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24 April 2021 Military News

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  • Coup Plots, Poison, Hacking, Sabotage: What Is The GRU's Unit 29155? RFE/RL 24 Apr 2021 -- On March 20, 2012, a decree signed by Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov was published by the Russian government. The decree set out a system of payments to military servicemen "for special achievements in the service."
  • Putin signs decree on countermeasures against 'unfriendly' countries Press TV 24 Apr 2021 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on countermeasures against countries that take "unfriendly" actions towards Russia as a diplomatic row escalates between Moscow and some European states.
  • EU 'Rejects' Russian Labeling Of Meduza Media Outlet As 'Foreign Agent' RFE/RL 24 Apr 2021 -- The European Union has dismissed Russian authorities' labeling of Latvia-based independent news outlet Meduza as a "foreign agent" and urged Moscow to end its "systematic infringement" of basic rights and freedoms for the political opposition and other Russians.
  • China's Mars rover named after fire god, to ignite interplanetary exploration enthusiasm Global Times 24 Apr 2021 -- China unveiled the highly anticipated name of the country's first Mars rover - Zhurong - at the opening ceremony for this year's Space Day of China activities centered in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province.
  • China reveals moon station plan with Russia, openness on Space Day Global Times 24 Apr 2021 -- In the latest show of China's consistent open-mindedness in the space sector, China National Space Administration and its Russian counterpart issued a joint declaration on cooperation in the creation of the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS), with the two sides emphasizing the facility is open to all international partners interested in cooperation, the CNSA disclosed to the Global Times on Saturday, which marked the Space Day of China 2021.
  • China, Russia emphasize international cooperation in establishing Lunar station with joint declaration Global Times 24 Apr 2021 -- In the latest show of China's consistent open-mindedness in the space sector, China National Space Administration and its Russian counterpart issued a joint declaration on cooperation in the creation of the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS), with the two sides emphasizing the facility is open to all international partners interested in cooperation, the CNSA disclosed to the Global Times on Saturday, which marked the Space Day of China 2021.
  • New Chinese Decree Tells Religious Leaders to 'Support the Communist Party' VOA 24 Apr 2021 -- The Chinese government is implementing a new decree on May 1 that will require all religious leaders to "follow the lead of and support the Communist Party."
  • US-Japan Statement Raises Issue of Taiwan Defense Against China VOA 24 Apr 2021 -- A joint statement by U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga from their recent meeting at the White House has left officials and analysts in Taiwan wondering how far Japan might be willing to go to help defend the island against an attack from China.
  • North Korea Says it Won't Make Chinese Wigs and False Eyelashes Once Trade Resumes Radio Free Asia 24 Apr 2021 -- Chinese wig and false eyelash companies that outsource manufacturing to North Korea will have to look elsewhere after authorities declared that the country's companies would not be accepting manufacturing orders because young student laborers had been deployed in other jobs, sources in China told RFA.
  • Iranian TV Says Attacked Oil Tanker Was Iranian RFE/RL 24 Apr 2021 -- Iran's Al-Alam television said an oil tanker that was reportedly attacked on April 24 near Baniyas in Syria was one of three Iranian tankers that arrived recently at the oil terminal.
  • ASEAN reaches consensus on ending Myanmar crisis Press TV 24 Apr 2021 -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has made an agreement with Myanmar's coup leader on a plan to end the crisis in the country.
  • ASEAN Leaders Meet, Call for Immediate Stop to Violence in Myanmar Radio Free Asia 24 Apr 2021 -- Southeast Asian leaders called for an "immediate cessation" to killings in Myanmar and the opening of ASEAN-brokered talks between its military regime and parallel civilian government, as they and the Burmese junta chief met in Jakarta for an emergency summit Saturday on that country's post-coup strife.
  • Pan-Southeast Asian Agreement Aims to Stop Spillover of Myanmar Violence VOA 24 Apr 2021 -- Saturday's strongly worded call from a bloc of 10 Southeast Asian nations for an end to post-coup violence in Myanmar moves the region a step away from unrest infecting other countries and a step toward peacemaking, analysts say.
  • Lukashenka Said Ready To Sign Contingency Decree On Presidential Powers RFE/RL 24 Apr 2021 -- Belarusian state media say Alyaksandr Lukashenka has said he will sign a decree that would vest presidential powers in the country's Security Council if he is unable to function as president.



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