Alahednews Alahednews 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 Putin: WMDs Will Not Be Used On Korean Peninsula Russian president Vladimir Putin is confident that there will be no conflict with the use of weapons of mass destruction in North-East Asia. Putin Calls for NKorea Talks: Sanctions Not Working Stressing that sanctions are not a solution to North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for talks wit Putin: Military Hysteria over N. Korea May Lead To Planetary Catastrophe Russian President Vladimir Putin said the North Korean leadership is convinced that only nuclear deterrence can protect them. Putin: US Provocative Rhetoric Could Spark ‘Large-Scale Conflict’ With NKorea Putin: Trump administration’s continuing hostility against North Korea close to deteriorating into a ’large-scale conflict’. Lavrov: Moscow Vows Harsh Response to US Measures Russian FM Sergei Lavrov stressed that Moscow will give a tough response to US measures aimed at hurting it. Lavrov: New US Strategy for Afghanistan is Dead-End Russian FM Sergei Lavrov confirmed that the new US strategy in Afghanistan has no chance for success, as it mainly relies on the use of force. Moscow ’Preparing Inevitable Response’ As US Sanctions Russia over NKorea Moscow fired back at the latest round of US sanctions, as Washington blacklisted a Russian company and 4 individuals for ’dealings with North Korea Despite Sanctions, Russia Ready for More Dialogue with US Lavrov: Russia ready for more engagement with the US even as Moscow braced for new sanctions from the Trump administration. Kremlin Shares Trump’s Concern: Russia-US Ties At «Very Dangerous Low» The Kremlin agrees with the US President that Russia-US ties are at ’very dangerous low’. Russia Holds First Ever Military Parade in Syria Russia’s armed forces celebrated Navy Day with processions and parades across the world - including its first ever celebration in Syria. Putin Responds to US Sanctions, Kicks Out 755 Diplomats Russian President Vladimir Putin said that over 755 US diplomats must leave the country as a result of Washington’s own policies. Russia Sanctions Retaliation: Moscow Expels US Diplomats, Seizes Properties Russia cuts US diplomatic presence in retaliation for US sanctions. Putin Signs Russian Airbase Deal with Syrian Gov’t Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law ratifying deal with the Syrian government allowing his country to keep its air base in Syria for almost Lavrov: Blocking Russia’s Access to US Compounds ‘Daylight Robbery’ ‘Lavrov: If Washington sets conditions for the return of Russian diplomatic property it seized it would be ’daylight robbery’.’ Mulling Expulsions, Russia Says Too Many US Spies in Moscow Russia says the US is sheltering ’too many’ spies at its embassy in Moscow. Lavrov: Russia Mulling «Retaliation» over US Expulsion of Diplomats Russia mulling ’retaliation’ over US seizure of diplomatic premises, expulsion of diplomats Putin’s Spox after ‘Win-Win’ G20 Talks: Trump ‘Knowledgeable’, ‘Skillful Negotiator’ Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary dismissed claims of Donald Trump’s incompetence as ’delusional trash,’ saying Putin had Russia Wants US to Clarify Syria «No-Fly Zones» Proposal Russia asked the US to clarify its proposal to set up ’no-fly zones’ in Syria. Putin Attacks ‘Short-Sighted’ EU Sanctions Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced as ’short-sighted’ the sanctions imposed by the European Union [EU] and the United States on his coun Xi-Putin Meeting: China-Russia Ties Reaffirmed Strategic ties between Russia and China were appraised as Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a two-day state visit to Russia, concluding with at