Correspondent.net presents the main events of yesterday.
In the centre of Paris, fired at police
In the area of Champs Elysees in the French capital were shooting at the police. In the shootout killed one militiaman and two more wounded. The attacker was neutralized. Also injured a passing woman.
Responsibility for the incident was assumed by the terrorist group “Islamic state”.
#ChampsElysees Une importante colonne de camions de CRS vient d arriver sur place pour prêter main forte à la police pic.twitter.com/mvGYOfL4k7
— Arthur Berdah (@arthurberdah) 20 APR 2017
The NAB arrested former MP Martynenko
Detectives of the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine detained ex-the people’s Deputy Nikolay Martynenko in the investigation of criminal case upon plunder of means of state enterprise Eastern mining and processing plant.
Later it became known that Martynenko declared suspicion in NABOO, and on April 21 will be filed with the petition in court about election to it measures of restraint.
Time named the 100 most influential people
The American magazine Time chose the hundred most influential people in the world in 2017. The members of the list are not ranked and placed into categories − Titans, pioneers, artists, Leaders, and Idols.
In the first three of leaders includes the President of the United States Donald trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN.
Turchinov said that Russia continues to prepare for full-scale war
NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said that Russian troops, posted near the state border, able within 2-3 hours to invade the territory of Ukraine.
“The Kremlin continues to prepare for full-scale war that threatens not only Ukraine but also other countries in Central and Eastern Europe”, − he stressed.
Turchynov noted that along the border of Ukraine has deployed armed group of Russian forces, which totals to 50 thousand troops excluding the forces of separatists in Donbas.
Poroshenko called the situation in the Donbas not conflict, and a hot war
President Petro Poroshenko declared that on Donbass there is a real war, not a frozen conflict.
“Some people try to call it (the situation in the Donbas − ed.) frozen conflict. Emphasize that it’s not frozen. It is a hot Russian aggression against my country,” the President noted and said that since the beginning of the year Ukraine has lost 69 troops and more than 420 were wounded.
North Korea has promised a powerful blow for criticism Tillerson
North Korean media in response to the statement of US state Secretary Rex Tillerson, who said that the US is looking for ways to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program, has threatened a “powerful warning blow.”
“In the case of our super pre-emptive strike will be completely destroyed not only the armed forces of the us imperialists in South Korea and surrounding areas, but also the continental United States. They will turn to ash” − said in a statement, North Korea.
In Russia the fate of the LDNR called domestic problem
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is not going to integrate in its membership, the self-proclaimed DND and LNR. Answering specifying question, whether it’s words that Moscow sees the DPR and LPR as part of Ukraine, Peskov said: “This is a domestic problem.”
In the Crimea arrived European policy
In the annexed Crimea came politicians and public figures of Europe to participate in the Yalta international economic forum. It is reported that on the Peninsula there arrived the businessmen and politicians from Britain, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Austria. One of the most numerous delegations came from the Italian region of Veneto.
Note, the Ukrainian foreign Ministry has sent Russia a note of protest in connection with carrying out in Crimea of the international economic forum.
The UN security Council condemned the rocket launch North Korea
The UN Security Council on 20 April on the results of the special closed meeting condemned the latest launch of a ballistic missile of the DPRK.
In a statement, the security Council underlines the demand that the DPRK immediately cease further aggressive behavior, which leads to increased tension in the region.
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