The captain of the detained Russian vessel «Nord», Vladimir Gorbenko, was taken out this morning by Ukrainian coast guards in an unknown direction. This was reported by the representative of the ship owner — the company «Baltic shore». The representative said that lawyers are trying to establish Gorbenko’s location at the moment. Ten Russian sailors from Kerch are currently under arrest by Ukrainian coast guards for the illegal crossing of the border. The vessel was detained on March 26 in the Sea of Azov.
Ukrainian troops fired twice at the LPR positions over the past day. The villages Nizhne Lozovoe and Kalinovka were under attack. Weaponry of IFVs, grenade launchers and small arms were used in the shelling.
In DPR, over the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire agreement 16 times, firing 78 shells at the front-line areas of the Republic. Donetsk, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, and some southern villages of Republic were under fire. During the shelling, mortars, weaponry of infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, and small arms, were used.
The Russian state security agency »FSB» does not exclude a possibility that the «Islamic State» and «Al Qaeda» will unite in future. This was stated at a conference on international security by the director of the FSB, Alexander Bortnikov, in Moscow. «In case of such unification, the new terrorist organization will have sleeping and active cells in many countries of the world, with significant experience of conducting combat and subversive actions in the rural and urban areas.» Bortnikov said, and also noted that the terrorists may have technology and infrastructures for the production of «actually working chemical weapons.»
Japan is closely following the progress of negotiations between London and Brussels on Brexit. «Tokyo is much more interested in a trade agreement with the united Europe than only with Britain, which will leave the EU in a year.» — Japan’s Minister for Public Diplomacy and Mass Media, Shinichi Iida, explained during an interview with the »Independent». «The first and most important task» of his country is the signing of a trade agreement with Brussels. And only after signing that agreement, Tokyo intends to begin negotiations of the same agreement with the UK.
The newest Russian radar stations «Nebo-M» located in Crimea began working at their full capacity. This was reported in the press service of the main command of the »Air and Space Forces» of Russia. It is noted that the radars were transferred to the Crimea at the beginning of this year, and they were included in the 31st Air Defense Division. One of the peculiarities of these radars is that they can determine not only the coordinates of the air targets, but also their state ownership.