⚡️The EU will not allow a single migrant from the territory of Belarus to pass, but they should not die in the forest on the border – head of European diplomacy Borrell;
⚡️The Russian government approved the agreement between Russia and Tajikistan on the creation of a unified air defense system, it will be presented to Putin and then submitted for ratification to the State Duma.
⚡️ The new head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine may visit Washington this week, a meeting with the Pentagon chief is expected – media
⚡️ There are reports, that Russia conducted an Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons test. Target was an old Soviet Tselina-D SIGINT satellite called Kosmos-1408 (1982-092A) launched in 1982, which has been dead for decades.
⚡️ “U.S. Space Command is aware of a debris-generating event in outer space. We are actively working to characterize the debris field and will continue to ensure all space-faring nations have the information necessary to maneuver satellites if impacted.” – US Space Command
⚡️ USA and allies are exploring the possibility of imposing sanctions against the Russian Federation and the supply of new military aid to Kiev in the event of aggression against Ukraine – Bloomberg
⚡️ The US is very concerned about a major Russian anti-satellite weapons test conducted over the weekend and the State Department is preparing to put out a statement on the matter today.
⚡️ The Foreign Ministers of Germany and France in a joint statement called on Russia to show restraint in the issue of maneuvers near the borders of Ukraine.
⚡️ They also called on Ukraine for restraint and implementation of the Minsk agreements.
⚡️ “Belarus will be forced to take the toughest measures in response to the new package of sanctions, the imminent introduction of which was announced by the European Union, said the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic, Anatoly Glaz.
⚡️ “We are defending our independence and will be ready to take any, even the toughest measures. What they will be will be decided by the government, which has action plans for any development of the situation,” the spokesman added.
⚡️ Lukashenko and Merkel had a telephone conversation – press service of the President of Belarus
⚡️ Macron and Putin had a telephone conversation, the parties discussed the crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, agreed that a de-escalation of the situation is necessary, the Elysee Palace reports.The parties also discussed Ukraine, Libya and Mali.
⚡️ There is no agreement between Macron and Putin on the causes of the migration crisis in Belarus – Elysee Palace
⚡️ The EU will not allow a single migrant from the territory of Belarus to pass, but they should not die in the forest on the border – head of European diplomacy Borrell
⚡️ Macron tells Putin France is ready to defend Ukraine’s ‘territorial integrity’ – AFP
⚡️ The US State Department said that the Russian Federation “recklessly” tested anti-satellite weapons, as a result of which there were threats to the ISS, Washington, together with its allies, will work out a response;
⚡️ US “preparing follow-up sanctions” against Belarus, says State Dept Spox.