Russia may return to PACE – Ukraine is categorically against
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has approved changes to the regulations imposing a ban on the suspension of powers and the deprivation of voting rights of its members. This decision was supported by 118 members of the assembly, 62 voted against, 10 abstained. It will allow the delegation of Russian parliamentarians to take part in the next session of the PACE, which caused a sharp reaction from Ukraine. A group of deputies from Ukraine, Great Britain, Georgia and other countries challenged the powers of the Russian delegation.
“This is a formal procedure, but we will monitor how the work will develop in the commission where the arguments were sent (opponents of the Russian Federation), and we will continue to look at what the solution will be,” said the head of the delegation of the Russian Federation Peter Tolstoy 24
Currently, the PACE, in accordance with the regulations, cannot deprive the Russian delegation of the right to vote, speak in PACE and be represented in the bodies of the Assembly. But PACE still has opportunities to limit the work of the Russian delegation within the framework of the so-called minor sanctions.
The Russian delegation was deprived of the right to vote in PACE in April 2014 after the events in Ukraine and in the Crimea. Earlier, the head of the Ukrainian delegation, Vladimir Aryev, allowed Kiev to leave the PACE in the event of a return to Russia.
Tokayev took the elimination of the consequences of emergency in the city of Arys under his personal control
The most intensive explosions after the emergency at the warehouse of a military unit near the Kazakhstani city Arys stopped, there is no threat of an emergency, Deputy Interior Minister of the Republic Yuri Ilyin said.
The President of Kazakhstan, Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev, took under his personal control the elimination of the consequences of explosions at an ammunition depot in the city of Arys and promised to completely restore the city.
“We will restore the city. Everything will be fine, be patient. This is an emergency, a disaster. All areas will help. The main thing is that the government will help you on my instructions, ”Tokayev said during a meeting with citizens.
“I take all these issues under my personal control,” Tokayev stressed. Earlier, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan reported that at the arsenal near the settlement of Arys, where 44.3 thousand people live, on Monday morning there was a fire that caused the explosions of the ammunition. Two people died, 165 asked for medical care, 89 people were hospitalized, 15 of them were in intensive care. City residents were evacuated.
The Kremlin confirmed the preparation of the meeting of Putin and Trump on the G20 in Osaka
Preparations for the meeting of the presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the summit in Osaka, which will be held July 28-29, are in fact underway. This was reported to journalists by Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov. Until now, the Kremlin has regularly reported that it has not received an official request for a meeting between Putin and Trump from the United States, whose representatives were the first to talk about the possibility of holding it.
In December 2018, a meeting between Putin and Trump was scheduled for the G20 summit in Argentina, but it was canceled by the American side. Trump explained this decision by saying that after the conflict in the Kerch Strait on November 25, Russia did not return sailors and ships to Ukraine. As a result, the presidents had a conversation “on their feet.” “It’s a pity that we’re not able to hold a full-format meeting, because, I think, it’s long overdue,” Putin stressed then. The one-on-one Putin-Trump meeting took place in Finland in June 2018.
Patrushev, Bolton and Ben Shabbat discussed the situation in Syria
Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev, Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security John Bolton and head of the Israeli National Security Council Meir Ben-Shabbat completed trilateral talks on Syria. The conversation of high-ranking representatives of the three countries lasted almost two and a half hours at the Orient Hotel in Jerusalem.
Earlier, Patrushev elaborated on the topics of the upcoming conversation with Bolton and Meir Ben-Shabbat: the destruction of the remaining terrorists in Syria, the launch of internal political settlement processes and the country’s socio-economic reconstruction, humanitarian assistance projects.
Specialist Prosecutor Muller’s 448-page report was remade into a play
The American legal organization Law Works turned the report of Special Prosecutor Robert Muller on Russian interference in the US elections into a play of nine acts, reports Reuters.
Hollywood stars Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Klein, Zachary Quinto and Mark Hamill will perform in the play. The Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Shankkan worked on the text of the play, the play was named “Investigation: the search for truth in ten acts.” The performance will be broadcast on the Law Works website.
In 2017, an investigation into a possible Donald Trump conspiracy with Russia and interference with US elections in 2016 began in the United States. In 2019, the US government published a Muller report in which he concluded that there was no collusion between Trump and Russia. However, Trump’s opponents claim that the report is full of hints that there was a conspiracy.
10 years without Michael Jackson
June 25, 2009 the King of Pop Michael Jackson has passed away He became a Grammy winner 15 times, his records were sold in record numbers. Reflecting on the secrets of success, Jackson said that the most important thing is to be true to yourself. However, this did not help the artist to become happy. He often complained to journalists about being lonely and told that because of his early career, he actually had no childhood: Jackson took the stage at the age of six. The situation was aggravated by psychological problems caused by difficult relationships with the father. He also suffered a a rare skin disease.