In Sudan, protesters blocked an oil pipeline and blocked the airport

Representatives of the Beja tribes blocked the Kassala airport and blocked the only oil pipeline through which fuel goes to Khartoum. They demand to change the agreement signed in Juba, believing that their interests were not taken into account

In Sudan, protesters blocked an oil pipeline and blocked the airport

The Tribal Council of eastern Sudan announced the closure of the only oil pipeline connecting the capital Khartoum with the city of Haya, as well as the blocking of the Kassala airport. This is reported by Anadolu with reference to the Supreme Council of the Beja Tribes (the people inhabiting the north-eastern regions of Sudan and the western regions of Eritrea).

In addition, the protesters have been blocking the Khartoum-Port Sudan road for several days. “We have other escalation measures that include disconnecting the Internet and communication cables in [the state] The Red Sea, there are no initiatives to find a solution from the government yet, ” the head of the Supreme Council in the east of the country, Mohammed Oshik, told the agency. He added that the council’s supporters continue to block the road between the capital and Port Sudan and close ports in the Red Sea.

Tribal representatives are demanding changes to the peace agreement concluded in October last year. They believe that their interests were not taken into account. In October 2020, a peace agreement was ratified in the capital of South Sudan, Juba, between the Government of the Sudan and armed groups operating in the areas bordering South Sudan and in the provinces of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, consisting of sothe so-called revolutionary front. The document provides for the separation of power and natural resources with former militants, their inclusion in the national army and the governing bodies of federal and local authorities, as well as the return of refugees to their areas and the extension of the transition period for 39 months after the signing of the final peace treaty.

RBC has contacted the Russian Embassy in Sudan for comment.

On Thursday, September 23, supporters of the council made their way to the Port Sudan airport and interrupted the work of the air harbor. The next day, it was announced that flights would resume for 72 hours.

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Earlier this week, the military tried to carry out a coup in Sudan. Tanks appeared on the streets of Khartoum. The Al Arabiya TV channel claimed that more than 20 high-ranking officers led by Major General Abdel-Baki Bakrawi took control of the Sudanese army armored corps, after which they tried to seize the offices of several state media outlets, including Radio Omdurman. Later, all the participants of the coup attempt were arrested.

On the eve of September 24, it became known that the US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will visit Sudan next week and discuss regional security issues. The White House “expressed the commitment of the Joe Biden administration to support a peaceful transition to democracy in Sudan and rejection of any attempts to interfere with the will of the Sudanese people”. The US President’s national Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, stressed that “any attempts by the military to undermine”…”The Constitution will have serious consequences for Sudan’s relations with the United States and the provision of future assistance.”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the embassy in Khartoum is taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of Russian citizens. “At the moment, the situation in the Sudanese capital remains calm,” she said.

According to her, Moscow calls on all political forces in Sudan “to resolve existing contradictions by peaceful means on the basis of a broad national dialogue and to abandon actions that could lead to an escalation of tension in Sudanese society”.

In April 2019, as a result of a coup in Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir, who had ruled the country since 1993, was removed from power and arrested. Power passed to the Military Council. In May of that year, the military and the opposition agreed to establish a transition period in the country for a period of three years. However, the opposition began a strike, calling for an earlyformation of the government. The unrest in the country continued. In January 2020, intelligence officers tried to seize power in the country. A month earlier, al-Bashir was sentenced to two years in a correctional institution for corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency. After the overthrow, suitcases with $130 million worth of currency were found at his home.

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Putin spoke about the challenges facing the Duma after the elections

Pthe resident expressed the hope that the parties that have passed to the Duma “will realize their responsibility to Russia.” He noted that the powers of the lower house of parliament have changed in accordance with the updated Constitution

 Putin spoke about the challenges facing the Duma after the elections

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Russian President Vladimir Putin told what tasks the State Duma faces after the last elections. The broadcast of the president’s speech during the meeting with the leaders of the parties, held by video link, was conducted by the TV channel “Russia 24”.

“We all have many common challenges, common tasks. It is necessary to reduce the level of poverty in the country to a minimum, to pull a significant number of people out of it. It is necessary to improve the living conditions, development, education, and just nutrition of children in low-income families, ” he said.

According to the President, it is also necessary to increase the level and accessibility of modern healthcare and education for everyone in the country, as well as to continue changes in the structure of the economy in favor of advanced high-tech industries. “All these are not just common tasks, but tasks that unite us,” he added.

Putin stressed that the role of the State Duma in accordance with the updated Constitution has significantly increased, and at the same time the responsibility of the deputy corps for the promises made to the people has significantly increased. “It doesn’t matter who is in which party. Everything that was promised, of course, must be fulfilled, ” he said.

In addition, the president congratulated the New People party, which became the fifth party in the lower house of the Russian parliament for the first time in 14 years. He also called on the party leader Alexey Nechaev to implement the ideas of the parties that lost the elections, so that “nothing was lost” from what was said by those who did not pass. “Other parties that went to the elections with interesting ideas did not get into parliament. Well, it depends not only on what the ideas are & lt;… & gt;. The question is the credibility of the presentation of the material, ” the president added.

The elections to the State Duma were held in Russia from September 17 to 19. After counting 100% of the protocols, “United Russia” received 49.82% of the votes, the Communist Party & mdash; 18.93%, the LDPR — 7.55%,«Fair Russia— Patriots— For the Truth» — 7.46%,«New People— & mdash; 5.32%. All these parties will be represented in the lower house of the Russian parliament.

In single-mandate districts, “United Russia” won in 198 of them (88%), candidates from the Communist Party became leaders in nine districts (4%), “Just Russia” won in eight, the LDPR ” in two. Also, the “Motherland”, the Party of Growth and the “Civic Platform” won each in one district.

Results of the 2021 State Duma elections Data in% i i Ballots counted at0 5% barrier Source: CEC

Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the leaders of the parties that passed the State Duma in the video conference mode. Earlier, he went into quarantine due to the fact that dozens of people in his close environment were infected with the coronavirus. The test result of the president himself was negative. His press secretary Dmitry Peskov described Putin’s well-being as good, but did not give a date for the end of the quarantine.

In addition to the party leaders, Peskov announced Putin’s meetings with the top five of the federal list of the United Russia party in the State Duma elections, including Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu. “Meetings are really planned,” he said. The source of RBC clarified that the preliminary communication was scheduled for September 27.

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The commander of the Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh has been replaced

The new commander was the Hero of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Gennady Anashkin. He participated in the first and second Chechen wars and commanded a group in the battles for Tskhinval

 The commander of the Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh has been replaced

Gennady Anashkin

Lieutenant General Gennady Anashkin has been appointed the new commander of the Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Anashkin replaced Lieutenant-General Rustam Muradov in this post. He completed his mission as commander on September 6.

Anashkin is 52 years old. Since July 2017, he has held the post of deputy commander of the 8th Guards Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District.

From December 1999 to August 2000, Anashkin commanded a parachute battalion as part of the peacekeeping forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As part of the consolidated units, he was on business trips in Chechnya during the first and second Chechen wars.

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Since June 2007, he commanded the 104th Guards Airborne Assault Regiment (76th Guards Airborne Assault Division, Pskov). In August 2008, the battalion-tactical group under the command of Anashkin participated in the battles for Tskhinval. In the same year, Anashkin was awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation.

Anashkin’s predecessor Muradov held the post of commander of the Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh since November last year. Then, after almost a month and a half of fighting, Armenia and Azerbaijan managed to reach a ceasefire agreement with the mediation of Russia.

The parties also agreed to introduce almost 2 thousand Russian peacekeepers to the region. The term of stay of the peacekeepers is five years with an automatic extension, if none of the parties declares six months before the expiration of the term of their intention to terminate the application of this provision.

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The head of Tong Jahoni, which helps migrants, reported about the detention in Moscow

Chupik was detained at Sheremetyevo airport. According to the human rights activist, she was banned from entering Russia for 30 years. Later, she stopped contacting

 The head of Tong Jahoni, which helps migrants, reported about the detention in Moscow

Valentina Chupik

Security forces detained Valentina Chupik, the head of the non-profit organization for helping migrants Tong Jahoni, at Sheremetyevo Airport. She reported this to the “Novaya Gazeta”.

“I’m sitting in a special reception at Sheremetyevo Airport, Terminal F. It is not known where they will put me, because the documents were seized, ” the human rights activist said.

According to Chupik, the FSB officers handed her a notification about the deprivation of refugee status on the territory of Russia. She was also banned from entering the country for 30 years. Now Chupik can be deported to Uzbekistan, of which she is a citizen. Later, she stopped contacting, the newspaper writes.

According to the Media Zone, Chupik was deprived of refugee status on the basis of paragraph 2, paragraph 2, Article 9 of the Law on Refugees (presenting deliberately false information or false documents for recognition as a refugee).

“They didn’t let him through at passport control, they took away the refugee’s identity card and travel document, and locked him in the special reception room. There is a bright light around the clock, there is water and a toilet, but they do not give charging for a mobile phone,and it has sat down very much. I was directly told that I “spoke too actively about systemic corruption in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and filed too many complaints about illegal detentions of migrants”. They want to deport them to Uzbekistan within a day, so that the ECHR does not have time to apply the 39th rule [of the ECHR rules], ” Chupik told RBC.

She stated that she had never submitted deliberately false information about herself and had not provided false documents. “But I will get the opportunity to appeal after my deportation,” she said, noting that she could be deported to Uzbekistan, ” directly to the basement of the National Security Service “(the National Security Service, in 2018, was renamed the State Security Service. & mdash; RBC).

RBC sent a request to the DSP of the FSB of Russia.

The international NGO Tong Jahoni provides free legal assistance to migrants in Russia. Lawyers help foreign employees in cases of police detention, non-payment of wages, deportation, refusals to process documents and other situations.

Chupik moved to Russia in 2006 after the riots in Andijan.She said that she had received threats from members of the special services.

In early September, Chupik told Novaya Gazeta that an information campaign has been conducted in Russia in recent years to create a negative attitude towards migrants. “In 2010, people treated migrants as good-natured, but stupid workers, and the main hatred was directed at natives of the Caucasus.then they began to actively work with a mass stereotype, and in 2013 a terrible hatred was already developed for migrants. Here we are now in the new year 2010. I believe that the new prohibitive policy will be fully worked out by the election campaign of 2024-at least, the timing is very suitable, ” she suggested.

We are talking, among other things, about “tough measures”, for the introduction of which was made by the vice-speaker of the State Duma Pyotr Tolstoy. In recent months, cases of fights involving migrants have become more frequent in Moscow and the region. As a solution to the problem, Tolstoy proposed to expel them from the country within 24 hours in case of violation and ban them from entering Russia for 50 years.

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Kommersant has learned the condition for issuing a Russian visa for Nuland

Nuland may visit Moscow as early as October, Kommersant has learned. In 2019, an American official was denied a Russian visa: she was blacklisted due to US sanctions

 & laquo;Kommersant & raquo; found out the condition for issuing a Russian visa for Nuland

Victoria Nuland

The Russian side, in exchange for lifting restrictions on US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, expects Washington to issue visas to its diplomats who were previously denied them, Kommersant reported, citing sources.

Russia, in particular, demands that the United States issue a visa to Konstantin Vorontsov, a specialist of the Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is responsible for issues of multilateral disarmament and must go to New York to the UN headquarters to participate in the work of the First Committee of the General Assembly, but since the fall of 2019 he cannot get a visa.

In September of that year, the United States refused to issue visas to 13 Russian diplomats and parliamentarians who were supposed to accompany Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on a trip to New York for the high-level week of the General Assembly session, as well as eight members of the Russian delegation planning to participate in the work of the First Committee. In addition to Vorontsov, several other Russian diplomats, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Defense and Roscosmos, did not receive visas.

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, called the incident an “outrageous example of” disrespect and “non-fulfillment of obligations as a host party” by the United States. The agency sent a protest note to Washington.

Nuland will come to Russia for talks in the fall. Initially, it was assumed that the visit would take place in November, but now October appears in the negotiations, the newspaper writes.

According to his sources, Deputy head of the Presidential Administration of Russia Dmitry Kozak will receive Nuland in Moscow. The main topic of the negotiations will be Ukrainian, the interlocutors of the publication say.

RBC sent a request to the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Nuland has been working intermittently at the US State Department since 2010. From September 2013 to January 2017, she was the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. Then Nuland was remembered, in particular, by the fact that in the winter of 2014 she came to the Maidan in Kiev and offered the protesters cookies and bread.

In May 2019, Nuland at a hearing in the US Congress called for tougher sanctions against Russia. Soon after, it became known that she was denied a Russian visa: Nuland was included in the blacklist compiled in response to US sanctions.

In the spring of this year, she took up the post of US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs.

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The UK reported on the detention of two members of Basayev’s gang

According to the IC, the detainees participated in an attack on the Botlikh district of Dagestan in August 1999. Then, as a result of the shelling, 33 people were killed, 34 more were injured

Employees of the Investigative Committee, the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, with the support of Rosgvardiya, detained two gang members Shamil Basayev and Emir Khattab, according to the IC website.

We are talking about the natives of the Stavropol Territory Albert Elakaev and Alimkhan Musaev. They are suspected of committing crimes under Part 2 of Article 209, Article 279, Article 317 of the Criminal Code (banditry, armed rebellion, encroachment on the life of military and law enforcement officers).

According to the IC, the detainees voluntarily joined the gang in mid-July 1999 and participated in an attack on the settlements of the Botlikh district of Dagestan.

From August 7 to August 24, 1999, at least a thousand militants attacked the military serving in this area of the republic. As a result of the shelling, 33 people were killed, 34 more were injured.

In March, the court sentenced another gang member Basayev and Khattab to 14 years in a high-security colony. According to the IC, Mavlimberdi Akbulatov also participated in the invasion of the Botlikh district of Dagestan. He was convicted of banditry, encroachment on the life of the military and armed rebellion.

 The UK reported the detention of two members of Basayev's gang

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Detachments of Chechen militants led by Basayev and Khattab entered Dagestan in August 1999. They occupied a number of villages, as a result of the fighting, the federal forces managed to dislodge the terrorists from the territory of the republic. In early September, the militants again invaded Dagestan, but were also defeated. About 300 Russian soldiers were killed, and another 800 were wounded.

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The Pentagon reminded the US general about the limits in negotiations with Russia

The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, Mark Milley, previously said that the US should think about a possible expansion of military contacts with Moscow. The other day, Milli met with the chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov

 The Pentagon reminded the US general about the limits in negotiations with Russia

Mark Milli

The US military interacts with its Russian counterparts to the minimum necessary to prevent conflicts. This was stated by Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby during a briefing.

Thus, Kirby commented on the words of the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley. Earlier, he suggested thinking about expanding military contacts with Russia, including to reduce the likelihood of war between the countries.

“I am sure that General Milli is well aware of these restrictions.”..”Secretary [of Defense Lloyd Austin] is confident that the chairman will continue to communicate and deconflict with the Russian military within these borders,” Kirby noted.

He explained that the US Department of Defense suspended military cooperation with Russia “both for political reasons and according to the letter of the law as a result of Russian aggressive actions in Ukraine”. Kirby pointed out that only the minimum necessary contacts have been preserved between the countries. “Our communications with the Russian military are reduced to a little more than a dozen interactions that reduce the risk of incorrect assessment of mutual actions and prevent conflicts during military operations,” he said. As an example, Kirby pointed to cooperation on Syria.

Milli told reporters on September 25 that the United States should explore ways to expand military contacts with Russia. In particular, it is worth considering mutual permission to send observers to the exercises. The general noted that military contacts between the two countries are now mainly maintained only at the level of senior management.

“We may not do this, but we should at least consider it (the possibility of closer military contacts with Moscow)», & mdash; said Millie. In his opinion, the growth of trust between the countries will reduce the likelihood of a war between them.

Earlier, Milli met with the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov. The parties held talks on September 22 in Finland. The Russian Defense Ministry reported that Milli and Gerasimov discussed issues of “mutual interest”, the meeting was constructive. The ministry also clarified that it was about reducing the risks of incidents arising during military activities. Later, Milli said about the meeting that, ” when the military leaders of the great powers communicate, the world becomes a safer place.”

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine revealed the details of the case of the attempted murder of Zelensky’s assistant

According to the police, there were several attackers. The FBI will help conduct the investigation

 The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has revealed the details of the case of the attempted murder of Zelensky's assistant

The Interior Ministry of Ukraine has drawn up a portrait of the attacker who attacked the assistant to the President of Ukraine, Sergei Shefir. This was stated by Deputy Interior Minister Yevgeny Enin, reports “Ukraine 24”.

“We know the alleged portrait, his height, weight and other traces that we established during the operational and investigative actions,” he said.

Enin added that, according to the police, the attacker did not act alone.

The deputy Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said that experts checked 430 hectares of forest in the area of the crime scene. The police also examined several thousand phone calls that were made on the day of the crime or a few days before it.

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In addition to the Ukrainian side, the FBI will participate in the investigation. “So that our citizens and foreign colleagues would not have doubts about the objectivity, impartiality and professionalism of our investigation, we agreed to the offer of our American partners, in particular, the FBI, to cooperate with us. We are in contact with them, the process is underway, ” Yesin said.

The car of the presidential aide was shelled from the side of the road in the Kiev region on September 22. As specified by Yesin, 15 bullets hit the car. Shefir was in the back seat and was not injured, his driver was wounded in the leg and remains in the hospital, Yesin noted that his life is not in danger.

The Deputy Interior Minister pointed out that Shefir’s car was not armored. According to the Ukrainian police, the attackers wanted to shoot the driver and stop the car, then kill Shefir. However, the driver accelerated and saved himself and the passenger.

Sources of the Ukrainian publication “Left Bank” in law enforcement agencies claim that, most likely, non-professionals fired. “The shooting was chaotic, some bullets went through the cabin. One knocked out the roof from the inside, they shot at random, ” a source told the publication.

A criminal case has been opened on the fact of the attack with a preliminary qualification of “attempted murder of two or more persons” (Article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The head of the National Police of Ukraine, Igor Klimenko, called three versions of the assassination attempt. “In connection with the state activities of the victim, with the aim of putting pressure on the country’s top leadership and with the aim of destabilizing the political situation in our country,” he said. Klimenko clarified that the involvement of foreign special services is not excluded.

Shefir himself said that the goal was to intimidate the highest echelon of power and influence the President of Ukraine. “I definitely see one goal,” it’s not me, I’m here indirectly, a friend of the president. The goal is the president, his moral and psychological status. They tried to intimidate», & mdash; said Shefir.

Zelensky adheres to a similar version. He stated that the attackers wanted to “send him greetings”. & laquo;Send me greetings with shots from the forest in my friend’s car & mdash; this is a weakness. But the answer will be strong, ” he promised.

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In Kiev, they said that Russian military aircraft invaded the exercise zone

In The Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that Russian planes flew into the zone of exercises in the Black Sea In Ukraine, it was reported that Russian reconnaissance planes flew several times into the zone over the Black Sea, where anti-aircraft troops were training. In Kiev, they consider the incident a provocation

 In Kiev, they said that Russian military aircraft invaded the exercise zone

Su-24MR aircraft

Russian reconnaissance planes violated the rules for the use of airspace and flew several times into the zone over the Black Sea, which Ukraine has reserved for military exercises. This is stated on the Facebook page of the Command of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“The Su-24MR and Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Federation have grossly violated the procedure for using the airspace, repeatedly flying into the restricted zone that Ukraine has reserved for conducting exercises,” the report says.

At the same time, according to Kiev, Russian planes were in the area where anti-aircraft troops were training. The reconnaissance planes crossed the directions in which the Ukrainian units fired anti-aircraft guided missiles. “Russian planes crossed the combat courses of targets of the VR-3 type “Flight”, which were used by Ukrainian anti-aircraft guided missiles, ” the message says. In Kiev, they called the incident a provocation and said that the Russian pilots were in danger.

RBC sent a request to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense.

On September 22, military exercises “United Efforts” 2021 ” began in Ukraine, which will last until September 30. They involve units of 25 countries, including 11 NATO members. The commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valery Zaluzhny, said that the maneuvers will be held at all the main military training grounds of the country, as well as in the Black and Azov Seas. About 12.5 thousand military personnel and more than 600 units of weapons and military equipment will be involved.

As the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense pointed out, the main goal of the exercises is to increase the defense potential of Ukraine and improve compatibility with the armed forces of the NATO member states.

On September 22, at a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky advised the alliance to increase its presence in the Black Sea. The President added that Kiev is ready to actively participate in joint actions with NATO countries, and expressed interest in increasing the number of joint exercises.

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Huawei’s financial director made a deal with the US Department of Justice

MEn Wanzhou, who was detained in Canada three years ago at the request of the United States, has entered into an agreement with the authorities. Huawei’s financial director will be allowed to return to China in exchange for a confession of violating American laws

 Huawei's financial director made a deal with the US Department of Justice

Meng Wanzhou (center)

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou has signed a deal with the US Justice Ministry, under which she will be able to return home to China three years after her detention in Canada. This is reported by The Wall Street Journal with reference to sources, the information is confirmed by Reuters.

According to the WSJ, according to the agreement, Wanzhou will have to admit the commission of some violations on its part, in return, the prosecutor’s office will postpone the prosecution, and later drop the charges of fraud. The agreement will be reviewed later on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn.

Representatives of Huawei and the Ministry of Justice declined to comment.

Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, was detained at Vancouver Airport in December 2018 at the request of the United States. The woman was accused of violating US sanctions against Iran. Washington believes that she carried out illegal transactions through the HSBC bank, accused of transferring funds to countries under US sanctions. Huawei’s financial director was placed under house arrest, now she is in Canada.

In March 2019, hearings on the extradition of Wanzhou to the United States began in Canada, they lasted until August 2021. The judge was expected to announce a decision on this issue in October.

Shortly after the arrest of Wanzhou, Chinese law enforcement agencies detained two Canadians-former diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor. They were accused of stealing information that is important for the national interests of Beijing. In August, Spavor was sentenced to 11 years in prison, having been found guilty of espionage.

China denies that there is a connection between the cases of Huawei’s financial director, Kovrig and Spavor. However, according to Reuters and the WSJ, the lifting of charges against Wanzhou will lead to the removal of tension between the United States and China and may contribute to the release of the two Canadians.

The US authorities discussed the possibility of concluding a deal with Huawei’s financial director at the end of last year, when Donald Trump held the post of president of the country, the WSJ reports. At that time, progress could not be achieved, since prosecutors demanded that Wanzhou admit guilt in violating American laws, and she insisted on her innocence.

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