Breaking News, 18th of October, 2018


The experts currently investigating the recent cause of failure of the Soyuz spacerocket believe that the reason of the accident was in a mistake made during the docking of the side rocket units to the second stage of the spacerocket itself in the assembly and test hangar at the spaceport Baikonur. “Apparently, the damage was caused during the lifting of the side unit with a crane. This is not a design error or a factory defect. Rather it was an operational error” — a source, close to the Russian Defense Ministry, said to »Kommersant». A full report on the causes of the incident will be available by the end of the week.

According to local medical services — the number of victims of the explosion at a college in the city of Kerch have reached 21 people. 3 people with the most severe injuries recently regained their consciousness. “Their condition is still severe due to the traumatic shock and blood loss” — said Marat Yenikeyev, the chief doctor of Kerch City Hospital No. 1.

German intelligence agencies prevented a major terrorist attack of ISIS at one of the music festivals, «Deutsche Welle» reports. During the investigation, a married couple was arrested — they were going to play the key role in the terrorist attack. Some of the potential criminals of this case are still being looked for.

Turkish police is searching for a possible burial site of the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, »Yeni Safak» reports. The search takes place in the Belgrade forest in Istanbul, and in the province of Yalova. Earlier, the police inspected the consulate of Saudi Arabia, the residence of the consul, and 26 cars of the diplomatic mission. In addition, the police checked a number of cars without diplomatic numbers on their plates that were seen on the surveillance cameras in the consulate area. The cars made the police suspicious because some of them left the consulate area and, after moving around the city by various routes, returned to the consulate area.

The two-day visit of Vladimir Putin to Uzbekistan begins today. He plans to meet with his Uzbek counterpart (Шавкат Мирзиёев) Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and participate in the launch ceremony of the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Central Asia. The current state and the future of Russian-Uzbek relations will be discussed during the negotiations. Tashkent is interested in the economic partnership with Moscow, while strategic position of Uzbekistan is important for Russia. The cooperation in the matters of security and counter-terrorism will be discussed at the meeting of the two leaders.

As it became known to ANNA NEWS agency, Ukraine has initiated negotiations on enter of the NATO warships into the Sea of Azov for the so-called «protection of Ukrainian shipping routes» several times by now. «Ukraine wants to introduce NATO ships into the Sea of Azov, but it cannot be done because of the treaty between Russia and Ukraine that requires mutual consent for the passage of warships into the Sea of Azov» — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the actions of Ukraine.

Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.

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