Russia and Syria

Syria supports Putin's decision to recognize DPR, LPR

Syria supports Putin's decision to recognize DPR, LPR

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said Syria supported the decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and called it a historic milestone. "I would …

Putin meets Assad, takes swipe at US and Turkish forces in Syria

Putin meets Assad, takes swipe at US and Turkish forces in Syria

President Vladimir Putin received Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in Moscow for the first time since 2015 on Monday and criticised foreign forces that are in Syria without a U.N. mandate, the Kremlin said, in a rebuke of the United States and …

Russian serviceman killed in Syria as convoy blown up

Russian serviceman killed in Syria as convoy blown up

The Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring in the Syria continues to operate in the country seeking a non-military resolution of the conflict and providing comprehensive assistance to Syrians. A …

Russian soldier killed in Syria’s Hasakah

Russian soldier killed in Syria’s Hasakah

A Russian soldier was killed and three more wounded when their armored vehicle exploded hitting a mine in the Syrian region of Al Hasakah, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. "On June 9, when inspecting the patrol route …

Kremlin: Russian assistance helped Syria to avoid disaster

Kremlin: Russian assistance helped Syria to avoid disaster

Heavy Russian assistance helped Damascus avoid a disaster and Syria's surrender to Islamists, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Friday. "Over the past 4-5 years heavy assistance from our country …

Putin and Assad discuss supplies of Covid-19 vaccines to Syria

Putin and Assad discuss supplies of Covid-19 vaccines to Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed the issue of supplying Russian coronavirus vaccines to Syria in a phone call with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, the Kremlin reported Monday following the conversation initiated by the …

Russia's Defense Ministry’s plane returns 44 kids from Syria

Russia's Defense Ministry’s plane returns 44 kids from Syria

A Russian Defense Ministry’s plane brought another 44 Russian children back to Russia from Syria on Monday, the press office of the Children’s Rights Commissioner for the Russian President Anna Kuznetsova said in a statement. …

Russian helicopter makes emergency landing in Syria

Russian helicopter makes emergency landing in Syria

A Russian helicopter made an emergency landing in Syria, RIA Novosti informed with reference to the Ministry of Defense, News.am reports. The crew of the Mi-35 helicopter was promptly delivered to the airfield by the search and rescue …

Large cache of terrorist weapons discovered in Syria's Homs

Large cache of terrorist weapons discovered in Syria's Homs

A large cache of weapons used by militants in the southern Syrian provinces of Homs and Deir ez-Zor was discovered by the country's government troops with the support of Russian Aerospace Forces drones, a spokesman for the Russian Armed …

Russia, Turkey and Iran make statement on Syria

Russia, Turkey and Iran make statement on Syria

Russia, Turkey and Iran have agreed to continue cooperation aimed at eliminating terrorists of the ISIS and Al-Nusra Front groups (outlawed in Russia) in Syria. In their joint statement after the 15th international meeting on Syria in …