Dmitry Polyansky, Russia’s deputy delegate to the United Nations, warned that America’s aggressive behavior toward Russia could eventually lead to a direct confrontation between Russia and NATO.
Dmitry Polyansky confirmed that NATO is “strongly involved in the conflict in Ukraine ,” indicating during a direct conversation with users of the social networking site “X” (formerly Twitter), and in commenting on the statements of journalist Tucker Carlson about the possibility of a military clash between Washington and Moscow, that “It is not our place to assess the possibility of such a scenario occurring.”
He added: “We have repeatedly warned that the situation is very dangerous and that there is an increasing risk of a direct clash between Russia and NATO .”
Polyansky also pointed out that NATO is “strongly involved in the conflict in Ukraine” and “one cannot be sure” that Western countries, in addition to weapons and ammunition, are not sending their military forces to Ukraine, but rather participating “in certain actions” in Ukraine. .
The Russian diplomat stressed that “the United States has been known for many years as a warmonger,” and pointed out that there are many situations and regions around the world such that potential actions taken by the United States could lead to the outbreak of a “hot conflict” between the two countries, Russia and the United States. , and between the United States and China.
Mikhail Podolyak : Ukraine is counting on security guarantees from 51 countries
Adviser to the Ukrainian Presidential Office Mikhail Podolyak announced that Ukraine is counting on obtaining security guarantees from 51 countries.
“The 28 countries that participate in the formal agreement on security guarantees will be joined by all others who participate in the coalition supporting Ukraine,” Podolyak told Ukrainian television on Friday.
He added: “We believe that with 51 countries, this should be the basic package of security guarantees.”
He explained that negotiations are under way on this issue with the United States, Britain and France.
It is noteworthy that the G7 countries announced on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Vilnius last July their commitment to supporting Ukraine and ensuring its security.
Ukraine later confirmed the start of negotiations on a bilateral agreement on security guarantees with the United States.
France : Macron announces the ban on students who wear abayas from entering schools
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he will not allow any French students to enter schools if they wear long clothing, the abaya.
France intends to ban the wearing of the Islamic “abaya” in schools
Macron stressed that the authorities will deal very firmly with the implementation of the new law when classes resume next week, noting that the new law does not apply to university students.
According to the Associated Press, Macron spoke about the serious dress code for the first time publicly after visiting a vocational school in the Vaucluse region in southern France.
He said during the visit: “We know that there will be cases of students testing the extent of adherence to the rule, including cases that will attempt to challenge the republic’s system,” stressing that they will not be able to infiltrate the classroom, and that they will be dealt with firmly.
Speaking about how the new measure will be implemented, Macron said that specific staff will be sent to “sensitive” schools to help school principals and teachers have a “constructive” dialogue with students and families, if necessary.
And the French Minister of Education, Gabriel Attal, announced last Sunday that he would “ban the wearing of the abaya in schools” in France, stressing his endeavor to set “clear rules at the national level” for school principals.
Atal described girls and boys wearing the abaya in middle and high schools as a “violation of secularism,” pointing out that secularism is a fundamental principle in France, and accused some students of using traditional dress in an attempt to destabilize schools.
Atal said earlier that 14,000 education employees will be trained in leadership positions by the end of this year to deal with this issue in order to support secularism, and 300,000 employees will be trained by 2025.
The new rules were widely criticized in French circles, as social networking sites were abuzz with critics who say that loose, modest clothing, “cloaks”, is not an ostentation of religion and should not be banned in classrooms.