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MOSCOW | Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

MOSCOW — A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid. All 15 crew members on board the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane were killed when it was downed Monday by Syrian air defense … Continue reading MOSCOW | Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

MOSCOW | Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel’s offer to share detailed information on the Israeli airstrike in Syria that triggered fire by Syrian forces which downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli aircraft, killing all 15 people aboard Monday night. Russia’s Defense Ministry … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

MOSCOW | The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won’t affect IS fight

MOSCOW— The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad and the Russian government but has “no effect … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won’t affect IS fight

MOSCOW | Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

MOSCOW  — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was “a chain of tragic accidental circumstances.” The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by the conflicting interests of various powers in the crowded … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

MOSCOW | 5 die in bus collision in Russia; 20 injured

MOSCOW — Russian emergency officials say that at least five people have died in a bus collision in southwestern Russia. The Emergencies Ministry said that about 20 others were injured in Tuesday’s crash in the Voronezh region near Novaya Usman, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Moscow. Russian news reports cited road police as … Continue reading MOSCOW | 5 die in bus collision in Russia; 20 injured

MOSCOW | The Latest: Trump ‘sad’ about Russian plane downing in Syria

MOSCOW — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 11:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is expressing concern about a Russian plane that was shot down over Syria. Trump, appearing at a White House news conference with the president of Poland … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Trump ‘sad’ about Russian plane downing in Syria

MOSCOW | Putin: Demilitarized zone for Syria’s Idlib to be created

MOSCOW  — The leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed Monday to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib region, the last major stronghold of anti-government rebels where fears had been running high of a devastating offensive by government forces. The zone will be established by Oct. 15 and be 15-20 kilometers (9-12 miles) deep, with … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin: Demilitarized zone for Syria’s Idlib to be created