Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned as "illegal and dangerous" the mass rallies in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Tens of thousands defied a heavy police presence to join the rallies across Russia on Saturday. More than 3, were detained, monitors say. EU foreign ministers discussed the protests on Monday, but did not agree on further sanctions on Russia.
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Russia Held Up an Ailing American Military Attaché From Leaving Moscow
Alto in the District of Columbia. Mount Alto, at an altitude of feet, is the third highest point in the District, enjoying a direct visual line to the Capitol, the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department. They then chose a site in midtown Washington, and again the US objected.
Ambassador Anatoly Viktorov also accused Israel of being an aggressor for attacking arms shipments to the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group, and questioned whether tunnels found under the Israel-Lebanon border were dug by the Lebanese organization. Referring to airstrikes in Syria, attributed to Israel, that have targeted Iranian military position and arms convoys heading to Hezbollah, Viktorov said that Israel is causing the violence. However, in , Russia blamed Israel when Syrian air defenses accidentally shot down a Russian plane during an airstrike, killing all 15 crew members.