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Vita gazette – From the USA to NATO and the EU, from Russia to China and the Pacific … From energy to arms and hunger… From culture to history and art… From natural disasters to new discoveries and technology… Important history recorded notes… (June 27 – June 03, 2022)

International relations and strategies

For the EU-European Union’s foreign relations and security policy, Joseph Borrell said that the principle of unanimity, which prevents important decisions from being taken, should be abandoned. (June 27)

Russia-Canada-USA-EU-NATO-Ukraine: The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that 43 Canadian citizens, including political officials, were banned from entering the country. ( June 27)

Russia – Greece – USA – EU – NATO – Ukraine – China: 8 diplomats working at the Moscow Embassy were declared “persona non grata”. And these diplomats were asked to leave the country within 8 days. (June 27)

Sanctions – America – Russia: The US Treasury Department announced that a ban was imposed on gold imports from Russia to the USA and sanctions were imposed on approximately 100 individuals and institutions operating in the Russian defense sector. (June 28)

Sanctions – Russia – England: Not only writers and artists who have died or are still alive, but also the close circle of Russian President Vladimir Putin are affected by the sanctions against Russia. Britain put Putin’s cousin Anna Tsivileva and Russia’s second richest person on the sanctions list, as well as Vladimir Potani, one of Putin’s key supporters. (June 29)

USA – UK – NATO – EU – Sweden – Finland:The leaders of the NATO countries decided to invite Sweden and Finland to join the alliance and agreed to sign the accession protocols. (June 29)

China – Russia – USA – NATO – EU – England: China called on NATO not to fuel the bloc conflict by using the Ukraine crisis as an excuse. (June 29)

USA – NATO – England – EU – Russia – China: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, who assessed Sweden and Finland’s accession process to NATO, said: “The Madrid Summit strengthens NATO’s policy of surrounding in Russia aggressively”. And; “We will take steps against NATO’s strengthening in Eastern Europe,” he said. (June 29)

Sanctions – Russia – England: Not only writers and artists who have died or are still alive, but also the close circle of Russian President Vladimir Putin are affected by the sanctions against Russia. Britain put Putin’s cousin Anna Tsivileva and Russia’s second richest person on the sanctions list, as well as Vladimir Potani, one of Putin’s key supporters. (June 29)

Russia – USA – NATO – EU: “We are seriously concerned about NATO’s activities in the immediate vicinity of our borders, especially in the Baltic States and Poland,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. (30 June)

Armament – UK – USA – NATO – EU – Ukraine: Britain will provide Ukraine with additional military support of 1 billion pounds. With this, Britain’s total military aid to Ukraine since the start of the war would reach £2.3 billion. (30 June)

China – Russia – USA – NATO – EU: China’s reaction to the G7 Summit: They act with the Cold War mentality. (30 June)

Poland – Belarus – The steel wall that Poland has built on the Belarusian border to prevent the passage of immigrants and for security has been completed. (30 June)

USA – NATO – EU – Turkey – Finland – Sweden – Russia: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said ‘no’ to the memberships of Sweden and Finland in Turkey, said ‘yes’ in Madrid. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the countries. (30 June)

Russia – USA – NATO – EU – Sweden – Finland: Putin stated that the membership of Sweden and Finland to NATO does not worry them, and said, “We will respond if NATO bases are deployed in these countries.” (30 June)

Africa – Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan is sending 430 troops to the Central African Republic, Congo, Mali and Lebanon as part of the UN Peacekeeping mission. (30 June)

Sanctions – Bulgaria – Russia: After the resigning Bulgarian government’s Prime Minister Kiril Petkov expelled 70 diplomats from the Russian Embassy in Sofia, diplomatic relations between the two countries came to a standstill. (July 1)

Russia – USA – NATO – EU – EU – Canada: Response to G7 leaders from Russia: at the G7 summit in Bavaria, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, referring to Russian President Putin, asked if they could take off their jacket or undress more. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau replied to Johnson: “We ride half naked. We must all prove that we are stronger than Putin.” Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said: “Oh yes. It is better to go horseback riding.” She joined this conversation with these words. Russian President Putin advised these views: “I don’t know if they thought about undressing to the waist, but I still think it would be a disgusting image.” Noting that it is not easy to look good, Putin gave the following advice to leaders: “You need to stay away from alcohol and other bad habits, and they have to do exercise and sports.” The Guardian newspaper published Putin’s pictures with his words, referring to the words of the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin: “You can still be a man of action and look at the beauty of his nails.” (July 1)

China – Pakistan: The first hydroelectric power plant of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor started operating. The “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor” project, which aims to connect the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China, Pakistan in a northeast-southwest direction, with the ports of Gwadar and Karachi to the Arabian Sea, is at the heart of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. taking. Within the scope of the project, highway projects, power plants, port and free zone constructions are carried out. The projects are aimed at making Pakistan a key logistics base for shipping Chinese manufactured products to the world. (July 2)

America-China: The tensions between China and America are rising over Taiwan. US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said that China has clearly developed its ability to attack Taiwan. China does not recognize Taiwan’s independence and argues that it should become part of China, if necessary, by force of arms. China, which accuses the USA of supporting Taiwan’s independence, states that they will respond harshly to such an initiative. While China sent a large number of warplanes to Taiwan’s airspace borders, the USA directed its navy to Taiwan’s territorial waters. (July 3)

Taiwan – Indonesia – South Korea – Bangkok: Drug warnings came from other countries against America’s close ally Taiwan. In a written statement released by the embassies of Indonesia, South Korea and Japan in Bangkok, it was reported that Thai citizens who transport cannabis to these countries may face prison terms, fines and even the death penalty. Taiwan became the first country in Asia to decriminalize cannabis by legalizing the cultivation and possession of cannabis on June 9. (July 3)

North Korea – USA – Japan – South Korea: North Korea reacted to the trilateral meeting and military cooperation between the USA, South Korea and Japan at the NATO Summit held in Madrid. The North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it will defend the sovereignty and interests of North Korea. And “To combat the rapid deterioration of the security of the Korean Peninsula and the world, it is urgently necessary to develop the country’s defense capacity,” the statement said. (July 3)

Armament – Australia – Ukraine: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced that Australia will provide Ukraine with 34 additional armored vehicles, 14 armored military vehicles, 20 Bushmasters. (July 3)

Sanctions – Australia – Russia: After the United States, Australia also decided to ban gold imports from Russia. It has been reported that Australia will impose sanctions and travel bans on 16 more Russian ministers and oligarchs. It was noted that the total number of Russians sanctioned by Australia will reach 843. (July 3)

Terror – Nigeria: Approximately 60 people lost their lives in the armed attacks carried out by the terrorist organization Boko Haram in various parts of the country between 26 June and 2 July. Many people were injured and abducted. More than 20 thousand people have died in the terrorist acts organized by the terrorist organization Boko Haram, which has existed in Nigeria since the beginning of the 2000s, since 2009. The organization has also carried out attacks in the country’s border neighbors Cameroon, Chad and Niger since 2015. (July 3)

Terror – Denmark: An armed attack was carried out on Field’s shopping mall in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. 3 people died. (July 3rd)

Policy – Elections

Bulgaria: Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, who could not get a vote of confidence from the Parliament, submitted his cabinet’s resignation letter to the Presidency. (27 June)

Israel – Decided to hold early elections on 1 November 2022. (30 June)

EU – Czechia took over the Presidency of the European Union (EU) from France as of 1 July. (July 1)

Global warming – Climate change

Singapore: l’agenzia nazionale per l’acqua di Singapore e il produttore di birra locale Brewerkz hanno collaborato per far luce sulla crescente siccità e minaccia di inondazioni nelle risorse di acqua dolce del mondo. Brewerkz è passato alla produzione di birra riciclando le acque reflue. Le birre prodotte vengono purificate da batteri e virus filtrandoli con luce ultravioletta. Pertanto, le birre soddisfano le linee guida dell’Organizzazione mondiale della sanità. (1 luglio)

Giappone: 17 persone sono morte a causa del caldo estremo nella capitale Tokyo. La perdita di vite umane è in aumento dopo la stagione delle piogge più breve vista a Tokyo e nei suoi dintorni dal 1951 e temperature record in città. (July 3)

Italy: A glacier has collapsed in the Italian Alps. 6 people died. Dozens of protesters are missing. There had been a temperature rise of about 10 degrees in Marmolada. (July 3)


Covid-19: The World Health Organization (WHO), noting that Covid-19 cases have increased in 110 countries, warned that the epidemic is not over. (June 29)

Covid-19 – Australia: Cases are increasing in the country. The number of deaths from Covid-19 has exceeded 10 thousand. According to the latest official figure, there were 30 more deaths last Sunday. (July 3rd)

Monkeypox virus: World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Coordinator for Europe Dr. Hans Kluge announced that Monkeypox cases have tripled in Europe in the last 2 weeks. Noting that 90 percent of the cases in the whole world are in Europe, Dr Kluge noted that the cases exceeded 4,500 across the continent and said: “99 percent of the cases reported so far have been men, and the majority of the people we know about were men who had sex with men”. (July 3)

Natural Disasters

India – The number of people who lost their lives in the landslide that occurred on June 30 in Manipur state rose to 42. Dozens of people are still being sought… (3 July)

Human rights

In the USA, women started a “sex strike” on social media against the Supreme Court’s abortion decision. There is great support for women who protested with the slogan “No abortion, no sex”. (30 June)

USA – In the US state of Ohio, the Independence Day celebrations, which will be held over the weekend, were canceled after the police killed a black teenager with 60 bullets. (July 2)

USA – 10-year-old girl who was abused in the state of Ohio was not allowed to have an abortion. Last month, the supreme court removed the right to abortion as a constitutional right. The decision caused intense reactions… (3 July)

Science – Technology – Discovery

Philippines – The warship USS Samuel B. Roberts, recorded as the deepest shipwreck in the world, was found in the Philippine Sea. Explorer Victor Vescovo and sonar expert Jeremie Morizet found the warship USS Samuel B. Roberts, nicknamed “Sammy B”, which fought with the US Navy in World War II and sank in October 1944, at a depth of 6,895 meters. (June 28)

England: A new water lily species has been identified in the Kew Royal Botanic Garden. The lotus flower was named “Victoria Boliviana” because of its origins in the Amazon river system. The flower, which has not been noticed for 177 years because it is written with a different name in the records, has leaves that can grow more than 3 meters. And the leaves bloom only at night. (2 July)

Art – Culture

Germany – Nigeria: Nigeria and Germany agreed. An agreement was signed between the two countries that Germany would return 1130 bronze statues of 125 years. (July 2)


Mexico – Mayor of the town of San Pedro Huamelula, following tradition, Victor Hugo Sosa Garcia married a crocodile. According to the tradition carried out in the town of San Pedro Huamelula since 1789, the leader of the local people is married to a kind of crocodile called the little princess and considered sacred. Indigenous people believe that thanks to this tradition, they will find abundance and prosperity. At the ceremony, which was accompanied by music and dances, the crocodile Princess Alicia Rubi was dressed in a white wedding dress. (June 29)

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