Another heavy bombardment of Baghdad has just begun. Rosbalt's correspondent reports that at least 15 bombs have exploded in the centre of Baghdad. One bomb accidentally fell on a building adjacent to a mosque. There is information yet on casualties, but the city's air raid warning system is known to have worked. According to Syrian radio, the US air force is currently also carrying out bombing raids on Iraqi territory close to the Syrian border.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War