Europeans have to rely on themselves as they can no longer completely depend on the US or Britain. This was the German Chancellor’s message on Sunday while addressing a crowd at an election rally in Munich. Radio Sputnik spoke to geopolitical analyst Tiberio Graziani to find out what going through Merkel’s mind right now.
In an interview with Sputnik, Russian expert Leonty Bukshtein commented on allegations by US cybersecurity specialists that the WannaCry ransomware attack may have originated in southern China; by doing so, they are evidently trying to throw off suspicions, he said.
Maryana Naumova, the teenage Russian powerlifting champion who bench presses nearly 150 kilos and is often regarded as the world’s strongest girl, told Sputnik about her voyages to the restive Ukrainian region of Donbass, her political views and about her meeting with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
China is on track to launch its first X-ray space observatory this year, Zhang Shuangnan of the Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has said, which promises to make breakthroughs in the study of our universe.
Commenting on Washington's plans to restart talks on Ukraine with Moscow, Russian political analyst Denis Denisov told Sputnik that the US and Russia may finally arrive at a consensus on the matter.
On Saturday, G7 countries wrapped up their summit in Taormina with a joint communique, expressing concern about the situation in the East China and South China Seas. Russian political analysts told Sputnik that the US and Japan used the gathering to intensify their pressure on Beijing instead of reaching consensus on global trade and climate.
Oleksander Turchinov, the head of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, a powerful advisory body to the Ukrainian president, has proposed building "an insurmountable fortress" on Ukraine's border with Russia. Russian commentators laughed themselves to tears over Kiev's latest maniacal proposal.
Russian rocket artillery will completely switch from the Smerch systems to the advanced Tornado-S systems in three years.
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