Putin meeting Annan at United Nations headquarters in New York in 2001. Wikimedia Commons Is Russia Finally Inching Away From Syria’s Assad? — Ariel Cohen, The Atlantic Why the Syrian leader’s most important international backer might start looking for a way out. The Interfax news agency reported Tuesday that a Russian naval squadron, including an antisubmarine ship and three marine-landing craft, left Severomorsk in the Arctic for the Mediterranean. Several more ships will join it en route. Together, they will pay a call to Tartus, Syria, Russia’s only naval facility outside of the old Soviet Union. Read more …. More News On Putin Meeting UN Envoy Annan On Tuesday To Discuss Syria Putin to Meet UN Envoy Annan July 17 in Moscow to Discuss Syria Crisis — RIA Novosti Putin to Meet With Annan in Moscow Over Syrian Conflict — The Moscow Times Russia’s Putin to meet Annan for Syria talks — AFP Annan to seek Putin help on Syria in Moscow visit — Reuters Putin to meet Annan to discuss Syria crisis — Zee News Annan to ask Putin help on Syria — News24 Russia reaffirms support for Syrian peace plan — Deutsche Welle My Comment : The Russians are not going to abandon Assad …. but they must also know that he cannot sustain the conflict in its present form.
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Is Russia About To Abandon Syria’s Assad?