Photo: RIA Novosti The UN special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura on 16 February, will visit Moscow on a working visit. This was reported to journalists by the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Gennady Gatilov. “Staffan de Mistura will arrive to Moscow on Thursday,” he said.
Photo: RIA Novosti The foreign Ministry of Ukraine has demanded from Russia to release the suspect Roman Sushchenko after the decision of Moscow city court to leave his custody. “The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine demands from the Russian authorities to immediately stop the massacre of Ukrainian citizen Roman Sushchenko, to release him as unreasonable detainee and return to Ukraine”, — stated in the message of the foreign Ministry. On 14 February, the Moscow city court has left Sushchenko under arrest until the end of April. A citizen of Ukraine Roman Sushchenko was detained in Moscow on suspicion of espionage. He introduced himself as a journalist and accusations does not recognize.
Leonid Slutsky © Artyom Korotayev/TASS MOSCOW, February 15. /TASS/. Committees on international Affairs of the state Duma and Parliament of Syria will hold a joint meeting in the near future. This was from the rostrum of the state Duma, said the head of the international Committee Leonid Slutsky.
Lyubov Yaroshenko © Valery Matytsin/TASS MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. Mother of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who for more than six years in an American prison, sent to the President of the United States Donald Trump asking to pardon her son. The text of the letter published on Thursday the newspaper “Izvestia”. “I’m sincerely glad your difficult victory in the elections and, based on experience, I try to see it as new opportunities for a speedy return of Constantine to the Motherland, – stated in the text of the appeal. – I stand before you on my knees begging you to show mercy and save the life of my son.”
Qassem Soleimani (left) Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the special forces “Quds” as part of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps, paid a visit to Russia in circumvention of the UN sanctions. With this statement made by Wednesday, February 15, Fox News, citing intelligence sources of the United States. According to the channel, Soleimani arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for meetings with “senior Russian officials” whose names are not given. During the talks, according to Fox News, General expressing his dissatisfaction with the strengthening of Russia’s relations with Saudi Arabia, which is hostile to Iran’s government. It supposedly will go on the economic contacts between Moscow and Riyadh and some arms deals. The resolution 1747 of the UN security Council from 2007, which imposed sanctions against Iran in response to its nuclear program, prohibits members of an international organization to take Soleimani or to allow him to transit. The visit
Malaysian police detained a second suspect in connection with the murder of Kim Jong-Nam’s — half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN. About it reports on Thursday, February 16, the news Agency Bernama, citing local police. The inspector General of police of Malaysia Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed the arrest of a woman, presumably related to the crime. Other information he has provided. Earlier on the murder of Kim Jong Nam, was detained a citizen of Myanmar, Doan thi Huong (Huong Doan Thi). She was captured at the airport of Kuala Lumpur. As expected, on Thursday she will appear before the court. South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo, meanwhile, reported that the autopsy of Kim Jong Nam has revealed evidence of poisoning by virulent poison. Presumably, the substance with which he was killed by the brother of the leader of North Korea, more toxic than potassium cyanide. Information about the murder
The administration of U.S. President Donald trump discusses with the governments of several Arab States, the creation of a military Alliance directed against Iran. About it reports on Wednesday, February 15, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), citing sources in the middle East. According to the newspaper, the coalition can enter Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan, and later several other States. The agreement will contain a provision stating that an attack on one member is considered as aggression against all other members of the Alliance (the provision on mutual defence, similar to what applies to NATO — approx. “Of the tape.ru”). The United States and Israel, according to the WSJ, are members of the Union, but Washington is willing to give him weapons and intelligence information. Tel Aviv is also limited to intelligence, talking about his involvement in a possible ground operation is not. Saudi Arabia and the UAE,
The woman behind the wheel of a car, which she bought three days ago, ran a red light and crashed into three pedestrians on the island of Russian in Vladivostok, RIA Novosti reported with reference to Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in the Primorsky territory. Two people were hospitalized. “The driver of the car Toyota Cami, moving from the village Canal to the Aquarium, rode on forbidding signal of the traffic light and made arrival on pedestrians crossing the carriageway”, – reported in Department. It is reported that victims have been diagnosed with a concussion, and also bruises and fractures. As reported, a woman of 46 years old got my license in 2003, and this car was bought February 14, 2017. The woman was not brought earlier to administrative responsibility. On this fact conducted an administrative investigation. Video: avtopatrul_prim / Instagram
U.S. intelligence does not provide the President of the United States Donald Trump the secret data. According to The Wall Street Journal. The publication refers to information from former and current officials knowledgeable about the situation. “US intelligence agencies hiding from the President trump the important intelligence, they are concerned about the possibility that this information will become public or will be stolen”, – stated in the message. The article also States that in some cases, Trump was not told about the “methods that intelligence agencies use to gather information.” Photo: Olivier Douliery / Globallookpress
The United States remains determined to support the capacity building of the armed forces of Ukraine. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the statement of the Pentagon. This statement was made after a meeting of foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, Deputy Minister of defense Bob Marcom. They discussed US funding of the Ukrainian army. “Wark stressed that the U.S. remains serious about support for the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as capacity building of the Ukrainian armed forces,” – said representatives of the Wark. As an employee of the Pentagon Klimkin assured that the United States supports the full preservation of strategy of development of Ukraine, including the reforms, which may increase the effectiveness of its defense enterprises. Photo: Minsterstvo defence of Ukraine / Facebook