Tag: Russia

Syria safe zones on hold amid concern over how deal will be enforced

Russian-backed plans for de-escalation zones in Syria are on hold as the US, France and the UK seek further detail on how exactly the agreement will be enforced. The deal, jointly signed by Russia, Iran and Turkey in Kazakhstan last week, agreed the establishment of four zones intended to halt conflict between government forces and […]

Russia’s 4 Syrian ceasefire zones

The widely reported Kremlin plan to set up four safe or “de-escalation” zones, that were supposed to have gone into effect in Syria Friday night, May 5, turns out to be nothing but a propaganda ploy. The spin factor leaps to the eye from the small print of the plan that was released by Gen. […]

Putin & Trump discuss Iranians on Israel’s border

Israel was seriously dismayed Wednesday, May 3, when first reports reached Jerusalem about the telephone conversation between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Tuesday, during which Trump agreed to consider Putin’s plan for “de-escalation zones” in Syria, in place of the American security zones proposal. The Russian president’s plan includes the posting of Iranian military officers […]

Israel-Syria Border Heating Up Leads to Tensions With Iran And Russia

An Israeli Patriot Missile shot down a Syrian drone on Thursday, only a few hours after Israel was reported to have struck an arms depot near Damascus Airport containing Iranian weapons bound for Hezbollah. Russia condemned Israel’s involvement in the multi-national fray taking place on her northern border. In the early hours of Thursday morning, missiles […]

Russia slams alleged Israeli strike on Syria

The Kremlin condemned an alleged Israeli strike against Damascus International Airport on Thursday, urging Israel and other countries to avoid carrying out any action that could heighten tensions in the region. “We continue to consider that all countries need to refrain from any kind of actions that lead to an increase in tension in this […]

Russia Ready To Send Ground Troops To Syria

Iran news agency FARS reports that according to Syrian military sources, Moscow has informed Damascus of its preparedness to dispatch ground troops to Syria. FARS – which like most US media should always be taken with a gran of salt – quotes the Al-Hadath news, according to whose sources Russia has announced that in case […]

Russian Senator: U.K. Will Be ‘Wiped Off the Face of the Earth’ If It Uses Nuclear Weapons

A senior Russian politician responded aggressively Monday to comments by the U.K.’s defense minister suggesting pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons against Russia is an option for London, claiming the U.K. would be completely annihilated by Russia’s nukes in response. Russia’s Frants Klintsevich, who heads the defense and security committee in Moscow’s upper house of parliament, said the U.K. would […]

Vladimir Putin ‘sends troops and tanks to Russia’s border with North Korea’ as tensions rise

Russian president Vladimir Putin has reportedly sent troops and weapons to the country’s border with North Korea as tension continues to escalate in the region. A video has emerged apparently showing one of three trains loaded with military equipment moving towards the 11 mile-long land frontier between Russia and the rogue state. Another video highlights […]

Syria moves all its fighter jets to Russian base

Syria has moved all its fighter aircraft to the Russian Hmeimim air base in Latakia three weeks after 59 US Tomahawk cruise missiles knocked out one-fifth of its air force at the Shayrat base, in retaliation for a chemical attack on civilians in Idlib. This was reported Wednesday night, April 19, by the Pentagon. The […]

Ukraine president says sanctions keep Russian tanks out of central Europe

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has appealed for the Trump administration to maintain sanctions against Russia, saying it is the only way to keep Vladimir Putin at the negotiating table and Russian tanks away from central Europe. He said continued support for Ukraine was a test of whether the west was in decline, as Moscow has […]