Russia and Syria

Yalta and Latakia become twin cities

The authorities of Yalta have signed an agreement on twinning with the coastal Syrian city of Latakia, the administration of Yalta informs. The document was signed by the deputy head of the administration of the city of Yalta, Mikhail Antoshkin …

 US criticizes Russia's air defense systems

The United States said that Russian-made air defense systems operated by Syrian crews were completely useless.  “The Russian manufactured air defense systems were totally ineffective,” the Pentagon’s chief …

Putin and Erdogan discuss Syria - media

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed recent developments in Syria in an telephone call today, a Turkish presidential source said, adding that the two leaders …

86,000 people leave Eastern Ghouta

A total of 86,000 people had left the besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta since the introduction of daily humanitarian pauses, the head of the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation, Maj. Gen. Yuri …

Militants in Eastern Ghouta start open confrontation

Groups of militants in Eastern Ghouta started an open confrontation after demanding that the opposition group Faylaq al-Rahman break ties with the internationally-condemned terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra, a representative of the Russian …

Russia's An-26 plane crashes in Syria

Russian transport plane Antonov-26 has crashed in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The plane crashed near Syrian Hmeymim base at 3:00 pm when landing. All people on board of the aircraft, including 26 passengers and six …