Breaking News, 3rd of December, 2018
The air forces of the international coalition led by US fired several missiles on the position of Syrian army, TASS reports with a reference to the SANA agency. The air attack took place at about 20:00, near the village of Al-Sukhnah. The air strike caused material damage. There were no victims and injured, however. A week ago, the US coalition attacked the village of al-Sha’af in the province of Deir-ez-Zor. 14 civilians were killed as the result. A day before that — it was reported that as a result of a coalition airstrike on the city of Hajin 20 people, including children, were killed.
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report from Syria with a reference to SANA agency: suicide bombers tried to sneak into the government-controlled area of the city of Jubb Al-Ahmar, but they were found by Syrian scouts. When the terrorists approached the military post — their entire squad was destroyed in a firefight. According to a military source — Syrian troops lost one soldier. The attempted attack was carried out by Huras Al-Din group — the al-Qaeda’s Syrian wing.
Ukrainian sabotage group had casualties from their own minefield while attempting to enter the territory of the LPR. At least 5 Ukrainian soldiers died. The incident occurred near the settlement of Sokolniki. The Ukrainian saboteurs left behind one of their own dead soldier during their retreat.
The Ukrainian Navy sailors and the agents of the Security Service of Ukraine, arrested after violation of the Russian border in the Kerch Strait area, faced charges — said their lawyer Nikolay Polozov. According to him, the charge on the «illegal crossing of the Russian border» was brought against them immediately after their arrest, TASS reports. The punishment for such crime leads for up to 6 years in prison. Yesterday it was reported that the lawyers of the arrested Ukrainian sailors are making every effort in order to make them recognized as prisoners of war.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the Secretary General of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, suggested to ban the entry of the Russian ships from the Sea of Azov to European and American seaports. And to reconsider Berlin’s position on the Nord Stream — 2. “I believe that it is necessary to draw conclusions from the gained experience. It shows that our behavior has not yet reached the necessary stiffness. Otherwise, Putin wouldn’t have dared to take such step ”- »Deutsche Welle» quotes her words. It is a matter of the incident with the Ukrainian sailors in the Kerch Strait area, where the Ukrainian Navy ships crossed the Russian border. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer also urged the EU to return to the discussion of the necessity of the »Nord Stream-2» gas pipeline. According to her — the actions of Russia are “forcing” this in the first place.