Sochi, Russia Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. Syria downs Russian plane, Moscow blames IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | The Raw Story

    Syria has accidentally downed a Russian Ilyushin military aircraft, like this one, killing all 15 crew onboard when its air defences went into action against an alleged Israeli missile strike, the Russian army says AFP/File / Nikita SHCHYUKIN Syria accidentally downed a Russian military aircraft with a crew of 15 onboard when its air defences went into action against an alleged Israeli missile strike, the Russian army said Tuesday. The incident, which happened late Monday, was the worst case of friendly fire between the two allies since Russia's game-changing military intervention in September 2015.

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  2. UN Chief Welcomes De-escalation in Syria's IdlibRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Voice of America

    The U.N. secretary-general has welcomed an agreement reached Monday between the presidents of Russia and Turkey to create a demilitarized buffer zone in Syria's Idlib region, saying it should "avert" a full-scale military operation and provide a reprieve for some three-million civilians." The secretary-general calls on all the parties in Syria to cooperate in the implementation of the agreement and ensure safe and unimpeded humanitarian access in all areas through the most direct routes," AntA3nio Guterres' spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday.

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  3. Russia blames Israel after its reconnaissance plane downed by Syrian air defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Watertown Daily Times

    One day after a Russian aircraft was downed over Syria's Mediterranean coast, Russia and Israel swapped accusations on Tuesday over who was responsible for the attack, which killed all 15 people on board. Syrian air defenses took out the reconnaissance plane late Monday after it became vulnerable in what Russia's Defense Ministry said was an attack by Israel that gave Russia almost no warning.

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  4. Fate of jihadists will make or break Idlib peace planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Reuters

    The Russian-Turkish agreement to avert a Syrian government offensive against Idlib hinges on the response of jihadist fighters in the region and could unravel quickly if Moscow and Ankara cannot jointly impose their plan on the Islamist groups. FILE PHOTO: Members of al Qaeda's Nusra Front carry their weapons as they move towards their positions during an offensive to take control of the northwestern city of Ariha from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Idlib province May 28, 2015.

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  5. Opposition says it is better off after Syria deal in IdlibRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WBAL-AM Baltimore

    ... 2015, turning the tide of the civil war his forces were struggling to win. It said the agreement reached in Sochi, Russia, is bound by a timetable that must be respected, calling it a continuation of previous de-escalation zones. Russia, Turkey and ...

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  6. Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, welcomes Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prior to their talks at the Bocharovy Ruchei residence, in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Sept.

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  7. Russia calls off Idlib attack, agrees with Turkey on buffer zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Norwalk Citizen News

    Russia called off a campaign against the last major rebel-held area in Syria, preventing for now an escalation in the seven-year war, after Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached a deal on Monday. The pact came just over a week after Putin rejected Erdogan's call for a cease-fire in the area and is the latest example of the Kremlin's tense balancing act among the rival factions in the Syrian conflict.

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  8. Russia blames Israel for plane shot down by Syrian missileRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Greenwich Citizen

    In this file photo dated Friday, March 4, 2016, Russian warplanes are parked at Hemeimeem air base in Syria. A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was brought down over the Mediterranean Sea as it was returning to its home base inside Syria, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian defense ministry said Tuesday Sept.

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  9. The Latest: UN Syria envoy says Idlib deal 'very good news'Read the original story

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Fox News

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, welcomes Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prior to their talks at the Bocharovy Ruchei residence, in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

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  10. Iran hails Russia-Turkey agreement to avoid Idlib onslaughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | The Times of Israel

    Syrians from the rebel-held northern city of Idlib and its surrounding towns wave opposition flags and chant slogans as they gather for an anti-government demonstration in Idlib on September 14, 2018. Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday hailed an agreement between Turkey and Russia to avert an assault on Syria's last major rebel stronghold in Idlib province as an example of "responsible diplomacy."

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  11. EU appeals to 'Astana guarantors' to avoid Idlib catastropheRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | EurActiv.com

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhan , Russian President Vladimir Putin , and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attend a press conference after their meeting in Tehran, Iran 7 September 2018. [Kremlin pool/EPA/EFE] Commenting on the decision by Russia and Turkey to create a "demilitarised" zone in a rebel-held Syrian region, the EU called on Tuesday on the "Astana guarantors", Russia, Turkey and Iran, to respect civilians as a matter of priority.

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  12. Turkey, Russia agree on demilitarized zone in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Lowell Sun

    The leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed Monday to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region, the last major stronghold of anti-government rebels where fears had been running high of a devastating offensive by government forces. The zone will be established by Oct. 15 and be 15-20 kilometers deep, with troops from Russia and NATO-member Turkey conducting coordinated patrols, President Vladimir Putin said at the end of a more than three-hour meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi.

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  13. Iran Hails 'Responsible Diplomacy' After Turkey, Russia Agree On Idlib PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Weekday Magazine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin , Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar attend a news conference following the talks in Sochi on September 17. Tehran, Damascus, and Syrian opposition groups have welcomed an agreement between Russia and Turkey to avert an assault on Syria's last major rebel stronghold in the northwestern province of Idlib.

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  14. Russian spy plane 'accidentally shot down' by Syrian anti-aircraft batteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | ABC News

    Russia's defence ministry says one of its military aircraft with 14 people on board disappeared from radar screens over the Mediterranean at the same time as Israeli and French forces were mounting aerial attacks on targets in Syria. A US official said Washington believed the aircraft, an Il-20 turbo-prop plane used for electronic reconnaissance, was inadvertently shot down by anti-aircraft artillery operated by Moscow's ally, the Syrian Government.

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  15. Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military planeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    Syria inadvertently shot down a Russian military plane after an Israeli attack on Syrian positions, killing 15 people on board, Moscow said. The Russian military said Tuesday that the Russian maritime patrol aircraft was shot by by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery amid the Israeli attack on Monday, state news agency RIA-Novosti reported.

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  16. Turkey: Civilians to stay in Idlib, 'terrorists' to be removedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Al Jazeera

    "The borders of Idlib will be protected under the memorandum of understanding signed in Sochi. There would be no change in the status of Idlib," to halt plans for an offensive on the last major rebel-held stronghold was announced in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday after a meeting between the Russian President On Tuesday, Iran's foreign minister hailed the agreement over the rebel-held province, calling it an example of "responsible diplomacy".

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  17. Putin agrees with Erdogan to Spare Syria's Idlib from Assault if Radical Fighters WithdrawRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Juan Cole

    Moscow said Monday there would be no assault on Syria's Idlib as the leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed to create a demilitarised zone around the Syrian rebel-held province. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan - who are on opposite sides in the deadly seven-year conflict in Syria - met for over four hours in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi to decide the fate of Idlib, home to three million people.

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  18. US, Iran welcome Sochi deal to reduce violence in IdlibRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Turkish Daily News

    The United States welcomes any "sincere effort" to reduce violence in Syria, a State Department official said on Sept. 17. "We are encouraged that Turkey and Russia appear to have taken steps to avert a military offensive by the Assad regime and its allies in Idlib and welcome any sincere effort to reduce the violence in Syria.

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  19. Russia: beyond redemption?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Spiked

    While the Western political and media class was damning the Russian state for its alleged role in the cack-handed 'chemical weapons' attack on the Skripals in Salisbury, WADA seemingly decided this was a good moment to welcome the Russian Athletics Federation back into the international fold, after the suspension of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency in 2015 on the grounds that it covered up systematic doping offences. It is not a foregone conclusion that RUSADA's suspension will be lifted, of course.

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  20. Putin-Erdogan deal on Syria demilitarized zone heads off showdown, pending bloodbathRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | Washington Times

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that he had struck a deal with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to table a planned offensive against the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib , a last-minute agreement that led all sides of the 7-year-old conflict to breathe a sigh of relief despite a host of unanswered questions about whether the so-called demilitarized zone will hold. Regional analysts welcomed the accord but said it also underscored the sidelining of the U.S. in the Syrian endgame.

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