The surviving conscripts from “Moscow” are sent to war, the UAF strikes on drilling platforms, another cooperative of Putin’s friends. Highlights of the day

The surviving conscripts from "Moscow" are again sent to war

Parents of conscripts who survived on the sunken cruiser Moskva learned that their sons were planned to be sent back to the war zone on the patrol ship Ladny. They demand to understand the situation and not to involve sailors in the war, Novaya Gazeta writes . Europe". In their letter to the military prosecutor's office of Sevastopol, to the Committee of Soldiers' Mothers and to the Commissioner for Human Rights, the signatories reported that the conscripts had not yet been transferred to land - contrary to promises. Now, according to their parents, they are kept on the Ladny patrol ship, which was commissioned in 1981. The sailors' relatives claim that the ship is in need of repair and is not suitable for voyages. The letter says that now there are 49 conscripts from the cruiser Moskva on the ship. Many of them do not want to take part in hostilities again.

APU hit drilling platforms in the Black Sea

The Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) hit the “Boyko towers”. These are drilling platforms in the Black Sea, seized by Russia after the annexation of Crimea. Oleksiy Goncharenko, People's Deputy of Ukraine from European Solidarity, announced the strike. “Our rocket men didn’t smoke near Zmeiny, but smoked at Boyko’s towers. The missile attack on the towers slightly interfered with gas production in the Ukrainian Black Sea by the Russians, ”he writes in his Telegram channel. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case into the shelling of the Chernomorneftegaz platform. The UK did not specify under which article the case was initiated. They said that as a result, a fire broke out on the platform, two employees were injured, seven were missing. 94 people were evacuated from the platforms. There were 109 people on the platforms at the time of the impact.

The volunteer told why he refused the contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

Russia sends inexperienced volunteers to the most active sectors of the front, whose training lasts from three to seven days, the BBC Russian Service found out. One of the volunteers, who was going to sign a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, but refused, told the publication that from the equipment he was given a Soviet-style duffel bag, a waffle towel, a bar of soap and Soviet underwear with the stamp “1960”. According to him, at the assembly point in Rostov, where he ended up, most of the volunteers were over the age of 45, many of them had health and vision problems. He also noted that the volunteers have no military training, some have never held a machine gun in their hands.

Impending humanitarian catastrophe in Svalbard due to sanctions

In two villages on Svalbard, where Russian miners work, there may be a shortage of food. Now there is enough food, but because of the sanctions, it is not possible to deliver food there. The Russian Embassy in Oslo and the head of the Arktikugol enterprise Alexander Veselov sent a joint appeal to the Norwegian Foreign Ministry about a possible emergency situation with Russian miners in Svalbard, where about 400 people live. The journalists of the Norwegian edition E24 got acquainted with the contents of the letters. Since May, Norway has banned Russian ships from entering its ports. At the same time, an exception was made for a number of them, including those transporting food. The letter says that alternative transport companies in a number of countries refuse to deliver food due to the unprofitability of the cargo.

Russia wants to bypass financial sanctions through Kazakhstan

The Russian stock market was heavily crushed by Western sanctions, however, representatives of the St. Petersburg stock exchange and the Freedom holding are considering the possibility of creating a trading platform in Kazakhstan. The new exchange should help return foreign investors to Russia, for which it has already received approval from the Bank of Russia. It is planned to create a new site in the special tax zone of Kazakhstan - the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC), which in this regard looks like an ideal option, since it is a kind of offshore in Kazakhstan with a special tax regime. Among the project participants there may be foreign players - from Kazakhstan itself, as well as from China and even the United States.

Another cooperative of Putin and his friends

The journalists found more than 80 companies, united by the email domain, that own palaces, resorts, yachts, planes and bank accounts, including those associated with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This is stated in a joint investigation by Meduza and the Center for the Study of Corruption and Organized Crime (OCCRP). These companies own assets worth at least $4.5 billion, including a palace in Gelendzhik, mansions, business-class jets, yachts - and simply bank accounts with huge amounts of money. An expert who studies corruption in Russia, in a conversation with journalists, compared the mechanism of operation of companies associated with LLCInvest with an analogue of "a cooperative or association whose members can exchange resources and property."

In Germany, for the first time, the real estate of Russians was confiscated due to sanctions

The Munich prosecutor's office confiscated three apartments and a bank account "for transferring rent" from Russian citizens. This is the first time that Russians' assets have been seized in Germany due to sanctions. The names of the owners of the property have not been released. It is known that this is a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and his wife, who lives in Munich. The apartments were confiscated, not “frozen”, since the owner received the rent, that is, the profit. Currently, a specially created by the German government working group on the implementation of EU sanctions checks all information about the assets of Russians in the country.

Recognition of "DNR" and "LNR" included in the school history curriculum

The recognition by Russia of the so-called DPR and LPR was included in the Russian school history curriculum. This became known from the draft program of the course "Introduction to the Modern History of Russia" for the 9th grade. The program is almost the same as the previous year. There is also "the reunification of Crimea with Russia", and "an all-Russian vote on amendments to the Constitution." In the project, the theme of the self-proclaimed republics is called "Recognition by Russia of the DNR and LNR (2022)".

Mike Tyson supported Ukraine

The sports world has rallied around Ukraine, which has been repelling Russian blows for four months. The legendary champion of the heavyweight division American Mike Tyson recorded a video in support of Ukraine. The video message was published on the page of the Boxing Federation of Ukraine in Instagram. “This is Mike Tyson. Ukrainians, I am with you, ”said the boxer.

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