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20 Questions with Vladimir Putin : Episode 2. Putin on Ukraine

From TASS Has Vladimir Putin seen the Servant of the People TV series? Is dialogue with Zelensky possible? How to view Ukrainians’ national identity? Are Russians and Ukrainians one people? In the second episode of our “20 Questions with Vladimir Putin” video interview, Andrei Vandenko spoke with the President about relations with Ukraine. Our special project “20 Questions with Vladimir Putin” consists of 20 episodes, in which we asked the

20 Questions with Vladimir Putin : Episode 1. Putin on the tasks of the government

From TASS We are launching a special project entitled “20 Questions with Vladimir Putin”. The Russian leader answered questions about amendments to the Constitution, the government’s resignation and other major domestic and international political events. The first episode is about new government. Vladimir Putin: “We cannot afford to muddle along here. Russia cannot stay a whole year without any government” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2R6vf1z31A In this episode: – The government’s resignation. What was

Assad after Aleppo’s Liberation: Despite Erdogan’s Loud Bark, All of Syria Will Be Liberated

Statement by Bashar al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, on February 17, 2020. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJTpp5dZ2p4 Translation: resistancenews.org Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated that the Liberation of the city of Aleppo did not mean the end of the war, the fall of enemy plans, the end of terrorism, or the surrender of enemies, but that it certainly meant that they had bitten the dust, as a prelude to their complete

IRGC Aerospace Forces Commander’s debriefing about Iran’s strike against Al-Assad US Airbase

Press conference by the Commander of the Aerospace Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Ali Hajizadeh, on January 10, devoted to the Iranian strikes against al-Assad US Airbase. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSrTi0YY6XY Translation: resistancenews.org Transcript: The assassination of the martyr Hajj Qassem Soleimani was one of the greatest strategic mistakes in the history of the United States. These strikes were only the beginning of considerable transformations and developments in the

Nasrallah: Iran’s strike is the first step towards the expulsion of all US forces from the Middle East

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on January 12, 2020, commemorating the martyrdom of Hajj Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Translation: resistancenews.org Transcript: […] My third point concerns the response (to the assassination of Soleimani), or the just retribution (which must be inflicted on the United States), which I mentioned last Sunday after His Eminence the Leader (Khamenei), (political and military) Iranian and Iraqi officials, and Resistance

Putin Marks 75th Anniversary of WWII With Speech Warning About Looming Global Conflict!

Today, Vladimir Putin was presented with letters of credence by 23 ambassadors of foreign countries. The ceremony was held in the Grand Kremlin Palace’s Aleksandrovsky Hall. The presentation of letters of credence is usually held several times per year. This is the first ceremony held this year. By tradition, the president gives a welcoming address to the ambassadors. Full Transcript : http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/62732   Presentation of foreign ambassadors’ letters of credence February 5,

Muqtada al-Sadr, US occupation & the Iraqi Resistance

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/muqtada-al-sadr-us-occupation-the-iraqi-resistance/ (Please support MiddleEastObserver.net on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver) Description: Prominent Lebanese political analyst Nasser Kandil analyses the strategic significance of Iraqi Shia leader Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr’s recent call for a “million-man march”, which demanded that the US military completely withdraw from the Arab country. Kandil is a regular fixture on Lebanese and Arab media, often commentating on matters relating to the regional ‘Resistance Axis’, an emerging anti-Israeli/anti-US imperialist alliance composed of, but

Putin makes annual State of the Nation address to the Federal Assembly

Besides discussing internal demographic, economic and weapons issues, the president said the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the US, China, Russia, Britain and France – carry a “special responsibility for securing the sustainable development of humanity.” These five nations must begin to devise measures aimed at neutralizing any conditions for a global war, and develop new approaches towards securing the stability of the planet. RT Commentary

Senior Hamas official: ‘Qasim Soleimani gave us everything Iran has to offer’

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/senior-hamas-official-qasim-soleimani-gave-us-everything-iran-has-to-offer/ (Please support MiddleEastObserver.net on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver) Description: In an extended interview with Al-Mayadeen TV, senior Hamas official Dr. Mahmoud al-Zahar discusses the role of the late Iranian General Qasim Soleimani in supporting ‘Palestinian resistance groups’ and particularly his relationship with the Hamas movement. The following translation contains keys excerpts from the interview. Source: Al-Mayadeen TV Date: 11-01-2020 Transcript: The host: Dr. Mahmoud al-Zahar, welcome back. There is no doubt that Hamas’

Ready for All Contingencies! Putin Supervises Joint Naval Exercise In the Black Sea!

Today, Moscow demonstrated how the most advanced Russian weapons work, which impress the general staffs of the world’s leading armies into changing their strategic plans and developing new tactical schemes. Joint exercises by the Northern and Black Sea fleets took place off the Crimean coast. Vladimir Putin watched them in close proximity. The maneuvers’ highlights were the combat launches of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile and Kalibr cruise missiles.

“Trump Didn’t Get the Message!” Iran’s Military, Iraqi Militia Pledge More Retaliation!

The attacks on the US military bases in Iraq are just the beginning. The retaliatory operation will continue throughout the region. This was stated by the Iranian military command. The successor to the killed General Suleimani, the new commander of the Al-Quds Special Forces, said that they weren’t going to turn off the planned path.

Slap in the Face! Iran Will Continue to Demand Withdrawal of US Troops From the Region!

“The Iranian Foreign Ministry asks Brussels to explain to Trump that it is time to stop. The same goal was pursued by the symbolic blow by Tehran on the American Ain Assad Air Base. It was captured by the Americans back in 2003 with the help of the Australian special forces. In recent years, it has become a kind of “hostel for NATO”: the UK, the Netherlands, and Canada have

Putin and Erdoğan launch TurkStream natural gas pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have launched the long-anticipated offshore pipeline TurkStream, that will deliver Russian gas to Turkey and further to southern European states. The 930 km pipeline running across the bottom of the Black Sea became operational on Wednesday, with the two leaders attending a special opening ceremony.  

Nasrallah’s full speech: Soleimani’s assassination will put an end to US presence in the Middle East, US troops will go home in coffins

Full speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on January 5, 2020, commemorating the death of Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Source: https://video.moqawama.org/details.php?cid=1&linkid=2088 Translation: www.resistancenews.org Transcript: [Nasrallah begins by praising God and invoking His blessings on the Prophet and his family, then recites this Quran verse: “Think not of those who are slain in God’s way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the presence of

Summary notes of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech marking martyrdom of Hajj Qasim Soleimani & Abu Mahdi al-Muhandi

THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSLATION Summary notes of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech marking martyrdom of Hajj Qasim Soleimani & Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis – 05/01/2020 (These are rough notes jotted down simultaneously as the speech was ongoing. There may be slight translation errors here or there but this was a faithful attempt to capture the speech’s points ASAP) 2 January 2020 marks a completely new historical turning point I will

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