Activation of militants in Syria
The press service of the Russian Emergency Ministry reported that a team of sappers will demine the territory of the Agdam region of Nagorno-Karabakh. «On 4th of January, an IL-76 airplane of the Russian Emergency Ministry with the sappers on board flew to Azerbaijan. They were tasked to demine the territories of Nagorno-Karabakh. They will work in the Aghdam region, within the framework of a humanitarian mission» — the message reported. The group includes 20 sappers from the «Leader» center of the Russian Emergency Ministry, as well as from the Noginsk rescue center. They will bring 3 sets of special robots.
The ’’AzerTag’’ news agency reported that the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev ordered to establish a fund for the revival of Karabakh. «The Fund will provide a financial support for the measures, aimed to restore the liberated territories, and provide public-private partnership in this matter’’ — the order explains. The funds will be formed from the donations, grants, and other sources. The structure will be governed by a board of 3 people and a supervisory board. The council includes the Minister of Economy Mikail Jabbarov, the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Muhtar Babayev, some parliamentarians and public figures.
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Vershinin, spoke during an interview with the ’RIA NEWS’ about the activation of the ISIS terrorists. Clashes continue between the Kurdish «Syrian Democratic Forces» and the pro-Turkish groups. «The situation on the ground in Syria has stabilized, but it remains dangerous and complicated. Some tensions remain on the territories, not controlled by Damascus — namely in Idlib, At-Tanf, and across the Euphrates River. Humanitarian and socio-economic problems there are serious» — Vershinin explained and added that «there is an escalation across the Euphrates River due to the intensification of the ISIS activities, the clashes between the Kurdish «Syrian Democratic Forces», the tribal unions, and pro-Turkish groups along the perimeter of the operation «Peace Spring,» near the village of Ain Issa».
During an interview with the ’’RIA NEWS’’, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin stated that the calls from some countries to not recognize the presidential elections in Syria, planned in 2021 in accordance with the current constitution, undermine the stable functioning of the state institutions. «There are statements on some international platforms about the urgent adoption of a new constitution, and the non-recognition of the upcoming next presidential elections in Syria. The Syrians are being denied their right to elect their own leadership. The stable functioning of their state institutions is under attack» — Vershinin stated and added that a long-term settlement in Syria is possible only via political means, which should be carried out «by the Syrians, without an outside interference, and without artificial time limits».
5 Israel — Iran
The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Twitter that Israel won’t allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. «The Iranian decision to continue to violate their obligations, to increase the level of uranium enrichment, and to develop an industrial capacity for the underground enrichment of uranium can’t be explained by anything other than the further implementation of the Iranian intention to develop a military nuclear program. Israel won’t allow Iran to produce nuclear weapons» — Netanyahu stated. Earlier, a spokesman for the Iranian government, Ali Rabii, announced that Iran launched a 20% uranium enrichment process at a nuclear facility in Fordow.
On Monday, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko stated, while receiving the country’s Prosecutor General Andrey Shved, that 2021 won’t be easy, and it will be necessary to preserve the sovereignty of Belarus. The ’BelTA’ news agency quoted his words. He added that over time, the fight against the crime will be analyzed together with the entire law enforcement system. Andrey Shved replied that the crime situation in the country is under control, despite the attempts to destabilize the situation in the country. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.