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It’s been months since the Mosul operation began, and – unlike in the coverage of the liberation of Aleppo – Western media have lauded it. But RT journalists have been on the ground in Mosul and discovered more to the story: civilian deaths and damage caused by the U.S.-led coalition’s airstrikes.
Rushing into crossfire:
Mosul civilians flee amidst coalition airstrikes & Daesh
“It was hell for us, and when the Iraqi army came we celebrated. Our district was completely destroyed. Suicide bombers, rockets, jets bombed us all the time. Civilians are still buried under wreckage”, an elderly woman said.
“Very often the jets would miss. Seven entire families near us were killed this way. Perhaps their weapons were faulty, as they regularly went off-target”, a young female refugee in burka said.
“There are so many people hurt by airstrikes. Four children were wounded yesterday. While they were playing in the garden”, a male refugee told Gazdiev, saying that “army artillery bombed us nonstop“…[…read more…]………..
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has hit out at the controversial nonprofit White Helmets, calling it a front for Islamic terrorism, and saying they are an example of Western narratives grotesquely distorting the truth about the conflict in the country.
“White Helmets are Al Qaeda members and that’s proven on the net” President al-Assad said during an interview with Russian journalists in Damascus. “The same members are killing or executing or celebrating over dead bodies, at the same time they are humanitarian heroes, and now they have an Oscar.”
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[The Debate] ~ A threat by Israel: It has threatened to ‘destroy’ Syrian air defense systems. This comes after Israel conducted air raids in Syria illegally. In this debate, we’ll look at why Israel has chosen this time to threaten Syria, when Syria is engaged in an all-out war with foreign-backed terrorists, and is winning that war. ~ [Marwa Osman Political Commentator]
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Investigative journalist Rania Khalek joins RT America’s Manila Chan to offer her analysis of the incident and to discuss the Western sanctions that have wrecked Syria’s economy and crippled humanitarian aid there.
U.S. Central Command has confirmed it carried out a deadly air strike in Syria. The strike took place on the border area between the Aleppo and Idlib provinces.
Iraqi PMU Media Directorate has conducted an interview with the now famous Abu Tahseen, the Iraqi sniper who has now killed over 321 Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS) mercenary-terrorists. Abu Tahseen joined the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units as a volunteer to defend Iraq from Daesh. He was born in 1953. He is a sniper veteran of 5 armed conflicts. The Yom Kippur war, Iran-Iraq war, Invasion of Kuwait, Gulf War and today fights against Daesh.
NATO weapons of British make heading to terrorists from al-Qaeda group were found and seized by a Syrian Arab Army unit in Damascus Countryside. ~ The first truck loaded with weapons, described as the smaller one, had a full arsenal of missiles and munition made in UK and hidden under boxes of vegetables. It was coming from Daraa city in the south where the SAA is fighting a fierce battle against a new wave of terrorists attacks re-enforced from Jordan. ~ The second truck heading to Kiswa city south of the Syrian capital Damascus loaded with automatic machine guns, firearms, and live munitions. The arsenal was boxed and wrapped with aluminum foils to avoid detection by the SAA checkpoints….[…read more…]…
(A RonPaulLibertyReport) ~ The media reported yesterday that for the first time US regular military forces were deployed in Syria, with Marines preparing an assault on Raqqa and Army Rangers trying to keep two US-backed groups from killing each other in Manbij. An additional 1,000 US troops may be heading to Kuwait as back-up.
(…also watch this video: “Urgent! Media Blackout Happening Now On Syria! Here’s Why!! WW3?“)
The 2016 NewsFront series on the war in the Donbass, Eastern Ukraine, is the antidote to the 2014 Vice series on the conflict. If you had watched the original Vice ‘documentary’ episodes, you would have consumed a large dose of US State Department propaganda, produced with an almost unlimited amount of resources. However, with the help of independent donations, NewsFront were able to create their own series which counters the US faux-narrative. This 2016 episode focuses on Commander Givi, Mikhail Tolstykh, and his Battalion, “Somali”. Undefeated in battle, Givi was murdered via an act of terrorism, in his office in Donetsk, on February 8th 2017.
(Translation thanks to Inessa Sinchougova)
Also watch the post at: “Novorossiya conflict escalation: Donbass militia commanders killed by Kiev’s terrorist forces“
‘Collateral damage is a justification term’ MSM bias exposed in coverage of Mosul vs. Aleppo ~ The UN fears up to 800 thousand civilians are still trapped in the ISIS-held part of Mosul, where the anti-terror operation is now raging. A similar situation was seen in neighbouring Syria a couple of months ago. Back then though, the UN raised concerns over the fate of a hundred thousand people in Eastern Aleppo, as Syrian forces tried to retake it from Al-Nusra terrorists. RT’s Ilya Petrenko compares the battles for the two cities.
‘ISIS cuts heads, breaks legs & provokes airstrikes’: Refugees describe Mosul terror (EXCLUSIVE) ~ As US-backed Iraqi troops push deeper into the IS-held areas of Mosul, thousands of civilians are forced to flee amid the terrorist’s increasingly gruesome attempts to hold them as human shields, inhabitants of an overflowing refugee camp told RT.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii held press-conference to bring attention to her bill ‘Stop Arming Terrorists Act’, which, according to her office, will “stop CIA of other Federal government agencies from using U.S. funds to provide arms, funds, intelligence and other support directly and indirectly to terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS”…[…read more…]…
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Between tragedy and comedy: a documentary film praising Syria’s White Helmets, a rescue group hailed as heroes and saviors by the MSM, amid allegations of having ties with terrorist organizations, has won the Oscar for best documentary short feature. ‘The White Helmets,’ a 40-minute documentary, marks first Oscar win for director Orlando von Einsiedel.
One woman was killed and 17 people were injured after terrorists shelled the Syrian capital, Damascus, and its suburbs, as well as areas in southern and southwestern Syria, the country’s SANA news agency reports.
At the same time, ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Qaeda) mercenary-terrorists on Monday attacked the village of Qeniet al-Assi and Jeb al-Jarrah town in Homs countryside, claiming the life of one person, in addition to material damage. ~ SANA’s correspondent in Homs said that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists positioned in al-Misharia village targeted the residents’ houses in Qeniet al-Assi village in the northern countryside of Homs with machinegun fire, claiming the life of one person.
A farewell to Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Mr Churkin, for well over a decade, featuring Spokeswoman for Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova. Following the Assassination of Andrei Karlov in Turkey earlier this year, was the death of Andrey Melanin in Athens of ‘natural causes’. Ambassador Alexander Kadakin to India had died of an apparent heart attack, even though no previous health issues were known. Together with Vitaly Churkin, this now brings the death total of Russian officials serving in foreign capacity to 4, all within a 3 month period. Coincidence? Or does the CIA have a long arm? This episode features Mr Churkin dispelling allegations of Russia having dropped leaflets over Aleppo, urging civilians to leave the city or face death. Of course, it is only the senile or those with short memories, who would think that “evidence” presented in the UN Security Council, is anything more than fabricated Neocon garbage. See linked video at the end, with Colin Powell’s “weapons of mass destruction” a.k.a simple washing powder. The 2003 invasion of Iraq, based on this kind of “evidence” would take over half a million Iraqi lives…. To shame. US military deaths cannot be calculated due to contractors such as Blackwater not being included in official statistics. Military industrial company fat cat CEOs only rub their hands in glee.
(Translation thanks to Inessa Sinchougova)
This episode is taken off political analyst’s Valeriy Piakin’s channel – his explanation of recent events confirms what many have suspected. In the past few months, an unusual amount of individuals in pro-Russian fields of work have passed away. Starting with Arsen Pavlov (Motorola), a Commander in the Donbass region, followed by Russian Ambassadors to Turkey and India; Mikhail Tolstyh (Givi) – another high ranking Commander in the Donbass, and now – Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin. Piakin’s explanation posits that all of these individuals were victims of US intelligence operations – but why?
The intention is to remove all individuals who have something to do with the Minsk agreement, so that it can no longer realistically be implemented. The Minsk Agreement (a ceasefire, followed by elections and self-determination in Eastern Ukraine) is counterproductive to the West. To allow Minsk to happen would be to undo all of elites’ hard work to date. This is why ”not fulfilling Minsk obligations” is always pinned on Russia in Western media – despite the fact it is not party to the document, and it is the Kiev junta who shells civilians of Eastern Ukraine.
If Piakin is correct, then everyone who defends Minsk – whether on the battlefield or through the information war – have reason to be concerned for their safety. People like Zakharchenko of the Donbass, and those below him, as well as Russia’s extended diplomatic community should be highly vigilant and ramp up their security against espionage.
(Translation thanks to Inessa Sinchougova)
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Despite the difficult terrain and limited visibility, Syrian Arab Army forces deployed in the mountains of Latakia province continue to hold the line against Nusra Front mercenary-terrorists.
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The leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics (DPR and LPR) held a press conference in Lugansk on Friday in a display of unity against Kiev putschists and to discuss areas of Donbass that are under the control of Kiev’s forces.
Igor Plotnitsky, Head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (Russian): “I want to say that we have never considered and will not consider temporarily occupied territories as lost for us. Those [areas] are our homeland, they are our native people, and they are temporarily under the occupation of fascist Ukraine, because today that is the regime that exists in Ukraine, as they decided, and by right, is called fascism”.
Igor Plotnitsky, Head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (Russian): “We invite all our citizens, we have not forgotten about you. You do not have the February 23 holiday; you do not have the May 9 holiday. Come to us, you will have an opportunity to celebrate those old holidays with us that were historically formed in our land, on our territory, in the Russian world”.
Alexander Zakharchenko, Head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (Russian): “Our brothers and sisters are there on that territory, and this message is to them, first of all. We have not forgotten about them, we remember our debt to Kramatorsk, Lisichansk. We remember our friends and brothers that were killed on the battlefields in those years. We remember hundreds, thousands of tortured people that were accused of separatism and terrorism”.
Igor Plotnitsky, Head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (Russian): “There are no contradictions between the LPR and DPR. We do not have any of the problems they put on us. And actually, you should trust official sources, not gossip that goes around”.
Alexander Zakharchenko, Head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (Russian): “I think that world leaders, and especially in Europe, will start thinking about this, and I think that in the next few hours a big brain-storming session is going to start there, that will allow us to decide on something in four days”.
Crime rate hike in Ukraine? Russians did it!
Did someone put a burning brown bag on your porch? Russians did it!…says SBU [Ukrainian Security Service]
Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned NATO’s attempt to “constantly provoke” Russia, through expansion and the placing of weapons “across national borders,” during an address to the Federal Security Service, in Moscow on Thursday.
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian): “Good afternoon, dear comrades. Our meetings in the framework of the annual board of the Federal Security Service allow us to analyse deeply and summarise the work of the department over the last year, it is also a good opportunity to comprehensively discuss the most important questions of national security generally.”
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian): “Over the past year the situation in the world has not become more stable, has not improved. It is the opposite, many of the existing challenges and threats only worsened. There has been intensified military-political and economic competition between global and regional centres of influence and individual countries. If you look bloody conflicts are continuing in several are continuing bloody conflicts Middle Eastern, Asian and African countries. International terrorist groups are actively involved in them and in fact a terrorist army is receiving hidden and even explicit support from some states. At the NATO summit last July in Warsaw for the first time since 1989, Russia was named the main security threat to the Alliance, and dealing with it [Russia] was officially proclaimed as the new NATO mission, and the further expansion of the block is being undertaken with this particular aim. In fact, it was carried out before, but now they have found another argument, that seems more serious to them. The have sped up the process of the placement of strategic and conventional weapons across national borders. We are being provoked all the time. In plain words, they constantly provoke and tend to try to draw us into a confrontation. And attempts to interfere in our internal affairs, aimed to destabilise the social and political situation in Russia, do not stop. We also saw a serious escalation of the situation in the south-east of Ukraine recently. The aim of this escalation is clear: to abort the Minsk agreements. The current government in Ukraine is definitely not ready for a peaceful solution to this complex problem and rely on a military solution. Moreover, they are speaking in public about terrorist organisations, subversive activities, including in Russia. It could not, not disturb us. The events and circumstances mentioned, require particular attention and concentration of force from special and targeted structures in Russia, above all the Federal Security Service, primarily in the fight against terrorism.”
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian): “The activity of terrorist groups should be identified and blocked, their financial base should be liquidated, as well as the activities of emissaries from abroad, their subversive activities on the internet should be suppressed, at the same time consider, of course, the Russian and international experience in this field.”
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian): “We should take our anti-terror cooperation with foreign partners to the next level, in spite of all the difficulties, which are being formed in various areas of international life. First and foremost, of course, we have to strengthen our work with our partners in such organisations as the UN, the CSTO [Collective Security Treaty Organisation] and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. Our common interest is the restoration of a dialogue with the intelligence services in the United States, of other countries and members of NATO. It is not our fault that it was broken and does not develop. It is obvious that in the counterterrorism area all the responsible states and international associations should cooperate, because even a simple information exchange on the sources and channels of terrorists funding, on the people involved or suspected of involvement in terrorism, seriously increases the effectiveness of our joint efforts.”
More than 5,000 rounds of depleted uranium (DU) ammunition were used in two attacks on Islamic State oil tankers in eastern Syria, the US military has confirmed. ~/~ More specifically, A-10 ground attack aircraft used armor-piercing DU rounds for their 30mm rotating cannons. ~/~ The US-led coalition previously pledged it would not use the controversial ordnance. ~/~ RT’s Gayane Chichakyan talks on the issue.
(RT Documentary) ~ In almost six years of war in Syria, millions of civilians have been killed or wounded. Many have lost their homes and loved ones but the children are the most vulnerable victims of all, it’s estimated that over 8 million have been affected. ~/~ RT Doc’s Maria Finoshina has reported on the developing conflict in Syria since it began. Now she returns to the devastated cities of Aleppo and Homs to meet just a few of the kids who’ve grown up with the horror of war. ~/~ Many of the children have never known a time of peace. Most are deprived of education and even a place of safety. Traumatized by what they’ve lived through, they receive no counselling and spend their childhoods simply trying to survive: dodging bombs and snipers’ bullets, constantly on the move to escape hostilities, while earning to support their families. ~/~ The harrowing stories include Ahmad, who survived being shot in the head by a sniper but was left partially paralyzed. For him, the simplest of routine tasks are now a struggle but he still goes to school every day. Leith watched as five of his family members, including his parents, were killed. Moayed’s house was razed to the ground and now, every member of his big family has become a refugee in their own country. They squat in a partially destroyed building, with no water or electricity. ~/~ Millions more of Syria’s children have similar stories to tell: a whole generation is growing up with war and as the bloodshed continues, their futures remain precarious and uncertain.
Related: “They slaughtered my brothers and sisters”: stories of Aleppo’s orphans
Footage emerged on Tuesday of two Russian airplanes being loaded with humanitarian aid that will be delivered from Yerevan to Syria. ~ On the instructions of Armenian President Serj Sargsyan, approximately 40 tonnes of food, clothing and other essentials are to be transported to those affected by the conflict in Syria. ~ Russian transport was used as they have the necessary infrastructure to both deliver and issue humanitarian assistance. ~ It is the second time that Armenia has sent aid to Syria following a delivery in autumn 2016.
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A video, released on Monday [13, February 2017] shows the destroyed facade of the Roman theater and a tetrapylon which dates back to 270 AD. ~ The video compares the state of the architectural landmark from June 6, 2016, when all four columns and the facade of the theater were intact, to their present state from February 5. ~ The terrorists blew up the proscenium, the central part of the ancient theater.
According to the Russian Defense ministry, Syrian troops backed by Russian jets are currently continuing their advance, with less than 20km left to Palmyra. It also stated that over the past week Russian jets made more than 90 assault sorties: “The Syrian government forces destroyed more than 180 objects of militant infrastructure, including more than 60 checkpoint, 15 warehouses storing weapons, ammunition and military vehicles, 43 armored cars and jeeps, equipped with heavy machine guns. Casualties among terrorists amounted to more than 200 people”, the ministry stated on Monday, adding that since February 7 the Syrian army established control over a territory of 22sq km, liberating the settlements of El Kuleybe and Kirkuk. In total, since the government forces launched the operation to free Homs province from jihadists, they liberated some 805sq km of land…(…read more…)…
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Heavy fighting continued between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist-mercenaries in Harasta, Eastern Ghouta Region outside Damascus. After repelling an offensive launched by terrorist gangs last week, the SAA took measures to carry out several attacks to expand its control over the region.
Turkey has claimed that there will be no commission on investigation of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ unintended strike against the Turkish military in Syria. According to a military source in Ankara, there’s no need, as the ‘situation is clear’. ‘In the early morning just after the incident, corresponding talks were carried out with Russia. The case is about reinforcement of coordination we have and making it more effective. Negotiations are taking place now,’ he claimed. ~ Russian Aerospace Forces carried out an unintended strike against the Turkish positions near the Syrian town of al-Bab on 9 February. The Turks were attacking the Daesh terrorists then. As a result, three Turkish military men died, 11 people were injured. ~ The Russian leader Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the President of Turkey Recep Erdogan. ~ The incident could have happened because of a fault of the Turkish Command. Uncoordinated deployment of the Turkish troops in a grid which had been meant for an airstrike could have been one of the reasons.
The advance of the Syrian army on Daesh positions in the east of Aleppo province caught the terrorists by surprise. Sputnik Arabic reports that the Syrian infantry successfully overcame three barrier boundaries which were put up by Daesh on the outskirts of al-Bab. ~ Read more
“A sustainable decline in the number of violations of the ceasefire” in Syria, said Lieutenant-General Sergei Rudskoi of Russia’s General Staff, who was speaking in Moscow on Tuesday. He was reporting on the outcome of the first joint operational group meeting in Astana that was held on Monday.
Sergei Rudskoi, Lieutenant-General, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate, General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (Russian): “The Russian Federation is fulfilling its obligations and is continuing to work to maintain the ceasefire and spread [it] through the whole of the Syrian territory. Military experts from Russia, Turkey and Iran held a constructive meeting in Astana on February 6 this year in order to improve the arrangements for the ceasefire. Representatives of the UN also participated in the meeting. All participants mentioned a sustainable decline in the number of ceasefire violations. The Russian project regulations concerning a joint operational group for the consolidation of the ceasefire regime have almost been agreed upon. It is supposed to be signed during the next meeting in Astana”.
Sergei Rudskoi, Lieutenant-General, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate, General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (Russian): “All participants of the meeting supported an additional protocol for the agreement that was signed earlier. It was worked out by Russian and Turkish experts and contained certain measures focused on improving the truce. A regulation concerning a district joined to the peace process was also approved and presented by the Russian side, which determines the relations between Syrian officials; and the areas that are under the control of armed groups during the transition period was also approved. These documents were sent to the opposition and Syrian government for approval”.
Sergei Rudskoi, Lieutenant-General, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate, General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (Russian): “During this meeting the determination of which districts are controlled by ISIS and al-Nusra Front was almost finished. There are certain irrelevant disagreements that will be agreed upon soon. It really helps to separate the opposition from the terrorist groups. Besides, the representatives of Jordan who spoke about the situation in the south of Syria in detail, were also present at [this] meeting for the first time. They emphasised that the majority of armed groups support the ceasefire, and those who didn’t join the [ceasefire] regime, are ready to do so in the nearest future. We suggested creating Syrian government and opposition working groups to discuss the preparation of the Syrian constitution in Astana. Later, on this basis it will be possible to form a constitutional commission that will complete the main Syrian law [statutes] and determine the mechanism of its adoption. In general the participants of the meeting supported our initiative”.
Syrian troops continue to fight al-Nusra Front terrorists in the country’s seaside province of Latakia and have thwarted desperate jihadist efforts to launch a counteroffensive.
Zaitsevo village, is caught between the opposing sides. As hostilities between the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) continue, the locals sleep to the sound of gunfire and use their cellars and basements as bomb shelters. They say they simply have nowhere else to go, so they continue to live in this no man’s land, where near constant shelling puts their lives in the line every day.
Among Zaitsevo’s residents is 7-year-old Masha, she lives with her family, 4 generations of women, her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. They all grew up here and consider the village their home, a place where families are so deeply rooted that moving away to become refugees is unthinkable. They have no choice but to do the best they can to try and maintain a measure of normality in life. Windows have to be left open so they aren’t shattered by explosions. The Internet provides their only contact with neighbours for local news and mutual support.
Masha attends her first grade classes every day, even though her school has twice been hit by artillery fire. To find calm when the shelling starts, she plays with her puppy and has learned to fit her daily schedule around the regular bombardment. Her fondest dream is that, one day, the war will end.
The US is not as innocent as it may seem, according to President Donald Trump. When Fox News host Bill O’Reilly called Vladimir Putin “a killer”, Trump responded: “We’ve got a lot of killers”…(…READ MORE…).
Hungary has had enough. The nation’s government has declared a battle against organizations funded by George Soros, calling for transparency within foreign-backed NGOs operating in the country. The move has already been condemned by Brussels, but Budapest has long refused to tow the EU line – on refugees, ties with Russia, and other issues. Can Hungary continue to put its own interests above those proclaimed to be common European interests? We ask Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó. (A RussiaToday interview by Sophie Shevardnadze).
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Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova told reporters that following the Astana talks that a major split occured between the Syrian ‘opposition’, during a press conference in Moscow, Friday.
Maria Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson (Russian): “After the meeting in Astana, a split occurred in the ranks of anti-government armed formations, as Jabhat-al-Nusra terrorists attempted massive attacks on the groups of armed opposition that sent their representatives to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. In this situation, a part of the moderate opposition requested Ahrar al-Sham to protect them, as they are a more powerful group which is seeking neutrality in the conflict of Jabhat-al Nusra, with supporters present at the Astana meeting. Meanwhile, the gangs whose chieftains are set on continuing the armed struggle with the government have started to actively pledge allegiance to Jabhat al-Nusra. In order to unite its supporters, al-Nusra has created a new structure – the United Liberation of the Levant – whose militants have engaged in fighting against Ahrar al-Sham.”
Maria Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson (Russian): “We also noticed in statements from the political and armed opposition, that they are trying to prejudge the results of the UN Geneva negotiations; which are scheduled to take place on February 20. Once again the opposition representatives set ultimatum-like preconditions with which they stipulate their participation in the peace talks in Geneva. Separately, I would like to mention the demand for an apology from the United Nations and the Arab League Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura for his statement, where he proposed to form an opposition delegation himself, if the oppositionists would not do that by themselves. From our side, we fully support De Mistura’s determination for a quick continuation of the intra-Syrian contacts in Geneva. We think that the attempts to delay or to postpone the peace talks are unacceptable.”
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The Kiev government provoked the latest escalation of violence in east Ukraine as it needs money from its Western partners, which is easier to achieve when a nation pretends to be a victim and facing aggression, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.
“The Ukrainian leadership today needs money, and the best way to extort money is [to do that] from the European Union, from certain countries in Europe, from the United States and international institutions, presenting itself as a victim of aggression,” Putin said.
“As we know, the current Ukrainian government took a one-sided position to support one of the candidates during the election campaign in the US,” he said.
“What’s more, some [Ukrainian] oligarchs were even financing this candidate – or female candidate to be more precise – likely with approval from the government.
“Now they want to improve relations with the current administration and also using a conflict – it is always better, always more convenient, easier to draw in the new administration in solving the Ukrainian problems and thus establish some kind of dialogue.”
“The Ukrainian opposition has been more active amid clear [government] failures in the economic area and social policy,” Putin said.
“I think that the current Ukrainian leadership is not ready at all to apply the Minsk agreements and is looking for a reason to refuse their implementation.”
The Russian leader made the comments during a joint press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest. (…read more…)
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban are holding a joint news conference following their talks in Budapest, Hungary. According to Putin’s top foreign policy aide, Yury Ushakov, talks are to focus on “developing economic ties” between the two countries.
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2 dead, 13 injured, as Kiev forces (U.S. backed terrorists) hit Donetsk intersection with a Hurricane rocket.
North-Ukraine troops bombed a residential area with ‘GRAD Rockets’ in Donetsk.
3 Miners injured in Makeevka after Kiev forces shelling hits their mine.
Incontro-dibattito su cause e forme del terrorismo, con l’intervento di Paolo Sensini, storico ed esperto di geopolitica, autore di ISIS. Mandanti, registi e attori del “terrorismo” internazionale (Arianna editrice), Filippo Bovo, giornalista, direttore editoriale di “L’Opinione Pubblica”, autore di ISIS. Una minaccia all’Islam (Anteo edizioni), Guglielmo Cevolin, docente presso Università di Udine, presidente di “Historia. Gruppo studi storici e sociali Pordenone”.
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On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army advanced in the area of western Deir ez-Zor, aiming to knock out mercenary-terrorists of Daesh (ISIS, ISIL). Syrian troops succeeded to capture a factory and were able to liberate the local airport from the militants. However, some of the roads are still infested by armed criminals, whose hours are counted.
The Yemeni army and People’s Committees Navy attacked and seriously damaged, off the coast of Hodeidah, a warship belonging to the forces of the Saudi aggressor while it was targeting civilians and civilian facilities, violating the sovereignty of Yemen.
A Yemeni Army source stated that the military target has been achieved by a guided missile, explaining that the bombing of the Saudi warship is part of the battle waged by the Yemeni army and people’s committees in the western coasts of the country.
The Yemeni source said that Saudi warship was carrying 176 soldiers, officers, weaponry and helicopters, stressing that they were participating in the aggression against the western coasts, destroying villages of fishermen.
The navy and coastal defense of the Yemeni Coast Guard, had warned and denounced in January 21th, about the use of the international corridor by the Saudi battleships to assault and bomb civilian targets. They said in a statement that “The Saudi warships, which are using the international corridor to assault and bomb Yemeni civilian targets, are also posing a major threat to the international navigation in the Red Sea”. ~ (translation by SyrianPatriots)
Every year, Vladimir Putin takes the time to personally acknowledge individuals who excel in various categories of society; the arts and sciences. The entire ceremony is over an hour long, with each laureate addressing the assembly hall. I have selected only a few speakers, which showcase the general public perception of Vladimir Putin as President – much to the detriment of Western mainstream media.
(Translation thanks to Inessa Sinchougova)
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The United Nation’s aid chief has warned that Yemen is facing the risk of all-out famine this year… Warning, you may find the images in the follwing reports disturbing.
One of the oldest and largest castles in the world, the Citadel of Aleppo, has reopened for visitors following the liberation of the northern Syrian city from militants in December, as shown by footage on Saturday. ~ Russian soldiers were amongst the the first tourists to take in the sights of the Citadel together with locals from Aleppo. The Citadel is a part of the Ancient City of Aleppo, which has been a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site since 1986. Usage of the Citadel has been traced back to at least the 3rd millennium BC.
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Fighting is escalating in northern Syria between Al-Qaeda-linked groups and mercenary-terrorists from other factions.
The first to attack were fighters from the foreign-backed jihadist-mercenaries of the Al-Nusra Front (now self-renamed ‘Fatah al-Sham Front’).
The mercenary-terrorist gangs have issued a statement saying that their attacks on other armed groups were to prevent a ‘conspiracy’ against them.
A train travelled for the first time through Aleppo after a four and a half year disruption caused by the mercenary-terrorist gangs, Wednesday. (Related: Aleppo’s famous street market reopens after two years of closure).
“Every place that I went, every person that I spoke to, I asked this question to them. And, without hesitation they said <<there are no moderate rebels. Who are these moderate rebels that people keep speaking of?>>. Regardless of the names of these groups, the strongest fighting force on the ground in Syria is Al Nusra or Al Qaeda and ISIS. That is a fact”.
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Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari, stated that Damascus was ready to do “whatever it takes” to “stop this bloodshed” despite it being “extremely painful” for Syrian government officials to sit in the same room as other Syrians allegedly “linked to foreign agendas and working for foreign powers”. ~ He made the statement during a press conference at the International Meeting on the Syrian Settlement in Astana, Tuesday.