Russia’s State Duma has authorized sending people convicted of serious crimes to war
The State Duma of the Russian Federation has adopted amendments to the legislation that allow the mobilization of citizens convicted of serious crimes. This was announced by the Russian Interfax agency, explaining that the Russian deputies allowed the mobilization for the war of those convicted of murder, theft and drug smuggling.
Farnesina replies to Russia: “They learned of the exclusion from the initiative against weapons of mass destruction.”
“The decision not to involve Russian experts in the session currently underway in Rome” of PSI experts was taken “in agreement with the main countries participating in the initiative. In a spirit of transparency, the Russian Federation was declared: “The motive for the exclusion is not only brutal aggression against Ukraine, but also in view of the The increasingly polarized and non-cooperative position” of Moscow in international forums for Ukraine on disarmament and non-proliferation. This was emphasized by Farnesina, describing the statements published by the Foreign Ministry spokesman today as “completely false”. Farnesina, in relation to the position of “increasingly polarized and non-cooperative,” noted Farnesina. adopted by Moscow in the main international disarmament and non-proliferation forums, indicates that the Russian Federation opposed the unanimous approval of the Final Document of the Conference on the Review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Moreover, in 2014 and 2015, in light of the Russian intervention in Crimea and developments in the river Donbass, the Russian Federation was temporarily excluded from similar exercises, Farnesina concluded.
US sanctions against the Moldovan oligarchy linked to Russia
The United States has imposed sanctions on two fugitive Moldovan oligarchs (former political leaders), seven other people and 12 entities, all accused in various ways of involvement in corrupt activities and Kremlin-related efforts to interfere in Moldova’s democratic elections. This was announced by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
Putin: “More than 70,000 people have been evacuated from Kherson”
“More than 70,000” civilians left their homes “in one week” in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine after the pro-Russian occupation authorities began evacuating their homes on October 19. The pro-Russian authorities announced that day. “I am sure that in a week since the organization of the crossing, more than 70 thousand (people) left” from the right bank of the Dnipro River to the left bank, farthest from the front, said Vladimir Saldo, head of the Russian occupation administration. Live on Krym 24 TV.
Mouloud: “With Kyiv, Putin will not win as long as it takes”
“I do not speculate on the duration of the war, but we are ready to support Ukraine as long as necessary and will not allow Putin to win,” he added. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference with Romanian Prime Minister Nikolai Sciucia.
Russian exercise in “massive nuclear attack”
Today, Russia carried out a maneuver that included an “extensive nuclear attack” by its strategic forces in response to an eventual “enemy nuclear attack”. This was stated by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, TASS reported. “All the missiles have achieved their goals,” a statement on the Kremlin’s website said.
Putin: Nord Stream is sabotaging serious damage to Europe
The acts of sabotage carried out in Nord Stream “caused serious damage to the European economy and significantly worsened the living conditions of millions of people”. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing TASS. Regarding those responsible for the bombings, Putin said that “silence remains about those who committed these acts and those who have an interest in them.”
NATO: “Russia does not use flimsy excuses for escalation”
“Vladimir Putin loses on the ground and retaliates with attacks on civilians and nuclear rhetoric.” Russia “does not use false pretexts for escalation. NATO will not be afraid in its support” of Ukraine. “NATO will defend all allies.” This was stated by Secretary General of the Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, while receiving Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Siuka in Brussels.
Russia was excluded from the initiative against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
“Italy has seriously violated its mandate as President” by excluding Russian experts from participating in a session on operational issues of the Counter-Proliferation Initiative (PSI) that opened today in Rome. This was reported by TASS, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova. Zakharova added that Moscow “considers this move by Rome as hostile. This is another provocative attack on Russia.” Maria Zakharova said that invitations previously sent to Russian experts have been withdrawn. “By excluding our experts from participating in the event – said the spokesperson – Italy seriously violated its mandate. It has completely damaged its self-confidence, and has signed off on its unwillingness to carry out its presidential duties with integrity and conscientiousness and to organize multilateral events.” Zakharova concluded that Russia is already disassociating itself from any agreement reached during the works. (Dealing).
Putin: “The risk of a global conflict remains very high”
“The probability of conflict in the world as a whole, as well as at the regional level, remains very high. New risks and challenges to collective security are emerging, mainly due to the aggravation of the global geopolitical confrontation. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Council of Heads of Security and Special Services of the CIS Countries. TASS reports.
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