BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 A.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad held talks in Sochi on Thursday on the importance of creating further conditions for resumption of a full-fledged process of political settlement in Syria.

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W/S President of Russia Vladimir Putin walks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Sochi

W/S Putin and Assad

SOT, Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): “I also want to congratulate you for the significant advance in fighting of the Syrian government army against the terrorist groups. Thanks to the recent efforts made by your officers, some important steps were made in order to further strengthen the legitimate power.” *IMMEDIATE TRANSLATION AT SOURCE*

M/S Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu

SOT, Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): “And of course, after this military success, some extra conditions for resuming the full-scale political process will be created.”

M/S Assad *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): “A lot was already done during the Astana talks. Much has been done in the framework of the Congress of the Syrian people, which was held in Sochi. Now we can take the next steps together with you. And the next task is, of course, economic recovery and humanitarian assistance to people who find themselves in a difficult situation.”*IMMEDIATE TRANSLATION AT SOURCE*

W/S Putin and Assad

SOT, Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): “During the meeting today, we agreed on our joint actions to combat terrorism and terrorist entities in the Syrian Arab Republic with the President of Syria, and noted the great results achieved by the Syrian army in this regard, and concluded that today there is a favourable situation for the activation of the political process.”

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SOT, Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): “We proceed from the fact that in connection with the significant victories and successes of the Syrian army in the fight against terrorism, with the beginning of a more active part, with the beginning of the political process in a more active phase, foreign armed forces will withdraw from the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.”

C/U Official writing

M/S Putin and Assad shaking hands

Video credit: Ruptly

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These two deluded dudes think “foreign forces” will withdraw voluntarily if there is more politicking? Are you not entertained?

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The foreign yank and saudi forces will either leave voluntarily or in body bags, its up to them.

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The foreign yank isis forces will either leave voluntarily or in body bags, its up to them.