The European Union does not need the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Moravecki announced during the debates in the European Parliament on the topic of the future of Europe. «The European Union does not need »Nord Stream 2″, Moravetsky said, as reported by RIA NEWS. He also called the gas pipeline «not an economical, but a political project, which will give Russia an instrument of influence not only on the European economy, but also on the politics.»
Ukrainian forces fired at positions of the LPR three times over the past day. This was reported in the defense department of the Republic. The settlements of Pervomaisk, Kalinovka and Prishib were under attack. Mortars, grenade launchers and small arms were used during the shelling.
In the DPR, over the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the so-called «grain truce» 25 times. The truce was announced on 1st of July. The Ukrainian troops fired 168 shells at the front-line territories of the DPR. The settlement Staromikhaylovka, the villages near the town of Yasinovatoy — namely Vasilievka, Yakovlevka, Krutaya Balka, Veseloye, Gorolovka, Dolomitnoe, Verkhnetoretskoe, also the villages of Leninskoye and Kominternovo in the south of the DPR were under attack. Grenade launchers, weaponry of armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, as well as small arms were, used during the shelling.
The French and American military continue to operate on the territory of the Syrian city of Manbij and in its vicinity. Despite the earlier agreements, the army of Turkey is not involved in the joint patrols. At the same time it remains unclear whether or not the detachments of Kurdish rebels remain in the city.
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report from Syria with a reference to the SANA agency. The Syrian authorities provide help to the refugees from the city of Kafr Shamsa, located in the province of Daraa in the south. The Syrian authorities suggested to the terrorist group «Front of Al-Nusra» to surrender or leave the city. However, they released only civilians and the members of their families and then they continued fighting. The Syrian authorities transport the evacuated residents on buses while providing them with food, water, and medical assistance.
Ukraine will consider the issue of the re-election of the Central Election Commission during 5th of July, the Parliament Speaker Andrei Parubiy announced. The list of people proposed by Petro Poroshenko changed several times, taking into account the wishes of the Western partners, as well as the political forces of the country. According to experts, the «List of Petro Poroshenko» is a «compromise.» However, it does not include representatives of the opposition parties. Political analysts note that the Ukrainian president will do everything possible to gain the control over the central election commission. That commission will become a part of the «administrative» resource of Petro Poroshenko.