Russia and Syria

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Putin and Erdogan discuss Idlib

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed over the phone cooperation to stabilize the situation in the de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib, the Kremlin …

 Putin: Russia defeats terrorism in Syria

Russia played a key role in defeating militants in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit. According to him, real results in the fight against …

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 …