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UN Security Council Holds Emergency Session on Aleppo; Russia Calls ‘Propaganda’ as Reportedly 50,000 Civilians Flee

November 30, 2016

As Syrian troops advance on the Syrian city of Aleppo in a Russia-backed offensive, and 50,000 people pour out of the area, the United Nations Security Council is holding an emergency session today.

No Casualties Reported But Fighting Intense Around Mariupol; Ukrainians Mark Anniversary of Holodomor

November 26, 2016

There were no casualties reported today by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, but fighting remained intense particularly around Mariupol. Ukrainians marked the 82nd anniversary of Stalin’s terror-famine, known as the Holodomor.

Russian Supreme Court Overturns Navalny’s Sentence, Enabling Him to Run for President, But Case Not Closed

November 17, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: The Russian Supreme Court has overturned the sentence of opposition anti-corruption activist Alexey Navalny, enabling him to run for president in the 2018 elections. But the case has not been closed, only sent for further investigation — which might lead to a new sentence. The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis and Translations: […]