Tag: Latakia

Fontanka Investigates Russian Mercenaries Dying For Putin In Syria And Ukraine

March 29, 2016

Russian “private military contractors” (PMCs) are leading major battles, first in Ukraine and now in Syria, reports Fontanka, an independent Saint Petersburg newspaper

As Pressure Mounts On Aleppo, Russia Conducts Air Strikes Across Syria

February 5, 2016

Live Updates: Thousands of people are trying to flee the north of the Aleppo region into Turkey as fighting rages between rebel fighters and pro-regime forces. Meanwhile Russian jets have conducted air strikes on rebel-held settlements across the country. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.

Putin in Syria: Russia Dismisses Claims S-400 Missiles Deployed In Syria But Photos Do Show Component Radar

November 13, 2015

Russia denies claims that S-400 surface-to-air missiles have been deployed to the Hmeemeem airbase in Latakia, but photos do show a radar associated with the missile system. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.

Putin in Syria: Friends And Family Reject Official Claims That Soldier Committed Suicide In Syria

October 28, 2015

LIVE UPDATES: Vadim Kostenko, a Russian Air Force serviceman who died in Syria on Saturday, is being buried today. Friends and family insist that the government is lying about his cause of death. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.