Coalition’s airstrikes on the Syrian Hajin || Breaking News, 7th of December, 2018
Andrea Thompson, the US Undersecretary of State for the Arms Control and International Security, said that in order to comply with the INF Treaty — Russia must either abandon the 9M729 missile, or modify it — Interfax reports. “Either you get rid of this missile, get rid of the launcher, or you change this missile system so that its characteristics do not exceed the range specified by the treaty” — the western media quoted Andrea Thompson. She also underlined the importance of being able to check the changes in this missile. Earlier, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States will start the procedure of leaving of the INF Treaty if Russia won’t start re-executing its promises within 2 months.
The US State Department demands Russia to release the detained Ukrainian sailors that made a provocation in the Kerch Strait. The US threaten Moscow with “pain and consequences”, and urge their European allies to reconsider the practicality of ‘Nord Stream 2’. The Russian Federal Council is certain that the United States are trying to get rid of an economic rival. The Russian parliament called the statement of the US State Department «arrogant», and added that the American politicians are trying to solve their internal political problems by using Russophobia.
Ukrainian Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak announced, while speaking on-air on the Ukrainian TV channel “Pryamoii”, that the Ukrainian ships will continue to go through the Kerch Strait. According to him, Ukrainian servicemen «will use the same routes in accordance with all the international norms and rights». On 25th of November, in the Kerch Strait, the Russian border guards used their weapons in order to detain three Ukrainian Navy ships that sailed into the Sea of Azov and thus violated the Russian borders.
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report with a reference to SANA agency: The fighting between the Kurdish »Syrian Democratic Forces» and the ISIS continues in Deir ez-Zor. A military source reported that the air forces of the international coalition attacked the settlement of Hajin. 7 civilians, including women and children, died as the result. The ISIS are firing at the Syrian army from their positions, located in the territories captured by the «Syrian democratic forces», in the east of the Deir ez-Zor province.