Breaking News — January 12, 2018
Trump confirmed the cancellation of his visit to the UK. » Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO! «, Trump wrote on Twitter. Trump’s visit was planned for the end of February. He was to take part in the opening ceremony of the new building of the American embassy in London.
On Friday, a decree was issued in Turkey, according to which the authorities fired more than 260 civil servants suspected of involvement in terrorism. Employees must vacate their workplaces within 15 days. Among the dismissed are the employees of television, postal service, the Ministry of Education and Finance, the Council for Higher Education, as well as about 50 military personnel. In addition, the decree rehabilitated almost 2 thousand people, dismissed earlier as part of the investigation of the organization «Hizmet».
During the past day the AFU violated the New Year armistice 14 times in the DPR, firing 280 pieces of various ammunition in the front-line territories of the Republic. During the shelling, artillery, mortars, armored vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms were used. The districts of nine settlements of the Republic on the Gorlovka direction got under enemy fire. The information about the victims and the destruction is being specified. Let’s recall that for the past two days the number of shelling from the AFU has doubled, in addition, the enemy resumed the use of heavy artillery.
USS Carney missile destroyer is at the approaches to the Crimea. On January 8 she moored in the port of Odessa. The destroyer plans to conduct an operation in the Black Sea to ensure maritime safety and strengthen the naval capabilities of NATO allies and partners, the local press reports. As we have reported earlier, a naval operational center was created in Ochakov, at a distance of only 150 km from the Crimean coast intended for combined arms and sea exercises.
A terrible accident that happened in Moscow on December 25 and claimed the lives of four people, when a public bus suddenly entered the underground pedestrian crossing, gets more meaningful reasons. Although the investigation has not yet announced the results, it is already clear that this was a human mystake. The main expert of the National Expert Council for the preparation and testing of drivers of vehicles Alexander Lytkin, rejected the version of the technical problems of the bus and suggested that the accident happened because of an unprofessional driver. It has become known that the driver sat behind the wheel of the bus of this brand for the first time in his life.
Ukraine continues to fall into delirium. The Ukrainian political scientist Oleg Soskin said that Ukraine is the legal successor of the Ukrainian People’s Republic (UPR), so it must take away a number of territories from Russia. «There is a line in our anthem that says the borders of the cathedral Ukraine run from the San to the Don. Everything is more or less clear with the San. We need to conclude a military-political and economic union with Poland. And you have to get to the Don … Take away Bryansk, Kuban, Voronezh — these are all our historical, genetic lands of Ruthenia -Ukraine» Soskin said on “112 Ukraine” TV channel.