DIA afraid of Russian trolls and Russia Today TV-Channel

The DIA report says, that Russian propaganda aims to intimidate and demoralize, it also includes “bots and trolls on social media, search engine optimization, and paid journalists in Western and other foreign media”, the news agency quotes the report.

Of note, the US itself conducts information campaigns against Russia, in which they blame Russia. Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation says, “Meanwhile, the Voice of America and other unfriendly organizations conduct anti-Russian propaganda, and they have been working freely in the Russian Federation for decades.”

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Religion in Kazakhstan: Secularism does not mean atheism

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, signed a decree that defines the concept of state policy in the sphere of religion for the period from 2017 to 2020.

The need for such special measures is explained by the growing risks and threats of inter-religious and inter-denominational tensions imported from the outside of the country, the spread of religious extremism and terrorism, and active growth of radical religious movements in Central Asia.

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Russian Ministry of Defense: Britain's new aircraft carrier is an easy target

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov commented on the statements of UK Defense Secretary about the exterior beauty of the new British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, TASS news agency reports on June 29.

“Like with (Queen) bees, the British aircraft carrier is capable of merely releasing planes from its womb being surrounded by a swarm of warships, support vessels, and submarines to ensure its protection. <...> Unlike Aircraft cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, which is equipped with multiple launches, anti-submarine, and most important, Granit anti-ship missiles, the British aircraft carrier is nothing more than just a huge easy naval target”, said the spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, the Mirror reports.

Besides Igor Konashenkov noted that by this statement UK Defense Secretary “demonstrate a clear lack of knowledge of naval science.” The Russian defense official also recommended Queen Elizabeth to keep hundreds miles away from Russian ‘distant relative’.

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Israeli Air Force attacked Syrian government forces

A missile strike against Syrian army mortar crew on Golan Hights was reported on 28 June by RIA Novosti news agency.

Israel repeatedly attacked Syrian territory. Israel explained such actions as its will to prevent pro-Iranian organization Hezbollah from obtaining weapons from Syria to use them in attacks against Israeli territory. However, for the last several days Israel systematically strikes government forces in Syria.

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Explosion rocks one of Donetsk universities

The explosion occurred in the building of the Mikhail Tugan-Baranovsky Donetsk University of Economy and Trade. According to Interfax, people were killed and wounded in the incident. The number of victims is being specified. Medical care is being provided to the injured persons.

“A terrorist attack was committed in the University of Trade on Shevchenko Avenue. The University assembly hall was partially destroyed, the library is under debris,” a source in the Administration of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Head informed.

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DPR: One civilian killed during the shelling of the western Donetsk outskirts by the Ukrainian army

The Ukrainian military also shelled the suburb of Donetsk, specifically Krasnogorovka controlled by the Ukrainian military, with mortars. Shortly before the incident, the DPR PM representative informed on the arrival of the Ukrainian TV crews accompanied by the Deputy Director General of Police in the Donetsk district in the zone of responsibility of the 1st Battalion in the Ukrainian army’s 72nd Brigade. Before the shelling, the Ukrainian media were sent  in the targeted area to film this provocation aimed in the accusation of the DPR PM in the violation of the “Harvest Truce” [a truce concluded for the period of gathering the harvest – Editor]. In turn, the Donetsk side adheres the ceasefire, and it does not react to the provocations.

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