Putin sacks Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov
Aug12

Putin sacks Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sacked Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov and appointed him special presidential envoy for environmental activity, ecology and transport, the Kremlin press service said today. Ivanov, 63, served as Russia’s defense minister between March 2001 and February 2007. He was deputy prime minister between May 2008 and December 2011. Ivanov had led the presidential administration since December 2011....

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Top Russian lawmaker offers to check laws for compliance with Russian national values
Aug12

Top Russian lawmaker offers to check laws for compliance with Russian national values

The laws adopted by the Russian parliament should be checked for compliance with Russian historical and national values, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko told “Parliamentary Newspaper” in an interview published today. The necessity of such analysis emerged because “attempts do not cease to force legal systems and approaches on our country that hide different values which are sometimes foreign to...

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Syrian Army & Hezbollah launch counter-offensive in south Aleppo (VIDEO)
Aug12

Syrian Army & Hezbollah launch counter-offensive in south Aleppo (VIDEO)

The Syrian Army along with Hezbollah troops launched a counter-offensive in the south of Aleppo on Thursday in an attempt to recapture districts under the control of the Jaysh Al-Fateh (Army of Conquest) terrorist group. Syrian forces could be seen launching shells at the city’s Al-Ramouseh district as they attacked a cement factory, as well as an apartment block being used by the terrorists. The counter-offensive on the ground was...

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Syria: Several terrorists, including leaders, killed in army operations
Aug12

Syria: Several terrorists, including leaders, killed in army operations

More terrorist groups’ leaders have been killed as a result of the Syrian army’s continued operations against terrorist organizations in several provinces, including in ambushes and through targeting their positions and sites, Syrian news agency “SANA” reported.   Quneitra An army unit set up an ambush against a terrorist group, killing all of its members, in al-Samadaniyeh al-Gharbiyeh village in the southern...

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Civilian killed in shelling of Donetsk suburbs
Aug12

Civilian killed in shelling of Donetsk suburbs

A civilian was killed in Donetsk during shelling from positions of the Ukrainian military, a source at the defense authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) told the Donetsk News Agency today. “During the night shelling of the Petrov district, a man born in 1938 was killed,” the source said, adding that “Information on consequences from the night shelling is being verified now.” Members...

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