The US disprove the chemical attacks in the Syrian Aleppo.Breaking News, 8th of December, 2018
The Christian Democratic Union, during the second round, elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the party’s general secretary, to be the new leader, Interfax reports while referring to the German media. The media noted that Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is being supported by German Chancellor Angela Merkel herself. According to the observers, Kramp-Karrenbauer has the closest political views to the Chancellor among the three former candidates on the position of head of the union. The politician has repeatedly stated that Germany needs a more responsible approach to foreign policy, and more spending on the defense. Regarding Russia, Kramp-Karrenbauer made harsher statements than Merkel. She reacted rather sharply to the incident in the Kerch Strait — she proposed to ban Russian ships from the Sea of Azov from entering the ports of western countries.
The US State Department claims that the terrorists did not perform a chemical attack on the city of Aleppo. According to the American version of the incident — Syrian government forces sprayed the tear gas over there, and the Russian military were, allegedly, involved in that event. “The US have information about the involvement of Russian and Syrian soldiers in the tear gas incident. We believe that both countries use it as an opportunity to undermine the confidence in the ceasefire in Idlib” — RIA NEWS reports while citing the statement of the State Department. In response, the Russian Defense Ministry stated that Russia has solid evidence of the use of the chemical weapons on 24th of November in the city Aleppo by the terrorists. The Russian Defense Ministry considers the State Department’s “hysterical statement” as «an attempt at apply pressure on the OPCW in order to prevent an objective investigation.»
The Philippines plan to purchase 16 multi-purpose helicopters ‘Black Hawk’ from the American company Sikorsky instead of the cheaper Russian Mi-171s, out of fear to get under the US sanctions, said the head of the country’s defense department Delfin Lorenzana on Friday. According to him — it would be very difficult for them to pay for the purchase if the US would impose sanctions for the Russian helicopters. It is assumed that the contract on the purchase of the American helicopters, worth of $ 240 millions of dollars, will be signed during the next year.
6 people were killed and about 120 were injured during a crush at a rap concert in a nightclub in the city of Corinaldo, media reported. An unknown person sprayed «caustic spray» inside the building. It caused panic that started the crush, RIA NEWS reports with a reference to ‘Repubblica’. 118 people were delivered to hospitals. 10 people are in serious condition. The club had about 1,000 visitors.
The British intelligence agencies intend to increase their pressure on 6 Russian businessmen that, according to London, are close to the Russian authorities, a source in the UK intelligence agencies said. The list of them was presented to the head of the British government, Theresa May. The list includes — Roman Abramovich, Igor Sechin, Alisher Usmanov, Oleg Deripaska, Arkady and Boris Rotenbergs. The UK wants to limit their «space for maneuvers,» their business, and their opportunities for a free movement in Europe, TASS reports with a reference to the Daily Telegraph. The Daily Telegraph links these measures to the incident in Salisbury.