In Afrin, in the north of the Syrian province of Aleppo, the pro-Turkish militants of the Free Syrian Army shelled the Kurdish village of Charanli. There is no information on serious injuries or casualties, but this is another shelling of civilians that regularly occur in the area: On December 23, Turkish artillery delivered fire on the positions of Kurdish self-defense units to the west of Azaz, in Maranaz and Milkiye near the military base of Menah.
The soldiers of the People’s Militia of the LPR shot down the AFU drone, which was used to mark artillery targets and adjust fire. This was reported today in the press service of the Defense Ministry of the Republic.
The AFU violated the New Year seizefire three times over the past day in the DPR, firing 20 different ammunition in the front territories of the Republic. The areas of three settlements of the Republic were attacked by the AFU. During the shelling, the enemy used mortars of various caliber, grenade launchers and small arms. Grenade launchers were used against the village of Staromikhailovka in the west of Donetsk.
The exchange of prisoners between Kiev, the DPR and the LPR was finally agreed upon and will be held on December 27. «Today there was an event of crucial importance, the last conditions were agreed upon, and on the 27th of December the exchange will be held according to the «306 for 74» formula, Zakharchenko said.
The United States plans to supply Ukraine with «advanced weapons» to strengthen the country’s defense capability, said the spokesman for the US State Department Heather Nauert. It is planned to ship anti-tank weapons worth 47 million dollars. It is possible that these are Javelin systems. In case Trump backs this plan, it will then go to the US Congress, where it will be reviewed within 30 days.
Today at 14:46 the bus drove into the underground passage in Moscow, injuring dozens. According to preliminary information, the driver lost control over the bus, ran into the pedestrian section and entered a busy underground passage at Slavyansky boulevard, house 3. As a result, five people were killed and 15 were injured.