Russian Su-27 intercepted two American aircraft over the Black Sea :: Society :: RBC

Russian fighter Su-27

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The Russian Su-27 air defense fighter of the Southern Military District intercepted two American aircraft over the neutral waters of the Black Sea. This was reported to RBC at the National Center for Defense Management.

On June 29, a Poseidon patrol aircraft and an RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft were discovered over the Black Sea. To escort two American aircraft, the Su-27 flew into the air. Russian fighters escorted the American Poseidon and reconnaissance aircraft throughout the flight. American planes did not violate the Russian border.

“Flights of Russian aircraft were carried out in strict accordance with the International Rules for the Use of Airspace over Neutral Waters, without violating the borders of other states,” the statement said.

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The last time the Poseidon and RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft, as well as the KS-135 refueling aircraft flew near Russian borders on June 26. Then they were escorted by Su-30 fighters of the naval aviation of the Black Sea Fleet. The Department of Defense later posted a video of the interception on YouTube.

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The Kremlin called the duck a publication on the collusion of Russia with the Taliban :: Politics :: RBC

Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov regrets the publication by the American media of ducks about Russia’s ties with the Taliban and called the information contained therein a lie

Dmitry Peskov

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The publication of American newspapers about the conspiracy of the militants of the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) with the Russian authorities, who have offered rewards for the killing of US troops, is a lie. This was announced to reporters by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

“Once again, we can regret that once respected and upscale world media in recent years have not disdained to publish ducks,” Peskov said.




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A spokeswoman suggested focusing on statements by US President Donald Trump, who said that, according to US intelligence agencies, the publications were not reliable.

“Intelligence just told me that they did not consider this information reliable and therefore did not report it to me or the vice president [Майку Пенсу]”- said Trump.

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The Kremlin called the duck a publication on the collusion of Russia with the Taliban :: Politics :: RBC

Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov regrets the publication by the American media of ducks about Russia’s ties with the Taliban and called the information contained therein a lie

Dmitry Peskov

(Photo: Valery Sharifulin / TASS)

The publication of American newspapers about the conspiracy of the militants of the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) with the Russian authorities, who have offered rewards for the killing of US troops, is a lie. This was announced to reporters by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

“Once again, we can regret that once respected and upscale world media in recent years have not disdained to publish ducks,” Peskov said.




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A spokeswoman suggested focusing on statements by US President Donald Trump, who said that, according to US intelligence agencies, the publications were not reliable.

“Intelligence just told me that they did not consider this information reliable and therefore did not report it to me or the vice president [Майку Пенсу]”- said Trump.

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WP reported the death of the US military due to the “conspiracy” of Russia and the Taliban :: Politics :: RBC

During the meeting, the Trump administration’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, insisted on a direct appeal to the Kremlin on interaction with the Taliban. Other members of the National Security Council in charge of Russia opposed such actions. What decision was made as a result is not reported.

According to WP, in 2018, ten U.S. military personnel were killed in Afghanistan. In 2019, the United States lost 16 people, and in 2020 – two.

Earlier, on June 27, The New York Times (NYT), citing sources, reported that US intelligence several months ago concluded that Russia was offering the Taliban-linked militants an award for killing American employees.

The White House says Trump has no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Taliban

The Russian Foreign Ministry called the NYT article “unpretentious stuffing” and “nonsense,” recalling that US intelligence “failed” a 20-year operation in Afghanistan.

After that, the official representative of the Taliban, Zabikhulla Mujahid, denied information about Russia’s involvement in the activities of the movement. The Taliban felt that in this way the US is trying to create an excuse to stop the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

US President Donald Trump called the NYT article custom-made, noted that intelligence did not report to him or to Vice President Mike Pence about the organization of Russian attacks on the US military in Afghanistan. The head of the White House compared the publication to a duck about Kremlin interference in the presidential election in 2016.

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Lukashenko said Moscow understands the situation with Gazprom Bank :: Politics :: RBC

According to the president, he was struck that during searches in the bank, law enforcement officers found that “in all the main cells there were flash drives, hard drives and mountains of documents” that store a “huge layer of information”. The Belarusian authorities, according to Lukashenko, learned about what was happening at the bank in December last year, and it was not possible to arrest Babariko earlier, since there was no evidence base. He also added that if “the Americans did not put pressure on the Latvian bank last year,” Belarus would hardly have received information about fraud.

Lukashenko’s main opponent detained in Minsk

On June 11, searches were held at the head office of the financial organization. Employees of the State Control Committee (KGK) of Belarus seized more than $ 4 million and securities worth more than $ 500 thousand, and also detained 15 people. KGC said that Babariko was involved in illegal activities that led to searches and criminal proceedings. The latter are instituted under Art. 235 (legalization of funds obtained by criminal means on an especially large scale) and Art. 243 of the Criminal Code (tax evasion on an especially large scale).

On June 18, Babariko was detained; he is suspected of influencing witnesses and concealing evidence of crimes, as well as participating in money laundering.

Ivan Tertel, Chairman of the State Control Committee of Belarus, said that “puppeteers” from Gazprom or “even higher” stand for Babariko. In response, the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov asked to argue this statement, recalling that the largest Russian companies are protected by the state.

Babariko himself called the raids a raid and claimed that it was a campaign directed directly against him.

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pressure in american companies

Companies in the United States have stepped up measures to combat racism since the death on May 25, 2020 of George Floyd during his arrest by the police in Minneapolis. Promise to recruit African Americans; use of suppliers from minorities; establishment of June 19, the day of the emancipation of the last American slaves, as a holiday …: the list is growing day by day.

→ REPORTAGE. Death of George Floyd: the cry of black America

In a Morning Consult survey of 11,000 people, more than two-thirds indicate that a CEO’s reaction to the Black Lives Matter, the movement against racism and police violence, will have a profound effect “Permanent »Their decision to consume his company’s products or services.

Sharon Chuter asks big companies to publish the share of their black employees in management positions. Afro-American, she founded her make-up brand Uoma, after having worked for L’Oréal and LVMH. With 120,000 followers on the Instagram social network, his Pull Up For Change project managed to obtain statistics from 200 companies, including Estée Lauder, Levi’s, L’Oréal and Facebook.

“Consumers have the power to empower businesses”

Even if the number of blacks in management positions is often less than 10%, Sharon Chuter thanks the brands for their transparency as soon as they share their figures. In six months, she intends to take stock of their progress. “Only transparency and accountability can produce change, she says. Consumers have the power to empower businesses. “

They are only five of the 500 largest American companies to be run by African Americans, “While they represent 13.4% of the population of the United States”, notes the magazine Fortune, which specifies that there have only been 18 black CEOs since the launch of its “Fortune 500” list in 1999. The situation is explained by the persistence of discrimination in promotions of black employees in sectors dominated by white leaders, like tech, beauty or finance.

→ READ ALSO. In France, disputed study pinpoints seven large companies for discrimination in hiring

Eyes also turn to boards of directors. According to the reference site Black Enterprise, 37% of the S&P 500 companies had no black members among their directors in 2019.

This reality prompted Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and husband of tennis player Serena Williams, to resign in early June from the board of directors of the aggregation platform. He was replaced by African American Michael Seibel, CEO of the Y Combinator accelerator. Alexis Ohanian justified himself: “I should be able to give my black daughter an answer when she asks me, ‘What did you do?’ “

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What happened over night. RBC Main News :: Society :: RBC

500 thousand people died from the coronavirus, Russian banks reduced the overdraft, Trump cited intelligence information about the “conspiracy” of Russia with the Taliban, Duda could not be re-elected on the first attempt; the main news – in the review of RBC

The number of deaths from COVID-19 in the world exceeded 500 thousand people

Worldwide, more than 500 thousand people have died from the effects of coronavirus infection. According to Johns Hopkins University, the most fatalities were recorded in the United States – 125.7 thousand people died there.

  • Then come Brazil (57 thousand), Great Britain (43.6 thousand), Italy (34.7 thousand), France (29.7 thousand), Spain (28.3 thousand) and Mexico (26.3 thousand).
  • Russia takes 12th place in this rating (9073 deaths). At the same time, the country is one of the three leaders in terms of the number of infected (633.5 infected, according to the University of Hopkins, and 634.4 thousand, according to the operational headquarters).
  • In total, more than 10 million people have been infected with coronavirus infection in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized that after partial lifting of restrictions in 30 countries in Europe, the number of cases of COVID-19 began to increase again.

Banks have limited the ability to go negative on debit cards

Amid the pandemic and the decline in citizens’ incomes, Russian banks drastically reduced the average overdraft limit, which allows debit card users to spend more than is on the account.

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Trump cited intelligence findings about a “conspiracy” of Russia with the Taliban against the United States :: Politics :: RBC

Intelligence found that information about the reward proposed by Russia for the killing of the US military in Afghanistan is not credible, the US president said. He called the NYT article an attempt to “put Republicans in a bad light”

Donald Trump

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US intelligence services invalidated evidence that the Russian side was offering the Taliban militants (an organization banned in Russia) a reward for the killing of US troops in Afghanistan. About this on his Twitter wrote President Donald Trump.

“Intelligence just told me that they did not consider this information reliable and therefore did not report it to me or the vice president [Майку Пенсу]”- said Trump.

Trump called NYT’s custom article on Russia and the Taliban

Donald Trump

He added that the material in the New York Times, which talked about Russia’s ties with the Taliban, could be “another fabricated hoax” on the theme of Russia, whose goal is to “put the Republicans in a bad light.”

So Trump responded to the statement of Republican Senator Lindsay Graham that Congress is obliged to understand the essence of the allegations against Russia. “I expect the Trump administration to take such allegations seriously and immediately report to Congress whether these messages are credible,” Graham wrote on June 27.

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Trump called NYT’s custom article on Russia and the Taliban :: Politics :: RBC

The president criticized The New York Times, calling it “fake.” The publication reported with reference to U.S. intelligence about the proposed Russian award for the killing of the US military in Afghanistan

Donald Trump

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An article by The New York Times (NYT), in which the publication cites US intelligence on the conspiracy of Russia and members of the Taliban (banned in Russia) against the US, is the result of someone else’s order, suggested U.S. President Donald Trump. The head of state wrote about this on Twitter.

“Perhaps this is just another custom article of lime [The New York] Times, as well as their failed duck about Russia (accused of conspiracy with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. – RBC) Who is their source? ” – the president wondered.

In a separate post, Trump said that no one had informed him, nor Vice President Mike Pence, nor the head of the White House’s staff, Mark Meadows, about possible attacks by the Russian military in Afghanistan organized by Russia. “Everyone denies it, and [в Афганистане] there were not many attacks on us, ”Trump said, recalling that this information comes from anonymous sources.

Earlier, the White House also reported that Trump was not informed of a possible conspiracy of Russia and the Taliban against the US in Afghanistan.

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The Ministry of Defense published a video of the interception of US aircraft over the Black Sea :: Politics :: RBC

The Russian Ministry of Defense has published a video of a Russian fighter intercepting US Air Force aircraft over the neutral waters of the Black Sea.

US Air Force planes near the Russian air border were discovered on June 26. They were identified as the R-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft, the RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft, and the KS-135 refueling aircraft. To intercept the targets, the military lifted a Su-30 fighter of the Black Sea Fleet naval aviation from the air defense duty forces of the Southern Military District.

The previous incident with the interception of American aircraft near the borders of Russia occurred on June 19, when the Ministry of Defense published a video of the interception of American B-52H bombers over the neutral waters of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk.

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