Concentration of troops in Ladakh
1 India — China
«The Indian Express» reports while citing their Indian military sources that India and China continue to send their troops to the east of Ladakh, despite the agreement reached in June to pull back the troops from the control line. «The Indian Express» reported that India deployed two regiments of T-90 tanks, IFVs, and 155-mm howitzers all over the control line in the Ladakh zone. These actions were taken in response to the concentration of the Chinese troops and vehicles in the Galvan River Valley, high alert status at the Chinese air bases, and construction of Chinese military helipads on the control line in Ladakh. »The Hindustan Times» reported that in Chushul, on the Indian side of the control line, negotiations took place at the level of commanders of the Indian and Chinese ground forces. This is the 3rd meeting for the implementation of the agreements on the de-escalation of tension, and for pulling back the troops from the control line in the Union territory of Ladakh.
2 Russia — The USA
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the USA took a destructive position towards the ‘Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty’, and the USA are setting up a stage for a possible resumption of the nuclear tests. The ministry underlined that the document hasn’t entered into force yet, since 8 countries haven’t signed or even ratified the agreement. «It is necessary to do everything possible to overcome the negative trends. Russia calls on the aforementioned 8 states and, above all, the USA, to reconsider their position, and give the green light to the turning of this most important, from the point of view of the global security, treaty into a fully functioning international legal instrument» — the Russian Foreign Ministry stated.
3 — The USA
The Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman stated that the US Department of Defense lacks the supporting evidence to support the allegations on the Russian attempts to offer the Taliban terrorists monetary rewards for killing the US troops. ‘The New York Times’ published such report on 26th of June. According to Hoffman — the Pentagon «takes measures to prevent the damage from the potential threats» on an ongoing basis. ‘The Hill’ reports while citing the Republican Senator Liza Murkowski that the senators will gain the access to the intelligence documents regarding the allegations that Russia, allegedly, offered the Taliban terrorists monetary rewards for the killing of the US troops. On Monday the spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, called the publication from ‘The New York Times’ to be a fake news. Donald Trump twitted that the US intelligence has declared the information from the ‘The New York Times’ to be false.
«The allegations that Paris supports the commander of the Libyan National Army, the Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, are false» — said the French President Emmanuel Macron after the talks with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to him, Paris «is doing everything in order to come to a lasting political solution in Libya, and Paris constantly adheres to this role». Macron underlined that «the military operation, launched by Haftar in April 2019, completely contradicted the position of Paris. Turkey does not comply with any of the agreements, reached at the conference in Berlin. Ankara is increasing their military presence, and also — sends the terrorists from Syria to Libya» — Macron added. He underlined that «thus, Turkey, which recognizes their own military presence in Libya, violates their duties as a member of the NATO».
5 Pakistan — India
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, said on Twitter that India violated the Geneva Convention on the Protection of the Civilian Persons in Time of a War by changing the demographic structure of the New Delhi-controlled part of Kashmir. He announced that he addressed the UN Secretary General on this matter. Imran Khan also blamed the Indian intelligence services for the attack on the exchange building in Karachi — the ‘Doon’ newspaper reports. The ‘PTI’ agency reported that the Pakistani forces violated a ceasefire in Kashmir on Tuesday — they shelled the Indian positions in the Naugan area, on the control line. India returned fire. No losses were reported on both sides.
The ‘Xinhua’ News Agency reported that the Standing Committee of the All-China People’s Congress adopted a law on the national security in Hong Kong. The Chairman of China, Xi Jinping, signed a decree on the entry into force of the law from the date of publication — the ‘Xinhua’ reported. The law aims to prevent and punish actions that threaten the national security in Hong Kong, and also provides the creation of a special power structure in Hong Kong under the control of the central government of China. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.