The majority of Muscovites (63%) supported the demolition of the city hall of trade stands and stalls. The locals believe that these buildings were constructed with violations of law (71%), and now the streets and squares will become more free. However, they highlighted that the demolition will hurt small and medium business, and people will lose jobs, the newspaper «Kommersant» with reference to oprisavci.
On the portal WikiLeaks, February 23 published papers containing new evidence about the tapping of world leaders by national security Agency (NSA) of the United States. From the published data, in particular, that American intelligence services intercepted telephone conversations of the UN Secretary General ban Ki-moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi, trade Ministers of key EU and Japan, reports «Kommersant».
Russia and the United States at the highest level have agreed on the modalities of the cessation of hostilities in Syria, according to which the ceasefire will come into force on 27 February. The terms of the agreements do not apply to the Islamic state and «dzhebhat EN-Nusra» and other groups deemed terrorist by the UN security Council, writes «the Russian newspaper».
During a recent visit to Jordan, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry warned: «We are clearly given to understand that those who choose not to participate in this process, will likely make himself a target. Everyone has very specific choices.»
US oil companies have to reduce production costs or to be disposed of, said the Minister of oil of Saudi Arabia Ali al-Naimi. «Producers with high costs, many of them are sitting in this room, you need to either reduce expenses, borrowing money or to be liquidated. This sounds harsh, but unfortunately, it is, but it is the most effective way to balance the markets,» was cited by «Nezavisimaya Gazeta» the Minister said at the IHS CERAWeek conference.
The newspaper «Izvestia» published an article entitled «the battle of the Pentagon» in which commentator Viktor Litovkin argues that «US military spending to counter Russia are rising faster than the cost of the operation against ISIS»
«Washington, sharply condemning the words of terrorists «Islamic state» until recently strongly opposed to them. Have not had a significant impact on its allies in the Persian Gulf and in Turkey, helping the radicals with money, weapons and training of reservists. Turned a blind eye to the interaction between the terrorists of ISIS with the Syrian armed opposition. And sporadic bombing of militant positions, which the Pentagon is more than 4 years and he has spent reportedly over $5 billion, to no visible results,» says Russian analyst
«Constantly fanning fears about it, even some tantrums like a BBC film about the third world war and nuclear strikes on Europe the Pentagon and its satellites in the North Atlantic Alliance just cover the urgent need of a permanent presence of the U.S. and its army on the territory of the Old continent, a desire of Washington to carry out his eternal control and oversight of their governments, the political and economic elite, European media and propaganda and public organizations,» – says Litovkin.
To strengthen its own security, Turkey has built a wall on the border with Syria. The fence is a length of 35 kilometers, rises by three meters and has a width of two meters. Wall built in the Turkish province of Hatay. It is expected that by the end of 2016, the Turks will build another wall with a length of 40 kilometers.
Earlier it was reported that after the terrorist attacks in Ankara Turkey for security purposes, closed one checkpoint on the border with Syria, according to the website «Russian planet».