Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

UN-unsanctioned violence can lead to chaos-Putin

Thursday, September 27, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Sept. 27, 2012

Military actions or violence unsanctioned by the UN are unacceptable and can trigger chaos and destabilization, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin stated during the credential-giving ceremony to foreign ambassadors in Moscow. Read more…

Moscow Explains Decision To Close USAID’s Office

Thursday, September 20, 2012 Comments off

“The Russian diplomat stressed that Russian society was mature enough and did not need any guidance from abroad”.

Russia’s decision to close the US Agency for International Development’s office in Russia was prompted by the fact that the agency was using its money to influence political processes in Russia, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Wednesday. Read more…

Political resolution on the crisis in Syria is impossible – Interview (VOR to Commander of FSA)

Thursday, August 9, 2012 Comments off

Yelena Suponina


Photo: AFP

The Voice of Russia Radio Company has managed to reach the commander of the Free Syrian Army Riad al-Asaad and get an exclusive interview about the course of military operations.

The colonel has been in Turkey since he deserted from the Syrian army in the summer of 2011. He says that the fight for Syria is continuing, and the statements about Al-Qaeda terrorists inside the Free Syrian Army are made up. Read more…

Russia denies warships heading for Syria

Saturday, August 4, 2012 Comments off

Russian warships can dock in Syria for resupply – Ministry of Defense

Russia denies warships heading for Syria

RIA Novosti

Russia’s Defence Ministry has denied reports that large landing ships of the Northern Fleet carrying marines had planned to visit Syria’s Tartus port. Read more…

Churkin: vote on Syrian issue contrary to UN Charter

Saturday, August 4, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  August 4,  2012



The initiators of the vote on the Syrian issue at the UN General Assembly blatantly disregarded the UN Charter, said Russia’s permanent UN representative Vitaly Churkin, speaking to reporters Friday. Read more…

Kofi Annan resigns as Special Envoy to Syria + Related Articles

Friday, August 3, 2012 Comments off

Kofi Annan, who has been mediating the Syrian crisis as a special UN-Arab League Envoy, is stepping down from the post, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says. Read more…

Syrian Crisis – “Human rights in Syria violated by both sides” – Russia’s Deputy FM

Thursday, August 2, 2012 Comments off

Aug 2, 2012

Russia’s deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov believes that human rights are violated by both sides in the Syrian conflict and this is something Western and Arab politicians should realize full well. Read more…

Russia – Putin to reiterate position on Syria

Thursday, August 2, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Aug  2, 2012

President Putin will use his Thursday visit to London for meeting with Prime Minister Cameron and explaining the Russian position on Syria.
Russia believes the Syrian crisis must be settled in accordance with Kofi Annan’s settlement plan, which calls on both sides in the conflict to hold fire and enter into an unfettered political dialogue. Read more…

Russia – Lavrov dismisses Bashar refuge talk

Sunday, July 29, 2012 Comments off



Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed foreign reports that Russia is prepared to grant asylum to Bashar Assad as a deliberate provocation aimed at portraying Russia and China as the main culprits in the ongoing crisis in Syria. Read more…

Russia prepared to send observers to Syria

Thursday, July 26, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  July  26,  2012

According to Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, the Russian Foreign Ministry has acted on orders from President Vladimir Putin to inform the UN Security Council that Russia is prepared to send up to 30 military observers to Syria. Read more…