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Russia Not ‘Apologetic’ for Syria Airstrikes

Russia’s United Nations envoy said Wednesday that his government is not “about to be apologetic” for its airstrikes in Syria, which have been widely criticized for targeting the armed opposition instead of Islamic State terrorists. “We are acting in a very transparent manner,” Vitaly Churkin told reporters after a closed session of the U.N. Security Council to discuss the escalating humanitarian situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo. “We are present there legally, at the invitation of...

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