Russia and Syria

Moscow platform ready for talks with SSCN, Qadri Jamil says

Moscow platform ready for talks with SSCN, Qadri Jamil says

The Moscow platform is ready to begin negotiations with a delegation of Syria’s Supreme Committee for Negotiations (SSCN) about a possible association, the foundation for this can be laid during the current round, the leader of the group, …

 Russia urges Syria to halt military for duration of peace talks in Geneva

Russia urges Syria to halt military for duration of peace talks in Geneva

Russia has formally asked the Syrian government to temporarily halt military operations in areas of the country included in the ceasefire for the duration of the UN-backed peace negotiations, the UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de …

Is this the end of Syrian civil war?

Is this the end of Syrian civil war?

Russian military's performance prevented the breakup of the Syrian state, and a civil war has been practically stopped, Russia's Defense minister Sergei Shoigu said today in the State Duma. "The …

Shoigu: breakup of Syria prevented by Russia

Shoigu: breakup of Syria prevented by Russia

Russian military's performance in Syria prevented the breakup of the Syrian state, Russia's Defense minister Sergei Shoigu said today. "The breakup of the Syrian state has been prevented, a civil war has been practically …

Syria receives over five tonnes of humanitarian aid

Syria receives over five tonnes of humanitarian aid

The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation has provided 5.2 tonnes of humanitarian aid to over 5,600 Syrian citizens in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The center reported that …

Russia delivers aid to over 3,500 Syrian residents in 24 hours

Russia delivers aid to over 3,500 Syrian residents in 24 hours

Russian servicemen have delivered humanitarian aid to more than 3,500 civilians in Syria in the past 24 hours, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation informs in a daily bulletin, Sputnik reports. …

Erdogan: Turkey, Russia and Iran need peaceful Syria

Erdogan: Turkey, Russia and Iran need peaceful Syria

Peaceful Syria is of historical significance for the inhabitants of the country itself as well as Turkey, Russia and Iran, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. According to him, these three countries will play an important …

De Mistura names #039worst scenario#039 for Syria

De Mistura names 'worst scenario' for Syria

The division of Syria on zones of influence is the worst potential scenario for the war-torn country, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said. "The possible division of Syria on zones of influence would …

When Will ISIS End?

When Will ISIS End?

yrian Army, Russia Bomb Islamic State In Aleppo As Iraqi Troops Battle For Mosul

 Turkish and Russian lawmakers to jointly visit Syria

Turkish and Russian lawmakers to jointly visit Syria

Several representatives of largest Turkish political parties said they welcome a Russian proposal to visit Syria together with Russian lawmakers. The proposal has been put forward by the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of …

Lavrov: we not imposing Syria’s draft Constitution on anyone

Lavrov: we not imposing Syria’s draft Constitution on anyone

Russia’s draft of Syria’s Constitution generalizes the proposals of the Syrian government and opposition groups over the past years, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "The draft …

Trump promises safe zones for Syria, Russia warns of #039consequences#039

Trump promises safe zones for Syria, Russia warns of 'consequences'

The new president hopes the creation of safe zones inside Syria will stop the flow of refugees to the US

Russia ready to contribute to Syrian economy restoration

Russia ready to contribute to Syrian economy restoration

Russia is ready to participate in the process of restoration of infrastructure and economy in the crisis-torn Syria, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian upper house of parliament, Konstantin …

Astana Talks to contribute to cease-fire

Astana Talks to contribute to cease-fire

The Syrian opposition is "waiting for something more than statements"

Russia, Iran and Turkey to set up ceasefire monitoring mechanism in Syria

Russia, Iran and Turkey to set up ceasefire monitoring mechanism in Syria

Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to set up ceasefire monitoring mechanism in Syria, says a joint statement made by the three countries following talks on the Syrian settlement in Astana. The document was read out by Kazakhstan’s Foreign …

 Talks on Syria#039s Civil War off to a Rocky Start

Talks on Syria's Civil War off to a Rocky Start

The negotiations in Kazakhstan's capital continue today

Russia and Turkey carry out first joint air attacks in Syria#039s al-Bab

Russia and Turkey carry out first joint air attacks in Syria's al-Bab

Moscow says nine of its jets joined Turkish air force in 'highly effective' bombing of Islamic State targets

US admits Russia major player in Middle East

US admits Russia major player in Middle East

US Republican Senator John McCain has conceded Russia is a key player in the Middle East due to efforts of the Russian President Vladimir Putin. “He’s played a very weak hand in the most …

Syrian rebels agree to attend Astana peace talks

Syrian rebels agree to attend Astana peace talks

A leader of Jaysh al-Islam, Mohammed Alloush, will head the rebel delegation

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed preparations for Syria talks in Astana with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev by phone on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement. The sides …

Russia defeated United States in Syria

Russia defeated United States in Syria

In the process of the Syrian conflict settlement America has lost leadership and turned into observer, Moscow currently has the leading role. "The United States are bitter about the fact that bloodshed in Syria lasts for several …

Turkish foreign minister reveals date of Syria talks in Astana

Turkish foreign minister reveals date of Syria talks in Astana

The talks on the settlement of the Syrian armed conflict will begin in Astana, Kazakhstan, on January 23, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with the Anadolu news agency broadcast. "The …

Why Russia-brokered Syrian ceasefire has chance of succeeding

Why Russia-brokered Syrian ceasefire has chance of succeeding

In the case of Syria peace drive Moscow is at centre of decision making while US is out in the cold

Putin, Assad discuss Syrian ceasefire, Astana talks in phone call

Putin, Assad discuss Syrian ceasefire, Astana talks in phone call

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad discussed in a phone call on Thursday recent agreements on nationwide truce and transition to peace process in war-torn …

Russian embassy in Damascus shelled twice

Russian embassy in Damascus shelled twice

The Russian embassy in Syrian capital of Damascus was shelled twice on Wednesday afternoon, Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, calling it a provocation aimed at derailing peace settlement in the country, Reuters reported. It …

Russia#039s Economy Goes Out Of Recession

Russia's Economy Goes Out Of Recession

It can surprise next year by accelerating growth to 1.5%

Putin reveals real cause of Palmyra events

Putin reveals real cause of Palmyra events

The situation in Palmyra is a result of discordant actions of the US-led coalition, Syrian authorities and Russia, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said.  "Everything that happens in Palmyra is the result …

Militants violate deal on evacuation from Aleppo

Militants violate deal on evacuation from Aleppo

Militants in Syria’s Aleppo violated the agreement on leaving the city and used the ceasefire to begin hostilities again, the Russian reconciliation center said. The center said that it had prepared means for evacuation of …

Mogherini: no EU member state asked for anti-Russian sanctions over Syria

Mogherini: no EU member state asked for anti-Russian sanctions over Syria

No member state of the European Union asked for sanctions against Russia over the situation in Syria at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Monday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said, Sputnik reports. …

Russian bombardment forces Daesh out of Palmyra

Russian bombardment forces Daesh out of Palmyra

Russian airstrikes have forced Daesh fighters from the centre of the Unesco world heritage city of Palmyra in Syria, hours after they had attempted to retake it, The Guardian reports. The Russian attack forced the militants to …