Syrian Army Prepares for Zero Hour on the Southern Front (Arabic | English)

Sputnik Arabic Original in Arabic (below) Translated to English via Google (poor but adequate) Guests: Russian journalist Andrei Ontkov from Moscow Major General Reza Ahmed Shreiki from Damascus There was a lot of news about the American crowds on the Syrian-Jordanian border and the possibility that Jordanian and US forces might enter Syrian territory to…

Russian Defence Ministry: Implementation of Memorandum on De-escalation Zones

Russian Defence Ministry held a briefing titled “Principles of implementation of the Memorandum on Syria de-escalation zones signed in Astana” Speech of the Deputy Defence Minister of Russia Lieutenant General Alexander Fomin Good day, ladies and gentlemen! The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation is holding a briefing on the main points and principles…

Syria’s “No-Fly” Zones Closed to US-led Coalition Aircraft

ASTANA, May 5. /TASS/. The planned de-escalation zones in Syria will be closed to the US-led coalition’s aviation, the head of Russia’s delegation and the president’s special envoy for Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentyev, said. “The case is that in the de-escalation zones the work of aviation, especially the coalition forces, is absolutely not envisaged, with…

“Opposition” Demands No-Fly Zone Over All of Syria

The opposition delegation says any agreement won’t be acceptable if it does not include the following point: any ceasefire agreement should hold over the entire territory of Syria. ASTANA, May 4./TASS/. The delegation of the Syrian armed opposition rejects Iran’s role as a ceasefire guarantor state, says a statement of the delegation circulated after the…

Russia, Iran and Turkey Sign Russian Memorandum on De-escalation Zones

4 May، 2017 Astana, SANA The guarantor states of the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria signed on Thursday the Russian memorandum on de-escalation zones. The signing took place during the plenary session of the Astana 4 meeting held in Kazakh’s capital of Astana with the participation of the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic…

Putin Stresses Need for Preserving Cessation of Hostilities to Guarantee Progress

What Putin and Erdogan Said About Syria in Today’s News Conference Syria Supports Russian Initiative on De-escalation Zones 3 May، 2017 Sochi, SANA Russia’s President Vladimir Putin affirmed the need to preserve the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria in order to guarantee the progress in the political process. In a joint press conference with…