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The main news around the special operation for August 3: negotiations with Ukraine, new Swiss sanctions, Huawei closed an online store in Russia, KFC is waiting for rebranding in Russia, kindergartens and schools were closed in the Belgorod region – Politics – Saint Petersburg News

Kremlin agrees to talks on Russia's terms
Kremlin agrees to talks on Russia’s termsPhoto: Artem Ustyuzhanin / MSK1.RU
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On February 24, on the orders of Vladimir Putin, the Russian Armed Forces began special military operation on the territory of Ukraine. The world responded to this with unprecedented sanctions, and foreign companies with their withdrawal from the Russian market. Every evening we inform you about the main events of the past day. Today we summarize August 3rd.

Shutdown of southern airports extended again

The temporary flight restriction regime at 11 Russian airports has been extended until 03:45 Moscow time on August 11, the Federal Air Transport Agency reports. The restriction applies to the airports of Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol and Elista.

Recall that the airports stopped working for receiving and sending aircraft on February 24, and since then the restrictions have been regularly extended.

Peskov said that Russia is ready to solve the problem of Ukraine through diplomacy

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is ready to solve the Ukrainian problem through diplomacy. But on your own terms.

“And here it’s just appropriate to recall once again that these conditions were agreed in Istanbul and they were agreed by both parties – the negotiators of Russia and Ukraine,” RIA Novosti quotes Peskov. – After that, the Ukrainian side refused to agree … And yes, Russia is ready, our conditions are well known to the Ukrainian side. One way or another, they will be provided.

Earlier, in mid-July, Peskov stated that there was no talk of negotiations.

In the Belgorod region closed kindergartens and schools on the border with Ukraine

Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov announced on his Telegram channel that all schools and kindergartens in dangerous municipalities at a distance of less than five kilometers from the border with Ukraine will be closed. Children are redistributed to other educational institutions.

– In five municipalities – Krasnaya Yaruga, Grayvoron, Borisovka, Belgorod and Shebekinsky districts and districts – for the time being we will limit the work of schools and kindergartens that are located in the five-kilometer border zone. They will be closed. Children will attend those schools and kindergartens that have been determined by the municipal authorities,” the head of the region wrote.

At the same time, in four relatively calm border areas – Rovenki, Veydelevka, Valuyki, Volokonovka – the work of schools and kindergartens will begin on September 1 in the usual format.

Ramzan Kadyrov and Leonid Pasechnik exchanged awards

A ceremony was held in Grozny with the participation of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, the secretary of the General Council of United Russia Andrey Turchak and the head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik. Kadyrov was awarded the title of Hero of the LPR, and Pasechnik and Turchak, in turn, received the Order of Akhmat Kadyrov.

Leonid Pasechnik explained that the residents of Chechnya and Ramzan Kadyrov personally helped the people of the LPR a lot from the beginning of the special operation.

New Swiss sanctions

Switzerland has joined the seventh package of sanctions against Russia, which was previously adopted by the European Union. The sanctions relate to a ban on the purchase, import or transportation of gold and gold items from the Russian Federation, in addition, the assets of Sberbank will be frozen. The restrictions are already in place.

Huawei closed its Russian online store

Chinese smartphone and laptop manufacturer Huawei has closed its Russian online store Vmall. The company clarified that already placed orders will be delivered and the guarantee for previously purchased goods will remain. Earlier it was reported that Huawei began to close its outlets in Russia. According to RIA Novosti, the reasons were both a shortage of products in warehouses and a drop in demand for smartphones.

KFC in Russia is waiting for rebranding

American Yum! announced that it is completing the transfer of rights to its KFC restaurants in Russia and master franchises, including a chain of franchised restaurants, to a local operator. The new operator will be required to rebrand KFC outlets to a concept different from Yum!

Kremlin agrees to talks on Russia's terms
Kremlin agrees to talks on Russia’s termsPhoto: Artem Ustyuzhanin / MSK1.RU

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