the Turkish army crossed the Syrian border
1. the USA
The White House administration will not assist the congressmen in the investigation, the purpose of which is to find out if there is a reason to impeach Donald Trump. This was stated in a letter sent by the White House lawyer to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. «The investigation is illegal because it is not supported by the provisions of the constitution. It does not purport to be objective» — the Interfax quoted the letter. «Given his responsibilities, the US president cannot allow his administration to participate in this one-sided investigation, given the current conditions» — the lawyer explains. According to him — Donald Trump took such position in order to protect the future US presidents from similar actions by their political opponents. According to the lawyer, the participation of the administration in the investigation will harm the institution of the executive power, and the principle of the separation of the powers. Nancy Pelosi regarded the White House’s refusal to cooperate in the investigation as “an attempt to hide the betrayal of the democracy”
2 Turkey — Syria
Fakhrettin Altun, the head of the Turkish Presidential Administration’s PR Office, suggested to the Syrian Kurds to surrender under the threat of an offensive operation by the Turkish army, and the militants of the so-called «Syrian Free Army», into the Kurdish-controlled territory in Syria. “They can either surrender, or we will stop their attempts to stop our efforts to combat the ISIS” — TASS quoted his words. “The Turkish military, together with the »Syrian Free Army», will soon cross the border of Turkey and Syria” — the Turkish official underlined. Last Saturday, the Turkish President Erdogan announced his intention to conduct a military operation in the border region of Syria. The Turkish parliament ratified the extension of the mandate that allows Ankara to conduct military operations in Iraq and Syria in case of a security threat until 30th of October, 2020. Recently, the Turkish army attacked the positions of the Kurdish forces in the north of Syria.
3 India — Russia
India plans to upgrade their SU-30MKI fighters, and buy 21 MiG-29s from Russia — »The Times of India» reports, as well as the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Air Force, Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadaurya. According to the preliminary information, the deal is worth more than $2.5 billions of dollars. An official representative of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation announced that the parties are «in the advanced stage of the discussion on both projects». The parties expect that the contracts will be signed in the «near future.» According to »The Times of India» — Delhi also intends to buy 12 Su-30MKIs from Moscow in order to replace those that broke down during their operation.
4 Turkey — Syria
»On Wednesday morning, the Turkish army crossed the border with Syria in the region in which Ankara plans to conduct an operation, aimed to create a security zone» — the Bloomberg reports. “The Turkish forces began crossing the border in north-east of Syria, in order to force the US-backed Kurdish fighters to move away from the border” — a source of the Bloomberg explained. The Turkish Minister of National Defense, Hulusi Akar, noted that «the process of the transferring of troops to the border, and the preparation for the operation is underway.»