A Chechen field commander, Aslanbek Abdulkhadzhiyev (a.k.a. "Big Aslanbek"), has been killed. This information was confirmed for RIA Novosti by Chechnya's Security Council Secretary Rudnik Dudayev.
He denied further details of the operation in which Abdulkhadzhiyev was killed.
In 1995, along with another warlord, Shamil Basayev, Abdulkhadzhiyev took part in the military raid on Budyonovsk, when Chechen terrorists took hostages in the local maternity hospital and city clinic. More than 100 people died at that time, most of them were peaceful civilians. Western media are persistently demanding that Russia should resume negotiations with Chechen terrorists under the pretext of "human rights" observation.
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