Russia says a number of its troops have been killed during attacks launched by militants from Turkey’s de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib province, where an intensified offensive is underway by the Syrian army forces against foreign-backed militant outfits.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu seeks to assuage NATO’ concerns about Ankara’s purchase of advanced Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems, saying the military hardware is compatible with the alliance’s security systems.
The late Russian photographer Dmitri Ivanovich Yermakov’s book titled ‘Dmitri Yermakov in Iran’ was unveiled in a ceremony in the presence of several Iranologists, artists, photographers, professors, and academicians in Tbilisi History Museum (Georgian National Museum).
An Iranian cinematic figure Amir Esfandiari who works at the Farabi Cinema Foundation was selected to evaluate the films at the 17th Pacific Meridian International Film Festival of Asia-Pacific Countries which opened in Vladivostok, Russia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he believes the foreign-sponsored terrorism in Syria has come to an end, and that the need to promote the long-lasting settlement of crisis both in the war-ravaged Arab country and the entire Middle East region is highly required.
Russians have taken to the polls to cast their ballots in local and regional elections held at a time of a political thaw between Russia and Ukraine as well as simmering tensions with the US over the suspension of a Cold War-era treaty.