Russian Ships Off Coast of Syria Prepare Strike; EU Prepares New Sanctions Against Russian-Occupied Crimean Officials

November 8, 2016
Admiral Kuznetsov

LIVE UPDATES: Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and missile frigate Admiral Grigorevich arrive off the coast of Syria as strikes against Aleppo are predicted.

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

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AM Stories: Admiral Kuznetsov Prepares Strike on Aleppo; EU Agrees New Sanctions on Crimean Officials

The ruble is trading at 63.68 to the dollar and 70.19 to the euro. Brent crude is selling for $46.24 per barrel.

The following news items were taken from Gazeta, Caucasian Knot, Nazaccent, The Guardian, Daily Sabah, RBC, CBS, and New York Times.


– Admiral Kuznetsov Preparing to Strike Approaches to Aleppo

– Estonia’s Government Teeters on Verge of Collapse

What We’re Reading

– What Russia After Putinn [English]

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick