Russia’s cargo spacecraft Progress MS-05 sets course towards ISSScience & Space February 22, 11:32
Poll shows surge in Putin’s favorable ratings among AmericansWorld February 22, 11:28
Diplomat warns attempts to cheat during intra-Syrian talks may affect political processRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 11:10
World’s governing anti-doping body seeks Russia’s membership reinstatement — WADA chiefSport February 22, 11:03
Ukraine's former president says he never asked Russia to send troops to Ukraine in 2014World February 22, 10:33
Ousted Ukrainian leader Yanukovich proposes holding referendum on Donbass statusWorld February 22, 10:14
Iran plans to buy 12 Superjet-100 Russian aircraft in near future — ministerBusiness & Economy February 22, 8:24
Kiev proposes removing Russia’s veto power in UN Security CouncilWorld February 22, 2:31
Trump says saddened to learn of death of Russia’s Permanent Representative to UN ChurkinWorld February 22, 1:56
BERLIN, August 29 (Itar-Tass) - Candidate for German chancellor from the Social Democratic Party of Germany Peer Steinbruck appealed to Angela Merkel to carry out a mediating mission between Western countries and Russia in the Syrian conflict. He has made a statement on Thursday, presenting his programme for the first 100 days if he wins forthcoming German federal election, the DPA news agency reported.
The main goal of a mediating mission should become “some changes in the position” of Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the events in Syria that will permit to avert a possible military strike on Syria, the Social Democrat noted. Steinbruck noted that from the point of view of Russia and China, which can veto down any decision (in the U.N. Security Council), Germany “is a very important partner for them in Europe.”
Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany Sigmar Gabriel has made the same appeal to Merkel before.