The head of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, agreed to start high-level talks with South Korea, which were previously proposed by Seoul. They should be held in the demilitarized zone in Panmunjom at 09:30 (Moscow time) via special communication. Earlier, the DPRK expressed the desire to send its Olympic team to the games in Pyeongchang, which received positive reaction of the South Korean President Mun Zhe In and Pyongyang was offered talks.
Palestine does not intend to succumb to the POTUS blackmail, who threatens to stop the US financial assistance. This was stated by a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Hanan Ashraui, after Trump’s publication on Twitter, who said yesterday that America was helping Palestinians in vain as they «do not even want to negotiate peace with Israel». Let’s recall, that Israelis occupied the eastern part of Jerusalem during the 1967 war. Palestine considers the city occupied. In December 2017 Trump recognized Jerusalem the capital of Israel and ordered to transfer the US embassy there.
Klyuchevskoi volcano in Kamchatka exhausted a cloud of ash to a height of six kilometers. It extends for 40 kilometers to the east. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, there are no populated areas or tourist groups on the way of the cloud spreading. International aircraft routes are not threatened, but nevertheless the volcano was given the «orange» code of aviation danger.
American President Donald Trump commented on Twitter on the statement of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un about his readiness to press the nuclear button at any moment. “North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un said that” the nuclear button is constantly on his desk. “Can someone, please, from his exhausted and starving regime inform him that I also have a nuclear button, but it is much larger and much more more powerful than it, and my button works!” Trump wrote.
During the past day, the AFU violated the ceasefire three times in the DPR. The districts of the Trudovsky settlements in the west of Donetsk and Zaitsevo in the north of Gorlovka, as well as the village of Spartak, north of the capital, were shelled by means of mortars, grenade launchers and small arms.