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The Foreign Ministry accused Ukraine of planning a military seizure of the Crimea
Ukrainian authorities continue to plan military takeover Crimea and strikes on the peninsula. This was announced in Russian Foreign Ministry. The corresponding statement was published on the agency’s website.
The ministry also recalled that Deputy Secretary of State USA Victoria Nuland during a speech at a virtual Carnegie Center event called military installations in Crimea “legitimate targets” for Ukraine. The Foreign Ministry suggested that in this way the American authorities “expect to earn extra points on the“ Crimean campaign ”for the upcoming elections.”
Nord Stream planned to be mothballed
The Russian gas pipelines Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 are planned to be mothballed since there is no plan to repair them yet. This was reported by Reuters, citing sources.
“The Russian subsea gas pipelines Nord Stream will be closed and mothballed, as there are no plans to repair them or resume operation,” the report says.
Putin signed a decree on the work of enterprises of the state defense order under martial law
Russian enterprises performing work under the state defense order, but violating their obligations, will go under external control in the event of martial law. This is stated in the decree of the President of the country Vladimir Putinpublished on the official Internet portal of legal information.
The decree amends the law “On martial law”. They imply the suspension of the rights of the owners or shareholders of the enterprise and the powers of its management bodies until martial law is lifted. A new management organization will have to be chosen Ministry of Industry and Tradeincluding it will be able to perform the duties of shareholders.
Lavrov: “We will not allow the West to blow up gas pipelines again”
Russia will not allow new explosions of gas pipelines by the West. This statement was made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov during the international political science conference “Raisin’s Dialogue”, TASS reports.
“We won’t let them [Западу] blow up gas pipelines again,” he stressed.
According to the minister, the Russian side called for an investigation into the situation with the explosions at Nord Stream, but this request was immediately rejected.
The FSB published a video from the scene of the attack by saboteurs in the Bryansk region
FSB of Russia published a video from the site of the attack by Ukrainian saboteurs in the Bryansk region.
The video shows Zhiguli and Niva cars shot by Ukrainian militants. Inside the cars – killed drivers in civilian clothes.
Booby traps mounted on a tree are also shown. Judging by the markings, they were made in Germany. Next, a shot tube from a foreign-made grenade launcher left by the nationalists is shown.
Prigozhin: Artemovsk is actually surrounded by Russian forces
Artemovsk is actually surrounded by Russian forces. This was announced on Friday, March 3, by the founder of the private military company (PMC) Wagner, an entrepreneur Evgeny Prigozhin.
– The divisions of PMC “Wagner” practically surrounded Bakhmut (Ukrainian name of Artemovsk – note “VM”) – there was only one road left. Ticks are shrinking… If earlier the professional Ukrainian army fought with us, today we see more and more old people and children, and their life near Bakhmut is short, – the Telegram channel of the press service reports the words of Prigozhin.
A plane was shot down over Yenakiyev in the DPR
The plane was shot down over the territory of the city of Yenakiyevo in the DPR. It is reported by TASS with reference to the mayor of the city Romana Khramenkova.
According to the official, both pilots were able to eject. Khramenkov published a photograph showing smoke rising from the alleged crash site.
The mayor urged citizens to move off the streets to protected areas. The ownership of the aircraft is being ascertained, the details of the incident are being specified.
The price of gas in Europe fell below $500
On Friday, the cost of gas in Europe at exchange trading fell below $500 per 1,000 cubic meters. m, follows from the data of the London stock exchange ICE Futures.
This is the first time this pattern has been observed since August 23, 2021. The total price decrease for the day was 3%.
The April futures price at the TTF hub in the Netherlands fell to $498.5 per 1,000 cubic meters. m, or €45.4 per MWh.
Nobel laureate sentenced to 10 years in prison in Minsk
The Belarusian court sentenced Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski to 10 years in prison. TASS writes about it.
On Friday, the Leninsky District Court of Minsk found Bialiatski guilty of smuggling and other acts that violate public order. He received 10 years in a high-security penal colony. Valentin Stefanovich also received real terms – he was sentenced to 9 years in prison, as well as Vladimir Labkovich – he was sentenced to 7 years in prison.
Raiffeisenbank suspended the opening of accounts for a number of clients
Raiffeisenbank suspended the opening of accounts for new clients – legal entities, and also limited the opening of new accounts in foreign currency for existing clients. The restrictions are associated with a large number of new applications, the bank’s press service told TASS.
“Raiffeisenbank temporarily suspends the opening of accounts for new corporate clients, and also limits the opening of new foreign currency accounts for existing corporate clients. The bank has faced a large number of new applications for opening accounts and, in the face of increased requirements, on the part of correspondent banks, decided to concentrate on servicing the existing volume of transactions, as well as ensure the execution of foreign currency payments for existing customers in accordance with the requirements of Russian legislation and banking practice,” the press service said.