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The Kremlin revealed the details of the meeting between Putin and Schroeder
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Moscow, but did not express a desire to become a mediator in resolving the energy crisis. This was stated by the press secretary of the head of Russia Dmitry Peskov, writes TASS.
Earlier, the media reported that ex-Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder arrived in Moscow at the end of July. The politician himself noted that the capital of Russia is a beautiful city, and he decided to spend several days of vacation here. However, the wife of the German politician So Yong Schroeder-Kim said that her husband “is negotiating energy policy in Russia.”
Peskov appreciated the possibility of a “Swiss option” for Donbass
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the “Swiss option” for the Donbass is not suitable, since the DPR and LPR are independent states. Writes about this edition of the Daily Storm.
It is noted that earlier the former head of Germany, Gerhard Schroeder, suggested in an interview with Stern magazine that Donbass could return to Ukraine on the same rights as the canton in Switzerland. That is, to become a relatively autonomous entity, with the ability to independently resolve both internal and external issues.
Zelensky called on China to unite against Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on China to unite with Western countries in order to oppose Russia in the Ukrainian conflict. It is reported by the portal CNN.
“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on China to ‘join the united world’ and oppose Russia amid the conflict in Ukraine,” the portal reports.
Warehouse OZON caught fire in the suburbs
The warehouse of the OZON marketplace caught fire on the Novorizhskoye highway in the Moscow region. This is reported by the Ren TV channel.
The fire broke out at the OZON warehouse in Istra. According to other sources, a warehouse with Wildberries and Ozon goods is on fire. According to eyewitnesses, a column of smoke rises hundreds of meters. The fire brigade has already arrived at the scene.
Peskov allowed the return of mandatory vaccination against COVID
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov did not rule out the return of measures to combat coronavirus, including mandatory vaccination of certain groups of citizens. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
The Kremlin spokesman noted that the situation with COVID-19 is monitored daily and Putin receives reports from the government and departments every day. Peskov stressed that if the incidence continues to grow, then additional measures will be introduced in the country.
State Duma deputy sentenced to 10 years in the case of the largest bribe in Russian history
Press Service of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
State Duma deputy Vadim Belousov was sentenced to ten years in a strict regime colony in the case of taking a bribe of 3.25 billion rubles. It is reported by TASS.
He was also fined 500 million rubles, banned from holding positions in the civil service and deprived of the state award – the medal “For Merit to the Fatherland” II degree. The deputy’s mother-in-law, 80-year-old Margarita Butakova, received a suspended sentence.
Kyiv recalled peacekeepers from Kosovo
Kyiv recalls Ukrainian peacekeepers from the self-proclaimed Kosovo. According to RIA Novosti, this was announced by the command of the Ukrainian contingent in the region.
We are talking about 40 military personnel who are part of the International Peacekeeping Force in Kosovo (KFOR).
It became known about the death of a female commander of the NM DPR under the call sign Korsa
Screenshot of the video Telegram channel “Military Chronicle”
It became known that during the shelling of Gorlovka, Colonel of the People’s Militia (NM) of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Olga Kachura, under the call sign Korsa, died. This was announced by the mayor of the city Ivan Prikhodko in his Telegram channel.
“Today is a black day for Gorlovka and the Republic. A brave and wise woman who stood at the origins of the NM DPR died tragically,” the head of the city said in a statement.
Kadyrov was awarded the title of Hero of the LNR
The head of the Lugansk People’s Republic, Leonid Pasechnik, thanked the Chechens for their help and presented the title of Hero of the LPR to the leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
“We are grateful to the people of the Chechen Republic for the help you provide us in our confrontation with the Ukrainian Nazis. By joining our efforts, we have liberated the territory of the Luhansk People’s Republic from Ukrainian fascists,” said Pasechnik at the award ceremony.
KFC and Pizza Hut will be renamed.
KFC and Pizza Hut establishments in Russia will be renamed as part of the rebranding. This is stated in the materials of the company Yum! Brands, owner of networks.
It is noted that in June the company completed the transfer of Pizza Hut in Russia to a local operator. The rebranding has already begun. Notably, the concept has no connection to Yum! Brands.