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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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About 10,000 ISIS militants now in Afghanistan: Russia

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia has estimated there are about 10,000 ISIS militants in Afghanistan and their number is growing because militants fleeing Syria and Iraq also are heading to the war-ravaged country. Russian media on Saturday quoted Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, as saying Moscow is particularly …

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Putin slams ‘aggressive’ new US defence strategy

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday described the new defence strategy unveiled by US counterpart Donald Trump as “aggressive,” saying Moscow would take that into account in its own actions.But he said that although Russia must strive to develop a new and modern army it would not …

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US military presence in Syria ‘must end’, says Russia envoy

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russian President Vladimir Putin’s envoy for Syria said on Thursday that there was no reason for US forces to remain in Syria and that Washington’s stated arguments for maintaining a military presence there were groundless.Alexander Lavrentiev was speaking in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, ahead of a …

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