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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis gestures during a press briefing on the campaign to defeat ISIS at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2017Pentagon Chief: US-Russia Dialogue Persists Across Syria Demarcation Line

Moscow (Web Desk) Russian and US forces have been communicating across the “deconfliction line” in Syria despite glitches, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters on Friday. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The deconfliction line runs down the Euphrates River. US-led coalition forces and their Syrian militant allies are positioned on its …

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Turkey ignores Nato concern, will buy Russia’s anti-missile system

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkey has finalised a deal with Moscow for the purchase of Russia’s S-400 anti-missile system, Turkish defence officials announced on Friday, despite concerns voiced by some of the Nato member’s allies. The deal, which would make Turkey the first member of the military alliance to own Russia’s most …

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US must leave Syria: Lavrov

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, stated on Thursday that the US forces must leave all of Syria.Speaking to Interfax news agency on Thursday, Lavrov stated that the UN Security Council has not approved the work of the United States and its coalition in Syria, nor has been …

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Russia slams Japan’s deployment of US missiles

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia has slammed Japan’s plans to deploy more US missile systems, saying the move hurts ties between Moscow and Tokyo and amounts to a breach of an arms control treaty with Washington.Last week, the government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to buy two US-built Aegis …

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St. Petersburg supermarket bombing was terrorism: Putin

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russian President Vladimir Putin said a bomb blast in a St Petersburg supermarket on Wednesday was an act of terrorism, and that security forces whose lives were threatened by terrorist suspects should shoot to kill if necessary.Putin was speaking on Thursday at an awards ceremony in the …

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Russia to supply Turkey with four S-400 missile batteries for $2.5bn

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia will supply Turkey with four batteries of S-400 surface-to-air missiles for $2.5 billion under a deal that is almost complete, Sergei Chemezov, head of Russian state conglomerate Rostec, told the Kommersant daily today.Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said Ankara would purchase two S-400 systems and four …

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US training ex-terrorists in Syria concerning: Lavrov

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Anti-terrorist missions should not be used to topple governments, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding that Moscow has been concerned by recent reports of the US training former terrorists in Syria. Attempts to profit from anti-terrorist objectives – which should be common, unified and without double …

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Russian officials bar Navalny from running for president

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russian election officials on Monday formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president, prompting calls from him for a boycott of next year’s vote.The Central Election Commission decided unanimously that the anti-corruption crusader isn’t eligible to run.Navalny is implicitly barred from running for office …

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