Contents tagged with Syria

  • Ukraine extradites a native of Ingushetia at Russia's request

    At the request of Russia’s FSB (Federal Security Service), the Prosecutor General Office of Ukraine made a decision to extradite to Russia Timur Tumgoev, a native of Ingushetia, accused by Russian authorities of participating in military operations in Syria on the side of the Islamic State terrorist.

    The fact that the decree on extradition was signed by Yevhen Yenin, the Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, was reported by the publication Kavkaz. Realii. In a conversation with the Ukrainian …

  • Putin calls downing of Russian reconnaissance plane off Syrian coast a 'chain of tragic circumstances'

    At the press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban , Russian President Vladimir Putin called the downing of the IL-20 aircraft of the Russian Air Force in Syria "a chain of tragic circumstances"  

    Putin asked not to compare the incident with the destruction Russian Su-24 fighter in 2015 by the Turkish military.

    "When people die, especially in such tragic circumstances, it is always a disaster, a disaster for us all, for the country and for our close comrades who are dead. In …

  • Putin calls off Idlib offensive after negotiations with Erdogan

    Russia will not hold a military operation in Syria’s Idlib province, home to 3 million people, which the Kremlin called a “nest of terrorists” earlier in September.

    The decision to call off the Russian Aerospace Forces’ offensive was announced by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu on Monday. The Russian aircraft had been bombing the region to clear the way for Assad’s troops since September 4.

    Following negotiations between Russian and Turkish presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan …

  • Russian military aircraft disappears off Syrian coast

    On the evening of September 17, Russian air traffic control systems at Khmeimim airbase lost communication with the military aircraft IL-20, carrying 14 soldiers, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    The Defense Ministry indicated that the plane disappeared from radar screens at around 23:00 Moscow time during an Israeli air force attack on Syrian targets in the province of Latakia, which occurred on Monday evening. The ministry stated that four Israeli F-16 …

  • NATO warships approach Syrian coast

    NATO warships from the second Standing NATO Maritime Group are currently patrolling the area of the Eastern Mediterranean, reported Interfax with reference to the data of Western marine resources.

    It is noted that in the immediate vicinity of Syria, there are Dutch frigate HNLMS De Ruyter, Canadian HMSC Ville de Quebec and Greek frigate Elli.

    In the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, there are three missile destroyers of the US Navy: Carney, Ross and Winston Churchill, which are all …

  • Germany calls on Russia to influence Assad

    On Friday, September 14th, at a press conference following talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Berlin, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Russia to stop Bashar Assad from conducting a large-scale military operation in the Syrian province of Idlib.

    “The situation in Idlib is so sensitive that we want to do everything possible to prevent a large-scale attack, to avoid thousands of casualties among the civilian population,” said the German foreign minister. He also …

  • US calls on Germany to join the military operation in Syria

    The United States urges the Bundeswehr to participate in a military strike in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army. “Speeches are not the best way to demonstrate political support but showing military solidarity is,” US Special Envoy for Syria Jeffrey James said on September 13 during his visit to Berlin.

    James said that the United States would try to get the maximum contribution from NATO allies for this operation. According to him, the internal political situation in …

  • Merkel does not rule out Germany's participation in the strikes on Syria

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the statement of her government coalition partner in the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) about the possible Bundeswehr involvement in Syria. "Saying “no” in advance to everything that happens in the world cannot be Germany's position," Merkel said on Wednesday, September 12, speaking in the general debate on the Bundestag budget.

    "We cannot ignore the use of chemical weapons elsewhere and how the international convention is not respected. …

  • Berlin calls on Moscow to stop attacks on Idlib

    Berlin called on Moscow and Tehran to stop the planned attack on the Syrian government troops in the province of Idlib. “Russia and Iran have a special responsibility,” stated the official representative of the German government Steffen Seibert on Wednesday, September 12th. According to him, Moscow has enough influence on the Syrian government to prevent the catastrophe.

    “The chances of a truce depend on Russia,” he indicated. A meeting of the foreign ministers of Germany, Heiko Mass and …

  • Fourth American destroyer equipped with Tomahawks enters the Mediterranean Sea

    The USS Bulkeley destroyer, which is equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles, entered the Mediterranean Sea, reported Interfax with reference to Gibraltar resources monitoring the ship traffic.

    As reported by the agency, the destroyer headed for the eastern Mediterranean towards the shores of Syria.

    The movement of the destroyer was reported on Twitter by Michael Sanchez, who monitors the passage of ships in Gibraltar. He wrote that the USS Bulkeley was seen in the Strait of Gibraltar near …