Tag: Russia

France’s Macron says he plans to travel to Russia soon

Macron and Putin held a video call on Friday. Macron has called for Europe to re-examine its strategic partnership with Russia, saying that a policy of defiance towards Moscow in recent years had failed.

Russia quits U.N. system aimed at protecting hospitals, aid in Syria

Russia said on Thursday it has quit a voluntary United Nations arrangement that aimed to protect hospitals and humanitarian aid deliveries in Syria from being hit by the warring parties.

Marathon vote on extending Putin’s rule begins

Russians on Thursday will begin casting their ballots in a seven-day vote on sweeping reforms that could clear the way for President Vladimir Putin.

Russia says it already uses dexamethasone to treat coronavirus patients

Dexamethasone, a cheap and widely used steroid, has become the first drug shown to be able to save the lives of critically ill COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a major breakthrough in the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. warns of Russian bid for Libya stronghold after warplane delivery

Russian military personnel have delivered 14 MiG 29 and Su-24 fighter jets to the Libyan National Army's Jufra air base, the U.S. military says, despite denials from the LNA and a Russian member of parliament.

Threat to hit Turkey in Libya underscores risk of escalation

"In the event Turkish interests in Libya are targeted, this will have very grave consequences," said Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy.

Russian plane takes off for U.S. with coronavirus help onboard

A Russian military transport plane took off from an airfield outside Moscow early on Wednesday and headed for the United States with a load of medical equipment and masks to help Washington fight coronavirus, Russian state TV reported.

Russia urges citizens to refrain from travelling and asks people to...

Russia on Friday urged its citizens to refrain from travelling.

Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire deal for Syria’s Idlib

Turkey and Russia agreed a ceasefire deal on Thursday in Syria's Idlib region.

Alert in Ukraine following ‘heavy shelling’ in Donbass region

A simmering conflict between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed forces in eastern Ukraine has killed more than 13,000 people since 2014.