Showing posts with label Russia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russia. Show all posts

Dec 13, 2015

Delhi pollution and Russian-Turkish latest : News Overview

A Russian warship reportedly has fired warning shots towards a Turkish fishing boat according to news reports. 

In the latest incident a Turkish fishing boat reportedly ventured very close to the Russian military vessel Smetlivy after which the warning shots were fired by the Russian vessel towards the Turkish fishing boat which were non-lethal in nature. 

This incident is preceded by several other incidents which are fresh in public memory, such as the downing of the SU-24 attack aircraft by Turkish F-16. Where Russia lost a Pilot while parachuting and another marine in rescue operation to retrieve the ejected pilots.

Since then the relations between both the nations have gone bad, Russia later enforcing series of measures towards Turkey including banning free-visa travel to Turkish citizens and other economic sanctions.

On the other hand Turkish authorities are responding patiently to the developments noting that the the patience cannot be 'unlimited'.

Russian warship fires warning shots towards the Turkish fishing boat - BBC 

10 lakh (1 million)  vehicles to be off the roads of Delhi after the Odd-Even policy being introduced by the Government from starting of the New Year to curb pollution in the city. 

The city's pollution level rose alarmingly this winter prompting a Delhi court to note the severity of the situation. Hence forth it ordered the government to review the steps taken to curb the pollution in the city and report back to it.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which took over in the last elections has since taken up the Odd-even policy on Delhi's roads starting Jan 1.

Odd-even 10 lakh vehicles off raid daily - Times of India 


Nov 28, 2015

Turkish President 'saddened' about downing a flying machine? What about people?

 I think it is just absurd to use the word 'saddened' for the downing of a machine. You deal with it or keep quiet.

 But being saddened about downing a machine, is something just not acceptable. 

What about those millions of people killed in and around your country for almost two decades? Was Turkey and its allies not saddened then? Why not the saddening statements came out then? Bowing before a bigger adversary? 

Turkish President 'saddened' by downing of a Russian plane but won't apologize - CNN

Nov 27, 2015

Russia has scrapped visa-free travel with Turkey

Russia reportedly has suspended visa-free travel policy with Turkey due to the ongoing tensions over the downing of the Russian fighter Jet.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that it is Russia to blame for the intrusion into its airspace.

Russsia's Foreign minister Mr Lavrov did not travel to Turkey on a scheduled visit after the incident. And now Russia has taken a series of steps to underscore its disappointment over the issue.

Already the tensions seem to be high in the region after the Paris attacks. Where Russia seem to have escalated attacks against the Syrian opposition who are allied against the President Assad's regime.

Western position looks to be same, even yesterday President Hollande insisted that Assad has no role in Syria's future, but Russia's President is seen strongly backing Mr Assad, saying his future lies in the hands of Syrian people.

Sep 22, 2013

Syria: Mortar round lands in Russian Embassy compound

Syria:  Mortar round lands in Russian Embassy compound on Sunday.

No Casualties are reported.

Full Story at CTV News