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    Congress Probing U.S. Spy Agencies’ Possible Lapses On Russia
    Oct08

    Congress Probing U.S. Spy Agencies’ Possible Lapses On Russia

    Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow’s intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to grasp the scope and intention of Russia’s dramatic military offensive there, U.S. congressional sources and other officials told Reuters.A week after Russia plunged directly into...

    Russia Backs Syrian Forces In Major Assault On Insurgents
    Oct08

    Russia Backs Syrian Forces In Major Assault On Insurgents

    Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian warplanes mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assault on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired a barrage of missiles at them from the Caspian Sea, a sign of its new military reach.The combined operation hit towns close to the main north-south highway...

    Syria Conflict: Russia, France Meet Amid Tension
    Oct02

    Syria Conflict: Russia, France Meet Amid Tension

    As western powers continue to express worry over Russia’s role in Syria, the Presidents of France and Russia are set to hold talks in Paris on Friday.The meeting was initially called to discuss peace efforts in Ukraine, but these are expected to be overshadowed by the crisis in Syria.The French military, like the United States (US), is...

    Syria Conflict: Russia Wants ‘Coordination’ Against IS
    Sep28

    Syria Conflict: Russia Wants ‘Coordination’ Against IS

    Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, has again reiterated his support for Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, saying the latter is fighting terrorist organisations, and Russia “will be pleased to find common ground for joint action against the terrorists”.In a television interview in the United States (US), Mr. Putin also called for a...

    Ukraine To Ban Russian Airlines
    Sep26

    Ukraine To Ban Russian Airlines

    Ukraine Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has vowed to ban Russian airlines from flying into the country, as part of sanctions over Moscow’s support for rebels in the East.Kiev said that the measures would take effect on October 25 and would include major Russian airlines.Russian transit flights will also be banned if the planes carry...

    MH17: Fragments Of Missile Found At Crash Site In Ukraine
    Aug11

    MH17: Fragments Of Missile Found At Crash Site In Ukraine

    Investigators in the Netherlands have said that fragments of a suspected Russian missile system have been found at the Flight MH17 crash site in Ukraine. They said the parts, possibly from a Buk surface-to-air system, are “of particular interest” and could help show who was behind the crash. But the prosecutors warned that no conclusion could yet...

    MH17 Crash: Russia Vetoes UN Resolution For International Tribunal
    Jul30

    MH17 Crash: Russia Vetoes UN Resolution For International Tribunal

    Russia has used its veto at the United Nations to block a draft resolution to set up an international tribunal into the MH17 air disaster that occurred in July 2014. On Wednesday, Russia was the only nation at the 15-member UN Security Council to oppose the move, triggering widespread condemnation. Eleven members voted in favour. China, Venezuela...

    John Kerry Meets Russian President On Ukraine Crisis
    May12

    John Kerry Meets Russian President On Ukraine Crisis

    U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, met Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday, to probe Russia’s willingness to curb its involvement in Ukraine crisis and its backing of Syria’s President. This was the highest-level U.S. visit to Russia since the Ukraine crisis began in the autumn of 2013. The west accused Russia of arming...

    Russia Stages Massive WW2 Parade Despite Western Boycott
    May09

    Russia Stages Massive WW2 Parade Despite Western Boycott

    As the whole of Europe continues to mark 70 years since the end of World War Two, Russia is staging its biggest military parade to celebrate the anniversary. Thousands of troops are marching on Red Square in Moscow, and new armour being displayed for the first time. Many world leaders are boycotting the event because of Russia’s role in the...

    Putin Admits Pre-Referendum Takeover Plot
    Mar10

    Putin Admits Pre-Referendum Takeover Plot

    Russian President, Vladmir Putin, has admitted that he ordered the takeover of Crimea, weeks before the peninsula had a self-determination referendum. Mr Putin had ordered that the returning of Crimea to Russia should begin, during an all-night meeting on February 22, 2014, after former Ukrainian President, Victor Yanukovych, was ousted. This new...

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