At least 13 Afghan soldiers were killed, another 9 men were injured, during an attack of Taliban militants on army check points in the northern province of Kunduz, RIA News reported. According to the channel, the attack occurred on the night of Thursday.
5 people were killed and 24 others were injured during the bombardment by the terrorists in the southern areas of Damascus. This was reported by the chief of the Russian Center for reconciliation of warring parties in Syria, Major-General Yuri Yevtushenko. The shelling was carried out by the ISIS group based in the Yarmuk area. The shells hit the residential areas of Nahr-Aisha, Midan and Kadam.
The actions of civil disobedience to the acting authorities, organized by the leader of the protest movement, parliamentarian Nikol Pashinyan, resumed in Yerevan. As Interfax reports, thousands of people are participating in the protest actions on the streets of the city. On yesterday’s rally, Pashinyan urged his supporters to repeat the protest, block the roads and paralyze the car traffic. «We demand the surrender of the Republican Party!» — he explained.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe recognized, in favor of Ukraine, the Lugansk’ People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic as «the territories controlled by the Russian Federation.» The representative of Kiev announced that the PACE «voted for the de-facto recognition of the occupation of part of Donbass by Russia.» Thus, in Ukraine’s point of view, the crimes in «uncontrolled territories» are no longer attached to them. All the fault was shifted to Russia, and no-one can, apparently, blame Ukraine for the inadequate humanitarian situation or social security status of the population of Donbass.
n the DPR, over the past day, Ukrainian troops violated ceasefire 38 times, firing up to 1,500 shells at the DPR. The outer areas of Donetsk and Yasinovatoy, the suburbs of Gorlovka and Dokuchaevsk, some villages in the south of the DPR were under fire. During the attacks, Ukrainian army used small arms, mortars, artillery, tanks, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles.
Russian car bloggers personally drove and walked on the Crimean bridge that connects the Crimean Peninsula and the mainland Russia. They were among the first people to use the Crimean bridge and test the new route that leads to it from the Krasnodar Territory. The construction work of the road, the bridge and arched spans in the Kerch Strait is about to end. In May, the automotive part of the bridge is expected to be put into full operation mode.