The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation refuted the allegation of the USA about bombing of Idlib, allegedly bombed by the Russian airspace forces. «The Department of State, to put it mildly, is mistaken, and American citizens have nothing to fear. The Russian aviation does not strike at populated areas in Syria, unlike the United States and the coalition that achieved an «outstanding victory» in Raqqa, simply wiping it off the face of the earth,” the representative of the Russian military department, Konashenkov said.
The president of the Russian Federation commented on the current situation in Donbass at the annual meeting of the Valday Discussion Club. «If Russia transfers control over the borders to the republics of Donbass to Ukraine, the massacre will occur in the region like the one that was staged in Bosnian Srebrenica. Russia will never allow this.
For the first time, the USA acknowledged the using of banned chemical weapons by
terrorists in Syrian Idlib, a representative of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation Konashenkov said. The terrorist group «Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham», associated with «Jabhat an-Nusra», acts in this province. It uses «small and heavy weapons, self made explosive devices and chemical weapons», Konashenkov has led the words of the US Department of State, accenting specifically on the using of military chemicals by terrorists. He also noted that chemical weapons were used only in Khan-Sheikhun of the province Idlib, in which the Department of State had earlier accused the Syrian army.
American Special Forces are conducting secret operations in the Syrian city Ar-Raqqa, disguised as fighters of YPG. The Dutch journalist Hans Jaap Melissen, who managed to shoot a video of the Americans, during one of these operations, said that the US Special Forces forced him to erase this video.
The former deputy prosecutor of Ukraine Renat Kuzmin said the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv satisfied his complaint and obliged the National Police of Ukraine to initiate a criminal case against Poroshenko. «The court obliged the head of the police Arsen Avakov to initiate case against Poroshenko about the unlawful deprivation of Saakashvili’s citizenship,» Kuzmin said. According to the court order, the police will obliged to make an investigation into this fact.
A man with a knife attacked the visitors in the shopping center of the city Stalowa-Wola in Poland. One person was killed, eight people were wounded, six of them are in the serious condition. The attacker — a 27-year-old resident of this city — was detained. The reasons of the attack are being investigated.