Contents tagged with Syria

  • Putin: Moscow will not support sanctions against Syrian authorities

    On the 28th of February, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, stated that Moscow will not support new sanctions against Syrian authorities in the UN Security Council. There is a proposal before the Council to impose sanctions due to their use of chemical weapons.

    As the President stated during his visit to Bishkek, such sanctions are unacceptable for Russia because, according to Vladimir Putin, they will hinder negotiations in an attempt to put an end to the long-running …

  • Russia sends frigate with cruise missiles to Syrian coast

    The Russian Frigate Admiral Grigorovich was deployed in the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, where it will join the Russian naval group close to the Syrian coast, Reuters reported, with reference to Russian sources.

    According to the news agency’s information, it will join the fleet deployed near Syrian shores. The publication’s source did not provide more detailed information, although the source claims that he witnessed the ship leaving the dock in Sevastopol.

    This frigate was already in the …

  • Russia will veto if UN votes to impose sanctions on Syria

    Russia will use their veto right if the UN Security Council decides to approve a resolution on sanctions against Syria for the use of chemical weapons during the conflict.

    On Friday, the US Permanent Representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, said that "it is time to consider the resolution."

    Meanwhile, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Vladimir Safronkov, voiced the opinion that the draft resolution "prejudges the outcome of the investigation in …

  • Media: Russia asked the world powers to pay for the restoration of Syria

    The Financial Times reported that, according to foreign diplomats, Russia asked Western countries to provide billions of dollars for the restoration of Syria. "They [Russia] came, created a mess, destroyed everything, and now they want us to pay for all of this," a European diplomat told the publication.

    According to the newspaper’s sources, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said at a meeting of EU ambassadors last week that the restoration of Syria will be the main issue on the …

  • Russia is ready to discuss the creation of safe zones in Syria with the US

    The Kremlin is ready to discuss creation of a safe zones in Syria with the USA, however any such plan must be agreed upon with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a press conference in Moscow on February 22, reported Radio Liberty.

    Lavrov further stated that he had briefly discussed this topic with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when they met last week in Germany, however, Tillerson told him that the concept of the creation of such safe zones was …

  • The Pentagon: Military cooperation between US and Russia remains limited

    Military cooperation between Russia and the USA remains suspended, as it is enshrined in the country’s laws, Lt. Colonel Michelle Baldanza said, as reported by Interfax.

    "The Ministry of Defense has suspended military cooperation with the Russian armed forces after the illegal actions of Russia to annex the Crimea, and this limitation is spelled out legally under the law in the powers specified by the National Defense Authorization Act," - said Baldanza, commenting on the statement of Russian …

  • Iran intends to create an alliance with Russia in the Middle East

    The chairman of the Parliament of Iran, Ari Larijani, spoke of Tehran’s efforts to conclude a strategic alliance with Russia in the Middle East, as the two countries have differences on key issues, including the situation in Syria.

    Moreover, Iran supports the idea of an open dialogue with Arab countries, including its main rival in the area, Saudi Arabia. Larijani stressed that such cooperation must take place “without any preconditions.”

    In an interview on the television station “Al-Mayadin,” …

  • Russian military vehicle blown up in Syria killing four military advisors

    According to Russia’s Ministry of defense, in Syria, a military vehicle was blown up by a remotely operated device killing four Russian military advisors.

    The vehicle was a part of the military convoy carrying Russian military personnel from the airbase near the city of Tyas in the direction of Homs.

    The incident occurred about 4 kilometers away from Tyas. In addition to four killed servicemen, two were critically injured.

  • Russia's Defense Ministry orders thousands of medals for personnel involved in Syria operation

    The Russian Defense Ministry has announced a tendering process for the purchase of more than twenty thousand medals for those participating in military operations in Syria.

    According to information provided on the procurement website, the agency will spend up to 45 million rubles on the medals. Twenty thousand medals will be awarded to "participants of the military operation in Syria," while another fifty medals will be given "for the liberation of Palmyra" and an additional fifty "for the …

  • Russia deploys police battalion to Syria from Ingushetia

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has deployed a military police battalion to Syria from Ingushetia, the head of the Republic, Yunus-bek Yevkurov, stated, RIA Novosti reported.

    The battalion will ensure the safety of the Russian air wing and the Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, Yevkurov said.

    “We have sent to Syria a military police battalion, whose numbers include citizens from the Republic, for work in those settlements and cities where the separate sides signed a …