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A Russian ship stopped in British waters for allegedly carrying attack helicopters and missiles for Syria 'appears to be on its way back towards Russia,' Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague said 19 June 2012. EPA Photo

A Russian ship stopped in British waters for allegedly carrying attack helicopters and missiles for Syria 'appears to be on its way back towards Russia,' Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague said 19 June 2012. EPA Photo

Russia confirmed today for the first time that a cargo ship forced to turn back from British waters was carrying attack helicopters for Syria and said it would now sail under the Russian flag.
 
"The ship Alaed sailed on June 11 with a cargo including Mi-25 helicopters which are the property of the Syrian side," said foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich, adding it would return to the port of Murmansk on June 23 to sail under the Russian flag rather than that of the Caribbean island of Curacao.

June/21/2012

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GERARD SELTZER

6/21/2012 5:17:51 PM

Litte people are little liars. Politicians are bigger liars. Governments are mega liars.

Stefanos Kalogirou

6/21/2012 4:13:26 PM

1) Russia and iran won't let Syria, 2) Erdogan cannot touch Cyprus since Israeli and American interests keep Turkey away, 3) Soon (this year or even this summer) Erdogan will have to choose sides i.e either to co-operate with his "beloved" Jews and break-up with Iran and Russia or pretend to be a regional power that has a role of its own. You cannot be in NATO and against Israel.
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