Russia and Syria

Putin and Erdogan discuss situation in Syria

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria’s Afrin and Idlib with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by phone, the Kremlin said in a statement. Erdogan …

Russian trade mission building in Damascus bombed

The building of the Russian trade mission in Syria's capital Damascus was bombed yesterday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "We resolutely condemn this attack, yet another by terrorists, against a Russian …

Moscow and Damascus ink energy cooperation agreement

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Syrian Electricity Minister Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli signed a 'road map' agreement for cooperation in the energy sector, the Russian Energy Ministry said in a statement posted …

Syrian National Dialogue Congress starts in Sochi

The Syrian National Dialogue Congress is starting in Russia's Sochi today. The first delegates, including from the Ba’ath Party, internal opposition members from Damascus, have already arrived in Sochi. Other participants will …

What does 2017 bring for Middle East?

The defeat of militants in Syria, the fulfillment of the OPEC deal, the strengthening of Russia's positions and the collapse of the US positions became key events of 2017 in the Middle East, the experts told the correspondents of Vestnik …

Russia forming permanent force grouping in Syria

Russia has started forming a permanent grouping of forces at the Tartus naval facility and the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said today at a conference call. "Last week, the …