On Sunday three activists of a bandit formation were arrested by the police running an operation to render harmless numerous bandit groups. The police press centre in Khankala reported that the three arrestees had signs on their bodies which testified to their using arms. Now the detainees are undergoing medical checks and are being identified. Armed clashes started in Khankala on December 11 when Russian Interior Ministry units were running operations in search of mini oil refineries there. Many bandit groups who guarded the mini refineries offered rebuff to the police. The operation to destroy the bandit formations in and outside Argun lasted nearly 5 days.
Putin made his first public comment on the subject of the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11