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    More 4 Russian ground attack aircraft Su-25 arrived to Syria
    Jan12

    More 4 Russian ground attack aircraft Su-25 arrived to Syria

    The Russian Federation has deployed four Sukhoi Su-25 ground attack aircraft to Syria, Fox News reported, citing two U.S. officials. “[The Russians] say they are pulling out, but we have seen no evidence to support that. On the contrary, we have seen new things coming in,” the report said. See also: Russian behavior in Syria has made the ending...

    Russian behavior in Syria has made the ending of the civil war harder -U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter
    Jan09

    Russian behavior in Syria has made the ending of the civil war harder -U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter who has watched Russian aggression in Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, and the 2016 interference issue, states in his interview to NBC that the Russian Federation helps the civil war in Syria to continue and doesn’t make an effort to get rid of ISIS out of Syria and Iraq: “No, they haven’t done anything...

    Russia establishes its S-400 and S-300 missile complexes in Syria
    Jan08

    Russia establishes its S-400 and S-300 missile complexes in Syria

    The Russian Federation has established in Syria its anti-aircraft weapon system S-400 and S-300 missile complexes. The commander of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria, Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov states that anti-missile weapon ensures a solid defense of the ground and sea facilities, a close integration between air forces and the Bastion...

    Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to return from Syria to Russia at the beginning of 2017 – Intefax
    Jan04

    Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to return from Syria to Russia at the beginning of 2017 – Intefax

    Involved in Russia’s military operations in Syria Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov (Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov) may return from the Mediterranean in January 2017. Also to the Russian Navy base in Severomorsk will sail the escort of aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, nuclear battle cruiser Pyotr Velikiy. “It is...

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire
    Dec30

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire

    Russia urged the U.N. Security Council on Friday to give its blessing to a fragile ceasefire in Syria, the third truce this year seeking to end the nearly six years of war in Syria, according to Reuters. The Security Council met behind closed doors for an hour to consider a proposed resolution endorsing the ceasefire that Russia and Turkey...

    Iraqi forces resume fight for Mosul
    Dec29

    Iraqi forces resume fight for Mosul

    Iraqi security forces started a new push into Mosul on Thursday in an attempt to recapture the city held captive by the self-styled ”Islamic State” (IS) since June 2014. Government troops pushed into several southeastern districts of the city in an effort to bring eastern Mosul under their control, according to Deutsche Welle. ”The second phase...

    Commission in Russia names cause of Tu-154 crash: equipment failure
    Dec29

    Commission in Russia names cause of Tu-154 crash: equipment failure

    A government commission investigating the reason the Russian DoD`s Tu-154 passenger plane crashed into the Black Sea off the Sochi coast has named equipment failure the cause of the tragedy, that`s according to Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov, RIA Novosti reports. ”It is obvious that the equipment did not work as intended. WThe experts...

    Russia`s embassy in Damascus comes under shelling twice today
    Dec29

    Russia`s embassy in Damascus comes under shelling twice today

    The Russian embassy in Damascus has been shelled twice over the day, Russia`s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”At 13:00 and 13:19 [Moscow time] on December 28, the Russian embassy in Syria was shelled by terrorists. One mine, which, fortunately, did not explode, fell in the courtyard of the compound of...

    Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence
    Dec28

    Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence

    Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years under an outline deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran, sources say, according to Reuters. Such a deal, which would allow regional autonomy within a federal structure controlled by Assad`s Alawite sect, is in...

    Wing flap fault main theory behind Black Sea Russian jet crash
    Dec28

    Wing flap fault main theory behind Black Sea Russian jet crash

    Russian investigators looking into the crash of a military plane that crashed, killing all 92 on board, believe a fault with its wing flaps was the reason it plunged into the Black Sea, an investigative source told the Interfax news agency on Tuesday, Reuters reports. The Life.ru news portal, which has close contacts to law enforcement agencies,...

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