Putin Gives Posthumous Awards to 2 Medics, Colonel Killed in Aleppo; State Duma To Dip into Reserve Fund

December 7, 2016
A Russian soldier inspects the damage at a field hospital that was reportedly destroyed by rebel shelling on December 5, 2016 in the Furqan neighbourhood of the government-held side of west Aleppo. A Russian army medic was killed Monday and two others seriously injured in rebel shelling of a field hospital in Syria's Aleppo, Russia's defence ministry said, blaming Western nations who support rebel fighters. Photo by George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

LIVE UPDATES: President Vladimir Putin decreed that posthumous awards for valor should be given to two women medics killed and a colonel killed in Aleppo. The State Duma has drafted a budget that will draw heavily from the Reserve and National Welfare funds.

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