Breaking news, December 15th, 2017
Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Crimea Dmitry Polonsky said that a real information war is being waged against the peninsula. It is a question of the false information distributed by various bloggers and public figures in social networks. Nevertheless, Polonsky considers the inhabitants of the Crimea «sensitive to lies». Because of that, he believes, they can easily distinguish the truth from fiction.
The Federation Council appointed the date for the election of the President of the Russian Federation. They are held on March 18, 2018. It is noted that the decision was taken unanimously. From this moment on, applicants are given the right to register and start pre-election campaigning.
Russia and Egypt are ready to resume air communication between the countries. This was announced during the sixth Russian-Kyrgyz interregional conference by the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich. Let’s recall that the decision to ban flights to Egypt was made by the Russian authorities on November 6, 2015 after a plane crash caused by terrorist attack on Sinai. 224 people died then.
Today, ex-minister Ulyukayev was found guilty by the Zamoskvoretsky court and sentenced to eight years of strict regime under article «Bribe», and sentenced to a fine of 130 million rubles. With the beginning of the election campain, the authorities openly demonstrate the fight against corruption and foreign influence. It only has to be made sure that Ulyukayev is not accidentally included in the amnesty list on the occasion of the president’s election.
The Ministry of Defense of Russia reminds its counterparts from the US that the official policy should not be confused with Walt Disney’s fairytales. «The Pentagon’s conclusions concerning the withdrawal or non-withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, not only give out poorly concealed desires, so that we leave Syria, but also the US lack of knowledge of the real situation on the ground,» Igor Konashenkov said. In addition, he expressed surprise at the Pentagon’s statements that the US and the coalition will continue to be present in Syria until the «complete destruction of ISIS». The statement of victory was made by Russia, then by Iraq, and even the American leader Donald Trump said that the US has defeated the ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
In Dair ez-Zor, despite the claims of complete victory and arguments on which of the parties is to be considered a triumpher in Syria, some units remained of the ISIS still keep fighting. In response, the Syrian Arab army and the Syrian democratic forces exert pressure on the terrorists near the Euphrates. Also, the Russian aviation delivered air strikes in the vicinity of Abu-Kemal.