events of the night of March 27 — EADaily, March 27, 2023 — Politics News, Russia News

The number of houses that received various damages due to the explosion in Kireevsk, Tula region, has grown to 16, of which 10 are private houses and 6 apartment buildings, the press service of the regional government said. “According to updated information, 10 private houses were partially damaged as a result of the emergency, windows in the entrances were broken in 6 apartment buildings. All operational services of the region and the Ministry of Defense immediately left for the scene. The work of specialists continues, ”the message says. Earlier, the authorities of the region reported that as a result of the explosion in Kireevsk, five houses were damaged. Also, three people received minor injuries, they received medical assistance, nothing threatens their health. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Kiev regime attempted to attack in the Tula region with an unmanned aerial vehicle of the Strizh (Tu-141) type in strike performance, the device was disabled using the Russian Pole-21 electronic warfare complex, reliable cover from this direction is carried out, including with the help of anti-aircraft missile systems S-300, Pantsir-S1.

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said he had held a “special meeting” with military and intelligence officials on Sunday to discuss “external and internal threats.” “Today there was a meeting with the military — a special military meeting, a special circle of participants. He also held meetings on the security sector, with intelligence. Defense, strengthening our defense – both from external threats and internal threats, ”Zelensky said in an evening video message to the country. He did not specify which issues were discussed at the meeting. The President of Ukraine also stated the need for “constant mobilization of the state and society” in the face of fierce fighting on the front line. Zelensky again lamented the lack of such mobilization among many Ukrainians in the rear. “It’s wrong, it’s unfair when our fighters coming from the front line get the feeling that for many in the rear the war is already over,” he said.

Ukrainian tank crews have completed the process of training to operate the British Challenger 2 tanks and have returned from the United Kingdom to Ukraine. This is stated in a statement released by the British Ministry of Defense on Monday. The military department indicated that during several weeks of training, Ukrainian tankers were taught joint combat work on the Challenger 2. In February, the President of Ukraine visited the training center for Ukrainian tankmen in England Vladimir Zelensky during his visit to the UK. It is assumed that these crews will be involved in the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the coming weeks. On January 14, the United Kingdom was the first Western country to announce that it would transfer 14 Challenger 2 tanks to Kyiv.

The UN human rights structures record human rights violations related to the oppression by the Ukrainian authorities of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This is stated in the report on the human rights situation in Ukraine, which was published by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. “The Security Service of Ukraine conducted searches in several monasteries, offices, educational institutions and other facilities belonging to the UOC in Kyiv, Rivne, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Dnepropetrovsk, Khmelnitsky, Cherkasy, Volyn, Kherson, Ternopil, Poltava and Transcarpathian regions . In some cases, SBU officers interrogated clerics using a polygraph. OHCHR is concerned that the actions of the state against the UOC may lead to discrimination. OHCHR also calls for all criminal suspects to have the right to a fair trial,” the report says. In addition, the document notes Kyiv’s actions to legalize its policy, including three bills (No. 8221, No. 8262 and No. 8371), which should ease the pressure on the UOC.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallantremoved on Sunday evening from the post of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for calling for a suspension of judicial reform, on Twitter he said that the security of the country remains the mission of his life. “The security of Israel has always been and will remain my life’s mission,” Gallant wrote in reaction to his resignation. Earlier Sunday, Netanyahu fired Gallant, who had called the previous day to halt the country’s proposed judicial reform. On Saturday, Gallant delivered a televised address to the nation in which he expressed concern about the impact of judicial reform on the security of the state as many reservists refuse to serve in the army in protest. Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir immediately after the televised address, he called on Netanyahu to fire Gallant.

Israeli police dispersed participants in a spontaneous anti-government rally that took place for several hours on the major Ayalon highway in eastern Tel Aviv. During the dispersal of the demonstration, water cannons were used and mounted police were involved, Israeli television channel 13 reported. The demonstrators blocked the highway for several hours, burned fires and were going to stay on the road at least until the morning. Some activists even began to set up tents on the roadway. At the time of the largest concentration of protesters, the number of the rally, according to the estimates of the private company Crowd Solutions, reached 105 thousand people. By 03.00 (the time coincides with Moscow), the police, who until that moment had not interfered in what was happening, began to push back the protesters, most of whom had already dispersed by that time. Some demonstrators began to resist the guards, there were clashes, the police began to actively use water cannons. The reason for the spontaneous protests that began on the evening of March 26 in Israel was the resignation of the country’s defense minister Yoav Galantaannounced by Netanyahu.

Moscow may eventually raise the issue of compensation for damage due to the explosion of the Nord Stream gas pipelines, the director of the Department of Economic Cooperation of the Russian Foreign Ministry said in an interview with RIA Novosti Dmitry Birichevsky. “We do not rule out subsequently raising the issue of compensation for damage as a result of the explosion of the Nord Stream gas pipelines,” he said. Birichevsky recalled that against the backdrop of the appearance of an investigation by an American journalist Seymour Hersh The permanent mission circulated a draft resolution of the UN Security Council on an independent international investigation of what happened. “But here, too, Western countries are actively sabotaging the work on the draft resolution, referring to the lack of“ added value ”for the international investigation. Despite this, we intend to continue to insist on a comprehensive and open international investigation with the mandatory participation of Russian representatives,” the diplomat added.

In Germany, a nationwide strike began on Monday, within which almost all public, intercity and short-range transport in most federal states will be paralyzed within a day. Earlier, the Verdi trade union and the railway transport union EVG announced a strike on Monday with a traffic stop across Germany. The strike will stop public transport in all those federal states where Verdi and EVG have leverage and voting rights in municipal transport companies, that is, almost throughout the country. The nationwide strike will end at 00.00 Tuesday. By their actions, unions are stepping up pressure ahead of a third round of negotiations with federal and local governments starting Monday. Trade unions are demanding an increase in the wages of public transport workers by at least 10.5%.

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