«Israel received the invitation drone» is the title of an article in the newspaper «Kommersant», which says that over the weekend in Syria actually has a new front: the Israeli air force carried out the massive operation during the entire Syrian war, aimed against government forces but also the Iranian military facilities.
In the process, Israel for the first time in 35 years, lost military plane shot down by Syrian air defense. The incident puts in a very delicate position of Moscow, which, on the one hand, supports the government of Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, but, on the other hand, maintains close ties with Israel.
It is significant that the surge occurred just two weeks after a visit to Moscow, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who once again tried to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin that Iran is seeking to gain a foothold in Syria, threaten the Jewish state.
The Pentagon said Russia’s military presence in Syria hinders the work of the antiterrorist coalition headed by the United States, this is the website of the RT TV channel with reference to the report of the General Inspectorate of the Ministry of defense of the United States.
«The Russian military presence in Syria has continued to complicate the conduct of operations against ISIS. Russian planes, as before, made dangerous maneuvers close to us. Units of the armed forces of Russia acted in the vicinity of coalition forces, which increased the risk of unintentional shootings,» reads the document. The Pentagon also claims that Russia, contrary to his pleas, increases its military presence «on two Syrian bases.»
The administration of U.S. President plans to privatize International space station and turn it into a commercial enterprise not controlled by the government and businessmen, writes on Monday «the Russian newspaper» with reference to The Washington Post.
The publication refers to documents of NASA, according to which the White house intends to stop funding the space station after 2024. However, the U.S. government does not want to completely abandon the ISS and are working on the project transfer station in the private sector.
Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov commented on the statement of the Pentagon about the chemical attacks in Syria, calling sources, the U.S. defense Department as «ridiculous». The message MP published on his page on the social network Twitter, said the Russian press.
«Mattis admitted the US has no evidence of use of sarin gas by the Damascus. It only refers to the NPOs (nonprofit organizations) working for the militants. Laughable links to», – wrote Pushkov in his microblog.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who will visit Russia with working visit. This writes the Pro-Kremlin g azeta «Izvestia» with reference to press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
It was initially planned that the meeting will be held in Sochi, however, the President was forced to postpone a working visit in connection with the plane crash in the Moscow region and the possible need for coordination of the work of the government Commission. It is expected that Putin will talk with the Palestinian counterpart in a narrow format, and then expanded.
During his visit to Russia, Abbas plans to discuss a range of issues and, in particular, the Palestinian-Israeli settlement after the high profile statements of U.S. President Donald trump on Jerusalem.
«Why Israel is suddenly attacked Syria?»is the question posed in the title of an article published on Monday, «Komsomolskaya Pravda».
«There are two reasons: the first is that Israel is very afraid of the Iranian army, who settled in Syria near the Golan heights. And second: Israel is clearly playing to a coalition headed by the USA trying to «strangle» the Assad regime. This is caused by the massive raids of the Israeli air force on facilities in Syria. And in the night of Saturday, February 10, was shot down by Israeli fighters (F-16), invading Syrian territory,» – explains the author of this analytical material.