Alahednews Alahednews Russia is Stronger than Europe: US State Dept. ’Military arrangement of forces in Europe favors Russia’, State Department’s director of policy planning Brian Hook said. In First, Putin Speaks with Ukraine’s Separatist Leaders Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to the eastern Ukraine’s rebel leaders to discuss a prisoner swap. Lavrov: Putin Ready for Bilateral Meeting with Trump Russian FM Sergey Lavrov announced that President Putin is ready to meet with Donald Trump. Twitter Bans Adverts From Russia Today, Sputnik Twitter has banned advertisements from prominent Russian media outlets Russia Today and Sputnik. UN: Russia Decries ‘Inconsistencies’ In OPCW Syria Report Russia criticized a recent United Nations report blaming Syria for an April gas attack’ inside the Arab country, saying it is full of ’inconsist Russia Successfully Tests Ballistic Missiles from Land, Air & Sea Russia tested number of ballistic missiles it launched from ’land, air and sea’ amid the massive military drills. Moscow: US Actions towards Russian Diplomatic Compounds Violate Intl Norms The Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the recent developments around the country’s diplomatic property in the US. Russia Vetoes UNSC Resolution on Renewing Syria CW Probe Moscow vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to renew the mandate for a UN mission investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Russian Embassy Slams US for Denying Access to Diplomatic Archives The Russian embassy slammed US officials for transferring the diplomatic archive without permitting Russian diplomats to enter the building and pack t Lavrov: Moscow Has Questions about New US Policy in Syria Russia expects Washington to answer questions on the US new strategy in Syria in a frank and comprehensible way, Russian FM Sergei Lavrov said. Russia: US Violating Spirit, Letter of Iran Nuke Deal A senior Russian diplomat has censured the US objection to the agreement, saying Washington is violating both the spirit and letter of the multilatera Lavrov: US Position on Iran Deal Aggravates Existing Global Problems Russian FM said he believes that the US approach to pressing nuclear issues only worsen the existing problems in the world. Russia: Washington Deliberately Destroys Relations with Moscow Russia’s Maria Zakharova said some US political forces were deliberately destroying relations with Moscow. MoD: Almost Entire US Division in Baltic States, Violating Russia-NATO Deal The Russian MoD said that US presence in the Baltic States contradicts a key Russia-NATO agreement. Russia May Demand US to Reduce Diplomats to 300 or Fewer Russia said it may cut the number of US diplomats to 300 or fewer. Russian Forces Destroy Daesh Command Post in Syria, Kill 80 Terrorists Russian MoD said that its forces had destroyed a Daesh command post and killed 8o of its militants. Lavrov: Iran Nuclear Deal Should Be Preserved Russian FM said he hoped US President would make a ’balanced’ decision on Iran’s nuclear program. Iran, Russia, Turkey Trying to De-escalate Tensions in Syria Russia’s FM spokeswoman said the situation in Syria is stable. Putin to Meet Erdogan for Talks on Weapons Deal, Syria Russia’s President will meet his Turkish counterpart for talks over Syria and a key weapon’s deal. Russia: 5 Top Nusra Cmdrs. killed in Air Raid in Idlib Russia said it had killed 5 senior al-Nusra Front commanders in an air raid in Syria’s Idlib. Moscow Warns US, Declares: 85% of Deir Ez-Zor Liberated Russia warned the US of reprisals after artillery fire. Putin Ends Trade in US Dollars at Russian Seaports Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to approve legislation making the ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian seapor Russia: 85% of Syrian Areas Held by Terrorists Restored Russia’s military said Tuesday that Syrian troops have retaken about 85 percent of the territory once controlled by terrorists. Russia to US: ‘Start Solving Problems You’ve Caused’ The much-touted meeting between US Under-Secretary of State Thomas Shannon and Russia’s Deputy FM Sergei Ryabkov in Helsinki produced no breakthrou 2/3 of Russians to Vote for Putin If He Runs for New Presidential Term Over 65 percent of the Russian population would cast their ballots in support of the incumbent President Vladimir Putin if he decided to run for anoth