Russia and Syria

Assad about Russian military's presence in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that Russian forces were needed in the country long-term and for more than just fighting terrorism. "Russian armed forces are needed for balance in our region, at least in the …

Over 150 Russian soldiers return from Syria

Over 150 soldiers returned home after accomplishing tasks in the Syrian Arab Republic, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Saturday. The Ministry noted that soldiers were awarded state and departmental awards at the Khmeimim …

 Militants carry out attack on Syrian settlements

Jabhat al-Nusra militants had carried out an attack targeting settlements that had joined the government forces in the southern de-escalation zone, the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation reported. Almost 70 al-Nusra …

More than 40 explosive devices defused in Syria

Syrian engineers trained by Russian specialists successfully fulfill their mine clearance mission in Syria's Eastern Ghouta and Homs, defusing more than 40 explosive devices, the head of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides …

Georgia severs diplomatic ties with Syria

Georgia has started procedures to cut diplomatic relations with the Syrian Arab Republic, the press service of the Georgian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry said that recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Syria was …