Syria might strike Tel-Avis’s airport || Breaking News, 23rd of January, 2019
Moscow didn’t notice any changes in Tokyo’s position on the peace treaty during the Tuesday negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Moscow’s position hasn’t changed either — said Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov. The Secretary General of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers, Yoshihide Suga, announced that the leaders of the states managed to “hold constructive negotiations on various issues of bilateral relations”, but he noted that “this is not a simple problem that can be solved immediately after several talks” — TASS reports. “We believe that this was a great start for the Japanese-Russian relations in 2019” — said Yoshihide Suga, thus hinting that the conclusion of the peace treaty will take some time.
Nearly 400 terrorists of «Jebhat al-Nusra» attacked Syrian troops in the de-escalation zone of Idlib — the head of the Russian Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Lieutenant-General Sergei Solomatin, announced. According to the Russian Defense Ministry — on the evening of 22nd of January, the terrorists simultaneously attacked the positions of the Syrian troops in the areas of Abu Dukhur and Abu Sharjah — TASS reports. “There were groups of 150–200 terrorists on 15–20 pick-up trucks armed with heavy machine guns in each direction” — Sergei Solomatin explained — “The terrorists managed to penetrate the defense lines of the Syrian army on 1.5 kilometers. After that — they were stopped, and thrown back over the line of contact by the arrived Syrian reinforces” — the lieutenant-general said.
The Permanent Representative of Syria to the UN, Bashar Jaffari, while speaking at a meeting of the Security Council of the UN, said that if the Israeli air raids won’t stop — Syria might respond with an attack on the Tel Aviv airport. During the meeting, the Permanent Representative of Syria to the UN demanded the Council to »take the measures needed to stop the regular Israeli attacks on the territory of Syria» — TASS reports. On Sunday, the Syrian air defense systems repelled an Israeli air attack on Damascus airport, performed by four F-16 aircraft.
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov announced that Washington told Moscow, through the diplomatic channels, that the decision of the US to leave the INF Treaty is final, and it is not an invitation for a dialogue. “This intention was confirmed for us almost immediately through the bilateral channels. A clear explanation was given that the announced step is not an invitation for a dialogue, and this decision was made due to a combination of circumstances, and it is final” — Sergey Ryabkov explained during a briefing of the Russian Ministry of Defense dedicated to the 9M729 missile. He noted that the current situation around the INF Treaty was formed entirely because of the Washington’s unwillingness to engage in a dialogue.
86 people were detained during a uniquely large scale operation against the illegal gunsmiths in Russia. The activities of 9 underground workshops were stopped — the Public Relations Center of the FSB told to the Interfax. The operation was carried out by the FSB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Russian Guard in 32 regions of the country. As a result — 197 Russian and non-Russian firearms were captured, such as: Russian rocket-propelled flame-thrower ‘Shmell’, 2 anti-tank grenade launchers, also 11 fragmentation grenades, 33 kilograms of explosives, and more than 10,000 units of various small arms ammunition. «The activities of 9 underground workshops, specialized on weapons modernization and ammunition production, were stopped» — the FSB reported.