Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has negatively compared the crimes against humanity in Mosul with the ordered way in which Russia and her partners set up humanitarian corridors during the liberation of Aleppo.
Vladimir Putin has developed close relations with the leaders of Turkey and Japan in spite of continued policy differences and historic difficulties. This is the key to understanding how Putin’s relationship with Donald Trump could develop.
The location of the new US-Russian-Jordanian ceasefire is a key element of the deal. It covers the parts of Syria that Israel has been bombing almost continuously over the last weeks. Israel’s response is therefore the litmus test for the ceasefire’s material success.
The investigation was not really an investigation or a fact finding mission. It simply took the testimony of biased and uninformed individuals in a different country from the site of the alleged incident.