A Military Helicopter Has Crashed in Germany; Russia Lays Down Two Cruise – Missile Corvettes; Gaza` situation – ‘from bad to worse’

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on July 01 in last eight hours from BulgarianMilitary.com news team:

German armed forces helicopter has crashed in northern Germany – media

A German armed forces helicopter has crashed in northern Germany, several media reported on Monday, with Bild newspaper saying at least one person was dead, Reuters reported.

The incident comes after one pilot was killed and another managed to parachute to safety after two unarmed German Eurofighter jets collided over northeastern Germany last Monday.

Russia lays down two cruise-missile corvettes for the Pacific Fleet

On Monday, the Amur Shipyards in Komsomolsk-on-Amur held a keel-laying ceremony for two Project 22800 small missile ships named, the Rzhev and the Udomlya, the Pacific Fleet’s press service reported, according TASS.

“These latest ships that carry Kalibr-NK cruise missiles will be built under a contract signed by the Defense Ministry for the construction of six Project 22800 ships for the Pacific Fleet. Four such small missile ships will be built at the Amur Shipbuilding Plant (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), and two more will be built at the Vostochnaya Verf in Vladivostok,” the report says.

According to the press service, Deputy Fleet Commander for Armaments Rear Admiral Igor Korolyov represented the Pacific Fleet at the ceremony.

UNRWA: Situation in Gaza moving from ‘bad to worse’

Director of UNRWA’s operations in Gaza Matthias Schmale yesterday warned that the situation in the besieged Gaza Strip “is moving from bad to worse”, MEMO reported.

“The social and economic situation in Gaza is moving from bad to worse,” Schmale told a meeting organised by Press House in Gaza.

The UN official blamed the 12-year-old Israeli blockade on Gaza for the deteriorating situation in the Palestinian territory, which is home to nearly two million people.

“It has caused higher unemployment rates, economic collapse and restriction of free trade,” Schmale said.

According to the Palestinian Centre of Bureau of Statistics, unemployment in Gaza continues to rise, reaching 52 per cent in 2018, an increase of almost eight per cent since 2017 and of more than 20 per cent since Israel imposed the closure in 2007.

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Source: Reuters, TASS, MEMO