Top news for the weekend of March 26-27

The delegations of Russia and Ukraine will hold a new round of talks in Turkey March 28-30. “The issue of Ukraine’s neutral status and non-accession to NATO is one of the key points of the talks.


After talks with the Russian side, Azerbaijan withdrew troops from the area of ​​the settlement Parukh (Azerbaijani name – Farrukh) in Nagorno Karabakh, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The Azerbaijani military twice violated the ceasefire in the NKR, four people were injured. The military of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to increase the number of Russian peacekeepers in the republic.


Auchan explained the refusal to leave Russia by the desire to “feed the population.” “The most important thing for us is to keep our staff and ensure our core mission, to continue to feed the people of these two countries,” said French retailer CEO Yves Claude in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche.


Finnish state VR Group, which until recently tried to maintain a railway connection with Russia, despite sanctions, stopped it on March 27 – both freight and passenger. The reason is the British sanctions against Russian Railways: VR Group’s agreements with banks require it to “listen” to the decisions of the country’s authorities. Thus, the passenger service with Finland worked only three months after the stop due to the pandemic.


Head of the Luhansk People’s Republic Leonid Pasechnik on the morning of March 27, he said that a referendum could be held in the near future to decide on joining Russia. Eight hours later, Mr. Pasechnik said: “This is my personal, private opinion. We are not carrying out any actions aimed at holding a referendum on the territory of the republic. “


On the evening of March 26, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, published a video in the Telegram, which, as he wrote, depicts “the flag being hoisted over the Mariupol administration building.” According to Mr. Kadyrov, he was in charge of a unit of Chechen fighters in Mariupol Ruslan Geremeev. He is a participant in the case of the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov. Lawyer Vadim Prokhorov, representing the interests of Boris Nemtsov’s family, said: “According to my data, the organizers mean Geremeev and Mukhudinov by the organizers.” Ramzan Kadyrov denied Ruslan Geremeev’s involvement in the assassination of the politician.


President of the United States Joe Biden, Speaking in Warsaw, he said that the Russians are not enemies of the United States. In the same speech, the American president stated that Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.” The White House later explained that Mr. Biden did not mean a change of government in Russia. “It simply came to our notice then. The President of Russia is elected by the Russians, “said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president.


In Moscow over the weekend, a strong wind knocked down 49 trees. The woman was injured, no less was damaged 25 cars. The victim was taken to hospital. She was diagnosed with moderate bruises.


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