Shelling in Syria
The SANA news agency reported that the Syrian air defenses repelled a missile attack by the Israeli aircraft near the city of Homs. According to the SANA — the Israeli air force launched an air strike from the Lebanese airspace. The ‘Al-Hadath’ TV reported that the military airbase Shayrat, located 38 km east of Homs, was attacked by the IDF. At least 8 missiles were fired at the airbase.
The Syrian news agency SANA reported that the Syrian opposition groups, supported by the Turkish army, fired from artillery pieces at the city of Sarakib, located in the eastern part of the Idlib province. According to the SANA — on Wednesday night, «the armed opposition fired several artillery shells at the town of Sarakib». The shelling was carried out from a village captured by the Turkish forces. No destruction or casualties were reported.
3 Venezuela — the USA
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreasa, stated that the Venezuelan government considers the US initiative to create a transitional cabinet in Venezuela to be «an attempt to intervene in the internal affairs». The statement of the Foreign Minister was published on Twitter. Earlier, the US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, said that Washington has put forward a plan for a settlement in Venezuela. The plan provides for the creation of an interim government, with the representatives from the opposition and the current government, with the following lifting of the sanctions. The US are proposing the establishment of a “state council that will serve as the transitional government until the presidential and parliamentary elections», which are «expected to take place in 6-12 months». Michael Pompeo underlined that Maduro and Guaido must recognize that the transitional government is «the only executive body during the transitional period.»
4 Russia — the USA
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that on Wednesday, a Russian cargoplane with medical equipment on board headed to the US. Earlier on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that the issue of sending of an airplane from Russia to the US was mentioned in a telephone conversation between the presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. The conversation that took place on Monday. Dmitry Peskov noted that «The president offered this help to his American colleague from the fact that when the American manufacturers of the medical equipment and materials gain the momentum — they will be able to return the favor, if necessary».
5 The USA — Russia
The US Permanent Representative in the NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, stated during a telephone briefing from Brussels that the NATO and Russia should, and will, help each other in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. «It is the time of a humanitarian crisis. A health crisis. We must provide any help that we can possibly give to each other» — Hutchison explained.
6 The NATO — Russia
The NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, stated during a video conference in Brussels that all the countries should help each other during the pandemic. “Each NATO country independently decides what kind of assistance it seeks and accepts” — Stoltenberg commented on the arrived Russian military doctors to Italy. Earlier, 15 Russian cargo aircraft arrived to Italy. They delivered about 100 Russian military virologists and epidemiologists, as well as 8 medical teams, and medical equipment for the diagnosis and disinfection activities. The Russian military experts work in the city of Bergamo, in Lombardy. The governor of Lombardy, Attilio Fontana, announced the stop of the increase of the number of people infected with the new coronavirus — the ‘ANSA’ news agency quoted his words on Wednesday. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.