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Russian General: Bombing Syria is a “pleasure”

Mar 29, 2021

The commander of the Russian military submarine Velikiy Novgorod, General Denis Sobin, has described the periods surrounding the bombing of Syria as "pleasant" moments, expressing his “pleasure” at bombing operations.

The commander made his statement during an interview broadcast on Monday (March 29) on the Russian Ministry of Defence’s ‘Zvezda’ TV channel.

Russia and Belarus to create three joint military training centers

Mar 05, 2021

The Russian and Belarusian defense ministers have agreed to establish three joint training centers for military personnel, the Belarusian defense ministry said on Friday.

Two centers will be constructed in Russia – in the Nizhny Novgorod and Kaliningrad regions – with the third in Belarus’ Grodno region, the ministry said.

Via National Post:https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/russia-and-belarus-to-create-three...

Putin considers slamming the door on Iran and opening a window for Israel

Feb 21, 2021

By Baria Alamuddin, Arab News

A remarkable meeting occurred in January between Syrian and Israeli officials at the Russian base near Latakia in western Syria. It appears to have been precipitated by Israeli concerns about the increasing sophistication of high-precision Iranian missiles and drones in Tehran’s satellite states.

Justice, accountability are key to real peace in Syria, says UK envoy

Feb 19, 2021

The UK's envoy to Syria, Jonathan Hargreaves, has underlined the British government’s support for a permanent and real ceasefire in Syria, strongly condemning the Assad regime and its Russian backers.

In a statement released today (February 19), Hargreaves said, "Justice and accountability are the key to the urgently needed negotiated settlement to end the conflict."

Belarusian Forces May Deploy to Syria in Late 2021: Report

Feb 05, 2021

A Belarusian veterans group claims that the Belarusian Armed Forces (BAF) are preparing to deploy two battalions of so-called “peacekeepers” to Syria in September 2021.

Putin offers to send troops to help Trump avert regime change crisis, restore stability in USA*

Jan 07, 2021

President Putin has called Donald Trump following tonight’s scenes of unrest at the Capitol building in Washington DC, offering to send military advisors, along with ground troops and air force support to help restore stability and thwart a “destabilizing coup attempt” by insurgents led by Joseph Biden.

Nasrallah: Soleimani convinced Russia to intervene in Syria

Dec 28, 2020

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah has claimed that Qassem Soleimani, the late head of Iran’s Quds Force, was responsible for convincing Russia to intervene militarily in Syria.

US magazine publishes 9,000-word article by Putin defending Soviet non-aggression pact with Hitler and describing occupation of Baltic states as ‘with consent’

The National Interest — yes, the same international affairs journal run by Dmitri Simes, whose name appears more than 100 times in Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election — has published a new article credited to President Vladimir Putin about the Second World War.