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Oligarch Deripaska has filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press. Review of Russian media

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska has filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press (AP) for the publication about his involvement in the promotion of the interests of the Kremlin, which considers the slander. «March 22, 2017, the AP published an article by Jeff Horvitz, Chad Dey, which put forward false accusations against Mr. Deripaska of involvement in criminal acts and other offences» – quotes the statement of claim Deripaska news Agency TASS.

We will remind, in material Agency said that the former campaign Manager of U.S. President Donald trump by Paul Manafort «secretly worked for the Russian billionaire» has more than 10 years ago and created «an ambitious political strategy to undermine the anti-Russian opposition in the former Soviet republics» to promote the interests of the Russian authorities. Deripaska denies this information, buying this purpose of the advertising strip to The Wall Street Journal.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko approved the decision of the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine on the extension of the list of persons against which the sanctions. The text of the decree published on the official website of the Ukrainian President, informs «the Russian newspaper».

The document puts into effect the NSDC decision of 28 April «About the use of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)». Among legal persons against which the sanctions – «Yandex,» the social network «Vkontakte», «Odnoklassniki». The decree says banning Internet service providers to provide services for user access Internet service resources Mail.ru and sites popular Russian social networks. The same prohibition applies to resources «Yandex» as the main search engine page and its various services.

The Russian authorities should, together with the countries of the West against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This call was contained in the written statement of U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, reports TASS.

Review Haley published amid allegations the state Department that the Syrian Sednaya prison killed every day for fifty prisoners, and their bodies to conceal crimes burnt in the crematorium. According to the Ambassador of the United States, although the major responsibility rests with the Assad regime, «on his allies in Russia and Iran also is a heavy burden».

The UN special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Monday that conditions for direct talks on the Syrian settlement does not yet exist, said the news Agency «Interfax».

«Of course, ideally we want to reach the point where two sides or just the different sides can meet in the same room and the mediator will take place between them,» he told reporters in Geneva before the opening of the sixth round of inter-Syrian negotiations. While de Mistura noted that it is impossible to forget about the «significant differences» between the parties to resolve who has not yet succeeded.

Damascus has accused the UN of bias in Syria announced its willingness to withdraw from Geneva to Astana, said on Tuesday Pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia. Representatives of Damascus and opposition expressed their dissatisfaction with the partisanship and inaction, the UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura.

That, despite criticism, continues the chosen course and insists on the discussion of the four so-called «baskets» – a set of proposals aimed at implementation of the resolution, concerning the fight against terrorism,as well as the formation of the government, the Constitution and elections.

Almost half of Russians do not believe in the nuclear threat, the DPRK, according to a survey of public opinion. about 40% believe that North Korea really can attack US, slightly smaller number of citizens hold the opposite point of view..

«If 39% Yes, 43% rather not believe North Korea has the capacity and intent to strike» – quotes RIA Novosti statement VTSIOM.Among those who knowledgeable on this issue, more than half of them believe that North Korea could strike at South Korea or the United States.

Oligarch Deripaska has filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press. Review of Russian media 16.05.2017

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