BILATERAL MEETING. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet at the Kremlin in Moscow late on May 23, 2017. Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Pool/AFP In a last-minute bilateral meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin tells President Duterte he understands why he must return to Manila early
MOSCOW, Russia (May 24, 2017) — Russian President Vladimir Putin extended his condolences over the Marawi City attack in person to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their bilateral meeting on Tuesday, May 23.
Continue reading Putin expresses condolences over Marawi attack Ukrainian deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal looks on during a public hearing in the case Ukraine v. Russian Federation, on March 6, 2017, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague. Kiev will seek to convince the UN’s top court on March 6, 2017 that Moscow is “sponsoring terrorism” in a bloody conflict involving separatist pro-Russian rebels, as tensions escalate in war-torn eastern Ukraine. / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Bas Czerwinski / Netherlands OUT Ukraine is asking the ICJ to impose emergency measures ordering Russia to stop the alleged funnelling of money, weapons, and personnel into the east, and to halt so-called ‘discrimination’ against minorities in Russian-occupied Crimea
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Mar. 7, 2017) — Ukraine urged the UN’s top court on Monday, March 6, to help bring stability to its war-torn east, seeking to convince judges that Russia is “sponsoring terrorism” in Kiev’s conflict with separatist pro-Russian rebels.
Continue reading Ukraine accuses Russia of terrorism in top UN court CRISIS MEETING. French president Francois Hollande (C) speaks with Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) and minister of defence Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) after they held a crisis defense meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 22, 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA World leaders unite in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 23, 2016) — World leaders united Tuesday, March 22, in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism, after Islamic State (ISIS) bombers killed around 35 people in a strike at the symbolic heart of the EU.
Continue reading World condemns Brussels bombings as strike on European democracy NEGOTIATING TABLE. Syrian chief negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari, (L), Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of the Syria to UN New York, and UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura, (R), prior a new round of negotiations between the Syrian government and U.N., at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 14, 2016. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA However, hopes for a breakthrough at the talks remained remote with both sides locked in a bitter dispute over the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
MOSCOW, Russia (Mar. 14, 2016) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, March 14, announced the withdrawal of Moscow’s forces from Syria in a shock move as fresh peace talks began in Geneva.
Continue reading Putin orders withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria In this file photo, people walk across Red Square, with the Kremlin’s Spasskaya (Saviour) Tower (R) and St. Basil’s Cathedral (L) seen in the background, in central Moscow on December 22, 2015. Vasily Maximov/AFP The Kremlin adds that Russia is set to continue its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s ground offensive against terrorist organizations
MOSCOW, Russia (Feb. 20, 2016) — Russia on Saturday, February 20, expressed regret that the United Nations Security Council rejected its bid to halt Turkey’s military actions against Syria and
Continue reading Russia says ‘regrets’ UN rejection to rein in Turkey over Syria