What Putin Risks in Syria. Stephen F. Cohen, NYU, Princeton, EastWestAccord.com.
03-15-2016 (Photo: Обеспечение безопасности группировки ВКС РФ в Сирии) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow What Putin Risks in Syria. Stephen F. Cohen, NYU, Princeton, EastWestAccord.com. “…Russian forces have started leaving Syria after Monday's surprise withdrawal announcement by President Vladimir Putin. “Russian defence ministry video showed the first group of aircraft taking off from Hmeimim air base in Syria on Tuesday morning and later in flight. “But Russia will continue air strikes, and keep several hundred personnel and air defence systems, officials said. "Peace talks aimed at resolving the conflict are entering a second day. “UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, who is mediating in the talks, welcomed the Russian decision….” http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35809087