#Russia

Hezbollah sending fighters to Ukraine in deal with Putin's Wagner Group: report

Mar 27, 2022

The road to Al Quds apparently runs through Kyiv, with the Iranian regime’s Lebanese ‘resistance’ affiliate Hezbollah dispatching fighters to the city and elsewhere in Ukraine to fight for Russia in a deal with the infamous Russian Wagner Group.

According to a report published by Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta, the Russian mercenary group run by ‘Putin’s chef’ Yevgeny Prigozhin, has persuaded the Iranian regime’s Lebanese militia, Hezbollah, to participate in the Russian war against Ukraine.

Russia confirms 'testing' advanced suicide drone model in Syria

Feb 19, 2022

Russian sources confirmed that Moscow has tested an upgraded version of its ‘Lancet’ suicide drones in Syria, adding this weapon to the series of weapons that Russia is testing over Syrian territory.

Russian media quoted an informed Russian military source as saying that “in the framework of these tests, a new version of the Lancet-3 suicide plane was used several times by Russian military units against terrorist sites in Syria”. This is the term used by the Kremlin for all Russian targets in Syria, including schools and hospitals.

Russia to UN: Unacceptable to justify the killing of women by indiscriminate use of force

Jan 18, 2022

Russia believes it is wholly unacceptable to try to justify the death of women due to the indiscriminate use of force through identifying them as so-called ‘collateral damage’ in conflict, according to Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyansky.

According to Russian state media organ TASS, Polyansky told a meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, "Of serious concern are cases of the deaths and injuries of women, including as a result of indiscriminate or excessive use of force."

Appeasing Assad for 'Peace' Put the World at Putin's Mercy

Jan 02, 2022

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto today cited Mr. Realpolitik himself, Henry Kissinger, on the dangers of appeasement, quoting from Kissinger's 1957 book, 'A World Restored': “Whenever avoidance of war has been the primary objective of a group of powers, the international system has been at the mercy of its most ruthless member.”

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...

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."

Russian forces erect a statue of 'Hero of Russia' pilot at Hmeimim airbase

Feb 07, 2021

Russian forces stationed at the Hmeimim airbase in Latakia governorate held a ceremony on Friday (February 5) to unveil a bust of Russian pilot, Roman Filippov, who the Russian government posthumously awarded the title of ‘Hero of Russia’ after his death in Syria.

The commander of the Russian Forces Group in Syria, Major General Alexander Chaiko, claimed at the statue's inauguration ceremony that Major Filippov had “devoted his whole life to the defence of our homeland, performed his military duty and spent his life fighting against terrorists.”

Russian forces search for the remains of two Israeli soldiers at Yarmouk Camp cemetery: report

Feb 07, 2021

Russian forces have reportedly begun searching for the remains of two more Israeli soldiers, missing since 1982, in a cemetery near the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus.

The two soldiers, identified as Zvi Feldman and Yehuda Katz, have been missing since 1982 during the ‘Battle of Sultan Yaqoub’ in the First Lebanese War, along with another Israeli soldier, Zachary Baumel, whose remains were recovered and returned to Israel in 2019, according to a report by the Times of Israel newspaper.

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.

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