235 articles tagged "Vladimir Putin"
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Exclusive Details of Second US-Russian Accord for Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

The Russians also consented to negotiations on the future of senior Syrian military commanders.

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US Troop Buildup in Syria as Counterweight for Russian Presence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

The number of US commandos in Syria is now believed to be about the same as that of Russia’s Spetsnaz special forces in the country.

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Iranian Army Chief’s Arrival in Syria Imperils Putin-Netanyahu Accord
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

The fact that Khamenei raised the issue of Syria’s borders among his directives is an indication that Iran intends to preserve the country’s borders, for now at least.

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Suddenly Russia consents to consider Assad’s ouster
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2016

Washington and Moscow have made dramatic progress over the last few days in marathon telephone talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on ending the war in Syria. Russia agreed for the first time to discuss the possibility that Syrian President Bashar Assad will step down, and the conditions under which such a process will take place.    

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IDF’s drill secures Netanyahu-Putin summit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2016

The Israeli cabinet holds its weekly session Sunday April 17, on the Golan. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will visit Moscow on Thursday, April 21 to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and to launch the most important battle of his political career, and one of Israel’s most decisive contests of the last 10 years: the battle over the future of the Golan Heights. 

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U.S. and Russia team up to Seek Israel Pullback from Golan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016

Obama and Putin are jointly supporting the return of the Golan Heights to Syria.

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First Iranian National Troops Hit the Ground in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016

Iran caved in to the Russian pressure, sending standing army troops to fight in Syria

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By Nagorno-Karabakh Clash, Russia Dangled Second Front over Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016

The Russian military buildup in Armenia against Turkey mirrors Moscow’s war complex in Syria. It gives Putin two options for juggling to keep Erdogan hopping – activating both or one, and holding the second over Ankara’s head.

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Will Erdogan Go Before Assad? If It’s up to Obama and Putin - Yes
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016

Erdogan is seen by Obama and Putin as having driven himself into a corner. Due to his obduracy, he has become an impediment to their plans for Syria’s future and the US-Russian war on ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

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After Palmyra, Putin Plans to Go for Raqqa, with Obama’s Nod
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2016

For Putin, Palmyra’s capture was a stepping stone to total victory over ISIS by smashing its Raqqa headquarters. Preparations are in train for the operation.

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Coming Raqqa Offensive May Net Russia an Iraqi Air Base
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2016

Putin has never given up on a Russian air base in Iraq after getting his way in Syria. He now has a good chance of Obama’s nod to him gaining an air base in Shiite dominated southern Iraq near the old fields.

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Assad’s troops enter Palmyra after massive Russian air blitz to smash ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 27, 2016

Vladimir Putin after all took the momentous decision for Russian carpet bombing to level the Islamic State forces holding Palmyra since last May and so clear the way for Bashar Assad’s troops and allied forces to enter the heritage city Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27 and take control of several districts. He acted more in Moscow’s interest than in the Syrian ruler’s. Palmyra’s fall would consolidate and expand Russia’s grip on Syria.

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Next Stop for ISIS: Moscow or St. Petersburg
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2016

After its Brussels coup, ISIS has instructed its North Caucasian networks to prepare for an attack on one or several major Russian cities.

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Russia Lets ISIS into S. Syria to Bring Assad into Line in Geneva
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2016

Putin is punishing Assad for obstructing a Syrian political solution in Geneva by holding back air support from his army’s operations until he toes the line.

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The Russian Military Pullback That Never Was
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2016

After Putin said he was pulling most of his military out of Syria, still there are 3,500 troops, 20 warplanes with air crews, helicopters, a Spetsnaz contingent, an S-400 air defense system.

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Russia backs self-ruling Kurdish buffer state at Turkey’s back door
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2016

On Thursday, March 17, not even four days after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of his country’s forces from Syria, he started redrawing its map and dividing up the country into independent federations that will be under Russian influence. He started by backing the Kurdish semiautomous state on the Turkish border.

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Russia Pulls out of West Syria, Leaves US to Face ISIS in the East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

Russia pulls the bulk of its forces out of Syria after achieving its purpose, with hardly a shot fired against ISIS, whose strongholds in the eastern sector are left for the US-led coalition to fight.

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Why the Collective Gasp of “Surprise” over Putin’s Bombshell?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

It suited Washington and others to pretend to be surprised by Putin’s pullout order for Russian forces in Syria, when in fact he gave them due notice.

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Putin Pays Iran Back for Withholding Ground Troops from Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

Putin is settling accounts with Tehran for reneging on its promise of ground troops for Syria by leaving Iran in the lurch.

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Israel Is Left with Iranian, Hizballah Forces up to Its Border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

Israel is left worse off by the Russian expedition to Syria and its partial termination, which leave Iranian and Hizballah forces at dangerously close quarters on its Golan border.

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