Negotiations between the representatives of Maduro and Guaydo in Oslo
The US administration decided to temporarily suspend the flights from Venezuela because of a security threat, the US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced. “The Ministry of Homeland Security has concluded that there is a threat to the safety of the passengers, airplanes and crew members arriving to, and leaving Venezuela. This requires an immediate suspension of all civil aviation flights between the United States and Venezuela”- TASS quoted the US Secretary of Transportation. On 1st of May, the US Federal Aviation Administration recommended to the American airline companies to withdraw their airplanes from the territory of Venezuela within 48 hours.
Major-General Viktor Kupchishin, the head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties, announced that as a result of shelling, conducted by the terrorists from the Idlib DMZ upon the settlement Nairab, in the province of Aleppo — 8 Syrians were killed. Two of them were children. “As a result of the shelling of the village of Nairab, in the province of Aleppo, 8 Syrian citizens, including 2 children, were killed. 10 civilians were injured” — said Viktor Kupchishin. According to him — during the day, the terrorists fired at the settlements located in the provinces of Latakia, Hama and Aleppo.
The US State Department appointed the fourth, highest level of danger to Iraq. The State Department urges the US citizens to not go to Iraq because of the terrorism, kidnapping, and armed conflict — Interfax reports. «The US citizens in Iraq are at high risk of violence and kidnapping. There are numerous terrorist and insurgent groups in Iraq that constantly attack both the Iraqi security forces, and the civilians» — the State Department’s website explained. On 15th of May, the State Department recalled the employees of the US government from the embassy in Baghdad, as well as personnel, currently not tasked with particularly important tasks, from the US consulate in Erbil.
The representatives of the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the representatives of the opposition leader Juan Guaydo held talks in Oslo on the resolution of the ongoing political crisis — TASS reports, while citing the sources in the diplomatic circles of the Norwegian television and radio company NRK. The details of the negotiation weren’t disclosed. The exact place of the meeting in the Norwegian capital is classified as well. The sources of the channel claim that the meeting of the parties in Oslo was held for the second time, but such contact haven’t been previously reported about. According to the NRK — the Norwegian Foreign Ministry organized a meeting in coordination with the US authorities.
The inauguration of Vladimir Zelensky, the elected president of Ukraine, will take place on 20th of May — RIA NEWS reports. Such decision was supported on a meeting of the Ukrainian parliament by 315 votes, with the necessary minimum of 226 votes. Previously, the Ukrainian parliamentary committee on the regulation issues reviewed 7 projects regarding the date of inauguration of Vladimir Zelensky, and recommended to the parliament to vote on each of them. Vladimir Zelensky insisted on swearing him on 19th of May. In his opinion — the current authorities are trying to postpone the date of inauguration in order to deprive him of the right to dissolve the Ukrainian parliament in legislative terms.
The aviation of the coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, attacked the capital of Yemen, Sanou — Interfax reports with a reference to the Associated Press. The air strikes began on Thursday’s early morning. The coalition hit the Houthi military targets — local residents report. According to the eyewitnesses — at least one air strike damaged a residential building. According to the Associated Press — as a result of the air strike there were casualties, including civilians. Earlier on Wednesday, the Saudi authorities reported that some UAVs attacked the ‘East-West’ pipeline. They suggested that the attack was carried out by the Yemeni Houthi rebels.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.