The United States transferred B-52H bombers to Europe
1 the USA — the UK
On Thursday, the US deployed a group of strategic bombers B-52H »Stratofortress» to its forward base in Fairford, in the UK — «Interfax» reports while citing the statement of the US Air Force in Europe. According to the sources — 3 B-52H bombers, capable of carrying nuclear bombs and cruise missiles, landed at the British air base. «With this transfer, the Global Strike Command is working on the ability of the bombers to carry out operations from forward locations in the interests of fulfilling of the tasks of the Air Force Command in Europe, and the US European Command» — the US military explained. The length of stay of the B52-H bombers wasn’t specified.
«The Turkish troops intend to go deep into Syria for at least 30 kilometers» — the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced. “At the first stage, we plan to create a security zone for 120 km long. Then — for 400 km long, and about 30 km wide. We don’t plan to reduce it.”- the RIA NEWS quoted his words. On Wednesday, Turkey announced the launch of the »Operation Source of Peace» in north of Syria. The operation is directed against the Kurds, and it aims to create a security zone on the Turkish-Syrian border.
3 the USA — Turkey
A spokesman for the US State Department announced that Washington would impose sanctions on Turkey in case of ethnic cleansing and random attacks on the civilians in the north of Syria. So far, no such behavior of Ankara has been observed — TASS reports. The US State Department underlined that the US «did not give green, but red light instead» for the Turkish operation. Washington considers it an “error” of Ankara, and will “do everything” in its power to end this operation. It was noted that Turkey asked for help from the US, but was refused.
«The Ukrainian troops, for the 3rd time, canceled the withdrawal of the military forces and assets near the settlement of Zolotoe in Donbass» — said Mikhail Filiponenko, the head of the LPR representative office in the Joint Center for the Monitoring and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime. He specified that the LPR made 3 attempts to pull out their forces, but there was no similar step from Ukraine. According to Filiponenko — this was confirmed by the observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission. Earlier, the representatives of the DPR militia reported a disruption of the withdrawal of military forces on a section of the contact line near the town of Petrovskoye. In accordance with the agreements, 3 days were given for the withdrawal of the weapons in these zones. By 12th of October the weaponry and the manpower of the warring parties near the villages of Petrovskoye and Zolotoye should have been pulled out. The withdrawal of the forces is one of the conditions for the Summit of the Heads of the ‘Norman Four’.