NATO secretary general says ceasefire in Donbass works only on paperWorld March 30, 19:47
Putin not against Russian businessman Deripaska speaking to US Congress about ManafortRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 30, 18:55
Russian space rocket center receives first tested engines for Soyuz spacecraftScience & Space March 30, 18:42
Ukrainian president orders to implement ceasefire starting from April 1World March 30, 18:41
Google agrees with basic terms of amicable agreement with Russian anti-trust regulatorBusiness & Economy March 30, 18:18
Putin sees Russia becoming world’s largest LNG producerBusiness & Economy March 30, 17:58
UK media comes up with more ‘fake news’ about Russian football fansSport March 30, 17:49
Original images vs. portraits on canvas: An artist's eye versus the camera lensSociety & Culture March 30, 17:24
Putin thanks CNBC anchor for correctly setting Crimea apart from UkraineRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 30, 16:57
PARIS, August 29. (Itar-Tass). – French army is brought to advanced alert status and waiting for an order from President François Hollande on possible start of military operation in Syria. This was said in a statement by Defense Ministry’s official spokesperson Pierre Bayle on Thursday.
He noted that currently the Defense Ministry is not ready to give further details on the matter.
Earlier on Thursday it was reported that French frigate Chevalier Paul equipped with antiship missiles put to the Mediterranean Sea. However, French military authorities claimed that the maneuvers were planned in advance and were not connected directly with the conflict in Syria. As of yet there’s no official information on the exact section of the Mediterranean where the ship is proceeding.
Flagship of French Naval Forces, flattop Charles de Gaulle that actively participated in the Lebanese campaign in 2011, currently stays in Toulon’s harbor, the main sea base of France. There is no information available on the possibility of using this ship in the Syrian conflict spot as of yet.