Breaking News, 14th of September, 2018
Islamists shelled the residential zones of the western part of Syrian city of Aleppo. The local media reported about 12 dead local civilians. It was reported that the rocket attack was carried out from the suburb area of Aleppo — Rashidin, which remains under the control of the Islamists.
Presidents of Turkey and Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, will negotiate on the situation in Syria — this was announced by Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, according to Anadolu. «We see that the situation in Idlib is getting worse. We are trying to stop the attacks on civilians — we are in a close contact on this matter with Russia and Iran» — Cavusoglu said during his visit to Pakistan. According to him — the negotiations will be held on Monday, on 17th of September. A source of RIA NEWS in the administration of the Turkish president mentioned that the meeting could take place in Sochi.
The group of troops near Azov will be reinforced by special forces — the head of the border service of Ukraine Petr Tsigikal announced. «By the end of the year, we will have about 1,000 servicemen from special forces» — TASS quotes his words. He also reported on the «building-up of the naval special forces, which is about 270 people.» The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine decided to reinforce their forces near Azov because of the alleged «aggressive» actions of Russia.
The introduction of the proposed amendments in the sanctions against North Korea caused irritation in the United States, Interfax reports. «You can’t allow Russia to edit, and thus prevent the adoption of independent UN reports regarding North Korean sanctions only because Russia didn’t like what these reports were about» — said the US permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley. She added that the Committee «succumbed to pressure from Russia». «This is a dangerous case that has tarnished the important work of the Committee» — the US diplomat underlined while demanding on the publication of the initial version of the sanctions made by the UN Security Council against Pyongyang.
Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, announced that Japanese government will keep their position according to which the peace treaty with Russia can be made only after the resolution of the territorial dispute. Shinzo Abe mentioned that Russian President Vladimir Putin did indeed propose to «work properly on a peace treaty», but the official Tokyo maintains the position according to which «firstly there must be a solution of the territorial issues» — RIA NEWS reports. Earlier, during the Eastern Economic Forum, Vladimir Putin proposed to conclude a peace treaty between Russia and Japan before the end of the year, without any preconditions.
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report from Syria with a reference to SANA agency: the US military constructed new operational centers and military bases in the north of Syria, in the province of Deir ez Zor, where most of the oil and gas fields of Syria are located. According to reporters — the military base in Deir ez Zor is located in a close proximity to the largest oil field »Al Omar», and the settlement of Hajin — the last stronghold of ISIS. The construction of the new military facilities prove that Washington plans to maintain a long-term presence in the region. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.