The representatives of the OPCW could not find traces of chemical weapons in soil and water samples, which indicates that the attack on Syria by the NATO forces was not only illegal, but also unreasonable. «If the United Nations recognize that the US, Britain and France have illegally attacked Syria — then the leaders of those states will have to bear responsibility for their actions» — say the military experts. The United States and Europe are currently trying to blame Syria for allegedly dropping tanks and containers with poisonous substances on Ghouta.
A group of American senators, both Republicans and Democrats, proposed to block the deliveries of F-35 fighters to Turkey because of Ankara’s strategic decisions are «increasingly contradicting the interests of the United States.» According to Senator James Lencford, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan «neglects the rule of law», and therefore the supply of sensitive technologies to this government is «extremely risky,» RIA News reports.
The leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong Un, and South Korean President, Mun Zhe Ying, signed a joint declaration at the end of the summit, in which they agreed to continue an active dialogue at the highest level. In the «Panmunjom Declaration on Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula» — the DPRK and South Korea confirmed that their common goal is the denuclearization of the region, TASS reports.
Counter-terrorist police department of the Turkish city of Izmir detained four members of the ISIS terrorist group, including the so-called emir of the Syrian city of Deir ez Zor, TASS reports. The detainee is one of the persons responsible for the mass execution of civilians in December 2017 in the Syrian region of Saidat. In addition, according to the agency, this person is in kinship with one group leader who in his turn is very close with the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
In DPR, over the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire regime 35 times, firing more than a 1,000 shells at the DPR territory. The northern and western outskirts of Donetsk, the Yasinovatoy and Gorlovka neighborhoods, Dokuchaevsk, and the villages of the Starobeshevsky and Novoazovsky districts of the DPR were under fire. Mortars, howitzers, tanks, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles were used in the shelling, as a result of which two civilians were killed in Dokuchaevsk.
Agents of FSB stopped the activities of a «sleeping cell» of ISIS, and detained four of its members who arrived in Moscow from the city of Novy Urengoy, and were preparing a series of terrorist acts in the capital region. As the FSB Public Relations Center explained, the preparation of crimes in the territory of the Moscow region and the overall cell activity was coordinated from the territory of Syria by ‘Telegram’ messenger.