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    Macron, Putin to continue Ukraine, Syria talks despite disagreements
    May19

    Macron, Putin to continue Ukraine, Syria talks despite disagreements

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a phone call to continue discussions on regional crises in Ukraine and Syria despite their conflicting views, a French presidency official said on Thursday, according to Reuters. ”Despite diverging positions on a number of subjects, they noted the old and singular...

    U.S. strikes Syria militia threatening U.S.-backed forces
    May19

    U.S. strikes Syria militia threatening U.S.-backed forces

    The U.S. military carried out an air strike on Thursday against militia supported by the Syrian government that posed a threat to U.S. and U.S.-backed Syrian fighters in the country`s south, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday. The militia, who numbered in the dozens and drove a tank and a small number of construction vehicles, ignored...

    Russia sends more weapons to Syria ahead of Lavrov visit to Washington – Fox News
    May10

    Russia sends more weapons to Syria ahead of Lavrov visit to Washington – Fox News

    A day before the Russian foreign minister arrives in Washington, Moscow has sent dozens of new artillery howitzers to Syria to be used by the Assad regime in a future ground campaign against rebel forces, U.S. officials told Fox News on Tuesday. The additional military weaponry comes days after a new ceasefire effort began in Syria. Russian...

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10
    May09

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 10, to discuss Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral issues, according to the U.S. Department of State. ”On Ukraine, the sides will discuss the need to stop the violence in eastern Ukraine and resolve the conflict through the...

    Merkel, Putin to discuss G20, Syria, Ukraine in Sochi on Tuesday – media
    Apr28

    Merkel, Putin to discuss G20, Syria, Ukraine in Sochi on Tuesday – media

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi next Tuesday to prepare the upcoming G20 summit in July and discuss geopolitical conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, a German government spokesman said on Friday, according to Reuters. ”The visit serves the preparation of this year`s G20 summit in Hamburg,” Merkel`s...

    PACE passes no-confidence vote against President Agramunt over Syria visit with Russians
    Apr28

    PACE passes no-confidence vote against President Agramunt over Syria visit with Russians

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), following an open debate on a notorious Syria visit on Russian invitation of PACE President Pedro Agramunt, deprived him of the right to represent the Assembly, head of the Ukrainian delegation Volodymyr Ariev wrote on Facebook on Friday, April 28. ”PACE President Agramunt failed to...

    PACE delegates demand resignation of PACE President over his trip to Syria with  Russian delegation
    Apr25

    PACE delegates demand resignation of PACE President over his trip to Syria with Russian delegation

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) demands the resignation of Pedro Agramunt from the post of PACE President. Italian representative Michele Nicoletti made a relevant statement at the PACE session in Strasbourg on Monday. After that, a number of deputies rose from their seats and supported the statement with applause....

    President of PACE explains his visit to Syria with Russian Duma delegation
    Apr24

    President of PACE explains his visit to Syria with Russian Duma delegation

    Pedro Agramunt, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), has for the first time addressed the issue of his recent visit to Syria together with the deputies of the Russian State Duma, according to Europeiska Pravda. Agramunt noted that it was his private visit, not related to his position of PACE chief, at the same...

    U.S. ground troops kill `leading IS member` in Syria – media
    Apr22

    U.S. ground troops kill `leading IS member` in Syria – media

    U.S. troops have targeted and killed a leading member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in a commando raid in Syria, military officials say, according to the BBC. The attack took place near the town of Mayadin in eastern Syria, the BBC wrote. Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, who was believed to be from Uzbekistan, is said by the Americans to be a...

    U.S. defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons
    Apr21

    U.S. defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that Syria had dispersed its warplanes in recent days and retained chemical weapons, an issue that would have to be taken up diplomatically, according to Reuters. The United States launched dozens of missiles earlier this month against a Syrian air base in response to a chemical attack that killed...

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