Vladimir Isachenkov
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Russia: West is obstructing aid to Syria, return of refugees
by Vladimir Isachenkov - August 21, 2018 - 1:16am
Russia lashed out at Western countries on yesterday, accusing them of blocking UN aid for Syria's reconstruction and trying to prevent the return of refugees.
Putin vows to modernize Russia, challengers prepare for race
by Vladimir Isachenkov - December 24, 2017 - 12:00am
President Vladimir Putin presented his vision for modernizing Russia yesterday, while some of his challengers in next March's presidential vote were formally nominated for the race.
Johnson on first Moscow visit by UK top diplomat in 5 years
by Vladimir Isachenkov - December 22, 2017 - 9:00pm
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Moscow yesterday, seeking to encourage cooperation on global security challenges despite strained relations between Russia and the West.
Navalny supporters rally across Russia on Putin's birthday
by Vladimir Isachenkov - October 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny rallied across Russia on yesterday, heeding his call to pressure authorities into letting him enter the presidential race with a wave of demonstrations on President...
US-Russia ties at new low with expulsions of diplomats
by Vladimir Isachenkov - July 31, 2017 - 6:16pm
With a sweeping cut in the number of US diplomatic personnel in Russia, President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes further in an escalating rift with the United States.
Key moments in Russia's campaign, involvement in Syrian war
by Vladimir Isachenkov - June 16, 2017 - 9:12pm
Russia's announcement that the Islamic State group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been killed in a Russian airstrike in Syria in late May — if confirmed — would be a huge military coup for Moscow...
Russia claims it killed ISIS chief Al-Baghdadi
by Vladimir Isachenkov - June 16, 2017 - 8:40am
Russia claimed Friday it killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike on a meeting of IS leaders just outside the IS de facto capital in Syria.
Russia's top diplomat at center of Trump controversy
by Vladimir Isachenkov - March 3, 2017 - 9:07am
The Trump administration's back-to-back controversies over its Russian ties now have at least one thing in common: Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Kremlin denies any disappointment with Trump administration
by Vladimir Isachenkov - February 18, 2017 - 2:00am
The Kremlin denied yesterday that it has grown frustrated with a lack of progress in improving relations with Washington under President Donald Trump, saying it's too early to say what course Russia-US ties will...
Kremlin hopes for rapport with US, but differences will stay
by Vladimir Isachenkov - January 22, 2017 - 3:00am
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump's administration in comments broadcast yesterday, but warned that differences will remain.
Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration
by Vladimir Isachenkov - January 21, 2017 - 2:11am
Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump's inauguration yesterday, hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the United States, while revelers in Moscow and elsewhere gathered for celebrations...
Tensions run high between Azerbaijan, Armenia despite truce
by Vladimir Isachenkov - April 5, 2016 - 3:08pm
More than two decades after a conflict killed about 30,000 people and displaced 1 million others, tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh have exploded again, with both sides engaged...
Russia presses air blitz in Syria to dictate peace terms
by Vladimir Isachenkov - February 15, 2016 - 5:00pm
Moscow joined the fight in Syria to return to relevance in international diplomacy. It has succeeded by anyone's measure — and Russia hopes to use its air power to dictate the terms of a cease-fire and prospective...
Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills
by Vladimir Isachenkov - February 8, 2016 - 2:26pm
President Vladimir Putin has scrambled thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops' readiness amid continuing tensions with...
Putin says Russia's ready to improve ties with the US
by Vladimir Isachenkov - December 17, 2015 - 9:00am
Russia and the U.S. agree on a general approach to settling the Syrian crisis, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, saying that Moscow stands ready to improve ties with Washington.
Putin: Russia has sent weapons to Syrian opposition group
by Vladimir Isachenkov - December 11, 2015 - 10:00am
President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia has provided air cover, weapons and supplies to a leading Western-backed opposition group in Syria and called for closer coordination with the U.S.-allied coalition,...
Russia launches new airstrikes in Syria; 1st from submarine
by Vladimir Isachenkov - December 8, 2015 - 4:09pm
Russia's defense minister says the military has launched a barrage of new air and missile strikes on targets in Syria and for the first time has launched a new cruise missile from a submarine.
Russia suspends visa-free travel with Turkey
by Vladimir Isachenkov - November 27, 2015 - 9:31am
Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border.
Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey
by Vladimir Isachenkov - November 25, 2015 - 3:32pm
In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia says it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the...
Russian military says its bombing sharply cut IS oil incomes
by Vladimir Isachenkov - November 20, 2015 - 12:00pm
The Russian military has destroyed numerous oil facilities and tankers controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria, sharply cutting its income, Russia's defense minister said Friday.
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