Breaking News, 12th of May, 2018
President of the United States Donald Trump and leader of the DPRK Kim Jong Un will make a joint statement about the end of the Korean War at the upcoming summit during 12th of June in Singapore, Nikkei reports while referring to its sources. It is expected that the negotiations will be attended by the leaders of South Korea and China. In the final document the United States want to oblige the DPRK to complete its denuclearization until 2020, when the term of Donald Trump expires.
The Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline, which will connect Azerbaijan, Turkey and Europe while bypassing Russia — will be launched on 12th of June, the Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak announced. The opening ceremony will be attended by the Presidents of Turkey and Azerbaijan Recep Erdogan and Ilham Aliyev. The Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline should become an alternative to the «Turkish flow» pipeline made by Gazprom. The initial capacity of the gas pipeline will be 16 billion cubic meters per year. 6 billion cubic meters will be supplied to Turkish consumers, the rest will go to Europe.
As a result of shelling that came from the positions of Ukrainian troops — seven houses were damaged at the west and north of Gorlovka. This was announced today by the mayor of the city, Ivan Prikhodko. In the morning Ukrainian troops also opened fire from a tank on the settlement named »Gagarin’s mines» located near Gorlovka, as stated by the head of the DPR office in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire Ruslan Yakubov. The weaponry of BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle, large-caliber machine guns and small arms were used in the shelling. There is no information about the injured people or destroyed property yet.
The Syrian Army, together with their Palestinian allies, resumed the offensive operations in the area of the Yarmuk camp at the south of Damascus. With the support of aviation, the Syrian army and their Palestinian allies have successfully advanced along the south-eastern direction of the 30th street, and right now they completely control this territory. Despite the fact that the terrorists in the region are suffering constant casualties, they continue to put up fierce resistance. According to the local sources — the enemy is nearly depleted of ammunition, so they are increasingly turning to hand-to-hand combat, and they still continue using suicide bombers.
German television channel ARD reported that Russia refused the entry to the 2018 FIFA World Cup for journalist Hayo Zeppelt, who had previously released several films about doping in Russian sports. As it turned out, the journalist is in Russian black list. ARD has already declared this refusal as «a unique incident in the history of sports journalism carried by ARD, and an unheard-of interference in the freedom of the press in terms of coverage of major events such as the World Cup». The German Foreign Ministry was engaged in clarifying the situation, declaring that «If necessary, we will ask for a proper explanation from the Russians.»
April was the most deadly month for the civilians in Yemen this year so far, a UN briefing announced. During that month, at least 236 civilians were killed in the country, and another 238 were wounded. This is twice the number of victims recorded in March. In April, the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, sharply increased the intensity of air strikes against Yemen. In particular — the strikes at the government area of Sana, as a result of which the leader of the hussite part of Yemen, Saleh al-Samad, was killed. The UN expressed doubts that Saudi troops and their allies follow the precautionary and proportionality principles, prescribed by international military agreements for the sake of minimizing civilian casualties.