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Ukraine granted EU candidate status
On March 1, the representative of Ukraine to the European Atomic Energy Union Vsevolod Chentsov announced the successful registration of an application for membership in a political association. President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky during the video message, announced the transfer of the application to Brussels.
Shoigu made a statement to Russia and Belarus
Russia and Belarus must urgently take joint measures to strengthen the defense capability of the Union State. This was stated by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu at a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Viktor Khrenin in Moscow, TASS reports.
“Circumstances dictate the need to take urgent joint measures to strengthen the defense capability of the Union State, increase the combat readiness of the regional grouping of troops and the unified regional air defense system,” the minister said.
Shoigu also added that the Russian side is ready to provide “any support to Belarusian friends” in this.
The Kremlin announced an ultimatum on a peaceful settlement in Ukraine
It will be possible to draw up a plan for a peaceful settlement of the conflict only after Ukraine fulfills all the requirements of the Russian side. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskovaccording to Interfax.
Answering a journalist’s question whether the Kremlin is familiar with the “peace plan” of 15 points proposed by the National Interest, Peskov replied: “As for the peace plan, yes, it is possible after Ukraine fulfills all the requirements of the Russian side.” He added that the Kremlin is not familiar with the specific plan in the American edition.
At the same time, the official representative of the Kremlin did not specify what kind of requirements he was talking about, noting that “Ukraine knows everything very well.”
HIMARS missile systems arrived in Ukraine
American missile and artillery systems HIMARS arrived in Ukraine. This was announced today by the Minister of Defense of the country Alexey Reznikovwrites RIA Novosti.
Earlier, the United States announced that it would send Ukraine a significant $700 million military aid package, which included HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems. AT Pentagon noted that Kyiv gave guarantees to Washington that it would not use American MLRS to strike targets in Russia.
Today, Reznikov said that American complexes are already on the territory of Ukraine.
State Duma deputy had a motorcycle accident in Moscow
The parliamentarian was riding a motorcycle and lost control. The vehicle overturned.
Zhuravlev received a broken collarbone and was hospitalized. Due to an accident, traffic along Kutuzovsky Prospekt was blocked for an hour along two lanes.
Nike has decided on work in Russia
The American sportswear and footwear manufacturer Nike has decided to leave the Russian market completely. This is reported by Reuters, citing an email from the company.
The decision was made after a three-month suspension of Nike’s activities in Russia.
At the end of May, it became known that Nike did not renew its franchise agreement with Inventive Retail Group (IRG), the owner of Nike’s largest single-brand network in Russia.
Revealed the details of the death of Yuri Shatunov
Cause of death Yuri Shatunov became a myocardial infarction. Neither alcohol nor drugs were found in the singer’s blood. This is reported by the Telegram channel Mash.
It is specified that the artist felt unwell and called an ambulance on Wednesday, around 11 pm. Shatunov complained of heart problems. Doctors diagnosed acute transmural myocardial infarction.
The singer’s death was confirmed by his director Arkady Kudryashov. According to him, the singer died in an ambulance.
Explosion at gas station in Sverdlovsk region
An explosion occurred at a gas station in the city of Talitsa, Sverdlovsk Region. At least one person was hurt. It is reported by TASS.
As specified, the incident occurred on Peschanaya Street. At a gas station, a gas tank depressurized and caught fire. The blast wave shattered windows in nearby houses.
Olympic boxing champion refuses to fight Zagitova
Olympic boxing champion Albert Batyrgaziev refused an exhibition fight with figure skater Alina Zagitova due to an injury. This was announced to TASS on Thursday by a representative of the athlete.
“Albert has a hand injury. He could not fully take part in such an event,” the source said.