Breaking news, December 12th, 2017
In Syria, government troops are advancing from the territory of the province of Ham to the province of Idlib. There is still a significant «enclave» of militants of different groups, including ISIS. The situation is complicated by the fact that the groups «Hayat Tahrir al-Sham», «Ahrar ash-Sham» and «Kharakat Nureddin al-Zinka» agreed to unite to fight against ISIS, and now they will act jointly.
The Russian VKS inflicted massive air strikes on the fighters «Hayat Tahrir al-Sham» in the north of the province of Kham. Forty-five strong points of the group were attacked. Despite the announced withdrawal of the main contingent of Russian troops, Syria retains the presence of Russian aviation and navy, which assist government forces in eliminating the terrorist threat.
The European Union, within the framework of the European Neighborhood Policy, will allocate more than one million euros for the training of Ukrainian officials in foreign languages, according to the website of the European Commission. It is expected that training will bring Ukraine closer to European integration and create «a new generation of Ukrainian civil servants».
The Olympic meeting in Moscow decided to support the will of the athletes and allow the participation of the Russian national team at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang under a neutral flag. Previously, all Russian athletes expressed a desire to participate in the Olympic competitions on terms proposed by the IOC, that is, in the status of «Olympic athletes from Russia» under the Olympic flag.
18 people were injured in Iran as a result of the earthquake in the province of Kerman. In several villages, water and electricity were disrupted. Some buildings were seriously damaged. Let’s recall that today a 6-point earthquake was recorded in the eastern part of the country. According to the Mediterranean seismic center, the epicenter of tremors was at a depth of 40 km.
A few hours ago AFU shelled the settlement of Dokuchaevsk. As a result, a civilian was injured by a fragmentation wound. The man was in the yard of his house at the moment of the shelling. It is worth noting that the AFU is purposefully aiming precisely at the settlement.