The State Duma has passed with 367 votes on the first reading a bill introducing certain amendments to Russia's legislative acts on wider anti-terrorism efforts. The author of this legislative initiative, Alexander Gurov, chairman of the Duma security committee, reported that there is a suggestion to supplement the Criminal Code with an article establishing responsibility for setting up criminal organizations of the terrorist bent and their financing as well as recruitment, arming and training of persons for perpetrating acts of terrorism. The passing of this law is a timely measure expanding facilities for combating terrorism, according to Gurov.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea