The presidential Council on human rights was asked to be the Director Alexander Sokurov. Two years ago, he asked Vladimir Putin to influence the situation with the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov, sentenced to 20 years
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The composition of the presidential Council on civil society development and human rights (HRC) are invited to become Director Alexander Sokurov, told RBC two people close to the Kremlin. Currently he is part of another presidential Council for culture and the arts. That he raised the issues related to human rights agenda, in connection with which it is proposed to move the HRC, said one of the sources of RBC.
Two years ago, 2 December 2016, at a joint meeting of the Council for culture and art and Council for the Russian language Sokurov in his speech, asked Vladimir Putin “to find a solution to the problem” of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, sentenced to 20 years on charges of terrorism.
“I beg you, find a solution to this problem. It’s impossible. The Director, he needs to fight me at film festivals, if he has another, including the political point of view. What a shame that I have to talk about it”, said Sokurov. The President said in response that “we live in a legal state, and questions of this kind should be dealt with by the judicial system.” “With regard to his work, he is condemned not for creativity, but for the fact that took on completely different functions, according to the courts and investigative bodies, and it actually has dedicated his life to terrorist activities”, – said the President.
Donald trump said that would not interfere with the new attorney General to end the investigation of the possible intervention of Russia in election USA. Previously, trump has called the investigation a “witch hunt”
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The US President Donald trump said that he would not stop acting genprokurora Matthew Whitaker if he decides to end the investigation of the possible intervention of Russia in the U.S. presidential election in 2016, earlier in collusion with Russia suspected of several members of the election team trump.
“The decision for him,” said trump in an interview with Fox News. “I think he’s politically astute. He’s very smart,” — said the American leader. When asked about whether he can reverse the decision of Whitaker to limit the investigation, trump replied: “I won’t interfere”.
7 November the US President fired the attorney General Jeff and Roman sessions, which in the beginning of his work in this post recused himself from participation in the investigation of any cases related to the Russian intervention. IO of genprokurora trump has appointed Matthew Whitaker, criticized the investigation by Mueller. The trump has called the investigation a “witch hunt”.
The Prime Minister of Poland said that the completion of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” can lead to the beginning of military operation of Russia against Ukraine. As proof he remembered Vladimir Lenin
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Speaking at a conference in Hamburg, the head of the Polish government Mateusz Morawiecki said that after the completion of the “Nord stream-2” Russia won’t need the Ukrainian gas transportation system, according to the Agency PAP. “In this case will stop Vladimir Putin from the onset of Kiev?” asked Moravicki.
The Polish Prime Minister said that he was aware of the position of the German government that “Nord stream-2” is just a business project. “But East of the Oder that no one believes” — he said.
“You’d be surprised, but I’m going to quote Lenin. He once said that the capitalists are so greedy that they will sell the rope with which they will hang. And the Europeans pay Russia for gas. The money they strengthen your army, and now we are asking Americans to protect us. That’s about it, Lenin said,” — explained the head of the Polish government.
The US President Donald trump said that he refused to listen to the audio recording, which depicted the murder of a Saudi journalist in the Consulate of Saudi Arabia
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In an interview on the Fox News channel, the US President was asked about the record, which show the time of the murder of Jamal Kalkaji in Istanbul, reports The Hill. “Yes, we have this entry. But I don’t want to hear it. And there is no need for me to do it,” — said the head of the White house.
On specifying question of the journalist trump said that the record is very painful. “And what’s written there. I was told that it contains, so I have no need to listen,” said the head of the White house.
Trump has described the incident in Istanbul as the horror and brutality, but still called Saudi Arabia a close ally of the United States. According to him, it’s possible that no one will ever know the name of the customer of murder of the journalist. “Surrounded by the crown Prince, perhaps there were people who are involved. However, the Prince himself says that he has nothing to do with it”, — said the head of the White house.
The British military is preparing a plan of operation in case of failure of agreement between London and Brussels on Brexit. It involves the appearance of soldiers on the streets
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The UK Ministry of defence prepared the plan in case the current agreement on Brexit will be torn down, reports the Sunday Times. According to the publication, development of the operation began last week and involved officers who are generally responsible for the withdrawal of soldiers on the street in case of terrorist attacks.
The plan provides for increased police patrols by the military to prevent violations of public order. A separate paragraph is to provide hospitals with medicines in case of unfavorable development of the situation.
It is assumed that the defense Ministry will be able, in the first day to send to the assistance of the police, about 1,200 troops, and then to increase this number to 10 thousand One of the areas where can be transferred the soldiers called Kent, where the inhabitants of United Kingdom can get into the European Union.
Vladimir Putin and Donald trump confirmed their intention to meet in Argentina. In Moscow, preparing for the conversation, but do not expect him to a major breakthrough
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The Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that the experts will soon start preparing the agenda for the meeting of Vladimir Putin and Donald trump on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina, according to the Agency “Interfax”. According to him, the two leaders in Paris, confirmed the intention to hold a meeting in Buenos Aires.
“Saying goodbye to Paris, trump said, “Well, see you in Buenos Aires!” Our President confirmed,” — said Ushakov in an interview to the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin” on TV channel “Russia 1”.
However, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov in the framework of the same program noted that “no breakthroughs with the United States should not expect”. “In this case, perhaps we should expect the next contact of the two presidents”, — he added.
The APEC summit for the first time in 25 years has passed without the adoption of the final Declaration of the leaders. The reason for this was disagreement between China and the United States, argued on the principles of world trade
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The APEC summit in Papua New Guinea for the first time since 1993, ended without a final Declaration countries, reports The Straits Times. The reason was the controversy that arose in the course of negotiations.
The publication indicates that in the first place we are talking about the differences between the US and China. At the final press-conference the journalists asked about the reasons for the rejection of the final resolution to the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O’neill. From a direct reply, he evaded, but said: “You all know the two giants in this room”. The key reasons for the differences, according to policy, were the issues associated with the world trade organization and its reform. However, he later added that the differences were present not only between China and the United States, but also between other members of APEC. The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau also called the difficult negotiations between members of the organization on trade issues. “I don’t think it’s a big surprise — that there are different views on specific issues in the field of trade. This has led to a lack of agreement on a final communiqué”, — he explained.
As the newspaper notes, this is the first case when an international organization composed of 21 countries were unable to reach consensus on the final Declaration. Before this document was produced at the end of each summit since 1993.
Its proposed course on the exit of Britain from the EU, the Prime Minister called the “right and the only one that will work.” After its publication this week of the resignation of a number of British politicians, including three Ministers
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Prime Minister Theresa may wrote an article for the British tabloid The Sun. In it, the politician declared that alternatives to its plan for Brexit from the authorities there, and if members of Parliament will reject the deal, “they just return everything to the beginning.”
“There’s no other approach with which we could agree. The course, which I’ve determined is right for our country and the only one that will work,” said may.
To reach agreement with the EU, she, according to her, had to make some difficult decisions. It wasn’t easy for her, the Premier said, noting that some of her colleagues in the government felt that will not be able to sign this plan. “I respect that, but I strongly believe that the course that I found, is the only correct one for our country”, — said the politician.
Germany, according to former Chancellor of the country can no longer put up with the fact that the US treat her like “an occupied country”. In this situation, Schroeder urged the current government to look for new allies
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Former German Chancellor Gerhard schröder has criticized trade policies of Washington and urged Berlin to move closer to Beijing. This view he expressed in an interview with German television station N-TV.
“We can’t accept the fact that we are treated as an occupied country”, — the politician said, noting that when he observes the actions of the us Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, he has “the impression that a diplomat sees himself as rather an officer of the occupation forces than the United States Ambassador to a sovereign state.”
In this situation Germany, according to Schroeder, must seek allies with similar interests. “It is inevitable that those who have suffered coming from United States conflicts, closer, — said the ex-Chancellor, stressing however, that, despite the fact that to participate in trade dispute with China Berlin is not, the German authorities “should resolutely pursue its export interests in the Chinese market.”
Supporters of the autocephaly tried to break down the doors and storm the residence of Metropolitan of Dnipropetrovsk region. At the gate of the building they then hung the posters with appeals to the Metropolitan Krivoy Rog and Nikopolska “forget Moscow”
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Supporters of granting the Ukrainian Church autocephaly tried to storm the residence of the Metropolitan of Krivoy Rog and Nikopol Ephraim (Ivan Kizai) in Dnipropetrovsk region. About it it is spoken in the message on the website of information Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP). In his statement, his representatives referred to the local portal “First of Krivoy Rog”. He has published a video from the scene of the incident.
The footage noticeably, in front of the residence gathered a group of people. In the hands of many of the protesters are holding posters with slogans “Krivoy Rog — Ukrainian Church”, “Ephraim, forget Moscow,” “We are for Tomos (letter on the independence of the Ukrainian Church. — RBC), Ephraim, are you with us?” and others. Some of the protesters are trying to open the gates, others to climb the fence.
“They tried to break down the doors of the building and shouted insults at the ruling Bishop of the diocese of Krivoy Rog that he does not support the idea of “grant Thomas” Ukraine”, — told in the outreach Department of the UOC-MP. For all events, as noted by the representatives of the Church, was watched by the police, but “provocateurs they did not prevent damage to the premises of the diocese”.