Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Russian TV advises viewers on essentials in preparation for war

Russian TV advises viewers on essentials in preparation for war

Military officials have declined to comment on the composition or timing of a potential strike on Syria, even as Trump has telegraphed his intentions to take action in response to a reported chemical attack that killed at least 45 people outside of Damascus this month.

Thursday: Russia's Embassy to Britain tweeted that the chemical attack was "fake" and an attempt to stage a provocation by Syrian extremists and their foreign backers.

"Never said when an attack on Syria would take place".

"The most important thing is to refrain from ill-considered and unsafe actions that would constitute a gross violation of the UN Charter and would have unpredictable consequences", Putin's office said in a statement after he and Macron spoke by telephone.

"We are continuing to assess intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our partners and allies". The Russian military said that the assault might have been staged, adding that it dispatched units to the site and has found no traces of chemical weapons. The Kremlin readout said that Putin warned against rushing to blame the Syrian government before conducting a "thorough and objective probe".

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said President Donald Trump "has not yet made a decision about possible actions in Syria". That's why I supported legislation President Trump signed in March to restore our military readiness that had suffered as a result of budget cuts, and it's why I supported legislation to authorize the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine as they continue to resist Russian invasion and occupation. A statement after the cabinet meeting was limited, saying that Britain believes the use of chemical weapons should not go "unchallenged".

He said the targets selected by U.S., British and French officials were meant to minimize civilian casualties.

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The situation in the town of Douma is "normalizing", the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

May recalled ministers from their Easter holiday to debate action over what she has cast as a barbaric poison gas attack by Syrian government forces on civilians in the formerly rebel-controlled town of Douma, just east of the capital Damascus.

"The raising of a regime flag over a building in the town of Douma signified control over this town and consequently over Eastern Ghouta as a whole", Major General Yury Yevtushenko was quoted as saying Thursday by the Interfax news agency.

In 2014, Russian Federation banned a wide range of food imports from Western countries in retaliation for worldwide sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.

The Kremlin announced on Thursday that a crisis communications link between Moscow and Washington was "active" and being used by both sides in a bid to avoid an accidental clash over Syria.

Asked whether by that he meant a war between Russia and the United States, the Russian envoy said, "We can not exclude any possibilities, unfortunately, because we saw messages that are coming from Washington".

Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the top priority is to avert war in Syria and doesn't rule out the possibility of a U.S. But, she said, "We can not allow such grievous violations of global law".

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Reflecting the mounting tensions, Russian television and other media offered tips for the population in case of a nuclear attack. "This would be pre-decisional", Mattis told the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee.

Russian Federation has thousands of troops and military advisers in Syria as well as dozens of aircraft at its Hmeimim air base and 10 to 15 warships in the Mediterranean off the coast of Syria.

Russia's envoy Nebenzia called on the United States, France and Britain "not to bring the world to such a risky threshold". May had recalled the ministers from their Easter holiday for the meeting to discuss Britain's response to what she has cast as a barbaric attack that can not go unchallenged.

In response to the Trump's threat, Russian warships reportedly left the Syrian port in Tartus in order to repel a possible attack.

"It should be noted that real panic isn't here but across the ocean", he added, "saying bomb shelter sales "took off" in the U.S. after Donald Trump's election". A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, is in the Mediterranean.

Deputy Duma speaker Pyotr Tolstoy (United Russia) said that the parliament could consider the bill on reciprocal measures in reply to the United States' unfriendly actions towards Russia in May.

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