A US destroyer violated the Russian border
The Russian Defense Ministry reported that a Russian Anti-Submarine Warfare cruiser «Admiral Vinogradov» stopped the violation of the Russian border by the US Navy destroyer «John McCain» in Peter the Great Bay. The incident took place at 06:17, Moscow time. The USN destroyer spent several days in the sea of Japan, after which the warship went 2 km deep into the Russian territorial waters, in the Peter the Great Bay. »The USN destroyer received a warning about the inadmissibility of such actions, and about a possible ramming maneuver by the Russian Anti-Submarine Warfare cruiser, made in order to push the intruder out of the territorial waters. After the received warning, and a change of the course of the Anti-Submarine Warfare cruiser right on the course of the USN destroyer — the American warship immediately went to the neutral waters» — the Russian ministry reported.
Donald Trump has recommended to his administration to start the process of the transfer of power to Joe Biden. Trump has recommended to the head of the US Administration Office of General Affairs, Emily Murphy, and to the members of his administration, to do »what is necessary» for the initial procedures, related to the transfer of powers to the next administration. Donald Trump stated it on Twitter. He added that he «will continue to fight», and he believes in his victory in the elections. «We will continue to fight. I believe that we will win. However, in the interest of our country, I recommend Emily and her team to do what is necessary for the initial protocols. I told my team to do the same» — the message said. Trump also thanked Murphy who, as he said, «was harassed, threatened, and abused for her dedication to the country». Trump added that the decision to start the process of the transfer of power to Joe Biden doesn’t mean that he agrees with the election results. Trump concluded that the last US elections «will be remembered as the most corrupt elections in the history of American politics».
The spokesman of the command of the Arabian Alliance, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, stated that the Arabian coalition, led by Riyadh, considers the attack on the oil facility in Jeddah to be a terrorist act, and a threat to the global energy system — the Saudi Press Agency quoted his words. According to al-Maliki, «all the evidence proves the involvement of Iran in the terrorist attacks. They used modern conventional weapons, produced by them, such as cruise missiles and mined drones». Earlier, the ‘Ansar Allah’ rebel movement announced a missile strike at a facility of the ‘Saudi Aramco’ oil company in Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia. A spokesman for the ‘Ansar Allah’ rebel movement called the attack «a response to the continuation of the blockade and aggression» and «a fulfillment of the earlier promises to attack the kingdom».
The press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported that the Russian military continues the demining of the Karabakh region, in the areas of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping forces. «The Russian combat engineering units are involved in engineering reconnaissance and the demining on routes between the peacekeeping observation posts, and the public roads» — the statement stated. It was noted that the combat engineering work takes place near the settlements and their infrastructure. «One of the stages of the work on the survey of the terrain for the presence of explosives is the study of the positions on which the stationary posts will be built for the Russian peacekeepers» — the department concluded.
The ‘SANA’ reported that on Monday the US high command deployed a convoy of armored vehicles «from the illegitimate US base in the Harab al-Jir region, in the Hasakah province, to the Iraqi territory». A convoy of 49 vehicles reportedly crossed the border via the illegal Al-Walid border crossing point. It was noted that in addition to tanks and armored vehicles — «tankers filled with stolen oil» crossed the Al-Walid point as well. The ‘Syria TV’ noted that the oil was taken from the oil fields in the provinces of Deir ez-Zor and Hasakah, which are controlled by the US military and the Kurdish «Syrian Democratic Forces».