• Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order to withdraw the main contingent of Russian forces from Syria caught the international community off guard. Sputnik compiled the opinions of the leading French politicians and intellectuals regarding the pullout of Russian troops from Syria.
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    French Politicians on Russian Pullout From Syria: Russia is Not Aggressor

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order to withdraw the main contingent of Russian forces from Syria caught the international community off guard. Here is what leading French politicians and intellectuals said regarding the pullout of Russian troops from Syria.

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    Last update: 14:50 17.03.2016
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    5 Months That Changed It All: In Syria, Washington 'Follows Russia's Lead'

    President Barack Obama has pledged to destroy Daesh and bring peace to Syria ravaged by a five-year-long foreign-sponsored insurgency, yet it is Moscow, not Washington that has played the key role in securing a nationwide ceasefire and launching peace talks.

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  • Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft is prepared for departure at Khmeimim Air Base in Syria.
    Last update: 14:40 17.03.2016
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    Top UK Diplomat's Comments on Russian Pullout From Syria Constructive - Kremlin

    According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond's remarks on the Russian withdrawal from Syria are reserved and constructive.

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  • Vladimir Putin delivers annual Presidential Address to Federal Assembly
    Last update: 13:33 17.03.2016
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    Russia to Continue Providing Military and Intelligence Support to Syria - Putin (VIDEO)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded Russian military and defense personnel who had taken part in the Russian air campaign in Syria.

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  • Russian pilots perfectly performed their tasks during Moscow's anti-terrorist operation in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said.
    Last update: 13:33 17.03.2016
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    Putin: Russian Aerospace Forces Perfectly Performed Tasks in Syria (VIDEO)

    Russian pilots perfectly performed their tasks during Moscow's anti-terrorist operation in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said.

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  • High Negotiations Committee (HNC) (Syrian opposition body) supporters hold a Syrian flag during a press conference on Syrian peace talks at the Place des Nations outside of the United Nations Offices on February 2, 2016 in Geneva.
    Last update: 13:13 17.03.2016
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    Saudi-Backed Syrian Opposition Welcomes Russian Withdrawal From Syria - Moscow

    The representatives of the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee (HNC) welcomed the start of the Russian military withdrawal from Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Thursday.

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  • Russian war planes at Hmeymim base in Syria
    Last update: 12:23 17.03.2016
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    The Turks and Saudis Should Beware the Ides of March

    The Western and Mideast mainstream media are frenziedly spinning Russia’s planned drawdown from Syria as a military defeat and a betrayal of its key ally, but just exactly who is betraying whom?

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  • Sukhoi Su-25 ground-attack planes of the Russian Aerospace Forces prepare to depart from the Hmeimim airbase in Syria for their permanent location in Russia
    Last update: 11:14 17.03.2016
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    Win-Win: 'Russia is not Losing Anything' by Leaving Syria

    Russia has wrapped up its military operation in Syria but its political clout in the region hasn’t gone anywhere, Markus Kaim, a German Middle East expert said.

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    Last update: 10:56 17.03.2016
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    Russian Su-24M Bomber Jets Return From Syria to Airbase in Ural

    Russian Su-24M bomber jets have safely returned from Syria to airbase in Russia's Ural.

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  • Everyday life of the Russian air group at the Hmeymim airfield in Syria
    Last update: 10:23 17.03.2016
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    Russia's Syria Campaign: Top 5 Achievements No One Mentions

    President Vladimir Putin caused a stir when he announced the withdrawal of Russian forces deployed to Syria to fight Daesh and other terrorist groups. Moscow's operation has been largely hailed as a success, but several major achievements of the limited engagement have mostly remained unacknowledged.

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  • Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter
    Last update: 10:21 17.03.2016
    10:21 17.03.2016

    Russia's Pullout From Syria to be Completed in 2-3 Days

    The Russian forces will leave Syria within a couple of days, the Aerospace Forces Commander said.

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  • Su-34 multifunctional strike bomber at the Hmeimim airbase in the Latakia Governorate of Syria
    Last update: 01:06 17.03.2016
    01:06 17.03.2016

    Russia Pullout From Syria to Rebalance Forces, Overall Impact Unclear - US Marine Corps

    The overall impact of Russia’s withdrawal of forces from Syria is yet to be seen, but it will reshape the battlespace in the war-torn country, US Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told Sputnik.

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    Last update: 00:43 17.03.2016
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    Russia’s Pullout From Syria Shows Putin Pursued Distinct Strategy

    The withdrawal of Russia's military contingent from Syria showed that, unlike Western leaders, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not play "zero-sum games" and had a clearly defined strategy, which could eventually lead to a political settlement in the country, experts told Sputnik on Wednesday.

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  • Самолет Су-25 в полете
    Last update: 17:01 16.03.2016
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  • Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft leave Hmeimim airbase in Syria
    Last update: 14:39 16.03.2016
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    Russia’s 'Largely Achieved' Syrian Objectives in Facts and Figures

    Amid Russia’s partial pullout from Syria, Sputnik provides the facts and figures to illustrate what has been accomplished in the five months and fourteen days since the launch of Russia’s air campaign.

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  • Syrian army servicemen
    Last update: 09:17 16.03.2016
    09:17 16.03.2016

    Smoke on the Euphrates: Syrian Army Decimates Daesh Terrorists in Deir ez-Zor

    The Syrian Army and the country's National Defense Force have reportedly managed to take full control two neighborhoods in Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria's largest city, as well as a strategic route connecting a nearby city with an oilfield.

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  • Hmeimim airbase in Syria
    Last update: 08:06 16.03.2016
    08:06 16.03.2016

    Russia Showed Ability to Resist Any Enemy During Syria Air Campaign - Serbian Lawmaker

    Russia has shown an outstanding ability to resist and gain the victory virtually over any enemy during its airstrikes in Syria, Dragomir Karic, the Serbian parliament's member, told Sputnik on Tuesday.

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  • Russian warplanes at Hmeymim Airbase, Syria
    Last update: 08:01 16.03.2016
    08:01 16.03.2016

    Damascus Unsurprised by Russia's Syria Pullout - Assad's Aide

    Moscow's decision to withdraw its air group from Syria has not surprised official Damascus, a political and media adviser to the Syrian President Bashar Assad said Wednesday.

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    Russian Pullout From Syria Leaves Daesh Seriously Hurt

    Daesh was badly hurt by ceaseless Russian air attacks over the past seven months, but it continues to control significant territories and has not been eliminated yet, US analysts told Sputnik.

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  • Russian Su-24 tactical bombers at the Hmeimim airbase in the Latakia Governorate of Syria
    Last update: 07:00 16.03.2016
    07:00 16.03.2016

    Group of Russian Aircraft Leaves Syria's Hmeymim Airbase

    Russian aircraft from the Syrian Hmeimim airbase will return to Russia consorted by military transport planes, Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

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