Tag: Moscow

Putin: S-300 missiles still out of Syria’s reach

Putin: S-300 missiles still out of Syria’s reach

June 5, MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials have acknowledged that Moscow signed a deal for the delivery of the powerful missiles a few years ago, but have been coy about whether any of them have been delivered. Syrian President Bashar Assad told the Lebanese TV station Al-Manar last week that Russia has fulfilled some of […]

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Russia reviews its stance on renewable energy

Russia reviews its stance on renewable energy

June 3, AP – “At the moment, the use of renewable energy sources and green energy is far from what we would like it to be. We probably use only an inconsiderable part of our potential,” Medvedev said at the Startup Village international investor conference at the Skolkovo hi-tech hub outside Moscow. The Russian government […]

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Jailed pussy Riot member on hunger strike hospitalized

Jailed pussy Riot member on hunger strike hospitalized

May 29, MOSCOW (AP) — Maria Alekhina was transferred to a hospital in her prison colony in the Ural Mountains town of Berezniki, Pyotr Verzilov, who visited the colony Tuesday, told The Associated Press. He is the husband of one of her band mates. A jailed member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot was […]

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Israel’s Defense minister warns Russia against arming Syria

Israel’s Defense minister warns Russia against arming Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) —Israel has been pressing Moscow not to go through with a promised delivery of advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Damascus. Israel fears the missiles could slip into the hands of hostile groups like Hezbollah. Israel’s defense minister is signaling that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria. […]

May 28, 2013 | By More
Defense Missile deal protects Syria from invasion: Russia

Defense Missile deal protects Syria from invasion: Russia

May 28, MOSCOW (AP) — Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov wouldn’t say whether Russia has shipped any of the long-range S-300 air defense missile systems, but added that Moscow isn’t going to abandon the deal despite strong Western and Israeli criticism. Russia reserves the right to provide Syria with state-of-the art air defense missiles, seeing […]

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Russia: Syrian regime officials may take part in peace conference

Russia: Syrian regime officials may take part in peace conference

May 24, BEIRUT (AP) — It was the first confirmation that President Bashar Assad’s government would be willing to take part in the talks with the opposition. But despite the announcement from Moscow, one of Assad’s staunchest allies, Damascus has not offered any definitive statement on the proposed talks. The Syrian government has agreed “in […]

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Members of SNC, Arab League draft new peace proposals ahead of Geneva 2

Members of SNC, Arab League draft new peace proposals ahead of Geneva 2

May 24, AP – Two separate committees of Middle Eastern leaders convened on Thursday, seeking to outline their official positions and proposals ahead of the Geneva 2 conference.   Members of the Arab League and the Syrian National Coalition have drafted new proposals aimed at ending the Syrian civil war. Their plans come in anticipation […]

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Moscow protests alleged vote theft at Eurovision

Moscow protests alleged vote theft at Eurovision

May 22, AP – MOSCOW — Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was meeting with his counterpart from Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic that is investigating why the country’s announced votes did not give any points to Russia. Azerbaijan’s foreign minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, said the country’s mobile phone operators reported that Russia’s Dina Garipova came second in […]

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UN chief Ban ki Moon hopes for Syria conference in early June

UN chief Ban ki Moon hopes for Syria conference in early June

May 19, AP – MOSCOW — The U.S. and Russia have agreed to try to bring the Syrian regime and opposition to the negotiating table, but no date has been set. Neither Syrian President Bashar Assad nor the main Western-backed opposition group has made a commitment to attend. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is holding […]

May 19, 2013 | By More
Plane carrying 130 people catches fire landing in Moscow; no injuries

Plane carrying 130 people catches fire landing in Moscow; no injuries

May 19, MOSCOW (AP) — The Emergencies Ministry says none of the passengers and crew members were injured by the fire on the landing gear of the Boeing 737 at Vnukovo Airport on Saturday. A ministry statement said the plane belonging to Russian carrier UTair (YOOT-air) was flying to Moscow from the southern city of […]

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