The Russian-Chinese military exercises have begun
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the terrorist organizations, based in the Idlib DMZ, carried out 8 attacks over the past day. The Russian Coordination Center in Khmeimim reported that 5 violations were committed by the ’’Jabhat Al-Nusra’’ terrorist group in the Aleppo province, and 1 each in Hama, Idlib and Latakia — the ’SANA’ news agency reported.
1 Syrian serviceman died, 3 were injured during an Israeli air attack on Tadmor, in the eastern province of Homs — the ’SANA’ news agency reported. The airstrike came from the At-Tanf area. On 8th of October the Syrian air defenses opened fire on the incoming Israeli missiles, targeted at the T-4 airfield in the eastern part of the Homs province. Most of the missiles were intercepted.
The Ukrainian troops fired at a school in the village of Zolotoy-5, in the LPR. The school building was damaged. Employees of the Representative Office of the LPR in the Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire recorded the consequences of the shelling.
A delegation of the Taliban representatives will visit Moscow on the next week. They’ll take part in the consultations on Afghanistan, in the Moscow format — the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, stated. She added that Moscow is concerned about the on-going terrorist activity of the ISIS in Afghanistan. “We mentioned the two-day visit to Qatar by a Taliban delegation led by the Afghan Foreign Minister. Negotiations with the representatives of the US State Department took place at that time» — she explained. The Moscow format meeting is planned for 20th of October.
5 Russia — France — Germany — Ukraine
The leaders of the ’Normandy Four’ countries couldn’t agree on a new round of high-level negotiations. The possibility of holding a summit with the participation of the heads of diplomatic departments is still being discussed. Earlier the leaders of France and Germany took turns talking with the presidents of Ukraine and Russia. The 3 leaders noted the importance of the implementation of the Minsk agreements from 2015 as an uncontested basis for a peaceful settlement. The interest in the further coordination of the efforts of Russia, Germany and France in the Normandy format was underlined. «Vladimir Putin gave an assessment of the political line of the Kiev authorities that stubbornly evade the fulfillment of both their obligations under the Minsk agreements and the agreements at the previous Normandy summits, including in Paris at 9th of December, 2019» — the Kremlin press service reported.
6 The Sea of Japan
The Russian Press Service of the Eastern Military District for the Pacific Fleet reported that the joint Russian-Chinese naval exercises «Sea Interaction-2021» have started in the Sea of Japan. The RIA NEWS reported that the Russian navy is represented by the large anti-submarine ship «Admiral Panteleev», corvettes from the project 20380 «Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov» and «Gromkiy», two minesweepers, a submarine of project 877 «Ust-Bolsheretsk», a missile boat, and a tug ship.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS