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October 24, 2018: US Troops Clash With Turkish-backed Militants Near Manbij

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-24-2018-us-troops-clash-with-turkish-backed-militants-near-manbij/ Troops of the US-led coalition have been clashing with Turkish-backed militants near the Syrian city of Manbij, currently controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), according to a video, which appeared online this week. Commenting on the incident to Kurdistan 24, spokesman for the US-led coalition Colonel Sean Ryan admitted that coalition forces “received gunfire from undisclosed persons and returned fire” on October 15, but avoided pointing the

President Putin’s meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club

Full official English language transcript. Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the 15th anniversary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club. October 18, 2018 Sochi The main topic is The World We Will Live In: Stability and Development in the 21st Century. The plenary session moderator is Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club. The Valdai Forum opened in Sochi on October 15. Its participants – 130 experts from 33 countries – are discussing Russia’s political and socioeconomic prospects as well as social and cultural development

Pre-War Hysteria: Trump Vows To Boost Nuclear Forces, Withdraw From INF Treaty

https://southfront.org/pre-war-hysteria-trump-vows-to-boost-nuclear-forces-withdraw-from-inf-treaty/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Tensions in the diplomatic relations between the United States and Russia seem to be ramping up to a potentially pre-war level. The increasingly thought diplomatic rhetoric of both Moscow and Washington as well as hostile US actions against Russia

Putin: legally Sevastopol has always been part of Russia

Meeting with Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin The President had a working meeting with Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin to discuss the development of transport infrastructure and the capital’s economy, and the implementation of the housing stock renovation programme. October 22, 2018 Vladimir Putin: Good. I know that traditionally you help Sevastopol. How is this cooperation going today? Sergei Sobyanin: Mr President, Moscow and Sevastopol have always been sister cities, even when Sevastopol was not part of Russia; we always helped. Vladimir Putin: Legally it has

October 22, 2018: Russian Forces Eliminated 87,500 Terrorists During Syria Operation

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-22-2018-russian-forces-eliminated-87500-terrorists-during-syria-operation/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 On October 20th, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian Aerospace Defense Forces have carried out more than 40,000 flights, including 21,000 nighttime ones over the course of the operation in Syria. These have resulted in approximately 122,000

Putin took away Lukashenko’s chance to sell Russian oil to Poroshenko by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and subtitled by Scott Humor Click “CC” button for English subtitles.   Soon, Belarus won’t be able to make money on re-export to Ukraine oil products they receive from Russia. The restrictions are temporary, but is it so? As a known saying goes, there is nothing more permanent than temporary. In Minsk, this saying is also, probably, remembered regarding the Moscow’s decision to ban the supply of gasoline, diesel

Will There Be A Second ATO in Zakarpattia? by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC for English captions.     A Ukrainian female journalist published a video capturing the movement of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the direction of Zakarpattia. Against this background, a question arises: did they really hit their heads in Kiev so much that they decided to start a second ATO? Svidomo journalist Anna Kulchitskaya claims that in the Starosamborsky district of

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Euronews

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Euronews, Moscow, October 16, 2018   Question: The issue of Russia’s financial contribution to the Council of Europe has long been on the agenda after Russia’s voting right was suspended. How important is the Council of Europe to Russia? What, in your view, is the likely solution to this impasse? Sergey Lavrov: The Council of Europe is going through a serious crisis and not

October 18, 2018: Israel Is Preparing To Challenge S-300 In Syria

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-18-2018-israel-is-preparing-to-challenge-s-300-in-syria/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Two F-15 warplanes of the US-led coalition accidentally struck a unit of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which was involved in the SDF advance on ISIS in the Euphrates Valley, the Russian news agency Sputnik reported on October 17.

Kudrin offers to surrender to the West for the lifting of sanctions, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and subtitled by Scott Humor The Chairman of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin had actually offered to surrender to the West in exchange for lifting of sanctions. This is according to his statement made at the meeting of the board of The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).   After the Ukrainian Maidan, a subtle joke was popular on the Runet that once the most successful business operation

October 16, 2018: Idlib Demilitarization Zone Agreement Reaches Its First Deadline

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-16-2018-idlib-demilitarization-zone-agreement-reaches-its-first-deadline/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 On October 15, a first deadline in the roadmap for implementation of the Idlib demilitarization agreement passed. According to this agreement, militant groups had to withdraw all their heavy weaponry and equipment from the declared 15-20km deep zone and

The US Sanctions – Hit Trump, so That Russia Is Afraid by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC for English captions.     On Facebook, there is only talk about the new sanctions, and not only there, of course. Against the background of the rise of the dollar, the deafening chorus performing the operetta “This is the end,” tries to block the voices of those who are not inclined to rash conclusions. Basically, “you won’t strangle our song,

Russia’s Foreign Minister accuses the US in orchestrating the attacks against the Orthodox Church in Ukraine

Excerpts from Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview to RT France, Paris Match and Figaro, Moscow, October 12, 2018   Question: Russia has been constantly, especially recently, accused by Western countries, the media, and a number of organisations, such as the Anti-Doping Agency and the OPCW, of election meddling and cyber attacks. Most recently, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the Netherlands came out with such accusations concurrently and

October 12, 2018: ‘S-300 Elimination’ Delayed – Israel Grounds F-35 Fleet

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-12-2018-s-300-elimination-delayed-israel-grounds-f-35-fleet/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 On October 11, the Israeli military announced that it had halted flights of F-35I stealth fighter jets following the crash of the US Marine Corps F-35B jet in South Carolina on September 28. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) stated

October 10, 2018: YPG Cells Attack Turkish-backed Forces In Afrin

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-10-2018-ypg-cells-attack-turkish-backed-forces-in-afrin/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) carried out a new attack on Turkish-backed forces in the region of Afrin. According to the YPG, 4 members of Turkish-backed groups were killed by the YPG in the village of Mariam. This

Sergey Brilyov rebuffs Boris Johnson’s clams that the Soviet Russia in 1920s was ‘anti-Semitic’

by Scott Humor In the Saturday news program titled the Saturday Vesti [News] with Sergey Brilyov, the Russian journalist rebuffs a Russophobic statement made by the UK former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.   at 56 min In his opinion piece titled Ditch Chequers or prepare for a crazed Corbynista takeover, Boris Johnson claims that a graffiti found on a wall somewhere in London, depicting the New Wold order as a

President Putin’s Q&A at the Russian Energy Week International Forum

Vladimir Putin addressed the plenary session of the second Russian Energy Week Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum. The forum is taking place in Moscow on October 3–6. Its main theme is Sustainable Energy for the Changing World. The forum will be attended by representatives of the largest international companies and organisations, and leading experts. About 60 business events will be held within the framework of the official programme. * * * Speech at the plenary session President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Friends, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues. I am very happy to welcome the participants

October 2, 2018: Iran Carries Out Missile, Drone Strikes On ISIS In Euphrates Valley

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-2-2018-iran-carries-missile-drone-strikes-on-isis-in-euphrates-valley/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Early on October 1, the Aerospace Division of the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) carried out a ballistic missile strike on ISIS targets in Syria’s Euphrates Valley. The IRGC launched at least six ballistic missiles, which, according to

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