Syria War MAP | Breaking News, 17th of August, 2018
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report from Syria with a reference to SANA agency: Damascus has developed a strategy to provide the country with energy resources until 2033. The restoration of energy supply will restart the economy, said the Minister of Local Self-Government of the Republic - Hussein Mahluyu. At the same time, he also noted the problems: the lack of qualified manpower, and anti-Syrian sanctions. The experts believe that the restrictive measures from the West can become a serious problem on Syrian's path to peace. Support from Russia and China could significantly accelerate the restart. As well as training of the Syrians abroad, political scientists believe.
The Air Forces of Iraq carried out air strikes against ISIS positions in Syria, thus destroying terrorists that planned to make attacks on Iraqi territory, the Iraqi military reported. "According to the intelligence reports - the terrorists planned suicide operations, and they intended to attack the civilians in the coming days" - the Iraqi command stated. It was noted that the planes used bombs, and they destroyed the "HQ" of the terrorists.
In the DPR, over the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire 4 times, firing 14 shells at the front-line areas of the Republic. The settlements of Yasinovataya, Dokuchaevsk and Kominternovo in the south of the Republic were under attack. Mortars, grenade launchers and small arms were used during the shelling. Yesterday, a serviceman of the DPR died from a sniper fire that came from the Ukrainian troops.
Ukraine sold engines for combat aircraft to China, which contradicts US interests, RIA NEWS reported while citing The Washington Times. According to the publication, the Ukrainian company Motor Sich sold 20 engines to twelve JL-10 combat training aircraft. The contract on 380 millions of dollars involves the supply of 250 aircraft engines in total. William Triplett, a former adviser to the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said that Kiev backstabs the US Navy while using the money of American taxpayers. In his opinion - Washington should put pressure on Kiev in order to block the deal.
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report from Syria: Russian military advisers continue to train the Syrian military personnel, including sappers. Various landmines and undetonated shells still lie in the ground after the fighting. Syria is an agrarian country, so one of the main tasks for the returning to the peaceful life is the ability and the possibility of demining the landmines. The engineering units of the Syrian Army, under the guidance of Russian military advisers, carry out mine clearance in the province of Homs. In August, 2 hectares of territory - 20 residential and household buildings and 1 kilometer of roads - were demined, 49 explosive objects were detected and destroyed.
The crew of the oil tanker "Mechanic Pogodin", that is currently being detained in the Ukrainian seaport of the city of Kherson, prevented attempts of infiltration on the ship. This was stated by the ship's operator. Previously it became known that the crew members were afraid of capture of the tanker by Ukrainian border guards. The formal reason for the detention was the inclusion of the ship owner in the sanction list of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, but Kiev did not present any formal justifications yet.