The Russian embassy and trade mission in Damascus, as well as the Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties, were hit by shelling from the territory of Eastern Guta that is controlled by the hostile militants, the chief of the aforementioned Center, Major-General Yury Yevtushenko said. In addition, militants are shelling Syrian troops in order to provoke them to return fire, says the website of the Defense Ministry. Over the past 10 days, 272 shells hit the Damascus, killing 13 and injuring 135 people.
The Ukrainian forces fired once at the positions at the LPR overnight. This was reported in the defense department of the Republic. Automatic grenade launchers and small arms were used in a shelling that came from the direction of the township of Luganskoe. The village of Lozovoe was under fire.
The Ukrainian troops, for the first time since the end of 2017, fully followed the agreement of the cease fire. For a whole day there was not a single attack. This was stated today by the head of the representative office of the DPR in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire Ruslan Yakubov. He underlined that absolute silence at the frontline was observed for the first time since December 27th in 2017.
Before the coup d’état in Ukraine, the United States «shamelessly and ruthlessly» deceived Russia, said Vladimir Putin. «We were approached by American partners. They asked us to do everything possible that would stop president Yanukovych to use the army. And let the opposition take the administrative buildings, and proceeded to implement the agreements reached to normalize the situation.» — The president said in the documentary film »The World Order 2018 «. Putin underlined that the US have made this coup with their own hands and are now forced to support the current government in Kiev.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces, Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov, announced the superiority of the military equipment «Ratnik» and the Iskander-M missile systems over foreign weapons. He especially noted that «Ratnik» armor set as a whole «Is at the level of the best foreign armor of similar type, and surpasses them by a number of factors. In particular, we are talking about «individual protective armoring» in Ratnik is 2.5 kg lighter, but provides 1.3 times more the area of protection for vital organs.» — the general said.
In Kiev, on Brovarsky Avenue, near the metro station «Lesnaya», unknown people used two grenades in an attack. For unknown reasons, a conflict occurred on streets. As a result, two grenades were used, one Toyota car was destroyed in the result. Shortly after two bandits disappeared. The government announced a plan of interception the criminals, in Kiev itself and the whole region. The final number of victims is not known at the moment. One person was injured and is currently getting medical help — the media reports. A little earlier in the same city, a military armored car was overturned — local media reports.