Russia and Syria

Syria agrees to let Russia expand Hmeimim air base

Syrian authorities have agreed to give Russia additional land and coastal waters in order to expand its military air base at Hmeimim, a Russian government document published on Wednesday showed, Reuters reports. The agreement, signed by …

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Russian general killed in Syria explosion

An improvised roadside bomb exploded 15 km from the city of Deir ez-Zor when a Russian military convoy was returning to its base after a humanitarian mission on August 18, the ministry’s press office said. "Three Russian …

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Russian children evacuated from Syria

A plane of the Russian Defense Ministry has evacuated 26 Russian children from Syria, the press service of Russian children’s rights commissioner Anna Kuznetsova told reporters. The plane successfully landed at Chkalovsky …

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Putin speaks to Assad about new Idlib agreement

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad expressed his gratitude to Russian President Vladimir Putin for his great support in combating terrorist groups and the efforts made to guarantee Syria’s sovereignty, during a telephone conversation between …

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Russia and Turkey respect ceasefire in Idlib

The situation in Syria's Saraqib has recently calmed down after Russia and Turkey agreed to restart a ceasefire in Idlib, RIA Novosti reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart …

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Russia to brief Syria on talks with Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin will brief his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on the outcome of his negotiations with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry …

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