Russia and Syria

Terrorists try to attack Hmeymim airbase

Terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra (outlawed in Russia) tried to attack Russia’s Hmeymim Airbase in Syria with a multiple launch rocket system. The air defense alert force repelled the attack, Russia's Defense Ministry said. …

Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib

Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, Russia said Sunday, Washington Post reports. In a brief statement on Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Reconciliation of the …

Russia to lease Syrian port of Tartus

In the coming weeks, Russia will lease the seaport of Tartus in Syria for 49 years for transport and economic purposes, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said after a meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad. He noted that …

Syria uses troops in new way, Gerasimov says

The humanitarian operation in Syria is a new way to use the Armed Forces formations, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Army General Valery Gerasimov said at the general meeting of the Academy of …

Putin hosts talks with Erdogan in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syrian issue with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. During the meeting, Putin said that he is certain the summit in Sochi will give a fresh impetus to …

 Syrian soldier killed in Aleppo

A Syrian soldier was killed and another was wounded when militants opened fire from the Idlib de-escalation zone, the head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the conflicting sides in Syria, Lieutenant General Sergei …