Syria demands immediate withdrawal of Turkish troops
1 The USA
The 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council agreed on a common line regarding the Taliban. The foreign ministers of the UK, the USA, France, Russia and China told the Taliban to form a government that “represents all parts of the population” — the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres reported. All 5 world powers want «a peaceful and stable Afghanistan in which humanitarian aid can be distributed without problems and discrimination». They hope to see “Afghanistan that respects the rights of women and girls, Afghanistan that isn’t a haven for the terrorism” — Guterres explained. The meeting of the ministers on Afghanistan at the UN General Assemblies in New York was initiated by the British Foreign Minister. The American representative noted that the meeting was constructive, with many coincidences in the positions.
2 Syria — Turkey
’’The Syrian authorities demand Turkey to immediately pull their troops from Syria’’ — the RIA NEWS reported with a reference to the Syrian Foreign Minister, Faisal Mikdad. He called the main cause of the escalation in the Idlib province to be «the Turkish occupation, and the support that Ankara provides to the terrorist groups on the ground». In August, the UN special envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, noted a significant escalation of the situation, and a possible new escalation of the conflict in a number of regions of Syria, mostly in the province of Idlib, occupied by the pro-Turkish Islamist groups. According to him — such intense clashes haven’t been observed in that area since the spring of 2020.
Since yesterday an operation has been under way in the Khabarovsk Territory to find a crashed An-26 aircraft, which was doing a technical flight, and disappeared from the radars at about 11:45 AM in the area of the Bolshekhekhtsirsky nature reserve, 37 km from Khabarovsk. Today, 13 km from the village of Korfovsky, on the Khrebtovaya Mountain, at an altitude of about 600 m, a search team found burnt pieces of the An-26. Groups of rescuers and teams on ATVs moved towards the crash site. There were 6 people on board. The rescuers stated the death of all crew members. The investigation team is investigating the cause of the disaster. Before the flight, the airplane was properly checked. The takeoff was carried out in a normal way, the crew didn’t report any malfunctions.
The Ukrainian troops used mortars to shell the village of Vesyoloye to the west from the city of Donetsk, a reporter of ANNA NEWS reported with a reference to the office of the DPR in the Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime. “The shelling of the settlement Veseloe by the Ukrainian troops was recorded at 06:18. The shelling was conducted from the direction of the Ukrainian positions, located in the village of Vodyanoe. The Ukrainians fired five 82mm mortar shells at a residential area. The Ukrainian representatives in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime ignore the request for a ceasefire via a coordination mechanism» — end of the report.
5 The USA
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the question of journalists about the possibility of Russia joining the NATO. “Don’t waste your time. Russia isn’t going to join the NATO” — he said. Sergey Lavrov began his work at the UN General Assembly with a meeting with the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg. The meeting took place behind closed doors. Earlier he noted that the NATO refused contacts with Russia, and headed for the containment of Russia, which causes military and political tension in Europe. It is planned that on 25th of September Sergei Lavrov will give a speech in the General Assembly. He also plans to meet with the Foreign Minister of the EU, Josep Borrell, with whom «many questions are expected to be discussed’’.
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the terrorist organizations in the Idlib DMZ carried out 26 attacks over the past day. The Deputy Head of the Russian Coordination Center in Khmeimim, Rear-admiral Vadim Kulit, confirmed that violations were recorded from the positions of the terrorists in the provinces of Idlib, Latakia, Aleppo, Hama. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS