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RUSSIA has blasted a UN General Assembly resolution on Syria, calling it “blatant” support for rebel groups battling President Bashar al-Assad.
Russia‘s UN ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, said the main backers of the resolution, overwhelmingly passed by the UN assembly, was providing “mercenaries and arms” to the Syrian opposition.
Churkin said the More >
MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia is supporting the NATO mission in Afghanistan by providing a transit hub and isn’t happy about the alliance’s planned withdrawal.
Moscow has provided the U.S. and other NATO member states with air corridors and railway routes for carrying supplies to and from landlocked Afghanistan. Under More >
RUSSIA has lashed out at the US for backing the armed opposition to the Syrian regime, saying Washington’s failure to condemn the July 18 blast that killed top security officials meant it was justifying terror.
“This is quite an awful position, I cannot even find the words to make clear how we feel,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told More >
THE US has denied Russia’s claim that it is arming Syria’s opposition and expressed new concern over what it says is Moscow’s supply of attack helicopters to Damascus.
“We do not and have not supplied weapons to the Syrian opposition. You know our position on that and we have made it very clear,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said More >