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The Russian foreign Ministry condemned the terrorist attacks in the North-East of Nigeria

The Russian foreign Ministry strongly condemns the crimes of armed groups in Nigeria that resulted in human casualties and the destabilization of the socio-economic situation in the North-East of the country, said the Russian foreign Ministry.

In the period from 9 to 13 June in the North-East of Nigeria has witnessed a number of terrorist attacks against Nigerian military personnel of the armed forces and the local population. Victims of attacks were more than 120 civilians and the Nigerian military, many were injured.

The expert spoke about the chances of candidates to get into the non-permanent members of the UN security Council

Chances to become a non-permanent member of the UNSC for 2021-2022 years have all of the seven candidate countries, told RIA Novosti senior analyst of the center for International Crisis Group Ashish Pradhan.

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday will elect new non-permanent members of the Security Council for the five seats will compete Canada, Djibouti, India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Norway. In January 2021, five of these countries will take the place of Germany, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, and South Africa, who were elected at 2019-2020.

In Nigeria, more than 60 people died because of militant attacks

More than 60 people were killed in two attacks by militants in the northeast Nigeria on Saturday, Reuters reported citing local residents.

Militants armed with heavy weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades killed at least 20 soldiers and 40 civilians. the Attacks occurred in areas Nganzi and Monguno in Borno state. According to eyewitnesses, hundreds of residents suffered.

Media: in Nigeria, at least 60 people were killed in the attack of bandits

Unknown armed bandits have made an attack in several villages North-West of Nigeria, at least 60 people were killed, informs Agency France Presse with reference to physicians.

It is reported that the attack occurred on Wednesday in the state of Sokoto.