The Polish authorities are ready to pay $ 2 billion to the USA for the deployment of their military bases on Polish territory. The Polish authorities have already decided the possible locations of military facilities and hospitals, as well as schools and sports halls for the military staff and their families. The proposal was sent to the US administration and congress. Earlier in the Pentagon, they declared their readiness for negotiations to increase the military presence in Poland.
The European Union has decided to extend the duration of sanctions against the Syrian authorities for a year, the press service of the EU Council announced after the meeting of the foreign ministers in Brussels. «The Council extended restrictive measures against the Syrian regime until 1st of June, 2019. Given the on-going repression of the civilian population, the EU has decided to maintain the restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters in accordance with the EU strategy for Syria» — the conclusion report of the Council on Foreign Affairs of the EU explains.
The reporters of ANNA NEWS report that general education schools have been opened in the settlements of the Syrian province Eastern Ghouta. The head of the education department of the city of Harast, Ahmad Said Rustom, declared the following: «The state gave us textbooks, so we immediately started working here in this city. Children surely missed their studies. Teaching them something is easy and pleasant».
Russia declared the international search of the Ukrainian border guards involved in the capture of the Crimean fishing vessel «Nord». This was announced today by the head of the Crimean division of the FSB — Viktor Palagin. According to him, the identities of all the suspects have been established, and they all are currently in Ukraine. If they attempt to go abroad — measures will be taken to detain them.
Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, made a statement that Russia ran tests on missiles of the fifth generation fighter jet Su-57 in Syria. According to the minister, the missiles were used in actual combat. The testing of such weapons in actual combat situations is extremely effective, military experts explain. In their opinion, in the Arab Republic there were the right conditions for the testing of the guided X-59MK2 missile with penetrating and cluster warheads. Russian Ministry of Defense underlined that the data obtained after the tests enabled the modernization of 11 types of aircraft and helicopters.
In the DPR, during the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire regime 16 times, firing 236 shells at the front-line territories of the DPR. The town of Gorlovka, the villages Spartak, Zaitsevo, Ozerianovka and Shirokaya Balka, as well as Dokuchaevsk and villages in the south of the DPR were hit. Mortars, grenade launchers, weaponry of IFV and APC, as well as small arms, were used in the shelling.