Putin’s gambit in Syria


Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) arrives for the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights meeting at the Alexadrovsky hall in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, 01 October 2015.

All eyes, and bombs, on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin met the leaders of Ukraine, France and Germany last Friday, 02 October, in a revived European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine, but the main focus around Putin was still about Syria.
Putin and Hollande, which both started bombing Syria this week, held talks Friday about their military operations as they tried to overcome differences on whether Syrian President Bashar Assad should stay in power.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francoi...

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