Daily Archives: November 10, 2017

Madagascar plague outbreak tops 2,000 cases: WHO

WHO continues to support the Ministry of Public Health and other national authorities in Madagascar to monitor and respond to the outbreak of plague. Since mid-October 2017, there has been a decline in the overall incidence of the disease and the number of patients hospitalized due to plague infection across the country. From 7 – 8 November 2017, no new suspected cases of pulmonary plague and no new deaths have been reported in Madagascar.

Ukraine | Ukrainian official offers to shoot Ukrainians for cooperation with Russia

Head of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov considers it possible to shoot Ukrainians for cooperation with Russia.

“What I want to say is that all those who cooperate with the aggressor should be imprisoned. This is my position. Whoever helps the aggressor should go there. If there is at least one hint that there is cooperation that strengthens the defense capability of the Russian Federation, I’m sorry, we will arrest and shoot. There are no other options,” he said.

This statement, which was made by the head of the National Security and Defense Council during the presentation of a new unmanned aerial vehicle on the Antonov flight test facility on Wednesday, was not included in the broadcast from the event’s place, but later the recording with these words was demonstrated by the Ukrainian “Channel 5”. At the same presentation Turchinov announced plans to create drones that will collect information over Kamchatka and other regions of Russia.

The European Union is stepping up efforts to improve military mobility

The Joint Communication adopted today outlines steps to be taken to address the obstacles which are hampering the movement of military equipment and personnel across the EU with the aim of facilitating and expediting their mobility to react in a fast and effective way to internal and external crises. In doing so, the European Commission and the High Representative are delivering on the commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to build a Union that protects.

Poland | Ukrainian official banned from entering Poland

Poland’s foreign ministry has banned Volodymyr Viatrovych, the head of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, from entering Poland, according to the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily.