Reporters of ANNA NEWS report — the residents of the Syrian province Idlib came to the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties with a warning about the forthcoming provocation from the White Helmets. The Syrians saw a column of six cars with the emblems of White Helmets arrived in the city of Idlib. There was also a truck loaded with personal protective gear, containers with liquid, video equipment and 7 rockets. Unknown people «Have equipped the rockets with the liquid and powder.» Then the armed rockets were loaded on the truck which proceeded towards the settlement of Maarrat al-Nu’man.
Deputy of the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Vershinin, said that the next meeting on Syrian matters will be held in Sochi during 30th and 31st of July, RIA NEWS reports. »At the last meeting we decided that the next one will be held in Sochi in the last two days of July. It has been already agreed upon.» — explained Vershinin. According to him, the format of the meeting will remain unchanged: there will be three guarantor states — Russia, Turkey and Iran, the representatives of the observing countries, and the representatives of the Syrian sides.
The EU summit reached an agreement on the migration issues, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel announced. This information was confirmed by the head of the European Council Donald Tusk, RIA NEWS reports. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that EU countries plan to improve the border control agency by the year of 2020, and allocate the second tranche to Turkey under the current agreement on the refugees. She also added that the migrants arriving in Europe should not now choose their own country of living. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Moravetski added that the resettlement of the refugees in different EU countries will be carried out on a voluntary basis.
Washington and Tokyo want North Korea to eliminate all their weapons of mass destruction, which includes all their ballistic missiles, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera announced. After the talks with the Pentagon chief James Mattis — Itsunori Onodera said that the DPRK must get rid of all nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. In addition, according to Washington and Tokyo, «all the ballistic missiles of all types must be destroyed» — Tass reports.
During the EU summit in Brussels, the leaders of EU countries decided to extend the economic sanctions against Russia, imposed for the reunion with the Crimea, and Russian support of the DPR and LPR. Sanctions have been extended for six months. They impose restrictions on business ties with banks and other financial institutions in the energy and defense sectors of Russia. The restrictions will come into power after the official publication of the decision of the EU Council.
According to SANA news agency, in the south of Syria, namely in the province of Daraa, about a thousand of people surrendered to the Syrian government. It is noted that in the settlement of Shaar about 250 terrorists surrendered with their weapons. Additionally a few hundred people, who evaded the military service and were thus under investigation, surrendered to the authorities as well. In total, about 450 people surrendered in this settlement.