Russia and Syria

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 …

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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 …

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Syria assesses cooperation with Russia and Iran

The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said, after Washington demanded they pull out of Syria’s conflict. "This topic is not even on the …

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Militants' depots with NATO weapons found in Syria

Depots with weapons produced in NATO member-states as well as underground explosive production facilities are being found by members of the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation and Syrian government troops in the territories liberated from …

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Merkel: Syrian conflict takes enormous scale

The conflict in Syria has taken an enormous scale, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in the Bundestag. According to her, the crisis cannot be settled without the participation of Russia, Turkey, Iran, Europe and …

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Russian fighter jet crashes in Syria, pilots dead

A Sukhoi-30SM jet of Russia’s Aerospace Force has crashed in Syriam killing both pilots, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "At 09:45 on May 3, a Russian Sukhoi-30SM fighter crashed in the Mediterranean during the climb …

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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 …

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 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 …

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