West does not want to investigate incident in Idlib, Russian diplomat says
Apr20

West does not want to investigate incident in Idlib, Russian diplomat says

Western countries do not want to properly investigate the incident with the possible use of chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib, Alexander Shulgin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) told TASS. On Wednesday, the meeting of the OPCW Executive Council took place. During that meeting Russia and Iran submitted a revised draft proposal for the...

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Russian Foreign Ministry says no steps taken to investigate chemical incident in Syria
Apr20

Russian Foreign Ministry says no steps taken to investigate chemical incident in Syria

No serious steps have been taken to investigate into the alleged chemical incident in Syria’s Khan Shaykhun, Director of the Armaments Non-Proliferation and Control Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov said. The text of his address to the special session of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), held in The Hague on April 19, has been published on the ministry’s website on Thursday....

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More than half of Russians say air operation in Syria must go on — poll
Apr20

More than half of Russians say air operation in Syria must go on — poll

More than half of Russians (53%) believe that the country should go ahead with the air operation in Syria, while 34% opposed the idea, as follows from an opinion poll by the national public opinion research center VTsIOM, published on Thursday. “Fifty three percent believe that the military operation in Syria must go on, while 34% are against it,” the pollster said. The share of Russians who want the operation in Syria to...

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US decides not to intercept Russian bombers flying near Alaska
Apr20

US decides not to intercept Russian bombers flying near Alaska

North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) decided not to send its aircraft to track Russia’s Tu-95 bombers that flew near the coast of Alaska, Mary Anna Clemons, spokesperson of NORAD told TASS. “Russian bombers did enter the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) last night, but NORAD did not intercept them and at no time did these foreign aircraft enter into US sovereign airspace,” she said. According to...

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UN Security Council fails to condemn North Korea’s missile test
Apr20

UN Security Council fails to condemn North Korea’s missile test

The UN Security Council failed to adopt a statement condemning the missile test conducted by North Korea on April 15 because of disagreements between Russia and the United States. According to Russia’s Permanent Mission to the UN, on Wednesday, the US delegation scaled down the work on the document, refusing to include the call for a settlement of the situation on the Korean peninsula through dialogue in it. An official at the Russian...

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