Setting conditions for Russia's return to G8 format 'absurd'

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on Setting conditions for Russia's return to G8 format 'absurd' 

MOSCOW, April 13 — Moscow believes inappropriate to set any sort of conditions for Russia to return to the G8 format, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.

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Russia unwilling to establish military communication with NATO

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Russia unwilling to establish military communication with NATO 

BRUSSELS, Jan. 22 — Moscow shows no interest in establishing military communication with NATO despite its initiatives to approach the Russian side, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Petr Pavel said.

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Spotlight: British inquiry says Putin 'probably approved' Litvinenko killing

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Spotlight: British inquiry says Putin 'probably approved' Litvinenko killing 

LONDON, Jan. 22 — Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was "deliberately poisoned" and his murder was "probably approved" by Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the report of a British public inquiry released Thursday.

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Russia seeks broader cooperation with US-led coalition in Syria

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia seeks broader cooperation with US-led coalition in Syria 

MOSCOW, Oct. 7 — The Russian military is willing to expand cooperation with the US-led coalition in Syria, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Tuesday.

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Kremlin: Russia helps Assad because only Syrian army can defeat ISIL

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Kremlin: Russia helps Assad because only Syrian army can defeat ISIL 

MOSCOW, Sept. 10 — There are no other organized forces capable of fighting against ISIL except for the Syrian government army, Peskov said.

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Lavrov confirms Russian military present in Syria to deliver arms to army

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Lavrov confirms Russian military present in Syria to deliver arms to army 

MOSCOW, Sept. 10 — Earlier on Thursday, it was reported by Russian newspaper Kommersant that Moscow supplies Syrian government forces with firearms, grenade launchers and armored personnel carriers as the country is struggling with radical ISIL militants.

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