Breaking News, February 22nd, 2018



The hearing of the case of the Russian curler Alexander Krushelnytsky, whose doping test gave a positive result to the meldonia, was canceled due to the request of the parties in the Sports Arbitration Court. According to the court’s report, the decision will be made based on written statements, and published on Thursday, RIA News reported. The Curling Federation of Russia bemoans the loss of Kru-shel-nytsky’s Olympic bronze.

During the past day, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire agreements nine times, firing 163 different types of shells at the front-line areas of the DPR. Tanks, mortars, IFVs, various types of grenade launchers and small arms were used during the shelling. The villages of Trudovskie in the west of Donetsk, Lozovoye near Yasinovatoye, Mikhailovka in the north of Gorlovka, and also the village of Leninskoye and Sakhanka in the south of DPR were under fire. The information about the victims and the destruction is currently being specified.

Obolonsky’s district court of Kiev rejected the request from the lawyer of the former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, regarding another interrogation of the current Ukrainian president Piotr Poroshenko, who is involved as the witness on a case of state treason. Yesterday, Piotr Poroshenko was interrogated during a videoconference session, but the court finished the questioning ahead of time after the lawyers’ question about the president’s vacation at the Maldives.

A large-scale military operation currently goes on around Damascus, the goal of which is to free the suburb areas from terrorists. Russian and Syrian Air Forces strike on fortified enemy targets and warehouses with weapons. In response, the terrorists launched missiles in densely populated areas of the suburbs of Damascus. The minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, called on the Western countries to ‘do something’ with the militants of An-Nusra. Otherwise, the minister said, the terrorists will be wiped out.

The deputy of the CEO of the ‘’Radio-electronic Technologies Concern’’, Vladimir Mikheev, announced that EMP munitions, intended to be used for their powerful microwave pulses, which would able to disable enemy equipment, are being designed in Russia. Such statements are becoming more and more common nowadays, and not by a chance. Electromagnetic weapons are under intense development in the US and China as well. Both countries understand that such advanced technologies will radically change the tactics and strategy of the future wars.

Deputy of the Iranian Foreign Minister, Abbas Aragchi, admitted Tehran’s backpedaling from the nuclear program if, due to the pressure from the USA, the Western countries begin to cut off their economic cooperation with Iran. «I do not think that the deal can survive in such conditions, if this disorderly policy continues. If the companies do not work with Iran — we will not be able to comply with this deal, because it will not be profitable for us.» – the TASS news agency quotes the diplomat when he spoke at the Royal Institute of International Relations.

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