Breaking News, 3rd of May, 2018
China has deployed anti-ship cruise missiles, anti-aircraft missile systems and electronic warfare systems on the three islands of the Spratly archipelago, whose territorial affiliation is being contested by a number of countries in the region, CNBC reported. US intelligence estimates that over the past thirty days, the weaponry systems were deployed on the following reefs: Subi Reefs, Mischief and Fiery Cross, RIA News reports while citing CNBC. The territory of the Spratly Islands is disputed by six states: China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines and Brunei.
Ukrainian forces fired at the LPR positions six times over the past day. The areas of settlements Kalinovo, Lozovoye and Kalinovka were under attack. Mortars, weaponry of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms were used in the shelling.
Over the past day, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire agreements 20 times by firing 483 shells at front-line areas DPR. The outer parts of Donetsk, Yasinovatoy and Gorlovka were under fire. In addition, southern villages of Bezymennoye, Leninskoye and Dzerzhinskoye were attacked as well. Tanks, mortars, grenade launchers and small arms were used in the shelling.
Russian Ministry of Defense announced that a Russian Su-30SM fighter jet crashed in Syria. «On 3rd of May, around 9:45 am Moscow time, right after taking off from the airfield of Khmeimim, the Russian Su-30SM fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean Sea» — the ministry reports. Both pilots died. According to preliminary data — the cause of the crash could be a bird that got sucked into an engine. It is specified that the aircraft was not under fire.
The activists of the »Union of Volunteers of Donbas», together with the Cossacks from Donbas region, sabotaged, in the center of Moscow, an event dedicated to praising the participants of the so-called »Anti-Terrorist Operation». Sakharov Center, inside of which the representatives of the Russian opposition organized the festival «Muse of the Unruly», dedicated to Ukrainian soldiers who fought in the Donbass against the DPR militia, was cordoned by the police. Veterans of the so-called »Anti-Terrorist Operation» arrived to Moscow in order to share their memories. Sakharov Center also had a photo exhibition, dedicated to the so-called »Anti-Terrorist Operation», during which films were shown about the Ukrainian troops and nationalists who fought against the inhabitants of Donbass.
The press service of the regional department of the State Service for Emergencies of Ukraine reports a fire at the ammunition depot in city of Balakliia, in Kharkov region. According to a source in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine — a fire and several explosions at the ammunition depot in the city of Balakliia occurred due to a firefighting vehicle that ran over an unknown explosive device, which resulted in an explosion and a fire that caused a series of new explosions. According to the General Staff of Ukraine — the cause of the widespread fire itself was the burning of dry grass.