Britain and the United States began to search for an alternative to GPS because of Russia

London is considering the possibility of providing an alternative navigation system on the OneWeb platform and is negotiating with the American NextNav; the latter is also cooperating with the US authorities on the possible replacement of GPS “Britain and US start searching for alternatives to GPS because of Russia” />

The UK and the United States are looking for alternatives to GPS satellite navigation because of possible threats from Russia, according to The Times.

British Deputy Secretary of Defense Jeremy Quinn said the UK government “needs to be on the lookout” as he said Russia was attempting to jam the GPS signal during the fighting in Ukraine. “Both sides are using a range of possibilities. We need to learn from this and continue to work on our own innovations in this area, & mdash; he told the newspaper.

As the Times writes, London is considering the possibility of creating a satellite navigation system, including on the platform of the British OneWeb and the American NextNav. The latter is currently negotiating with the British government to deploy a ground-only navigation system in London and Manchester.

NextNav chief executive Ganesh Pattabiraman said the company is also working with the US authorities to try to create a system that can replace GPS “due to the threat it is under from Russia and other [countries]”. According to him, the abrupt cessation of GPS operation will disable power supply systems, mobile phones, destroy the banking system and make it difficult to use precision weapons.

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom government told the publication that the authorities are considering “a range of options for enhancing security”; countries, including non-satellite alternatives to GPS.

On March 19, the head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin said that the United States, as part of the sanctions, is considering the possibility of disconnecting Russia from GPS, without providing details to support his words. At the same time, he urged the Russians “not to strain,” since the NIS “GLONASS” will continue to work.

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OneWeb previously collaborated with Roskosmos; on the issue of launching satellites into near-Earth orbit, but on March 3, the board of directors of the British company decided to suspend preparations for all planned launches of its satellites from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. This happened after the Russian state corporation demanded that the UK withdraw from OneWeb's shareholders


Senator who froze aid to Ukraine spoke out against its success to the detriment of the United States

Republican Rand Paul said that it is irresponsible to allocate $40 billion to Kyiv against the backdrop of the economic situation in the United States. This is how the senator commented on his decision to send the aid package approved by the House of Representatives

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The United States now cannot afford to provide Ukraine with $40 billion in aid, Republican Senator Rand said on WMAL DC Paul, who blocked the corresponding bill in the upper house of Congress. He stressed that he was “very sympathetic” Ukrainians and wants their success, but “not through the bankruptcy of the United States.”

“I think sending $40 billion to another country without checking and making sure no one steals the money,” a recipe for disaster,— he thinks. This does not mean that Kyiv should not be sympathized with, the senator stressed, but “we should not forget that Ukraine has been in the top ten [countries] in terms of corruption for the past ten years.”

Rand Paul said that he represents primarily the interests of the United States. The senator called it irresponsible to provide assistance to another country when the United States itself “does not have enough baby food.”

On May 10, the House of Representatives of Congress approved a bill to help Kyiv in the amount of $40 billion. The package of measures includes the supply of weapons and humanitarian aid. The initiative was supported by 368 congressmen, 57 opposed, after which it got into the Senate.

Paul demanded amendments to the text of the document, as a result of which the final vote in the upper house was postponed. The Republican explained that if the bill is passed, the total US assistance to Ukraine since last year will reach $60 billion, which is more than the State Department's budget for 2022. This amount of funds could accelerate inflation, the senator warned: “This is due to deficit spending.”

The Pentagon then warned that a delay in approving the aid package could lead to interruptions in the supply of weapons to Kyiv.

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NYT pointed to the risks for the United States in the boycott by countries of the summit of the Americas

The possible refusal of the President of Mexico to come to the summit of the Americas will interfere with the intention of the Biden administration to conclude an agreement on illegal migration. The United States is also concerned about the likely non-participation of the President of Brazil in the meeting. pointed out the risks for the United States in a boycott of the Summit of the Americas by countries” />

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A growing number of Latin American and Caribbean heads of state are considering withdrawing from the Summit of the Americas due in Los Angeles in June, writes The New York Times.

Including — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the newspaper reported, citing Brazilian officials. According to the newspaper, the Brazilian leader has a cool relationship with Washington, and the summit was supposed to be Bolsonaro's first meeting with US President Joe Biden.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador may also miss the summit: he said he would not come to the meeting unless representatives of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua were invited to it. Juan González, senior director of Western Hemisphere affairs at the US National Security Council, had earlier suggested this possibility.

The Mexican president was supported by the leaders of Bolivia and Honduras. Countries— members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) also threatened to boycott the summit if Venezuela was represented at it not by President Nicolas Maduro, but by opposition leader Juan Guaido (the United States recognizes the latter as interim head of state).

As the newspaper notes, the boycott threats highlight the problems that the Biden administration is facing. Ahead of the mid-term elections to be held in the fall of 2022, the US administration is seeking an effective regional agreement on illegal migration, according to a New York Times source. The absence of the Mexican president from the summit will make his conclusion more difficult.

Bolsonaro's failure to attend the meeting jeopardizes the achievement of two other significant foreign policy goals of the Biden administration, which are related to the issue of climate change and the defense of democracy, the newspaper writes. The NYT notes that during the Biden presidency, Brazil moved closer to Russia, Bolsonaro expanded the deforestation of the Amazon and “questioned the integrity of elections in his own country.”

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At the meeting, the US and other countries could try to pressure Bolsonaro to “respect the democratic process”; and publicly supported his country's electoral system. However, according to the NYT source, the summit of the Americas is not on Bolsonaro's schedule. The fact that the Brazilian leader does not plan to participate in the meeting was also reported by Reuters.

Bolsonaro's administration told the newspaper that they had not received any information about the timing of the summit. Brazilian Vice President Amilton Mourán said Bolsonaro has not yet decided whether to attend the meeting.

The US authorities have not yet issued official invitations to the summit; The White House previously said they had not yet made a final decision on the guest list. A spokesman for the US National Security Council, who is helping organize the event, told the NYT that the upcoming summit— “the most important event for the Biden administration in our hemisphere,” and added that formal invitations would be sent out shortly. Both the NSC and the State Department declined to comment on boycott threats.

Summit of the Americas— organized under the auspices of the Organization of American States (OAS) meeting of the heads of state and government of America. Its goal is to form a common strategy in solving the problems facing the countries of the region. It was first held in 1994 in Miami. This year, the meeting is scheduled for June 6 & 10 in Los Angeles.

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Biden misspoke and named Kamala Harris President of the United States


American President Joe Biden during his speech at the US summit— ASEAN made a reservation and named its Vice President Kamala Harris head of state.

During his speech, he called the Indo-Pacific region free, open, stable and prosperous. “That's why I asked President Harris to go there last August,” said Biden.

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Volodin accused the United States of coordinating Ukraine’s operations against Russia

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US President Joe Biden “confessed that Washington had declassified” when he demanded to stop leaks about intelligence sharing with Ukraine, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said. The United States is involved in the conflict in Ukraine and “essentially coordinates and develops” Ukrainian military operations directed against Russia, he wrote in his Telegram.

This, according to him, is not only about the supply of weapons and equipment and the participation in the conflict of “foreign advisers and instructors”: “the Kyiv Nazi regime was thrown to the aid of American intelligence forces,” the politician claims. He emphasizes that the American administration should be held accountable “for the crimes committed in Ukraine by the Kyiv Nazi regime” and add to the “list of war criminals”.

The fact that Biden at a meeting with CIA Director William Burns and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin demanded an end to leaks of information about the exchange of data between Ukrainian and American intelligence, NBC reported yesterday.

Prior to this, The New York Times wrote that the United States was transmitting intelligence to Ukraine about the expected movements of Russian troops— this information was used to strike at the Russian military. The sources of the publication said that before the United States authorities sought to keep most of the intelligence about the hostilities secret from Kyiv, fearing an escalation from Russia.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in early April that intelligence information, that the United States is transferring to Ukraine can be used both for defense and for offensive operations.

The Politico newspaper on May 1, citing retired military personnel and PMC employees, reported that trained Americans are participating in hostilities in Ukraine on the side of Kyiv. In the Russian Foreign Ministry, Ukraine was called “a place of accumulation of mercenaries of all stripes.” At the same time, the US authorities urged citizens not to participate in a military conflict.

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Rogozin doubted that the United States will be able to “cover up” intelligence assistance to Ukraine

Head of Roskosmos Rogozin: US involvement in the transfer of intelligence to Ukraine “cannot be glossed over” “It’s too late to drink Borjomi,” he addressed the head of the CIA

The United States is unlikely to be able to “smear” transfer of intelligence to Ukraine and “direct participation in the assassination” Russian military, said the head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin.

So he commented on the words of the head of the CIA, William Burns, who called “irresponsible” and “dangerous” spreading reports that US intelligence provided intelligence to Ukraine.

“It's too late to drink Borjomi, Mr. Burns. <…> You are unlikely to be able to gloss over the direct participation of the United States in the killing of Russian military personnel and the transfer of intelligence, including space communications and surveillance services, which were carried out by the orbital groups of the United States, including Starlink, and the European Union,— he wrote on Telegram.

Earlier, The New York Times reported that the United States passed intelligence to Ukraine, including about the expected movements of the Russian armed forces, which it used to strike Russian military.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby declined to elaborate on such reports, but confirmed that the United States is passing information to the Ukrainian side “that they can use to defend themselves.”

In early April, he admitted that Kyiv could use this data to “launch a counterattack.”

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The NBC TV channel, citing a source on May 7, reported that US President Joe Biden, at a meeting with CIA Director William Burns and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, demanded an end to leaks of information about the exchange of data between US and Ukrainian intelligence.

According to him According to the words, such disclosure of information about the work of special services “distracts from our common goal.”

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Antonov announced Russia’s desire to resume security dialogue with the United States

According to the diplomat, Russia is ready to resume the dialogue on strategic stability if the United States is also ready for it

Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov

Russia is ready to resume dialogue with the United States on strategic security, if the United States also express readiness. This was stated by Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov in an interview with the American edition of Newsweek.

Unfortunately, Washington unilaterally froze the bilateral dialogue on strategic issues launched at the Geneva summit. This jeopardized the prospects for maintaining the foundations of arms control. Russia will be ready to resume consultations when the US is ready,— said the ambassador.

He also stressed that Russia does not threaten the United States and its allies in Europe and is making every effort to prevent the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine.

In addition, Antonov noted that the accusations sides of the Western countries in “aggressive nuclear rhetoric”; unfounded, and such speculation— “part of a propaganda campaign launched against Russia.”

A few months before the start of the conflict in Ukraine, in December 2021, Russia sent proposals for security guarantees to the US and NATO. She demanded that the Western countries legally consolidate the rejection of NATO expansion to the east and the non-alignment of Ukraine to the bloc, like other republics of the former USSR. In addition, the country's authorities demanded not to deploy strike weapons controlled by the alliance near the Russian borders and to withdraw the alliance's forces in Eastern Europe to the positions of 1997.

The parties held several rounds of negotiations, and also sent each other written responses to proposals, but in the end they could not reach an agreement on security guarantees.

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Already after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Deputy Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Ryabkov said that the Russian proposals were no longer valid, since “the configuration has completely changed, now the situation is radically different.” At the same time, he said that Russia could resume dialogue on the topic of arms control, “if the Americans are ready for this.”

In early April, US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan also said that Moscow and Washington should continue discussing major security issues, including weapons of mass destruction. The ambassador acknowledged that in the current situation it is difficult to start a dialogue, but expressed the hope that negotiations will be resumed “for the benefit of all mankind”.

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Antonov accused the United States of distorting the facts about the food crisis

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The US is distorting the facts, accusing Russia of provoking the global food crisis, said Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov; his words are quoted by the embassy in Telegram.

“[Americans] refuse to acknowledge the impact that miscalculations and systemic errors in the macroeconomic, energy and climate policies of the United States and its allies have had on the situation,” — Antonov said in response to a request for comment on State Department claims that the Russian military operation in Ukraine is contributing to the food crisis.

The diplomat called such attacks on Russia “extremely destructive.” He recalled the sanctions against Moscow, primarily the disconnection of a number of Russian banks from the SWIFT settlement system and the restrictions on the transport sector, which “directly affected” on the ability of the state to export goods.

The head of the Russian diplomatic mission noted that the country, “despite adverse external circumstances”, will continue to supply agricultural products, fertilizers and energy.

“The situation would have been different if individual states had not created artificial barriers,” — concluded Antonov.

The day before, State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the problem of food insecurity was exacerbated by Russia's actions in Ukraine.

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Russia and Ukraine — one of the world's largest suppliers of wheat, follows from a report by the US Foreign Agricultural Service of the Department of Agriculture. In the 2021–2022 season that began in July, Russian suppliers accounted for 16% of wheat exports in the world, Ukrainian— ten%. The European Union is in the lead: it supplies 18% of wheat, the USA exports 11%.

At the same time, Ukraine ranks first in the export of corn in the world: it accounts for 14% (Russia— 2%).

In early May, Martin Frick, director of the UN World Food Program (WFP) office in Germany, said that almost 4.5 million tons of grain was stuck in Ukrainian ports. He urged not to use hunger as a weapon, either politically or economically.

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Trump saw “disrespect for the United States” in the rhetoric of Russia about nuclear weapons

The Russian leadership “does not respect US leadership,” and therefore its representatives use the rhetoric of nuclear weapons, Trump said. Earlier, Lavrov said that “NATO” artificially inflate the threat, the risk of nuclear war has increased

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Moscow shows “disrespect for leadership” Washington Statement on nuclear weapons, former US President Donald Trump said during a rally in Nebraska, broadcast by C-Span.

“[Russian President Vladimir] Putin talks about nuclear weapons all the time. Nobody ever talked about nuclear weapons, you shouldn't talk about them, it's a forbidden word because it's too destructive. Talks about him all the time because he doesn't respect our leadership,— Trump said (quoted from TASS).

In these conditions, he continued, the US has a president “who has no idea what's going on, who shakes hands with the air.”

In early March, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that lately Western countries have been “throwing” the topic of nuclear war, first of all “NATO”, he specified. The Minister said that he did not believe in the possibility of its beginning. A month and a half later, at the end of April, Lavrov considered the risk of a nuclear war “very, very significant.” In his opinion, there is a serious danger, and those who want to “artificially inflate” these risks appeared quite a few.

Two days later, on April 29, Lavrov said that Moscow “does not play” with concepts such as “nuclear war”. At the same time, the minister continued, the dangers in the “game” with such words they do not see in Warsaw and Kyiv, he called on Western countries to “discipline” Polish and Ukrainian officials regarding their rhetoric on this issue.

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Antonov advised the United States to get acquainted with the data of the Ministry of Defense on Ukraine

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that Washington does not see steps taken by Moscow to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. In response, the Russian Ambassador offered to get acquainted with the updated data of the Ministry of Defense

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Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov, commenting on the words of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about the lack of steps taken by Russia to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, recommended that Washington familiarize itself with the updated data of the Russian Ministry of Defense on the humanitarian situation in this country. His words are quoted by the embassy in Telegram.

According to him, since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, more than 1 million people have been evacuated to Russia. “About 16 thousand tons of essentials, food, medicines and medical supplies were delivered,” — said Antonov.

In the territories taken under control, “a sowing campaign has begun, life support facilities, social infrastructure, and housing and communal services are being actively restored,” the diplomat added.

On April 28, Psaki, answering a question about UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Presidents of Russia and Ukraine Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky said that Washington sees no evidence of Russian attempts to provide humanitarian assistance, including the passage of humanitarian convoys and the creation of corridors for the evacuation of people.

Putin and Guterres, in particular, spoke about the evacuation of civilians from the Azovstal plant; in Mariupol. The Secretary General proposed to involve the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in this process, Putin agreed. After that, a team was created at the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs to deal with the evacuation from Azovstal.

The Russian side has repeatedly stated that the Ukrainian military is hiding behind civilians as a human shield, equipping firing points in their homes. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, reporting to the head of state on the capture of Mariupol, said that on Putin’s instructions, “every day since March 21, humanitarian corridors were opened for the evacuation of civilians and foreign citizens,” and the military were asked to surrender, they were guaranteed the preservation of life.

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Russia sent a note to the United States demanding to stop the supply of weapons to Kyiv

According to the ambassador, in total, Washington supplied weapons to Kyiv for $ 800 million, which “does not contribute to the search for a diplomatic solution to the conflict”

Moscow sent a note to Washington demanding to stop supplying weapons to Kyiv. About this in an interview with the TV channel “Russia-24” said Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov.

According to the diplomat, in total, the United States supplied weapons to Kiev for $800 million. The diplomat pointed out that this huge figure, which in no way “contributes to the search for a diplomatic solution to the conflict.” Yes, we stressed the unacceptability of the situation when the United States is supplying Ukraine with weapons, we demanded an end to this practice,— he said.

Earlier, the Washington Post wrote that Moscow sent a note to the United States in which it condemned the supply of weapons to Ukraine. The document, according to the newspaper, said that the supply of “the most sensitive weapons systems” to Kyiv “pour fuel on the fire” and could “lead to unpredictable consequences.”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed on April 16 that Moscow had handed over the note, but did not disclose its content. According to her, the note is sent “to all countries.”

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, in turn, considered Moscow's note “empty threats.” “I will not speculate about empty threats or threats from [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and the Russian leadership,” she said, answering the related question.

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Western countries, including the United States, began to increase arms supplies to Ukraine against the background of the Russian military operation. The last time US President Joe Biden announced $800 million in military aid to Kyiv was on April 21. Due to this, Washington is trying to help Kyiv take the strongest possible position “both on the battlefield and at the negotiating table,” pointed out Jake Sullivan, US national security adviser.

Russian authorities criticize the transfer of weapons by Western countries Ukraine. Antonov called the deliveries “pumping,” expressing confidence that a significant part of the weapons in Ukraine falls into the hands of “bandits, Nazis, terrorists and criminals.” The Russian Foreign Ministry warned that convoys with foreign weapons would become targets for the Russian army. At the same time, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov noted that the supply of weapons to Ukraine by Western countries would not prevent Russia from achieving the declared goals of the military operation.

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In the United States, they spoke about the destruction of “secret” Western weapons by Russia in Lviv

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Military Watch Magazine (USA) published a material stating that during attacks on military targets in Ukraine in the Lvov region, which the Ministry of Defense previously reported, there were “secret” warehouses in which weapons supplied to Kyiv by Western countries were stored.

“Russia, with pinpoint strikes on the Lvov region in western Ukraine, destroyed large caches of European and American weapons,” the publication says. It notes that these weapons stayed in these warehouses for only a few days, and they did not have time to send them to the troops.

Let us recall that, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the S-300 air defense system was destroyed during this strike, delivered to Ukraine from Slovakia.

The American publication also refers to videos made by residents of Lvov, which show the partial detonation of ammunition in warehouses after the impact. The publication also notes that “kamikaze drones, anti-tank missiles and man-portable air defense systems” were stored in these caches. th Joint Logistics Support Center of the Logistics Command of the Ukrainian Troops.


The Ministry of Defense accused the United States of preparing a provocation with nuclear weapons

According to the head of the RKhBZ troops of Russia, the purpose of a possible provocation is the economic and political blockade of Russia, including the exclusion of the country from the UN Security Council

The United States is preparing a provocation with the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) on the territory of Ukraine from to discredit the Russian armed forces. This was stated by the head of the troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov, reports TASS.

“The Russian Ministry of Defense has information that the United States is preparing provocations to accuse the Russian armed forces of using chemical, biological or tactical nuclear weapons. This plan has already been developed and is a reaction to Russia's success in conducting a special military operation, — he said.

According to him, the staging of the use of WMD is aimed at accusing Russia of using prohibited weapons, followed by the implementation of the so-called “Syrian scenario”, in which the state will be subjected to economic and political isolation, as well as exclusion from international organizations, including the UN Security Council.


“A possible scenario for the development of the situation is to put pressure on countries loyal and friendly to the Russian Federation, including India and China, forcing them to impose sanctions against our country,” — added by Kirillov.

In addition, according to the general, on April 21, a container with ampoules with a certain chemical substance “not included in the conventional lists” was dropped onto the position of Russian troops from a Ukrainian UAV. He clarified that at the beginning of 2022, Ukraine purchased more than 50 devices for spraying various formulations, including chemicals, from drones.

At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.

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Since the beginning of the military operation in Ukraine, Russian representatives have repeatedly warned about the possible use of chemical, nuclear or biological weapons by Kyiv for the purpose of provocation. So, in early March, the Ministry of Defense accused the SBU of preparing a provocation with a nuclear reactor on the basis of the Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology.

Before that, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov, stated that there was evidence developments in Ukraine of components of biological weapons, the activities of laboratories in which such developments were carried out, as he claims, were financed by the Pentagon.

On April 13, Deputy Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Oleg Syromolotov announced the plans of the Ukrainian authorities to carry out a provocation using chemical weapons in Donbass. “We consider it a very real threat of chemical terrorism from the fascist nationalists operating under the auspices of the current Kyiv regime and units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine controlled by them,” — said the diplomat.

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Rogozin doubted the honesty of the United States about the abandonment of anti-satellite weapons


Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of the state corporation Roscosmos, questioned the words of US Vice President Kamala on social networks Harris about America refusing to test anti-satellite weapons.

In his Telegram channel, Rogozin noted that most likely the United States has already completed a series of tests of such weapons and put them into service.

Recall that Kamala Harris said that the US government plans to draw up and adopt new rules for working in space. Among other things, the White House administration urged other countries to follow this example.

Earlier, former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleg Tsarev said that he had met with the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin. He said that he jokingly asked Rogozin “in honor of the Day of Cosmonautics, out of turn to send the President of Ukraine Zelensky into space.” In turn, the head of Roscosmos promised to consider this possibility.


Media: the Saudis turned their backs on the United States and joined Russia

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia – Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

The Saudi authorities have decided to turn their backs on the United States and are now ready to join a new Russian alliance and China, suggests the author of an article published in the British newspaper Rai Al Youm.

According to the observer, the Persian Gulf countries have noticed how the influence of Washington began to decline in the world, while Moscow and Beijing, on the contrary, increase.

“Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud may have decided to turn his back on the United States, which has been a strategic ally of the kingdom for 80 years, and join a new Russia-China alliance, signaling a sweeping change not only in the Persian Gulf region, but throughout the Middle East,” explained the author of the article, Khalid al-Jawsi.

P The publicist noted that Saudi relations with the White House deteriorated under President Joe Biden, who spoke of an unwillingness to cooperate with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. The author also recalled that Riyadh refused Washington's request to increase oil production to reduce prices against the backdrop of Western sanctions imposed on Moscow due to the military operation in Ukraine.


Biden sharply lost the support of youth in the United States

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Young support for US President Joe Biden has plummeted. This was reported by CNN with reference to the results of a study conducted by the Gallav Institute.

It is noted that in the first six months of Biden's presidency, he was supported by 60% of the representatives of the zoomer generation – born in 1997-2004. By March of this year, this figure had dropped to 39%.

Among the representatives of the millennial generation (born in 1981-1996), a similar trend can be observed. Their president's rating has dropped from 60% to 41%.

The level of support from the citizens of 1946-1964 fell only by seven percent, and among the older generation (born 1928-1945) has not changed.


According to experts, in 2020, American youth treated Biden better than older age groups. They hoped for a quick end to the pandemic, but in the summer of 2021, when the incidence began to increase in the United States, the rating of the head of the White House began to fall.


In the United States revealed a plan for the long-term isolation of Russia

WP: The West will build a “new world” without Russia

The administration of US President Joe Biden and their allies in Europe intend to build another world in which they, according to The Washington Post , will no longer try to coexist with Russia and cooperate with it. Moreover, they will actively seek to isolate and weaken it.


According to the publication , the State Department, the Pentagon and ministries are developing plans that will change the West's policy towards Moscow in almost every aspect: from defense and finance to international diplomacy and trade.

At the same time, a senior politician in the European Union told WP that the West is not sets itself the task of changing the ruling regime in Russia.

The author of the article suggested that Washington will soon make changes to the “National Security Strategy” – this document is approved by the US government every few years.

Last month, the Pentagon's draft National Defense Strategy, sent to Congress in March, prioritized the “Russian challenge in Europe” and the “threat from one hundred Against this background, The Hill reports that US senators intend to visit five countries to convince their authorities to join the isolation of Russia.

According to the publication, we are talking about Germany , Poland, India, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Nepal.


Foreign Ministers of the United States and India call for an end to hostilities in Ukraine

The heads of the foreign ministries of India and the United States called for an end to hostilities in Ukraine. The parties came to this conclusion after the meeting in the “2+2” format.


Chapters Foreign Ministries of India and the United States called for an end to hostilities in Ukraine. The parties came to this conclusion after the meeting in the “2+2” format.

It is specified that during the meeting, the ministers discussed issues related to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and assessed its consequences.

“The foreign ministers called for an immediate cessation of hostilities. The ministers condemned the death of civilians. At the moment, the world order is based on the UN Charter and respect for international law,” the diplomatic department noted.

Recall that the meeting of the foreign ministers took place the day before in Washington.


American expert said that the United States made weapons from Ukraine against Russia


T.J. that the United States has turned Ukraine into a weapon against Russia. The material appeared on the portal The Gray Zone, which publishes left-wing articles and is edited by Max Blumenthal.

The author of the article claims that the American authorities have been “frantically militarizing” Ukraine for more than twenty years, directing efforts against Russia. It is the United States that is responsible for the conflict, says T.J. Coles. He recalled that American instructors trained Ukrainian armed formations, including neo-Nazi units, to conduct combat operations in populated areas.

The militarization of Ukraine is part of Washington's paranoid pursuit of what the Pentagon calls “full-spectrum dominance.” By strengthening the military power of the Ukrainian state and inciting Russia, the American elites openly use the inhabitants of the country as pawns in their “big game”, the author argues. The US authorities' lack of effective international diplomacy, the weakness of the domestic anti-war movement, and the support of aggressive action by many American leftists and liberals have put the world once again under the threat of nuclear conflict. The Western society must demand an end to the Ukrainian crisis, after turning its back on the situation for the past 8 years, during which the militarization of Ukraine has continued.

On the pages of The Gray Zone, articles with an alternative view of what is happening in Ukraine appear regularly. Thus, earlier the American diplomat Chas Freeman noted in his article for this portal that it is the United States that is waging an undeclared war with Russia on the territory of Ukraine in order to maintain its hegemony in the world. The actions of the American authorities left the Kremlin no other choice but to use force. Firman also came to the conclusion that the United States will fight Russia “to the last Ukrainian.”

Earlier, The American Conservative published an article by American politician Patrick Buchanan that it was the United States that paved the way for the conflict in Ukraine. According to the author, Russian President Vladimir Putin only continues the confrontation, and the conditions for it were created by the American authorities, moving NATO towards the borders of the Russian Federation. As a result, today, due to the conflict between Moscow and Kiev, the United States faces a nuclear threat for the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. The United States took advantage of its victory in the Cold War and expanded NATO to the very borders of Russia, including several countries of Central and Eastern Europe in the Alliance, and then began to lure Ukraine into this alliance. Thus, Putin only continued this conflict, and the ground for it was prepared in the States.


Georgian Foreign Minister Appointed Ambassador to the United States

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili replaced the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the former Foreign Minister became Ambassador to the United States. Tbilisi called Washington the most important strategic partner Georgia has been appointed ambassador to the United States” />

David Zalkaliani

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani has resigned, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said. The ex-minister will continue to work as the Georgian ambassador to the United States, Georgian Channel One reports.

Garibashvili thanked Zalkaliani for his work: “David has tremendous experience. For 30 years he has been serving our country, his native ministry in various positions <…>. He has been involved in almost every important decision in these 30 years.

The Prime Minister called the United States Georgia's most important strategic partner. According to him, the task of Tbilisi— bring relations between the two countries to a new, higher level. “I believe David can do it,” — he declared.

Zalkaliani, for his part, promised that he would achieve this. “I am proud that we very clearly defend our positions in all international formats. We are represented everywhere, be it the UN, the OSCE, the European Union, the Council of Europe,— he added.

Ilya Darchiashvili, who previously held the position of head of the government administration, has become the new foreign minister. Previously, he was Georgia's ambassador to Poland.

Zalkaliani was appointed First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2012, and six years later he headed the department. In January 2021, he became Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia.

At the end of March, Zalkaliani called talk of South Ossetia joining Russia unacceptable for Georgia. Earlier, the head of the republic, Alexander Bibilov, announced his intention to take legal steps for this. Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in August 2008, this was preceded by a military conflict with Georgia.

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In the United States, they announced a base in Romania overcrowded with NATO soldiers


As it became known, in Romania, at the Mihail Kogalniceanu military base, which is located near the Black Sea, significantly increased the number of NATO soldiers. Now their number is up to 3000, which means that the database is full. This is reported by, citing The Wall Street Journal.

As follows from the WSJ material, over 1,800 military personnel, about a hundred military vehicles and other equipment have been transferred to the Romanian base in recent weeks.


Of the 3,000 soldiers stationed at the Romanian military base, 1,900 are reported to be US troops (some of them were recently redeployed from Germany), as well as about 500 French soldiers and 300 Belgian soldiers.

The Wall Street Journal quotes a “US Army spokesman” who calls the Romanian military base “an entire city” with its own post office, theater and chain of stores. The serviceman also mentions military exercises regularly held at the base.

The American newspaper reports, citing high-ranking sources in the United States and France, that more additional troops are expected to arrive in the coming months, who will be sent to other Romanian military bases.

On March 24, we recall, in a NATO statement following the summit in Brussels, it was noted that the alliance “will create four additional multinational tactical battle groups in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia, as well as strengthen air defense and missile defense systems in Eastern Europe.


Kamala Harris said that the United States is not interested in a change of power in Russia

US Vice President Harris: Washington is not interested in a change of power in Russia US policy is aimed at ensuring that Russia “due to severe sanctions” feel the consequences of its decision to launch a military operation, and at providing humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, Harris said

Kamala Harris

The US is not interested in a change of power in Russia, said US Vice President Kamala Harris in an interview with MSNBC.

“Let me be very clear. We [USA] are not interested in regime change. This is not our policy. Dot»,— she said.

According to Harris, U.S. policy from the very beginning was aimed at making Russia bear the “real costs through harsh sanctions” and providing humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and civilians.


Earlier, on March 26, US President Joe Biden, during his speech in Warsaw, said the following about Russian President Vladimir Putin: “For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power.”

Later, a White House spokesman clarified that the American leader did not call for a change of power in Russia. The Biden administration clarified that the president meant that Putin “must not be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors.”

“Regime change” Russia is not a NATO target, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz also assured. About the lack of plans for “regime change” in Russia, and in Britain.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on Biden's words, said that he is “a victim of many delusions.” In his opinion, such statements could be influenced by “wrong arguments”; advisers to the American president.

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The Chinese criticized the hidden intentions of the United States in the Ukrainian crisis

“The United States most harms the situation in Ukraine and European security”

Amid attempts by the West, led by the United States, to increase pressure on China in connection with the Ukrainian crisis, the Chinese media criticized Washington's actions that “most harm the situation in Ukraine, European security.”

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After the latest round of talks between Russia and Ukraine in Turkey on Tuesday, both sides said the talks gave positive signals… But such positive signals were clearly not what the US wanted, according to the Chinese edition of the Global Times.

On Wednesday, during a press briefing at the White House, Director of Public Affairs Kate Bedingfield was asked: “Is the United States ready to become a guarantor of Ukraine's security, or is it considering this option?” Bedingfield replied: “We are constantly discussing with the Ukrainians ways in which we can help ensure their sovereignty and security. But at this time, I can't speak to any specific security guarantees.”

Some Chinese netizens ridiculed Bedingfield's words, reacting with jokes like “We won't give any security guarantees unless you fall.”

This statement shows that the US does not want Ukraine and Russia to get along peacefully, continues Global Times.

Li Haidong, a professor at the Institute of International Relations at the China University of Foreign Affairs, believes that the US is using Ukraine as a tool to make Russia bleed, so Washington will continue to support Kyiv. “If Ukraine and Russia reconcile, the US will not be able to make Russia bleed to the last drop of blood,” Professor Lee comments to the Global Times.

The United States also urged caution about Russia's promise to reduce military operations. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy briefed US President Joe Biden on the progress of the peace talks on Wednesday during a phone call, during which Biden told Zelenskyy that the US would send an additional $500 million in aid to Ukraine, reports say.

Conflict tied Ukraine even more closely to the United States, and Kyiv will act more in line with Washington in the future. Zelensky's video message was already a clue. If we look at it from a different angle, the Chinese edition writes, it looks like this: the United States said: “Ukraine, you need to continue the impasse with Russia so that I can help you,” and Ukraine replied: “Okay, I'll do something I will.”

Professor Li Haidong said that another reason the US does not want to resolve the Russian-Ukrainian crisis soon is that Washington wants to use the crisis to effectively control Europe and marginalize Russia. Given recent developments led by the United States, Washington has at least achieved some of its goals. For example, the US and the EU signed a historic gas agreement – outwardly the agreement aims to help Europe reduce dependence on Russia, but in essence it will make Europe even more dependent on the US.

As Global Times recalls, 24 In March, NATO confirmed that it “will continue to provide further political and practical support to Ukraine” and “Allies are significantly increasing their defense spending.” By elevating NATO's role, the US is tying Europe more tightly to its chariot. The ultimate goal is to keep Europe under its control at all times.

By chilling peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, the United States is stepping up its efforts to foment conflicts, claims the Global Times. This is in line with Washington's strategic needs If Ukraine's call for security guarantees is met, a new model of international security guarantees will open up, which will mean a weakening of the role of the US and NATO. The US clearly does not want to see such a result. “You can say that the United States is the biggest security destroyer in all of Europe. The United States most of all does not want to see a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine,” concludes the Chinese edition.


In the United States described a “real” nuclear war with Russia


Russian military special operation in Ukraine caused a lot of provocative proposals from Kyiv to the United States and NATO member countries to close the sky over republic. So far, none of them has agreed to suicidal actions that will inevitably lead to a direct clash with the army of a nuclear power.

However, Popular Mechanics experts have pondered what a global nuclear war between Russia, the United States and NATO might look like. In their opinion, over three thousand nuclear warheads will be lifted into the air during the confrontation. In this case, more than 100 million Russians and Americans could die.

Analysts described the two most likely scenarios for the development of events.

In the first, Russia will hit the United States to neutralize strategic bombers, nuclear submarines and ground-based missiles.

In the second, Moscow uses nuclear weapons to the fullest. As a result, American society will roll back to a pre-industrial level of development.

Russia and the United States adhere to the policy of “assured destruction”, because there will be no winner in the nuclear nightmare. At first glance, it seems that both scenarios are unrealistic. But nothing is impossible, the publication concluded.

The other day, former US President Donald Trump stressed that he would not want a large-scale conflict between the United States and Russia.


In the United States compared with the “razor blade” China’s attitude towards Russia

American expert doubts that Beijing will influence Moscow on the Ukrainian conflict

The US continues to critically assess Beijing's position on the Ukrainian crisis. An American expert claims that China is taking a “very narrow path” in the situation with Russia's military operation in Ukraine. According to him, this path becomes “like a razor blade” as the conflict continues.


Military expert says China is taking a 'very narrow path' in terms of how he feels about Russia's actions in Ukraine and predicts that it will be very difficult for Beijing to remain neutral in the conflict, according to Fox News.

Yorktown Institute founder and president, former naval officer and former Undersecretary of the Navy Seth Cropsey told Fox News Digital that China is on a “very narrow path” that will continue to narrow.

“They are on along a very narrow path, having abysses on both sides, they go along a ridge with steep slopes, and the ridge becomes narrower, – assesses the position of the Chinese authorities, Cropsey warns that as the conflict continues, this path “will become like a razor.”

The American expert added that China is in an “uncomfortable position” and has no experience in international mediation. Ultimately, Cropsey said that if China took action to stop Russia's military operation against Ukraine, it would allegedly lead to a “split”; between Beijing and Moscow, which is not in their interests.

“I think that if China wanted Russia to stop doing this and take action, it would lead to what the Chinese don’t want, which is a split between them and the Russians, – says Seth Cropsey. – Therefore, I think that the likelihood that China will throw its weight against Russia in order to end the conflict in Ukraine is small.

The expert also said that there is a big difference between the long-term goals of Russia and China, which cannot be ignored when thinking about the Ukrainian issue. According to him, Moscow aims “to restore Russia's borders to roughly the way they were when the Soviet Union existed,” while, according to Cropsey, China has “much broader ambitions” and “they are not regional, but global.”

“But I don't think you can usefully think about this, the Ukraine issue, without understanding the difference between Russia's and China's long-term goals,” – said Seth Cropsey.

From the very beginning of Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to launch a military operation in Ukraine, Chinese government officials have tried to pretend that they understand each side and do not take a hard line, Fox News recalls.

Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Fang Xianggong on March 14 told officials in Lvov: “We will always respect your state, we will develop relations on the basis of equality and mutual benefit. We will respect the path that the Ukrainians have chosen, because it is the sovereign right of every nation. Putin against the background of the beginning of the operation of Russian troops against Ukraine. Xi said it was important to abandon the “Cold War mentality” and said he “takes seriously and respects the reasonable security interests of all countries.”

Jake Sullivan, President Biden's national security adviser, threatened March 13 that China will face consequences if it economically supports Russian actions in Ukraine.


The expert explained why the United States created the Tiger Risk Assessment Group

“Washington may be preparing to launch a pre-emptive strike”

The White House has created a special group-unit “Tiger”. It will study the risks of Russia's possible use of nuclear capabilities, as well as biological and chemical weapons. This was reported by The New York Times, citing a source. The expert told MK why such a move by the United States is dangerous.


According to the publication, a group of experts will study scenarios for a possible response to Moscow's hypothetical attack on convoys with weapons and other assistance to Ukraine on the territory of NATO countries. At the same time, it is noted that officials from the group assess the likelihood of Russia using nuclear weapons as low.

As military expert Yevgeny Linin told MK, the United States, even without any special groups, has information about what is now on combat duty in the field of nuclear missile weapons and in what quantity. The Russian-American START-3 Treaty is in force. According to it, the parties are obliged to exchange data on the composition of strategic nuclear forces. The United States is aware of the damage that can be done if these weapons are used.

“Russia, according to the United States, has about six thousand warheads, including the so-called low-yield tactical nuclear weapons,” the expert specified. – The Americans have about four thousand nuclear weapons. It's like parity. But the States are counting on a disarming strike because they have a large number of non-nuclear missiles that allow them to do this. The United States has more than 3,000 Tomahawk cruise missiles in service, capable of reaching any point in Russia from different territories and sea areas.

Nuclear deterrence forces are arranged differently. If a ballistic missile takes off from the territory of the United States, then we see it, it flies for about 30 minutes. Accordingly, a decision is made on a retaliatory strike, missiles take off from our territory.

We are now armed with Topol-M silo ballistic missiles and Bulava missiles of submarines of the Borey project. The Aerospace Forces are armed with Tu-95MS and Tu-160M ​​bombers, which can carry both bombs and missiles with nuclear warheads.

– I think such steps are taken only in one case – if the United States is preparing to launch a preemptive strike . And, apparently, now they are exploring all the possibilities, our potential, how much we can harm them in return. And in accordance with this, a decision will be made whether to deliver a preemptive strike or not to twitch and leave everything as it is now.

– First of all, the number of warheads and their means of delivery. Accordingly, they compare this data with the interception capabilities that they now have. Considering the situation in Ukraine and the advancement of NATO forward detachments to the very borders of their zone of responsibility, we can say that the US and NATO anti-missile defense (ABM) systems will be placed as close as possible to our borders, and detection stations will also be moved as close as possible.

– No, I don’t think it will reach Ukraine. But Romania, Bulgaria and some other countries are likely to agree to the deployment of US missile defense systems on their territories. Plus, if the Americans come to the conclusion that they will need to bring an aircraft carrier group into the Black Sea, then most likely they will push Turkey, and they will violate the Montreux Convention. This convention prohibits, for example, in conditions of hostilities, the passage of foreign warships to the Black Sea through the Turkish straits.

In addition, the Turks are now digging another channel, for this they need money and investments that they can get from the United States. This means that the United States will have the opportunity to bring the anti-missile defense systems, which are concentrated on their ships, directly to our borders. Why is this bad for us? A ballistic missile is most vulnerable on takeoff, the anti-missiles used by the Americans fly an average of 400 kilometers and are able to hit our missiles quite easily on takeoff.

In fact, a lot of points of tension are being created between Russia and the United States right now. And this “Tiger” group should just calculate all these points, as well as all the algorithms of actions in various situations. This is what they are doing. The most annoying thing for us is that they have begun to study this issue quite seriously.

– If they understand that the damage from a Russian retaliatory strike against a surprise attack from the United States will be significant for them.

– It's about the same as getting under fire. You don’t know for sure whether you should be afraid or not, because it’s not known whether you might be lucky, or maybe not. And here it is the same. No one knows if it is possible to survive after a nuclear strike. It is believed that the Americans have about 1,100 targets entered into the program around the world, which will be destroyed in the event of a first strike.

– We should somehow come to new agreements and discuss the issue of non-use of nuclear weapons. So far, the parties say that in the event of a threat, they are ready to use it. Everyone has always assumed that a retaliatory nuclear strike would be devastating for the aggressor, and an aggressor's nuclear strike would be devastating for the country it was directed at. So it's mutual 100% annihilation. But now, in view of new inputs, this situation has begun to be revised.

The Americans, by the way, have not updated their nuclear warhead delivery systems for a very long time, while Russia does this all the time. We have already had three generations of delivery vehicles.

Now a new bloc world is being created: the West against Russia and potentially against China. Moreover, we understand how dangerous any military confrontation with China is for the United States. The states understand this too. The only sensible solution in the current situation is to reach a diplomatic solution, there are no military means here.

So far, under the threat of mutual destruction, no one is taking dangerous steps. The factor of hypersonic weapons has appeared, which we have, but the United States does not. Nevertheless, I think that something similar to the American group “Tiger” for assessing threats and risks should be created in our country.


Medvedev considered the goal of the United States “a walk-field with freaks in power” in place of Russia

“Narrow-minded strategists” from the White House do not think about the future, Medvedev said. If they had succeeded in realizing their plans, the world would have faced a severe crisis, and everything would have ended with a “big nuclear explosion”, he believes

Dmitry Medvedev

Russia would turn into an uncontrollable ” “walk-field” where freaks and fanatics are in power, if “short-minded strategists” from the White House, they managed to implement their plan, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said on his Telegram channel.

He noted that the Americans “did not find good strategists after World War II.” and they “have little interest in the future” if it is not about their own income, their house, their plans. “They just don’t give a damn what happens next and with whom. They don't hide it, — wrote Medvedev.

According to him, the goal of “such a mediocre and primitive game” Russia has been for the last 30 years. However, how such actions will respond in the near future, “no one even thought,” continued the deputy head of the Security Council.

He suggested imagining what would happen if the US succeeded in realizing the “tactical task of destroying Russia.” “Clever strategists from the White House” would cause a political and economic crisis in the country, weakening and leading to a split “huge, very complex” state, and the result, according to Medvedev, would be “the largest nuclear power with an unstable political regime, weak leadership, a collapsed economy and the maximum number of nuclear warheads aimed at targets in the United States and Europe.”

“Or in general, five or six“ new countries ” in the place of Russia, as they dreamed overseas in the 90s, where each such “country” their strategic weapons. Doesn't it remind you of anything? An unruly “walking field” where freaks, fanatics and radicals are in power? A plot from a dystopia or a crazy futurological forecast? pulp fiction? No, this is the real prospect of such a strategy,»— wrote Medvedev.

The next goal for the United States, he believes, would be the “total weakening of China”, after which there would be only a couple of steps to “a severe global crisis, an energy and food collapse, the failure of all collective security systems and soon— Big nuclear bang».

“Of course, Russia will never allow such a development of events. <…> Moreover, unlike the American establishment, which wants the end of our Motherland, Russia wants to see the United States as a strong and smart country <…>. A state that tries to solve its many internal problems, and does not undermine the development of other countries, — concluded Medvedev.

Since the end of February, the United States has imposed several packages of sanctions against Russia, including blocking the assets of the Central Bank, a ban on the import of Russian oil and gas, a restriction on the export of microelectronics, as well as personal restrictions against the country's leadership, businessmen and heads of companies. The Russian Foreign Ministry called these sanctions illegal and reported on the preparation of retaliatory measures. In particular, Russia has already imposed personal restrictions against 13 high-ranking US officials, including against President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin.

According to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the United States is trying to form a unipolar a world in which the agenda is determined by the strongest, that is, Washington. “America strives for <…> the creation of one American village, so that the world becomes an American saloon, where the strongest orders the music, & mdash; he said. However, according to Lavrov, Moscow does not accept a world where the US will act as a “global sheriff.” He noted that although NATO and the EU have become dependent on Washington, “many countries do not want to follow Uncle Sam's orders.”

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