the Yemeni government and the Hussite rebels withdraw their troops from Hodeidah
Marco Rubio, an American Republican Senator from Florida, threatened the Venezuelan military from the territory of the Colombian city of Cucuta, located near the Venezuelan border — RIA NEWS reports. Marco Rubio said that an attempt to prevent the delivery of the «humanitarian aid» to Venezuela would be a «crime against humanity». The Venezuelan military that try to stop the delivery «will hide from justice until the end of their lives». The senator intends to personally coordinate the delivery of the «humanitarian aid» to Venezuela. Earlier, at least 3 aircraft, loaded with containers of “humanitarian aid” for Venezuela were sent to the city of Cucuta from the United States. Yesterday, the French agency Boulevard Voltaire announced that «under the disguise of a mass delivery of humanitarian aid — the opposition will be supplied with weapons and ammunition». Thus, Venezuela might face an American invasion.
The Representatives of the Yemeni government and the Hussite rebels from the Ansar Allah movement, during the fourth meeting of the Coordination Committee in the city of Hodeidah, reached an agreement on the first phase of the mutual redeployment of troops. Specifically, on the mutual withdrawal of the troops from the port city of Hodeidah, TASS reports. The report specifies that the parties have planned the second stage of the withdrawal of their forces. The two-day negotiations were held in Hodeida, during a meeting of the so-called Coordination Committee.
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The British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that London intends to increase the number of British troops in the Arctic region in order to protect the northern flank of the NATO from Russian threats — Interfax reports with a reference to the Daily Telegraph. He noted that the UK and Norway launched a ten-year program of cooperation. More than a thousand of British soldiers will train and practice each year together with their Norwegian colleagues. Gavin Williamson also announced that, starting the next year, the new P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine planes of the British Air Forces will start patrolling the Arctic region in order to counter the Russian submarines. The Daily Telegraph marks this as a «return to the Cold War»
The Slovak Foreign Minister and the Chairman of the OSCE Miroslav Laichak, during a meeting with the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Pavel Klimkin said that Kiev’s refusal to invite Russian observers to the elections was against the principles and obligations of the OSCE States. Miroslav Laichak urged Kiev to reconsider their decision on the non-admission of the Russian observers to the presidential elections in Ukraine. The head of the OSCE called Ukraine to, despite the difficulties in their relations with Russia, respect the principles of the OSCE, «thus contributing to the democratic process itself and the monitoring of the elections»