The number of violations in Ukraine has increased
The head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov, announced that the number of violations during the current presidential elections «has increased significantly». According to Ivan Stoiko, an adviser to the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs and the head of the coordination HQ of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, responsible for the law and order during the elections — since the beginning of the elections in Ukraine, the police has received over a 1,000 of messages on violations, TASS reports. “Since the beginning of the elections, the police received 1041 reports related to the elections. 730 reports of illegal agitation. 66 reports on bribing of the voters. 13 reports on property damage. And 12 reports on acts of hooliganism» — said Ivan Stoyko. He added that 38 criminal cases, based on the reports, were opened so far.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during a debate in the budget chamber of the lower house of Japanese parliament, announced that the Japanese government intends to sign a peace treaty with Russia based on the ownership over all southern Kuril Islands, and to draw the border line between the two countries, TASS reports. Also, Shinzo Abe insisted that the peace treaty with Russia would be signed only after the transfer of the ownership over the smaller part of the southern Kuriles, namely the island of Shikotan and the nearby small uninhabited islands, to Japan.
The republican Senator Richard Shelby told to reporters about the reaching of an agreement between the Republicans and the Democrats on the funding of the security measures at the US-Mexico border. The senators didn’t disclose the details while specifying that the bill could be made public on Wednesday. According to the Associated Press, the senators agreed to allocate $ 1.4 billions of dollars to build the wall. For a long time, the US President Donald Trump demanded $ 5.7 billions of dollars from the congress on the wall on the border in order to stop the illegal immigrants from Latin America. The refusal of the congress caused the suspension of the work of the state institutions in January. A temporary budget is currently in effect, but it expires on Friday.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to provide the information on the »Russian interference» in the Ukrainian election during the Munich Security Conference. ‘Interfax Ukraine’ reports that Petro Poroshenko made such statement during the investment conference »Dragon Capital» in Kiev. “I will try to publish some of the information about Russian direct intervention during the Munich security forum. Unfortunately, Russia continues this process very actively” — he said. According to Petro Poroshenko, the Russian goal is to “stop” the Ukrainian path to the West. Back in autumn of 2018, Petro Poroshenko stated that he has information, according to which, Russia “plans to intervene in the elections in Ukraine”.
As a result of the air strikes of the international coalition, led by the United States, on a refugee camp in south-eastern Syria — at least 70 civilians were killed and wounded. “At least 70 civilians died and were wounded as a result of a new air strike of the international coalition on a camp for the civilians in the village of Baguz, in the province of Deir ez-Zor” — ‘Syria TV’ reported while citing the local sources. The state-owned news channel ‘ Ikhbariya’ reported that many civilians burnt alive in their cars as a result of the air strikes. The civilians were trying to escape from the terrorists — RIA NEWS reports.