A breaking statement announced by the Russian president Vladimir Putin on Sputnik and RT agencies, indicated that the Kremlin will start withdrawing its main forces in Syria, saying that the military has largely achieved its objectives.

The Syrian presidency on social media said “After the successes of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the Russian air force in the fight against terrorism and after regaining the security and safety for many areas in Syria, the Syrian and Russian sides agreed during a telephone conversation between President Assad and Putin to reduce many Russian air force in Syria, with the continuation of the cessation of hostilities.”

Putin expressed hope that this decision will encourage all parties involved in the Syrian conflict to pursue a peaceful resolution, sputnik reported.

 

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3AM
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3AM
2016-03-14 18:49

Did Russian intervention really achieve is objectives? Was the territorial integrity of Syrian state completely restored and what are the implications of this decision for the future of the Syrian state and its people?

stein
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stein
2016-03-14 18:53

Madness.

Helen
Helen
2016-03-14 20:11

The only thing this achieves is to undermine Assad’s negotiating position. When the Russians went into Syria, Putin claimed it was to force the opposition to negotiate, so the timing is extremely strange to say the least. Announcing a timetable for withdrawal, or the intention to withdraw once the first round of peace talks are successfully concluded, either of those options would have been understandable, but to pull the rug out from Assad like this is just weird. Erdogan must be rubbing his hands.

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jo6pac
2016-03-14 21:42
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Not true, turkey will do nothing. The Russian will still have the Navel base and Air base with Russian troops protect them. Turkey would lose everything if they did anything toward Syria or Russia.

British UK
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British UK
2016-03-14 19:22

It’s way too soon to withdraw his troops and air support yet :((
I wonder what’s going on, and why Putin would decide to do this now. It doesn’t make any sense to me

Lahvan
Lahvan
2016-03-14 19:57
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Because he ran out of money as US and its allies made oil prices drop to historical low for many years.

Syria Forever
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Syria Forever
2016-03-14 19:28

Hope. Let us hope it is the beginning of a new era. I believe President Putin did the first step into a new world. More and more people believe in we have to stop violence and terror and as more people believe in it, it will happen.
Personal I am looking forward to a world of peace and prosperity. Have a good day.

jo6pac
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jo6pac
2016-03-14 21:41
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Thank You

Tim Turner
Tim Turner
2016-03-14 19:52

The battle of turkey and russia will begin by next year

Iran and russia will destroy arabia and turkey..it is in the prophecies of shias and christians

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2016-03-14 20:32

3AM: Russia doesn´t abandon Syria. Read here about the planned duration of the air campaign:
http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russian-air-strikes-in-syria-to-last-three-to-four-months/
http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/peskov-duration-of-russian-military-operations-linked-to-progress-of-syrias-army/

Of course, the Syrian airforce has been fighting before the Russian airforce arrived and will keep fighting even better than before with new planes and satellite imagery.

jo6pac
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jo6pac
2016-03-14 21:44
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Thanks for posting this.

jo6pac
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jo6pac
2016-03-14 21:45
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Sorry I’m not logged in but a Thumb Up

jo6pac
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jo6pac
2016-03-14 21:40

This is nothing to get excited about the Russians will still have the Navel base and Air base there with top troops defending Russia interest.

I doubt turkey or israel will do anything other than b***h because they both know the Russia can reach out and touch them with cruise missile or two.

He said six months and no Russia isn’t running out of money