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  • MULTIMEDIA REPORT | 100 days of war in Ukraine

Day 128 of the Ukrainian war. The militias of the self-proclaimed republic of Lugansk have reported that they have taken control of the surroundings of the Azot chemical plant, in the city of Severodonetsk, one of the last bastions of the Ukrainian resistance in the region. n from Donbas. At the diplomatic level, the European Union has just granted Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidate to join the European bloc, in an unprecedented decision by accepting the candidacy of a country at war.

Next, we tell you the last hour of the Russian invasion in direct:

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12 minutes ago

Ukraine denounces the discovery of a mass grave with more than a hundred bodies in Mariúpol

The Ukrainian authorities have denounced this Friday the discovery of a mass grave with more than a hundred bodies in the city of Mariúpol (southeast), taken by the Russian forces after weeks of siege within the framework of the military offensive launched on February 24 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

2 hours ago

Biden announces 768 million euros more in military aid for Ukraine

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, announced this Thursday a new military aid package valued at 768 million euros (800 million dollars) for Ukraine, before leaving Madrid, on the sidelines of the NATO summit .

2 hours ago

Putin spurs on Russian intelligence

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday urged the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service to focus on obtaining data that could threaten Russia, on the occasion of the centenary of “Russian illegal intelligence.”

2 hours ago

Zelensky argues that Russia's withdrawal from the island of Serpents changes the paradigm in the Black Sea

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky said Thursday that Russia's withdrawal from Snake Island “changes significantly” the paradigm in the Black Sea, and stressed that “step by step “Ukraine will expel to Russia from its sea.

2 hours ago

Russia summons the British ambassador to Moscow.

This Thursday, the Russian government summoned the UK ambassador to Moscow, Deborah Bronnert, to convey its disapproval of the recent statements by senior British officials, including the Prime Minister Boris Johnson against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

2 hours ago

Death toll rises to 17 after missile attack in Odessa

The number of deaths rises to 17, including a child, and 31 people have been injured, including four children Two men and a pregnant woman, this Thursday night in a missile attack against the Ukrainian region of Odessa (in the south of the country), within the framework of the war unleashed on February 24 by the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion.

2 hours ago

Congress supports the NATO summit and increases in military spending

The Plenary Session of Congress on Thursday showed its support for the results of the NATO summit that took place in Madrid and has urged the Government to guarantee adequate financing for national defense, “reaching 2% of GDP” before 2030, a vote that has divided the Government groups since, while the PSOE has voted in favour, United We can have done it against.

14 hours ago

Marlaska closes the CECOR

With all the authorities and retinues from 36 countries and organizations returning, the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has closed the CECOR (Center for Security Coordination) of the Madrid Summit of the Alianza Atl&o ;ntic. The Interior has communicated a brief balance against all the forecasts of threats, cyberattacks and riots that were made before the international meeting: “Zero incidents, zero arrests”.

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NATO leaders commit to invest an additional 20 billion in common spending by 2030

The leaders of NATO have committed this Thursday during the summit held in Madrid to invest 20,000 million euros in common expenditure of the Alliance for 2030, allied sources have confirmed to Europa Press, in line with the intention ;n to increase the common funds that finance NATO activities.

16 hours ago

The summit of NATO in Madrid encourages greater military spending

The 30 leaders of NATO member countries concluded their meeting in Madrid this Thursday by approving what the Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, has described as a “significant increase” in the budget from here to 2030. The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, also at the conclusion of the Madrid summit, has reduced the deadline for Spain. to 2029 to reach defense spending of 2% of GDP… It is told by Juan José; Fernández and Mario Saavedra.

16 hours ago

Macron: “Support for Ukraine will continue as long as necessary”

The French president announces that Paris will extend the military contribution intended for the Ukrainian Army. “Russia cannot and should not win, because our own security would be threatened,” he warns. Eva Cantón tells it.

17 hours ago

Sánchez, proud of the result of the NATO summit

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has taken advantage of the good organization of the NATO summit and in particular of the results that have been achieved during these two days, which have met the expectations that were the Government had scheduled for this appointment.

In the words of the Chief Executive, the “magnificent” organization has been valued, recognized by the attending Heads of State and Government, as well as the as the secretary general of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, and this should make all Spaniards feel “proud”, since it also “increases the country's prestige and strengthens Spain's foreign policy” .

17 hours ago

Biden asks for an “exception” in the regulations of the US Senate to protect the right to abortion

The president of the USA, Joe Biden, has requested in Madrid that an “exception” be made in the regulations of the Senate of his country so that the Democrats can approve a law on the right to abortion  reverse the decision of the Supreme Court. The judicial court ended last week with the protection of that right of women. Pilar Santos recounts it.

17 hours ago

Trudeau claims responsibility for Canada's action. and Spain in Latvia

“It's been fun working with you, my friend,” Canadian President Justin Trudeau responded on his turn. The Canadian leader has highlighted that Canada The US and Spain are the major contributors to the Reinforced Forward Presence mission in the Baltic. “In Latvia we are creating a better way of working with NATO, which could be of great use in the event of a conflict,” he said of a mission that he has announced will be expanded.  

Trudeau has shown his concern about the impact of the war on prices in the world, especially in the countries of the South, and, among various allusions to wages and the quality of employment, has defended “an economy resilient that creates good salaries in Spain and Canada, that the children have opportunities for a good future.”

17 hours ago

Sánchez and Trudeau meet in Moncloa

At the last bilateral meeting on the occasion of the NATO Summit in Madrid, Pedro Sánchez received the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, in Moncloa, who warmly thanked the Spanish President for the welcome and the meeting “full of good work” held this Thursday.

Appearing before the media without questions, Sánchez thanked Trudeau for his collaboration in the network of leaders for the solution of global problems. “We reaffirm our intention to defend the international order based on respect for the rules”, said the President of the Government. “We have committed ourselves to continue cooperating in matters of security and defense,” he said, before emphasizing the “extraordinarily positive” manner in which Spanish and Canadian forces collaborate in their NATO mission in the Baltic.

18 hours ago

Turkey threatens to paralyze the accession of Finland and Sweden if 73 “terrorists” are not extradited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has responded with a “for “Of course” to the question of whether he threatens to stop the joining of Finland and Sweden to NATO if the latter does not send the 73 Kurdish “terrorists” that Erdogan has assured that he would extradite. He tells it here Mario Saavedra.

18 hours ago

Turkey describes Spain as a “great friend”

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has described Spain as a “great friend” and Pedro Sánchez as “great statesman”. Asked about his meeting with the Spanish president, he has said that one more step has been taken for the joint construction of an aircraft that allows the landing and takeoff of helicopters. & ó pteros and drones. He has been grateful that Spain has been on the Turkish side in the most critical times. “Spain has given us Patriot missiles, while other NATO members took them away. Spain did not take them, and we still have them. I want to especially thank President Pedro Sánchez for this. He is a great statesman, and that allows for achievements”.

18 hours ago

NATO leaders congratulate Spain for the success of the summit

The main leaders of NATO have congratulated the Government for the success of the Madrid summit, in which they have shown a united front against Russia and have approved the new Strategic Concept, and have met for the next meeting. ;next year in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

18 hours ago

Feijóo opens to negotiate the increase in defense spending

The president of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has shown this Thursday that he is willing to agree on a Defense and Security policy but has demanded that the Government be “coherent” and formulate a proposal. The popular president has stressed that his party has always been a “strong supporter” of NATO and of a bilateral relationship “of trust and friendship” with the United States.

18 hours ago

Turkey assures that Sweden has committed to extradite Kurdish “terrorists”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims that Sweden has promised him to extradite 73 Kurdish “terrorists” as part of the agreement to unblock the NATO accession process. Erdogan claims that all the issues Ankara was concerned about have been included in the memorandum of understanding with Helsinki and Stockholm. And he warns that this agreement with the two Nordic countries has to be ratified in the Turkish Parliament.

18 hours ago

Biden: “Putin thought he would break NATO and it has been just the opposite”

US President Joe Biden has boasted of the unity of NATO members in the face of Russia's aggression against Ukraine and has blamed the Kremlin for being responsible for the price hike that is taking place. drowning the economies of the whole world due to the high inflation and also the food crisis that the poorest countries are suffering. The US leader said goodbye to the summit held this Wednesday and Thursday in Madrid with a press conference in which he celebrated the increase in money for defense committed by many countries, including Spain, and of the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. “[Vladimir] Putin thought he could break the transatlantic alliance. He tried to weaken us, he hoped our determination would be broken, but he is achieving the exact opposite. He wanted 'Finnishization'.” “of NATO, has achieved the “natonization” of Finland”, he declared before journalists, as reported by Pilar Santos.

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Biden says NATO Article 5 is “sacred”

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, highlighted this Thursday that NATO Article 5, which establishes the agreement of the parties to defend themselves in the event of an attack, is “sacred” and has warned that “an attack against one is an attack against all”.

19 hours ago

NATO will share intelligence to reinforce the 'southern flank' of Europe

NATO has committed in writing this Wednesday, at the Madrid summit, to protect the so-called southern flank of the Alliance (North Africa, Sahel and the Middle East). This Thursday, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has pointed out that, for this, the allied countries will share intelligence information with partners in the region, among other measures that he has not specified. In addition, NATO will provide of aid to the countries in the area such as Mauritania or Tunisia.

19 agohours

Biden takes stock of the conclave

“Putin wanted the finlandization of NATO and has obtained the NATOization of Finland & rdquor ;, said the president of the United States. About the war, he is clear: “I don't know how it will end, but it won't end with Russia's victory in Ukraine.”

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Scholz assures that Germany will send arms to Ukraine “until it is no longer necessary”

The German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, assured this Thursday that Berlin will continue to sending weapons to Ukraine in the midst of a Russian invasion “until it is no longer necessary” given the “danger” that Russia poses to the “international order”.

19 hours ago

Trudeau values ​​the unity of the allies

< p>The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, defended this Thursday the importance that the NATO Summit held in Madrid has had for the allies, while at the same time he has valued his unity against Russia in the framework of the war in the Ukraine.

19 hours ago

London will spend more in Defense

The United Kingdom will allocate 2.5% of GDP before the year 2030, according to reports Alberto Muñoz.Committed to investing 2.5% of GDP in defense before 2030, the United Kingdom has asked for more involvement from the rest of its allies to face the threats that are yet to come. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson assured at the closing press conference of the NATO summit in Madrid that the target set for Wales in 2014 must be updated: “2% was thought to be the worst. for a different era. All of us who have sat at the table at this meeting have realized that we must increase the budget we invest in defense”.

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France will send more military material to Ukraine

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has announced at the end of the NATO summit held in Madrid that France will send more military material to Ukraine. military material Ukraine needs to defend itself quickly, reports Eva Cantón.Specifically, it will The Ukrainian Army received six additional self-propelled howitzers – belonging to a new generation of artillery weapons – and a significant number of armored vehicles, which it did not specify.  “France, the allies, the European partners, will be there”, Macron said after recalling that the European continent “is no longer there”. in peace & rdquor; since last February 24 Russia opted for war. “In Madrid we have taken note”, he said.

20 hours ago

Sweden more anti-tank weapons to Ukraine

The Government of Sweden announced this Thursday plans to send more weapons to Ukraine, including anti-tank weapons, before the invasion of Russia , triggered on February 24 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

20 hours ago

Sánchez, confident in the support of Podemos

On when will The Council of Ministers has indicated the change in the Defense Cooperation Agreement with the US to increase the number of warships at the Rota naval base (Cádiz) from four to six “soon”. Will it count? With the support of United We Can?, the media have asked him. His answer could not have been more concise and forceful: “Yes”.

20 hours ago

NATO, seven decades of expansion

The The Atlantic Alliance has gone from its 12 founding members to the current 30. Finland and Sweden begin the procedures for an accession that extends the NATO border with Russia by more than 1,300 kilometers, explains Miriam Ruiz Castro.

20 hours ago

“Ceuta and Melilla are Spain”

“Ceuta and Melilla are Spain”, it says to refer to NATO's protection of the two autonomous cities. A debate that he describes as more “artificial” than “real”.  Sánchez remarks that this doubt is something that has never been raised in 40 years of belonging to the Atlantic Alliance and regrets that These are questions that have never been asked of previous presidents of the Government, says Marisol Hernández.

20 hours ago

Sánchez's message to Podemos

The head of the Executive, regarding the reluctance of United We Can to increase defense spending, repeats something he has been saying in recent days. Sweden and Finland have changed their historical pacifist position, Germany has chosen to increase its military budget.  “I hope we can reach a country agreement that transcends ideological issues,” he says, according to Marisol Hernández. He again asks for a “reflection”  to his coalition partners for the threat posed by Russia, the need to have resources for deterrence because there have been “tectonic changes” in the international order.

21 hours ago

Increase in military spending in eight years

Sánchez remembers that security is not there. guaranteed and that resources must be allocated. It has transmitted to the allies that Spain will comply with with the commitment of defense spending. And he announces that this progressive increase to reach 2% of the GDP “will be done in a period of eight years.” “Until 2029,” reports Marisol Hernández. This is the proposal you will make. to the Cortes Generales, although it has not specified until now how much it will increase. military spending in next year's accounts.

21 hours ago

Sánchez salutes the mention to the south flank

“A message of unity and cohesion has been given by all the allies” and support for Ukraine has been shown, explains Sánchez. The historic agreement of this meeting is the accession of Sweden and Finland, “the best proof that the Alliance wants to defend peace”. “They do not enter because they want to attack any country but to defend their model of coexistence,” says the president, as recorded by Marisol Hernández. The president highlights the information that the Strategic Concept of Madrid includes a look at the southern flank and mention of the Sahel, which have been two requests from Spain.

21 hours ago

Sánchez takes the floor

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, begins his appearance by saying that all the countries have praised the organization of the NATO summit in Madrid and that “all Spaniards should feel proud”. She thanks the people of Madrid for their “reception capacity,” reports Marisol Hernández.

21 hours ago

“We live in a more dangerous and unpredictable world”

“We live in a more dangerous and unpredictable world, a world in which we have a raging war in the heart of Europe, with military operations on a scale not seen since World War II. This may get worse. If this turns into a full-fledged war between Russia and NATO, we will see suffering and destruction on a much, much greater scale than we see today. That is why we have increased our support for Ukraine, but we have a responsibility to prevent an escalation: by That is why we are not part of the conflict, NATO is not part of the conflict. And that is why we have also increased the deployment on the eastern flank. Our intention is to ensure that there are no misunderstandings, and to protect all our territory” , explains Stoltenberg.

21 hours ago

“Spain is a highly valued, very important ally of NATO”

Stoltenberg, on Ceuta and Melilla: NATO is here to protect all territories of Alliance allies. “In the end, activating article 5 will be a political agreement, but NATO is here to defend all allies.” read here the complete piece.

21 hours ago

Budget increase

“On our common financing, we continue with the decision taken last year. We have decided on a financing trajectory until 2030. With the agreement that we have taken today this means a significant increase in budgets, so we can deploy our capabilities, do more exercises. It's a significant, considerable increase in the common budget.”

21 ago hours

“NATO is going to help Ukraine”

“We support the idea of ​​sending advanced equipment to Ukraine, including western mobile equipment. NATO is going to help Ukraine make the transition to more modern equipment. Ukraine needs extensive modern heavy equipment comparable to NATO.” .

21 hours ago

Spain joins NATO's call to increase the presence of women< /strong>

Spain has joined this Thursday the call made by NATO to increase the presence of women in issues related to peace and security, as well as such as conflict resolution.

21 hours ago

Albares does not rule out “military reinforcement on the southern border ”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, has pointed out that in the future there could be a military reinforcement on the southern border of NATO but has made it clear that at this time there is no threat in this area that justifies it.

21 hours ago

Nod to Sweden and Finland

“The political decision to invite Sweden and Finland was taken yesterday, and the signing of the accession protocol will be on Tuesday, but the political decision has already been taken. NATO has never It has been a monolithic organization in which 32 allies agree on everything. We are 32 different countries, with different colors in governments, different geographies, and it is not a sign of weakness. Our unity in being willing to defend each other, and sending a clear message to any adversary that we will defend ourselves together,” says Stoltenberg.

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“Putin's brutal war is absolutely unacceptable”

Jens Stoltenberg, in response to yesterday's comments by Vladimir Putin. “Ukraine remains a sovereign state of Europe. Putin's brutal war in Ukraine is absolutely unacceptable, with ramifications throughout the world, such as food prices. Putin must withdraw forces from him and end this war immediately.” “We welcome Sweden and Finland, which have every right to join the Alliance. We take note of the messages from Moscow. Finland and Sweden are going to become NATO allies, and we are here to defend to all the allies,” he said, according to Juan José; Fernández.

21 hours ago

Stoltenberg is already heading to the auditorium

The last appearance of the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, begins at the Madrid summit. He has announced the approval of aid packages for Mauritania, Tunisia and Jordan, and has reaffirmed the alliance's commitment to the fight against international terrorism, underlining the importance of sharing intelligence between the allies. & Nbsp; Stoltenberg denounces that Russia and China use “levers” to gain advantages on the southern flank. In his opinion, we are experiencing “the most dangerous situation in decades,” says Juan José. Fernández.

21 hours ago

No Russian salad at the summit

The Russian salad has disappeared from the menu. offered by the Ifema cafeteria where the NATO Summit is held and has been renamed the 'traditional salad', although it maintains the same price and ingredients.

21 hours ago

Russia withdraws from Snake Island

The Russian Army withdrew this Thursday from a strategic Ukrainian island in the Black Sea, known as Zmiinyi or Serpent Island, which it had occupied at the beginning of the war that started the war. against Ukraine more than four months ago, reported The Ministry of Defense.

22 hours ago

Spain and Turkey, “strategic partners”

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, met This Thursday with the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid. According to Moncloa sources, the socialist leader highlighted that both countries share a commitment to security in the Euro-Atlantic area and welcomed the release of Ankara to the accession of Sweden and Finland, two “consolidated democracies” to the Alliance.  Sánchez valued Turkey as “a key player and partner in security and mediation.” Thus, he congratulated Erdogan for the “diplomatic efforts deployed to promote talks and the end of Russian aggression against Ukraine”, and thanked him for his support. his support for the reinforcement of the southern flank and the NATO 360 concept (essential aspects for Spain, which are included in the new Madrid Strategic Concept) and the fight against terrorism. The president highlighted that Spain and Turkey, as “strategic partners”, will continue “developing their already intense relations and favoring the positive agenda of the EU” with Ankara. In that sense, Moncloa sources pointed out, Sánchez recalled The “importance of dialogue in the Eastern Mediterranean”, reports Juanma Romero.

22 hours ago

The companions close the agenda

After three intense days in which she has served as the perfect hostess with the couples of world leaders who have participated in the 32nd NATO summit held in Madrid and which ends this Thursday , Queen Letizia has put the finishing touch to the parallel agenda of the 'consorts' with a luxurious visit to one of the most emblematic places in the capital.

22 hours ago

We can, on spending: “We are going to maintain our position”

United We Can has made it explicit that it will not support an increase in the Defense budget to 2% of the country's GDP, as established in the commitments of the NATO Summit, and reiterates that they will maintain the same position against that they have made explicit during this months. “You already know what our position is on this issue, we will not support it,” said the president of the confederal group in Congress, Jaume Asens, in statements to the media in the corridors of the Lower House.

23 hours ago

No news on the Leopard

The head of Defense, Margarita Robles, also had a bilateral meeting yesterday with her German counterpart. In the press conference offered by herself this Thursday to talk about women and war, she was asked He asked twice about whether Spain is going to send Leopard tanks to the Ukraine, since, being German-made, their export must be authorized by Berlin. The minister avoided respond, alleging that the reason for her appearance before the media was “as important or much more: sexual assaults on women and limitations on women's rights in war”. yes underlined that “Spain's commitment is total and absolute with Ukraine, also condemning what Russia is doing” and “unity” of all the allies, reports Juanma Romero.

23 hours ago

Robles called the PP

The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, telephoned this Thursday to the Deputy Secretary of Institutional Affairs of the PP, Esteban González Pons, to inform him of the agreement with the US, which will mean The arrival of two new destroyer ships at the Rota military base (Cádiz), but not to directly ask for its support, according to sources close to the minister. In any case, the PP has already let it be seen, without publicly revealing its vote, that it will not vote. obstacles to the modification of the agreement with the US when it passes through the Cortes Generales. There is no date yet for it to be agreed upon by the Council of Ministers, reports Juanma Romero.

23 hours ago

The JEMAD asks for more soldiers for new functions of the Armed Forces

The Chief of Defense Staff (JEMAD), Admiral General Teodoro López Calderón, believes that Spain would need to increase the personnel of its Armed Forces to assume the new deterrence capabilities agreed by NATO.

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The PP, willing to double defense spending

The general secretary of the PP, Cuca Gamarra, has expressed this Thursday her willingness to double defense spending and the deployment of the United States in Rota, agreed with President Joe Biden, but has demanded a “joint position of the entire Government ” of PSOE and United We Can.

23 hours ago

The Russian salad disappears from the menu; of the NATO Summit

The Russian salad has disappeared from the menu. that the Ifema cafeteria offers where the NATO Summit is held and has been renamed the 'traditional salad', although it maintains the same price and ingredients.

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Latvia warns that China “observes” the war in Ukraine before the possibility of undertaking “something similar”

The president of Latvia, Egils Levits, has warned that the evolution of the war in Ukraine will mark not only the security of Europe, but also at a global level, among other reasons because China is It is “watching” and could undertake “something similar” in the Indo-Pacific.

23 hours ago

< strong>Pablo López's performance that impressed everyone. to Jill Biden

Pablo López attended. to the United States embassy in Madrid on the occasion of the NATO summit being held in Madrid. The singer acted for a very small number of people, and in a video uploaded to the artist's social networks, you can see how the first lady of the United States is impressed with his performance.

1 day ago

China: New Strategic Concept “is full of Cold War mentality” < /strong>

The Chinese authorities have highlighted this Thursday that the new Strategic Concept approved by NATO in the framework of its summit in Madrid “is full of a Cold War mentality” and “ideological bias”, at the same time which he has denounced as “a malicious attack and defamation” against Beijing.

1 day ago

Albares denies submission to Biden in the face of criticism from Podemos

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares has denied that the Government is submissive to the United States in the face of criticism from United We Can, which they accuse of this after the pact to increase the number of North American destroyers at the Rota base from four to six. (Cádiz).

1 day ago

Sánchez wants to raise military spending to 2 % of GDP by 2029

The president underlines that “we have committed to raising our budget” to improve deterrence capacity.

1 day ago

Second day of the NATO summit

The political leaders are already at the Ifema site to face the second day of the NATO summit in Madrid. The Alliance will sign They will come up with a technological innovation agreement and will make a report on the final conclusions of the meeting, both on Russia or China, or the strategic concept to follow in the next 10 years.< /p>

1 day ago

Sánchez asks for a “country” agreement on the destroyers

“I have asked for it to be a country agreement,” explains Sánchez about the increase in the US fleet in Rota.

1 day ago

Deterrence and do not attack

“The nature of the missions that all the allies are deploying are deterrence. Not attacks, but defense. All the allies are under the orders of NATO,” explains Sánchez.

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Sánchez defends Sweden and Finland

“Sweden “It has broken 200 years of neutrality and Finland has also broken it. If they join NATO it is not because they have any expansionist spirit, they just want to defend themselves from a real threat.”

1 day ago

Sánchez, satisfied with the summit

” The result could not be more optimal, both from the point of view of Spain and the Alliance.”

1 day ago

“Key moment for Europe”

“We are at a defining moment for the security of Europe. It has been a war provoked by Putin in a country that did not pose a threat to Russia,” says Sánchez.

1 day ago

Sánchez wants to raise the defense budget to 2% of GDP from here. until 2029

“In NATO's new strategic concept we are reinforcing our deterrence capacity. In order to defend the democracy in which we live. For this reason, we have committed ourselves to raising our defense budget to 2% of GDP from now on. 2029,” explains Sánchez.

1 day ago

Sánchez: “We We played a lot in the response to Putin”

“What Putin is doing in Ukraine is a tectonic shift in international relations. The result will define the world order and European security. We stake a lot on this response”, said Sánchez in an interview on TVE.

1 day ago

The dead in the Mikolaiv attack rise to six

Ukrainian authorities have raised this Thursday to six the total number of dead in a missile attack carried out on Wednesday by Russian troops against a residential building against the town of Mikolaiv, located in the south of the country.

1 day ago

< strong>The United Kingdom announces the sending of more than 1,100 million in military aid to Ukraine

The Government of the United Kingdom announced this Wednesday the sending of more than 1,160 million euros (1,000 million pounds) in military assistance to help Ukraine confront Russian troops. “UK weapons, equipment and training are transforming Ukraine's defenses against this attack. And we will continue to stand firmly behind the Ukrainian people to ensure that Putin fails in Ukraine,” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in statements collected by 'Evening Standard'.

1 day ago

The President of the Duma Russian says NATO expansion means “more Russia on its borders”

The President of the Russian State Duma, Viacheslav Volodin, stated this Thursday that the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, “did not study geography” and stressed that an expansion of NATO implies “more ;s Russia at her borders'.

1 day ago

The destroyers will not reach Rota in 2022

The Ministry of Defense cools off the arrival of two new destroyer ships at the Rota naval base (Cádiz), which the US president, Joe Biden, has asked Spain to host. is not They are scheduled to be shipped in the remainder of the year. The Government assures that the Americans still have to finalize their calendar and it will probably “take more than six months”. For the moment, they explain, what has been adopted is the “political decision”, visualized this Tuesday in the meeting that the chief executive, Pedro Sánchez, held with Biden in Moncloa, and embodied in a joint statement. But now, they add, the Americans have to make a concrete proposal, according to reports Juanma Romero and Marisol Hernández.

1 day ago

Russia in the Balkans : the other threat

The defense ministers' dinner convened by Margarita Robles debates the unrest in Bosnia, explains Juan José; Fernández.

1 day ago

NATO's Strategic Concept , in 5 keys

NATO leaders have signed this Wednesday a new Strategic Concept that will guide the decisions of the Alliance in the next decade and that replaces the Lisbon of 2010. The declaration includes the determination of the allies to transform their deterrence and defense in the face of new challenges, a comprehensive aid package to Ukraine to defend itself from the Russian invasion and a united position towards China, terrorism and cyber attacks.

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A hundred protesters launch slogans against NATO and Zelensky

A hundred demonstrators have supported this Wednesday afternoon the demonstration called by the Anti-Repression Movement in the Plaza de Tirso de Molina, in the center of Madrid, where slogans have been launched against NATO and the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. The protest has been carried out without incident under the surveillance of a large police force.

After 8:00 p.m., the demonstrators unfurled a banner that read 'Criminal NATO, complicit government!', then chanted slogans in which they described the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and they called Zelensky a “fucking Nazi.” There have also been mentions of the death of migrants at the Melilla fence, blaming it on the Atlantic Alliance, chanting “in Melilla, NATO murders.”

1 day

Amnesty denounces that the Russian attack on the Mariupol theater was “a clear war crime”

The non-governmental organization Amnesty International denounced this Thursday that the attack perpetrated on March 16 by Russian forces against the theater in the city of Mariúpol (southeast) was “a clear war crime” committed paid off with the death of at least a dozen people.

In his report 'Children: The attack on the Donetsk Regional Drama Theater in Mariupol, Ukraine', he documents how the attack was probably carried out deliberately despite knowing that hundreds of civilians were sheltering in the facility.

1 day ago

< p>The United Kingdom announces the sending of more than 1,100 million euros in military aid to Ukraine

The Government of the United Kingdom announced this Wednesday the sending of more than 1,160 million euros (1,000 million pounds) in military assistance to help Ukraine confront Russian troops.

“UK weapons, equipment and training are transforming Ukraine's defenses against this attack. And we will continue to stand firmly behind the Ukrainian people to ensure that Putin fails in Ukraine,” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in statements collected by 'Evening Standard'.

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Defense calculates that the destroyers of Biden will not arrive in Rota this year

The Ministry of Defense cools the arrival of two new destroyer ships at the Rota naval base (Cádiz ), which the US president, Joe Biden, has asked Spain to host. is not They are scheduled to be shipped in the remainder of the year. The Government assures that the Americans still have to finalize their calendar and probably “it will take more than six monthsAt the moment, they explain, what has been adopted is the “political decision”, visualized this Tuesday in the meeting that the chief executive, Pedro Sánchez, held with Biden in Moncloa, and embodied in a joint declaration.But now, they add, the Americans have to make a concrete proposal. 

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At the request of Spain, NATO recognizes the use of migration as a form of pressure

NATO has recognized, at the request of Spain, the instrumentalization of migration as a form of pressure, within the campaign of hybrid threats launched by “authoritarian actors” that put at risk “the interests, values ​​and democratic way of life”.

In the Strategic Concept presented at the NATO summit in Madrid, the allies have warned that the “strategic competitors” They use “hybrid tactics”, such as disinformation, computer attacks or the tortuous use of migration processes, to try to destabilize democratic societies.

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The PP, on Sánchez at the NATO Summit: An “album of photos at the Eurodisney for adults”

The Deputy Secretary for Institutions of the PP, Esteban González Pons, has assured that the NATO Summit has “something of a papier-mâché decoration” because the Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has made an “album of photos in the Eurodisney of adults” while he has criticized the fact that he has not invited or listened to the opposition.

According to what González Pons stated in an interview this Wednesday on Onda Zero, collected by Europa Press, the NATO Summit that is Taking place in Madrid on June 29 and 30, it is a “success” mainly for the Atlantic Alliance, but for Spain it has a “paper stone” façade.

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Mario Draghi leaves the NATO summit in Madrid to address a crisis in his government

The Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, left the NATO summit early this Wednesday NATO in Madrid due to an internal crisis that is experiencing his government coalition, after the leader of the 5 Star Movement (M5S), Giussepe Conte, has accused the Italian president of “asking for his head”. p>

After having dinner at the Prado Museum in Madrid with the rest of the leaders of the NATO member states, Draghi announced that he was returning to Rome early to preside over a Council of Ministers in Rome this Thursday in which anticipate approved measures to alleviate the high cost of electricity bills and other measures against inflation.

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Protest this Thursday in Valladolid against the NATO summit

A dozen political, social and trade union groups from Valladolid have called for a demonstration this Thursday, June 30, at 8:00 p.m. in Plaza Zorrilla under the slogan 'No to the NATO! No to wars! For peace!' to show their opposition to the NATO summit to be held in Madrid on the 29th and 30th of this month.

According to the platform's spokespersons, in a statement sent by Izquierda Castellana and collected by Europa Press, “NATO is an imperialist apparatus that generates international tensions and wars” and is “a danger to peace and democracy in everyone”.

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The mayor of Rota points out that the greater presence of military personnel will be “good for the city”

The mayor of Rota (Cádiz), Javier Ruiz Arana, after the agreement to increase the US military presence at the municipality's naval base by sending two more destroyers as part of the NATO anti-missile shield , has stated that “the increased presence of military personnel with their families is good for the city.”

“It was an issue that had been discussed for some years now and that I had not been able to finalize until now,” the mayor pointed out in an interview with Canal Sur collected by Europa Press. Thus, he added that the news has been received “positively”.

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Flavors of Madrid on the menu dinner

The menu of the Euro-Atlantic dinner was prepared by chef José Andrés, and was designed to evoke the “typical flavors of Madrid”: the main course, lamb shoulder cooked at low temperature with mashed potatoes. of lemon, and the dessert, a single dish that will combine Chinchón anise, Aranjuez strawberry, waffle and violet caramel. He also served himself an appetizer of cod, orange and beetroot, and as a starter, lobster gazpacho with summer vegetables flavored with basil and extra virgin olive oil of the Arbequina variety, as reported by the company. the Moncloa.  In parallel, the companions witnessed a cultural 'performance' in the Sala de las Musas del Prado that denounced the war in Ukraine, and later tasted, in the same location, the menu by chef José Andrew. This is the chronicle of the Prado dinner.

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Dinner at the Prado Museum

The Chief Executive, Pedro Sánchez, is now presiding over the Euro-Atlantic dinner at the Prado Museum in Madrid. It is the last act of the first official day of the NATO summit. The dinner is attended by the heads of state and government of the allies, plus the presidents of the European Commission and Council (Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel), and the leaders of the EU countries that do not belong to the Alliance (Sweden, Finland, Malta, Cyprus, Ireland and Austria). This is the first meeting of these characteristics, of joint work by the allies and the EU, a commitment by Sánchez aimed precisely at highlighting the “complementarity” of the community bloc and NATO. Before After the leaders' dinner, in the museum's cloister, Sánchez exercised He acted as a cultural 'guide' to the Prado, leading them and their companions through various rooms of the art gallery. Afterwards, everyone took a family photo in front of Velázquez's 'Las meninas'. 

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NATO denounces Russia's “terrible cruelty” in Madrid

The denunciation of the the “terrible cruelty” of Russia and the vindication of democracy, individual freedom, human rights, the rule of law and the “international order based on rules” These are the two main elements with which this Wednesday in Madrid the 30 leaders of the NATO countries have constructed their main political declaration. He tells it here Juan José Fernandez.

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Zelensky subjects his participation in the G20 to the situation in Ukraine and the participants in the summit

Zelenski has made his participation in the G20 summit, scheduled for November in Indonesia, subject to the situation in his country, thus and meeting participants.

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NATO will protect the “territorial integrity” of Ceuta and Melilla as the Government wanted

The Executive is pleased that the Madrid Strategic Concept includes the amendment presented by to “precise” that the organization will defend the “territorial integrity of the allies”, as they define it in their legal system. NATO undertakes to protect with “force and determination” every “inch” of allied territory and preserve its “sovereignty”. The Madrid text also addresses the southern neighborhood and describes the instrumentalization of immigration and energy sources as a hybrid threat. here Juanma Romero and Marisol Hernández tell it.

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NATO formally invites Sweden and Finland to join the Alliance

The heads of state and government of NATO have formally agreed this Wednesday to invite Finland and Sweden to become members of the Atlantic Alliance, one day after Turkey lifted the veto after the memorandum trilateral agreement signed in the framework of the Madrid summit. The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, has affirmed that the invitation is a “historical” milestone, after the “good agreement” between the three parties that comes after weeks of “hard work”, in which the Alliance has acted as a mediator with Ankara.

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The EU celebrates the entry of Sweden and Finland joins NATO because it reinforces the security of the whole of Europe

The European Union celebrated this Wednesday the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO, assuring that it reinforces the security of the European continent as a whole and it will serve to strengthen the transatlantic link with North America. so The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, has expressed himself, who upon his arrival at the meeting of NATO leaders in Madrid has shown himself in favor of the integration of Both Scandinavian countries joined NATO, stating that it strengthens European security and also has broad support from Swedish and Finnish societies. “I welcome the positive signal that was given yesterday “, he pointed out, referring to the agreement between Turkey, Sweden and Finland to lift the veto.

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The mayor of kyiv demands more weapons from NATO

The mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, has insisted on asking the allies for more “defensive” weapons because they are fighting not only for themselves, but also for “shared values” with a large part of the international community. “We need more defensive weapons. Defensive because we are not only fighting for our country, our cities, or our families. I hope everyone understands that we are defending shared values, we are defending you,” he claimed during a parallel forum organized by various think tanks on the fringes of the NATO summit in Madrid.

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NATO leaders will support Ukraine's military interoperability

NATO leaders approved this Wednesday at their summit a comprehensive support package for Ukraine to defend itself against Russian aggression, which plans, in the long term, to improve its military operating systems so that they are compatible with Westerners and leave it like that. Gone are the computers of the Soviet era. The step was taken at the Alliance summit held in Madrid, in which the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenski, intervened by videoconference.

“We will continue and intensify political and I give practical support to our close partner Ukraine, which continues to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity against Russian aggression,” the allied leaders stressed in a statement approved during their meeting.

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NATO sees Russia as its “most direct” threat and warns China

NATO's new Strategic Concept moves away from the “cooperation” promoted in previous years and fixes Russia as the “most direct and significant” threat to “Euro-Atlantic security, peace and stability”. ;ntica”. It has also warned China that it will defend itself. He confronted his “coercive tactics” and his attempts to divide the allies, mentioning the Asian giant for the first time in his new Strategic Concept adopted at the Madrid summit. Juan José Fernández and Mario Saavedra explain it here.

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At the request of Spain, NATO recognizes the use of immigration n as a form of pressure

NATO has recognized, at the request of Spain, the instrumentalization of migration as a form of pressure, within the campaign of hybrid threats launched by “authoritarian actors” that put at risk “the interests, values ​​and democratic way of life.”

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Discontent with tourists by NATO

The NATO summit that is being held these days in Madrid has caused the closure of some of the most touristic points of the capital and tourists complain because they cannot access the Prado Museum or the Museo of the Thyssen. In both places, visits are being held by the companions of world leaders with Queen Letizia as hostess. He tells it here Alberto Muñoz.

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NATO commits in its new strategic concept to defend “every centi ;meter of allied territory”

NATO leaders have committed themselves in their new strategic concept, published this Wednesday in the framework of the summit held in Madrid, to defend “every centimeter of allied territory” in an attempt to “preserve its sovereignty and territorial integrity” to “prevail over any aggressor”. Thus, the Alliance has highlighted that it will use of “all military and non-military provided tools at its disposal to respond to all threats to its security in the appropriate manner and time”. This strategy is framed, as stated in the document, in a “360 degree” policy that seeks to promote NATO's defense and deterrence posture in the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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The United Kingdom announces that it will support to Georgia

United Kingdom will allocate Additional funds to Georgia (5.7 million euros) to reinforce the cyber capacity of that country in order to protect itself from Russian cyber attacks, as announced by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, at the NATO summit in Madrid. In a statement, the London Executive has indicated that the resistance shown by Georgia to Russian cyberattacks will be reinforced thanks to the additional security support outlined today by the Tory leader.

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A Swedish deputy of Kurdish origin threatens with a motion of censure against the Foreign Minister

The Swedish independent deputy of Kurdish-Iranian origin Amineh Kakabaveh has questioned the agreement reached by Sweden and Finland with Turkey to unblock the accession of the Nordic countries to NATO and has threatened to promote a motion of censure against the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ann Linde, if you do not appear to give explanations.

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Stoltenberg, on the new strategy of NATO agreed this Wednesday

“Today at the summit, NATO leaders have decided on a fundamental change in our defense and deterrence to respond to a new security reality. We are going to strengthen our advanced defenses, improve our battle groups in the NATO's eastern flank at brigade levels, we are going to transform NATO's response forces and increase the number of high readiness forces to reach 300,000,” Stoltenberg said of NATO's new strategy. Stoltenberg assures that it is “very different” from the one that was approved. in Lisbon in 2010, in which Russia was a “strategic partner” and China was not mentioned. Russia now poses the “most significant and direct threat to our security” and China “poses a challenge to the interests, values ​​and security of allies.”

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Stoltenberg appears after the meeting of NATO member countries

The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, appears after the meeting of the member countries this Wednesday morning: “The doors of NATO are open, as the invitations to Sweden show Turkey and Finland. Today, NATO leaders have taken the historic decision to invite them to become members of the Alliance. It is a good deal for Turkey, for Finland and Sweden, and for NATO. I appreciate your efforts.” Regarding Ukraine, Stoltenberg has assured that they will have “the support of NATO for as long as it takes” and that they will receive “a modernization” of their military arsenal.

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Russia warns Norway of “blocking the delivery of goods” in Svalbard

The Russian Government has summoned Solveig Rossebo, the Norwegian chargé d'affaires in Moscow, on Wednesday to protest the “unacceptable situation” derived from the “blockade of the delivery of goods” to Svalbard by the Norwegian authorities. The Russian Foreign Ministry has indicated in a statement published on its website that Oslo introduced in April “restrictions” on Russian transport on the common border, blocking the passage of “critical goods” for the operation of the consulate Russian in Svalbard.

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NATO admits its southern flank is “faithful ground.” useful” for terrorism and interference by its competitors

NATO has included for the first time in its new Strategic Concept an express mention of its southern flank to recognize that the situation in which the Sahel and the Middle East find themselves, among others, may be “fertile ground ” for terrorist activities and the “strategic competitors” of the Alliance, referring mainly to Russia, but also to China.

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NATO commits in its new strategic concept to defend “every centimeter of allied territory”

NATO leaders have committed themselves in their new strategic concept, published this Wednesday in the framework of the summit held in Madrid, to defend “every centimeter of allied territory” in an attempt to “preserve its sovereignty and territorial integrity” to “prevail over any aggressor”.

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Los NATO allies reaffirm their “unwavering” commitment to the collective defense of their territories

The member states of NATO have reaffirmed this Wednesday their “unwavering” commitment to the collective defense of all the territories that comprise them, within the framework of the Madrid summit.

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Australia says war in Ukraine “must be won”

Australia's Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, has stressed that the war in Ukraine “must be won” because it is not just a conflict between the Russians and the Ukrainians, but whether the war in Ukraine will continue. applying International Law.

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NATO approves the Madrid Strategic Concept< /strong>

The NATO Heads of State and Government have approved this Wednesday, June 29, the new Strategic Concept for the Alliance, which replaces the Lisbon one of 2010. And it has radically changed, according to Jens Stoltenberg, general secretary of the organization. The document defines Russia as “the most significant and direct threat” to the Allies, and points to China for the first time for the challenge it poses to the security, interests and values ​​of the Allies. Mario Saavedra and Juan José; Fernández explain all the keys.

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Sweden discard their entry in NATO

The Prime Minister of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, has ruled out requesting the entry of the Nordic country into NATO because doing so would generate more tension in Europe and has recalled that, as a member of the Union n European Union, in case of aggression, the rest of the States are obliged to provide support.

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< p>Zelensky asks for weapons to give a “firm response” to Russia

The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, this Wednesday asked NATO to put an end to the “grey zones” on the eastern flank in order to give a “firm response to Russia's actions”, something “necessary for Ukraine, the entire Alliance and the Euro-Atlantic community”.

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The protests around the Summit are prohibited and the Police will control them. all

The Government delegate in Madrid, Mercedes González, recalled this Wednesday that the protests and demonstrations that some groups reported around the NATO summit in the center of the capital were prohibited and warns that the Police will control the “all kinds of scenarios”.

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Michel says that the accession of Finland and Sweden sends a clear message of support to Ukraine

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, stated on Monday at his entrance to the NATO summit held in Madrid that Turkey's recent decision to withdraw its veto against Finland and Sweden reaffirms the “firm” Allied support for Ukraine as it grapples with war with Russia.

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The fall Traffic inside the M-30 today reaches 30%

The fall in traffic within the inner ring of the M-30 today has reached 30% compared to Wednesday of the previous week while the occupation in buses of the Municipal Transport Company (EMT) has registered its maximum in a month of June since 2019.

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The words of Zelensky at the summit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has asked for the support of the 30 NATO Heads of State and Government gathered at the Madrid summit. He calls for Ukraine to be prevented from becoming a “total war” territory where nothing but ruins remain. “We are interested in security and stability on the European continent, in the world”, said the Ukrainian in a speech by videoconference broadcast at the Atlantic Council meeting in Madrid, Zelensky said. “Ukraine's objectives are exactly the same as those of the Alliance,” according to Mario Saavedra.

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NATO missions in 73 years

NATO was born with the “commitment to peaceful resolution of disputes”. However, “when diplomatic efforts do not bear fruit, the military force undertakes a crisis management operation”, in the words of the organization itself. From Yugoslavia to Iraq, passing through Afghanistan or Libya, NATO has participated in dozens of military, surveillance, humanitarian or training missions in these almost three quarters of a century of history. The echoes of their decisions, which have not always had the mandate of the international community, have crept into Spanish politics every time one president or another sent their contingents, says Miriam Ruiz.< /strong>

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Turkey will request the extradition of suspected terrorists from Sweden and Finland

The Turkish Minister of Justice, Bekir Bozdag, has expressed this Wednesday that the country plans to request the extradition of 33 suspected terrorists who are currently in Sweden and Finland after the memorandum signed by the parties in the framework of the NATO summit to pave the way for the accession of Stockholm and Helsinki to the Alliance.

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Sánchez intervenes before the leaders with the Spanish flag upside down

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, spoke this Wednesday before the NATO leaders with the Spanish flag placed upside down. It was during the opening of the Summit that is being held this week in Madrid, in the room that hosts the meetings of the Atlantic Council, and then the error of the Alliance was corrected, which has apologized.

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The Russian space agency denounces a computer attack after publishing satellite images of IFEMA

The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, has denounced this Wednesday a denial of service (DDoS) attack after the publication on Tuesday of satellite images of the Pentagon, of the summit venue of NATO in Madrid (IFEMA) and other “NATO decision centers”. “After the publication of satellite images of (NATO's) 'decision-making centres', the corporation's website has been the victim of a DDoS attack “, explained the spokesman for Roscosmos, Dimitri Strugovets, quoted by the Russian news agency TASS.

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< p>The plan of the companions

The companions of the heads of state and government are having, as usual in this type of summit, an alternative plan, says Pilar Santos. On this occasion, the hostess , Queen Letizia, has prepared for you this morning a visit to the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso (Segovia) and the Royal Crystal Factory, which is located in the heart of the city. an eight minute walk.

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Stoltenberg kicks off the NATO summit, with “important decisions” on the table

The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, has formally inaugurated the summit of leaders in Madrid, from which he expects “important decisions” to strengthen the capacity of the Atlantic Alliance and mark the path to follow during the next round. next decade. One of the main milestones of the summit will be The adoption of a new strategic framework, with which Stoltenberg has indicated that NATO will be involved. more prepared to face the challenges derived from “authoritarian regimes” such as Russia and China.

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The UN denounces nearly 300 summary executions of civilians

The United Nations has denounced this Wednesday “summary executions of civilians” at the hands of Russian forces in the context of the invasion of Ukraine, triggered on February 24, and has pointed out that to date it has received information about more than 300 such incidents in the areas occupied by Russian troops.

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Sánchez guarantees that the leaders will “live up to expectations”

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, assured this Wednesday at the start of the NATO Summit that the leaders of the member countries of the Atlantic Alliance will be “up to expectations” in Madrid.

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Pedro Sánchez sends a message to Putin: “You're not going to win”

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has assured at the start of the NATO Summit, which is being held this Wednesday and Thursday in Madrid, that at the meeting the allies send a “very strong and very clear”, which is that the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, is not going to win the war in Ukraine and that the invaded country “will prevail”. “Putin, you are not going to win,” Sánchez pointed out during his speech at the NATO Forum, held on the margins of the summit in collaboration with the Atlantic Alliance, the Elcano Royal Institute , the German Marshall Fund, the Munich Security Conference and the Atlantic Council, reports Eva Cantón.

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The pro-Russian authorities in Kherson announce their intention to hold an accession consultation with Russia

The military administration that governs the occupied Ukrainian region of Kherson and its surroundings announced this Wednesday that the new authorities are preparing to hold a referendum to join Russia.

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North Korea charges against a possible Asian version of NATO >

North Korea criticized this Wednesday the “sinister” attempt to create an “Asian NATO” precisely against Pyongyang. This Wednesday is A trilateral meeting is planned between the leaders of South Korea, Japan and the United States in Madrid.

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Germany sees the possible access of Sweden and Finland as “extremely important”

The German Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, expressed this Wednesday at the start of the NATO summit in Madrid that the possible accession of Sweden and Finland to the Alliance is “extremely important” given that the decision is “good” for all parties.

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The allies will sign on Tuesday the protocol of accession to NATO of Sweden and Finland

Next Tuesday in Brussels, the protocol of accession of Sweden and Finland to the alliance, allied sources have confirmed, after Turkey lifted the veto against both Scandinavian countries on Tuesday.

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Ukraine puts Russian soldiers dead at around 35,500

The Armed Forces of Ukraine this Wednesday put around 35,500 Russian soldiers killed in combat since the start of the war, including more than 200 during the last day, without the Russian authorities having provided a concrete balance of casualties since the beginning of hostilities.

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The mayor of Rota: “It will be good for the city”

The mayor of Rota (Cádiz), Javier Ruiz Arana, after the agreement for an increase in the US military presence in The naval base of the municipality by sending two more destroyers as part of the NATO anti-missile shield, has stated that “the greater presence of military personnel with their families is good for the city”.

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Follow Zelensky's intervention live at the NATO summit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will by videoconference at the NATO summit, which is taking place these days in Madrid, during the inaugural session this Wednesday, as confirmed by the official. Ihor Zhovkva, deputy head of the presidential office.

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At least five dead by the impact of Russian missiles in Ukraine

At least three people have died and five more have been injured by the impact of a Russian missile in the city of Mikolaiv, in southern Ukraine, according to Ukrainian regional military authorities.

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USA it will reinforce the sending of soldiers to Europe

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has assured this Wednesday that he is going to reinforce the sending of American soldiers to Europe. He said this shortly before the start of the first of the sessions of the Atlantic Council of Heads of State and Government of the Alliance summit in Madrid. “NATO is now, in the face of the Russian challenge, more necessary than ever,” Biden said. “Putin wanted less NATO, and he got more NATO,” Jens Stoltenberg responded. , the secretary general, sitting next to him. Biden highlighted in his brief appearance the agreement he has reached with Pedro Sánchez to try to raise the destroyers established at the Rota naval base from four to six, according to Mario Saavedra.The American president has said that a headquarters will be created in Poland to strengthen the collaboration of the United States with NATO. “We are going to keep the rotating brigade with 3,000 soldiers and a battle group in Romania, improve our rotational deployments in the Baltics, and send another two brigades to the United Kingdom and more air defense capabilities in Germany” and other countries, has assured.  Stoltenberg has concluded, for his part, that the allies are going to increase their troop availability and financial contribution to the organization.

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Robles, sure that Congress will approve it. “out of a sense of state”

The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, is convinced that the Congress of Deputies will give He approved the expansion of the United States military presence at the Rota naval base (Cádiz) because it is “a State policy.”

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NATO leaders applaud the withdrawal of the veto

The leaders of NATO have applauded this Wednesday the withdrawal by Turkey of the veto on the accession of Sweden and Finland to the Alliance and have already spoken of “success” at the start of the summit that is being celebrating this week in Madrid.

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The leaders of Japan and South Korea South break the ice

The South Korean president, Yoon Suk Yeol, and the Japanese prime minister, Fumio Kishida, held a conversation for a few minutes during dinner on Tuesday as part of the NATO summit in Madrid, something unthinkable until recently. a few days due to the tense bilateral relations.

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The PP guarantees its support to Sánchez to approve the agreement on Rota

The Secretary General of the PP, Cuca Gamarra, guaranteed this Tuesday the support of her party to the Chief Executive, Pedro Sánchez, to change the agreement on Rota after the agreement with the United States within the framework of the NATO Summit.

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Biden arrives at Ifema: “NATO is more necessary than ever”

Joe Biden has already arrived at Ifema for the first day of the summit. “We send an unequivocal message. NATO is strong and united. NATO is ready to face any type of threat, in any field. And now it is more necessary than ever,” says the president. of the United States

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Germany improves its army

The German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has assured upon his arrival at the NATO summit in Madrid that the additional item of 100,000 million euros that Germany will allocate to the NATO summit. to modernize its armed forces will constitute it made a “significant contribution” also to NATO and its rapid response forces. “We will now make a significant contribution to the stability and security that NATO provides for peace, which matters so much to all of us,” he said upon arrival at the alliance's Summit in Madrid.

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Joe Biden arrives late at the NATO summit in Madrid

< p>Joe Biden was the last political leader to arrive at IFEMA, at the NATO summit in Madrid. The President of the United States appeared along with the entourage of 50 cars that escort him with the political leaders already inside and when everyone had shown their first impressions of him before starting the first day. Jens Stoltenberg received I spoke to the US president before having a brief meeting.

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Sánchez: “Madrid will be remembered for the expansion of NATO”

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, spoke at the start of the first day of the NATO summit, congratulating Sweden and Finland for being able to embark on their path to joining NATO and focusing on the war in Ukraine. “Madrid will be remembered for the expansion of NATO. “What is worrying is that it is a fact that the current geopolitical changes are questioning the very nature of the framework that had been established in the last seven Every decade we will have to deal with new threats, we cannot tolerate that countries violate the international rules set forth in the United Nations Charter, the war in Ukraine is an attack on the international order. From Madrid we send a very strong message to Putin: you are not going to win.”

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Zelensky intervenes by videoconference at the summit

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, will speak by videoconference at the NATO summit, which is taking place these days in Madrid, during the opening session this Wednesday, as confirmed by the official. Ihor Zhovkva, deputy head of the presidential office.

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ERC will vote on no to destroyers

The Esquerra Republicana (ERC), one of the main budgetary allies of the coalition government, has already advanced this Wednesday its rejection of the agreement reached with the United States to increase the number of North American destroyers at the base from four to six. from Rota (Cádiz). “Anything that involves a military increase, Esquerra will never be in favor of it,” said its spokesman for Defense in Congress, Gerard Alvarez, who considers that this agreement is “an understandable decision by a State militaristic.”

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King Felipe VI, with Von der Leyen

Felipe VI takes advantage of this first day of the NATO summit in Madrid to meet in parallel at the Palacio de la Zarzuela with some international leaders. At half past nine, he started meeting with the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. An hour later he will do it. with the President of the Republic of Korea, Yoon Suk Yeok, and, at half past eleven, with the President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Väinamö Niinistö. Finland and Sweden have had the green light since yesterday to enter the Atlantic Alliance after Turkey lifted their veto, reports Pilar Santos.

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Sánchez hopes that the PP will support the change in the military agreement with the US and asks Podemos for a “reflection”

Pedro Sánchez assured This morning in an interview in La Ser, that “I understand that there will be no problem in this matter” and that the Courts will approve it. But the most relevant message this Wednesday from the Chief Executive was addressed to United We Can, who has asked for a “reflection”. “Neither Europe nor NATO is made with expansionist whims. That reflection has to be made and deterrence capacities must be increased.” “This is a territory where we are going to defend our way of life, imperfect, but in an international order with rules,” he insisted. In his opinion, it is an issue on which “there is no debate,” reports Marisol Hernández and Juanma Romero.

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The NATO summit starts with “normal” transport

The NATO Summit in Madrid started this Wednesday with “normal” access to the capital and the public transport, which has registered an 8% increase in the number of users this morning.

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Lithuania prohibits imports of Russian gas

The Lithuanian Parliament approved This Tuesday by 123 votes in favor, two abstentions and no votes against –of the total of 141 seats– ban imports of Russian natural gas, with the exception of the one that goes to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.

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Sánchez: “We need to improve our deterrence capabilities”

“We need to improve our deterrence capabilities, not attack capabilities, but we do need to improve them. of dissuasion so that the enemies of democracy know that we are going to defend tooth and nail our way of life, based on an international order”, said the President of the Government.

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“A historic summit”

“This is going to be a historic NATO summit for many reasons: because of the international context, because of the incorporation of Finland and Sweden…”, says Sánchez from Ifema, in an interview in the Ser.

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Sánchez talks about his talk with Biden< /p>

“The reflection that I shared with Biden is that it costs so much to conquer rights and freedoms… and, on the other hand, in one breath, by a conservative majority, the recognition of women to freely decide when to be mothers,” she explains in Ser.

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< strong>Stoltenberg: NATO addresses the most serious crisis since World War II

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg assured this Wednesday that the allied summit in Madrid will be It is “historic and transformative” in the face of “the most serious security crisis” it has faced since World War II. “It will be a historic and transformative summit for our Alliance, in the midst of the most serious security crisis since World War II,” he said. Stoltenberg upon his arrival at the Madrid Fair, where the meeting of NATO leaders begins today. In addition, he awaits a very important decision on NATO's southern flank and terrorism.

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The leaders of the US, Japan and South Korea will hold a trilateral meeting in Madrid this Wednesday

The South Korean government has announced that the country's president, Yoon Suk Yeol, will maintain He held a three-way meeting with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, and with the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, taking advantage of the NATO summit in Madrid.

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Russia: Western supply “will lengthen” the conflict

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has argued this Tuesday that the more weapons the Western powers introduce into Ukraine, “the longer the conflict and the agony of the Nazi regime will last.”

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Johnson warns NATO allies to prepare for “another decade ;s dangerous”

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, warned NATO allies on Wednesday that they must “prepare for a more dangerous decade”, and urged them to “invest more” to modernize defense and “restore deterrence” in Europe.

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NATO discusses How to turn Ukraine into your bastion against Russia

A ceasefire; demarcation of a demilitarized strip in the Donbas of about 100 kilometers, guarded perhaps by police. by the OSCE; and behind, a non-NATO member Ukraine; but with all its forces interoperable with the Alliance's weaponry and procedures. so High-ranking Spanish military sources predict a future for Ukraine if a ceasefire is declared, as reported by Juan José; Fernández.

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Ceuta “prefers” that NATO shields “territorial integrity” without “express mentions”

The Government of Ceuta “expects” and has requested that the new strategic concept that NATO will This week in Madrid expressly includes the defense of “every centimeter of the territorial integrity of its members”, a reference that the regional Executive “prefers” to no express mention of the autonomous city in the text that it will collect. He discussed the commitments of the Atlantic Alliance in the face of the challenges, threats and opportunities that he sees for the coming years.

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The United States will add two destroyers out of the four it has deployed in Rota

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, will inform this Tuesday to the head of the Spanish Executive, Pedro Sánchez, that the United States will deploy Two new destroyers will be installed at the Rota naval base (Cádiz), which will be added to the four that are already there. since 2014 and 2015.

The United States National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivande, has confirmed this on board the 'Air Force One' on the trip that takes Biden to Madrid to participate in the NATO Summit that is being held this week in Spain. Before, this Tuesday, the American president will maintain He held a bilateral meeting with Sánchez at the Palacio de la Moncloa.

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Johnson warns NATO allies to prepare for “a more dangerous decade”

< p>The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, warned NATO allies on Wednesday that they must “prepare for a more dangerous decade”, and urged them to “invest more” to modernize defense and “restore deterrence” in Europe. Within the Atlantic Alliance Summit being held in Madrid this week, Johnson has asked the Member States to commit to providing the “necessary resources” to comply with “the new Strategic Concept” the NATO, which is part of a “dangerous” environment due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Gala dinner at the Royal Palace

The Kings are the hosts of the gala dinner with which this 32nd anniversary opens. NATO summit: attended by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and his wife, Begoña Gómez; 14 presidents, 21 prime ministers; the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen; the secretary general of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, and his wife, plus 18 accompanying before. They took the family photo of the summit first.

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Sánchez meets with the Prime Minister of Iceland

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, concluded His agenda of bilateral meetings this Tuesday with the interview with the Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir. The ecosocialist leader passed by the Moncloa after the US president, Joe Sánchez. Sá nchez, according to his team, stressed The need to strengthen relations between the two countries and their willingness to establish a “multilateral agenda to work together on issues such as climate change, equality, and individual rights and freedoms.” 

< p>For the socialist leader, there are “many areas” in which Spain and Iceland could collaborate, such as the rights of women and the LGTBIQ+ community and the fight against climate change. La Moncloa highlights the interest of Icelanders in Spanish culture, as evidenced by the fact that Spanish is the most chosen non-compulsory language in the country as a foreign language. The president influenced in the support of the Executive to Ukraine and congratulated Jakobsdóttir for the swift adoption of the EU sanctions packages against Russia. Iceland is a member of NATO, but is not part of the community club. 

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Finland hails “important step” towards NATO membership

The Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, stated This Tuesday that the agreement reached in Madrid with Turkey and Sweden is “an important step” for his country's accession to NATO. The foreign ministers of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavusoglu; Finland, Pekka Haavisto, and Sweden, Ann Linde signed an agreement after several hours of meetings to unblock the Turkish veto to the access of these Nordic countries to NATO. “NATO allies will agree on the concrete steps of our accession to NATO over the next two days, but that decision is now imminent,” he said. Finnish President Sauli Niinistö.

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Turkey raised the I veto Sweden and Finland in NATO

The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, and the President of Finland, Saulio Niinisto, have signed a three-way agreement on Tuesday by virtue of which Ankara lifts its veto on accession to Turkey. n from Helsinki and Stockholm to the Atlantic Alliance. Turkey had stopped the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO alleging their alleged collusion with organizations such as the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the People's Protection Units (YPG).< /p>

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Dinner at the Royal Palace

After The meetings of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, with the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the Head of the Spanish State, Felipe VI. with dinner at the Royal Palace that the King and Queen will offer at 8:30 p.m. to all the leaders attending the summit, the 30 allies and a dozen other invited countries.

Meanwhile, a meeting continues between the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, and the president of Finland, Saulio Niinisto, and the secretary general of the Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg.

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The Government and Parliament must endorse the increase in US destroyers in Rota

The Government and Parliament must endorse the increase in the number of US destroyers at the Rota naval base that was requested on Tuesday by the President of the United States, Joe Biden, who has officially transferred that request to the chief of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, at the meeting held at the Palacio de la Moncloa on the eve of the start of the NATO summit.

Currently, there are four North American destroyers at the Rota base (USS Arleigh Burke, USS Ross, USS Porter and USS Roosevelt), and the United States wants two more to join them to reinforce its presence and that of NATO in the area.

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The leaders of Turkey, Sweden and Finland meet in Madrid under the gaze of Stoltenberg

The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, and the President of Finland, Saulio Niinisto, met this Tuesday afternoon in Madrid to try to iron out any rough edges over the accession of The two Nordic countries joined NATO.

The secretary general of the Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, has also participated in this long-awaited meeting, which has also been attended by foreign ministers and of which no details have been disclosed for now, more than that. s there of a few official images.

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Biden arrives at the Royal Palace for the meeting n with Felipe VI

US President Joe Biden and Felipe VI are already at the Royal Palace, where they are going to hold a meeting. They will both go up the Ambassadors' staircase and go to the Hall of Columns, where the Head of State will make a pronouncement. a few words of welcome, reports Pilar Santos.

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Philip VI recalls that threats to Europe also come from the south< /p>

King Felipe VI defended this Tuesday that the threats to Europe also come from the south. During his speech at the Public Forum organized by the Elcano Royal Institute and other European 'think-tanks' on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid, Mr. Felipe highlighted the opportunity that this meeting offers to reflect on the future of the Alliance “at what appears to be a turning point in history”.

In this sense, he stressed that Europe, which seeks its political stability, economic prosperity and social well-being, today faces “an increasingly unstable neighbourhood, both east and south, and to the complex challenge of a chronically unpredictable world.”

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 Long list of appetizers, hake and coconut foam

At half past eight, Felipe VI gives a welcome dinner at the Royal Palace to the Heads of State and Government attending the NATO summit. In total there are 58 guests plus King Felipe and Queen Letizia. They will start with a long aperitif that they will do standing up, in the Throne room. The pica-pica includes: spherical olives, red tuna brioche with old mustard, corvina ceviche with leche de tigre, ‘airbag’ of picaña, lobster with oil soup and pink grapefruit, shrimp omelette, marinated sardine with romescu sauce, glazed beef taco, smoked salmon gilda, garlic shrimp croquette, kikos with guacamole, buño; cod fillet and gazpacho with basil oil. Chef Paco Roncero from Madrid cooks. 

Then they will go to the Gala dining room, where once seated they will have hake with mernier sauce, tapico and trout roe as a main course and, for dessert, coconut foam with mint granita and passion fruit. The sources of Zarzuela have not specified the wines, but there will be more. white, red and cava, reports Piar Santos.

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Spain and the US extended They increased their bilateral relationship with more collaboration in Defense

Spain and the US have updated their strategic relationship with a new document that updates the commitments made two decades ago. The meeting in Moncloa between the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the President of the United States, yields this result: a reinforcement of the collaboration between the two countries in all matters and, singularly, in matters military. 

The joint declaration of both leaders includes “strengthening cooperation in the field of defense.” Proof, according to Moncloa, that it was not “just another meeting”.

The National Security Adviser of the White House, Jake Sullivan, who is part of the American delegation, has already advanced. He told the press accompanying them on the plane that they would convey to Sánchez their intention to increase the number of destroyer ships in Rota (Cádiz) from four to six. The US already announced in March that it wanted to increase its maritime presence and that of NATO in all relevant maritime domains, as a consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, reports Marisol Hernández.

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Sánchez and Biden already met

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, is already meeting with the head of the Spanish Executive, Pedro Sánchez, who has received him on the steps of La Moncloa at 4:12 p.m., almost 15 minutes after the hour planned. Both have exchanged a formal greeting, typical of two leaders who barely know each other. But Biden's presence in Madrid, awaiting the outcome of the meeting and the subsequent institutional statement, makes up for the very short meeting they both had last June in Brussels, at the previous NATO summit, in the one they talked about for a few minutes.

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Brussels urges EU countries to adapt the fiscal framework to the current crisis

The European Commission has recommended that the Member States adapt the fiscal framework and adapt it to a crisis context, according to the 2022 annual report on taxation published this Monday. The study warns that both the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the pandemic are putting European economies to the test and highlights the measures that have been implemented to deal with these crises, such as the temporary reduction of energy taxes and support for the most vulnerable households. In this sense, the report puts on the table that the composition of tax revenue in the EU has remained stable in the last two decades and questions whether it is functional to “meet the challenges that They raise the aging of the population, digitization, globalization and climate change.”

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Biden will communicate Sánchez an increase in destroyers in Rota from 4 to 6

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, will communicate This Tuesday, the head of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, officially announced an increase in the number of destroyers at the Rota naval base (Cádiz) from four to six to reinforce the military presence of his country and of NATO in area. so announced it this Tuesday the White House national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, at a press conference on the plane that takes Biden on his way to Spain to attend the NATO summit.

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Biden is already on Spanish soilFelipe VI received the President of the United States, Joe Biden, at a quarter past three in the afternoon at the Torrejón de Ardoz air base, some 30 kilometers from Madrid, the city in which Felipe VI will participate. at the NATO summit. The American leader has come directly from Elmau (Germany), where the meeting of the countries that make up the G-7 was held, says Pilar Santos.

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Biden, about to set foot on Spanish soil

The 'Air Force One' has already landed in Torrejón, informs Pilar Santos.

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“We are witnessing a brutality not seen since World War II”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has intervened followed Pedro Sánchez, with a brief address to the media in which he repeated his opinion that Madrid “will be a transforming summit, very important”, says Juan José Fernández.Stoltenberg thanked Spain for its “firm commitment” to NATO missions, and called the Madrid meeting a “crucial summit” in which “a new Strategic Concept for so that NATO can defend itself in a more dangerous world”. That implies “more deterrence forces, more pre-assigned forces, the delivery of an aid package to Ukraine…”, he has enumerated, semblando thus. “We are witnessing a brutality not seen since World War II,” Stoltenberg commented on Russia's attack on Ukraine, and only 24 hours after the missile bombardment of a shopping center in the Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk. Stoltenberg has made a reference to the need to increase defense budgets: “If we want to defend ourselves in a more dangerous world, we will have to invest more”, he has said. On the problem of the Turkish veto posed to the accession of Sweden and Finland, he only commented: “We hope to move forward.”

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Stoltenberg and Sánchez visit Ifema

Jens Stoltenberg and Pedro Sánchez have visited the Ifema venue in Madrid, which will house As of this Wednesday, the NATO summit, and where there has been a symbolic delivery of the keys by the Spanish organization of the event, says Juan José; Fernández.In an appearance before the media, the Prime Minister explained that “the purpose of this summit is to convey a message of unity from the allies, and beyond the allies, also the EU and the countries ;ses of the Indo-Pacific”. That message, according to Sánchez, is that of “democracies that come together to defend Democracy, values ​​of justice and freedom, and an international order based on rules.” Sánchez has not taken the incorporation of Sweden and Finland into NATO, which continues to blockade Turkey, for granted. yes he wished the secretary general luck: “If it's not now, it will be later”, he said.  In addition, the Spanish president has stressed that the Madrid summit should incorporate “the 360-degree strategy”, involving the Atlantic Alliance in the threats from its southern flank.

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Queen Letizia and Jill Biden visit a Ukrainian refugee center

The Queen Letizia and Jill Biden, wife of the US president, visited the Ukrainian refugee center of the Ministry of Inclusion in Pozuelo this morning, says Pilar Santos.Accompanied by the minister of the area, José; Luis Escrivá, have toured the facilities, where for more than three months those displaced by the war launched by Russia have been welcomed. The three have met with affected families and have spoken with representatives of the different institutions and organizations that provide services in the center. This activity of Jill Biden is part of the agenda parallel to the NATO summit that she has shared with Queen Letizia. The two already visited the headquarters of the Spanish Association Against Cancer on Monday.

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The Summit for journalists, a gift 'tote bag' and menus at 20 euros

The holding of the NATO Summit in Madrid has also mobilized a large number of media from all over the world. Nearly 2,000 journalists are accredited to follow this week the conclave that will decide The course of the Atlantic Alliance during the next decade.

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Russia says the mall caught fire. after a bombing against an arms depot

The Government of Russia has affirmed this Tuesday that the attack against a shopping center in the Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk reached A warehouse of weapons delivered by the United States and other Western countries was discovered, after the Ukrainian authorities reported the death of at least 20 people in the event.

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Stoltenberg arrives in Torrejón

The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, has already arrived at the Torrejón airbase in Madrid, reports Juan José; Fernández.

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Sánchez advocates that the Summit transmit the message that they will defend “every centimeter of allied territory”

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has advocated that The NATO Summit being held this week in Madrid sends a message of dissuasion and conveys that they are willing to defend “every centimeter of allied territory”, as they have indicated.

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Nod to the democratic history of Spain

A reproduction of the painting 'El abrazo', by Juan Genovés, one of the icons of the Spanish transition, is the main element of the decoration of the hall of the Madrid fairground Ifema where The arrival of the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, with the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, is expected in less than an hour. The other main element on the walls is the painting 'Un mundo', by the artist from Portbou Ángeles Santos Torroella, an outstanding representative of Spanish avant-garde art at the beginning of the 20th century. Over the predominant NATO blue, the local organization team for the NATO summit wanted to sprinkle all the spaces dedicated to delegates with nods to Spanish culture and idiosyncrasy, as well such as transit areas, account Juan José Fernández.

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Spain and New Zealand launch their association ;n of global values

Second bilateral meeting in Moncloa: that of Pedro Sánchez and the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Labor Jacinda Ardern, with whom he maintains a good relationship. The meeting of both served to raise relations between the two countries to the level of strategic association, adopted in the joint declaration resulting from the virtual summit that took place in June 2021. The Association of Global Values, which “is based on the orientation that both countries share at the global level and their desire to develop a rules-based international order through greater and better cooperation between the two countries,” officially declared the Association of Global Values. n, including the multilateral”.  Through this instrument, Spain and New Zealand commit to moving towards “inclusive and more egalitarian societies, a greener and more sustainable economy and a resilient democracy in which pluralism flourishes, and which is reinforced thanks to the technological revolution”, according to the joint statement. Both countries will pursue “strengthening democracy, sustainability, gender equality and the empowerment of women, the rule of law and human rights.” They also commit to cooperate more closely to “address global challenges and move towards an agenda of reinforced multilateralism based on rules” in which the UN occupies “a central place”, report Juanma Romero and Marisol Hernández.

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Sánchez receives the lines ;leaders from Australia and New Zealand before seeing BidenWhen preparing Sánchez's bilateral agenda, Moncloa has taken into account the priority of organizing visits with those leaders with whom the president does not have as many chances to see each other or to travel to their countries or to coincide in meetings. international forums, says Juanma Romero.After Albanese and Ardern, the socialist leader will receive Joe Biden, the main course of this day, at 4:00 p.m., and the Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir. On Thursday, at the end of the Madrid summit, Sánchez will have lunch. and will dispatch in Moncloa with the 'premier' of Canada, the liberal Justin Trudeau.

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Erdogan will not accept “empty words”

The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has warned that Sweden and Finland must adopt “concrete” measures and not depend on “empty words” to resolve Turkish suspicions and advance their accession to NATO, hours before a key meeting in Madrid.

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Sánchez receives Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand

After the meeting with the Australian 'premier', the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, received at 10.30 to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Labor Jacinda Ardern. Both exchanged jerseys of the soccer teams of their respective countries.  The chief executive had not had any previous contact with Albanese, who arrived He took office a little over a month ago, but yes. with Ardern. The two, they underlined in Moncloa, have woven a “close” relationship over the years and have coincided in several multilateral forums. On this occasion, it will be formalized. the association of global values ​​between the two States.  New Zealand does not belong to NATO, but it does belong to NATO. It is part of the Indo-Pacific Partnership (AP4), which also includes South Korea, Japan and Australia. The leaders of the four countries, in fact, are invited, with their companions, to the gala dinner offered by the King and Queen tonight at the Royal Palace, according to Juanma Romero.< /strong>

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Melilla wants an eventual “clarification” from NATO

The president of Melilla, Eduardo de Castro, stated this Tuesday that Ceuta and the autonomous city that he presides over are covered in defense matters by NATO, but he has welcomed an eventual “clarification” of their status in the Strategic Concept that will come out of the Summit of the Atlantic Alliance. ntica that is celebrated this Wednesday and Thursday in Madrid.

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Economic ties between Spain and Australia

The meeting in Moncloa between the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, the first of the bilateral meetings that the Chief Executive held this Tuesday within the framework of the NATO summit in Madrid , it was settled with the enhancement of the increasingly close economic ties between the two countries and the Spanish commitment that “a high-level trade delegation will visit Australia in 2022”. This is one of the points of the joint statement in which the two leaders valued “positively” the strong growth of the bilateral relationship, reinforced by the “substantial contribution” of Spanish companies to the energy sectors. Renewables and infrastructures and the “significant” presence of Australian investment funds in Spain. This is the first time that an Australian Prime Minister visits our country, despite the fact that in 2023 55 years have passed since the establishment of diplomatic relations. The two nations have a long-standing cooperation in the defense industry, which has contributed to the improvement of their naval capacity. Navantia has participated in the design and construction of the Royal Australian Navy ships that entered service in 2006, reports Juanma Romero.

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Albares says that NATO will stop of course it protects “every centimeter” of its territory

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares has admitted that he does not understand the current debate about whether Ceuta and Melilla have NATO protection, but has assured that the Madrid summit It is clear that the Alliance protects “every inch” of Allied territory, including the two autonomous cities.

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This is the summit agenda

Madrid will host between Tuesday and next Thursday the largest concentration of world leaders since the invasion of Ukraine began: the 30 NATO countries (United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany , Italy, Turkey…), four from the Indo-Pacific (Australia, Japan. South Korea, New Zealand), the non-aligned Europeans (Ireland, Austria, Cyprus, Malta and, still , Finland and Sweden), the Commission and the European Council, in addition to invited countries such as Georgia, Bosnia Herzegovina and others such as Mauritania or Jordan. the agenda.

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Why? Are people from Madrid required to telecommute?

The authorities ask companies to facilitate teleworking in Madrid during those days to avoid displacements and collapses

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So will affect you if you live in Madrid

The summit, therefore, will suppose an important deployment that will limit mobility in Madrid, with traffic closures and security devices. All the keys.

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The key places of the summit

These are the scenarios chosen by the international leaders for the celebration of this summit.

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The Police have controlled possible anti-system movements and cyberattacks

The Government delegate in Madrid, Mercedes González, assured this morning that the National Police, with the collaboration of the Civil Guard and the Municipal Police, have “all steps under control” of the possible demonstrations or movements of anti-system people and cyberattacks against the NATO summit that is being held these days in the capital.

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Ceuta and Melilla are not mentioned

The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, has ruled out this Tuesday that the security of Ceuta and Melilla will be reinforced in writing at this NATO Summit because the strategic concept marks the general lines of action of the Alliance for the next ten years and does not include the specificity of each one of the countries. “The new strategic concept speaks of the protection of the territorial integrity of each one of the States. It is not necessary to go into detail to which territories it is applicable because that is what territorial integrity is,” Robles said in An interview on Canal Sur.

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Stoltenberg promises Zelensky to strengthen military support for Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg promised Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenski on Tuesday that the allies will reinforce military support for kyiv during the NATO summit that starts tomorrow in Madrid.

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Enaire establishes a special device

The national air navigation manager Enaire has established a special device for airspace management measures on the occasion of the Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which will be celebrates this week in Madrid.

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The situation in Madrid is already “complicated “: Gran Vía, Castellana closed and traffic jams on the A-2

The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida confirmed this Tuesday that the situation in the capital is already “complicated” due to the NATO summit due to cut off the entire north-south axis, which is the Paseo de la Castellana; Gran Vía, due to the transfer of delegations to hotels, and there are “significant” traffic jams on the A-2.

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Sánchez seeks to strengthen the relationship with Biden

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will receive Finally, this Tuesday at the Palacio de la Moncloa, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, with his sights set on staging what the Executive has made an effort to ensure is a solid bilateral relationship after the failed meeting last week. one year he stayed in a brief chat of just 30 seconds.

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Traffic cuts in the A-2, M-11 and M-40 to enter Madrid

The Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) has established a special device for entering and leaving Madrid on the occasion of the NATO summit that will host Madrid. the capital on June 29 and 30, which includes traffic closures on the A-2, M-11 and M-40.

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Nine NATO members reach the goal of investing 2% of GDP in defense

Nine NATO member countries have reached this Monday the objective of two percent investment in defense agreed at the Wales Summit in 2014, and another 19 have established “clear plans” to reach that figure in 2024, motivated because of the threat posed to the West by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This means that most of the 30 States that make up the Atlantic Alliance comply with the promise they agreed to in 2014 to reach an investment of two percent of GDP in defense within a maximum period of ten years. As reported by the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, in a statement.

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Fighters, anti-aircraft artillery and helicopters to protect airspace

Fighters The Air Force, anti-aircraft artillery and NH-90 helicopters have shielded Spanish air space since Monday, together with NATO planes to guarantee the security of the Summit that the Atlantic Alliance celebrates this week in Madrid.

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Australia's first official visit to Moncloa

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has just received the Prime Minister in Moncloa Australian Labor Party member Anthony Albanese, in office since May 23. It is the first time that he arrives in Spain, on an official visit, a maximum representative of the country, informs Juanma Romero. The objective of the interview between Sánchez and Albanese is to “strengthen the relationship”, which is already “intense” from the economic-commercial and political point of view, as they recalled in Moncloa.&nbsp ; At 10:30 a.m., the Chief Executive will receive to another Labor leader, Jacinda Ardern, with whom he maintains an intense dialogue and with whom she has met in various multilateral forums. will continue Sánchez's agenda included a visit to the Ifema facilities, which hosts the NATO summit, with the Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg. The two will have lunch together at Moncloa. At 4:00 p.m., the socialist leader receives the president of the United States, Joe Biden, with whom he will meet. for an hour. After dispatching together, they will appear before the press in an institutional statement, in principle without questions from the journalists. at 6:00 p.m., with the Icelandic Prime Minister, the eco-socialist Katrín Jakobsdóttir. At 8:30 p.m. at the Royal Palace for the gala dinner offered by the King and Queen to the 30 heads of State and Government of the allied countries, plus the presidents of the Council and the Commission, the leaders of Sweden and Finland and the from the AP4 eastern partnership partners (Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan).

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Madrid, armored

The security apparatus for the NATO Summit in Madrid has entered a critical phase, with the full mobilization of its more than 10,000 troops, mainly from the National Police and the Civil Guard. In addition to the already highly visible deployment of riot police and special surveillance units on rooftops and underground, information agents are working to prevent possible sabotage by anti-system activists. About the trip to Madrid of a hundred of them, supposedly linked to the Black Block, information commissioners from other countries, especially Italy, have alerted.  The alert against cyberattacks on infrastructure networks related to the summit, transport or large public media outlets that cover it remains at the highest level.  The fairgrounds of Madrid are already completely inaccessible to those who cannot prove permission to enter. is private traffic in the area has been prevented, as well such as the parking of cars on the main transportation routes of international leaders. An exhaustive control is also carried out on the registration of visitors in the hotels, which has been in operation for more than a month, says Juan José. Fernández.

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Australia points to China

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese warned about the “aggressive” expansion of China upon his arrival in Madrid, where he will participate. at the NATO summit in the context of the war in Ukraine after the Russian invasion. “China has been willing to impose sanctions, not only against Australia, but to be more aggressive in its position globally,” he warned. After arriving in the Spanish capital last night, Albanese published a statement from his office this Tuesday.

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Ukraine puts the number of dead children at more than 340

Ukrainian authorities have raised the number to more than 340 on Tuesday Of children killed since the beginning of the Russian invasion, unleashed on February 24 by order of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, while more than 620 have been injured in the framework of hostilities.

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The G7 finalizes an agreement to explore the introduction of oil price caps and Russian gas

G7 members will explore ways to reduce energy bills, not ruling out possible oil and gas price caps, in an attempt to cut Russia's income via of hydrocarbon exports and minimize the negative impact of inflation.

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< strong>Ifema, also prepared

The 'zero zone' of Ifema Madrid has activated the “critical phase” of the macro security device for the NATO summit by intensifying random traffic controls with the support of aerial surveillance by Police drones. to National, so such as the deployment of 98 dogs specialized in the detection of all kinds of artifacts and 60 agents on horseback in the surrounding areas of the fairgrounds.

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The terraces of the Plaza Mayor will be dismantled for security reasons

The Plaza Mayor will not have This Tuesday afternoon its terraces were set up for “security reasons” due to the NATO summit, which is going to cause different restrictions and cuts in mobility due to the presence of international delegations. According to what the newspaper 'El Mundo' has advanced and sources from the Security and Emergencies area of ​​the Madrid City Council have confirmed to Europa Press, this is a measure requested by the Ministry of the Interior for security reasons and it will be carried out. It takes place from 5:00 p.m. to midnight.

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Madrid refines its transport during the summit

The Community of Madrid has outlined a transport operation to guarantee that the NATO summit in the capital and its restrictions have the least possible impact on the lives of the people of Madrid, which includes, among other things, a reinforcement of the Madrid Metro , changes in the Madrid Municipal Transport Company (EMT), a 24-hour monitoring device and the closure, for security reasons, of the station closest to Ifema Madrid on June 29 and 30 , when will be held the conclave of the Atlantic alliance.

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Commercial flights are not will be affected during the summit

 Commercial flights will not be affected by the reinforcement of airspace control during the NATO Summit, which begins this Wednesday in Madrid, and which will mean more means available to have a shorter reaction time to any alert that can be detected.

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All the keys to the NATO summit

Never before has NATO brought its leaders together with an active war on European soil waged by Russia. And this will be maybe the main characteristic that marks the spirit of the Atlantic Alliance summit that is being held this week in Madrid. The largest political-military organization on the planet, with more than 1,000 million citizens in its territory, is preparing to establish its new vision of the world without reaching out to Moscow, as it did 12 years ago. years, in the elaboration of a Strategic Concept of Lisbon that is about to expire. These are the keys to the NATO summit, explained by Juan José Fernández.

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Sánchez seeks to stage with Biden the relaunch of the relationship with the United States

The president achieves this Tuesday the photo he so much pursued ; with the Democratic leader a year after the fiasco of his appointment in Brussels. The image will do. For him, it was the gateway to the Alliance summit, a key event that Moncloa has prepared with care to make it “historic,” he says Juanma Romero.

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NATO is reinforced on the Russian border< /strong>

In less than three years, the Atlantic Alliance has gone from being “brain dead”, according to French President Emmanuel Macron, and from experiencing its most conflictive stage under the mandate of former United States President United, Donald Trump, to be reborn from its ashes. A change caused by the “electric shock” that Russia's aggression against Ukraine has caused, which has shaken the continent's geopolitical chessboard like never before and has triggered the feeling of insecurity among the allies. To the point that the Madrid summit, which brings together the 30 allied heads of state and government on June 29 and 30, will a before and after with more troops on the ground, to exceed 300,000 troops, more available and more budget.

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Zelenski calls the Kremenchuk attack an attack

The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, has assured This Monday that the Russian attack perpetrated on a shopping center in the Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk and in which 16 people have died “is one of the most daring terrorist acts in European history.”

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Germany's gas storage facilities are 60% full

Germany's gas storage facilities are 60 percent full according to data from this Monday, which is a slight increase, as the country tries to increase its gas reserves for the winter amid reduced supplies from Russia due to the conflict with Ukraine.

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The G7 describes the missile attack on a shopping center in Kremenchuk, Ukraine as “abhorrent”

The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) have described this Monday as “abominable” the missile attack on a shopping center in the Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk and have promised to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable. “Indiscriminate attacks against innocent civilians constitute a war crime,” the leaders stressed in the statement, adding that they “solemnly condemn the heinous attack.”

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The US will impose visa restrictions on nearly 500 Russian officials due to the conflict with Ukraine

The United States announced this Monday that it will impose visa restrictions on nearly 500 Russian officials, in response to the conflict with Ukraine.

“The state will impose visa restrictions on some 500 officials for threatening or violating the sovereignty, territorial integrity, or political independence of Ukraine, or for suppressing dissent in Russia,” the White House announced in a statement. on the sidelines of the G7 summit held in Germany.

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Courts of traffic on the A-2, M-11 and M-40 to enter Madrid through the summit from this Tuesday

The Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) has established a special device for entering and leaving Madrid on the occasion of the NATO summit that will host Madrid. The capital will take place on June 29 and 30, which includes traffic closures on the A-2, M-11 and M-40.

Specifically, there will be Specific traffic closures on these three roads as of this Tuesday, the 28th, especially in the early hours of the morning and in the afternoon. it will be In the section between the A-2 and the M-11, although there may be cuts at other points that, foreseeably, will produce retentions in the rest of the access roads to the city of Madrid, the DGT has warned in a statement.

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Jill Biden, on sale along Madrid's Golden Mile as if it were just another tourist

Enjoying her visit to Madrid to the fullest on the occasion of the NATO summit that is being held these days in the capital, Jill Biden  leaving images to remember and, hours after meeting with Queen Letizia at the Palacio de la Zarzuela and visiting with the monarch the Association of Spain  ola Contra el Cáncer, has not missed the opportunity to travel the Madrid's Golden Mile as if she were just another tourist.< /p>

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Ifema's 'ground zero' activates its critical phase: random checks, drones, 98 police dogs and 60 horses

The 'zero zone' of Ifema Madrid has activated the “critical phase” of the macro security device for the NATO summit by intensifying random traffic controls with the support of aerial surveillance by Police drones. to National, so such as the deployment of 98 dogs specialized in the detection of all kinds of artifacts and 60 agents on horseback in the surrounding areas of the fairgrounds.

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Historic NATO summit in Madrid: five great keys

Never before NATO < /strong>it had brought its leaders together with an active war on European soil waged by Russia. And this will be maybe the main characteristic that marks thespirit of the Atlantic Alliance summitwhich is being held this week in Madrid. The largest political-military organization on the planet, with more than 1,000 million citizens in its territory, it is getting ready to fix its new vision of the world without already reaching out to Moscow, as it did 12 years ago, in the elaboration of a Lisbon Strategic Concept that is currently under way. about to expire.

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'The Beast', Biden's armored car proof of everything

Joe Biden will arrive this Tuesdayto Madrid, where it will be received by the king when he lands at the Torrejón de Ardoz airbase. During the days he spends in the Spanish capital, the US president will move riding his official car, popularly known as 'The Beast' (The Beast).

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Sweden urges Turkey to lift its veto before the summit in Madrid

The Swedish Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson, has urged Turkey to lift the veto that maintains its accession to NATO and that of Finland before the summit of allied leaders to be held in Madrid this Wednesday and Thursday and hours before a new meeting with the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the Spanish capital, prior to the summit.

so He expressed this in a statement without questions together with the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, after the meeting they both held at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, coinciding with the second meeting between senior Swedish, Finnish and and Turks to unlock the Nordic countries' entry into the alliance.

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< strong>The NATO Summit in Madrid is the focus of news coverage by the main television networks

The Summit of the Atlantic Alliance (NATO), which has been held in Madrid since From June 28 to 30, the news coverage of the main Spanish television channels is the focus, as reported by the different communication groups.

In this way, Antena 3 Noticias and laSexta Noticias will keep their attention on the events of the Summit, both at the IFEMA headquarters where the meeting takes place, as well as in the protocol acts in different places of the capital such as the Palacio Real or the Prado Museum.

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The kyiv Orchestra will perform at the Euro-Atlantic dinner at the Prado Museum, with a set menu. elaborated by José Andrés

The kyiv Symphony Orchestra will offer This Wednesday, a concert for the leaders of NATO and the EU at the Prado Museum, prior to the Euro-Atlantic dinner organized by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, who will tell with a menu designed by the Asturian chef José Andrés.

With the previous concert, the Executive has highlighted that it is intended to “underline a strong message of unity and complementarity between the Alliance and the EU in the defense of Europe against the challenges arising from the invasion of Ukraine by Putin “.

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Zelensky calls the attack on the shopping center a “terrorist act”

The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, denounced the on Monday a “terrorist act” for the Russian missile attack that destroyed the A shopping mall in the city of Kremenchuk, in central Ukraine, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 40. “Today's Russian attack on a shopping mall in Kremenchuk is one of the deadliest terrorist “It's shameless European history. A peaceful city, an ordinary shopping mall, inside were women, children, ordinary civilians,” Zelensky said in a video posted on Telegram.

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UN Security Council meeting

The UN Security Council meets at the request of Ukraine over Russian bombing

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A bombardment leaves 8 dead and 21 wounded in Lysychansk

At least eight Ukrainian civilians were killed and 21 wounded in Russian shelling on Monday while fetching water in Lysychansk, a town next to Severodonetsk recently seized by Moscow forces, regional governor Sergei Gaidai said on Telegram. /p>

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The leaders of Sweden and Finland will discuss the Turkish veto in Madrid to its accession

The leaders of Finland and Sweden will discuss Ankara's veto of NATO membership with their Turkish counterpart on Tuesday, at the start of a military alliance summit in Madrid, official sources said. The high-level negotiations will have to be accompanied by the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, although the Turkish government advanced that the meeting does not necessarily mean the proximity of an agreement. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's top foreign policy adviser, Ibrahim Kalin, told Turkish media that Tuesday's meeting did not mean a deal was imminent.

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The police prevented the attack. that 60 radicals intervened in the anti-NATO protest in Madrid

The National Police prevented Some 60 radicals broke up the anti-NATO demonstration that took place in the United States. This Sunday in Madrid, a good number of extensible fenders, smoke cans, screws and flares intervened, among other effects. Police sources have indicated to Efe that all those identified are Spanish and that the seizure of this material took place near the Ministry of Health and at the Atocha station Metro entrances.

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Robles says that NATO does not make an exception with Ceuta and Melilla < /p>

The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, explained this Monday that the Strategic Concept that will be approved by NATO at the Summit it is holding this week in Madrid will not do anything about it. an “exception” with Ceuta and Melilla, but will consider the protection of the territorial integrity of all allied countries. During a visit to the Torrejón de Ardoz air base to learn about the deployment made to receive the participants in the NATO Summit, Robles confirmed that the document that will come out is the same. of the conclave will contemplate The protection of the territorial integrity of all the countries of the Alliance.

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The drone flight will be prohibited during the NATO summit in Madrid

The drone flight will be It will be prohibited during the NATO summit in Madrid, on June 29 and 30, and only those of the Security Forces and the Army will be able to operate in the airspace of the capital. To control compliance with said prohibition, the National Police, in coordination with the Ministry of Defense, will control the the air space through different detection and neutralization systems, the police force reported this Monday. At the IFEMA site, these systems will have fixed antennas on vehicles and portable devices – directional and omnidirectional – directional and omnidirectional. and neutralization systems that allow to inhibit those drones that potentially try to enter the restricted areas.

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NATO allies would classify China as a 'systemic challenge'

NATO is preparing to cast China as a “systemic challenger” when it outlines its new policy guidelines this week, while highlighting Beijing's deepening partnership with Russia, according to ;n people familiar with the matter. The so-called Strategic Concept document will outline It sets out the alliance's priorities for the next decade, and NATO leaders will approve it at a summit in Madrid this week. The previous version, published in 2010, did not mention China and referred to Russia as a partner, wording that will be discarded. The allies will stop short of branding China an adversary, said the people who declined to be named because the matter was confidential. The document is expected to highlight concerns regarding China in areas such as cybersecurity and disinformation, as well such as control of critical infrastructure and enforcement of the rules-based international order.

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The 'ground zero' of Ifema activates its critical phase: random controls, drones, 98 dogs and 60 Police horses

The 'zero zone' of Ifema in Madrid has activated this Monday the “critical phase” of the macro security device for the NATO summit by intensifying random traffic controls with the support of aerial surveillance by means of drones. the National Police, as well as the such as the deployment of 98 dogs specialized in the detection of all types of artifacts and 60 agents on horseback in the areas surrounding the fairgrounds. Two days before the official agenda of the June 29 and 30 summit begins, NATO has already assumed the leadership of the 'Operation Eirene' device, which has the Police in its control. command center, although with the participation of commanders from the Civil Guard, CNI, Municipal Police or emergency services, among others.

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Zelensky assures that an attack from pro-Russian Transnistria would have a response

The president of the Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, affirmed that today that an attack by Russian troops from the Moldovan separatist region of Transnistria against Ukrainian territory would have an answer. “If there was an attack, I think it would be a serious mistake,” he said. the president at a joint press conference with the president of Moldova, Maia Sandu, in kyiv. The Russians, he said, “must know that they are in Transnistria, in the temporarily occupied territory of Moldova” and that an attack from this region against the neighboring Ukrainian province of Odessa, for example, would be a “slap in the face” for Ukraine, but not a coup.

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France wants NATO to recognize the role of the EU for security

France wants this week's Madrid summit to serve so that NATO formally recognizes the “crucial” role of the European Union for the security of the Euro-Atlantic space, as the Russian invasion has shown from Ukraine. “For us it is capital that there is recognition of the role of the EU as a contribution to Euro-Atlantic security,” sources at the Elysee said on Monday on the eve of the summit. The sources noted that this is not just a French idea, but is also supported by -for example- the Spanish presidency.

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Russia declares eight Greek diplomats persona non grata

The Russian authorities have summoned the Greek ambassador in Moscow, Ekaterina Nasika, to inform her that the Kremlin has declared eight members of the Greek diplomatic mission persona non grata, and has given them eight days to leave. as to leave the Eurasian country. Nasika has been summoned to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where representatives of said portfolio have conveyed their “strong protest in relation to the course of confrontation of the Greek authorities towards Russia”. The diplomatic portfolio has included in these actions the supply of weapons and military equipment to Ukraine and the declaration of a group of Russian diplomats as 'persona non grata' in Athens, as reported by the Russian news agency TASS.

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The G7 promises support for Ukraine “as long as it takes” and more pressure against Russia

G7 leaders pledged on Monday to support Ukraine “as long as necessary” and promised more sanctions against Russia, during a summit in Germany in which Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky called for sanctions against Russia. more pressure against the government of Vladimir Putin. The G7 will follow “providing financial, humanitarian, military and diplomatic support” to Ukraine “for as long as necessary,” according to a joint statement released at the summit at Elmau Castle in Bavaria, southern Germany .

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Putin is scheduled to attend the G20 in Indonesia in November< /p>

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to attend the G20 summit in November in Bali, Indonesia, after receiving an official invitation to the meeting, the official announced. this Monday a Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov. “We received the official invitation (…) and we responded positively saying that we are interested in participating,” declared Ushakov to the press. The official specified that there is still “a lot of time” before this summit scheduled for November 15 and 16 in Bali and suggested that the Russian participation format may be modified.

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Missile hits 'Busy' shopping center in Ukraine, causing deaths and injuries

A Russian missile hit the on Monday in a “busy” shopping center in Kremenchuk, in central Ukraine, causing deaths and injuries, local authorities said, adding that the number of victims could be very high. “The occupiers fired a missile at a shopping center where more than a thousand civilians were. The shopping center is on fire and rescue teams are fighting the fire. The number of victims is impossible imagine,” regional governor Dmytro Lunin said on Telegram.

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Lithuania suffers from cyberattacks Russians in response to the Kaliningrad blockade

Lithuania registered Today there is a high number of cyberattacks against both government websites, including that of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as private ones, which have been claimed by Russian hackers. The attacks came after Lithuania implemented European sanctions a week ago that affect the transit of certain goods by rail from Russia to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, in the west of the Baltic country. According to local media, the Russian hacking group Killnet carried out DDOS-type attacks (acronym for Distributed Denial of Service or denial of service) against a wide range of public institutions, including the tax service, the migration department and the Lithuanian airport authority.

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Some 50 Spanish and Moroccan NGOs unite to demand an investigation into the deaths at the Melilla fence

Fifty Spanish and Moroccan NGOs have signed a statement on Monday demanding an urgent investigation, both by Morocco and Spain, into what happened in the jump over the Melilla del Last Friday, June 24. Entities such as Walking Borders, Regularization Now, CEAR, Alliance for Solidarity, the Moroccan Association of Human Rights, the Collective of Sub-Saharan Communities in Morocco or Solidary Wheels, have denounced that what they experienced in the autonomous city is “a violent reminder of the failure of migratory policies based on security”.

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A reinforced Torrejón base receives world leaders with anti-drone

The Air Force has reinforced this week the services of its air base in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid) and the security tools, with anti-drone systems, to receive leaders from all over the world on the occasion of the summit of NATO. The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, visited the base this Monday, whose commanders have informed her of the device deployed to attend to the 47 planes and a helicopter of 28 delegations that will arrive at this military airport, most of them which will concentrate their landings this Tuesday.

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The Russian ambassador in Spain recommends that Russian citizens not travel to Madrid

The Russian ambassador to Spain, Yuri Korchaguin, has recommended this Monday to Russian citizens to refrain from traveling to Madrid during the NATO summit. “I recommend that you do not visit Madrid these days. (…) 44 delegations arrive, around 5,000 people, all the hotels will be full and the city will be largely closed”, he asserted, according to have collected Russian state agencies. The NATO summit will be held in Madrid between June 29 and 30. 

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Sá ;nchez seeks to strengthen the relationship with Biden a year after the 30-second meeting

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will receive Finally, this Tuesday at the Palacio de la Moncloa, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, with his sights set on staging what the Executive has made an effort to ensure is a solid bilateral relationship after the failed meeting last week. one year he stayed in a short talk of just 30 seconds. The frame, as then, will return It was to be the same, the NATO summit, but if then Sánchez had to content himself with a brief exchange of impressions with Biden while they both walked towards the meeting room after the family photo of the allied leaders in Brussels, now both will hold a proper bilateral meeting.

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They reinforce the border of La Jonquera before the foreseeable arrival of anti-systems

Since this weekend, the National Police has established controls at the border crossings of La Jonquera (Girona) and Irun within the security device deployed for the NATO summit in Madrid. More than fifty members of the Response Brigade Against Clandestine Immigration (BRIC) have been deployed in La Jonquera, the main land connection between Spain and France. The head of group 3 of the BRIC, inspector Pablo López, confirmed this Monday that the control being carried out on the old border of the N-II highway seeks to “prevent the entry of anti-system people or those who may cause discontent.” public orders at or near the summit.”

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NATO will increase ; more than 300,000 high availability forces

At the summit to be held in Madrid on Wednesday and Thursday, NATO leaders hope to agree on an increase in their high-availability forces to “more than 300,000,” the report said. Today the Allied Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, at a press conference prior to the meeting. In addition, he added The Alliance Heads of State and Government will decide to reinforce some of the battalions deployed in Eastern European countries at the brigade level. In Madrid, “we will transform the NATO Response Force. And we will increase the number of our high readiness forces to far exceed 300,000 troops,” he announced. Stoltenberg.

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The G7 offers Zelenski “unlimited support”, while the US refines the sanctions

The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, today obtained the commitment of “unlimited support” from the club of the seven great powers and western democracies, a group in which the United States bids to toughen – and specify – the sanctions against Russia. The intervention of the Ukrainian leader before the leaders of the G7 was virtual and behind closed doors. Only a few brief images were broadcast, without sound, of the start of a session that should have been the main course of a summit between the powerful dominated by the war in Ukraine. But both the final communique from the group's rotating presidency, Germany, and the contents leaked by diplomatic sources -community, German and other participants- left no room for doubt about the common purpose of isolating Moscow. ;.

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Stoltenberg avoids assessing NATO coverage over Ceuta and Melilla

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday avoided assessing whether Ceuta and Melilla are covered by the umbrella of the Atlantic Alliance in the event of an attack and recalled that the hypothetical application of art. Ass 5 depends on the North Atlantic Council and is a “political decision”. Stoltenberg has limited himself to saying at a press conference that article 6 already establishes the territorial scope of the collective defense clause but has avoided referring specifically to the case of the two autonomous cities, which in principle Spain yes considers covered because he understands that it is the responsibility of each ally to establish its geographical limits.

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Russia announces the death of more than a dozen “foreign mercenaries” in an operation in Lugansk

The Russian authorities have communicated this Monday that during the weekend two groups of the Ukrainian Army made up of “foreign mercenaries” have been neutralized in Lugansk, a total of fourteen people have died. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that during Sunday's fighting near the oil refinery in the city of Lisichansk, “Russian units destroyed two sabotage and reconnaissance groups made up of mercenaries “. “There were fourteen combatants in total,” said Konashenkov, who specified that the first of the groups was made up “of citizens of various European states”, while the second only included “Georgian mercenaries”.

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Russia blames Ukraine for the “fall” of an intercepted missile on a building in kyiv

Russia blamed He told Ukraine today of the “drop” of a missile intercepted by its anti-aircraft defenses on a residential building in kyiv on Sunday, in an attack launched by Russian forces allegedly against the rocket and space industry company Artem in Ukraine. the one who died a person. “On June 26, the Russian Aerospace Forces launched an attack with four high-precision air-launched missiles against the Artem factory in the Shevchenkivskyi district of kyiv,” he said. Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashénkov.

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The EU Ukraine offers assistance against nuclear, chemical and biological attacks

The European Union has mobilized this Monday protection material worth 11.3 million euros for Ukraine in response to its demand for equipment against nuclear, chemical, biological and radiological attacks. The Twenty-seven attend like this The request from kyiv, which from the beginning of the Russian invasion, demanded to the EU and NATO for assistance in the face of this type of threat. The aid arrives thanks to the mobilization of reserves by Romania, Hungary, Sweden, Germany, Greece and Denmark. Specifically, the EU will 300,000 specialized protective suits, 5,600 liters of decontaminants and 850 pieces of equipment arrived 

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Defense spending, a constant concern for NATO members

The need to increase defense spending -with an estimated growth of 1.2 percent for this year at a global level-, and to gauge in what way. To the extent that each member country can proceed in this direction, it is one of the priority issues that the 30 NATO members will address at the summit that will take place. It will take place in Madrid next June 28, 29 and 30. According to a report released this Monday by the Alliance, defense spending has been growing globally from 2015 to today, although not in a regular and constant way, since in 2017 there was a notable increase of 5.9 percent and 4.9 in 2020, for 2022 the projection is 1.2 percent.

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The Madrid Summit will include; “for the first time” to Ceuta and Melilla in the Atlantic Alliance

The spokesman for the Federal Executive of the PSOE, Felipe Sicilia, has defended that the NATO Summit in Madrid this week will to include “for the first time” the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla under the umbrella of the Atlantic Alliance, claiming that this appointment will mean, in his view, that Spain “reinforces its leadership role “.

In a press conference from the PSOE national headquarters, Sicilia has made an assessment of the current political situation, which, as he has said, goes through the celebration of NATO Summit this week to be held in Madrid.

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IU emphasizes its “anti-militarist” agenda in the face of the “tremendous” commitment to NATO

IU's federal spokeswoman, Sira Rego, has stressed that her formation maintains its anti-militarist agenda and rejects the bet “tremendous” that is being What is being done about NATO within the EU, when the priority for training is to deploy more resources to improve the “social state”.

In this way, he has pointed out that the priority for his organization, compared to the increase in military spending, should be to increase the financing of public services and the daily problems of citizens, since that is what it gives “safety, certainty and certainty”. A position against the Atlantic Alliance that should not suppose “any problem” within the coalition.

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Extremadura reinforces the protection of the border with Portugal with random controls by the Summit

The Government delegate in Extremadura, Yolanda García Seco, has confirmed that the protection of the border of the region with Portugal has been reinforced with random controls since last June 24, in application of the order that it has suspended the ordinary regime of freedom of movement of citizens on the occasion of the Summit that will celebrate the NATO in Madrid this week.

This is a prevention operation with random checks at all land borders, as well as as in transport centers such as bus stations, trains, or the Badajoz airport, as explained by García Seco.

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Activists protest ten minutes lying down in front of the 'Guernica' against the NATO summit

Some thirty activists from the Extinction Rebellion and Youth for Climate (Fridays for Future) movements lay down for ten minutes in front of Picasso's 'Guernica' at the Reina Sofía Museum to protest the NATO summit taking place this week in Madrid.

The activists have claimed that it was a “nonviolent performance” action in one of the museum's rooms. The people of this protest have collapsed on the ground “pretending to die while four of them, dressed in gala and pretending to be great leaders, toasted to the sound of Brahms's Third Symphony”, those responsible for this action have explained.

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Queen Letizia receives Jill Biden in her first act in Spain< /strong>

Queen Letizia received this Monday at the Palacio de la Zarzuela the first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, in the first of the events in which they will coincide from today until Thursday during their stay in Madrid for occasion of the NATOsummit.< /p>

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Traffic fell by 7% within the M-30 and up to 12 % in the outer ring between M-30 and M-40

Traffic has fallen by 7% this Monday inside the M-30 and up to 12% in the outer ring of the capital between M-30 and M-40 according to “preliminary data” offered by the mayor of Madrid, José; Luis Martínez-Almeida, from the operations center of the Municipal Transport Company (EMT).

For the alderman, this “deepening sharp” is based on “the awareness of the people of Madrid ;os” regarding the request to reduce mobility in view of the NATO Summit. “We cannot ignore that there are no schools but that he is accused,” he explained below.

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< p>The Civil Guard deploys more than 370 vehicles for the traffic device and warns that tomorrow “it will be critical”

The Civil Guard has arranged more than 370 vehicles, between two and four wheels, for the traffic device on the occasion of the celebration of the NATO Summit in Madrid and they warn that the day more critical for circulation will be this Tuesday, when it will take place; the largest volume of arrivals of the official delegations.

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Scholz asks “not to fall into Putin's trap” on an international division over the war in Ukraine

The chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, has claimed this Monday “not to fall into the trap” of the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, of falling into a division between the western countries and the rest because of the war in Ukraine , triggered on February 24 by the invasion order given by the Russian president.

“In the first place, we must not fall into the trap set by Putin of affirming that the world is divided between the The global West (…) and all the others,” he said from the town of Elmau, where the G7 summit is being held, according to the German public television channel ZDF.

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Zelenski intervenes before the leaders of the G7 with a view to new sanctions on Russia

The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenski, has addressed the leaders Leaders of the G7 at the opening of the second day of the summit of the group of the seven powers which, according to United States sources, they will agree new sanctions against Russia.

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Ardern announces new aid measures for Ukraine and reaffirms New Zealand's support in the midst of war

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, announced on Monday a new package of aid measures for Ukraine and reaffirmed the country's support for the Ukrainians in the midst of the war with Russia.

Ardern, who has described the Russian invasion as “unjustified”, has reaffirmed that it is an “attack against innocents and against the sovereignty of a country”. “Our response not only includes the condemnation of Russian actions but also the imposition of measures to support Ukraine,” he clarified.

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NATO Deputy Deputy Secretary says that the alliance already protects Ceuta and Melilla

The Deputy Deputy Secretary General for NATO Public Diplomacy, Carmen Romero, assured this Monday that the Atlantic Alliance protects all its members and that Ceuta and Melilla are part of Spain. Thus, he has pointed out that invoking the collective security clause of the Washington Treaty so that countries respond to a threat is a political decision.

“In the case in which a country requests the invocation of that collective security clause, it will be a political decision,” Carmen Romero explained in an interview on Cadena Cope, collected by Europa Press, when asked if the new strategic security concept could make it clearer that Ceuta and Melilla are protected by NATO.

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Ukraine says Russian forces are trying to “blockade” the city of Lisichansk in Lugansk

The Ukrainian authorities have stated this Monday that the Russian forces are trying to “blockade” the city of Lisichansk, located in the Lugansk region (east), after losing control of Severodonetsk and in the midst of Russia's offensive to seize with all of Donbas.

“They are trying to blockade the city from the south, destroying everything they can with their artillery and firing systems. We maintain the defense of Lisichansk,” said the head of the Lugansk Regional Administration, Serhiy Haidai, in a message on his account on the social network Facebook.

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Six people injured in a missile attack on the Ukrainian region of Odessa

At least six people, including a child, were injured this Monday in a missile attack by Russian forces against the Ukrainian region of Odessa (south), as part of the war unleashed on 24 February by the Russian President Vladimir Putin's order of invasion.

According to information collected by the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform, the attack was carried out by a Tu-22M plane. and has reached a residential area, destroying several residential buildings. The bombardment has also caused a fire in the area.

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Ukraine raises close to 35,000 the number of Russian soldiers killed in the war

Ukraine has put this Monday at about 35,000 the number of Russian soldiers killed in combat, including about 150 during the last day, without the Russian authorities so far having provided a balance of casualties in the framework of the war unleashed on February 24.

The General Staff of the Army of Ukraine has indicated in a message posted on Facebook that so far 1,552 battle tanks, 771 artillery systems and 243 self-propelled and armored multiple rocket launchers have been destroyed.

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Japan bans import of gold from Russia in new sanctions package for the invasion

The Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, has announced a new package of sanctions against Russia for the invasion of Ukraine that includes, among other restrictions, a ban on gold exports from Russian territory.

The president, who met On Sunday with the rest of the G7 leaders in Germany, he lamented that some organizations and institutions, such as the United Nations Security Council, have not been able to tackle the situation efficiently.

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The US announces sanctions against companies in the Russian defense sector for the invasion of Ukraine >

The United States Government announced this Monday new sanctions against companies in the Russian defense sector to “limit Russia's ability to benefit from sales in the US market”, a measure that will imply higher tariffs for 570 groups of Russian products.

Official American sources have indicated on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Germany that the president of the United States, Joe Biden, has approved a measure to “apply a higher tariff to more than 570 groups of Russian products worth about 2,300 million dollars (about 2,175 million euros) for Russia”.

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will be the agenda of the NATO summit in Madrid

Madrid will host between Tuesday and next Thursday the largest concentration of world leaders since the invasion of Ukraine began: the 30 NATO countries (United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany , Italy, Turkey…), four from the Indo-Pacific (Australia, Japan. South Korea, New Zealand), the non-aligned Europeans (Ireland, Austria, Cyprus, Malta and, still , Finland and Sweden), the Commission and the European Council, in addition to invited countries such as Georgia, Bosnia Herzegovina and others such as Mauritania or Jordan. 

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Who is participating in the NATO summit in Madrid?

from the first hour of this Monday in a “critical” phase in terms of security due to the NATO summit  on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30with the assistance of 40 international leaders and5,000 attendees They will be protected by 10,000 security forces agents.

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Russia has gone into receivership, according to Bloomberg

Russia has gone into receivershipfor the first time in a hundred years  When the grace period for the payment of nearly 100 million dollars in concept of interest on its sovereign debt passed, it was reported that this Monday the Bloomberg agency.

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Russia intensifies its siege on kyiv while the G7 imposes new sanctions

kyiv&nbsp ;He had been silent for weeks, but this Sunday he woke up to the roar of four strong explosions: several missiles from Russian troops have hit against a residential complex in the center of the capital of Ukraine. The resurgence of the attack on the city has occurred one day after having completely taken control of Severodonetsk, a city located in the pro-Russian region of Lugansk. In addition, pro-Russian forces claim to have entered Lisichansk, the last major enclave under kyiv control in the independent republic. Meanwhile, the G7 meets this Sunday in Germany, where it will evaluate the war in Ukraine and the economic crisis collateral. He will also announce new sanctions against the Kremlin.

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The ban on parking in areas marked off in Madrid by the summit starts this Monday

The ban on parking in certain areas of the capital, marked out for this purpose, will begin. This Monday on the occasion of the NATO Summit that will be held from June 28 to 30 in Madrid.

All the areas where you cannot park are already being marked. “I ask that the beacons be respected, there will be information and that they please be respected for security reasons from Monday to Thursday”, the mayor, José José, has pointed out. Luis Martínez-Almeida.

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Zelensky says Russian missiles are an “argument” in Ukraine's negotiations with partners

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky has said that Russian missiles are an “argument” in The negotiations of the country with the partners, in the fifth month of war, since the invasion began on February 24 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“No Russian missile, no attack can break the spirit of the Ukrainians. And each of their missiles is an argument in our negotiations with partners,” Zelensky said during the daily video he directs to the inhabitants of Ukraine.

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Biden and Scholz open the G7 meetings with the purpose of site of a stronger West when the war is over

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, and the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, have opened the round of meetings of the G7 summit in the German town of Elmau with the aim of building a “stronger” West. “When the war in Ukraine is over.

“I think the war is going to end and we will come out of it stronger,” Biden declared before denouncing Russian President Vladimir Putin's plans to He has fragmented the countries that oppose his invasion of Ukraine.

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Spain strengthens the air defense in Latvia with the deployment of a Nasams battery and 85 soldiers

Spain has deployed to the Lielvardes air base in Latvia , an Anti-Aircraft Defense Unit (UDAA) made up of 85 soldiers and a Nasams anti-aircraft battery, as a sign of its commitment to NATO and as part of the work to deter the Russian invasion from Ukraine.

Specifically, 85 soldiers from the 73rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment have been transferred to Latvia along with the material, whose capacity provides an intermediate range for the protection of vital points and allows integration into the system. NATO's air and missile defense.

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Biden accuses Russia torture and condemns the “barbaric” attack on a residential building in kyiv

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, this Sunday accused the Russian forces of committing acts of torture during the war in Ukraine and condemned the attack denounced this morning by the Ukrainian authorities of the impact of a Russian missile against an apartment building in the center of kyiv.

Biden has described the bombing, which has left at least one dead and five injured in the Shevchenkivski neighborhood, as an act of “barbarism” during his attendance at the G7 summit in the German city of Elmau, in statements collected by Bloomberg.

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“Shall we ride bare-chested?”: the leaders G7 members laugh at photos of Putin

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and his Canadian counterpart,  Justin Trudeau, have joked about the photograph of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, on horseback and shirtless, taking advantage of the first meeting of the G7 summit held in Elmau, in southern Germany.

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Spain wants NATO to also look south at the Madrid summit

Spain presses for NATO to pay more attention to security threats on its southern flank at the summit that the military alliance will maintain. This week in Madrid.

However, with the war in Ukraine entering its fifth month, the priority for Spain's NATO partners remains deterring Russia in the east.< /p>

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Biden says G7 and NATO must “stick together” against Russian aggression in Ukraine

The G7, meeting in a summit this Sunday in Germany, and NATO must “stay together” against Russian aggression in Ukraine, declared G7. US President Joe Biden before an interview with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Biden to Scholz at the start of that interview. Russian President Vladimir Putin hoped “that, one way or another, NATO and the G7 will split,” Biden said. “But we haven't and we won't,” he added.

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Russia claims it attacked Ukraine's military training center near Polish border

Russia claimed this Sunday that attacked three military training centers in northern and western Ukraine, one of them near the Polish border, days before a NATO summit, of which Poland is a member.

These bombings were carried out with “high-precision weapons of the Russian aerospace forces and Kalibr (cruise) missiles,” he said. the Russian Ministry of Defense in a statement. Among the targeted targets is a military training center of the Ukrainian forces in the Starytchi district, in the Lviv region, about thirty kilometers from the Polish border.

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Jill Biden stars in several acts with Queen Letizia in Madrid this Monday

The First Lady of theUnited States, Jill Biden, who came this Sunday to Madrid and that will have this week several activities with Queen Letizia, she has broken molds in the White House by becoming the first wife of a president to maintain a full-time job, in her case as a teacher.

Now she is visiting Spain; for the first time as first lady to accompany her husband during his stay in Madrid to attend the NATO summit, although he will arrive later. on Tuesday. Jill Biden will have an agenda with several activities in which Queen Letizia will do as a hostess.

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Pro-Russian separatists announce that 250 more civilians have left Azot plant

The pro-Russian separatist forces announced this Sunday the departure of another 250 people from the Azot chemical plant, in the city of Severodonetsk, recently taken by the Russian advance in the Donbas region

The office of the Military Command of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Lugansk has confirmed that 250 people have been “evacuated” — Ukraine denounces these operations as “kidnappings” — from the plant, in the direction of Starobelsk, according to the report. n a statement collected by the Luganskinformtsentr agency.

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The G7 will impose a ban on imports of Russian gold

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has announced that the countries participating in the G7 summit that begins this Sunday in Germany will impose a ban on imports of Russian gold. n a ban on imports of Russian gold.

“Together, the G7 will announce a ban on imports of Russian gold, a major export generating tens of billions of dollars dollars for Russia”, Biden has made known on his Twitter account.

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Russian forces prepare assault on the last town of Lugansk controlled by Ukraine

Russian troops have begun shelling the town of Lisichansk, the last redoubt controlled by Ukrainian forces in Lugansk province, anticipating an imminent ground offensive.

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Lisichansk is the sister city of Severodonetsk, separated by the Donets River. On Saturday kyiv recognized Russian troops already control the strategic city of Severodonetsk after weeks of intense fighting, so it seems that the next target is precisely Lisichansk.

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The G7 commits to support Ukraine “as long as it takes”

The leaders of the G7, meeting in the south of Germany, have promised to support Ukraine “as long as necessary” against the Russian offensive in the east of the country, according to the draft of one of the closing quote statements.

“We are going to continue providing economic, humanitarian, military and diplomatic aid and to be with Ukraine for as long as necessary,” the document indicates. “We are committed to demonstrating responsibility and global solidarity by working to address the international impact of Russian aggression, especially on the most vulnerable,” he adds.

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Johnson and Trudeau joke about Putin at the first working meeting of the G7

The prime minister The British, Boris Johnson, and his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, have joked about the photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin, on horseback and shirtless, taking advantage of the first meeting of the G7 summit that is being held in Elmau, in southern Germany.

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The leaders of the US, South Korea and Japan will hold a trilateral meeting in Madrid

The South Korean government has announced that the country's president, Yoon Suk Yeol, will maintain He held a three-way meeting with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, and with the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, taking advantage of the NATO summit in Madrid.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, marking the first such meeting since September 2017, when the leaders of the three countries met in New York. Since then, the distance between Seoul and Tokyo has prevented a new meeting.

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Erdogan will meet on Tuesday in Madrid with Stoltenberg and representatives of Sweden and Finland

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Tuesday in Madrid with the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, and with representatives of Sweden and Finland, whose entry into the Alliance is currently vetoed by Turkey for its support of Kurdish separatists.

“”On Tuesday in Madrid and at the request of the Secretary General of NATO, he will have A meeting took place between Turkey, NATO, Sweden and Finland with the participation of our president. This meeting will be held before the NATO summit,” Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, explained in an interview on Turkish television Haberturk.

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Canada sends two warships to the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic

Canada has deployed this Sunday two warships, HMCS Kingston and Summerside, in the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic, which have joined two frigates already present in the region, to reinforce NATO's eastern flank in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

HMCS Kingston and HMCS Summerside, each with a crew of 46, set sail late Sunday morning to join to the 'Reassurance' operation in the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic, as reported by the Canadian channel CBC News.

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