Syrian peace talks in Geneva earlier this week broke up acrimoniously as long-time Moscow ally President Bashar al-Assad launched a fresh offensive against rebel forces in Aleppo with massive Russian backing.
“Russia is consistently making efforts within the general international framework of seeking a peaceful and political settlement to the situation in Syria,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov
The contract with Rosoboronexport, a company of Rostec State Corporation, entailed a total of 151 units of the Mi-17V-5 helicopter, produced by the Kazan Helicopter Plant, part of Russian Helicopters company.
There were no initial reports of damage or casualties.
Led by the committee chairman, Republican Senator John McCain, they said using the Russian engines enriches President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle and puts US national security in jeopardy.
The video shows the bomber releasing a flurry of bombs at IS positions in Deir-ez-Zor.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected allegations that Moscow had offered Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down and could offer him a political asylum.
Russian warships equipped with an array of long-range missiles cruise off Syria’s coast to back the air campaign in Syria and project Moscow’s naval power in the Mediterranean. The military demonstrated its might on Thursday by inviting a group of Moscow-based reporters on board the Vice Admiral Kulakov destroyer, which sailed alongside the flagship of […]
Litvinenko, 43, an outspoken critic of Putin who fled Russia, died after drinking green tea laced with the rare radioactive isotope polonium-210 at London’s plush Millennium Hotel.
Russia began carrying out air strikes on the positions of Islamic State fighters in September in support of Assad’s army.
The “All Year with the President of Russia” calendar features 12 photos of Vladimir Putin, along with his words of wisdom.
Russia’s move is largely strategic as it aims to strengthen its air defence system after Turkey downed a Sukhoi Su-24 jet near the Syrian-Turkish border on November 24.
Russia’s Defence Ministry released a footage showing oil tank trucks going up in flames within seconds of bombing raids.
Congress leader Manish Tewari said on Twitter, “Spending so much time abroad seems to have made PM forget what the Indian National Anthem sounds like.”
With regard to nuclear energy, Modi said the pace of cooperation is increasing and progress is being made on 12 Russian reactors at two sites in India.