they pay for it, the vice-premier said. He wants to see Zaporozhye “in a friendly Russian family” Zaporizhzhya NPP The work of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant located in Energodar, controlled by the Russian military, will

The Kremlin decided to keep the direct election of governors

The authorities will not postpone the Single Election Day in September, it was also decided to leave direct elections of governors. Keeping the elections unchanged demonstrates the “normality of the situation,” RBC sources say ” alt=”The Kremlin decided to keep the direct election of governors” /> Invariable terms and format The Kremlin will not postpone

Zelensky spoke about a “long and intense” conversation with Macron

The presidents discussed Ukraine's accession to the EU, the evacuation of the Ukrainian military from Azovstal, and new sanctions against Russia. Macron promised Zelensky to increase the intensity of aid supplies to Kyiv about a “long and intense” conversation with Macron” /> Volodymyr Zelensky Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a “long and rich telephone conversation”

Polyansky announced the “unconditional surrender” of the Azov battalion in Mariupol

He criticized the way The New York Times described the decision of Ukrainian fighters at Azovstal to surrender: the American edition wrote about the “completion of the combat mission” and the “end of the battle” at the plant The militants of the nationalist battalion “Azov” plant “Azovstal” in Mariupol “surrendered unconditionally”, said Russian Deputy Representative

The United States called the condition for the conversation between Lavrov and Blinken

According to the official representative of the US State Department, the condition for negotiations between the heads of the two departments may be “reducing the level of violence” and improving the humanitarian situation in Ukraine During the meeting between Anthony Blinken (left) and Sergey Lavrov in December 2021 The United States believes that a conversation

Bloomberg learned about Turkey’s demands for the admission of Sweden and Finland to NATO

Ankara demands a return to the F-35 pilot training program, the lifting of sanctions for the purchase of Russian C-400s, as well as public condemnation by Sweden and Finland of the PKK banned in Turkey For approving the inclusion of Sweden and Finland in NATO Turkey demands, among other things, the return to the F-35

Why Hungary and Turkey interfere with the plans of the European Union and NATO

And will the two countries be able to achieve the cancellation of the initiatives criticized by Moscow The special positions of Hungary and Turkey hinder the efforts of the EU and NATO in their confrontation with Russia. What is the reason, does Budapest and Ankara have a desire to take into account the position of

The President of Estonia called impossible the complete isolation of Russia

Moscow is more economically isolated than ever, but it still has partners, including China and India, explained Estonian President Alar Karis The West will not be able to completely isolate Russia, even if it takes decades. This was stated by Estonian President Alar Karis in an interview with Newsweek magazine. According to him, Moscow is

Venezuela confirms the lifting of US sanctions on the work of oil workers in the country

The US oil embargo on Venezuela has been in place since 2019. Negotiations to lift part of the restrictions have been ongoing since March. According to Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, this step was the beginning of the complete abolition of “illegal sanctions” The United States abandoned restrictive measures that prevented the work of American and

The Pentagon did not find those responsible for the deaths of residents due to US Air Force strikes on Syria

We are talking about the 2019 airstrikes in the Syrian Baguz, which killed dozens of civilians. The investigation was launched in November 2021 after the revealing publication of The New York Times ” alt=”The Pentagon has not found those responsible for the deaths of residents due to US Air Force strikes on Syria” /> The

CNN learned about the development of US and EU routes for the export of Ukrainian grain

According to the TV channel, Western countries are considering the possibility of exporting wheat and corn from Ukraine by rail and aircraft The US authorities, together with European partners, are working on ways to export wheat and corn from Ukraine in order to further deliveries to global markets, CNN reports, citing sources. According to the

The EU will consider a project on the transfer of income from assets under sanctions to Kyiv

The European Commission plans to create a RebuildUkraine fund to restore Ukraine. As part of this initiative, the EC will propose to send there income from the European assets of Russian businessmen against whom sanctions were imposed The European Commission will consider a project on the use of income from the frozen assets of Russian

Venezuelan government resumes talks with opposition

Negotiations between the Venezuelan government and opposition took place for the first time since October 2021. Reuters sources specified that this was due to Washington's demand in exchange for the lifting of a number of sanctions in the oil industry /756528341542238.jpg” alt=”The Venezuelan government resumed negotiations with the opposition” /> The Speaker of the National