3.02.2016 Crisis News

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The International Organization for Migration says the total number of the asylum seekers entering Greece on their journey to more prosperous countries in Europe topped 62,000 in January. “(It) is many, many times what we saw a year ago in the previous January,” IOM spokesman Joel Millman said on Tuesday.

The so-called Normandy Group of foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France may meet next week in Paris to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said Feb. 2.

Syria has accused the Turkish military of shelling a location in the country’s northern Latakia province. The source added that civilians had been injured. The source said that Monday’s shelling hit an area near Oteira Mountain and said that civilians were wounded.

Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry presented video evidence that it said showed the Turkish military shelling Syrian territory using heavy artillery positioned close to the border. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said that the footage was “irrefutable” proof that Turkish military had been shelling borderline Syrian settlements.

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