The Kremlin does not have the case of the adviser of the head of "Roskosmos" Ivan Safronov, it's just not possible, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
On Tuesday, the Lefortovo court of Moscow arrested Safronova until September 6 on charges of treason. According to the FSB, the adviser to the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin is suspected of passing secret information about Russian military-technical cooperation and the defense industry one of the special services of NATO.
Spy in Russia, compared with Europe and America, is absent, and the growth of high-profile cases in this area is associated with the increasing openness and development of new media and information flows, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
"I honestly don't know if this is really the rise. Because these things, they appeared on the agenda in the last couple of decades, I remember it exactly. Don't know whether there are more or not more," - said Peskov on a question, what is the increase in the number of criminal cases in the field of espionage.
The closeness of the case, adviser to the head of "Roscosmos" Ivan Safronov may not be a destabilizing factor, is the law on state secrets and secret mode to the emotions of the place can not be, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
However, he noted that "it is clear the increased interest of the Department in relation to the fate of colleagues." "And believe me, we're worried too about this, but here we should clearly say so, understand there is a law on state secret there is a secret mode, and it must be respected. There should be no place for emotions", - said Peskov.
In Lefortovsky court of Moscow has not received materials about the arrest of Bank accounts of the adviser of the head of "Roskosmos" Ivan Safronov and his relatives, told RIA Novosti on Friday, the press service of the court.
"In the court materials on the arrest of accounts Safronova and other persons associated with this case, not received," - said the Agency interlocutor.
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called impolite ways in which the US is trying to involve China in negotiations on strategic stability.
Earlier, the state Department announced that the U.S. welcomes China willingness to negotiate on arms control and invited the Chinese delegation to the talks with Russia in Vienna on this issue. It was noted that the States also recommend China as soon as possible to meet with Russia to consider further steps for tripartite talks on arms control. In turn, earlier this week, the Director of the Department of arms control of Chinese foreign Ministry Fu Cong said that China is ready to join trilateral talks on disarmament with the United States and Russia, but only if the US agrees to reduce its nuclear Arsenal to China's level.
The detention of the adviser of the head of "Roskosmos" Ivan Safronov is not related to his professional activities, said the head of the foreign intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin.
"First, I commend the professionalism of the employees of the Russian counterintelligence. Second, detention in any case not connected with the professional activities of the person involved. And third, I do not advise anyone to put pressure on the investigation," he said.
Serbia and Kosovo are planning to resume the talks and to discuss the possibility of a new redistribution of borders in the Balkans. Intermediaries are Germany and France. The EU hopes that the discussion will bring a solution to the Kosovo issue, but in advance warn about any exchange of territories could not be considered. Ready to compromise Belgrade and Pristina, to understand RIA Novosti.
Brussels has regained a leading role in the Kosovo settlement after this failed DC. Scheduled for the end of June, the negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina with the mediation of Donald trump failed because the charges against Hashim Thaci accusations of spectaculator the Hague court.
Defense Minister of Ukraine Andrii Taran on Thursday held a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, during which they agreed to strengthen the Alliance's presence in the black sea region, the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of defense.
"The parties agreed to increase the presence of forces and means, on land, at sea and in the airspace of the black sea region by increasing patrols in the air and presence of the ships of naval forces of the countries members of the Alliance. Defense Minister of Ukraine expressed interest in establishing joint exchange of information about the situation in the region and invited the member States of NATO to join the national strategic exercises scheduled to be held in the South of Ukraine in autumn this year", - reported on the Ministry's website.
The Federal service for financial monitoring (RFM) introduced journalist Arkady Babchenko, who promised to pass through the center of Moscow in the American tank under the NATO flag, in the list of persons involved in extremism or terrorism, from the data on the website of RFM.
On the website of Rosfinmonitoring specified that Babchenko included in the list of physical persons "concerning whom there is information about their involvement in extremist activities or terrorism". The reasons for this decision are not specified.
Russian President Vladimir Putin could not deal with the investigation, which is conducted against individual citizens, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, speaking about the case of the adviser of the head of "Roskosmos" Ivan Safronov.
On Tuesday, the Lefortovo court of Moscow arrested Safronova until September 6 on charges of treason. According to the FSB, the adviser to the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin is suspected of passing secret information about Russian military-technical cooperation and the defense industry one of the special services of NATO. Protection Safronov said that investigators suspect him of working for the Czech intelligence services since 2012. The case concerns the transfer of military-technical information on the supply of arms to Africa, the ultimate recipients of classified information was the United States. According to the defense, Safronov believes that the case involves one of his articles in the newspaper "Kommersant". The guilt he does not recognize.
Russia urged to refrain during the period of the pandemic from taking any action on the line of contact between NATO and Russia, CSTO, but the exercises were still carried out, Moscow should react to it, keep your weapon in good condition: it must be "sharp, precise and contemporary", said Deputy head of the security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.
Medvedev stressed that "if we are not inside this organization and is a military Alliance, we must understand that the troops of this military unit, in principle, are ready to take part in the hostilities, including against our country."
Strengthen the infrastructure, build personnel to conduct more exercises — NATO finally approved defence plans for the Baltic States and Poland in case of "aggression Moscow". The journalists said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius. The details are secret, but the Alliance clearly stepped up the military presence on Russian borders. On the recent unfriendly steps "Western partners" — in the material RIA Novosti.
Plan to protect Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia was developed at the request of those States in 2014, after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia. However, against final approval is made, the Turkey is unhappy that the Alliance partners refused to officially recognize the self-defense forces of Syrian Kurds terrorist groups. In early July, Ankara changed position and the document was accepted.
Members of the Public oversight Commission (POC) Alexey Melnikov and eve Markachev came to visit who was arrested on charges of treason adviser to the head of "Roscosmos" Ivan Safronov in jail "Lefortovo", the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
In an interview, the Agency's defenders said that seeking a meeting with Safronov during the day.
The organizers of the riots at the Parliament of Serbia in the night of Wednesday hoped to weaken the position of the Serbian leadership before the talks on Kosovo in the EU, said the President of Serbia Alexander Vucic.
In France on July 9, is scheduled to meet Serbian leader with the President of France Emanuele a Macron. Next day online summit of the EU leadership, Germany, France, Serbia and the breakaway Republic of Kosovo. On July 12, scheduled the first meeting between the Serbian President and Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Kosovo Hoti Abdulahim in Brussels for the first time after the freezing of dialogue in 2018.
The defence appealed the detention of the suspect in the treason of adviser to the head of "Roscosmos" Ivan Safronov, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, his lawyer Evgeny Smirnov.
Safronov concluded in jail for at least two months.
The Czech foreign Ministry had no comment on the case of Ivan Safronov, the appropriate questions should be sent to the Czech intelligence services, said on Wednesday RIA Novosti press-Secretary of Department Zuzana Stihova.
"We have no comments on this issue (in the case of Ivan Safronov). Your questions should be directed to the Czech intelligence services," - said Stihova.
Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the adviser to the General Director of "Rosatom" Ivan Safronov is a professional journalist, but the essence of the presented charges is unknown, and only the court with all the evidence, can review the case.
Peskov said that the President has the opportunity to request additional information about the case Safronov, but it is not a topic for the President.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, speaking about the case of Ivan Safronov, said that he was not entitled to discuss what checks are made when recruiting in "Roskosmos" and what positions there involve access to state secrets.
He said that there are positions that involve access to state secrets, and there are positions which do not imply such. "As in many departments. It is a common practice," - said Peskov.
Media materials in support of the suspect in the treason of adviser to the head of "Roscosmos" Ivan Safronov based on emotions, it is necessary to leave the matter to the discretion of the court, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
"We read many of the materials that have been published on this subject. But these journalistic materials, mainly based on emotions. Of course, they do not have and cannot have under itself any real information about the results of the work of counterintelligence", - said Peskov on a question of journalists, as evidenced by the Kremlin's mistrust of a number of media to information about Safronov cooperation with foreign intelligence.
Opinions of journalists about the case of the adviser of the General Director of Roskosmos and former employee of "Kommersant" and "Vedomosti" of Ivan Safronov are not a public response, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, noting that journalists pay great attention.
Responding to a question about how to know whether the President of the situation and public outcry in connection with the case Safronova, Peskov said that one should not confuse public resonance with resonance media.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov ruled out the possibility of imposing Kremlin misleading in the case of the adviser of the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov and stated that the Kremlin believes that the charges are not linked to his journalistic work.
Earlier, Peskov told reporters that the detention Safronova, who is suspected of treason, it's not, to the knowledge of the Kremlin, with his journalistic activities.
Contacts with the Czech Republic at high or higher levels in the near future is not planned, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
"While any contacts in the high or highest level in bilateral terms is not planned",- he told reporters.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov did not rule out that the journalists of the Kremlin pool can transmit sensitive information to the intelligence services of NATO, if they had previously recruited.
Peskov asked on what grounds the President appreciates the work of the FSB, in particular, the work on pre-emption or permission service for a long period of time to monitor the potential spy to transfer information.
Arrested the adviser of the General Director of "Rosatom" Ivan Safronov remains an employee of the Corporation, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday the head a press-services of Roskosmos Vladimir Ustimenko.
According to the FSB, Safonov is suspected of passing secret information about Russian military-technical cooperation and the defense industry one of the special services of NATO. Protection notes that Safronov is charged with working for the Czech secret service, which eventually passed information to the United States. The detainee pleaded not guilty.
The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev said that Russia will continue to respond to the US military presence in Europe and NATO expansion, including adopting a new defensive system.
Earlier, defense Minister of Estonia jüri Luik said that adopted by Russia on the missile system poses a threat to all of NATO. According to the Minister, the presence of weapons, the United States in Estonia strengthens security.
First Deputy Prime Minister and interior Minister of Czech Republic Jan hamáček refused to comment on reports that the Advisor to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov passed information to Czech intelligence.
"No comment," he said, Receives the local newspaper Denik N.
Protection adviser to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov says that a criminal case related to his work as a journalist.
On Tuesday, the Lefortovo court of Moscow arrested Safronova until September 6 on charges of treason.
The petition for arrest of the adviser of the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov contains state secrets, but not marked "classified," he told RIA Novosti press Secretary of the Lefortovo court of Moscow Ksenia Pervoklashek.
"Considered... the material does not contain secrecy. Hearing material held in closed session under paragraph 1 of part 2 of article 241 of the code of criminal procedure, in connection with the satisfaction by the court the corresponding petition", she said.
Shadowing the Advisor to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov, a suspect in the transfer of sensitive information one of the special services of NATO, were for a long time, said RIA Novosti his lawyer, Ivan Pavlov.
"It was very long followed and collected information on it. Lumped in the end of one episode, which could not explain, it's all Golosova. In the case file also contained his e-mails and phone records over a long period of time," said the lawyer.
Protection of Ivan Safronov, a suspect in the case of treason, asked the court to dismiss the petition for its arrest, told RIA Novosti lawyer Ivan Pavlov.
At the moment the court has not yet ruled on the measure of restraint Safronov.
Roscosmos has not commented on the arrest of Ivan Safronov, who is in the Corporation's post of Advisor to General Director, told RIA Novosti the head of the press service of the state Corporation Vladimir Ustimenko.
"No," he replied to the question whether the Russian space Agency to comment on the arrest and to Express their attitude to it.
The head of the edition Baza Nikita Mogutin detained in the Lubyanka after single picket in support of the suspected treason of adviser to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov. This Mogutin reported RIA Novosti.
"Yes, was detained. I do not know, did not explain (in this connection). Asked if I'm volunteering or need to use force. And I'm afraid the use of force", - said Mogutin, adding that the arrest took place at the Lubyanka, where he stood in the pickets.
TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, has confirmed to RIA news that she was detained in the Lubyanka, but noted that he does not understand why, and in the picket in support of the suspected treason of adviser to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov was not.
"Yes, (arrested), we are now in a police van together with eight fellow journalists. I was standing in a t-shirt "Freedom for Ivan Safronov", stood in the picket," - said Sobchak.
Adviser to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov, suspected of treason, in the course of the interrogation refused to testify, citing article 51 of the Constitution, reported RIA Novosti informed source.
"Safronov refused to testify, taking advantage of article 51 of the Constitution," - said the Agency interlocutor.
The correspondent of the newspaper "Kommersant" Elena Chernenko has told RIA Novosti that she was released after being detained for action near the building of FSB in Moscow.
The journalist was detained for holding a public event in the period of the pandemic. She confirmed that "stood in solitary picket" in defense Advisor to the General Director of Roskosmos and former journalist, "Kommersant" and "Vedomosti" of Ivan Safronov, who was detained Tuesday on suspicion of treason.
Four people were detained at an unsanctioned rally in support of the adviser of the General Director of Roskosmos and former journalist, "Kommersant" and "Vedomosti" of Ivan Safronov, who was detained Tuesday on suspicion of treason, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
Earlier it was reported that the stock was detained correspondents of the newspaper "Kommersant" Elena Chernenko, Kira Duryagina and Alexander Chernykh, a journalist of the newspaper "Project" Olga Churakova.
If the charge of treason adviser "Roscosmos" Ivan Safronov has not been proven in court, his punishment may be exactly the time a detainee will spend in jail, suggested in a conversation with RIA Novosti on Tuesday a source in the legal structures of the Russian Federation.
According to the FSB, Safonov is suspected of passing secret information about Russian military-technical cooperation and the defense industry one of the special services of NATO. He was arrested on Tuesday under article 275 of treason, which involves punishment for a period of 12 to 20 years. According to Roscosmos, the detention of the person is not related to his work in the Corporation. Prior to that, Safronov worked in Newspapers "Vedomosti" and "Kommersant", engaged in military and space themes. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov noted that as a journalist detention is also not connected.
If after the US withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies, Washington's allies in NATO decides to give to the Americans information on the contract, this will be known, says head of division for conventional arms control of the Department of non-proliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Oleg Bushuev.
As stated earlier the Russian foreign Ministry, the US should not hope that they will receive the data according to the Treaty on open skies after leaving it. As they said in turn, Deputy foreign Minister Alexander Grushko, the transmission data obtained by the participating countries of the open skies Treaty, third countries which are not its participants, would be a gross violation of the "letter and spirit" of the Treaty, it should be excluded.
Chief editor of "Cold" Taisia Bekbulatova HT is in the status of witness in the case of the adviser of the head of "Roskosmos" Ivan Safronov, suspected of treason, the lawyer said the human rights group "Agora" Pavel Chikov.
Earlier, the Deputy chief editor of "Cold" Mikhail Zelensky has told RIA Novosti that Bekbulatova HT hours not contacted. Chikov explained that in the apartment of a journalist was searched.
Formal charges the Advisor to the head of "Roscosmos" to Ivan Safronov the case of treason was not charged, told RIA Novosti press Secretary of the Lefortovo court of Moscow Ksenia Pervoklashek.
"Safronov is a suspect in the Commission of a crime under article 275 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation", - said Pervoklashek.
"Kommersant" requires an open process in the case of ex-employee publications, adviser to the head of "Roscosmos" Ivan Safronov, Deputy chief editor of the publishing house Cyril urban.
According to the FSB, the adviser to the head of "Roscosmos" Ivan Safronov is suspected of passing secret information about Russian military-technical cooperation and the defense industry one of the special services of NATO. He was arrested on charges of treason.
The correspondent of the newspaper "Kommersant" Elena Chernenko has told RIA Novosti that she was detained after a single picket in Moscow and taken to the police Department.
"I'm in the car, carry in OVD petty-bourgeois" she told RIA Novosti by phone. She confirmed that she was detained.
Advocate Oleg Eliseev is not yet able to communicate with the detainees on suspicion of treason by the adviser to the head of "Roscosmos" Ivan Safronov told RIA Novosti colleague Eliseev Sergey adamsin.
According to him, Elisha came to the investigative Department of the FSB.
Military expert Yuri Whips doubted the potential of Ukraine for war with Russia and told what threatens Kiev the attack on the Crimea.
He called the recent statement by the commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Alexey Neiipp about preparing for the strike on the Peninsula "political bravado". According to the expert, in case of attack APU in the Crimea the Russian army will answer a blow not only to those who will storm the Peninsula, but also on the bases and headquarters of the enemy.
The threat of destruction of the global system of arms control has become a reality, said Monday the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
"Today's reality was the threat of the destruction of the global system of arms control, including nuclear," - said Lukashenko in Minsk at the ceremony honoring the graduates of higher military educational establishments and higher officers. His words quoted by the official website of the President of Belarus.
Scientific Secretary of the military scientific society of the black sea fleet, Professor of the Academy of military Sciences of the Russian Federation Sergey Gorbachev called the empty statement on the preparation of naval forces of Ukraine to full-scale warfare with Russia, because the actual naval forces from the Ukrainian side are missing.
Earlier, the commander of the naval forces of Ukraine (CMU), Alexei Neiipp in interview to the newspaper "Duma" has declared that the battle fleet is preparing for full-scale warfare with Russia. In particular, according to him, Ukraine intends to "return" the Crimea and is preparing for war with Russia. The rear Admiral stressed that signal the beginning of the confrontation will become Russia's attempt to restore the flow of water through the North-Crimean canal to the Peninsula.
The NATO Deputy Secretary intelligence and security, David Kettler is on a visit to Estonia to familiarize themselves with the defensive resources of the Baltic Republic and possible reflections coming from the side of Russian "threats", said on Sunday the press service of the Ministry of defence of Estonia.
Before the high guest met with the Chancellor of the Ministry of defence of Estonia Has Pricom, the sides discussed countering "threats from Russia".
Strong disorder in the current American daily life give rise to various attempts to explain what's going on. It is possible to immediately put aside judgments of local patriots in the spirit of "your America kirdyk".
And not because America is obviously not dead, because it can never be right, maybe everything, including this, the world the story is full kondykov. But because these judgments are immediately discarded: can there be anything good in Russian, promising America a lot, there is nothing to talk about.
Russia has expressed its intention to abandon development of a ground-based version of the missile "Calibre" to remove American concerns in exchange for the return of the U.S. to implement the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles, which eventually was destroyed by the fault of Washington, said in a commentary the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the report of the US state Department about countries ' compliance with agreements in the field of arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament.
"Note another remarkable moment, for the first time included in the report of the state Department. So, outright distortion and deliberate misrepresentation of the international community is sending to announced in February 2019 decision of the President of Russia on carrying out R & d on the development of a land version of cruise missiles, sea-based medium-range from the composition of the ship's complex "Caliber". The authors of the report acknowledged that this step was not a violation of the INF Treaty, however hypocritical it is alleged that he supposedly testified about the absence of Russia's intentions to return to compliance with the Treaty", - said the Russian Ministry.
The speaker of the Libyan Parliament akila Saleh said in an interview with RIA Novosti that he discussed during his visit to Moscow whether in Eastern Libya to dialogue with the national consensus Government (NTC), based in Tripoli, and whether to wait for the arrival in Russia of the commander of the Libyan national army (LNA) Khalifa the Haftarot. He also said, what are the prospects for the return of Libya to the agreements OPEC and OPEC , explained how the revenues should be shared from the Libyan oil, and appreciated the role of Russia, USA, Turkey and other powers in the North African country.
U.S. looking for a pretext to shift blame for the failure of agreements in the sphere of arms control to other countries, said RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
The Deputy head of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin said on Friday that during a long period, the US is leading a consistent policy of refusal of obligations in the field of arms control to provide the conditions for military dominance. The spokesman told RIA Novosti that the United States advocated the establishment of an effective international system for arms control and against the tripartite arms race with Russia and China.
US withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) gave himself a free hand against China and the deployment of missiles in Asia, according to the Deputy Director of the Center for comprehensive European and international studies, faculty of world economy and international Affairs NRU HSE, member of the RIAC (Russian international Affairs Council) Dmitry Suslov.
Earlier, the Deputy Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin said that Russia does not consider China's activities in the missile field as a security threat and reason for the destruction of the INF Treaty. Also, according to him, the statements of former adviser to the US President for homeland security John Bolton on the increasing threats from China are commonplace misrepresentation of the facts.
The US withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) was planned in advance is groundless to accuse Russia of violating the agreement, told reporters Deputy head of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin.
He was commenting on former adviser to Donald trump on national security John Bolton, who wrote in his memoirs that Russia allegedly supported the American arguments about the loss of relevance of the INF Treaty.
Russia does not consider China's activities in the missile field as a security threat and cause for the destruction of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), told reporters Deputy head of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin.
"We do not consider China's activities in the missile field as a security threat, and the more so, as the reason for the destruction of the INF Treaty", he said.
NATO, largely at random says the number of Russian submarines in the Atlantic, according to the Chairman of the Russian national fleet support Movement (MEDEF), Mikhail Nenashev.
Previously, the newspaper the Wall Street Journal reported that NATO officials and military analysts are concerned about the increased activity of Russian submarines in the Atlantic ocean, where they can pose a threat to the Alliance ships and critical infrastructure. According to the newspaper, at the end of last year, 10 Russian submarines from their bases near the Arctic coast headed towards the North Atlantic. This deployment of the Russian Navy, according to NATO, aimed, in particular, to the demonstration of his power in the Atlantic.
In the United States is growing new anti-Russian campaign. This time the "hand of Moscow" saw in Afghanistan. Russia accused of funding the Taliban, President Donald trump in the criminal inaction, the U.S. intelligence agencies — in the leak of classified information. Who and what spins all of this and why really under attack primarily the trump understood to RIA Novosti.
A couple of months ago, Donald trump touted agreement with the radical movement "Taliban"* as the main foreign policy trump card. Barack Obama's two terms did not end with the war in Afghanistan — the Republican President, it seemed, here-here will finish the conflict. In exchange for the withdrawal of American troops from Kabul, the Taliban agreed to stop the confrontation with the Afghan government.
Representatives of the U.S. Navy and its allies claim that Russia is deploying more submarines and for longer periods of time in areas of the Atlantic ocean, where they can pose a threat to NATO warships, and critical infrastructure of the United States, according to the newspaper the Wall Street Journal, citing representatives of the Alliance and military analysts.
According to the newspaper, at the end of last year, 10 Russian submarines from their bases near the Russian Arctic coast headed in a westerly direction towards the North Atlantic. According to representatives of NATO, which refers to the newspaper, this form of deployment that can be one of the largest exercises since the cold war, is not only a show of force the Russian Navy to protect its territory, but also to demonstrate their strength in the Atlantic.
The Secretary of defense mark Esper discussed with his German counterpart Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer the output of 9.5 thousand U.S. troops from Germany and she confirmed these plans, said in a statement on the website of the military Department.
They discussed the need to ensure that any plan the United States should give guarantees to European allies, to expand the containment of Russia and strengthen NATO, said in a press release.
Germany for example, the United States should accept Russia as a threat and spend more money on defense, said Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
"We regard Russia as a serious threat. The allocation of 1% of GDP on defense, as does Germany says, that they may not perceive it as a serious threat, as do the United States. They need to do," said Pompeo in a TV channel C-SPAN.
Powerful, high-precision, long-range Russian military group in Syria has been successfully applying operational-tactical missile complexes (PTRC) “Iskander-M”. Recently they took part in the Victory parade at the airbase Hamim and passed in a convoy along with the armored cars “Tiger-M” and “Typhoon”, a BTR-82A armored vehicles and anti-aircraft missile and artillery systems “Armour”. Why in the Arab Republic has deployed “Iskander” and what other weapons there were in the material RIA Novosti.
For the first time on the Russian PTRC in Syria in December 2017 was announced by defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. He explained that the systems were applied for high-precision strikes on key targets of the militants along with cruise missiles “Caliber”, X-55 and some other weapons. A year later, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said that “Iskander” confirmed the high efficiency in combat, and all identified deficiencies are corrected.
Beijing officials took the call that he threw the Washington senators and the congressmen. To paraphrase a famous American principle, we can say that the approach "never negotiate with political terrorists" was applied to the United States. Chinese media reported that the so-called law on the security of Hong Kong was adopted, and this means that China is prepared to take the risk of sanctions from Washington, because the threat of sanctions senators and congressmen tried to stop the passage of this bill.
By and large, the Beijing leaders was a binary choice: to give in to blackmail and to the South of the country the real separatist enclave that will rock all and Sundry, or to meet the sanctions, but to save so important for the Chinese national consciousness of the unity of the country. Critics of the decision who already pedal the theme of "economic collapse of Hong Kong as a global financial center" will emphasize that it was a choice between political and economic considerations, the choice was made in favor of the policy to the detriment of the economy, which is clearly not true. The problem is that no short-term economic benefits (which, of course, would be fixed — at least through the absence of sanctions) never and would never be able to compensate for the economic damage that would be dealt to China in that case, if the process of disintegration of the country would not be stopped directly in Hong Kong right now.
Legal basis for resale purchased Turkey at the RF systems s-400, Washington no, said the press Secretary of the ruling Turkish party of justice and development Omer Celik.
Republican Senator John Thune has proposed to resolve the contradictions between the USA and Turkey according to the Russian s-400 by purchasing these complexes in Ankara, according to the text of the proposed amendment to the defense budget of the United States. In order to purchase named assurances to Turkey that she will not buy the proceeds other military equipment, is incompatible with the requirement of NATO.
"Showdown" between Turkey and the United States because of the Russian s-400 leads to a serious split in NATO, said the expert of Association of military political scientists Andrei Koshkin in an interview with RT.
He commented on the initiative of U.S. Senator John Thune, who called "the way" to resolve differences between Washington and Ankara on Russian SAMS. He introduced an amendment to the defense budget of the United States, which offered to buy these systems from Turkey.
Turkey won't sell US anti-aircraft missile systems s-400, according to Russian parliamentarians.
Earlier, us Senator John Thune called a "method" to resolve differences between Washington and Ankara on Russian SAMS. He introduced an amendment to the defense budget of the United States, which proposed to buy the system in Ankara.
The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky hopes that Turkey will consider the proposal of the Senator-Republican John Thune about buying United States of America Russian s-400.
Previously, Thune has proposed to resolve the contradictions between the USA and Turkey according to the Russian s-400 by purchasing these complexes in Ankara, according to the text of the proposed amendment to the defense budget of the United States. In order to purchase named assurances to Turkey that she will not buy the proceeds other military equipment, is incompatible with the requirement of NATO.
The withdrawal of some American troops from Germany will not be quick, this process will be related not only to the redeployment of the military, but also moves their families, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking at a video conference of the German Institute for GIGA.
"No decisions had yet been taken on how to implement the intention of the withdrawal of some troops. And I, as the Secretary General of NATO, can't speculate the information regarding the date. I can say that, of course, many in the military in Germany were constantly. We are talking about families on permanent housing. It's not just a military redeployment that is quick is a resident power, whose movement will take more time," said the Secretary General.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana, called on Russia to "more constructive policy" on Afghanistan, but did not comment on the article in the New York Times, which asserted that military intelligence of Russia allegedly offered a reward associated with the Taliban militants for attacks on American soldiers.
"We call on countries such as Russia to a more constructive policy. In the end, a stable Afghanistan is in the interests not only of the US and NATO," said Geoana, speaking at the online conference "Brussels forum".
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko at a forthcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to discuss the scandal of the BGB, the situation with the coronavirus, as well as the supply of Russian gas to the Republic, told RIA Novosti on Monday, the expert of the Belarusian Republican public Association "Belarus Rus" Peter Petrovski.
Earlier, Lukashenko said that he plans to attend the opening of the memorial to Soviet soldiers near Rzhev 30 June in the framework of this visit to hold talks with Putin. As noted by Lukashenko, he would like to address the subject of foreign interference in elections in the Republic scheduled for 9 August.
Another attempt to stir up anti-Russian hysteria on the eve of the American elections was taken in the depths of the influential overseas edition of The New York Times. It is through this media produced the next impingement against our country with a view to discredit Donald trump and achieve introduction of new sanctions against Russia. The pretext this time is chosen as exotic. With reference to own sources in the us intelligence community States that: "Russia has secretly assigned awards to the Afghan insurgents for the destruction of the us military. The administration of the trump spent months thinking about what to do with the shocking conclusion of the investigation".
From the point of view of the average American if he believed The New York Times, the situation looks terrifying and extremely humiliating: this picture of the world it turns out that Russia acts as a kind of a collector of scalps and corpses of American soldiers in Afghanistan, and Afghan militants are "miners American furs", by exchanging the Yankees killed on bloody rubles, and this is supposedly happening at the inactivity of the administration trump.
US authorities are trying to convince European governments to get rid of screening equipment from the largest Chinese manufacturer Nuctech Co., so as to expand the company's presence in Europe, allegedly poses a threat to Western security and business, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing caught in the disposal documents.
According to the newspaper, the national security Council of the United States and several official agencies are now trying to rally European governments to "eradicate" the presence of Nuctech, a company that has been manufacturing screening systems for screening cargo, baggage and passengers at ports, airports and at border crossings throughout Europe.
The US intends to dramatically increase the degree of nuclear confrontation with Russia — this is with reference to own sources in the leadership of the Alliance according to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The publication claims that at a recent meeting of the defense Ministers of NATO adopted a new approach to nuclear deterrence and America's European allies are ready to place medium-range missiles. About what it threatens Russia and the world, in the material RIA Novosti.
Officially, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the press conference just said that the Alliance will strengthen air and missile defense. According to him, many NATO countries want to buy American patriot missiles capable of intercepting and destroying ballistic targets. He stressed that to stay in Europe, nuclear land-based missiles are planned.
European countries must seriously reflect on the new reality where the US can not aspire to be a world leader. About that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview with several European publications, including the Guardian.
"We grew up with a certain understanding that the United States wants to be a world power. If the United States now want to cease to perform this role on their own, we would need to think seriously about it," - said Merkel.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Prime Minister mark Esper at the meeting in Brussels will discuss the "joint response to the Russian missiles".
"We work together on a balanced response to the new Russian missiles that we consider dangerous and destabilizing", - said Stoltenberg before the meeting.
Regular consultations with U.S. allies reaffirm the unshakable commitment of Washington to maintain security in Europe, said before a meeting with Secretary of defense mark Esper in Brussels, the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg.
"We will discuss the US presence in Europe in light of plans to reduce the American presence in Germany. I am pleased that the United States consult with its allies, affirming that the U.S. commitment to security in Europe remains unshakable," – said Stoltenberg.
More than 600 people were evacuated Ukrainian rescue workers from the affected flood regions of Western Ukraine, 290 people were evacuated, reported the press service of the state service for emergency situations on Friday.
On Monday, the interior Ministry of Ukraine has introduced emergency security measures because of bad weather in Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi regions of the country. Heavy precipitation also affected the Lviv, Transcarpathian and Ternopil region. In the framework of the state service for emergency situations said that due to the bad weather, three people were killed and another was missing. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine has asked the European Union and NATO to help in the aftermath of the flooding in the West country. The Prosecutor's office of Ivano-Frankivsk region opened a criminal case on the fact of massive illegal deforestation, which could lead to a massive flood.
The authorities of Germany and German business circles reject the logic of blackmail and threats from the United States because of the "Nord stream — 2", said in an interview with RIA Novosti Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechaev.
"The German government, the German business community strongly reject the logic of blackmail and threats, confirm the demand for the implementation of the "Nord stream — 2" as a commercial project, which required the German economy in the conditions of the refusal of coal and gas generation. We believe that this support will continue, and the gas pipeline will be commissioned, despite all the efforts of our detractors," said Nechayev.
Donald trump received the first after the lifting of the quarantine the foreign visitor — the President of Poland Andrzej Duda. This summit followed closely in Berlin: trying to understand, when the us military moved from Germany to the Polish territory. But trump and Duda did not name specific figures and plans. What is the essence of new agreements between Washington and Warsaw, was taken to RIA Novosti.
Polish leader visits the United States annually. Agenda virtually unchanged: the tramp and the dude discuss how to strengthen military, energy and economic cooperation. Americans have traditionally praised the poles for the contribution to NATO's promise to reduce their dependence on Russian energy and called Warsaw a "valuable partner in Europe."
The US special envoy on arms control Marshal Billingsley said about the alleged presence of Russian "parallel project" to divide NATO, but assured that he was not to be successful.
Instead, he invited Russia to focus on another problem - the buildup of forces in China.
The decision of the President of the United States Donald trump on the transfer part is placed in Germany of the military contingent of the USA are welcome, this is "not a punishment, and success", said RIA Novosti member of the house of representatives of Berlin Gunnar Lindeman ("Alternative for Germany").
Previously, trump has promised to reduce the number of us troops in Germany from 34.5 to 25 thousand people, Berlin is behind on their payments to NATO. Poland stated that it is willing to Fund the presence of us troops on its territory and offered the USA to host on a permanent basis, American armored division, taking on the costs - of the order of 1.5-2 billion dollars. Moreover, this proposal was made outside the framework of NATO, bilaterally. Duda suggested naming the base Fort Trump ("trump Fort").
The President of the United States Donald trump punish Berlin for a sovereign policy, in particular in respect of the project of the pipeline "Nord stream 2" and a failure to fulfill obligations to NATO planning conclusion part is placed in Germany of the military contingent, however, the arguments that Germany was indebted to the Americans must follow their requirements, are unfounded, said to RIA Novosti, the German political scientist, Professor at the Free University Berlin Nils Diederich.
Previously, trump has promised to reduce the number of us troops in Germany from 34.5 to 25 thousand people, Berlin is behind on their payments to NATO. Poland stated that it is willing to Fund the presence of us troops on its territory and offered the USA to host on a permanent basis, American armored division, taking on the costs - of the order of 1.5-2 billion dollars. Moreover, this proposal was made outside the framework of NATO on a bilateral basis. Duda suggested naming the base Fort Trump ("trump Fort").
Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Serbia Alexander Vucic discussed the situation in the Balkans, decisions must be based on UN resolutions, platforms not so important, the main result reported, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
"Of course, the situation in the Balkans were discussed in the course of contacts with Putin Survived. Russia's position is well known, it is clearly formulated by the President and the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia. We believe that any decision should be based on the principles of respect for the Republika Srpska and shall be proposed and organized with the accounting and on the basis of the relevant resolutions of the UN security Council," said Sands, answering the question, did Putin Vucic that they would prefer to negotiate on the Serbian-Kosovo conflict was conducted with the assistance of the European Union, and is not led by the United States.
The Kremlin is watching to see how the prosecution of self-proclaimed head of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, of war crimes will affect the negotiation process, reported the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
"We're watching, how could this have happened. While we know that following this decision, the Kosovar stated refusal to go anywhere and participate in any offsite meetings. So now we are very closely watching the development of events," said Sands, answering the question as it relates to the allegations of Thaci's war crimes, and how this may affect the negotiation process.
The deployment of additional NATO troops near Russia's borders will lead to retaliatory action from our side, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
"The US President announced plans to cut stationed in Germany, U.S. military contingent. In itself, this could be a good sign and confirmation of the willingness of Washington to "get along with Russia", says the head of the White house. But then it begins "but." The problem is, where it will embark troops from Germany," wrote the MP in Facebook.
The Minister of defence of Germany Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer said that NATO must develop a common understanding of the threat posed by Russia.
"The question of how we perceive Russia as we assess the behavior of Russia is the decisive question. It is a huge challenge in Europe and in NATO. There is a big difference - if you are German and live in Germany and you're in a good situation, surrounded by friends, or you are a country that has a common border with Russia or you countries like the Nordic, Baltic and Eastern European countries that on a daily basis see a violation on the part of Russia", - she said, speaking via video link to the discussion on the site of the American analytical center Atlantic Council.
Turkish party Vatan ("homeland") in the workshop in an online format presented black sea and the Mediterranean friendship and peace, which includes the recognition of Russian Crimea, the document is available to RIA Novosti.
Among the other points of the plan – the elimination of US bases and NATO in the region, the recognition of the Republic of Abkhazia and the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, peace in Syria and its territorial integrity, the termination of the U.S. intervention in Libya.
The Minister of defence of Germany Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer noted that in case of a possible removal of U.S. troops from Germany to Poland it is important to remember about the Founding act, the NATO - Russia 1997.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump has announced its intention to reduce troops in Germany to 25 thousand people. Now stationed in Germany, 35 thousand US troops, 10 thousand civilian employees of the Pentagon and about 2 thousand contract workers in the Ministry of defence. Trump said that Germany is "fair drawn" with the U.S. in trade and "overdue" payments to the budget of NATO. Trump also wondered why the United States should spend money to protect Germany from Russia when Germany buys Russian gas.
The Victory parade, dedicated to 75-th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war, were held in Simferopol and the hero-city of Kerch. In the cities held a Grand military parade and modern military equipment.
To see the parade and it's a lot of people who lined the streets outside the fence. The audience had to comply with mask mode and social distance. However, the major audience and honorary guests of the parade were the veterans of the great Patriotic war and fighting. They arranged a special platform for easy viewing, which in particular, allowed us to exclude contacts with lots of people. The parade was broadcast on a number of the Crimean TV channels.
The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic arrived in Moscow for the Victory parade. He will hold talks with Vladimir Putin, and almost immediately leaving for the United States. There you will meet not only with Donald trump, but with the leader of Kosovo Hashim Thaci. They will discuss the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina. Will Vucic to deal with the Albanians and are the Americans willing to mediate a settlement, understood to RIA Novosti.
Vucic had planned to meet with Putin a week before the parade. But Moscow had not removed all the limitations due to the coronavirus, so the presidents agreed to talks after the celebrations in red square. The Serbian leader has confirmed his participation in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Russian capital.
The American leader Donald trump wanted to threaten NATO leaders at the summit in 2018, the US withdrawal from the Alliance, if they continue to support the project of the pipeline "Nord stream - 2," recalls former White house adviser on national security, John Bolton.
This is stated in his book "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house," which went on sale Tuesday.
The incident between the Turkish and French frigates — proof "brain death" NATO, the President said Emmanuel macron.
He called the incident unacceptable.
NATO provided the military intelligence Service of the Netherlands satellite data from the crash site of flight MH17, but that does not mean that the Alliance has not, said the Dutch lawyer of the defendant Oleg Pulatova Boudewijn van Eyck at the court hearing on Monday.
"With regard to satellite data from NATO ... In one of the documents military intelligence service of the Netherlands (MIVD) describes that requested NATO information that could be relevant to the process. As follows from the official report, NATO has not provided any information to the military intelligence Service of the Netherlands, which might indicate that the Supervisory AWACS could fix anything ... If you read it carefully, as I am, you also understand that NATO did not give any information to the military intelligence Service of the Netherlands, but this does not mean that NATO has no such data. Therefore, the defense asks the court to instruct the examining judge to investigate whether NATO entry AWACS (airborne complex of radio-location and guidance – ed.) areas of Eastern Ukraine 17 July 2014", - said the lawyer.
Ukraine became a NATO partner with enhanced capabilities. It doesn't approach Kiev to join the Alliance, but now the Ukrainian army will often have to join the military campaigns of the North Atlantic bloc. Instead, access to technology and intelligence of the West. What other countries have the same status and what it gives them, understood RIA Novosti.
"Ukraine as a NATO partner has participated in peacekeeping operations and exercises. The armed forces of this country operated in Afghanistan and Kosovo. The status of a partner with enhanced capabilities will strengthen our interoperability," explained Alliance.
Relations between Russia and Poland were at a "lower" level, which is contrary to the interests of the peoples of both countries and regrets Russia, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
"Our relationship today with Poland is not just poor, they're bad and they probably are on the lowest possible level, which is clearly contrary to the interests of our two countries because the peoples of our two countries would be interested in selling," said Sands in the air of the First channel.
Poland is not a threat to Russia, however, the readiness of Warsaw to provide its territory for foreign military infrastructure can be dangerous. With such statement the First channel was made by press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.
He recalled Moscow's position on the undesirability and danger of successive drift of NATO's military infrastructure towards the Russian borders.
USA and Russia should start negotiations on the extension of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3), they could participate and European countries, said the French Senator andré vallini of.
On Friday held a joint meeting in the format of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs and the Commission of the French Senate foreign Affairs, defence and armed forces.
Published footage of the escort of American bombers B-52H Russian fighters.
The air defense forces of the Eastern military district found a U.S. air force aircraft in the skies over neutral waters of the sea of Okhotsk. To intercept the bombers picked up the su-30, su-35 and MiG-31.
The Russian air force was raised in the air fighters to intercept American bombers-52N over the sea of Okhotsk, Russian border they are not violated, stated in the National control centre defense of the Russian Federation.
Meanwhile, over the past 1.5 weeks, the U.S. air force themselves twice raised the fighters in the air to escort Russian strategic bombers Tu-95MS in the same area, near the border of Russia and the USA.
The United States, accusing Russia of aggressive actions in space, in fact, block all peace initiatives of Moscow, told RIA Novosti on Thursday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
Earlier, the Ministry of defense has completed the development of a "Strategy of defense in space", which was prepared in response to the "significant threat" from Russia and China.
The defence Ministers of the NATO countries agreed on a package of measures in the event of a second wave of coronavirus, said on Twitter, the NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg.
"NATO is preparing for a possible second wave COVID-19. Our defence Ministers have agreed on a new operating plan, the stock of medical equipment and the establishment of a Fund for the purchase of critical medical supplies," wrote Stoltenberg.
The President of Poland Andrzej Duda said that he would discuss with U.S. President Donald trump questions of redeployment of American troops from Germany.
Earlier, the Polish President confirmed that he had received an official invitation to visit the United States on June 24, and that in the course of the visit includes talks with trump.