Breaking News, 21st of October, 2018
On Sunday night, a fire broke out in the city of Vladikavkaz at the »Electro-zinc» plant, the largest industrial object in North Ossetia. According to Yurii Zemlyanskii, the First Deputy Head of the Russian Emergency Ministry in the Republic of North Ossetia, a firefighter died while extinguishing the fire. The investigative committee began their investigation of the case of the fire at the plant.
The bombing runs, carried out by the international coalition led by the United States, once again resulted in civilian casualties in Syria. As a result of air strikes in the province of Deir ez-Zor, 62 people died in two villages, dozens were injured. Among the victims were women and children as well. As it was reported by SANA — the air attacks were conducted in the last 24 hours. One of the airstrikes targeted a mosque. The death toll may increase due to the large number of the wounded, and people currently remaining under the rubble of buildings. The Russian part of the joint Russian-Turkish commission, that is currently monitoring the ceasefire in Syria, over the past day have noted five cases of shooting: Three in the province of Lattakia, two in Aleppo. The Turkish part of the commission reported none — Russian defense ministry reports. Meanwhile, the Russian Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria held two humanitarian actions. In the village of Al Hussainia, in the province of Deir ez-Zor, 450 food portions, about 2 tons in total, were handed out. The same happened in the village of Kabra in the province of Aleppo.
Israel is re-opening the checkpoints with the Gaza Strip. They were closed four days ago in response to Palestinian rocket attack, the authorities of the enclave said. The Israeli Ministry of Defense explained the re-opening of the checkpoints with reduction of the tension at the border. The “Kerem-Shalom” checkpoint is used to transport commercial and humanitarian goods, while the “Erez” — for the passage of people. On Wednesday, a rocket hit a residential building, after which Israel closed the checkpoints. ‘Hamas’, the ruling party in the Gaza Strip, denied its participation in the attack and, according to Israel, took measures to restrain the aggressive actions in the territories under their control.
The Ukrainian army, over the past day, violated the cease-fire in the Donbas 23 times. As the representative of the DPR told in the Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire — the Ukrainian army fired about 50 mortar shells at the republic. They also used grenade launchers, weapons of infantry fighting vehicles and small arms. There were no reported civilian casualties. In total, the Ukrainian army used 248 units of ammunition. The so-called «school» truce was introduced from 29th of October. It was agreed upon by the contact group on the settlement of the conflict.