Contents tagged with Aleppo

  • Kremlin: Russia reserves the right to use all available means to fight terrorists in Aleppo

    According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, in the event of an emergency, Russia reserves the right to use all available means to counter “terrorist provocations” in Aleppo, TASS reported.

    On Friday, General Sergey Rudskoi, the chief of the main department for operations at the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, requested that the Russian military be allowed to resume its operations in Aleppo.

    "Since civilians continue dying and the militants have resumed active combat actions …

  • Russian ships will not be allowed to refuel in Malta

    Malta’s Foreign Minister George Vella announced that Russian warships will not be allowed to refuel at Maltese ports, the Times of Malta reported.

    Vella, however, neither confirmed nor denied that Russia had submitted a request to refuel in Malta.

    Malta’s Foreign Ministry confirmed that the country will not “refuel any Russian ships that are in the Mediterranean,” RIA Novosti reported.

    Since Russia’s annexation of the Crimea in 2014, Russian warships were allowed to refuel in Malta on two …

  • Putin and Obama discussed separation between terrorists and opposition in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama discussed the issue of the separation of terrorists and opposition groups in Syria. This was reported by TASS with reference to the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and Africa, Michael Bogdanov. He is also the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Russia.

    Bogdanov made this comment at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club after political scientist, Peter Dutkevich, questioned …

  • The United States and Britain threaten the Kremlin with new sanctions

    The foreign ministers of the United States and Britain, John Kerry and Boris Johnson, said their countries are considering imposing new economic sanctions against the Russian Federation and the Syrian government, DW reports.

    In particular, punitive measures should be taken in response to the events in Aleppo, where hundreds of civilians were killed as a result of air strikes by the Syrian and Russian militaries.

    Kerry and Johnson expressed hope in the effectiveness of diplomatic tools to …

  • Media: Several EU countries are considering extending sanctions on Russia over Syria

    Several EU countries including Britain, France, and Germany, are exploring the possibility of imposing sanctions against Russia due to the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as reported by the Financial Times, citing a high-ranking diplomat in the EU.

    As Reuters notes, citing French and British diplomats, the possibility of adding up to 12 names to the ‘Syrian sanctions list’ is being considered. However, for these measures to be adopted, they must be approved by all 28 countries of the …

  • Media: Aleppo's largest hospital was bombed by Russian and Assad's planes

    At least two barrel bombs hit the biggest hospital in Aleppo, Syria, as reported by Al Arabiya news agency, citing representatives of the medical organization. Medics say that the target of the bombardment was a hospital, located in the opposition-controlled part of Aleppo. Presumably, cluster bombs also were used during the attack.

    In addition, Anadolu news agency reports that the Air Forces of the Russian Federation and of the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad both dropped bombs of a "great …

  • Merkel criticizes Russia and Syrian government over humanitarian crisis in Aleppo

    The head of the German government, Chancellor Angela Merkel, called the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo ‘nightmarish.’ According to her, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia both must do more to relieve the suffering of the people in the besieged city.

    Merkel said she was shocked by the scale of the humanitarian disaster in the Syrian city of Aleppo and sharply criticized al-Assad and Russia. "What is happening in Aleppo now is a nightmare, a humanitarian catastrophe. Calls for …

  • Russian Bombers Kill Seventeen in Aleppo

    Seventeen people were killed and 35 more were injured as a result of a Russian Air Force attacks on the opposition-controlled districts of Sukari and Ameriye in the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to representatives of the Civil Defense of Aleppo. Among the dead and wounded are women and children.

    Civil Defense teams conducted search and rescue operations in the area of the ​​air strikes. The wounded have been taken to city hospitals. It is reported that as a result of Russian air strikes in …