Ukraine replenishes combat losses with convicts and women – RT source
Draft notices are said to being handed to people in the streets, eateries, and beaches amid conflict with Russia
A large-scale hunt for conscripts is underway across Ukraine amid the military conflict with Russia, a source within Kiev’s military has told RT Russian. Ukraine is reportedly unscrupulous about those being recruited and the means of delivering draft notices to them.

The military recruiters are now allowed to hand out draft notices to people not only at their place of residence, but also in the streets, restaurants, entertainment facilities and anywhere else.

“Ukraine needs fresh manpower,” an employee of an active recruiting station in Kiev, who chose to remain anonymous, told RT. Draft notices are “being given in public places – everyone knows that. It happens at malls, recreation areas, gas stations – it doesn’t matter where. The goal is to recruit as many people as possible for the military reserve,” he said.

A man from the south-eastern Zaporozhye Region recalled how he and his friend were stopped at a checkpoint and told to present their military IDs, which they didn’t have. The duo was only released by the troops by promising they would go to the recruitment stations right away and obtain the necessary papers.

“Now we are hiding in a small village. We mainly stay indoors. There’s no talk of going to the city,” he revealed. The man he knew could face criminal charges over this behavior, but he said that it was still better than going to the front.

All males, aged between 18 and 60, have been told to stay in the country and fight after Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine in late February.

In the Black Sea port of Odessa, the locals, who are dodging service, have set up a special channel on Telegram to share real-time data on the areas where the draft notices are being handed out in the city.

The health condition of the recruits apparently also doesn’t bother Kiev authorities too much. The medical examination includes “only four doctors: A surgeon, a neurologist, a psychiatrist, and an ophthalmologist. No in-depth checks are being carried out. Doctors only ask questions, that's all,” one draftee told RT.

The recruits are being given the most basic training, if any, and mainly assigned to territorial defense formations intended to carry out guard duties in the home front. But there have been more and reports in recent weeks of such units being sent to Donbass to face the advancing Russian forces.

According to the law, which has been put forward by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian women who hold certain jobs should now also obtain military registration, and are faced with a fine if they fail to do so. Getting a new job has also been made impossible for them without the relevant papers from the recruitment station.

Those women can only be assigned civilian roles in the Defense Ministry, but in some parts of Ukraine, volunteer female units are being formed with the aim of actually going to the front. The mayor of the western city of Ivano-Frankivsk announced in April that the local all-women battalion would “fight alongside men.”

Inmates of Ukrainian prisons have also been used as a source of manpower by Kiev authorities. In late May, the country’s justice minister announced that 363 convicts were released so they could join the military. Prisoners went through thorough screenings to ensure they posed no danger, he insisted.
Ukraine gives update on combat losses READ MORE: Ukraine gives update on combat losses

Such a massive draft campaign is due to heavy losses suffered by the Ukrainian army, military expert Colonel Viktor Baranets told RT.

“There are not enough contract soldiers and officers. The personnel shortage in the Ukrainian army is increasing because during the special operation a large number of seasoned Nazis were put out of action. And those reservists, who are now sent into battle aren’t fit for the task. But, more importantly, there are staff shortages not only in the military, but also in territorial defense. That’s why even women are being called up too,” Baranets explained.

Earlier this month, Zelensky’s top aide Mikhail Podolyak revealed that the Ukrainian military was losing up to 100 to 200 troops daily in the battle for the Donbass. Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov refused to give an exact number of Kiev troops killed in the fighting, but said he hoped the figure was below 100,000.










彼女たちに与えられるのは国防省の文官としての役割だけだが、ウクライナの一部では、実際に前線に出ることを目的とした女性ボランティア部隊が結成されている。西部のイワノフランキフスク市の市長は4月、地元の女性だけの大隊が "男性と一緒に戦う "と表明した。

ウクライナ、戦闘損失に関する最新情報を発表 続きを読む ウクライナは、戦闘損失に関する最新情報を提供する







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セベロドネツクの戦い 1




Ukraine requests evacuation corridor at besieged plant – Moscow
Russia will provide passage for civilians to leave the Azot factory, but not by the route Kiev demanded

Russia will provide a way out for civilians at the Azot fertilizer factory in the contested Donbass city of Severodonetsk, but will use a different plan to that requested by Kiev, the Russian military said on Tuesday. The Ukrainian proposal may have been an attempt to extract its soldiers from the blockaded plant, a statement claimed.

Moscow said civilians in the Azot plant were being used as a “human shield” by Ukrainian troops who took cover at the facility. Hundreds of non-combatants were allegedly forced to move to the Ukrainian forces' last stronghold in the city as Russian and allied troops captured residential areas in Severodonetsk. The city is claimed by the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) as part of its territory.
READ MORE: Ukraine using civilians as 'human shields' – Russia

“The Ukrainian side considers the position of its military units as hopeless, so we consider the request to save the civilians as an attempt to extract the surviving troops out of the blockade,” said Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev.

The Russian military noted the situation is not unlike what happened in the city of Mariupol, where Ukrainian troops remained blockaded at the Azovstal plant for weeks before surrendering to Russian and allied troops.

Mizintsev urged Ukrainian officials to order their soldiers in Severodonetsk to lay down their arms and surrender too. In the meantime, Russia is willing to grant civilians safe passage to territory controlled by the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), provided the Ukrainian troops let them go, the statement said.

Severodonetsk is one of just a handful of places in LPR territory where Ukrainian troops are still present. Last week, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said his country’s troops and local militias were in control of 97% of the republic’s land.












Ukrainian troops thwart humanitarian corridor – LPR
Only one civilian has walked out of the besieged Azot chemical plant, a military commander has said
Ukrainian soldiers holed up at the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk have foiled the evacuation of civilians through a humanitarian corridor provided by Russia, a military commander from the People’s Republic of Lugansk (LPR) has said.

“The evacuation of civilians from Azot has been completely thwarted by the opposing side,” Aleksandr Nikishin, of the LPR’s second army corps, told journalists.

“One person – a 74-year-old man – has gotten out of the plant,” he said. It happened before 8am local time when the Russian humanitarian corridor was to become operational.

The man walked out “by accident” as he was unaware of the planned evacuation, saying that Ukrainian troops hadn’t informed the civilians inside about it, Nikishin claimed.

And at around 8:10am Kiev’s forces at the plant began firing at Russian positions from a tank, a howitzer and a mortar, he added.

“The evacuation of people is impossible under such circumstances and a decision was made to close the humanitarian corridor,” Nikishin said.

According to the commander, talks with the Ukrainian military will continue to make sure that some 1,500 civilians at the plant are moved to safety.

Ukrainian troops retreated to the Azot chemical plant a week ago after the strategic city of Severodonetsk had fallen under Russian control. Moscow insisted that non-combatants had been forced into the facility to be used as human shields.









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Lake Mead nears dead pool status as water levels hit another historic low
If the reservoir dips below 895 feet − a possibility still years away − Lake Mead would reach dead pool, carrying enormous consequences for millions of people across Arizona, California, Nevada and parts of Mexico.

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US drones won’t survive over Ukraine for long, pilots say
Russian air defenses are too risky for Gray Eagles, Kiev pilots would prefer jets instead から

The MQ-1C Gray Eagle is the latest in the General Atomics lineage of strike drones used during the US “war on terror,” from Afghanistan and Iraq to Somalia and Yemen. It is armed with Hellfire missiles, which have a range of about eight kilometers – less than the Switchblade or Phoenix Ghost suicide drones the US has sent to Ukraine already.

“It could be useful” on the frontline, said another fighter pilot, introduced as ‘Juice’. However, he added, the Gray Eagles would probably not survive for more than a mission or two. Each drone costs $10 million.

Ukraine has made a big deal out of having Turkish Bayraktar TB2 strike drones in its arsenal. The TB2 costs around $2 million or so. Moonfish claims they were “very useful and important” in the early days of the conflict, but are “almost useless” now that the Russian troops have beefed up their air defenses. The pilots told Foreign Policy that Ukraine was now limiting the use of Bayraktars to “rare special operations and attack missions.” Russian war correspondents, meanwhile, suggest that it’s because most of the drones have been shot down already.

“We have a lot more pilots than jets right now,” Moonfish said, suggesting he and his colleagues should be trained on “advanced” US fighter jets such as the F-15 and F-16, which would be more survivable against the Russian S-400s.

Both types first appeared in the 1970s. They have been repeatedly upgraded since then, and the latest versions are considered by Western experts to be on par with the Russian Su-35 and MiG-35 jets, and slightly ahead of the Su-27 and Mig-29 fighters Ukraine operated at the start of the conflict. However, there are no indications the US has any to spare, or that there is political will in Washington to send them to Ukraine.
MQ-1C Gray Eagleは、アフガニスタンやイラクからソマリアやイエメンまで、アメリカの「テロとの戦い」で使われたGeneral Atomics社の攻撃型無人機の最新機種である。ヘルファイアミサイルを搭載しており、射程距離は約8キロ。これは、アメリカがすでにウクライナに送ったスイッチブレードやフェニックスゴーストの自爆攻撃機より短い。


ウクライナは、トルコ製のベイラクターTB2という攻撃型無人機を保有していることを大々的に宣伝している。TB2は約200万ドルほどする。ムーンフィッシュは、紛争初期には「非常に有用で重要」だったが、ロシア軍が防空を強化した今では「ほとんど役に立たない」と主張している。パイロットはフォーリン・ポリシーに、ウクライナは現在、ベイラクターズの使用を "稀な特殊作戦と攻撃任務 "に限定していると語った。一方、ロシアの戦争特派員は、ほとんどのドローンがすでに撃墜されたからだと指摘している。




MQ-1C Gray Eagle 1000万ドル 13億円
トルコ製のベイラクターTB2は約200万ドル 2億6千万円
ロシアのカリブル巡航ミサイル 100万ドル?
米国トマホークミサイル 200万ドル? 2憶7千万円
イージス艦に搭載する迎撃ミサイル「SM3ブロック1B」2050万ドル 27億円 (関連費用を含む2019年4月10日 8:18日経)

Russia and Belarus discuss joint defense plans
Moscow and Minsk must ‘fortify’ their Union State borders, defense minister Shoigu says
Moscow and Minsk need to take “urgent measures” to bolster their military capabilities in the face of an “undeclared war” by the West, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Thursday, after meeting with his counterpart from Belarus, Viktor Khrenin.

“Belarus is our most important strategic partner, closest friend and ally,” Shoigu said after the meeting in Moscow, adding that the bilateral cooperation between two members of the Union State is currently developing amid “an undeclared war against our countries” by the West.

“Circumstances dictate the necessity of urgent measures to fortify the defense capabilities of the Union State,” Shoigu said, including the reinforcement of an integrated air defense system. Russia is “ready to provide any support” Belarus might need, he added.
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@ 服用後下痢を起こした。

A 食欲不振になる。(吐き気まではいかない)

B 初回の試験的服用後、鼻炎が原因とみられる起床後の鼻汁が止まった。この鼻汁を止めるため医院で処方された抗生物質を長く飲んでいたが、効果がなかったところに急な変化が出た。

C 初回の予防的服用後、腕にかゆみが出た。皮膚表面に変化なし。

D 花粉症の症状が軽減した。

E 直接聞いたわけではない事例として

F イベルメクチン服用後、肝臓付近が腫れたような痛みが出る。Liv.52も飲むと痛みは和らぐ。


G 週1回、予防的服用をしていたら、服用後1日〜数日は何となく体のだるさや意識の重さがあり、不機嫌になる。

H 心筋梗塞の持病がある方は、飲んで1日ほどは心臓にジリジリと痛みのような違和感がある方もおられる。


I イベルメクチンは、抗がん作用があるとの研究成果が出ています。








何度かイベルメクチンの副作用について、情報提供を求めてきましたが、コメントは少ないです。(このブログの読者が少ないこともありましょう) 私の知る範囲でもイベルメクチンを使っている人は少なくないのですが、強い副作用を経験した人は少ないということでしょうか。





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Biden weighs in on cost of anti-Russia sanctions
The US government knew this would cause a global fuel crisis, according to the president
Washington was aware that sanctions against Russia would have consequences for the US, causing a spike in energy prices, President Joe Biden said on Wednesday.

Speaking at the White House, Biden blamed Russia for hikes in US fuel costs, saying the American people and the rest of the world would have to pay a price for siding with Ukraine.

“We cut off Russian oil into the United States, and our partners in Europe did the same, knowing that we would see higher gas prices.” he said, adding that the US Congress gave near unanimous support to the oil ban, “knowing full well the cost.”

Gasoline prices in the US are now hovering near $5 per gallon, compared to roughly $3 per gallon a year ago. According to Biden, the US government is doing everything it can “to reduce this pain at the pump.” The president proposed suspending the 18-cent federal gas tax for the next three months, and called on states to remove their own taxes on fuel. Biden also urged oil refining companies to increase their capacity.

Fuel costs began rising in the US in the winter amid a spike in global oil prices, with demand soaring due to the lifting of coronavirus restrictions. Sanctions against Russia added to the problem, after Western countries began to shun Russian oil.



アメリカのガソリン価格は、1年前は1ガロンおよそ3ドルだったのが、現在は5ドル近くで推移している。バイデン氏によると、米国政府は "ポンプでのこの痛みを軽減するために "できる限りのことを行っている。大統領は、18セントの連邦ガソリン税を今後3ヶ月間停止することを提案し、各州に対して燃料に対する独自の課税を撤廃するよう呼びかけました。バイデン氏はまた、石油精製会社に対して、その能力を高めるよう促した。


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なんでフランス産が香港と台湾に出回っている? フランスでは汚染がわかっていて極東に流した?

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Autoimmune Blistering Disorders
Medically Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on September 16, 2020
What Are Autoimmune Blistering Disorders?

Autoimmune blistering disorders (also called autoimmune blistering diseases or autoimmune bullous disorders) are a group of rare skin diseases. They happen when your immune system attacks your skin and mucous membranes -- the lining inside your mouth, nose, and other parts of your body. This causes blisters to form.

Researchers have found many types of this disorder. Although there's no cure for them, your doctor can give you treatments to help heal the blisters and prevent complications.
Types of Autoimmune Blistering Disorders

Autoimmune blistering disorders are broken down into different types. These are some of the main ones:

Pemphigus is a group of disorders that cause blisters to form on the skin and inside the mouth, nose, throat, eyes, and genitals. They are soft and can break open easily.

Pemphigoid is another group. It has three main types:

・ Bullous pemphigoid usually affects people older than 70. It causes itchy blisters to form on the arms, thighs, and belly.
・ Mucous membrane pemphigoid affects the lining of the mouth, eyes, nose, throat, and genitals.
・ Pemphigoid gestationis affects women during pregnancy or just after their baby is born. It starts as a bumpy rash on the belly, arms, and legs. Then the bumps turn into blisters.

IgA mediated bullous dermatoses are disorders in which the immune system makes a lot of immunoglobulin A (IgA), a type of antibody that fights bacteria, toxins, and viruses. It comes in two types:

Dermatitis herpetiformis affects people with celiac disease (who are sensitive to the wheat protein called gluten). It causes clusters of itchy blisters to appear on the elbows, knees, scalp, and buttocks.
Linear IgA disease causes new blisters to form a ring around old ones on the skin. This is sometimes called a “cluster of jewels.” This type affects mucous membranes, too.

Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita mostly affects middle-aged and older adults. It makes the skin so fragile that blisters form from minor injuries.
Autoimmune Blistering Disorder Symptoms

The places on your body where blisters form depends on which disorder you have. Some types cause blisters to grow on the skin. Other types cause them to form in the mucous membranes that line the mouth, nose, throat, eyes, and genitals.

They can be painful or itchy. They can break open and leave a sore.









線状IgA症は、皮膚にできた古い水疱の周りに新しい水疱が輪のようにできる病気です。これを "宝石の集まり "と呼ぶこともあります。このタイプは粘膜も侵されます。




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Sudden Adult Death Syndrome

大紀元時報、Epoch Timesはアメリカ合衆国ニューヨーク市を拠点として中国で活動禁止とされている新興宗教の法輪功関係者が中心となって発刊しています。このメディアは時間的な制約からほとんど見ていませんが、次の記事は目を引きました。

The Latest Tragedy: Sudden Adult Death Syndrome
BY Joseph Mercola TIMEJune 20, 2022 PRINT

Media outlets around the world have started highlighting a medical phenomenon called ‘sudden adult death syndrome’ – people dying with no sign of illness or underlying health condition. They simply collapse during the day or don’t wake up in the morning. While SADS has been known to occur before, what’s alarming is the sudden surge of this previously rare event

In recent weeks, media outlets around the world have started highlighting a medical phenomenon called “sudden adult death syndrome,” or SADS, in what appears to be a clear effort to obscure the reality of COVID jab deaths. Sad on steroids indeed.
Underlying factors for SADS include undiagnosed myocarditis, inflammatory conditions and other conditions that cause irregularities in the electrical system of the heart, thereby triggering cardiac arrest.
While SADS has been known to occur previously, what’s new is the prevalence of this previously rare event. In Australia, the Melbourne Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is setting up a new SADS registry “to gain more information” about the phenomenon.
Data compiled by the International Olympic Committee show 1,101 sudden deaths in athletes under age 35 between 1966 and 2004, giving us an average annual rate of 29, across all sports. Meanwhile, between March 2021 and March 2022 alone−a single year−at least 769 athletes have suffered cardiac arrest, collapse, and/or have died on the field, worldwide.
Among EU FIFA (football/soccer ball) athletes, sudden death increased by 420 percent in 2021. Historically, about five soccer players have died while playing the game each year. Between January and mid-November 2021, 21 FIFA players died from sudden death.

SADS is also short for “sudden arrhythmic death syndrome,”1 which was first identified in 1977. Underlying factors for SADS (both the sudden adult death and sudden arrhythmic versions) include undiagnosed myocarditis, inflammatory conditions and other conditions that cause irregularities in the electrical system of the heart, thereby triggering cardiac arrest.2,3,4 While SADS has been known to occur before, what’s new is the prevalence of this previously rare event.


SADSは「突然死症候群(sudden arrhythmic death syndrome)」1 の略称でもあり、1977年に初めて確認されました。SADS(成人突然死バージョンと突然不整脈バージョンの両方)の基礎因子には、診断されていない心筋炎、炎症性疾患、および心臓の電気系統に不整脈を引き起こし、それによって心停止を誘発するその他の疾患が含まれます2,3,4。SADSは以前から知られていましたが、新しいのはこのこれまで稀だった事象が広く見られることです。

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Israel’s ruling coalition teeters on collapse
The defection of a key lawmaker has left PM Naftali Bennett’s government holding fewer than half of parliamentary seats
Israel may be headed for its fifth election in three years as the ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett shows signs of unraveling and losing its grip on power.

Longtime Bennett ally Nir Orbach announced on Monday that he has left the ruling legislative bloc, saying it was being held hostage by “extremist, anti-Zionist elements,” such as United Arab List (Ra’am) party member Mazen Ghanaim and left-wing Meretz lawmaker Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi. Orbach’s move left Bennett’s diverse coalition with just 59 seats in the 120-member Knesset, two seats short of a majority.

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NATO事務総長 「和平交渉には領土を含む妥協が伴う」



















Vedomosti: Paris, Berlin and Rome to convince Kiev of inevitable concessions
Ukraine will inevitably have to make territorial concessions, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on June 12. According to a number of experts, Prime Ministers of Germany and Italy, Olaf Scholz and Mario Draghi, and French President Emmanuel Macron are going to convey the same message to the Kiev authorities during their trip to Ukraine scheduled for June 15 (though Scholz’s visit has not been confirmed officially yet), Vedomosti notes.

"The West, first and foremost Europe, can see that efforts to support Kiev in the current conflict through weapons supplies and economic assistance are failing to produce the result that was expected in the spring," Head of the European Political Research Department at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations Pavel Timofeyev pointed out. It’s unclear how long the European Union will be able to ensure the pressure coming from rising military spending and financial injections into Ukraine, which are adding to the food security issues, the analyst added.

"It’s possible that the Europeans will come up with their own anti-crisis plan stipulating that Kiev will have to abandon some of its territories in return for further financial support," said Artem Sokolov, a researcher at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations’ Center for European Studies. According to him, the talks will to a large extent depend on the situation in the combat zone.

The Americans are unlikely to be unaware of European peace initiatives, former Director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Foundation for United States Studies at Moscow State University Yury Rogulev emphasized. If things go wrong, it’s Germany, France and Italy that will be to blame for "betraying" Ukraine, while Washington and London will be able to wash their hands of it, the expert noted.






Russia explains its view of US goals in Ukraine
Washington is supplying Kiev with arms to force Moscow into playing by American rules, Russia’s foreign minister believes
The real goal of the US in providing military aid to Ukraine is to deprive Russia of its independent status on the international stage, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told national television Sunday. Washington wants Moscow to have no say on global issues, but it will not succeed, he added.

The conflict in Ukraine is being used by the US and its allies as just another way to weaken Russia, Lavrov said when asked what America’s real goals in Ukraine are.

“They [the US] are pursuing a goal they have long made public: Russia must know its place; Russia [must] have no voice in international affairs; Russia must abide by the rules set by the US,” the minister stated, adding that Washington is apparently “well aware” of the fact that it would not succeed.



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Trilliana 華@Trilliana_z氏のツイートは、以前から引用させてもらっていますが、控えめでも的確な情報です。
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木々と知り合う ナナミノキ



この近くに雄花をつける木があるんでしょうか。それとも上に載せた木から花粉が飛んできた? 来年確かめてみます。





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EU member ousts pro-NATO government in no-confidence vote
Bulgarian prime minister blames Russia for defection of his junior coalition partner
Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov lost a no-confidence vote in the parliament on Wednesday, after a junior partner in his tenuous ruling coalition joined the opposition. The Harvard graduate and former Canadian citizen denounced his critics as Russian agents beholden to organized crime and vowed to continue fighting to make Bulgaria a “normal European country.”

Of the 239 members in the parliament in Sofia, 123 voted for Petkov’s ouster in what Bulgarian state media described as the first successful no-confidence vote in the country’s modern history. Only 116 backed the PM, with no abstentions.

After the vote, Petkov accused the main opposition party, Revival, of being a conduit for “Russian interests” and said it had been his honor to lead a government that sought to root out corruption and organized crime.

“We will continue to fight so that one day we can have a Bulgaria without the mafia, a normal successful European country,” Petkov said in his parting remarks.

President Rumen Radev now has three attempts to get a new government appointed. If all of them fail, he would have to dissolve the parliament and call a new general election – the fourth since April 2021.

“This parliament has brought only shame and disgrace to Bulgarian democracy. The sooner it is sent into history, the better for Bulgaria,” Revival leader Kostadin Kostadinov told state radio. Deputy leader of the opposition GERB party, Daniel Mitov, said Petkov’s attempt to blame Russia was just the ousted PM “looking for an alibi” for his loss.

The no-confidence vote was technically caused when the ITN party led by former TV personality Slavi Trifonov defected from Petkov’s ruling coalition over budget concerns and the government’s willingness to support neighboring North Macedonia’s bid to join the EU. The break also came amid rising economic hardship, as Petkov’s anti-Russian stance led to Bulgaria getting cut off from 90% of its natural gas supplies.

Petkov, 42, had fired Defense Minister Stefan Yanev in February, accusing him of promoting “Russian narratives” after he referred to the conflict in Ukraine as a “military operation” and not a war. His government also pledged to repair Ukrainian military equipment and support a greater NATO presence in the east.
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Asian nation seeks NATO mission
South Korea is looking to bolster its ties with the US-led bloc, citing the “unpredictable” international security situation
South Korea is planning to set up a mission to NATO headquarters in Europe, the country’s National Security Adviser Kim Sung-han revealed Wednesday. Seoul, a long-time close ally of Washington, is seeking to bolster its cooperation with the US-led bloc in the face of an “unpredictable” international situation, the official explained.

“By establishing a NATO mission in Brussels, Belgium, where NATO is headquartered, we will be able to increase information-sharing and strengthen our networks with NATO members and partner nations,” Kim stated during a news conference.

The new mission is expected to be headed by South Korea’s envoy to Belgium, Yoon Soongu, local media reported, citing unnamed presidential officials. It was not immediately clear whether he would retain his current posts, as the envoy also doubles as the ambassador to the European Union.
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