Breaking News, 22nd of November, 2018
The Russian Foreign Ministry warned Ukraine against their attempts of revision of the status of the Sea of Azov as the inland waters of the two countries. “Russia informs that the responsibility for a possible escalation of the situation in the Azov-Kerch water area will fall upon Ukraine and the countries supporting its provocative actions” — Interfax quotes the Russian Foreign Ministry. The Russian Foreign Ministry underlines that «The inspections of the ships, carried out by the Coast Guards of Russia in the Azov-Kerch water area, are justified and legitimate.» Earlier, the head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini said that the EU intends to “take measures” soon because of the Russian “excessive inspections” in the Sea of Azov.
Heather Nauert, the head of the press service of the US State Department, urged to transfer the seaport of Hodeidah, located on the Red Sea coast, to a «neutral side». There is a heavy fighting going on between the government forces of Yemen and the Houthi rebels. According to Heather Nauert — “The port of Hodeidah must be handed over to a neutral side in order to distribute the aid needed to deal with the severe humanitarian crisis. As well as in order to prevent the use of the port for the illicit import of weapons and other contraband into the country, and the financing of the Houthi” — TASS reports.
5 people died, another 18 were injured as a result of a car hitting schoolchildren in Liaoning Province, north-eastern China, CCTV reports. The car crashed, at the full speed, into a crowd of schoolchildren that were crossing the road. The incident took place in the city of Huludao, near the gate of one of the local schools, RIA NEWS reports. According to the local media — the local police have already detained the driver of the car.
In the province of Quneitra, near the border with the Golan Heights, currently occupied by Israel, a large stash of weapons and ammunition was found. It was seemingly left by the terrorists before they left the area. The Syrian army collected a large amount of weapons and medical equipment. It was noted that most of the found weapons were produced in Israel. Earlier, Israeli-made weapons were repeatedly found in the weapon stashes of the.
Armenian President Armen Sarkissian appointed Viktor Biyagov as the new representative of Armenia to the CSTO. Earlier, Viktor Biyagov was the head of parliament’s foreign affairs department at the presidential press service. Simultaneously, David Virabyan was dismissed from the post of the representative of Armenia in the CSTO. According to the regulations — the post of the general secretary of this organization should be taken by a representative of Armenia. The post was empty since the arrest of Yuri Khachaturov.
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report from Syria with a reference to SANA agency: ISIS has been re-activated in the territories currently occupied by the “Syrian Democratic Forces”. Kurdish formations had casualties during the recent skirmishes. The aviation of the international coalition, led by the United States and allied to the Kurds, carried out air raids in the south-eastern part of the region. According to the military sources — the US Air Forces attacked Hajin with phosphorus ammunition, which resulted in civilian casualties. Such ammunition is prohibited by the international agreements. Constantine