October 3, 2018 / 12:06 PM / 12 days ago

Putin says he wants all foreign forces to eventually quit Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Moscow wanted all foreign forces, including the Russian military, to eventually withdraw from Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the Military-Industrial Commission at Patriot military theme park outside Moscow, Russia September 19, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS

Putin said that the presence of U.S. forces in Syria violated the U.N. charter.

Reporting by Dmitry Zhdannikov and Denis Pinchuk. Writing by Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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