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Poland rejects accusations of violating Belarus air border

The Ministry of Defense of Poland rejects the charges of violating the air border of Belarus on April 12 this year, according to the department’s page on the social network Twitter.

“Military aircraft did not operate near the state border between Poland and Belarus on the evening of April 12 this year,” the ministry said.

In addition, the Polish ministry emphasizes that the airspace is under constant control.

Earlier, the Belarusian Defense Ministry reported that on April 12, an unidentified aircraft violated the state border of the country. The violation occurred on the part of Poland, and subsequently, the aircraft also disappeared on Polish territory.

In connection with the incident, the defense attache at the Polish embassy in the country was summoned to the military department of Belarus, the Belarusian side demanded to conduct an inspection and inform Minsk about its results.

NATO and the USA discussed the situation with Russian troops on the borders with Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the situation with Russian troops on the borders of Ukraine.

This was announced by Anthony Blinken on Twitter.

“We agreed that Russia should stop the dangerous build-up of military forces near the borders with Ukraine and the ongoing aggression,” he said.

According to him, they also discussed the process of peaceful settlement in Afghanistan.

As previously reported, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will visit Brussels on April 13-15 and will arrive once on the day of the extraordinary meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission.

In an interview with NBC News on Sunday, Blinken said Russia would face “a price and consequences” if it escalated its aggression against Ukraine.

The French army has begun testing the Spot robot in combat exercises

The French army used the four-legged Spot robot from Boston Dynamics in a military exercise. The robot was used for reconnaissance during two days of training.

Photos of the exercise were posted on Twitter by France’s leading military school, Ecole Speciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr. Their goal was called “raising students’ awareness of the challenges of tomorrow, “including” battlefield robotics.”

A report in the French newspaper Ouest-France says that Spot was one of many robots that were tested by students of the French Ecole Militaire Interarmes in order to assess the suitability of robotics in the battles of the future.

Boston Dynamics vice president of business development, Michael Perry, told The Verge that the robot was supplied by the European distributor Shark Robotics, and the manufacturer was not notified in advance of the purpose of its use.

During the exercise, the soldiers performed a number of scenarios, including offensive actions with the capture of the intersection, defensive actions day and night, as well as actions in the city. Each scenario was implemented using only humans at first and then using soldiers and robots together.

Sources cited by the French publication claim that the use of Spot slowed down the speed of operations, but helped to strengthen the security of the troops. “In the city battle stage, when we weren’t using robots, I died. But I did not die when we first asked the robot to conduct reconnaissance, “ said a soldier participating in the exercise.

According to the military, one of the problems was the battery life of the Spot was draining the battery.

In addition to the Spot, the French military also tested other vehicles, including the OPTIO-X20 of Estonian firm Milrem Robotics, a remote-controlled vehicle with tank tracks and an automatic cannon; the ULTRO of the French state military firm Nexter, a wheeled “robot mule” designed to transport equipment; and the Barakuda, a multi-purpose wheeled drone with attached armor plating that can provide mobile cover for soldiers.

Boston Dynamics developed robots for the US Army, but as it moved into the commercial market, the company distanced itself from military contracts. The Spot is currently being tested by a number of US police forces, including the NYPD, where it was recently involved in a special operation with hostages, but Boston Dynamics has always stressed that its machines will never be used for military purposes or to harm people.

Such a provision is contained in the Spot terms of use, which prohibit its use “to harm or intimidate any person or animal, as a weapon, or to activate any weapon.” However, technically, a robot that helps in exploration does not violate this rule.

So far, Boston Dynamics is “still evaluating” whether to ban military customers from using unarmed robots. “We think that to the extent that the military uses robotics to keep people out of harm’s way, it’s perfectly acceptable,” Perry says.

Meanwhile, in April, the US army will join the ranks of the MUTT wheeled transport robot carriers from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS). These systems are designed for carrying things, as well as for surveillance, target detection, and reconnaissance.

Mike Pompeo got a job at Fox News

Former Secretary of State of the United States (held this position under Donald Trump) Mike Pompeo has become an expert for Fox News Media, the organization said.

He will be engaged in analytics in programs aired on the Fox News and Fox Business channels, according to the TV company’s website.

Pompeo, who is a diplomat, civil servant, entrepreneur, and lawyer, will be engaged in analytics on Fox News Media platforms, including in the daytime and evening programs of Fox News and Fox Business, the report says.

For the first time, Pompeo will appear as a full-time pundit on FOX & Friends, which will be released on April 9. He promised to provide viewers with “ an honest and balanced opinion on issues related to geopolitics and international relations.”

On the eve of the former US President Donald Trump, as well as a number of supporters of the Republican Party, joined the new social platform Campaign Nucleus, which was created by a former adviser to the Trump campaign staff Brad Parscale.

Instagram Facebook, Twitter, Twitter, Twitter, and Twitter have previously blocked Trump’s accounts for various periods of time because of his statements about the riots in Washington on January 6.

However, Trump plans to start posting on social media again in the coming months. According to an aide to the former American leader, Jason Miller, Trump “will return to social media in two or three months.” It will be published “on its own platform”, which will attract “tens of millions” of people. According to Miller, this will “completely change the rules of the game.”

The scandal over the crown occurred at a beauty contest

The scandal ended the beauty contest “Mrs. Sri Lanka 2021”.

It was initiated by one of the members of the jury. During the award ceremony, she learned that the woman who was given the crown was divorced. Unexpectedly for everyone, the judge of the contest approached the winner and began to tear the decoration from her head. Then she gave the crown to the second beauty, telling the public that the coronation of a divorced woman is against the rules.

As a result, the organizers of the contest apologized for the incident, saying that Mrs. Pushpika De Silva had separated from her husband, but had not yet divorced, and returned the crown to the woman.