Israel carried out air-strikes on Syria
On Wednesday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry sent a message to the UN Security Council in which it stated that the Israeli Air Force attacked the Syrian cities of Deir ez-Zor and Bu Kemal with the unlimited support from the USA and the US-led international coalition — the ’SANA’ news agency reported. «Syria strongly condemns the Israeli aggressive actions that violate the Syrian sovereignty, and threaten the regional stability» — the report stated. Syria called on the UN Security Council to ’’remember about their responsibility for the maintaining of peace in the Middle East, and to take measures to stop the Israeli attacks». Earlier the ’Al Arabiya’ TV reported that at least 57 Syrian soldiers and fighters from the pro-Iranian Shiia groups, fighting on the side of Damascus, were killed as a result of the Israeli airstrikes in east of Syria. Military positions and armories near the cities of Deir ez-Zor and Bu-Kemal were attacked.
Negotiations took place in Moscow between the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The meeting was initiated by Vladimir Putin. He noted that the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh is stable. The Russian peacekeepers monitor the ceasefire and the road traffic safety. Vladimir Putin urged to plan the implementation of next steps for the settlement, outlined in the joint statement dated November 9, 2020. He proposed to discuss «the issues related to the activities of the Russian peacekeepers, clarification of the demarcation lines, solution of the humanitarian problems, and the protection of cultural heritage sites». Earlier, the press secretary of Nikol Pashinayn, Mane Gevorgyan, reported on Facebook that Armenia plans to raise the issues of the return of PoWs, the search for the bodies of the dead servicemen, and the search of the missing people.
The US House of Representatives approved a resolution to impeach the current US President, republican Donald Trump. 232 senators, including 10 Republicans, voted ’for’. 197 voted «against». Thus, Donald Trump became the only president in the US history to be impeached twice. He is accused of inciting a mutiny. The resolution of the House of Representatives stated that actions of Donald Trump are consistent with the constitutional wording of «serious crimes and misconduct». The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, stated after signing the indictment part of the impeachment document that «no one is above the law, not even the US President». According to her — «Donald Trump is a clear danger to the United States».
The Indian Ministry of Defense reported that China reduced the number of their troops in the eastern Ladakh. «China pulled out about 10,000 troops from the eastern Ladakh due to the winter season. The troops, stationed 150-200 km from the line of the de facto control that serves as an undefined border with India, were reduced in numbers. The deployment of the Chinese troops and heavy weapons in the front-line areas in Ladakh remained as usual» — the ’ANI’ news agency quoted the Indian Ministry of Defense. India has also reduced their military presence in the eastern Ladakh. It was noted that there was no reduction of troops at the front lines. «India and China sometimes rotate their military personnel in order to maintain their combat readiness due to 30-degree frost in the highlands of Ladakh» — the Indian Defense Ministry explained.
The Turkish Minister of National Defense, Hulusi Akar, stated that Turkey continues to negotiate with Russia on the possible supply of a 2nd regiment of the S-400 AA missile systems. He added that Turkey expects that the differences with the USA on this topic can be resolved via a dialogue. Hulusi Akar also noted that the S-400 systems, deployed in Turkey, won’t have any specific location. According to him — the AA systems can move if necessary.
On Thursday evening, a military parade was held in Pyongyang, in honor of the 8th Congress of the Korean Workers’ Party. The Korean Central Telegraph Agency reported that submarine-launched strategic ballistic missiles were on display at the parade. «The most powerful weapory in the world — strategic submarine-launched ballistic missiles — were demonstrated one after another on the square, showing the power of the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK» — the news agency reported, and added that the parade was held at Kim Il Sung Square, in the center of Pyongyang, with the participation of the DPRK leader, Kim Jong-un. According to the agency, the latest models of tactical missiles and self-propelled artillery installations were demonstrated at the parade as well. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.