The news brief, June 27th, 2017 The Ukrainian Army goes on building pontoon ferries and rehabilitate bridges to transport weapons and military equipment in the villages Rubezhnoe and Lisichansk, Andrey Marochko reported today.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled 6 localities in the Donetsk People’s Republic. They used tanks, mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, grenade launchers and small arms. 2 houses and a supermarket were damaged in Donetsk. A house and a garage were damaged in the village Kominternovo. The Ukrainian fighters opened fire on the Donetsk filtering station in the village Vasilyevka yesterday.
The Ukrainian fighters have opened fire on the bus station «Trudovskaya» in the morning.
Kiev fighters shelled the positions of the LPR People’s Militia 4 times. They opened fire on the localities Veselaya Gora, Sanzharovka, Molodezhnoe and Kalinovka. They used infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms; it has been reported by the Ministry of Defense. A house was damaged in the village Veselaya Gora.
The Ukrainian Army has opened fire on the observation point of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination in the village Bezymennoe in the south of the DPR in the morning. The officers were evacuated in the shelter.
The Ukrainian fighters shelled 14 localities in the Donetsk People’s Republic. They used tanks, mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, grenade launchers and small arms, Eduard Basurin reported today.
The Ukrainian soldier-driver of the infantry fighting vehicle drove along the opposite lane and collided with a car. A driver died. The soldier took fright of consequences and he burnt this car, Andrey Marochko reported today.
Kiev fighters shelled the positions of the LPR People’s Militia near the town Pervomaysk and the village Frunze. They used grenade launchers and small arms; it has been reported by the Ministry of Defense.
Nicholas Maduro announced the start of military exercises «Independence-2018» on the whole territory of Venezuela on February 24−25. «We will bring to perfection the movement of all tanks, all missiles, all aircraft and helicopters. The armed forces will show to the world that Venezuela must be respected, and its territory is based of independence, dignity and peace, «- Maduro said. The beginning of military exercises was announced during the on-going aggravation in relations with Colombia. Recently, the Prosecutor General of Venezuela Tarek William Saab said that Colombia has plans to bomb and invade Venezuela.
On the night of Sunday, the Israeli armed forces hit 18 targets belonging to the Hamas group in the Gaza Strip. During the Saturday evening at the border with the Gaza Strip a bomb was blown up, resulting in four soldiers were injured. Shortly afterwards, a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel, which hit the roof of one of the houses.
According to the authorities of Nigeria, 19 people died in the north of the country, at least 70 people were injured in various degrees of severity. It is reported that three suicide bombers alternately blew themselves up in the fish market of Maiduguri in the province of Borno. No official statements from the terrorists have been received so far.
The Russian government sent an official note of protest to the Ukrainian authorities in connection with the incident in the Kiev office of Rossotrudnichestvo. Previously, a group of radicals broke into the office of this organization, crushing the premises. The police did not interfere in what was happening. In a note, Moscow demands that the Ukrainian authorities conduct an investigation into the incident and punish the perpetrators.
On Saturday in the south-west of England, and the territory of Wales, around 14:30 by local time, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 points of Richter scale occurred. The epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km from Swansea, the focus of it was at a depth of 11 km. There is no information about the injured people or the destructions yet. This earthquake was the strongest in the UK over the past ten years. In Iran, a passenger plane crashed near the city of Semir (Isfahan province). 60 people were on-board of the airliner. The plane was flying from Tehran to Yasuj. It is noted that several people could have survive the crash.
The Polish authorities are ready to pay $ 2 billion to the USA for the deployment of their military bases on Polish territory. The Polish authorities have already decided the possible locations of military facilities and hospitals, as well as schools and sports halls for the military staff and their families. The proposal was sent to the US administration and congress. Earlier in the Pentagon, they declared their readiness for negotiations to increase the military presence in Poland.
The European Union has decided to extend the duration of sanctions against the Syrian authorities for a year, the press service of the EU Council announced after the meeting of the foreign ministers in Brussels. «The Council extended restrictive measures against the Syrian regime until 1st of June, 2019. Given the on-going repression of the civilian population, the EU has decided to maintain the restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters in accordance with the EU strategy for Syria» — the conclusion report of the Council on Foreign Affairs of the EU explains.
The reporters of ANNA NEWS report that general education schools have been opened in the settlements of the Syrian province Eastern Ghouta. The head of the education department of the city of Harast, Ahmad Said Rustom, declared the following: «The state gave us textbooks, so we immediately started working here in this city. Children surely missed their studies. Teaching them something is easy and pleasant».
Russia declared the international search of the Ukrainian border guards involved in the capture of the Crimean fishing vessel «Nord». This was announced today by the head of the Crimean division of the FSB — Viktor Palagin. According to him, the identities of all the suspects have been established, and they all are currently in Ukraine. If they attempt to go abroad — measures will be taken to detain them. Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, made a statement that Russia ran tests on missiles of the fifth generation fighter jet Su-57 in Syria. According to the minister, the missiles were used in actual combat. The testing of such weapons in actual combat situations is extremely effective, military experts explain. In their opinion, in the Arab Republic there were the right conditions for the testing of the guided X-59MK2 missile with penetrating and cluster warheads. Russian Ministry of Defense underlined that the data obtained after the tests enabled the modernization of 11 types of aircraft and helicopters.
In the DPR, during the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire regime 16 times, firing 236 shells at the front-line territories of the DPR. The town of Gorlovka, the villages Spartak, Zaitsevo, Ozerianovka and Shirokaya Balka, as well as Dokuchaevsk and villages in the south of the DPR were hit. Mortars, grenade launchers, weaponry of IFV and APC, as well as small arms, were used in the shelling