The United Kingdom asked the experts to conduct an analysis as part of the investigation of the case related to the poisoning of an ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. «We notified the experts about the use of this nerve agent, and invited them to check the result analysis of our work,» said the UK Deputy Assistant Secretary for UN, Jonathan Allen.
Qatar signed a contract with Italy for 28 military helicopters NH90 worth 4 billions of dollars. The agreement was reached on Wednesday between the Minister of Defense of Qatar and the representative of the Italian company »Leonardo». Additionally, a contract was signed to arm these helicopters with long-range missiles. The delivery of the helicopters to Qatar should begin in three years.
The deputy of Ukrainian Parliament, Nadezhda Savchenko, made a speech that the «orange revolution» and the «revolution of dignity» occurred not because of Russia, but thanks to the support of the Western civilized world. She also claims that she witnessed how Andrei Parubiy (current Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament) «invited snipers» to the hotel «Ukraine».
The military forces participating in the Operation »Olive Branch» do not intend to transfer the Afrin region to the hands of the Syrian government after its capture. This was reported by the press secretary of the Turkish President, Ibrahim Kalin. According to him, after taking Afrin, Ankara together with Washington will work on the creation of a «security zone» along the borderline of Turkey and Syria in the province of Aleppo.
Israeli tanks shelled the positions of the Palestinian movement ‘Hamas’ after several bombs exploded at the border with the Gaza Strip. This was stated in the message of the Israeli army. It is noted that the explosive devices were planted near the safety fence in the northern part of Gaza. There is no information about any victims.
The South Korean authorities announced the creation of a committee that will make the preparations for the summit with the DPRK. Such statement was made by the representative of the administration of the South Korean president. He also said that the committee will be leaded by the head of the secretariat of the leader of South Korea Lim Jeong Sok. South Korean President, Mun Zhe Ying, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un intend to have their first negotiations in late April.