Breaking News, February 26th, 2018
During the past day, Ukrainian forces fired at the positions of the LPR’s millitia four times. This was reported in the defense department of the Republic. The areas of settlements Kalinovo, Kalinovka and Krasniy Liman were under attack. Mortars, arms of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms were used in the shelling. In addition, the areas of Slavyanoserbsk, and the village of Dolgoe of the Slavyanoserbsky district, were shot at by IFVs. As a result of shelling in Slavyanoserbsk, civilian infrastructure objects were damaged.
Over the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire agreements 17 times, firing 277 shells in the front-line territories of the DPR. During the shelling, artillery, IFVs, mortars, various types of grenade launchers and small arms were used. The western outskirts of Donetsk, Dokuchaevsk, Yasinovataya, the northern outskirts of Gorlovka, as well as the villages of Sakhanka, Sosnovskoye, Kominternovo and October in the south of the DPR were under fire.
Police reported the deaths of 4 people as a result of a powerful explosion that occurred in the evening of February 25th in the city of Leicester. Four more victims are in the hospital. Earlier, six victims were reported. The explosion completely destroyed a two-story building, on the first floor of which was a food store. How many people could be in the building unknown. The search and rescue operation continues at the site of the incident.
Moscow is extremely worried by the threats of using force against Damascus by the US. «This contradicts the UN Security Council resolution 2401» — said the Deputy of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov — «The United States should, without any exceptions, follow the UN Security Council resolution 2401, otherwise such conduct will mean a violation of the adopted document» — the diplomat added.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that the new state armament program was signed by the president. »Initially, the program was supposed to be adopted in 2016, but due to the events of 2014, connected with the fall in oil prices and currency jumps, the governmental economic block could not issue an accurate macroeconomic forecast, and the signature was postponed» — Rogozin explained.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is developing a long-range unmanned system, capable of performing an automatic low-altitude flight at supersonic speeds. «At the moment, the development of a long-range unmanned system is being carried on. The system will be capable of performing an automatic low-altitude flight at supersonic speed and will strike both stationary and mobile targets in operational strategic depth» — said Viktor Bondarev, former commander-in-chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces.