On Monday night, an explosion occurred at the Fireworks Festival in Remedios, Cuba. 39 people are injured with 27of them having serious injuries and burns. The condition of eight people is assessed as critical. Among the victims are six children aged from 11 to 15. The explosion occurred after a spark got into the sacks of pyrotechnics.
During the past day the AFU units violated the New Year truce five times in the DPR. The populated areas of the Donetsk direction and the south of the Republic got under the fire of Ukrainian troops. In total, 18 pieces of ammunition were fired from the positions of the Ukrainian army. Let’s recall that last night the units of the AFU fired mortar shells from the village of Sosnovskoye, Novoazovsky district in the south of the DPR. In addition, in the village of Krutaya Balka near Yasinovataya fire was delivered by means of small arms.
During the past day, the AFU shelled the positions of the People’s Militia of the LPR twice. Villages of the Kalinovo urban settlement and the village of Logvinovo were shelled with grenade launchers and small arms.
The Israeli authorities are planning to build new settlements in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories of East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The government ordered that several large settlements be included in the administrative boundaries of the city of Jerusalem. This will allow residents of the settlements to vote in local elections. Thus, Israel continues to insist that Jerusalem is an indivisible city, is the capital of the Jewish state.
The Day of military air defense is celebrated in Russia today. The formation of this type of troops began as early as the beginning of the 20th century. 102 years ago, Nicholas II signed a decree on the formation of individual four-gun light batteries for firing at air targets. Now the air defense is highly mobile, highly effective troops capable of solving electronic, fire and other tasks to cover troops and infrastructure elements.
«Naftogaz of Ukraine» should pay Gazprom $ 1.8 million for a three-day delay in payments collected by the arbitration court of Stockholm. The debt increases by $ 600 thousand daily, said the deputy chairman of the board of the Russian company Alexander Medvedev. This amount is the interest rate approved by the arbitration in the fuel supply case, which was opened as early as 2014. Ukraine, is experiencing financial difficulties, and in Kiev will do everything to postpone this payment.