The state Duma agreed with Assad on the establishment of the constitutional Commission in the Parliament

The head of the Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky © Michael Pochuev/TASS DAMASCUS, March 20. /TASS/. The state Duma has agreed with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the establishment of a constitutional Commission in the Syrian Parliament. The journalists said the head of the lower house Committee for international Affairs Leonid Slutsky, who is here in the delegation headed by Duma Vice-speaker Vladimir Vasilyev. “Has been thoroughly explained details concerning the constitutional process and the establishment of the constitutional Commission in Parliament. We now have to discuss it with the head of the Parliament (Syria) All Abbas”, – said Slutsky. According to him, “the establishment of a constitutional Commission in the Parliament could lead to qualitative shifts in the constitutional process currently underway at the site of inter-Syrian dialogue.” The working group on the platform in Geneva Vladimir Vasilyev, in turn, said that state Duma deputies together with members

Foreign Ministry: EU pressure does not change the fact that Crimea and Sevastopol are part of Russia

© Gennady Homeland/TASS MOSCOW, March 20. /TASS/. Political and economic pressure of the European Union is futile and doesn’t change the fact that Crimea and Sevastopol are part of Russia. This was stated today at the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the statement of the EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini on Crimea and the European Parliament resolution “On the Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and the situation in Crimea”. “Looks like a cynical attempt to present as part of “non-recognition policy” of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia the indiscriminate discriminatory restrictive measures of the EU against the Crimea, who in the area of visa policy, the EU is reminiscent of the “visa crackdown” and contravenes several norms of international law”, – stressed in dipvedomstva. “Once again we remind you that Crimea and Sevastopol are an integral part of the Russian Federation,

The Kurds announced the creation of a Russian military base in Northwest Syria

The Kurds announced the creation of a Russian military base in Northwest Syria Russia and the Kurdish people’s protection Units signed an agreement on joint fight against terrorism, reports Reuters with reference to the representative of the group. According to the Agency, Russia creates new military base in North-West Syria in the town of Afrin. In addition, under the agreement, Russian forces will provide military training members of the Kurdish groups. The representative group also noted that the agreement was signed Sunday, at the present time Russian troops and armored vehicles have already arrived in Afrin. The people’s protection units control territory in Northern Syria and are fighting with the militants banned the Islamic state group.

Kiev has imposed sanctions against the Crimea visit of European deputies

Kiev has imposed sanctions against the Crimea visit of European deputies Ukraine has imposed sanctions against European politicians who visited the Crimea. The delegation consisted of four Serbian citizens and one citizen of the Czech Republic. The security service of Ukraine (SBU) has imposed sanctions against European politicians, who on March 19 visited Crimea. About this on his page in Facebook said the press Secretary of Department Alena Gitlyanskaya. The SBU established that on the Peninsula were four citizens of Serbia and one citizen of the Czech Republic. Kiev has decided to ban them from entering Ukraine for a period of five years. Information about what in the delegation were Ukrainians, not confirmed. Sunday, March 19, Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on nationalities Ruslan Balbec said that in the Crimea there arrived deputies of the European Parliament and other politicians from the EU and CIS countries and Latin America.

“Brakcet” will be launched on March 29

“Brakcet” will be launched on March 29 March 29, British Prime Minister Theresa may will announce the launch of “breccia” using 50-th article of the Treaty of Lisbon. Thus will begin the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. The Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa may will have to turn to the EU with an official letter, but when she does, Downing street said. On March 14, the house of lords has adopted in its original form the bill giving the government the right to start the exit process. The document allows (although does not formally require) to the Prime Minister to notify the EU about the intention of the United Kingdom to withdraw from the EU, for which voted the majority of British voters in a referendum in June last year. What article 50? Signed in 2007 Treaty on European Union, better known as the Lisbon Treaty. It replaced

In Istanbul detained three suspects in the terrorist attack in Berlin

Turkish police have detained three German citizens of Lebanese descent suspected of involvement in the terrorist attack in Berlin. On Monday, March 20, reported the Turkish Ministry of interior, reports the Hürriyet Daily News. The special operation was conducted in Ataturk international airport in Istanbul. The suspects are Mohammad Ali Khan, Yusef Device Josei and Bilal Mahmood. The week before in the province of Izmir, was arrested a gunman of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) who was a customer of the attack. In phone of by attack — 24-year-old Tunisian Anise Amri was found five names of alleged accomplices. The investigation found that four of them are hiding in Turkey. 19 December last year the truck made impact on visitors to a street Christmas market in Central Berlin. The German authorities called the incident a terrorist attack. Drove the truck Anis Amri fled the scene.

In a plane crash in southern Sudan, killing 44 people

At the airport in the South Sudanese city of Wau in the landing passenger plane crashed airline South Supreme Airlines. It is reported portal Airlive. According to preliminary data, all 44 passengers on bot the aircraft were killed. On site working firefighters and rescuers. According to sources of Reuters, all of the passengers survived, and several people were injured. The plane made flight from the capital Juba. The cause of the accident is unknown. South Supreme Airlines was founded in 2013, its fleet was two Fokker 50As. In may 2014, the airline began to carry out regular international flights, in particular in the Ugandan city of Entebbe.

The FBI began to investigate rumors about trump’s ties with Moscow

Donald Trump US intelligence agencies will investigate the information on the relationship of the President of Donald trump and alleged Russian intervention in the American elections. This was stated by the Director of the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI), James Comey during a speech before Congress, his words are quoted by The Hill. “I can promise you that we will gather the facts and see where they lead us”, he said. In February, The New York Times published an article in which, with reference to sources in diplomatic circles it was argued that the members of the electoral headquarters of the trump was in contact with senior officials of Russian intelligence. This, according to the authors, evidenced by the phone records and intercepted calls. According to sources, the talks were attended not only by officials of the headquarters of the trump, but other associates of Republican. From the Russian side

The CEC estimated the chances of developing a mobile app for voters

Information about the development of mobile applications for voters together with the company “Yandex” premature, said the Deputy Chairman of the Central election Commission of Russia Nikolay Bulaev. His words leads TASS on Monday, March 20. “Definitely approve of the development of a mobile application for election as a fait accompli before” — he said, commenting on the information of the newspaper “Izvestia” about the possibility of creating apps in search of polling stations. However Bulaev confirmed that CEC members last week met with the staff of “Yandex”. However, in the course of this meeting, the parties spoke, in particular, about the possibility of participation of the Central election Commission in the program “Yandex.Handbook”, said the representative office. “We are consulting with a number of technology companies are looking for options for the use of information technology in the electoral process that will allow the ordinary voter is faster and

The interior Ministry has reported on the doubling in the number of issued passports to Ukrainians of Russia

Compared to 2015, 2016, almost twice as many Ukrainians have Russian passports, told RT in a press-service of the interior Ministry. It is noted that the document was issued more than 100 thousand natives of the neighboring state against 67,4 thousand in 2015. About 37 thousand passports issued for the citizens of Kazakhstan, more than 23 thousand Uzbeks, approximately 22 thousand — the natives of Armenia. All of these figures are also higher than last year. In October 2016, the office of internal Affairs for migration has estimated that on the territory of Russia is a million Ukrainians with a particular status. According to the Agency, since the beginning of the conflict in the East of Ukraine for asylum have addressed more than 440 thousand people, more than 270 thousand refugees are registered. On 20 March it became known that the passport of the self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donbass will