Contents tagged with Syria

  • The European Parliament is angered by fuel supply for Russian aircraft in Syria through EU waters

    Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake demanded an investigation into the supply of jet fuel to Syria by Russian tankers through EU waters. The politician addressed this request to the high representative for foreign affairs and security policy of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, after this information was circulated by media, Reuters reports.

    At least two ships under the Russian flag were delivering fuel to Syria via Cyprus. It was reported that they stopped in Cypriot ports …

  • Peskov: It is premature to talk about cooperation with Trump in Syria

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it is “premature” to talk about cooperation with US President-elect Donald Trump in Syria, though Moscow continues to express its willingness to maintain an open dialogue on the issue, TASS reported.

    "It is premature to say what stance will be taken by the new US administration. We need to be patient and understand what the shape of the new US administration will be like," Peskov stated.

    "President Putin continues to hold the view that it is impossible to …

  • MiG-29 from Russian Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier crashed due to decision delay in landing

    The delay in making a decision on an alternative landing site is what caused the crash of a MiG-29 fighter jet the on the 13th of November .

    According to, the Russian aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, suffered a breakage of its arresting gear resulting in the jet not being able to land on the carrier. Due to the delay in deciding on an alternative landing site, the fighter jet ran out of fuel and crashed.

    “The break of the cable of the arresting gear and the delay in the repair of …

  • Russia plans to keep Tartus naval base in Syria for 49 years

    Russia plans to reach an agreement with Syria on the creation of a naval base in Tartus for a term of 49 years. “We came to Syria with serious intentions and for a long time. That is why, the improvement of infrastructure at the airfield as well as in the area of its deployment is a challenge that we will have to face in the foreseeable future,” RIA Novosti quoted the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Ozerov as saying.

    Ozerov added that the base will …

  • Obama urges Putin to advance in the implementation of 'Minsk' before the end of his term in the White House

    US President Barack Obama, during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, urged the Russian President to try and make progress in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements before the end of his term in January 2017.

    Obama discussed the content of his conversation with the Russian leader at the final press conference following the APEC summit.

    "I talked with Putin about Ukraine, about the need to implement the Minsk Agreements. I called on him to instruct his negotiating team to work …

  • US calls on Russia to halt violence in Syria

    The United States National Security Advisor for Barack Obama, Susan Rice, stated that airstrikes on hospitals in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo are reprehensible because there is no justification for them. Washington strongly condemns the bombardments of hospitals, Reuters quoted her as saying.

    “The United States strongly condemns these terrible attacks on medical infrastructures and humanitarian workers. There is no justification for these horrible actions,” Rice noted, calling …

  • Turkish media: Russian and Syrian strikes on Aleppo killed 106 civilians over last three days

    Over the last three days, air strikes by the Syrian and Russian air forces on the Syrian opposition in Aleppo have taken 106 civilian lives. This was reported by the Turkish Anadolu news agency citing representatives of the Syrian Civil Defense.

    According to the sources of the agency, 200 civilians were injured as a result of these air strikes.

    “The Russian and Syrian air force have been carrying air raids targeting the eastern parts of Aleppo,” Najib al-Ansari, an Aleppo-based civil defense …

  • Lavrov is frustrated by meetings with the United States about Syria

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia is frustrated with the progress of the meetings with the United States about Syria in Geneva. According to him, there have been results, but everything is being hampered by the inability to distinguish the terrorists from the opposition. This was said by the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry on air with the Russian television station Russia 24, RIA Novosti reports.

    “The meetings are producing results, but everything is held back by the very …

  • The Kremlin is in contact with Trump’s team over Syria

    Moscow has begun establishing contacts with the representatives of the team of the US president-elect, Donald Trump, over Syria, stated the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Bogdanov, while speaking to journalists on Thursday, reported Russia's Interfax news agency.

    “We are at a crucial point; the new team of the president-elect, Donald Trump, is taking over. We are beginning to establish contacts with people who will most likely be helping the new president, …

  • Russia sends more anti-aicraft systems to Syria

    Russian forces in Syria have been reinforced by seven S-300 air defense systems, the Russian Federation defense minister, Sergey Shoygu, stated, as reported by Interfax.“As you know, we have an S-400 system, which has worked for a long time. Apart from this, we have added seven S-300s to cover the marine area practically to Cyprus,” he said at a meeting between the Russian president Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation Armed Forces senior management.In October, the Russian Defense Ministry …