Is Moscow planning ground operations in Syria?
Russian observers argue that U.S. suspicions are unfounded
The European Union does not rule out the use of sanctions on Russia if its actions in Syria are found to fall short of the tasks of counterterrorism and if it is confirmed that the targets of the Russian aviation are not the extremist group ISIS
October 8: RBTH rounds up the day’s reporting in leading Russian media
The number of Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan has reached 3,500 people over the past year, says Zamir Kabulov, the Russian special presidential envoy for Afghanistan and director of the Russian Foreign Ministry 2nd Asian Department
Overnight to October 8 Russian aircraft flew 22 combat raids and delivered strikes on 27 terrorist sites in Syria, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters
Hopes that the common enemy, representing a civilizational challenge, would bring Russia and the Western coalition into one camp proved to be premature
Russia is ready to revive anti-terrorism cooperation with the United States within the presidential commission and the 'ball is now in Washington's court', the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's department for new challenges and threats, Ilya Rogachyov, has said
Every Russian aircraft mission targeting ISIS sites prepared with study of data collected by drones, space reconnaissance
All bombs and missiles launched by the planes of the Russian Aerospace Forces targeting facilities of the terrorist Islamic State in Syria have hit their targets, Chief Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said
Russia's Caspian Flotilla ships launched sea-based missiles upon 11 targets belonging to the extremist group Islamic State in Syria on Oct. 7 morning, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin
Should Russia play a bigger part in helping migrants?
The Russian Defense Ministry has considered the Pentagon's proposal to coordinate efforts in the fight against ISIL militants operating in Syria, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on Oct.7
The Islamic State is looking for underground recruits in Russia and Indonesia, Mikhail Galuzin, Russia’s ambassador in Jakarta said.
Moscow is perplexed by the fact that, while the international antiterrorist coalition in Syria led by the U.S. is refusing to coordinate its actions with Russia, it has criticized Russia for not coordinating its steps in the country, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said
October 6: RBTH rounds up the day’s reporting in leading Russian media
The Russian Defense Ministry has denied Western media reports citing an anonymous military source in Syria alleging that Russian warplanes delivered airstrikes upon the Syrian city of Palmyra
When designating the targets for the airstrikes at the ISIS infrastructure sites in Syria the Russian military use not only the information from Syrian partners, but also the data obtained by space and air reconnaissance, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said
The video conference of Russia's and U.S. defense ministries will be held in a few days, Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov has said
Washington is unlikely to fulfil the request, say Russian observers
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has denied media reports that Russia is allegedly preparing a ground operation in Syria
Luxembourg's premier: Russia is part of Syrian crisis settlement, President Assad is problem for Syria
Russia is helping to resolve the Syrian crisis, while Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is acting as the main obstacle to the settlement process, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said in an interview with Interfax
Russian attack aircraft and frontline bombers have continued carrying out pinpoint airstrikes against ISIS infrastructure, command posts and stores of military hardware in Syria, which were previously located by intelligence units, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov has said