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Ankara notifies Damascus of Afrin operation in written form - foreign minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:04
Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Moscow was concerned about the beginning of Turkey’s offensive in Afrin and urged the warring sides to exercise restraint

Russia’s embassy confirms ambassador summoned to Turkish Foreign Ministry - official

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 20:52
Earlier in the day, a source with the Turkish Foreign Ministry told reporters that ambassadors and charges d'affaires of Russia, the United States and Iran had been summoned to the ministry

Pentagon’s arms supplies to pro-US units trigger Afrin operation - Defense Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 20:43
On Saturday, Turkey’s General Staff declared the beginning of Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish units from Self-Defense Forces and Democratic Union Party in Afrin

Moscow urges sides in Afrin to exercise restraint - Russia’s Foreign Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 20:10
On January 20 Turkey began engaging its Armed Forces near Afrin in northwest Syria

Russia’s Lavrov, US’ Tillerson discuss stability in north Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 18:35
The two top diplomats "agreed to stay in close contact"

Russian forces re-deployed from Afrin after Turkey’s offensive - Russia’s Defense Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:25
The operations group have been redeployed from the area of Afrin to the area of Tel Ajar in the Tel Rifaat de-confliction zone

US suspends destruction of chemical weapons under invented pretext - Defense Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 16:28
Earlier, a senior State Department official said that Russia has allegedly "used every opportunity at its disposal to protect the Assad regime in its continued use of chemical weapons"

Any military operation in Syria may affect National Dialogue Congress in Sochi - Iran

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:09
Earlier on Saturday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the republic's Armed Forces had "actively" begun an operation in Syria's Afrin

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree lists for Congress in Sochi - president’s representative

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:56
The final formalities may take a couple more days, the Russian president’s Special Representative for the Syrian settlement Alexander Lavrentyev said

Russia ready to share with Myanmar experience of fighting terrorists’ drones - minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:25
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stressed that terrorist attacks with use of drones may be not in Syria only

Turkey has begun operation in Syria's Afrin - President Erdogan

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:05
Turkey's President once again criticized the U.S. support to the Syrian Kurds

Moscow is for resuming talks on economic projects in format Russia - DPRK - South Korea

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:57
According to Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, Russia is for expanding the inter-Korean dialogue's agenda

DPRK delegation may visit Moscow prior to Games in South Korea - Russian diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:51
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said, adding during the possible consultations the parties would discuss "mostly bilateral issues"

Russia-US further consultations on DPRK due in Moscow - top diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:30
The previous round of consultations between Morgulov and the US counterpart was in Washington in July, 2017

Russia ready to assist in direct dialogue of US, DPRK - diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:10
In response to a question when the talks may begin, the deputy foreign minister suggested "addressing it to partners in Washington and Pyongyang"

Russia is against unilateral sanctions against DPRK - diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:08
"We are calling on Washington to follow strictly the measures as per that resolution", Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said

Russian defense minister points to Russia-Myanmar developing military cooperation

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 09:16
According to Sergei Shoigu, Russia is set for development of partnership, strengthening of the armed forces’ combat readiness

Russian military in Syria evacuate civilians from Eastern Ghouta

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 08:01
The evacuated Syrians said about starving civilians remaining in that de-escalation zone

Russian carmaker Avtovaz delivers over 300 Lada cars to Cuba

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 06:00
All cars will be handed over to the state-run taxi company Taxis Cuba

Trump becomes major disappointment for Russian political establishment expert

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 05:45
The expert said that Russian offiicals mistakenly thought that the US president’s degree of domestic political authority are comparable to that of his Russian counterpart

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