October 3, 2018 / 12:06 PM / 2 months ago

Putin says he wants all foreign forces to eventually quit 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

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

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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