Breaking News, 29th of July, 2018
US actions could lead to the loss of Turkey, an important ally in the region, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. «We are not tied to the US. They should not forget that if they do not change their attitude — they will lose a strong and sincere ally. In my opinion this is a psychological war. We are not afraid of sanctions. We do not bargain in the Brunson issue». Yesterday it became known that the head of the State Department, Mike Pompeo, spoke on telephone with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, during which the fate of Andrew Brunson was discussed. Protestant pastor Andrew Brunson was arrested in 2017 on charges of links with Kurdistan Workers Party, and the movement «Hizmet» made by Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen. On 25th of July, Andrew Brunson was placed under house arrest. He might get up to 35 years in prison.
Terrorists of ISIS threaten to execute a group of 14 women. Back in 25th of July the terrorists captured 14 women during an attack on the province of As-Suwayda in Syria. The terrorists sent messages with threats and demands for a ransom. In addition, the terrorists demand the government troops to stop the operation in northeast As-Suwayda and give them a safe passage into the desert. Earlier in another letter the terrorists demanded to stop the Syrian military operation in the valley of the Yarmuk River on the border with Jordan. On Wednesday, in the city of As-Suwayda, terrorists carried out a series of attacks — 246 people died. Also the terrorists captured several villages — more than 60 hostages might be in captivity at this moment.
The US Congress opposes the «secret meetings» between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. A resolution was passed condemning «any future secret meetings» between Trump and Putin. The author of the document also urged the American president to conform with the Congress on the arrangements that were reached during the meeting with the Russian president in Helsinki. The document notes that the agreements, concluded between Putin and Trump, allegedly «meet the interests of the Kremlin.»
As a result of a suicide attack on the medical center in the Afghan city of Jalalabad — 2 people were killed and 5 were injured. The suicide bomber activated the explosive device inside the building. Currently, the place of the incident is closed by the representatives of the security forces of the country, the situation is under control. According to the source — the two victims were the employees of the medical institution.
57-year-old lawyer Misha Ognyanovich was assassinated on Saturday evening, near his own home in New Belgrade. The attack was carried out around 19:30 — local time. As a result of the attack — his 26-year-old son was also wounded. Misha Ognianovich was a member of the legal team that tried to defend the ex-President of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic in the Hague Court. Despite the fact that back in 2002 Slobodan Milosevic was still sentenced to a life imprisonment — his case helped Misha Ognianovich to build a very successful career. Local mass media mentioned that the murdered lawyer defended many well-known criminal bosses, including criminal boss Luka Boyovich. In the last few months — several murders of Boyovich’s friends have swept Serbia, and Misha Ognianovich could be yet another victim.
The EU is pursuing a primitive policy towards Russia, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced. «The EU is pursuing a primitive policy towards Russia, taking Russia for a threat. There are countries in the EU that could indeed feel themselves in danger because of Russia. These are the Baltic countries and Poland. Neither the Slovaks, nor the Czechs, nor the Hungarians have any reasons to think that Russia poses a threat to them.» — The prime minister explained to students in the Romanian city of Băile Tuşnad. Viktor Orban underlined that some European countries should conduct a «more differentiated and specific policy» in relation to Moscow. Earlier, Viktor Orban repeatedly stated that anti-Russian sanctions do not bring benefits.