Occupation of the Syrian Oil Fields || Shelling in Donbass
The Russian Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, stated during a meeting of the UN Security Council that Russia would request a special meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the environmental damage that the USA are inflicting to Syria in the illegally occupied areas of the oil fields. »A foreign state controls the territory of Syria, and causes environmental damage. Some reliable Western mass-media reported about this situation, and we want to receive a report from the UN on what is happening in the illegally occupied territories in the north-east of Syria» — said Vasily Nebenzya.
The SANA news agency reported that the Syrian military, together with the local residents of the village of Al-Gadfa, 10 km east of the city of Maarret al-Numan, in the province of Idlib, found a hideout where the terrorists kept human organs. «Some medic set up a primitive medical laboratory in a residential building that the terrorists used as a hideout. There were many transparent containers with human organs, placed in a chloroform solution» — the SANA reported. The containers were labeled with the names of men and women. There were records inside the hideout with the names of people, description of their health conditions, and their personal information. The SANA reminded that the trafficking of human organs is one of the sources of funding of the terrorist activities in north of Syria.
On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported that the Russian Presidential Special Representative for the Syrian Settlement, Alexander Lavrentyev, and the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Vershinin, discussed with the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, the issue of cooperation in the supply of the humanitarian aid to the Syrians in need, and the restoration of the basic Syrian infrastructure. During the meeting, the parties discussed the situation inside and around Syria, with an emphasis on the tasks of a comprehensive political settlement, based on respect for the sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity of Syria. Earlier, the Office of the President of Syria reported that on Wednesday, Bashar al-Assad received the Russian Presidential special envoy for the Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentyev, and the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergei Vershinin, in Damascus. It was reported that the parties discussed the preparation process for the meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, which is to be held in Geneva, in August.
4 The USA — Germany
While commenting on the decision to withdraw a part of the US military contingent from Germany, Donald Trump explained that he doesn’t understand why the US should defend Germany from Russia. He wrote on Twitter that «Germany pays Russia billions of dollars per year for energy». Donald Trump once again reproached Berlin for the fact that Germany spends, in his opinion, insufficient funds to maintain the NATO collective defense. On Wednesday, the US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, announced the withdrawal of 11,900 American troops from Germany. Some of them will return to the USA, some will be re-deployed to Italy and Belgium. A maximum of 25,000 troops will remain in Germany.
«Despite the introduction of the additional measures by the Contact Group, made to solidify the ceasefire — the Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire in the area of responsibility of the People’s Militia of the LPR» — said Colonel Yan Leshchenko, the head of the defense department of the LPR. «Contrary to the ceasefire agreements — the Ukrainian troops fired provocative attacks on the territory of the Republic. Since the beginning of the day, at 00:20, the Ukrainian troops from the 2nd battalion, 93 separate mechanized brigade, fired a grenade launcher at the position of our defenders near the village of Golubovskoye. At 00:50 they shot from GP-25. At 01:45 they fired 4 more shots from a grenade launcher, and 3 shots from an AGS. In between grenade launcher shots they fired from small arms» — the message says. Yan Leshchenko added that the provocative shelling began immediately after the completion of the observation flight of the OSCE UAV, which the organization uses to observe the ceasefire from 20:00 to 00:10 in that specified area.