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Russian Warplanes Leave Syria, Raising U.N. Hopes For Peace Talks

By Dmitry Solovyov and Tom Miles MOSCOW/GENEVA, March 15  – Russian warplanes began leaving Syria on Tuesday as Moscow started to draw down forces that have tipped the war President Bashar Al Assad’s way, and the U.N. envoy said he hoped the move would have a positive impact on peace talks under way in Geneva.

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Russia Eyes Economic Retaliation Against Turkey

By Maria Kiselyova MOSCOW, Nov. 25 (Reuters) – Russia is to send an advanced air defence system to reinforce its air base in Syria and is considering cancelling a raft of joint business projects with Ankara after Turkey shot down of one of its warplanes, top government officials said. The incident, which resulted in the

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Putin Says Turkey’s Downing of Russian Warplane a ‘Stab in the Back’

  MOSCOW/SOCHI, Russia, Nov. 24 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin called Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet a stab in the back administered by “the accomplices of terrorists,” saying the incident would have serious consequences for Moscow’s relations with Ankara. Speaking in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday before a meeting

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