Breaking News, 5th of September, 2018


The case of the Russian pilot, Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year term in the United States, will be reviewed in April 2019, Interfax reports while citing the statement of the Russian human rights ombudsman, and the information from the US State Department. Vyacheslav Tolmachev, an advisor to the human rights ombudsman in Russia, said that in accordance with the European Council’s convention on the transfer of convicted people — there is a possibility of transferring Konstantin Yaroshenko to Russia for serving his sentence in a Russian jail. Given the internal rules of the United States — the filing of such applications is carried out every two years. Thus, Yaroshenko’s case will be revised in April of the next year.

The Russian Permanent Representation in the OPCW has denied the statement of the UK’s Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt on the Amesbury report. The Representation accused the UK in manipulation of public opinion and using the OPCW for their personal political purposes. According to Jeremy Hunt, the OPCW allegedly «confirmed the UK’s conclusion that the nerve agent, used for the poisoning in Amesbury, was ‘Novichok’. At the same time, the head of the British Foreign Office rushed to declare «the shocking and irresponsible carelessness of Russia», Tass reports. The Russian Permanent Representation in the OPCW underlined that the organization »did not confirm anything of such kind», and also they reminded that there is more and more information that the Western countries were developing the so-called ‘Novichok’ for decades.

President of Abkhazia, Raul Khajimba, visited Damascus, where he met with Bashar Assad, and signed documents on mutual recognition. Earlier, the president of Syria announced his intention to recognize the republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. In this regard, Georgia swiftly cut off the diplomatic relations with Syria, which were de facto broken with the outbreak of the war back in 2012.

On 26th of September, Donald Trump will hold a meeting of the UN Security Council, since the US are taking the role of the Chairman of the Council in September. It will be a meeting on Iran. The leading position of the US President Donald Trump at the meeting of the UN Security Council on Iranian issue does not frighten Russia, the Russian representative office told to RIA NEWS. On the contrary — Moscow prepared counter-arguments regarding the exit of the USA from the nuclear deal, and the conversation might take an unpleasant turn to Donald Trump himself, the Russian representative office added.

Reporters of ANNA NEWS report. Russian groups of sappers are completing the bulk of their work in the liberated areas of Syria. Syrian groups of sappers will independently continue their work while using Russian demining equipment. At the same time, a memorandum of cooperation has been signed between Syria and the UN Mine Action Service. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Syria — the country is making great efforts in finding the landmines, placed by the terrorist organizations in now liberated territories, but Syria still needs the assistance of the world community, including the UN.

the US consider it necessary to fight against terrorists in the north of Syria, and they share Moscow’s concerns — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced. «We share their concerns about the terrorism, the source of which lies in the north and northwest of Syria» — Mike Pompeo explained, and added: «We fully agree that the terrorists in those areas are present, and they should be dealt with so they can’t export the terrorism around the world.» At the same time, in a telephone conversation between Mike Pompeo and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, the parties «agreed that any military offensive of the Assad regime on Idlib would be an unacceptable and reckless escalation of the Syrian conflict.»

Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.

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