New provocation of the »White Helmets»
On 25th of November, the Russian ‘Hermitage’ Museum signed an agreement on cooperative restoration of the monuments of the city of Palmyra with the Syrian Department of the ‘Cultural Heritage and Museums’. The director of the Hermitage Museum, Mikhail Piotrovsky, stated that the Hermitage Museum’s specialists are ready to restore the citadel of Damascus, and to help to restore the museums in Aleppo. The protection and preservation of the architectural monuments in Syria is recognized by the ‘ANNA News’ agency as an important state affair. The «Culture» segment on our news website has several interviews with the experts on the conservation of the architectural monuments in Syria. Also — with the artists and teachers from Damascus who care about the fate of their country. By filming and publishing the documentary military footage — we demonstrate that war is a terrible evil. We advocate for the protection of the peace and life on Earth, and for the preservation of the architectural monuments for our descendants.
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the »Hayat Tahrir al-Sham» group, together with the »White Helmets» organization, are preparing provocations — fake footage of airstrikes and the use of chemical weapons in the Idlib’s DMZ. According to the information from the residents of the village of Sarmada, located 30 kilometers north-east of the capital of the province of Idlib — in early November, unknown people arrived in the city in a convoy of 3 trucks with various chemical containers onboard. They were escorted by armed militants. One of the trucks carried video equipment and fragments of aviation and artillery ammunition with Soviet and Russian markings. The Russian Ministry of Defense noted that the information on the preparation of provocations was confirmed via several channels. The terrorists gather the local residents to take part in the filming of the scenes, showing the consequences of the air strikes and the use of toxic substances.
The death toll from an earthquake in Albania has increased 8 people, 325 were wounded — the Albanian mass media reports. An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on Tuesday morning, near the capital of Albania, Tirana. According to the seismologists — a series of aftershocks, with magnitude higher than 5, followed the earthquake. The earthquake was strongest in the city of Tirana, and in the city of Durres, located close to the center of the earthquake. Several buildings collapsed. The Russian Embassy in Albania reported that no information has been received yet about the injured Russian citizens.
On Tuesday, the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told to the reporters that Turkey intends to resolve the disagreements with the USA regarding the purchase and use of the Russian AA missile systems S-400 by Ankara until April of 2020. The negotiations will be carried out by the ministers of defense and foreign affairs of the USA and Turkey. The decision to convene a Turkish-American working group to resolve the issues regarding the use of the S-400s by Ankara was reached on 13th of November. The Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, reminded that Turkey didn’t promise to not deploy the Russian AA missile systems S-400. On Monday, the Turkish military began testing the radar systems of the S-400s