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Russian and Turkish military hold first joint training in Syria

Russian and Turkish military hold first joint training in Syria

The Russian military police and the Turkish armed forces have conducted the first joint training in the Syrian province of Idlib, the deputy head of the Russian Defence Ministry's Centre for Syrian Reconciliation, Rear Admiral Alexander …

Syria agrees to let Russia expand Hmeimim air base

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 …

Russian general killed in Syria explosion

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 …

Russian children evacuated from Syria

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 …

Russia's embassy confirms delivery of MiG-29 to Syria

Russia's embassy confirms delivery of MiG-29 to Syria

Russia's Embassy in Syria confirmed the delivery of Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets to the Arab republic. "The Syrian army has received the second batch of MiG-29 from Russia within the framework of defense cooperation …

Russian military to hold talks on Idlib in Ankara on March 10

Russian military to hold talks on Idlib in Ankara on March 10

The talks involving Russia’s military delegation on the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone will start in Ankara on March 10, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense said. "In accordance with the Moscow memorandum (on …

Putin speaks to Assad about new Idlib agreement

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 …

Russia and Turkey respect ceasefire in Idlib

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 …

Russia to brief Syria on talks with Turkey

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 …

Terrorists plotted to carry out chemical attack in Idlib

Terrorists plotted to carry out chemical attack in Idlib

The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides in Syria said that terrorists tried to explode several containers with toxic substances in Syria’s Idlib. "In an effort to stop the Syrian government forces …

Turkey voices expectations of Idlib talks with Moscow

Turkey voices expectations of Idlib talks with Moscow

Ankara expects that a ceasefire will be declared in the Syrian province of Idlib following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as Erdogan himself said …

Russia cannot guarantee safety of Turkish aircraft over Syria

Russia cannot guarantee safety of Turkish aircraft over Syria

Russia’s command cannot guarantee safety of Turkish aircraft’s flights over Syria after the Syrian government declared the closure of airspace over Idlib, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria …

Russia’s Su-24 bombers strike terrorists in Syria’s Idlib

Russia’s Su-24 bombers strike terrorists in Syria’s Idlib

Su-24 bombers of Russia’s Aerospace Force delivered a strike against terrorists in the Idlib de-escalation zone who broke into Syrian territory in an attack, the Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides said in a statement on …