Breaking News, 27th of September, 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the US in dragging the world into a ruthless economic war. He called the policy of the White House «one-sided and irresponsible.» The economic war, in which the US are dragging the world, «will damage all the participants,» Erdogan said. He added that Turkey and Germany, together with other countries, should prevent the destructive trade conflicts, RIA NEWS reports with a reference to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
During the hearings in Congress, Robert Karem, the Assistant of the US Secretary of Defense for the International Security Affairs, announced that Moscow and Damascus are to blame for the «nest of terrorist organizations» in the Syrian province of Idlib. According to him — Russia and Syria, allegedly, use the de-escalation zones for «cleaning up the territories», and they turned Idlib into «a dumping ground for the worst terrorists» from all over Syria. In addition, Robert Karem accused Russia in conducting a campaign aimed to discredit the United States in order to «sow doubts and embarrassment» about the Syrian situation, and also «to hide the role of Assad in the killings and atrocities.»
Air-to-air »Astra» missile was successfully tested in India, according to the website of the Indian government. The test launches were performed from a SU-30 fighter around the Kalaikunda Air Force base. This missile was specially created for the missile complex of the same name. The developers declare that the Astra missiles can hit even highly agile targets moving at supersonic speed. During the tests — the missile successfully captured the moving target with high accuracy, thus completing all the tasks of the operation. According to the Indian military — Astra has proven itself as the best missile in this class of weapons. More than 20 tests have been conducted so far.
The International Monetary Fund and the authorities of Ukraine agreed on a new program of cooperation — »Economicheskaya Pravda» reports with a reference to their sources. The new program is a stand-by loan of up to $ 6 billions of dollars for 12-15 months. The increase of the gas prices is one of the conditions that must be met by Kiev. The Ukrainian government have to increase the gas prices by 23% until 15th of October. Also, the Ukrainian authorities will need to conduct an anti-corruption reform, adopt a balanced budget, and reorganize the State Fiscal Service.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The issues of bilateral relations, and the cooperation between Moscow and Yerevan at international levels were discussed during their meeting. «Particular attention was directed to the Russian-Armenian cooperation on the international forums» — the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report from Syria with a reference to SANA agency: In the north of the province of Khama, skirmishes continue between the Syrian army and the radical Islamists of the Tahrir al-Sham coalition. Our sources report that the Syrian Army is using artillery on the terrorist strongholds, controlled by a group under » Jabhat al-Nusra», near the city of Al-Latamina.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.