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Turkey ‘in talks to buy Russian S-400 anti-missile system’ after snubbing China deal

C-400 air defense system © Vitaliy Ankov / Sputnik

NATO member Turkey says it is in talks with Russia to purchase advanced S-400 long-range air defense missile systems. Earlier, Ankara backed out of a similar deal with China, citing Beijing’s reluctance to transfer technology. The negotiations were confirmed Friday by Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik, who said Russia’s attitude …

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Russia withdraws signature from international criminal court statute


Tribunal has not lived up to hopes of international community, Moscow says, day after ICC report on Crimea annexation Vladimir Putin has issued a decree for Russia to withdraw from the Rome statute of the international criminal court. Photograph: Mikhail Metzel/TASS Russia has said it is formally withdrawing its signature …

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Russian carrier takes part in massive strikes on terrorists in Syria’s Idlib & Homs provinces – MoD


The Russian military has launched a large-scale operation against terrorists stationed in Homs and Idlib provinces of Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday. “Today at 10:30 and 11:00 we launched a large-scale operation against the positions of Islamic State and Al-Nusra [terrorist groups] in the provinces of …

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Russia to launch ‘large-scale’ airstrikes on Syria as Americans vote


Cruise missiles and carrier-based warplanes to hit eastern Aleppo Military indicates ‘hundreds of terrorist targets’ to be destroyed Aircraft are positioned on the flight deck of Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, pictured in the English Channel en route to the eastern Mediterranean. Photograph: Nigel Scutt/Dover marina.com Russia has threatened to …

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