Breaking News, 24th of September, 2018
In the DPR, over the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire regime 26 times by firing over 200 shells at the front-line territories of the Republic. The settlements Spartak, Alexandrovka, Gorlovka, Golmovsky, Zaitsevo, Yasinovataya, Dokuchaevsk and the southern villages of Leninskoye, Sakhanka and Kominternovo were under attack. Weaponry of tanks, APCs and IFVs, as well as mortars, grenade launchers and small arms were used in shelling. Yesterday, as a result of shelling of the Sakhanka village by the Ukrainian troops — two civilians were wounded.
Israel intends to continue their military operations in Syria against Iran, despite the tragedy with the Russian IL-20. This was stated by the Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. An interview with him was published on the website of the Kan radio station in the morning of 23rd of September, after the mass media reported that Russia could limit Israeli flights in Syria. According to him, Israel will not allow «to turn Syria into an Iranian base against Israel. We continue to operate there — for this we have all the means and possibilities» — he explained.
The US administration plans to launch a large-scale offensive on China while accusing them on hostile activities against American companies, stealing of intellectual property, cyber-attacks, and interference in the elections, Axios reports with a reference to their sources in the White House. «The White House plans to disclose new information about Chinese hostile activities against the public and private sectors of America, and act accordingly» — the message says. According to Axios, the administration representatives will charge China with «harmful activities» such as cyber-attacks, interference in the elections, industrial war, and stealing of intellectual property.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Russia will give the S-300 air defense missile systems to the Syrian military in two weeks. S-300s are capable of intercepting air attack weapons over a range of more than 250 km, and simultaneously hit several air targets. In addition, Moscow will equip the command posts of the Syrian air defenses with automated control systems that will provide «centralized control of all Syrian air defense forces and facilities, an ability to monitor the air situation and fast target management». In the areas around Syria and over the Mediterranean Sea there will be organized the suppression of satellite navigation, as well as suppression of radars and communication systems of combat aircraft attacking the targets on Syrian territory.» — Sergei Shoigu added.
Iran is ready to respond » shatteringly» to the US and Israel for the terrorist attack on the military parade in Ahvaz — such statement was made by the deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Brigadier General Hossein Salami. «You have already faced the revenge of Iran. Our response will be devastating, and you will regret what you have done» — Reuters quotes his words. Hossein Salami made that promise at the funeral ceremony for the victims of the terrorist attack in Ahvaz. Iranian intelligence minister, Mahmoud Alawi, said that a large group of people was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the terrorist act. «We will identify all the terrorists associated with the terrorist attack. The majority of this network has already been arrested» — he said.
The head of the Russian national center for nuclear danger reduction, Sergei Ryzhkov, announced that Russia intends to send a group of experts to inspect several military facilities in the Netherlands, RIA NEWS reported. The Russian military intends to check the training areas and testing grounds located on the territory of the Netherlands, also — take a look at the data of the military operations conducted in the area, the local regiments, and the military exercises conducted at the end of September.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.