Contents tagged with Syria

  • Syrian Ambassador to Russia: Syrian parents are naming their children after Vladimir Putin

    In the schools of Syria, Russian became the second language and many parents in the country are starting to name their children in honor of Putin. This was stated by the Syrian Ambassador to Russia, Riad Haddad.

    "President Bashar al-Assad's decision to make Russian a second language in Syria is one of the elements of the gratitude of the Syrian people to the Russian people for their support. Many families even started to name their children Putin. It's not a secret that the children of the …

  • Syria and Russia hold negotiations about new arms shipments

    Syria and Russia are holding negotiations about new shipments of arms, including anti-air defense weapons. Damascus is interested in latest generation systems, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    “Yes, this always happens before war and during it. Of course, we need more weapons after the war and on account of expending them, this is a part of everyday relations between the Defense Ministries of Russia and Syria,” he said, when asked whether concrete …

  • Russia confirms death of an officer in Syria

    Russian military adviser Major Sergey Bordov was killed in Syria as a result of an attack by militants on a military garrison of government troops. This was reported by Interfax, citing the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    The serviceman was part of a group of Russian military advisers who were training a unit of Syrian troops. “When the militants attacked, the Russian officer directed the Syrian soldiers, not allowing the terrorists to enter the residential area. During the …

  • New battalion of Chechen military police sent to Syria

    A new battalion of military police from Chechnya has been sent to Syria to replace Chechen servicemen who have returned from the Middle East. This was stated by Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic, in an interview on the RT television channel.

    According to him, servicemen who already have experience in counter-terrorist activities are sent to Syria. The Chechen soldiers will be sent to Syria on a rotational basis. “The battalions will replace each other every two to three months,” he …

  • Russia again stands up for Assad, asserts that the chemical attack in Syria was staged

    Russia has presented a range of evidence to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) claiming that the incident of the possible use of poisonous gas in the Syrian province of Idlib has a staged character. TASS writes that Alexander Shulgin, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the organization, reported this.

    According to Shulgin, a meeting of the OPCW Executive Council took place in The Hague, during which the floor was given in particular to …

  • France will provide evidence showing that Assad's regime was behind the chemical weapon attack in Syria

    In the coming days, French special services will provide evidence that the Syrian regime has organized an attack using chemical weapons in the city of Khan-Sheikhun, which killed about 90 people.

    This was stated by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Ayrault, reports Le Figaro.

    “We have evidence that will allow us to demonstrate that the regime has deliberately used chemical weapons. In a matter of days we will prove that the regime has organized …

  • Media: Russia understated its losses in fighting for Palmyra

    The number of dead Russian soldiers fighting in Syria and directly participating in the battles for Palmyra highly exceeds official data that was announced by the Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to Reuters, Russian soldiers suffered 21 casualties while the military department confirms the death of only five people.

    Reuters emphasized the period from January 29 of this year to the end of March. During this time, the agency stresses, the official losses of the Russian army in the fighting …

  • Mattis: US and Russian militaries are collaborating to prevent incidents in Syrian air space

    The Russian and American militaries are collaborating in Syria in order to avoid possible incidents while carrying out combat flights, but this does not involve coordination of operations, US Minister of Defense James Mattis told reporters.

    “We (the US) are cooperating with Russia to prevent incidents, in order to ensure the safety of flights, in order to avoid any misunderstandings or any kind of unintended (aircraft) collision with each other,” Mattis said.

    “We are not coordinating our …

  • Lavrov: the West’s accusations against Russia for the war in Ukraine are 'hostile'

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has once again expressed his dissatisfaction with the fact that the West criticizes Moscow for military aggression against Ukraine and interference in the civil war in Syria.

    “I’m no longer very inclined to comment on all these unfounded accusations which are put forward against us. First it was Ukraine, then Syria started to be mentioned in this context, and now some American figures and official entities in London have started saying that Russia can be …

  • Russian deputies and Saudi king do not agree on the future of Assad

    A delegation of the Federal Council of the Russian Federation, which was received in Riyadh by King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, held talks with him about the situation in Syria; the parties remained on opposite sides regarding the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    This was stated by Deputy Chairman of the Chamber Ilyas Umakhanov, who was a member of the Russian delegation, reported Interfax news agency.

    According to Umakhanov, the King and the Russian delegation, …