Parliament deputy accused Angela Merkel in the loss of the Crimea
Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Yuri Chizhmar said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel contributed to the loss of the Crimea. In the air of the “People Against” program, Chizhmar said that Merkel should guarantee Ukraine’s security today – it was she who in 2008 in Bucharest to please Russia raised the question of not providing Ukraine with an Action Plan for NATO membership. If he had been then, it would probably have prevented the conflict in the Donbas and the return of Crimea to Russia, so there are a lot of questions about it. Recall, the Ukrainian authorities hoped to get an Action Plan on NATO membership, but France, Germany and a number of other countries opposed.
Russia celebrates National Unity Day
Russia celebrates National Unity Day. In Russia, on the Poklonnaya Hill, the action “Russia is us” took place The students paraded with 85 flags of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, symbolizing the unity of all nationalities of a multinational state. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin also congratulated on the holiday, saying that the monument to Minin and Pozharsky reminds of the importance of this historic date. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill led the festive divine service in the Assumption Cathedral, timed to the Day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, coinciding with the Day of National Unity. Also on this day, Vladimir Putin laid flowers at the monument to Minin and Pozharsky.
Hundreds of Syrian refugees arrived from Lebanon to return to their homes
The new party of Syrian refugees arrived home from Lebanon, a special correspondent of the Federal News Agency reports from the scene. After crossing the border, civilians were sent to their liberated cities and villages located in the provinces of Damascus, Homs, Hama. Over the past few days, hundreds of people have returned home, arriving on special buses. Representatives of the ministry of health await the necessary medical services for refugees in each of the settlements liberated by the CAA.
US media called the Russian air defense system "the most powerful in the world"
American experts called the newest Russian air defense systems "the most advanced and powerful in the world." While the United States is investing huge amounts of money in stealth technology to overcome air defense assets, Russia is deploying an air defense system on its borders that has no world analogues, says the National Interest American edition. The author of the article notes that air defense complexes manufactured in Russia, like the Kalashnikov assault rifle, are used in many countries of the world. Recall that at the moment in service in the Russian Federation are the S-400 "Triumph" complexes, which play a key role in the concept of "access barring".