Defence and security
Putin: Loss of Ilyushin-20 in Mediterranean resulted from string of tragic circumstances
Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the loss of the Ilyushin-20 plane over the Mediterranean as a result of a string of tragic circumstances and offered condolences to the victims’ …
Israeli embassy in Russia declines to comment on Russian Il-20 aircraft incident in Syria
The Israeli embassy in Russia does not comment on an incident involving a Russian Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft downed in Syria on the night of September 17, an embassy spokesman told TASS.
"We don’t …
Syria downed Ilyushin-20 because Israeli F-16s used it as cover
Russia’s military plane Ilyushin-20 was shot down by the Syrian air defense over the Mediterranean Sea because Israel’s F-16 fighters used it as a cover, Russian Defense …
Syria: Battle For Idlib Has Started
The astonishing part of the latest Tehran summit including Russian president Putin and his Turkish colleague Erdogan is certainly, that the latter can voice his wish for a peaceful, settlement – …
Merkel: Narrative of Weakness
All of Europe seems to be talking about the German government’s surprise announcement that it’s considering bombing Syria if the US claims that President Assad used chemical weapons during any …
Filming of staged chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib begins
Film crews from several Middle East TV channels and also a regional branch of a leading US news TV channel arrived in Jisr ash-Shugur, TASS reports.
The filming of staged chemical attack, allegedly …
Expert: Tripartite Format Crucial for Ending War in Syria
Kiev may launch massive mop-up operation in Donbass, expert warns
Ukraine’s authorities may carry out a massive mop-up operation in the self-proclaimed Donbass republics causing much more deaths than in 2014, Director of the Russian Center for Current Policy …
Putin discusses Idlib situation with Merkel, Erdogan
Russian leader Vladimir Putin has discussed the situation in Syria, including the province of Idlib, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, TASS reports.
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry works on demining projects in Syria
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry is working on projects for mine-clearing operations in Syria, TASS reports.
"In cooperation with the Syrian government and the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) …