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Sep 18, 2018

Russia blames Israel for loss of aircraft to Syrian fire

Russia blamed Israel on Tuesday for the loss of a military jet to Syrian fire — which killed all 15 servicemen on board — and threatened a response. Israeli pilots carrying out attacks on Syrian targets "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it ...

Turkey and Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

Sep 18, 2018

Turkey and Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

The leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed Monday to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region, the last major stronghold of anti-government rebels where fears had been running high of a devastating offensive by government forces. The zone will be established by Oct. 15 ...

Sep 17, 2018

Russia claims missile that shot down flight MH17 was Ukrainian

The Russian military says the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 came from the arsenals of the Ukrainian army, not from Russia. The passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet-made missile over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing all 298 people ...

Mattis condemns Russia for influence-peddling in Macedonia

/ Sep 17, 2018

Mattis condemns Russia for influence-peddling in Macedonia

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Macedonia Monday, condemning Russian efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for the country to join NATO — a move Moscow opposes. Mattis told reporters traveling ...