This week in photos: Barcelona terror attack, lightning in Moscow, volcanoes in KamchatkaSociety & Culture August 18, 17:59
Syrian opposition group Failak ar-Rahman joins ceasefireMilitary & Defense August 18, 17:56
Russian government allocates $39 mln for Vostochny spaceport operationScience & Space August 18, 17:18
US sanctions will not affect construction of Turkish Stream, Akkuyu NPP — energy ministerBusiness & Economy August 18, 16:53
Turkey wants to use national currencies in trade with Russia — economy ministerBusiness & Economy August 18, 16:31
Police detain fourth suspect in Catalonia terror attacksWorld August 18, 16:05
Roscosmos denies cooperation with North Korea in missile technologiesScience & Space August 18, 15:59
Russia has no plans to attack NATO countries — diplomatWorld August 18, 15:38
Barcelona terror attack caused by illegal migration, Hungarian diplomat saysWorld August 18, 15:30
PARIS, August 29. (Itar-Tass). – French army is brought to advanced alert status and waiting for an order from President François Hollande on possible start of military operation in Syria. This was said in a statement by Defense Ministry’s official spokesperson Pierre Bayle on Thursday.
He noted that currently the Defense Ministry is not ready to give further details on the matter.
Earlier on Thursday it was reported that French frigate Chevalier Paul equipped with antiship missiles put to the Mediterranean Sea. However, French military authorities claimed that the maneuvers were planned in advance and were not connected directly with the conflict in Syria. As of yet there’s no official information on the exact section of the Mediterranean where the ship is proceeding.
Flagship of French Naval Forces, flattop Charles de Gaulle that actively participated in the Lebanese campaign in 2011, currently stays in Toulon’s harbor, the main sea base of France. There is no information available on the possibility of using this ship in the Syrian conflict spot as of yet.