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    Pope Francis Holds Historic Talks With Russian Orthodox Patriarch
    Feb13

    Pope Francis Holds Historic Talks With Russian Orthodox Patriarch

    History has been made in Cuba where Pope Francis and the Russian orthodox, Patriarch Kirill, have held a first of its kind meeting. At the talks which is the first between a Pope and a Russian church head since the western and eastern branches of Christianity split in the 11th century, both men called for Restored Christian Unity between the two...

    Syria Conflict: US, Russia Meet
    Dec15

    Syria Conflict: US, Russia Meet

    As the West seeks to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry has arrived in Moscow for talks to try to bridge gaps with Russia. He is due to have meetings with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov on Monday. The US and Russia have long disagreed on what role Syrian President, Bashar...

    Direct Flights Between Russia And Ukraine Banned
    Oct24

    Direct Flights Between Russia And Ukraine Banned

    Direct flights between Ukraine and Russia will come to a halt on Sunday, as new sanctions initiated by Kiev comes into effect.While Moscow initially called Kiev’s ban on Russian airlines “madness”, it soon announced it would mirror the move.Ukraine, however, said that flights would end at midnight on Saturday, after last-minute crisis talks...

    Dutch Publishes Report On Cause Of MH17 Ukraine Disaster
    Oct13

    Dutch Publishes Report On Cause Of MH17 Ukraine Disaster

    Over one year after the horrible MH17 tragedy occurred in Ukraine, the Dutch Safety Board has published a final report on why the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 broke mid-air in 2014, killing all 298 on board.The report says the plane crashed as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile.The missile hit the front left of the plane, as a result of...

    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...

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