Press review: US 'gears up for war' in Europe and experts doubt stability of Syrian peacePress Review February 28, 13:00
Envoy says Sakhalin may be linked to Russia’s mainland via tunnel and later to JapanBusiness & Economy February 28, 12:55
Russia’s energy minister hopes gas dispute between Russia, Belarus will be settled soonBusiness & Economy February 28, 12:16
Foreign Ministry says Russia open to discussion on strategic issues with USRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 12:06
Diplomat says Russia not holding any talks with US on criteria to lift sanctionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 11:55
Russian diplomat says messages Trump sends in address to Congress important for MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 11:48
Construction cost of Moscow - Kazan high speed railway currently estimated at $22.4 blnBusiness & Economy February 28, 11:38
Russian ice hockey legend Vladimir Petrov passes away at 69Sport February 28, 11:34
Russian rocket-system maker produces drone enclosed in missileMilitary & Defense February 28, 11:09
TUNIS, October 24. (ITAR-TASS). — The Tunisian government is ready to step down to fulfill the conditions of the road map designed for resolving the political crisis in the country. This was announced on Wednesday by Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh. However, the prime minister did not give the expected firm pledge to do this, and this was the main demand of the opposition to start talks with the Islamists. Thus, the ‘national dialogue’ to resolve the political crisis has not yet begun.
According to the road map previously approved by the parties, within a month after the start of the ‘national dialogue’ the Islamists and the opposition should form a government of non-partisan technocrats. In addition, it is assumed that during this period a new constitution would be drafted and the date for a general election would be set.
On Wednesday, several thousand opposition supporters gathered for an anti-government rally in the center of the Tunisian capital on Habib Bourguiba Avenue. Meanwhile, a protest rally was held at the Kasbah area, near the government’s headquarters.
The situation in Tunisia remains tense. In his speech, Laarayedh confirmed that six soldiers of the National Guard of Tunisia were killed in clashes with an armed terrorist group. The incident took place in the province of Sidi Bouzid in the central part of the country.
Three days of mourning were declared in the country in connection with the deaths of servicemen.