The air defense systems of the Kherson region were strengthened // Israel launched an another strike on Syria
Kirill Stremousov, the Deputy Head of Administration of the Kherson region, announced the enhancement of the air defense systems, needed to intercept the missile attacks from Ukraine. «We are slowly setting up anti-air defense systems to build a security network for the residents of the Kherson region» — he explained. He added that the enhancement of the anti-air forces is taking place due to the rising number of Ukrainian attacks. Some attacks took place with the use of US-made MLRS ’HIMARS’. Lately the Ukrainian forces intensified their attacks on the Kherson region. The town of Novaya Kakhovka suffered the most — the Ukrainian missiles damaged the local infrastructure. Some locals were injured and killed — the RIA NEWS reported.
The Europol has some evidence on the weaponry smuggling from Ukraine. There are cases of black market trade of firearms and military goods — the Europol spokesman, Jan Op Gene Oort, stated in Hague. The mass media reported that there were ads on the dark web about the sale of ATGMs ’Javelin’. The British mass media reported, while citing their sources, that the police began to record the cases of illegal immigrants having firearms. The Europol spokesman spoke about the rising danger. There were cases when some people left Ukraine with firearms. There is also a concern that the weapons and ammo will be stored on the Ukrainian territory along the border, for the following smuggling into the EU.
The representatives of Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, and the UN have signed an agreement on the creation of a grain corridor for the export of food across the Black Sea from Ukraine. The document was signed in the city of Istanbul by the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, the head of the Turkish Ministry of Defense, Hulusi Akar, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, and the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Alexander Kubrakov — the TASS reported.
The IDF air force launched a missile attack on Syria from the Golan Heights, at 00:32. The facilities in the suburbs of Damascus were the targets of the air attack. The Syrian air defense forces shot down some of the Israeli missiles, but the IDF still hit some of their targets. 3 Syrian servicemen were killed, 7 were injured. Some property damage took place as well — the SANA NEWS reported. Israel made no official comments. Israel often strikes targets in Syria. Usually the facilities in the suburbs of Damascus, coastal Latakia, or other provinces near Israel are being hit.
The President of Croatia, Zoran Milanovich, admitted that his country has unfriendly relations with Russia. The Russian government has recently expanded the list of unfriendly countries. Greece, Denmark, Slovenia, Croatia and Slovakia were added to the list. Slovenia and Croatia won’t be able to hire employees for their diplomatic missions and consular offices — the RIA NEWS reported. Milanovich noted that his country isn’t as active as the other states. «This is a very dangerous situation that threatens to develop into something unforeseen. I hope that it will not happen» — he stated.
’The National Interest’ reported that the resignation of the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, will affect the unity of the West against Russia. ’The National interest’ explained that the Italian position on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine may change a lot after the departure of Mario Draghi from the post of head of the Italian government. Such change in the Italian position will be a serious blow to the unified position of the West regarding the support for Ukraine. Earlier, the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, signed a decree to dissolve the Parliament after the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, has resigned. The early elections are scheduled for 25th of September. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS.