Source Pravda.Ru

Israel withdraws in Gaza

The Israeli Defence Force has pulled back to a buffer zone of three kilometres inside Gaza's territory as a 72-hour humanitarian truce, brokered by Egypt, enters force on Tuesday at 08.00.

 

Israel claims that its objective of destroying Hamas' tunnels has been completed. The toll has been 1,800 Palestinians and 67 Israelis, since Israel's Operation Protective Edge began on July 8. As the Israelis withdrew, Hamas fired further barrages of rockets at central Israel.

 

Russia's Ministry for Foreign Affairs is seriously concerned about the state of health of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Sergei Skrypal's niece, Victoria Skripal, said that her uncle had already died.

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The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok investment fund, on allegations of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank. Calvey will be held in custody until April 13

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