Russian Ministry of Defence denied the allegations on the air-strikes in Idlib
1 North Korea
On Tuesday, North Korea ran new missile tests — 2 unidentified missiles were launched towards the Sea of Japan — the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea announced. The missiles were launched eastward, from the inner region of Pyeongan-Namdo province. They flew for about 330 km. The South Korean and US intelligence agencies are analyzing the exact type of the laucnhed missiles. The military called on the North to «immediately end the actions that increase the tensions». This is the 8th missile launch for the past 45 days. And 10th, if counting from May.
2 the USA — Afghanistan
Donald Trump announced that the negotiations with Taliban representatives on a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan are “dead”. He underlined that he personally decided to cancel the meeting with the Taliban leaders and the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 8th of September in Camp David after a terrorist attack in Kabul that killed 12 people, including 1 US soldier — TASS reports. Up until recently, Washington and the Taliban agreed on a draft agreement aimed to resolve the Afghan conflict. In response to the cancelation, the Taliban spokesman, Zabihulla Mujahid, announced on Sunday that the Americans will suffer even greater losses in Afghanistan. According to him — the negotiations between the parties were going well until Saturday. The start of an internal Afghan dialogue was planned on 23rd of September.
3 the UK
On Monday, the British Parliament once again rejected the proposal of the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the early general election on 15th of October, which is before the deadline for the Brexit that will happen on 31st of October. Boris Johnson believes that the UK needs early elections due to the fact that he failed to prevent the parliament from voting against leaving the EU without an agreement with Brussels. The British parliament opposes the agreement with the EU in its current form, but the parlament is also opposed to a Brexit without an agreement. Boris Johnson, in his turn, insists that Britain will leave the EU on time — on 31st of October — with or without an agreement. Later, Boris Johnson announced that according to the decision of the government — the House of Commons of the British Parliament ceases to work until 14th of October since the government needs free time for the negotiations with Brussels, and to prepare for the Brexit.
4 Russia — Syria
The Russian Ministry of Defense denied the reports of the Reuters about the Russian aircraft allegedly attacking the Idlib DMZ in Syria and thus violating the ceasefire. “Starting from the beginning of the ceasefire in the Idlib DMZ on 31st of August, the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Forces do not carry out any combat missions on the ground targets” — the press release of the Ministry said. The Russian Ministry of Defense added that the information on the air strikes done by the Russian Aerospace Forces in Jabal al-Akrad is “an another fake news”. Earlier, the UN High Commissioner for the Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, announced that more than a 1,000 of civilians were killed in the Syrian province of Idlib during the fights from 29th of April to 29th of August