Two German Warplanes Crashed; Turkey Bought Russian S-400; Rape and Sexual Harassment in Israeli Army

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on June 24 in last eight hours from BulgarianMilitary.com news team:

Two Eurofighter warplanes crash over eastern Germany

Two Eurofighter warplanes belonging to the German armed forces crashed in northeastern Germany on Monday, Reuters reported, with some saying that the pilots of the jets escaped the crash by ejecting.

A spokeswoman for the interior ministry of the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern said: “I can confirm that there was an accident involving two aircraft in northern Germany.”

Two media outlets reported that the pilots of the Eurofighters – made by Airbus, BAE Systems and Leonardo – were yet to be located.

Turkey has bought Russian S-400 systems despite US’ threats, says Turkish top diplomat

Ankara has bought Russian S-400 missile systems despite Washington’s threats, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolgu said on Monday, TASS reported.

“We have bought S-400 systems, despite the United States’ statements and regardless of decisions on sanctions that might follow. The issue of S-400 supplies to Turkey is being discussed. We will not refuse from these systems,” NTV quoted him as saying.

No country has the right to tell Turkey what to do, he stressed.

The media reported in November 2016 that talks were underway on possible sales of Russian S-400 systems to Turkey. The Russian side confirmed that the contract had been signed in September 2017. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said back then that the deployment of S-400 systems would begin in October 2019. According to Rostech Director General Sergei Chemezov, the contract cost is 2.5 billion US dollars.

The United States has been seeking to break down the deal. It has repeatedly warned Turkey that in case it buys the Russian missile systems it would not get F-35 fighter jets.

Rape, sexual harassment among Israel soldiers increased

The number of rape and sexual harassment cases among Israeli soldiers has increased by 20 per cent during the past two years, MEMO reported.

The Israeli military police opened 158 investigation cases related to physical and verbal sexual harassment in 2018, Shehab reported yesterday, citing a broadcast by Israel’s Army Radio.

In July 2018, Israeli newspaper the Jerusalem Post reported a 43 per cent increase in complaints related to sexual harassment among the Israeli army during the past five years.

The Israeli daily noted “there were 13 cases of abuse of authority, 165 cases of obscene acts, 263 cases of physical harassment, another 349 cases of verbal harassment and another 63 cases of unwanted peeking or photography”.

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, Reuters

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