US News Coronavirus in Russia: Daily Death Record for the Fifth Day Consecutive
Lead 1-France and Germany propose an EU summit with Putin-Diplomats
EU-Summit / Russia (Lead 1): Lead 1-France and Germany propose an EU summit with Putin-Diplomatics (updated All along with details, context) Brussels, 23 June (Reuters) - France and Germany proposed Wednesday that the European Union is organizing a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the hope of improving relations with Moscow, we learned from two diplomats, which paves the way for a possible first meeting of this level since 2014.
Russia is hit hard by Variant DeltaPandemie - Russia is hit hard by the Variant Delta
697. It is the number of deaths, this Saturday, a record for the fifth day in a row At the moment when the country is hit hard by Variant . In detail, Russia recorded 24,439 new cases, which corresponds to the highest number since mid-January when the country came out
of a second murderer wave., the main focus of the epidemic, has recorded 116 people in the last twenty-four hours, a level very close to its own record established at the beginning of the week.
The European Union says "No" at a peak with Vladimir Putin
Your Browser Does Not Support This Video This Friday, June 25, the European Union has dismissed the possibility of a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. His argument: the conditions are not "united", according to the statements of several leaders at the end of a European summit in Brussels. "It was not possible to agree today that we should meet immediately in the summit," said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who wanted such a meeting with the support of France.
Only 23.6 of the 146 million Russians Vaccinated
Video: Coronavirus in Russia: Record of Contamination Since January (France 24)
On the back of a pushing vaccination campaign. Launched in December, it has for the moment convinced that 23.6 of 146 million Russians, or 16% of the population, which remains suspicious for national vaccines. In several regions and in particular in Moscow, the authorities have taken steps to encourage the Russians to be vaccinated, with for example the introduction of a sanitary pass to go to the restaurant in the capital.
Moscow also launched a revaccination campaign on Thursday for those who received their first two doses more than six months ago. It is proposed to them a third injection to further strengthen their defenses against new variants.
COVID-19. Death record in Moscow, Russia exceeded by Variant Delta
© AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff Caregivers in intervention on a patient with COVID-19 in Moscow, in April 2020. The situation deteriorates in Russia, where the Vaccine campaign patina. This Sunday, the capital Moscow announced having recorded a record of death due to COVID-19. The Variant Delta, more contagious, worries the country.
Vladimir Putin exhorts to "listen to experts"
again calling his fellow citizens to be vaccinated, Presidentand not rumors on CVIV-19, while opposing a vaccine obligation at the national level. The Kremlin, who acknowledged that it is not possible to achieve its target of 60% vaccinated by August, refuses for the time to any national confinement to preserve a fragile economy.
Over the country, the pandemic has so far made more than 5.5 million contaminations for 137,262 dead, according to official figures. The ROSSTAT Statistics Agency, which has a broader definition of coronavirus-related deaths, has recorded 270,000 dead at the end of April.
Russia strengthens its presence in Central Africa with 600 military instructors .
Centrafrique-Russia: Russia strengthens its presence in Central African Republic with 600 military instructors © Reuters / Shannon Stapleton Russia strengthens its presence in Central African Republic with 600 military instructors Moscow ( Reuters) - Russia has deployed an additional number of 600 military instructors in the Central African Republic to form the country's army, police and gendarmerie, has announced Friday the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.