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    Syria, Russia pound rebel-held Aleppo but advances halt – Reuters
    Dec11

    Syria, Russia pound rebel-held Aleppo but advances halt – Reuters

    Syrian`s military and Russian warplanes bombarded rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Saturday as Damascus`s allies said victory was near, but insurgents fought back and army advances halted after rapid gains during the week, according to Reuters. Russia, whose military intervention helped turn the war in President Bashar al-Assad`s favor, said the...

    UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding end to attacks in Syria
    Dec10

    UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding end to attacks in Syria

    The 193-member UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution demanding an immediate end to attacks on civilians and all besieged areas in war-torn Syria, according to The New York Times. The non-binding resolution passed on Friday, December 9, by a vote of 122 to 13, with 36 abstentions, The New York Times wrote. The G.A. also expressed grave...

    “Russia wants to make Aleppo a desert` and call it `peace” – head of MI6
    Dec08

    “Russia wants to make Aleppo a desert` and call it `peace” – head of MI6

    Speaking for the first time, inside the London headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 head Alex Younger was highly critical of what Moscow is trying to achieve in the Middle East, according to Sky News. ”Russia seeks to make a desert and call it peace,” he said of the country`s bombing of Aleppo, Sky News reported. ”The human...

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Hamburg: U.S. State Department
    Dec08

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Hamburg: U.S. State Department

    U.S. State Secretary John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Hamburg December 7 to discuss the situation in Syria`s Aleppo, according to Assistant Secretary of State and Spokesperson John Kirby. ”Secretary Kerry met tonight in Hamburg, Germany with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov,” Kirby said in a statement. ”They...

    Russian colonel earlier involved in Donbas occupation killed in Aleppo by Syrian freedom fighters
    Dec07

    Russian colonel earlier involved in Donbas occupation killed in Aleppo by Syrian freedom fighters

    Russian Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died of wounds in Syria when opposition shelled a residential area in Aleppo`s western part, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died in hospital after being severely wounded. Russian military medics fought for his life for...

    Ukraine envoy to UN: Kremlin uses same methods in Donbas, Syria
    Dec06

    Ukraine envoy to UN: Kremlin uses same methods in Donbas, Syria

    Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko condemned the blocking by Russia and China of the resolution on a week-long truce in Aleppo. The Ukrainian envoy compared the situation in Syria with what has been happening in Donbas. ”The methods used by Russia and the forces under its control in Donbas are exactly the...

    Russia, China block U.N. demand for seven-day Aleppo truce
    Dec05

    Russia, China block U.N. demand for seven-day Aleppo truce

    Russia and China on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria`s Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and Moscow, according to Reuters. It was the sixth time Russia has vetoed a Security Council resolution on...

    Russian Kuznetsov carrier reportedly sees failed landing of Su-33
    Dec05

    Russian Kuznetsov carrier reportedly sees failed landing of Su-33

    Military sources close to The Aviationist report that a Russian Navy Su-33 Flanker carrier-based multirole aircraft has crashed during flight operations from Admiral Kuznetsov on Saturday, December 3. According to the report, the combat plane crashed at its second attempt to land on the aircraft carrier in good weather conditions, The Aviationist...

    Reuters Exclusive: Syrian rebels tell U.S. they won`t leave Aleppo
    Dec04

    Reuters Exclusive: Syrian rebels tell U.S. they won`t leave Aleppo

    Syrian rebel groups have told the United States they will not leave Aleppo after Moscow called for talks with Washington over a full withdrawal of rebel fighters from the city`s besieged eastern districts, a rebel official said on Sunday, according to Reuters. Speaking to Reuters from Turkey, senior rebel official Zakaria Malahifji said the...

    Ukraine informs NATO on signs of possible transporting chemical weapons from Syria to Crimea
    Dec03

    Ukraine informs NATO on signs of possible transporting chemical weapons from Syria to Crimea

    During their visit to NATO Headquarters, the Ukrainian delegation handed over the Allies information, which indicates possible transportation of chemical weapons from Syria to the occupied Crimea, head of Ukraine`s Permanent Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, MP Iryna Friz (BPP) has told UNIAN. ”We handed over an analytical report on...

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