Indian S-400 Systems on Schedule; Yemeni Forces Storm Aden; Air Strikes Hit Near a Turkish Post
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on August 28 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Russia vows to deliver S-400 missile systems to India on schedule
Russia will take all efforts to deliver S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India on schedule, Minister-Counsellor of the Russian Embassy in India Roman Babushkin said on Wednesday, TASS reported.
“The term of the contract’s implementation is well known: by 2023, these systems must be delivered to India. Russia is ready to take all necessary efforts to follow the time parameters of this agreement,” he said at a news conference dedicated to the upcoming Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok in September, on the sidelines of which a traditional summit meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take place.
“We proceed from the fact that the contract will be implemented in full in accordance with the interests of both countries and the accords reached. We intend to strictly comply with them,” he added.
Responding to a question about whether Moscow and New Delhi had agreed on mutual settlements in the national currencies upon the signing of defense contracts, the diplomat noted this was quite a specific sphere.
Yemen government forces storm Aden, seize airport – residents, officials
Yemen government forces on Wednesday captured Aden airport from southern separatists and attacked the city’s eastern suburbs, residents and officials said, in renewed fighting that deepened a rift between supposed allies in a Saudi-led coalition, Reuters reported.
Forces of the Saudi-backed government have recaptured most of the neighbouring towns they had lost to the United Arab Emirates-backed separatists earlier this month before moving on towards Aden, the temporary seat of the government.
The government’s information minister Moammar al-Eryani said on Twitter government forces had taken Aden’s airport from the separatists. Residents confirmed the report.
The Iran-aligned Houthi movement stepped up missile and drone attacks on Saudi cities. On Wednesday, it said it launched armed drones on “military targets” in the Saudi regions of Jizan and Najran.
The separatists and the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi are nominally united under the Saudi-led coalition in their battle against the Houthis.
Warplanes strike near Turkish military post in Syria – security source
Air strikes hit near a Turkish military position on Wednesday in northwest Syria, where the Russian-backed army has waged a fierce offensive against rebels, The Jerusalem Post reported.
A senior Turkish security source told Reuters there were heavy clashes between Syrian government forces and rebel fighters about 500 metres from the Turkish observation post.
“However, the conflict is taking place very close by and it is violent. Syrian forces bombed rebel positions,” the source said.
It was not immediately clear whether the Turkish position was the target, but the source said Turkish soldiers were not affected.
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia and Turkey had agreed steps to tackle militants in northwest Syria and “normalise” the situation there.
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Source: Reuters, TASS, TJP