10,000 protesters were detained in the USA
The Russian Embassy in Syria has confirmed the delivery of a batch of MiG-29 fighters to Syria. «The Syrian forces received a second batch of MiG-29 fighters from Russia as a part of the military and technical cooperation between our countries. The Syrians have already started carrying out their missions on those airplanes» — the embassy reported on Twitter. Earlier on 30th of May the »SANA» news agency reported about the shipment while citing their military sources. The »SANA» specified that the transfer process took place at the Khmeimim airbase, after which the aircraft were sent to various airfields.
The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria announced that the Russian and the Turkish forces conducted the 15th joint patrol on the M4 highway, in the province of Idlib. The patrol route was increased up to the city of Basankul. «The joint Russian-Turkish patrol reached the city of Basankul in Idlib province. The route was about 30 km long» — the Center reported. Russia sent two ‘BTR-82A’ IFVs and a single ‘Tiger’ armored car to the joint patrol. The movement of the convoy was controlled by the Russian Air Force UAVs. The interaction between the parties was carried out via the Joint Coordination Center.
The »Al Arabiya» TV reports while citing their sources that the commander of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, demanded to apply the collective defense treaty of the Arab states to counter the Turkish military intervention in Libya. Haftar asked Egypt «to support him in the international arena in order to stop the Turkish invasion in Libya». He «once again called for the application of the collective defense treaty of the League of Arab States» — end of quote. He also demanded to lift the arms embargo on the LNA, and to carry out an international monitoring in order to prevent the supply of weapons from Turkey to Libya — the «Al Arabiya» TV specified. Cairo declared its rejection of the foreign interference in the Libyan affairs, and assured Haftar that Egypt «will not allow any threats to its western borders». Haftar have arrived to Cairo on Wednesday, with a sudden visit, to meet the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and the leadership of the Egyptian defense department.
4 The USA — Iran
«The Wall Street Journal» reports while citing their sources among the US and Gulf officials that the US President Donald Trump is trying to convince the Saudi leadership and the United Arab Emirates to open their airspace for the Qatari aviation. The diplomatic crisis in the region is preventing the USA from applying a full sanction pressure on Iran. The ban on the entry of the Qatari airspace from the airspace of the Arab neighbors forces this state to use the airspace of Iran, which is a source of income for Tehran, which the US are trying to block. ‘The Wall Street Journal’ specified that Donald Trump took the role of the negotiator. He personally discussed this issue during a telephone conversations this spring with the king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and with the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. Riyadh is still showing implacability.
5 The USA
The «Associated Press» reports, with a reference to their own estimates, that the current number of protesters, being held in custody in many US cities after the death of George Floyd by the knee of a policeman in Minneapolis, has exceeded 10,000. 25% of all detainees are in Los Angeles. Next in numbers are the cities of New York, Dallas and Philadelphia. The ‘Associated Press’ noted that hundreds of protesters have been arrested on charges of theft and looting. About 30,000 US National Guard servicemen currently assist the police in 31 states, and in the District of Columbia. Curfews have been imposed in about 40 cities, including Washington and New York.
6 The USA
Donald Trump stated during an interview to the ‘Fox news’ that the Russian participation in the G7 summit, which will be held in the US in 2020, would facilitate the solution of many problems. He underlined that “half of the meetings are being devoted to Russia”, and if the Russian president Vladimir Putin would be present at the summit — “it would be much easier to find solutions”. The ‘Reuters’ reported that the French authorities do not see the need for the return to the G8 format with Russia. Earlier the French Foreign Ministry stated that the decision on the Russian participation in the G7 summit should be taken jointly by all G7 participants. The chairman of the Russian parliament’s committee on the international affairs, Leonid Slutsky, told to the ‘TASS’ news agency that Russia can participate in the discussion of the international issues only on full terms. The presence of Russia as a supernumerary on the G7 is unacceptable. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.