putin on rebels

Russia (AP) — Russia has strong grounds to believe that Syrian rebels were responsible for the country’s chemical attack, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Speaking at a conference, Putin said “we have every reason to believe that it was a provocation, a sly and ingenious one.” He added, however, that its perpetrators have relied on… Read More


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By: Vladimir V. Putin MOSCOW — RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies. Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold… Read More


Russian President Putin speaks during an interview at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow

(Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday the U.S. Congress had no right to approve the use of force against Syriawithout a decision from the U.N. Security Council, and that doing so would be an “act of aggression”. He said “anything that is outside the U.N. Security Council is aggression, except self-defense. Now what… Read More