An escalation on the Indian-Pakistani border || Weekly News, 6th of April, 2019


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.

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the victory of »the Justice and Development Party», led by him, at the municipal elections in Turkey. During his speech in Ankara, Erdogan told his supporters that «the support of the Turkish people allowed ‘the Justice and Development Party’ to win in the 15th elections in Turkey» — TASS reports. “About 56% of all municipal bodies in Turkey will be headed by the representatives of ‘the Justice and Development’ Party” — said Erdogan on NTV. At the same time, he admitted that his party couldn’t win the mayoral elections in Istanbul. Erdogan reminded that “the elections won’t happen for another 4 and a half years. During this time — the party will work on the improvement of the lives of the citizens»

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

According to the information of our reporters, the «Syrian Democratic Forces» received, from the international coalition, a new batch of military equipment. According to the Kurdish sources — in the near future, the United States will allocate $300 millions of dollars to support the «Syrian Democratic Forces». Meanwhile, the children of the refugees are still dying in the Al-Khol refugee camp, currently under the control of the “Syrian democratic forces”. During the last week, 27 toddlers died in the camp. The cause of their deaths are difficult humanitarian conditions and the lack of an access to qualified medical assistance by the refugees.

Ukraine banned all flights to and from Russia. The decision was made by the Ukrainian cabinet. According to the Ukrainian News Agency, such action is related to the fact that the presidential candidate of Ukraine, Yuriy Boyko, and the head of the political council of the »Opposition Platform for Life» political party, Viktor Medvedchuk, visited Moscow. The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, noted that they »took advantage of the loophole in the legislation” and made a direct flight to Moscow. It was clarified that the ban won’t be applied to the possible flights of the missions of international organizations, such as the OSCE and the UN.

The Libyan National Army, under the command of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, took control over several areas in the south-west of Tripoli. There were no clashes yet — said a source in the Libyan National Army. “At the moment the city streets are empty. Almost all the residents decided to leave the city. Currently, several areas are captured by the Libyan National Army, such as Janzur and Al-Swani, on the south-west of Tripoli» — a source of the RIA NEWS reported. The source noted that the armed clashes haven’t yet taken place — only a few minor attacks of the gangs en-route to Tripoli. On Thursday evening, the Commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, ordered an offensive operation on Tripoli, which is being ruled by the so-called «government of national consent», led by Fayez Saraj.

Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.

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