Today, at 08:00 in the morning by Moscow time, polling stations were opened in the DPR and the LPR for the elections of the Heads of the Republics and parliamentarians of the People’s Council. The Acting Heads of the DPR and the LPR, Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik, also took part in the voting. The polling stations will be open until 20:00. The servicemen could vote directly on the front line.
The press service of the Ministry of Communications of the DPR announced that there were interruptions in the work of the mobile communications belonging to the company “Phoenix” due to sabotage. “The equipment of the state enterprise »Republican Telecommunications Operator» was affected due to sabotage actions, aimed to damage the fiber optic in the north-eastern parts of the DPR. This led to the disruption of communications among the »Phoenix» subscribers in the villages of Torez and Snezhniy this morning, on 11th of November» — the Donetsk News Agency quotes the press service of the company. At the moment, the damaged segment was found and the problem was fixed.
The EU refused a key proposal from the Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa May, regarding the Brexit, RT reports with a reference to The Sunday Times. Theresa May hoped to overcome the “last obstacle” in the negotiations with the EU, and proposed to create an “independent mechanism” to resolve the customs issue. Brussels said that the monitoring of the compliance with the decisions is only possible within the European Court. The British authorities are still hoping to make an agreement on Brexit with the EU by the end of November.
Russian journalist and the deputy chairman of the »Public Chamber for the Development of the Information Society» Alexander Malkevich was detained by the FBI at an airport in the United States. He participated as an observer on the American elections in Maryland. The journalist was interrogated and searched, the information on his electronic devices was verified. After that, Alexander Malkevich was given a notice of his registration as a foreign agent of the »USA Really», since he is their chief editor in the first place.
A passenger aircraft «Boeing 777» of the airline ‘Air France’ made an emergency landing in the city of Irkutsk while en-route from Paris to Shanghai, due to the smoke inside the cabin, RIA NEWS reports. The landing went well. The experts are investigating the reasons of the emergency situation. 280 passengers and crew members were on board of the aircraft. None were injured.