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Putin: Russia ready to use "more military means" in Syria if needed

Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 00:58

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country's armed forces have not used all their capabilities in Syria and if necessary may use ''more military means''. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Russia first launched launched air strikes in Syria at the end of September in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades... as President Vladimir Putin moved forcefully and quickly to stake out influence in the unstable region. Now Putin says Russia can do more if needed. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "I want to stress that these are by far not all of our capabilities, what we use there is by far not all we have. We have more military means. And we will use them - if need be." Russian news agencies also reported Saturday that Putin said that Moscow can easily work with all sides to resolve the conflict in Syria -- including the U.S. and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. His quotes are reportedly from a new documentary that will to air on Russian television Sunday.

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Putin: Russia ready to use "more military means" in Syria if needed

Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 00:58