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Russian Defense Minister rules out direct military conflict with Ukraine

Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has ruled an armed standoff with Ukraine out as “impossible” but added that violations of Minsk Accords by Kiev could aggravate the crisis and lead to the “genocide” of ethnic Russians in Donbass. “I consider it impossible that a direct clash emerges between Russia and Ukraine,” Shoygu stated in his interview with Italian news outlet Il ...

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‘We were close to direct conflict between Russia & US inside Syria’ – Bashar Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad says Moscow deterred the West from launching a devastating country-wide air strike last month, and believes that Damascus has nearly won the seven-year war, despite continued US “interference.” “With every move forward for the Syrian Army, and for the political process, and for the whole situation, our enemies and our opponents, mainly the West led by ...

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FSB reports busting arsonists linked to Ukrainian MP, who tried to stir ethnic conflict in Crimea

Russia’s national security service, the FSB, said it has busted an extremist group in Crimea, which tried to stir ethnic tensions by attacking Crimean Tatars, who didn’t share their leader’s goal of opposing Russia. Crimea is ethnically a predominantly Russian region, but historically it was the land of Crimean Tatars. Medieval Russia suffered from slaver raids launched from Crimea, and ...

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‘Peace is beyond the reach of ordinary people’ – 97yo Palestinian recalls the conflict (VIDEO)

With the bloody Israeli-Palestinian conflict raging for decades, Mohammad Mahmoud Jadallah recalls how the tensions between the two nations over land and holy sites spiraled into wars, forced displacement and evictions. Born in 1921 amidst the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Mohammad grew up in Palestine when it was controlled by the British after World War I. In 1946, he ...

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Over half of Russians say Syrian conflict can develop into new world war

The percentage of Russians who fear that the current conflict in Syria could develop into a global war has increased from 48 to 57 in less than two years, but experts explain this by natural deviations. According to newly released research by the independent Russian public opinion center Levada, 16 percent of Russians have serious fears that the Syrian war ...

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‘Deep state’ elements pushing for Syrian conflict – Dennis Kucinich tells Larry King on RT (VIDEO)

Former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich told RT’s Politicking that there are ‘deep state’ elements influencing US foreign policy, citing examples from the Trump, Obama, and Bush administrations. The current Ohio gubernatorial candidate claimed there are elements in the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA trying to influence the Trump administration to be “more hawkish, more interventionist.” [embedded content] “Frankly ...

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Ukraine threatens Russia with ‘full-scale conflict’ if gas transit stops

Kiev has warned Moscow of ‘geopolitical consequences’ if Gazprom ceases gas transits through the territory of Ukraine. “If there is no transit through the territory of Ukraine, then the likelihood of a full-scale conflict between Russia and Ukraine is also increasing. European politicians need to understand not only the economic consequences for Ukraine, but also geopolitical consequences for the whole ...

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Danger of miscalculation: Escalation over Syria could lead to major conflict – Israeli Air Force vet

Even though the continued escalation of tensions over the situation in Syria is unlikely to spiral into a full-scale world war, it can still lead to a major regional conflict, Reuven Ben-Shalom, an Israeli Air Force veteran, said. Read more The conflict in Syria remains a source of a major international security concerns as “global powers are at play” there, ...

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Syrian strike is not conflict between superpowers, Russia was warned ahead – US envoy to Moscow

The US warned Russia ahead of the overnight strikes on Syria, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said, adding that the military action was not “about the conflict between superpowers.” “Before we took the action, the United States communicated with the Russian Federation to reduce the danger of any Russian or civilian casualties,” Huntsman said, claiming that “all the targets ...

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Facebook is again criticized for failing to prevent religious conflict in Myanmar

Today marks the start of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s much-anticipated trip to Washington as he attends a hearing with the Senate, before moving on to a Congressional hearing tomorrow. Away from the U.S. political capital, Zuckerberg is engaged in serious discussions about Myanmar with a group of six civil society organizations in the country who took umbrage at his claim that ...

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