The “brutal” Russians created humanitarian corridors around Aleppo.  They also negotiated a withdrawal of Daesh forces (with the help of Turkey).  And, as soon as the Daesh crazies left, the poured immense amounts of aid, food, meds, etc. along with mine-clearing crews into Aleppo which now is back to being the city bustling with life it once used to be.  That is because Russia is a dictatorship and Putin a cold-hearted ex-KGB thug.  Here is how the ‘indispensable nation’ and her allies do it in Mosul:

The Essential Saker: from the trenches of the emerging multipolar world