Russia's Putin warns against military intervention in Syria

YEKATERINBURG, Russia Tue Jun 4, 2013 12:09pm BST

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday any attempt at foreign military intervention in Syria was doomed to fail and would make the situation worse.

Speaking at a joint news conference after a summit with European Union leaders, Putin said Russia was disappointed by an EU decision not to extend an embargo on member states arming rebel forces fighting the Syrian government.

(Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk; Writing by Steve Gutterman, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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oxen wrote:
The West and NATO do not respect Russia, otherwise they would be focusing on peace efforts, not efforts to wage war. NATO has so many war mongers and do not really care about aftermath of the war as long as oil gets siphoned out illegally or legally, stability that does not give easy access to the West does not count, they would rather have anarchy but free reign. One sided statements from France and UK make this perspective quite obvious.

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