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Eurasian New Observation Issue 11 of 2021 "Eurasian Chronicles" (Part 2)

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Putin approves the new version of "Russian Federation National Security Strategy"

Putin signed a law prohibiting equalization of the roles of the Soviet Union and Germany in World War II

Putin signed a law prohibiting the frontal display of images of Nazi military criminals

Putin requires large foreign Internet companies to set up representative offices in Russia

Economy

Mishustin: The door to the Russian economy is still open to Europe

Russian Finance Minister: The three major agencies confirm that Russia’s sovereign rating shows that the macroeconomic policy is effective

Gazprom has become Russia's most valuable company

Russian Prime Minister: By 2030 Russia will ensure access to the Internet throughout the country

Russian GDP grew by 10.9% in May

Diplomacy

The Russian and American presidents continue to discuss information security and combating cybercrimes on the phone

Russian ambassador to the United States assesses US-Russian relations

Lavrov: On the eve of the Russian State Duma election, the West may try to shake the situation in Russia

Lavrov: The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan actually admits that its mission has failed

British and American intelligence agencies accuse the Russian General Staff General Intelligence Agency of launching cyber attacks on hundreds of public and private targets around the world

Lukashenko issued an order to completely close the border between Belarus and Ukraine

Russia proposes to sign an agreement with Japan aimed at establishing a true partnership

Russia will establish a Russian navy material and technical support station in Sudan

Military

Putin: U.S. participation in the provocative action of the British destroyer "Defender"

NATO claims that NATO will maintain its presence in the Black Sea after the "Defender" destroyer incident

Britain promises that ships will re-enter "Ukrainian waters"

Ukrainian President Zelensky visits the U.S. warship

The Russian Security Conference noticed an increase in the number of cyber attacks against Russia

Putin approved the new version of the National Security Strategy of the Russian Federation

On July 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the new version of the National Security Strategy of the Russian Federation. The new version of the national security strategy emphasizes that Russia’s top priority is to save the Russian people. The content of the strategy includes protecting the traditional foundations of Russian society, traditional spiritual and moral values, cultural and historical memory; promoting the combination of national strength and national well-being; Participation in global politics promotes the stability of the international system; helps Russia’s economic development to a new level, and so on.

The "Russian National Security Strategy" is a basic strategic planning document that stipulates Russia’s national interests and strategic priorities. It aims to strengthen national security and ensure the country’s long-term sustainable development. Measures, cycle. The last national security strategy was approved on December 31, 2015. Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Patrushev said that the revised national security strategy aims to help improve the quality of life of the Russian people, further strengthen national defense capabilities, enhance social unity and cohesion, achieve national development goals, increase national competitiveness, and enhance Russia’s international reputation.

Source: https://ria.ru/20210703/putin-1739735264.html

Putin signed a law prohibiting equalization of the roles of the Soviet Union and Germany in World War II

On July 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law to amend the "Law on Remembering the Victory of the Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War from 1941 to 1945", prohibiting the conflation of the roles of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany in World War II. The explanatory note of the bill pointed out that in recent years there have been works that published and reported some unsubstantiated general derogatory remarks on World War II issues, linking the goals, decisions and actions of Soviet soldiers during the Great Patriotic War with the leadership and actions of Nazi Germany. The goals, decisions, and actions of the commander and the soldier are confused. "We believe that it is absolutely unacceptable to confuse the actions of defenders of the motherland, those who gave their lives for freedom and independence, the actions of liberation soldiers, and the actions of the occupying forces." This law does not allow certain people to pass derogations. The merits of the Soviet people earn political capital. At the same time, scientific discussions and scientific research on the subject are still allowed.

Source: https://ria.ru/20210701/voyna-1739359047.html

Putin signed a law to prohibit the frontal display of the image of Nazi military criminals

On July 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law prohibiting the frontal display of military criminals during World War II. According to the document, the carrying of images of Hitler and other leaders of the Third Reich is prohibited in Russia, and their speeches and images are classified as extremist materials. As one of the initiators of the initiative, Elena Janpolskaya, chairman of the State Duma’s Cultural Committee, said earlier that such acts should be punished as severely as wearing a swastika on the chest. Russia previously banned the use of Nazi symbols, and Hitler’s "My Fight" was also banned.

The law signed by Putin prohibits the use of extremist materials to insult the people of all ethnic groups and distort the memory of sacrifices during the Great Patriotic War, including the prohibition of public display of "criminal groups and organizations as determined by the Nuremberg court Or the image of the leader of the movement.” Except for those who have a negative attitude towards Nazism and do not have the characteristics of propagating or justifying Nazism. In addition to the image, the Nuremberg Tribunal’s judgments that the speeches made by the leaders of criminal groups, organizations or movements and the heads of organizations that cooperate with them are also extremist materials. The person who drafted this law pointed out that the purpose of this law is to prohibit beautification of military criminals in Russia.

Putin requires large foreign Internet companies to set up representative offices in Russia

On July 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a federal law requiring large foreign Internet companies to set up representative offices in Russia. According to this law, all Internet companies with more than 500,000 subscribers in Russia must set up branches, representative offices, or subsidiaries in Russia to communicate with Russia’s Internet regulatory authorities on behalf of the parent company. Hosting service providers, advertising operators and other network information publishers must also comply with this regulation. The aforementioned foreign Internet companies must register an account on the official website of the Russian Federal Communications Administration, and maintain communication with relevant Russian authorities through this account. For Internet companies that do not abide by the law, Russia will take measures such as restricting operations or even completely blocking them to punish them. It is reported that the list of Internet companies subject to the bill will be published on the official website of the Russian Communications Administration. Organizations that violate the bill will be punished.

Source: https://ria.ru/20210701/predstavitelstva-1739361342.html

Mishustin: The door to the Russian economy is still open to Europe

On July 4, Russian Prime Minister Mishustin stated in a meeting with representatives of Russia and foreign companies that Russia will continue to develop investment and technological partnerships with other countries, and its economy will remain open to foreign partners. Mishustin said: "Under the new situation, it is particularly important to cooperate closely with other countries to develop industry. I want to emphasize that it is within the framework of mutually beneficial cooperation. The door of the Russian economy is still open to Europe, and we continue to develop technology investment cooperation.Mechanism".

As Mishustin explained, Russia has developed many such mechanisms. For example, the State Power Investment Corporation 2.0 mechanism, which presupposes the introduction of the most promising technologies in the world market. According to Mishustin, this mechanism already contains more than 600 technologies and is still expanding.

Mishustin also emphasized that the decision of countries to switch to low-carbon development and reduce emissions will require economic transformation and improvements in national technologies. He said that reducing emissions will become an important driving force for "the overall economic restructuring and the development of new technologies in the industrial, energy and transportation industries." And this will require cross-sectoral transformation of all economies. The Russian authorities plan to double the amount of green power generated using localized equipment in 2024. He emphasized that the Russian authorities attach great importance to the modernization of industrial facilities while reducing the negative impact on the environment.

Source: https://tass.ru/ekonomika/11819401?nw=1625464588000

Russian Minister of Finance: The three major agencies confirm that Russia’s sovereign rating indicates that the macroeconomic policy is effective

On July 10, Russian Finance Minister Siluanov stated that the three major rating agencies have confirmed Russia’s credit rating, which proves the effectiveness of the Russian government’s macroeconomic policies. On the same day, Fitch International confirmed that Russia’s long-term sovereign issuer default rating is "BBB" and the outlook is stable. Siluanov told reporters: "There is no doubt that we are positively evaluating Fitch International's latest confirmation of the sovereign credit rating of the Russian Federation, maintaining the'BBB', and the outlook is stable."

In June this year, Moody's maintained Russia's rating at "Baa3" with a stable outlook; in January, Standard & Poor's confirmed Russia's rating as "BBB-" with a stable outlook. Siluanov pointed out: "We believe that all three major institutions have successively confirmed the credit rating of the Russian Federation, which proves the effectiveness of the macroeconomic policies implemented by the government."

Source: https://ria.ru/20210710/reyting-1740693018.html

Gazprom has become Russia’s most valuable company

On July 6, data from the Moscow Exchange showed that the market value of Gazprom had surpassed the Russian Savings Bank, and the market value of Gazprom had approached 6.9 trillion rubles, making it once again the most valuable company in Russia. The total market value of Gazprom on that day reached 6.957 trillion rubles, and the Russian Savings Bank was about 6.880 trillion.

Previously, Gazprom’s vice chairman of the board of directors Famil Sadigev stated that the company plans to supply 8.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China in 2021 and double its income from natural gas exports to China.

Source: https://tass.ru/ekonomika/11835133

Russian Prime Minister: By 2030 Russia will ensure access to the Internet throughout the country

On July 9, Russian Prime Minister Mishustin stated that by 2030, it will ensure access to the Internet throughout Russia, including the most remote places. Mishustin pointed out that one of the country’s main tasks is to eliminate digital imbalances. “We are doing everything necessary to enable people to access the Internet throughout Russia, including the most remote places. We will ensure that by 2030 Realize." "This year we will install more than 1,000 base stations for all small residential areas to organize network access."

Mishustin emphasized that bridging the digital divide is still one of the country’s priorities. In the modern world, the ability to surf the Internet freely, access various information resources, communicate in social networks, and shop online has become an important criterion for measuring the quality of life. Bringing the Internet to the most remote corners of the country is particularly important, because the Internet is not only information, but also a new choice from an employment perspective. He added that the number of vacancies requiring remote work is increasing, and that telecommuting is becoming more popular.

Mishustin pointed out that under the influence of "digital", not only the labor market has changed, but other areas of the economy-artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, production, transportation, infrastructure, medical care, government agencies And various science-intensive industries are changing. They open up new and more environmentally friendly development prospects. Mishustin said that by the end of 2023, digital transformation will affect Russia 40%Economy. Federal agencies and regions have begun to modernize the information infrastructure to ensure the completion of these tasks.

Source: https://tass.ru/ekonomika/11864925

Russia's GDP grew by 10.9% in May

On July 1, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development announced that Russia’s GDP in May this year increased by 10.9% year-on-year against the background of last year’s low base. The Russian Ministry of Economic Development pointed out that since last month, the annual dynamics of major macroeconomic indicators have been affected by the low base of the corresponding months in which quarantine restrictions were imposed last year. The annual dynamics in the next few months cannot explain the problem. Therefore, in order to assess the economic recovery, The relevant data for 2019 must be used.

According to the assessment of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, the Russian economy continued to recover in May 2021, with a year-on-year GDP growth of 10.9% (a year-on-year increase of 10.8% in April). Non-resource industries continue to drive GDP growth, including agriculture, construction, and manufacturing.

Source: https://tass.ru/ekonomika/11794511

The Presidents of Russia and the United States continue to discuss information security and combating cybercrimes on the phone

On July 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Biden talked on the phone to discuss information security and the fight against cybercrime. The leaders of the two countries praised the joint work of the two teams after the US-Russia summit, saying that it was with this effort that the UN Security Council unanimously agreed to extend cross-border humanitarian assistance to Syria. Biden also discussed with Putin about ransomware attacks carried out by hackers in Russia that spread to the United States and many other countries. The Russian and American leaders emphasized that the two sides must carry out specific and constructive cooperation on cybersecurity issues and continue to carry out relevant contacts. The two presidents also discussed the situation in Syria, especially humanitarian issues, and positively commented on the coordinated efforts of Russia and the United States on this issue.

Speaking of the recent series of cyber attacks allegedly originating in Russia, Putin said that given the seriousness of the challenges in the cyber field, the interaction between Russia and the United States should be continuous and professional, although Russia is willing to join forces with the United States. In the fight against information crimes, the relevant US departments have not made any requests to Russia in this regard in the past month. Biden emphasized that Russia needs to take action against hacker organizations that carry out ransomware attacks from within Russia. He added that the United States will take all necessary actions to protect its citizens and critical infrastructure.

On July 10, when asked about the consequences of the Russian authorities if they did not take any action against hackers suspected of operating in Russia, US President Biden said that he still believes that Russia and the United States can reach cooperation on this issue. On his way from the White House to his hometown of Delaware, he said: "We have set up a joint committee to meet on the 16th. I believe we can achieve cooperation."

Source: https://ria.ru/20210709/sotrudnichestvo-1740684665.html

The Russian ambassador to the U.S. assesses U.S.-Russian relations

On July 4, Russian Ambassador to the United States Antonov stated that since the Geneva summit, there has been no fundamental change in Russian-US relations for the time being. Antonov said in an interview with YouTube's "Soroviev LIVE" channel: "If we now say that Russia-US relations have undergone fundamental changes, it might be a bit light to say that. I have been in the United States for 10 days, and today is the first time. 11 days." Antonov said that there is only one task at present, and that is to defend national interests while stabilizing Russia-US relations. Moscow is ready to improve relations with the United States. He said: "Yes, we are trying to create a situation so that what the Russian and American presidents talked about will not be forgotten. Yes, we are trying to do practical things to implement the consensus shown by the two presidents. As for Russia, We are ready".

Antonov stated that he had planned to meet with officials of the White House and the State Department, but not all requirements were met. He added: "It is obvious to me that the United States will continue to adopt a policy of pressure on Russia, and human rights issues are also one of the main stimulus factors for Russia-US relations." He said that the U.S. congressmen reached a consensus on relations with Russia. Antonov pointed out that after he returned to Washington, he sent a letter to the Senate and the House of Representatives requesting a meeting, but was rejected.

The Russian ambassador also said, Moscow will not compromise with the US's tough stance on the issue of diplomatic property, and will insist on reclaiming the diplomatic property seized by the United States. Antonov pointed out that this issue is still a major stimulus for Russia-US relations. He said: "At present, the United States adopts a hard-line and uncompromising stance. We cannot compromise and we will not accept it. We intend to continue to require the United States to return the property."

Source: https://ria.ru/20210703/ssha-1739768975.html

Lavrov: On the eve of the Russian State Duma election, the West may try to shake the situation in Russia

On July 8, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov stated that on the eve of the State Duma election, the West may try to shake the situation in Russia and provoke protest actions. "It can be speculated that on the eve of the upcoming State Duma elections, there will be another attempt to shake, destabilize the situation, and trigger some kind of protest, preferably violent protest, as the West likes to do." According to him, it may be possible thereafter. There will be a movement not to recognize the election results, and Moscow is also observing the West’s attempts to influence Russia’s internal affairs. He emphasized: "I want to say responsibly that the plan envisaged by the West will not be realized."

In May of this year, Russian Security Council Secretary Patrushev announced that, before the election of the Russian State Duma, foreign hostile forces attempted to aggravate social tensions in Russia.

The National Duma election will be held on September 19. Regional and municipal elections will be held simultaneously. On the polling day of 2021, there should be direct elections of the 9 main leaders of the Russian Federation (the representatives of the legislative assembly will elect the top executives in the other three regions) and the representatives of 39 local assemblies.

Source: https://ria.ru/20210708/lavrov-1740367537.html

Lavrov: The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan actually admitted that its mission failed

On July 8, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov stated that the United States withdrew its troops from Afghanistan, in fact, admitting that it had failed there. He also said, “Due to the withdrawal of the United States, the threat of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan is increasing. The main problem is that the threat of terrorist attacks there is getting bigger and bigger. The Taliban are becoming more militant.” He said that this and the current regime’s unwillingness to form a coalition The government is concerned, although there is a corresponding agreement on this.

Lavrov commented on the question "Is it possible for Russian troops to enter Afghanistan?" said, "Will we send our own troops to Afghanistan? I think the answer is obvious." Lavrov said that the Collective Security Treaty Organization will Consider the possibility of helping Tajikistan in an attack by Afghan militants. He also emphasized that the stagnation of the political process in Afghanistan is creating conditions for the infiltration of "Islamic State" militants. Earlier, Lavrov spoke of the rapid deterioration of the situation in Afghanistan. He emphasized that Moscow will make every effort to prevent any aggression against its allies of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, including the use of its military bases on the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

Source: https://ria.ru/20210708/proval-1740369297.html

British and American intelligence agencies accused the Russian General Staff of the General Intelligence Agency of launching cyber attacks on hundreds of public and private targets around the world

On July 1, the intelligence agencies of the United Kingdom and the United States issued a joint report stating that the Intelligence Directorate of the Russian General Staff has launched cyber hacking attacks on hundreds of government and private sector targets around the world since 2019. And warned that hacker attacks may continue to this day.

The report stated: "From the middle of 2019 to the beginning of 2021, Unit 26165 of the 85th Main Secret Service Center of the General Staff of the Russian Army used the Kubernetes cluster to conduct extensive, decentralized, decentralized and decentralized operations on hundreds of government and private sector targets around the world. An anonymous intrusion attempt.” According to them, the target of this hacking attack was hundreds of U.S. agencies and international agencies, including the U.S. government and military agencies. The intelligence agency emphasized that although the scope of the attack spreads across the globe, most of its targets are in the United States and Europe. The report details the hacker’s methods of action and contains recommendations on how to protect yourself from hacker attacks.

British and American intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency, the FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency, and the National Cyber ​​Security Center of the United Kingdom believe that these cyber attacks should still be ongoing.A hacker group alleged to have ties to Russia has filed further accusations.

The West has accused Russia of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries and launching cyber attacks on more than one occasion. Russia has denied this and pointed out that the West has not provided any evidence. Moscow has repeatedly expressed its willingness to initiate dialogue on cybersecurity issues.

Source: https://ria.ru/20210701/kiberataki-1739468000.html

Lukashenko issued an order to completely close the border between Belarus and Ukraine

On July 2, the President of Belarus Lukashenko presided over a meeting to commemorate the Independence Day and stated that due to repeated prohibitions on the smuggling of weapons from Ukraine to Belarus, he has issued instructions requesting the border troops to be thorough. Close the border with Ukraine. Lukashenko said that the illegal influx of Ukrainian weapons has had a serious negative impact on the national security of Belarus. The terrorist groups that have been lurking in the country for a long time have been exposed in connection with the United States, Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and other countries. Earlier, the President of Belarus stated that the uncovered terrorist organization led by businessman Mikal Otukhovich was carrying "large amounts" of weapons through Ukraine. Lukashenko also stated that Western sanctions aimed at undermining the Belarusian economy will not work. In his view, the greatest value of Belarus without oil, gas and gold lies in its "proud, independent and hardworking" people, rather than imposing an abstract concept of "civil society".

Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Nicolenko said on the same day that Ukraine has never interfered in Belarus’ internal affairs and will not do so in the future. Nicolenko also emphasized that Ukraine aims to support the legitimate rights and interests of the Belarusian people. In addition, Nicolenko said that the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not received an official notification from Belarus about the closure of the border between the two countries. The State Border Service of Ukraine stated that the number of weapons arrested at the border between Ukraine and Belarus has been reduced within six months, and the claims about weapons smuggling from Ukraine are groundless. The State Border Service added that when processing the 2020 joint report, the Belarusian border guards noticed that the number of weapons found on the border with Ukraine had decreased by 6.9 times during the reporting period. “Therefore, all the statements made by Belarusian politicians regarding the flow of arms smuggled from Ukraine are unfounded. On the contrary, since August last year, Ukrainian border guards have been strengthening their services on the border with Belarus, which has helped reduce The situation of arms smuggling from Ukraine."

Source: https://ria.ru/20210702/lukashenko-1739664874.html

Russia proposes to sign an agreement with Japan aimed at establishing a true partnership

On July 8, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov stated that Russia’s proposal to Japan is not just to sign a peace treaty, but to sign an agreement aimed at establishing a true partnership. He pointed out that the signing of a peace treaty between Russia and Japan would be a good decision.

Lavrov said in a speech at the Far Eastern Federal University, "Our Japanese colleagues often say that they want to advance the conclusion of a peace treaty as soon as possible. In fact, they completely regard the treaty as a form of resolving the so-called territorial issue, and this issue is very important. It doesn’t exist for us. However, signing a peace treaty is of course good, although we already live in complete peace with Japan, have comprehensive diplomatic relations, and have regular contacts in accordance with the established bilateral cooperation mechanism, so in the traditional sense Even if the peace treaty does not exist in form, it does not interfere with anything."

Lavrov pointed out that implementing the agreement between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on signing a peace treaty is the main task at present. “The peace treaty is not just announcing the end of the war, which is ridiculous; it is a comprehensive demonstration of the two. The goal of the country." Lavrov said that Russia and Japan currently have no plans to negotiate a peace treaty. He said that Tokyo did not answer a series of questions raised by Moscow in the past peace treaty negotiations, including its military alliance with the United States, which itself is directed against Russia. Therefore, there are no plans to hold new talks. Lavrov emphasized that Russia’s negotiating position is clear. "We hope to get answers to all our questions, and we hope that Japan will agree to begin to formulate a comprehensive and serious agreement between countries.

Source: https://tass.ru/politika/11851497

Russia will establish a Russian navy material and technical support station in Sudan

On July 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin Russia and Sudan agreed to build a Russian navy material and technical support station. According to the document, Sudan agreed to establish and deploy a logistics support point on its territory to realize the development and modernization of its infrastructure for maintenance, supply and rest for the crew of Russian warships. The document stipulates that the maximum number of personnel stationed at the naval material support point constructed by Russian personnel and funds shall not exceed 300. At the same time, no more than 4 warships can be berthed at the material support point at the same time. Including the possession of nuclear ships, but they must meet nuclear weapons and environmental safety standards. According to the document, after the agreement is signed, both parties will count the assets transferred to Russia within six months. All property issues must be resolved within one year. The financial expenses related to the preparation of necessary documents and technical documents shall be borne by the Sudanese side. The term of the agreement is 25 years, and if the other party fails to notify the other party to terminate the agreement in writing one year before the expiration of the next term, the agreement shall be automatically renewed for 10 years.

In December 2020, Russia and the Soviet Union reached an agreement on the establishment of a Russian navy material support point in Sudan. Sudan allowed the establishment of a logistics center for the Russian navy on its territory. On June 1, 2021, the Chief of Staff of the Sudanese Armed Forces Mohamed Usman Hussein stated that Sudan intends to amend the agreement on the construction of Russian military bases in the Red Sea, saying that the agreement was approved by the previous government but not approved by the parliament. . On June 10, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zakharova pointed out that the text of the Russia-Soviet agreement may change, but Moscow confirmed its interest in cooperation with Sudan.

Source: https://tass.ru/politika/11804069

Putin: U.S. participation in the provocative action of the British destroyer "Defender"

On June 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that not only the United Kingdom, but the United States was also involved in the recent provocation of the British destroyer "Defender" in the Black Sea. The U.S. reconnaissance plane tried to record the response of the Russian army. , But the Russian army sent out the "message" deemed necessary by the Russian side.

Putin said in the "live link": "This is of course a provocation. It is obvious... The provocation is comprehensive, not only by the British but also by the Americans. The British warship entered our country in the afternoon. Water, and as early as 7:30, from a NATO military airport in Greece, I think it was from Crete, an American strategic reconnaissance plane took off.” According to him, the relevant fighter number is 063/9792. "Putin added: "We clearly see it and observe it. Obviously, the destroyer’s offense has a military purpose first. It is an attempt to figure out how the Russian armed forces will respond to such provocations with the assistance of reconnaissance aircraft. It is looking at where we open up, how to work, and what. Where is it located. We saw this and knew it clearly, so we sent out what we deem necessary. Maybe, I said that I missed my mouth, and the military will forgive me. "

Putin also pointed out that even if Russia sinks the ship, it is difficult to imagine that the world will be on the brink of World War III. Because those who do this know that they will not be able to win this war. This is a very important thing. The world is not on the brink of a world war.

The Russian Ministry of Defense stated on June 23 that the British destroyer "Defender" crossed the Russian border and invaded 3 kilometers of Russian territorial waters near Cape Fiorente in the Republic of Crimea. Afterwards, a Russian border protective frigate fired a warning, and a Su-24M aircraft dropped a bomb warning in the direction of the route of the USS Defender.

Source: https://ria.ru/20210630/esminets-1739208605.html

NATO says NATO will maintain its presence in the Black Sea after the "Defender" destroyer incident

On July 1, NATO Secretary-General’s Special Representative for South Caucasus and Central Asia Affairs James Apature said in an interview with Georgia Channel One that, despite Russia’s position, NATO will retain its representative in the Black Sea. right. Apature said: "When it comes to freedom of navigation and the fact that Crimea belongs to Ukraine rather than Russia, NATO stands firm." He pointed out that NATO allies have tried their best to defend their own in the case of British destroyers in the Black Sea. in principle. Apature believes that Russia will continue to "destabilize the region" by deploying weapons, including missile systems, on the Crimean Peninsula. He emphasized that NATO will maintain its representation in the Black Sea to support its allies and partners. "We are working with Georgia and UkraineCloser cooperation in political consultation and information exchange,"

The Russian Ministry of Defense stated on June 23 that the British destroyer "Defender" crossed the Russian border and invaded 3 kilometers of Russian territorial waters near Cape Fiorente in the Republic of Crimea. Afterwards, a Russian border protective frigate fired a warning, and a Su-24M aircraft dropped a bomb warning in the direction of the route of the USS Defender.

In recent years, Russia has stated that NATO has carried out unprecedented activities on its western border, and NATO has called it "containing Russian aggression." Moscow has repeatedly expressed concerns about the build-up of power in the NATO alliance in Europe. Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov said earlier that Russia will not pose a threat to anyone, but will not ignore actions that are potentially dangerous to its interests.

Source: https://ria.ru/20210701/nato-1739333257.html

Britain says its ships will re-enter "Ukrainian waters"

On July 7, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab commented on the destroyer "Guardian" incident at a hearing in the House of Commons, saying that the British Navy will continue to sail into "Ukrainian waters." The British Foreign Secretary stated that British ships that had invaded Russian waters chose the shortest and direct route. "This is an internationally recognized route of movement. According to international law, we have every right to pass through Ukrainian waters unimpeded, and we will continue to do so." At the same time, he fully supported the actions of the ship's crew.

On the same day, Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov told reporters that the British Foreign Secretary's remarks that British ships would enter "Ukrainian waters" again caused concern. In response to related questions, Peskov said: "No, no consultations (on compliance with borders and vessel passage) were conducted, and the relationship is actually frozen. Of course, such a statement arouses our worries." Peskov emphasized, "The Russian President has repeatedly pointed out that if there is a maritime violation of the national border, Russia will take appropriate measures. Therefore, in this case, every time a British ship violates the Russian border, Russia will take the necessary measures.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Britain’s actions a provocative and disrespectful choice of Crimeans. At the same time, he said that even if the Russian military sinks the destroyer, it will not trigger a full-scale conflict, because the West understands that they cannot win from such a confrontation.

Source: https://ria.ru/20210707/defender-1740190495.html

Ukrainian President Zelensky visited the U.S. warship

On July 4, Ukrainian President Zelensky visited the USS Ross which was participating in the "Sea Breeze-2021" military exercise in the Black Sea at the Navy Day celebration held in the port of Odessa in southern Ukraine. Zelensky said that the ongoing "Sea Breeze-2021" military exercise demonstrates the unity of Ukraine and its partners in responding to Russian military threats. It is worth noting that Zelensky talked with U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet Commander Eugene Black on the destroyer. Admiral Eugene Black pointed out that the U.S. military is honored to welcome the president of a country fighting for independence on a destroyer.

Currently, the "Sea Breeze-2021" exercise is being held in the Black Sea region, involving 5,000 military personnel, 40 aircraft and 32 ships from 32 countries. In response to the "Sea Breeze" multinational joint military exercises conducted by the United States, Ukraine and other countries in the Black Sea, the Russian Navy has also held multiple exercises in the Black Sea region from July 1.

Source: https://ria.ru/20210704/esminets-1739817979.html

The Russian Security Conference noticed an increase in the number of cyber attacks against Russia

On July 7, Oleg Khramov, deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council, stated that in the past year, the number of particularly dangerous computer attacks, including those targeting important Russian infrastructure targets, has increased by 2.5 times. When commenting on the new version of the "Russian Federation National Security Strategy," he said that the total number of computer crimes has increased significantly in the past five years, from 65,000 to 510,000. Khramov pointed out that these crimes have harmed both commercial institutions and the people. Many people, including him, feel uncomfortable with this. He pointed out that 2020A large part of Russian cybercrime in 2015 was theft and fraud. He emphasized the need to organize all resources and strengths of national institutions, local authorities, civil organizations, and social institutions to find potential problems in advance to protect national security.

The Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Patrushev pointed out in June that in the past year, hackers have carried out more than 120,000 cyber attacks on Russia’s critical infrastructure, most of which came from the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands. .

In early July, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new version of Russia’s national security strategy. The document lists information security as a new national strategic priority.

Source: https://ria.ru/20210707/sovbez-1740224727.html?in=t

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