Tillerson Visits Moscow, Gives Moscow ‘Ultimatum’; Putin Lashes Out Admid Charges of Russia’s Complicity in Idlib Attack

April 11, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson touches down at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport. Photo by Maksim Blinov/RIA Novosti

Update: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow today, warning Russia the US will punish those who use chemical warfare, as Putin lashed out at charges of Russia’s involvement in Idlib attack.

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Tillerson Visits Moscow, Gives Moscow ‘Ultimatum’; Putin Lashes Out

Smoke plumes by the Vnukovo Airport as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed. Officials said there was a grass fire. Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters.

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The following news items have been taken from New York Times, Gazeta, Novaya Gazeta,  RFE/RL, CNN, and Moscow Times.

Tillerson Warns Russia that Assad Era Is ‘Coming to an End’

Translation: Federal Corrections Service wants to oblige Navalny not to commit administrative infractions.
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