Breaking News, 8th of September, 2018
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church regarded the appointment of two Constantinople exarchs to Kiev as a violation of their canonical territory, and announced the possible negative consequences to the Constantinople Patriarchate, Interfax reported. As stated in the document — this decision of Constantinople contradicts the second rule of the Second Ecumenical Council — it took place «without the notifying the Metropolitan of Kiev and the entire Ukraine Onuphrius since he is the single canonical bishop of the city of Kiev.»
The Georgian authorities extradited Andrei Tyurin to the US that suspect him in cybercrimes, the FBI’s Secret Service and the US Attorney’s Office announced in a statement. The department explained that Andrei Tyurin was responsible for «the biggest stealing of data on consumers in the history of US financial institutions.» Washington claims that he allegedly hacked computer systems of financial structures, brokerage offices, and computer systems of mass media agencies that specialize in financial information, Tass reports.
The authorities of Iraq have announced a state of emergency in the province of Basra where riots are still going on. The media reported that the rioters attacked an oil field of Lukoil company near the center of the province. A spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Health, Seif al-Badr, announced that as a result of the riots — «2 people were killed and 45 were injured.» At the same time, 21 people received bullet wounds, RIA NEWS reports. Additional units of special forces are being sent to Basra, Tass reports. Earlier, protesters set one of the four presidential palaces on fire.
DARPA presented the concept of the interceptor of the hypersonic weapons »Glide Breaker», which, as its creators ensure — will be able to combat Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapons. «The Drive» reports that the US military is concerned about the latest hypersonic Russian weapons, in particular, »Avangard» and »Kinjal» missile systems. They also fear China, which is actively developing their own hypersonic weapons, RIA NEWS reports. According to the developers, »Glide Breaker» is a small aircraft that will be able to carry out the so-called kinetic interception of the enemy hypersonic missiles.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman announced that refusal to comply with the demands of the International Monetary Fund to raise the gas prices — could lead to a financial disaster in Ukraine. According to him — the country needs to pay for the debts that accumulated from 2005 to 2013, when the state debt in Ukraine increased by 46 billions of dollars. «We were thrown into a serious debt hole. Obviously, the economy is growing, but we have such a debt on our shoulders that we ourselves can’t pay it» — RIA NEWS quotes his words. At the same time, yesterday Vladimir Groisman called for a substantial increase in the military budget.
In the DPR, over the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire 18 times by firing more than 160 shells at the DPR. The settlements of Zaitsevo, Trudovskoye, Mineralnoye, Spartak, Novaya Tavriya, Kominternovo, Leninskoye, and the village of Sakhanka in the south of the Republic were under attack. Grenade launchers, weaponry of IFVs and APCs, and small arms were used in the shelling. There was no information about victims among the civilians yet.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.