Will G8 deliver on Syria?
Failure of G8 on Syria will weaken its relevance in the post-Cold War globalized world. The Syrian conflict is a test case for the grouping, whose leaders meet today in Northern Ireland
Russia and China once again blocked the UN resolution condemning Syria and have been severely criticised by the West.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday played down assertions that, regarding how to deal with the Syria conflict, he alone was opposing all other leaders of the Group of Eight powerful economies in talks this week in Northern Ireland
Russia will issue a separate statement on the use of chemical weapons in Syria as an attachment to the G8 joint declaration, underscoring the divergence of opinions on the issue among the participants of the summit, a senior Russian diplomat said Tue
The Chechen leader said he has ordered Chechen officials, clerics and public figures to “constantly educate the youth about the real nature of Syrian events, to prevent possible recruitment of young people for participation in the war”
At the on-going G8 summit in Northern Ireland, world leaders try to tackle financial and international challenges including international tax evasion, the Syrian crisis and the North Korea nuclear problem
The filming crew of the Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company’s correspondent Yevgeny Poddubniy came under attack on Saturday as Syrian rebels opened fire on a Syrian military convoy the group was travelling with
Russia and the United States will soon hold contacts at the level of Security Councils on the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday
Moscow insists that all countries with any influence on the situation in Syria, including Iran, should attend an international peace conference despite Western nations opposing this, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday
Generally speaking, in respect of the Syrian hostilities, Russia’s stance is both intransigent and consistent — two qualities by no means inherent to Russian policy, which have therefore wrong-footed its partners
Some Russian experts are of the opinion that the upcoming international conference on Syria indicates that the U.S. and EU want to distance themselves from the Syrian conflict, as it is clearly becoming a burden to them