Russia has launched air strikes on Syria, saying its intervention is against the jihadist Islamic State group, while Turkey and its allies say it is targeting moderate regime opponents. Moscow says it has sent more than 50 military aircraft as well as marines, paratroopers and special forces to the war-torn country. – The Russian parliament’s upper house gives President Vladimir Putin formal permission to begin air strikes in Syria.
25 November, 2015 Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane President Vladimir Putin has found himself in a bind after the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, which highlights the risks of his gung-ho Syria campaign and the difficulty of forging consensus on the war-torn country's future. The dramatic escalation in tensions between Russia […]
31 January, 2018 U.S. lawmakers blast Trump decision to hold off on Russia sanctions By Warren Strobel and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Congress, who passed new sanctions on Russia nearly unanimously last summer, criticized President Donald Trump on Tuesday for not imposing them, accusing him of being soft ...
8 October, 2015 Russia ramps up strikes as Syria army launches offensive Russia dramatically escalated its air war in Syria, unleashing heavy bombardments and cruise missile strikes from the Caspian Sea as cover for a major Syrian army ground offensive. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow had begun synchronising its strikes with the army's ground […]
20 November, 2015 Turkey summons Russia envoy over Syria border bombing Turkey summoned the Russian ambassador after Moscow's war planes bombed Syrian territory "very close" to the Turkish border, the foreign ministry said Friday, adding to tensions as the two sides seek to narrow their differences over the Syria conflict. Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov […]