Russian air missiles for Syria

Russia's deputy foreign minister has confirmed that Moscow will provide Syria with state-of-the art air defence missiles to prevent foreign intervention in the country.

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EU decision 'directly damages' chances of peace talks

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said that the EU's failure to renew the arms embargo on Syria does "direct damage" to the chances of peace talks.

"This does direct damage to the prospects for convening the international conference," he said.

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