Russian Military Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Settlement in Syrian Latakia

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia has been carrying out regular humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria, where people are suffering from the consequences of ongoing fighting between government forces and terrorists, including Daesh and the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham terrorist groups, both banned in Russia. "In the village of Wadi Qandil more than 100 families have lost their breadwinners during the battles with terrorists, today we brought them over 250 grocery sets with rice, flour, sugar, canned goods, tea and cereal," Col. Vyacheslav Rumyantsev told reporters. He added that this week humanitarian convoys delivered another 500 sets to two settlements in the province of Hama. The Syrian civil war has been raging for six years, with government forces fighting against both Syrian opposition groups who strive to overthrow President Bashar Assad, and numerous extremist and terrorist groups. Russia and Turkey are the guarantors of a nationwide Syrian ceasefire regime that came into force on Decemb

Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov expressed hope Friday that a transport link connecting mainland Russia with the Sakhalin Island would be buil

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his annual "Direct Line" Q&A session that the Russian authorities were discussing the possibility of Sakhalin bridge construction, with estimated costs amounting to about $4.97 billion. Putin noted that the ideas of the bridge construction date back as far as the 1930s-1950s. Sokolov noted that in case Japan "activated the ideas" on building the route between Sakhalin and the Japanese island of Hokkaido, there would emerge a transport corridor, which would allow transfer of approximately 40 billion tonnes of goods per year. Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov said at the Russian Investment Forum in February that the launch of discussions on the bridge between Sakhalin and Hokkaido would be possible given the construction of the route connecting the mainland and Sakhalin. Tokyo announced the intention to pay the cost of the bridge between Sakhalin and Japan bac

The US Senate's tighter sanctions against Russia came seemingly out of nowhere and for no reason, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday durin

On Wednesday, the US Senate approved, by an overwhelming majority, a measure that would expand sanctions on Russia and limit the US president’s ability to lift said sanctions. "We know that a new bill appeared in the US Senate about tightening sanctions [against Russia]. By the way, why? Nothing extraordinary is happening at the moment. Why did [they] start talking about these sanctions again, out of the blue?… This is a manifestation of the ongoing internal political struggle in the United States, nevertheless, it is happening I think out of the blue," the president said.

UN Chief Meets War Displaced in Afghanistan on his surprised visit

In a short statement on his official Twitter account, he said that he is in Kabul “for talks with government and people”, adding that UN stands with Afghanistan at a time of violence and suffering. According to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), “the Secretary-General is visiting Afghanistan to show solidarity with the Afghan people – backing an Afghan-led peace process and supporting the communities most affected by the conflict”. United Nations figures shows that some 800,000 people have been displaced by war in last 18 months in Afghanistan. He is further quoted by UNAMA saying,” all those that are related to the Afghan crisis should come together to understand that this is a war that has no military solution, that we need to have a political solution.” The visit by the UN Secretary-General to Kabul comes at a time when the country is going through violence with increasing Taliban and Islamic State (IS) insurgency and the country is also in a s

Tajikistan refuses to participate at OSCE conference in Vienna

Tajikistan refused to participate in the OSCE 'Prevention and opposition to violent extremism and radicalisation that lead to terrorism' conference, which takes place on 23-24 May in Vienna, Austria. Representatives of the General Prosecutor's Office, the State Committee for National Security, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and civil society organisations of Tajikistan had been invited to the conference.

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  • Russian Military Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Settlement in Syrian Latakia

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia has been carrying out regular humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria, where people are suffering from the consequences of ongoing fighting between government forces and terrorists, including Daesh and the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham terrorist groups, both banned in Russia. "In the village of Wadi Qandil more than 100 families have lost their breadwinners during the battles with terrorists, today we brought them over 250 grocery sets with rice, flour, sugar, canned goods, tea and cereal," Col. Vyacheslav Rumyantsev told reporters. He added that this week humanitarian convoys delivered another 500 sets to two settlements in the province of Hama. The Syrian civil war has been raging for six years, with government forces fighting against both Syrian opposition groups who strive to overthrow President Bashar Assad, and numerous extremist and terrorist groups. Russia and Turkey are the guarantors of a nationwide Syrian ceasefire regime that came into force on Decemb

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  • Russian Military Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Settlement in Syrian Latakia

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia has been carrying out regular humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria, where people are suffering from the consequences of ongoing fighting between government forces and terrorists, including Daesh and the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham terrorist groups, both banned in Russia. "In the village of Wadi Qandil more than 100 families have lost their breadwinners during the battles with terrorists, today we brought them over 250 grocery sets with rice, flour, sugar, canned goods, tea and cereal," Col. Vyacheslav Rumyantsev told reporters. He added that this week humanitarian convoys delivered another 500 sets to two settlements in the province of Hama. The Syrian civil war has been raging for six years, with government forces fighting against both Syrian opposition groups who strive to overthrow President Bashar Assad, and numerous extremist and terrorist groups. Russia and Turkey are the guarantors of a nationwide Syrian ceasefire regime that came into force on Decemb

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  • Russian Military Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Settlement in Syrian Latakia

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia has been carrying out regular humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria, where people are suffering from the consequences of ongoing fighting between government forces and terrorists, including Daesh and the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham terrorist groups, both banned in Russia. "In the village of Wadi Qandil more than 100 families have lost their breadwinners during the battles with terrorists, today we brought them over 250 grocery sets with rice, flour, sugar, canned goods, tea and cereal," Col. Vyacheslav Rumyantsev told reporters. He added that this week humanitarian convoys delivered another 500 sets to two settlements in the province of Hama. The Syrian civil war has been raging for six years, with government forces fighting against both Syrian opposition groups who strive to overthrow President Bashar Assad, and numerous extremist and terrorist groups. Russia and Turkey are the guarantors of a nationwide Syrian ceasefire regime that came into force on Decemb

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