Russia did not violate the South Korean airspace
1 South Korea — Russia
On Tuesday, the administration of the South Korean President Moon Jae-In expressed their protest to Russia due to the alleged infringement of the South Korean airspace by a Russian warplane — Interfax reports while referring the Yonhap news agency. The head of the national security department under the president of South Korea, Chung Eui-yong, sent a protest to the secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev. The Russian Defense Ministry refuted the statement on the violation of any borders, as well as the opening of warning fire from the South Korean fighters. The ministry added that the TU-95MS bombers flew without deviations from their flight plan, all in accordance with the international rules, at a distance of more than 25 km from the Dokdo Islands.
At least 7 civilians were killed, dozens were injured during the shelling of peaceful districts of the city of Aleppo, located in northern Syria, TASS reports while referring the SANA agency. According to the source of the SANA — the terrorists that occupied the suburb area of Rashidin, on the western outskirts of the city, fired from mortars and small arms during the night time. According to the doctors — several people were seriously injured and are in critical conditions. In response to the violation of the ceasefire — the Syrian artillery shelled the terrorist positions. They destroyed several rocket launchers, used in the shelling. The enemy suffered losses in manpower and equipment.
Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, announced that the USA should refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of Hong Kong, and they should stop making statements that encourage the extremist actions and violence — TASS reports. «Hong Kong is the Chinese territory. We won’t tolerate any foreign interference in the affairs of this special administrative region» — she said during a briefing — «We demand the USA to remove their dirty hands from Hong Kong». Earlier, the Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed a strong protest against the US due to the sanctions on the Chinese companies that buy Iranian oil. The ministry added that it will take all the possible measures to protect their interests.
4 the USA
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US are making an international coalition to patrol the Strait of Hormuz. Countries from all over the world will participate in the coalition — Interfax reports. According to Mike Pompeo — the coalition will patrol the Strait of Hormuz in order to keep the sea routes in the region open. Mike Pompeo noted that Washington doesn’t want a war with Iran, but rather they want to make Tehran change its behavior. Earlier it was reported that Washington and the allies are discussing the possibility of combat escort for the tankers that pass through the Persian Gulf. The USA plan to protect the commercial shipping off the coast of Iran and Yemen with the help of the coalition.