• Bavarian Minister-President visits Moscow to 'restore normal relations' with Russia

    At a reception held by Russian President Valdimir Putin, Bavarian Minister-President Horst Seehofer said that he would make an effort to restore normal relations with Russia.  He had previously stated that the Bavarian economy is suffering due to sanctions placed against Russia.

    Seehofer is also the head of the Christian Social Union party (CSU).  He viewed his visit to Moscow as a step towards achieving these normal relations with Russia.  “We wholeheartedly wish to contribute to the …

  • German Media Uncovers another Case of Disinformation Planted by Russia

    Correspondents of the Russian news outlet, The Insider, have found people who assisted a Russian TV channel in creating a false story about refugees in Germany. The Police are denying the information provided in the channel’s report.

    The false story by the Russian TV channel, Star, which aired on the 14th of January, reported the rape and murder of a woman in a refugee shelter in Hannover. The police have denied the information concerning the murder, according to German newspaper Hannoversche …

  • Russian military adviser dies in Syria

    A Russian Military Adviser died in Syria on the 1st of February.  The Military reported this to Interfax yesterday.

    According to the Defense Ministry, the Military Adviser was in Syria to assist the Syrian army in supplying new weapons under existing contracts of interstate military-technical cooperation.

    On the 1st of February, the officer received a mortal wound as a result of a mortar attack by terrorists of the so-called Islamic State.  This occurred at one of their military garrisons, …

  • Syrian Opposition Claims 8 High-Ranking Syrian and Russian Military Officers Killed near Turkmandagy

    Syrian opposition sources reported that 15 servicemen were killed in the Syrian region of Turkmandagy on the border with Turkey. Eight of these servicemen were Generals. According to the information provided, the meeting place of high-ranking officers of Assad’s regime and the Russian Army came under armed attack. The meeting was held last night in order to review the state of affairs in the region and to plan future actions.

    It was reported that 15 servicemen, including four Russian and four …

  • Turkey Refuses Russia's Request to Conduct Observation Flight along Syrian Border

    Russia accused Turkey of violating the International Open Sky Treaty. A representative of the Russian Ministry of Defence, Sergei Ryzhkov, stated that Turkish servicemen refused to allow inspectors to conduct an observation flight over regions bordering Syria and the area where the airfields for NATO countries are located.

    According to Ryzhkov, the Russian observation mission was denied prior to its members’ arrival in Turkey. Meanwhile, Turkish servicemen deferred to the instructions of the …