The head of the Ukrainian National Public Television and Radio Company Zurab Alasania announced that Ukraine is forced to broadcast the football matches of the World Cup on its territory. Alasania announced that the broadcast of football matches will be continued, since Ukraine is obliged to repay its debt to the European Broadcasting Union starting from 2016, TASS reports. According to Zurab Alasania, the European Union of Broadcasters threatened Ukraine with a denial of the broadcasting rights to the next championship. Also they may force Ukraine to pay a fine.
The Syrian Air Force carried out a night raid on the positions of the Jaysh al-Izza group in the west of the province of Aleppo. The infrastructure of Islamists, their fortifications and facilities were under attack. The attack of the Syrian air forces was a response to the recent shelling of the city of Aleppo by Islamists.
In the DPR, over the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire 12 times, firing 275 shells at the front-line territories of the Republic. The outskirts of Gorlovka and Dokuchaevsk, the village of (Стыла) Styla and Petrovskoye to the south of Donetsk, as well as the settlements in the south of the Republic were under fire. The Ukrainian army used artillery, mortars, tanks and other armored vehicles in the shelling. As a result — an apartment building was damaged in Dokuchaevsk.
Hanoi demanded Beijing to immediately withdraw all military equipment deployed by China on the Paracel Islands and cease all activities on these territories. This was stated by the Director of Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam (Ле Тхи Тху Ханг) Le Thi Thu Hang. She underlined that Vietnam requires China to immediately remove air defense systems from the archipelago, TASS reports. According to her, recent actions of China can «jeopardize the peace, stability and cooperation in the East Sea, and contribute to the increasing tensions, and threat the shipping and aviation routes.»
Reporters of Anna News report from Syria — The Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria recorded violations of the ceasefire in the provinces of Latakia and Daraa. The specialists from Russian sapper units are conducting the demining procedures of the settlements of Eastern Ghouta. Over the past day, 54 buildings were checked in the city of Douma. «17 landmines, 10 rigged shells and 32 improvised explosive devices were found and made harmless» — the reporters reported.
The leader of the radical terrorist group Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, Mullah Fazlullah, was eliminated as a result of an air strike of the US Air Forces performed on the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan, RIA NEWS reports while quoting Tolo News. According to the sources of the television channel — the drone attack was carried out on Wednesday. During the operation, four field commanders of the group were eliminated in addition to Mullah Fazlullah.