Why Vladimir Putin may be in too deep in Syria to ditch Assad

April 11, 2017   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: , ,

Five years of political capital, over a million tonnes of weapons, tens of billions of dollars, Russia’s role as both dominant regional presence and rising global force – these are all at stake if Vladimir Putin abandons Syria’s leader.

This is the reckoning faced by the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, as he travels to Moscow to try to prise the Russian president away from his support of Bashar al-Assad in the aftermath of last week’s nerve agent attack on Khan Sheikhun.

Ahead of the first high-level summit between Russia and the US since the election of Donald Trump, hopes have been raised that the atrocity could be a catalyst for change in a country destroyed by war and failed by global politics.

 

Read More: Why Vladimir Putin may be in too deep in Syria to ditch Assad | Martin Chulov | World news | The Guardian

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