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The United States Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey once again stated Washington’s concern over the Russian S-300 systems in Syria.
According to him, especially concerning is the low level of preparation of Syrian personnel who will be operating the systems.
At a telephone briefing in Brussels, Jeffrey also noted that the S-300 limits Israel’s ability to strike Iran’s forces in Syria which can attack Israel. The speaker of the State Department expressed his full …
On multiple occasions, Israel’s actions have put the lives of Russian soldiers in Syria at risk, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais. He made the comment in response to a question about the Russian-Israeli agreements to cooperate in order to ensure the safety of flights over Syria.
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out that the leaders of the two countries, Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu, have only reached verbal …
The TASS news agency reported citing the director of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s Euro-Asia Department Jacob Livne that Israel would do everything to ensure that incidents similar to the tragedy with the Russian military aircraft Il-20 do not happen again.
According to him, immediately after the crash, the head of the Israeli Air Force arrived in Moscow and handed data about the incident to the Russian authorities. “The situation is quite clear, transparent, we handed over all information …
The Israeli Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Minister of Environmental and Cultural Heritage Protection Ze’ev Elkin’s stated that if the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems deployed in Syria open fire on the Israeli Air Force, Israel might strike at them, reports TASS. “By supplying such weapons to the Syrians, Russia bears partial responsibility for its use,” he stressed.
According to Elkin, Israel “has been doing everything in its power throughout all these years” so that the …
Six mercenaries from the Russian Wagner private military company (PMC) were killed in Syria when a police building exploded, Novaya Gazeta reports, citing its own sources.
According to the Russian news outlet, the explosion took place on November 4 in the old Syrian criminal police building on the Damascus-Deir ez-Zor route, killing 11 people. The casualties included five Syrian government soldiers and six persons who presumably belonged to a division of the Wagner PMC.
One source stated that …
The Pantsir-S1 anti-air missile systems which are deployed in Russia’s Khmeimim air base in Syria are useless, according to the post published on the Telegram channel "Military Journalists".
A similar statement was earlier posted on Facebook by Viktor Murakhovsky, a well-known Russian military expert and editor-in-chief of the "Arsenal of the Fatherland" journal.
However, Murakhovsky deleted the post one day later, says military expert Alexey Khlopotov. The authors of the Telegram Channel …
Sergey Aksyonov, the Russian head of the Crimea, sent a letter to Yevgeny Dietrich, the Russian Minister of Transport, and asked him for support in organizing flight connections between Damascus and Simferopol, TASS reported.
It was reported earlier that Aksyonov spoke about this at his meeting with Syrian authorities during his visit in Damascus from October 15 to 16.
The Russian Ministry of Transport confirmed that they received Aksyonov’s letter.
Representatives of the Russian authorities …
At least seven Russian military personnel died as a result of the explosion at the headquarters of the Russian troops near Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria, reported EBAA news outlet.
"Seven Russian military, as well as representatives of the Syrian regime, were killed on Friday after an explosive device was detonated at the headquarters of the Russian troops in the Criminal Court building north of the Panorama junction on the Deir ez-Zor-Damascus road," EBAA writes.
It is noted that the Russians …
The Russian military may shoot down more than just US-guided drones if there is another assault on its air base in Syria, warned Vladimir Shamanov, head of the State Duma Defense Committee. Russia may even target the American aircraft from which the drones are believed to be controlled.
Shamanov stresses that Moscow’s accusations that Washington attacked the Khmeimim Air Base using drones controlled from a US Poseidon 8 aircraft are based on “reliably gathered information”.
“Next time, this …
Repairs to the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which recently returned from a mission on the coasts of Syria, have ended in a disaster.
On the night of Monday the 29th, the floating dry dock on which the carrier was undergoing repairs sank, sending a 70-ton crane crashing onto the carrier’s deck and ripping a hole in its hull.
Zvezdochka, the dock which sank, was built in the 1980s for the Soviet Union’s Navy, and was considered one of the largest floating docks in the world. …