The central election commission of Ukraine identified the candidates for the second round of the presidential elections in Ukraine. 97.48% of votes were processed — TASS reports. The leader of the first round is the comedian Vladimir Zelensky — he got 30.24% of the votes. The current president of the country, Petro Poroshenko, has 15.93% of the votes. He is on the second place. Yulia Tymoshenko, the head of the political party »Batkivshchyna», gained 13.39% of the votes. She is on the third place. The other candidates have lost their opportunity to go for the second round of voting even without the finished count of the unprocessed votes. The second round of the presidential elections will be held on 21st of April
The US suspended the export of the components for the F-35 to Turkey, and demanded Ankara to abandon the purchase of the Russian S-400 AA missile systems — Interfax reports while referring to the statement from Pentagon. “The deliveries and any other activities related to the increase of the Turkish operational potential, related to the F-35, have been suspended due to the expectation of a solid decision of Turkey to cancel the purchase of the S-400s. Our dialogue with Turkey on this important issue continues” — the Pentagon announced. In early March, Turkey rejected a US demand to abandon the S-400s in exchange for the Patriots. After that, the Pentagon warned Turkey about the «dire consequences» of the purchase of the S-400s. Ankara was threatened with a revoking of their participation in the creation of the American F-35 fighter jets. Earlier it was reported that Turkey is going to purchase 4 sets of S-400s from Russia for $ 2.5 billions of dollars. The contract will be fully completed in 2019
The British House of Commons once again rejected all the proposed alternatives for a deal with the EU on the Brexit — TASS reports. John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, chose 4 proposals for voting. The deputies rejected the creation of a new customs union with the EU, the preservation of the UK inside the European Economic Area, the new referendum, and the withdrawal of the article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty — TASS reports. The Coordinator of the European Parliament for Brexit and the leader of the liberals in the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, announced that Brexit without an agreement with the EU is almost unavoidable
The National Assembly of Venezuela should revoke the parliamentary immunity from the self-proclaimed President Juan Guaydo — the Supreme Court of Venezuela announced. The court confirmed the ban for Juan Guaydo to leave the country without a permission. It was underlined that the «ban was violated» — RIA NEWS reports. In addition, the blocking of the transactions on the assets and finances of Juan Guaydo in Venezuela was confirmed. The court also found him guilty in contempt towards the authorities. Earlier, Juan Guaydo called on his supporters to prepare for the operation «Freedom». According to his plan — the operation will lead to the seizure of power in Venezuela.
The Indian army destroyed at least 3 Pakistani military posts in the Punch area, in the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir zone. A large number of Pakistani soldiers were injured — TASS reports with a reference to »The Pioneer» newspaper. Earlier, as a result of shelling by the Indian military in the Ravalakot area on the control line — at least 3 Pakistani soldiers were killed. 1 was injured. The shelling of Pakistani positions started in response to the incident on Monday, when Pakistani troops opened heavy artillery fire on the Indian settlements, located 8 km away from the control line that separates the Indian and Pakistani Kashmir zones. As a result — a border officer and a little girl died. 4 Indian border guards were injured.
At least 8 policemen were killed during a Taliban attack in Balkh province, in the north of the country — the TOLO News reported. It was noted that the attack occurred when the police patrolled the territory. According to the spokesman of the local governor, Adil Shah Adil, the terrorists fired a rocket at the police. According to him — another 4 policemen were injured. He added that the Taliban also had losses. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS