Five Russian military engineers and four journalists of NTV and Zvezda TV channels were injured as a result of the explosion in the Syrian Deir ez-Zor. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the reporters were working in one of the city quarters when a controlled landmine blast happened. All the victims were promptly delivered to the Khmeimim base and received medical care. The injuries are reported to be not life-threatening.
NTV channel reported on the conditions of wounded journalists. They were injured as a result of the explosion of a controlled landmine in Deir ez Zor. «NTV correspondent Ilya Ushenin has the heaviest injuries — a shrapnel wounds to his stomach, fingers broken and ear pierced. The operator Timur Voronov also has shrapnel wounds and a broken leg. But most importantly, as the doctors said, their lives are out of danger, «- a message on the official website of the TV channel says.
The militants of «Hayat Tahrir al-Sham» and the Free Syrian Army conducted a massive joint counterattack against government troops in the north of the province of Ham. According to military sources, the opposition used chemical weapons. As a result of the alleged use of chlorine, the jihadists managed to break through the defensive orders of the Syrian army and occupy a number of settlements near the town of Atshan.
Clashes continue between government forces and «Hayat Tahrir al-Sham» militants near Umm Turaykiyya, on the border of the provinces of Ham and Idlib. As we reported earlier, a group of «Jaysh al-Izza» arrived to reinforce the «HTS» militants – they managed to hit several government vehicles using ATGM. Local sources report the use of chlorine by militants in the settlements of Umm Khuseim, Umm Turaykiyya and others.
The Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to send to Vietnam $5 million s an aid, as well as to conduct a humanitarian operation. At the moment, Il-76 Candid is being prepared for a flight with humanitarian aid. The typhoon «Damri» that stroke Vietnam last weekend, has become the most devastating in the last 20 years. About 80 thousand buildings were damaged, 61 people died, some sections of the railway are under water.
The Ukrainian police have initiated criminal proceedings under Article «Desecration of cemeteries, tombs or other burial place or over the corpse» in connection with the desecration of the Eternal Flame Monument in the Park of Glory in Kiev that occurred on the night of November 6. Vandals poured cement on Eternal flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. By now the memorable place has been almost completely cleaned.