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The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the reason for the breakdown of the humanitarian cease fire in Aleppo is the unwillingness of the UN, as was stated by the official representative of the Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov.
According to him, Russia has “repeatedly imposed” humanitarian pauses in Aleppo “for different periods of time.”
“Each time they break down for two reasons: UN representatives are not ready to deliver humanitarian assistance, and terrorists in …
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 …
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 …
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 Lenta.ru, 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 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, …