Where will Putin steer Russian forces next?



Vladimir Putin declared victory against both Islamic State jihadists and Western-backed rebels in Syria this week, announcing that Russia is scaling down its forces two years after launching air strikes in support of President Bashar al-Assad.
“I have taken a decision: a significant part of the Russian troop contingent located in Syria is returning home to Russia,” said Putin during a surprise visit to the war-ravaged country, reports French news agency AFP.
As far as the Russian president is concerned, it is “mission accomplished” in the war against Isis.
“On the whole, the task has been... read more

 
14 December 2017 in Politics, Views: 47
Source: The Week
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