Under the new authority, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) would not require permission from the Pentagon or the White House before launching a drone strike for a targeted killing mission. Expanded power to conduct drone strikes was reported by the Wall Street Journal on Monday.
There are are no Russian special forces units in Egypt contrary to media reports, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said Tuesday. On Monday, Reuters reported that Russia deployed 22-member unit of special forces and drones to an airbase in Egypt near the Libyan border.
The Egyptian Defense Ministry has already denied the reports.
Ten years ago, residents of the Crimean peninsula wanted to join the Russian Federation.
This was stated by the representative of the Conservative Party of Great Britain, member of the subcommittee of the House of Lords of the UK Parliament on the foreign policy of the European Union Richard Belf.
"Any foreign forces, including those from the US, that enter Syria without invitation are invaders," Syrian President Bashar Assad told Chinese media in an interview, noting that no one had given the US troops currently in Manbij permission to in the Syrian soil.
Ukraine will receive 150 million dollars of military aid from the United States. The decission on the allocation of aid to Kiev forces was approved by the US Congress. Information about approval of the bill was reported by Stalkerzone according to Vesti.ru.
In the International Court of Justice in the Hague, in the court testimony about the MH17 Dutch tragedy, a Russian official revealed how Ukraine deployed 17 BUK missile launchers to eastern Ukraine. Information from the cout hearing is reported by the Free West Media.
The attempt of the National Bank of Ukraine to frighten by sanctions the banks that are ready to serve clients holding passports of the DPR and LPR is unlikely to make a proper impression on financial institutions, reports Nezavisimaya Gazeta, pointing out that several top banks, including Unicredit Bank, Russian subsidiary of the international group UniCredit S.p.A, reported
The Russian President’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, talking about Russia's being accused of supplying Donbass with weapons, underlined that Russia was not involved in the Ukrainian crisis, and that Kiev should know better where the defenders had got the weaponry from and where the arms had been before the war.
The sanctions that the European Union applied to Russia proved ineffective and should be reviewed.
Such a statement was made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations of Hungary Peter Siyarto.
"In our opinion, the sanctions turned out to be ineffective both in the political and economic sense," he said.
Significant progress is needed to firm up the ceasefire in Donbass, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday, informs TASS.
The disengagement of manpower and materiel near Stanitsa Luganskaya in the Donbass region scheduled for Tuesday did not take place because of Kiev’s stance, stated Russia’s envoy to the Contact Group on the settlement in Donbass, Boris Gryzlov, reports TASS.
Russia has received more than 2,500,000 refugees since the outbreak of the conflict in Donbass, Yuri Vorobyov, Deputy Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council (upper house of parliament) and Chairman of the Committee for Public Support to Residents of Southeastern Ukraine, said on Tuesday, reports TASS.
The International Court of Justice proceeded to the hearing of the Ukrainian lawsuit against Russia, reports the Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Ministry press service’s representative.
French presidential candidate and leader of the National Front political party, Marine Le Pen, does not think Russia is a threat for Europe. She said as much in an interview with the CBS TV network. Her statement was reported by TASS News on Monday.
A rally in support of civilian population in Donbass suffering from the armed conflict was held in central Prague near the residence of the Czech president on Sunday.
Participants in the rally organized by the civil initiative Czech-Slovak Sejm called on the country’s authorities and the leaders of the European Union to extend effective support to people living in Donbass.
An action within the International Campaign "Stop Genocide of Donbass Residents" took place in Russian Rostov-on-Don in the building of Ukraine's consulate on March 5.