Official sources in Moscow hope that Kiev will make "a hard but only right decision" and admit the responsibility for the catastrophe of the Russian airliner Tu-154 above the Black sea. It was shot down by accident by an Ukrainian air-defense missile in the Crimea. Official sources in Moscow said that "direct and indirect proofs that the cause of the liner's death has been a Ukrainian missile C-200 are building up every day". "To this conclusion not only Russian but also Israeli experts are coming", one of the sources said to RIA Novosti.
Turkish President Erdogan called for a revision of the 1923 Lausanne Treaty, which consolidated the results of the First World War for Turkey in 1923
On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11