During the press conference Vladimir Putin said that Russia should be focused on the future, and should be very modern, the political system should be flexible, the economy should be built on high technologies and the labour productivity should increase many times. Speaking about the political system, he said that the country’s system is balanced: «The simplest thing for me would be to say, it’s not my job to bring up the competitors,» answered Putin when asked about a real competitor in the elections.
In Syria, in the south of Damascus, the forces of the People’s Militia NDF managed to return some of the buildings captured by the ISIS militants, under government control. As we reported the day before, unknown militants managed to capture 10 buildings in the at-Tadamon area as a result of a sudden attack. Later, the ISIS group took responsibility for this attack. Last night NDF managed to recapture four buildings.
The Syrian army stopped the unexpected offensive of the ISIS militants in the southern suburb of Damascus. The areas captured during the last 2 days were returned under the control of government forces. A group of terrorists based in the Yarmuk camp infiltrated the al-Tadamon urban area, where it occupied about 10 buildings, including the Zubayr Mosque and the Dabol Street. Soon the detachments of the SAA and the National Defense Forces launched a counter-attack and were able to recapture the entire lost territory.
According to the latest data, 17 people were killed as a result of the terrorist attack in the police academy in Mogadishu. More than 20 people were injured, some of them — heavily. The suicide bomber blew himself up during the police morning roll-call.
During the past day the AFU shelled the positions of the People’s Militia of the LPR 12 times. Pervomaisk, Kalinovo, Lozovoye, Logvinovo, Znamenka, Molodezhnoe, Kalinovka and Prishib were subjected to shelling by means of artillery sytems, mortars of various caliber, arms of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms.
During the past day, the AFU violated the ceasefire 40 times in the DPR, releasing almost 1,300 munitions in the front territories of the Republic. During the shelling, mortars of various caliber, grenade launchers and small arms were used. The districts of 22 settlements of the Republic fell under the enemy fire, the most intense shelling was in Donetsk direction. As a result of the shelling, a house in Dokuchaevsk was damaged.