Foreign militants take part in terrorist attack on Philippines

26.05.2017, the Philippines.

Filipino Solicitor General  Jose Calida claimed on May 26 that Indonesian and Malaysian mercenaries are fighting alongside the Maute group terrorists against the Philippine Army on the island of Mindanao.

At the news conference, Jose Calida said, “Before it was just a local terrorist group. But now they have sworn allegiance to the ideology of ISIL” (organization banned in Russia – Rossa Primavera News Agency).

Currently, the Army battles terrorists that have captured the southern city with a population of 200,000 people. The Army uses helicopters and special forces. Eleven soldiers and thirty-one militants are reportedly killed. Continue reading

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Ukraine hiding the fate of 77 prisoners from the Donetsk People’s Republic

25.05.2017, DPR.

Daria Morozova, the Ombudswoman of the Donetsk People’s Republic (the DPR), said Kiev did not provide Donetsk with complete information regarding 77 prisoners of war, which may indicate their deaths, Interfax news agency reported on May 25.

Morozova blamed Kiev’s representatives for arriving at Minsk negotiations deliberately unprepared, thereby jeopardizing them. Continue reading

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Russian Investigative Committee investigates the killing of Donbass residents

25.05.2017, Russia.

Three criminal cases have been initiated to investigate the killing of Donbass residents, a spokeswoman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Svetlana Petrenko, said on May 25, TASS news agency reports.

“According to the investigation, on May 18, 20, and 21, the servicemen of the Ukrainian army and the National Guard fulfilled manifestly illegal orders received from superior officials of the Defense Ministry, having used heavy artillery of high destructive power for a targeted shelling of civil infrastructure facilities, which were not military targets, in the villages of Kominternovo and Spartak, as well as in the Petrovsky district of the city of Donetsk,” Colonel of Justice, Director of the Media Relations Department, Svetlana Petrenko said. Continue reading

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Moscow protests Children’s Ombudswoman Kuznetsova’s actions

25.05.2017, Russia.

Today, on May 24, the activists of All-Russian Parents’ Resistance Organization (ARPR) went out to picket on Miusskaya Square in Moscow against Children’s Ombudswoman Anna Kuznetsova’s actions, Rossa Primavera News Agency reports.

The pickets were organized in front of the building of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation to “welcome” the Children’s Ombudswoman on her way back from Finland. The participants oppose her policy of compromise with respect to the system of forced foster care.  Her actions have triggered a number of major Russian parents’ non-governmental organizations to withdraw their membership from the Civic Chamber, speaking out against the Western methods of forced foster care to be implemented into Russian legislation. Continue reading

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Terrorists take Catholic priest hostage during siege of Filipino city

25.05.2017, Philippines.

On May 24, during the siege of the city of Marawi in the southern Philippines, Muslim extremists took a Catholic priest and more than a dozen parishioners hostage, The Associated Press reports.

Archbishop Socrates Villegas, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, said that the militants forced their way into the Marawi Cathedral and seized a Catholic priest, ten worshippers, and three church workers. Villegas also added that the priest, Father Chito, and the others had no role in the conflict. Continue reading

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